Notice of Final Decision To Reissue the Ineos Nitriles USA LLC Land-Ban Exemption, 11209-11212 [2016-04756]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2016 / Notices Facilities Agreement Sun Valley Project to be effective 4/19/2016. Filed Date: 2/26/16. Accession Number: 20160226–5283. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/18/16. Docket Numbers: ER16–1017–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: First Revised Interconnection Service Agreement No. 3800, Queue No. AA1– 040 to be effective 1/27/2016. Filed Date: 2/26/16. Accession Number: 20160226–5330. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/18/16. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: Docket Numbers: ES16–23–000. Applicants: Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc. Description: Application of Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc. for Authority to Issue Short-Term Debt. Filed Date: 2/26/16. Accession Number: 20160226–5081. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/18/16. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 26, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FRL–9943–28–Region 6] Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Southwestern Electric Power Company H.W. Pirkey Power Plant in Texas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: 19:17 Mar 02, 2016 Notice of final action. Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated February 3, 2016, granting in part and denying in part the petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) H.W. Pirkey Power Plant (Title V operating permit number O31). The EPA’s February 3, 2016 Order responds to the petition, dated October 30, 2014, submitted by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Sierra Club. Sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the CAA provide that a petitioner may ask for judicial review by the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit of those portions of the Order that deny issues raised in the petition. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307(b) of the CAA. SUMMARY: You may review copies of the final Order, the petition, and other supporting information at EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202– 2733. Contact the individual listed below to view documents. You may view the hard copies Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. If you wish to examine these documents, you should make an appointment at least 24 hours before the visiting day. Additionally, the final February 3, 2016 Order is available electronically at: http://www.epa.gov/title-v-operatingpermits/order-responding-2014-petitionrequesting-administrator-object-title-v. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Wilson at (214) 665–7596, email address: wilson.aimee@epa.gov or the above EPA, Region 6 address. The CAA affords EPA a 45-day period to review, and object, as appropriate, to a title V operating permit proposed by a state permitting authority. Section 505(b)(2) of the CAA authorizes any person to petition the EPA Administrator, within 60 days after the expiration of this review period, to object to a title V operating permit if EPA has not done so. Petitions must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the state, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise such objections during the comment period SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–04651 Filed 3–2–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 ACTION: Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11209 or unless the grounds for the objection arose after this period. The Petitioners maintain that the SWEPCO title V operating permit is inconsistent with the Act based on the following contentions: (1) The proposed permit for the Pirkey Power Plant impermissibly provides for exemptions from title V applicable requirements during planned maintenance, startup, and shutdown (MSS) activities; and (2) the proposed permit must clarify that credible evidence may be used by citizens to enforce the terms and conditions of the permit. The claims are described in detail in Section IV of the Order. Pursuant to sections 505(b) and 505(e) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7661d(b) and (e)) and 40 CFR 70.7(g) and 70.8(d), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has 90 days from the receipt of the Administrator’s order to resolve the objections identified in Claim 1 of the Order and submit a proposed determination or termination, modification, or revocation and reissuance of the SWEPCO title V permit in accordance with EPA’s objection. The Order issued on February 3, 2016 responds to the Petition and explains the basis for EPA’s decision. Dated: February 24, 2016. Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, Region 6. [FR Doc. 2016–04752 Filed 3–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9943–23–Region 5] Notice of Final Decision To Reissue the Ineos Nitriles USA LLC Land-Ban Exemption Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final decision on a Request by Ineos Nitriles USA LLC of Lima, Ohio to Reissue its Exemption from the Land Disposal Restrictions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA or Agency) that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has been granted to Ineos Nitriles USA LLC (formerly known as Ineos USA LLC) (Ineos) of Lima, Ohio for four Class I injection wells located in Lima, Ohio. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 11210 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES As required by 40 CFR part 148, Ineos has demonstrated, to a reasonable degree of certainty, that there will be no migration of hazardous constituents out of the injection zone or into an underground source of drinking water for at least 10,000 years. This final decision allows the continued underground injection by Ineos of those hazardous wastes designated by the codes in Table 1 through its four Class I hazardous waste injection wells identified as #1, #2, #3, and #4. This decision constitutes a final U.S. EPA action for which there is no administrative appeal. DATES: This action is effective as of March 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Roy, Lead Petition Reviewer, U.S. EPA, Region 5, Underground Injection Control Branch, WU–16J, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604–3590; telephone number: (312) 886–6556; fax number (312) 692–2951; email address: roy.stephen@epa.gov. Copies of the petition and all pertinent information are on file and are part of the Administrative Record. Please contact the lead reviewer to review the Administrative Record. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ineos submitted a request for reissuance of its existing exemption from the land disposal restrictions for hazardous waste in August, 2005. U.S. EPA reviewed all data pertaining to the petition including, but not limited to, well construction, well operations, regional and local geology, seismic activity, penetrations of the confining zone, and computational models of the injection zone. U.S. EPA has determined that the hydrogeological and geochemical conditions at the site and the nature of the waste streams are such that injected fluids will not migrate out of the injection zone within 10,000 years, as set forth at 40 CFR part 148. The injection zone includes the injection interval into which fluid is directly emplaced and the overlying arrestment interval into which fluid may diffuse. The injection interval for the Ineos facility is composed of the Lower Eau Claire Formation, the Mt. Simon Sandstone and the Middle Run Formation between 2,631 and 3,241 feet below ground level. The arrestment interval is composed of the Lower Black River Group, the Wells Creek Formation, the Knox Dolomite and the Upper Eau Claire Formation between 1,631 and 2,631 feet below ground level. The confining zone is composed of the Upper Black River Group between 1,427 and 1,631 feet below ground level. The confining zone is separated from the lowermost underground source of drinking water (at a depth of approximately 400 feet below ground level) by a sequence of permeable and less permeable sedimentary rocks. This sequence provides additional protection from fluid migration into drinking water sources. U.S. EPA issued a draft decision, which described the reasons for granting this exemption in more detail, a fact sheet, which summarized these reasons, and a public notice on September 10, 2015, pursuant to 40 CFR 124.10. The public comment period ended on October 13, 2015. U.S. EPA received comments from one citizen during the comment period. U.S. EPA has prepared a response to these comments, which can be viewed at the following URL: http:\\epa.gov\ region5\water\uic\ineos-response-tocomments. The response is part of the Administrative Record for this decision. U.S. EPA is issuing the final exemption with no changes from the draft decision. Conditions This exemption is subject to the following conditions. Non-compliance with any of these conditions is grounds for termination of the exemption. (1) The exemption applies to the four existing hazardous waste injection wells, #1, #2, #3, and #4, located at the Ineos facility at 1900 Fort Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio; (2) Injection of hazardous waste is limited to the parts of the Lower Eau Claire Formation, the Mt. Simon Sandstone and the Middle Run Formation at depths between 2,631 and 3,241 feet below ground level; (3) The only RCRA-restricted wastes that may be injected are those designated by the RCRA waste codes found in Table 1; (4) Maximum concentrations of chemicals that are allowed to be injected are listed in Table 2; (5) The average specific gravity of the injected waste stream must be between 1.00 and 1.05 over a three month period; (6) Ineos may inject up to 175 gallons per minute through each of its four wells, based on a monthly average; (7) This exemption is approved for the 20-year modeled injection period, which ends on January 31, 2025. Ineos may petition U.S. EPA for reissuance of the exemption beyond that date, provided that a new and complete petition and no-migration demonstration is received at U.S. EPA, Region 5, by June 30, 2024; (8) Ineos must submit a quarterly report containing the fluid analyses of the injected waste and indicate the chemical and physical properties, including the concentrations, of all the injected chemical constituents listed in Table 2 to U.S. EPA; (9) Ineos must submit an annual report containing the results of a bottom hole pressure survey (fall-off test) performed on one well each year to U.S. EPA. The survey must be performed after shutting down the well for sufficient time to conduct a valid observation of the pressure fall-off curve under 40 CFR 146.68(e)(1). The annual report must include a comparison of reservoir parameters determined from the fall-off test with parameters used in the approved no-migration petition; (10) Ineos must submit the results of radioactive tracer surveys and annulus pressure tests for its four wells to U.S. EPA annually; (11) Ineos must notify U.S. EPA in writing if any well loses mechanical integrity and prior to any workover or plugging; (12) Ineos must fully comply with all requirements set forth in Underground Injection Control Permits #UIC 03–02– 003–PTO–1, UIC 03–02–004–PTO–1, UIC 03–02–005–PTO–01 and 03–02– 006–PTO–1 issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; (13) Upon the expiration, cancellation, reissuance, or modification of the permits referenced above, this exemption is subject to review by U.S. EPA; and (14) Whenever U.S. EPA determines that the basis for approval of a petition under 40 CFR 148.23 and 148.24 may no longer be valid, U.S. EPA may terminate this exemption and will require a new demonstration in accordance with 40 CFR 148.20. TABLE 1—LIST OF RCRA WASTE CODES APPROVED FOR INJECTION D001 D019 P098 U044 U147 VerDate Sep<11>2014 D002 D035 P101 U053 U149 D003 D038 P106 U056 U151 19:54 Mar 02, 2016 D004 F039 P120 U057 U152 Jkt 238001 D005 K011 U001 U080 U154 PO 00000 Frm 00038 D006 K013 U002 U112 U159 Fmt 4703 D007 K014 U003 U122 U161 Sfmt 4703 D008 P003 U007 U123 U169 D009 P005 U008 U124 U188 E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM D010 P030 U009 U125 U191 03MRN1 D011 P063 U019 U129 U196 D018 P069 U031 U140 U211 11211 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—LIST OF RCRA WASTE CODES APPROVED FOR INJECTION—Continued U213 U219 U220 U239 These waste codes are identified in 40 CFR part 261, subpart C and subpart D. TABLE 2—CONCENTRATION LIMITS OF CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS THAT ARE HAZARDOUS AT LESS THAN 0.001 Mg/L Health based limit (mg/L) Concentration limit at the wellhead (mg/L) (Note 2) Waste code Acetaldehyde .................................................. Acetamide ....................................................... Acetic acid ...................................................... Acetone .......................................................... Acetone cyanohydrin ...................................... Acetonitrile ...................................................... Acrolein ........................................................... Acrylamide ...................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Chemical constituent U001 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U002 ............................................................... P069 ............................................................... K011, K013, K014, U003 ............................... P003 ............................................................... K011, K013, K014, U007 ............................... 0.11 1.0 × 10¥5 6.0 × 10¥6 3.5 0.005 0.21 0.005 8 × 10¥6 2,000 10,000 6,000 2,000 6,000 100,000 2,000 6,000 Acrylic acid ..................................................... Acrylonitrile ..................................................... Allyl alcohol .................................................... Antimony ......................................................... Arsenic ............................................................ Barium ............................................................ Benzene ......................................................... 1,3-Butanediol ................................................ 1,4-Butanediol ................................................ Butanetriol ...................................................... Butanol ........................................................... Butyrolactone .................................................. Cadmium ........................................................ Carbon tetrachloride ....................................... Chloroform ...................................................... Chromium ....................................................... Cobalt ............................................................. Crotonaldehyde .............................................. Crotonitrile ...................................................... Cyclohexane ................................................... Cyclohexanone ............................................... Diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid .............. Dimethylhydantoin .......................................... Ethanol ........................................................... Ethyl acetate ................................................... Ethylenediamine tetracetonitrile ..................... Formic acid ..................................................... Formaldehyde ................................................. Formamide ..................................................... Fumaronitrile ................................................... Furan .............................................................. Furfural ........................................................... Glyconitrile ...................................................... HCN (Free) ..................................................... HCN (Total) .................................................... Hexamethylenetetramine (or acid) ................. Iminodiacetonitrile ........................................... Isobutanol ....................................................... Isopropyl alcohol ............................................ Lead ................................................................ Lindane ........................................................... Maleic anhydride ............................................ Maleonitrile ..................................................... Malonitrile ....................................................... Mercury ........................................................... Methanol ......................................................... Methyacrylonitrile ............................................ Methylethylhydantoin ...................................... Methylene chloride ......................................... Methyl ethyl ketone ........................................ Methyl isobutyl ketone .................................... U008 ............................................................... K011, K013, K014, U009 ............................... P005 ............................................................... F039 ............................................................... D004 ............................................................... D005 ............................................................... D018, K011, K013, K014, U019 .................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U140 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. D006 ............................................................... D019, U211 .................................................... U044 ............................................................... D007 ............................................................... Note ................................................................ U053 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. U056 ............................................................... U057 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U112 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. U123 ............................................................... U122 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U124 ............................................................... U125 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. K011, K013, K014, P030, P063, P098, P106 K011, K013, K014, P030, P063, P098, P106 Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U140 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. D008 ............................................................... U129 ............................................................... U147 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. U149 ............................................................... D009, U151 .................................................... U154 ............................................................... U152 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. U080 ............................................................... D035, U159 .................................................... U161 ............................................................... 17.5 6.0 × 10¥5 0.175 0.006 0.05 2 0.005 1.0 × 10¥6 1.4 × 10¥5 4.0 × 10¥6 3.5 5.0 × 10¥6 0.005 0.005 0.006 0.1 1.0 × 10¥7 0.002 1.0 × 10¥6 9.0 × 10¥5 180 1.0 × 10¥6 1.0 × 10¥6 2.0 × 10¥6 31.5 4.0 × 10¥6 0.01 7 4.0 × 10¥6 4.0 × 10¥6 3.5 × 10¥3 0.11 7.0 × 10¥6 0.2 0.7 1.0 × 10¥6 1.0 × 10¥6 11 1.2 × 10¥6 0.001 2.0 × 10¥4 3.5 2.0 × 10¥5 0.005 0.002 17.5 0.0035 1.0 × 10¥6 5.3 × 10¥3 21 2.0 × 10¥3 60,000 24,000 2,000 100 100 100 400 1,000 14,000 4,000 4,000 5,000 100 100 100 100 100 200 1,000 100 100 1,000 1,000 2,000 100 4,000 20,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 100 100 7,000 3,200 21,200 1,000 1,000 200 1,200 100 1,000 100 20,000 2,000 100 40,000 400 1,000 100 1,000 100 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Mar 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Concentration reduction factor (C/C0) 5.5 × 10¥5 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 1.75 × 10¥3 8.33 × 10¥7 2.1 × 10¥6 2.5 × 10¥6 1.33 × 10¥9 Note 1 2.92 × 10¥4 2.5 × 10¥9 8.75 × 10¥5 6.0 × 10¥5 5.0 × 10¥4 2.0 × 10¥2 1.25 × 10¥5 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 8.75 × 10¥4 1.0 × 10¥9 5.0 × 10¥5 5.0 × 10¥5 6.0 × 10¥5 1.0 × 10¥3 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥5 1.0 × 10¥9 9.0 × 10¥7 1.8 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 3.15 × 10¥1 1.0 × 10¥9 5.0 × 10¥7 1.75 × 10¥3 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 3.5 × 10¥4 1.1 × 10¥3 1.0 × 10¥9 6.25 × 10¥5 3.3 × 10¥5 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 5.5 × 10¥2 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥5 2.0 × 10¥7 3.5 × 10¥2 1.0 × 10¥9 2.5 × 10¥6 2.0 × 10¥5 4.38 × 10¥4 8.75 × 10¥6 1.0 × 10¥9 5.0 × 10¥5 2.1 × 10¥2 2.0 × 10¥5 11212 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 42 / Thursday, March 3, 2016 / Notices TABLE 2—CONCENTRATION LIMITS OF CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS THAT ARE HAZARDOUS AT LESS THAN 0.001 Mg/L— Continued Health based limit (mg/L) Waste code 2-Methylpyridine ............................................. 3-Methylpyridine ............................................. Nickel .............................................................. Nicotinonitrile .................................................. Nitrilotiracetonitrile .......................................... Nitrobenzene .................................................. Oleic acid ........................................................ Oleoylsarconsinate ......................................... Phenol ............................................................ 1,2-Propanediol .............................................. 1,3-Propanediol .............................................. Propanol ......................................................... Propionitrile ..................................................... Propylenediamine tetracetonitrile ................... Pyroazole ........................................................ Pyridine ........................................................... Selenium ......................................................... Silver ............................................................... Sodium cyanide .............................................. Strontium ........................................................ Succinic acid .................................................. Succinotrile ..................................................... Tetrahydrofuran .............................................. Thiourea ......................................................... Toluene ........................................................... Vanadium ....................................................... Vanadium pentoxide ....................................... Xylene ............................................................. Zinc ................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Chemical constituent U191 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. F006 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U169 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U188 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. P101 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. D038, U196 .................................................... D010 ............................................................... D011 ............................................................... D003, K011, K013, P030, P063, P106 .......... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. Note 2 ............................................................. U213 ............................................................... U219 ............................................................... U220 ............................................................... P120 ............................................................... P120 ............................................................... U239 ............................................................... Note 2 ............................................................. Note 1—Worst-case constituent. Health Based Limit (HBL) contour for no-migration boundary set at 1.0 × 10¥9 for this constituent. The HBL values are from the compilation by EPA Region 6, revised 2005. Note 2—Constituents not associated with an EPA RCRA waste code or listed in HBL guidelines are assigned the minimum C/C0 of 1.0 × 10¥9. A provisional ‘‘HBL’’ for these constituents is then derived from the product of C/C0 and the concentration limit at the wellhead. If a RCRA waste code is promulgated for any of these constituents, the HBL selected by EPA will be compared to the provisional ‘‘HBL’’ on this table. If the EPA HBL is more stringent, the Concentration Limit at the Wellhead will be reduced or migration of the constituent will be reconsidered in detail. Electronic Access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically from the Government Printing Office under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at FDSys (http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection. action?collectionCode=FR). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Mar 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 2.0 × 10¥3 1.0 × 10¥6 0.001 6.0 × 10¥6 1.0 × 10¥6 1.8 × 10¥2 1.0 × 10¥6 1.0 × 10¥6 21 6.0 × 10¥8 2.0 × 10¥6 2,0 × 10¥6 0.005 1.0 × 10¥6 4.0 × 10¥6 0.035 0.05 0.175 1.4 1.0 × 10¥7 8.0 × 10¥7 6.0 × 10¥6 0.002 1.0 × 10¥2 1 0.004 0.315 10 10.5 Dated: February 1, 2016. Tinka G. Hyde, Director, Water Division. [FR Doc. 2016–04756 Filed 3–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9943–17–OLEM] Twenty-Ninth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Since 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (‘‘Docket’’) under Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 120(c) requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains certain information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Concentration limit at the wellhead (mg/L) (Note 2) 1,000 1,000 100 6,000 1,000 100 1,000 1,000 100 60 2,000 2,000 2,000 1,000 4,000 2,000 100 100 1,200 100 800 6,000 5,000 100 100 100 400 100 400 Concentration reduction factor (C/C0) 2.0 × 10¥6 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥5 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 1.8 × 10¥4 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 2.1 × 10¥1 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 2.5 × 10¥6 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 1.75 × 10¥5 5.0 × 10¥4 1.75 × 10¥3 1.17 × 10¥3 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 1.0 × 10¥9 4.0 × 10¥7 1.0 × 10¥4 1.0 × 10¥2 4.0 × 10¥5 7.88 × 10¥4 1.0 × 10¥1 2.63 × 10¥2 been released. As explained further below, the Docket is used to identify Federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public. This notice includes the complete list of Federal facilities on the Docket and also identifies Federal facilities reported to EPA since the last update of the Docket on August 17, 2015. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list. Thus, the revisions in this update include 7 additions, 22 corrections, and 42 deletions to the Docket since the previous update. At the time of publication of this notice, the new total number of Federal facilities listed on the Docket is 2,326. Since the last update, EPA has identified a discrepancy in the total number of facilities published in the Federal Register. The number of Docket sites in the Federal Register did not match the number of sites on EPA’s Master Docket List. EPA has reconciled the discrepancies and the list is now and both lists are now matching a current. This publication contains the E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9943-23-Region 5]


Notice of Final Decision To Reissue the Ineos Nitriles USA LLC 
Land-Ban Exemption

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of final decision on a Request by Ineos Nitriles USA LLC 
of Lima, Ohio to Reissue its Exemption from the Land Disposal 
Restrictions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (U.S. EPA or Agency) that an exemption to the land disposal 
restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has been granted to Ineos 
Nitriles USA LLC (formerly known as Ineos USA LLC) (Ineos) of Lima, 
Ohio for four Class I injection wells located in Lima, Ohio.

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As required by 40 CFR part 148, Ineos has demonstrated, to a reasonable 
degree of certainty, that there will be no migration of hazardous 
constituents out of the injection zone or into an underground source of 
drinking water for at least 10,000 years. This final decision allows 
the continued underground injection by Ineos of those hazardous wastes 
designated by the codes in Table 1 through its four Class I hazardous 
waste injection wells identified as #1, #2, #3, and #4. This decision 
constitutes a final U.S. EPA action for which there is no 
administrative appeal.

DATES: This action is effective as of March 3, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Roy, Lead Petition Reviewer, 
U.S. EPA, Region 5, Underground Injection Control Branch, WU-16J, 77 W. 
Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590; telephone number: (312) 
886-6556; fax number (312) 692-2951; email address: 
epa.gov">roy.stephen@epa.gov. Copies of the petition and all pertinent 
information are on file and are part of the Administrative Record. 
Please contact the lead reviewer to review the Administrative Record.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ineos submitted a request for reissuance of 
its existing exemption from the land disposal restrictions for 
hazardous waste in August, 2005. U.S. EPA reviewed all data pertaining 
to the petition including, but not limited to, well construction, well 
operations, regional and local geology, seismic activity, penetrations 
of the confining zone, and computational models of the injection zone. 
U.S. EPA has determined that the hydrogeological and geochemical 
conditions at the site and the nature of the waste streams are such 
that injected fluids will not migrate out of the injection zone within 
10,000 years, as set forth at 40 CFR part 148. The injection zone 
includes the injection interval into which fluid is directly emplaced 
and the overlying arrestment interval into which fluid may diffuse. The 
injection interval for the Ineos facility is composed of the Lower Eau 
Claire Formation, the Mt. Simon Sandstone and the Middle Run Formation 
between 2,631 and 3,241 feet below ground level. The arrestment 
interval is composed of the Lower Black River Group, the Wells Creek 
Formation, the Knox Dolomite and the Upper Eau Claire Formation between 
1,631 and 2,631 feet below ground level. The confining zone is composed 
of the Upper Black River Group between 1,427 and 1,631 feet below 
ground level. The confining zone is separated from the lowermost 
underground source of drinking water (at a depth of approximately 400 
feet below ground level) by a sequence of permeable and less permeable 
sedimentary rocks. This sequence provides additional protection from 
fluid migration into drinking water sources.
    U.S. EPA issued a draft decision, which described the reasons for 
granting this exemption in more detail, a fact sheet, which summarized 
these reasons, and a public notice on September 10, 2015, pursuant to 
40 CFR 124.10. The public comment period ended on October 13, 2015. 
U.S. EPA received comments from one citizen during the comment period. 
U.S. EPA has prepared a response to these comments, which can be viewed 
at the following URL: http:\\epa.gov\region5\water\uic\ineos-response-
to-comments. The response is part of the Administrative Record for this 
decision. U.S. EPA is issuing the final exemption with no changes from 
the draft decision.

Conditions

    This exemption is subject to the following conditions. Non-
compliance with any of these conditions is grounds for termination of 
the exemption.
    (1) The exemption applies to the four existing hazardous waste 
injection wells, #1, #2, #3, and #4, located at the Ineos facility at 
1900 Fort Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio;
    (2) Injection of hazardous waste is limited to the parts of the 
Lower Eau Claire Formation, the Mt. Simon Sandstone and the Middle Run 
Formation at depths between 2,631 and 3,241 feet below ground level;
    (3) The only RCRA-restricted wastes that may be injected are those 
designated by the RCRA waste codes found in Table 1;
    (4) Maximum concentrations of chemicals that are allowed to be 
injected are listed in Table 2;
    (5) The average specific gravity of the injected waste stream must 
be between 1.00 and 1.05 over a three month period;
    (6) Ineos may inject up to 175 gallons per minute through each of 
its four wells, based on a monthly average;
    (7) This exemption is approved for the 20-year modeled injection 
period, which ends on January 31, 2025. Ineos may petition U.S. EPA for 
reissuance of the exemption beyond that date, provided that a new and 
complete petition and no-migration demonstration is received at U.S. 
EPA, Region 5, by June 30, 2024;
    (8) Ineos must submit a quarterly report containing the fluid 
analyses of the injected waste and indicate the chemical and physical 
properties, including the concentrations, of all the injected chemical 
constituents listed in Table 2 to U.S. EPA;
    (9) Ineos must submit an annual report containing the results of a 
bottom hole pressure survey (fall-off test) performed on one well each 
year to U.S. EPA. The survey must be performed after shutting down the 
well for sufficient time to conduct a valid observation of the pressure 
fall-off curve under 40 CFR 146.68(e)(1). The annual report must 
include a comparison of reservoir parameters determined from the fall-
off test with parameters used in the approved no-migration petition;
    (10) Ineos must submit the results of radioactive tracer surveys 
and annulus pressure tests for its four wells to U.S. EPA annually;
    (11) Ineos must notify U.S. EPA in writing if any well loses 
mechanical integrity and prior to any workover or plugging;
    (12) Ineos must fully comply with all requirements set forth in 
Underground Injection Control Permits #UIC 03-02-003-PTO-1, UIC 03-02-
004-PTO-1, UIC 03-02-005-PTO-01 and 03-02-006-PTO-1 issued by the Ohio 
Environmental Protection Agency;
    (13) Upon the expiration, cancellation, reissuance, or modification 
of the permits referenced above, this exemption is subject to review by 
U.S. EPA; and
    (14) Whenever U.S. EPA determines that the basis for approval of a 
petition under 40 CFR 148.23 and 148.24 may no longer be valid, U.S. 
EPA may terminate this exemption and will require a new demonstration 
in accordance with 40 CFR 148.20.

                                                Table 1--List of RCRA Waste Codes Approved for Injection
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     D001         D002         D003         D004         D005         D006         D007         D008         D009         D010         D011        D018
     D019         D035         D038         F039         K011         K013         K014         P003         P005         P030         P063        P069
     P098         P101         P106         P120         U001         U002         U003         U007         U008         U009         U019        U031
     U044         U053         U056         U057         U080         U112         U122         U123         U124         U125         U129        U140
     U147         U149         U151         U152         U154         U159         U161         U169         U188         U191         U196        U211

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     U213         U219         U220         U239
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    These waste codes are identified in 40 CFR part 261, subpart C and 
subpart D.

        Table 2--Concentration Limits of Chemical Contaminants That Are Hazardous at Less Than 0.001 Mg/L
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                                                                             Concentration
                                                       Health based limit    limit at the       Concentration
      Chemical constituent           Waste code              (mg/L)         wellhead  (mg/    reduction  factor
                                                                             L)  (Note 2)          (C/C0)
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Acetaldehyde...................  U001..............  0.11                            2,000  5.5 x 10-5
Acetamide......................  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-5                     10,000  1.0 x 10-9
Acetic acid....................  Note 2............  6.0 x 10-6                      6,000  1.0 x 10-9
Acetone........................  U002..............  3.5                             2,000  1.75 x 10-3
Acetone cyanohydrin............  P069..............  0.005                           6,000  8.33 x 10-7
Acetonitrile...................  K011, K013, K014,   0.21                          100,000  2.1 x 10-6
                                  U003.
Acrolein.......................  P003..............  0.005                           2,000  2.5 x 10-6
Acrylamide.....................  K011, K013, K014,   8 x 10-6                        6,000  1.33 x 10-9
                                  U007.                                                     Note 1
Acrylic acid...................  U008..............  17.5                           60,000  2.92 x 10-4
Acrylonitrile..................  K011, K013, K014,   6.0 x 10-5                     24,000  2.5 x 10-9
                                  U009.
Allyl alcohol..................  P005..............  0.175                           2,000  8.75 x 10-5
Antimony.......................  F039..............  0.006                             100  6.0 x 10-5
Arsenic........................  D004..............  0.05                              100  5.0 x 10-4
Barium.........................  D005..............  2                                 100  2.0 x 10-2
Benzene........................  D018, K011, K013,   0.005                             400  1.25 x 10-5
                                  K014, U019.
1,3-Butanediol.................  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
1,4-Butanediol.................  Note 2............  1.4 x 10-5                     14,000  1.0 x 10-9
Butanetriol....................  Note 2............  4.0 x 10-6                      4,000  1.0 x 10-9
Butanol........................  U140..............  3.5                             4,000  8.75 x 10-4
Butyrolactone..................  Note 2............  5.0 x 10-6                      5,000  1.0 x 10-9
Cadmium........................  D006..............  0.005                             100  5.0 x 10-5
Carbon tetrachloride...........  D019, U211........  0.005                             100  5.0 x 10-5
Chloroform.....................  U044..............  0.006                             100  6.0 x 10-5
Chromium.......................  D007..............  0.1                               100  1.0 x 10-3
Cobalt.........................  Note..............  1.0 x 10-7                        100  1.0 x 10-9
Crotonaldehyde.................  U053..............  0.002                             200  1.0 x 10-5
Crotonitrile...................  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Cyclohexane....................  U056..............  9.0 x 10-5                        100  9.0 x 10-7
Cyclohexanone..................  U057..............  180                               100  1.8
Diethylenetriamine pentaacetic   Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
 acid.
Dimethylhydantoin..............  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Ethanol........................  Note 2............  2.0 x 10-6                      2,000  1.0 x 10-9
Ethyl acetate..................  U112..............  31.5                              100  3.15 x 10-1
Ethylenediamine                  Note 2............  4.0 x 10-6                      4,000  1.0 x 10-9
 tetracetonitrile.
Formic acid....................  U123..............  0.01                           20,000  5.0 x 10-7
Formaldehyde...................  U122..............  7                               4,000  1.75 x 10-3
Formamide......................  Note 2............  4.0 x 10-6                      4,000  1.0 x 10-9
Fumaronitrile..................  Note 2............  4.0 x 10-6                      4,000  1.0 x 10-9
Furan..........................  U124..............  3.5 x 10-3                        100  3.5 x 10-4
Furfural.......................  U125..............  0.11                              100  1.1 x 10-3
Glyconitrile...................  Note 2............  7.0 x 10-6                      7,000  1.0 x 10-9
HCN (Free).....................  K011, K013, K014,   0.2                             3,200  6.25 x 10-5
                                  P030, P063, P098,
                                  P106.
HCN (Total)....................  K011, K013, K014,   0.7                            21,200  3.3 x 10-5
                                  P030, P063, P098,
                                  P106.
Hexamethylenetetramine (or       Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
 acid).
Iminodiacetonitrile............  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Isobutanol.....................  U140..............  11                                200  5.5 x 10-2
Isopropyl alcohol..............  Note 2............  1.2 x 10-6                      1,200  1.0 x 10-9
Lead...........................  D008..............  0.001                             100  1.0 x 10-5
Lindane........................  U129..............  2.0 x 10-4                      1,000  2.0 x 10-7
Maleic anhydride...............  U147..............  3.5                               100  3.5 x 10-2
Maleonitrile...................  Note 2............  2.0 x 10-5                     20,000  1.0 x 10-9
Malonitrile....................  U149..............  0.005                           2,000  2.5 x 10-6
Mercury........................  D009, U151........  0.002                             100  2.0 x 10-5
Methanol.......................  U154..............  17.5                           40,000  4.38 x 10-4
Methyacrylonitrile.............  U152..............  0.0035                            400  8.75 x 10-6
Methylethylhydantoin...........  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Methylene chloride.............  U080..............  5.3 x 10-3                        100  5.0 x 10-5
Methyl ethyl ketone............  D035, U159........  21                              1,000  2.1 x 10-2
Methyl isobutyl ketone.........  U161..............  2.0 x 10-3                        100  2.0 x 10-5

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2-Methylpyridine...............  U191..............  2.0 x 10-3                      1,000  2.0 x 10-6
3-Methylpyridine...............  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Nickel.........................  F006..............  0.001                             100  1.0 x 10-5
Nicotinonitrile................  Note 2............  6.0 x 10-6                      6,000  1.0 x 10-9
Nitrilotiracetonitrile.........  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Nitrobenzene...................  U169..............  1.8 x 10-2                        100  1.8 x 10-4
Oleic acid.....................  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Oleoylsarconsinate.............  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
Phenol.........................  U188..............  21                                100  2.1 x 10-1
1,2-Propanediol................  Note 2............  6.0 x 10-8                         60  1.0 x 10-9
1,3-Propanediol................  Note 2............  2.0 x 10-6                      2,000  1.0 x 10-9
Propanol.......................  Note 2............  2,0 x 10-6                      2,000  1.0 x 10-9
Propionitrile..................  P101..............  0.005                           2,000  2.5 x 10-6
Propylenediamine                 Note 2............  1.0 x 10-6                      1,000  1.0 x 10-9
 tetracetonitrile.
Pyroazole......................  Note 2............  4.0 x 10-6                      4,000  1.0 x 10-9
Pyridine.......................  D038, U196........  0.035                           2,000  1.75 x 10-5
Selenium.......................  D010..............  0.05                              100  5.0 x 10-4
Silver.........................  D011..............  0.175                             100  1.75 x 10-3
Sodium cyanide.................  D003, K011, K013,   1.4                             1,200  1.17 x 10-3
                                  P030, P063, P106.
Strontium......................  Note 2............  1.0 x 10-7                        100  1.0 x 10-9
Succinic acid..................  Note 2............  8.0 x 10-7                        800  1.0 x 10-9
Succinotrile...................  Note 2............  6.0 x 10-6                      6,000  1.0 x 10-9
Tetrahydrofuran................  U213..............  0.002                           5,000  4.0 x 10-7
Thiourea.......................  U219..............  1.0 x 10-2                        100  1.0 x 10-4
Toluene........................  U220..............  1                                 100  1.0 x 10-2
Vanadium.......................  P120..............  0.004                             100  4.0 x 10-5
Vanadium pentoxide.............  P120..............  0.315                             400  7.88 x 10-4
Xylene.........................  U239..............  10                                100  1.0 x 10-1
Zinc...........................  Note 2............  10.5                              400  2.63 x 10-2
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    Note 1--Worst-case constituent. Health Based Limit (HBL) contour 
for no-migration boundary set at 1.0 x 10-9 for this 
constituent. The HBL values are from the compilation by EPA Region 6, 
revised 2005.
    Note 2--Constituents not associated with an EPA RCRA waste code or 
listed in HBL guidelines are assigned the minimum C/C0 of 
1.0 x 10-9. A provisional ``HBL'' for these constituents is 
then derived from the product of C/C0 and the concentration 
limit at the wellhead. If a RCRA waste code is promulgated for any of 
these constituents, the HBL selected by EPA will be compared to the 
provisional ``HBL'' on this table. If the EPA HBL is more stringent, 
the Concentration Limit at the Wellhead will be reduced or migration of 
the constituent will be reconsidered in detail.
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    Dated: February 1, 2016.
Tinka G. Hyde,
Director, Water Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-04756 Filed 3-2-16; 8:45 am]
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