Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of Washington's request to revise/modify programs to allow electronic reporting for certain of their EPA-authorized programs under title 40 of the CFR.
EPA's approval is effective on August 13, 2009.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Evi Huffer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-1697, firstname.lastname@example.org, or David Schwarz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-1704, email@example.com.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. CROMERR establishes electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory alternative to paper reporting and establishes requirements to assure that electronic documents are as legally dependable as their paper counterparts. Subpart D of CROMERR, requires that State, tribal or local government agencies that receive, or wish to begin receiving, electronic reports under their EPA-authorized programs must apply to EPA for a revision or modification of those programs and get EPA approval. Subpart D provides standards for such approvals based on consideration of the electronic document receiving systems that the state, tribe, or local government will use to implement the electronic reporting. Additionally, in § 3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR part 3, subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and modifications to allow electronic reporting, to be used at the option of the state, tribe or local government in place of procedures available under existing program-specific authorization regulations. An application submitted under the subpart D procedures must show that the State, tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to implement the electronic reporting components of its authorized programs covered by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable subpart D requirements.
On October 10, 2008, the State of Washington Department of Ecology (WAECY) submitted an application for its enterprise-wide electronic document receiving system for revision or modification of multiple EPA-authorized programs under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed WAECY's request to revise/modify their EPA-authorized programs and, based on this review, EPA determined the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revisions/modifications set out in 40 CFR part 3, subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA's decision to approve Washington's request for revision/modification to certain of their authorized programs is being published in the Federal Register.
Specifically, EPA has approved WAECY's request for revisions/modifications to the following of their authorized programs to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR parts 51, 60-63, 70, 122-124, 144-147, and 280:
- Part 52—Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans;Start Printed Page 40817
- Part 61—National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants;
- Part 62—Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants;
- Part 63—National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants For Source Categories;
- Part 70—State Operating Permit Programs;
- Part 123—State Program Requirements (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Program);
- Part 147—State, Tribal, and EPA-administered Underground Injection Control Programs; and
- Part 282—Approved Underground Storage Tank Programs.
WAECY was notified of EPA's determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized programs listed above in a letter dated August 6, 2009.Start Signature
Dated: August 6, 2009.
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. E9-19463 Filed 8-12-09; 8:45 am]
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