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40 CFR Part 271
Texas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: The State of Texas has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to the State of Texas. In the "Rules and Regulations" section of thisFederal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate 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.
DATES: Send your written comments by June 12, 2009.
ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Alima Patterson, Region 6, Regional Authorization Coordinator, (6PD-O), Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division, at the address shown below. You can examine copies of the materials submitted by the State of Texas during normal business hours at the following locations: EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733, phone number (214) 665-8533; TexasCommission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), 12100 Park S. Circle, Austin TX 78753-3087, (512) 239-6079. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/courier; please follow the detailed instructions in theADDRESSESsection of the immediate final rule which is located in the Rules section of thisFederal Register.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alima Patterson (214) 665-8533.
For additional information, please see the immediate final rule published in the “Rules and Regulations”section of thisFederal Register.
Dated: April 22, 2009.Lawrence E. Starfield,Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.