Environmental Protection Agency July 6, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Control of Visible and Particulate Emissions From Glass Melting Facilities
Document Number: 05-13283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision consists of regulations for the control of particulate and visible emissions from glass melting facilities. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Approval of Clarifications of Requirements for Fuel-Burning Equipment
Document Number: 05-13282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of approving clarifications to the applicability and compliance methods for particulate matter standards for fuel-burning equipment. 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 detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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; Maryland; Approval of Clarifications of Requirements for Fuel-Burning Equipment
Document Number: 05-13281
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions are clarifications to the applicability and compliance methods for particulate matter standards for fuel-burning equipment. The EPA is approving these revisions to Maryland regulations in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Transportation Conformity
Document Number: 05-13280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on May 22, 2003, and on May 17, 2005. These revisions serve to incorporate recent changes to the federal conformity rule into the state conformity SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Transportation Conformity
Document Number: 05-13279
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Texas on February 23, 2004, and on May 17, 2005. These revisions serve to incorporate recent revisions to the federal conformity rule into the state conformity SIP.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference and Face-to-Face Meeting of the Polychlorinated Biphenyl-Artificial Reef Risk Assessment (PCB-ARRA) Consultative Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 05-13278
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and face-to-face meeting of the Polychlorinated BiphenylArtificial Reef Risk Assessment (PCB-ARRA) Consultative Panel .
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nomination of Candidates for the EPA Science Advisory Board Committees
Document Number: 05-13277
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is soliciting nominations for consideration of membership on three SAB standing committees. Nominees in response to this request for nominations will be considered for membership on the SAB Drinking Water, Ecological Processes and Effects, and Radiation Advisory Committees. This process supplements other efforts to identify qualified candidates.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: 05-13276
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: 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, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (Santa Barbara County APCD) and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (Ventura County APCD) are the designated COAs. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the above Districts is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-13275
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 13, 2005, the EPA issued direct final amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing. The amendments were issued as a direct final rule, along with a parallel proposal to be used as the basis for final action in the event EPA received any adverse comments on the direct final amendments. Because an adverse comment was received on one provision, EPA is withdrawing the corresponding parts of the direct final rule. We stated in that direct final rule that if we received adverse comment by June 13, 2005, we would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. We will address the adverse comment in a subsequent final action based on the parallel proposal published on May 13, 2005 (70 FR 25684). As stated in the parallel proposal, we will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Alpha-cyclodextrin, Beta-cyclodextrin, and Gamma-cyclodextrin; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-13263
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.950 for residues of alpha-cyclodextrin, beta-cyclodextrin, and gamma-cyclodextrin when used in or on various food commodities. Wacker Specialties submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996, requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of alpha-cyclodextrin, beta- cyclodextrin, and gamma- cyclodextrin.
Ethaboxam; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-13262
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
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.
Boscalid; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-13175
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
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.
Fenpropathrin; Re-Establishment of Tolerance for Emergency Exemption
Document Number: 05-13174
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation re-establishes a time-limitedtolerance for residues of the insecticide fenpropathrin in or on currants at 15 parts per million (ppm) for an additional 3-year period. This tolerance will expire and is revoked on June 30, 2008. 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 ofthe pesticide on currants. Section 408(l)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA under FIFRA section 18.
Dimethyl Ether; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance; Technical Correction
Document Number: 05-13173
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of May 18, 2005, establishing a tolerance exemption for dimethyl ether (methane, oxybis-). This document is being issued to correct the CAS Reg. No. for dimethyl ether.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-13172
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region V is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Fadrowski Drum Disposal Superfund Site (Site), located in Franklin, Wisconsin, 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 notice of deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) because EPA and WDNR have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews and, therefore, further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA is not appropriate.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-13171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Fadrowski Drum Disposal Superfund Site (Site) located in Franklin, Wisconsin, 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 of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five- year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Fadrowski Drum Disposal Superfund Site without prior notice of intent to delete because we view this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this deletion in the preamble to the direct final deletion. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to delete or the direct final notice of deletion, we will not take further action on this notice of intent to delete. If we receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final notice of deletion and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to delete. We 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.
Exposure Modeling Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-13051
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Exposure Modeling Work Group (EMWG) will hold a 1-day meeting on July 21, 2005. This notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Regional Haze Regulations and Guidelines for Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Determinations
Document Number: 05-12526
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 1, 1999, EPA promulgated regulations to address regional haze (64 FR 35714). These regulations were challenged, and on May 24, 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling vacating the regional haze rule in part and sustaining it in part. American Corn Growers Ass'n v. EPA, 291 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2002). Today's rule addresses the court's ruling in that case. In addition, prior to the court's decision, EPA had proposed guidelines for implementation of the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements under the regional haze rule, (66 FR 38108, July 20, 2001). The proposed guidelines were intended to clarify the requirements of the regional haze rule's BART provisions. We proposed to add the guidelines and also proposed to add regulatory text requiring that these guidelines be used for addressing BART determinations under the regional haze rule. In addition, we proposed one revision to guidelines issued in 1980 for facilities contributing to ``reasonably attributable'' visibility impairment. In the American Corn Growers case, the court vacated and remanded the BART provisions of the regional haze rule. In response to the court's ruling, on May 5, 2004 we proposed new BART provisions and reproposed the BART guidelines. The American Corn Growers court also remanded to the Agency its decision to extend the deadline for the submittal of regional haze plans. Subsequently, Congress amended the deadlines for regional haze plans (Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108-199, January 23, 2004). The May 5, 2004 proposed rule also contained an amendment to the regional haze rule to conform to the new statutory deadlines. We received numerous comments on both the July 20, 2001 proposal and the May 5, 2004 reproposal. Today's final rule reflects our review of the public comments.