Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE)

CourtEnvironmental Protection Agency
Citation87 FR 12690
Record Number2022-04760
Published date07 March 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 44 (Monday, March 7, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 44 (Monday, March 7, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Page 12690]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-04760]
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                ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
                [FRL-9553-01-OMS]
                Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision
                Approval, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE)
                AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
                ACTION: Notice.
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                SUMMARY: This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's
                (EPA) approval of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
                (NDEE) request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs
                to allow electronic reporting.
                DATES: EPA approves the authorized program revisions/modifications as
                of March 7, 2022.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley M. Miller, U.S. Environmental
                Protection Agency, Office of Information Management, Mail Stop 2824T,
                1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-2908,
                [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 January 10, 2022, the Nebraska Department of Environment and
                Energy (NDEE) submitted an application titled NPDES Electronic
                Reporting Tool for Pesticide General Permit (NeTPGP) for revisions/
                modifications to its EPA-approved programs under title 40 CFR to allow
                new electronic reporting. EPA reviewed NDEE'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 NDEE's request to revise/modify its following EPA-authorized
                programs to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR is being published
                in the Federal Register:
                Part 123: EPA-Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant
                Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Reporting under 40 CFR 122 and 125
                 NDEE was notified of EPA's determination to approve its application
                with respect to the authorized programs listed above.
                 Dated: March 1, 2022.
                Jennifer Campbell,
                Director, Office of Information Management.
                [FR Doc. 2022-04760 Filed 3-4-22; 8:45 am]
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