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

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Notice of Availability of Final NPDES General Permits MAG910000 and NHG910000 for Discharges From Groundwater Remediation, Contaminated Construction De-Watering, and Miscellaneous Surface Water Discharge Activities in the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and Indian Country Lands in the State of Massachusetts: The Remediation General Permit (RGP)
Document Number: 05-17927
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection at the Environmental Protection Agency's New England Regional Office (EPA-NE), is issuing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits to cover discharges of contaminated ground and surface waters in Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire (NH), as well as in Indian Country lands located in MA, to surface receiving waters (waters of the United States) related to the following: groundwater remediation activities; construction projects where chemical contamination is present in the water; well development or rehabilitation and aquifer pump testing at formerly contaminated sites; clean-up of industrial sumps; hydrostatic testing of pipelines and tanks; and short-term testing at dredging projects not covered by a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of this document is to inform the public that the new general permit in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, known as the Remediation General Permit (RGP), is now available. The Notice of Availability for the draft RGP was published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2004 (69 FR 63531). In response to a number of requests, on December 8, 2004, EPA-NE extended the comment period from December 17, 2004, to January 18, 2005. During the public comment period, EPA-NE received 18 sets of comments regarding the RGP. EPA-NE prepared a response-to-comments document and made a number of corresponding changes to the RGP, including, but not limited to: removing utility vaults and manholes from the applicability, allowing the use of historic data in certain circumstances, expanding the period of intermittent shutdowns from 90 to 120 days, etc. The response-to-comments document is available with the final general permit. The final RGP establishes notification requirements, effluent limitations, monitoring requirements, and administrative requirements, as well as other standards, conditions, prohibitions, and management practices for discharges to both fresh and marine waters. The RGP does not cover new sources as defined under 40 CFR 122.2. Also, the final RGP does not cover discharges from utility vaults and manholes, as proposed. Rather, EPA plans to develop a separate general permit for that discharge category.
Proposed Approval of Central Characterization Project's Transuranic Waste Characterization Program at Idaho National Laboratory
Document Number: 05-17926
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of, and soliciting public comments on the proposed approval of the transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste characterization program implemented by the Central Characterization Project (CCP) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). INL CCP is characterizing waste from the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) and the Idaho Closure Project (ICP), respectively, for disposal at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). In accordance with the EPA's WIPP Compliance Criteria, EPA inspected the INL CCP's characterization of TRU debris waste, solid waste and soil/gravel waste from May 3-5, 2005. EPA's inspection team determined that the INL CCP waste characterization program was technically adequate, and therefore, EPA is proposing to approve the INL CCP waste characterization program in the configuration observed during the inspection and as described in EPA's inspection report. In addition to proposing the approval of the INL CCP waste characterization program, EPA is proposing a tiered structure for reporting changes to the waste characterization program demonstrated by INL CCP. The results of the EPA's evaluation of the INL CCP program and the proposed approval are described in the EPA's inspection report which is available for review in the public dockets listed in ADDRESSES. We will consider public comments received on or before the due date mentioned in DATES. This notice summarizes the waste characterization processes EPA evaluated and EPA's proposed approval. As required by the 40 CFR 194.8, at the end of a 45-day comment period EPA will evaluate public comments, address relevant public comments in the final inspection report, and issue the final report and an approval letter to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). INL CCP is currently authorized to characterize TRU waste, however, INL CCP waste is not eligible for disposal at WIPP until EPA issues an approval letter to DOE.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-17925
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's expressed concerns regarding the pesticide application procedures and small landowner exemptions that could have potential effects on water quality. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-17924
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-17822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held on September 28-30, 2005, in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: Allyl chloroformate; arsenic trioxide; boron trifluoride; cyclohexyl isocyanate; dibromoethane; diphosgene; ethyl chloroformate; ethyl chlorothioformate; isobutyl chloroformate; isopropyl chloroformate; jet fuel 8; ketene; methyl chloroformate; n-butyl chloroformate; propyl chloroformate; and sec-butyl chloroformate.
Computer Sciences Corporation; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 05-17821
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Computer Sciences Corporation in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Computer Sciences Corporation has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Computer Sciences Corporation to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of the Evansville Area to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 05-17819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 2, 2005, the State of Indiana, through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), submitted: A request for the EPA to redesignate the area of Evansville (Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties) from nonattainment to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); and a request for EPA approval of an Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 10- year maintenance plan for the Evansville area. EPA is proposing to approve the State's request to redesignate the Evansville area to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA's proposed approval of the redesignation request is based on the determination that the Evansville area and the State of Indiana have met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the Evansville area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. In conjunction with the proposed approval of the redesignation request for the Evansville area, EPA is proposing to approve the State's plan to maintain the attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2015 in this area as a revision to the Indiana SIP. EPA is also proposing to approve 2015 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs), which are supported by and consistent with the 10-year maintenance plan for this area, for purposes of transportation conformity.
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Workshop and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC)
Document Number: 05-17820
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public workshop and meeting of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC). The EPEC will hold a public workshop and meeting to evaluate the state-of-the-practice of ecological risk assessment. The workshop and meeting are open to the public, however, seating for the public will be limited and available on a first come basis to those who pre-register.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards; EPA ICR Number 1571.08, OMB Control Number 2050-0120
Document Number: 05-17818
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
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 for an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 28, 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.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 05-17817
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Drinking Water Advisory Council; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 05-17816
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) invites all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to serve a three-year term as members of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council). This 15-member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Agency on the activities, functions, and policies and regulations required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. The terms of five (5) memberstwo (2) who represent local government agencies concerned with public water supply and public health protection, two (2) who are affiliated with water- related or other organizations and interest groups having an active interest in public water supply/public health protection, and one (1) who speaks for the general publicexpire in December 2005. EPA would like the preponderance of nominations to be in these three areas consistent with the mandates of the SDWA and the Agency encourages nominations of individuals who can represent small, rural public water systems (see Supplementary Information below). Although the Agency is identifying preferences, all nominations will be fully considered.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-17815
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
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 partial settlement agreement, to address a lawsuit filed by Environmental Defense, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club and Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund (collectively ``Plaintiffs''): Environmenatl Defense, et al. v. EPA, et al., No. 04-1291 (D.C. Cir.). On August 30, 2004, Plaintiffs filed a complaint challenging EPA's amendments to rules on determining conformity of federal transportation actions to State Implementation Plans (SIPs), issued under section 176(c) of the Act. Petitioners challenged several aspects of EPA's recent amendments to the transportation conformity rules addressing the new 8-hour ozone and P.M. 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards. (69 FR 40,004, July 1, 2004).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Onondaga County Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Revision; State of New York
Document Number: 05-17721
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New York. This revision will establish an updated ten-year carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for the Onondaga County attainment area. Onondaga County was redesignated to attainment of the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) on September 29, 1993 and a maintenance plan was also approved at that time. By this action, EPA is approving the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (New York) second maintenance plan for Onondaga County because it provides for continued attainment for an additional ten years of the CO NAAQS. In addition, EPA is approving New York's revised Part 225-3 (Oxygenated Gasoline Program provisions).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Onondaga County Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Revision; State of New York
Document Number: 05-17720
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan revision submitted on June 22, 2004 by the State of New York to revise the Carbon Monoxide maintenance plan for Onondaga County, New York. EPA is proposing to approve this New York CO maintenance plan because it provides for continued maintenance of the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is proposing to approve the State's SIP submittal, 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 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. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities
Document Number: 05-16300
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the RCRA hazardous waste permitting program, originally proposed on October 12, 2001, to allow for a ``standardized permit.'' The standardized permit will be available to RCRA treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDs) otherwise subject to RCRA permitting that generate and then store or non-thermally treat hazardous waste on- site in tanks, containers, and containment buildings. The standardized permit will also be available to facilities which receive hazardous waste generated off-site by a generator under the same ownership as the receiving facility, and which then store or non- thermally treat the hazardous waste in containers, tanks, or containment buildings. The standardized permit will streamline the permitting process by allowing facilities to obtain and modify permits more easily, while still achieving the same level of environmental protection as individual permits. This rule finalizes the proposal, with changes based on public comments. In the preamble to proposed rule, the Agency also requested comments on other permitting-related topics including: how cleanups under non-RCRA state cleanup programs might be reflected in RCRA permits; the conclusions about captive insurance in a March, 2001 report by EPA's Inspector General; and whether insurers that provide financial assurance for hazardous waste and PCB facilities have a minimum rating from commercial rating services. The Agency is not taking action at this point on these questions.
Final Reissuance of General NPDES Permits (GP) for Alaskan Mechanical Placer Mining (Permit Number AKG-37-0000) and Alaskan Medium-Size Suction Dredging (Permit Number AKG-37-1000)
Document Number: 05-17719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Two GPs regulating the activities of mechanical placer mining and suction dredge mining for gold placer mining operations in the state of Alaska expire on October 3, 2005. On April 21, 2005, EPA proposed to reissue these two GPs. There was a 45 day comment period. During the comment period, EPA received comments on the mechanical GP regarding coverage area prohibitions and metals limitations. The GP remains the same as the current GP. EPA received similar comments as those described above for the medium-size suction dredge GP as well as concern about Endangered Species and the interpretation of a Best Management Practice (BMP). The general permit contains new language on the possibility of requiring an individual permit in areas of concern for Endangered Species and a part of a BMP has been removed. A Response to Comments was prepared for each general permit. EPA has determined that each facility submitting a new Notice of Intent (NOI) prior to the expiration date of the current permit will be automatically covered by the re-issued GP.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 05-17718
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from July 25, 2005 to August 12, 2005, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA); Amendment to Terminate a Use
Document Number: 05-17530
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's cancellation order granting amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant(s) and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA), pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a September 8, 2004 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (69 FR 54278) from the CCA registrants to voluntarily amend their affected product registrations to terminate the use ``members out of water and not subject to salt water [or brackish water] splash, and not in soil use,'' as currently stated under American Wood Preservers' Association (AWPA) Standard C18 (Wood for Marine Construction). The registrants requested that these use terminations become effective December 31, 2004. For further information, please refer to the CCA guidance document at http:// www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/chemicals/ ccaawpajune.pdf. In the September 8, 2004 Notice, EPA indicated that it intended to issue a cancellation order implementing the amendments to terminate the use. All affected CCA registrants waived the 180-day comment period (i.e., any comment period in excess of 30 days). Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested amendments to terminate the uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the CCA products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this cancellation order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Terbacil; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-17529
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-07
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.
Federal Advisory Committee To Examine Detection and Quantitation Approaches in Clean Water Act Programs
Document Number: 05-17616
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency is announcing two meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs.
Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee; Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 05-17615
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel (Panel) and is soliciting nominations for this Panel. Nominees in response to this request for nominations will be considered for membership on the CASAC Lead Review Panel. This process supplements other efforts to identify qualified candidates for this Panel.
Reissuance of the NPDES General Permit for the Territorial Seas Off Texas (TXG260000)
Document Number: 05-17614
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of Region 6 today issues the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) ``General Permit for the Territorial Seas off Texas'' (No. TXG260000) for discharges from existing and new dischargers and New Sources in the Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category (40 CFR part 435, subpart A) as authorized by section 402 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1342. The permit supercedes the previous general permit (TX0085651) issued on September 15, 1983 and published in the Federal Register at 48 FR 41494. That permit authorized discharges from exploration, development, and production facilities located in and discharging to the territorial seas off Texas. Through this reissuance, EPA includes current technology and water quality based effluent limitations consistent with National Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Federal Ocean Discharge Criteria, and State Water Quality Standards. A copy of the Region's responses to comments and the final permit may be obtained by mail from the address listed below or from the EPA Region 6 Internet site: http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/6wq.htm. A Record of Decision which completes the Environmental Assessment process required by the National Environmental Policy Act is also available at the above Internet address or by mail from the address listed below.
Dimethoate Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: 05-17545
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the organophosphate pesticide dimethoate. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for dimethoate. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for dimethoate 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; Correction of Redesignation of Phoenix To Attainment for the Carbon Monoxide Standard
Document Number: 05-17540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the regulations that identify revisions to the Arizona state implementation plan and the regulations that identify area designations within Arizona. In so doing, EPA is acting pursuant to the Agency's authority under the Clean Air Act to correct errors made in approving plan revisions and area redesignations. The purpose of this proposed rule is to correct an error in the adoption and submittal date shown for a revision to the implementation plan that EPA recently approved and to correct a transcription error in, and to make a more general correction to, the boundary description of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area that EPA recently redesignated to attainment.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; Correction of Redesignation of Phoenix to Attainment for the Carbon Monoxide Standard
Document Number: 05-17539
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In today's action, EPA is taking direct final action to amend the regulations that identify revisions to the Arizona state implementation plan and the regulations that identify area designations within Arizona. In so doing, EPA is acting pursuant to the Agency's authority under the Clean Air Act to correct errors made in approving plan revisions and area redesignations. The purpose of this action is to correct an error in the adoption and submittal date shown for a revision to the implementation plan that EPA recently approved and to correct a transcription error in, and to make a more general correction to, the boundary description of the metropolitan Phoenix carbon monoxide area that EPA recently redesignated to attainment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-17538
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by the District of Columbia that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the State agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the EPA Regional Office.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Oregon; Portland Carbon Monoxide Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 05-17537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes to approve the second 10-year maintenance plan for carbon monoxide (CO) for the Portland, Oregon CO Attainment Area. Specifically, in this action EPA proposes to approve the following: Oregon's demonstration that the Portland CO Attainment Area will maintain air quality standards for CO through the year 2017; a revised CO motor vehicle emissions budget for transportation conformity purposes using the MOBILE6.2 emissions model and latest growth and planning assumptions; and revised state implementation plan (SIP) control strategies and contingency measures.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-17542
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential impacts to wetlands, steams, aquatic wildlife and habitat from impacts not avoided or mitigated from proposed stipulations and required operating procedures. In addition, there is potential for adverse impacts to subsistence users and resources if land along the TAPS corridor is conveyed from federal management, The final EIS should include an environmentally protective strategy for managing off-road vehicles, with particular attention to sensitive wetlands and streams. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050203, ERP No. D-NPS-L65486-WA, Mountain Lake Fisheries Management Plan for the North Cascades National Service Complex, Implementation, North Cascades National Park, Whatcom, Skagit and Chelan Counties, WA. Summary: EPA supports the goals of the project, but expressed environmental concerns about the long-term impacts on plankton, macroinvertebrates and amphibians. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20050260, ERP No. D-AFS-L65490-AK, Scott Peak Project Area, Harvesting Timber and Development of Road Management, Tongrass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District, Northeast of Kupreanof Island, AK. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality from landslides and potential impacts from cumulative impacts of future sales in the area. Rating EC1.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-17541
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Anniston Lead and Anniston PCB Superfund Sites; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Document Number: 05-17532
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to 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 Section 122 Administrative Agreement and Order on Consent for removal activities the Anniston Lead and Anniston PCB Superfund Sites, which includes a de minimis settlement under section 122(g)(4) of CERCLA for the Anniston PCB Superfund Site. The proposed Section 122 Administrative Agreement and Order on Consent also includes an agreement for recovery of past response costs for the Anniston Lead Superfund Site, and for the recovery of future response costs for the Anniston Lead and Anniston PCB Superfund Sites. The following parties have returned signature pages accepting EPA's offer of the proposed Section 122 Administrative Agreement and Order on Consent: DH Industries, L.L.C.; FMC Corporation, for itself and as the successor to Kilby Steel Company, Inc., and for FMC Technologies, Inc.; Huron Valley Steel Corporation; McWane, Inc. for itself and as the successor by merger with Ransom Industries, L.P.; MeadWestvaco Corporation; MRC Holdings, Inc.; MW Custom Papers, L.L.C.; Phelps Dodge Industries, Inc.; United Defense, L.P.; United States Pipe and Foundry Company, Inc.; and Walter Industries, Inc. EPA will consider public comments on the proposed Section 122 Administrative Agreement and Order on Consent until October 3, 2005. EPA may withhold consent from, or seek to modify, all or part of the proposed Section 122 Administrative Agreement and Order on Consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The proposed settlement can be viewed at www.epa.gov/region4/waste/annistonall.htm and copies are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Region 4, Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 562-8887, Batchelor.Paula@epa.gov. Written comments may be submitted to Mr. Michael Sparks at the above address within 30 days of the date of publication.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Consolidated Federal Air Rule for SOCMI (Renewal), ICR Number 1854.04, OMB Number 2060-0443
Document Number: 05-17436
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-01
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.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-17435
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 7, 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 2, published a direct final deletion (70 FR 129) to delete the Jones Sanitation Superfund Site (Site), located in Hyde Park, New York, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The EPA is withdrawing this final action due to adverse comments received during the public comment period. After consideration of the comments received, if appropriate, EPA will publish a notice of deletion in the Federal Register based on the parallel notice of proposed deletion (70 FR 129) dated July 7, 2005 and place a copy of the final deletion package, including a Responsiveness Summary in the Site repositories.
Notice of Final Decision To Grant Vickery Environmental, Incorporated a Modification of an Exemption From the Land Disposal Restrictions of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 Regarding Injection of Hazardous Wastes
Document Number: 05-17434
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) that a modification of an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has been granted to Vickery Environmental, Inc. (VEI) of Vickery, Ohio. This modification allows VEI to continue to inject RCRA-regulated hazardous wastes designated as K181 wastes which will be banned from land disposal on August 23, 2005, as a result of regulations promulgated in the Federal Register (FR) on February 24, 2005 (70 FR 9138 et seq.) into four Class I injection wells at the Vickery, Ohio, facility. As required by 40 CFR part 148, VEI has demonstrated, to a reasonable degree of certainty, that there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone utilized by VEI's waste disposal facility located near Vickery, Ohio, for as long as the newly- exempted waste remains hazardous. This decision constitutes a final Agency action for which there is no administrative appeal.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: 05-17433
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet in September 2005. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include updates on workgroup activities, a discussion of the recommendations made by the National Academy of Sciences regarding mobile source air pollution control, and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting, as well as the minutes from the previous (March 2005) meeting will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/ mobilesources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, go to https://lists.epa.gov/cgi- bin/lyris.pl?enter=mstrs. The site contains instructions and prompts for subscribing to the listserver service.