[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 19 (Friday, January 30, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 5633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2035]

[[Page 5633]]



40 CFR Parts 260, 261, 264, 265, 268, 270 and 273

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2007-0932; FRL-8769-7]
RIN 2050-AG39

Amendment to the Universal Waste Rule: Addition of 
Pharmaceuticals; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the extension of the comment period until 
March 4, 2009, on the proposed rule entitled, Amendment to the 
Universal Waste Rule: Addition of Pharmaceuticals published on December 
2, 2008. The Agency is soliciting comments as described in that 
document on the proposed addition of hazardous pharmaceutical wastes to 
the federal universal waste program.

DATES: The comment period for this proposed rule is extended from the 
original closing date of February 2, 2009, to March 4, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2007-0932, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected].
     Fax: 202-566-9744.
     Mail: RCRA Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. In 
addition, please mail a copy of your comments on the information 
collection provisions to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attn: Desk Officer for 
EPA, 725 17th St., NW., Washington, DC 20503.
     Hand Delivery: EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are 
only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and 
special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2007-0932. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available on-line 
at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov {or e-mail{time} . The http://www.regulations.gov 
Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not 
know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA 
without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address 
will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that 
is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If 
you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your 
name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with 
any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. 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, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the RCRA Docket, EPA/
DC, EPA West, 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: Lisa Lauer, Office of Resource 
Conservation and Recovery (5304P), Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 
(703) 308-7418; fax number: (703) 605-0595; e-mail address 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is extending the comment period by 30 
days in response to requests from the Northeast Waste Management 
Officials' Association, Waste Management, Pharmecology[supreg] 
Associates, LLC, Healthcare Distribution Management Association, Clean 
Harbors Environmental Services and the Environmental Technology Council 
for more time to submit comments on the proposed rule, which was 
published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2008 (73 FR 73520). 
Therefore, the public comment period will now close on March 4, 2009.
    This notice has been developed by the Office of Resource 
Conservation and Recovery. EPA's Office of Solid Waste was recently 
renamed the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. For further 
information, please see: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/basicinfo.htm.

List of Subjects

40 CFR Part 260

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Confidential business information, Hazardous waste, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 261

    Environmental protection, Hazardous waste, Recycling, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 264

    Environmental protection, Hazardous waste, Packaging and 
containers, Security measures, Surety bonds.

40 CFR Part 265

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Hazardous waste 
insurance, Packaging and containers, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Security measures, Surety bonds, Water supply.

40 CFR Part 268

    Environmental protection, Hazardous waste, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 270

    Environmental protection, Hazardous materials transportation, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 273

    Environmental protection, Hazardous materials transportation, 
Hazardous waste.

    Dated: January 26, 2009.
Matt Hale,
Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
[FR Doc. E9-2035 Filed 1-29-09; 8:45 am]