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Federal Register Notice: Proposed Amendment to Hazardous Waste Management Permit Program and Procedures for Decisionmaking

On May 10, 1983, EPA proposed to amend its hazardous waste permit regulations. These regulations were promulgated pursuant to Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and were included in the Consolidated Permit Regulations.

The Agency proposed to allow owners and operators of existing hazardous waste management facilities who submit an incomplete Part A of the RCRA permit application to receive a notice of the deficiency and an opportunity to explain or cure the deficiency before the owner or operator is subject to EPA enforcement for operation without a permit. The Agency also proposed to amend the regulations to require that if the Administrator denies a request for a panel hearing on an initial permit for an existing hazardous waste management facility, they must give their reasons for the denial.

This action is prompted by a settlement stipulation concerning these issues in the lawsuit on the Consolidated Permit Regulations.

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