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

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulatory Pilot Projects (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1755.07, OMB Control Number 2010-0026
Document Number: 05-19862
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
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 for a renewal of an existing approved collection. This ICR was 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.
Revision of Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste Mixtures (“Headworks Exemptions”)
Document Number: 05-19841
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In today's action, the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing the addition of benzene and 2-ethoxyethanol to the list of solvents whose mixtures with wastewaters are exempted from the definition of hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The scrubber waters derived-from the combustion of any of the exempted solvents also are included in the exemption. In addition, the Agency is revising the rule by adding an option to allow generators to directly measure solvent chemical levels at the headworks of the wastewater treatment system to determine whether the wastewater mixture is exempt from the definition of hazardous waste. Finally, the Agency is extending the eligibility for the de minimis exemption to other listed hazardous wastes (beyond discarded commercial chemical products) and to non-manufacturing facilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners, EPA ICR Number 1617.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0247
Document Number: 05-19840
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
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 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 to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into Marine Waters, EPA ICR Number 0138.08, OMB Control Number 2040-0088
Document Number: 05-19839
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
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 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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Oklahoma; Plan for Controlling Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 05-19838
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on the ``State Plan'' submitted by the state of Oklahoma on June 29, 2005, to fulfill the requirement of sections 111/(d)/129 of the Clean Air Act for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units. The State Plan provides for the implementation and enforcement of the Emissions Guidelines, as promulgated by EPA December 1, 2000, applicable to existing CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999. The State Plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Oklahoma; Plan for Controlling Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 05-19837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the ``State Plan'' submitted by the state of Oklahoma on June 29, 2005, to fulfill the requirement of sections 111(d)/129 of the Clean Air Act for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units. Specifically, the State Plan that EPA is proposing to approve, establishes emission limits for organics, carbon monoxide, metals, acid gases and particulate matter and compliance schedules for the existing CISWI units located in Oklahoma which will reduce the designated pollutants. The State Plan establishes monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving Oklahoma's State Plan 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.
Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule
Document Number: 05-19710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to revise certain requirements for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The purpose of these revisions is to reduce reporting burden associated with the TRI reporting requirements while continuing to provide valuable information to the public that fulfills the purposes of the TRI program. ``Burden'' is the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide information to or for a Federal agency. The Agency will continue to provide valuable information to the public pursuant to section 313 of EPCRA and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) regarding toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities. If adopted, today's proposed action would increase eligibility for the Form A Certification Statement for non-Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) chemicals by raising the eligibility threshold to 5000 pounds for the ``annual reportable amount'' of a toxic chemical. It would also, for the first time, allow limited use of Form A for PBT chemicals where total releases are zero and the PBT annual reportable amount does not exceed 500 pounds. Dioxin and dioxin-like compounds are excluded from consideration for expanded Form A eligibility. Today's proposal applies to the reporting of individual chemicals and is not intended to apply automatically to all reports that a facility may be required to file. For non-PBTs under the current regulations, the annual reportable amount is the combined total quantity released at the facility, treated at the facility, recovered at the facility as a result of recycle operations, combusted for the purpose of energy recovery at the facility, and amounts transferred from the facility to off-site locations for the purpose of recycling, energy recovery, treatment, and/or disposal. This combined total corresponds to the quantity of the toxic chemical in productionrelated waste, i.e., the sum of Sections 8.1 through and including Section 8.7 of the Form R. Today's proposal would define a PBT annual reportable amount that would also include amounts managed and reported under Section 8.8 of the Form R. Greater detail on how reporters can qualify for increased Form A eligibility is provided later in today's proposal under Section III.
Toxics Release Inventory 2006 Burden Reduction
Document Number: 05-19709
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Toxics Release Inventory Program is today announcing its intent to explore potential approaches for modification of the reporting frequency of facilities that report to TRI. Among the options to be considered is alternate year reporting, which would require Congressional notification as discussed in section 313(i) of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act (EPCRA). EPA has notified Congress, as required by this provision, of its intent to initiate a rulemaking to modify TRI reporting frequency. Today's notice is in addition to the Agency's recent proposal, Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule elsewhere in Today's Federal Register, designed to reduce reporting burden on facilities reporting to TRI by increasing eligibility for the Form A Certification Statement.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: 05-19716
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2005 Fall Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 05-19715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in his capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The NAC is composed of 12 members representing academia, environmental non- governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing state, local, and tribal governments. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss policy issues associated with the CEC's Draft 2006 Operational Plan and Budget. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacgac-page.htm.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Secondary Aluminum Production
Document Number: 05-19714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for secondary aluminum production, which were issued on March 23, 2000 under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and amended on December 30, 2002. This action proposes to correct a punctuation error in the definition of ``clean charge'' and a typographical error in the operating temperature of a scrap dryer/delacquering kiln/decoating kiln afterburner. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are taking direct final action on the proposed amendments because we view the amendments as noncontroversial, and we anticipate no adverse comments. We have explained our reasons for the proposed amendments in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comments, we will take no further action on the proposed amendments. If we receive adverse comments, we will withdraw the amendments. We will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register indicating that the amendments are being withdrawn. If the direct final rule amendments in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register are withdrawn, all comments will be addressed in a subsequent final action based on the proposed amendments. We will not institute a second comment period on the subsequent final action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. The regulatory text for the proposal is identical to that for the direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register. For further supplementary information, see the direct final rule.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Secondary Aluminum Production
Document Number: 05-19713
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 23, 2000, EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for secondary aluminum production under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and on December 30, 2002, we published final amendments to the standards based on two separate settlement agreements. This amendment corrects a punctuation error in the definition of ``clean charge'' previously promulgated in the December 30, 2002 amendments and a typographical error in the operating temperature of a scrap dryer/delacquering kiln/decoating kiln afterburner. We are making the amendment by direct final rule, without prior proposal, because we view the revision as noncontroversial and anticipate no adverse comments. However, in the Proposed Rules section of this Federal Register, we are publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to amend the national emission standards for secondary aluminum production, if adverse comments are filed. If we receive any adverse comments on the direct final rule, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the amendments are being withdrawn due to adverse comment. We will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. If we do not receive adverse comment on the direct final rule, it will become effective on the date set out below. We will not institute a second comment period on the direct final rule. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York State Implementation Plan Revision
Document Number: 05-19712
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is approving a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning New York's permitting program. The SIP revision consists of amendments to Title 6 of the New York Code, Rules and Regulations, Part 201, ``Permits and Certificates.'' The intended effect of this approval is to incorporate administrative changes to New York's permitting program into the SIP.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 05-19711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes to partially approve and partially disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission by the state of Missouri which revises the Restriction of Emission of Sulfur Compounds rule. The Missouri rule establishes general requirements for emissions of sulfur compounds from various source categories, and establishes specific emissions requirements for certain named sources. We propose to approve most of the revisions to the rule because they involve clarifications, updates, and other improvements to the current rule. This proposed action does not include a portion of the rule that regulates ambient concentrations of sulfur compounds, because this provision is not in the current SIP, and we do not directly enforce Missouri's Air Quality Standards. We propose to disapprove revisions to two source-specific references because the state has not demonstrated that the revisions are protective of the short-term SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).