[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 172 (Friday, September 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53513-53514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-22064]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9927-86-OEI]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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

DATES: EPA's approval is effective September 4, 2015.

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 July 23, 2015, the Hawaii Department of Health (HI DOH) 
submitted an application titled ``State & Local Emissions Inventory'' 
for revisions/modifications to its EPA-approved programs under title 40 
CFR to allow new electronic reporting. EPA reviewed HI DOH'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 Hawaii's request to revise/modify its following 
EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR 
parts 51, and 70 is being published in the Federal Register:

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    Part 52--Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; and
    Part 70--State Operating Permit Programs.
    HI DOH was notified of EPA's determination to approve its 
application with respect to the authorized programs listed above.

Matthew Leopard,
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2015-22064 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]
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