Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Illinois final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a Proposed Rule on July 30, 2020 and provided for public comment. No adverse comments were received on the proposed revisions. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
This final authorization is effective February 9, 2021.
The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R05-RCRA-2020-0275. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically through http://www.regulations.gov.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jean Gromnicki, Illinois Regulatory Specialist, U.S. EPA Region 5, LL-17J, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886-6162, email Gromnicki.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A. What changes to Illinois' hazardous waste program is EPA authorizing with this action?
On August 7, 2019, Illinois submitted a complete program revision application seeking authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program in accordance with 40 CFR 271.21. EPA published a Proposed Rule on July 30, 2020 and requested public comment. EPA received two comments which were generally supportive of this state authorization action. EPA now makes a final decision that Illinois' hazardous waste program revisions that are being authorized are equivalent to, consistent with, and no less stringent than the Federal program, and therefore satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final authorization. For a list of State rules being authorized with this Final Authorization, please see the Proposed Rule published in the July 30, 2020, Federal Register at 85 FR 45834.
B. What is codification and is EPA codifying the Illinois' hazardous waste program as authorized in this rule?
Codification is the process of placing citations and references to the State's statutes and regulations that comprise the State's authorized hazardous waste program into the Code of Federal Regulations. EPA does this by adding those citations and references to the authorized State rules in 40 CFR part 272. EPA is not codifying the authorization of Illinois' revisions at this time. However, EPA reserves the ability to amend 40 CFR part 272, subpart O for the authorization of Illinois' program changes at a later date.
C. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews
This final authorization revises Illinois' authorized hazardous waste management program pursuant to Section 3006 of RCRA and imposes no requirements other than those currently imposed by State law. For further information on how this authorization complies with applicable executive orders and statutory provisions, please see the Proposed Rule published in the July 30, 2020, Federal Register at 85 FR 45834. The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General Start Printed Page 8714of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this document 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 publication in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). This final action will be effective February 9, 2021.
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- Environmental protection
- Administrative practice and procedure
- Confidential business information
- Hazardous waste
- Hazardous waste transportation
- Indian lands
- Intergovernmental relations
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Acting Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2021-02427 Filed 2-8-21; 8:45 am]
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