Environmental Protection Agency August 9, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio Particulate Matter
Document Number: 05-15747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve assorted revisions to regulations governing particulate matter emissions in the Cleveland area. These revisions affect emission limits for Ford Motor Company's Cleveland Casting Plant and Cleveland facilities of General Chemical Corporation and International Steel Group (formerly LTV Steel). EPA concludes that Ohio has provided a suitable modeling demonstration that the revised limits continue to provide for attainment of the air quality standard for particles 10 microns and less (known as PM10). Ohio submitted these revisions on July 18, 2000, along with revisions of other particulate matter regulations, most of which had statewide applicability. EPA proposed action on these other revisions on December 2, 2002, at 67 FR 71515. EPA is not reopening the comment period on the prior proposal. EPA anticipates publishing final rulemaking addressing the complete Ohio submittal, considering comments on the prior proposal and any comments addressing today's proposal.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Order on Consent Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), Creighton Chemical Superfund Site, Creighton, NE, Docket No. CERCLA 07-2005-0310
Document Number: 05-15746
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative order on consent regarding the Creighton Chemical Superfund Site located in Knox County, Nebraska, will be signed the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following completion of the public comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Nonconformance Penalties for Heavy-Duty Engines and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Including Light-Duty Trucks (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1285.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0132
Document Number: 05-15745
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Vehicle Service Information Web Site Audit, EPA ICR Number 2181.01
Document Number: 05-15744
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
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 for a new collection. 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.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-15743
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree that addresses lawsuits filed by Sierra Club and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (collectively, ``Plaintiffs): Sierra Club v. Johnson, No. 1:03CV02411 (GK) (D.D.C.) and Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Johnson, No. 1:04CV00484 (GK) (D.D.C.) (consolidated cases). On November 20, and December 23, 2003, respectively, Plaintiffs filed actions against EPA pursuant to the Clean Air Act's citizen suit provision, 42 U.S.C. 7604(a)(2). Collectively, Plaintiffs allege that the Administrator failed to take actions required by sections 112(d)(6) and 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412(d)(6) and (f)(2), for six source categories for which EPA had previously promulgated emission standards under Clean Air Act section 112(d). The proposed consent decree establishes certain deadlines for EPA final action, including a March 31, 2006 and December 15, 2006 deadline.
Revision to the California State Implementation Plan, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-15742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing approval of local rules that address the opacity standard; PM-10, CO, and SO2 emissions from industrial processes; and source tests. We are also proposing the rescission of local rules that concern exemptions from emission standards; analytical methods; and PM-10, CO, and SO2 emission standards.
Revision to the California State Implementation Plan, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-15741
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving local rules that address the opacity standard; PM-10, CO, volatile organic compound (VOC), and SO2 emissions from industrial processes; and source tests. We are also rescinding local rules that concern exemptions from emission standards; analytical methods; and PM- 10, CO, and SO2 emission standards.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Petitions for Review
Document Number: 05-15740
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement, to address petitions for review filed by UCB Films, Inc. and Teepak LLC (collectively, ``Petitioners''): UCB Films, Inc., et al. v. EPA, No. 02-1250 (D.C. Cir.) consolidated with Teepak, LLC v. EPA, No. 02-1252 (D.C. Cir.). On or about August 9, 2002, Petitioners filed petitions for review of EPA's final rule ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Cellulose Products Manufacturing'' published at 67 FR 40043 (June 11, 2002). Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA intends to make certain amendments to portions of the rule that may resolve the claims raised by Petitioners.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-15739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and United States Public Interest Research Group (collectively, ``Plaintiffs''): Sierra Club, et al. v. Johnson, No. 1:04CV00094 (RBW) (D.D.C.) to compel EPA to issue further regulations containing requirements to control hazardous air pollutants from motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels. The proposed consent decree would establish a deadline of February 28, 2006 for EPA to sign a notice of proposed rulemaking containing requirements to control hazardous air pollutants from motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels as the Administrator determines are appropriate pursuant to section 202(l)(2) of the Act, or, in the alternative, propose that no such requirements are necessary. No later than February 9, 2007, EPA shall sign a final rule taking final action on such proposal.
Notice of Issuance of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Construction Permit and Part 71 Federal Operating Permit to Great Lakes Gas Transmission L.P.
Document Number: 05-15737
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that, on June 30, 2005, pursuant to Titles I and V of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401-7479 and 7501-7515, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5 issued a Prevention of Significant Deterioration Construction Permit (PSD permit) and a Title V Permit to Operate (Title V permit) to Great Lakes Gas Transmission L.P. (Great Lakes). These permits authorize the company to construct and operate Compressor Station No. 5 (CS 5), one of five Great Lakes compressor stations located in Minnesota. Although these permits authorize the company to construct and operate, the source previously had sought and been issued a construction permit by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The federal construction permit supersedes the previously issued MPCA permit. The compressor station is composed of three natural gas-fired turbines and one natural gas-fired standby electrical generator, which the source uses to add pressure along a natural gas pipeline. The turbines are located in Cloquet, Minnesota on privately-owned fee land within the exterior boundaries of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Reservation.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Montana
Document Number: 05-15610
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 Montana has revised its Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Primacy Program by adopting federal regulations for the Arsenic Rule, Consumer Confidence Report Rule (CCR), Stage 1 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (D/DBPR), Filter Backwash and Recycling Rule (FBRR), Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions (LCRMR), Long-Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1), Public Notification Rule (PNR), Radionuclides Rule, and Variances and Exemptions 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 Montana'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.