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

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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Dallas-Fort Worth Voluntary Mobile Emission Reduction Program
Document Number: 05-17030
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Texas. This revision approves the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Voluntary Mobile Emission Reduction Program (VMEP) which is relied upon to achieve the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone in the DFW nonattainment area.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Sumas Energy 2 Electric Generating Facility
Document Number: 05-17029
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that on May 26, 2005, the Environmental Appeals Board (``EAB'') of EPA denied review of a petition for review of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') permit amendment (``Permit Amendment'') that EPA, Region 10 and the State of Washington's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (``EFSEC'') issued to Sumas Energy 2, Inc. (``SE2''). The Permit Amendment extends the original PSD permit (``Original Permit'') issued to SE2 for construction and operation of the SE2 electric generating facility (``Facility''). The Permit Amendment was issued pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Cardinal FG Company
Document Number: 05-17028
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that on March 22, 2005, the Environmental Appeals Board (``EAB'') of EPA denied review of a petition for review of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') permit (``Permit'') that the State of Washington's Department of Ecology (``Ecology'') issued to Cardinal FG Company (``Cardinal'') for construction and operation of a flat glass production plant (``Facility'') near Chehalis, Washington. The Permit was issued pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21. Ecology has the authority to issue PSD permits pursuant to the ``Agreement for Partial Delegation of the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 to the State of Washington Department of Ecology,'' dated March 28, 2003 (``PSD Delegation Agreement''). The PSD Delegation Agreement was entered into pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21(u).
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Facility
Document Number: 05-17027
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that on June 21, 2005, the Environmental Appeals Board (``EAB'') of EPA denied review of a petition for review of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') permit (``Permit'') that EPA Region 10 and the State of Washington's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (``EFSEC'') issued to BP West Coast Products, L.L.C. (``BP'') for construction and operation of the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Facility (``Facility''), a natural gas-fired cogeneration facility. The Permit was issued pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21.
Limited Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Excess Emissions During Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction Activities
Document Number: 05-16933
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes limited approval of revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning excess emissions which we proposed, through the parallel processing mechanism, on May 9, 2005. Specifically, we are finalizing limited approval of revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 101, General Air Quality Rules concerning excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) activities. The action will have the effect of extending the expiration date of certain provisions from June 30, 2005 to no later than June 30, 2006. Texas has made this change to allow for additional time before these provisions expire from the SIP to submit a revised excess emissions rule for our approval into the SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Chattanooga, TN; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-16932
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of part 52 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR part 52) for materials submitted by Chattanooga, Tennessee that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by the local agency and approved by EPA. This format revision will affect the ``Identification of Plan'' sections of 40 CFR part 52, by adding a table for the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee SIP. This revision will also affect the format of the SIP materials that will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, and the Regional Office.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes: Wallula, WA, Area
Document Number: 05-16929
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is taking final action 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 micromenters. We are approving the maintenance plan revision and redesignation request because the State has adequately demonstrated that the control measures being implemented in the Wallula area will 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 have been met.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; South Carolina and Georgia; Attainment Demonstration for the Appalachian, Catawba, Pee Dee, Waccamaw, Santee Lynches, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester, Low Country, Lower Savannah, Central Midlands, and Upper Savannah Early Action Compact Areas
Document Number: 05-16598
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the South Carolina and Georgia State Implementation Plans (SIPs), submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), respectively, for the Early Action Compact (EAC) areas in South Carolina and Georgia. The proposed SIP revisions were submitted on December 29, 2004, by South Carolina and December 31, 2004, by Georgia. There are ten EAC areas in South Carolina and Georgia covered by this final action: the Appalachian, Catawba, Pee Dee, Waccamaw, Santee Lynches, Berkeley- Charleston-Dorchester, Low Country, Lower Savannah, Central Midlands, and Upper Savannah EAC Areas. Only the Lower Savannah EAC Area has counties in both South Carolina and Georgia. For the purposes of this document, however, all of the above listed EAC areas will be collectively referred to as the ``South Carolina and Georgia EAC Areas.'' The SIP revisions meet the requirements for the South Carolina and Georgia EAC Areas to attain and maintain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (the 8-hour ozone standard) as described in the EAC Protocol and related regulations. EPA is also now approving the photochemical modeling used by South Carolina and Georgia to support the attainment and maintenance demonstrations of the 8-hour ozone standard in the South Carolina and Georgia EAC Areas. The revisions being approved today further incorporate regulatory control measures into the South Carolina SIP, including two Statewide regulations pertaining to control of nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions and open burning. In addition, this final action also corrects inadvertent errors in the May 26, 2005, proposal document relating to these SIP revisions (70 FR 30396). In today's final action, EPA is not finalizing its proposed rulemaking to defer the effective date of the nonattainment designations for EAC areas. In a separate action, published on June 8, 2005, EPA proposed to defer the effective date of the nonattainment deferred designation for EAC areas until December 31, 2006 (69 FR 23858). EPA final action on the deferral is expected to be published before September 30, 2005.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee and Georgia; Attainment Demonstrations for the Chattanooga, Nashville, and Tri-Cities Early Action Compact Areas
Document Number: 05-16594
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the Tennessee and Georgia State Implementation Plans (SIPs) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on December 29, 2004, and by the State of Georgia, through the Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) on December 31, 2004, for the three Early Action Compact (EAC) areas in Tennessee and Georgia: the Chattanooga, Nashville, and Tri-Cities Areas (the Tennessee and Georgia EAC Areas). The Chattanooga EAC Area is the only one of the three with counties in both Tennessee and Georgia; the other two EAC Areas are located entirely within the State of Tennessee. The SIP revisions meet the requirements for the Tennessee and Georgia EAC Areas to attain and maintain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (8-hour ozone standard) as described in the EAC Protocol and related regulations. EPA is also now approving the photochemical modeling used by Tennessee and Georgia to support the attainment and maintenance demonstrations of the 8-hour ozone standard in the Tennessee and Georgia EAC Areas. In this action, EPA is not finalizing its proposed rulemaking to defer the effective date of the nonattainment designations for EAC areas. In a separate action, published on June 8, 2005, EPA proposed to defer the effective date of the nonattainment deferred designation for EAC areas until December 31, 2006 (69 FR 23858). EPA final action on the deferral is expected to be published before September 30, 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership (VAIP), EPA ICR Number 1867.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0411
Document Number: 05-16935
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
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 continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on 12/30/05. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Outreach Products and Services, EPA ICR Number 2190.01; Correction
Document Number: 05-16934
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in the Federal Register of July 16, 2005, concerning a request for comments on an information collection request regarding the assessment of indoor air quality outreach products and services. The document contained an incorrect date.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Knox County, Tennessee; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-16931
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of part 52 of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR part 52) for materials submitted by Knox County that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by the local agency and approved by EPA. This format revision will affect the ``Identification of Plan'' sections of 40 CFR part 52, by adding a table for the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP. This revision will also affect the format of the SIP materials that will be available for public inspection at the Office of Federal Register (OFR), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, and the Regional Office.
Notice of a Public Meeting on Designated Uses and Use Attainability Analyses
Document Number: 05-16928
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public meeting to discuss designated uses and use attainability analyses. The meeting is co-sponsored with the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The primary goals of the meeting are to help educate the public on current water quality standards regulations, guidance and practices related to designated uses and use attainability analyses, and to provide a forum for the public to join in discussions, ask questions, and provide feedback.
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production
Document Number: 05-16701
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for reinforced plastic composites production which were issued April 12, 2003, under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The direct final amendments revise compliance options for open molding, correct errors, and add clarification to sections of the rule. We are issuing the amendments as a direct final rule, without prior proposal, because we view the revisions as noncontroversial and anticipate no adverse comments. However, in the Proposed Rules section of this Federal Register notice, we are publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to amend the NESHAP for reinforced plastic composites production if adverse comments are filed.
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production
Document Number: 05-16700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 12, 2003, the EPA issued national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for reinforced plastics composites production, which were issued under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action will amend the final rule to revise compliance options for open molding, correct errors, and add clarifications to sections of the rule that were not clear. 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 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 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 those provisions will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed amendments. We will not institute a second comment period on the subsequent final action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Nitrogen Oxides Exemption Request for Northern Maine
Document Number: 05-16814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve an exemption request from the requirements contained in Section 182(f) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for Northern Maine (specifically, Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Aroostook, and portions of Hancock and Waldo Counties). This area, along with the rest of the State of Maine, are part of the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) as provided for in section 184(a) of the Act. Section 182(f) in combination with section 184 (relating to ozone transport regions) of the Act requires States in the OTR, such as Maine, to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) rules for major stationary sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and to provide for nonattainment area new source review (NSR) for new sources and modifications that are major for NOX. This exemption request, submitted by the State of Maine on March 24, 2005 with supplemental submittals dated April 19, 2005 and June 28, 2005, is based on a demonstration that NOX emissions in the exemption area are not impacting Maine's nonattainment areas or other nonattainment areas in the OTR during times when elevated ozone levels are monitored in those areas. As such, additional reductions in NOX emissions from this area beyond what the State regulations already provide for are not necessary for future attainment in any of Maine's ozone nonattainment areas or other ozone nonattainment areas in the OTR. Thus, as provided for in section 182(f)(2), additional NOX reductions in these areas would constitute excess reductions that can be waived under the Act. This action is being taken under the CAA.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Hydrochloric Acid Production
Document Number: 05-16813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 17, 2003, we published the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for hydrochloric acid (HCl) production facilities, including HCl production at fume silica facilities (HCl Production NESHAP) (68 FR 19076). We are proposing to amend the existing rule by clarifying certain applicability provisions, emission standards, and testing, maintenance, and reporting requirements. The proposed amendments would also correct several omissions and typographical errors in the final rule. We are proposing the amendments to facilitate compliance and improve understanding of the final rule requirements.
Florida Petroleum Reprocessors Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Document Number: 05-16812
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 122(g)(4) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency has offered a de minimis settlement at the Florida Petroleum Reprocessors Superfund Site (Site) located in Davie, Florida. EPA will consider public comments until September 23, 2005. EPA may withdraw from or modify the proposed settlement should such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicated the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Copies of the proposed settlement are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Waste Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 562-8887, E-mail: 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.
Approval and Disapproval of Ohio Implementation Plan for Particulate Matter
Document Number: 05-16811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is reopening the comment period for a proposed rule published June 27, 2005 (70 FR 36901). On June 27, 2005, EPA proposed to disapprove revisions to Ohio rules that provide for use of continuous opacity monitoring data but allow more exceedances of the general opacity limit in cases where the owner of an eligible large coal fired boiler opts to use these data for determining compliance. EPA also proposed to approve other elements of Ohio's rule submittal that clarified Ohio's rules. In response to requests from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and from the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, EPA is reopening the comment period through August 24, 2005. All comments received on or before August 24, 2005 will be entered into the public record and considered by EPA before taking final action on the proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 05-16810
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment the EPA is withdrawing the July 1, 2005 (70 FR 38025), direct final rule approving revisions to the sulfur dioxide requirements for Flint Hills Resources, L.P. of Dakota County, Minnesota. In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by August 1, 2005, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. On July 28, 2005, EPA received a comment from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. EPA believes the comment is adverse and, therefore, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on July 1, 2005 (70 FR 38071). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances for Calendar Year 2005
Document Number: 05-16809
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this action, EPA is allocating essential use allowances for import and production of class I stratospheric ozone depleting substances (ODSs) for calendar year 2005. Essential use allowances enable a person to obtain controlled class I ODSs as an exemption to the regulatory ban of production and import of these chemicals, which became effective on January 1, 1996. EPA allocates essential use allowances for exempted production or import of a specific quantity of class I ODS solely for the designated essential purpose. The allocations total 1,820.48 metric tons of chlorofluorocarbons for use in metered dose inhalers.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX
Document Number: 05-16808
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for five major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania's or the Commonwealth's) SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in the SIP in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Fipronil; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-16807
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
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.
Emamectin; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-16806
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
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.
Myclobutanil; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 05-16805
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of myclobutanil in or on soybeans. 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 of the pesticide on soybeans. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of myclobutanil in this food commodity. The tolerance will expire and is revoked on December 31, 2009.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Kentucky: Regulatory Limit on Potential To Emit
Document Number: 05-16804
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) of the Commonwealth of Kentucky which incorporates Kentucky rule 401 KAR 52:080 into the Kentucky SIP. The Commonwealth submitted the revision on October 31, 2003. This rule affects sources whose actual emissions are less than 50 percent of the major source threshold whereas the sources' potential to emit (PTE) exceeds the major source threshold. The EPA is also notifying the public that the Agency's conditional approval of Kentucky rule 401 KAR 52:080, as submitted on March 15, 2001, and published on August 15, 2002, is disapproved as of October 15, 2003.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Kentucky: Regulatory Limit on Potential To Emit
Document Number: 05-16803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) of the Commonwealth of Kentucky which incorporates Kentucky rule 401 KAR 52:080 into the Kentucky SIP. The Commonwealth submitted the revision on October 31, 2003. This rule affects sources whose actual emissions are less than 50 percent of the major source threshold whereas the sources' potential to emit (PTE) exceeds the major source threshold. The EPA is also notifying the public that the Agency's conditional approval of Kentucky rule 401 KAR 52:080, as submitted on March 15, 2001, and published on August 15, 2002, is disapproved as of October 15, 2003. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP revision 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 significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, 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 rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Procymidone; Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-16685
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Decision (TRED) for the pesticide procymidone, and opens a public comment period on this document. EPA has reviewed the pesticide procymidone through a modified, streamlined version of the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide tolerance reassessment and reregistration decisions. Through the tolerance reassessment program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and food safety standards.
Rulemaking on Section 126 Petition From North Carolina To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone; Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone; Revisions to the Clean Air Interstate Rule; Revisions to the Acid Rain Program
Document Number: 05-15529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today, EPA is proposing actions to address the interstate transport of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) that contribute significantly to nonattainment and maintenance problems with respect to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and 8-hour ozone. As one part of today's action, EPA is proposing its response to a petition submitted to EPA by the State of North Carolina under section 126 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition requests that EPA find that SO2 and/or NOX emissions from electric generating units (EGUs) in 13 States are significantly contributing to PM2.5 and/or 8-hour ozone nonattainment and maintenance problems in North Carolina, and requests that EPA establish control requirements to prohibit such significant contribution. The EPA's proposed response is based on extensive analyses conducted for the recently issued Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). The EPA is proposing to deny the petition for sources in States not shown to be linked to nonattainment and maintenance problems in North Carolina under the CAIR. For sources in States that are linked to North Carolina under the CAIR, EPA is proposing in the alternative to deny the petition if EPA promulgates Federal implementation plans (FIPs) to address the interstate transport no later than the final section 126 response or to grant the petition if EPA does not promulgate the FIPs prior to or concurrently with the section 126 response. The EPA's preferred option is to promulgate the FIP concurrently with the final section 126 response. In today's action, EPA is also proposing FIPs for all jurisdictions that are covered by the CAIR. The FIPs would regulate EGUs in the affected States and achieve the emissions reductions requirements established by the CAIR until States have approved State implementation plans (SIPs) to achieve the reductions. The EPA intends the FIP to satisfy the concerns cited in the section 126 petition and provide a Federal backstop for the CAIR. In no way should the FIP for CAIR be viewed as a sign of any concern about States meeting the SIP responsibilities under CAIR. As the control requirements for both the section 126 action and the FIP, EPA is proposing Federal NOX and SO2 trading programs that provide emissions reductions equal to those required under the CAIR in affected States. The Section 126 and FIP actions would not constrain States in their selection of control strategies to meet the CAIR. The EPA intends to withdraw section 126 or FIP requirements in a State if that State submits and EPA approves a SIP meeting the requirements of CAIR. Today's action also proposes revisions to the CAIR in order to address the interaction between the EPA-administered Federal CAIR trading programs proposed today and the EPA-administered State CAIR trading programs that will be created by any State that elects to submit a SIP establishing such a trading program to meet the requirements of the CAIR. In addition, EPA is proposing revisions to the CAIR to correct certain minor errors. Today's action also proposes revisions to the Acid Rain Program in order to make the administrative appeals procedures, which currently apply to final determinations by the Administrator under the EPA- administered State CAIR trading programs, also apply to the EPA- administered trading programs under the section 126 and FIP actions. In addition, we are proposing certain minor revisions to the Acid Rain Program that would apply to all affected units.
Notice of Proposed Agreement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (CERCLA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Garvey Elevator Site, Hastings, NE
Document Number: 05-16690
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i)(1), and section 7003(d) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 9673(d), notice is hereby given of a proposed agreement concerning the Garvey Elevator Site (Site) located in Hastings, Nebraska, with AGP Grain Marketing, LLC (AGP) and Garvey Elevators, Inc. (Garvey). The agreement was executed by the United States Environmental Protections Agency on July 11, 2005, and concurred upon by the United States Department of Justice on August 8, 2005. The agreement would resolve certain potential CERCLA and RCRA claims against AGP Grain Marketing, LLC, and is subject to final approval after the comment period. The Site is an active grain elevator facility. The proposed agreement requires AGP Grain Marketing, LLC to pay $2,050,000.00 into an escrow account following the sale of the Site property to AGP to be used by Garvey to implement response actions at the Site. In addition, AGP will be required to provide access to the Site, refrain from any activity that would interfere with the response actions or exacerbate the existing contamination at the Site, and comply with certain use restrictions. Appendix A to the Agreement is the Escrow Agreement that details the process for EPA to approve disbursements from the Escrow Fund. The Escrow Agreement also provides for a Security Agreement to be executed by Garvey and EPA. The proposed agreement grants AGP a covenant not to sue pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a), subject to certain EPA reservations of rights. This notice is also given in accordance with section 7003(d) of RCRA. The proposed agreement also includes an EPA covenant not to sue AGP pursuant to section 7003 of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 9673. Commenters may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area in accordance with section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 9673(d). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed agreement. EPA will consider all comments received, and may withdraw or withhold its consent to the proposed agreement if such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. EPA's response to any written comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101, and at a local information repository near the Site.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: 05-16688
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting petitions submitted by Shell Oil Company (Shell Oil Company) to exclude (or delist) certain wastes generated by its Houston, TX Deer Park facility from the lists of hazardous wastes. This final rule responds to petitions submitted by Shell Oil Company to delist F039 and F037 wastes. The F039 waste is generated from the refinery wastewater treatment plant, North Effluent Treater (NET) and primary solids from Shell Chemical and the South Effluent Treatment (SET). The F037 waste North Pond Sludge is generated from the process wastewater, gravel and road base that has settled from storm water flow to the pond. After careful analysis and use of the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS), EPA has concluded the petitioned wastes are not hazardous waste. The F039 exclusion applies to 3.36 million gallons per year (16,619 cubic yards) of multi-source landfill leachate. The F037 exclusion is a one time exclusion for 15,000 cubic yards of the sludge. Accordingly, this final rule excludes the petitioned wastes from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting-Fall 2005
Document Number: 05-16687
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
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 of an Executive Committee meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC).
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs; A-American Environmental Superfund Removal Site
Document Number: 05-16684
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Action (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Order on Consent (``AOC,'' Region 9 Docket No. 9-2005-0014) pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the A-American Environmental Removal Site (the ``Site''), located in Alhambra, California. The respondents to the AOC are thirty-one among approximately 600 parties that arranged for the disposal of hazardous substances at the Site, for which EPA incurred response costs. The respondents are: United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Alger Manufacturing Company, Inc.; American Fabrication Corp.; City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Public Works; County of Los Angeles; Duthie Electric; Epmar Corporation; EZ Lube, Inc.; FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.; Flint Ink North America Corporation; Forrest Machining, Inc.; Graphic Center; Gruber Systems, Inc.; Haskel International Inc.; Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, Inc.; Los Angeles Chemical Co.; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; M C Gill Corp.; NeoMPS, Inc.; Opi Products Inc.; Remo, Inc.; Santa Catalina Island Company; Sundance Spas, Inc.; Ultra-Flex Moulding Inc.; Vista Paint Corp.; California Acrylic Inc.; Sterigenics EO, Inc.; Mansfield Plumbing Products, LLC; Semtech Corp.; State of California, Office of State Publishing; and State of California, Dept. of Transportation. Through the proposed AOC, these settling parties will reimburse the United States $259,472 of its response costs, which total $683,755. The AOC provides the settling parties with a covenant not to sue and contribution protection for the costs and the removal action at the Site. The AOC will supplement EPA's previous cost recovery settlement, EPA Docket No. 9-2004-0014. For thirty (30) day following the date of publication of this Notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed AOC. The Agency's response to any comments will be available for public inspection at EPA'S Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Conference on Air Quality Modeling
Document Number: 05-16682
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We announce the Eighth Conference on Air Quality Modeling. Such a conference is required by section three hundred twenty of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to be held every three years. The purposes of the Eighth Conference are to provide an overview of the latest features of the new air quality models and to provide a forum for public review and comment on potential revisions to the way the Agency determines and applies the appropriate air quality models in the future.
Approaches for the Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment
Document Number: 05-16597
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period on the external review draft document titled, ``Approaches for the Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment'' (EPA/600/R-05/043A), by 45 days. On July 28, 2005, EPA published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 43692) announcing: (1) The public availability of the draft document; (2) the beginning of a 30-day public comment period; and (3) an anticipated external peer-review workshop. EPA is extending the public comment period to October 14, 2005, in response to requests for extension of the comment period. EPA intends to make comments received by the end of the extended public comment period (October 14, 2005) available to Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, for the external peer review panelists prior to the anticipated workshop. The U.S. EPA will consider all comments received by October 14, 2005, in preparing a final report. EPA still expects Versar, Inc., to convene a panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop. This workshop will be announced in a separate Federal Register notice, once EPA is notified by Versar, Inc., of the date and location for the workshop. The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop are separate processes that will provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. In preparing a final report, EPA will consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Attainment Demonstration of the Mountain, Unifour, Triad and Fayetteville Early Action Compact Areas
Document Number: 05-16596
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on December 21, 2004, for the four Early Action Compact (EAC) areas in North Carolina: the Mountain, Unifour, Triad and Fayetteville areas (the North Carolina EAC Areas). The SIP revisions meet the requirements for the North Carolina EAC Areas to attain and maintain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (the 8-hour ozone standard) as described in the EAC Protocol and related regulations. EPA is also now approving the photochemical modeling used by North Carolina to support the attainment and maintenance demonstration of the 8-hour ozone standard in the North Carolina EAC Areas. In this action, EPA is not finalizing its proposed rulemaking to defer the effective date of the nonattainment designations for EAC areas. In a separate action, published on June 8, 2005, EPA proposed to defer the effective date of the nonattainment deferred designation for EAC areas until December 31, 2006 (69 FR 23858). EPA final action on the deferral is expected to be published before September 30, 2005.
Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Availability and Comment Period for Institutional Controls Draft Data Standard
Document Number: 05-16595
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of availability for a 45 day review and comment period is hereby given for the Draft Institutional Controls Data Standard. The Draft Institutional Control (IC) Data Standard provides a structure for defining the elements required for describing IC information. It provides information about the implementation, monitoring, enforcement, and termination of instruments (via the IC Event) as well as the objectives they meet, associated locations, affiliates and their roles/responsibilities relevant to the IC, cleanup actions (via the IC Event), technologies, and the documentation related to each of the aforementioned subsets of data. States and U.S. EPA completed a technical review of this standard in the Fall of 2004.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Attainment Demonstration for the Shreveport-Bossier City Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16476
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) on December 28, 2004. The revisions will incorporate the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Early Action Compact (EAC) Air Quality Improvement Plan (AQIP) into the Louisiana SIP. EPA is approving the photochemical modeling in support of the attainment and maintenance demonstration for the 8-hour ozone standard within the Shreveport-Bossier City EAC area and is approving the associated control measures. These actions strengthen the SIP in accordance with the requirements of sections 110 and 116 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act) and will result in emission reductions needed to ensure continued attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Attainment Demonstration of the San Antonio Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16475
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on December 6, 2004. The revisions demonstrate attainment of the 8-hour ozone standard and incorporate the San Antonio Early Action Compact (EAC) Clean Air Plan into the Texas SIP. EPA is approving the photochemical modeling in support of the attainment demonstration of the 8-hour ozone standard within the San Antonio EAC area and is approving the associated control measures. These actions strengthen the SIP in accordance with the requirements of sections 110 and 116 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act), and will result in emission reductions needed to achieve attainment of and maintain the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone.
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR) for Public Water Systems Revisions
Document Number: 05-16385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish criteria for a program to monitor unregulated contaminants and to publish a list of contaminants to be monitored every five years. EPA published such a list for the first Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation cycle (i.e., UCMR 1) and a revised approach for UCMR implementation in the Federal Register dated September 17, 1999. UCMR 1 established a three-tiered approach for monitoring contaminants based on the availability of analytical methods and laboratory capacity considerations. Today's proposed regulation meets the SDWA requirement to publish a listing of unregulated contaminants every five years. Today's action proposes the design for the second UCMR cycle. EPA is proposing to require monitoring of 26 chemicals using nine different analytical methods. UCMR 2 monitoring is proposed to occur during 2007- 2011.This proposed action builds on the established structure of UCMR 1 and proposes some changes to the rule design. The primary changes to UCMR 1 include: Redesign of the Screening Survey for List 2 contaminants to increase the statistical strength of the sampling results by incorporating additional PWSs; updates to the lists of contaminants to be monitored and the analytical methods approved to conduct that monitoring; revisions to the ``data elements'' required to be reported; and some revisions to the implementation of the monitoring program to reflect ``lessons learned'' during UCMR 1. A systematic procedure for the determination of a Minimum Reporting Level (MRL) is also being proposed. Implementation of today's proposed action would benefit the environment by providing EPA and other interested parties with scientifically valid data on the occurrence of these contaminants in drinking water, permitting the assessment of the population potentially being exposed and the levels of that exposure. These data are the primary source of occurrence and exposure data for the Agency to determine whether to regulate these contaminants.
Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, NV
Document Number: 05-16193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are proposing to revise certain of our public health and safety standards for radioactive material stored or disposed of in the potential repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Section 801(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EnPA, Pub. L. 102-486) directed us to develop these standards. These standards (the 2001 standards) were originally promulgated on June 13, 2001 (66 FR 32074). Section 801 of the EnPA also required us to contract with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study to provide findings and recommendations on reasonable standards for protection of the public health and safety. The health and safety standards promulgated by EPA are to be ``based upon and consistent with'' the findings and recommendations of NAS. On August 1, 1995, NAS released its report (the NAS Report), titled ``Technical Bases for Yucca Mountain Standards.'' In promulgating our standards, we considered the NAS Report as the EnPA directs. On July 9, 2004, in response to a legal challenge by the State of Nevada and the Natural Resources Defense Council, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated portions of our standards that addressed the period of time for which compliance must be demonstrated. The Court ruled that the time frame for regulatory compliance was not ``based upon and consistent with'' the findings and recommendations of the NAS and remanded those portions of the standards to us for revision. These remanded provisions are the subject of today's action. Today's proposal incorporates multiple compliance criteria applicable at different times for protection of individuals and in circumstances involving human intrusion into the repository. Compliance will be judged against a standard of 150 microsievert per year (15 millirem per year) committed effective dose equivalent at times up to 10,000 years after disposal and against a standard of 3.5 millisievert per year (350 millirem per year) committed effective dose equivalent at times after 10,000 years and up to 1 million years after disposal. Today's proposal also includes several supporting provisions affecting DOE's performance projections. DOE will measure the median of the distribution of doses against the dose standard beyond 10,000 years, will calculate doses using updated scientific factors, and will incorporate specific direction on analyzing features, events, and processes that may affect performance. Section 801(b) of the EnPA requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to modify its technical requirements for licensing of the Yucca Mountain repository to be consistent with the standards promulgated by EPA. NRC did incorporate EPA's Yucca Mountain standards into its licensing regulations and the regulatory time frame provision of these was similarly struck down by the Court of Appeals. Once revised regulatory time frame components of our standards have been promulgated, NRC must revise its licensing regulations to be consistent with our revised standards. The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to submit a license application providing a compliance demonstration. The NRC will determine whether DOE has demonstrated compliance with NRC's licensing regulations, which must be consistent with our standards, prior to granting or denying the necessary licenses to dispose of radioactive material in Yucca Mountain.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Science Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-16491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of an SAB Quality Review Committee (QRC) to review and discuss the SAB Draft Advisory Report on EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment (ReVA) Program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Attainment Demonstration of the Austin Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16490
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on December 6, 2004. The revisions demonstrate attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone standard and incorporate the Austin Early Action Compact (EAC) Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) into the Texas SIP. EPA is approving the photochemical modeling in support of the attainment demonstration for the 8-hour ozone standard within the Austin EAC area. EPA is approving the Austin EAC CAAP, which includes control measures and demonstrates maintenance of the standard through 2012. These actions strengthen the SIP in accordance with the requirements of sections 110 and 116 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act) and will result in emission reductions needed to help ensure attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Clean Air Action Plan and Attainment Demonstration for the Northeast Texas Early Action Compact Area; Agreed Orders Regarding Control of Air Pollution for the Northeast Texas Area
Document Number: 05-16489
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 18, 2002 and December 6, 2004. Approval will incorporate the following changes into the SIP: the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), a demonstration of attainment and maintenance for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Northeast Texas Early Action Compact (EAC) area, and the associated control measures. EPA is approving the photochemical modeling in support of the attainment demonstration for the 8-hour ozone standard within the Northeast Texas EAC area. These actions strengthen the SIP in accordance with sections 110 and 116 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and will result in emission reductions needed to help ensure attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS in Northeast Texas.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Attainment Demonstration for the Tulsa Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16488
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a revision to the Oklahoma State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Secretary of the Environment on December 22, 2004. The revision will incorporate a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and the Indian Nation Council of Governments (INCOG) into the Oklahoma SIP and includes a demonstration of attainment and maintenance for the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The MOA outlines duties and responsibilities of each party for implementation of pollution control measures for the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Early Action Compact (EAC) area. EPA is approving the photochemical modeling in support of the attainment demonstration for the 8-hour ozone standard within the Tulsa EAC area and is approving the associated control measures. These actions strengthen the SIP in accordance with the requirements of sections 110 and 116 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act) and will result in emission reductions needed to help ensure attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour NAAQS for ozone.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Texas; Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles, Mobile Source Incentive Programs
Document Number: 05-16487
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) into the Texas SIP. The TERP is utilized in each of the nonattainment areas and near nonattainment areas in the State to achieve reductions in the emissions of oxides of nitrogen from on-road and non-road mobile sources. This action will allow the State to capture credit from those reductions and use them in attainment demonstrations for these areas.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Greeley Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-16486
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 17, 2005, EPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to propose approval of Colorado's revised maintenance plan for the Greeley carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In that NPR, EPA proposed to approve the revised maintenance plan, the transportation conformity motor vehicle emission budgets for 2005 through 2009, 2010 through 2014, and 2015 and beyond, the revisions to Colorado's Regulation No. 11 ``Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program,'' and the revisions to Colorado's Regulation No. 13 ``Oxygenated Fuels Program.'' In this action, EPA is approving the Greeley CO revised maintenance plan, the transportation conformity motor vehicle emission budgets, and the revisions to Regulation No. 11 and Regulation No. 13. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Denver Early Action Compact Ozone Plan, Attainment Demonstration of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard, and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-16485
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 17, 2005, EPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to propose approval of Colorado's Early Action Compact (EAC) ozone plan for the Denver metropolitan area (hereafter, Denver area) for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In that NPR, EPA proposed to approve the Denver area's EAC ozone plan, an attainment demonstration for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, revisions to Colorado's Common Provisions Regulation, revisions to Colorado's Regulation No. 7 ``Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds'' (hereafter, Regulation No. 7), and revisions to Colorado's Regulation No. 11 ``Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program'' (hereafter Regulation No. 11). In this action, EPA is approving the Denver EAC ozone plan, the associated attainment demonstration, and the revisions to the Common Provisions Regulation, Regulation No. 7, and Regulation No. 11. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Maine; Negative Declaration
Document Number: 05-16484
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the Sections 111(d)/129 negative declaration submitted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) on May 2, 2005. This negative declaration adequately certifies that there are no existing hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) located within the boundaries of the state of Maine. EPA publishes regulations under Sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act requiring states to submit control plans to EPA. These state control plans show how states intend to control the emissions of designated pollutants from designated facilities (e.g., HMIWIs). The state of Maine submitted this negative declaration in lieu of a state control plan.