[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 69 (Thursday, April 10, 2014)]
[Pages 19905-19906]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08043]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0426; FRL-9909-36-OSWER]
RIN 2050-AG72

Hazardous Waste Management and the Retail Sector: Providing and 
Seeking Information on Practices To Enhance Effectiveness to the RCRA 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is 
extending the deadline for submitting written comments on the Notice of 
Data Availability (NODA) published on February 14, 2014. In response to 
stakeholder requests, EPA is extending the comment period to May 30, 

DATES: Comments on the issued NODA must be received on or before May 
30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments on the NODA, identified by Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0426, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-
     Mail: RCRA Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. 
Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0426. Please include a total 
of 2 copies.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver two copies of your comments to EPA 
Docket Center, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. 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 information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2012-0426. EPA's policy is that all comments

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received will be included in the public docket without change and may 
be made available on-line at 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 
www.regulations.gov or email. The 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 email comment directly to EPA without 
going through www.regulations.gov, your email 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/dockets/.
    For additional instructions on submitting comments, go to the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 
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 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: For further information regarding 
specific aspects of this notice, contact Jim O'Leary, Materials 
Recovery and Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation 
and Recovery, (5304P), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone (703) 308-
8827; fax number: 703-308-0514; email address [email protected].
    For more information on this action, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/waste/hazard/generation/retail.htm.


General Information

    On February 14, 2014, EPA published in the Federal Register a NODA 
inviting comment on information assembled by EPA, as well as soliciting 
additional information regarding the hazardous waste management 
practices of establishments in the retail sector (e.g., stores). This 
NODA also invited comment on specific issues and suggested questions 
that the retail industry had raised about challenges they face in 
complying with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 
hazardous waste policies, guidances and regulations.
    Today's action extends the deadline for submitting written comments 
on the NODA to May 30, 2014. This extension provides an additional 45 
days for the public to provide written comments. EPA received several 
requests for an extension of the comment period and this notice is the 
Agency's response to those persons who requested an extension of the 
comment period.

    Dated: April 3, 2014.
Mathy Stanislaus,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
[FR Doc. 2014-08043 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]