[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Pages 68439-68440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27118]




Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision 
Approval, State of Connecticut

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA's) approval of the State of Connecticut's request to revise/modify 
certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

DATES: EPA's approval is effective November 17, 2014.

Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 
2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-
1175, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media 
Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal 
Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. 
CROMERR establishes electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory 
alternative to paper reporting and establishes requirements to assure 
that electronic documents are as legally dependable as their paper 
counterparts. Subpart D of CROMERR requires that state, tribal or local 
government agencies that receive, or wish to begin receiving, 
electronic reports under their EPA-authorized programs must apply to 
EPA for a revision or modification of those programs and obtain EPA 
approval. Subpart D provides standards for such approvals based on 
consideration of the electronic document receiving systems that the 
state, tribe, or local government will use to implement the electronic 
reporting. Additionally, Sec.  3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR part 3, 
subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and 
modifications to allow electronic reporting, to be used at the option 
of the state, tribe or local government in place of procedures 
available under existing program-specific authorization regulations. An 
application submitted under the subpart D procedures must show that the 
state, tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to 
implement the electronic reporting components of the programs covered 
by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems 
that meet the applicable subpart D requirements.
    On May 28, 2013, the Connecticut Department of Energy and 
Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) submitted an application titled ``CT 
DEEP e-Permitting'' for revisions/modifications of its EPA-authorized 
programs under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed CT DEEP's request to revise/
modify its EPA-authorized programs and, based on this review, EPA 
determined that the application met the standards for approval of 
authorized program revisions/modifications set out in 40 CFR part 3, 
subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA's 
decision to approve Connecticut's request to revise/modify its 
following EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting under 
40 CFR parts 51, 60-63, 70, 122, 261-262, 264, 266, 268, 270, 280, and 
403 is being published in the Federal Register:

Part 52--Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans;
Part 60--Standards Of Performance For New Stationary Sources;
Part 61--National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants;
Part 70--State Operating Permit Programs;
Part 123--EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant 
Discharge Elimination System;
Part 272--Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs;
Part 282--Approved Underground Storage Tank Programs; and
Part 403--General Pretreatment Regulations For Existing And New Sources 
Of Pollution.

    CT DEEP was notified of EPA's determination to approve its 
application with respect to the authorized programs listed above.

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    Dated: October 9, 2014.
Matthew Leopard,
Acting Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2014-27118 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]