[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27814-27815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12739]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R05-RCRA-2017-0228; FRL-9963-63-Region 5]


Illinois: Notice of Determination of Adequacy of Illinois' 
Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permit Provisions for 
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On May 10, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
issued a revision to the regulations allowing RD&D permits to increase 
the number of permit renewals allowed to six, for a total permit term 
of up to 21 years.
    On March 21, 2017, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 
(IEPA) submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 seeking Federal 
approval of its revised RD&D requirements per the procedures. Subject 
to public review and comment, this action approves Illinois' revised 
RD&D permit requirements.

DATES: This determination of adequacy of the RD&D permit program for 
Illinois will become effective August 18, 2017 unless adverse comments 
are received. If adverse comments are received, EPA will review those 
comments and publish another Federal Register document responding to 
those comments and either affirm or revise EPA's initial decision. 
Comments on this determination of adequacy must be received on or 
before July 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R05-
RCRA-2017-0228, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The 
EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not 
submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute.

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Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a 
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment 
and should discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will 
generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of 
the primary submission (i.e. on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing 
system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment 
policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general 
guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www2epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Staniec, U.S. EPA Region 5, Land 
and Chemicals Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard LM-16J, Chicago, 
Illinois 60604, (312) 886-1436, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the MSWLF 
criteria in 40 CFR 258 to allow for RD&D permits (69 FR 13242). This 
rule allows for variances from specified criteria for a limited period 
of time, to be implemented through state-issued RD&D permits. RD&D 
permits are available only in states with approved MSWLF permit 
programs that have been modified to incorporate RD&D permit authority. 
On May 10, 2016, the EPA issued a revision to the regulations allowing 
RD&D permits to increase the number of permit renewals allowed to six, 
for a total permit term of up to 21 years (40 CFR 258.4).
    While states are not required to incorporate this new provision, 
those states interested in providing RD&D permits must seek approval 
from EPA before issuing such permits. On January 25, 2006 Illinois 
received a final notice of adequacy of its RD&D permit program (71 FR 
4142). On March 21, 2017, IEPA submitted a notification to EPA Region 5 
seeking Federal approval of its revised RD&D requirements per the 
procedures in 40 CFR 239.12. Illinois' revised RD&D provisions can be 
found in Part 813 of the Illinois Pollution Control Board's (IPCB), 
Title 35: Environmental Protection Regulations, in the January 19, 2017 
opinion and order of the IPCB.

B. Decision

    EPA has made a determination that the Illinois RD&D permit 
provisions as set out in Part 813 of the IPCB's, Title 35: 
Environmental Protection Regulations, in the January 19, 2017 opinion 
and order of the Illinois Pollution Control Board comply with the 
Federal criteria, as set forth in 40 CFR 258.4.

    Authority: This action is issued under the authority of section 
2002, 4005 and 4010 (c) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, 
40 U.S.C. 6912, 6945 and 6949(a).

    Dated: May 26, 2017.
Robert A. Kaplan,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2017-12739 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
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