[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 29, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64403-64404]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25592]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 312

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2013-0513; FRL-9902-22-OSWER]


Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate 
Inquiries

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Because EPA received adverse comment, we are withdrawing the 
direct final rule for the Amendment to Standards and Practices for All 
Appropriate Inquiries published on August 15, 2013.

DATES: Effective October 29, 2013, EPA withdraws the direct final rule 
published at 78 FR 49690, on August 15 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Lentz, Office of Brownfields 
and Land Revitalization (5105-T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0002; telephone 
number: 202-566-2745; fax number: 202-566-

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1476; email address: lentz.rachel@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Because EPA received adverse comment, we are 
withdrawing the direct final rule for the Amendment to Standards and 
Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries published on August 15, 2013 
(78 FR 49690). We stated in that direct final rule that if we received 
adverse comment by September 16, 2013, the direct final rule would not 
take effect and we would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal 
Register. We subsequently received adverse comment on that direct final 
rule. We will address the comments received in any subsequent final 
action. As stated in the direct final rule and the parallel proposed 
rule, we will not institute a second comment period on the parallel 
proposed rule published on August 15, 2013 (78 FR 49714).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 312

    Administrative practice and procedure, Hazardous substances.

    Dated: October 22, 2013.
Mathy Stanislaus,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

    Accordingly, EPA withdraws the amendments to 40 CFR 312.11(c), 
published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2013 (78 FR 49690), as 
of October 29, 2013.

[FR Doc. 2013-25592 Filed 10-28-13; 8:45 am]
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