Environmental Protection Agency June 24, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

State Allotment Percentages for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
Document Number: 05-12660
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments established a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program and authorized $9.6 billion to be appropriated for the program through fiscal year 2003. Congress directed that allotments for fiscal year 1998 and subsequent years would be distributed among States based on the results of the most recent Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment. In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing revised DWSRF program State allotment percentages in accordance with the results from the most recent 2003 Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment (Needs Assessment), which was released on June 14, 2005. The revised State allotment percentages affect DWSRF program appropriations for fiscal years 2006 through 2009. Beginning in fiscal year 1998, EPA established a formula that allocates funds to the States based directly on each State's proportional share of the total need for States, provided that each State receives a minimum share of one percent of the funds available to the States, as required by the SDWA. EPA has made the determination that it will continue to use this method for allocating DWSRF program funds. The findings from the 2003 Needs Assessment will change the percentage of the DWSRF program funding received by some States in prior years. This change reflects an increase or decrease in these States' share of the total needs for States and will allow appropriations disbursements to more accurately reflect the needs of the States to reach the public health objectives of the SDWA. The Agency believes that the 2003 Needs Survey and Assessment more accurately captures needs for necessary long-term rehabilitation and replacement of deteriorating infrastructure that were under-reported in the earlier surveys.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Control of VOC Emissions From Aerospace, Mobile Equipment, and Wood Furniture Surface Coating Applications for Allegheny County
Document Number: 05-12582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Allegheny County portion of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision, submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), establishes standards and requirements to control volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions from aerospace, mobile equipment, and wood furniture surface coating applications, and modifies existing regulations for general and specific coating processes. This revision updates the ACHD's regulations to make them consistent with the Commonwealth's SIP-approved regulations regarding the affected surface coating processes. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A more detailed description of the state submittal and EPA's evaluation are included in a Technical Support Document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. A copy of the TSD is available, upon request, from the EPA Regional Office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Control of VOC Emissions From Aerospace, Mobile Equipment, and Wood Furniture Surface Coating Applications for Allegheny County
Document Number: 05-12581
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Allegheny County portion of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision, submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), establishes standards and requirements to control volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions from aerospace, mobile equipment, and wood furniture surface coating applications, and modifies existing regulations for general and specific coating processes. This revision updates the ACHD's regulations to make them consistent with the Commonwealth's SIP- approved regulations regarding the affected surface coating processes. EPA is approving this revision to the Allegheny portion of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Proposed Amendment
Document Number: 05-12579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, also ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is proposing to modify an exclusion (or ``delisting'') from the lists of hazardous waste previously granted to Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) in Smyrna, Tennessee. This action responds to a petition for amendment submitted by Nissan to increase the maximum annual volume covered by its current exclusion for a F019 listed hazardous waste. The Agency is basing its tentative decision to grant the petition for amendment on an evaluation of specific information provided by the petitioner. This tentative decision, if finalized, would increase the annual volume of waste conditionally excluded from the requirements of the hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Delegation of Authority to the States of Iowa and Kansas for New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standards
Document Number: 05-12577
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The states of Iowa and Kansas have submitted updated regulations for delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT. The submissions cover new EPA standards and, in some instances, revisions to standards previously delegated. EPA's review of the pertinent regulations shows that they contain adequate and effective procedures for the implementation and enforcement of these Federal standards. This action informs the public of delegations to the above-mentioned agencies.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Cellulose Products Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-12576
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are taking final action to amend the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for Cellulose Products Manufacturing. This amendment will correct the date in the definition of a process change that was included in the final rule. Without this amendment, the earliest date on which changes could qualify as process changes for compliance purposes would be January 1992. With this action, process changes implemented in January 1991 and later can qualify as process changes for compliance purposes. This action corrects an error by the Agency and makes the regulatory language consistent with the technical background work that was performed during the development of the standards. Thus, it is proper to issue this final rule correction without notice and comment.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 05-12574
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSC, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from May 11, 2005 to June 8, 2005, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-12529
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Trifloxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 05-12447
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of trifloxystrobin in or on soybean, forage; soybean, hay; and soybean, seed. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on soybeans. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of trifloxystrobin in this food commodity. The tolerances will expire and are revoked on December 31, 2009.
Carbofuran Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-12446
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's environmental fate and effects risk assessment for the pesticide carbofuran, and opens a public comment period on this document. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED), for carbofuran through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.