Massachusetts: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions, 5783 [E8-1313]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2008 / Proposed Rules requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). Because this rule proposes to approve pre-existing requirements under state law and does not impose any additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4). This proposed rule also does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999), because it merely proposes to approve a state rule implementing a Federal requirement, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the CAA. This proposed rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it approves a state rule implementing a Federal standard. In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. In this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority to disapprove a SIP submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a SIP submission, to use VCS in place of a SIP submission that otherwise satisfies the provisions of the CAA. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. As required by section 3 of Executive Order 12988 (61 FR 4729, February 7, 1996), in issuing this proposed rule, EPA has taken the necessary steps to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguity, minimize potential litigation, and provide a clear VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:23 Jan 30, 2008 Jkt 214001 legal standard for affected conduct. EPA has complied with Executive Order 12630 (53 FR 8859, March 15, 1988) by examining the takings implications of the rule in accordance with the ‘‘Attorney General’s Supplemental Guidelines for the Evaluation of Risk and Avoidance of Unanticipated Takings’’ issued under the executive order. This action proposing approval of Virginia’s SIP revision concerning a federally enforceable State operating permit containing terms and conditions for the control of emissions of VOCs from the Kraft Foods Global, Inc.— Richmond Bakery does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq. Dated: January 23, 2008. William T. Wisniewski, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. E8–1777 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 271 [EPA–R01–RCRA–2007–1171; FRL–8521–7] Massachusetts: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has applied to EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Massachusetts. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State’s changes through an immediate final action. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 3, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R01– RCRA–2007–1171, by one of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 5783 • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: biscaia.robin@epa.gov. • Fax: (617) 918–0642, to the attention of Robin Biscaia • Mail: Robin Biscaia, Hazardous Waste Unit, EPA New England—Region 1, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CHW), Boston, MA 02114–2023 • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to: Robin Biscaia, Hazardous Waste Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA New England—Region 1, One Congress Street, 11th Floor, (CHW), Boston, MA 02114–2023. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Office’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. For further information on how to submit comments, please see today’s immediate final rule published in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Biscaia, Hazardous Waste Unit, EPA New England—Region 1, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CHW), Boston, MA 02114–2023, telephone number: (617) 918–1642; fax number: (617) 918–0642, e-mail address: biscaia.robin@epa.gov. In the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing these changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect adverse comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written adverse comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we get comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take immediate effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you should do so at this time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 17, 2007. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. E8–1313 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\31JAP1.SGM 31JAP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 5783]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1313]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 271

[EPA-R01-RCRA-2007-1171; FRL-8521-7]


Massachusetts: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste 
Management Program Revisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has applied to EPA for final 
authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant 
final authorization to Massachusetts. EPA has determined that these 
changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final 
authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through an 
immediate final action.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 3, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01-
RCRA-2007-1171, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail: biscaia.robin@epa.gov.
     Fax: (617) 918-0642, to the attention of Robin Biscaia
     Mail: Robin Biscaia, Hazardous Waste Unit, EPA New 
England--Region 1, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CHW), Boston, MA 
02114-2023
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to: Robin 
Biscaia, Hazardous Waste Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA New 
England--Region 1, One Congress Street, 11th Floor, (CHW), Boston, MA 
02114-2023. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Office's 
normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for 
deliveries of boxed information.
    For further information on how to submit comments, please see 
today's immediate final rule published in the ``Rules and Regulations'' 
section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Biscaia, Hazardous Waste Unit, 
EPA New England--Region 1, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CHW), 
Boston, MA 02114-2023, telephone number: (617) 918-1642; fax number: 
(617) 918-0642, e-mail address: biscaia.robin@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing these changes by an immediate 
final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final 
rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not 
expect adverse comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons 
for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. 
Unless we get written adverse comments which oppose this authorization 
during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become 
effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further 
action on this proposal. If we get comments that oppose this action, we 
will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take immediate 
effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule 
based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for 
comment. If you want to comment on this action, you should do so at 
this time.

    Dated: December 17, 2007.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
 [FR Doc. E8-1313 Filed 1-30-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P