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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2005 / Notices right to exercise its judgment in deciding whether to grant an exemption. In all but one of the past exemption decisions, EPA has exempted negligibly reactive VOCs from recordkeeping and reporting requirements as well as control requirements. Concerns have been raised that even negligibly reactive compounds, if present in sufficient quantities, can contribute significantly to ozone formation over large spatial scales. Without recordkeeping and reporting requirements, States and EPA have no regular mechanism for maintaining adequate emissions inventories of negligibly reactive compounds or tracking their collective contribution to ozone concentrations. One approach for addressing this issue would be to require recordkeeping and reporting of all negligibly reactive VOC emissions. The Agency recognizes, however, that efforts to develop State and local inventories of such emissions are a relatively low priority compared to other activities that are likely to be more important for reducing ozone concentrations. In particular, as noted above, efforts to develop speciated emissions inventories should be focused on highly reactive compounds because programs targeted at controlling emissions of these compounds are likely to be more effective than simply regulating all VOCs equally. Another approach that would allow policymakers to track potential increases in emissions of negligibly reactive compounds would be to ask manufacturers who are responsible for VOC exemption petitions to provide EPA with periodic estimates of the magnitude and distribution of emissions of the exempted compound. Although such an approach would not provide detailed information about the location of such emissions, this type of spatial definition is relatively unimportant for compounds with negligible reactivity. The Agency believes that parties submitting VOC exemption requests may be able to provide emissions estimates that are sufficient for purposes of tracking the potential effects of VOCexempt compound emissions on regional air quality. The Agency may consider such an approach in the future. VI. Summary EPA encourages States, and particularly those with persistent ozone nonattainment problems, to consider recent scientific information on VOC reactivity and how it may be incorporated into the development of ozone control measures. Using reactivity information, States may be able to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their VOC control policies. EPA VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:06 Sep 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 encourages all interested parties to continue to work through the RRWG to improve the scientific foundation for reactivity-based regulatory approaches. Although most existing VOC control programs do not discriminate between individual VOCs based on reactivity, they continue to provide significant ozone reduction benefits and will remain in place unless and until they are replaced by programs that achieve the same or greater benefits. Therefore EPA will continue its policy of granting VOC exemptions for compounds that are negligibly reactive. EPA will continue to evaluate new scientific information regarding VOC reactivity and will update this interim guidance as appropriate. This interim guidance does not change any existing rules. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 51 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: August 25, 2005. Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 05–18015 Filed 9–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7967–8] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action announces the availability of EPA decisions identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Nevada to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d)(2), and requests public comment. Section 303(d)(2) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On September 1, 2005, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Nevada’s 2004 submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Nevada’s listing of 205 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54051 disapproved Nevada’s decisions not to list 98 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water bodies and pollutants along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2004 Section 303(d) list. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its decisions to add waters and pollutants to Nevada 2004 Section 303(d) list, as required by EPA’s Public Participation regulations. EPA will consider public comments in reaching its final decisions on the additional water bodies and pollutants identified for inclusion on Nevada’s final lists. DATES: Comments must be submitted to EPA on or before October 13, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed decisions should be sent to David Smith, TMDL Team Leader, Water Division (WTR–2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, telephone (415) 972–3416, facsimile (415) 947–3537, e-mail smith.davidw@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of the proposed decisions concerning Nevada which explain the rationale for EPA’s decisions can be obtained at EPA Region 9’s Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ region9/water/tmdl/ by writing or calling Mr. Smith at the above address. Underlying documentation comprising the record for these decisions is available for public inspection at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Smith at (415) 972–3416 or smith.davidw@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that each State identify those waters for which existing technologybased pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain State water quality standards. For those waters, States are required to establish TMDLs according to a priority ranking. EPA’s Water Quality Planning and Management regulations include requirements related to the implementation of Section 303(d) of the CWA (40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require states to identify water quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs every two years. The lists of waters still needing TMDLs must also include priority rankings and must identify the waters targeted for TMDL development during the next two years (40 CFR 130.7). Consistent with EPA’s regulations, Nevada submitted to EPA its listing decisions under section 303(d)(2) on June 2, 2004. Nevada submitted E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 54052 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2005 / Notices supplemental data and information on July 9, 2005 and August 25, 2005. On September 1, 2005, EPA approved Nevada’s listing of 205 water bodypollutant combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA disapproved Nevada’s decisions not to list 98 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional waters and pollutants along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2004 section 303(d) list. EPA solicits public comment on its identification of 98 additional water body-pollutant combinations, for inclusion on Nevada’s 2004 Section 303(d) list. Dated: September 1, 2005. Alexis Strauss, Director, Water Division, Region IX. [FR Doc. 05–18093 Filed 9–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, September 15, 2005 September 8, 2005. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2005, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room TW–C305, at 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC. The meeting will focus on presentations regarding the effects of Hurricane Katrina on communications services in the Gulf Coast states. Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need including as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible; please allow at least 5 days advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to: fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty). Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418–0500; TTY 1–888–835–5322. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet from the FCC’s Audio/Video Events Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio. For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason University’s VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:06 Sep 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 Capitol Connection. The Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these services call (703) 993–3100 or go to http://www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 7, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–18049 Filed 9–12–05; 8:45 am] Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–18249 Filed 9–9–05; 1:22 pm] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than October 7, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Cindy West, Manager) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566: 1. CB Financial Inc., Carmichaels, Pennsylvania; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Community Bank, N.A., Washington, Pennsylania. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 a.m. (EDT), September 19, 2005. PLACE: 4th Floor Conference Room, 1250 H Street, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: Telephonic—parts will be open to the public and parts closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: TIME AND DATE: Parts Open to the Public 1. Approval of the minutes of the August 15, 2005, Board member meeting. 2. Thrift Savings Plan activity report by the Executive Director. 3. FY 2005 expenditures, proposed FY 2006 budget, and FY 2006 estimate. Parts Closed to the Public 4. Procurement matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Thomas J. Trabucco, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. Dated: September 8, 2005. Elizabeth S. Woodruff, Secretary to the Board, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. 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[Notices]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7967-8]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This action announces the availability of EPA decisions 
identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in 
Nevada to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d)(2), and 
requests public comment. Section 303(d)(2) requires that states submit 
and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing 
technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain 
or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum 
daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared.
    On September 1, 2005, EPA partially approved and partially 
disapproved Nevada's 2004 submittal. Specifically, EPA approved 
Nevada's listing of 205 water body-pollutant combinations, and 
associated priority rankings. EPA disapproved Nevada's decisions not to 
list 98 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these 
additional water bodies and pollutants along with priority rankings for 
inclusion on the 2004 Section 303(d) list.
    EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its decisions 
to add waters and pollutants to Nevada 2004 Section 303(d) list, as 
required by EPA's Public Participation regulations. EPA will consider 
public comments in reaching its final decisions on the additional water 
bodies and pollutants identified for inclusion on Nevada's final lists.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to EPA on or before October 13, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed decisions should be sent to David 
Smith, TMDL Team Leader, Water Division (WTR-2), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
94105, telephone (415) 972-3416, facsimile (415) 947-3537, e-mail 
smith.davidw@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of 
the proposed decisions concerning Nevada which explain the rationale 
for EPA's decisions can be obtained at EPA Region 9's Web site at 
http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/tmdl/ by writing or calling 
Mr. Smith at the above address. Underlying documentation comprising the 
record for these decisions is available for public inspection at the 
above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Smith at (415) 972-3416 or 
smith.davidw@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) 
requires that each State identify those waters for which existing 
technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain 
or maintain State water quality standards. For those waters, States are 
required to establish TMDLs according to a priority ranking.
    EPA's Water Quality Planning and Management regulations include 
requirements related to the implementation of Section 303(d) of the CWA 
(40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require states to identify water 
quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs every two years. The lists 
of waters still needing TMDLs must also include priority rankings and 
must identify the waters targeted for TMDL development during the next 
two years (40 CFR 130.7).
    Consistent with EPA's regulations, Nevada submitted to EPA its 
listing decisions under section 303(d)(2) on June 2, 2004. Nevada 
submitted

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supplemental data and information on July 9, 2005 and August 25, 2005. 
On September 1, 2005, EPA approved Nevada's listing of 205 water body-
pollutant combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA 
disapproved Nevada's decisions not to list 98 water body-pollutant 
combinations. EPA identified these additional waters and pollutants 
along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2004 section 303(d) 
list. EPA solicits public comment on its identification of 98 
additional water body-pollutant combinations, for inclusion on Nevada's 
2004 Section 303(d) list.

    Dated: September 1, 2005.
Alexis Strauss,
Director, Water Division, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 05-18093 Filed 9-12-05; 8:45 am]
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