[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 71395]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28322]



40 CFR Parts 271 and 272

[EPA-R06-RCRA-2012-0473; FRL-9744-9]

Texas: 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 Texas' regulations, the EPA identified a 
variety of State-initiated changes to Texas' hazardous waste program 
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), 
for which the State had not previously sought authorization. The EPA 
proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In addition, 
the EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State 
Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Texas' 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 the EPA will enforce under RCRA.

DATES: Send written comments by December 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Alima Patterson, Region 6, Regional 
Authorization Coordinator, or Julia Banks, Codification Coordinator, 
State/Tribal Oversight Section (6PD-O), Multimedia Planning and 
Permitting Division, EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 
75202-2733. Phone number: (214) 665-8533 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 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alima Patterson, (214) 665-8533.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of 
this Federal Register, the EPA is authorizing the changes to the Texas 
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 

    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: October 11, 2012.
Samuel Coleman,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2012-28322 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]