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Nevada: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Final rule.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Nevada final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a Proposed Rule on April 5, 2021, and sought public comment. No comments were received on the proposed revisions. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.


This final authorization is effective June 15, 2021.


The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R09-RCRA-2021-0047. All documents in the docket are listed on the website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., confidential business information 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

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Sorcha Vaughan,, 415-947-4217.

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A. What changes to Nevada's hazardous waste program is the EPA authorizing with this action?

On January 8, 2021, Nevada submitted a complete program revision application seeking authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program in accordance with 40 CFR 271.21. The EPA now makes a final decision that Nevada's 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 April 5, 2021, Federal Register at 86 FR 17572.

B. What is codification and is the EPA codifying the Nevada's hazardous waste program as authorized in this rule?

Codification is the process of placing citations and references to a state's statutes and regulations that comprise a state's authorized hazardous waste program into the Code of Federal Regulations. The EPA does this by adding those citations and references to the authorized State rules in 40 CFR part 272. The EPA is not codifying the authorization of Nevada's revisions at this time. However, the EPA reserves the ability to amend 40 CFR part 272, subpart DD for the authorization of Nevada's program changes.

C. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

This final authorization revises Nevada's authorized hazardous waste management program pursuant to Section 3006 of RCRA and imposes no Start Printed Page 31638requirements 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 April 5, 2021, Federal Register at 86 FR 17572. 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 of the United States. The 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 June 15, 2021.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271

  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Confidential business information
  • Hazardous waste
  • Hazardous waste transportation
  • Indian lands
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Penalties
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Authority: This action is issued under the authority of sections 2002(a), 3006, and 7004(b) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912(a), 6926, and 6974(b).

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Dated: June 1, 2021.

Deborah Jordan,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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[FR Doc. 2021-12458 Filed 6-14-21; 8:45 am]