North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions, 54516-54517 [2019-22207]

Download as PDF 54516 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Lastly, the tolerance expression in paragraph (a) is modified to read as follows: ‘‘General. Tolerances are established for residues of the herbicide indaziflam, N-[(1R,2S)-2,3-dihydro-2,6dimethyl-1H-inden-1-yl]-6-(1fluoroethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the commodities in the following table. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified in the table below is to be determined by measuring only indaziflam and FDAT, 6-[(1R)-1-fluoroethyl]-1,3,5-triazine-2,4diamine, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of indaziflam, in or on the commodity.’’ VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action establishes and modifies tolerances under FFDCA section 408(d) in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this action has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this action 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), nor is it considered a regulatory action under Executive Order 13771, entitled ‘‘Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017). This action 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). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of a petition under FFDCA section 408(d), such as the tolerances in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), do not apply. This action directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this action alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 in the preemption provisions of FFDCA section 408(n)(4). As such, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this action. In addition, this action does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). VII. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule 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 of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: September 18, 2019. Michael Goodis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. Section 180.653(a) is amended as follows: ■ a. Revise the introductory text; and ■ b. In the table: ■ i. Add a heading for the table; ■ ii. Remove the entry for ‘‘Banana’’; ■ PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 iii. Add alphabetically the entries ‘‘Fruit, tropical and subtropical, edible peel, group 23’’ and ‘‘Fruit, tropical and subtropical, inedible peel, group 24’’; ■ iv. Remove the entry for ‘‘Fruit, tropical and subtropical, small fruit, edible peel, subgroup 23A’’; and ■ v. Remove footnote 2 to the table. The revision and additions read as follows: ■ § 180.653 Indaziflam; tolerances for residues. (a) General. Tolerances are established for residues of the herbicide indaziflam, N-[(1R,2S)-2,3-dihydro-2,6dimethyl-1H-inden-1-yl]-6-(1fluoroethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the commodities in the following table. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified in the following table is to be determined by measuring only indaziflam and FDAT, 6-[(1R)-1-fluoroethyl]-1,3,5-triazine-2,4diamine, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of indaziflam, in or on the commodity. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a) Parts per million Commodity * * * * * Fruit, tropical and subtropical, edible peel, group 23 .............. Fruit, tropical and subtropical, inedible peel, group 24 .............. * * * * * * * * 0.01 0.01 * * [FR Doc. 2019–21715 Filed 10–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 271 [EPA–R04–RCRA–2019–0425; FRL–10001– 05–Region 4] North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final authorization. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting North Carolina final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Rules and Regulations proposed rule on August 23, 2019, and provided for public comment. One comment was received in support of the EPA’s proposed authorization. The comment is addressed in this final authorization. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. DATES: This final authorization is effective October 10, 2019. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R04–RCRA–2019–0425. 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: Robin Billings, RCRA Programs and Cleanup Branch, Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960; telephone number: (404) 562–8515; fax number: (404) 562–9964; email address: billings.robin@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. What changes to North Carolina’s hazardous waste program is EPA authorizing with this action? On June 4, 2019, North Carolina formally requested authorization of changes to its hazardous waste management program in accordance with 40 CFR 271.21.1 EPA now makes a final decision that North Carolina’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 August 23, 2019 Federal Register at 84 FR 44266. B. What comments were received on North Carolina’s proposed authorization and how is EPA responding to these comments? EPA received one comment from a private citizen (‘‘Commenter’’) on its 1 North Carolina’s complete program revision application is comprised of its January 4, 2019 submittal, as amended by its June 4, 2019 submittal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 August 23, 2019 proposed authorization of North Carolina’s hazardous waste program revisions. The comment is provided in the docket for this final action. See Docket ID No. EPA–R04– RCRA–2019–0425 at www.regulations.gov. A summary of the comment and EPA’s response is provided below. Comment: The Commenter supports North Carolina’s program revisions and contends that the proposed State requirements should be authorized by the EPA so long as they are ‘‘up to code’’ with Federal requirements. The Commenter states that all of the State’s proposed amendments should be authorized as long as they are ‘‘equally stringent or more stringent than the Federal standards.’’ Response: As discussed in EPA’s August 23, 2019 proposed rule (84 FR 44266), the amendments for which the State is seeking authorization are already effective and enforceable as a matter of State law. The effect of EPA’s authorization decision is to make these changes part of the federally authorized State hazardous waste program and therefore federally enforceable. North Carolina will continue to have primary enforcement authority and responsibility for its State hazardous waste program within the State of North Carolina. EPA has reviewed all of North Carolina’s changes and determined that they are equivalent to, consistent with, and no less stringent than the Federal program. As discussed in Section G of the proposed rule, EPA has also concluded that some provisions of North Carolina’s amended regulation are more stringent than the Federal program. These more stringent requirements will also become part of the federally enforceable RCRA program in North Carolina. With this final authorization, EPA continues to support and is proceeding with Federal authorization of North Carolina’s program revisions. C. What is codification and is EPA codifying North Carolina’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 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54517 272. EPA is not codifying the authorization of North Carolina’s revisions at this time. However, EPA reserves the ability to amend 40 CFR part 272, subpart II, for the authorization of North Carolina’s program changes at a later date. D. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final authorization revises North Carolina’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 August 23, 2019 Federal Register at 84 FR 44266. 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 October 10, 2019. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business information, Hazardous waste, Hazardous waste transportation, 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: September 30, 2019. Mary S. Walker, Regional Administrator, Region 4. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 197 (Thursday, October 10, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 54516-54517]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 271

[EPA-R04-RCRA-2019-0425; FRL-10001-05-Region 4]


North Carolina: 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 North 
Carolina final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program 
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency 
published a

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proposed rule on August 23, 2019, and provided for public comment. One 
comment was received in support of the EPA's proposed authorization. 
The comment is addressed in this final authorization. No further 
opportunity for comment will be provided.

DATES: This final authorization is effective October 10, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R04-RCRA-2019-0425. 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: Robin Billings, RCRA Programs and 
Cleanup Branch, Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 
Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960; telephone number: (404) 
562-8515; fax number: (404) 562-9964; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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

    On June 4, 2019, North Carolina formally requested authorization of 
changes to its hazardous waste management program in accordance with 40 
CFR 271.21.\1\ EPA now makes a final decision that North Carolina'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 August 23, 2019 Federal Register at 84 FR 44266.
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    \1\ North Carolina's complete program revision application is 
comprised of its January 4, 2019 submittal, as amended by its June 
4, 2019 submittal.
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B. What comments were received on North Carolina's proposed 
authorization and how is EPA responding to these comments?

    EPA received one comment from a private citizen (``Commenter'') on 
its August 23, 2019 proposed authorization of North Carolina's 
hazardous waste program revisions. The comment is provided in the 
docket for this final action. See Docket ID No. EPA-R04-RCRA-2019-0425 
at www.regulations.gov. A summary of the comment and EPA's response is 
provided below.
    Comment: The Commenter supports North Carolina's program revisions 
and contends that the proposed State requirements should be authorized 
by the EPA so long as they are ``up to code'' with Federal 
requirements. The Commenter states that all of the State's proposed 
amendments should be authorized as long as they are ``equally stringent 
or more stringent than the Federal standards.''
    Response: As discussed in EPA's August 23, 2019 proposed rule (84 
FR 44266), the amendments for which the State is seeking authorization 
are already effective and enforceable as a matter of State law. The 
effect of EPA's authorization decision is to make these changes part of 
the federally authorized State hazardous waste program and therefore 
federally enforceable. North Carolina will continue to have primary 
enforcement authority and responsibility for its State hazardous waste 
program within the State of North Carolina. EPA has reviewed all of 
North Carolina's changes and determined that they are equivalent to, 
consistent with, and no less stringent than the Federal program. As 
discussed in Section G of the proposed rule, EPA has also concluded 
that some provisions of North Carolina's amended regulation are more 
stringent than the Federal program. These more stringent requirements 
will also become part of the federally enforceable RCRA program in 
North Carolina. With this final authorization, EPA continues to support 
and is proceeding with Federal authorization of North Carolina's 
program revisions.

C. What is codification and is EPA codifying North Carolina'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 North Carolina's revisions at this time. However, EPA 
reserves the ability to amend 40 CFR part 272, subpart II, for the 
authorization of North Carolina's program changes at a later date.

D. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final authorization revises North Carolina'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 August 23, 2019 Federal Register at 84 
FR 44266. 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 October 10, 2019.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Confidential business information, Hazardous waste, Hazardous waste 
transportation, 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: September 30, 2019.
 Mary S. Walker,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.
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