Notice of Tentative Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment and Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for Maryland, 74799-74800 [2016-26020]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices control could constitute RACT for VOC emissions from select oil and natural gas sources. In developing the final CTG document, the EPA evaluated the sources of VOC emissions from the oil and natural gas industry and the available control approaches for addressing these emissions, including the costs of such approaches. Based on available information and data, the EPA is providing final recommendations for RACT for select oil and natural gas industry emission sources. The VOC RACT recommendations contained in this final CTG document were made based on a review of the 1983 CTG document on equipment leaks from natural gas processing plants, the Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards, existing state and local VOC emission reduction approaches, and information on costs, emissions, and available emission control technologies and in response to comments received on the draft CTG document released for review on September 18, 2015 (80 FR 56577). Also, the EPA released for external peer review five technical white papers on potentially significant sources of emissions in the oil and natural gas industry. We considered information included in these white papers, along with the input we received from the peer reviewers and the public, when evaluating and recommending a RACT level of control for emission sources. Air agencies can use the recommendations in the CTG document to inform their determinations as to what constitutes RACT for VOC for those oil and natural gas industry emission sources in their particular areas. The information contained in the CTG document is provided only as guidance. This guidance does not change, or substitute for, requirements specified in applicable sections of the CAA or the EPA’s regulations; nor is it a regulation itself. The RACT recommendations, and corresponding model rule language, contained in the CTG document do not impose any legally binding requirements on any entity. The CTG document provides only recommendations for air agencies to consider in determining RACT. Air agencies are free to implement other technically-sound approaches that are consistent with the CAA and the EPA’s regulations. The recommendations contained in the CTG document are based on data and information currently available to the EPA. These general recommendations may not apply to a particular situation based on circumstances not considered in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 CTG document. Regardless of whether an air agency chooses to implement the recommendations contained in this CTG document, or to issue rules that adopt different approaches for RACT for VOC from oil and natural gas industry emission sources, air agencies must submit their RACT provisions to the EPA for review and approval as part of the SIP submission process. The EPA will evaluate the submissions and determine, through notice and comment rulemaking in the SIP review process, whether the submissions meet the RACT requirements of the CAA and the EPA’s regulations. To the extent an air agency adopts any of the recommendations in this CTG document into its RACT provisions, interested parties can raise questions and objections about the appropriateness of the application of this guidance to a particular situation during the development of the rules and the EPA’s SIP review process. Such questions and objections can relate to the substance of this guidance. Section 182(b)(2) of the CAA provides that a CTG document issued after November 15, 1990, include the period for submitting SIP revisions incorporating provisions to require RACT for the category of VOC sources covered by the CTG document. The EPA is providing a 2-year period, from the effective date included in this Notice, for the required SIP submittal. The Tribal Authority Rule (63 FR 7254, February 12, 1998) (TAR) identifies CAA provisions for which it is appropriate to treat Indian tribes in the same manner as air agencies (TAS). Pursuant to the TAR, tribes may apply for TAS for purposes of CAA section 110 and Part D planning requirements in CAA section 182. As a result, tribes may, but are not required to, apply for TAS for the purpose of developing a tribal implementation plan (TIP) addressing RACT for sources located in an area designated nonattainment for an ozone NAAQS with a classification of Moderate, Serious, Severe or Extreme within the tribe’s jurisdiction. If the EPA grants that status and approves the TIP, the tribe would implement RACT in the area within the geographic scope of the TAS designation and the approved TIP. If a tribe does not seek and obtain the authority from the EPA to establish a plan, the EPA will be responsible for establishing CAA section 110 and 182 plans for reservations and trust lands, and any other lands under tribal jurisdiction, if the EPA determines that such a plan is necessary or appropriate to protect air quality in such areas. See 40 CFR 49.4 and 49.11. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74799 A summary of the comments received on the draft CTG document and responses can be found in the docket at http://www.regulations.gov (Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2015–0216). Dated: October 20, 2016. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–25923 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9954–55–Region 3] Notice of Tentative Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment and Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for Maryland Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of approval and solicitation of requests for public hearing. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the State of Maryland is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Maryland has adopted drinking water regulations for the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Rule (Stage2). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Maryland’s Stage 2 Rule meets all minimum federal requirements, and that it is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA has tentatively decided to approve the State program revisions. DATES: Comments or a public hearing must be submitted by November 28, 2016. This determination shall become final and effective on November 28, 2016 if no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received, and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, and if no comments are received which cause EPA to modify its tentative approval. ADDRESSES: Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103–2029. All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices: • Drinking Water Branch, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103–2029. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 74800 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices • Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Meadows, Drinking Water Branch (3WP21) at the Philadelphia address given above, or telephone (215) 814–5442 or fax (215) 814–2318. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a hearing. All comments will be considered, and if necessary EPA will issue a response. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing will be denied by the Regional Administrator. If a substantial request for a public hearing is made by November 28, 2016, a public hearing will be held. A request for public hearing shall include the following: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in the Regional Administrator’s determination and of information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and (3) the signature of the individual making the request; or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. Dated: October 17, 2016. Shawn M. Garvin, Regional Administrator. I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? [FR Doc. 2016–26020 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0594; FRL–9953–99] Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Application for New Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has received an application to register a new use for a pesticide product containing a currently registered active ingredient. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on this application. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before November 28, 2016. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0594 and the EPA Registration Number of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. 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Pursuant to the provisions of FIFRA section 3(c)(4) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(4)), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on this application. Notice of receipt of this application does not imply a decision by the Agency on this application. EPA Registration Number: 62719–649. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2016–0594. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Active ingredient: 2,4–D. Product type: Herbicide. Proposed use: Cotton, gin byproducts and cotton, undelinted seed. Contact: RD. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: October 14, 2016. Michael Goodis, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–25928 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, October 27, 2016 October 20, 2016. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 208 (Thursday, October 27, 2016)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9954-55-Region 3]


Notice of Tentative Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment 
and Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision 
for Maryland

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of approval and solicitation of requests for public 
hearing.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the State of Maryland is revising 
its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Maryland has 
adopted drinking water regulations for the Stage 2 Disinfectants and 
Disinfection By-Products Rule (Stage2). The U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Maryland's Stage 2 Rule 
meets all minimum federal requirements, and that it is no less 
stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA has 
tentatively decided to approve the State program revisions.

DATES: Comments or a public hearing must be submitted by November 28, 
2016. This determination shall become final and effective on November 
28, 2016 if no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is 
received, and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a 
hearing on his own motion, and if no comments are received which cause 
EPA to modify its tentative approval.

ADDRESSES: Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted 
to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. All documents relating to this 
determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8:00 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices:
     Drinking Water Branch, Water Protection Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029.

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     Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of 
the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Meadows, Drinking Water Branch 
(3WP21) at the Philadelphia address given above, or telephone (215) 
814-5442 or fax (215) 814-2318.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested parties are invited to submit 
written comments on this determination and may request a hearing. All 
comments will be considered, and if necessary EPA will issue a 
response. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing will be 
denied by the Regional Administrator. If a substantial request for a 
public hearing is made by November 28, 2016, a public hearing will be 
held. A request for public hearing shall include the following: (1) The 
name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or 
other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the 
requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's 
determination and of information that the requesting person intends to 
submit at such hearing; and (3) the signature of the individual making 
the request; or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or 
other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the 
organization or other entity.

    Dated: October 17, 2016.
Shawn M. Garvin,
Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-26020 Filed 10-26-16; 8:45 am]
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