[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 123 (Monday, June 28, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 36609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15333]



40 CFR Parts 271 and 272

[EPA-R06-RCRA-2009-0708; FRL-9162-1]

Arkansas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and 
Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: During a review of Arkansas' regulations, the EPA identified a 
variety of State-initiated changes to Arkansas' hazardous waste program 
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), 
for which the State had not previously sought authorization. The EPA 
proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In addition, 
the EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State 
Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Arkansas' authorized hazardous 
waste program. The EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations 
that are authorized and that EPA will enforce under RCRA.

DATES: Send written comments by July 28, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Alima Patterson, Region 6, Regional 
Authorization Coordinator, (6PD-O), Multimedia Planning and Permitting 
Division, EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, 
phone number (214) 665-8533. You may also submit comments 
electronically or through hand delivery/courier; please follow the 
detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule 
which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alima Patterson, (214) 665-8533.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register, the EPA is authorizing the changes to the 
Arkansas program, and codifying and incorporating by reference the 
State's hazardous waste program as a direct final rule. The EPA did not 
make a proposal prior to the direct final rule because we believe these 
actions are not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose 
them. We have explained the reasons for this authorization and 
incorporation by reference in the preamble to the direct final rule. 
Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization and 
incorporation by reference during the comment period, the direct final 
rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not 
take further action on this proposal. If we get comments that oppose 
these actions, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not 
take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final 
rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for 
comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this 
    For additional information, please see the direct final rule 
published in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal 

    Dated: May 5, 2010.
Lawerence E. Starfield,
Regional Administrator, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2010-15333 Filed 6-25-10; 8:45 am]