[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 17 (Friday, January 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5350-5351]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01440]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 239 and 258

[EPA-R01-RCRA-2012-0944; FRL-9771-6]


Adequacy of Massachusetts Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit 
Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA Region 1 proposes to approve Massachusetts's modification 
of its approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program. On March 22, 
2004, EPA issued final regulations allowing research, development, and 
demonstration (RD&D) permits to be issued to certain municipal solid 
waste landfills by approved states. On December 7, 2012 Massachusetts 
submitted an application to EPA Region 1 seeking Federal approval of 
its RD&D requirements.

DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing on 
or before March 26, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01-
RCRA-2012-0944, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: Hsieh.juiyu@epa.gov.
     Fax: (617) 918-0646, to the attention of Juiyu Hsieh.

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     Mail: Send written comments to Juiyu Hsieh, RCRA Waste 
Management and UST Section, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration 
(OSRR07-1), EPA New England--Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, 
Boston, MA 02109-3912
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to: Juiyu 
Hsieh, RCRA Waste Management and UST Section, Office of Site 
Restoration and Remediation (OSRR07-1), EPA New England--Region 1, 5 
Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-3912. Such deliveries 
are only accepted during the Office's normal hours of operation.
    For detailed instructions on how to submit comments, please see the 
direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal 
Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juiyu Hsieh at (617) 918-1646 or by 
email at hsieh.juiyu@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Rules section of this Federal 
Register, EPA is approving Massachusetts's Research Development and 
Demonstration (RD&D) permit program through a direct final rule without 
prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial 
action and anticipates no adverse comments to this action. Unless we 
get written adverse comments which oppose this approval during the 
comment period, the direct final rule will become effective on the date 
it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. 
If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be 
withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a 
subsequent final rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period 
on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action 
should do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct 
rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.

    Dated: January 4, 2013.
Ira W. Leighton,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England, Region 1.
[FR Doc. 2013-01440 Filed 1-24-13; 8:45 am]
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