Environmental Protection Agency July 25, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Science Advisory Board Staff Office, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), CASAC Particulate Matter Review Panel, Notification of Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: 05-14607
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter (PM) Review Panel (Panel) to review the EPA staff recommendations concerning a potential thoracic coarse PM standard in the final PM Staff Paper.
Response to Petition Regarding Animal Welfare; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-14605
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA received a petition, dated April 5, 2005, from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The petition requests EPA initiate rulemaking to require that: All chemical testing conducted in connection with test rules and voluntary consent orders under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as testing under the voluntary High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, adhere to certain animal welfare principles contained in guidance provided to participants in the voluntary HPV Challenge Program; and EPA enforce those guidelines where they are not followed. The petition states that it is filed under section 21 of TSCA and section 553(e) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Although EPA believes the petitioner's request is outside the scope of TSCA section 21, EPA responded to the petitioners within the 90-day timeframe established in TSCA for section 21 petitions. EPA has responded to the petition by denying the request and is announcing the public availability of this response.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 05-14601
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 9, 2002, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request that EPA approve a revision to its process weight rate rule into the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision clarifies rule applicability, corrects incorrect weights presented in the process weight rate table included in the rule, allows certain sources to demonstrate compliance with the rule by adopting and substituting work standard practices, clarifies the definitions of particulate and particulate matter, and reduces duplicative recordkeeping requirements contained in the rule. EPA is approving the State's request.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 05-14600
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 9, 2002, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request that EPA approve a revision to its process weight rate rules into the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision clarifies language and applicability to better establish IDEM's interpretation of the rule and to correct rates that were previously calculated incorrectly in the process weight rate table incorporated in the rule. EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision request. In the rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision 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 proposed rule, no further action is contemplated in relation to this proposed rule. 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 on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: 05-14535
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by Bayer Material Science LLC (Bayer) to exclude (or delist) a certain liquid waste generated by its Baytown, TX plant from the lists of hazardous wastes. This final rule responds to the petition submitted by Bayer to delist K027, K104, K111, and K112 treated effluent generated from the facility's waste water treatment plant. After careful analysis and use of the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) EPA has concluded the petitioned waste is not hazardous waste. This exclusion applies to 18,071,150 cubic yards (5.745 billion gallons) per year of the Outfall 007 Treated Effluent. Accordingly, this final rule excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when discharged in accordance with the facility's TPDES permit.