[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 153 (Friday, August 8, 2014)]
[Page 46438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18824]




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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


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

DATES: EPA's approval is effective August 8, 2014.

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) 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 October 15, 2013, the Arkansas Department of Environmental 
Quality (ADEQ) submitted an application titled ``Arkansas Department of 
Environmental Quality Electronic Portal System'' for revisions/
modifications of its EPA-authorized programs under title 40 CFR. EPA 
reviewed ADEQ'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 Arkansas' request 
to revise/modify its following EPA-authorized programs to allow 
electronic reporting under 40 CFR parts 51, 70-71, 122, 144, 146, 262, 
264-265, 270-271, and 279 is being published in the Federal Register:

Part 52--Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans;
Part 70--State Operating Permit Programs;
Part 123--EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant 
Discharge Elimination System;
Part 147--State Underground Injection Control Programs; and
Part 272--Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs.

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

    Dated: July 30, 2014.
Matthew Leopard,
Acting Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2014-18824 Filed 8-7-14; 8:45 am]