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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Final rule; Technical Correction.
On June 16, 2009, regulations to include State Response Programs and Tribal Response Programs under Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as among the Environmental Program Grants eligible for inclusion in a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) were published. Those final rules included technical errors which this action corrects.
This rule is effective on September 8, 2009.
The mailing address of the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., MC 5105T, Washington, DC 20460.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Virginia Fornillo, Office of Solid Waste Start Printed Page 46020and Emergency Response, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, at (202) 566-2770 (firstname.lastname@example.org), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460-0002, Mail Code 5105T.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
EPA's regulations implementing Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs) are found at 40 CFR 35.101, 40 CFR 35.130-35.138, 40 CFR 35.501 and 40 CFR 35.530-35.538. On June 16, 2009 (74 FR 28443) EPA published in the Federal Register a final rule that added State Response Programs Section CERCLA 128(a) under 40 CFR part 35 subpart A and Tribal Response Programs Section CERCLA 128(a) under 40 CFR part 35, subpart B as a PPG eligible grant programs. The rule also adds State Response Program and Tribal Response Program specific provisions to 40 CFR part 35, subparts A and B. This document corrects typographical errors in references contained in 40 CFR 35.133. Specifically, in 40 CFR 35.133, references are erroneously made to 40 CFR 35.100(b) rather than the correct citation, 40 CFR 35.101(a).
II. Administrative Procedure Act
The Administrative Procedure Act provides that matters relating to agency grants are not subject to prior notice and opportunity for comment, 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2). Therefore, EPA is issuing these technical corrections as final rules.
III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews
This final rule corrects a technical error and does not otherwise change the requirements in the final rule. As a technical correction, this action is not subject to the statutory and Executive Order review requirements. For information about the statutory and Executive Order review requirements as they related to the final rule, see Section III in the Federal Register of June 16, 2009.
IV. Congressional Review Act
The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the Agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to the publication of this final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 35
- Environmental protection
- Air pollution control
- Grant programs—environmental protection
- Grant programs—Indians
- Intergovernmental relations
- Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements
Dated: August 31, 2009.
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
EPA amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 35—STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE
Subpart A—[Amended]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 35, subpart A continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Section 35.133 is amended by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) Eligible programs. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the environmental programs eligible, in accordance with appropriation acts, for inclusion in a Performance Partnership Grant are listed in § 35.101(a)(2) through (17) and (20). (Funds available from the section 205(g) State Administration Grants program (§ 35.101(a)(18)) and the Water Quality Management Planning Grant program (§ 35.101(a)(19)) and funds awarded to States under State Response Program Grants (§ 35.101(a)(20)) to capitalize a revolving loan fund for Brownfield remediation or purchase insurance or develop a risk sharing pool, an indemnity pool, or insurance mechanism to provide financing for response actions may not be included in Performance Partnership Grants.)
[FR Doc. E9-21549 Filed 9-4-09; 8:45 am]
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