[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 3, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 26151-26152]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-09429]



40 CFR Part 271

[EPA-R09-RCRA-2021-0628; FRL-9760-01-R9]

Hawaii: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed action/decision/authorization.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
authorize changes to Hawaii's hazardous waste program under the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These changes were 
outlined in an application to the EPA and correspond to certain federal 
rules promulgated between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2020 (also known as 
RCRA Clusters XXV to XXVIII) and for authorization of state-initiated 
changes that are equivalent to or more stringent than the federal 
program. The EPA reviewed Hawaii's application and has determined that 
these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final 
authorization. Elsewhere, in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register, we are authorizing Hawaii for these changes as a 
direct final authorization without a prior proposed action. If we 
receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this 
proposed authorization.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 2, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to EPA, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-R09-RCRA-2021-0628, at https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments 
cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. 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. 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). The https://www.regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous 
access'' system, which means 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 EPA without going through https://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, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, 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.

[email protected], 415-942-3800.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document proposes to take action on 
Hawaii's changes to its hazardous waste management program under the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. We have 
published a direct final action authorizing these changes in the 
``Rules and Regulations'' section of this issue of the Federal Register 
because we view

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this as a noncontroversial action and anticipate no adverse comment. We 
have explained our reasons for this action in the preamble to the 
direct final authorization.
    If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action 
on this proposed rulemaking. If we receive adverse comment, we will 
withdraw the direct final authorization and it will not take effect. We 
would then address all public comments in a subsequent final action and 
base any further decision on the authorization of the state program 
changes after considering all comments received during the comment 
    We do not intend to institute a second comment period on this 
action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. 
For further information, please see the information provided in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document.

    Authority: This 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, and 6974(b).

    Dated: April 25, 2022.
Martha Guzman Aceves,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2022-09429 Filed 5-2-22; 8:45 am]