Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Proposed rule and request for comment.
The EPA (also, “the Agency” in this preamble) proposes to grant final authorization to the hazardous waste program revisions submitted by the State of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) for its hazardous waste program revisions, specifically, revisions needed to meet the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Cluster VIII, and Waste Minimization rules which contains Federal rules promulgated between July 15, 1985 and July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998. In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register (FR), EPA is authorizing the State's program revisions as an immediate final rule without prior proposal because the EPA views this action as noncontroversial and anticipates no adverse comments. The Agency has explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule.
If the EPA does not receive adverse written comments, the immediate final rule will become effective and the Agency will not take further action on this proposal. If the EPA receives adverse written comments, a second Federal Register document will be published before the time the immediate final rule takes effect. The second document may withdraw the immediate final rule or identify the issues raised, respond to the comments and affirm that the immediate final rule will take effect as scheduled. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Written comments must be received on or before March 29, 2000.
Mail written comments to Alima Patterson, Region 6, Regional Authorization Coordinator, Grants and Authorization Section (6PD-G), Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division, at the address shown below. You can examine copies of the materials submitted by the State of Louisiana during normal business hours at the following locations: EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, (214) 665-6444 ; or Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, H.B. Garlock Building, 7290 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, (225) 765-0617.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Alima Patterson (214) 665-8533.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
For additional information, please see the immediate final rule published in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register.Start Signature
Dated: February 9, 2000.
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 00-4649 Filed 2-25-00; 8:45 am]
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