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APPENDIX B OSWER Directive 9650.12 SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF STATE UST APPLICATIONS May 1992

APPENDIX B

GUIDANCE ON PREPARING FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES

This appendix provides guidance on publishing a document in the Federal Register. In addition, the appendix contains model Federal Register notices for State program approval. These models have been prepared in Federal Register format for your convenience.

In preparing a document for publication in the Federal Register, the author(s) must observe several important formatting and editing specifications. The following sections outline and explain the most important of these document guidelines.

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I. Federal Register Checklist

Each Federal Register package must include a completed Federal Register checklist. This two-page form consists of "yes" or "no" questions concerning the document's compliance with the following format and content requirements:

All submissions to the Federal Register must also fulfill the following lay-out specifications:

A sample Federal Register checklist is included in this appendix.

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II. Typesetting Request

This one-page form (EPA Form 2340-15) includes the financial data and the approximate cost of typesetting a document submitted for publication in the Federal Register. The Management Division Director may require certain signatures on this form. Data on the following items are also required:

The approximate cost is $125.00 per column and $375.00 per page in the Federal Register. A sample typesetting request form is included in this appendix along with instructions for completing the form.

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III. Expedited Printing Request

If a document must be published promptly in order to meet statutory deadlines, the author(s) may submit an expedited printing request. This form is a letter requesting publication of the document at the earliest possible date or prior to a certain date, and must also justify the reason for the request. The workgroup chairman should submit the letter to the Director of the Executive Agencies Division at the Office of the Federal Register (Attn: Martha Girard; The Office of the Federal Register; National Archives and Records Services, GSA; Washington, D.C. 20408; (202) 523-5240).

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FEDERAL REGISTER CHECKLIST FOR NOTICES, PROPOSED AND FINAL RULE DOCUMENTS

(Attach to all documents that are to be published in the Federal Register. Only complete the section that applies to the document to be published. all of these questions an be answered through the Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook[DDH])

Section One: Notice Documents

(This section applies to Notice of public hearings, meeting, and/or workshops, Correction Notices, Notices extending comment periods, and Notices of Availability)


 
YES
NO
  1. Is your document classified correctly? If it is rule related, or a technical amendment it may be considered a proposed or final rule. (DDH 5-7)
  2. Does your document include the required preamable elements (optional for notices): Agency Action; Summary; Dates; Addresses; For Further Information Contact; Supplementary Information? (DDH 51-55)
  3. Does your summary answer the three required questions: What you're doing, Why you're doing it, and the Intended Effect of your action? (DDH 53)
  4. Is the signers name and title printed below the signature? (DDH 61)
  5. Are the pages numbered consecutively?
  6. Are the copies sharp, clear and legible, especially illustrations?
  7. Are you submitting the original plus 3 copies? Do your copies match? (DDH 62)

 

 

SIGNED ________________________


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Section Two: Proposed and Final Rules

 
YES
NO
  1. Does your document include the required preamable elements: AGENCY, ACTION SUMMARY, DATES, ADDRESSES, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION? (DDH 12-18)
  2. Does your summary answer the three required questions: What you're doing, Why you're doing it, and the Intended Effect of your action? (DDH 14)
  3. Have you included your List of Subjects (Thesaurus Terms) at the end of Supplementary Information? (DDH 18)
  4. Is your Amendatory language clear and correctly worded? (DDH 25-26)
  5. Is your Authority Citation your first amendment? (DDH 19)
  6. Did you use the most recent version of the CFR and LSA? (DDH 26)
  7. Have you included the Table of Contents for each entire CFR part of subpart that you are adding or amending? Do heading in the regulatory text match those in the table of contents? (DDH 36)
  8. Are all CFR paragraphs given a letter or number in correct sequence? (a), (1), (i), (A) (DDH 30)
  9. Is text of regulation displayed correctly (include all section headings, and place the asertrisks appropriately)? (DDH 30)
  10. Are the pages numbered consecutively?
  11. Are your copies sharp, clear and legible, especially illustrations?
  12. Is there a new OMB control number? If so, is it mentioned in the amendatory language and set out correctly? (DDH 36)
  13. Is the signer's name and title printed below the signature? (DDH 61)
  14. Are you preparing a proposed and final rule? They cannot be prepared in the same document, they must be separate documents. (DDH 7)
  15. Are your submitting the original plus 3 copies? do your copies match? (DDH 62)
   

SIGNED ________________________


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TYPESETTING REQUEST FORM

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OSWER Requirements:

The Office Director and the Assistant Administrator are also required to sign all Federal Register typesetting requests.

FEDERAL REGISTER TYPESETTING REQUEST FORM

SAMPLE FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES

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