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

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Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-13469
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-13468
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA had no objections to this project.
New Hampshire Marine Sanitation Device Standard; Receipt of Petition
Document Number: 05-13342
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Gulf of Mexico Program Office Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 05-13379
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An estimated amount of $275,000 for one to five cooperative agreements may be awarded under this announcement. Projects must actively involve stakeholders and focus on the reduction of nutrient loads to the lower Mississippi River and its tributaries through innovative partnerships for developing locally led non-point source nutrient management solutions in the sub-basins of the Mississippi River Watershed.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-13347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 office is issuing this notice of intent to delete the Jones Sanitation Superfund Site (Site), located in Hyde Park, New York from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on this action. The NPL is Appendix B of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended. The EPA and the State of New York, through the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), have determined that potentially responsible parties have implemented all appropriate response actions. Moreover, EPA and NYSDEC have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' Section of today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final notice of deletion for the Jones Sanitation Superfund Site without prior notice of this action because we view this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no significant adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this action in the preamble to the direct final deletion. If we receive no significant adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to delete or the direct final notice of deletion or other notices we may issue, we will not take further action on this notice of intent to delete. If we receive significant 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. If, after evaluating public comments, EPA decides to proceed with deletion, we will do so in a subsequent final deletion notice based 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: 05-13346
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 2, announces the deletion of the Jones Sanitation Superfund Site (Site), located in Hyde Park, New York, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and will consider public comment on this action. The NPL is Appendix B of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR Part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended. This Direct Final Notice of Deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of New York, through the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). EPA and NYSDEC have determined that potentially responsible parties have implemented all appropriate response actions required. Moreover, EPA and NYSDEC have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment.
Air Quality Redesignation for the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; New York State
Document Number: 05-13344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 15, 2004, we, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced nationwide designations under the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). That action designated several counties in the Syracuse area as unclassifiable. The counties in the Syracuse area included in the designation were Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga and Oswego in the State of New York. This action proposes to redesignate the above counties to attainment. We are soliciting comments on this proposed action.
Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Sawmill Site; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Document Number: 05-13343
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has offered a cost recovery settlement at the Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Sawmill Site located in Plymouth, North Carolina. EPA will consider comments until August 8, 2005. EPA may withdraw from or modify the proposed settlement should such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Copies of the proposed settlement is available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Superfund Enforcement and Information Management Branch, Waste Management division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 562-8887, Batchelor.paula@epa.gov. Written or e-mail comments may be submitted to Paula V. Batchelor at the above address within 30 days of the date of publication.
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates, and Agenda
Document Number: 05-13274
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have teleconference meetings on July 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; August 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; September 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; October 19, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t.; and November 16, 2005 at 1 p.m. e.t. to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Expanding the number of laboratories seeking National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) accreditation; (2) homeland security issues affecting the laboratory community; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the performance approach; (5) increasing state participation in NELAC; and (6) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their next face-to-face meeting on July 25, 2005 at the Wyndham City Center Hotel in Washington, DC from 8:30-11:30 a.m. e.t. and an open forum session on August 9, 2005 at the Sheraton Capital Center in Raleigh, North Carolina at 5:30 p.m. e.t. Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Autry, DFO, U.S. EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, faxed to (919) 541-4261, or e-mailed to autry.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Autry at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. The number of lines for the teleconferences, however, are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Preference will be given to a group wishing to attend over a request from an individual.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Best Management Practices (BMP) for the Bleached Papergrade Kraft and Soda Subcategory and the Papergrade Sulfite Subcategory of the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Point Source Category (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1829.03, OMB Control Number 2040-0207
Document Number: 05-13170
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2005.Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1608.04, OMB Control Number 2050-0152
Document Number: 05-13169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Cellulose Products Manufacturing (Renewal), ICR Number 1974.04, OMB Number 2060-0488
Document Number: 05-13168
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Technical Survey: Drinking Water Treatment Facilities, EPA ICR Number 2176.01
Document Number: 05-13167
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
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 proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request for a new collection. 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.
Waste Characterization Program Documents Applicable to Transuranic Radioactive Waste From the Hanford Site for Disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Document Number: 05-13166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of, and soliciting public comments for 30 days on, Department of Energy (DOE) documents applicable to characterization of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste at the Hanford site proposed for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The documents are available for review in the public dockets listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. EPA's inspection of waste characterization systems and processes at Hanford is conducted to verify that the site can characterize transuranic waste in accordance with EPA's WIPP compliance criteria. EPA performed this inspection the week of June 20, 2005.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; State Implementation Plan Correction
Document Number: 05-13061
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
When EPA approved Colorado's Carbon Monoxide Redesignation to Attainment and Related Revisions for Fort Collins on July 22, 2003, we inadvertently submitted extraneous pages from Regulation No. 13, ``Oxygenated Fuels Program'' for incorporation by reference into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA is correcting these errors with this document. This action is being taken under section 110(k)(6) of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: 05-13060
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the sulfur dioxide (SO2) requirements for Flint Hills Resources, L.P. (Flint Hills) of Dakota County, Minnesota. Flint Hills operates a Rosemont, Minnesota petroleum refinery. The requested revisions will allow the refinery to produce ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. This expansion will add five sources and create an increase in sulfur dioxide emissions. An analysis of the additional sources was conducted. The results show that the air quality of Dakota County will remain in compliance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: 05-13059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the sulfur dioxide requirements for Flint Hills Resources, L.P. (Flint Hills) of Dakota County, Minnesota. The requested revisions will allow the Rosemont, Minnesota petroleum refinery to produce ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. This expansion will add five sources and create an increase in sulfur dioxide emissions. An analysis of the additional sources was conducted. The results shows that the air quality of Dakota County will remain in compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide. In the final 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 we do not receive any adverse comments in response to these direct final and proposed rules, we do not contemplate taking any further action in relation to this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to all public comments 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation; Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes: Wallula, WA, Area
Document Number: 05-13058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Agency, or we) proposes to approve a PM10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) maintenance plan revision for the Wallula, Washington nonattainment area and to redesignate the area from nonattainment to attainment. PM10 air pollution is suspended particulate matter with a nominal diameter less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers. We are proposing to approve the revision and redesignation request because we believe the State adequately demonstrates that the control measures being implemented in the Wallula area result in maintenance of the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards and that all other requirements of the Clean Air Act for redesignation to attainment are met.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Notice of Meeting/Request for Nominations for 2005 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program
Document Number: 05-13057
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463), notice is hereby given that the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Friday, July 28, 2005. On July 28 the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The Subcommittee meetings will be held on July 27, 2005 at 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the same location as the full Committee. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Mobile Source Technical Review subcommittee will not meet at this time. The agenda for the full committee meeting will be posted on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/. It is open to the public. EPA established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February, 2000. This is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air. This notice announces the competition for the Year 2005 program.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Oxides of Nitrogen for a Specific Source in the State of New Jersey
Document Number: 05-13056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone submitted by the State of New Jersey. This SIP revision consists of a source- specific reasonably available control technology (RACT) determination for controlling oxides of nitrogen from the cogeneration facility operated by Schering Corporation. This action proposes an approval of the source-specific RACT determination that was made by New Jersey in accordance with provisions of its regulation to help meet the national ambient air quality standard for ozone. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to approve source-specific emission limitations required by the Clean Air Act.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-13055
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 10, 2003, EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). We are amending the NESHAP by clarifying the compliance requirements for flares and the alternative standard, which limits the outlet concentration to 20 parts per million. We are amending the NESHAP by extending the vapor balancing alternative to cover transfers from barges to storage tanks, amending the procedures for correcting measured concentrations at the outlet of combustion devices to correct for dilution by supplemental gas, and clarifying the signature requirements for the notification of compliance status report. The direct final rule amendments also specify requirements for effluent from control devices, clarify the definition of the term continuous process vent, and correct several referencing and drafting errors. We are issuing the amendments by direct final rule, without prior proposal, because we view the revisions as noncontroversial and anticipate no adverse comments. In the Proposed Rules section of this Federal Register, we are publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal in the event that timely adverse comments are received.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-13054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 10, 2003, EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action proposes clarifications to the compliance requirements for flares and the alternative standard, which limits the outlet concentration to 20 parts per million. This action proposes an expansion of the scope of the vapor balancing alternative for storage tanks, modifications to the procedures for correcting measured concentrations at the outlet of combustion devices to account for supplemental gases, and clarification of the signature requirements for the notification of compliance status report. This action also proposes revisions of several referencing and drafting errors. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are taking direct final action on the proposed amendments because we view the amendments as noncontroversial and anticipate no adverse comments. We have explained our reasons for the amendments in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comments, we will take no further action on the proposed amendments. If we receive adverse comments, we will withdraw only those provisions on which we received significant adverse comments. We will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register indicating which provisions will become effective and which provisions are being withdrawn. If part or all of the direct final rule in the Rules and Regulations section of today's Federal Register is withdrawn, all comments pertaining to the withdrawn provisions will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed amendments. We will not institute a second comment period before taking the subsequent final action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
Correction to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 05-13053
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to delete a provision from the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) that was approved into the SIP in error. This provision is part of a rule concerning emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from solvent cleaning operations. EPA has determined that the continued presence of this provision in the SIP is potentially confusing and thus harmful to affected sources, local agencies and to EPA. The intended effect of this proposal is to delete this provision and make the federally enforceable SIP consistent with the SIP as adopted and submitted by the State of California.
Correction to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 05-13052
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to delete a provision from the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) that was approved into the SIP in error. This provision is part of a rule concerning emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from solvent cleaning operations. EPA has determined that the continued presence of this provision in the SIP is potentially confusing and thus harmful to affected sources, local agencies and to EPA. The intended effect of this action is to delete this provision and make the federally enforceable SIP consistent with the SIP as adopted and submitted by the State of California.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-13045
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to air quality, and recommended that a revised cumulative air quality analysis, including other reasonably foreseeable projects, especially on Uintah and Ouray Reservations be completed. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-13044
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Arizona; Maricopa County PM-10 Nonattainment Area; Serious Area Plan for Attainment of the 24-Hour and Annual PM-10 Standards
Document Number: 05-13032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 25, 2002, EPA approved under the Clean Air Act (CAA) the serious area particulate matter (PM-10) plan for the Maricopa County portion of the metropolitan Phoenix (Arizona) nonattainment area (Maricopa County area). Among other things, EPA approved the best available control measure (BACM) and most stringent measure (MSM) demonstrations in the plan and granted the State's request for an attainment date extension for the area. EPA's approval was challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In response to the Court's remand, EPA has reassessed the BACM demonstration for the significant source categories of on-road motor vehicles and nonroad engines and equipment exhaust, specifically regarding whether or not California Air Resources Board (CARB) diesel is a BACM. EPA has also reassessed the MSM demonstration. As a result of these reassessments, EPA is again proposing to approve the BACM and MSM demonstrations in the plan and to grant the State's request to extend the attainment deadline from 2001 to 2006.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Spokane PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request
Document Number: 05-12947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Limited Maintenance Plan for the Spokane nonattainment area (NAA) in Washington and grant the request by the State to redesignate the area from nonattainment to attainment for PM10. On November 30, 2004, the State of Washington submitted a Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Spokane nonattainment area (NAA) for approval and concurrently requested that EPA redesignate the Spokane NAA to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). In 1997, EPA approved Washington's moderate area plan for the Spokane NAA for all PM10 sources except windblown dust. In this action, EPA is also proposing to approve the remaining elements of the Spokane NAA moderate area plan for windblown dust sources.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Spokane PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request
Document Number: 05-12946
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan for the Spokane nonattainment area (NAA) in Washington and grant the request by the State to redesignate the area from nonattainment to attainment for PM10. On November 30, 2004, the State of Washington submitted a Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Spokane nonattainment area (NAA) for approval and concurrently requested that EPA redesignate the Spokane NAA to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). In 1997, EPA approved Washington's moderate area plan for the Spokane NAA for all PM10 sources except windblown dust. In this direct final action, EPA is also approving the remaining elements of the Spokane NAA moderate area plan for windblown dust sources.