[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 154 (Friday, August 9, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 48639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19376]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2013-0280; FRL-9845-3]

40 CFR Part 147


North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program Revision 
Application

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public comment period and opportunity to request a 
public hearing.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with 40 CFR section 145.32(b)(2), the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby gives public notice that 
the EPA has received a complete program revision package from the State 
of North Dakota requesting approval of a revision to its section 1422 
Underground Injection Control (UIC) program to include Class VI 
primacy; that the EPA has determined the application contains all the 
required elements; that the application is available for inspection and 
copying at the address appearing below and public comments are 
requested and any member of the public may request a public hearing.
    This revision would allow the North Dakota Industrial Commission 
(NDIC) to issue UIC permits for carbon geo-sequestration facilities as 
Class VI wells under the UIC program.

DATES: Comments will be accepted until September 9, 2013. Any member of 
the public can request a public hearing on this matter. A public 
hearing will only be held if requests indicate there is significant 
public interest. Request for a public hearing will be accepted until 
September 9, 2013. Requests for a public hearing may be mailed to: 
Craig Boomgaard EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, MSC 8P-W-UIC, 
Denver, Colorado, 80202. For additional information regarding the 
public hearing, please contact Craig Boomgaard (303) 312-6794 or 
boomgaard.craig@epa.gov.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2013-0280, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: Boomgaard.Craig@epa.gov.
     Fax: (303) 312-7084.
     Mail: North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program 
Revision Application to add Class VI wells to its Sec.  1422 program, 
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 for a public hearing may be mailed to Craig 
Boomgaard, Underground Injection Control Unit, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, MSC 8P-W-UIC, Denver, Colorado 
80202. Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2013-0280. The 
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 the 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 the 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, the 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 the 
EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot 
contact you for clarification, the 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 the 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 and http://www2.epa.gov/region8/underground-injection-control or in hard copy at the following locations:
    (1) Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, Library, 2nd Floor, 
1595 Wynkoop Street Denver, Colorado 80202. 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 
Thursday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Library is (303) 312-7226.
    (2) North Dakota Industrial Commission, Oil and Gas Division 1016 
East Calgary Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58503. The Office is open 
from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. Please contact Kevin Connors at (701) 
328-8020.
    (3) North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program Revision 
Application to add Class VI wells to its Sec.  1422 program: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Craig Boomgaard, Underground 
Injection Control Unit, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, MSC 
8P-W-UIC, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202; telephone 
number: (303) 312-6794; fax number: (303) 312-7084; email address: 
boomgaard.craig@epa.gov. Comments should also be sent to this address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The UIC program revision package from the 
State of North Dakota includes a description of the State Underground 
Injection Control program, copies of all applicable rules and forms, a 
statement of legal authority, a Memorandum of Agreement between the 
State of North Dakota and the Region 8 office of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, and a MOU between the North Dakota Industrial 
Commission and the Department of Health.

    Dated: July 22, 2013.
Shaun L. McGrath,
Regional Administrator, Region 8.
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