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Alabama: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2019-07922
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Alabama final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on December 10, 2018 and provided for public comment. The Agency received three comments in support of authorizing the Alabama program changes. These comments can be reviewed in the docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R04-RCRA-2018-0529. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-1)
Document Number: 2019-07853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 11 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these 11 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule. If this proposed rule is made final, persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice, and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2019-07840
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-07837
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This meeting provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. Agenda: A draft agenda will be posted on approximately, May 1, 2019. Accommodations requests: To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Approval of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Missouri; Diammonium Phosphate Fertilizer Units
Document Number: 2019-07797
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to rescind the current state plan and associated regulation and to accept the negative declaration submitted by the State of Missouri for Diammonium Phosphate Fertilizer units. The negative declaration submitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) certifies that Diammonium Phosphate Fertilizer (DPF) units subject to section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not operate within the jurisdiction of the State of Missouri. The EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-07779
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2019-07714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to Delaware's state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP revision is in response to EPA's February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements relating to the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This SIP revision is specific to nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Lake Charles Science Center and Educational Complex Project Modification
Document Number: 2019-07441
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 20, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities (Final RP/EA #2). The Louisiana TIG is considering modifications to the original Lake Charles Science Center and Educational Complex (Lake Charles SCEC) project described in the Final RP/EA #2. The modifications being considered include collocating the Lake Charles SCEC with the Lake Charles Children's Museum (LCCM) as part of the shared Port Wonder facility on the north shore of Lake Charles. In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the federal and state natural resource trustee agencies for the Louisiana TIG prepared a Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Lake Charles SCEC Project Modification (Draft Supplemental RP/EA). The Draft Supplemental RP/EA evaluates modifications to the Lake Charles SCEC project and alternatives considered by the Louisiana TIG under criteria set forth in the OPA Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) regulations and evaluates their environmental effects in accordance with the NEPA. The modifications under consideration to the Lake Charles SCEC project are consistent with the restoration alternatives selected in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Final Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan/Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PDARP/PEIS). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft Supplemental RP/EA and to seek public comment on the document.
Proposed Issuance of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Wastewater Discharges Associated With Drinking Water Production Located in the EPA Region 8 Indian Country
Document Number: 2019-07796
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is requesting comments on the draft 2019 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) drinking water general permit (DWGP) for wastewater discharges associated with drinking water treatment plants. The DWGP will authorize wastewater discharges from drinking water facilities located in Indian country in the EPA Region 8 in accordance with the terms and conditions described therein. This is the first issuance of the DWGP. EPA proposes to issue the permit for five (5) years and is seeking comment on the draft permit.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07727
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2323.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0621), 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Phosphate Fertilizer (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07724
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Phosphate Fertilizer Industry (EPA ICR Number 1061.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0037), 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Air Plan Disapproval; Wisconsin; Redesignation Request for the Wisconsin Portion of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2019-07715
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is disapproving an August 15, 2016 request from Wisconsin to redesignate the Wisconsin portion of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (IL-IN- WI) ozone nonattainment area (Chicago nonattainment area) to attainment of the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard), because the area is violating the standard with 2015-2017 monitoring data. EPA is also disapproving Wisconsin's maintenance plan and Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs), submitted with the State's redesignation request, since approval of these State Implementation Plan (SIP) components is contingent on attainment of the ozone standard. The Chicago area includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties, Aux Sable and Goose Lake Townships in Grundy County, and Oswego Township in Kendall County in Illinois; Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana; and the area east of and including the corridor of Interstate 94 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
Air Plan Approval; New Mexico; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards and Repeal of State Regulations for Total Suspended Particulate
Document Number: 2019-07582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) infrastructure certifications from the State of New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County to address Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) section 110(a)(1) and (2) requirements for the 2015 ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The submittals address how the existing SIP provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 O3 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i-SIP ensures that the New Mexico SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for this NAAQS. The EPA is also proposing to approve a SIP revision for the repeal of the New Mexico Ambient Air Quality Standards (NMAAQS) for total suspended particulate (TSP) in the New Mexico regulations incorporated into the SIP.
Materials Supporting the Colour Index (C. I.) Pigment Violet 29 Risk Evaluation; Notice of Availability and Comment Opportunity
Document Number: 2019-07708
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of updated systematic review supplemental files with data evaluation scoring sheets, as supporting documents for the draft risk evaluation for Colour Index (C. I.) Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA has already made 24 full study reports on PV29 available to the public, in some instances with information withheld as confidential business information (CBI) pursuant to EPA regulations. EPA is seeking public comment on the draft risk evaluation for PV29 in light of the additional materials already made or being made publicly available. These materials have been considered in the risk evaluation process of PV29, and EPA has also submitted these materials to the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). Comments submitted will be considered by the agency and also provided to the TSCA SACC peer review panel, which will have the opportunity to consider the comments during its discussions.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07675
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (EPA ICR Number 1093.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0162), 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Synthetic Fiber Production Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07674
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Synthetic Fiber Production Facilities (EPA ICR Number 1156.14, OMB Control Number 2060- 0059), 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Secondary Lead Smelters (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07673
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Secondary Lead Smelters (EPA ICR Number 1128.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0080), 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Clean Water Act: West Virginia's NPDES Program Revision
Document Number: 2019-07566
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of West Virginia has submitted revisions to its authorized National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) review. These revisions consist of amendments to the West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act and to West Virginia's Code of State Regulations. The EPA reviewed and responded to the comments received during the public comments request published in the Federal Register dated on September 17, 2018. For the reasons set forth in the administrative record, EPA announces the approval of these revisions because West Virginia's NPDES program addressed by the revisions remains consistent with the applicable requirements in the Clean Water Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Delegation of Authority of the Federal Plan for Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units
Document Number: 2019-06487
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of and is codifying approval of a request submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal plan for existing affected Sewage Sludge Incineration (SSI) units. The Federal plan establishes emission limits and monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for SSI units constructed on or before October 14, 2010. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed on January 25, 2019 by PADEP Secretary; Patrick McDonnell. This MOA constitutes the mechanism for the transfer of authority from the EPA to the air pollution control agency. The MOA became effective upon signature by Regional Administrator; Cosmo Servidio on March 1, 2019. The MOA delineates policies, responsibilities, and procedures by which the Federal plan will be administered and enforced by the PADEP, as well as the authorities retained by EPA.
National Environmental Education Advisory Council
Document Number: 2019-07572
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a teleconference meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting With Teleconference Option and Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-07568
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is highly suggested.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance for Applicants Requesting To Treat/Dispose of PCBs Using Incineration or an Alternative Method
Document Number: 2019-07567
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a new information collection request (ICR) for Guidance for Applicants Requesting to Treat/Dispose of PCBs Using Incineration or an Alternative Method (EPA ICR No. 2596.01, OMB Control No. 2050-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a request of a new collection. 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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for Virginia
Document Number: 2019-06875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which Virginia is the designated COA. The Commonwealth of Virginia's requirements discussed in this document are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2019-05529
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Following requests for clarification of its June 2016 final action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published proposed amendments to several provisions of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI). This action finalizes the proposed amendments, which provide clarity and address implementation issues in the final CISWI NSPS and EG, as well as correcting inconsistencies and errors in these provisions.
State of North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program; Class I, III, IV, and V Primacy Revisions
Document Number: 2019-07442
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving an application from the State of North Dakota under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to revise the State's existing Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Class I, III, IV, and V injection wells located within the State, except those in Indian country. North Dakota has revised its UIC Class I, III, IV, and V program regulations to transfer primary enforcement authority from the North Dakota Department of Health to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07440
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2553.03 OMB Control No. 2040-0290), 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, 2019. 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.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-07418
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day, in-person public meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), augmented with additional experts to provide independent scientific advice to the EPA on proposed guidelines for Efficacy Testing of Topically Applied Pesticides Used Against Certain Ectoparasitic Pests on Pets. Preceding the in-person meeting, there will be a public half-day preparatory virtual meeting to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for this peer review.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2019-07417
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Air Plan Approval; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Maryland and Virginia Redesignation Requests and District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Maintenance Plan for the Washington, DC-MD-VA 2008 Ozone Standard Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2019-06128
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the requests from the State of Maryland (Maryland) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) to redesignate to attainment their respective portions of the Washington, DC-MD-VA nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Washington Area'' or ``the Area'') for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) (also referred to as the 2008 ozone NAAQS) as Maryland's and Virginia's portions of the Area meet the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is therefore redesignating the following jurisdictions to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS: The Counties of Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's in Maryland as well as the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia. EPA is also approving, as a revision to District of Columbia's (the District), Maryland's, and Virginia's state implementation plans (SIPs), the joint Washington Area maintenance plan submitted by the District, Maryland, and Virginia, which demonstrates maintenance of the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2030 in the Washington Area. The Washington Area maintenance plan includes motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the 2008 ozone NAAQS for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are precursors to ozone. EPA has found the MVEBs adequate and is approving, as a SIP revision, these 2014, 2025, and 2030 NOX and VOC MVEBs for the Washington Area.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Cleveland Area to Attainment of the 2012 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2019-07334
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (Ohio) request to redesignate the Cleveland area to attainment of the 2012 annual national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standards) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07333
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR) ``Registration of Fuels and Fuel AdditivesRequirements for Manufacturers'' (EPA ICR No. 0309.15, OMB Control No. 2060-0150) 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 extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2019. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Ohio Less Than 10 TPY BAT Exemption
Document Number: 2019-07332
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's State Implementation Plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on May 22, 2018. The revisions to Ohio's SIP exempt sources that emit less than 10 tons per year (tpy) of each criteria pollutant from the need to employ Best Available Technology (BAT).
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Removal of Obsolete Infectious Waste Incinerator Regulations
Document Number: 2019-07331
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) on January 24, 2018, to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Ohio EPA is requesting to remove provisions under Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-75, that were approved into the Ohio SIP as part of Ohio's Hospital/ Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) state plan under sections 110(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act. In a separate action, EPA has approved Ohio EPA's request for withdrawal of its HMIWI state plan that allows the state rules to be superseded by the Federal Plan under 40 CFR part 62, subpart HHH.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Removal of Obsolete Gasoline Volatility Regulations
Document Number: 2019-07330
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) on February 5, 2018, to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Ohio EPA requested to remove from the SIP the remaining provisions of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) concerning the State's 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) Reid vapor pressure (RVP) fuel requirements for the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. EPA proposed to approve this request in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) dated December 26, 2018. In a previous action, EPA approved the removal of the 7.8 psi RVP fuel applicability requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas as a component of the Ohio SIP, including the approval of a demonstration under section 110(l) of the CAA that addressed emissions impacts associated with the removal of the program.
Air Plan Approval and Approval of Operating Permits Program; Nebraska; Adoption of the 2015 Ozone Standard and Revisions to Definitions
Document Number: 2019-07309
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), and Operating Permits Program for the State of Nebraska as submitted on August 22, 2018. This action adopts the 2015 primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone, published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2015. The EPA is also taking final action to approve revisions which are administrative in nature. These revisions include updating a reference to EPA's regulation used in the definition of ``Global Warming Potentials'', removing ``Greenhouse Gases'' from the definition of ``Regulated Air Pollutant'', and updating a reference to EPA's regulations used in the definition of ``Volatile Organic Compound''. Other typographical and reformatting revisions are also being made. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality, ensures consistency between the State and Federally-approved rules, and ensures Federal enforceability of the State's rules.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-07285
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Measurement of Emissions of Air Contaminants
Document Number: 2019-07284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received by EPA on December 11, 2018. The submission revises Missouri's regulation relating to measurement of emissions of air contaminants which allows the director to obtain air contaminant emission data upon request. These revisions are administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP. Specifically, these revisions reformat the regulations and add definitions. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality, ensures consistency between the State and Federally-approved rules, and ensures Federal enforceability of the State's rules.
Polyvinyl Acetate-Polyvinyl Alcohol Copolymer; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2019-07273
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polyvinyl acetatepolyvinyl alcohol copolymer; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Keller and Heckman LLP. on behalf of Synthomer USA LLC 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 polyvinyl acetatepolyvinyl alcohol copolymer on food or feed commodities.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Regulation Number 4, New Wood Stoves and the Use of Certain Woodburning Appliances During High Pollution Days
Document Number: 2019-07156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to Colorado Regulation Number 4 (Reg. No. 4), ``New Wood Stoves and the Use of Certain Woodburning Appliances During High Pollution Days,'' submitted by the State on May 2, 2016, and May 14, 2018. The revisions update definitions, emission standards, certification and labeling requirements, and citation references to maintain consistency with the EPA's 2015 Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Stationary Combustion Turbines Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2019-07024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Stationary Combustion Turbines to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) the EPA is required to conduct in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing to find that the risks from this source category due to emissions of air toxics are acceptable and that the existing NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. The EPA identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review that would achieve further emissions reductions from the source category. The EPA is also proposing to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) and to require electronic reporting. In addition, the EPA is proposing to remove the stay of the effectiveness of the standards for new lean premix and diffusion flame gas-fired turbines that was promulgated in 2004.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees (Renewal), EPA ICR 2080.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0545
Document Number: 2019-07213
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2080.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0545) 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, 2019. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Air Plan Approval; Hawaii; Regional Haze Progress Report
Document Number: 2019-07212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Hawaii's Regional Haze Progress Report (``Progress Report'' or ``Report'') submitted by the State of Hawaii on October 20, 2017, as a revision to its state implementation plan (SIP). Hawaii submitted its Progress Report and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze plan is not needed at this time. The Progress Report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule (RHR) requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the State's existing plan addressing regional haze. Hawaii's Progress Report notes that Hawaii has implemented the measures in the regional haze plan due to be in place by the date of the Progress Report and that visibility in Class I areas affected by emissions from Hawaii is improving. The EPA is proposing to approve Hawaii's determination that the State's regional haze plan is adequate to meet RPGs in Class I areas affected by emissions from Hawaii for the first implementation period, which extended through 2018, and requires no substantive revision at this time.
Fenazaquin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2019-07173
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenazaquin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Gowan Company, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval of Transfer of the Authority To Implement and Enforce the North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) Program From the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) to the Newly Established North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ)
Document Number: 2019-07157
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 29, 2019, the Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the transfer of authority for the North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) program to their newly established North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). With this action, the EPA has retained the authority to issue NPDES permits for facilities located on tribal lands and/or discharging to tribal waters.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Negative Declaration for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Control Techniques Guidelines
Document Number: 2019-07115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to a negative declaration for the October 2016 Oil and Natural Gas Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) (2016 Oil and Gas CTG). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Florida; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Interstate Transport
Document Number: 2019-07114
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve Florida's October 3, 2017, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state's implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA is making a determination that Florida's SIP contains adequate provisions to prohibit emissions within the state from contributing significantly to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Eastern Research Group (ERG)
Document Number: 2019-07113
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will authorize its contractor, Eastern Research Group (ERG) to access Confidential Business Information (CBI) which has been submitted to EPA under the authority of all sections of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, as amended. EPA has issued regulations that outline business confidentiality provisions for the Agency and require all EPA Offices that receive information designated by the submitter as CBI to abide by these provisions.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With EPA's ENERGY STAR® Product Labeling (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-07109
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's ENERGY STAR Product Labeling'' (EPA ICR No. 2078.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0528), 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 September 30, 2019. 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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for December 2018
Document Number: 2019-07094
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
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 12/01/ 2018 to 12/31/2018.