Release of the Final Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, 87933-87934 [2016-29231]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices transported the carcass (e.g., onboard geographic position system technology); c. The name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the person in charge of the disposal operation and the person in charge of the vessel or vehicle that transported the carcass (if different than the person in charge of the disposal); d. A statement of need and rationale for selecting ocean disposal rather than other disposal options; and 5. The permittee shall immediately notify EPA of any violation of any condition of this general permit. B. Requirements for any Alaskan Native Engaged in Subsistence Uses Notwithstanding Section A, any Alaskan Native engaged in subsistence uses is hereby granted a general permit to transport and dispose of marine mammal carcasses in ocean waters subject to the following conditions: 1. The permittee shall submit a report (via email or letter) on all disposal activities authorized by this general permit that the permittee has conducted in the prior calendar year. Reports shall be submitted to EPA Region 10 within 30 days of the end of the calendar year. A fact sheet containing contact information for EPA Region 10 is available at http://www.epa.gov/oceandumping/ocean-disposal-marinemammal-carcasses. This report shall include: a. The number and type of carcasses disposed; b. A description of the general vicinity in which the carcasses were disposed; and c. The name and contact information of the permittee. 2. Where ocean disposal is the selected approach, marine mammal carcasses must be towed or otherwise transported to a site offshore where, based on available information, which may include local or traditional knowledge, currents and winds are not expected to return the carcass to shore and the carcass is not expected to pose a hazard to navigation. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–29250 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2015–0072; FRL–9955–78– OAR] Release of the Final Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final document titled Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (IRP). The IRP presents the planned approach and anticipated schedule for the review of the air quality criteria for particulate matter (PM) and the primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for PM. The primary and secondary NAAQS for PM are set to protect the public health and public welfare, respectively, from exposures to PM in ambient air. DATES: The IRP will be available on or about December 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: The IRP will be available primarily via the Internet at https:// www3.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/pm/ s_pm_2014_pd.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Scott Jenkins, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail code C504–06), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: 919–541–1167; email: jenkins.scott@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Two sections of the Clean Air Act (CAA) govern the establishment and revision of the NAAQS. Section 108 (42 U.S.C. 7408) directs the Administrator to identify and list certain air pollutants and then to issue air quality criteria for those pollutants. The Administrator is to list those air pollutants that in his or her ‘‘judgment, cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare;’’ ‘‘the presence of which in the ambient air results from numerous or diverse mobile or stationary sources;’’ and ‘‘for which . . . [the Administrator] plans to issue air quality criteria . . .’’ Air quality criteria are intended 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 [a] pollutant in the ambient air . . .’’ (42 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87933 U.S.C. 7408(b)). Under section 109 (42 U.S.C. 7409), the EPA establishes primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for pollutants for which air quality criteria are issued. Section 109(d) requires periodic review and, if appropriate, revision of existing air quality criteria. Revised air quality criteria reflect advances in scientific knowledge on the effects of the pollutant on public health or welfare. The EPA is also required to periodically review and, if appropriate, revise the NAAQS based on the revised criteria. Section 109(d)(2) requires that an independent scientific review committee ‘‘shall complete a review of the criteria . . . and the national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards . . . and shall recommend to the Administrator any new . . . standards and revisions of the existing criteria and standards as may be appropriate . . . .’’ Since the early 1980s, this independent review function has been performed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). Presently, the EPA is reviewing the criteria and the primary and secondary NAAQS for PM.1 The IRP being announced today has been developed as part of the planning phase for the review. This phase began with a science policy workshop to identify issues and questions to frame the review.2 Drawing from the workshop discussions, a draft IRP was prepared jointly by the EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment, within the Office of Research and Development, and the EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, within the Office of Air and Radiation. The draft IRP presented the anticipated plan and schedule for the entire review, the process for conducting the review, and the key policy-relevant science issues that will guide the review. The draft IRP was reviewed by the CASAC at a teleconference on May 23, 2016. The CASAC’s advice on the draft IRP was conveyed in a letter to the Administrator dated August 31, 2016.3 The final IRP being released at this time reflects consideration of the CASAC’s advice and public comments received on the draft IRP. 1 The EPA’s call for information for this review was issued on December 3, 2014 (79 FR 71764). 2 The EPA held a workshop titled ‘‘Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA’s Review of the Primary and Secondary NAAQS for PM’’ on February 9–11, 2015 (79 FR 71764). 3 Available at: https://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sab product.nsf/4620a620d0120f93852572410080d786/ 9920C7E70022CCF98525802000702022/$File/EPACASAC+2016-003+unsigned.pdf. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 87934 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices Dated: December 1, 2016. Stephen Page, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. 2016–29231 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0677; FRL–9955–43] Receipt of Information Under the Toxic Substances Control Act Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. EPA is announcing its receipt of information submitted pursuant to a rule, order, or consent agreement issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As required by TSCA, this document identifies each chemical substance and/or mixture for which information has been received; the uses or intended uses of such chemical substance and/or mixture; and describes the nature of the information received. Each chemical substance and/or mixture related to this announcement is identified in Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: John Schaeffer, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8173; email address: schaeffer.john@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Chemical Substances and/or Mixtures mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Information received about the following chemical substance(s) and/or mixture(s) is identified in Unit IV.: 1,3Propanediol, 2,2-bis[(nitrooxy)methyl]-, dinitrate (ester) (CASRN 78–11–5). II. Authority Section 4(d) of TSCA (15 U.S.C. 2603(d)) requires EPA to publish a notice in the Federal Register reporting the receipt of information submitted pursuant to a rule, order, or consent agreement promulgated under TSCA section 4 (15 U.S.C. 2603). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 III. Docket Information A docket, identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPPT–2013–0677, has been established for this Federal Register document, which announces the receipt of the information. Upon EPA’s completion of its quality assurance review, the information received will be added to the docket identified in Unit IV., which represents the docket used for the TSCA section 4 rule, order, and/or consent agreement. In addition, once completed, EPA reviews of the information received will be added to the same docket. Use the docket ID number provided in Unit IV. to access the information received and any available EPA review. EPA’s dockets are available electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. IV. Information Received As specified by TSCA section 4(d), this unit identifies the information received by EPA. 1,3-Propanediol, 2,2bis[(nitrooxy)methyl]-, dinitrate (ester) (CASRN 78–11–5) 1. Chemical Use(s): 1,3-Propanediol, 2,2-bis[(nitrooxy)methyl]-, dinitrate (ester) is used in manufacturing demolition explosives and blasting caps. 2. Applicable Rule, Order, or Consent Agreement: Chemical testing requirements for second group of high production volume chemicals (HPV2), 40 CFR 799.5087. 3. Applicable docket ID number: The information received will be added to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2007–0531. 4. Information Received: EPA received the following information: a. Acute Toxicity to Daphnia. b. Acute Toxicity to Fish. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 29, 2016. Maria J. Doa, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2016–29254 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA 2016–09; FRL 9955–93–Region 9] Proposed Agreement and Order on Consent for Certain CERCLA Response Activities by Tenant as Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement, embodied in an Agreement and Order on Consent (Agreement), between the United States on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Planetary Ventures, LLC (PV), a Delaware Limited liability company. PV represents that, as a lessee from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the Moffett Field Leasehold within the former NAS Moffett Field Superfund site in Santa Clara County, California, it is a bona fide prospective purchaser, as described by CERCLA section 101(40), 42 U.S.C. 9601(40) and through the Agreement would maintain that status. Under the Agreement, PV agrees to perform a pilot study for evaluating alternatives for abating contaminants in the coating and paint in the superstructure of Hangar One, and, if selected by NASA, to conduct a non-time critical removal action at Hangar One. The Agreement also requires PV to pay EPA oversight costs for this work, and includes a covenant not to sue PV pursuant to sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607(a). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 5, 2017. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will consider all comments received on this agreement and may modify or withdraw its consent to the agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: EPA’s response to any comments and the proposed agreement SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0072; FRL-9955-78-OAR]


Release of the Final Integrated Review Plan for the National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the 
availability of the final document titled Integrated Review Plan for 
the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter 
(IRP). The IRP presents the planned approach and anticipated schedule 
for the review of the air quality criteria for particulate matter (PM) 
and the primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards 
(NAAQS) for PM. The primary and secondary NAAQS for PM are set to 
protect the public health and public welfare, respectively, from 
exposures to PM in ambient air.

DATES: The IRP will be available on or about December 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The IRP will be available primarily via the Internet at 
https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/pm/s_pm_2014_pd.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Scott Jenkins, Office of Air 
Quality Planning and Standards (Mail code C504-06), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: 
919-541-1167; email: jenkins.scott@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Two sections of the Clean Air Act (CAA) 
govern the establishment and revision of the NAAQS. Section 108 (42 
U.S.C. 7408) directs the Administrator to identify and list certain air 
pollutants and then to issue air quality criteria for those pollutants. 
The Administrator is to list those air pollutants that in his or her 
``judgment, cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably 
be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare;'' ``the presence 
of which in the ambient air results from numerous or diverse mobile or 
stationary sources;'' and ``for which . . . [the Administrator] plans 
to issue air quality criteria . . .'' Air quality criteria are intended 
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 [a] 
pollutant in the ambient air . . .'' (42 U.S.C. 7408(b)). Under section 
109 (42 U.S.C. 7409), the EPA establishes primary (health-based) and 
secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for pollutants for which air quality 
criteria are issued. Section 109(d) requires periodic review and, if 
appropriate, revision of existing air quality criteria. Revised air 
quality criteria reflect advances in scientific knowledge on the 
effects of the pollutant on public health or welfare. The EPA is also 
required to periodically review and, if appropriate, revise the NAAQS 
based on the revised criteria. Section 109(d)(2) requires that an 
independent scientific review committee ``shall complete a review of 
the criteria . . . and the national primary and secondary ambient air 
quality standards . . . and shall recommend to the Administrator any 
new . . . standards and revisions of the existing criteria and 
standards as may be appropriate . . . .'' Since the early 1980s, this 
independent review function has been performed by the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).
    Presently, the EPA is reviewing the criteria and the primary and 
secondary NAAQS for PM.\1\ The IRP being announced today has been 
developed as part of the planning phase for the review. This phase 
began with a science policy workshop to identify issues and questions 
to frame the review.\2\ Drawing from the workshop discussions, a draft 
IRP was prepared jointly by the EPA's National Center for Environmental 
Assessment, within the Office of Research and Development, and the 
EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, within the Office 
of Air and Radiation. The draft IRP presented the anticipated plan and 
schedule for the entire review, the process for conducting the review, 
and the key policy-relevant science issues that will guide the review. 
The draft IRP was reviewed by the CASAC at a teleconference on May 23, 
2016. The CASAC's advice on the draft IRP was conveyed in a letter to 
the Administrator dated August 31, 2016.\3\ The final IRP being 
released at this time reflects consideration of the CASAC's advice and 
public comments received on the draft IRP.
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    \1\ The EPA's call for information for this review was issued on 
December 3, 2014 (79 FR 71764).
    \2\ The EPA held a workshop titled ``Workshop to Discuss Policy-
Relevant Science to Inform EPA's Review of the Primary and Secondary 
NAAQS for PM'' on February 9-11, 2015 (79 FR 71764).
    \3\ Available at: https://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/
4620a620d0120f93852572410080d786/9920C7E70022CCF98525802000702022/
$File/EPA-CASAC+2016-003+unsigned.pdf.


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    Dated: December 1, 2016.
Stephen Page,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2016-29231 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P