Express Authorization Documents
Express Authorization restructures what states provide to EPA in an authorization application for a set of state rules. The models are based on approaches that some states have successfully used.
While states are not required to follow the models and examples in Express Authorization, EPA believes that they will help many states and regions improve the authorization process. If the current process states and regions are using works smoothly, there is no reason to change it. States and regions may modify these models to fit their particular circumstances.
The main component of Express Authorization is a new approach to the Attorney General's Statement (AGS). This change will affect other parts of a state's application. Instead of submitting a lengthy and complex AGS and regulatory checklists, states would prepare 1) a short AGS containing certifications and statements and 2) a statutory checklist to document the state's program authorities.
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For more information, see the Roadmap to Express Authorization (PDF)(2 pp, 55K)
2003 Memo from Marianne Horinko, Assistant Administrator (PDF)(2 pp, 53K)
to Express Authorization (PDF)(2 pp, 55K)
and Answers About Express Authorization (PDF)(6 pp, 111K)
AG Certification (PDF)(2 pp, 79K) | Rich Text Format
Statutory Checklist (PDF)(24 pp, 161K) | Rich Text Format
RCRA Statutory Checklist (PDF)(12 pp, 118K) | Rich Text Format
Checklists for States that Incorporate the Federal Regulations by Reference (PDF)(2 pp, 64K) | Rich Text Format
(Also see EPA Guidance for the Adoption of Federal Regulations by Reference (PDF)(46 pp, 331K)