Notice of Workshop in Support of the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur, 8644-8645 [2014-03116]

Download as PDF 8644 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2014 / Proposed Rules Despite the fact that the number of small entities possibly impacted by this proposed rule could not be determined, the DEA concludes that they would not experience a significant economic impact as a result of this proposed rule. The DEA estimates all anticipated suvorexant handlers to be DEA registrants and currently 98 percent of DEA registrants (most of which are small entities) are authorized to handle schedule IV controlled substances. Even assuming that all of these registrants were to handle suvorexant the costs that they would incur as a result of suvorexant scheduling would be nominal as they have already established and implemented the required security, inventory, recordkeeping, and labeling systems and processes to handle schedule IV controlled substances. Because of these facts, this proposed rule will not result in a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 In accordance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq., the DEA has determined and certifies that this action would not result in any Federal mandate that may result ‘‘in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100,000,000 or more (adjusted for inflation) in any one year. . . .’’ Therefore, neither a Small Government Agency Plan nor any other action is required under UMRA of 1995. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This action does not impose a new collection of information requirement under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. This action would not impose recordkeeping or reporting requirements on State or local governments, individuals, businesses, or organizations. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. sroberts on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 1308 Administrative practice and procedure, Drug traffic control, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set out above, the DEA proposes to amend 21 CFR part 1308 as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Feb 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PART 1308—SCHEDULES OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 1308 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 811, 812, 871(b), unless otherwise noted. 2. Amend § 1308.14 by redesignating paragraphs (c)(50) through (c)(55) as paragraphs (c)(51) through (c)(56) and adding new paragraph (c)(50) to read as follows: ■ § 1308.14 * Schedule IV. * * (c) * * * * * (50) Suvorexant ....................... * * * * 2223 * Dated: February 7, 2014. Thomas M. Harrigan, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–03124 Filed 2–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 50 [FRL–9906–45–ORD; Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2013–0620 and Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2014–0128] Notice of Workshop in Support of the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of workshop. AGENCY: EPA is announcing a ‘‘Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA’s Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur.’’ This workshop is being organized by EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) and the Office of Air and Radiation’s, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The workshop will be held March 4–6, 2014, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and it will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space. DATES: The workshop will be held March 4–6, 2014. The pre-registration deadline is February 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An EPA contractor, ICF International, is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 providing logistical support for the workshop. Please register by going to: https://sites.google.com/site/ soxnoxkickoffworkshop/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct questions regarding workshop registration or logistics to Courtney Skuce at: EPA_NAAQS_ Workshop@icfi.com or by phone at: 919–293–1660. For technical information, contact Tara Greaver, Ph.D., NCEA; telephone: 919–541–2435; or email: greaver.tara@epa.gov or Ginger Tennant, OAQPS; telephone: 919–541– 4072; or email: tennant.ginger@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information About the Workshop Section 108(a) of the Clean Air Act directs the Administrator to issue ‘‘air quality criteria’’ for certain air pollutants. These air quality criteria are to ‘‘accurately reflect the latest scientific knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of all identifiable effects on public health or welfare, which may be expected from the presence of such pollutant in the ambient air. . . .’’ Under section 109 of the Act, EPA is then to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for each pollutant for which EPA has issued criteria. Section 109(d) of the Act subsequently requires periodic review and, if appropriate, revision of existing air quality criteria to reflect advances in scientific knowledge on the effects of the pollutant on public health and welfare. EPA is also to revise the NAAQS, if appropriate, based on the revised air quality criteria. NOX and SOX are two of six ‘‘criteria’’ pollutants for which EPA has established NAAQS. Periodically, EPA reviews the scientific basis for these standards by preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA). The ISA, along with additional technical and policy assessments conducted by OAQPS, form the basis for EPA decisions on the adequacy of existing NAAQS and the appropriateness of new or revised standards. This workshop is designed to inform the planning for EPA’s recently initiated review of the secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur. The Federal Register notice issuing EPA’s call for information for the recently initiated review is available at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/ standards/no2so2sec/2013_fr.html. Consistent with the NAAQS review process, the workshop will provide an opportunity for those attending to highlight key science issues that they consider relevant to EPA’s review of the standards (referred to as ‘‘policy- E:\FR\FM\13FEP1.SGM 13FEP1 sroberts on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2014 / Proposed Rules relevant issues’’). More information on the NAAQS review process is provided at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/. In workshop discussions, scientific experts will be expected to highlight significant new and emerging research on oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and make recommendations to the Agency regarding the design and scope of this review. The goal of the workshop is to ensure that EPA focuses on the key issues relevant to EPA’s review of the NAAQS and considers the most meaningful new science to inform our understanding of these issues. Workshop discussions will provide important input as EPA considers the appropriate design and scope of major elements of the review that will inform the Agency’s policy assessment. These elements include an integrated review plan (IRP) identifying the key policyrelevant issues; an integrated science assessment (ISA); and a risk and exposure assessment (REA). We intend that workshop discussions will build upon the following three publications: • Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide; Final Rule (40 CFR part 50 [EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–1145], April 3, 2012). The preamble to the final rule included detailed discussions of policy-relevant issues central to the last review. • Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur— Ecological Criteria (EPA 600/R–08/082F, December 2008). • Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (EPA 452/R–09/008a, September 2009). You can obtain copies of these and other related documents at: http:// www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/ no2so2sec/index.html. Drawing from the workshop discussions, EPA will develop a draft IRP. The IRP, in addition to summarizing the schedule and process for the review, will present approaches for evaluating the relevant scientific information; assessing risks to the environment; and addressing the key policy-relevant issues. The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) will be asked to review the draft IRP, and the public will have the opportunity to comment on it as well. The final IRP will be used as a framework to guide the review. Dated: February 4, 2014. Abdel Razak M. Kadry, Acting Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 2014–03116 Filed 2–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Feb 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2005–AL–0002; FRL–9906– 38–Region–4] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Alabama: Error Correction and Disapproval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to correct, pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), its erroneous approval of revisions to Alabama’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) that amended the visible emissions rule applicable to certain stationary sources. The State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), submitted the SIP revisions in question to EPA on September 11, 2003, and August 22, 2008. EPA took final action approving these SIP revisions on October 15, 2008. EPA is now reconsidering its previous approval and is proposing to determine that EPA’s October 2008 approval of these SIP revisions was in error. Consequently, EPA is also proposing to disapprove the aforementioned SIP revisions. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R04– OAR–2005–AL–0002, by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: R4-RDS@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (404) 562–9019. 4. Mail: EPA–R04–OAR–2005–AL– 0002, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. 5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Chief, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 8645 Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. ‘‘EPA–R04–OAR–2005– AL–0002.’’ EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit through www.regulations.gov or email, information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. 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Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to E:\FR\FM\13FEP1.SGM 13FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8644-8645]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03116]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 50

[FRL-9906-45-ORD; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2013-0620 and Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0128]


Notice of Workshop in Support of the Review of the Secondary 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and 
Sulfur

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of workshop.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a ``Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant 
Science to Inform EPA's Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur.'' This 
workshop is being organized by EPA's Office of Research and 
Development's, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) and 
the Office of Air and Radiation's, Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards (OAQPS). The workshop will be held March 4-6, 2014, in 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and it will be open to 
attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served 
basis up to the limits of available space.

DATES: The workshop will be held March 4-6, 2014. The pre-registration 
deadline is February 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An EPA contractor, ICF 
International, is providing logistical support for the workshop. Please 
register by going to: https://sites.google.com/site/soxnoxkickoffworkshop/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct questions regarding 
workshop registration or logistics to Courtney Skuce at: EPA_NAAQS_Workshop@icfi.com or by phone at: 919-293-1660. For technical 
information, contact Tara Greaver, Ph.D., NCEA; telephone: 919-541-
2435; or email: greaver.tara@epa.gov or Ginger Tennant, OAQPS; 
telephone: 919-541-4072; or email: tennant.ginger@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Information About the Workshop

    Section 108(a) of the Clean Air Act directs the Administrator to 
issue ``air quality criteria'' for certain air pollutants. These air 
quality criteria are to ``accurately reflect the latest scientific 
knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of all identifiable 
effects on public health or welfare, which may be expected from the 
presence of such pollutant in the ambient air. . . .'' Under section 
109 of the Act, EPA is then to establish National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for each pollutant for which EPA has issued criteria. 
Section 109(d) of the Act subsequently requires periodic review and, if 
appropriate, revision of existing air quality criteria to reflect 
advances in scientific knowledge on the effects of the pollutant on 
public health and welfare. EPA is also to revise the NAAQS, if 
appropriate, based on the revised air quality criteria.
    NOX and SOX are two of six ``criteria'' 
pollutants for which EPA has established NAAQS. Periodically, EPA 
reviews the scientific basis for these standards by preparing an 
Integrated Science Assessment (ISA). The ISA, along with additional 
technical and policy assessments conducted by OAQPS, form the basis for 
EPA decisions on the adequacy of existing NAAQS and the appropriateness 
of new or revised standards.
    This workshop is designed to inform the planning for EPA's recently 
initiated review of the secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for Oxides of 
Nitrogen and Sulfur. The Federal Register notice issuing EPA's call for 
information for the recently initiated review is available at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/no2so2sec/2013_fr.html. Consistent 
with the NAAQS review process, the workshop will provide an opportunity 
for those attending to highlight key science issues that they consider 
relevant to EPA's review of the standards (referred to as ``policy-

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relevant issues''). More information on the NAAQS review process is 
provided at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/. In workshop discussions, 
scientific experts will be expected to highlight significant new and 
emerging research on oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and make 
recommendations to the Agency regarding the design and scope of this 
review. The goal of the workshop is to ensure that EPA focuses on the 
key issues relevant to EPA's review of the NAAQS and considers the most 
meaningful new science to inform our understanding of these issues. 
Workshop discussions will provide important input as EPA considers the 
appropriate design and scope of major elements of the review that will 
inform the Agency's policy assessment. These elements include an 
integrated review plan (IRP) identifying the key policy-relevant 
issues; an integrated science assessment (ISA); and a risk and exposure 
assessment (REA). We intend that workshop discussions will build upon 
the following three publications:
     Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 
Nitrogen Dioxide; Final Rule (40 CFR part 50 [EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1145], 
April 3, 2012). The preamble to the final rule included detailed 
discussions of policy-relevant issues central to the last review.
     Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and 
Sulfur--Ecological Criteria (EPA 600/R-08/082F, December 2008).
     Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the 
NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (EPA 452/
R-09/008a, September 2009).
    You can obtain copies of these and other related documents at: 
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/no2so2sec/index.html.
    Drawing from the workshop discussions, EPA will develop a draft 
IRP. The IRP, in addition to summarizing the schedule and process for 
the review, will present approaches for evaluating the relevant 
scientific information; assessing risks to the environment; and 
addressing the key policy-relevant issues. The Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC) will be asked to review the draft IRP, and 
the public will have the opportunity to comment on it as well. The 
final IRP will be used as a framework to guide the review.

    Dated: February 4, 2014.
Abdel Razak M. Kadry,
Acting Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 2014-03116 Filed 2-12-14; 8:45 am]
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