40 CFR 260.20 - General.
(a) Any person may petition the Administrator to modify or revoke any provision in parts 260 through 266, 268 and 273 of this chapter. This section sets forth general requirements which apply to all such petitions. Section 260.21 sets forth additional requirements for petitions to add a testing or analytical method to part 261, 264 or 265 of this chapter. Section 260.22 sets forth additional requirements for petitions to exclude a waste or waste-derived material at a particular facility from § 261.3 of this chapter or the lists of hazardous wastes in subpart D of part 261 of this chapter. Section 260.23 sets forth additional requirements for petitions to amend part 273 of this chapter to include additional hazardous wastes or categories of hazardous waste as universal waste.
(b) Each petition must be submitted to the Administrator by certified mail and must include:
(1) The petitioner's name and address;
(2) A statement of the petitioner's interest in the proposed action;
(3) A description of the proposed action, including (where appropriate) suggested regulatory language; and
(4) A statement of the need and justification for the proposed action, including any supporting tests, studies, or other information.
(c) The Administrator will make a tentative decision to grant or deny a petition and will publish notice of such tentative decision, either in the form of an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, a proposed rule, or a tentative determination to deny the petition, in the Federal Register for written public comment.
(d) Upon the written request of any interested person, the Administrator may, at his discretion, hold an informal public hearing to consider oral comments on the tentative decision. A person requesting a hearing must state the issues to be raised and explain why written comments would not suffice to communicate the person's views. The Administrator may in any case decide on his own motion to hold an informal public hearing.
(e) After evaluating all public comments the Administrator will make a final decision by publishing in the Federal Register a regulatory amendment or a denial of the petition.
- 40 CFR 279.55 — Analysis Plan.
- 40 CFR 260.10 — Definitions.
- 40 CFR 261.31 — Hazardous Wastes From Non-Specific Sources.
- 40 CFR 261.32 — Hazardous Wastes From Specific Sources.
- 40 CFR 260.21 — Petitions for Equivalent Testing or Analytical Methods.
- 40 CFR 260.22 — Petitions to Amend Part 261 to Exclude a Waste Produced at a Particular Facility.
- 40 CFR 268.44 — Variance From a Treatment Standard.
- 40 CFR 261.3 — Definition of Hazardous Waste.
- 40 CFR 271.9 — Requirements for Identification and Listing of Hazardous Wastes.
- 40 CFR 260.1 — Purpose, Scope, and Applicability.
- 40 CFR 265.13 — General Waste Analysis.
- 40 CFR 261.30 — General.
- 40 CFR 261.20 — General.