Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of a New Equivalent Method, 26627-26628 [07-2317]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices ADDRESSES: The May 22, 2007 hearing will take place at the EPA Potomac Yard Conference Center, 2777 Crystal Drive— Room S–1204, Arlington, VA 22202. The May 30, 2007 hearing will take place at the Byron Sher Auditorium, Cal/EPA Headquarters, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you wish to present testimony at the Sacramento, CA hearing then provide notification by May 23, 2007 to David Dickinson, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division (6405J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20460, e-mail address: Dickinson.David@EPA.GOV. methods (as applicable), thereby permitting their use under 40 CFR Part 58 by States and other agencies for determining attainment of the NAAQSs. The EPA hereby announces the designation of a new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the ambient air. This designation is made under the provisions of 40 CFR Part 53, as amended on December 18, 2006 (71 FR 61271). The new equivalent method is an automated method (analyzer) that utilizes a measurement principle based on ultraviolet fluorescence. The newly designated equivalent SO2 method is identified as follows: Dated: May 4, 2007. William L. Wehrum, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E7–9025 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] EQSA–0507–166, ‘‘SIR, S.A. Model S–5001 U.V. Fluorescence SO2 Analyzer, ’’ operated with a full-scale measurement range of 0–0.5 ppm, with an integration time setting of 1 minute, and with or without an optional PCMCIA Card or the optional Internal Span permeation oven. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMNETAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRI–8311–8] Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of a New Equivalent Method Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of the designation of a new equivalent method for monitoring ambient air quality. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, a new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the ambient air. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Hunike, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD– D205–03), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Phone: (919) 541–3737, e-mail: Hunike.Elizabeth@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with regulations at 40 CFR Part 53, the EPA evaluates various methods for monitoring the concentrations of those ambient air pollutants for which EPA has established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs) as set forth in 40 CFR Part 50. Monitoring methods that are determined to meet specific requirements for adequacy are designated by the EPA as either reference methods or equivalent VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 An application for an equivalent method determination for the candidate method based on this SO2 analyzer was received by the EPA on October 4, 2006. The sampler is commercially available from the applicant, SIR USA, 826 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302– 3605 or from SIR Spain, Avenida de la Industria, 3; 28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spain. A test analyzer representative of this method has been tested in accordance with the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR Part 53 (as amended on December 18, 2006). After reviewing the results of those tests and other information submitted by the applicant in the application, EPA has determined, in accordance with Part 53, that this method should be designated as an equivalent method. The information submitted by the applicant in the application will be kept on file, either at EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park North Carolina 27711 or in an approved archive storage facility. That information will be made available for inspection (upon request and with advance notice) to the extent consistent with 40 CFR Part 2 (EPA’s regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act). As a designated reference or equivalent method, this method is acceptable for use by states and other air monitoring agencies under the requirements of 40 CFR Part 58, Ambient Air Quality Surveillance. For such purposes, the method must be used in strict accordance with the operation or instruction manual associated with the method and subject to any specifications and limitations PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26627 (e.g., configuration or operational settings) specified in the applicable designation method description (see the identifications of the method above). Use of the method should also be in general accordance with the guidance and recommendations of applicable sections of the ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution measurement Systems, Volume I,’’ EPA/ 600/R–94/038a and ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume II, Part 1,’’ EPA–454/R–98–004 (available at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic/ qabook.html). Vendor modifications of a designate reference or equivalent method used for purposes of Part 58 are permitted only with prior approval of the EPA, as provided in Part 53. Provisions concerning modification of such methods by users are specified under Section 2.8 (Modifications of Methods by Users) of Appendix C to 40 CFR Part 58. In general, a method designation applies to any sampler or analyzer which is identical to the sampler or analyzer described in the application for designation. In some cases, similar samplers or analyzers manufactured prior to the designation may be upgraded or converted (e.g., by minor modification or by substitution of the approved operation or instruction manual) so as to be identical to the designated method and thus achieve designated status. The manufacturer should be consulted to determine the feasibility of such upgrading or conversion. Part 53 requires that sellers of designated reference or equivalent method analyzers or samplers comply with certain conditions. These conditions are specified in 40 CFR 53.9 and are summarized below: (a) A copy of the approved operation or instruction manual must accompany the sampler or analyzer when it is delivered to the ultimate purchaser. (b) The sampler or analyzer must not generate any unreasonable hazard to operators or to the environment. (c) The sampler or analyzer must function within the limits of the applicable performance specifications given in 40 CFR 50 and 53 for at least one year after delivery when maintained and operated in accordance with the operation or instruction manual. (d) Any sampler or analyzer offered for sale as part of a reference or equivalent method must bear a label or sticker indicating that it as been designated as part of a reference or equivalent method in accordance with Part 53 and showing its designated method identification number. E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 26628 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES (e) If such an analyzer has two or ore selectable ranges, the label or sticker must be placed in close proximity to the range selector and indicator which range or ranges have been included in the reference or equivalent method designation. (f) An applicant who offers samplers or analyzers for sale as part of a reference or equivalent method is required to maintain a list of ultimate purchasers of such samplers or analyzers and to notify them within 30 days if a reference or equivalent method designation applicable to the method has been canceled or if adjustment of the sampler or analyzer is necessary under 40 CFR 53.11(b) to avoid a cancellation. (g) An applicant who modifies a sampler or analyzer previously designated as part of a reference or equivalent method is not permitted to sell the sampler or analyzer (as modified as part of a reference or equivalent method (although it may be sold without such representation), nor to attach a designation label or sticker to the sampler or analyzer (as modified) under the provisions described above, until the applicant has received notice under 40 CFr Part 53.14(c) that the original designation or a new designation applies to the method as modified, or until the applicant has applied for an received notice under 40 CFR 53.8(b) of a new reference or equivalent method determination for the sampler or analyzer as modified. Aside from occasional breakdown or malfunctions, consistent or repeated noncompliance with any of these conditions should be reported to: Director, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD– E205–01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Designation of this new equivalent method is intended to assist the States in establishing and operating their air quality surveillance systems under 40 CFR Part 58. Questions concerning the commercial availability or technical aspects of the method should be directed to the applicant. Jewel F. Morris, Acting Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory. [FR Doc. 07–2317 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8312–3] Establishment of the Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is establishing the Adaptation for ClimateSensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC). The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice on the conduct of a study titled ‘‘Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources’’ to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This assessment is part of a comprehensive set of assessments identified by the CCSP’s Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program. ACSERAC will advise on the specific issues that should be addressed in the assessment, appropriate technical approaches, the type and usefulness of information to decision makers, the content of the final assessment report, compliance with the Information Quality Act, and other matters important to the successful achievement of the objectives of the study. EPA has determined that this federal advisory committee is in the public interest and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Global Climate Protection Act. The draft prospectus for the study is on the CCSP Web site at http:// www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/ sap4-4/sap4-4prospectus-final.htm. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Foellmer (8601D), National Center for Environmental Assessment, Immediate Office, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, Telephone number: (202) 564–3208, Email address: Foellmer.joanna@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information About the Document A copy of the Committee Charter is available at http://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/ after the Committee Charter is filed with Congress. This PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 usually takes up to 25 days from the date of the Federal Register notice. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice on the conduct of the study titled Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This study will focus on adaptation to anticipated impacts of climate change on federally owned and managed lands and waters. Within the context of the assessment’s prospectus, ACSERAC will advise on the specific issues to be addressed, appropriate technical approaches, the usefulness of information to decision makers, the quality and accurateness of the content of the final assessment report, compliance with the Information Quality Act, and other matters important to the successful achievement of the objectives of the study The draft prospectus for this study is available at: http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/ sap/sap4-4/sap4-4prospectus-final.htm. ACSERAC is expected to meet twice in 2007: Once in a face-to-face meeting in the Washington, DC area and a second time via conference call. Membership: Nominations for membership on the ACSERAC were solicited through the Federal Register. In selecting members, EPA will consider the necessary areas of technical expertise, different scientific perspectives within each technical discipline, and the collective breadth of experience needed to address the Agency’s charge. Dated: March 22, 2007 George Gray, Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development. [FR Doc. E7–9024 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8312–4] Establishment of the Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is establishing the Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC). The purpose of this E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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ENVIRONMNETAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRI-8311-8]


Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring 
Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of a New Equivalent 
Method

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of the designation of a new equivalent method for 
monitoring ambient air quality.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, a new 
equivalent method for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide 
(SO2) in the ambient air.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Hunike, Human Exposure and 
Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD-D205-03), National Exposure Research 
Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. 
Phone: (919) 541-3737, e-mail: Hunike.Elizabeth@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with regulations at 40 CFR 
Part 53, the EPA evaluates various methods for monitoring the 
concentrations of those ambient air pollutants for which EPA has 
established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs) as set 
forth in 40 CFR Part 50. Monitoring methods that are determined to meet 
specific requirements for adequacy are designated by the EPA as either 
reference methods or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby 
permitting their use under 40 CFR Part 58 by States and other agencies 
for determining attainment of the NAAQSs.
    The EPA hereby announces the designation of a new equivalent method 
for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the 
ambient air. This designation is made under the provisions of 40 CFR 
Part 53, as amended on December 18, 2006 (71 FR 61271).
    The new equivalent method is an automated method (analyzer) that 
utilizes a measurement principle based on ultraviolet fluorescence. The 
newly designated equivalent SO2 method is identified as 
follows:

    EQSA-0507-166, ``SIR, S.A. Model S-5001 U.V. Fluorescence 
SO2 Analyzer, '' operated with a full-scale measurement 
range of 0-0.5 ppm, with an integration time setting of 1 minute, 
and with or without an optional PCMCIA Card or the optional Internal 
Span permeation oven.

    An application for an equivalent method determination for the 
candidate method based on this SO2 analyzer was received by 
the EPA on October 4, 2006. The sampler is commercially available from 
the applicant, SIR USA, 826 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302-
3605 or from SIR Spain, Avenida de la Industria, 3; 28760 Tres Cantos 
(Madrid), Spain.
    A test analyzer representative of this method has been tested in 
accordance with the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR Part 
53 (as amended on December 18, 2006). After reviewing the results of 
those tests and other information submitted by the applicant in the 
application, EPA has determined, in accordance with Part 53, that this 
method should be designated as an equivalent method. The information 
submitted by the applicant in the application will be kept on file, 
either at EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory, Research 
Triangle Park North Carolina 27711 or in an approved archive storage 
facility. That information will be made available for inspection (upon 
request and with advance notice) to the extent consistent with 40 CFR 
Part 2 (EPA's regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act).
    As a designated reference or equivalent method, this method is 
acceptable for use by states and other air monitoring agencies under 
the requirements of 40 CFR Part 58, Ambient Air Quality Surveillance. 
For such purposes, the method must be used in strict accordance with 
the operation or instruction manual associated with the method and 
subject to any specifications and limitations (e.g., configuration or 
operational settings) specified in the applicable designation method 
description (see the identifications of the method above).
    Use of the method should also be in general accordance with the 
guidance and recommendations of applicable sections of the ``Quality 
Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution measurement Systems, Volume I,'' 
EPA/600/R-94/038a and ``Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution 
Measurement Systems, Volume II, Part 1,'' EPA-454/R-98-004 (available 
at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic/qabook.html). Vendor modifications of a 
designate reference or equivalent method used for purposes of Part 58 
are permitted only with prior approval of the EPA, as provided in Part 
53. Provisions concerning modification of such methods by users are 
specified under Section 2.8 (Modifications of Methods by Users) of 
Appendix C to 40 CFR Part 58.
    In general, a method designation applies to any sampler or analyzer 
which is identical to the sampler or analyzer described in the 
application for designation. In some cases, similar samplers or 
analyzers manufactured prior to the designation may be upgraded or 
converted (e.g., by minor modification or by substitution of the 
approved operation or instruction manual) so as to be identical to the 
designated method and thus achieve designated status. The manufacturer 
should be consulted to determine the feasibility of such upgrading or 
conversion.
    Part 53 requires that sellers of designated reference or equivalent 
method analyzers or samplers comply with certain conditions. These 
conditions are specified in 40 CFR 53.9 and are summarized below:
    (a) A copy of the approved operation or instruction manual must 
accompany the sampler or analyzer when it is delivered to the ultimate 
purchaser.
    (b) The sampler or analyzer must not generate any unreasonable 
hazard to operators or to the environment.
    (c) The sampler or analyzer must function within the limits of the 
applicable performance specifications given in 40 CFR 50 and 53 for at 
least one year after delivery when maintained and operated in 
accordance with the operation or instruction manual.
    (d) Any sampler or analyzer offered for sale as part of a reference 
or equivalent method must bear a label or sticker indicating that it as 
been designated as part of a reference or equivalent method in 
accordance with Part 53 and showing its designated method 
identification number.

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    (e) If such an analyzer has two or ore selectable ranges, the label 
or sticker must be placed in close proximity to the range selector and 
indicator which range or ranges have been included in the reference or 
equivalent method designation.
    (f) An applicant who offers samplers or analyzers for sale as part 
of a reference or equivalent method is required to maintain a list of 
ultimate purchasers of such samplers or analyzers and to notify them 
within 30 days if a reference or equivalent method designation 
applicable to the method has been canceled or if adjustment of the 
sampler or analyzer is necessary under 40 CFR 53.11(b) to avoid a 
cancellation.
    (g) An applicant who modifies a sampler or analyzer previously 
designated as part of a reference or equivalent method is not permitted 
to sell the sampler or analyzer (as modified as part of a reference or 
equivalent method (although it may be sold without such 
representation), nor to attach a designation label or sticker to the 
sampler or analyzer (as modified) under the provisions described above, 
until the applicant has received notice under 40 CFr Part 53.14(c) that 
the original designation or a new designation applies to the method as 
modified, or until the applicant has applied for an received notice 
under 40 CFR 53.8(b) of a new reference or equivalent method 
determination for the sampler or analyzer as modified.
    Aside from occasional breakdown or malfunctions, consistent or 
repeated noncompliance with any of these conditions should be reported 
to: Director, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD-
E205-01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711.
    Designation of this new equivalent method is intended to assist the 
States in establishing and operating their air quality surveillance 
systems under 40 CFR Part 58. Questions concerning the commercial 
availability or technical aspects of the method should be directed to 
the applicant.

Jewel F. Morris,
Acting Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory.
[FR Doc. 07-2317 Filed 5-9-07; 8:45 am]
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