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(a) After the close of the public comment period under § 124.10 on a draft permit, the Regional Administrator shall issue a final permit decision (or a decision to deny a permit for the active life of a RCRA hazardous waste management facility or unit under § 270.29). The Regional Administrator shall notify the applicant and each person who has submitted written comments or requested notice of the final permit decision. This notice shall include reference to the procedures for appealing a decision on a RCRA, UIC, PSD, or NPDES permit under § 124.19 of this part. For the purposes of this section, a final permit decision means a final decision to issue, deny, modify, revoke and reissue, or terminate a permit.
(b) A final permit decision (or a decision to deny a permit for the active life of a RCRA hazardous waste management facility or unit under § 270.29) shall become effective 30 days after the service of notice of the decision unless:
(1) A later effective date is specified in the decision; or
(2) Review is requested on the permit under § 124.19.
(3) No comments requested a change in the draft permit, in which case the permit shall become effective immediately upon issuance.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].
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§ 1251 - Congressional declaration of goals and policy
§ 1252 - Comprehensive programs for water pollution control
§ 1252a - Reservoir projects, water storage; modification; storage for other than for water quality, opinion of Federal agency, committee resolutions of approval;...prescribed water quality benefits in relation to total project benefits
§ 1253 - Interstate cooperation and uniform laws
§ 1254 - Research, investigations, training, and information
§ 1254a - Research on effects of pollutants
§ 1255 - Grants for research and development
§ 1256 - Grants for pollution control programs
§ 1257 - Mine water pollution control demonstrations
§ 1257a - State demonstration programs for cleanup of abandoned mines for use as waste disposal sites; authorization of appropriations
§ 1258 - Pollution control in the Great Lakes
§ 1259 - Training grants and contracts
§ 1260 - Applications; allocation
§ 1261 - Scholarships
§ 1262 - Definitions and authorizations
§ 1263 - Alaska village demonstration projects
§ 1263a - Grants to Alaska to improve sanitation in rural and Native villages
§ 1264 - Omitted
§ 1265 - In-place toxic pollutants
§ 1266 - Hudson River reclamation demonstration project
§ 1267 - Chesapeake Bay
§ 1268 - Great Lakes
§ 1269 - Long Island Sound
§ 1270 - Lake Champlain Basin Program
§ 1271 - Sediment survey and monitoring
§ 1271a - Research and development program
§ 1272 - Environmental dredging
§ 1273 - Lake Pontchartrain Basin
§ 1274 - Watershed pilot projects
§ 300f - Definitions
§ 6901 - Congressional findings
§ 6901a - Congressional findings: used oil recycling
§ 6902 - Objectives and national policy
§ 6903 - Definitions
§ 6904 - Governmental cooperation
§ 6905 - Application of chapter and integration with other Acts
§ 6906 - Financial disclosure
§ 6907 - Solid waste management information and guidelines
§ 6908 - Small town environmental planning
§ 6908a - Agreements with Indian tribes
§ 7401 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose
§ 7402 - Cooperative activities
§ 7403 - Research, investigation, training, and other activities
§ 7404 - Research relating to fuels and vehicles
§ 7405 - Grants for support of air pollution planning and control programs
§ 7406 - Interstate air quality agencies; program cost limitations
§ 7407 - Air quality control regions
§ 7408 - Air quality criteria and control techniques
§ 7409 - National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards
§ 7410 - State implementation plans for national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards
§ 7411 - Standards of performance for new stationary sources
§ 7412 - Hazardous air pollutants
§ 7413 - Federal enforcement
§ 7414 - Recordkeeping, inspections, monitoring, and entry
§ 7415 - International air pollution
§ 7416 - Retention of State authority
§ 7417 - Advisory committees
§ 7418 - Control of pollution from Federal facilities
§ 7419 - Primary nonferrous smelter orders
§ 7420 - Noncompliance penalty
§ 7421 - Consultation
§ 7422 - Listing of certain unregulated pollutants
§ 7423 - Stack heights
§ 7424 - Assurance of adequacy of State plans
§ 7425 - Measures to prevent economic disruption or unemployment
§ 7426 - Interstate pollution abatement
§ 7427 - Public notification
§ 7428 - State boards
§ 7429 - Solid waste combustion
§ 7430 - Emission factors
§ 7431 - Land use authority
Title 40 published on 2015-08-22
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 124 after this date.
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” and the Federal Register document published by EPA on January 26, 2017, EPA is further delaying the effective dates for the five regulations listed in the table below.
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” this action temporarily delays until March 21, 2017, the effective date of the regulations listed in the table below. EPA identified 30 regulations that meet those criteria.
This final rule revises the Environmental Protection Agency's (“EPA”) Consolidated Rules of Practice governing the administrative assessment of civil penalties and various other administrative adjudicatory hearings. These revisions simplify the administrative processing of cases by removing inconsistencies, codifying electronic filing and service procedures, and streamlining the procedures in cases initiated at EPA Headquarters. This rule also corrects some punctuation typographical errors found in the Consolidated Rules of Practice. This rule similarly revises EPA's procedures governing decisionmaking in permit appeals. These amendments are procedural in nature and none of these changes are intended to substantively alter the Agency's administrative enforcement actions or review of permit appeals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review (NSR), title V and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) permit programs of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and corresponding onshore area (COA) determinations for implementation of the OCS air quality regulations. This final rule removes the mandatory requirement to provide public notice of a draft air permit (as well as certain other program actions) through publication in a newspaper. Instead, this final rule requires electronic notice (e-notice) for EPA actions (and actions by permitting authorities implementing the federal permitting rules) and allows for e-notice as an option for actions by permitting authorities implementing EPA-approved programs. When e-notice is provided, the final rule requires, at a minimum, electronic access (e-access) to the draft permit. However, this final rule does not preclude a permitting authority from supplementing e-notice with newspaper notice and/or additional means of notification to the public. The EPA anticipates that e-notice, which is already being practiced by many permitting authorities, will enable permitting authorities to communicate permitting and other affected actions to the public more quickly and efficiently and will provide cost savings over newspaper publication. The EPA further anticipates that e-access will expand access to permit-related documents.
EPA is extending the comment period for the notice, “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Applications and Program Updates.” In response to stakeholder requests, EPA is extending the comment period for an additional 15 days, from July 18, 2016 to August 2, 2016.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regulations to eliminate regulatory and application form inconsistencies; improve permit documentation, transparency and oversight; clarify existing regulations; and remove outdated provisions. This proposal would make specific targeted changes to the existing regulations and would not reopen the regulations for other specific or comprehensive revision. These proposed regulatory changes cover 15 topics in the following major categories: permit applications; the water quality-based permitting process; permit objection, documentation and process efficiencies; the vessels exclusion; and the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 certification process. These revisions would further align NPDES regulations with statutory requirements from the 1987 CWA Amendments and more recent case law requirements. By modernizing the NPDES regulations, the proposed revisions would provide NPDES permit writers with improved tools to write well-documented permits to protect human health and the environment. The revisions would also provide the public with enhanced opportunities for public participation in permitting actions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to revise the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review (NSR), title V and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) permit programs of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the corresponding onshore area (COA) determinations for implementation of the OCS air quality regulations. This action would remove the mandatory requirement to provide public notice of a draft air permit, as well as certain other program actions, through publication in a newspaper and would instead allow for electronic noticing (e-notice) of these actions. The proposed rule revisions would apply to major source air permits issued by the EPA, by EPA-delegated air agencies, and by air agencies with EPA-approved programs (with the exception of permits that are issued pursuant to the Tribal NSR Rule, which already allows for e-notice methods).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing this final regulation that requires the electronic reporting and sharing of Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program information instead of the current paper-based reporting of this information. This action will save time and resources for permittees, states, tribes, territories, and the U.S. Government while increasing data accuracy, improving compliance, and supporting EPA's goal of providing better protection of the nation's waters. By modernizing this Clean Water Act reporting program, permittees and regulators will use existing, available information technology to electronically report information and data related to the NPDES permit program. This regulation will help provide greater clarity on who is and who is not in compliance and enhances transparency by providing a timelier, complete, more accurate, and nationally-consistent set of data about the NPDES program. By providing improved data in a more accessible form, this final rulemaking will improve the ability of EPA and authorized NPDES programs to target the most serious water quality and compliance problems. Furthermore, by reducing the time and resources devoted to outdated data management activities, the rule could allow authorized NPDES programs to shift limited resources to important water quality and public health protection activities. The transition from paper to electronic reporting will require close coordination and cooperation between EPA and authorized NPDES programs. This regulation provides important flexibility while still implementing electronic reporting in a timely and effective fashion.