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APPENDIX G STATE PROGRAM APPROVAL HANDBOOK OSWER Directive 9650.11 May 11, 1992

APPENDIX G

Most Commonly Asked Questions about State Program Approval Handbook and Suggested Procedures Document

Users of the State Program Approval Handbook and Suggested Procedures for the Review of State UST Applications have indicated that they have not always been able to quickly find specific information or guidance when they need it. In response to extensive feedback from State and Regional UST personnel, we have developed the following list of subject areas and the places within the two documents or the State Program Approval regulations where information relating to each area can be found.

Q: What are the legally mandated steps in the State Program Approval process?

A: See

Q: What are the minimum components of a complete State Program Approval application?

A: See

Q: What are the required components of the program description?

A: See

Q: What are the required components of a Federal Register notice?

A: See

Q: Exactly what steps must be followed in preparing a Federal Register notice? A public notice?

A: See Suggested Procedures for Review of State UST Applications, Appendix B.

Q: How does a State codify its approved UST program?

A: See section on codification in Suggested Procedures for Review of State UST Applications, pages 30-31.

Q: What should Regions be doing/looking for in the pre-application phase?

A: See

Q: What is the proper role of the Regional UST Attorney in State Program Approval review?

A: See

Q: What is the proper role of State attorneys in State Program Approval review?

A: See

Q: What role should OUST play in the State Program Approval process?

A: See Suggested Procedures for Review of State UST Applications, page 21.

Q: Are there any examples of State requirements that were different from the Federal requirements yet met the objective?

A: See State Program Approval Handbook examples in Chapter 4, "Attorney General's Statement."

Q: Are there any examples of State requirements that were different from the Federal requirement and were determined to be less stringent?

A: See State Program Approval Handbook examples in Chapter 4, "Attorney General's Statement."

Q: Are there any tools that can be used by States whose programs differ from the Federal program, or who have limited resources, in order to make their programs approvable?

A: See

Q: What should be the role of EPA (HQ and Regions) after State program approval?

A: See State Program Approval Handbook,State Program Approval Handbook, Chapter 6, "Memorandum of Agreement"; also pages 5-6 and 10.

Q: What are the distinctions between scope and stringency?

A: See

Q: Where can I find examples of completed State Program Approval applications, Federal Register notices, and other documents related to the State Program Approval process?

A: See

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