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PUBLIC NOTICE
for
Adoption of Amendments
to
Mississippi Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (Title 11, Part 3, Chapter 1)
by the
Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225

As authorized by Section 17-17-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing on September 15, 2015 to receive comments on amendments to the Mississippi Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. The hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, 515 East Amite Street, Commission Hearing Room, Jackson, Mississippi.

The proposed amendments have been published in final form in the following Federal Register notices:
    1. 79 FR 36220, June 26, 2014 – Revisions to the Export Provisions of the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Rule,
    2. 79 FR 350, January 3, 2014 – Hazardous Waste Management System: Conditional Exclusion for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Streams in Geologic Sequestration Activities, and
    3. 79 FR 7518, February 7, 2014 – Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Manifest System; Electronic Manifests.

The Revisions to the Export Provisions of the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Rule address amendments included under Parts 260 and 261 to take final action to broaden the export provisions of the 2006 CRT rule. The rule adds the definition of “CRT exporter”; requires annual reporting from CRT exporters that export used CRTs for recycling; revises the notification requirements that must be submitted when CRTs are exported for recycling; revises the notification requirements that must be submitted prior to the export of used, intact CRTs for reuse; and requires normal business records required by CRT exporters be translated into English upon request. These amendments do not affect any other provisions of the 2006 CRT rule.

The Conditional Exclusion for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Streams in Geologic Sequestration Activities excludes Carbon Dioxide from the definition of hazardous waste if the following conditions are met: transportation of carbon dioxide must be in compliance with Department of Transportation requirements; injection of the carbon dioxide stream must be in compliance with all applicable requirements of the UIC Class VI wells; and carbon dioxide may not be mixed with or co-injected with any other hazardous waste.

The Electronic Manifests (e-Manifests) Rule establishes an electronic manifest system equal to and consistent with the existing Hazardous Waste Manifest system as required by the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Act, September 2012. The EPA projects the e-Manifest system will provide higher quality data with nearly real-time access to shipment tracking capabilities for general users, as well as provide enhanced manifest inspection and enforcement capabilities for regulators.

Copies of the amendments are available for review and copying at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality located at 515 East Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Copies can also be obtained at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality by contacting Mr. Lorenzo Boddie during the hours listed above. Interested parties may also obtain copies or present their comments by writing to Ms. Krista Caron, Office of Pollution Control, P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, Mississippi 39225-2261, or by calling (601) 961-5719.