Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Approved Program Revision Approval: State of IL, 69337 [E9-31105]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 250 / Thursday, December 31, 2009 / Notices Dated: November 19, 2009. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E9–31100 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9099–4] Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Approved Program Revision Approval: State of IL erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s approval, under regulations for CrossMedia Electronic Reporting, of the State of Illinois’ request to revise its EPAauthorized program to allow electronic reporting; and also provides notice of an opportunity to request a public hearing on this action. DATES: EPA’s approval is effective on February 1, 2010 if no timely request for a public hearing is received and accepted by the Agency. 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. 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, Tribe 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 also provides standards for such approvals based on consideration of the electronic document receiving systems that the State, Tribe, or local VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:06 Dec 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 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 July 15, 2009, the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted an application for its Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)/Lab to State electronic document receiving system, for revision of its 40 CFR Part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program for electronic reporting of drinking water data submitted under 40 CFR part 141. EPA reviewed ILEPA’s request to revise its EPA-authorized program and, based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revisions set out in 40 CFR Part 3, Subpart D, for electronic reporting of drinking water data that does not require signature or include an electronic signature. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA’s decision to approve Illinois’ request to revise its Part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation authorized program, to allow electronic reporting of drinking water data that does not require signature or include an electronic signature, is being published in the Federal Register. ILEPA was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above. 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 Illinois’ 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; PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69337 (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, this action will become effective 30 days after today’s notice is published, pursuant to CROMERR section 3.1000(f)(4). Dated: December 22, 2009. Lisa Schlosser, Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. E9–31105 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8986–9] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated July 17, 2009 (74 FR 34754). Notice In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies public. Historically, EPA has met this mandate by publishing weekly notices of availability of EPA comments, which E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9099-4]


Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Approved Program 
Revision Approval: State of IL

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 Illinois' request to 
revise its EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting; and 
also provides notice of an opportunity to request a public hearing on 
this action.

DATES: EPA's approval is effective on February 1, 2010 if no timely 
request for a public hearing is received and accepted by the Agency.

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.

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, Tribe 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 also 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 July 15, 2009, the State of Illinois Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) submitted an application for its Safe Drinking Water 
Information System (SDWIS)/Lab to State electronic document receiving 
system, for revision of its 40 CFR Part 142--National Primary Drinking 
Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program for electronic 
reporting of drinking water data submitted under 40 CFR part 141. EPA 
reviewed ILEPA's request to revise its EPA-authorized program and, 
based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the 
standards for approval of authorized program revisions set out in 40 
CFR Part 3, Subpart D, for electronic reporting of drinking water data 
that does not require signature or include an electronic signature. In 
accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA's decision to 
approve Illinois' request to revise its Part 142--National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulations Implementation authorized program, to allow 
electronic reporting of drinking water data that does not require 
signature or include an electronic signature, is being published in the 
Federal Register.
    ILEPA was notified of EPA's determination to approve its 
application with respect to the authorized program listed above.
    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 Illinois' 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, this action will become effective 30 days after today's notice 
is published, pursuant to CROMERR section 3.1000(f)(4).

    Dated: December 22, 2009.
Lisa Schlosser,
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. E9-31105 Filed 12-30-09; 8:45 am]
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