State Cost Share Requirement for Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Prevention Assistance Agreements and Authority To Provide LUST Prevention Assistance Agreements to Tribes, 16674-16675 [E8-6400]

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Dated: March 19, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–6413 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8548–4] State Cost Share Requirement for Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Prevention Assistance Agreements and Authority To Provide LUST Prevention Assistance Agreements to Tribes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is announcing that states receiving leaking underground storage tank (LUST) prevention assistance agreements must meet a twenty-five (25) percent cost share requirement. In addition, EPA is announcing the authority to provide assistance agreements to tribes using LUST prevention funding for the development and implementation of programs to manage underground storage tanks (USTs) in Indian Country. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn DePont, Office of Underground Storage Tanks (5401P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (703) 603–9900; fax (703) 603–0175; depont.lynn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information This notice applies to states and tribes that are eligible to receive leaking underground storage tank (LUST) prevention assistance agreements. This financial assistance program is not PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 eligible for inclusion in Performance Partnership Grants under 40 CFR 35.133. II. Background On August 8, 2005, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which amended Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA). SWDA Section 9011 authorizes the use of the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund for eligible prevention activities, including inspections, additional measures to protect groundwater, delivery prohibition, operator training, and for implementation of the UST program in Indian Country. In fiscal year 2008, Congress appropriated LUST Trust Fund money for these prevention activities for the first time. Since this is a new use for the LUST Trust Fund money, EPA is developing program guidance and revised the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) to provide information regarding state and tribal LUST prevention assistance agreements. (See http://12.46.245.173/ pls/portal30/CATALOG.PROGRAM_ TEXT_RPT.SHOW?p_arg_names=prog_ nbr&p_arg_values=66.805.) By this notice, EPA is announcing a cost share requirement for states receiving LUST prevention funding and announcing the authority to provide LUST prevention funding to tribes. III. Cost Share Requirement for States Receiving LUST Prevention Assistance Agreements When receiving an assistance agreement awarded under Section 9011 and other applicable provisions of Subtitle I of the SWDA, states are required to share twenty-five (25) percent of the total project period costs. This requirement is consistent with the cost share requirement contained in 40 CFR 35.335 for release prevention and detection grants funded with State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) appropriations under Section 2007(f)(2) of the SWDA. States may meet the cost share requirement by any means authorized by the cost share provision of 40 CFR 31.24. Consistent with 40 CFR 35.735, there is no cost share requirement for LUST prevention cooperative agreements for tribes or intertribal consortia awarded pursuant to annual appropriation acts. IV. Authority To Provide LUST Prevention Assistance Agreements to Tribes EPA’s fiscal year 2008 Appropriations Act authorizes EPA to use LUST prevention appropriations for financial assistance to tribes for the development E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 61 / Friday, March 28, 2008 / Notices and implementation of programs to manage underground storage tanks in Indian Country. This authority is consistent with EPA’s existing authority to provide UST assistance agreements to tribes with STAG appropriations, as found in Public Law 105–276 (112 Stat. 2461, 2499; 42 U.S.C. 6908a). Dated: March 20, 2008. Susan Parker Bodine, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. [FR Doc. E8–6400 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0191; FRL–8358–3] Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold its tenth public meeting on April 29, 2008. An agenda for this meeting is being developed. The agenda will include recent process improvements to implement the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2), and will be posted on EPA’s website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA’s registration and as of this meeting, registration review process. 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This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of particular interest to persons who are concerned about implementation of the PRIA 2, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Other potentially affected entities may include but are not limited to agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry trade associations; environmental, consumer and farmworker groups; pesticide users and growers; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal governments; academia; public health organizations; food processors; and the public. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all 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. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2007–0191. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. Background EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of the American food supply, protection and education of those who apply or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, and the general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from potential risks posed by pesticides. The PPDC was established under the Federal Advisory PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16675 Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92– 463, in September 1995, for a 2–yearterm and has been renewed every 2 years since that time. The PPDC provides advice and recommendations to OPP on a broad range of pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues that are associated with evaluating and reducing risks from the use of pesticides. The following sectors are represented on the PPDC: Pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental/public interest and consumer groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide user, grower and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and public health organizations. Copies of the PPDC charter are filed with appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request. Copies of the minutes of past meetings of this workgroup are available on the internet at http://www.epa.gov/ pesticides/ppdc/pria/index.html. III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? This meeting will be open to the public and seating is available on a firstcome basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to register in advance of the meeting. Opportunity will be provided for questions and comments by the public. Any person who wishes to file a written statement may do so before or after the meeting by giving a copy of the statement to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. These statements will become part of the permanent record and will be available for public inspection at the address listed under Unit I.B.1. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered CBI. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. List of Subjects Environmental protection, PPDC. Dated: March 21, 2008. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–6410 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 61 (Friday, March 28, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8548-4]


State Cost Share Requirement for Leaking Underground Storage Tank 
(LUST) Prevention Assistance Agreements and Authority To Provide LUST 
Prevention Assistance Agreements to Tribes

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 
Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is announcing that states 
receiving leaking underground storage tank (LUST) prevention assistance 
agreements must meet a twenty-five (25) percent cost share requirement. 
In addition, EPA is announcing the authority to provide assistance 
agreements to tribes using LUST prevention funding for the development 
and implementation of programs to manage underground storage tanks 
(USTs) in Indian Country.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn DePont, Office of Underground 
Storage Tanks (5401P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (703) 603-9900; 
fax (703) 603-0175; depont.lynn@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

    This notice applies to states and tribes that are eligible to 
receive leaking underground storage tank (LUST) prevention assistance 
agreements. This financial assistance program is not eligible for 
inclusion in Performance Partnership Grants under 40 CFR 35.133.

II. Background

    On August 8, 2005, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 
2005, which amended Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA). 
SWDA Section 9011 authorizes the use of the Leaking Underground Storage 
Tank (LUST) Trust Fund for eligible prevention activities, including 
inspections, additional measures to protect groundwater, delivery 
prohibition, operator training, and for implementation of the UST 
program in Indian Country. In fiscal year 2008, Congress appropriated 
LUST Trust Fund money for these prevention activities for the first 
time. Since this is a new use for the LUST Trust Fund money, EPA is 
developing program guidance and revised the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance (CFDA) to provide information regarding state and tribal 
LUST prevention assistance agreements. (See http://12.46.245.173/pls/portal30/CATALOG.PROGRAM_TEXT_RPT.SHOW?p_arg_names=prog_nbr&p_arg_values=66.805.)
    By this notice, EPA is announcing a cost share requirement for 
states receiving LUST prevention funding and announcing the authority 
to provide LUST prevention funding to tribes.

III. Cost Share Requirement for States Receiving LUST Prevention 
Assistance Agreements

    When receiving an assistance agreement awarded under Section 9011 
and other applicable provisions of Subtitle I of the SWDA, states are 
required to share twenty-five (25) percent of the total project period 
costs. This requirement is consistent with the cost share requirement 
contained in 40 CFR 35.335 for release prevention and detection grants 
funded with State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) appropriations 
under Section 2007(f)(2) of the SWDA. States may meet the cost share 
requirement by any means authorized by the cost share provision of 40 
CFR 31.24. Consistent with 40 CFR 35.735, there is no cost share 
requirement for LUST prevention cooperative agreements for tribes or 
intertribal consortia awarded pursuant to annual appropriation acts.

IV. Authority To Provide LUST Prevention Assistance Agreements to 
Tribes

    EPA's fiscal year 2008 Appropriations Act authorizes EPA to use 
LUST prevention appropriations for financial assistance to tribes for 
the development

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and implementation of programs to manage underground storage tanks in 
Indian Country. This authority is consistent with EPA's existing 
authority to provide UST assistance agreements to tribes with STAG 
appropriations, as found in Public Law 105-276 (112 Stat. 2461, 2499; 
42 U.S.C. 6908a).

    Dated: March 20, 2008.
Susan Parker Bodine,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
 [FR Doc. E8-6400 Filed 3-27-08; 8:45 am]
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