Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of Arkansas's request to revise certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
EPA's approval is effective October 26, 2010.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, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.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. Under Subpart D of CROMERR, state, tribe 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 also 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 the programs covered by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable subpart D requirements.
On April 27, 2010, the State of Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ARDEQ) submitted an application for its Net Discharge Monitoring Report (NetDMR) electronic document receiving system for revision of its 40 CFR part 123—National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) State Program Requirements EPA-authorized program for electronic reporting of Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) information under 40 CFR part 122.
EPA has reviewed ARDEQ's request to revise its EPA-authorized program and, based on this review, EPA has determined that the application meets 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 Arkansas's request for revision to its 40 CFR part 123—NPDES State Program Requirements authorized program for electronic reporting of discharge monitoring report information is being published in the Federal Register.
ARDEQ was notified of EPA's determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above.Start Signature
Dated: October 19, 2010.
Andrew T. Battin,
Acting Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2010-27067 Filed 10-25-10; 8:45 am]
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