Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Three New Reference Methods and Three New Equivalent Methods, 25397-25398 [2016-10006]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Notices rather, the increases occurred because this ICR accounts for contractor costs associated with Method 5 PM tests as an O&M cost, while the previous ICR accounted for this cost as a labor cost. Courtney Kerwin, Acting-Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2016–09893 Filed 4–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9945–90–ORD] Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Three New Reference Methods and Three New Equivalent Methods Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of the designation of three new reference methods and three new equivalent methods for monitoring ambient air quality. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, three new reference methods and three new equivalent methods. The reference methods include one for measuring concentrations of PM10, one for measuring PM10-2.5, and one for measuring ozone (O3) in ambient air. The three equivalent methods are for measuring PM2.5 concentrations in ambient air. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Vanderpool, Exposure Methods and Measurement Division (MD–D205– 03), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Email: Vanderpool.Robert@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 or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby permitting their use under 40 CFR part 58 by States and other agencies for determining compliance with the NAAQSs. A list of all reference or equivalent methods that have been previously designated by EPA mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:09 Apr 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 may be found at http://www.epa.gov/ ttn/amtic/criteria.html. The EPA hereby announces the designation of one new reference method for measuring pollutant concentrations of PM10, one new reference method for measuring pollutant concentrations of PM10-2.5, one for measuring ozone (O3), and three new equivalent methods for measuring pollutant concentrations of PM2.5 in the ambient air. These designations are made under the provisions of 40 CFR part 53, as amended on October 26, 2015 (80 FR 65291–65468). The new reference method for O3 is an automated method that utilizes a measurement principle based on nondispersive ultraviolet absorption photometry. The newly designated reference method for O3 is identified as follows: RFOA–0216–230, ‘‘Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation, Model 265E or T265 Chemiluminescence Ozone Analyzer,’’ operated on any full scale range between 0– 100 ppb and 0–1000 ppb, with any range mode (Single, Dual, or AutoRange), at any ambient temperature in the range of 5 °C to 40 °C, and with a TFE filter or a Kynar® DFU in the sample air inlet, operated with a sample flow rate of 500 ± 50 cm3/min (sea level), with the dilution factor set to 1, with Temp/Press compensation ON, and in accordance with the appropriate associated instrument manual, and with or without any of the following options: Internal or external sample pump, Sample/Cal valve option, Rack mount with or without slides, analog input option, 4–20 mA isolated current loop output. Note 2 applies to the following Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation Models 265E and T265. The application for a reference method determination for this candidate method was received by the Office of Research and Development on February 2, 2016. The analyzer is commercially available from the applicant, Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation, Inc., 9480 Carroll Park Drive, San Diego, CA 92121–2251. The new reference method for PM10 is a manual monitoring method based on a particular PM10 sampler and is identified as follows: RFPS–0216–231, ‘‘Met One Instruments, Inc. E–FRM,’’ configured for filter sampling of ambient particulate matter using the US EPA PM10 inlet specified in 40 CFR part 50 appendix L, Figs. L–2 thru L–19, with a flow rate of 16.67 L/min, using 47 mm PTFE membrane filter media, and operating with firmware version R2.0.1 and later, and operated in accordance with the Met One E– FRM PM10 operating manual. This designation applies to PM10 measurements only. The new PM10-2.5 reference method utilizes a pair of filter samplers than PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25397 have been designated individually as reference methods, one for PM2.5 and the other one for PM10, and have been shown to meet the requirements specified in appendix O of 40 CFR part 50. The PM2.5 and PM10 samplers are designated as reference methods RFPS– 0315–221 and RFPS–0216–231, respectively. The newly designated PM10-2.5 sampler is identified as follows: RFPS–0316–232, ‘‘Met One Instruments, Inc. E–FRM–PM10 and E–FRM–PM2.5 Sampler Pair’’ for the determination of coarse particulate matter as PM10-2.5, consisting of a pair of Met One Instruments, Inc. E–FRM samplers, with one being the E–FRM PM2.5 sampler (RFPS–0315–221) and the other being the E–FRM PM10 sampler (RFPS–0216– 231). The units are to be collocated to within 1–4 meters of one another and sample concurrently. Both units are operated in accordance with the associated E–FRM instruction manual. This designation applies to PM10-2.5 measurements only. One newly designated equivalent method for PM2.5 is a manual monitoring method based on a particular PM2.5 sampler and is identified as follows: EQPS–0316–235, ‘‘Met One Instruments, Inc. E–FRM,’’ configured for filter sampling of ambient particulate matter using the US EPA PM10 inlet specified in 40 CFR 50 Appendix L, Figs. L–2 thru L–19, equipped with a URG–2000–30EGN Cyclone particle size separator, and operated for a continuous 24-hour sample period at a flow rate of 16.67 liters/minute, using 47 mm PTFE membrane filter media, and operating with firmware version R1.1.0 and later, and operated in accordance with the Met One E–FRM PM2.5 operating manual. The application for reference method determination for the PM10 method was received by the Office of Research and Development on February 4, 2016, the PM10-2.5 method application was received on March 21, 2016, and the equivalent PM2.5 method was received on March 28, 2016. These monitors are commercially available from the applicant, Met One Instruments, Inc., 1600 Washington Blvd., Grants Pass, OR 97526. Two newly designated equivalent methods for PM2.5 are manual monitoring method based on particular PM2.5 samplers and are identified as follows: EQPS–0316–233, ‘‘URG–MASS100 Single PM2.5 Sampler,’’ operated with software (firmware) version 4B or 5.0.1, configured for ‘‘Single 2.5’’ operation with a URG–2000– 30EGN Cyclone particle size separator, and operated for a continuous 24-hour sample period at a flow rate of 16.67 liters/minute, and in accordance with the URG–MASS100 Operator’s Manual and with the requirements and sample collection filters specified in 40 CFR part 50, appendix L. E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 25398 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES EQPS–0316–234, ‘‘URG–MASS300 Sequential PM2.5 Sampler,’’ operated with software (firmware) version 4B or 5.0.1, configured for ‘‘Multi 2.5’’ operation with a URG–2000–30EGN Cyclone particle size separator, and operated for a continuous 24hour sample period at a flow rate of 16.67 liters/minute, and in accordance with the URG–MASS300 Operator’s Manual and with the requirements and sample collection filters specified in 40 CFR part 50, appendix L. Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Designation of these reference and equivalent methods are 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. These applications for equivalent method determinations for the PM2.5 methods were received by the Office of Research and Development on March 21, 2016. These monitors are commercially available from the applicant, URG Corporation, 116 S. Merritt Mill Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Representative test monitors have been tested in accordance with the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR part 53, as amended on October 26, 2015. After reviewing the results of those tests and other information submitted by the applicant, EPA has determined, in accordance with part 53, that these methods should be designated as a reference or equivalent methods. As designated reference and equivalent methods, these methods are 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 methods 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 designated method description (see the identification of the method above). Use of the methods also should 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, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program,’’ EPA–454/B–13–003, (both available at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/ amtic/qalist.html). 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. Consistent or repeated noncompliance with any of these conditions should be reported to: Director, Exposure Methods and Measurements Division (MD–E205– 01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Dated: April 19, 2016. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:09 Apr 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–10006 Filed 4–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2016–0182, FRL–9945–86– OLEM] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), 2017 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification. (EPA ICR No. 0976.18, OMB Control No. 2050–0024 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2017. 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2016–0024, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to rcra-docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Vyas, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–5477; fax number: 703–308–8433; email address: vyas.peggy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 82 (Thursday, April 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of the designation of three new reference methods and 
three new equivalent methods 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, three 
new reference methods and three new equivalent methods. The reference 
methods include one for measuring concentrations of PM10, 
one for measuring PM10-2.5, and one for measuring ozone 
(O3) in ambient air. The three equivalent methods are for 
measuring PM2.5 concentrations in ambient air.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Vanderpool, Exposure Methods 
and Measurement Division (MD-D205-03), National Exposure Research 
Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. 
Email: Vanderpool.Robert@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 or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby permitting 
their use under 40 CFR part 58 by States and other agencies for 
determining compliance with the NAAQSs. A list of all reference or 
equivalent methods that have been previously designated by EPA may be 
found at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic/criteria.html.
    The EPA hereby announces the designation of one new reference 
method for measuring pollutant concentrations of PM10, one 
new reference method for measuring pollutant concentrations of 
PM10-2.5, one for measuring ozone (O3), and three 
new equivalent methods for measuring pollutant concentrations of 
PM2.5 in the ambient air. These designations are made under 
the provisions of 40 CFR part 53, as amended on October 26, 2015 (80 FR 
65291-65468).
    The new reference method for O3 is an automated method 
that utilizes a measurement principle based on non-dispersive 
ultraviolet absorption photometry. The newly designated reference 
method for O3 is identified as follows:

    RFOA-0216-230, ``Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation, 
Model 265E or T265 Chemiluminescence Ozone Analyzer,'' operated on 
any full scale range between 0-100 ppb and 0-1000 ppb, with any 
range mode (Single, Dual, or AutoRange), at any ambient temperature 
in the range of 5 [deg]C to 40 [deg]C, and with a TFE filter or a 
Kynar[supreg] DFU in the sample air inlet, operated with a sample 
flow rate of 500  50 cm\3\/min (sea level), with the 
dilution factor set to 1, with Temp/Press compensation ON, and in 
accordance with the appropriate associated instrument manual, and 
with or without any of the following options: Internal or external 
sample pump, Sample/Cal valve option, Rack mount with or without 
slides, analog input option, 4-20 mA isolated current loop output. 
Note 2 applies to the following Teledyne Advanced Pollution 
Instrumentation Models 265E and T265.

    The application for a reference method determination for this 
candidate method was received by the Office of Research and Development 
on February 2, 2016. The analyzer is commercially available from the 
applicant, Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation, Inc., 9480 
Carroll Park Drive, San Diego, CA 92121-2251.
    The new reference method for PM10 is a manual monitoring 
method based on a particular PM10 sampler and is identified 
as follows:

    RFPS-0216-231, ``Met One Instruments, Inc. E-FRM,'' configured 
for filter sampling of ambient particulate matter using the US EPA 
PM10 inlet specified in 40 CFR part 50 appendix L, Figs. 
L-2 thru L-19, with a flow rate of 16.67 L/min, using 47 mm PTFE 
membrane filter media, and operating with firmware version R2.0.1 
and later, and operated in accordance with the Met One E-FRM 
PM10 operating manual. This designation applies to 
PM10 measurements only.

    The new PM10-2.5 reference method utilizes a pair of 
filter samplers than have been designated individually as reference 
methods, one for PM2.5 and the other one for 
PM10, and have been shown to meet the requirements specified 
in appendix O of 40 CFR part 50. The PM2.5 and 
PM10 samplers are designated as reference methods RFPS-0315-
221 and RFPS-0216-231, respectively. The newly designated 
PM10-2.5 sampler is identified as follows:

    RFPS-0316-232, ``Met One Instruments, Inc. E-FRM-PM10 
and E-FRM-PM2.5 Sampler Pair'' for the determination of 
coarse particulate matter as PM10-2.5, consisting of a 
pair of Met One Instruments, Inc. E-FRM samplers, with one being the 
E-FRM PM2.5 sampler (RFPS-0315-221) and the other being 
the E-FRM PM10 sampler (RFPS-0216-231). The units are to 
be collocated to within 1-4 meters of one another and sample 
concurrently. Both units are operated in accordance with the 
associated E-FRM instruction manual. This designation applies to 
PM10-2.5 measurements only.

    One newly designated equivalent method for PM2.5 is a 
manual monitoring method based on a particular PM2.5 sampler 
and is identified as follows:

    EQPS-0316-235, ``Met One Instruments, Inc. E-FRM,'' configured 
for filter sampling of ambient particulate matter using the US EPA 
PM10 inlet specified in 40 CFR 50 Appendix L, Figs. L-2 
thru L-19, equipped with a URG-2000-30EGN Cyclone particle size 
separator, and operated for a continuous 24-hour sample period at a 
flow rate of 16.67 liters/minute, using 47 mm PTFE membrane filter 
media, and operating with firmware version R1.1.0 and later, and 
operated in accordance with the Met One E-FRM PM2.5 
operating manual.

    The application for reference method determination for the 
PM10 method was received by the Office of Research and 
Development on February 4, 2016, the PM10-2.5 method 
application was received on March 21, 2016, and the equivalent 
PM2.5 method was received on March 28, 2016. These monitors 
are commercially available from the applicant, Met One Instruments, 
Inc., 1600 Washington Blvd., Grants Pass, OR 97526.
    Two newly designated equivalent methods for PM2.5 are 
manual monitoring method based on particular PM2.5 samplers 
and are identified as follows:

    EQPS-0316-233, ``URG-MASS100 Single PM2.5 Sampler,'' 
operated with software (firmware) version 4B or 5.0.1, configured 
for ``Single 2.5'' operation with a URG-2000-30EGN Cyclone particle 
size separator, and operated for a continuous 24-hour sample period 
at a flow rate of 16.67 liters/minute, and in accordance with the 
URG-MASS100 Operator's Manual and with the requirements and sample 
collection filters specified in 40 CFR part 50, appendix L.

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    EQPS-0316-234, ``URG-MASS300 Sequential PM2.5 
Sampler,'' operated with software (firmware) version 4B or 5.0.1, 
configured for ``Multi 2.5'' operation with a URG-2000-30EGN Cyclone 
particle size separator, and operated for a continuous 24-hour 
sample period at a flow rate of 16.67 liters/minute, and in 
accordance with the URG-MASS300 Operator's Manual and with the 
requirements and sample collection filters specified in 40 CFR part 
50, appendix L.

    These applications for equivalent method determinations for the 
PM2.5 methods were received by the Office of Research and 
Development on March 21, 2016. These monitors are commercially 
available from the applicant, URG Corporation, 116 S. Merritt Mill Rd., 
Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
    Representative test monitors have been tested in accordance with 
the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR part 53, as amended 
on October 26, 2015. After reviewing the results of those tests and 
other information submitted by the applicant, EPA has determined, in 
accordance with part 53, that these methods should be designated as a 
reference or equivalent methods.
    As designated reference and equivalent methods, these methods are 
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 methods 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 designated method description 
(see the identification of the method above).
    Use of the methods also should 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, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring 
Program,'' EPA-454/B-13-003, (both available at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic/qalist.html). 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.
    Consistent or repeated noncompliance with any of these conditions 
should be reported to: Director, Exposure Methods and Measurements 
Division (MD-E205-01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 
27711.
    Designation of these reference and equivalent methods are 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.

    Dated: April 19, 2016.
Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta,
Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory.
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