[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 210 (Thursday, October 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 64592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25857]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9918-66-OEI]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA's) approval of the State of Indiana's request to revise its 
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-
authorized program to allow electronic reporting.

DATES: EPA's approval is effective October 30, 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) 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 June 13, 2014, the Indiana Department of Environmental 
Management (IDEM) submitted an application titled ``Indiana Electronic 
Sample Entry Verify (eSE) System'' for revision of its EPA-authorized 
Part 142 program under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed IDEM's request to 
revise its EPA-authorized program and, based on this review, EPA 
determined that the application met the standards for approval of 
authorized program revision 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 Indiana's request to revise its Part 142--National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic 
reporting under 40 CFR part 141 is being published in the Federal 
Register. IDEM was notified of EPA's determination to approve its 
application with respect to the authorized program listed above.

    Dated: October 9, 2014.
Matthew Leopard,
Acting Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2014-25857 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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