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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter IPart 272 → Subpart ZZ


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 272—APPROVED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS


Subpart ZZ—Wyoming


Contents
§272.2550   [Reserved]
§272.2551   Wyoming State-administered program: Final authorization.

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§272.2550   [Reserved]

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§272.2551   Wyoming State-administered program: Final authorization.

(a) Pursuant to section 3006(b) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6926(b), Wyoming has final authorization for the following elements as submitted to the EPA in Wyoming's base program application for final authorization which was approved by the EPA effective on October 18, 1995. Subsequent program revision applications were approved effective on August 6, 2001 and August 23, 2016.

(b) The State of Wyoming has primary responsibility for enforcing its hazardous waste management program. However, the EPA retains the authority to exercise its inspection and enforcement authorities in accordance with sections 3007, 3008, 3013, 7003 of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6927, 6928, 6934, 6973, and any other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions, regardless of whether the State has taken its own actions, as well as in accordance with other statutory and regulatory provisions.

(c) State statutes and regulations. (1) The Wyoming regulations cited in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section are incorporated by reference as part of the hazardous waste management program under Subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921 et seq. This incorporation by reference is approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. You may obtain copies of the Wyoming regulations that are incorporated by reference in this paragraph from Wyoming Secretary of State's Office, The Capitol Building, Room B-10, 200 West 24th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0020, (Phone: 307-777-5407). You may inspect a copy at the EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado, phone number (303) 312-6231, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

(i) The Binder entitled “EPA-Approved Wyoming Regulatory Requirements Applicable to the Hazardous Waste Management Program”, dated March, 2016.

(ii) [Reserved]

(2) The EPA considered the following statutes and regulations in evaluating the State program but is not incorporating them herein for enforcement purposes:

(i) Wyoming Statutes Annotated (W.S.), as amended, 2015 Edition, Title 16, City, County, State, and Local Powers: Chapter 1, Intergovernmental Cooperation, section 16-1-101; Chapter 3, Administrative Procedure, sections 16-3-101(b)(vi), 16-3-103(h), 16-3-107(k); Chapter 4, Uniform Municipal Fiscal Procedures, Public Records, Documents and Meetings, sections 16-4-201, 16-4-203(d)(i), 16-4-203(d)(v).

(ii) W.S., as amended, 2015 Edition, Title 35, Public Health and Safety: Chapter 11, Environmental Quality, Article 1, General Provisions, sections 35-11-102, 35-11-103(a), 35-11-103(d)(i), 35-11-103(d)(ii), 35-103(d)(vii), 35-11-104 through 35-11-106, 35-11-108 through 35-11-115; Article 5, Solid Waste Management, sections 35-11-501 through 35-11-503 (except 35-11-503(b) and (c)), 35-11-504 through 35-11-506, 35-11-508, 35-11-509, 35-11-514, 35-11-516, 35-11-518 through 35-11-520; Article 9, Penalties, sections 35-11-901(a), (j), and (k); Article 11, Miscellaneous Provisions, sections 35-11-1101, 35-11-1105(d), 35-11-1106(a)(iv); Article 16, Voluntary Remediation of Contaminated Sites, section 35-11-1607(e).

(iii) Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended, Rule 24.

(iv) Wyoming Hazardous Waste Management Rules, Chapter 1, General Provisions: Sections 1(a) through (d); 2(c) and (d); 124 (except 124(a)(v)); 260(b)(ii); and 270(o) through 270(q).

(v) Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Rules of Practice and Procedure, as amended February 14, 1994, Chapter III.

(3) The following statutory provisions are broader in scope than the Federal program, are not part of the authorized program, are not incorporated by reference and are not federally enforceable:

(i) W.S., as amended, 2015 Edition, Title 35, Public Health and Safety: Chapter 11, Environmental Quality, Article 5, Solid Waste Management, section 35-11-517; Chapter 12, Industrial Development and Siting, sections 35-12-101, et seq.

(ii) Wyoming Hazardous Waste Management Rules, Chapter 1, General Provisions: Sections 264(e)(i) [with respect to the Wyoming Voluntary Remediation Program only]; 264(e)(ii); and 270(n).

(iii) [Reserved]

(4) Unauthorized state amendments. (i) Wyoming has adopted but is not authorized for the following Federal final rules:

(A) Imports and Exports of Hazardous Waste: Implementation of OECD Council Division [61 FR 16290, 04/12/96] (HSWA—Not delegable to States);

(B) Hazardous Waste Combustors; Revised Standards [63 FR 33782, 6/19/98] (Non-HSWA—Vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Cir. No. 98-1379 and 08-1144; June 27, 2014);

(C) Exclusion of Oil-Bearing Secondary Materials Processed in a Gasification System to Produce Synthesis Gas [73 FR 52, 1/2/08] (Non-HSWA—Vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Cir. No. 98-1379 and 08-1144; June 27, 2014);

(D) OECD Requirements; Export Shipments of Spent Lead Acid Batteries [75 FR 1236, 1/8/10] (Non-HSWA—Not delegable to States);

(E) Withdrawal of the Emission Comparable Fuel Exclusion [75 FR 33712, 6/15/10] (Non-HSWA—Vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Cir. No. 98-1379 and 08-1144; June 27, 2014); and

(F) Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste [73 FR 64668, 10/30/08].

(ii) Those Federal rules written under RCRA provisions that predate HSWA (non-HSWA) which the State has adopted, but for which it is not authorized, are not federally enforceable. In contrast, the EPA will continue to enforce the Federal HSWA standards for which Wyoming is not authorized until the State receives specific authorization from EPA.

(5) Memorandum of Agreement. The Memorandum of Agreement between the EPA, Region 8 and the State of Wyoming, signed by the State of Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality on July 19, 2012, and by the EPA Regional Administrator on July 27, 2012, although not incorporated by reference, is referenced as part of the authorized hazardous waste management program under subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921 et seq.

(6) Statement of legal authority. “Attorney General's Statement for Final Authorization”, signed by the Attorney General of Wyoming on July 14, 1995, and revisions, supplements and addenda to that Statement dated December 9, 1997 and May 11, 2015, although not incorporated by reference, are referenced as part of the authorized hazardous waste management program under subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921 et seq.

(7) Program Description. The Program Description and any other materials submitted as supplements thereto, although not incorporated by reference, are referenced as part of the authorized hazardous waste management program under subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921 et seq.

[81 FR 41234, June 24, 2016]

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