[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 2 (Tuesday, January 4, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 209-210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-28332]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 271

[EPA-R01-RCRA-2020-0175; FRL 8892-01-R1]


Massachusetts: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste 
Management Program Revisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: Massachusetts has applied to the EPA for final authorization 
of revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. The EPA proposes to 
grant final authorization to Massachusetts for these revisions by a 
direct final rule, which can be found in the ``Rules and Regulations'' 
section of this issue of the Federal Register. We have explained the 
reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the direct final 
rule. Unless the EPA receives written comments that oppose this 
authorization during the comment period, the direct final rule will 
become effective on the date it establishes, and the EPA will not take 
further action on this proposal.

DATES: Send your written comments by February 3, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01-
RCRA-2020-0175, at https://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or removed from www.regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any 
comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a 
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment 
and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA 
will generally not consider comments or comment contents located 
outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other 
file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full the 
EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia 
submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please 
visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Kinslow, RCRA Waste Management, 
UST, and Pesticides Section; Land, Chemicals, and Redevelopment 
Division; U.S. EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (Mail code 
07-1), Boston, MA 02109-3912; phone: 617-918-1648; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this issue of the Federal Register, the EPA is authorizing the 
revisions by a direct final rule. The EPA did not make a proposal prior 
to the direct final rule because we believe this action is not 
controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have 
explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble of the 
direct final rule. Unless the EPA receives adverse written comments 
that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the direct 
final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and the 
EPA will not take further action on this proposal. If the EPA receives 
comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the direct final 
rule, and it will not take effect. The EPA will then respond to public 
comments in a later final rule based on this

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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 issue of the Federal Register.

    Authority:  This proposed action 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, 6974(b).

Deb Szaro,
Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region I.
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