Illinois: Notice of Determination of Adequacy of Illinois' Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permit Provisions for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF), 27814-27815 [2017-12739]

Download as PDF 27814 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices COMPARISON OF EXISTING AND PROPOSED BASE CHARGE AND COMPOSITE RATE Existing October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 Base Charge ($) .......................................................................................... Composite Rate (mills/kWh) ........................................................................ The proposed FY 2018 base charge includes a one-time $15 million working capital fund primarily for Reclamation, which is an increase of approximately 22 percent compared to the FY 2017 base charge. Under the BCP Electric Service Contracts and Amended and Restated Implementation Agreements, Reclamation worked collaboratively with BCP contractors to establish the $15 million working capital fund for the new marketing period, to be collected in the FY 2018 base charge. The FY 2019 base charge is expected to decrease by $15 million after the collection of working capital in FY 2018 (subject to Reclamation’s annual working capital evaluation). The working capital fund accounts for nearly all of the increase to the base charge. Increases in annual operation and maintenance and replacement costs, and decreases in debt service, uprating credits, non-power revenue, and carryover revenue account for the remaining increase to the base charge. The proposed FY 2018 composite rate represents an increase of approximately 24 percent compared to the FY 2017 composite rate. The increase in the proposed base charge accounts for the composite rate increase. This proposal, to be effective October 1, 2017, is preliminary and is subject to change upon publication of the final base charge and rates. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Legal Authority In establishing rate-setting formulas for electric service and the base charge and rates for BCP, WAPA will follow the formal public process set forth in 10 CFR parts 903 and 904, and review all comments it receives on the proposed base charge and rates before taking action. WAPA is proposing this action under the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101–7352); the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent enactments; and other acts that specifically apply to the project involved. 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Many of these documents and supporting information are available on WAPA’s Web site at: http://www.wapa.gov/regions/DSW/ Rates/Pages/boulder-canyon-rates.aspx. Ratemaking Procedure Requirements Environmental Compliance In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), WAPA is in the process of determining whether an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement should be prepared or if this action can be categorically excluded from those requirements. Determination Under Executive Order 12866 WAPA has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. Dated: May 4, 2017. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–12700 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Proposed October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 Sfmt 4703 Percent change 85,094,786 24.39 22 24 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R05–RCRA–2017–0228; FRL–9963– 63–Region 5] Illinois: Notice of Determination of Adequacy of Illinois’ Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permit Provisions for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On May 10, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a revision to the regulations allowing RD&D permits to increase the number of permit renewals allowed to six, for a total permit term of up to 21 years. On March 21, 2017, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 seeking Federal approval of its revised RD&D requirements per the procedures. Subject to public review and comment, this action approves Illinois’ revised RD&D permit requirements. DATES: This determination of adequacy of the RD&D permit program for Illinois will become effective August 18, 2017 unless adverse comments are received. If adverse comments are received, EPA will review those comments and publish another Federal Register document responding to those comments and either affirm or revise EPA’s initial decision. Comments on this determination of adequacy must be received on or before July 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– RCRA–2017–0228, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www2epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Staniec, U.S. EPA Region 5, Land and Chemicals Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard LM–16J, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–1436, staniec.carol@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES A. Background On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the MSWLF criteria in 40 CFR 258 to allow for RD&D permits (69 FR 13242). This rule allows for variances from specified criteria for a limited period of time, to be implemented through state-issued RD&D permits. RD&D permits are available only in states with approved MSWLF permit programs that have been modified to incorporate RD&D permit authority. On May 10, 2016, the EPA issued a revision to the regulations allowing RD&D permits to increase the number of permit renewals allowed to six, for a total permit term of up to 21 years (40 CFR 258.4). While states are not required to incorporate this new provision, those states interested in providing RD&D permits must seek approval from EPA before issuing such permits. On January 25, 2006 Illinois received a final notice of adequacy of its RD&D permit program (71 FR 4142). On March 21, 2017, IEPA submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 seeking Federal approval of its revised RD&D requirements per the procedures in 40 CFR 239.12. Illinois’ revised RD&D provisions can be found in Part 813 of the Illinois Pollution Control Board’s (IPCB), Title 35: Environmental Protection Regulations, in the January 19, 2017 opinion and order of the IPCB. B. Decision EPA has made a determination that the Illinois RD&D permit provisions as set out in Part 813 of the IPCB’s, Title 35: Environmental Protection Regulations, in the January 19, 2017 opinion and order of the Illinois VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Pollution Control Board comply with the Federal criteria, as set forth in 40 CFR 258.4. Authority: This action is issued under the authority of section 2002, 4005 and 4010 (c) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, 40 U.S.C. 6912, 6945 and 6949(a). Dated: May 26, 2017. Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. 2017–12739 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R05–RCRA–2017–0199; FRL–9963– 64––Region 5] Minnesota: Notice of Determination of Adequacy of Minnesota’s Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permit Provisions for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On May 10, 2016, EPA issued a revision to the regulations allowing RD&D permits to increase the number of permit renewals allowed to six, for a total permit term of up to 21 years (40 CFR 258.4). On March 24, 2017, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 seeking federal approval of its current RD&D permitting program (Minnesota Rules (Minn. R.) 7035.0450), which incorporates by reference the changes to 40 CFR 258.4. Subject to public review and comment, this notice approves Minnesota’s RD&D permit requirements. DATES: This determination of adequacy of Minnesota’s RD&D permitting program will become effective August 18, 2017 unless adverse comments are received. If adverse comments are received, EPA will review those comments and publish another Federal Register document responding to those comments and either affirm or revise EPA’s initial decision. Comments on this action must be received on or before July 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– RCRA–2017–0199, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27815 electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Camille Lukey, U.S. EPA Region 5, Land and Chemicals Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard LM–16J, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–0880, lukey.camille@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the MSWLF criteria in 40 CFR 258 to allow for RD&D permits (69 FR 13242). This rule allows for variances from specified criteria for a limited period of time, to be implemented through state-issued RD&D permits. RD&D permits are available only in states with approved MSWLF permit programs that have been modified to incorporate RD&D permit authority. On May 10, 2016, the EPA issued a revision to the regulations allowing RD&D permits to increase the number of permit renewals allowed to six, for a total permit term of up to 21 years (40 CFR 258.4). While states are not required to incorporate this new provision, those states interested in providing RD&D permits must seek approval from EPA before issuing such permits. On February 15, 2005, Minnesota received approval of its RD&D permit program (Minn. R. 7035.0450). On March 24, 2017, MPCA submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements per the procedures in 40 CFR 239.12. Minnesota’s rules authorizing RD&D permits (Minn. R. 7035.0450) do not establish a specific term in years and instead incorporate by reference 40 CFR 258.4. Therefore, Minn. R. 7035.0450 automatically updates with the additional permit renewal revision in 40 CFR 258.4. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27814-27815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12739]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R05-RCRA-2017-0228; FRL-9963-63-Region 5]


Illinois: Notice of Determination of Adequacy of Illinois' 
Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permit Provisions for 
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On May 10, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
issued a revision to the regulations allowing RD&D permits to increase 
the number of permit renewals allowed to six, for a total permit term 
of up to 21 years.
    On March 21, 2017, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 
(IEPA) submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 seeking Federal 
approval of its revised RD&D requirements per the procedures. Subject 
to public review and comment, this action approves Illinois' revised 
RD&D permit requirements.

DATES: This determination of adequacy of the RD&D permit program for 
Illinois will become effective August 18, 2017 unless adverse comments 
are received. If adverse comments are received, EPA will review those 
comments and publish another Federal Register document responding to 
those comments and either affirm or revise EPA's initial decision. 
Comments on this determination of adequacy must be received on or 
before July 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-
RCRA-2017-0228, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The 
EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not 
submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute.

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Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a 
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment 
and should discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will 
generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of 
the primary submission (i.e. on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing 
system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment 
policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general 
guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www2epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Staniec, U.S. EPA Region 5, Land 
and Chemicals Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard LM-16J, Chicago, 
Illinois 60604, (312) 886-1436, staniec.carol@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the MSWLF 
criteria in 40 CFR 258 to allow for RD&D permits (69 FR 13242). This 
rule allows for variances from specified criteria for a limited period 
of time, to be implemented through state-issued RD&D permits. RD&D 
permits are available only in states with approved MSWLF permit 
programs that have been modified to incorporate RD&D permit authority. 
On May 10, 2016, the EPA issued a revision to the regulations allowing 
RD&D permits to increase the number of permit renewals allowed to six, 
for a total permit term of up to 21 years (40 CFR 258.4).
    While states are not required to incorporate this new provision, 
those states interested in providing RD&D permits must seek approval 
from EPA before issuing such permits. On January 25, 2006 Illinois 
received a final notice of adequacy of its RD&D permit program (71 FR 
4142). On March 21, 2017, IEPA submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 
seeking Federal approval of its revised RD&D requirements per the 
procedures in 40 CFR 239.12. Illinois' revised RD&D provisions can be 
found in Part 813 of the Illinois Pollution Control Board's (IPCB), 
Title 35: Environmental Protection Regulations, in the January 19, 2017 
opinion and order of the IPCB.

B. Decision

    EPA has made a determination that the Illinois RD&D permit 
provisions as set out in Part 813 of the IPCB's, Title 35: 
Environmental Protection Regulations, in the January 19, 2017 opinion 
and order of the Illinois Pollution Control Board comply with the 
Federal criteria, as set forth in 40 CFR 258.4.

    Authority: This action is issued under the authority of section 
2002, 4005 and 4010 (c) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, 
40 U.S.C. 6912, 6945 and 6949(a).

    Dated: May 26, 2017.
Robert A. Kaplan,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2017-12739 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
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