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

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Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Maine; Negative Declaration
Document Number: 05-16483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the sections 111(d) and 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Primary and Secondary Emissions From Basic Oxygen Furnaces (Renewal); OMB Number 2060-0029; EPA ICR Number 1069.08
Document Number: 05-16482
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
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 October 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.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Axsys Technologies, Inc., U.S. Cap and Jacket Superfund Site, Prospect, CT
Document Number: 05-16481
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the U.S. Cap and Jacket Superfund Site in Prospect, Connecticut with the following settling party: Axsys Technologies, Inc. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $175,000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at One Congress Street, Boston, MA 022142023.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
Document Number: 05-16480
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
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. 2005-0013) pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the Perris Drum Superfund Removal Site (the ``Site''), located in Perris, California. The respondent to the AOC is The Glidden Company (``Glidden''). Through the proposed AOC, Glidden will reimburse the United States $95,000 in response costs incurred at the Site. The AOC provides Glidden with a covenant not to sue and contribution protection for the removal action at the Site. EPA maintains that a predecessor of Glidden arranged for the disposal of a portion of the hazardous substances subject to the response action at the Site. EPA incurred approximately $204,000 in total response costs, and EPA will maintain a lien against the real property that was subject to the response action as a means to obtain the balance of its response costs. For thirty (30) days 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 received will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Steel Pickling (Renewal); OMB Number 2060-0419; EPA ICR Number 1821.05
Document Number: 05-16478
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
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 October 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 OMB Responses
Document Number: 05-16477
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-16474
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality and forest habitat as well as on the loss of dedicated old growth and net loss of Late and Old Structure habitat. EPA supports the identified prioritization of road restoration efforts proposed for acquired lands, but is concerned about uncertain funding to implement restoration efforts. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-16473
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Availability and Comment Period for Revised Chemical Identification and Latitude/Longitude Data Standards
Document Number: 05-16114
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of availability for a 40 day review and comment period is hereby given for two revised data standards(1) Chemical Identification Data Standard, and (2) Latitude/Longitude Data Standard. The Chemical Identification Data Standard provides for the use of common identifiers for chemical substances regulated or monitored by environmental programs. The major revision to this standard is the inclusion of optional data element 2.15 ``Chemical Preferred Acronym Name.'' Use of the data element is not mandatory. The Latitude/Longitude Data Standard is a set of data elements that can be used for recording horizontal and vertical coordinates and associated metadata that define a point on the earth. The major revision to this standard is a reformatting which includes all permitted value lists in appendices and the addition of more specific permitted values to data element 1.7 ``Reference Point Code'' and 1.8 ``Reference Point Name.'' The use of the more specific permitted values is not mandatory.
Pyriproxyfen; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-16301
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
Third Preparatory Committee Meeting on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-16299
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA and the State Department are hosting a meeting for stakeholders to inform the development of the U.S. Government's viewpoints for the upcoming 3\rd\ Preparatory Committee (PrepComm 3) meeting on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and a number of updates to the inter-sessional working documents. Comments are being sought to help provide guidance to U.S. Government Agencies as to how they should work with other countries to develop a SAICM that promotes the sound management of chemicals while facilitating the movement of chemicals and their products across borders without compromising human health or the environment. There are several updates to the inter-sessional working documents that will serve as a basis for the structural development of a SAICM. This meeting will serve as an opportunity for stakeholders to share their views on these documents before they are finalized at the third and final session of the PrepComm on SAICM in the third week of September 2005.
Pesticides; Procedural Regulations for Registration Review; Availability of a Draft Schedule for Registration Review
Document Number: 05-16298
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing availability of a draft schedule for the registration review of pesticides mandated in section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA is making the draft schedule available to assist the public in its review of the proposed procedural regulations for registration review that EPA published on July 13, 2005. To develop the draft schedule, EPA used procedures described in the July 13, 2005 proposal. The draft schedule is, in effect, a model schedule which shows how the Agency could sequence pesticide reviews to meet the goal of reviewing each pesticide's registration every 15 years. Although the Agency is not seeking comment on the draft schedule, you may include comments on the draft schedule in your comments on the proposed procedural regulations for the registration review of pesticides.
Dibasic Esters (DBEs) EPA Program Review; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Comments
Document Number: 05-16297
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA issued a testing consent order that incorporates an enforceable consent agreement (ECA) regarding dimethyl succinate (DMS, Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) No. 106-65-0), dimethyl glutarate (DMG, CAS No. 1119-40-0), and dimethyl adipate (DMA, CAS No. 627-93-0) known collectively as Dibasic Esters (DBEs). The companies subject to this ECA agreed to conduct toxicity testing that was intended to satisfy certain toxicological data needs identified by EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The results of this testing can be used to develop a more complete toxicological profile of DBEs and to assess certain potential human health risks posed by DBEs present in certain industrial and consumer products, including paint stripper formulations. This notice announces that EPA has initiated the program review component of the DBEs ECA testing program and solicits public comment on the need for a third, and final, phase of testing involving in vivo dermal penetration rate testing. Comments will be considered in EPA's decision on whether or not to proceed with the third phase of testing under the ECA.
Azinphos-methyl; Order to Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 05-16296
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the order to amend registrations to terminate certain uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of manufacturing-use products containing the pesticide azinphos-methyl, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This order follows a February 28, 2005 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (70 FR 9644) (FRL-7702-5) from the azinphos-methyl registrants Bayer CropScience, Gowan Company, and Makhteshim Chemical Works to amend manufacturing-use product labels to terminate caneberries, cotton, cranberries, peaches/nectarines, potatoes, and Southern pine seed orchard uses. These are not the last azinphos-methyl products registered for use in the United States. In the February 28, 2005 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests. The Agency received several substantive comments on the notice. These comments have been reviewed and taken into consideration in the Agency's decision to proceed with this termination order, but modify the previously proposed existing stocks provision. EPA's decision is discussed in Unit III. of this notice. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice an order to amend the subject registrations to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the azinphos-methyl manufacturing-use products subject to this order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions in Unit VI. A companion notice, announcing the receipt of requests to voluntarily terminate these same uses of azinphos-methyl end-use products, is being published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. The proposed existing stocks provision for the end-use products reflects and is compatible with the modified existing stocks provision for the manufacturing-use products.
Azinphos-methyl; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Amend to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 05-16295
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to amend their registrations to terminate certain uses of end-use products containing the pesticide azinphos-methyl. The requests would terminate azinphos- methyl use in or on caneberries, cotton, cranberries, peaches/ nectarines, potatoes, and Southern pine seed orchards. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this notice unless, based on substantive comments received during the comment period or other relevant information, the Agency determines that the requests merit further review. Upon granting these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. A companion notice, announcing the order to amend registrations of azinphos-methyl manufacturing-use products to terminate these same uses, is published elsewhere in this Federal Register. The existing stocks provision proposed in this notice for end-use products reflects and is compatible with the modified schedule for terminating uses on the manufacturing- use products.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Attainment Demonstration for the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Ozone Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16294
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of an Early Action Compact (EAC) Plan that will enable the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Ozone EAC Area to demonstrate attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality (NAAQS) standard. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Attainment Demonstration for the Northern Shenandoah Valley Ozone Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16293
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of an Early Action Compact (EAC) Plan that will enable the Northern Shenandoah Valley Ozone EAC Area to demonstrate attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality (NAAQS) standard. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Attainment Demonstration for the Eastern Panhandle Region Ozone Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16292
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of an Early Action Compact (EAC) Plan that will enable the Eastern Panhandle Region Ozone EAC Area to demonstrate attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality (NAAQS) standard. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Attainment Demonstration for the Washington County Ozone Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16291
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of an Early Action Compact (EAC) Plan that will enable the Washington County, Maryland Ozone EAC Area to demonstrate attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality (NAAQS) standard. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; San Juan County Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16290
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Governor of New Mexico on December 16, 2004. The revisions will incorporate the Early Action Compact (EAC) Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) into the New Mexico SIP. EPA is approving the photochemical modeling in support of the attainment demonstration for the 8-hour ozone standard within the San Juan County EAC area. 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 continued attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 05-16194
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Comment Period for Environmental Sampling, Analysis and Results Draft Data Standards
Document Number: 05-16113
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of availability for public review for a 90 day comment period is hereby given for the Draft Environmental Sampling, Analysis and Results (ESAR) Data Standards. The Draft Environmental Sampling, Analysis, and Results Data Standards are a collection of 14 standards that are based on the business processes used to collect and analyze environmental data. The collection is comprised of an Overview, four primary standards and nine supporting components. The fourteen ESAR data standards are designed to provide implementation flexibility and improve the exchange of environmental data across the nation. States and U.S. EPA completed a technical review of these data standards in the Spring of 2004. That review lead to the formation of Air, Waste, and Water teams, which reviewed the comments and produced this final collection of draft data standard documents. Reviewers will see that the standards may not use the specific terminology for a given environmental program. In order to make the standards work for the broadest audience, terms were specifically chosen for relevance to the broadest audience. Similarly, the standards do not address all details of each environmental program. These standards, when final, are intended to serve as a foundation for information exchange across environmental media (water, air, waste). Media or program specific data elements may need to be added in an exchange. Reviewers please note that the draft data standards are based on and incorporate related efforts such as other data standards, electronic data deliverables, and systems data dictionaries in media specific areas including: the EDSC data standard ``Reporting Water Quality Results for Chemical and Microbiological Analytes;'' exchange specifications such as the ``Staged Electronic Data Deliverable'' (SEDD); data dictionaries such as the Air Quality Monitoring System (AQS); as well as specifications from the National Environmental Laboratory Accrediting Council (NELAC) and the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Changes in Fees for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Services-Fiscal Years 2005-2008
Document Number: C5-14296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 05-16224
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of approving the 2001 and 2004 updates to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance. These revisions will help to ensure consistency between the applicable local agency rules and Federally-approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the applicable parts of the local agency air programs.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 05-16223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of approving the 2001 and 2004 updates to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance, Chapter 10, Air Quality. These revisions will help to ensure consistency between the applicable local agency rules and Federally- approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the applicable parts of the local agency air programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Outreach Products and Services, EPA ICR Number 2190.01
Document Number: 05-16221
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; the General Motors Corporation-Central Foundry Division Superfund Site, Massena, St. Lawrence County, NY
Document Number: 05-16220
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the General Motors CorporationCentral Foundry Division Superfund Site located in Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York with the settling party, the General Motors Corporation. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $897,690.88, plus an additional sum for Interest on that amount calculated from April 21, 2004 through the date of payment to the General MotorsCentral Foundry Division Superfund Site Special Account within the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund in reimbursement of EPA's past response costs incurred with respect to the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a) for past response costs. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Radionuclides, (Renewal) EPA ICR Number 1100.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0191
Document Number: 05-16201
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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 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; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants (Renewal), ICR Number 1057.10, OMB Number 2060-0041
Document Number: 05-16199
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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 October 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; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; RCRA Expanded Public Participation (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1688.05, OMB Control Number 2050-0149
Document Number: 05-16198
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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 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; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions for Polyether Polyol Production, ICR Number 1811.05, OMB Number 2060-0415
Document Number: 05-16197
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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 September 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 Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Glass Manufacturing Plants (Renewal), ICR Number 1081.08, OMB Number 2060-0043
Document Number: 05-16196
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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 October 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.
Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants; Analytical Methods for Biological Pollutants in Wastewater and Sewage Sludge; Proposed Rule
Document Number: 05-16195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This proposed regulation would amend the ``Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants'' under section 304(h) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), by adding analytical test procedures for enumerating the bacteria, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and enterococci, in wastewater; and by adding analytical test procedures for enumerating fecal coliforms and Salmonella in sewage sludge to the list of Agency-approved methods. Specifically, EPA is proposing both membrane filter (MF) and multiple-tube fermentation (MTF, i.e., multiple-tube, multiple-well) methods for E. coli and enterococci bacteria in wastewater, and MTF methods for fecal coliforms and Salmonella in sewage sludge. EPA's approval of these methods will help Regions, States, communities, and environmental laboratories better assess public health risks from microbiological pollutants.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Attainment Demonstration for the Central Oklahoma Early Action Compact Area
Document Number: 05-16192
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
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 for Central Oklahoma. This revision will incorporate a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) 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 Central Oklahoma 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 Central Oklahoma 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.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-16112
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
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 a lawsuit filed by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America: Interstate Natural Gas Association of America v. EPA, No. 04-1296 (DC Cir.). On September 1, 2004, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (``Petitioner'') filed a Petition for Review of EPA's final rule pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 7607 and Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Petitioner challenged the EPA's final rule entitled ``Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines'' published on July 8, 2004 (69 FR 41346). The standards of performance for stationary gas turbines are set forth in 40 CFR part 60, subpart GG. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA will undertake rulemaking to make certain amendments to the rule at issue. No later than 60 days after the date this Agreement becomes final, EPA shall sign either a notice of proposed rulemaking or a notice of direct final rulemaking and concurrent proposal to amend certain provisions of 40 CFR 60.334 and 60.335. The amendments to these sections of subpart GG will be made in order to clarify our intent that nothing in the amendments to subpart GG was meant to impose new requirements for turbines constructed after 1977, when subpart GG was initially promulgated, that do not use water or steam injection to control NOX emissions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of VOC Emissions From AIM Coatings
Document Number: 05-16111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to the amendments of controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings in Maryland. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, EPA ICR Number 0261.15, OMB Control Number 2050-0028
Document Number: 05-16110
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
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 of an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006. 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.
Guidance for 2006 Assessment, Listing and Reporting Requirements Pursuant to Sections 303(d), 305(b) and 314 of the Clean Water Act
Document Number: 05-16040
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of Guidance for 2006 Assessment, Listing, and Reporting Requirements Pursuant to Sections 303(d), 305(b) and 314 of the Clean Water Act. This biennial guidance is for states, territories, authorized tribes, and interstate commissions (hereinafter referred to as ``jurisdictions'') that help states prepare and submit section 305(b) reports to EPA. Sections 303(d), 305(b), and 314 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) require states, territories, and authorized tribes (not interstate commissions) to provide biennial reports to EPA on the condition of waters within their boundaries. This guidance outlines the development of Integrated Reports (IR) that support EPA's strategy for achieving a broad-scale, national inventory of water quality conditions. The objective of this guidance is to provide jurisdictions a recommended reporting format and suggested content to be used in developing a single document that integrates the reporting requirements of sections 303(d), 305(b), and 314. Use of the IR format will allow jurisdictions to report the water quality standards attainment status of all waters, document the availability of data and information for each segment, identify certain trends in the water quality conditions, and provide information to managers in setting priorities for future actions to protect and restore the health of our nation's aquatic resources.
Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Alternate Threshold for Low Annual Reportable Amounts; Request for Comment on ICR Renewal; (Form A) EPA ICR Number 1704.08, OMB Control Number 2070-0143
Document Number: 05-16039
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
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) pursuant to the procedures described in 5 CFR 1320.12: Alternate Threshold for Low Annual Reportable Amounts, Toxic Chemical Release Reporting (EPA ICR No. 1704.08, OMB No. 2070- 0143). ICR Number 1704.08, OMB Control Number 2070-0143 involves the reporting and record keeping requirements associated with reporting under the alternate threshold for reporting to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), which appear in 40 CFR part 372. This ICR involves a collection activity that is currently approved and scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006.
Notice of a Scientific Peer Review Meeting to Review the Document: The Inventory of Sources and Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the U.S.: the Year 2000 Update, March, 2005 (EPA/600/P/03/002a)
Document Number: 05-16038
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that ERG, an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene a panel of experts and organize and conduct an independent external peer-review workshop to review the draft report, ``The Inventory of Sources and Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the U.S.: the Year 2000 Update,'' March, 2005 (EPA/600/P/ 03/002a) (Draft Dioxin Inventory Update). The public is invited to register to attend this meeting as an observer. In addition, the public is invited to give oral and/or provide written comments at the meeting regarding the draft document under review.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-16037
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
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 a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club: Sierra Club v. Johnson, No. 05CV00750 (ESH) (D.D.C.). On or about April 13, 2005, Sierra Club filed a complaint alleging that EPA had a mandatory duty to provide a valid response within 60 days to Sierra Club's Title V petition and to respond to the remand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the case of Sierra Club v. Leavitt, 368 F.3d 1300 (11th Cir. 2004). Sierra Club had filed a petition seeking EPA's objection to the Clean Air Act Title V operating permit for the Oglethorpe Power Corporation's Wansley Combined Cycle Energy Facility issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. EPA denied the petition in an Order dated November 15, 2002. Sierra Club appealed to the Eleventh Circuit, which vacated EPA's Order and remanded to the agency for further consideration. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA has agreed to respond to the remand by September 15, 2005, and Sierra Club has agreed to dismiss its suit with prejudice. In addition, under the proposed settlement, EPA would make a payment to Sierra Club in settlement of its claims for attorneys' fees in this matter.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-16036
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-16035
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has environmental concerns about the proposed project related to hazardous materials, specifically possible lead contamination of Klingle Creek, as well as noise impacts and the sufficient delineation of flood hazards. Rating EC2.
Ohio: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 05-15922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Ohio has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes through this proposed final action.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Maryland; Control of Emissions From Small Municipal Waste Combustor (SMWC) Units; Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 05-15921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal plan (68 FR 5144, January 31, 2003) for small municipal waste combustor (MWC) units under sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (the ``Act''). The request for delegation was submitted as a means to fulfill requirements of the Clean Air Act (the Act). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving Maryland's delegation request as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipate 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 State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Maryland; Control of Emissions From Small Municipal Waste Combustor (SMWC) Units; Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 05-15920
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal plan (68 FR 5144, January 31, 2003) for small municipal waste combustor (SMWC) units under sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (the ``Act''). The plan establishes emissions limits, compliance schedules, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for existing SMWC units for which construction commenced on or before August 30, 1999. The request for delegation was submitted to EPA on March 28, 2005. EPA and the MDE signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which is the mechanism for the transfer of authority from EPA to the MDE. The MOA defines policies, responsibilities, and procedures pursuant to 40 CFR 62 subpart JJJ (the ``Federal plan'') and 40 CFR 60 subpart BBBB (Emission Guidelines), by which the Federal plan will be administered by both the EPA and the MDE.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With EPA's ENERGY STAR for Homes Program, EPA ICR Number 2193.01
Document Number: 05-15919
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
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.
Interim Final Determination To Stay and/or Defer Sanctions, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-15833
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making an interim final determination to stay and/or defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed approval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. The revisions concern SJVUAPCD Rule 4101Visible Emissions.