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Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Document Number: 2024-11422
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) the authority to implement and enforce the state's amended Asbestos Disposal Site Rule in place of the National Emission Standard for Asbestos provisions for inactive waste disposal sites. NH DES's amended rule applies to all inactive waste disposal sites that ceased operation on or before July 9, 1981. This approval makes the NH DES amended Asbestos Disposal Site Rule federally enforceable. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2024-11462
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Request for Nominations for the Science Advisory Board Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts (MDBP) Revisions Review Panel
Document Number: 2024-11418
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a Panel to review the draft analyses to support EPA's revisions of the Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts (MDBP) National Primary Drinking Water rules. EPA is currently conducting analyses to evaluate eight (i.e., chlorite, Cryptosporidium, haloacetic acids, heterotrophic bacteria, Giardia lamblia, Legionella, total trihalomethanes, and viruses) National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs) for potential regulatory revisions with a consideration of risk tradeoffs across microbial control versus disinfection byproduct formation. EPA is exploring approaches to determine how public water systems (PWSs) can achieve enhanced precursor removal to reduce disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation in drinking water. EPA's analysis summarizes the current literature on DBP precursor occurrence and treatment, identifies technology based on effectiveness and feasibility, and determines the unit cost of technologies for enhanced removal. EPA is also preparing analyses to support a numerical disinfectant residual requirement within the drinking water distribution system. This analysis will include an inventory on vulnerable PWSs, feasibility studies for maintaining a numerical disinfectant residual, and methods for assessing effectiveness of a numerical residual in controlling microbial growth in the distribution system including for opportunistic pathogens such as Legionella. The SAB MDBP Revisions Review Panel will consider whether the conclusions found in the EPA's analyses are clearly presented and scientifically supported. The Panel will also be asked to provide recommendations on how the analyses may be strengthened.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Consumer Confidence Reports
Document Number: 2024-10919
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule in accordance with America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018 (United States, 2018) and is requiring States, territories, and Tribes with primary enforcement responsibility to report compliance monitoring data (CMD) to the EPA. The revisions will improve the readability, clarity, and understandability of CCRs as well as the accuracy of the information presented, improve risk communication in CCRs, incorporate electronic delivery options, provide supplemental information regarding lead levels and control efforts, and require systems who serve 10,000 or more persons to provide CCRs to customers biannually (twice per year). The final rule requirements for States to submit to the EPA CMD for all National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs) will improve the EPA's ability to fulfill oversight responsibilities under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
Adequacy Status of the New Jersey Portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island and Pennsylvania-Delaware Areas Submitted PM2.5 Limited Maintenance Plan, 2006 24 Hour PM2.5 Maintenance Area
Document Number: 2024-11309
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have found that the Limited Maintenance Plan for PM2.5 for the New Jersey portion of the New York- Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NNJ-NY-CT, and Philadelphia- Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE, PM2.5 maintenance areas, submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on July 6, 2023, is adequate for transportation conformity purposes. This revision to the State Implementation Plan is associated with the second ten-year PM2.5 Limited Maintenance Plan.
Approval of Source-Specific Air Quality Implementation Plan; New York; Sylvamo Ticonderoga Mill
Document Number: 2024-11338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the State of New York's State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) related to a Source-specific SIP (SSSIP) revision for the Sylvamo Ticonderoga Mill (formerly known as International Paper), located at 568 Shore Airport Rd., Ticonderoga, New York (the Facility). The EPA is proposing to find that the control options in this SSSIP revision implement Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) with respect to nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from the relevant Facility sources, which are identified as one power boiler, one lime kiln, and one recovery furnace. This SSSIP revision is intended to implement NOX RACT for the relevant Facility sources in accordance with the requirements for implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone NAAQS. This proposed action will not interfere with ozone NAAQS requirements and meets all applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses-April 2024
Document Number: 2024-11322
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities-April 2024
Document Number: 2024-11225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (Renewal)
Document Number: 2024-11206
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request, "Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (Renewal)" (EPA ICR No. 1617.10, OMB Control No. 2060- 0247) to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, the Agency is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the information collection request, which is currently approved through December 31, 2024. This notice allows for 60 days for public comments.
White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-11181
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days public notice. The White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council (IAC) will meet jointly with the WHEJAC and jointly take public comment, as described below, consistent with the Executive order on Revitalizing Our Nation's Commitment to Environmental Justice for All. These meetings are open to the public. For additional information about registering to attend the meetings or provide public comment, please see "REGISTRATION" under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Pre-registration is required.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for April 2024
Document Number: 2024-11157
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-21
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 4/01/ 2024 to 4/30/2024.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for March 2024
Document Number: 2024-11087
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of certain TSCA submissions when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on such submissions during the period from March 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024.
Di-isodecyl Phthalate (DIDP) and Di-isononyl Phthalate (DINP); Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) Peer Review of Draft Documents; Notice of SACC Meeting; Availability; and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2024-10999
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or "Agency") is announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on the draft manufacturer-requested risk evaluation for Di-isodecyl Phthalate (DIDP) and the draft physical chemical, fate, and hazard assessments for Di-isononyl Phthalate (DINP) prepared under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The draft documents will also be submitted to the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) for peer review. EPA is also announcing that there will be two virtual public meetings of the SACC: On July 23, 2024, for the SACC to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for the peer review; and on July 30- August 2, 2024, for the SACC to consider the draft documents and public comments for peer review.
Pesticide Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2024-10985
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-20
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 3-Iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) and Pyrimethanil. EPA is opening a 60-day public comment period for these risk assessments.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2024-10857
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Bacillus Thuringensis Cry1B.868 and Cry1Da_7 Proteins; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2024-10848
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringensis Cry1B.868 and Cry1Da_7 proteins (hereafter Cry1B.868 and Cry1Da_7) when used as a Plant-Incorporated Protectant (PIP) in or on the food and feed commodities of corn: corn, field; corn, sweet, and corn, pop. Bayer U.S.Crop Science submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Cry1B.868 and Cry1Da_7 proteins.
Air Plan Approval; GA; Revisions to the State Implementation Plan Gasoline Transport Vehicles and Vapor Collection System Rule
Document Number: 2024-10713
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) on September 28, 2023, for the purpose of clarifying requirements for gasoline transport vehicles and making minor administrative changes. EPA is proposing to approve Georgia's September 28, 2023, SIP revision pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Implementing Statutory Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory Beginning With Reporting Year 2024
Document Number: 2024-10568
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the list of chemicals subject to toxic chemical release reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). Specifically, this action updates the regulations to identify seven per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that must be reported pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020 NDAA) enacted on December 20, 2019. As this action is being taken to conform the regulations to a Congressional legislative mandate, notice and comment rulemaking is unnecessary.
Air Plan Approval and Disapproval; Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Under the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
Document Number: 2024-10370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise its December 14, 2020 action that fully approved two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions, both submitted to EPA on August 13, 2018 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). Those SIP revisions addressed reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), including those related to control technique guidelines (CTGs) for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and the addition of regulations controlling VOC emissions from industrial cleaning solvents. The SIP revisions also included certain clarifying amendments to Pennsylvania code related to major source RACT regulations. Upon reconsideration, EPA is proposing to revise its prior action to partially approve and partially disapprove the August 13, 2018 submittals. Specifically, EPA is proposing approval of certain clarifying amendments as well as a negative declaration submitted by PADEP. EPA is proposing disapproval of the remainder of both SIP submittals related to CTGs and control of VOC emissions from industrial cleaning solvents. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Missouri: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-10775
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-17
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 Missouri's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). This action also codifies EPA's approval of Missouri's State program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under RCRA and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Missouri: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-10773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-17
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 Missouri's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). This action is based on the EPA's determination that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also proposes to codify EPA's approval of Missouri's State program and incorporate by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities RCRA and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Revisions to Standards for the Open Burning/Open Detonation of Waste Explosives; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2024-10777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule entitled "Revisions to Standards for the Open Burning/Open Detonation of Waste Explosives." EPA published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on March 20, 2024 (89 FR 19952) and the public comment period was scheduled to end on May 20, 2024. However, EPA has received requests for additional time to develop and submit comments on the proposal. In response to the requests for additional time, EPA is extending the comment period for an additional 31 days, through June 20, 2024.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; SIP Alignment Revision
Document Number: 2024-10539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve an October 27, 2023, submittal from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to align provisions approved in the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) with current Wisconsin administrative rules and statutes. WDNR requested that certain provisions previously approved into the Wisconsin SIP under now obsolete numbering schemes be renumbered to ensure citations in the Wisconsin SIP reflect the current numbering systems of the Wisconsin Administrative Code (WAC) and the Wisconsin Statutes (Wis. Stats.). WDNR also requested that EPA approve rule and statute provisions that have been revised since they were approved into the Wisconsin SIP. Finally, WDNR requested removal of rules and statutes from the Wisconsin SIP that are no longer in effect in Wisconsin. Approval of these changes in the Wisconsin SIP will not impact the state's air quality or ability to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements.
Air Quality Plans; California; San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District; New Source Review
Document Number: 2024-10464
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a revision to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District's (SLOCAPCD or "District") portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision governs the District's issuance of permits for stationary sources, and focuses on the preconstruction review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or "the Act").
Update of PM2.5 Data From T640/T640X PM Mass Monitors
Document Number: 2024-10750
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is retroactively applying the approved modification of the Federal Equivalent Method (FEM) designation for the Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation Model T640 particulate matter (PM) mass monitor including the 640X option (hereafter T640 and T640X) to all of the concentration data for PM with a diameter 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) from the T640 and T640X monitors in the EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) that was reported prior to the modification. The EPA processed the unmodified hourly PM2.5 concentration data in AQS using collocated or paired ambient temperature when available.
Animal Agriculture and Water Quality Subcommittee (AAWQ), Subcommittee of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC); Notice of Public Meeting Animal Agriculture and Water Quality Subcommittee
Document Number: 2024-10666
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given that the first meeting of the Animal Agriculture and Water Quality Subcommittee, subcommittee of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) will be held in a hybrid setting on May 30-31, 2024, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters located at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. The goal of the AAWQ subcommittee will be to provide recommendations that will inform the Agency's decisions regarding how to improve the implementation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permitting program to more effectively reduce nutrients and other types of water pollutants from Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs), including determining whether any revisions to the regulations are warranted, and whether EPA can otherwise support the efforts of AFO operators to protect water quality. EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days public notice.
Air Plan Approval; Delaware; Amendments to Delaware's Requirements for Public Notice of Certain Permits
Document Number: 2024-09924
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware (Delaware SIP). This revision approves amendments Delaware made to its underlying regulation to standardize the public notices requirements across various permits covered by Delaware regulation 1102. That process will be consistent with EPA's October 18, 2016 final rule which amended the notice and comment requirements for title V, new source review and outer continental shelf (OCS) permit programs. EPA is approving these revisions to the Delaware SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval of Source-Specific Air Quality Implementation Plan; New York; Finch Paper LLC
Document Number: 2024-09890
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State of New York's State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) related to a Source-specific SIP (SSSIP) revision for Finch Paper LLC, located at 1 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York. The control options in this SSSIP revision address nitrogen oxide (NOX) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the Facility sources identified as four power boilers, a wood waste boiler, and four recovery boilers. This action is being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone NAAQS. The EPA proposed to approve this rule on January 19, 2024, and received three comments all of which were in favor of the rulemaking.
New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry
Document Number: 2024-07002
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes amendments to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that apply to the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) and amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) that apply to the SOCMI (more commonly referred to as the Hazardous Organic NESHAP or HON) and Group I and II Polymers and Resins (P&R I and P&R II, respectively) Industries. The EPA is finalizing decisions resulting from the Agency's technology review of the HON and the P&R I and P&R II NESHAP, and its review of the NSPS that apply to the SOCMI. The EPA is also finalizing amendments to the NSPS for equipment leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in SOCMI based on its reconsideration of certain issues raised in an administrative petition for reconsideration. Furthermore, the EPA is finalizing emission standards for ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions and chloroprene emissions after considering the results of a risk assessment for the HON and for Neoprene Production processes subject to the P&R I NESHAP, and is finalizing a fenceline monitoring work practice standard for certain hazardous air pollutants (HAP). Lastly, the EPA is finalizing the removal of exemptions from standards for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), adding work practice standards for such periods where appropriate, finalizing standards for previously unregulated HAP, and adding provisions for electronic reporting of performance test reports and periodic reports.
Cyantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2024-10490
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes and modifies tolerances for residues of cyantraniliprole, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR-4) and the FMC Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
South Dakota: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-10367
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) has applied to the EPA for final approval of the changes to its Underground Storage Tank (UST) program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed South Dakota's application and determined that South Dakota's UST program revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also codifies the EPA's approval of South Dakota's State program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State's regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval.
South Dakota: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-10366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to grant approval to the State of South Dakota for the changes to its Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements for UST program approval and is approving the State's changes through a direct final action. This action also proposes to codify South Dakota's state program as revised by South Dakota and approved by the EPA and to incorporate by reference the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Proposed Finding for Alabama Approval Conditions
Document Number: 2024-10131
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (the Federal agencies) invite public comment on the Federal agencies' proposed finding that Alabama has satisfied each of the conditions the agencies included as part of their 1998 approval of Alabama's coastal nonpoint pollution control program (coastal nonpoint program). The Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) directs States and territories with coastal zone management programs previously approved under section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs, which must be submitted to the Federal agencies for approval. Prior to making such a finding, NOAA and the EPA invite public input on the two agencies' rationale for this proposed finding.
Air Plan Approval; FL; General Provisions Repeals and Amendments
Document Number: 2024-09734
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on August 12, 2022, for the purpose of removing several obsolete, duplicative, or unnecessary rules from the general provisions portion of the Florida SIP. EPA is proposing to approve this revision pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Tetraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2024-10559
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerance for residues of tetraniliprole in or on tea, dried at 80 ppm. Bayer CropScience LP requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Existing ICR Collections and Request for Comment; Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Existing Chemical Risk Evaluation and Management; Generic ICRs for Interviews, Focus Groups and Surveys
Document Number: 2024-10576
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces the availability of and solicits public comment on the following two Information Collection Requests (ICRs) that EPA is planning to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): (A) "TSCA Existing Chemical Risk Evaluation and Management; Generic ICR for Interview and Focus Groups" identified by EPA ICR No. 2584.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0219, and (B) "TSCA Existing Chemical Risk Evaluation and Management; Generic ICR for Surveys" identified by EPA ICR No. 2585.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0218. Both ICRs represent the renewal of ICRs that are currently approved through February 28, 2025. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
Document Number: 2024-08988
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending requirements that apply to the petroleum and natural gas systems source category of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to ensure that reporting is based on empirical data, accurately reflects total methane emissions and waste emissions from applicable facilities, and allows owners and operators of applicable facilities to submit empirical emissions data that appropriately demonstrate the extent to which a charge is owed under the Waste Emissions Charge. The EPA is also amending certain requirements that apply to the general provisions, general stationary fuel combustion, and petroleum and natural gas systems source categories of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to improve calculation, monitoring, and reporting of greenhouse gas data for petroleum and natural gas systems facilities. This action also establishes and amends confidentiality determinations for the reporting of certain data elements to be added or substantially revised in these amendments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1571.14, OMB Control No. 2050-0120
Document Number: 2024-10412
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), "General Facility Standards (Renewal)", EPA ICR No. 1571.14, OMB Control No. 2050-0120 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 in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2025. This notice allows for 60 days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Requirements for Boilers and Industrial Furnaces (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1361.19, OMB Control No. 2050-0073
Document Number: 2024-10411
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), "Information Requirements for Boilers and Industrial Furnaces (Renewal)", EPA ICR No. 1361.19, OMB Control No. 2050-0073) 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 in Supplementary Information. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2025. This notice allows for 60 days for public comments.
Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 801.26, OMB Control No. 2050-0039
Document Number: 2024-10410
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), "Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System" (EPA ICR Number 0801.26, OMB Control Number 2050-0039) 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 in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2025. This notice allows for 60 days for public comments.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Primary Copper Smelting Residual Risk and Technology Review and Primary Copper Smelting Area Source Technology Review
Document Number: 2024-09883
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Primary Copper Smelting major source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). This action also finalizes the technology review for the Primary Copper Smelting area source NESHAP. The final amendments for the major source NESHAP include particulate matter (PM) emission standards as a surrogate for metal hazardous air pollutants (HAP) other than mercury (primarily lead and arsenic) for anode refining point sources, process fugitive emissions from roofline vents, Hoboken converter process fugitive capture systems where they combine with anode refining point sources, and new converters. We are also finalizing emission standards for previously unregulated HAP including mercury, benzene, toluene, hydrogen chloride (HCl), chlorine, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and dioxins and furans (D/F). In addition, we are taking final action in the major source NESHAP to establish work practice standards for bypass stacks, and add a new emissions limit for lead and emissions control design standards to minimize process fugitive emissions at facilities with flash furnaces and Peirce-Smith converters. Final amendments for both the major source NESHAP and the area source NESHAP include removing exemptions and associated provisions for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), specifying that the emission standards apply at all times, and requiring electronic reporting of performance test results and notification of compliance reports.
Air Plan Approval; KY; Revisions to Jefferson County Definitions
Document Number: 2024-09730
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet) on May 31, 2023. The changes were submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District, also referred to herein as Jefferson County). EPA is approving changes to the District's definitions rule to include a list of "trivial activities" in a new appendix; update the incorporation by reference date of the Federal air quality regulation that excludes certain organic compounds from the definition of "volatile organic compounds (VOC);" and make minor grammatical changes. This action is pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee; Revisions to the Continuous Opacity Monitoring System Requirements
Document Number: 2024-09729
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Division of Air Pollution Control, via a letter dated September 28, 2022. Specifically, EPA is finalizing the approval of a SIP revision which modifies the State's required monitoring standards by adding exemptions to opacity monitoring requirements. EPA is approving this revision pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2024-10218
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Cyflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2024-10187
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyflumetofen in or on the following raw agricultural commodities: berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G; fruit, small, vine climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F; and vegetable, cucurbit, group 9. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
1-Propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(2-carboxyethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivatives, inner salts; and 1-Propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivatives, hydroxides, inner salts in Pesticide Formulations; Tolerance Exemptions
Document Number: 2024-10182
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 1-propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(2- carboxyethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivatives, inner salts (CAS Reg. No. 499781-63-4) when used as an inert ingredient (adjuvant or surfactant) on growing crops and raw agricultural commodities pre- and post-harvest. This regulation also establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 1-propanaminium, 3-amino-N- (carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivatives, hydroxides, inner salts (CAS Reg. No. 61789-40-0), also known as cocamidopropyl betaine, when used as an inert ingredient (surfactant) on growing crops pre-harvest. Oxiteno USA, LLC and Bi-PA NV, respectively, each submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for each of these substances. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 1-propanaminium, 3- amino-N-(2-carboxyethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivatives, inner salts; and cocamidopropyl betaine when used in accordance with the terms of these exemptions.
Idaho: Notice of Determination of Adequacy of Idaho's Research, Development and Demonstration Permit Provisions for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2024-10175
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Idaho's modification to its approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) permit program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) permits to be issued to certain MSWLFs by approved states. On September 14, 2023, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements. The EPA has reviewed the application and determined it to be adequate.
Extension of Deadline for Nominations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions Advisory Council
Document Number: 2024-09880
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the deadline for nominations for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions Advisory Council pursuant to the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended. The Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions Advisory Council (HBCU-MSI AC) is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The HBCU-MSI AC was created in 2023 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education at the direction of the Administrator of EPA. Implementing authority was delegated to the Administrator of EPA. The HBCU-MSI AC provides independent advice and recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on how to leverage Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions to help diversify the agency's workforce and nurture the next generation of environmental leaders and ensure that these vital institutions of higher learning have the resources and support to continue to thrive for generations to come. MSIs are institutions of higher education that serve minority populations and include HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs).
New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule
Document Number: 2024-09233
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing multiple actions under section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). First, the EPA is finalizing the repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule. Second, the EPA is finalizing emission guidelines for GHG emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired steam generating EGUs, which include both coal-fired and oil/gas-fired steam generating EGUs. Third, the EPA is finalizing revisions to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for GHG emissions from new and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired stationary combustion turbine EGUs. Fourth, the EPA is finalizing revisions to the NSPS for GHG emissions from fossil fuel-fired steam generating units that undertake a large modification, based upon the 8-year review required by the CAA. The EPA is not finalizing emission guidelines for GHG emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired stationary combustion turbines at this time; instead, the EPA intends to take further action on the proposed emission guidelines at a later date.
Supplemental Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category
Document Number: 2024-09185
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is finalizing a Clean Water Act regulation to revise the technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and standards (ELGs) for the steam electric power generating point source category applicable to flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater, bottom ash (BA) transport water and legacy wastewater at existing sources, and combustion residual leachate (CRL) at new and existing sources. Last updated in 2015 and 2020, this regulation is estimated to cost an additional $536 million to $1.1 billion dollars annually in social costs and reduce pollutant discharges by an additional approximately 660 to 672 million pounds per year.
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