[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 135 (Friday, July 13, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 41348-41349]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16827]



40 CFR Parts 271 and 272

[EPA-R06-RCRA-2012-0411; FRL-9694-6]

Louisiana: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and 
Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: During a review of Louisiana's regulations, EPA identified a 
variety of State-initiated changes to Louisiana's hazardous waste 

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under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), 
for which the State had not previously sought authorization. EPA 
proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In addition, 
EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State 
Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Louisiana's authorized hazardous 
waste program. The EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations 
that are authorized and that EPA will enforce under RCRA.

DATES: Send written comments by August 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Alima Patterson, Region 6, Regional 
Authorization Coordinator, or Julia Banks, Codification Coordinator 
(6PD-O), Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division at the address 
shown below. You can examine copies of the materials that form the 
basis for this authorization and incorporation by reference during 
normal business hours at the following location: EPA Region 6, 1445 
Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, phone number (214) 665-6533 or 
(214) 665-8178. You may also submit comments electronically or through 
hand delivery/courier; please follow the detailed instructions in the 
ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule which is located in the 
Rules section of this Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alima Patterson or Julia Banks at 
(214) 665-8533 or (214) 665-8178.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register, the EPA is authorizing the changes to the 
Louisiana program, and codifying and incorporating by reference the 
State's hazardous waste program as a direct final rule. The EPA did not 
make a proposal prior to the direct final rule because we believe these 
actions are not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose 
them. We have explained the reasons for this authorization and 
incorporation by reference in the preamble to the direct final rule. 
Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization and 
incorporation by reference 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 we get comments that oppose 
these actions, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not 
take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final 
rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for 
comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this 
time. For additional information, please see the immediate final rule 
published in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal 

    Authority:  This action is issued under the authority of 
sections 2002(a), 3006, and 7004(b) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, 
as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912(a), 6926, and 6974(b).

    Dated: June 15, 2012.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2012-16827 Filed 7-12-12; 8:45 am]