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Suggested Procedures For Review Of State UST Applications OSWER Directive 9650.12 May 1992

SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW
OF STATE UST APPLICATIONS

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
May 1992


OSWER DIRECTIVE 9650.12

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

OUST would like to thank those individuals who helped make these revisions to the original, March 1989 version of Suggested Procedures for Review of State UST Applications. Since the initial publication of this manual, a number of Regional offices have reviewed State Program Approval applications submitted by their States. Their successes, but perhaps more importantly, the difficulties they encountered, have taught us much about the State Program Approval process. With the help of Regional and State UST program staff, as well as representatives of the Office of General Counsel, Offices of Regional Counsel, and the Office of Enforcement, we have been able to produce what we feel is a useful, accurate, and up-to-date document which draws on more than two years of Regional experience in proceeding with State Program Approval. OUST feels that the lessons that have been learned over the past two years are reflected in the current document and should lead to a greater number of States seeking and achieving program approval in the near future.

The policies and procedures set out in this document are intended solely for the guidance of Government personnel. They are not intended, nor can they be relied upon, to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. The Agency reserves the right to act at variance with these policies and procedures and to change them at any time without public notice.


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OSWER DIRECTIVE 9650.12

Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. OVERVIEW AND APPROACH

    List of Minimum Steps Required to Complete State Program Approval Process

    Pre-Application Phase

    Exhibit 1. Diagnostic Checklist for State Program Approval

    Exhibit 2. State Program Approval Pre-Application Checklist

  3. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Regional Review Team Members

    State Applicant

    Headquarters Offices

  4. REVIEW PROCESS

    Phase 1: Acceptance of Application

    Phase 2: Substantive Review and Tentative Determination

    Phase 3: Review of Public Comments and Final Determination

  5. SCHEDULE FOR APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS

    Streamlined Program Approval Schedule

    Extended Program Approval Schedule

  6. CODIFICATION OF APPROVED STATE PROGRAMS
  7. ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS FOR STATE PROGRAM APPROVAL DECISIONS

    Purpose of the Record

    Content of the Record


OSWER DIRECTIVE 9650.12

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A STATUTORY CHECKLIST

APPENDIX B GUIDANCE ON PREPARING FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES

APPENDIX C APPROVAL DETERMINATIONS

Tentative Determination To Approve

Final Determination To Approve

APPENDIX D CODIFICATION OF APPROVED STATE PROGRAMS

Proposed/Final Codification Notice

Immediate Final Codification Notice

CFR Reference for Codification of State UST Programs

APPENDIX E CHECKLIST FOR COMPLETE STATE APPLICATIONS

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