[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 191 (Thursday, October 2, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59471-59472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23363]



40 CFR Parts 271 and 272

[EPA-R06-RCRA-2012-0793; FRL-9916-01-Region 6]

Arkansas: 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 Arkansas' regulations, the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) identified a variety of State-initiated changes 
to Arkansas' 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'', Arkansas' 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 November 3, 2014.

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

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the changes to the Arkansas 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.

    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: August 18, 2014.
Ron Curry,
Regional Administrator, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2014-23363 Filed 10-1-14; 8:45 am]