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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 13 / Friday, January 20, 2006 / Notices Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 6005; fax number: (703) 305–6309; email address:thynge.megan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of particular interest to State and Tribal regulatory partners, other interested Federal agencies, environmental or public interest groups, pesticide registrants and pesticide users. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. 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The goal of the ESPP is to carry out responsibilities under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA), while at the same time not placing unnecessary burden on agriculture and other pesticide users. The implementation approach will relay geographically specific pesticide use limitations to the pesticide user when necessary to protect listed species. All pesticide products EPA determines ‘‘may affect’’ a listed VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jan 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 species or their designated critical habitat, may be subject to the ESPP. This public meeting will address ESPP program elements so that the public will understand EPA’s overall approach to field implementation, what their responsibilities will be, under what circumstances EPA would be employing this approach, and the roles of other government agencies. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the public to ask specific questions and receive answers. III. Tentative Agenda The tentative meeting agenda is outlined below, and the final agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ espp, along with hotel information and meeting logistics. 1. Overview of Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP). 2. Scope of ESPP. 3. Implementation process. 4. Label language and enforcement. 5. Endangered Species Protection Bulletins (Bulletins). 6. Public participation and the role of States and Tribes. 7. Implementation timing. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Endangered species, Pesticides. Dated: January 13, 2006. James Jones, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–648 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Adequacy of Wisconsin Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed determination of adequacy. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is proposing to approve a modification to Wisconsin’s approved municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program. The modification allows the State to issue research, development and demonstration (RD&D) permits to owners and operators of MSWLF units in accordance with its state law. DATES: All comments on Wisconsin’s application for approval of its research, development and demonstration permit modification must be received by February 21, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3293 Written comments should be sent to Susan Mooney, Waste Management Branch (Mail Code DW– 8J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, telephone: (312) 886–3585. Comments may also be submitted electronically to mooney.susan@epa.gov or by facsimile at (312) 353–4788. You may examine copies of the relevant portions of Wisconsin’s regulations during normal business hours at U.S. EPA Region 5. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mooney, Waste Management Branch (mail code DW–8J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (312) 886–3585, mooney.susan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: A. Background On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the municipal solid waste landfill criteria in 40 CFR part 258 to allow for research, development and demonstration (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 only available in states with approved MSWLF permit programs which have been modified to incorporate RD&D permit authority. While States are not required to seek approval for this new provision, those States that are interested in providing RD&D permits to owners and operators of MSWLFs must seek approval from EPA before issuing such permits. Approval procedures for new provisions of 40 CFR part 258 are outlined in 40 CFR 239.12. Wisconsin’s MSWLF permit program was approved on November 20, 1996 (61 FR 59096). On November 8, 2005, Wisconsin applied for approval of its RD&D permit provisions. Wisconsin submitted its rules under NR 514.10 for review. B. Decision After a thorough review, U.S. EPA Region 5 is proposing that Wisconsin’s RD&D permit provisions as defined under NR 514.10 are adequate to ensure compliance with the Federal criteria as defined at 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, 42 U.S.C. 6912, 6945 and 6949(a). Dated: January 10, 2006. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


Adequacy of Wisconsin Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed determination of adequacy.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is 
proposing to approve a modification to Wisconsin's approved municipal 
solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program. The modification allows 
the State to issue research, development and demonstration (RD&D) 
permits to owners and operators of MSWLF units in accordance with its 
state law.

DATES: All comments on Wisconsin's application for approval of its 
research, development and demonstration permit modification must be 
received by February 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Susan Mooney, Waste 
Management Branch (Mail Code DW-8J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, telephone: (312) 886-3585. Comments may 
also be submitted electronically to mooney.susan@epa.gov or by 
facsimile at (312) 353-4788. You may examine copies of the relevant 
portions of Wisconsin's regulations during normal business hours at 
U.S. EPA Region 5.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mooney, Waste Management Branch 
(mail code DW-8J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 
Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (312) 886-3585, 
mooney.susan@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the municipal 
solid waste landfill criteria in 40 CFR part 258 to allow for research, 
development and demonstration (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 only available in states with approved MSWLF permit programs which 
have been modified to incorporate RD&D permit authority. While States 
are not required to seek approval for this new provision, those States 
that are interested in providing RD&D permits to owners and operators 
of MSWLFs must seek approval from EPA before issuing such permits. 
Approval procedures for new provisions of 40 CFR part 258 are outlined 
in 40 CFR 239.12.
    Wisconsin's MSWLF permit program was approved on November 20, 1996 
(61 FR 59096). On November 8, 2005, Wisconsin applied for approval of 
its RD&D permit provisions. Wisconsin submitted its rules under NR 
514.10 for review.

B. Decision

    After a thorough review, U.S. EPA Region 5 is proposing that 
Wisconsin's RD&D permit provisions as defined under NR 514.10 are 
adequate to ensure compliance with the Federal criteria as defined at 
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, 
42 U.S.C. 6912, 6945 and 6949(a).

    Dated: January 10, 2006.
Bharat Mathur,
Deputy Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA, Region 5.
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