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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 271

[FRL-5109-9]

 

South Carolina; Final Authorization of Revisions to State 
Hazardous Waste Management Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Immediate final rule.

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SUMMARY: South Carolina has applied for final authorization of 
revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). South Carolina's revisions 
consist of the Corrective Action provisions promulgated July 15, 1985, 
and the Land Disposal Restrictions for First Thirds and Second Thirds 
Wastes promulgated August 17, 1988, and June 23, 1989. The 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed South Carolina's 
applications and has made a decision, subject to public review and 
comment, that South Carolina's hazardous waste program revisions 
satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final 
authorization. Thus, EPA intends to approve South Carolina's hazardous 
waste program revisions. South Carolina's program revisions are 
available for public review and comment.
DATES: Final authorization for South Carolina's program revisions shall 
be effective January 30, 1995, unless EPA publishes a prior Federal 
Register action withdrawing this immediate final rule. All comments on 
South Carolina's program revision applications must be received by the 
close of business, December 29, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Copies of South Carolina's program revision applications are 
available during normal business hours at the following addresses for 
inspection and copying: South Carolina Department of Health and 
Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, South Carolina 
29201; U.S. EPA Region IV, Library, 345 Courtland Street, NE., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30365; (404) 347-4216. Written comments should be sent to Al 
Hanke at the address listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Al Hanke, Chief, State Programs 
Section, Waste Programs Branch, Waste Management Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 345 Courtland Street, NE., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30365; (404) 347-2234.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    States with final authorization under Section 3006(b) of the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA'' or ``the Act''), 42 
U.S.C. 6926(b), have a continuing obligation to maintain a hazardous 
waste program that is equivalent to, consistent with, and no less 
stringent than the Federal hazardous waste program. In addition, as an 
interim measure, the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (Pub. 
L. 98-616, November 8, 1984, hereinafter ``HSWA'') allows States to 
revise their programs to become substantially equivalent instead of 
equivalent to RCRA requirements promulgated under HSWA authority. 
States exercising the latter option receive ``interim authorization'' 
for the HSWA requirements under Section 3006(g) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 
6926(g), and later apply for final authorization for the HSWA 
requirements.
    In accordance with Part 271, Sec. 271.21(a) of Title 40 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 271.21(a)), revisions to State hazardous 
waste programs are necessary when Federal or State statutory or 
regulatory authority is modified or when certain other changes occur. 
Most commonly, State program revisions are necessitated by changes to 
EPA's regulations in 40 CFR Parts 260-268 and 124 and 270.

B. South Carolina

    South Carolina initially received final authorization for its base 
RCRA program effective on November 22, 1985. South Carolina received 
authorization for revisions to its program on September 13, 1987. South 
Carolina most recently received final authorization effective April 12, 
1993, for the Toxicity Characteristic Revisions (58 FR 7867, February 
10, 1993). On August 5, 1994, South Carolina submitted a program 
revision application for additional program approval which addressed 
concerns with a previous submission. Today, South Carolina is seeking 
final authorization for certain program revisions in accordance with 40 
CFR 271.21(b)(3).
    EPA has reviewed South Carolina's revisions and has made an 
immediate final decision that South Carolina's hazardous waste program 
revisions satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for 
final authorization. Consequently, EPA intends to grant final 
authorization for Corrective Action and the First Thirds and Second 
Thirds provisions of the Land Disposal Restrictions to South Carolina. 
The public may submit written comments on EPA's immediate final 
decision up until December 29, 1994.
    Copies of South Carolina's applications for these program revisions 
are available for inspection and copying at the locations indicated in 
the ``Addresses'' section of this notice.
    Approval of South Carolina's program revisions shall become 
effective January 30, 1994, unless an adverse comment pertaining to the 
State's revisions discussed in this notice is received by the end of 
the comment period.
    If an adverse comment is received EPA will publish either (1) a 
withdrawal of the immediate final decision or (2) a notice containing a 
response to comments which either affirms that the immediate final 
decision takes effect or reverses the decision.
    EPA issues, administers, and enforces RCRA hazardous waste permits, 
or portions of permits, that contain conditions based upon the Federal 
program provisions for which the State has not received authorization. 
Upon the effective date of this authorization EPA will suspend issuance 
of any further permits under the provisions for which the State is 
being authorized. Any permits, or portions of permits, that were issued 
by EPA prior to the effective date of this authorization will be 
terminated pursuant to 40 CFR 124.5(d). Those permits, or portions of 
permits, issued by EPA not terminated pursuant to 40 CFR 124.5(d) will 
either (1) be modified to allow for an earlier expiration date pursuant 
to 40 CFR 270.41(a) or (2) administered by the State until the permit 
is reissued.
    South Carolina is today seeking authority to administer the 
following federal requirements promulgated July 15, 1985, August 17, 
1988, and June 23, 1989.

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           Federal requirements              HSWA or FR notice   Promulgation           State authority         
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Corrective action........................  50 FR 28702.........       7/15/85  264.90(a)                        
                                                                               264.101(a)                       
                                                                               264.404(b)                       
                                                                               R.61-87.11D.2                    
Land disposal restrictions for First       53 FR 31138.........       8/17/88  264.13(b)(7)(iii)                
 Third Scheduled Wastes.                                                       264.13(b)(7)(iii)(A)             
                                                                               264.13(b)(7)(iii)(B)             
                                                                               264.13(b)(7)(iii)(B)(1)          
                                                                               264.13(b)(7)(iii)(B)(2)          
                                                                               264.73(b)(10)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(11)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(12)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(13)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(14)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(15)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(16)                    
                                                                               265.13(b)(7)(iii)                
                                                                               265.13(b)(7)(iii)(A)             
                                                                               265.13(b)(7)(iii)(B)             
                                                                               265.13(b)(7)(iii)(B)(1)          
                                                                               265.13(b)(7)(iii)(B)(2)          
                                                                               265.73(b)(8)                     
                                                                               265.73(b)(9)                     
                                                                               265.73(b)(10)                    
                                                                               265.73(b)(11)                    
                                                                               265.73(b)(12)                    
                                                                               265.73(b)(13)                    
                                                                               265.73(b)(14)                    
                                                                               266.20(b)                        
                                                                               268.1(c)(3)                      
                                                                               268.1(c)                         
                                                                               268.1(d)                         
                                                                               268.4(a)(2)                      
                                                                               268.4(a)(2)(i)                   
                                                                               268.4(a)(2)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.4(a)(2)(iii)                 
                                                                               268.4(a)(2)(iv)                  
                                                                               268.5(h)(2)                      
                                                                               268.6(a)(4)                      
                                                                               268.6(a)(5)                      
                                                                               268.6(c)                         
                                                                               268.6(c)(1)                      
                                                                               268.6(c)(1)(i)-(ix)              
                                                                               268.6(c)(2)                      
                                                                               268.6(c)(3)                      
                                                                               268.6(c)(4)                      
                                                                               268.6(c)(5)                      
                                                                               268.6(c)(5)(i)-(iii)             
                                                                               268.6(d)                         
                                                                               268.6(e)                         
                                                                               268.6(e)(1)                      
                                                                               268.6(e)(2)                      
                                                                               268.6(f)                         
                                                                               268.6(f)(1)                      
                                                                               268.6(f)(2)                      
                                                                               268.6(f)(3)                      
                                                                               268.6(g)                         
                                                                               268.6(h)                         
                                                                               268.6(i)                         
                                                                               268.6(j)                         
                                                                               268.6(k)                         
                                                                               268.6(l)                         
                                                                               268.6(m)                         
                                                                               268.6(n)                         
                                                                               268.7(a)                         
                                                                               268.7(a)                         
                                                                               268.7(a)(1)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(2)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)(i)                   
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)(iii)                 
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)(iv)                  
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)(v)                   
                                                                               268.7(a)(4)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(4)(i)                   
                                                                               268.7(a)(4)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.7(a)(4)(iii)                 
                                                                               268.7(a)(5)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(7)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)                         
                                                                               268.7(b)(1)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(2)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(3)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(4)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(5)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(6)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(7)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(7)(i)-(iv)              
                                                                               268.7(b)(8)                      
                                                                               268.7(c)                         
                                                                               268.7(c)(1)-(3)                  
                                                                               268.8(a)                         
                                                                               268.8(a)(1)                      
                                                                               268.8(a)(2)                      
                                                                               268.8(a)(2)(i)                   
                                                                               268.6(a)(3)                      
                                                                               268.8(a)(2)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.8(a)(3)(i)-(ii)              
                                                                               268.8(b)                         
                                                                               268.8(b)(1)                      
                                                                               268.8(b)(2)                      
                                                                               268.8(c)                         
                                                                               268.8(c)(1)                      
                                                                               268.8(c)(2)                      
                                                                               268.8(d)                         
                                                                               268.8(e)                         
                                                                               268.30(a)                        
                                                                               268.30(a)(2)                     
                                                                               268.30(a)(3)                     
                                                                               268.30(b)                        
                                                                               268.30(c)                        
                                                                               268.30(d)                        
                                                                               268.31(a)                        
                                                                               268.31(a)(1)                     
                                                                               268.31(b)                        
                                                                               268.31(c)                        
                                                                               268.31(d)                        
                                                                               268.32(d)                        
                                                                               268.32(d)(1)                     
                                                                               268.32(e)                        
                                                                               268.32(e)(2)                     
                                                                               268.32(f)                        
                                                                               268.32(g)                        
                                                                               268.32(h)                        
                                                                               268.33(a)                        
                                                                               268.33(a)(1)                     
                                                                               268.33(b)                        
                                                                               268.31(d)                        
                                                                               268.32(d)                        
                                                                               268.32(d)(1)                     
                                                                               268.32(e)                        
                                                                               268.33(b)                        
                                                                               268.33(c)                        
                                                                               268.33(d)                        
                                                                               268.33(e)                        
                                                                               268.33(e)(1)-(e)(3)              
                                                                               268.33(f)                        
                                                                               268.33(g)                        
                                                                               268.40(a)                        
                                                                               268.40(c)                        
                                                                               268.41(a)                        
                                                                               268.42(a)(2)                     
                                                                               268.43(b)                        
                                                                               268.44(h)                        
                                                                               268.44(i)                        
                                                                               268.44(j)                        
                                                                               268.44(k)                        
                                                                               268.44(l)                        
                                                                               268.50(d)                        
Land disposal restrictions amendments to   54 FR 18836.........        5/2/89  268.43(a)                        
 First Third Scheduled Waste.                                                                                   
Land disposal restrictions; correction to  54 FR 36967.........        8/6/89  266.20(b)                        
 the First Third Scheduled Wastes.                                             268.1(c)                         
                                                                               268.1(c)(3)                      
                                                                               268.1(c)(4)                      
                                                                               268.1(e)                         
                                                                               268.1(e)(1)                      
                                                                               268.1(e)(2)                      
                                                                               268.1(e)(2)                      
                                                                               268.1(e)(3)                      
                                                                               268.5(h)(2)                      
                                                                               268.6(f)(1)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(4)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(7)                      
                                                                               268.7(c)                         
                                                                               268.8(a)(2)                      
                                                                               268.8(a)(2)(i)                   
                                                                               268.8(a)(2)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.8(a)(3)                      
                                                                               268.8(a)(3)(i)                   
                                                                               268.8(a)(3)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.8(b)                         
                                                                               268.8(c)(2)                      
                                                                               268.8(d)                         
                                                                               268.32(f)                        
                                                                               268.33(a)                        
                                                                               268.33(f)                        
                                                                               268.44(h)                        
                                                                               268.50(d)                        
Land disposal restrictions for Second      54 FR 26594.........       6/23/89  268.34(a)                        
 Third Scheduled Wastes.                                                       268.34(b)                        
                                                                               268.34(c)                        
                                                                               268.34(c)(1)                     
                                                                               268.34(c)(2)                     
                                                                               268.34(d)                        
                                                                               268.34(e)                        
                                                                               268.34(f)                        
                                                                               268.34(f)(1)                     
                                                                               268.34(f)(2)                     
                                                                               268.34(g)                        
                                                                               268.34(h)                        
                                                                               268.34(i)                        
                                                                               268.41(a)                        
                                                                               268.42(a)(3)                     
                                                                               268.42(a)                        
                                                                               268.43(a)                        
                                                                               268.43(b)                        
Land disposal restrictions...............  51 FR 40572.........       11/7/86  260.1(a)                         
                                                                               260.1(b)(1)-(b)(4)               
                                                                               260.2(a)                         
                                                                               260.2(b)                         
                                                                               260.3                            
                                                                               260.10                           
                                                                               260.20(a)                        
                                                                               260.1(a)(1)                      
                                                                               260.4(c)                         
                                                                               260.4(d)(1)                      
                                                                               261.5(b)                         
                                                                               261.5(c)                         
                                                                               261.5(e)                         
                                                                               261.5(f)(2)                      
                                                                               261.5(g)(2)                      
                                                                               261.6(a)(3)                      
                                                                               261.6(c)(1)                      
                                                                               261.7(a)(1)(ii)                  
                                                                               261.7(a)(2)(ii)                  
                                                                               261.20(b)                        
                                                                               261.30(c)                        
                                                                               262.11(d)                        
                                                                               263.12                           
                                                                               264.1(h)                         
                                                                               264.13(a)(1)                     
                                                                               264.13(b)(6)                     
                                                                               264.13(b)(7)                     
                                                                               264.73(b)(3)                     
                                                                               264.73(b)(10)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(11)                    
                                                                               264.73(d)(12)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(13)                    
                                                                               264.73(b)(14)                    
                                                                               265.1(c)                         
                                                                               265.13(a)(1)                     
                                                                               265.13(b)(6)                     
                                                                               265.13(b)(7)                     
                                                                               265.73(b)(3)                     
                                                                               265.73(b)(8)                     
                                                                               265.73(b)(9)                     
                                                                               265.73(b)(10)                    
                                                                               265.73(b)(11)                    
                                                                               265.73(b)(12)                    
                                                                               268.1(a)                         
                                                                               268.1(b)                         
                                                                               268.1(c)(1)-(c)(4)               
                                                                               268.2(a)                         
                                                                               268.2(b)                         
                                                                               268.3                            
                                                                               268.4(a)                         
                                                                               268.4(a)(1)                      
                                                                               268.4(a)(2)                      
                                                                               268.4(a)(3)                      
                                                                               268.4(a)(3)(i)                   
                                                                               268.4(a)(3)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.4(a)(3)(iii)                 
                                                                               268.4(a)(4)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)                         
                                                                               268.7(a)(1)(i-iv)                
                                                                               268.7(a)(2)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(2)(i)                   
                                                                               268.7(a)(2)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.7(a)(3)                      
                                                                               268.7(a)(4)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)                         
                                                                               268.7(b)(1)(i-iv)                
                                                                               268.7(b)(5)                      
                                                                               268.7(b)(5)(i)                   
                                                                               268.7(b)(5)(ii)                  
                                                                               268.7(c)                         
                                                                               268.30(a)                        
                                                                               268.30(a)(1)                     
                                                                               268.30(a)(2)                     
                                                                               268.30(a)(3)                     
                                                                               268.30(b)                        
                                                                               268.30(c)                        
                                                                               268.30(c)(1)                     
                                                                               268.30(c)(2)                     
                                                                               268.30(c)(3)                     
                                                                               268.31(a)                        
                                                                               268.31(d)                        
                                                                               268.31(d)(1)                     
                                                                               268.31(d)(2)                     
                                                                               268.31(d)(3)                     
                                                                               268.31(c)                        
                                                                               268.40                           
                                                                               268.41(a)                        
                                                                               268.41(b)                        
                                                                               268.42(a)                        
                                                                               268.50(a)                        
                                                                               268.50(a)(1)                     
                                                                               268.50(a)(2)                     
                                                                               268.50(a)(2)(i)                  
                                                                               268.50(a)(2)(ii)                 
                                                                               268.50(a)(3)                     
                                                                               268.50(b)                        
                                                                               268.50(c)                        
                                                                               268.50(d)                        
                                                                               268.50(e)                        
                                                                               Appendix I                       
                                                                               Appendix II                      
                                                                               270.14(b)(21)                    
                                                                               270.32                           
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    With the passage of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 
1984 (HSWA), responsibilities for hazardous waste permitting in South 
Carolina were split between EPA and the State. EPA continued to 
administer and enforce federal permits issued prior to final 
authorization. Upon final authorization of the State program for those 
provisions specified above, EPA will suspend issuance of federal 
permits in those areas for which the State is receiving authorization. 
Additionally, EPA will terminate, pursuant to 40 CFR 124.5(d), federal 
permits or portions of permits containing those provisions specified 
above and issued prior to the effective date of this authorization. A 
discussion of how South Carolina and EPA will delineate permitting 
responsibilities is contained in the EPA-South Carolina Memorandum of 
Agreement.
    South Carolina is not authorized to operate the federal program on 
Indian lands. This authority remains with EPA unless provided otherwise 
in a future statute or regulation.

C. Decision

    I conclude that South Carolina's applications for these program 
revisions meet all of the statutory and regulatory requirements 
established by RCRA. Accordingly, South Carolina is granted final 
authorization to operate its hazardous waste program as revised.
    South Carolina now has responsibility for permitting treatment, 
storage, and disposal facilities within its borders and carrying out 
other aspects of the RCRA program, subject to the limitations of its 
program revision application and previously approved authorities. South 
Carolina also has primary enforcement responsibilities, although EPA 
retains the right to conduct inspections under section 3007 of RCRA and 
to take enforcement actions under sections 3008, 3013, and 7003 of 
RCRA.

Compliance With Executive Order 12866

    The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this rule from the 
requirements of section 6 of Executive Order 12866.

Certification Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Pursuant to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 605(b), I hereby certify 
that this authorization will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities. This authorization effectively 
suspends the applicability of certain Federal regulations in favor of 
South Carolina's program, thereby eliminating duplicative requirements 
for handlers of hazardous waste in the State. It does not impose any 
new burdens on small entities.
    This rule, therefore, does not require a regulatory flexibility 
analysis.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271

    Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business 
information, Hazardous materials transportation, Hazardous waste, 
Indian lands, Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Water pollution control, Water supply.

    Authority: This notice 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, 6974(b)).
    Dated: November 1, 1994.
Patrick M. Tobin,
Acting Regional Administrator.
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