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Ohio: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

EPA is granting Ohio Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency published a proposed rule on August 11, 2005 at 70 FR 46799 and provided for public comment. The public comment period ended on September 12, 2005. We received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization.

DATES:

The final authorization will be effective on January 20, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA R-05-RCRA-2006-0032. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy as follows. You can view and copy Ohio's application from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following addresses: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Lazarus Government Center, 122 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, (mailing address P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216) contact Kit Arthur (614) 644-2932; and EPA Region 5, contact Gary Westefer at the following address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gary Westefer, Ohio Regulatory Specialist, U.S. EPA Region 5, DM-7J, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, at (312) 886-7450, or at westefer.gary@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On August 11, 2005, EPA published a proposed rule proposing to grant Ohio authorization for changes to its RCRA program, listed in Section F of that notice, which was subject to public comment. The public comment period ended September 12, 2005, additional comment time was provided through newspaper notices and comments were accepted through October 31, 2005. No comments were received. We hereby determine that Ohio's hazardous waste program revisions satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final authorization.

A. Why Are Revisions to State Programs Necessary?

States which have received final authorization from EPA under RCRA section 3006(b), 42 U.S.C. 6926(b), must maintain a hazardous waste program that is equivalent to, consistent with, and no less stringent than the Federal program. As the Federal program changes, States must change their programs and ask EPA to authorize the changes. Changes to State programs may be necessary when Federal or State statutory or regulatory authority is modified or when certain other changes occur. Most commonly, States must change their programs because of changes to EPA's regulations in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 124, 260 through 266, 268, 270, 273 and 279.

B. What Decisions Have We Made in This Rule?

We conclude that Ohio's application to revise its authorized program meets all of the statutory and regulatory requirements established by RCRA. Therefore, we propose to grant Ohio final authorization to operate its hazardous waste program with the changes described in the authorization application. Ohio has responsibility for permitting Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) within its borders (except in Indian Country) and for carrying out the aspects of the RCRA program described in its revised program application, subject to the limitations of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA). New Federal requirements and prohibitions imposed by Federal regulations that EPA promulgates under the authority of HSWA take effect in authorized States before they are authorized for the requirements. Thus, EPA will implement those requirements and prohibitions in Ohio, including issuing permits, until the State is granted authorization to do so.

C. What Is the Effect of Today's Authorization Decision?

This decision means that a facility in Ohio subject to RCRA will now have to comply with the authorized State requirements (listed in section F of this notice) instead of the equivalent Federal requirements in order to comply with RCRA. Ohio has enforcement responsibilities under its State hazardous waste program for violations of such program, but EPA retains its authority under RCRA sections 3007, 3008, 3013, and 7003, which include, among others, authority to:

  • Do inspections, and require monitoring, tests, analyses or reports;
  • Enforce RCRA requirements and suspend or revoke permits;
  • Take enforcement actions regardless of whether the State has taken its own actions.

This action does not impose additional requirements on the regulated community because the regulations for which Ohio is being authorized by today's action are already effective, and are not changed by today's action.

D. Proposed Rule

On August 11, 2005 (70 FR 46799), EPA published a proposed rule. In that rule we proposed granting authorization of changes to Ohio's hazardous waste program and opened our decision to public comment. The agency received no comments on this proposal. EPA found Ohio's RCRA program to be satisfactory.

E. What Has Ohio Previously Been Authorized for?

Ohio initially received final authorization on June 28, 1989, effective Start Printed Page 3221June 30, 1989 (54 FR 27170) to implement the RCRA hazardous waste management program. We granted authorization for changes to their program on April 8, 1991, effective June 7, 1991 (56 FR 14203) as corrected June 19, 1991, effective August 19, 1991 (56 FR 28088); July 27, 1995, effective September 25, 1995 (60 FR 38502); October 23, 1996, effective December 23, 1996 (61 FR 54950); and January 24, 2003, effective January 24, 2003 (68 FR 3429).

F. What Changes Are We Authorizing With Today's Action?

On October 18, 2004, Ohio submitted a final complete program revision application, seeking authorization of their changes in accordance with 40 CFR 271.21. We now make a final decision that Ohio's hazardous waste program revision satisfies all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final authorization. Therefore, we propose to grant Ohio final authorization for the following program changes:

Table 1.—Ohio's Analogs to the Federal Requirements

Description of Federal requirement (include checklist #, if relevant)Federal Register date and page (and/or RCRA statutory authority)Analogous State authority
Listing of Spent Pickle Liquor (K062), Correction 2, Checklist 26.2August 3, 1987, 52 FR 28697Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-51-32, Effective December 28, 1987.
Standards For Generators; Waste Minimization Certifications Checklist 32October 1, 1986, 51 FR 35190OAC 3745-52-20, Effective December 30, 1989.
HSWA Codification Rule 2; Permit Modification Checklist 44DDecember 1, 1987, 52 FR 45788OAC 3745-50-51, Effective June 15, 1992.
HSWA Codification Rule 2; Post-Closure Permits Checklist 44GDecember 1, 1987, 52 FR 45788OAC 3745-50-45, Effective September 2, 1997.
Land Disposal Restriction Amendments to First Third Scheduled Wastes (Technical Correction to Checklist 50) Checklist 62May 2, 1989, 54 FR 18836OAC 3745-270-40, Effective February 11, 1992, Renumbered from OAC 3745-59-40 on December 7, 2000.
Wood Preserving Listings Checklist 82December 6, 1990, 55 FR 50450OAC 3745-50-44; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-11; 3745-51-20; 3745-51-30; 3745-51-31; 3745-51-35; 3745-52-34; 3745-55-90; 3745-57-80; 3745-57-81; 3745-57-82; 3745-57-83; 3745-57-84; 3745-57-85; 3745-66-90; 3745-69-40; 3745-69-41; 3745-69-42; 3745-69-43; 3745-69-44; 3745-69-45, Effective September 2, 1997.
Wood Preserving Listing; Technical Correction Checklist 92July 1, 1991, 56 FR 30192OAC 3745-50-44; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-35; 3745-52-34; 3745-57-80; 3745-57-81; 3745-57-82; 3745-57-83; 3745-57-84; 3745-57-85; 3745-69-40; 3745-69-43, Effective September 2, 1997.
Land Disposal Restrictions for Electric Arc Furnace Dust (K061) Checklist 95June 8, 2000, 56 FR 41164OAC 3745-51-03; 3745-51-04; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-42, Effective February 14, 1995 and September 2, 1997.
Second Correction to the Third Land Disposal Restrictions Checklist 102March 6, 1992, 57 FR 8086OAC 3745-54-13; 3745-65-13; 3745-270-03; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-42, Effective December 7, 2000.
Hazardous Debris Case-by-Case Capacity Variance Checklist 103May 15, 1992, 57 FR 20766OAC 3745-270-35, Effective December 7, 2000.
Lead Bearing Hazardous Materials Case-by-Case Capacity Variance Checklist 106June 26, 1992, 57 FR 28628OAC 3745-270-35, Effective December 7, 2000.
Toxicity Characteristics Revision; Technical Corrections Checklist 108July 10, 1992, 57 FR 30657OAC 3745-51-04; 3745-68-011, Effective February 14, 1995 and September 2, 1997.
Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Listed Wastes and Hazardous Debris Checklist 109August 18, 1992, 57 FR 37194OAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-43; 3745-50-44; 3745-50-51; 3745-51-03; 3745-52-34; 3745-55-10; 3745-55-11; 3745-55-12; 3745-55-40; 3745-55-42; 3745-66-10; 3745-66-11; 3745-66-12; 3745-66-40; 3745-66-42; 3745-67-21; 3745-218-01; 3745-218-011; 3745-218-02; 3745-248-01; 3745-248-011; 3745-248-02; 3745-270-02; 3745-270-05; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-09; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-42; 3745-270-45; 3745-270-50, Effective December 7, 2000.
Recycled Used Oil Management Standards Checklist 112September 10, 1992, 57 FR 41566OAC 3745-50-10; 3745-51-03; 3745-51-05; 3745-51-06; 3745-279-01; 3745-279-10; 3745-279-11; 3745-279-12; 3745-279-20; 3745-279-21; 3745-279-22; 3745-279-23; 3745-279-24; 3745-279-30; 3745-279-31; 3745-279-32; 3745-279-40; 3745-279-41; 3745-279-42; 3745-279-43; 3745-279-44; 3745-279-45; 3745-279-46; 3745-279-47; 3745-279-50; 3745-279-51; 3745-279-52; 3745-279-53; 3745-279-54; 3745-279-55; 3745-279-56; 3745-279-57; 3745-279-58; 3745-279-59; 3745-279-60; 3745-279-61; 3745-279-62; 3745-279-63; 3745-279-64; 3745-279-65; 3745-279-66; 3745-279-67; 3745-279-70; 3745-279-71; 3745-279-72; 3745-279-73; 3745-279-74; 3745-279-75; 3745-279-80; 3745-279-81; 3745-279-82, Effective October 20, 1998.
Hazardous Soil Case-by-Case Capacity Variance Checklist 116October 20, 1992, 57 FR 47772OAC 3745-270-35, Effective December 7, 2000.
Mixture and Derived From Rules; Response to Court Remand Checklist 117AMarch 3, 1992, 57 FR 7628OAC 3745-51-03, Effective December 7, 2000.
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Mixture and Derived From Rules; Technical Correction Checklist 117A.1June 1, 1992, 57 FR 23062OAC 3745-51-03, Effective December 7, 2000.
Mixture and Derived From Rules; Final Rule Checklist 117A.2October 20, 1992, 57 FR 49278OAC 3745-51-03, Effective December 7, 2000.
Wood Preserving: Amendments to Listings and Technical Requirements Checklist 120December 24, 1992, 57 FR 61492OAC 3745-51-31; 3745-57-80; 3745-57-81; 3745-57-82; 3745-57-83; 3745-69-40; 3745-69-41; 3745-69-42; 3745-69-43, Effective September 2, 1997.
Recycled Used Oil Management Standards; Technical Amendments and Corrections Checklist 122 as Amended checklist 122.1May 3, 1993, 58 FR 26420 June 17, 1993, 58 FR 33341OAC 3745-51-04; 3745-51-05; 3745-54-01; 3745-65-01; 3745-279-01; 3745-279-10; 3745-279-11; 3745-279-12; 3745-279-21; 3745-279-22; 3745-279-23; 3745-279-40; 3745-279-42; 3745-279-43; 3745-279-45; 3745-279-51; 3745-279-52; 3745-279-54; 3745-279-60; 3745-279-62; 3745-279-64; 3745-279-70; 3745-279-72; 3745-279-73; 3745-279-74, Effective October 20, 1998.
Land Disposal Restrictions; Renewal of the Hazardous Waste Debris Case-by-Case Capacity Variance Checklist 123May 14, 1993, 58 FR 28506OAC 3745-270-35, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions for Ignitable and Corrosive Characteristic Wastes Whose Treatment Standards Were Vacated Checklist 124May 24, 1993, 58 FR 29860OAC 3745-50-51; 3745-54-01; 3745-65-01; 3745-270-01; 3745-270-02; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-09; 3745-270-37; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-42, Effective December 7, 2000.
Hazardous Waste Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards Checklist 130March 4, 1994, 59 FR 10550OAC 3745-279-01; 3745-279-10; 3745-279-20; 3745-279-41; 3745-279-44; 3745-279-46; 3745-279-53; 3745-279-63, Effective October 20, 1998.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Correction of Listing of P015-Berylium Powder Checklist 134June 20, 1994, 59 FR 31551OAC 3745-51-11; 3745-51-33; 3745-270-42, Effective September 2, 1997.
Standards for the Management of Specific Hazardous Wastes; Amendment to Subpart C-Recyclable Materials Used in a Manner Constituting Disposal; Final Rule Checklist 136August 24, 1994, 59 FR 43496OAC 3745-266-20; 3745-270-40, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase II-Universal Treatment Standards, and Treatment Standards for Organic Toxicity Characteristic Wastes and Newly Listed Waste Checklist 137 as amended Checklist 137.1September 19, 1994, 59 FR 47982 January 3, 1995, 60 FR 242OAC 3745-50-23; 3745-50-24; 3745-50-26; 3745-51-02; 3745-54-01; 3745-65-01; 3745-266-20; 3745-266-23; 3745-270-01; 3745-270-02; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-09; 3745-270-38; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-42; 3745-270-45; 3745-270-48; 3745-270-49, Effective December 7, 2000.
Universal Waste Rule; Administrative Requirements (Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulatory Program); Final Rule Checklist 142AMay 11, 1995, 60 FR 25492OAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-45; 3745-51-05; 3745-51-09; 3745-52-10; 3745-52-11; 3745-54-01; 3745-65-01; 3745-270-01; 3745-273-01; 3745-273-03; 3745-273-05; 3745-273-06; 3745-273-10; 3745-273-11; 3745-273-12; 3745-273-14; 3745-273-15; 3745-273-16; 3745-273-17; 3745-273-18; 3745-273-19; 3745-273-20; 3745-273-30; 3745-273-31; 3745-273-32; 3745-273-34; 3745-273-35; 3745-273-36; 3745-273-37; 3745-273-38; 3745-273-39; 3745-273-40; 3745-273-50; 3745-273-51; 3745-273-52; 3745-273-53; 3745-273-54; 3745-273-55; 3745-273-56; 3745-273-60; 3745-273-61; 3745-273-62; 3745-273-70, Effective September 2, 1997 and October 20, 1998.
Universal Waste Rule; Covered Batteries (Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulatory Program); Final Rule Checklist 142BMay 11, 1995, 60 FR 25492OAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-45; 3745-51-06; 3745-51-09; 3745-54-01; 3745-65-01; 3745-266-80; 3745-270-01; 3745-273-01; 3745-273-02; 3745-273-06; 3745-273-13; 3745-273-14; 3745-273-33; 3745-273-34, Effective September 2, 1997.
Universal Waste Rule; Covered Pesticides (Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulatory Program); Final Rule Checklist 142CMay 11, 1995, 60 FR 25492OAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-45; 3745-54-01; 3745-65-01; 3745-270-01; 3745-273-01; 3745-273-03; 3745-273-06; 3745-273-13; 3745-273-14; 3745-273-32; 3745-273-33; 3745-273-34, Effective September 2, 1997.
Universal Waste Rule; Covered Thermostats (Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulatory Program); Final Rule Checklist 142DMay 11, 1995, 60 FR 25492OAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-45; 3745-51-09; 3745-54-01; 3745-65-01; 3745-270-01; 3745-273-01; 3745-273-04; 3745-273-06; 3745-273-13; 3745-273-14; 3745-273-33; 3745-273-34, Effective September 2, 1997.
Universal Waste Rule; Petitions to Include Other Wastes (Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulatory Program); Final Rule Checklist 142EMay 11, 1995, 60 FR 25492OAC 3745-50-20; 3745-273-80; 3745-273-81, Effective September 2, 1997.
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Land Disposal Restrictions Phase III—Decharacterized Wastewaters, Carbamate Wastes, and Spent Potliners Checklist 151 as Amended, Checklist 151.1 as Amended, Checklist 151.2 as Amended, Checklist 151.3 as Amended, Checklist 151.4 as Amended, Checklist 151.5 as Amended, Checklist 151.6April 8, 1996; 61 FR 15566; April 8, 1996, 61 FR 15660; April 30, 1996, 61 FR 19117; June 28, 1996, 61 FR 33680; July 10, 1996, 61 FR 36419; August 26, 1996, 61 FR 43924; February 19, 1997, 62 FR 7502OAC 3745-270-01; 3745-270-02; 3745-270-03; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-09; 3745-270-39; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-42; 3745-270-44; 3745-270-48, Effective December 7, 2000.
Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Requirements for Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Programs Checklist 153July 1, 1996, 61 FR 34252OAC 3745-51-05, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase III Emergency Extension of the K088 Capacity Variance Checklist 155January 14, 1997, 62 FR 1992OAC 3745-270-39; Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV: Treatment Standards for Wood Preserving Wastes, Paperwork Reduction and Streamlining, Exemptions from RCRA for Certain Processed Materials; and Miscellaneous Hazardous Waste Provisions Checklist 157May 12, 1997; 62 FR 25998OAC 3745-51-01; 3745-51-02; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-06; 3745-270-01; 3745-270-04; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-09; 3745-270-30; 3745- 270-40; 3745-270-42; 3745-270-44; Effective December 7, 2000.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Carbamate Production, Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Land Disposal Restrictions Checklist 159June 17, 1997; 62 FR 32974OAC 3745-51-11; 3745-51-30; 3745-51-32; 3745-51-33; 3745-270-39; 3745-270-40, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase III—Emergency Extension of the K088 National Capacity Variance Checklist 160July 14, 1997, 62 FR 37694OAC 3745-270-39; Effective December 7, 2000.
Second Emergency Revision of the Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) Treatment Standards for Listed Hazardous Wastes From Carbamate Production Checklist 161August 28, 1997, 62 FR 45568OAC 3745-270-40; 3745-270-48, Effective December 7, 2000.
Clarification of Standards for Hazardous Waste LDR Treatment and Clarification Checklist 162December 5, 1997, 62 FR 64504OAC 3745-270-44 Effective December 7, 2000.
Recycled Used Oil Management Standards; Technical Correction and Clarification Checklist 166 as Amended Checklist 166.1May 6, 1998, 63 FR 24963 July 14, 1998, 63 FR 37780OAC 3745-51-05; 3745-51-06; 3745-270-10; 3745-270-22; 3745-270-45; 3745-270-54; 3745-270-64; 3745-270-74, December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV—Treatment Standards for Metal Wastes and Mineral Processing Wastes Checklist 167AMay 26, 1998, 63 FR 28556OAC 3745-270-02; 3745-270-03; 3745-270-34; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-48, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV—Hazardous Soils Treatment Standards and Exclusions Checklist 167BMay 26, 1998, 63 FR 28556OAC 3745-270-02; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-44; 3745-270-49, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV—Corrections Checklist 167C as amended Checklist 167C.1May 26, 1998, 63 FR 28556 June 8, 1998, 63 FR 31266OAC 3745-270-04; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-42; 3745-270-45; 3745-270-48, Effective December 7, 2000.
Mineral Processing Secondary Materials Exclusion Checklist 167DMay 26, 1998, 63 FR 28556OAC 3745-51-02; 3745-51-04, December 7, 2000.
Bevill Exclusion Revisions and Clarification Checklist 167EMay 26, 1998, 63 FR 28556OAC 3745-51-03; 3745-51-04, Effective December 7, 2000.
Exclusion of Recycle Wood Preserving Wastewaters Checklist 167FMay 26, 1998, 63 FR 28556OAC 3745-51-04, Effective December 7, 2000.
Petroleum Refining Process Wastes Checklist 169August 6, 1998, 63 FR 42110OAC 3745-51-03; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-06; 3745-51-30; 3745-51-31; 3745-51-32; 3745-270-35; 3745-270-40, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV; Zinc Micronutrient Fertilizers, Administrative Stay Checklist 170August 31, 1998, 63 FR 46332OAC 3745-270-40, Effective December 7, 2000.
Emergency Revisions of LDR Treatment Standards for Listed Hazardous Wastes from Carbamate Production Checklist 171September 4, 1998, 63 FR 47409OAC 3745-270-40; 3745-270-48, Effective December 7, 2000.
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Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV—Extension of Compliance Date Checklist 172September 9, 1998, 63 FR 48124OAC 3745-270-34, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Treatment Standards for Spent Potliners from Primary Aluminum Production (K088) Checklist 173September 24, 1998, 63 FR 51254OAC 3745-270-39; 3745-270-40, Effective December 7, 2000.
Petroleum Refining Process Wastes; Exemption for Leachate from Non-Hazardous Waste Landfills Checklist 178February 11, 1999, 64 FR 6806OAC 3745-51-04, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV—Technical Corrections and Clarifications to Treatment Standards Checklist 179May 11, 1999, 64 FR 25408OAC 3745-51-02; 3745-51-04; 3745-52-34; 3745-270-02; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-09; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-48; 3745-270-49, Effective December 7, 2000.
Land Disposal Restrictions; Wood Preserving Wastes, Metal Wastes, Zinc Micronutrients Fertilizer, etc.; Correction Checklist 183October 20, 1999, 64 FR 56469OAC 3745-51-32; 3745-52-34; 3745-270-07; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-49, Effective December 7, 2000.
Organobromine Production Wastes Checklist 185March 17, 2000, 65 FR 14472OAC 3745-51-11; 3745-51-30; 3745-51-32; 3745-51-33; 3745-270-40; 3745-270-48, Effective December 7, 2000.
Organobromine Production Wastes; Petroleum Refining Wastes; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Land Disposal Restrictions; Final Rule and Correcting Amendments Checklist 187June 8, 2000, 65 FR 36365OAC 3745-51-31, Effective December 7, 2000.
Sharing of Information with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Checklist SIJuly 15, 1985OAC 3745-49-031; 3745-50-30, Effective February 23, 1989 and December 30, 1989.

Table 2.—Equivalent State-Initiated Changes

Ohio amendmentDescription of changeSections affected and effective date
HB435HB435: permitting system, signed May 20, 1996OAC 3745-50-21; 3745-50-40; 3745-50-41; 3745-50-43; 3745-50-46; 3745-50-51; 3745-50-52. Effective July 14, 1997.
CL-UWHousekeeping: universal waste setOAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-11; 3745-50-221; 3745-50-33 (broader in scope, see set section G); 3745-50-44; 3745-50-45; 3745-50-62; 3745-51-03; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-06; 3745-51-11; 3745-51-21; 3745-51-22; 3745-51-23; 3745-51-24; 3745-51-30; 3745-51-31; 3745-51-35; 3745-52-11; 3745-52-34; 3745-52-41; 3745-52-54; 3745-54-01; 3745-54-13; 3745-54-73; 3745-54-97; 3745-54-98; 3745-55-41; 3745-55-43; 3745-55-45; 3745-55-47; 3745-55-51; 3745-55-92; 3745-55-97; 3745-55-98; 3745-57-14; 3745-57-16; 3745-58-70; 3745-65-01; 3745-65-73; 3745-65-90; 3745-65-91; 3745-66-14; 3745-66-43; 3745-66-45; 3745-66-47; 3745-66-94; 3745-66-98; 3745-67-73; 3745-68-14; 3745-68-16; 3745-69-06, Effective September 2, 1997.
HB647HB647: hazardous waste transporter registration change, rule changesOAC 3745-53-11, Effective September 2, 1997.
CL-UOHousekeeping: Used Oil SetOAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-34 (broader in scope, see section G); 3745-50-44; 3745-50-45; 3745-50-51; 3745-50-57; 3745-50-58; 3745-51-02; 3745-51-03; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-05; 3745-51-06; 3745-51-10; 3745-52-10; 3745-52-11; 3745-52-32; 3745-52-34; 3745-52-41; 3745-54-01; 3745-54-13; 3745-54-90; 3745-54-91; 3745-54-99; 3745-55-01; 3745-55-12; 3745-55-42; 3745-55-75; 3745-56-50; 3745-56-80; 3745-59-07; 3745-59-09; 3745-65-01; 3745-65-15; 3745-65-33; 3745-68-83, Effective October 20, 1998.
CT-BatteriesDC Circuit Court of Appeals decision on battery recyclers v. U.S. EPA (April 21, 2000); supercedes part of May 26, 1998 amendments to 40 CFR Part 261.2(c)(3) and Table 1, column 3 headingOAC 3745-51-02, Effective December 7, 2000.
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CL-LDR-1Housekeeping: LDRs plus setOAC 3745-49-031; 3745-50-10; 3745-50-11; 3745-50-311; 3745-50-40; 3745-50-43; 3745-50-44; 3745-50-45; 3745-50-48; 3745-50-50; 3745-50-51; 3745-50-57; 3745-50-314; 3745-51-01; 3745-51-02; 3745-51-03; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-05; 3745-51-06; 3745-51-07; 3745-51-08; 3745-51-09; 3745-51-20; 3745-52-10; 3745-52-11; 3745-52-34; 3745-52-41; 3745-52-54; 3745-52-70; 3745-53-12; 3745-54-01; 3745-54-03; 3745-54-11; 3745-54-12; 3745-54-13; 3745-54-14; 3745-54-16; 3745-54-17; 3745-54-18; 3745-54-73; 3745-54-74; 3745-54-77; 3745-55-011; 3745-55-10; 3745-55-11; 3745-55-12; 3745-55-40; 3745-55-42; 3745-55-43; 3745-55-45; 3745-55-51; 3745-55-71; 3745-55-75; 3745-55-93; 3745-55-98; 3745-56-29; 3745-56-30; 3745-56-56; 3745-56-81; 3745-57-12; 3745-57-14; 3745-57-16; 3745-57-83; 3745-58-30; 3745-58-32; 3745-58-33; 3745-58-40; 3745-58-45; 3745-58-46; 3745-58-60; 3745-58-70; 3745-65-01; 3745-65-12; 3745-65-13; 3745-65-14; 3745-65-16; 3745-65-17; 3745-65-52; 3745-65-56; 3745-65-73; 3745-65-74; 3745-65-76; 3745-66-10; 3745-66-11; 3745-66-12; 3745-66-13; 3745-66-18; 3745-66-19; 3745-66-40; 3745-66-41; 3745-66-43; 3745-66-45; 3745-66-71; 3745-66-91; 3745-66-93; 3745-66-98; 3745-66-992; 3745-67-21; 3745-67-29; 3745-67-56; 3745-67-81; 3745-68-12; 3745-68-16; 3745-68-52; 3745-273-01; 3745-273-03; 3745-273-13; 3745-273-17; 3745-273-33; 3745-273-37; 3745-273-54; 3745-273-60; 3745-279-01; 3745-279-10; 3745-279-11; 3745-279-12; 3745-279-22; 3745-279-40; 3745-279-44; 3745-279-45; 3745-279-52; 3745-279-53; 3745-279-54; 3745-279-56; 3745-279-57; 3745-279-59; 3745-279-63; 3745-279-64; 3745-279-65; 3745-279-74; 3745-279-81, Effective December 7, 2000.
J 5Consolidated rule review per 119.032-review date was October 30, 2001 (Year 5/All)OAC 3745-50-10; 3745-50-40; 3745-50-43; 3745-50-44; 3745-50-45; 3745-50-46; 3745-50-51; 3745-50-52; 3745-50-57; date 3745-50-58; 3745-50-62; 3745-51-02; 3745-51-03; 3745-51-04; 3745-51-05; 3745-52-11; 3745-52-20; 3745-52-34; 3745-52-41; 3745-54-01; 3745-54-10; 3745-54-13; 3745-54-56; 3745-54-70; 3745-54-73; 3745-54-75; 3745-54-76; 3745-54-77; 3745-54-90; 3745-54-91; 3745-54-97; 3745-54-98; 3745-54-99; 3745-55-01; 3745-55-12; 3745-55-17; 3745-55-18; 3745-55-42; 3745-55-44; 3745-55-75; 3745-56-28; 3745-56-50; 3745-56-80; 3745-56-81; 3745-57-02; 3745-58-33; 3745-58-45; 3745-65-01; 3745-65-15; 3745-65-33; 3745-65-54; 3745-65-56; 3745-65-75; 3745-65-92; 3745-65-93; 3745-66-12; 3745-66-20; 3745-66-42; 3745-66-44; 3745-66-74; 3745-67-76; 3745-68-10; 3745-270-04; 3745-270-06; 3745-270-42; 3745-279-01; 3745-279-42; 3745-279-51; 3745-279-62; 3745-279-73, Effective March 13, 2002.
Ohio Checklist 78.1Housekeeping: LDR Third ThirdOAC 3745-57-16; 3745-68-16; 3745-270-07. Effective February 11, 1992 and December 7, 2000.

Table 3.—Renumbering of Chapter 3745-59

[In CL-LDR-2, a state initiated change, Ohio has renumbered their Land Disposal Restrictions Regulations, effective December 7, 2000. These regulations were moved from OAC 3745-59 to OAC 3745-270 and are equivalent to 40 CFR part 268.]

Former Ohio Rule (rescinded)Current Ohio RuleFederal equivalent
OAC 3745-59-01OAC 3745-270-0140 CFR 268.1.
OAC 3745-59-02OAC 3745-270-0240 CFR 268.2.
OAC 3745-59-03OAC 3745-270-0340 CFR 268.3.
OAC-3745-59-04OAC 3745-270-0440 CFR 268.4.
OAC-3745-59-05OAC 3745-270-0540 CFR 268.5.
OAC-3745-59-06OAC 3745-270-0640 CFR 268.6.
OAC-3745-59-07OAC 3745-270-0740 CFR 268.7.
OAC-3745-59-09OAC 3745-270-0940 CFR 268.9.
OAC-3745-59-30OAC 3745-270-3040 CFR 268.30.
OAC-3745-59-31OAC 3745-270-3140 CFR 268.31.
OAC-3745-59-32Rescinded40 CFR 268.32*.
OAC-3745-59-33Rescinded40 CFR 268.33*.
OAC-3745-59-34OAC 3745-270-3440 CFR 268.34.
OAC-3745-59-35OAC 3745-270-3540 CFR 268.35.
OAC-3745-59-40OAC 3745-270-4040 CFR 268.40.
OAC-3745-59-41RescindedNone.
OAC-3745-59-42OAC 3745-270-4240 CFR 268.42.
OAC-3745-59-43RescindedNone.
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OAC-3745-59-44OAC 3745-270-4440 CFR 268.44.
OAC-3745-59-50OAC 3745-270-5040 CFR 268.50.
* These U.S. EPA rules have been rescinded and replaced by totally different rules.

U.S. EPA promulgated a new § 268.33 on November 8, 2000, Ohio has an effective rule for this new rule at OAC 3745-270-33 effective December 7, 2004. It will not be authorized in this action.

The tables that were Federal §§ 268.41 and 268.43 were moved into § 268.40. The recission of OAC 3745-59-41 and 3745-59-43 maintains Ohio's consistency with the Federal rule.

G. Where Are the Revised State Rules Different From the Federal Rules?

Ohio has excluded the non-delegable Federal requirements at 40 CFR 268.5, 268.6, 268.42(b), 268.44, and 270.3. EPA will continue to implement those requirements.

In this package, Ohio has also amended Broader in Scope provisions in State initiated changes HB 147 (OAC 3745-50-34), HB 215 biennium budget bill (OAC 3745-50-33, 3745-50-35), CL-UW (OAC 3745-50-33) and CL-UO (see State initiated changes above) (OAC 3745-50-34).

In Checklists 112, 137 and 169, Ohio is not requesting authorization for that portion covering 266.100 because they are not authorized for Boilers and Industrial Furnaces.

H. Who Handles Permits After the Authorization Takes Effect?

Ohio will issue permits for all the provisions for which it is authorized and will administer the permits it issues. EPA will continue to administer any RCRA hazardous waste permits or portions of permits which we issued prior to the effective date of this authorization until they expire or are terminated. We will not issue any more new permits or new portions of permits for the provisions listed in the Table above after the effective date of this authorization. EPA will continue to implement and issue permits for HSWA requirements for which Ohio is not yet authorized.

I. How Does Today's Action Affect Indian Country (18 U.S.C. 1151) in Ohio?

Ohio is not authorized to carry out its hazardous waste program in “Indian Country,” as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Indian Country includes:

1. All lands within the exterior boundaries of Indian reservations within the State of Ohio;

2. Any land held in trust by the U.S. for an Indian tribe; and

3. Any other land, whether on or off an Indian reservation that qualifies as Indian Country. Therefore, EPA retains the authority to implement and administer the RCRA program in Indian Country. However, at this time, there is no Indian Country within the State of Ohio.

J. What Is Codification and Is EPA Codifying Ohio's Hazardous Waste Program as Authorized in This Rule?

Codification is the process of placing the State's statutes and regulations that comprise the State's authorized hazardous waste program into the Code of Federal Regulations. We do this by referencing the authorized State rules in 40 CFR part 272. Ohio's rules, up to and including those revised January 4, 2001, have previously been codified through the incorporation-by-reference effective December 24, 2001 (66 FR 53728, October 24, 2001). We reserve the amendment of 40 CFR part 272, subpart KK for the codification of Ohio's program changes until a later date.

K. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

This rule only authorizes hazardous waste requirements pursuant to RCRA section 3006 and does not impose any requirements other than those imposed by State law (see Supplementary Information, Section A. Why are Revisions to State Programs Necessary?). Therefore this rule complies with applicable executive orders and statutory provisions as follows:

1. Executive Order 18266: Regulatory Planning Review

The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this rule from its review under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993).

2. Paperwork Reduction Act

This rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

3. Regulatory Flexibility Act

After considering the economic impacts of today's rule on small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), I certify that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

4. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Because this rule approves pre-existing requirements under state law and does not impose any additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4).

5. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) does not apply to this rule because it will not have federalism implications (i.e., substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government).

6. Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments

Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) does not apply to this rule because it will not have tribal implications (i.e., substantial direct effects on one or more Indian Tribes, or on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes.)

7. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health and Safety Risks

This rule is not subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant and it is not based on environmental health or safety risks. Start Printed Page 3227

8. Executive Order 13211: Actions That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

This rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001), because it is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866.

9. National Technology Transfer Advancement Act

EPA approves State programs as long as they meet criteria required by RCRA, so it would be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, in its review of a State program, to require the use of any particular voluntary consensus standard in place of another standard that meets requirements of RCRA. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply to this rule.

10. Executive Order 12988

As required by section 3 of Executive Order 12988 (61 FR 4729, February 7, 1996), in issuing this rule, EPA has taken the necessary steps to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguity, minimize potential litigation, and provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct.

11. Executive Order 12630: Evaluation of Risk and Avoidance of Unanticipated Takings

EPA has complied with Executive Order 12630 (53 FR 8859, March 15, 1988) by examining the takings implications of the rule in accordance with the Attorney General's Supplemental Guidelines for the Evaluation of Risk and Avoidance of Unanticipated Takings issued under the Executive Order.

12. Congressional Review Act

EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other information required by the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271

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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, 6974(b).

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Dated: December 23, 2005.

Gary Gulezian,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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