[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53897-53898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22137]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0178; FRL-9457-5]


EPA Seeking Input Materials Measurement; Municipal Solid Waste 
(MSW), Recycling, and Source Reduction Measurement in the U.S.

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) issued 
a notice in the Federal Register of August 2, 2011 soliciting 
stakeholder input regarding the efficacy and scope of the MSW 
Characterization Report called ``Municipal Solid Waste in the United 
States'' as part of a broader discussion about sustainable materials 
management. This information will be used to develop new measurement 
definitions and protocols for measurement of these materials, as well 
as the possible addition of construction and demolition (C&D) materials 
and non-hazardous industrial materials to the list of materials 
addressed in future efforts. This effort could lead to the creation of 
a new measurement report that the EPA will make publicly available. 
This document is extending the comment period from August 31, 2011 to 
September 30, 2011.

DATES: All written comments must be received on or before September 30, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2011-0178 by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments using the Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2011-0178.
     E-mail: rcra-docket@epa.gov.
     Fax: 202-566-9744.
     Mail: RCRA Docket (28221T), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: EPA West Building Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are 
only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays) and 
special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2011-0178. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, 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. The http://www.regulations.gov Web 
site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know 
your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body 
of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit 
an electronic comment, 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 EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, 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. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit 
the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. 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, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the RCRA Docket, EPA/
DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 
20460. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number 
for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number 
for the RCRA Docket is (202) 566-0270.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hope Pillsbury, Mail Code (5306P), 
Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; 
telephone number: (703) 308-7258; pillsbury.hope@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    This document extends the public comment period established in the 
Federal Register of August 2, 2011 (76 FR 46290?) (FRL-9446-9). In that 
document, EPA sought comments regarding the efficacy and scope of the 
MSW Characterization Report called ``Municipal Solid Waste in the 
United States'' as part of a broader discussion about sustainable 
materials management. Several requests were received from potential 
commenters, to extend the comment period by 30 days. EPA is hereby 
extending the comment period, which was set to end on August 31, 2011, 
to September 30, 2011. EPA will consider all comments received by

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September 30, 2011 to be timely and given full consideration.
    To submit comments, please follow the detailed instructions as 
provided under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. If you have 
questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, municipal solid waste (MSW) 
characterization, MSW management, recycling, measurement, data, data 
collection, construction and demolition (C&D) recycling, source 
reduction, life cycle, life cycle systems approach, sustainable 
materials management.

    Dated: August 18, 2011.
Suzanne Rudzinski,
Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Office of Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response.
[FR Doc. 2011-22137 Filed 8-29-11; 8:45 am]
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