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Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-00720
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Coachella Valley; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements
Document Number: 2020-00538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-17
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 the State of California to meet Clean Air Act requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Coachella Valley ozone nonattainment area (``Coachella Valley''). The two SIP revisions include the portions of the ``Final 2016 Air Quality Management Plan'' and the ``2018 Updates to the California State Implementation Plan'' that address ozone in the Coachella Valley. These submittals address the nonattainment area requirements for the 2008 8- hour ozone NAAQS, including the requirements for an emissions inventory, emissions statements, attainment demonstration, reasonable further progress (RFP), reasonably available control measures, contingency measures, and motor vehicle emissions budgets. The EPA is proposing to approve these submittals as meeting all the applicable ozone nonattainment area requirements except for the contingency measure requirements, for which the EPA is proposing to conditionally approve the RFP contingency measures and to defer action on the attainment contingency measure.
Air Plan Approval; GA; Nonattainment New Source Review
Document Number: 2020-00326
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision provided by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, via a letter dated July 2, 2018. Specifically, EPA is approving changes to Georgia's Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting rules. This action is being finalized pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
Air Plan Approval; New Mexico; City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County; New Source Review (NSR) Preconstruction Permitting Program
Document Number: 2020-00286
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the applicable New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County submitted on January 18, 2018, that includes supplemental information provided on April 30, 2019. The EPA is approving newly adopted Minor New Source Review (MNSR) permitting regulations which waive specific permitting requirements for certain sources and create new procedures for authorizing construction and modification of these sources.
Fenhexamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-00080
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenhexamid in or on multiple commodities identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-1.B)
Document Number: 2019-26292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances that 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, and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice under TSCA, and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Access by United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Subcontractor to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Clean Air Act (CAA), Title I, Programs and Activities Air, and Title II Emission Standards for Moving Sources, and Act To Prevent Pollution From Ships (APPS)
Document Number: 2020-00548
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) plans to authorize a subcontractor to access information that will be submitted to EPA under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Titles I and II and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI).
Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Air Pollution Regulations for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities
Document Number: 2020-00489
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Air Pollution Regulations for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities'' (EPA ICR No. 1601.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0249), 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 renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2020. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2020-00288
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declarations from New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico for existing Other Solid Waste Incineration (OSWI) units. These negative declarations certify that existing OSWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the specified jurisdictions in New Mexico. The EPA is accepting the negative declarations in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2020-00287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declarations from New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico for existing Other Solid Waste Incineration (OSWI) units. These negative declarations certify that existing OSWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the specified jurisdictions in New Mexico.
Air Plan Approval; California; Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District; Reasonably Available Control Technology
Document Number: 2020-00179
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). This revision concerns the District's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Western Nevada County ozone nonattainment area, which is under the jurisdiction of the NSAQMD.
Extreme Area Submission Requirements, Coachella Valley Nonattainment Area; California Ozone
Document Number: 2020-00178
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a schedule for California to submit an ``Extreme'' ozone nonattainment area plan addressing the requirements of CAA section 182(e) and revised title V and new source review (NSR) rules for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The EPA is approving a deadline of one year from the effective date of this rule for the State to submit a state implementation plan (SIP) revision addressing these requirements and to implement the related control requirements.
California: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2020-00180
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting final authorization of the changes to the hazardous waste program submitted by California. As a result of EPA's authorization, California's revised program will become part of the authorized state hazardous waste program, and therefore will be federally enforceable. The single adverse comment received is outside the scope of the approval. As such, EPA concludes that no comments received on the subject of this action warrant any changes to the proposed authorization.
EPA Method 23-Determination of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans From Stationary Sources
Document Number: 2019-27842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes editorial and technical revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency's Method 23 (Determination of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans from Stationary Sources). Proposed revisions include incorporating isotope dilution for quantifying all target compounds and changing the method quality control from the current prescriptive format to a more flexible performance-based approach with specified performance criteria. We are also proposing revisions that will expand the list of target compounds of Method 23 to include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The proposed revisions will improve the accuracy of Method 23 and will provide flexibility to stack testers and analytical laboratories who measure semivolatile organic compounds (SVOC) from stationary sources while ensuring that the stack testing community can consistently implement the method across emissions sources and facilities.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Revisions to Aerospace VOC Rule
Document Number: 2020-00327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on June 6, 2019, for the purpose of updating Georgia's rule titled Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions from Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities. EPA is proposing action on this Georgia SIP revision under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund Program
Document Number: 2020-00274
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a request to renew an existing information collection request (ICR), ``Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1391.11, OMB Control No. 2040-0118) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 September 30, 2020. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Open Burning
Document Number: 2020-00266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Missouri on March 7, 2019. Missouri requests that EPA revise its open burning rule. These revisions include adding definitions to the rule, removing certain provisions from the rule, consolidating requirements, and removing incorporations by reference. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2019-28019
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating this final rule to adjust the level of the maximum (and minimum) statutory civil monetary penalty amounts under the statutes the EPA administers. This action is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended through the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (``the 2015 Act''). The 2015 Act prescribes a formula for annually adjusting the statutory maximum (and minimum) amount of civil penalties to reflect inflation, maintain the deterrent effect of statutory civil penalties, and promote compliance with the law. The rule does not necessarily revise the penalty amounts that the EPA chooses to seek pursuant to its civil penalty policies in a particular case. The EPA's civil penalty policies, which guide enforcement personnel on how to exercise the EPA's statutory penalty authorities, take into account a number of fact-specific considerations, e.g., the seriousness of the violation, the violator's good faith efforts to comply, any economic benefit gained by the violator as a result of its noncompliance, and a violator's ability to pay.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-00216
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Idaho: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2019-28391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Idaho's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. This action is based on EPA's determination that the State's revisions satisfy all requirements for UST program approval. This action also proposes to codify Idaho's State program as revised by Idaho and approved by the EPA and to incorporate by reference the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The State's federally-authorized and codified UST program, as revised pursuant to this action, will remain subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Idaho: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2019-27844
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Idaho's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. The EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also codifies the EPA's approval of Idaho's state program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State's regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The State's federally-authorized and codified UST program, as revised pursuant to this action, will remain subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Georgia: Approval of State Coal Combustion Residuals Permit Program
Document Number: 2019-27665
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's partial Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) state permit program, which will now operate in lieu of the Federal CCR program, with the exception of certain provisions for which the State did not seek approval. EPA has determined that Georgia's partial CCR permit program meets the standard for approval under RCRA. Facilities operating under the State's program requirements and resulting permit provisions are also subject to EPA's information gathering and inspection and enforcement authorities under RCRA and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2019-28442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Partial Approval, Partial Disapproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; California; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2019-28235
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) plan submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to implement the EPA's Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Emission Guidelines). This State plan submittal pertains to the regulation of landfill gas and its components from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. We are partially approving the State plan because it meets many of the requirements of the Emission Guidelines. However, we are partially disapproving the State plan because it does not fully meet certain provisions of the Emission Guidelines.
Tennessee; Approval of Plan for Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2019-27690
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on May 12, 2017, and supplemented on February 9, 2018, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EG) applicable to existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units. The State plan provides for implementation and enforcement of the EG, as finalized by EPA on June 23, 2016, applicable to existing CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before June 4, 2010, or for which modification or reconstruction commenced after June 4, 2010, but no later than August 7, 2013. The State plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for affected CISWI units. Since all the CISWI units in the State are located at the Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee, the State has issued the facility an operating permit, the terms of which are the relevant provisions of the EG, and has submitted the permit as part of its State plan.
Alabama; Approval of Plan for Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2019-27671
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on May 19, 2017, and supplemented on October 24, 2017, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EG) applicable to existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units. The State plan provides for implementation and enforcement of the EG, as finalized by EPA on June 23, 2016, applicable to existing CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before June 4, 2010, or for which modification or reconstruction commenced after June 4, 2010, but no later than August 7, 2013. The State plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for affected CISWI units.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (18-3)
Document Number: 2019-26227
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances that are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and Orders issued by EPA under TSCA. This final rule requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-00079
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans (EPA ICR Number 0328.18, OMB Control Number 2050-0021) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 11, 2019, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-00078
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations (EPA ICR Number 2219.03, OMB Control Number 2020-0032) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 21, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 22, 2019 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sewage Sludge Treatment Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-00077
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Sewage Sludge Treatment Plants (EPA ICR Number 1063.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0035), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 6, 2019 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Extension of Start Date for Revised Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
Document Number: 2019-28219
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is delaying the start date for the revised Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) monitoring site network established in EPA regulations. This final action extends the start date from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2021. The revision gives states two additional years to acquire the necessary equipment and expertise needed to successfully make the required PAMS measurements by the start of the 2021 PAMS season.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit for Wastewater Treatment Facilities in New Hampshire
Document Number: 2019-28510
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Water Division, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 1 (EPA), is providing a Notice of Availability for the Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit for certain discharges from Wastewater Treatment Facilities (WWTFs) to certain waters of the State of New Hampshire. This Draft NPDES Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit (``Draft General Permit'') establishes effluent limitations and requirements, effluent and ambient monitoring requirements, reporting requirements and standard conditions for 13 eligible WWTFs in New Hampshire. The Draft General Permit is available on EPA Region 1's website at https://www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/draft- great-bay-total-nitrogen-general-permit. The Fact Sheet for the Draft General Permit sets forth principal facts and the significant factual, legal, methodological, and policy questions considered in the development of the Draft General Permit and is also available at this website. The Draft General Permit only authorizes the discharge of nitrogen from 13 eligible WWTFs. The discharge of all other pollutants from these WWTFs will continue to be authorized by each WWTF's respective individual NPDES permit.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Nevada
Document Number: 2019-28441
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Nevada revised its approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by adopting the Lead & Copper Rule Minor and Short-Term Revisions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions by the State of Nevada are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations and otherwise meet applicable SDWA primacy requirements. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Nevada's PWSS Program.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-28393
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2019-28336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a June 5, 2019 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the June 5, 2019 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received three comments on the notice, but they did not merit its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2019-28335
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows an October 25, 2019 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the October 25, 2019 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Products, 45728-29, 57787-14, OR-160011 & WA-020030, have been removed from this cancellation order because they are already listed in a maintenance fee cancellation notice. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP); Draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-28334
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 7, 2019, announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on the draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation of N- Methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This document extends the comment period for 2 weeks, from January 6, 2020 to January 21, 2020.
Air Plan Approval; Nebraska; Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD)
Document Number: 2019-28324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Nebraska that addresses the authority of the Lincoln- Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD). This proposed action will amend the Nebraska SIP by removing a portion of the SIP that addresses the authority of LLCHD regarding the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program; specifically: Article 2. Section 19. Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) Lincoln- Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD). This SIP revision will have no impact to air quality and eliminate confusion regarding the authority to issue PSD permits in Lancaster County.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Eastern Research Group and Its Identified Subcontractor, PG Environmental
Document Number: 2019-28341
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor and subcontractor, Eastern Research Group (ERG) of Lexington, MA and PG Environmental of Golden, CO, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-28340
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-02
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 chromated arsenicals; creosote; dichromic acid, disodium salt, dehydrate; and pentachlorophenol.
Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Triazines; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-28339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-02
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 atrazine, propazine, and simazine.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for September 2019
Document Number: 2019-28338
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-02
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/ 2019 to 09/30/2019.
Pesticide Registration Review; Revised Interim Registration Review Decision for Sodium Cyanide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-28337
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised interim registration review decision for sodium cyanide.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2019-28333
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period April 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Revisions to the General Conformity Rules
Document Number: 2019-28332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on February 15, 2019. The submission revises the State's general conformity rule. Specifically, the proposed action revises the rule to add definitions specific to the rule, remove references to a rule that is being rescinded, remove the unnecessary use of restrictive words and make other clarifying changes. The revision does not have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Oklahoma; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2019-28329
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Oklahoma for the 2015 Ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This submittal addresses how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 O3 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i-SIP ensures that the Oklahoma SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for this NAAQS.
Updated Working Approach To Making New Chemical Determinations Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Availability and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2019-28325
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on a document entitled: ``TSCA New Chemical Determinations: A Working Approach for Making Determinations under TSCA Section 5'' (the ``Working Approach''). This document builds upon EPA's November 2017 document entitled: ``New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework: Working Approach to Making Determinations under section 5 of TSCA''. Feedback received will help inform the Agency's ongoing efforts to improve policy and processes relating to the review of new chemicals under TSCA.
Air Plan Approval; South Carolina; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Interstate Transport
Document Number: 2019-27543
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of South Carolina's June 18, 2018, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state's implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA is finalizing the determination that South Carolina's SIP contains adequate provisions to prohibit emissions within the State from contributing significantly to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Air Plan Approval; Alabama; 2010 1-Hour SO2
Document Number: 2019-28236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Alabama's August 20, 2018, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state's implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA is proposing to determine that Alabama will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS in any other state. Therefore, EPA is proposing to approve the August 20, 2018, SIP revision as meeting the requirements of the good neighbor provision for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-28012
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered SAB to discuss its reviews of the following proposed rules: (1) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating UnitsReconsideration of Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review; (2) The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; (3) Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science; and (4) Revised Definition of ``Waters of the United States.''