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Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Washington

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Washington's request to revise/modify its Approved State Hazardous Waste Management EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.

DATES:

EPA's approval is effective August 13, 2015.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Karen Seeh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-1175, seeh.karen@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 obtain 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, § 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. Once an authorized program has EPA's approval to accept electronic documents under certain programs, CROMERR § 3.1000(a)(4) requires that the program keep EPA apprised of any changes to laws, policies, or the electronic document receiving systems that have the potential to affect the program's compliance with CROMERR § 3.2000.

On May 21, 2009, the Washington State Department of Ecology (ECY WA) submitted an amended application titled “Turbowaste.net” or revisions/modifications to its EPA-approved program under title 40 CFR to allow new electronic reporting Part 262, 264-265, and 270 program under title 40 CFR to allow new electronic reporting. EPA reviewed ECY WA's request to revise/modify its EPA-authorized Part 272—Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs and, based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revision/modification 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 to revise/modify its Part 272—Approved State Hazardous Waste Start Printed Page 48529Management to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR part 262, 264-265, and 270, is being published in the Federal Register.

ECY WA was notified of EPA's determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above.

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Matthew Leopard,

Director, Office of Information Collection.

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[FR Doc. 2015-19917 Filed 8-12-15; 8:45 am]

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