Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committee (EDMVAC); Notice of Public Meeting
There will be a meeting, via teleconference, of the Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committe (EDMVAC) on August 2, 2005, in Washington, DC. This meeting, as with all EDMVAC meetings, is open to the public. Due to limited phone lines, we encourage all local participants to join us at RESOLVE. Seating will be on a first-come basis. The purpose of the meeting is to receive advice and input from the EDMVAC on the 15-Day Intact Adult Male Assay.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
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 TSCA, 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 June 9, 2005 to June 20, 2005, consists of the PMNs and TME, both 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Idaho
The EPA is approving revisions related to open burning and crop residue disposal requirements in Idaho's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted these revisions to EPA for inclusion in the Idaho SIP on May 22, 2003. These revisions were submitted for the purposes of clarifying existing regulations and complying with section 110 and part D of the Clean Air Act.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of North Dakota
In accordance with the provisions of section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300g-2, and 40 CFR 142.13, public notice is hereby given that the State of North Dakota has revised its Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Primacy Program by adopting federal regulations for the Arsenic Rule and Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, which correspond to 40 CFR Parts 141 and 142. The EPA has completed its review of these revisions in accordance with SDWA, and proposes to approve North Dakota's primacy revisions for the above stated Rules. Today's approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian country, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Please see Supplementary Information, Item B.
Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines
This action proposes standards of performance for stationary compression ignition (CI) internal combustion engines (ICE). These standards implement section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and are based on the Administrator's determination that stationary CI ICE cause, or contribute significantly to, air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. The intended effect of the standards is to require all new, modified, and reconstructed stationary CI ICE to use the best demonstrated system of continuous emission reduction, considering costs, non-air quality health, and environmental and energy impacts, not just with add-on controls, but also by eliminating or reducing the formation of these pollutants. The proposed standards would reduce nitrogen oxides (NOX) by an estimated 38,000 tons per year (tpy), particulate matter (PM) by an estimated 3,000 tpy, sulfur dioxide (SO2) by an estimated 9,000 tpy, non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) by an estimated 600 tpy, and carbon monoxide (CO) by an estimated 18,000 tpy in the year 2015.