Environmental Protection Agency July 12, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Public Comment on Proposed Settlement Agreement Involving Pesticides and the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 05-13768
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making available for comment a proposed Settlement Agreement that would establish a series of deadlines for the Agency to make ``effects determinations'' on pesticides containing any of six active ingredients to determine their potential effects on the Barton Springs Salamander, Eurycea sosorum, or its designated critical habitat. If the Agency determines a pesticide ``may affect and is likely to adversely affect'' the listed species, the Agency will initiate formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). EPA will evaluate all comments received during the public comment period to determine whether all or part of the proposed Settlement Agreement warrants reconsideration. This proposed Settlement Agreement, if entered by the Court, would resolve a lawsuit brought against EPA by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Save Our Springs Alliance (jointly, plaintiffs).
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Municipal Waste Combustor Emissions From Small Existing Municipal Solid Waste Combustor Units
Document Number: 05-13700
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) small municipal waste combustor plan (the plan) for implementing emission guideline (EG) requirements promulgated under the Clean Air Act (the Act). The plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for existing small MWC units with capacities of 35 to 250 tons per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW). An existing MWC unit is defined as one for which construction commenced on or before August 30, 1999.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Municipal Waste Combustor Emissions From Small Existing Municipal Solid Waste Combustor Units
Document Number: 05-13699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) small municipal waste combustor plan (the plan) for implementing emission guideline (EG) requirements promulgated under the Clean Air Act (the Act). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the plan, under the provisions of sections 111 and 129 of the Act, 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Telecon Meeting-Summer 2005-New Date
Document Number: 05-13698
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice that the date of a public meeting (via conference call) of the Executive Committee of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) has changed. The meeting was originally scheduled for July 13, 2005, and notice of this meeting was announced in the Federal Register on Thursday, June 30, 2005, 70 FR 125, pages 37839-37841. This meeting has been rescheduled to July 29, 2005. The purpose of the meeting remains the same: to review a draft report of the BOSC Particulate Matter/Ozone Research Subcommittee.
Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc.
Document Number: 05-13697
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non- profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees. The appointee is J.L. Armstrong, National Manager, Diversity, DevelopmentCommunity, Toyota Sales, USA, Inc. The appointee will join the current Board members which include: Braden Allenby, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, AT&T Richard Bartlett, (NEETF Chairman) Vice Chairman, Mary Kay Holding Corporation Dorothy Jacobson, Consultant Karen Bates Kress, President, KBK Consulting, Inc. Dorothy McSweeny, (NEETF Vice Chair), Chair, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Honorable William Sessions, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additional Considerations: Great care has been taken to assure that this new appointee not only has the highest degree of expertise and commitment, but also brings to the Board diverse points of view relating to environmental education and training. This appointment shall be for two consecutive four year terms.
Notice of Public Meeting and Conference Calls: Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council's Subgroup on Drinking Water Program Performance Indicators and Measures
Document Number: 05-13694
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-423, The Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given for a meeting of a subgroup of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council). This Council was authorized by the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974 (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.) to support the Environmental Protection Agency in performing its responsibilities related to the national drinking water program. In June 2005, the Council established a subgroup to develop recommendations for EPA to move drinking water program measures from outputs to outcomes in three steps. Step 1 will be to recommend changes to the current performance measures that move them toward outcomes. Step 2 will be to recommend new performance measures that can capture some public health outcomes and be included in EPA's next strategic plan. Step 3 will be to identify future performance measures that need additional development. The subgroup will report to the NDWAC by mid-September 2005.
Animal Feeding Operations Consent Agreement and Final Order
Document Number: 05-13672
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 31, 2005 (70 FR 4958), EPA announced an opportunity for animal feeding operations (AFO) to sign a voluntary consent agreement and final order (air compliance agreement). The comment period ended May 2, 2005. This supplemental notice publishes the Agency's response to comments.
Animal Feeding Operations Consent Agreement and Final Order
Document Number: 05-13671
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 31, 2005 (70 FR 4958), EPA announced an opportunity for animal feeding operations (AFO) to sign a voluntary consent agreement and final order (air compliance agreement). This supplemental notice announces an extension to the signup period for the consent agreement and final order.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Washington; Correcting Amendments
Document Number: 05-13554
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on amendments which correct typographical numbering errors in the instructions amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in the approval of the serious area plan for attainment of the annual and 24-hour PM10 standards for Wallula, Washington, published on May 2, 2005. PM10 is particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Washington; Correcting Amendments
Document Number: 05-13553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, EPA is proposing minor corrections to typographical numbering errors that appeared in the notice approving the serious area plan for attainment of the annual and 24-hour PM10 standards for Wallula, Washington, published on May 2, 2005. PM10 is particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers.
Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Forms Modification Rule
Document Number: 05-13486
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
To improve reporting efficiency and effectiveness, reduce burden, and promote data reliability and consistency across Agency programs, EPA is simplifying the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements. TRI reporting is required by section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). This rule simplifies the TRI reporting requirements by removing some data elements from the Form R and Form A Certification Statement (hereafter referred to as Form A) that can be obtained from other EPA information collection databases, streamlining other TRI data elements through range codes and a reduced number of reporting codes, and eliminating a few data elements from the Form R. This rule also makes two technical corrections to the regulations to provide corrected contact information and to remove an outdated description of a pollution prevention data element.