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Montana: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule.


Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Montana's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. The EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also proposes to codify the EPA's approval of Montana's State program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State's statutes and regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The EPA continues to retain its inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions in the State of Montana.


Send written comments by September 16, 2019.


Submit your comments by one of the following methods:

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

2. Email:

3. Mail: Theresa Martella, Region 8, Environmental Scientist, RCRA Branch, (8LCR-RC), Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129.

4. Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to Theresa Martella, Region 8, Environmental Scientist, RCRA Branch, (8LCR-RC), Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R08-UST-2018-0827. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be available online at, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through or email. The federal website is an “anonymous access” system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

You can view and copy the documents that form the basis for this action and associated publicly available materials from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following location: EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129, phone number (303) 312-6329. Interested persons wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the office at least two days in advance.

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Theresa Martella, Region 8, Environmental Scientist, RCRA Branch, (8LCR-RC), Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129, phone number (303) 312-6329, email address:

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For additional information, see the direct final rule published in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this issue of the Federal Register.

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Authority: This rule is issued under the authority of sections 2002(a), 9004, and 7004(b) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912, 6991c, 6991d, and 6991e.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 282

  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Hazardous substances
  • Incorporation by reference
  • State program approval, and Underground storage tanks
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Dated: August 7, 2019.

Gregory Sopkin,

Regional Administrator, EPA Region 8.

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[FR Doc. 2019-17407 Filed 8-14-19; 8:45 am]