Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Rhode Island, 11787 [2014-04618]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Notices updates to contact and location information for the facility and reasons for non-reporting. Some of this information is useful to the Agency and could be useful to the public. Currently, the EPA receives this unsolicited information on paper. This proposed modification would allow for an online means for the EPA to receive miscellaneous documents, reducing the cost of processing their submission and aligning how EPA processes such documents with the recent requirement to submit TRI reporting forms electronically. In other words, with this change, facilities could use TRI–MEweb to provide details on specific categories of information that they have been providing on a voluntary basis to the EPA throughout the existence of the program (e.g., supplemental information on updates to the facility’s name, status, location, and/ or parent company; supplemental information on updates on whom to contact for technical and/or public matters; and reasons for not reporting (indicating the facility did not meet thresholds or did not report for any other appropriate reason)). Receipt and processing of this information would not affect any reporting forms certified and submitted to the agency, but rather would allow facilities to provide an electronic means to submit contextual information concerning their facilities that can enhance the context of TRI data for the EPA as well as for the public. What is the next step in the process for these ICRs? mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice for the ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: February 24, 2014. Arnold Layne, Director, Office of Information Analysis and Access Office of Environmental Information. [FR Doc. 2014–04611 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Feb 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9907–34–OEI] Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Rhode Island Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s approval of the State of Rhode Island’s request to revise/modify its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting. DATES: EPA’s approval is effective March 3, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Seeh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566–1175, seeh.karen@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. Subpart D of CROMERR requires that 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 obtain 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, § 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11787 receiving systems that meet the applicable subpart D requirements. On November 13, 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) submitted an application titled ‘‘National Network Discharge Monitoring Report System’’ for revision/modification of its EPAauthorized Part 123 program under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed RI DEM’s request to revise/modify its EPA-authorized Part 123—EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program and, based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revision/modification 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 Rhode Island’s request to revise/modify its Part 123—EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR part 122.41(I)(4)(i) is being published in the Federal Register. RI DEM was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above. Dated: February 24, 2014. Andrew Battin, Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. 2014–04618 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501— 3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9907-34-OEI]


Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision 
Approval, State of Rhode Island

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Rhode 
Island's request to revise/modify its EPA Administered Permit Programs: 
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized 
program to allow electronic reporting.

DATES: EPA's approval is effective March 3, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Seeh, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 
2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-
1175, seeh.karen@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. Subpart D of CROMERR requires that 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 obtain 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, 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 November 13, 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental 
Management (RI DEM) submitted an application titled ``National Network 
Discharge Monitoring Report System'' for revision/modification of its 
EPA-authorized Part 123 program under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed RI 
DEM's request to revise/modify its EPA-authorized Part 123--EPA 
Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System program and, based on this review, EPA determined 
that the application met the standards for approval of authorized 
program revision/modification 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 Rhode Island's request to revise/modify its Part 123--EPA 
Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System program to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR 
part 122.41(I)(4)(i) is being published in the Federal Register.
    RI DEM was notified of EPA's determination to approve its 
application with respect to the authorized program listed above.

    Dated: February 24, 2014.
Andrew Battin,
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2014-04618 Filed 2-28-14; 8:45 am]
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