Environmental Protection Agency February 1, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States in Compliance With FIFRA
Document Number: 05-1868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 13, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comment on an Interim Statement and Guidance to address issues pertaining to coverage under the Clean Water Act (CWA) of pesticides regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that are applied to or over waters of the United States. The interpretation addressed two sets of circumstances for which EPA has determined that the application of a pesticide to waters of the United States consistent with all relevant requirements of FIFRA does not constitute the discharge of a pollutant that requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit under the CWA. EPA is announcing today the interpretive statement developed after consideration of public comments. In this notice, EPA is also proposing to revise the NPDES permit program regulations to incorporate the substance of the interpretive statement.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wallula, Washington PM10
Document Number: 05-1867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve Washington's State Implementation Plan for the Wallula, Washington serious nonattainment area for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). Initially Wallula was classified as a moderate nonattainment area for PM10 pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 2001, it was reclassified as a serious nonattainment area for PM10. As a result, Washington was required to submit a serious area plan for bringing the area into attainment. This action proposes to approve the Wallula serious area plan dated November 15, 2004 and submitted to EPA on November 30, 2004.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-1866
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The next meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, a Federal advisory committee that reports to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure projects along the U.S. border with Mexico, will take place in Eagle Pass, Texas, on February 16th and 17th, 2005. It is open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Technology Performance and Product Information To Support Vendor Information Summaries, EPA ICR Number 2154.02, OMB Control Number 2050-0194; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-1864
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 21, 2004 (69 FR 76464), EPA published for public comment a notice that the Agency is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The original comment period was to expire on February 10, 2005. Today's action extends the comment period to February 18, 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; General Conformity of Federal Actions to State Implementation Plans, EPA ICR Number 1637.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0279
Document Number: 05-1863
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a proposed and continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2005. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards for the Transportation Equipment Cleaning Point Source Category
Document Number: 05-1862
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to correct a typographical error in the Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards for the Transportation Equipment Cleaning Point Source Category. The regulatory language of the Pretreatment Standards for New Sources in the existing regulation refers to ``any existing source'' when it should say ``any new source.'' EPA is amending the language to correct this error.
Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards for the Transportation Equipment Cleaning Point Source Category
Document Number: 05-1861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards for the Transportation Equipment Cleaning Point Source Category. This action proposes to correct a typographical error in the regulatory language of the Pretreatment Standards for New Sources in the existing regulation which refers to ``any existing source'' when it should say ``any new source.'' In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of the Federal Register, we are amending the regulatory language of the Pretreatment Standards for New Sources in the existing regulation as a direct final rule without prior proposal because we view this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this revision in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. We will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. The regulatory text for the proposal is identical to that for the direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register. For further supplementary information, see the direct final rule.