[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14034-14035]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05391]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9907-72-OA]


Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision 
Approval, State of New Jersey

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of New 
Jersey's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized 
programs to allow electronic reporting.

DATES: EPA's approval is effective on March 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Seeh, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 
2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-
1175, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media 
Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR)

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was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as 
part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. CROMERR establishes electronic reporting 
as an acceptable regulatory alternative to paper reporting and 
establishes requirements to assure that electronic documents are as 
legally dependable as their paper counterparts. Subpart D of CROMERR 
requires that state, tribal or local government agencies that receive, 
or wish to begin receiving, electronic reports under their EPA-
authorized programs must apply to EPA for a revision or modification of 
those programs and obtain EPA approval. Subpart D provides standards 
for such approvals based on consideration of the electronic document 
receiving systems that the state, tribe, or local government will use 
to implement the electronic reporting. Additionally, Sec.  3.1000(b) 
through (e) of 40 CFR part 3, subpart D provides special procedures for 
program revisions and modifications to allow electronic reporting, to 
be used at the option of the state, tribe or local government in place 
of procedures available under existing program-specific authorization 
regulations. An application submitted under the subpart D procedures 
must show that the state, tribe or local government has sufficient 
legal authority to implement the electronic reporting components of the 
programs covered by the application and will use electronic document 
receiving systems that meet the applicable subpart D requirements.
    On January 14, 2010, the New Jersey Department of Environmental 
Protection (NJDEP) submitted an application titled ``Regulatory 
Services Portal (RSP)'' for revisions/modifications of its EPA-
authorized programs under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed NJDEP's request to 
revise/modify its EPA-authorized programs and, based on this review, 
EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of 
authorized program revisions/modifications set out in 40 CFR part 3, 
subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA's 
decision to approve New Jersey's request to revise/modify its following 
EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR 
parts 51 Subpart A, 51 Subpart I, 51 Subpart I, 70.5 and 70.6, 63.7480-
7575 and 63.11193-11237, 70.5 and 70.6, 70.6(a)(3)iii(A) & (c)5, 
122.21, 142.10(a-h), 171.1 et seq., 261-270 and 273, 262.56(a), 262.42, 
262.55, 264.72(b) and 265.72(b), 264.75, 270.11 and 270.42, 370, 372, 
and 403.12i., is being published in the Federal Register:

    Part 52--Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans
    Part 63--National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants for Source Categories
    Part 70--State Operating Permit Programs
    Part 123--EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
    Part 142--National Primary Drinking Water Regulations 
Implementation
    Part 171--Certification of Pesticide Applicators
    Part 257--Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal 
Facilities and Practices
    Part 262--Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste
    Part 272--Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs
    Part 370--Hazardous Chemical Reporting: Community Right-To-Know
    Part 372--Toxic Chemical Release Reporting: Community Right-To-
Know
    Part 403--General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New 
Source of Pollution

    NJDEP was notified of EPA's determination to approve its 
application with respect to the authorized programs listed above.

     Dated: March 4, 2014.
Jeffrey Wells,
Acting Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2014-05391 Filed 3-11-14; 8:45 am]
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