Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Federal CCR Permit Program; Extension of Comment Period, 29878-29879 [2020-10582]

Download as PDF 29878 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 97 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 300 [REG–117138–17] RIN 1545–BP43 Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) User Fee Update; Hearing Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Proposed rule; notification of hearing. AGENCY: This document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations relating to the imposition of certain user fees on tax return preparers. The proposed regulations reduce the amount of the user fee to apply for or renew a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) and affect individuals who apply for or renew a PTIN. 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Franks, Branch Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration). [FR Doc. 2020–10772 Filed 5–15–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 22, 124, and 257 [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2019–0361; FRL–10009– 86–OLEM] RIN 2050–AH07 Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Federal CCR Permit Program; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is extending the comment period on EPA’s proposal to establish a Federal Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) permit program. The document announcing this proposal was published on February 20, 2020, and the public comment period was originally scheduled to end on April 20, 2020. In a document published on April 14, 2020, EPA extended the comment period 30 days, through May 20, 2020. In this document, EPA is extending the public comment period an additional 60 days, through July 19, 2020. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on February 20, 2020 (85 FR 9940), which was extended on April 14, 2020 (85 FR 20625), is further extended. Comments must be received on or before July 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2019–0361; Title: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities; Federal CCR Permit Program, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MYP1.SGM 19MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Proposed Rules instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epadockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Yonce, Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Mail code 5304P, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 308–8476; email address: yonce.stacey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In December 2016, Congress passed, and the President signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, amending section 4005 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The WIIN Act, among other things, requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to implement a Federal coal combustion residuals (CCR) permit program in Indian country and, subject to the availability of appropriations specifically provided to carry out a program, to implement a Federal CCR permit program in nonparticipating states. The Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 Omnibus Appropriations Acts provided appropriations to the EPA to develop and implement a Federal permit program for the regulation of CCR in nonparticipating states. The Agency is proposing to establish a Federal CCR permit program in accordance with the requirements of the WIIN Act. The EPA is proposing to establish requirements and procedures to issue Federal permits for disposal and other solid waste management of CCR in 40 CFR part 257, subpart E. The proposed permit requirements would include definitions, compliance VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 deadlines, application requirements, content and duration, and modification requirements and procedures. The EPA is also proposing to rely on the general administrative procedures applicable to several EPA permit programs. These procedures, which are found in 40 CFR parts 22 and 124, apply to all other RCRA permits, as well as to certain permits issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing to rely on these general procedures without substantive modification and is proposing only to modify provisions in parts 22 and 124 to the extent necessary to ensure they apply to the Federal CCR permit program. The document proposing to establish a Federal CCR permit program was published on February 20, 2020, and the comment period was scheduled to end on April 20, 2020. See 85 FR 9940. The comment period was then extended through May 20, 2020. See 85 FR 20625. Since publication of the document, Navajo Nation has requested an additional 60 days to review the proposal, develop and submit comments, and engage in governmentto-government consultation. After receiving the request from Navajo Nation and considering numerous requests received previously for additional time, EPA has decided to further extend the comment period to address the concerns that were raised. The comment period is extended until July 19, 2020. Dated: May 12, 2020. Peter Wright, Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management. [FR Doc. 2020–10582 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR PART 52 [EPA–R10–OAR–2019–0412; FRL–10008– 76–Region 10] Determination of Failure To Attain by the Attainment Date and Denial of Serious Area Attainment Date Extension Request; AK: Fairbanks North Star Borough 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Serious Nonattainment Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 29879 that the Fairbanks North Star Borough nonattainment area failed to attain the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) by the December 31, 2019 ‘‘Serious’’ area attainment date. This proposed determination is based on complete, quality-assured and certified PM2.5 monitoring data for 2017–2019. The EPA is also proposing to deny the State’s request for an extension of the Serious area attainment date for the Fairbanks North Star Borough nonattainment area. Upon finalization of these determinations, the State will be subject to further statutory and regulatory requirements for this area, including a new State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission meeting additional requirements that the State must submit by December 31, 2020. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R10– OAR–2019–0412, at https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Jentgen at (206) 553–0340, or jentgen.matthew@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document wherever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, it is intended to refer to the EPA. Table of Contents I. Summary of Proposal and Background II. Criteria for Determining Whether an Area Has Attained the 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 NAAQS E:\FR\FM\19MYP1.SGM 19MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 29878-29879]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10582]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 22, 124, and 257

[EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0361; FRL-10009-86-OLEM]
RIN 2050-AH07


Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal 
Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Federal CCR Permit 
Program; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is 
extending the comment period on EPA's proposal to establish a Federal 
Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) permit program. The document announcing 
this proposal was published on February 20, 2020, and the public 
comment period was originally scheduled to end on April 20, 2020. In a 
document published on April 14, 2020, EPA extended the comment period 
30 days, through May 20, 2020. In this document, EPA is extending the 
public comment period an additional 60 days, through July 19, 2020.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on February 
20, 2020 (85 FR 9940), which was extended on April 14, 2020 (85 FR 
20625), is further extended. Comments must be received on or before 
July 19, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OLEM-2019-0361; Title: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: 
Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities; Federal 
CCR Permit Program, at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online

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instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any 
comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute 
Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a 
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment 
and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will 
generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of 
the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud or other file sharing 
system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment 
policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general 
guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Yonce, Materials Recovery and 
Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation and 
Recovery, Mail code 5304P, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 
308-8476; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In December 2016, Congress passed, and the 
President signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation 
(WIIN) Act, amending section 4005 of the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act (RCRA). The WIIN Act, among other things, requires the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to implement a 
Federal coal combustion residuals (CCR) permit program in Indian 
country and, subject to the availability of appropriations specifically 
provided to carry out a program, to implement a Federal CCR permit 
program in nonparticipating states. The Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 
Omnibus Appropriations Acts provided appropriations to the EPA to 
develop and implement a Federal permit program for the regulation of 
CCR in nonparticipating states.
    The Agency is proposing to establish a Federal CCR permit program 
in accordance with the requirements of the WIIN Act. The EPA is 
proposing to establish requirements and procedures to issue Federal 
permits for disposal and other solid waste management of CCR in 40 CFR 
part 257, subpart E. The proposed permit requirements would include 
definitions, compliance deadlines, application requirements, content 
and duration, and modification requirements and procedures.
    The EPA is also proposing to rely on the general administrative 
procedures applicable to several EPA permit programs. These procedures, 
which are found in 40 CFR parts 22 and 124, apply to all other RCRA 
permits, as well as to certain permits issued under the Clean Water Act 
(CWA), the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA). 
The EPA is proposing to rely on these general procedures without 
substantive modification and is proposing only to modify provisions in 
parts 22 and 124 to the extent necessary to ensure they apply to the 
Federal CCR permit program.
    The document proposing to establish a Federal CCR permit program 
was published on February 20, 2020, and the comment period was 
scheduled to end on April 20, 2020. See 85 FR 9940. The comment period 
was then extended through May 20, 2020. See 85 FR 20625. Since 
publication of the document, Navajo Nation has requested an additional 
60 days to review the proposal, develop and submit comments, and engage 
in government-to-government consultation. After receiving the request 
from Navajo Nation and considering numerous requests received 
previously for additional time, EPA has decided to further extend the 
comment period to address the concerns that were raised. The comment 
period is extended until July 19, 2020.

    Dated: May 12, 2020.
Peter Wright,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management.
[FR Doc. 2020-10582 Filed 5-18-20; 8:45 am]
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