CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION OSWER Directive 9650.12 SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF STATE UST APPLICATIONS May 1992
This document proposes a set of procedures for review of individual State UST applications. The review processes are designed for both the Regions and Headquarters offices, although the Regions have the prerogative to adopt alternative procedures to suit individual Regional organizations. The procedures that govern the participation of Headquarters offices and their role in the State program approval process are intended to remain more rigid.
The document is organized to explain the general approach of the Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) to State program approval; suggest the roles and responsibilities of the Regions; describe the limited involvement of certain Headquarters offices; suggest a schedule for ensuring that decisions are made on State applications within 180 days, as required by Subtitle I of RCRA; and provide information on codification of approved State programs and administrative records for State program approval decisions.