[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43214-43215]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18875]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 271 and 272

[EPA-R06-RCRA-2016-0680; FRL-9966-54-Region 6]


Arkansas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and 
Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: During a review of Arkansas' regulations, the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) identified a variety of State-initiated changes 
to Arkansas' hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. The EPA proposes to authorize the 
State for the program changes. In addition, the EPA proposes to codify 
in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management 
Programs'', Arkansas' authorized hazardous waste program. The EPA will 
incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that 
the EPA will enforce under RCRA. The purpose of this Federal Register 
document is to codify Arkansas' base hazardous waste management program 
and its revisions to that program.

DATES: Send written comments by October 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit any comments identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R06-
RCRA-2016-0680 by one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: patterson.alima@epa.gov.
    3. Mail: Alima Patterson, Region 6, Regional Authorization 
Coordinator, RCRA Permit Section (RPM), Multimedia Division, EPA Region 
6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
    4. Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to Alima 
Patterson, Region 6, Regional Authorization Coordinator, RCRA Permit 
Section (RPM), Multimedia Division, EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R06-RCRA-
2016-0680. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be available online at 
http://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 Confidential Business Information (CBI) or otherwise 
protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The Federal 
http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means the 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 the EPA without going through http://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, the 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 the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the 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. You can view and copy the documents that form the 
basis for this authorization and codification and associated publicly 
available materials from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 
at the following location: EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 
Texas 75202-2733, phone number: (214) 665-8533. Interested persons 
wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the 
office at least two weeks in advance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alima Patterson, Region 6, Regional 
Authorization Coordinator, RCRA Permit Section (6MM-RP), Multimedia 
Division, EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 
75202-2733, phone number: (214) 665-8533, mail address: 
patterson.alima@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EPA has already provided notices and 
opportunity for comments on the Agency's decisions to codify the 
Arkansas program, and the EPA is not now reopening the decisions, nor 
requesting comments, on the Arkansas authorization program. In the 
``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, the EPA is 
authorizing the State-initiated changes to the Arkansas

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program, in addition to codifying and incorporating by reference the 
State's hazardous waste program as a direct final rule because we 
believe these actions are not controversial and do not expect comments 
that oppose them. We have explained the reasons for this authorization 
and incorporation by reference in the preamble to the direct final 
rule. Unless we receive written comments which oppose the authorization 
in this codification document during the comment period, the direct 
final rule will become effective 60 days after publication and we will 
not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that 
oppose the authorization, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it 
will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a 
later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another 
opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you 
must do so at this time.
    For additional information, please see the direct final rule 
published in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal 
Register.

    Authority:  This rule is issued under the authority of Sections 
2002(a), 3006, and 7004(b) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as 
amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912(a), 6926, and 6974(b).

    Dated: July 27, 2017.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2017-18875 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]
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