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Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plan Commitment to Submit Mid-Course Review; Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island
Document Number: 05-20420
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have fulfilled the enforceable commitment each state made to EPA to complete a mid-course review (MCR) assessing whether their respective nonattainment area was or was not making sufficient progress toward attainment of the one-hour ozone standard under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA has reviewed the MCR documents submitted by Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and has determined that each state has adequately met its commitment to perform a MCR. EPA has sent a letter to each state approving their respective MCR as fulfilling the commitment made by each state in their 1-hour ozone attainment demonstration.
Pyrazon Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-20419
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide pyrazon, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the pyrazon Docket. Pyrazon [5- amino-4-chloro-2-phenyl-3(2H)-pyridazinone], also known as chloridazon, is an herbicide belonging to the pyridazinone class of pesticides, and is used for weed control on sugar beets, red table beets, and ornamentals. EPA has reviewed pyrazon 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.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Oglethorpe Power Company-Wansley Combined Cycle Energy Facility; Roopville (Heard County), GA
Document Number: 05-20416
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 15, 2005, the Administrator issued an Order Responding to Remand denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued to Oglethorpe Power Company (Oglethorpe)Wansley Combined Cycle Energy Facility (Block 8) located in Roopville, Heard County, Georgia, pursuant to title V of the Clean Air Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 7661-7661f. On February 4, 2002, Sierra Club had filed a petition seeking EPA's objection to the title V operating permit for Block 8 issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The Administrator denied the petition in an Order dated November 15, 2002. Pursuant to Section 502(b) of the Act, Sierra Club appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (the Court), arguing that Oglethorpe was not entitled to a permit for Block 8 (in accordance with Georgia's Statewide Compliance Rule) because it owns part of another major stationary source that has been cited for non-compliance with the Act. On May 5, 2004, the Court granted Sierra Club's petition for review, vacated the November 12, 2002, Order, and remanded to EPA for further explanation of the manner in which the Georgia rule should be applied in cases of partial ownership. After considering the issues raised by the Court, the Order Responding to Remand reaches the same conclusion as EPA's original Order, but provides a more detailed explanation.
Imidacloprid; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 05-20209
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for the combined residues of imidacloprid, (1-[6-chloro-3-pyridinyl) methyl]-N- nitro-2-imidazolidinimine) and its metabolites containing the 6- chloropyridinyl moiety, all expressed as parent in or on pomegranates. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on pomegranates. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of imidacloprid in this food commodity. The tolerance will expire and is revoked on December 31, 2008.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration for Nitrogen Oxides
Document Number: 05-20110
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In today's final action, EPA is retaining the existing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increments as part of the Agency's regulations for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of air quality from emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX). These regulations are designed to preserve the air quality in national parks and other areas that are meeting the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for NO2 (hereafter called the NO2 NAAQS). EPA reevaluated the original NO2 increments in response to a 1990 court ruling that directed the Agency to consider and harmonize the statutory criteria for establishing PSD regulations for NOX contained in sections 166(c) and 166(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA is also amending its PSD regulations to clarify that States otherwise meeting these requirements of the Act may obtain approval to employ alternative approaches to the existing increments for NO2. Under a separate action, we will be publishing a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR) to show how implementation of the model cap and trade program under the 2005 Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) can meet the requirements for a State to use this approach in lieu of the existing NO2 increments in order to prevent significant deterioration of air quality from emissions of NOX.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Final Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Phase I Final Replacement Standards and Phase II)
Document Number: 05-18824
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes national emission standards (NESHAP) for hazardous air pollutants for hazardous waste combustors (HWCs): hazardous waste burning incinerators, cement kilns, lightweight aggregate kilns, industrial/commercial/institutional boilers and process heaters, and hydrochloric acid production furnaces. EPA has identified HWCs as major sources of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. These standards implement section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring hazardous waste combustors to meet HAP emission standards reflecting the performance of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The HAP emitted by HWCs include arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, dioxins and furans, hydrogen chloride and chlorine gas, lead, manganese, and mercury. Exposure to these substances has been demonstrated to cause adverse health effects such as irritation to the lung, skin, and mucus membranes, effects on the central nervous system, kidney damage, and cancer. The adverse health effects associated with exposure to these specific HAP are further described in the preamble. For many HAP, these findings have only been shown with concentrations higher than those typically in the ambient air. This action also presents our decision regarding the February 28, 2002 petition for rulemaking submitted by the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition, relating to EPA's implementation of the so-called omnibus permitting authority under section 3005(c) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). That section requires that each permit issued under RCRA contain such terms and conditions as permit writers determine to be necessary to protect human health and the environment. In that petition, the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition requested that we repeal the existing site-specific risk assessment policy and technical guidance for hazardous waste combustors and that we promulgate the policy and guidance as rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act if we continue to believe that site-specific risk assessments may be necessary.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Speed Limits Local Measure for the Dallas/Fort Worth Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 05-20337
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the State of Texas to reduce some speed limits in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) ozone nonattainment area. This measure reduces speed limits in a nine county area from 70 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour and from 65 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour. This measure was submitted on April 25, 2000, and EPA proposed approval on January 28, 2001. These speed limit reductions are designed to reduce nitrogen oxides in the DFW area as part of a strategy to aid the area in attaining of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The EPA is also making a technical correction to ensure that it is clear that the measure applies to a nine county area.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-20208
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-20207
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA commented on the lack of information to characterize the severity of adverse direct and indirect impacts to wetlands, and encouraged the FAA to consider enhancement of a less damaging runway safety area alternative. The comments also requested a mitigation plan to compensate for unavoidable losses at wetlands.
Control of Emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources: Default Baseline Revision
Document Number: 05-20109
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action revises the mobile source air toxics (MSAT) rule's default baseline values for reformulated gasoline and conventional gasoline to reflect the national average toxics performance of gasoline during 1998-2000. EPA's MSAT rule, Control of Emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources (66 FR 17230, March 29, 2001), requires that the annual average toxic performance of gasoline must be at least as clean as the average performance of the gasoline produced or imported during the period 1998-2000 (known as the ``baseline period''). The baseline performance is determined separately for each refinery and importer, and the rule established default toxics baseline values for refineries and importers that could not develop individual toxics baselines. The default toxics baseline values are based on the national average performance of gasoline during the baseline period. However, at the time of the final rule, gasoline toxics performance data were not yet available for the year 2000. Therefore, the final rule included regulations directing the EPA to revise the default toxics baseline values in the rule to reflect the entire 1998-2000 baseline period once the appropriate data became available. With this action, EPA is revising the default toxics baseline values for refineries and importers to reflect the national average toxics performance of gasoline during 1998-2000.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Texas Low-Emission Diesel Fuel Program
Document Number: 05-20108
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Texas making changes to the Texas Low- Emission Diesel (TXLED) Fuel program. With one exception, the changes are either administrative in nature, clarify existing provisions, add more specific reporting and recordkeeping requirements, or update references. These changes meet section 110(l) of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act) because they improve the quality of the SIP and make it more enforceable. The more substantive change is the repeal of the state sulfur standard. This repeal being approved does not change the ultimate requirements regarding the reductions to be achieved because Texas did not rely upon the sulfur standard when EPA originally approved the program as part of the Houston ozone attainment demonstration SIP. Also, there are no sulfur dioxide (SO2) or particulate matter (PM) nonattainment areas in the affected area and no monitored violations. As a result, in accordance with section 110(l) of the Act, this removal will not interfere with attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), Rate of Progress, reasonable further progress or any other applicable requirement of the Act. Under section 553(d)(1) of the Administrative Procedure Act, EPA is making this action effective upon publication because it relieves a restriction.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Massachusetts; Negative Declaration
Document Number: 05-20107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the Sections 111(d) and 129 negative declaration submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) on August 23, 2005. This negative declaration adequately certifies that there are no existing hospital/medical/ infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) located within the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans For Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Massachusetts; Negative Declaration
Document Number: 05-20106
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the Sections 111(d) and 129 negative declaration submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) on August 23, 2005. This negative declaration adequately certifies that there are no existing hospital/medical/ infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) located within the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. EPA publishes regulations under Sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act requiring states to submit control plans to EPA. These state control plans show how states intend to control the emissions of designated pollutants from designated facilities (e.g., HMIWIs). The Commonwealth of Massachusetts submitted this negative declaration in lieu of a state control plan.
Proposed Amendment to CERCLA Section 122(h) Administrative Agreement for the Lower Passaic River Study Area Portion of the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site, Located in and About Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, NJ
Document Number: 05-20105
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed amendment to an administrative settlement. The settlement will incorporate twelve (12) parties who will be bound to the terms and conditions of the original settlement (which became effective June 22, 2004), thus becoming jointly and severally liable for funding $10,000,000.00 toward the ongoing Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (``RI/FS'') of the Lower Passaic River Study Area, along with the thirty-one (31) original Settling Parties. In exchange, these additional Settling Parties will resolve their potential liability for performance of the RI/FS and for Past and Future Response Costs incurred and to be incurred in connection with the RI/FS. Furthermore, all the Settling Parties have committed to paying EPA up to an additional $750,000.00 in contingent funding toward Future Response Costs in the event that EPA needs additional funds to complete the RI/ FS. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the EPA 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 proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the EPA, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.
AAPCO/SFJREG WC WQ/PD and POM Joint Meeting
Document Number: 05-20099
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Working Committees on Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal (WC/WQPD) and Pesticide Operations and Management Working Committee (POM) will hold a joint 1-day meeting on October 31, 2005 and simultaneously the two committees will hold separate meetings on November 1, 2005. This notice announces the location and times for the meetings and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nashville-Davidson County; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-20005
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of part 52 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR part 52) for materials submitted by Nashville-Davidson County that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by the local agency and approved by EPA. This format revision will affect the ``Identification of Plan'' sections of 40 CFR part 52, by adding a table for the Nashville- Davidson portion of the Tennessee SIP. This revision will also affect the format of the SIP materials that will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, and the Regional Office.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revision to the Motor Vehicle Enhanced I/M Program-Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, South Central, and Northern Regions and Safety Inspection Program Enhancements for Non-I/M Regions
Document Number: 05-20003
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving several State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions amend Pennsylvania`s existing, Federally-approved enhanced vehicle inspection and maintenance program (or I/M program) SIP. EPA is herein taking a single final rulemaking action to finalize two separately issued proposed rulemakings on the subject of Pennsylvania's I/M program. The intended effect of this combined final action is to approve the Commonwealth's revised I/M program SIP for the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, South Central and Northern Regions. This action also serves to incorporate into the SIP a visual emission component inspection program done under the Commonwealth's annual safety inspection program in those 42 counties of Pennsylvania not subject to Federal I/M program requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 05-19615
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this final action, EPA is correcting an error in the incorporation by reference provisions in the approval of revisions to the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01) published on January 16, 2003 (68 FR 2217). This correction removes the list of State toxic air pollutants from the definition of ``regulated air pollutant'' in the EPA-approved Idaho State implementation plan.
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: 05-20094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for a proposed rule published September 9, 2005 (70 FR 53605). On September 9, 2005, EPA proposed to approve the State of Indiana's request to redesignate the Evansville area (Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties) to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. In conjunction with the proposed approval of the redesignation request for the Evansville area, EPA proposed to approve the State's ozone maintenance plan for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2015 in this area as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan. EPA also proposed to approve 2015 Volatile Organic Compounds and Oxides of Nitrogen Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets, which are supported by and consistent with the 10- year maintenance plan for this area, for purposes of transportation conformity. In response to a September 9, 2005, request from Valley Watch, Inc., EPA is extending the comment period for 7 days.
Computer Sciences Corporation and Systems Integration Group; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 05-20007
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide relatedinformation 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 tranferred to Computer Sciences Corporation and its subcontractor, Systems Integration Group, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Computer Sciences Corporation and its subcontractor, Systems Integration Group, have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Computer Sciences Corporation and its subcontractor, Systems Integration Group, to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-20006
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S. App.2 (Public Law 92-463), EPA gives notice of a 2-day meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to EPA regarding the overall policy and operations of the programs of the Office of Pollution, Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting for the Performance-Based Qualification of Test Methods for Diesel Fuel (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2180.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0566
Document Number: 05-20004
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
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 ``emergency'' 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 Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Discrete Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program
Document Number: 05-19998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to conditionally approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Discrete Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program. Additionally, we are proposing approval of a subsection of Chapter 115 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds, which cross-references the Discrete Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program. We are also proposing approval of a subsection of 30 TAC Chapter 116, Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification, which provides a definition referred to in the Discrete Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program
Document Number: 05-19997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Emission Credit Banking and Trading program. Additionally, EPA is proposing approval of a section of the Texas rules on Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds that cross-references the Emission Credit Banking and Trading program. We are also proposing approval of a subsection of Chapter 116 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification, which provides a definition referred to in the Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Program for the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 05-19996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan concerning the Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Program for the Houston/Galveston/ Brazoria ozone nonattainment area. These revisions were adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on December 01, 2004, as new sections 101.390-101.394, 101.396, 101.399-101.401, and 101.403, and submitted to EPA as a SIP revision on December 17, 2004. In related rulemakings today, EPA is also proposing approval of additional revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Emissions Banking and Trading Revisions for the Mass Emissions Cap and Trade Program for the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 05-19995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Mass Emissions Cap and Trade (MECT) program for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) in the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is proposing approval of several subsections of Chapter 116 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) (Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification) that provide cross-references to the MECT Program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the Ozone Attainment Plan for the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 05-19994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Texas as it applies to the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) Ozone nonattainment area. These plan revisions result from more recent information on ozone formation in the Houston/Galveston area indicating that a combination of controls on oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and highly reactive volatile organic compounds (HRVOCs) should be more effective in reducing ozone than the measures in the previously approved plan which relied almost exclusively on control of NOX. Approval of these revisions will incorporate these changes into the federally approved SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Bernalillo County, NM; Negative Declaration
Document Number: 05-19878
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving three negative declarations submitted by the City of Albuquerque (Bernalillo County) certifying that there are no existing sources subject to the requirement of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act under their jurisdiction. These three negative declarations are for Sulfuric Acid Mist Emissions from Sulfuric Acid Plants, Fluoride Emissions from Phosphate Fertilizer Plants, and Total Reduced Sulfur Emissions from Kraft Pulp Mills. This is a direct final rule action without prior notice and comment because this action is deemed noncontroversial.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Bernalillo County, NM; Negative Declaration
Document Number: 05-19877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving three negative declarations submitted by the City of Albuquerque (Bernalillo County) certifying that there are no existing sources subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act under their jurisdiction. These three negative declarations are for Sulfuric Acid Mist Emissions from Sulfuric Acid Plants, Fluoride Emissions from Phosphate Fertilizer Plants, and Total Reduced Sulfur Emissions from Kraft Pulp Mills. This is a direct final rule action without prior notice and comment because this action is deemed noncontroversial.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Kentucky: Inspection and Maintenance Program Removal for Northern Kentucky; New Solvent Metal Cleaning Equipment; Commercial Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Refinishing Operations
Document Number: 05-19875
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving four related revisions to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on February 9, 2005. These revisions affect the Northern Kentucky area, which is comprised of the Kentucky Counties of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton, and is part of the Cincinnati-Hamilton Metropolitan Statistical Area. EPA is approving the movement of the regulation underlying the Northern Kentucky inspection and maintenance (I/M) program from the regulatory portion of the Kentucky SIP to the contingency measures section of the Northern Kentucky 1-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan. EPA is also approving revisions to a Kentucky rule which provides for the control of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from new solvent metal cleaning equipment. Further, EPA is approving a new rule into the Kentucky SIP affecting commercial motor vehicle and mobile equipment refinishing operations in Northern Kentucky. Finally, EPA is approving updated mobile source category emissions projections with updated, state motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2010. This final rule addresses comments made on EPA's proposed rulemaking previously published for this action.
Administrative Reporting Exemption for Certain Air Releases of NOX
Document Number: 05-19872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice of proposed rulemaking provides notice of, and requests comments, including any relevant data, on a proposed new administrative exemption from certain notification requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act. The Agency also seeks public comment on human health risk assessment data or other relevant data that relates to this proposal. The proposed administrative reporting exemption pertains to releases of less than 1,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide (or collectively ``NOX'') to the air in 24 hours that is the result of combustion activities, unless such release is the result of an accident or malfunction. Notifications must still be made for accidents or malfunctions that result in the releases of NOX at the final RQ of 10 pounds or more per 24 hours. The administrative reporting exemption is protective of human health and the environment and consistent with the Agency's goal to reduce unnecessary reports considering that levels for which the Clean Air Act regulates NOX are considerably higher than 10 pounds. In addition, the Agency believes that the submission of these reports for the proposed exempted releases would not contribute significantly to the data that is already available through the permitting process to the government and the public. The Agency is also considering and seeking comment on two other options to address the high frequency of release notifications. Those options would involve more efficient use of Continuous Release reporting and a complete exemption from the notification requirements under CERCLA and EPCRA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards (Renewal), ICR Number 1871.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0420
Document Number: 05-19866
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
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.
Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools; State Request for Waiver from Requirements; Notice of Final Decision
Document Number: 05-19865
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a final decision which approves the request from Illinois for a waiver from the Agency's asbestos-in-schools program. A waiver of these requirements is granted since EPA has determined, after notice and comment and opportunity for a public hearing, that Illinois is implementing or intends to implement a program of asbestos inspection and management for schools that is at least as stringent as EPA's program. This notice announces the official grant of the waiver.
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).
Office of Environmental Education; Environmental Education Grants Program Solicitation Notice for 2006 Announcement Type: New Announcement
Document Number: 05-19708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Provide a one page overview of your entire project in the following format; pages in excess of one will not be reviewed. (a) Organization: Briefly describe: (1) Your organization, and (2) list your key partners for this grant, if applicable. Partnerships are encouraged and considered to be a major factor in the success of projects. Full details about your organization and staff will be an appendix. (b) Summary Statement: Provide an overview of your project that explains the concept and your goals and objectives. This should be a basic explanation in layman's terms to provide a reviewer with an understanding of the purpose and expected outcomes of your educational project. If a person unfamiliar with your project reads this paragraph and cannot grasp your basic concept, then you have not achieved what is requested here. (c) Educational Priority: Identify which priority listed in Section I you will address, such as education reform or teaching skills. Proposals may address more than one educational priority for the same project; however, EPA cautions against losing focus on projects. Evaluation panels often select projects with a clearly defined purpose, rather than projects that attempt to address multiple priorities at the expense of a quality outcome. (d) Delivery Method: Explain how you will reach your audience, such as workshops, conferences, field trips, interactive programs, etc. (e) Audience: Describe the demographics of your target audience including the number and types you expect to reach, such as teachers and/or students and specific grade levels, health care providers, the general public, etc. (f) Costs: List the types of activities on which you will spend the EPA portion of the grant funds. (2) Project Description: Describe precisely what your project will achievewhy, who, when, how, and with what. Explain each aspect of your proposal clearly and address each topic below. If you choose to reorder the following paragraphs, include the headings below or you risk the possibility of information being overlooked when the project is scored. Please address all of the following to ensure that grant reviewers can fully comprehend and score your project correctly. (a) Why: (i) Explain the purpose of your project and how it will address an educational priority listed in Section I, such as teaching skills. (ii) Identify your environmental issue, such as energy conservation, clean air or water, ecosystem protection, or cross- cutting topics. Explain the importance to your community, state, or Region. If the project has the potential for wide application, and/or can serve as a model for use in other locations with a similar audience, explain how. (iii) Stewardship: Explain how your project will increase environmental stewardship as defined in Section I. (b) Who: Explain who will manage and conduct the project; also identify the target audience, the number to be trained, and demonstrate an understanding of the needs of that audience. Important: Explain your recruitment plan to attract your target audience, and clarify any incentives used such as stipends and continuing education credits. (c) How: Explain your strategy, objectives (outputs and outcomes), activities, and delivery methods to establish that you have realistic goals and objectives and will use effective methods to achieve them. Clarify for the reviewers how you will complete all basic steps from beginning to end. Do not omit steps that lead up to or follow the actual delivery methods; e.g., if you plan to make a presentation about your project at a local or national conference, specify where. (d) With What: Demonstrate that the project uses or produces quality educational products or methods that teach critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Please note the following restrictions on the development of educational materials.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-19626
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is publishing a direct final notice of partial deletion of the Jacobs Smelter Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL). Specifically EPA intends to delete Operable Unit 3 from the site, comprised only of soils within the Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR) right-of-way in Tooele County, Utah. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA is publishing this direct final notice of partial deletion with the concurrence of the State of Utah, through the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) because the EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed at these properties and, therefore, further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA is not appropriate. This partial deletion pertains to Operable Unit 3 described in section IV of this document and does not alter the status of any other portion of the Jacobs Smelter Superfund Site. Operable Unit 1 was deleted from the NPL in 2001.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-19625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing a notice of intent to partially delete the Jacobs Smelter Superfund Site, located in Tooele County, Utah, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent. Specifically, EPA intends to delete Operable Unit 3 from the site, comprised only of soils within the Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR) right-of-way. The NPL constitutes appendix B to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 as amended. The EPA and the state of Utah, through the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed for the properties subject to the partial deletion. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final notice of partial deletion of the Jacobs Smelter Superfund Site without prior notice of intent to partially delete because we view this as a non-controversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this partial deletion in the preamble to the direct final partial deletion. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to partially delete or the direct final notice of partial deletion, we will not take further action on this notice of intent to partially delete. If we receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final notice of partial deletion, and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final partial deletion notice based on this notice of intent to partially delete. We will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to partially delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final notice of partial deletion that is located in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register.