Public Hearing and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Michigan's Clean Water Act (CWA) Program, 63185 [2013-24841]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2013 / Notices 63. Because Virginia incorporated 40 CFR Part 63 by reference, Virginia should also no longer allow sources to use the former SSM exemption from the General Provisions of 40 CFR Part 63 due to the Court’s ruling in Sierra Club vs. EPA. EPA appreciates Virginia’s continuing NESHAP and NSPS enforcement efforts, and also Virginia’s decision to take automatic delegation of additional and more recent NESHAP and NSPS by adopting them by reference. Sincerely, Diana Esher, Director, Air Protection Division. This notice acknowledges the update of Virginia’s delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS. Dated: September 18, 2013. Diana Esher, Director, Air Protection Division, Region III. [FR Doc. 2013–24880 Filed 10–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9901–74–Region 5] Public Hearing and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Michigan’s Clean Water Act (CWA) Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed revisions to Michigan’s CWA Section 404 program, public hearing and request for comments. AGENCY: EPA requests comments on proposed revisions to Michigan’s CWA Section 404 permitting program resulting from the recent enactment of Michigan Public Act 98 (PA 98). EPA will hold a public hearing in Lansing, Michigan, on December 11, 2013, to take comments on the proposed program revisions. Under Section 404 of the CWA, permits are required for activities involving discharges of dredged or fill material to waters of the United States, including wetlands, lakes and streams. In 1984, Michigan assumed Section 404 permitting authority for its inland waters and wetlands. PA 98 amended the wetlands and the inland lakes and streams provisions of the Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to address areas, as identified by EPA in a 2008 program review, where the state’s Section 404 program did not comply with CWA requirements. In addition to changes to address issues identified in EPA’s program review, PA 98 included: (1) Changes to the definition of contiguous emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Oct 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 wetlands regulated by Michigan’s Section 404 program; (2) the addition of new exemptions from permitting; and (3) changes to the requirements for mitigating the effects of filling wetlands and other waters of the United States. Under federal regulations, substantial changes to state CWA Section 404 programs do not become effective until program revisions are approved by EPA. Information about PA 98, the resulting proposed revisions to Michigan’s Section 404 program, the public hearing, and procedures for submitting comments is available at: www.regulations.gov/ (insert: EPA–HQ– OW–2013–0710 in the search field). On December 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. EST, EPA will hold a public hearing to take oral and written comments at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West (formerly known as the Lexington Lansing Hotel), 925 South Creyts Road, Lansing, Michigan 48917. The formal hearing will be preceded by an informational session at 6:00 p.m. EST. Written comments will also be accepted until December 18, 2013. DATES AND LOCATION: Submit comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2013–0710, online using www.regulations.gov (the preferred method); by email to owdocket@epa.gov; or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. All comments received will be included in the public docket without change, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. ADDRESSES: For further information, call toll-free, 800– 621–8431, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., central time, or contact Sue Elston, at the EPA Docket Center address noted above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: September 27, 2013. Timothy C. Henry, Acting Director, Water Division, EPA Region 5. [FR Doc. 2013–24841 Filed 10–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63185 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2012–0072; FRL–9901–86– OSWER] Waste Management System; Testing and Monitoring Activities; Update V of SW–846 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is providing notice of the availability of ‘‘Update V’’ to the Third Edition of EPA publication SW–846, ‘‘Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/ Chemical Methods.’’ Update V contains 23 new and revised analytical methods that the Agency has evaluated, and determined to be appropriate and which may be used for monitoring or complying with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous and non-hazardous waste regulations. Because the analytical methods contained in Update V are not required by the RCRA hazardous waste regulations, EPA is issuing this update as guidance. In addition, the Agency is also taking comment on revisions to Chapters One through Five of EPA publication SW–846, an ORCR Policy Statement, and other guidance. The Agency is seeking public comment on Update V, and after consideration of the public comments, will place these new and revised methods, guidance, and chapters in the SW–846 methods compendium. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before January 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2012–0072, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: RCRA-docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2012–0072. • Fax: Fax comments to: 202–566– 9744, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–RCRA–2012–0072. • Mail: Send comments to: OSWER Docket, EPA Docket Center, Mail Code 28221T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–RCRA–2012– 0072. Please include two copies of your comments. • Hand Delivery: Deliver two copies of your comments to: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, DATES: E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9901-74-Region 5]


Public Hearing and Request for Comments on Proposed Revisions to 
Michigan's Clean Water Act (CWA) Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed revisions to Michigan's CWA Section 404 
program, public hearing and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: EPA requests comments on proposed revisions to Michigan's CWA 
Section 404 permitting program resulting from the recent enactment of 
Michigan Public Act 98 (PA 98). EPA will hold a public hearing in 
Lansing, Michigan, on December 11, 2013, to take comments on the 
proposed program revisions. Under Section 404 of the CWA, permits are 
required for activities involving discharges of dredged or fill 
material to waters of the United States, including wetlands, lakes and 
streams. In 1984, Michigan assumed Section 404 permitting authority for 
its inland waters and wetlands. PA 98 amended the wetlands and the 
inland lakes and streams provisions of the Michigan's Natural Resources 
and Environmental Protection Act to address areas, as identified by EPA 
in a 2008 program review, where the state's Section 404 program did not 
comply with CWA requirements. In addition to changes to address issues 
identified in EPA's program review, PA 98 included: (1) Changes to the 
definition of contiguous wetlands regulated by Michigan's Section 404 
program; (2) the addition of new exemptions from permitting; and (3) 
changes to the requirements for mitigating the effects of filling 
wetlands and other waters of the United States. Under federal 
regulations, substantial changes to state CWA Section 404 programs do 
not become effective until program revisions are approved by EPA. 
Information about PA 98, the resulting proposed revisions to Michigan's 
Section 404 program, the public hearing, and procedures for submitting 
comments is available at: www.regulations.gov/ (insert: EPA-HQ-OW-2013-
0710 in the search field).

DATES and LOCATION: On December 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. EST, EPA will 
hold a public hearing to take oral and written comments at the Crowne 
Plaza Lansing West (formerly known as the Lexington Lansing Hotel), 925 
South Creyts Road, Lansing, Michigan 48917. The formal hearing will be 
preceded by an informational session at 6:00 p.m. EST. Written comments 
will also be accepted until December 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2013-
0710, online using www.regulations.gov (the preferred method); by email 
to ow-docket@epa.gov; or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460. All comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information, or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, call toll-
free, 800-621-8431, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., central time, or 
contact Sue Elston, at the EPA Docket Center address noted above.

    Dated: September 27, 2013.
Timothy C. Henry,
Acting Director, Water Division, EPA Region 5.
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