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Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; South Dakota; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2020-23985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act'') section 111(d) state plan submitted by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR or the ``Department'') on January 3, 2020. This plan was submitted to fulfill the requirements of the CAA and is responsive to the EPA's promulgation of Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The South Dakota state plan establishes performance standards and other operating requirements for existing MSW landfills within the State of South Dakota and provides for the implementation and enforcement of those standards and requirements by the Department.
Thirty-Eighth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket
Document Number: 2020-23708
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection 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 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 identifies the Federal facilities not previously listed on the Docket and identifies Federal facilities reported to EPA since the last update on April 29, 2020. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list and a section of Federal facilities that are to be deleted from the Docket. Thus, the revisions in this update include eight additions, six deletions, and zero corrections 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 2,380.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of the Southwest Indiana Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2020-23496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to redesignate the Southwest Indiana nonattainment area, which consists of a portion of Daviess County and a portion of Pike County (Veale Township in Daviess County and Washington Township in Pike County), to attainment for the 2010 primary, health-based 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to approve Indiana's maintenance plan for the Southwest Indiana SO2 nonattainment area. Indiana submitted the request for approval of the Southwest Indiana nonattainment area's redesignation and maintenance plan on October 24, 2018, and supplemental information on August 25, 2020. EPA has previously approved Indiana's attainment plan for the Southwest Indiana area.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Sacramento Metro Area; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements
Document Number: 2020-23032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Sacramento Metro ozone nonattainment area. These SIP revisions include the ``Sacramento Regional 2008 NAAQS 8-hour Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan'' and the Sacramento Metro portion of the ``2018 Updates to the California State Implementation Plan.'' Collectively, the EPA refers to these submittals as the ``Sacramento Metro Area Ozone SIP.'' The Sacramento Metro Area Ozone SIP addresses the CAA nonattainment area requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, such as the requirements for an emissions inventory, an attainment demonstration, reasonable further progress, reasonably available control measures, and contingency measures, and it establishes motor vehicle emissions budgets. The EPA is proposing to approve the Sacramento Metro Area Ozone SIP as meeting all the applicable ozone nonattainment area requirements, except for the contingency measure requirement where the EPA is proposing a conditional approval. Also, the EPA is beginning the adequacy process for the 2023 and 2024 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the Sacramento Metro Area Ozone SIP via this proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Revisions to Emissions Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-22764
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Jersey. This revision removes from the SIP the recordkeeping, emission reporting, photochemical dispersion modeling, and inventory requirements for t-butyl acetate (TBAC) as a volatile organic compound (VOC). The revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Control of Particulate Matter and Visible Emissions
Document Number: 2020-22527
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. This revision amends a Connecticut air-quality regulation for controlling particulate matter (PM) and visible emissions. The intended effect of this action is to define the process industries and activities to which this regulation applies, and to make technical corrections to an emission-rate calculation method. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals; Annual Progress Report; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's progress report in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal year 2018. This progress report also presents the total number of products registered under the ``fast- track'' provisions of the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Eastern Kern; 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements
Document Number: 2020-22601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Eastern Kern, California (``Eastern Kern'') ozone nonattainment area. The three SIP revisions include the ``2017 Ozone Attainment Plan For 2008 Federal 75 ppb 8-Hour Ozone Standard,'' the Eastern Kern portion of the ``2018 Updates to the California State Implementation Plan,'' and the ``Transportation Conformity Budget State Implementation Plan Update for the Eastern Kern 2017 Ozone Attainment Plan.'' In this action, the EPA refers to these submittals collectively as the ``2017 Eastern Kern Ozone SIP.'' The 2017 Eastern Kern Ozone SIP addresses certain nonattainment area requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, including the requirements for an emissions inventory, attainment demonstration, reasonable further progress, reasonably available control measures, contingency measures, among others; and establishes motor vehicle emissions budgets. The EPA is proposing to approve the 2017 Eastern Kern Ozone SIP as meeting all the applicable ozone nonattainment area requirements except for the contingency measure requirement, for which the EPA is proposing conditional approval, and the reasonably available control measures and attainment demonstration requirements, for which the EPA is deferring action at this time. In addition, the EPA is beginning the adequacy process for the updated motor vehicle emissions budgets for 2020 in the 2017 Eastern Kern Ozone SIP through this proposed rulemaking.
Air Plan Approval; NC: Revisions to Annual Emissions Reporting
Document Number: 2020-23660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), on July 10, 2019. The SIP revision seeks to modify the State's annual emissions reporting regulation by removing the annual emissions reporting requirement for certain non-Title V facilities in geographic areas that have been redesignated to attainment for the 1979 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (``NAAQS'' or ``standards'') and in the areas listed in the rule that have been redesignated to attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS, with the exception of the geographic areas that have been redesignated to attainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The SIP revision also makes minor changes that do not significantly alter the meaning of the regulation. EPA is proposing to approve this revision pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Maryland; Ozone Interprecursor Trading Program
Document Number: 2020-23225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to the expansion in the use of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) when new or modified major stationary sources of ozone precursors are required to obtain emission offsets within the State of Maryland. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (September 2020)
Document Number: 2020-23089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Interstate Visibility Transport
Document Number: 2020-22846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Texas for the 2012 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and the 2015 Ozone NAAQS. These submittals address how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2012 PM2.5 and 2015 Ozone NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i-SIP requirements are to ensure that the Texas SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for these NAAQS. Specifically, this proposed disapproval addresses the interstate visibility transport requirements of the i-SIP for the 2012 PM2.5 and 2015 Ozone NAAQS under CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II). In addition to this proposed disapproval, however, we are proposing to find that the requirements of those i-SIP elements are met through the Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) in place for the Texas Regional Haze program, and no further federal action is required.
Modification of Significant New Uses of Certain Chemical Substances (20-1.M)
Document Number: 2020-21464
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending significant new use rules (SNURs) issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and significant new use notices (SNUNs). As a result of EPA's review of SNUNs for these chemical substances and based on new and existing data, EPA is finalizing amendments to these SNURs. Specifically, this action amends the identified SNURs to allow certain new uses reported in the SNUNs without additional notification requirements and modify the significant new use notification requirements based on the actions and determinations for the SNUN submissions.
Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC); Notice of Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23714
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a virtual, open, public meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) on November 12-13, 2020, with remote participation only. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting.
Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related Regulations
Document Number: 2020-23553
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) plans to authorize various contractors to access information which is submitted to us under the Clean Air Act and which may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). The information is related to the registration of fuels and fuel additives under 40 CFR part 79 and to various compositional and performance standards for reformulated gasoline, conventional gasoline, diesel fuel, detergents, and the renewable fuel standard (RFS) under 40 CFR part 80.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Petroleum Refinery Sector: Action Denying a Petition for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2020-23491
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for reconsideration of a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2020. The rule promulgated amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Petroleum Refinery Sector based on the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Petroleum Refinery source category. On April 6, 2020, the EPA received a petition for reconsideration on five issues related to the February 4, 2020, final rule. On September 3, 2020, the Administrator notified the petitioner by letter that the EPA was denying reconsideration. The basis for the denial is set out fully in the letter sent to the petitioner, and this letter is available in the rulemaking docket.
Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance
Document Number: 2020-22385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing for public comment a proposed rule under the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act that would establish national standards of performance for marine pollution control devices for discharges incidental to the normal operation of primarily non-military and non-recreational vessels 79 feet in length and above into the waters of the United States or the waters of the contiguous zone. The proposed national standards of performance were developed in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and in consultation with interested Governors. The proposed standards, once finalized and implemented through corresponding USCG regulations addressing implementation, compliance, and enforcement, would reduce the discharge of pollutants from vessels and streamline the current patchwork of federal, state, and local vessel discharge requirements. Additionally, EPA is proposing procedures for states to follow if they choose to petition EPA to issue an emergency order, to review any standard of performance, regulation, or policy, to request additional requirements with respect to discharges in the Great Lakes, or to apply to EPA to prohibit one or more types of vessel discharges proposed for regulation in this rulemaking into specified waters to provide greater environmental protection.
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone and 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2020-21809
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire that addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), excluding the interstate transport provisions, for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are also granting the state an exemption from the infrastructure SIP contingency plan obligation for ozone and are conditionally approving several elements of New Hampshire's submittal relating to air-quality modeling requirements. In addition, we are correcting errors in our previous approval of an infrastructure SIP submission from New Hampshire for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS and conditionally approving several elements of that submittal. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air-quality management program, including provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air-quality effects in other states, are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; Redesignation of the Marshall Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2020-21757
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a redesignation request and state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of West Virginia related to the 2010 primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or Standard) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) (2010 SO2 NAAQS). Emissions of SO2 in the Marshall, West Virginia Area have been permanently reduced, a maintenance plan has been adopted that includes limits that assure continued attainment and monitored ambient SO2 readings in the nonattainment area are currently well below the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. The effect of this action changes the designation of the Marshall Area from nonattainment to attainment of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Revisions to Administrative Rules
Document Number: 2020-21474
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of South Dakota's January 15, 2020, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission that addresses infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Additionally, in this action, we are approving a SIP revision submitted by the State of South Dakota on January 3, 2020, that revises the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD), Air Pollution Control Program, updating the date of incorporation by reference of federal rules in ARSD chapters pertaining to definitions, ambient air quality, air quality episodes, Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), new source review, performance testing, control of visible emissions, continuous emission monitoring systems, State facilities in Rapid City area, construction permits and regional haze program administrative rules. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses (September 2020)
Document Number: 2020-23507
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pesticide Registration Review; Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-23504
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim and final registration review decisions for the following chemicals: Bacillus thuringiensis plant-incorporated protectants in cotton Lepidopteran pests, bifenthrin, boscalid, chlorine gas, Coniothyrium species, cyfluthrin and beta-cyfluthrin, cyphenothrin, cyproconazole, deltamethrin, esfenvalerate, ethoxyquin, etoxazole, fenpropathrin, flower oils, fluazifop-P-butyl, Fluopicolide (ID Amendment), Gliocladium species, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), imiprothrin, MCPA, mecoprop-p, methyl bromide, permethrin, phenol and salt, phenothrin, pinoxaden, prallethrin, pymetrozine, pyraclostrobin, pyraflufen-ethyl, tau- fluvalinate, tefluthrin, terbuthylazine, tetramethrin, thiabendazole and salts, vegetable oils.
Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-23503
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: 1,3-dichloropropene, 1-methylcyclopropene; aluminum phosphide; Beauveria bassiana; benzyl benzoate; butoxypolypropylene glycol (BPG); carboxin/oxycarboxin; cyhalothrins; Dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (DBNPA); halohydantoins; inorganic sulfites; irgarol; kaolin; magnesium phosphide; methoprene/kinoprene/hydroprene; myclobutanil; naphthalene acetic acid, salts, ester, and acetamide (NAA); organic esters of phosphoric acid (OEPA); Paecilomyces species; phosphine; propylene oxide (PPO); Streptomyces lydicus strain WYEC 108; triallate; triphenyltin hydroxide (TPTH); and triticonazole. In addition, the human health and ecological risk assessments for benzyl benzoate, butoxypolypropylene glycol, and OEPA are also being published for comment at this time.
Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Methomyl and Thiodicarb
Document Number: 2020-23502
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for methomyl and thiodicarb.
Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decision for Paraquat
Document Number: 2020-23500
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decision and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decision for paraquat.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-23482
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Alternative Methods for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Applications From Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-23464
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on applications from Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (``Volkswagen '') for off-cycle carbon dioxide (CO2) credits under EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. ``Off-cycle'' emission reductions can be achieved by employing technologies that result in real-world benefits, but where that benefit is not adequately captured on the test procedures used by manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with emission standards. EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas program acknowledges these benefits by giving automobile manufacturers several options for generating ``off-cycle'' CO2 credits. Under the regulations, a manufacturer may apply for CO2 credits for off-cycle technologies that result in off-cycle benefits. In these cases, a manufacturer must provide EPA with a proposed methodology for determining the real-world off-cycle benefit. Volkswagen has submitted an application that describe methodologies for determining off-cycle credits from technologies described in their application. Pursuant to applicable regulations, EPA is making these off-cycle credit calculation methodologies available for public comment.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Midwest Generation, LLC, Waukegan Generating Station, Lake County, Illinois
Document Number: 2020-23465
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated September 15, 2020, denying a Petition dated August 5, 2016 from Sierra Club, Respiratory Health Association and Environmental Law and Policy Center. The Petition requested that EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to Midwest Generation for the Waukegan Generating Station located in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois.
Clofentezine; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-23400
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clofentezine in or on hop, dried cones. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Indiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2020-22323
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Indiana final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on May 6, 2020, and provided for public comment. No comments were received on the proposed revisions. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Diquat; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-22190
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of diquat in or on pea and bean, dry and shelled, except soybean, subgroup 6C. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Sulfuric Acid; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-22188
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sulfuric acid on hop vines when applied as a desiccant in the production of hops. J.R. Simplot Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of sulfuric acid.
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky: Revisions to Jefferson County VOC Definition
Document Number: 2020-22128
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky SIP, submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Commonwealth), through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet) on September 5, 2019. The revision was submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD) and makes changes to the definition of ``Volatile Organic Compound'' (VOC). EPA is approving the changes amending the definition of VOC because the Commonwealth has demonstrated that the changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; KY; Jefferson County Administrative Procedures
Document Number: 2020-22012
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), on March 4, 2020. The changes were submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District or APCD) and make minor changes for clarity, remove an exemption for public hearings for permitting actions, and amend the procedures for open records requests to maintain consistency with the Kentucky Open Records Act (KORA). This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients (September 2020)
Document Number: 2020-23175
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for September 2020
Document Number: 2020-23170
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 09/01/2020 to 09/30/2020.
Approval of the Request for Other Use of Phosphogypsum by the Fertilizer Institute
Document Number: 2020-23154
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, subject to certain conditions, a request by The Fertilizer Institute for use of phosphogypsum in government road projects. This decision and supporting information is being made available to the public through this notice. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA may approve a request for other use of phosphogypsum if it determines that the proposed use is at least as protective of human health as placement in a stack, which is the designated management method. With this approval, and in accordance with its terms and conditions, government entities may use phosphogypsum for road construction projects.
2020 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: 2020-23122
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). The meeting agenda will include topics regarding reducing ground-level ozone precursors.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-10.B)
Document Number: 2020-22645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule. This action would further require that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN), and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology Determinations for Case-by-Case Sources Under the 1997 and 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-21442
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision was submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for individual major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations. In this action, EPA is only approving source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by-case'') RACT determinations for nine major sources. These RACT evaluations were submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's implementing regulations.
Final Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter-Ecological Criteria
Document Number: 2020-23100
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document titled, ``Final Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate MatterEcological Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-20/278). The document was prepared by the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the review of the secondary (welfare-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and particulate matter. This ISA represents an update of the 2008 Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Ecological Criteria (EPA/600/R-08/082F) and the 2009 Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (EPA/600/AR-08/139F). The ISA, in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, provides the basis for EPA's decisions on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards.
Pesticide Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Zinc Phosphide
Document Number: 2020-23090
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of zinc phosphide.
Pesticide Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-23071
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the EPA's preliminary work plans for the following chemicals: Aminocyclopyrachlor, cetylpyridinium chloride, and flutriafol. With this document, the EPA is opening the public comment period for registration review for these chemicals.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; Attainment Plan for the Indiana, Pennsylvania Nonattainment Area for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2020-23037
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revision is an attainment plan for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Indiana County, Pennsylvania SO2 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Indiana Area'' or ``Area''). The Indiana Area is comprised of Indiana County and a portion of Armstrong County (Plumcreek Township, South Bend Township, and Elderton Borough) in Pennsylvania. The attainment plan includes the base year emissions inventory, an analysis of the reasonably available control technology (RACT) and reasonably available control measure (RACM) requirements, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, a modeling demonstration showing SO2 attainment, enforceable emission limitations and control measures, contingency measures for the Indiana Area, and Pennsylvania's new source review (NSR) permitting program. As part of approving the attainment plan, EPA is approving into the Pennsylvania SIP new SO2 emission limits and associated compliance parameters for Keystone Plant (hereafter referred to as ``Keystone''), and existing SO2 emission limits and associated compliance parameters for Conemaugh Plant, Homer City Generation, and Seward Generation Station (hereafter referred to as ``Conemaugh,'' ``Homer City,'' and ``Seward''). EPA is approving these revisions that demonstrate attainment of the SO2 NAAQS in the Indiana Area in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed CERCLA Prospective Purchaser Agreement; TriStar North Inc. Former Kaiser Smelter Site, Mead, Washington
Document Number: 2020-23036
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed prospective purchaser agreement concerning the Former Kaiser Smelter Site, Mead, Washington, with the following settling party: TriStar North, Inc. The agreement requires the settling party to provide full cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cleanup activities, provide access to the property, and exercise appropriate care with regard to existing contamination, in addition to making a payment of $50,000 to EPA. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this document, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the agreement. The Agency will consider all comments and may modify or withdraw its consent to the agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available electronically for public inspection at https:// www.regulations.gov.
Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-23005
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) on October 29, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to be conducted via remote/ virtual participation only. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice.
Air Plan Approval; KY; Updates to Attainment Status Designations
Document Number: 2020-22127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), on December 9, 2019. The SIP revision updates the description and attainment status designations of geographic areas within the Commonwealth for several National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). The updates are being made to conform Kentucky's attainment status tables with the federal attainment status designations for these areas. EPA is proposing to approve Kentucky's SIP revision because it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and EPA's regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Determinations for Case-by-Case Sources Under the 1997 and 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-21438
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving multiple state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for individual major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations. In this action, EPA is only approving source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by- case'') RACT determinations for four major sources. These RACT evaluations were submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's implementing regulations.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Removal of Control of Emissions From Polyethylene Bag Sealing Operations
Document Number: 2020-21150
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on January 15, 2019, and supplemented by letter on July 11, 2019. In the proposal, EPA proposed removal of a rule related to the control of emissions from polyethylene bag sealing operations in the St. Louis, Missouri area from its SIP. This removal does not have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Scientific Integrity
Document Number: 2020-20665
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a final rule to address scientific integrity requirements in the creation of a contract clause for inclusion in solicitations and contracts when the Contractor may be required to perform, communicate, or supervise scientific activities or use scientific information to perform advisory and assistance services. This clause will complement the EPA's Scientific Integrity Policy to ensure all scientific work developed and used by the Government is accomplished with scientific integrity.