Alabama: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions, 16408 [2019-07922]

Download as PDF 16408 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Rules and Regulations ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 271 [EPA–R04–RCRA–2018–0529; FRL–9992– 49–Region 4] Alabama: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final authorization. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Alabama final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on December 10, 2018 and provided for public comment. The Agency received three comments in support of authorizing the Alabama program changes. These comments can be reviewed in the docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R04–RCRA– 2018–0529. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. DATES: This final authorization is effective April 19, 2019. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R04–RCRA–2018–0529. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov website. 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 electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey E. Baker, Materials and Waste Management Branch, RCR Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960; telephone number: (404) 562–8562; fax number: (404) 562–9964; email address: baker.audrey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES A. What changes to Alabama’s hazardous waste program is EPA authorizing with this action? Alabama submitted final complete program revision applications, dated November 2, 2016 and May 11, 2018, seeking authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program in accordance with 40 CFR 271.21. EPA now makes a final decision that Alabama’s hazardous waste program revisions that are being authorized are equivalent to, consistent with, and no less stringent than the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Federal program, and therefore satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final authorization. For a list of State rules being authorized with this Final Authorization, please see the proposed rule published in the December 10, 2018 Federal Register at 83 FR 63461. B. What is codification and is EPA codifying Alabama’s hazardous waste program as authorized in this rule? Codification is the process of placing citations and references to the State’s statutes and regulations that comprise the State’s authorized hazardous waste program into the Code of Federal Regulations. EPA does this by adding those citations and references to the authorized State rules in 40 CFR part 272. EPA is not codifying the authorization of Alabama’s revisions at this time. However, EPA reserves the ability to amend 40 CFR part 272, subpart B for the authorization of Alabama’s program changes at a later date. C. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final authorization revises Alabama’s authorized hazardous waste management program pursuant to Section 3006 of RCRA and imposes no requirements other than those currently imposed by State law. For further information on how this authorization complies with applicable executive orders and statutory provisions, please see the Proposed Rule published in the December 10, 2018 Federal Register at 83 FR 63461. The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this document and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). This final action will be effective April 19, 2019. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business information, Hazardous waste, Hazardous waste PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 transportation, Indian lands, Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: This action is issued under the authority of sections 2002(a), 3006, and 7004(b) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912(a), 6926, and 6974(b). Dated: March 30, 2019. Mary S. Walker, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4. 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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS, has determined that discontinuing the manufacturing, labeling, and sale of certain self-contained self-rescuer models is likely to result in a shortage of person-wearable large capacity escape respirators for underground coal miners who rely on these devices. In addition to removing the compliance deadline, HHS is also modifying regulatory language to clarify that post-approval testing of closed-circuit escape respirators may exclude human subject testing and environmental conditioning, at the discretion of NIOSH. DATES: This final rule is effective on May 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Weiss, Office of the Director, NIOSH; 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS:C– 48, Cincinnati, OH 45226; telephone SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APR1.SGM 19APR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 271

[EPA-R04-RCRA-2018-0529; FRL-9992-49-Region 4]


Alabama: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management 
Program Revisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final authorization.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Alabama 
final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under 
the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published 
a proposed rule on December 10, 2018 and provided for public comment. 
The Agency received three comments in support of authorizing the 
Alabama program changes. These comments can be reviewed in the docket 
for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R04-RCRA-2018-0529. No further 
opportunity for comment will be provided.

DATES: This final authorization is effective April 19, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R04-RCRA-2018-0529. All documents in the docket are 
listed on the http://www.regulations.gov website. 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 electronically through http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey E. Baker, Materials and Waste 
Management Branch, RCR Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-
8960; telephone number: (404) 562-8562; fax number: (404) 562-9964; 
email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. What changes to Alabama's hazardous waste program is EPA authorizing 
with this action?

    Alabama submitted final complete program revision applications, 
dated November 2, 2016 and May 11, 2018, seeking authorization of 
changes to its hazardous waste program in accordance with 40 CFR 
271.21. EPA now makes a final decision that Alabama's hazardous waste 
program revisions that are being authorized are equivalent to, 
consistent with, and no less stringent than the Federal program, and 
therefore satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for 
final authorization. For a list of State rules being authorized with 
this Final Authorization, please see the proposed rule published in the 
December 10, 2018 Federal Register at 83 FR 63461.

B. What is codification and is EPA codifying Alabama's hazardous waste 
program as authorized in this rule?

    Codification is the process of placing citations and references to 
the State's statutes and regulations that comprise the State's 
authorized hazardous waste program into the Code of Federal 
Regulations. EPA does this by adding those citations and references to 
the authorized State rules in 40 CFR part 272. EPA is not codifying the 
authorization of Alabama's revisions at this time. However, EPA 
reserves the ability to amend 40 CFR part 272, subpart B for the 
authorization of Alabama's program changes at a later date.

C. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final authorization revises Alabama's authorized hazardous 
waste management program pursuant to Section 3006 of RCRA and imposes 
no requirements other than those currently imposed by State law. For 
further information on how this authorization complies with applicable 
executive orders and statutory provisions, please see the Proposed Rule 
published in the December 10, 2018 Federal Register at 83 FR 63461. The 
Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the 
United States. EPA will submit a report containing this document and 
other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect 
until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This 
action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). This 
final action will be effective April 19, 2019.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Confidential business information, Hazardous waste, Hazardous waste 
transportation, Indian lands, Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Authority: This action is issued under the authority of sections 
2002(a), 3006, and 7004(b) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act as 
amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912(a), 6926, and 6974(b).

    Dated: March 30, 2019.
Mary S. Walker,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.
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