Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Authorized/Approved Program Modification/Revision Approval: State of Texas, 19082-19083 [E9-9582]

Download as PDF 19082 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices receiving systems that meet the applicable Subpart D requirements. On December 17, 2008, the State of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) submitted an application for their Net Discharge Monitoring Report (NetDMR) electronic document receiving system addressing revisions/modifications to their EPAauthorized 40 CFR Part 123—NPDES State Program Requirements and Part 403–General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution approved programs. EPA has reviewed LDEQ’s request to revise their EPA-authorized programs and, based on this review, EPA has determined that the application for the programs and specific reports identified in this Notice meet the standards for approval of authorized program revisions/modifications set out in 40 CFR part 3, subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA’s decision to approve LDEQ’s request for revision/modification to their authorized programs is being published in the Federal Register. Specifically, EPA has approved LDEQ’s request for revision/modification to the following authorized programs to allow electronic reporting for the specified reports: 40 CFR Part 123—NPDES State Program Requirements and Part 403— General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution programs for electronic reporting of discharge monitoring report information submitted under 40 CFR Parts 122 and 403. LDEQ was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized programs and reports listed above in a letter dated 04/16/2009. Dated: April 16, 2009. Lisa Schlosser, Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. E9–9578 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8897–1] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Authorized/Approved Program Modification/Revision Approval: State of Texas AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s approval, under regulations for CrossMedia Electronic Reporting, of the State VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:55 Apr 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 of Texas’ request to modify/revise their program to allow electronic reporting for certain of their EPA-authorized programs. This notice also announces an opportunity to request a public hearing on EPA’s approval of the State of Texas’ request to revise their EPAauthorized National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic reporting. DATES: EPA’s approval is effective May 27, 2009 for the State of Texas’ National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program if no timely request for a public hearing is received and accepted by the Agency; and on April 27, 2009 for the State of Texas’ other authorized programs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evi Huffer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566–1697, huffer.evi@epa.gov, or David Schwarz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566–1704, schwarz.david@epa.gov. All requests for a hearing should be submitted to both of the above contacts. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 13, 2005, the final CrossMedia Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as Part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. CROMERR establishes electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory alternative to paper reporting and establishes requirements to assure that electronic documents are as legally dependable as their paper counterparts. Under Subpart D of CROMERR, state, tribal or local government agencies that receive, or wish to begin receiving, electronic reports under their EPAauthorized programs must apply to EPA for a revision or modification of those programs and get EPA approval. Subpart D provides standards for such approvals based on consideration of the electronic document receiving systems that the state, tribe, or local government will use to implement the electronic reporting. Additionally, in § 3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR Part 3, Subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and modifications to allow electronic reporting to be used at the option of the state, tribe or local government in place of procedures available under existing programspecific authorization regulations. An application submitted under the Subpart D procedures must show that PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the state, tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to implement the electronic reporting components of the programs covered by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable Subpart D requirements. On October 14, 2008, the Texas State Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) submitted two applications, for their Net Discharge Monitoring Report (NetDMR) and the State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS) electronic document receiving systems for revision or modification of multiple authorized programs under 40 CFR parts 51, 60, 63, 70, 123, 142, 233–404, 271, 281, and 403. EPA reviewed TCEQ’s requests to revise/modify multiple authorized programs and, based on this review, EPA determined the two applications met the standards for approval of authorized program revisions/ modifications set out in 40 CFR Part 3, Subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA’s decision to approve TCEQ’s requests for modifications/revisions to certain of their authorized programs under title 40 to allow electronic reporting for specific reports under those programs is being published in the Federal Register. Specifically, EPA has approved TCEQ’s request for modifications/ revisions to the following of their authorized programs to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR parts 51, 60–63, 70, 122–124, 141, 239, 262, 264–266, 268, 270, 280, and 403: • Part 51—Requirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of Implementation Plans; • Part 60—Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; • Part 63—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; • Part 70—State Operating Permit Programs; • Part 123—State Program Requirements; • Part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation; • Part 233–404—State Program Regulations; • Part 271—Requirements for Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Programs; • Part 281—Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Programs; and • Part 403—General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution. TCEQ was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its two E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices applications with respect to the authorized programs listed above in a letter dated 04/16/2009. Also, in today’s notice, EPA is informing interested persons that they may request a public hearing on EPA’s action to approve the State of Texas’ request to revise their authorized public water system program under 40 CFR Part 142, in accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(f). Requests for a hearing must be submitted to EPA within 30 days of publication of today’s Federal Register notice. Such requests should include the following information: (1) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, organization or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) A brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in EPA’s determination, a brief explanation as to why EPA should hold a hearing, and any other information that the requesting person wants EPA to consider when determining whether to grant the request; (3) The signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. In the event a hearing is requested and granted, EPA will provide notice of the hearing in the Federal Register not less than 15 days prior to the scheduled hearing date. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for hearing may be denied by EPA. Following such a public hearing, EPA will review the record of the hearing and issue an order either affirming today’s determination or rescinding such determination. If no timely request for a hearing is received and granted, EPA’s approval of the State of Texas’ request to revise their Part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic reporting will become effective 30 days after today’s notice is published, pursuant to CROMERR section 3.1000(f)(4). Dated: April 16, 2009. Lisa Schlosser, Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. E9–9582 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:55 Apr 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8897–6; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2009–0040] Draft Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Peer Review Workshop. SUMMARY: EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ (EPA/635/ R–08/018). EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending April 6, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on February 5, 2009 (74 FR 6154). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period and the external peer review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with the Federal Register notice (74 FR 6154) to ERG for consideration by the external peer review panel prior to the workshop. EPA released this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination public review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. The public may attend this workshop as observers through a registration process, and time will be set aside for observers to give brief oral comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA’s peer review charge are available via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s (NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19083 Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider the comments and recommendations from the external peer review workshop and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with 74 FR 6154, February 5, 2009. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending April 6, 2009 may be observed at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2009–0040. DATES: The peer review workshop will begin on May 21, 2009, at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Observers must register by Thursday, May 14, 2009. At the time of registration, please indicate if you wish to make brief oral comments at the workshop. ADDRESSES: The peer review workshop will be held at the Palomar Hotel, 2121 P Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. ERG is organizing, convening, and conducting the peer review workshop. To attend the workshop as an observer, register by Thursday, May 14, 2009, via the Internet at https:// www2.ergweb.com/projects/ conferences/peerreview/registerplatworkshop.htm. You may also register by e-mail at meetings@erg.com (subject line: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop), by phone: 781–674–7374 or toll free at 800–803–2833 (ask for the Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds peer review coordinator, Laurie Waite), or by faxing a registration request to 781–674–2906 (please reference the ‘‘Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop’’ and include your name, title, affiliation, full address, and contact information). EPA welcomes the attendance of the public at the Halogenated Platinum Salts and Compounds peer review workshop and will make every effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact ERG, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421–3136; telephone: 781–674–7374; facsimile: 781–674– 2906; or e-mail: meetings@erg.com (subject line: Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds Workshop). To request accommodation of a disability, please contact ERG, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. The draft ‘‘Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 79 (Monday, April 27, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19082-19083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9582]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8897-1]


Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Authorized/Approved 
Program Modification/Revision Approval: State of Texas

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for 
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of Texas' request to 
modify/revise their program to allow electronic reporting for certain 
of their EPA-authorized programs. This notice also announces an 
opportunity to request a public hearing on EPA's approval of the State 
of Texas' request to revise their EPA-authorized National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic 
reporting.

DATES: EPA's approval is effective May 27, 2009 for the State of Texas' 
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program if 
no timely request for a public hearing is received and accepted by the 
Agency; and on April 27, 2009 for the State of Texas' other authorized 
programs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evi Huffer, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 
2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-
1697, huffer.evi@epa.gov, or David Schwarz, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 
2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-
1704, schwarz.david@epa.gov. All requests for a hearing should be 
submitted to both of the above contacts.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting 
Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 59848) and 
codified as Part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. CROMERR establishes 
electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory alternative to paper 
reporting and establishes requirements to assure that electronic 
documents are as legally dependable as their paper counterparts. Under 
Subpart D of CROMERR, state, tribal or local government agencies that 
receive, or wish to begin receiving, electronic reports under their 
EPA-authorized programs must apply to EPA for a revision or 
modification of those programs and get EPA approval. Subpart D provides 
standards for such approvals based on consideration of the electronic 
document receiving systems that the state, tribe, or local government 
will use to implement the electronic reporting. Additionally, in Sec.  
3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR Part 3, Subpart D provides special 
procedures for program revisions and modifications to allow electronic 
reporting to be used at the option of the state, tribe or local 
government in place of procedures available under existing program-
specific authorization regulations. An application submitted under the 
Subpart D procedures must show that the state, tribe or local 
government has sufficient legal authority to implement the electronic 
reporting components of the programs covered by the application and 
will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable 
Subpart D requirements.
    On October 14, 2008, the Texas State Commission on Environmental 
Quality (TCEQ) submitted two applications, for their Net Discharge 
Monitoring Report (NetDMR) and the State of Texas Environmental 
Electronic Reporting System (STEERS) electronic document receiving 
systems for revision or modification of multiple authorized programs 
under 40 CFR parts 51, 60, 63, 70, 123, 142, 233-404, 271, 281, and 
403.
    EPA reviewed TCEQ's requests to revise/modify multiple authorized 
programs and, based on this review, EPA determined the two applications 
met the standards for approval of authorized program revisions/
modifications set out in 40 CFR Part 3, Subpart D. In accordance with 
40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA's decision to approve TCEQ's 
requests for modifications/revisions to certain of their authorized 
programs under title 40 to allow electronic reporting for specific 
reports under those programs is being published in the Federal 
Register.
    Specifically, EPA has approved TCEQ's request for modifications/
revisions to the following of their authorized programs to allow 
electronic reporting under 40 CFR parts 51, 60-63, 70, 122-124, 141, 
239, 262, 264-266, 268, 270, 280, and 403:
     Part 51--Requirements for Preparation, Adoption, and 
Submittal of Implementation Plans;
     Part 60--Standards of Performance for New Stationary 
Sources;
     Part 63--National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants for Source Categories;
     Part 70--State Operating Permit Programs;
     Part 123--State Program Requirements;
     Part 142--National Primary Drinking Water Regulations 
Implementation;
     Part 233-404--State Program Regulations;
     Part 271--Requirements for Authorization of State 
Hazardous Waste Programs;
     Part 281--Approval of State Underground Storage Tank 
Programs; and
     Part 403--General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing 
and New Sources of Pollution.
    TCEQ was notified of EPA's determination to approve its two

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applications with respect to the authorized programs listed above in a 
letter dated 04/16/2009.
    Also, in today's notice, EPA is informing interested persons that 
they may request a public hearing on EPA's action to approve the State 
of Texas' request to revise their authorized public water system 
program under 40 CFR Part 142, in accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(f). 
Requests for a hearing must be submitted to EPA within 30 days of 
publication of today's Federal Register notice. Such requests should 
include the following information:
    (1) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, 
organization or other entity requesting a hearing;
    (2) A brief statement of the requesting person's interest in EPA's 
determination, a brief explanation as to why EPA should hold a hearing, 
and any other information that the requesting person wants EPA to 
consider when determining whether to grant the request;
    (3) The signature of the individual making the request, or, if the 
request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the 
signature of a responsible official of the organization or other 
entity.
    In the event a hearing is requested and granted, EPA will provide 
notice of the hearing in the Federal Register not less than 15 days 
prior to the scheduled hearing date. Frivolous or insubstantial 
requests for hearing may be denied by EPA. Following such a public 
hearing, EPA will review the record of the hearing and issue an order 
either affirming today's determination or rescinding such 
determination. If no timely request for a hearing is received and 
granted, EPA's approval of the State of Texas' request to revise their 
Part 142--National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation 
program to allow electronic reporting will become effective 30 days 
after today's notice is published, pursuant to CROMERR section 
3.1000(f)(4).

    Dated: April 16, 2009.
Lisa Schlosser,
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. E9-9582 Filed 4-24-09; 8:45 am]
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