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Download as PDF 56578 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 189 / Monday, September 29, 2008 / Notices V. Quantitative Analysis of Economic Impacts of the MSGP EPA has determined, in consideration of the discussion in section IV above, that the issuance of the MSGP potentially could affect a substantial number of small entities. Therefore, to determine what, if any, economic impact this permit may have on small businesses, EPA conducted an economic assessment of this general permit. Based on this assessment, EPA concludes that this permit will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of businesses, including small businesses. The estimated increased compliance cost per permittee ranges from a low of $8.37 per year to a high of $28.27 per year. All cost estimates are presented in 2005 dollars. As a percentage of annual sales, the expected incremental burden of these estimated costs is small. The cost-to-sales ratios are small across all MSGP sectors, with the largest impacts observed in Sectors I (0.003 percent) and P (0.003 percent). These cost estimates reflect the incremental monitoring, documentation and reporting costs imposed by this permit, relative to the comparable costs for compliance with MSGP 2000. They do not include the costs of additional control measures that may be required as a result of more rigorous documentation and reporting requirements (e.g., for corrective action). EPA recognizes that these costs may be significant for some facilities, but believes that relatively few facilities will have significantly increased costs relative to MSGP 2000 because in most cases the underlying standards of control have not changed. EPA was unable to quantify these costs because EPA is not able to predict what sitespecific additional control measures may be necessary in these limited cases. Based on EPA’s analysis, the Agency concludes that this permit will not result in a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses. The factual basis for this conclusion is included in the economic analysis for the permit, available as part of the docket for this permit, and summarized above. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Enforcement and Fairness Act, was issued in November 2006 and is available on EPA’s Web site: http://www.epa.gov/sbrefa/documents/ rfafinalguidance06.pdf. After considering the Guidance and the purpose of CWA general permits, EPA concludes that general permits affecting less than 100 small entities do not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Sep 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: September 17, 2008. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 1. 2. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: September 17, 2008. Carl-Axel P. Soderberg, Division Director, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, EPA Region 2. 3. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: September 16, 2008. Jon M. Capacasa, Director, Water Protection Division, EPA Region 3. 4. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: September 16, 2008. Timothy C. Henry, Acting Director, Water Division, EPA Region 5. 5. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: September 17, 2008. Miguel I. Flores, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. 6. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: September 16, 2008. Alexis Strauss, Director, Water Division, EPA Region 9. 7. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: September 16, 2008. Christine Psyk, Deputy Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10. [FR Doc. E8–22555 Filed 9–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8722–6] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference for the Agency and its federal partners to brief the Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) on their progress in developing the Environmental Response Technical Assistance Document for Bacillus anthracis Terrorism Incidents (ERTAD). PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern time). Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information regarding this public teleconference meeting should contact Ms. Vivian Turner, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone: (202) 343–9697 or e-mail at turner.vivian@epa.gov. The SAB mailing address is U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB as well as any updates concerning this request for nominations may be found on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for Agency policies and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. The SAB HSAC provides scientific and technical advice to the EPA Administrator through the chartered SAB on scientific matters pertaining to EPA’s mission in protecting against the environmental and health consequences of terrorism. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) is charged with preserving and restoring the land by using innovative waste management practices and cleaning up contaminated properties to reduce risks posed by harmful substances. EPA has a major role in reducing the risk to human health and the environment posed by accidental or intentional releases of harmful substances. For emergency preparedness, response and homeland security, EPA works closely with sixteen other federal agencies on the Federal Government National Response Team (NRT). The NRT has asked OSWER to request consultative advice from the SAB HSAC on the Environmental Response Technical Assistance Document for Bacillus anthracis Terrorism Incidents (ERTAD) (Formerly known as the Draft Federal Inter-Agency Anthrax Technical Assistance Document (TAD)). The TAD was initially an interim technical resource document developed in DATES: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 56579 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 189 / Monday, September 29, 2008 / Notices response to the 2001 anthrax incidents (Draft Federal Inter-Agency Anthrax Technical Assistance Document). The NRT requested the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Subcommittee to the Science and Technology Committee to revise the TAD based on consultative advice from the SAB. In response to OSWER’s request, the SAB Staff Office solicited public nominations (73 FR no 61, page 16679–80) of experts with specific experience in the microbiology of anthrax to augment the SAB Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC), who will conduct the consultation. The purpose of the teleconference is for the NRT to brief the HSAC on the ERTAD. Availability of Meeting Materials: EPA’s background materials for this briefing will be posted on a link on the front page of National Response Team Web site at http://www.nrt.org—under the Hot Topics Section. The EPA technical contact for the ERTAD is Captain Colleen F. Petullo, USPHS, detailed to EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Captain Petullo may be contacted by telephone at (702) 784–8004 or via email at petullo.colleen@epa.gov. The agenda and other briefing materials for the upcoming public meeting will be posted on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB Committee to consider on the topics under review. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public conference call will be limited to three minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of one half hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Ms. Turner, DFO, Dated: September 24, 2008. Vanessa T. Vu, Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E8–22791 Filed 9–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ACTION: Notice of final actions. SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to announce that between December 1, 2004 and June 30, 2008, the Region 2 Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issued 11 final determinations, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued 2 final determinations and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued 3 final determinations pursuant to the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) regulations codified at 40 CFR 52.21. The effective dates for the above determinations are delineated in the chart at the end of this notice (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). DATES: Mr. Frank Jon, Environmental Engineer of the Permitting Section, Air Programs Branch, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office, 290 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007–1866, at (212) 637–4085. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pursuant to the PSD regulations, the Region 2 Office of the USEPA, the NJDEP, and the NYSDEC have made final PSD determinations relative to the facilities listed below: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FRL–8722–4] Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) Final Determinations in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. Location Project Agency Final action Date Ecoelectrica, L.P. ˜ Penuelas, Puerto Rico. PSD Administrative Amendment. February 11, 2005. Port Reading, New Jersey. Revision of existing PSD permit to include an updated ammonia slip monitoring method, some requirements related to auxiliary diesel generators, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) related monitoring changes and a change affecting the timeline for reporting violations. These changes did not result in any increase in emissions or cause any adverse air quality impacts. Modifications to increase Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit capacity by 4% from 62,500 barrels/day to 65,000 barrels/ day. Additionally, Hess proposed a number of other projects and changes to provide for this increase in capacity and improve efficiency of operation and product quality. EPA ... Amerada Hess Corp. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Name in writing (preferably via e-mail) at the contact information noted above, by October 10, 2008 to be placed on a list of public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by October 10, 2008 so that the information may be made available to the SAB Panel members for their consideration. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Turner at the phone number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. NJDEP PSD Permit Revision. March 1, 2005. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Sep 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 189 (Monday, September 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8722-6]


Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public 
Teleconference of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference for 
the Agency and its federal partners to brief the Homeland Security 
Advisory Committee (HSAC) on their progress in developing the 
Environmental Response Technical Assistance Document for Bacillus 
anthracis Terrorism Incidents (ERTAD).

DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 
2008, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern time).
    Location: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone 
only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
obtain further information regarding this public teleconference meeting 
should contact Ms. Vivian Turner, Designated Federal Officer, by 
telephone: (202) 343-9697 or e-mail at turner.vivian@epa.gov. The SAB 
mailing address is U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB as well as any 
updates concerning this request for nominations may be found on the SAB 
Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to 
provide independent scientific and technical advice to the EPA 
Administrator on the technical basis for Agency policies and 
regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 
The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB 
Staff Office procedural policies. The SAB HSAC provides scientific and 
technical advice to the EPA Administrator through the chartered SAB on 
scientific matters pertaining to EPA's mission in protecting against 
the environmental and health consequences of terrorism.
    EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) is 
charged with preserving and restoring the land by using innovative 
waste management practices and cleaning up contaminated properties to 
reduce risks posed by harmful substances. EPA has a major role in 
reducing the risk to human health and the environment posed by 
accidental or intentional releases of harmful substances. For emergency 
preparedness, response and homeland security, EPA works closely with 
sixteen other federal agencies on the Federal Government National 
Response Team (NRT). The NRT has asked OSWER to request consultative 
advice from the SAB HSAC on the Environmental Response Technical 
Assistance Document for Bacillus anthracis Terrorism Incidents (ERTAD) 
(Formerly known as the Draft Federal Inter-Agency Anthrax Technical 
Assistance Document (TAD)). The TAD was initially an interim technical 
resource document developed in

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response to the 2001 anthrax incidents (Draft Federal Inter-Agency 
Anthrax Technical Assistance Document). The NRT requested the Weapons 
of Mass Destruction (WMD) Subcommittee to the Science and Technology 
Committee to revise the TAD based on consultative advice from the SAB. 
In response to OSWER's request, the SAB Staff Office solicited public 
nominations (73 FR no 61, page 16679-80) of experts with specific 
experience in the microbiology of anthrax to augment the SAB Homeland 
Security Advisory Committee (HSAC), who will conduct the consultation. 
The purpose of the teleconference is for the NRT to brief the HSAC on 
the ERTAD.
    Availability of Meeting Materials: EPA's background materials for 
this briefing will be posted on a link on the front page of National 
Response Team Web site at http://www.nrt.org--under the Hot Topics 
Section.
    The EPA technical contact for the ERTAD is Captain Colleen F. 
Petullo, USPHS, detailed to EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response. Captain Petullo may be contacted by telephone at (702) 784-
8004 or via e-mail at petullo.colleen@epa.gov. The agenda and other 
briefing materials for the upcoming public meeting will be posted on 
the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB 
Committee to consider on the topics under review. Oral Statements: In 
general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a 
public conference call will be limited to three minutes per speaker, 
with no more than a total of one half hour for all speakers. Interested 
parties should contact Ms. Turner, DFO, in writing (preferably via e-
mail) at the contact information noted above, by October 10, 2008 to be 
placed on a list of public speakers for the meeting. Written 
Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff 
Office by October 10, 2008 so that the information may be made 
available to the SAB Panel members for their consideration. Written 
statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one 
hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail 
(acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS 
PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format).
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Turner at the phone 
number or e-mail address noted above, preferably at least ten days 
prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

    Dated: September 24, 2008.
Vanessa T. Vu,
Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. E8-22791 Filed 9-26-08; 8:45 am]
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