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

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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.
Vermont: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 05-12454
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Vermont has applied to EPA for Final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Vermont's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect and a separate document published today in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as the proposal to authorize the changes.
Maine: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 05-12453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Vermont has applied to EPA for Final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Vermont. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing these changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect adverse comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written adverse comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we get comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you should do so at this time.
Velsicol/Hardeman County Landfill Superfund Site, et al.; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Document Number: 05-12452
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative ability-to-pay settlement with Velsicol Chemical Corporation relating to Paragraph 15 of the August 9, 2002 Settlement Agreement approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in In re Fruit of the Loom, Inc., No. 99-4497(PJW) and to Paragraph 15 of the August 28, 2002 Agreement and Settlement for Recovery of Response Costs, EPA Docket No. 00-51-C (Region 4). These Agreements relate to the following sites: The Velsicol/Hardeman County Landfill Superfund Site, Toone, Hardeman County, Tennessee; the Velsicol Chemical Superfund Site, St. Louis, Michigan; the Woodridge/ Berry's Creek Superfund Site, Wood-Ridge and Carlstadt, New Jersey; the North Hollywood Dump Superfund Site, Memphis Tennessee, the Residue Hill Site, Chattanooga, Tennessee; the Marshall 23 Acre Site, Marshall, Illinois; the Breckenridge Site, Breckenridge, Michigan; the Mathis Brothers/South Marble Top Road Landfill Superfund Site; Kensington, Walker County, Georgia; the Valley Chemical Superfund Site, Greenville, Mississippi; the Tennessee Products Superfund Site, Chattanooga, Tennessee; the Former Coke Production Plant Property, Chattanooga, Tennessee; and the Shaver's Farm Superfund Site, Lafayette, Walker County, Georgia. The proposed administrative settlement requires Velsicol Chemical Corporation to pay $1,454,000 million to resolve its liability under Paragraph 15 of the August 9, 2002 Settlement Agreement and foregoes further recovery under Paragraph 15 of the August 28, 2002 Agreement. EPA will consider public comments on the Agreement until July 25, 2005. EPA may withdraw from or modify the Agreement if such comments should disclose facts or considerations which indicate the Agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. Copies of the proposed settlement are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Waste Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, 404/562-8887, Batchelor.Paula@epa.gov. Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Batchelor at the above address by July 25, 2005.
Proposed Reissuance of General NPDES Permit for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf and Contiguous State Waters (NPDES Permit Number AKG280000)
Document Number: 05-12451
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Office of Water, EPA Region 10, proposes to extend the area of coverage of this general permit (AKG280000) to include the northern portion of the Hope Basin and other Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) areas along the northeast boundary that are within the MMS current 5-year oil and gas leasing program.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 05-12450
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-12449
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement, to address a lawsuit filed by AK Steel Corp., American Iron and Steel Institute, International Steel Group, Inc., Ispat Inland, Inc., Rouge Steel Co., and WCI Steel, Inc. (collectively ``Petitioners''): AK Steel Corp, et al. v. EPA, No. 03- 1207 (D.C. Cir.). On or about July 18, 2003, Petitioners filed a petition for review challenging the EPA's final rule entitled ``National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing'' published on May 20, 2003 (68 FR 27646). Rather than litigate, EPA and the petitioners have agreed that EPA will propose amendments to the rule. The substance of these proposed amendments is contained in an attachment to the settlement agreement, available from EPA.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-12448
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement, to address a petition for writ of mandamus filed by Sierra Club in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit: In re Sierra Club, No. 04-1370 (D.C. Cir.). On October 28, 2004, Petitioner filed a petition asking the Court to issue a writ of mandamus directing EPA to complete remand proceedings ordered by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in National Lime Ass'n v. EPA, 233 F.3d 625 (D.C. Cir. 2000) to revise the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Portland cement kilns' emissions of mercury, hydrogen chloride, and total hydrocarbons, and to consider setting more stringent emission standards for Portland cement kilns' emissions of non-mercury HAP metals. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, no later than one year after signature of this agreement, EPA shall publish a notice of final rulemaking which responds to the remand order.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 05-12394
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Agency for International Development
The agencies listed in this document are amending the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, which was published in the Federal Register on June 18, 1991, to change all references to the Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR) to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP); revise the footnote found at the end of Sec. .101(i) by deleting references to research involving fetuses, pregnant women, or human in vitro fertilization and subpart B of 45 CFR part 46; and update the Control Number for the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the information collection requirements of this Federal Policy.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans
Document Number: 05-55508
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Aldicarb Risk Assessments (Phase 3 of 6-Phase Process); Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-12361
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's environmental fate and effects risk assessment and related documents for the carbamate pesticide aldicarb, and opens a public comment period on this document. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for aldicarb, 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.
Response to Requests to Cancel Certain Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Wood Preservative Products, and/or to Amend to Terminate Certain Uses of Other Pentachlorophenol Products
Document Number: 05-12359
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that cancellation orders were signed on February 17, 2005, in response to the use terminations and cancellations voluntarily requested by the registrants of certain wood preservative products containing pentachlorophenol pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. EPA issued final cancellation order letters to two registrants of pentachlorophenol products accepting their voluntary use termination requests/product cancellation requests to either amend current label language to delete spray uses for the products or to cancel the affected products. Both the use terminations and the product cancellations were effective February 17, 2005. This notice of cancellations and use terminations follows a January 6, 2005 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests to Cancel Registrations of Certain Pentacholorophenol Wood Preservative Products, and/or Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses of Pentachlorophenol Products.
Recent Posting to the Applicability Determination Index (ADI) Database System of Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program
Document Number: 05-12358
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Environmental Justice Strategic Plan Framework and Outline
Document Number: 05-12357
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Office of Environmental Justice seeks public comment on: (1) The draft ``Framework for Integrating Environmental Justice''; and (2) ``Environmental Justice Strategic Plan Outline,'' which includes proposed Environmental Justice Priorities (EJ Priorities). These two draft documents will be the foundation for the Environmental Justice Strategic Plan for 2006-2011. EPA is drafting the Environmental Justice Strategic Plan to integrate its environmental justice efforts into the Agency's planning and budgeting processes.
Pesticide Product; Registration Approval
Document Number: 05-12201
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide products, Bedoukian (Z)-6-Heneicosen-11-one Technical Pheromone, ProAct, Smolder WP, and Smolder G containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Pesticide Product; Registration Applications
Document Number: 05-12200
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Fenpropimorph; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-12079
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice reannounces the filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
Tralkoxydim; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-12076
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
Propazine; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-12015
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
Lead-Based Paint Activities; State of Washington Lead-Based Paint Program
Document Number: 05-12202
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 18, 2004, EPA received an application from the State of Washington requesting authorization to administer a Program in accordance with section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Included in the application was a letter signed June 10, 2004, by the Governor of Washington, stating that the State's Lead-Based Paint Abatement Program is at least as protective of human health and the environment as the Federal program under TSCA section 402. Also, included was a letter from the Attorney General of Washington, certifying that the laws and regulations of the State provided adequate legal authority to administer and enforce TSCA section 402. Washington certifies that its program meets the requirements for approval of a State program under section 404 of TSCA and that Washington has the legal authority and ability to implement the appropriate elements necessary to enforce the program. Therefore, pursuant to section 404, the program is deemed authorized as of the date of submission. Today's notice announces the authorization of the State of Washington Lead- Based Paint Activities Program to apply in the State of Washington effective June 10, 2004.
TSCA Section 21 Petition; Notice of Receipt
Document Number: 05-12195
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of a petition submitted by the Ecology Center, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and requests comments on issues raised by the petition. The petitioner requests EPA to establish regulations to prohibit the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use and improper disposal of lead used in wheel balancing weights. Under TSCA section 21, the Agency must either grant or deny the petition within 90 days. The Agency will therefore respond to the petition by August 10, 2005.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes in Ohio; Redesignation of Cincinnati to Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone Standard and Approval of Ozone Maintenance Plan; Approval of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Control Regulations; and Approval of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets
Document Number: 05-12016
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request from the State of Ohio, submitted in draft on March 10, 2005 and in final on May 20, 2005, to redesignate the Cincinnati area (Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties) from nonattainment to attainment for the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with this approval, EPA is approving the State's plan for maintaining the 1-hour ozone NAAQS in the Cincinnati area through 2015 as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA is approving Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission control regulations for various source categories, thus completing Ohio's obligation to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) regulations for the Cincinnati area. EPA is approving periodic VOC and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) emission inventories for the Cincinnati area. EPA finds as adequate and is approving the 2015 VOC and NOx Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Cincinnati area as contained in the Cincinnati area ozone maintenance plan. EPA is not, at this time, taking action on Ohio's demonstrations that termination of the vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas will not interfere with the attainment and maintenance of the 1-hour ozone NAAQS in these areas, and is not taking action on the State's requests for conversion of the vehicle I/M programs in these areas to contingency measures in the 1- hour ozone maintenance plans. The State did not submit a demonstration of non-interference with the 8-hour ozone or fine particulate (PM2.5) standards, or with any other applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Such actions, however, may be considered in subsequent rulemakings.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; VOC Emission Standards in the Hampton Roads VOC Emissions Control Area
Document Number: 05-12078
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of the removal of the exemption from volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards for sources located in the Hampton Roads VOC Emissions Control Area localities of James City County, York County, Poquoson City, and Williamsburg City. This action is necessary in order for Virginia to meet its obligation to implement contingency measures as a result of the area's violation of the 1-hour ozone standard. This action is being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; VOC Emission Standards in the Hampton Roads VOC Emissions Control Area
Document Number: 05-12077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision removes the volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards exemption for sources located in the Hampton Roads VOC Emissions Control Area localities of James City County, York County, Poquoson City, and Williamsburg City. Sources located in these jurisdictions will now be subject to the VOC emission standards for existing sources as is the case in the other jurisdictions within the Area. This action is necessary in order for Virginia to meet its obligation to implement contingency measures as a result of the area's violation of the 1-hour ozone standard. 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.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-12014
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-12013
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed concerns about direct and indirect impacts, the feasibility of the artificial reef projects, and their inclusion in the alternatives, and requested additional information regarding the selection of evaluation criteria, cumulative impacts to injured resources, and impacts to endangered species. Rating EC2.
Lead-Based Paint System of Records (LPSOR)
Document Number: 05-11913
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is giving notice that it intends to establish a new System of Records (SOR) under the Federal Lead-Based Paint Program. This system of records (LPSOR), comprising information stored in both electronic and hard paper formats, contains information on individuals who have applied for certification to conduct lead-based paint activities, who are students taking classes in lead-based paint activities, or who have been identified on behalf of firms which conduct or which receive accreditation to provide training in lead-based paint activities. EPA administers lead-based paint certification and accreditation programs in states, Indian tribal areas, and territories that do not have EPA authorization to administer such programs. Applicants interested in certification and accreditation must submit a complete application package and necessary fees for EPA approval.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-11828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 is issuing a notice of intent to delete MM&G Superfund Site (Site) located in Frackville, Schuylkill County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of MM&G Superfund Site without prior notice of intent to delete because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. EPA has explained its reasons for this deletion in the preamble to the direct final notice of deletion. If no adverse comment(s) are received on this notice of intent to delete or the direct final notice of deletion, EPA will not take further action on this notice of intent to delete. If adverse comment(s) are received, EPA will withdraw the direct final notice of deletion and it will not take effect. EPA will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to delete. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final notice of deletion which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-11827
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the MM&G, Superfund Site (Site), located in Frackville, Schuylkill County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with concurrence of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed and, therefore, further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA is not appropriate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into Marine Waters, EPA ICR Number 0138.08, OMB Control Number 2040-0088
Document Number: 05-11916
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
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 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 September 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.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Manifest System; Correction
Document Number: 05-11915
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting errors that appeared in the Hazardous Waste Manifest Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register (FR) on March 4, 2005 (70 FR 10776). This final rule does not create new regulatory requirements.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Dyes and/or Pigments Production Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities; Designation of Five Chemicals as Appendix VIII Constituents; Addition of Four Chemicals to the Treatment Standards of F039 and the Universal Treatment Standards; Correction
Document Number: 05-11914
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register on February 24, 2005, listing as hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) nonwastewaters generated from the production of certain dyes, pigments, and FD&C colorants. This document corrects typographical errors in the regulatory text and notes other typographical errors in the preamble.
NAFTA Guidance for Conducting Terrestrial Field Dissipation Studies
Document Number: 05-11830
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), EPA and the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) have agreed to harmonize their testing guidelines so that one set of tests can be used for the registration of pesticides in Canada and the United States. The NAFTA harmonized guidance for terrestrial field dissipation (TFD) studies are conducted to demonstrate the transformation, transport, and fate of pesticides under representative actual use conditions. These field studies are needed to substantiate the physicochemical, mobility, and biotransformation data from laboratory studies. Environmental fate studies have shown that pesticide dissipation may proceed at different rates under field conditions and may result in degradates forming at levels different from those observed in laboratory studies. The objective of this revised guidance document is to help ensure that TFD studies are conducted in a manner that will provide risk assessors and risk managers with more confidence in the data generated and with a better understanding of the assumptions and limitations of the data and estimated half-lives of the pesticide. The revised guidance can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ oppefed1/ecoriskders/efedfinaldrafttfdguidance.pdf.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Georgia, Redesignation of Atlanta Severe 1-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone; Maintenance Plan; Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets; Revisions to Rules for Air Quality
Document Number: 05-11829
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting final approval of the 1-hour ozone redesignation request and the 10-year maintenance plan State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, including the new 2015 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEB) for the Atlanta severe 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area, which were submitted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) on February 1, 2005. The current Atlanta severe 1-hour ozone nonattainment area consists of the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale (Atlanta area). EPA's approval of the 1-hour ozone redesignation request is based on our determination that the Atlanta area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), including a demonstration that the Atlanta area has attained the 1-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is granting final approval of the 10-year maintenance plan SIP revision, including the new 2015 MVEB, because EPA has determined that the plan complies with the requirements of section 175A of the Act. For transportation purposes, EPA is also finalizing its adequacy determination for the new 2015 MVEB. EPA has determined that the MVEB for the year 2015 are adequate for transportation conformity purposes.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board, Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC)
Document Number: 05-11826
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC).
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-11720
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 announces the deletion of the Naval Magazine Indian Island Superfund Site, Port Hadlock, Washington, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is defined in Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. EPA and the State of Washington have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment. All appropriate response actions have been implemented, therefore, no further remedial measures pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia, Determination of Attainment for Atlanta 1-Hour Severe Ozone Nonattainment Area and Severe Area Vehicle Miles Traveled
Document Number: 05-11719
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the Atlanta area has attained the 1- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based on three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2002 through 2004 ozone seasons. Based on this determination, EPA is also determining that certain attainment demonstration and reasonable further progress requirements, along with other related requirements of part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), are not applicable to the Atlanta area for so long as the area continues to attain the 1-hour ozone standard. The current Atlanta 1-hour severe ozone nonattainment area consists of the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale (Atlanta area). Additionally, EPA is granting final approval to Georgia's Severe Area Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 05-11718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns particulate matter (PM) emissions from fluid catalytic cracking units at oil refineries. We are proposing to approve SCAQMD Rule 1105.1 to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-11717
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Public Law 92-463), EPA gives notice of a 2-day meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). The purpose of the NPPTAC is to provide advice and recommendations to EPA regarding the overall policy and operations of the programs of the Office of Pollution, Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Periodic Reporting of the Production, Import, Export, Recycling, Destruction, Transhipment, and Feedstock Use of Ozone-Depleting Substances, EPA ICR Number 1432.25, OMB Control Number 2060-0170
Document Number: 05-11716
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
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 renewal 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 August 31, 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.
Addition of Diisononyl Phthalate Category; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Notice of Data Availability
Document Number: 05-11664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 5, 2000, EPA issued a proposed rule, in response to a petition filed under section 313(e)(1) of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), to add a diisononyl phthalate (DINP) category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements under EPCRA section 313 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). EPA proposed to add this chemical category to the EPCRA section 313 toxic chemical list pursuant to its authority to add chemicals and chemical categories because EPA believes this category meets the EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) toxicity criterion. The purpose of today's action is to inform interested parties that, in an effort to ensure adequate opportunities for input from all affected parties, EPA is making available for public comment a revised hazard assessment for DINP.
Texas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 05-11663
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is granting Texas final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on March 18, 2005, and provided for public comment. The public comment period ended on April 18, 2005. We received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that Texas' program revisions satisfy all the requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this final action.
Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools; State Request for Waiver from Requirements
Document Number: 05-11662
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received from Illinois a request for a waiver from the Agency's asbestos-in-schools program. A waiver of these requirements will be granted if EPA determines, after notice and comment and opportunity for a public hearing, that Illinois is implementing or intends to implement a program of asbestos inspection and management at least as stringent as EPA's program. This notice announces an opportunity for a public hearing on the Illinois waiver request and solicits written comments.
Proposed Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(a) and (h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the Lakeshore East/Family Golf Course OU5
Document Number: 05-11661
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i)(1) of CERCLA, notification is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement agreement regarding a removal action at the site of the former Family Golf Course in Chicago, Illinois. EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of sections 122(a) and (h) of CERCLA. The proposed agreement has been executed by Illinois Center Plaza Venture, LaSalle Bank National Association as successor Trustee to American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago (trust numbers 46968, 56375, 45251, 45250, 115883-08), Pepsi Americas, Inc., Mid-America Improvement Corporation, Illinois Center Corporation, Metropolitan Structures, Lakeshore East, LLC, Lakeshore Links, LLC, Lakeshore East Parcel P, LLC, and Lakeshore East Development Group, Ltd. (``Settling Parties''). Under the proposed agreement, the Settling Parties will pay $71,256.08 (past costs) into a special account. EPA incurred these past response costs in investigating the release of hazardous substances at the site, reviewing and approving the Settling Parties' Work Plan for Investigation and Removal of Radiologically Impacted Soil, and negotiating a resolution of the case. For thirty days following the date of publication of this notice, the EPA will receive written comments relating to this proposed agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may decide not to enter into this agreement if comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.
Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: In-Use Testing for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines and Vehicles
Document Number: 05-11470
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are establishing a manufacturer-run, in-use emissions testing program for 2007 and later model year heavy-duty diesel vehicles. The ground-breaking in-use test program will require engine manufacturers to measure exhaust emissions from their diesel engines using portable emissions measurement systems. Also for the first time, all manufacturers will be regularly providing EPA with a significant quantity of emissions data generated from engines used in regular service, which EPA will evaluate to ensure the engines comply with specified emissions requirements. The rule is a result of an agreement between EPA and the Engine Manufacturers Association. This rule advances EPA's clean diesel activities by helping to ensure that the benefits of more stringent emission standards are realized under real- world driving conditions.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-11467
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 announces the deletion of the surface soils at the South Tacoma Field Operable Unit of the South Tacoma Channel Superfund Site (the Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is defined in Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. This partial deletion pertains to the South Tacoma Field soils portion of the Site. This partial deletion does not pertain to the groundwater portion of the South Tacoma Field or to other operable units of the South Tacoma Channel Site. EPA and the State of Washington have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment. All appropriate response actions for soils have been implemented, therefore, no further remedial measures pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate. Partial deletion of STF soils from the NPL will not affect the status of STF soils on any Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) lists and does not preclude Ecology from conducting future investigations or requiring response under State law on any portion of the Site.
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
Document Number: 05-11160
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of a revision to the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision was proposed in the Federal Register on March 18, 2005 and concerns volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the fiberboard saturation process at W.R. Meadows, Inc., Goodyear, AZ. We are approving a local permit condition that regulates this source-specific emission unit under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; Redesignation of Phoenix to Attainment for the 1-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 05-10792
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's submittals of revisions to the Arizona state implementation plan that include substitution of the clean fuel fleet program requirement with the cleaner burning gasoline program, adoption of the 1-hour serious area ozone plan and adoption of the 1-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Phoenix metropolitan 1-hour ozone nonattainment area. We are also approving Arizona's request to redesignate the Phoenix metropolitan 1-hour ozone nonattainment area from nonattainment to attainment. EPA is taking these actions pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the agency to take action on submittals of revisions to state implementation plans and requests for redesignation.