Environmental Protection Agency September 28, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Permits by Rule
Document Number: 05-19358
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the State of Texas. This action removes a provision from the Texas SIP which provided public notice for concrete batch plants which were constructed under a permit by rule (PBR). On September 1, 2000, Texas replaced the PBR for concrete batch plants with a standard permit for concrete batch plants. The standard permit for concrete batch plants also requires public notice for concrete batch plants subject to the standard permit. Texas maintained the public notice requirements of its PBR to assure that proper procedures were followed for concrete batch plants that were permitted under the PBR prior to the effective date of the standard permit. All authorization requests for concrete batch plants which were constructed under the PBR have now been resolved and the public notice and comment provisions under the PBR are no longer needed.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Permits by Rule
Document Number: 05-19357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the State of Texas. This action removes a provision from the Texas SIP which provided public notice and opportunity for public comment for concrete batch plants which were constructed under a permit by rule (PBR). On September 1, 2000, Texas replaced the PBR for concrete batch plants with a standard permit for concrete batch plants. The standard permit for concrete batch plants also requires public notice for concrete batch plant subject to the standard permit. Texas maintained the public notice requirements of its PBR to assure that proper procedures were followed for concrete batch plants that were permitted under the PBR prior to the effective date of the standard permit. All authorization requests for concrete batch plants which constructed under the PBR have now been resolved and the public notice and comment provisions under the PBR are no longer needed.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of a New Equivalent Method for PM10
Document Number: 05-19356
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, a new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of particulate matter as PM10 in the ambient air.
Clean Water Act; Contractor Access to Confidential Business Information
Document Number: 05-19355
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to transfer confidential business information (CBI) collected from the drinking water treatment industry, airport deicing operations, and other industries to Battelle and its subcontractors. Transfer of the information will allow the contractor and subcontractors to support EPA in the planning, development, and review of effluent limitations guidelines and standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the development of discharge standards for certain Alaskan cruise ship operations. The information being transferred was or will be collected under the authority of section 308 of the CWA. Some information being transferred from the pulp, paper, and paperboard industry was collected under the additional authorities of section 114 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and section 3007 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Interested persons may submit comments on this intended transfer of information to the address noted below.
Reimbursement to Local Governments for Emergency Responses to Hazardous Substances Releases
Document Number: 05-19354
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of February 18, 1998, to streamline procedures used to reimburse local governments for emergency response costs. Local governments may be reimbursed for certain costs they incur in taking temporary emergency measures related to releases of hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants. This document is being issued to correct the address to mail the completed application and supporting data provided and the telephone numbers listed in Appendix II to the regulations.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: 05-19353
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB). The Board provides advice and recommendations to the U.S. President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico. EPA is charged with administering the activities of the Board. The purpose of the meeting is to continue to hear, first- hand, from border-region communities about their own concerns and priorities for environmental and infrastructure issues. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.
Muscodor albus QST 20799 and the Volatiles Produced on Rehydration; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-19259
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Muscodor albus (M. albus) QST 20799 and the volatiles produced on its rehydration on all food commodities when applied or used for all agricultural applications, including seed, propagule and post harvest treatments. This action is in response to a pesticide petition submitted 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 M. albus QST 20799 and the volatiles produced on its rehydration.