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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries (Renewal); ICR Number 0983.08; OMB Number 2060-0067
Document Number: E5-6699
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
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 December 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; TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0038
Document Number: E5-6698
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.08, OMB No. 2070-0038. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection, that is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Gill Pond Realty Trust, Zimble Drum Superfund Site, Norwood, MA
Document Number: E5-6697
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
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(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past costs concerning the Zimble Drum Superfund Site in Norwood, Massachusetts with the following settling party: Gill Pond Realty Trust. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $300,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund and to complete remediation of contaminated surface soils on 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 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 02114-2023 (Telephone No. 617-1440).
TSCA Chemical Testing; Receipt of Test Data
Document Number: E5-6615
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of test data on 1,1,2- Trichloroethane (1,1,2-TCE)(CAS No. 79-00-5). These data were submitted pursuant to an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) and Testing Consent Order issued by EPA under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Update for Ten Planning Areas; Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets; Technical Correction
Document Number: 05-23503
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan revision, submitted by the California Air Resources Board on November 8, 2004, that includes the 2004 Revision to the California State Implementation Plan for Carbon Monoxide, Updated Maintenance Plan for Ten Federal Planning Areas. This revision will provide a ten-year update to the carbon monoxide maintenance plan, as well as replace existing and establish new carbon monoxide motor vehicle emissions budgets for the purposes of determining transportation conformity, for the following ten areas: Bakersfield Metropolitan Area, Chico Urbanized Area, Fresno Urbanized Area, Lake Tahoe North Shore Area, Lake Tahoe South Shore Area, Modesto Urbanized Area, Sacramento Urbanized Area, San Diego Area, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose Area, and Stockton Urbanized Area. In connection with the motor vehicle emissions budgets, we are proposing to deny a request by the California Air Resources Board for EPA to limit the duration of our approval of the budgets. Lastly, EPA is proposing to correct certain errors made in our 1998 final rule approving California's redesignation request for these ten planning areas.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Update for Ten Planning Areas; Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets; Technical Correction
Document Number: 05-23502
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan revision, submitted by the California Air Resources Board on November 8, 2004, that includes the 2004 Revision to the California State Implementation Plan for Carbon Monoxide, Updated Maintenance Plan for Ten Federal Planning Areas. This revision will provide a ten-year update to the carbon monoxide maintenance plan, as well as replace existing and establish new carbon monoxide motor vehicle emissions budgets for the purposes of determining transportation conformity, for the following ten areas: Bakersfield Metropolitan Area, Chico Urbanized Area, Fresno Urbanized Area, Lake Tahoe North Shore Area, Lake Tahoe South Shore Area, Modesto Urbanized Area, Sacramento Urbanized Area, San Diego Area, San Francisco-Oakland- San Jose Area, and Stockton Urbanized Area. EPA is taking this action pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the agency to take action on submittals of revisions to State implementation plans. The intended effect of this action is to fulfill the requirement under the Clean Air Act for a State to submit a subsequent maintenance plan that provides for continued maintenance of a National Ambient Air Quality Standard within former nonattainment areas within eight years of redesignation of those areas to attainment. In connection with the motor vehicle emissions budgets, we are denying a request by the California Air Resources Board for EPA to limit the duration of our approval of the budgets. Also, in this action, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the carbon monoxide motor vehicle emissions budgets contained in the submitted maintenance plan are adequate for conformity purposes. As a result of this finding, the various metropolitan planning organizations in the ten planning areas and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the CO motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted maintenance plan for future conformity determinations. Lastly, EPA is correcting certain errors made in our 1998 final rule approving California's redesignation request for these ten planning areas.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Amendment to a Regulation for Residues of Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A in or on Cotton
Document Number: 05-23446
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the amendment of a regulation for residues of the plant-pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in or on cotton.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for the Establishment and Amendment of Regulations for Residues of the Insect Growth Regulator Buprofezin in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 05-23445
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the insect growth regulator buprofezin, 2-[(1,1- dimethylethyl)imino]tetrahydro-3(1-methylethyl)-5-phenyl-4H-1 ,3,5- thiadiazin-4-one in or on citrus, fruit; citrus, dried pulp; citrus, oil; and the amendment of regulations for residues in or on almond, hulls; cotton, gin byproducts, cotton, undelinted seed; and tomato.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide Metiram in or on Food Commodities
Document Number: 05-23444
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the fungicide metiram: a mixture of 5.2 parts by weight of ammoniates of ethylenebis(dithiocarbamato) zinc with 1 part by weight ethylenebis (dithiocarbamic acid) bimolecular and trimolecular cyclic anhydrosulfides and disulfides, calculated as zinc ethylenebisdithiocarbamate in or on imported bananas (whole fruit) and grapes.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide Mancozeb in or on Food Commodities
Document Number: 05-23443
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the fungicide mancozeb in or on almond nuts and hulls; broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and peppers; and imported mandarin oranges/mandarins.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Herbicide Diuron in or on Catfish, Edible Portions
Document Number: 05-23441
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the herbicide diuron in or on catfish, edible portions.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Herbicide Flumiclorac Pentyl Ester in or on Cotton
Document Number: 05-23440
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the herbicide flumiclorac pentyl ester in or on cotton, undelinted seed and gin byproducts.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide Fenhexamid in or on Food Commodities
Document Number: 05-23439
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the fungicide fenhexamid in or on cilantro, ginseng, non-bell pepper, and pomegranate.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide Prothioconazole and its Metabolites in or on Food Commodities
Document Number: 05-23438
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the fungicide prothioconazole and its desthio metabolite in or on barley, bran/grain/hay/pearled/straw; black mustard/borage/canola/ crambe/field mustard/flax/Indian mustard/Indian rapeseed/rapeseed, seed; flax, grain and aspirated fractions; peas and beans, dried shelled (except soybeans); peanut, nutmeat/hay/ meal; rice, grain/straw/hulls; and wheat, grain/bran/forage/germ/hay/straw; and for residues of prothioconazole, its desthio and 4-hydroxy metabolites, and conjugates of each in cattle, meat/meat byproducts/fat/milk.
TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Partially Exempted Chemicals List; Addition of 1,2,3-Propanetriol; Correction
Document Number: 05-23436
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a direct final rule in theFederal Register of October 17, 2005, to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(a) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by adding 1,2,3-propanetriol (CASRN 56-81-5) to the list of chemical substances in 40 CFR 710.46(b)(2)(iv) which are exempt from reporting processing and use information required by 40 CFR 710.52(c)(4). The document incorrectly listed the section heading for Sec. 710.46 in the regulatory text. This document is being issued to correct that error.
Dodine Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-23420
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide dodine, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents are also available in the dodine docket. Dodine is a fungicide used primarily on fruits and nuts and is registered for control of a range of pathogenic fungi that affect a number of agricultural and some ornamental crops. There are no registered residential uses of dodine. The dodine RED addresses the tolerance reassessment for all the currently registered uses of dodine. EPA is reviewing dodine through the 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; New Jersey Architectural Coatings Rule
Document Number: 05-23418
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the New Jersey State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone concerning the control of volatile organic compounds. The SIP revision consists of amendments to Subchapter 23 ``Prevention of Air Pollution From Architectural Coatings'' of 7:27 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, which are needed to meet the shortfall in emissions reduction identified by EPA in New Jersey's 1-hour ozone attainment demonstration SIP. The intended effect of this action is to approve a control strategy required by the Clean Air Act, which will result in emission reductions that will help achieve attainment of the national ambient air quality standard for ozone.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Subcommittee Meetings-Winter 2006
Document Number: E5-6644
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Subcommittee.
Twelfth Meeting of the World Trade Center Expert Technical Review Panel To Continue Evaluation on Issues Relating to Impacts of the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers
Document Number: E5-6583
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The World Trade Center Expert Technical Review Panel will hold its twelfth meeting intended to provide for greater input from individuals on ongoing efforts to monitor the situation for New York residents and workers impacted by the collapse of the World Trade Center. The panel members will help guide the EPA's use of the available exposure and health surveillance databases and registries to characterize any remaining exposures and risks, identify unmet public health needs, and recommend any steps to further minimize the risks associated with the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. The panel has met 11 times and held one conference call since being formed in March 2004. Panel meetings are open to the public, except where the public interest requires otherwise. Information on the panel meeting agendas, documents (except where the public interest requires otherwise), and public registration to attend the meetings are available from an Internet Web site. EPA has established an official public docket for this action under Docket ID No. ORD-2004-0003.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Chemical Abstract Services
Document Number: 05-23437
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor Chemical Abstract Services (CAS), of Columbus, Ohio, access to information which has been submitted to EPA under sections 5 and 8 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
2-ethoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol acetate, 2-methoxyethanol, and 2-methoxyethanol acetate; Significant New Use Rule
Document Number: 05-23421
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which requires persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing the manufacture, import, or processing of 2-ethoxyethanol (CAS No. 110-80- 5) (2-EE), 2-ethoxyethanol acetate (CAS No. 111-15-9) (2-EEA), 2- methoxyethanol (CAS No. 109-86-4) (2-ME), or 2-methoxyethanol acetate (CAS No. 110-49-6) (2-MEA) for domestic use in a consumer product or the manufacture or import of 2-MEA at levels greater than 10,000 pounds per year. This action finalizes the SNUR proposed in the Federal Register of March 1, 2005 (70 FR 9902) (FRL-7692-8). EPA believes this action is necessary because these chemicals may be hazardous to human health and their use in a consumer product may result in human exposure. The required notice will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate intended new uses and associated activities, and if necessary, prohibit or limit those uses and activities before they occur.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Approval of Revisions to the State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 05-23417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a correction to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Georgia regarding the State's general ``nuisance'' rule. EPA has determined that this rule, Georgia Rule 391- 3-1.02(2)(a)1, was erroneously incorporated into the SIP. EPA is proposing to remove this rule from the approved Georgia SIP because the rule is not related to the attainment and maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).
Extension of Comment Period for the Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule
Document Number: 05-23416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register on October 4, 2005, titled ``Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule.'' (70 FR 57822) This document extends the closing date of the comment period for that rule from December 5, 2005, to January 13, 2006.
Final Rule To Implement the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard-Phase 2; Final Rule To Implement Certain Aspects of the 1990 Amendments Relating to New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration as They Apply in Carbon Monoxide, Particulate Matter and Ozone NAAQS; Final Rule for Reformulated Gasoline
Document Number: 05-22698
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this document, we are taking final action on most remaining elements of the program to implement the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). This final rule addresses, among other things, the following control and planning obligations as they apply to areas designated nonattainment for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS: reasonably available control technology and measures (RACT and RACM), reasonable further progress (RFP), modeling and attainment demonstrations, and new source review (NSR). We are issuing this rule so that States and Tribes will know how these statutory control and planning obligations apply and when State implementation plan (SIP) revisions are due for these obligations so that the States may develop timely submissions consistent with the statutory obligations and attain the NAAQS as expeditiously as practicable but no later than their maximum attainment dates. The intended effect of the rule is to provide certainty to States and Tribes regarding development of those plans. In this rule, we are also finalizing several revisions to the regulations governing the nonattainment NSR programs mandated by section 110(a)(2)(C) and part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Finally, this rule addresses what effect the transition to the 8- hour standard will have on certain aspects of the Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) program. The nine original mandatory RFG areas, as well as most other areas that have become mandatory RFG areas by being reclassified as severe areas under section 181(b) of the CAA, will continue to be required to use RFG at least until they are redesignated to attainment for the 8-hour NAAQS. The EPA reserves for future consideration what effect the transition to the 8-hour standard will have on areas reclassified as severe areas for the 1-hour NAAQS under section 181(b) of the CAA that were redesignated to attainment for the 1-hour standard before revocation of that standard.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership (VAIP) (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1867.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0411
Document Number: E5-6601
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
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 December 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 Bulk Gasoline Terminals (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 0664.08; OMB Control Number 2060-0006
Document Number: E5-6600
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
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 December 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; Willingness To Pay Survey for Section 316(b) Phase III Cooling Water Intake Structures: Instrument, Pre-Test, and Implementation; EPA ICR Number 2155.02
Document Number: E5-6591
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
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 new collection. 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; Information Requirements for Boilers and Industrial Furnaces: General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards, Specific Unit Requirements, and Part B Permit Application and Modification Requirements (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1361.10, OMB Control Number 2050-0073
Document Number: E5-6590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
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 December 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; Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgment Statement of Unregistered Pesticides, EPA ICR Number 0161.10, OMB Control Number 2070-0027
Document Number: E5-6589
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces the submission of an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and provides an additional public review and comment opportunity. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection that is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Science Advisory Board Workshop: Science for Valuation of EPA's Ecological Protection Decisions and Programs
Document Number: E5-6582
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) is conducting a workshop on Science for Valuation of EPA's Ecological Protection Decisions and Programs. The Workshop is open to public observers, however, seating for the public is limited and available on a first-come basis to those who pre-register (see Workshop Registration Instructions, below).
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: C5-23033
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Army Department
Access to Confidential Business Information by Logistics Management Institute
Document Number: 05-23279
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized Systems Research and Applications (SRA) Corporation's subcontractor Logistics Management Institute (LMI), of McLean, Virginia, access to information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plan; Indiana
Document Number: 05-23278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve Indiana's April 8, 2005, submittal which revises existing sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits for sources in Dearborn County. On April 8, 2005, Indiana submitted its final rule as published in the Indiana Register. Indiana held public hearings on the submittal on May 5, 2004 and October 6, 2004. Indiana is requesting that EPA approve the revisions to Indiana's SO2 rule for Dearborn County, which removes obsolete rule language and updates information for sources listed in the rule. These revisions will not result in an increase in SO2 emissions in Dearborn County because no emission limits were increased. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If we do not receive any adverse comments in response to these direct final and proposed rules, we do not contemplate taking any further action in relation to this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to 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 on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plan; Indiana
Document Number: 05-23277
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving Indiana's April 8, 2005, submittal which revises existing sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits for sources in Dearborn County, makes minor corrections removing obsolete rule language, and updates information for sources listed in the rule. These revisions will not result in an increase in SO2 emissions in Dearborn County because no emission limits were increased.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Proposed Regulations To Establish Requirements for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Phase III Facilities; Notice of Data Availability
Document Number: 05-23276
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 24, 2004, EPA published proposed regulations to establish requirements for cooling water intake structures at Phase III facilities under section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). EPA proposed the following three options for defining which existing facilities would be subject to uniform national requirements, based on the facility's design intake flow threshold and source waterbody type: The facility has a total design intake flow of 50 million gallons per day (MGD) or more, and withdraws from any waterbody; the facility has a total design intake flow of 200 MGD or more, and withdraws from any waterbody; or the facility has a total design intake flow of 100 MGD or more and withdraws specifically from an ocean, estuary, tidal river, or one of the Great Lakes. The proposed rule would also establish national section 316(b) requirements for new offshore oil and gas extraction facilities. This notice of data availability (NODA) summarizes significant data EPA received or collected since publication of the proposed rule and discusses how EPA may use this data in revising its analyses. EPA solicits public comment on the information presented in this notice and the record supporting this notice.
Northeast Chemical Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Document Number: 05-23274
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h) (1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a Cost Recovery Settlement with Solitron Devices, Inc. to settle liability at the following Superfund Sites: Solitron Devices Superfund Site located in Riviera Beach, Florida; Solitron Microwave Superfund Site located in Port Salerno, Florida; Petroleum Products Corporation Superfund Site located in Pembroke Park, Florida; City Industries, Inc. Superfund Site located in Orlando, Florida; and Casmalia Resources Superfund Site located in Santa Barbara County, California. EPA will consider public comments on the settlement until December 27, 2005. EPA may withdraw from or modify the proposed settlement should such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. Copies of the proposed settlement are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Waste Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, 404/562-8887, Batchelor.Paula@epa.gov. Written or e-mail comments may be submitted to Ms. Batchelor at the above address within the 30 days specified above.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-23273
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-23272
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has environmental concerns about impacts from runoff, related soil erosion and sediment losses; cumulative impacts from other large scale timber projects to vegetation and wildlife habitat; and adverse impacts to water quality.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for El Dorado Energy, LLC in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 05-23231
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a citizen petition requesting that EPA object to an operating permit issued by the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management (DAQEM). The Administrator has denied in full a petition submitted by Robert Hall requesting that the Administrator object to the state operating permit issued to El Dorado Energy in Boulder City, Nevada. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (Act), the petitioner may seek judicial review of any portion of the petition which EPA denied in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Any petitions for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste Amendment
Document Number: 05-23230
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'') is amending an existing exclusion to reflect changes in ownership and name for the Vulcan Materials Company (Vulcan), Port Edwards, Wisconsin. Today's amendment documents these changes.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: 05-23229
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is taking direct final action in granting a petition to exclude (or ``delist'') up to 3,000 cubic yards of wastewater treatment sludges generated annually from the chemical conversion coating of aluminum generated by the General Motors Corporation (GM) Janesville Truck Assembly Plant (JTAP) in Janesville, Wisconsin from the list of hazardous wastes. Today's action conditionally excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when disposed of in a Subtitle D landfill which is permitted, licensed, or registered by a State to manage industrial solid waste. The rule also imposes testing conditions for waste generated in the future to ensure that this waste continues to qualify for delisting.
Sethoxydim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-22994
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide sethoxydim, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the Sethoxydim Docket. Sethoxydim is a member of the cyclohexanedione or cyclohexenone class of herbicides, and functions by inhibiting fat biosynthesis. Sethoxydim is used post-emergent for selective control of annual and perennial grass weeds in broadleaf crops. It is currently registered for use on at least 86 agricultural crops with principal usage on soybeans, sunflowers, alfalfa, dry peas/beans, sugar beets, peanuts, and corn. Non-agricultural sites include ornamentals and flowering plants, lawns, recreational areas, right-of-ways, and public and commercial buildings and structures. EPA has reviewed sethoxydim through the 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.
Adequacy of Illinois Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: 05-23228
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is proposing to approve a modification to Illinois' approved municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program. The modification allows the State to issue research, development and demonstration (RD&D) permits to owners and operators of MSWLF units in accordance with its State law and regulations.
Proposal of addition of certain substances to the 1998 Aarhus Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Protocol under the Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE): Notice of Data Availability
Document Number: 05-23227
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of data and information concerning dossiers (or proposals) for the addition of hexachlorobutadiene, octabromo diphenyl ether (octaBDE), pentachlorobenzene, polychlorinated napthalenes, short-chain chlorinated parrafins (SCCPs), dicofol, pentabromodiphenyl ether (PeDBE), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) submitted to the Secretariat of the 1998 Aarhus POPs Protocol Under the Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) Convention of the UNECE. We are issuing this NODA to alert interested and potentially affected parties of these proposals; to announce the substances proposed for inclusion in the Protocol; to provide the Web site where these proposals may be reviewed; to provide the addresses where comments or information may be submitted; and to provide the deadline for submitting comments and information. We are also issuing the NODA to solicit names and contact information for those parties who would like to be notified when proposals under the Aarhus POPs Protocol occur.
Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project: Request for Proposals
Document Number: 05-23226
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Tribal Solid Waste Interagency Workgroup is soliciting proposals for its eighth year of the Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project (previously called the Open Dump Cleanup Project). Since FY99, the Workgroup has funded over 100 projects with approximately $15.4 million. In FY05, the Interagency Workgroup made approximately $2 million available to fully or partially fund 20 selected projects. A similar amount of funding is projected for FY06. The Project is part of a Federal effort to help tribes comprehensively address their solid waste needs. The purpose of the Project is to assist with closing or upgrading tribal high-threat waste disposal sites and providing alternative disposal and integrated solid waste management. The Workgroup was established in April 1998 to coordinate Federal assistance to tribes in bringing their waste disposal sites into compliance with the municipal solid waste landfill criteria (40 CFR part 258). Current Workgroup members include representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); the Indian Health Service (IHS); and the Departments of Agriculture and Defense.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification, Part A (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0262.11, OMB Control Number 2050-0034
Document Number: 05-23225
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 November 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; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under EPA's WasteWise Program (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1698.06, OMB Control Number 2050-0139
Document Number: 05-23224
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 November 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.
Acetochlor Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-23223
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment, and related documents for the chloroacetanilide pesticide acetochlor, and opens a public comment period on these documents. EPA is developing a tolerance reassessment progress and risk management decision (TRED) for acetochlor through a modified, 4-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.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 05-23222
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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.