Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Wastes Between OECD Member Countries: Revisions to the List of OECD Member Countries, 37992-37994 [2015-16400]

Download as PDF 37992 § 257.53 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Definitions. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER * * * * * Active facility or active electric utilities or independent power producers means any facility subject to the requirements of this subpart that is in operation on October 19, 2015. An electric utility or independent power producer is in operation if it is generating electricity that is provided to electric power transmission systems or to electric power distribution systems on or after October 19, 2015. An off-site disposal facility is in operation if it is accepting or managing CCR on or after October 19, 2015. * * * * * Existing CCR landfill means a CCR landfill that receives CCR both before and after October 19, 2015, or for which construction commenced prior to October 19, 2015 and receives CCR on or after October 19, 2015. A CCR landfill has commenced construction if the owner or operator has obtained the federal, state, and local approvals or permits necessary to begin physical construction and a continuous on-site, physical construction program had begun prior to October 19, 2015. Existing CCR surface impoundment means a CCR surface impoundment that receives CCR both before and after October 19, 2015, or for which construction commenced prior to October 19, 2015 and receives CCR on or after October 19, 2015. A CCR surface impoundment has commenced construction if the owner or operator has obtained the federal, state, and local approvals or permits necessary to begin physical construction and a continuous on-site, physical construction program had begun prior to October 19, 2015. * * * * * Inactive CCR surface impoundment means a CCR surface impoundment that no longer receives CCR on or after October 19, 2015 and still contains both CCR and liquids on or after October 19, 2015. * * * * * Lateral expansion means a horizontal expansion of the waste boundaries of an existing CCR landfill or existing CCR surface impoundment made after October 19, 2015. * * * * * New CCR landfill means a CCR landfill or lateral expansion of a CCR landfill that first receives CCR or commences construction after October 19, 2015. A new CCR landfill has commenced construction if the owner or operator has obtained the federal, state, and local approvals or permits necessary to begin physical construction and a continuous on-site, physical VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:22 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 construction program had begun after October 19, 2015. Overfills are also considered new CCR landfills. New CCR surface impoundment means a CCR surface impoundment or lateral expansion of an existing or new CCR surface impoundment that first receives CCR or commences construction after October 19, 2015. A new CCR surface impoundment has commenced construction if the owner or operator has obtained the federal, state, and local approvals or permits necessary to begin physical construction and a continuous on-site, physical construction program had begun after October 19, 2015. * * * * * ■ 3. Section 257.83 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(3)(i) to read as follows: § 257.83 Inspection requirements for CCR surface impoundments. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) * * * (i) Existing CCR surface impoundments. The owner or operator of the CCR unit must complete the initial inspection required by paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section no later than January 19, 2016. * * * * * ■ 4. Section 257.84 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(3)(i) to read as follows: § 257.84 Inspection requirements for CCR landfills. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) * * * (i) Existing CCR landfills. The owner or operator of the CCR unit must complete the initial inspection required by paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section no later than January 19, 2016. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2015–15913 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 262 [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2005–0018; FRL–9929–93– OSWER] Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Wastes Between OECD Member Countries: Revisions to the List of OECD Member Countries Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is amending certain existing regulations that apply to the transboundary movement of hazardous waste among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Member countries as promulgated under the hazardous waste provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Specifically, EPA is updating the list of OECD member countries to add Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia. This amendment is necessary to accurately reflect the change in OECD Member countries that have implemented OECD Decision C(2001)107 and can trade hazardous wastes for recovery operations with other OECD countries under the procedure set forth in that Decision. DATES: This final rule is effective on July 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–RCRA–2005–0018. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the RCRA Docket is (202) 566–0270. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Swetland, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, (MC: 5304P), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Phone: 703–308–8421; or by email: swetland.karen@epa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action applies to all persons who export or import hazardous waste, export or import universal waste, or export spent lead-acid batteries destined for recovery operations in OECD Member countries, except for Mexico E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Member countries (including Canada and Mexico). That document was accurate and current at the time of publication; however, Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia have since joined the OECD and implemented OECD Decision C(2001)107. As an OECD Member country, the United States, is legally obligated to implement OECD Decisions Industry sector NAICS Code with respect to all OECD Member countries. Therefore, EPA is adding Utilities .................................. 221100 Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to update Petroleum and Coal Prodthe list of countries in 40 CFR part ucts Manufacturing ............ 324 262.58(a)(1). Chemical Manufacturing ....... 325100 Primary Metal Manufacturing 331 III. Why is this amendment issued as a Fabricated Metal Product final rule? Manufacturing ................... 332 Section 553 of the Administrative Machinery Manufacturing ..... 333 Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing ...... 334110 553(b)(3)(B), provides that, when an Electrical Equipment, AppliAgency for good cause finds that notice ance, and Component and public procedure are impracticable, Manufacturing ................... 335 unnecessary or contrary to the public Transportation Equipment interest, the Agency may issue a final Manufacturing ................... 336 rule without providing notice and an Miscellaneous Manufacturing 339900 Scrap and Waste Materials .. 423930 opportunity for public comment. EPA Material Recovery Facilities 562920 believes notice and an opportunity for comment on this amendment to § 262.58(a)(1) to reflect updates to the This list is not intended to be list of OECD Member countries would exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be be unnecessary, because the United States, as an OECD Member country, is affected by this action. Other types of legally obligated to implement OECD entities not listed in this section could Decision C(2001)107 with respect to all also be affected. The North American OECD Member countries, which now Industrial Classification System include the addition of Estonia, Israel (NAICS) codes have been provided to and Slovenia. Thus, EPA must amend assist you and others in determining its OECD regulations to add these three whether this action might apply to countries, and any public comment certain entities. If you have any would be unnecessary for these questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult particular amendments because EPA the person listed under the FOR FURTHER does not have any discretion as to which OECD countries its regulations INFORMATION CONTACT section of this must include. EPA finds that this document. situation constitutes good cause under 5 B. How can I get copies of this document U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B). and other related information? IV. Do any of the statutory and The current information is as follows: executive order reviews apply to this • Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–RCRA– action? 2005–0018. Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 51735, October 4, 1993) and Executive www.regulations.gov. Order 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, II. What does this amendment do? 2011), this action is not a ‘‘significant This amendment updates the list of regulatory action’’ and is therefore not OECD member countries that have subject to OMB review. Because this implemented OECD Decision action is not subject to notice and C(2001)107 and can trade hazardous comment requirements under the wastes for recovery operations with Administrative Procedure Act or any other OECD countries under the other statute, it is not subject to the procedure set forth in that Decision. On Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 January 8, 2010, EPA published a final et seq.) or Sections 202 and 205 of the rule in the Federal Register (75 FR Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1999 1236), revising Agency regulations (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104–4). In addition, including provisions on the this action does not significantly or transboundary movement of hazardous uniquely affect small governments. This waste for recovery operations among action does not create new binding legal OECD Member countries. In that final requirements that substantially and rule, EPA identified thirty OECD directly affect Tribes under Executive asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER and Canada. Any transboundary movement of hazardous wastes between the United States and either Mexico or Canada will continue to be governed (or addressed) by their respective bilateral agreements and applicable regulations. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:22 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37993 Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). This action does not have significant Federalism implications under Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). Because this final rule has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this final rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) or Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This final rule does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). This action does not involve technical standards; thus, the requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. A. Congressional Review Act This action is subject to the Congressional Review Act (CRA), and the EPA will submit a rule report to each House of Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. The CRA allows the issuing agency to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided by the CRA if the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and comment rulemaking procedures are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest (5 U.S.C. 808(2)). The EPA has made a good cause finding for this rule as discussed in Section III of the preamble, including the basis for that finding. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 262 Environmental protection, Exports, Hazardous materials transportation, Hazardous waste, Imports, Labeling, Packaging and containers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: June 22, 2015. Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. For the reasons stated in the preamble, title 40, chapter I of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 37994 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations PART 262—STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ■ 1. The authority citation for Part 262 continues to read as follows: [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2011–0524; FRL_9929–92– OSWER] Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6906, 6912, 6922– 6925, 6937, and 6938. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Revisions to Manifesting Regulations; Item Number 2. Amend § 262.58 by revising paragraph (a)(1) to read as follows: ■ § 262.58 40 CFR Part 761 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: International agreements. (a) * * * (1) For the purposes of subpart H, the designated OECD Member countries consist of Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2015–16400 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is issuing a technical amendment to correct references in the regulations to the item number for the Special Handling Instructions Box on the manifest form (EPA Form 8700–22). This document is being issued to amend the regulations by correcting these references. SUMMARY: This final rule is effective on July 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–RCRA–2011–0524. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. DATES: NAICS Code NAICS Description asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER Electric Power Distribution ............................................................ Transportation and Warehousing .................................................. Waste Management and Remediation Services .......................... This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this section could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should carefully examine the applicability provisions in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 761. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:22 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 221122 48–49 562 Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the RCRA Docket is (202) 566–0270. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Swetland, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, (MC: 5304P), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Phone: 703–308–8421; or by email: swetland.karen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action applies to generators, transporters, and designated facilities (off-site disposal and commercial storage facilities) managing PCB wastes. Potentially affected categories and entities include, but are not necessarily limited to: Examples of potentially affected entities Generators of PCB waste. Transportation of PCB waste. Facilities that manage PCB waste. B. How can I get copies of this document revising § 761.207(a)(1), (2), and (3) to and other related information? correctly identify the item number as 14. The current information is as follows: • Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–RCRA– III. Why is this correction issued as a 2011–0524. final rule? • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// Section 553 of the Administrative www.regulations.gov. Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. II. What does this correction do? 553(b)(3)(B), provides that, when an agency for good cause finds that notice This technical amendment is being and public procedure are impracticable, issued to correct the item number unnecessary or contrary to the public reference for the Special Handling interest, the agency may issue a final Instructions Box in 40 CFR part rule without providing notice and an 761.207(a)(1), (2), and (3). EPA opportunity for public comment. EPA published a document in the Federal has determined that there is good cause Register on September 6, 2012 (77 FR for making this technical amendment 54818), revising Agency regulations. final without prior proposal and That document incorrectly referenced Item 15 to identify the Special Handling opportunity for comment, because EPA Instructions box on EPA Form 8700–22. is merely correcting information that was referenced incorrectly in the This technical amendment is being previously published final rule. EPA issued to amend the final rule by PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 262

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2005-0018; FRL-9929-93-OSWER]


Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Wastes Between OECD Member 
Countries: Revisions to the List of OECD Member Countries

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) 
is amending certain existing regulations that apply to the 
transboundary movement of hazardous waste among the Organization for 
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Member countries as 
promulgated under the hazardous waste provisions of the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Specifically, EPA is updating the 
list of OECD member countries to add Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia. 
This amendment is necessary to accurately reflect the change in OECD 
Member countries that have implemented OECD Decision C(2001)107 and can 
trade hazardous wastes for recovery operations with other OECD 
countries under the procedure set forth in that Decision.

DATES: This final rule is effective on July 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2005-0018. All documents in the docket are listed on 
the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 
publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically through 
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, 
WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, 
DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the 
RCRA Docket is (202) 566-0270.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Swetland, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, (MC: 
5304P), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Phone: 
703-308-8421; or by email: swetland.karen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action applies to all persons who export or import hazardous 
waste, export or import universal waste, or export spent lead-acid 
batteries destined for recovery operations in OECD Member countries, 
except for Mexico

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and Canada. Any transboundary movement of hazardous wastes between the 
United States and either Mexico or Canada will continue to be governed 
(or addressed) by their respective bilateral agreements and applicable 
regulations. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not 
limited to:

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                     Industry sector                        NAICS Code
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Utilities...............................................          221100
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing...............             324
Chemical Manufacturing..................................          325100
Primary Metal Manufacturing.............................             331
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing..................             332
Machinery Manufacturing.................................             333
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing...........          334110
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component                       335
 Manufacturing..........................................
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing..................             336
Miscellaneous Manufacturing.............................          339900
Scrap and Waste Materials...............................          423930
Material Recovery Facilities............................          562920
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    This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this section could also 
be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in 
determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you 
have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a 
particular entity, consult the person listed under the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The current information is as follows:
     Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2005-0018.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

II. What does this amendment do?

    This amendment updates the list of OECD member countries that have 
implemented OECD Decision C(2001)107 and can trade hazardous wastes for 
recovery operations with other OECD countries under the procedure set 
forth in that Decision. On January 8, 2010, EPA published a final rule 
in the Federal Register (75 FR 1236), revising Agency regulations 
including provisions on the transboundary movement of hazardous waste 
for recovery operations among OECD Member countries. In that final 
rule, EPA identified thirty OECD Member countries (including Canada and 
Mexico). That document was accurate and current at the time of 
publication; however, Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia have since joined 
the OECD and implemented OECD Decision C(2001)107. As an OECD Member 
country, the United States, is legally obligated to implement OECD 
Decisions with respect to all OECD Member countries. Therefore, EPA is 
adding Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to update the list of countries in 
40 CFR part 262.58(a)(1).

III. Why is this amendment issued as a final rule?

    Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B), provides that, when an Agency for good cause finds that 
notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary 
to the public interest, the Agency may issue a final rule without 
providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. EPA believes 
notice and an opportunity for comment on this amendment to Sec.  
262.58(a)(1) to reflect updates to the list of OECD Member countries 
would be unnecessary, because the United States, as an OECD Member 
country, is legally obligated to implement OECD Decision C(2001)107 
with respect to all OECD Member countries, which now include the 
addition of Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Thus, EPA must amend its OECD 
regulations to add these three countries, and any public comment would 
be unnecessary for these particular amendments because EPA does not 
have any discretion as to which OECD countries its regulations must 
include. EPA finds that this situation constitutes good cause under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B).

IV. Do any of the statutory and executive order reviews apply to this 
action?

    Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 
Executive Order 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011), this action is 
not a ``significant regulatory action'' and is therefore not subject to 
OMB review. Because this action is not subject to notice and comment 
requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act or any other 
statute, it is not subject to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 
601 et seq.) or Sections 202 and 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act of 1999 (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104-4). In addition, this action does not 
significantly or uniquely affect small governments. This action does 
not create new binding legal requirements that substantially and 
directly affect Tribes under Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, 
November 9, 2000). This action does not have significant Federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 
1999). Because this final rule has been exempted from review under 
Executive Order 12866, this final rule is not subject to Executive 
Order 13211, entitled Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly 
Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) 
or Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from 
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 
1997). This final rule does not contain any information collections 
subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any special considerations 
under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income 
Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). This action does not 
involve technical standards; thus, the requirements of Section 12(d) of 
the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 
272 note) do not apply.

A. Congressional Review Act

    This action is subject to the Congressional Review Act (CRA), and 
the EPA will submit a rule report to each House of Congress and to the 
Comptroller General of the United States. The CRA allows the issuing 
agency to make a rule effective sooner than otherwise provided by the 
CRA if the agency makes a good cause finding that notice and comment 
rulemaking procedures are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the 
public interest (5 U.S.C. 808(2)). The EPA has made a good cause 
finding for this rule as discussed in Section III of the preamble, 
including the basis for that finding.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 262

    Environmental protection, Exports, Hazardous materials 
transportation, Hazardous waste, Imports, Labeling, Packaging and 
containers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: June 22, 2015.
Mathy Stanislaus,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, title 40, chapter I of the 
Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

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PART 262--STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

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1. The authority citation for Part 262 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6906, 6912, 6922-6925, 6937, and 6938.


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2. Amend Sec.  262.58 by revising paragraph (a)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  262.58  International agreements.

    (a) * * *
    (1) For the purposes of subpart H, the designated OECD Member 
countries consist of Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, 
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, 
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New 
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, the Slovak 
Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United 
Kingdom, and the United States.
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