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

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Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-15333
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold a public meeting on September 14, 2005. An agenda for this meeting is being developed and should be posted on EPA's website in mid-August. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's registration process.
Notice of Receipt of a Request for an Amendment to Delete a Use in a Certain Pesticide Registration; Correction
Document Number: 05-15332
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA announced in theFederal Register of July 20, 2005, a notice of receipt of an irrevocable request for an amendment by the Hartz Mountain Corporation to delete a use for EPA Registration Number 2596-151. The document inadvertently omitted a sentence from the DATES unit and omitted the ADDRESSES unit. This document corrects those errors.
Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel a Certain Pesticide Registration; Correction
Document Number: 05-15331
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA announced in theFederal Register of July 15, 2005, a notice of receipt of an irrevocable request by the Hartz Mountain Corporation to voluntarily cancel EPA Registration Number 2596-148. The document inadvertently omitted a sentence from the DATES unit and omitted theADDRESSES unit. This document corrects those errors.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Final Exclusion for Identification and Listing Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 05-15329
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing its proposed action to grant a petition submitted by the United States Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (Energy) to exclude (or `delist') from regulation as listed hazardous waste certain mixed waste (`petitioned waste') following treatment at the 200 Area Effluent Treatment Site (200 Area ETF) on the Hanford Facility, Richland, Washington. This action conditionally grants the exclusion based on an evaluation of waste stream-specific and treatment process information provided by Energy. Wastes meeting the conditions of this exclusion are exempt from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 as amended. In finalizing this action, EPA has concluded that Energy's petitioned waste does not meet any of the criteria under which the wastes were originally listed, and that there is no reasonable basis to believe other factors exist which could cause the waste to be hazardous.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB; Comment Request; EPA ICR Number 0277.14; OMB Control Number 2070-0060; Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration
Document Number: 05-15328
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
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: Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration; EPA ICR Number 0277.14; OMB Control Number 2070-0060. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Continuing Collection; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Water Quality Standards Regulation (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0988.09, OMB Control Number 2040-0049
Document Number: 05-15327
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
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 for the Water Quality Standards Regulation. 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.
Revisions to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands State Implementation Plan, Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-15326
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the territorial agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), Office of Air and Radiation Docket and Information, and the Regional Office.
Land Disposal Restrictions: Site-Specific Treatment Variances for Heritage Environmental Services LLC and Chemical Waste Management, Chemical Services, Inc
Document Number: 05-15325
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is today granting two site-specific treatment standard variances from the Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) treatment standards to Chemical Waste Management, Chemical Services LLC (CWM), and to Heritage Environmental Services LLC (Heritage), to treat a selenium-bearing hazardous waste from the glass manufacturing industry. This final rule follows a proposed rule and a subsequent request for comment. These facilities intend to treat and dispose of selenium-bearing hazardous waste from Guardian Industries Corp. (Guardian) at their RCRA permitted facilities in Model City, New York and Indianapolis, Indiana, respectively. Based on treatment data on a new proprietary chemical stabilization technology provided by Heritage, EPA is issuing variances so that both facilities may treat the Guardian waste to an alternate treatment standard of 11 mg/L selenium, as measured by the TCLP. Upon promulgation of this final rule, CWM and Heritage may dispose of the treated waste in permitted RCRA Subtitle C landfills, provided they meet the applicable LDR treatment standards for any other hazardous constituents in the waste. EPA is granting these variances because the chemical properties of the wastes differ significantly from the waste used to establish the current LDR standard for selenium (5.7 mg/L, as measured by the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP)), and the petitions have adequately demonstrated that the waste cannot be treated to meet this treatment standard.
Ethylene Oxide Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-15219
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the pesticide, ethylene oxide (ETO), and opens a public comment period on these documents. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for ETO through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. This notice opens phase 3 of the 6-phase process.
Identification of Ozone Areas for Which the 1-Hour Standard Has Been Revoked and Technical Correction to Phase 1 Rule
Document Number: 05-15218
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 30, 2004, EPA published the first phase of its final rule to implement the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) (Phase 1 Rule). At that same time, EPA also published 8-hour ozone designations for all areas of the country. For most areas, the 8-hour ozone designations became effective on June 15, 2004. The Phase 1 Rule provided that the 1-hour ozone NAAQS would no longer apply (i.e., would be revoked) for an area 1 year following the effective date of the area's designation for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This rule codifies the revocation of the 1-hour standard for those areas with effective 8-hour ozone designations. Because the Phase 1 Rule, as modified in a recent reconsideration rule, also provided that certain 1-hour nonattainment and maintenance obligations that applied as of the effective date of designation for the 8-hour NAAQS remain in place for an area, we are retaining the tables in 40 CFR part 81 that identify each area's 1-hour designation and classification status as of the effective date of the 8-hour designation for the area. The regulatory changes do not modify the tables for Early Action Compact areas for which the 1-hour NAAQS continues to apply. In addition, today's rule makes a technical correction to the last sentence in 40 CFR 51.905(c)(1) to reference 40 CFR part 81, subpart C as identifying the boundaries of areas and the area designations and classifications for the 1-hour ozone NAAQS that were in place as of the effective date of designation of the area for the 8-hour NAAQS. This rule eliminates the reservation of subpart E of part 81 for the above identification purpose.
Acetic Acid; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-15148
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of acetic acid when used as a preservative for post-harvest stored grains and hay intended for animal feed. Eastman Chemical Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of acetic acid for this use.
Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-payment of Year 2005 Registration Maintenance Fees
Document Number: 05-15145
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since the amendments of October 1988, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) has required payment of an annual maintenance fee to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due January 15, 2005 has gone unpaid for 831 registrations. Section 4(i)(5)(G) of FIFRA provides that the Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel all 831 of these registrations have been issued within the past few days.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks
Document Number: 05-15217
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 13, 2004, the EPA issued amendments to the national emission standards for coke oven pushing, quenching, and battery stacks as a direct final rule, along with a parallel proposal to be used as a basis for final action in the event we received any adverse comments. Because an adverse comment was received on the provisions related to operation and maintenance requirements, we have previously withdrawn the corresponding part of the direct final rule. After considering the comment, EPA is promulgating the provisions that were withdrawn based on the proposed rule published on October 13, 2004.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-15152
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Rhinehart Tire Fire Dump Superfund Site (Site) located near Winchester, Virginia from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed at the Site. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Rhinehart Tire Fire Dump Site without prior notice of intent to delete because EPA views this as a noncontroversial deletion and anticipates no adverse comment. EPA has explained its reasons for this deletion in the direct final notice of deletion. If EPA receives no adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to delete or the direct final notice of deletion, EPA will take no further action. If EPA receives adverse comment(s), EPA will withdraw the direct final notice of deletion and it will not take effect. EPA will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to delete. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the Direct Final Notice of Deletion which is located in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-15151
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Rhinehart Tire Fire Dump Superfund Site (Site), located near Winchester (Frederick County), Virginia, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), is Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final notice of deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed and, therefore, further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA is not appropriate.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Salt Lake City Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-15150
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On October 19, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates a revised maintenance plan for the Salt Lake City carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The revised maintenance plan contains revised transportation conformity budgets for the years 2005 and 2019. In addition, the Governor submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-33, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part C, Salt Lake County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Salt Lake County. In this action, EPA is approving the Salt Lake City CO revised maintenance plan, the revised transportation conformity budgets, the revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Salt Lake County, and the revisions to rules R307-110-12 and R307-110- 33. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Salt Lake City Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-15149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On October 19, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates a revised maintenance plan for the Salt Lake City carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The revised maintenance plan contains revised transportation conformity budgets for the years 2005 and 2019. In addition, the Governor submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-33, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part C, Salt Lake County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Salt Lake County. EPA is proposing approval of the Salt Lake City CO revised maintenance plan, the revised transportation conformity budgets, the revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Salt Lake County, and the revisions to rules R307-110-12 and R307-110- 33. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Tribal Educational Outreach on Lead Poisoning and Baseline Assessment of Tribal Children's Existing and Potential Exposure and Risks Associated With Lead; Notice of Availability and Extension
Document Number: 05-15147
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of additional information and an extension of the application deadline for a Notice of Funding Availability for Tribal Educational Outreach on Lead Poisoning and Baseline Assessment of Tribal Children's Existing and Potential Exposure and Risks Associated With Lead, that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, June 30, 2005. You may access the full text of the updated grant announcement at http://www.epa.gov/lead, under the ``Lead In The News'' July 2005 section and also athttp://www.grants.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Metal Coil Surface Coating Plants (Renewal), ICR Number 1957.04, OMB Number 2060-0487
Document Number: 05-15146
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for Colorado; Long-Term Strategy of State Implementation Plan for Class I Visibility Protection
Document Number: 05-15054
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Governor of Colorado with a letter dated April 12, 2004. This revision replaces an August 19, 1998 submittal from the Governor and updates the Long-Term Strategy of the Visibility SIP to establish strategies, activities, and plans that constitute reasonable progress toward the National visibility goal. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for Colorado; Long-Term Strategy of State Implementation Plan for Class I Visibility Protection
Document Number: 05-15053
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Governor of Colorado with a letter dated April 12, 2004. This revision replaces an August 19, 1998, submittal from the Governor and updates the Long-Term Strategy of the Visibility SIP to establish strategies, activities, and plans that constitute reasonable progress toward the National visibility goal. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a controversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Regional Haze Regulations; Revisions to Provisions Governing Alternative to Source-Specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Determinations
Document Number: 05-14930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 1, 1999, EPA promulgated regulations to address regional haze (64 FR 35714). These regulations were challenged twice. On May 24, 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling vacating the regional haze rule in part and sustaining it in part. American Corn Growers Ass'n v. EPA, 291 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2002). On June 15, 2005, we finalized a rule addressing the court's ruling in that case. On February 18, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued another ruling vacating the regional haze rule in part and sustaining it in part. Center for Energy and Economic Development v. EPA, No. 03-1222, (D.C. Cir. Feb. 18, 2005) (``CEED v. EPA''). In this case, the court granted a petition challenging provisions of the regional haze rule governing the optional emissions trading program for certain western States and Tribes (the ``WRAP Annex Rule''). Today's proposed rule would revise the provisions of the regional haze rule governing alternative trading programs, and would provide additional guidance that is needed.