[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14951-14952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05213]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 147

[EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0186; FRL 9787-8]


State of Washington; Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program 
Revision

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public comment period and of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to announce that the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received a complete program 
revision package from the State of Washington requesting approval of 
its revised Underground Injection Control (UIC) program; the EPA has 
determined the application contains all the required elements; the 
application is available for inspection and copying at the address 
appearing below; public comments are requested; and a public hearing 
will be held.
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the State 
of Washington has revised its UIC regulations, including the transfer 
of oversight authority from the Department of Ecology to the Energy 
Facility Site Evaluation Council to issue UIC permits at energy 
facilities and other minor technical corrections.

DATES: Comments will be accepted until April 22, 2013. A Public Hearing 
will be held on April 8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at EPA Region 10, 1200 6th 
Ave., Seattle WA; visitor check in is on the 12th Floor. Requests to 
testify may be mailed to: David Tetta, Ground Water Unit, EPA Region 
10, Suite 900 M/S OCE-082, 1200 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101. For 
additional information regarding the public hearing, please contact 
David Tetta, (206) 553-1327 or tetta.david@epa.gov.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2012-0186, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: tetta.david@epa.gov.
     Fax: (206) 553-6984.
     Mail: State of Washington; Underground Injection Control 
(UIC) Program Primacy, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 
2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: Water Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) 
EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Such 
deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Requests to testify may be mailed to David Tetta, 
Ground Water Unit, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 
Sixth Avenue, Suite 900 M/S OCE-082, Seattle, WA 98101. Direct your 
comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0186. EPA's policy is that all 
comments received will be included in the public docket without change 
and may be made available online at 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. Do not submit 
information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through 
www.regulations.gov or email. The 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 email comment directly to EPA without 
going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public 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/epahome/dockets.htm or the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
document.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 
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 www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the following locations:
    (1) Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Library, 10th 
Floor, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. The Library is open from 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Library is (206) 
553-1289.
    (2) Washington Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program, 300 
Desmond Drive SE., Lacey, WA 98503. The Office is open from 8:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Please 
contact Mary Shaleen Hansen at (360) 407-6143.
    (3) State of Washington; Underground Injection Control (UIC) 
Program Primacy Docket: EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC. 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 OW Docket is (202) 566-2426; and

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Tetta, Ground Water Unit, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 
900 M/S OCE-082, Seattle, WA 98101; telephone number: (206) 553-1327; 
Fax number: (206) 553-6984; email address: tetta.david@epa.gov. 
Comments should also be sent to this address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The UIC program revision package from the 
State of Washington includes a description of the State Underground 
Injection Control program, copies of all applicable rules and forms, a 
statement of legal

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authority, a Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Washington 
and the Region 10 office of the Environmental Protection Agency, and 
MOUs between the Department of Ecology and the Department of Health; 
the Department of Ecology and the Department of Natural Resources; and 
the Department of Ecology and the Energy Facility Site Evaluation 
Council.

    Dated: February 7, 2013.
Daniel D. Opalski,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.
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