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Air Plan Approval; ID; 2010 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS Interstate Transport Requirements
Document Number: 2021-07333
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Idaho (Idaho or the State) that addresses the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport requirements for the 2010 1-hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In this action, EPA is determining that Idaho will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS in any other state, the Fort Hall Reservation, or the Kalispel Reservation. Therefore, EPA is approving Idaho's December 24, 2015 SIP submission as meeting the interstate transport requirements for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Contractor Conflicts of Interest (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-07331
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Contractor Conflicts of Interest'' (EPA ICR No. 1550.12, OMB Control No. 2030-0023) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, 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 December 31, 2021. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a current valid OMB control number.
JCC Environmental Superfund Site Picayune, Mississippi; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2021-07330
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent with multiple parties concerning the JCC Environmental Superfund Site located in Picayune, Mississippi. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-07298
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; San Diego County Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reclassification to Severe
Document Number: 2021-07223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request from the State of California to reclassify the San Diego County ozone nonattainment area from ``Serious'' to ``Severe'' for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and from ``Moderate'' to ``Severe'' for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. Following consultation with tribes, the EPA is also proposing to reclassify in the same manner as state land, reservation areas of Indian country and any other area of Indian country within it where the EPA or a tribe has demonstrated that the tribe has jurisdiction located within the boundaries of the San Diego County ozone nonattainment area. Upon final reclassification of the San Diego County ozone nonattainment area as a Severe area for the 2008 and 2015 ozone NAAQS, the applicable attainment dates would be as expeditious as practicable but no later than July 20, 2027, for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, and August 3, 2033, for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. With respect to Severe state implementation plan (SIP) element submittal dates that have passed, the EPA is proposing to establish a deadline of no later than 12 months from the effective date of reclassification for submittal of revisions to the San Diego County portion of the California SIP to meet additional requirements for Severe ozone nonattainment areas to the extent that such revisions have not already been submitted.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES Small Wastewater Treatment Facility General Permits in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Document Number: 2021-07219
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
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) Small Wastewater Treatment Facility General Permit (WWTF GP) for discharges to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. This Draft NPDES WWTF GP (``Draft General Permit'') establishes effluent limitations and requirements, effluent and ambient monitoring requirements, reporting requirements, and standard conditions for 66 eligible facilities currently covered by either the existing General Permit or individual NPDES permits (see Attachment E of the Draft General Permit for a list of eligible WWTFs; 34 in Massachusetts and 32 in New Hampshire). The Draft General Permit is available on EPA Region 1's website at https:// www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/region-1-draft-small-wastewater-tre atment- facilities-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.
Pesticides; Modification to the Minimum Risk Pesticide Listing Program and Other Exemptions Under FIFRA Section 25(b)
Document Number: 2021-07033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting public comments and suggestions about the petition process for exemptions regarding pesticides from registration and other requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), where the pesticides are determined to be of a character unnecessary to be subject to regulation under FIFRA. The Agency is considering streamlining the petition process and revisions to how the Agency evaluates the potential minimum risk active and inert substances, factors used in classes of exemptions, state implementation of the minimum risk program and the need for any future exemptions or modifications to current exemptions. EPA is also requesting comment on whether the Agency should consider amending existing exemptions or adding new classes of pesticidal substances for exemption, such as peat when used in septic filtration systems.
Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Rule for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Landfill RD&D Project
Document Number: 2021-06902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the site-specific Research, Development and Demonstration rule for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), Salt River Landfill Research, Development and Demonstration Project in order to increase the maximum term for the site-specific rule from 12 to 21 years and also revise the site-specific rule to reflect a change in the division title for U.S. EPA Region 9, from the Waste Management Division to the Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is taking parallel action in a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule to revise the site-specific rule to allow operation of the Salt River Landfill Research, Development and Demonstration Project for a total of 21 years and to revise the site- specific rule to reflect a change in the division title for U.S. EPA Region 9, from the Waste Management Division to the Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division. If we receive no adverse comment, we will take no further action on this proposed rule.
Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Rule for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Landfill RD&D Project
Document Number: 2021-06901
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the site-specific Research, Development and Demonstration rule for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), Salt River Landfill Research, Development, and Demonstration Project in order to increase the maximum term for the site-specific rule from 12 to 21 years. EPA is also revising the site- specific rule to reflect a change in the division title for U.S. EPA Region 9, from the Waste Management Division to the Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request Renewal for the NOX
Document Number: 2021-07032
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Information Collection Request Renewal for the NOX SIP Call'' (EPA ICR No. 1857.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0445) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, 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 December 31, 2021. 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.
Alternative Method for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Application From General Motors Corporation LLC (GM)
Document Number: 2021-07019
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on an application from General Motors Corporation LLC (GM) 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. GM has submitted an application that describes a methodology for determining off-cycle credits from technologies described in their application. Pursuant to applicable regulations, EPA is making this off-cycle credit calculation methodology available for public comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah PM2.5
Document Number: 2021-06844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 6, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to approve redesignation of the Salt Lake City, Utah and Provo, Utah nonattainment areas (NAAs) to attainment for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 microns (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and also acted on multiple related State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions. We also proposed to approve SIP revisions submitted by the State of Utah on January 19, 2017; April 19, 2018; February 4 and 15, 2019; and January 13, May 21, and July 21, 2020. These SIP submissions include revisions to Utah Administrative Code (UAC) Sections R307-110, R307-200, and R307-300 Series; revisions to Utah SIP Sections X.B and E; revisions to Utah SIP Sections IX.H.11, 12, and 13; best available control measures/best available control technologies (BACM/BACT) PM2.5 determinations for Salt Lake City and Provo; maintenance plans for the Salt Lake City and Provo areas for PM2.5; and the request for redesignation under the 2006 24- hour PM2.5 standard. Additionally, the EPA proposed to approve, through parallel processing, a request to remove startup and shutdown emission limits for Kennecott's Power Plant in the Utah SIP and the accompanying R307-110-17 revisions (draft dated October 9, 2020). Due to an administrative error, two supporting documents were left out of the docket during the initial comment period from November 6, 2020 to December 7, 2020. Thus, the EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comment on these two supporting documents. In this document, we are not requesting comments on any other part of the November 6, 2020 notice of proposed rulemaking. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Contractor SafeGuard Document Destruction Inc.
Document Number: 2021-06932
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized SafeGuard Document Destruction Inc. of Perrineville, NJ to access information which has been submitted to EPA under the environmental statutes administered by the Agency at its Region 3 offices. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be confidential business information.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Subcontractor of Contractor Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC
Document Number: 2021-06931
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is allowing Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, VA, subcontractor of contractor Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC of Beltsville, MD, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under the environmental statutes administered by the Agency at its Region 3 offices. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be confidential business information.
Air Plan Approval; California; Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, East Kern Air Pollution Control District, and Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District; Combustion Sources
Document Number: 2021-06928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD), East Kern Air Pollution Control District (EKAPCD), and Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from boilers, steam generating units, process heaters, and stationary internal combustion engines. We are proposing to approve local rules 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.
Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) Virtual Engagements
Document Number: 2021-06926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host virtual engagements beginning in April 2021. The goal of the events is to obtain further public input on EPA's revision to the Lead and Copper rule (LCRR), particularly from individuals and communities that are most at-risk of exposure to lead in drinking water. For more information on each event, visit EPA's drinking water website: www.epa.gov/safewater. For more information, go to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Air Plan Approval; OR; Updates to Adoption by Reference of Federal Provisions
Document Number: 2021-06924
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on January 29, 2021. The revision updates the date by which Federal provisions are adopted by reference into the Oregon SIP, making air quality requirements more current.
Alternative Method for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Application From Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA)
Document Number: 2021-06919
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on an application from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) 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. FCA has submitted an application that describes a methodology for determining off-cycle credits from technologies described in their application. Pursuant to applicable regulations, EPA is making this off-cycle credit calculation methodology available for public comment.
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Mitigation of Contaminated Transboundary Flows Project
Document Number: 2021-06903
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed United States- Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Mitigation of Contaminated Transboundary Flows project (the Project). The USMCA Project involves the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure to reduce transboundary flows of untreated wastewater (sewage), trash, and sediment that routinely enter the U.S. from Mexico via the Tijuana River, its tributaries, and across the maritime boundary along the San Diego County coast. These transboundary flows impact public health and the environment and have been linked to beach closures along the San Diego County coast. EPA intends to evaluate project options located in the Tijuana River area in southern San Diego County, California in the U.S. and in the Tijuana region in Mexico. This notice initiates the scoping process by inviting comments from federal, state, and local agencies; Native American tribes; interested stakeholders; and the public to help identify the environmental issues and project options to be examined in the EIS. EPA is also providing notice of the public scoping meeting that is open to all interested parties.
Nevada: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2021-06592
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Nevada has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These changes correspond to certain federal rules promulgated between July 1, 2008 and July 1, 2018. EPA has reviewed Nevada's application with regard to federal requirements and is proposing to authorize the state's changes.
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: 2021-06526
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
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 incinerators subject to the Other Solid Waste Incineration units (OSWI) emission guidelines (EG). These negative declarations from New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico, certify that incinerators subject to the OSWI EG and the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdictions of New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County. The EPA is accepting the negative declarations and amending the agency regulations in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Chemical Category for Octahydro-Tetramethyl-Naphthalenyl-Ethanone (OTNE); Manufacturer Request for Risk Evaluation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-06495
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Federal Register notice of February 19, 2021, EPA announced the availability of and solicited public comment on a manufacturer request for a risk evaluation of ethanone, 1- (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,5,5-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl ), ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2- naphthalenyl), ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-2,3,8,8- tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl), and ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,5,6,7,8,8a- octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl) (collectively, ``OTNE'') under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document extends the comment period for 30 days from April 5, 2021 to May 5, 2021.
Pyriofenone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-06271
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyriofenone in or on fruit, small vine climbing subgroup 13-07E, except grape; grape and grape, raisin. ISK BIOSCIENCES Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Acid Rain Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-06864
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Acid Rain Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1633.18, OMB Control No. 2060-0258) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, 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 December 31, 2021. 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.
Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registration and Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2021-06851
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
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 February 10, 2021 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 February 10, 2021 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 received three comments on the notice, but none merited 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.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-06845
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a February 17, 2021 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the February 17, 2021 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, 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 received three public comments on the notice, but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrant of 70596-9 & 15440-31 withdrew their requests for cancellation; therefore, these registrations have been removed from this notice. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-06822
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-06808
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a July 30, 2020 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the July 30, 2020 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, 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 two anonymous public comments on the notice, but none merited 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. 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.
Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent: Richardson Flat Tailings Site, Park City, Summit County, Utah
Document Number: 2021-06755
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of the proposed settlement under CERCLA, between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), the U.S. Department of Interior (``DOI''), the State of Utah (``State''), and Big Hoss Properties, LLC (``Settling Party'') to resolve its alleged civil liability at the Richardson Flat Tailings Site in Summit County, Utah. 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 received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Utah; 2017 Base Year Inventories for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Uinta Basin, Northern Wasatch Front and Southern Wasatch Front Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2021-06754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Utah. The revision fulfills the base year inventory requirement for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Uinta Basin, Northern Wasatch Front, and Southern Wasatch Front nonattainment areas. Utah submitted the base year emissions inventories to meet, in part, the nonattainment requirements for Marginal ozone nonattainment areas under the 2015 8- hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is taking this action pursuant to sections 110, 172, and 182 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)
Document Number: 2021-06715
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).
Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 2021-06647
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) described in this notice. Appointments will be announced by the Administrator.
Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
Document Number: 2021-06616
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Rhode Island. These revisions update Rhode Island air pollution control regulations for volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products and architectural and industrial maintenance coatings. The intended effect of this action is to approval the revised regulations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to Air Pollution Control Rules; Regional Haze
Document Number: 2021-06399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the North Dakota State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Dakota on November 11, 2016 and supplemented on March 15, 2021, that addresses amendments to the regional haze provisions of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). These revisions were submitted to remove certain regional haze requirements related to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) in the first planning period. EPA is also proposing to approve a revision to the North Dakota SIP submitted on August 3, 2020, that addresses additional amendments to the regional haze provisions of the NDAC. The 2020 SIP revision was submitted to update the incorporation by reference date for regional haze definitions, add emission reduction requirements to make reasonable progress during the second and subsequent regional haze planning periods, and revise the regional haze monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements to be applicable under the second and subsequent planning period. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 and Part C of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Extension of 2019 and 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines
Document Number: 2021-06336
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing modifications of certain compliance dates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. First, EPA is extending the RFS compliance deadline for the 2019 compliance year and the associated deadline for submission of attest engagement reports for the 2019 compliance year for small refineries. The new deadlines are November 30, 2021, and June 1, 2022, respectively. Second, EPA is extending the RFS compliance deadline for the 2020 compliance year and the associated deadline for submission of attest engagement reports for the 2020 compliance year for obligated parties. The new deadlines are January 31, 2022, and June 1, 2022, respectively. Finally, EPA is extending the deadline for submission of attest engagement reports for the 2021 compliance year for obligated parties to September 1, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Request for Comment; Pesticide Data-Call-In Program
Document Number: 2021-06608
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces the availability of and solicits public comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) that EPA is planning to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled ``Pesticide Data-Call-In Program'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2288.04 and OMB Control No. 2070-0174, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2021. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting
Document Number: 2021-06589
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2415.04 and OMB Control No. 2070-0188, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2021. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the West Virginia Portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH Area Comprising Marshall and Ohio Counties
Document Number: 2021-06523
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on behalf of the State of West Virginia (WV). This revision pertains to West Virginia's plan for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the West Virginia portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH area (Wheeling Area) comprising Marshall and Ohio Counties. EPA is approving these revisions to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Emissions Statement Certification for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2021-06414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a state's SIP must include an emission statement regulation that requires stationary sources in ozone nonattainment areas classified as marginal or above to report annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). This SIP revision provides Delaware's certification that its existing emissions statement program satisfies the emissions statement requirements of the CAA for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve Delaware's emissions statement program certification for the 2015 ozone NAAQS as a SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Fall 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2021-04336
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions online at https://www.reginfo.gov and at https://www.regulations.gov to update the public. This document contains information about: Regulations in the Semiannual Agenda that are under development, completed, or canceled since the last agenda; and Reviews of regulations with small business impacts under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Ohio NSR Permit Timing
Document Number: 2021-06449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-opening the comment period for a proposed rule published February 11, 2021. On February 11, 2021, EPA proposed to approve, under the Clean Air Act, an Ohio rule that would allow for the extension of an installation permit which is the subject of an appeal by a party other than the owner or operator of the air contaminant source. In response to requests from members of the public, EPA is re-opening the comment period for an additional 30 days.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; South Dakota; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2021-06360
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 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 (EG) for existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The South Dakota state plan establishes performance standards and 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. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to requirements of the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Interstate Visibility Transport
Document Number: 2021-06135
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is disapproving 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 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 disapproval, we are finalizing our determination 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.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; California; Infrastructure Requirements for Ozone
Document Number: 2021-06110
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to partially approve and partially disapprove the state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California pursuant to the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') for ozone. Specifically, the EPA is approving the SIP revision for all elements except those that relate to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD). EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving three elements of the SIP revision due to PSD deficiencies in certain air pollution control or air quality management districts (APCD, AQMD, or ``district''). The disapprovals will not create any new consequences for these districts or the EPA as the districts are already subject to the EPA's federal PSD program at 40 CFR 52.21. As part of this action, we are also reclassifying certain regions of the State for emergency episode planning purposes with respect to ozone. We are also approving into the SIP two updated state provisions addressing CAA conflict of interest requirements for the entire state, and emergency episode plans for the Amador County APCD, Calaveras County APCD, Mariposa County APCD, Northern Sierra AQMD, and Tuolumne County APCD. Finally, we are approving an exemption from emergency episode planning requirements for ozone for the Lake County AQMD.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-06422
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 1039.16, OMB Control No. 2030-0005) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2022. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Request for Comment; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions to Human Health or the Environment
Document Number: 2021-06417
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions to Human Health or the Environment'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1031.12 and OMB Control No. 2070-0017, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2021. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-06312
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (EPA ICR Number 2434.99, OMB Control Number 2010-0042) 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, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 16, 2020 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.
Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Response Action by Prospective Purchaser
Document Number: 2021-06308
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERLCA), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Response Action by Prospective Purchaser (Settlement Agreement), with NP Falls Township Industrial 2, LLC (Purchaser). The Settlement Agreement pertains to Purchaser's acquisition of a 342.97-acre property (Property) at the 2799-acre U.S. Steel Mon Valley WorksFairless Hills Facility, located at S Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairless Hills, PA (Facility). The Settlement Agreement requires performance of specified cleanup activities pursuant to EPA's RCRA corrective action program at the Property and establishment of financial assurance for the benefit of EPA to ensure completion of the cleanup work. In return, the Settlement Agreement will resolve potential claims of the United States government for cleanup at the Facility under RCRA and CERCLA.
Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Response Action by Prospective Purchaser
Document Number: 2021-06307
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERLCA), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Response Action by Prospective Purchaser (Settlement Agreement), with NP Falls Township Industrial, LLC (Purchaser). The Settlement Agreement pertains to Purchaser's acquisition of a 1517.15-acre property (Property) at the 2799-acre U.S. Steel Mon Valley WorksFairless Hills Facility, located at S Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairless Hills, PA (Facility). The Settlement Agreement requires performance of specified cleanup activities pursuant to EPA's RCRA corrective action program at the Property and establishment of financial assurance for the benefit of EPA to ensure completion of the cleanup work. In return, the Settlement Agreement will resolve potential claims of the United States government for cleanup at the Facility under RCRA and CERCLA.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Clean Air Act Requirements for Emissions Inventories for Nonattainment Areas for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-06300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas to meet the Emissions Inventory (EI) requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), for the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB), and Bexar County ozone nonattainment areas for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve this action pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.