Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste, 73574-73575 [2014-29087]

Download as PDF 73574 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: December 4, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is [FR Doc. 2014–29048 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] restricted by statute. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Dufficy, Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, Office of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Resource Conservation and Recovery, AGENCY mail code 5304P, Environmental [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2014–0839; FRL–9920–38– Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania OSWER] Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–9037; fax Agency Information Collection number: 703–308–8686; email address: Activities; Proposed Collection; Dufficy.craig@epa.gov. Comment Request; State Program SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Adequacy Determination: Municipal Supporting documents which explain in Solid Waste Landfills and Nondetail the information that the EPA will Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste be collecting are available in the public Disposal Units That Receive docket for this ICR. The docket can be Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity viewed online at www.regulations.gov Generator Hazardous Waste or in person at the EPA Docket Center, AGENCY: Environmental Protection WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Agency. Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, ACTION: Notice. DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection additional information about EPA’s Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ information collection request (ICR), dockets. ‘‘State Program Adequacy Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Determination: Municipal Solid Waste the PRA, the EPA is soliciting comments Landfills (MSWLFs) and Nonand information to enable it to: (i) Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Evaluate whether the proposed Disposal Units that Receive collection of information is necessary Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity for the proper performance of the Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste.’’ functions of the Agency, including (EPA ICR No. 1608.07, OMB Control No. whether the information will have 2050–0152) to the Office of Management practical utility; (ii) evaluate the and Budget (OMB) for review and accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the approval in accordance with the burden of the proposed collection of Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 information, including the validity of U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the the methodology and assumptions used; EPA is soliciting public comments on (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and specific aspects of the proposed clarity of the information to be information collection as described collected; and (iv) minimize the burden below. This is a proposed extension of of the collection of information on those the ICR, which is currently approved who are to respond, including through through April 30, 2015. An Agency may the use of appropriate automated not conduct or sponsor and a person is electronic, mechanical, or other not required to respond to a collection technological collection techniques or of information unless it displays a other forms of information technology, currently valid OMB control number. e.g., permitting electronic submission of DATES: Comments must be submitted on responses. The EPA will consider the or before February 9, 2015. comments received and amend the ICR ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, as appropriate. The final ICR package referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– will then be submitted to OMB for RCRA–2014–0839, online using review and approval. At that time, the www.regulations.gov (our preferred EPA will issue another Federal Register method), by email to rcra-docket@ notice to announce the submission of epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to Center, Environmental Protection submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Section 4010(c) of the Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Resource Conservation and Recovery Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, Act (RCRA) of 1976 requires that the DC 20460. EPA revise the landfill criteria EPA’s policy is that all comments promulgated under paragraph (1) of received will be included in the public Section 4004(a) and Section 1008(a)(3). docket without change including any Section 4005(c) of RCRA, as amended personal information provided, unless VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:56 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by the Hazardous Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984, requires states to develop and implement permit programs to ensure that MSWLFs and non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal units that receive household hazardous waste or CESQG hazardous waste are in compliance with the revised criteria for the design and operation of non-municipal, nonhazardous waste disposal units under 40 CFR part 257, subpart B and MSWLFs under 40 CFR part 258. (40 CFR part 257, subpart B and 40 CFR part 258 are henceforth referred to as the ‘‘revised federal criteria’’). Section 4005(c) of RCRA further mandates the EPA Administrator to determine the adequacy of state permit programs to ensure owner and/or operator compliance with the revised federal criteria. A state program that is deemed adequate to ensure compliance may afford flexibility to owners or operators in the approaches they use to meet federal requirements, significantly reducing the burden associated with compliance. In response to the statutory requirement in § 4005(c), the EPA developed 40 CFR part 239, commonly referred to as the State Implementation Rule (SIR). The SIR describes the state application, the EPA review procedures and defines the elements of an adequate state permit program. The collection of information from the state during the permit program adequacy determination process allows the EPA to evaluate whether a program for which approval is requested is appropriate in structure and authority to ensure owner or operator compliance with the revised federal criteria. The SIR does not require the use of a particular application form. Section 239.3 of the SIR, however, requires that all state applications contain the following five components: (1) A transmittal letter requesting permit program approval. (2) A narrative description of the state permit program, including a demonstration that the state’s standards for non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal units that receive CESQG hazardous waste are technically comparable to the Part 257, Subpart B criteria and/or that its MSWLF standards are technically comparable to the Part 258 criteria. (3) A legal certification demonstrating that the state has the authority to carry out the program. (4) Copies of state laws, regulations, and guidance that the state believes demonstrate program adequacy. (5) Copies of relevant state-tribal agreements if the state has negotiated E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices Hazardous Waste Management Programs (EPA ICR No. 0969.10, OMB Control No. 2050–0041) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2015. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2014–0845, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to rcra-docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that 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 (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Peggy Vyas, (mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Dated: November 25, 2014. Washington, DC 20460; telephone Barnes Johnson, Director, Office of Resource Conservation and number: 703–308–5411; fax number: 703–308–8433; email address: Recovery. vyas.peggy@epa.gov. [FR Doc. 2014–29087 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION docket for this ICR. The docket can be AGENCY viewed online at www.regulations.gov [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2014–0845; FRL–9920–37– or in person at the EPA Docket Center, OSWER] EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, Agency Information Collection DC. The telephone number for the Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Final Authorization Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s for Hazardous Waste Management public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ Programs dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of AGENCY: Environmental Protection the PRA, the EPA is soliciting comments Agency. and information to enable it to: (i) ACTION: Notice. evaluate whether the proposed SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Agency (EPA or Agency) is planning to functions of the Agency, including submit an information collection whether the information will have request (ICR), Final Authorization for mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES with a tribe for the implementation of a permit program for non-municipal, nonhazardous waste disposal units that receive CESQG hazardous waste and/or MSWLFs on tribal lands. The EPA Administrator has delegated the authority to make determinations of adequacy, as contained in the statute, to the EPA Regional Administrator. The appropriate EPA Regional Office, therefore, will use the information provided by each state to determine whether the state’s permit program satisfies the statutory test reflected in the requirements of 40 CFR part 239. In all cases, the information will be analyzed to determine the adequacy of the state’s permit program for ensuring compliance with the federal revised criteria. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are States. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA § 4005(c)). Estimated number of respondents: 12. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 2,405 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $128,268 (per year) All costs are labor costs, there are no capital/start-up or O&M costs associated with this ICR. Changes in Estimates: There is no change of the 2,405 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared to the ICR currently approved by OMB. This is a continuation of states revising or updating their state programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73575 practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The 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. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: In order for a State to obtain final authorization for a State hazardous waste program or to revise its previously authorized program, it must submit an official application to the EPA Regional office for approval. The purpose of the application is to enable the EPA to properly determine whether the State’s program meets the requirements of § 3006 of RCRA. A State with an approved program may voluntarily transfer program responsibilities to EPA by notifying the EPA of the proposed transfer, as required by section 271.23. Further, the EPA may withdraw a State’s authorized program under section 271.23. State program revision may be necessary when the controlling Federal or State statutory or regulatory authority is modified or supplemented. In the event that the State is revising its program by adopting new Federal requirements, the State shall prepare and submit modified revisions of the program description, Attorney General’s statement, Memorandum of Agreement, or such other documents as the EPA determines to be necessary. The State shall inform the EPA of any proposed modifications to its basic statutory or regulatory authority in accordance with section 271.21. If a State is proposing to transfer all or any part of any program from the approved State agency to any other agency, it must notify the EPA in accordance with section 271.21 and submit revised organizational charts as required under section 271.6, in accordance with section 271.21. These paperwork requirements are mandatory under § 3006(a). The EPA will use the information submitted by the State in order to determine whether the State’s program meets the statutory and E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2014-0839; FRL-9920-38-OSWER]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid 
Waste Landfills and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units 
That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Hazardous 
Waste

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``State Program 
Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and 
Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units that Receive 
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous 
Waste.'' (EPA ICR No. 1608.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0152) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before 
doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of 
the proposed information collection as described below. This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through 
April 30, 2015. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is 
not required to respond to a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 9, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2014-0839, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to rcra-docket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    EPA's policy is that 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 (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Dufficy, Materials Recovery and 
Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation and 
Recovery, mail code 5304P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-308-
9037; fax number: 703-308-8686; email address: Dufficy.craig@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The 
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. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal 
Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: Section 4010(c) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (RCRA) of 1976 requires that the EPA revise the landfill criteria 
promulgated under paragraph (1) of Section 4004(a) and Section 
1008(a)(3). Section 4005(c) of RCRA, as amended by the Hazardous Solid 
Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984, requires states to develop and 
implement permit programs to ensure that MSWLFs and non-municipal, non-
hazardous waste disposal units that receive household hazardous waste 
or CESQG hazardous waste are in compliance with the revised criteria 
for the design and operation of non-municipal, non-hazardous waste 
disposal units under 40 CFR part 257, subpart B and MSWLFs under 40 CFR 
part 258. (40 CFR part 257, subpart B and 40 CFR part 258 are 
henceforth referred to as the ``revised federal criteria''). Section 
4005(c) of RCRA further mandates the EPA Administrator to determine the 
adequacy of state permit programs to ensure owner and/or operator 
compliance with the revised federal criteria. A state program that is 
deemed adequate to ensure compliance may afford flexibility to owners 
or operators in the approaches they use to meet federal requirements, 
significantly reducing the burden associated with compliance.
    In response to the statutory requirement in Sec.  4005(c), the EPA 
developed 40 CFR part 239, commonly referred to as the State 
Implementation Rule (SIR). The SIR describes the state application, the 
EPA review procedures and defines the elements of an adequate state 
permit program.
    The collection of information from the state during the permit 
program adequacy determination process allows the EPA to evaluate 
whether a program for which approval is requested is appropriate in 
structure and authority to ensure owner or operator compliance with the 
revised federal criteria. The SIR does not require the use of a 
particular application form. Section 239.3 of the SIR, however, 
requires that all state applications contain the following five 
components:
    (1) A transmittal letter requesting permit program approval.
    (2) A narrative description of the state permit program, including 
a demonstration that the state's standards for non-municipal, non-
hazardous waste disposal units that receive CESQG hazardous waste are 
technically comparable to the Part 257, Subpart B criteria and/or that 
its MSWLF standards are technically comparable to the Part 258 
criteria.
    (3) A legal certification demonstrating that the state has the 
authority to carry out the program.
    (4) Copies of state laws, regulations, and guidance that the state 
believes demonstrate program adequacy.
    (5) Copies of relevant state-tribal agreements if the state has 
negotiated

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with a tribe for the implementation of a permit program for non-
municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal units that receive CESQG 
hazardous waste and/or MSWLFs on tribal lands.
    The EPA Administrator has delegated the authority to make 
determinations of adequacy, as contained in the statute, to the EPA 
Regional Administrator. The appropriate EPA Regional Office, therefore, 
will use the information provided by each state to determine whether 
the state's permit program satisfies the statutory test reflected in 
the requirements of 40 CFR part 239. In all cases, the information will 
be analyzed to determine the adequacy of the state's permit program for 
ensuring compliance with the federal revised criteria.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are States.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA Sec.  4005(c)).
    Estimated number of respondents: 12.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 2,405 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $128,268 (per year) All costs are labor 
costs, there are no capital/start-up or O&M costs associated with this 
ICR.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change of the 2,405 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared to the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This is a continuation of states revising or updating 
their state programs.

    Dated: November 25, 2014.
Barnes Johnson,
Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
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