Environmental Protection Agency 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 05-21928
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Ozone Depleting Substitutes in Foam Blowing
Document Number: 05-21927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b are unacceptable for use in the foam sector under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program under section 612 of the Clean Air Act. The SNAP program reviews alternatives to Class I and Class II ozone depleting substances and approves use of alternatives which do not present a greater risk to public health and the environment than the substance they replace or than other available substitutes. Specifically, EPA is taking two actions. First, in response to a court decision upholding a challenge to EPA's July 2002 final rule finding HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b acceptable subject to Narrowed Use Limits in three foam end uses, we are proposing to find HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b unacceptable as substitutes for HCFC-141b in the foam end uses of commercial refrigeration, sandwich panels, slabstock and ``other'' foams. Second, in the July 2002 final rule, EPA withdrew a proposed action to find HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b unacceptable as substitutes for CFCs in all foam end uses. We are now issuing a new proposal to find HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b unacceptable as substitutes for CFCs in all foam end uses.
Draft All-Ages Lead Model
Document Number: 05-21939
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is extending the public comment period by 45 days for an external review draft of the newly developed All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Version 1.05. On September 27, 2005, EPA published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 56447) announcing: (1) the public availability of the draft model and (2) the beginning of a 30-day public comment period. EPA is extending the public comment period to December 12, 2005, in response to requests for extension of the comment period. As previously stated in 70 FR 56447, EPA is releasing this draft model solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This model has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination.
New Stationary Sources; Supplemental Delegation of Authority to the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Document Number: 05-21925
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Commonwealth of Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP or agency) has requested that EPA delegate authority for implementation and enforcement of existing New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) which have been previously adopted by the agency but have remained undelegated by EPA, and has requested that EPA approve the mechanism for delegation (adopt-by-reference) of future NSPS. The purpose of KYDEP's request for approval of its delegation mechanism is to streamline existing administrative procedures by eliminating any unnecessary steps involved in the Federal delegation process. With this NSPS delegation mechanism in place, a new or revised NSPS promulgated by EPA will become effective in the Commonwealth of Kentucky on the date the NSPS is adopted-by-reference pursuant to a rulemaking of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, if the agency adopts the NSPS without change. ``Adopt-by-reference'' means the EPA promulgated standard has been adopted directly into the State regulations by reference to the Federal law. No further agency requests for delegation will be necessary. Likewise, no further Federal Register notices will be published. In this action, EPA is delegating authority to KYDEP for implementation and enforcement of existing New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) which have been previously adopted by KYDEP and which are identified in the Supplementary Information section below. In addition, EPA is approving KYDEP's ``adopt-by-reference'' mechanism for delegation of future NSPS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-21756
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by The Commonwealth of Virginia that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the State agency, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.
Agency Information Collection Request Activities: Renewal of the Collection Request for the Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulation; EPA ICR Number 1601.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0249
Document Number: 05-21926
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA has submitted a renewal for a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The proposed request was for renewal of an existing approved collection which is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2005. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA solicited comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. The EPA received comments submitted to the docket from the U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service and has responded by making certain suggested changes and corrections which are found in this final document.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants
Document Number: 05-21840
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for primary aluminum reduction plants. The amendments will revise the emission limit for polycyclic organic matter (POM) applicable to one potline subcategory. The amendments will revise the compliance provisions to clarify the dates by which all plants must meet the NESHAP requirements, and to specify the time allowed to demonstrate initial compliance for a new or reconstructed potline, anode bake furnace, or pitch storage tank as well as an existing potline or anode bake furnace that has been shutdown and subsequently restarted. We are making these amendments to reduce compliance uncertainties and improve understanding of the NESHAP requirements.
Access to Confidential Business Information by the General Accountability Office
Document Number: 05-21839
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized the General Accountability Office (GAO), access to information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal, Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Endangered Species Protection Program Field Implementation
Document Number: 05-21838
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document describes how EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs intends to implement its Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP or the Program). The goal of the ESPP is to carry out responsibilities under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA), while at the same time not placing unnecessary burden on agriculture and other pesticide users. This document describes EPA's approach to implementing its responsibilities under section 7(a)(2) of ESA subsequent to a determination by EPA that geographically specific risk mitigation is necessary to protect federally listed threatened or endangered species or their critical habitat. For purposes of the ESPP, the term ``listed species'' or ``endangered species'' will encompass species listed as threatened or endangered, plus designated critical habitat of these species; the term ``county'' will include counties, parishes, and similar political boundaries of U.S. Territories. The implementation approach relies on pesticide labels, as appropriate, referring the pesticide user to geographically specific Endangered Species Protection Bulletins that will contain enforceable use limitations for the pesticide necessary to ensure the pesticide's use will not jeopardize the continued existence of a listed species.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Provo Attainment Demonstration of the Carbon Monoxide Standard, Redesignation to Attainment, Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes, and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-21837
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On April 1, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted an attainment demonstration and plan for the Provo metropolitan area (hereafter, Provo area) for the carbon monoxide (CO) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) to replace the demonstration and plan that were submitted by Governor Leavitt on July 11, 1994. The Governor's submittal also contained a request to redesignate the Provo area to attainment for the CO NAAQS and a maintenance plan which includes transportation conformity motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEB) for 2014 and 2015. The Governor also submitted revisions to: Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates the attainment demonstration, plan, and maintenance plan; Utah's Rule R307-110-31, ``Section X , Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part A,'' which incorporates general requirements and applicability for motor vehicle emissions inspections; and Utah's Rule R307-110-34, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part D, Utah County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Utah County. The Governor's April 1, 2004 submittal also stated that the prior July 11, 1994 submittal of Utah's Rule R307-1-4.12, ``Emissions Standards for Residential Solid Fuel Burning Devices and Fireplaces'' to restrict woodburning in Utah County, remains part of her April 1, 2004 submittal and requested that Utah's Rule R307-301, ``Oxygenated Gasoline Program,'' be eliminated from the Federally- approved SIP. We note that on September 20, 1999, the Governor submitted Utah Rules R307-302-3 and -4, which together comprise a re-numbered and re- titled version of R307-1-4.12. The text of Rules R307-302-3 and -4 is identical to the text of Rule R307-1-4.12 that the Governor submitted on July 11, 1994. In this action, we are approving and incorporating by reference Rules R307-302-3 and -4, because these comprise the current version of the State rule. Approving these rules rather than the earlier version will avoid confusion to the public and will obviate the need for a future SIP revision merely to re-number the SIP. In the remainder of this notice, we will refer to the rule by its current numbers, unless the context dictates otherwise. In this action, EPA is approving the Provo area's attainment demonstration and plan, the request for redesignation to attainment for the Provo area, the maintenance plan, the transportation conformity MVEBs for 2014 and 2015, the revisions to Part A of the Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program pertaining to general requirements and applicability, the revisions to Part D of the Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program pertaining to the program for Utah County, the revisions to Rule R307-110-12, the revisions to Rule R307-110-31, the revisions to Rule R307-110-34, Rules R307-302-3 and -4, and the request to remove Rule R307-301 from the Federally-approved SIP. EPA is also identifying the transportation conformity MVEB for the year 2000, which is derived from the attainment year emission inventory in the attainment plan. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Provo Attainment Demonstration of the Carbon Monoxide Standard, Redesignation to Attainment, Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes, and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-21836
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On April 1, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted an attainment demonstration and plan for the Provo metropolitan area (hereafter, Provo area) for the carbon monoxide (CO) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) to replace the demonstration and plan that were submitted by Governor Leavitt on July 11, 1994. The Governor's submittal also contained a request to redesignate the Provo area to attainment for the CO NAAQS and a maintenance plan which includes transportation conformity motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEB) for 2014 and 2015. The Governor also submitted revisions to: Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates the attainment demonstration, plan, and maintenance plan; Utah's Rule R307-110-31, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part A,'' which incorporates general requirements and applicability for motor vehicle emissions inspections; and Utah's Rule R307-110-34, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part D, Utah County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Utah County. The Governor's April 1, 2004 submittal also stated that the prior July 11, 1994 submittal of Utah's Rule R307-1-4.12, ``Emissions Standards for Residential Solid Fuel Burning Devices and Fireplaces'' to restrict woodburning in Utah County, remains part of her April 1, 2004 submittal and requested that Utah's Rule R307-301, ``Oxygenated Gasoline Program,'' be eliminated from the Federally- approved SIP. We note that on September 20, 1999, the Governor submitted Utah Rules R307-302-3 and -4, which together comprise a re- numbered and re-titled version of R307-1-4.12. The text of Rules R307- 302-3 and -4 is identical to the text of Rule R307-1-4.12 that the Governor submitted on July 11, 1994. EPA is proposing to approve the Provo area's attainment demonstration and plan, the request for redesignation to attainment for the Provo area, the maintenance plan, the transportation conformity MVEBs for 2014 and 2015, the revisions to Rule R307-110-12, the revisions to Rule R307-110-31, the revisions to Rule R307-110-34, Rules R307-302-3 and -4, and the request to remove Rule R307-301 from the Federally-approved SIP. EPA is also identifying the transportation conformity MVEB for the year 2000, which is derived from the attainment year emission inventory in the attainment plan. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to 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. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Redesignation of the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 05-21835
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) is requesting that the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County (the Fredericksburg area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a State Implementation Plan revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the Fredericksburg area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the next 10 years. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Frdericksburg area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This proposed determination is based on three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for 2002- 2004 that demonstrate the 8-hour NAAQS has been attained in the area. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Fredericksburg area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the 8-hour maintenance plan for the Fredericksburg area for purposes of transportation conformity, and is also proposing to approve those MVEBs. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request and of the maintenance plan revision to the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Safe Drinking Water Act Determination; Underground Injection Control Program, Determination of Indian Country Status for Purposes of Underground Injection Control Program Permitting
Document Number: 05-21822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA must determine whether any of the approximately 160 acres of land located in the southeast portion of Section 8, Township 16N, Range 16W, in the State of New Mexico, is part of a dependent Indian community under 18 U.S.C. 1151(b) and, thus, considered to be ``Indian country.'' This determination is necessary in order to establish whether EPA or the New Mexico Environment Department is the appropriate agency to issue a particular underground injection control permit under the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA is seeking comments and information from the public and all interested parties regarding the possible Indian country status of this land and is considering whether to hold a public hearing on the matter.
MCPB Risk Assessment, Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-21758
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the phenoxy herbicide, MCPB (4- (2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy) butyric acid), and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for MCPB 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. This is Phase 3 of the 4- Phase process.
Dimethipin; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-21757
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide dimethipin. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the dimethipin docket. Dimethipin is registered for use as a cotton growth regulator and dessicant. In addition, it is used as a post-emergence herbicide on cotton and nonbearing apple nursery stock. EPA has reviewed dimethipin 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 Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Repeal of NOX
Document Number: 05-21753
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision repeals Maryland's Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Budget Program under COMAR 26.11.27 and 26.11.28. This action is in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX
Document Number: 05-21749
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for three major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania's or the Commonwealth's) SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Ethylenebisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) Fungicides Mancozeb, Maneb, and Metiram; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel, Amend, or Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 05-21626
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel and/or amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticides mancozeb, maneb, and metiram. The requests would terminate mancozeb use on athletic fields and pachysandra; maneb use on apples, grapes, kadota figs, and sweet corn; and maneb seed treatment use for peanuts and rice. EPA has also received a request to terminate the use of the fungicide product, Maneb 80 WP Fungicide (EPA Reg. No. 4581-255), on sod farm turf. In addition, EPA has received a request for voluntary cancellation of the metiram product registration for Potato Seed Treater Fungicide (EPA Reg. No. 2935-540). These requests would not terminate the last mancozeb, maneb, and metiram products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Air Pollution Regulations for Outer Continental Shelf Activities (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1601.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0249
Document Number: 05-21763
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
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 October 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; NESHAP for Portland Cement (Renewal), ICR Number 1801.04, OMB Number 2060-0416
Document Number: 05-21762
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 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; Risk Management Program Requirements and Petitions To Modify the List of Regulated Substances under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1656.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0144
Document Number: 05-21761
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
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 October 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 Calciners and Dryers in Mineral Industries (Renewal), ICR Number 0746.06, OMB Number 2060-0251
Document Number: 05-21760
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on 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; NESHAP for Primary Lead Smelters (Renewal); OMB Number 2060-0414; EPA ICR Number 1856.05
Document Number: 05-21759
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 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.
Performance Specification 16 for Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems and Amendments to Testing and Monitoring Provisions
Document Number: 05-21755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action reopens the public comment period for the action entitled ``Performance Specification 16 for Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems and Amendments to Testing and Monitoring Provisions'' that was proposed in the Federal Register on August 8, 2005 (70 FR 45608). The 60-day comment period in the proposal ended October 8, 2005. The comment period is being reopened for two weeks, from November 2-16, 2005. A public commenter requested that the comment period be reopened to allow them to prepare their response since they are a leading vendor of predictive emission monitoring systems and are significantly impacted by the rule. The intended effect of this action is to allow the affected public sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed action.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permits for Midwest Generation Waukegan Station
Document Number: 05-21754
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a citizen petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit proposed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). Specifically, the Administrator has partially granted and partially denied the petition submitted by the Lake County Conservation Alliance to object to the proposed operating permit for the Midwest Generation Waukegan station. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (Act), Petitioner may seek judicial review in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit of those portions of the petition which EPA denied. Any petition 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC RACT Determinations for Three Individual Sources
Document Number: 05-21752
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for three major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 05-21751
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and consist of modifications to the ambient air quality standards for ozone and fine particulate matter. EPA is approving these revisions in the SIP in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX
Document Number: 05-21750
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for seven major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania's or the Commonwealth's) SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of Indiana
Document Number: 05-21748
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Indiana is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Indiana has revised its Public Notification (PN) Rule; its Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions (LCRMR) Rule; its Analytical Methods for Chemical and Microbiological Contaminants and revisions to Laboratory Certification Requirements; its revisions to Analytical Methods for Radionuclides Rule; and its Removal of the Prohibition on the Use of Point of Use Devices for compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions by the State are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Indiana's Public Water System Supervision Program. This approval action does not extend to public water systems (PWSs) in Indian Country, as the term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. By approving these rules, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of federally recognized Indian Tribes in Indiana, nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the State of Indiana. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by December 1, 2005 to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 5 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by December 1, 2005, EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing. If EPA Region 5 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on December 1, 2005. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Nashville Area Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan for the 1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 05-21529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted in final form on August 10, 2005. The SIP revision provides the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Nashville (Middle Tennessee) 1-hour ozone maintenance area (Nashville Area, which is composed of the following five counties: Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson. The Nashville Area is still required to fulfill obligations under the 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS), because EPA has deferred the effective date of the designation for the Nashville Area under the newer 8-hour ozone NAAQS due to participation in an Early Action Compact. EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision because it satisfies the requirement of the Clean Air Act for the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Nashville Area. In addition, in this rulemaking, EPA is providing information on its transportation conformity adequacy determination for new motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2016 that are contained in the second 10-year 1-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Nashville Area. EPA determined that the 2016 MVEBs are adequate in a previous action. EPA is also proposing to approve the 2016 MVEBs in this action. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision 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 no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Nashville Area Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan for the 1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 05-21528
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted in final form on August 10, 2005. The SIP revision provides the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Nashville (Middle Tennessee) 1-hour ozone maintenance area (Nashville Area), which is composed of the following five counties: Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson. The Nashville Area is still required to fulfill obligations under the 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS), because EPA has deferred the effective date of the designation for the Nashville Area under the newer 8-hour ozone NAAQS due to participation in an Early Action Compact. EPA is approving this SIP revision because it satisfies the requirement of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Nashville Area. In addition, in this rulemaking, EPA is providing information on its transportation conformity adequacy determination for new motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2016 that are contained in the second 10-year 1-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Nashville Area. EPA determined that the 2016 MVEBs are adequate through a previous action. EPA is also approving the 2016 MVEBs in this action.
Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries
Document Number: 05-21455
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today is establishing federal standards and practices for conducting all appropriate inquiries as required under sections 101(35)(B)(ii) and (iii) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Today's final rule establishes specific regulatory requirements and standards for conducting all appropriate inquiries into the previous ownership and uses of a property for the purposes of meeting the all appropriate inquiries provisions necessary to qualify for certain landowner liability protections under CERCLA. The standards and practices also will be applicable to persons conducting site characterization and assessments with the use of grants awarded under CERCLA section 104(k)(2)(B).
Proposed Rule To Implement the Fine Particle National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 05-20455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This proposed rule and preamble describe the requirements that States and Tribes must meet in their implementation plans for attainment of the fine particle (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The health effects associated with exposure to PM2.5 are serious, including premature death, aggravation of heart and lung disease, and asthma attacks. Those particularly sensitive to PM2.5 exposure include older adults, people with heart and lung disease, and children. The EPA designated areas not attaining the PM2.5 standards on December 17, 2004. The PM designations notice was published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2005 (70 FR 944) and became effective on April 5, 2005. On this same date, the Administrator signed a supplemental notice making certain changes to the designations based on 2002-2004 air quality data. The supplemental notice was published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2005 (70 FR 19844). A total of 39 areas with a population of 90 million were designated as nonattainment. Within 3 years, each State having a nonattainment area must submit to EPA an attainment demonstration (and associated air quality modeling), adopted State regulations to reduce emissions of PM2.5 and its precursors, and other supporting information demonstrating that the area will attain the standards as expeditiously as practicable. In order to address PM2.5 problems, EPA believes that States should implement a balanced program to reduce emissions from regional sources [such as power plants emitting sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX)] and local sources (such as cars, trucks, industrial sources, and various other combustion or burning-related activities). States should take into account national, State, and local emission reduction programs that are already in place and projected to provide future air quality benefits.
Recent Posting to the Applicability Determination Index (ADI) Database System of Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program
Document Number: 05-21625
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Agreement; Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site
Document Number: 05-21624
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Agency's May 24, 1995, ``Guidance on Agreements with Prospective Purchasers of Contaminated Property,'' notice is hereby given of a proposed prospective purchaser agreement (``PPA agreement'') with The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC (``Respondent'') concerning Respondent's ground lease of an approximately 9-acre parcel of real property (the ``Property'') included within the Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site in the Village of Farmingdale, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York (the ``Site'') and Respondent's potential use of the Property by construction and operation of a shopping center including a supermarket and fueling facility. Under the PPA agreement, the United States would covenant not to sue or take administrative action against Respondent under section 106 or 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA'') if Respondent becomes an operator of the Property. In consideration, Respondent would perform work at the Site that EPA has valued at approximately $100,000 and will also pay to EPA the amount of $12,500. By publication of this Notice, a thirty (30) day period has been established in which the Agency will accept written comments relating to the PPA agreement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the PPA agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, Office of Regional Counsel, New York/Caribbean Superfund Branch, 290 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Enviromental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: 05-21623
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122 (h)(1) 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 concerning the RSR Corporation Superfund Site, the Murmur Corporation, and the Murmur Leasing Corporation. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay $278,273 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42, U.S.C. 9607. The settling parties also agree to assign and implement institutional controls. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this notice and 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 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
Notice of the Twelfth Meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force
Document Number: 05-21622
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Twelfth Meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force. The purpose of this Task Force, consisting of Federal, State, and Tribal members, is to lead efforts to coordinate and support nutrient management and hypoxia- related activities in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico watersheds. The major matters to be discussed at the meeting is the activities of the Sub-Basin Teams and the Reassessment of the Action Plan for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The Action Plan was developed in fulfillment of a requirement of section 604(b) of the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research Control Act (Pub. L. 105-383Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998) to submit a scientific assessment of hypoxia and a plan for reducing, mitigating, and controlling hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. The Action Plan was submitted as a Report to Congress on January 18, 2001, and the eleventh action item is a reassessment of the actions every five years. The public will be afforded an opportunity to provide input to the Task Force during open discussion periods.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters
Document Number: 05-21531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 13, 2004, EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters. In this action, EPA is proposing a limited number of amendments to the NESHAP. In response to a petition for reconsideration, EPA is proposing and requesting comment on an amendment allowing for consolidated testing of commonly vented boilers under the emission averaging provision. In addition, EPA is proposing amendments and technical corrections to the final rule to clarify some applicability and implementation issues raised by stakeholders subject to the final rule.
Notice of Availability of Correspondence Regarding Revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Document Number: 05-21527
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of correspondence and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) response to inquiries regarding the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) regulations. EPA received inquiries on the permit application date in the CAFOs regulation and whether, in response to the February 28, 2005, decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued in Waterkeeper v. EPA, 399 F.3d 486 (2nd Cir. 2005), the permit application date may be extended. The 2003 CAFO rule (68 FR 7176) (``National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations''), hereafter known as the ``2003 CAFO rule,'' contains the requirement that by February 13, 2006, all newly defined CAFOs must apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The 2003 CAFO rule also requires that all CAFOs develop and implement a Nutrient Management Plan by December 31, 2006. EPA is in the process of developing options for revising the 2003 CAFO rule to comply with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' decision. The schedule for final action provides for a full and ample opportunity for public notice and comment, but it is not consistent with completion by February 13, 2006. As a result, EPA will propose to extend the permit application date of February 13, 2006, and the Nutrient Management Plan due date of December 31, 2006, in a separate NPRM. This second action will be proposed and finalized by February 13, 2006. The correspondence and the EPA's response have been added to the rulemaking docket and are available to the public.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-21545
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has concerns about the In-Valley Disposal Alternatives because of uncertainties about treatments to remove selenium from drainage water, the lack of information on contaminant profile and disposal of biotreatment and reverse osmosis brine, and potential environmental effects of evaporation ponds and reuse areas. EPA has environmental objections to the San Francisco Delta and Pacific Ocean Disposal Alternatives because of potential adverse effects to the Delta, Estero Bay, and drinking water supply. Rating EO2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-21544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pennsylvania and Virginia State Plans for Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-21535
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The States of Pennsylvania and Virginia have submitted to EPA amendments to their respective State Plans for Certification and Training of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides. The proposed amendments add new commercial categories for vertebrate pest control. Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Regional Administrator, Region III, to approve the revised Pennsylvania and Virginia Plans for the Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides. EPA is soliciting comments on the proposed amendments.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 05-21532
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 104(k); and CERCLA Section 104(d); “ ‘Discounted Loans’ Under Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants”
Document Number: 05-21530
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to an October 17, 2005 Memorandum signed by Thomas P. Dunne, Acting Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees may provide discounted loans in certain situations. RLF grants are awarded to eligible entities provided in section 104(k)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), to capitalize RLF's for brownfields cleanup. RLF grantees can use their EPA grant funds for loans and subgrants, as well as other eligible activities. The Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response provides this policy in response to interest by RLF grantees awarded under CERCLA section 104(k) in issuing discounted loans as part of their RLF programs. Such loans were provided for in earlier policies that applied to Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) grants awarded under CERCLA section 104(d). BCRLF grants were awarded starting FY1997 to FY2002, prior to the passage of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (Brownfields Law). Several BCRLF grantees made discounted loans under CERCLA section 104(d) policies, thereby achieving cleanup goals. However, with the signing of the Brownfields Law, new RLF grants, awarded under 104(k) from FY2003 forward, were left with no provision for the use of discounted loans. This policy meets this need, giving RLF grantees additional options to achieve cleanup goals, in keeping with prudent lending practices.
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Mountaintop Mining and Valley Fills
Document Number: 05-21474
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Office of Surface Mining, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The above agencies announce the availability of the FPEIS that considers developing policies, guidance, and coordinated agency decision-making processes to minimize, to the maximum extent practicable, the adverse environmental effects to waters of the United States and to fish and wildlife resources affected by mountaintop mining operations, and to environmental resources that could be affected by the size and location of excess spoil-disposal sites in valley fills within the Appalachian study area in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. This FPEIS was prepared as part of a settlement agreement that resolved the Federal claims brought in Bragg v. Robertson, Civ. No. 2:98-0636 (S.D.W.Va.). This FPEIS was prepared consistent with the provision set forth in 40 CFR 1503.4(c) of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA, which allow the agencies to attach an errata sheet to the statement instead of rewriting the draft statement and to circulate the errata, comments, responses, and the changes, rather than the entire document. The agencies are filing the entire statement with a new cover sheet as the FPEIS. The FPEIS is being made available by mail and can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/region3/ mtntop/index.htm. The FPEIS can also be viewed at local offices of the above agencies and at selected local libraries. Copies of the FPEIS may be obtained by writing to the address listed below.
Pesticide Product; Registration Approval
Document Number: 05-21462
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide product, Cuelure containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Steam Generating Units: Reconsideration
Document Number: 05-21457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 18, 2005, pursuant to section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA published a final rule, entitled ``Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Steam Generating Units'' (the Clean Air Mercury Rule or CAMR; see 70 FR 28606). The final rule establishes standards of performance for emissions of mercury (Hg) from new and existing coal-fired electric utility steam generating units (Utility Units or EGU). After the notice of final rule appeared in the Federal Register, the Administrator received four petitions for reconsideration of certain aspects of CAMR. In this notice, EPA is announcing reconsideration of specific issues in CAMR, and we are requesting comment on those issues. We are seeking comment only on the aspects of CAMR specifically identified in this notice. We will not respond to any comments addressing other provisions of CAMR or any related rulemakings.
Revision of December 2000 Regulatory Finding on the Emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and the Removal of Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units From the Section 112(c) List: Reconsideration
Document Number: 05-21456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 29, 2005, EPA published a final rule entitled ``Revision of December 2000 Regulatory Finding on the Emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and the Removal of Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units from the Section 112(c) List'' (Section 112(n) Revision Rule). (See 70 FR 15994.) Following that final action, the Administrator received two petitions for reconsideration. In response to those petitions, EPA is announcing its reconsideration of certain aspects of the Section 112(n) Revision Rule. We are requesting comment on the particular issues identified below for which we are granting reconsideration. Those issues are referenced briefly in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the preamble and described more fully later in this preamble. We are seeking comment only on the aspects of the Section 112(n) Revision Rule specifically identified in this notice. We will not respond to any comments addressing other aspects of the Section 112(n) Revision Rule or any related rulemakings.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2006 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
Document Number: 05-21526
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing an exemption to the phaseout of methyl bromide production and import for 2006 critical uses. Specifically, EPA is proposing uses that will qualify for the 2006 critical use exemption, and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced, imported, or made available from stocks for those uses in 2006. EPA's action is taken under the authority of the Clean Air Act and reflects recent consensus Decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol) at the 16th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) and the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties (ExMOP). EPA is seeking comment on both the list of critical uses, and on EPA's determination of the amounts of methyl bromide needed to satisfy those uses.
Notice of Launch of Children's Environmental Health Awards Program
Document Number: 05-21461
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Office of Children's Health Protection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to be accepting applications for the 2006 Children's Environmental Health Excellence Awards. The awards are designed to increase awareness, stimulate activity, and recognize efforts that protect children from environmental health risks at the local, regional, national, and international level. The Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award is divided into five categories. You may apply under only one category. These include Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, Corporate, Individual, and K-12 and Higher Education. EPA will be looking for projects that significantly impact children's environmental health issues through research; indicators; capacity building; regulatory and policy innovations; education and outreach; and interventions. Applications are due December 15, 2005, and an awards ceremony will be held for the winners in Washington, DC, in spring 2006. To download an application go to http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/ news2.htm#cehawards.