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Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment under TSCA Section 8(e); Request for Comment on Renewal of Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 05-20981
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) EPA is seeking public comment on the following Information Collection Request (ICR): Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(e) (EPA ICR No. 0794.11, OMB Control No. 2070- 0046). This ICR involves a collection activity that is currently approved and scheduled to expire on June 30, 2006. The information collected under this ICR relates to reporting requirements placed on persons who manufacture, import, process, or distribute in commerce chemical substances or mixtures and who obtain information that such substances or mixtures present a substantial risk of injury to health or the environment. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Progress Reports, EPA ICR Number 1039.11, OMB Control Number 2030-0005; and Contractor Cumulative Claim and Reconciliation, 1900-10, EPA ICR Number 0246.09, OMB Control Number 2030-0016
Document Number: 05-20980
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit two continuing Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew two existing approved collections. These ICRs are scheduled to expire on March 31, 2006. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Adequacy Status of Greene County, IN, 8-Hour Ozone Redesignation and Maintenance Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 05-20979
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the Greene County, Indiana 8-hour ozone redesignation request and maintenance plan are adequate for conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that submitted State Implementation Plans (SIPs) cannot be used for conformity determinations until EPA has affirmatively found them adequate. As a result of our finding, Greene County can use the motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted 8-hour ozone redesignation request and maintenance plan for future conformity determinations. These budgets are effective November 4, 2005. The finding and the response to comments will be available at EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/transp.htm, (once there, click on the ``Conformity'' button, then look for ``Adequacy Review of SIP Submissions for Conformity'').
Adequacy Status of Jackson County, IN, 8-Hour Ozone Redesignation and Maintenance Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 05-20978
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the Jackson County, Indiana 8-hour ozone redesignation request and maintenance plan are adequate for conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that submitted State Implementation Plans (SIPs) cannot be used for conformity determinations until EPA has affirmatively found them adequate. As a result of our finding, Jackson County can use the motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted 8-hour ozone redesignation request and maintenance plan for future conformity determinations. These budgets are effective November 4, 2005. The finding and the response to comments will be available at EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/transp.htm, (once there, click on the ``Conformity'' button, then look for ``Adequacy Review of SIP Submissions for Conformity'').
Pesticide Product Registrations; Conditional Approval
Document Number: 05-20905
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of applications submitted by Monsanto Company, to conditionally register the pesticide products, Event MON 863: Corn Rootworm Protected Corn (ZMIR13L) and YieldGard Plus containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Ethylene Oxide Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-20821
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 3, 2005, concerning the availability of the risk assessment for ethylene oxide. This document is reopening the comment period for 30 days, until November 18, 2005.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 05-20820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) in three areas: To amend the definition of ``particulate matter,'' and ``ambient air quality standards,'' add new rules consistent with these amended definitions, and amend rules pertaining to sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) ambient standards; to update the references to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) from the 2000 edition to the 2002 edition; and to add ``credible evidence provisions'' into state rules consistent with federal requirements. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If we do not receive any adverse comments in response to these direct final and proposed rules, we do not contemplate taking any further action in relation to this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 05-20819
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) in three areas: To amend the definition of ``particulate matter,'' and ``ambient air quality standards,'' add new rules consistent with these amended definitions, and amend rules pertaining to sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) ambient standards; to update the references to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) from the 2000 edition to the 2002 edition; and to add ``credible evidence provisions'' into state rules consistent with federal requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Control of Visible and Particulate Emissions From Glass Melting Facilities
Document Number: 05-20818
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision consists of regulations for the control of particulate and visible emissions from glass melting facilities.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of VOC From AIM Coatings
Document Number: 05-20817
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to the amendments of controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings in Maryland. EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Kentucky: Regulatory Limit on Potential To Emit; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 05-20816
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule published August 24, 2005, (70 FR 49493) approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This revision incorporates Kentucky rule 401 KAR 52:080 into the Kentucky SIP. This rule allows sources with a potential to emit (PTE) that equals or exceeds a title V major source threshold to be classified as minor sources if they restrict their actual emissions to less than 50 percent of the title V major source thresholds and meet other conditions specified in the rule. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received adverse comment by September 23, 2005, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comment. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on August 24, 2005 (70 FR 49525). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 05-20710
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from August 29, 3005 to September 9, 2005, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 05-20709
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from September 12, 2005 to September 23, 2005, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Flumiclorac pentyl; Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-20708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Decision (TRED) for the pesticide flumiclorac pentyl, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide flumiclorac pentyl through a modified, streamlined version of the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide tolerance reassessment and reregistration decisions. Through the tolerance reassessment program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and food safety standards.
Cambridge Environmental Inc. and Dynamac; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 05-20605
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be tranferred to Cambridge Environmental Inc. and its subcontractor, Dynamac, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Cambridge Environmental Inc. and its subcontractor, Dynamac, have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Cambridge Environmental Inc. and its subcontractor, Dynamac, to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Notification of Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: 05-20826
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC or Committee) to review and approve the advisory report of the CASAC Ambient Air Monitoring and Methods (AAMM) Subcommittee (Subcommittee) on its recent peer review of the Federal Reference Method (FRM) for thoracic coarse particulate matter (PM10-2.5).
Administrative Order on Consent-Denver Radium OU 2
Document Number: 05-20825
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement pursuant to sections 104, 106(a), 107 and 122 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9604, 9606(a), 9607 and 9622, as amended (``CERCLA''), and under the authority of the Attorney General of the United States to compromise and settle claims of the United States concerning the Denver Radium Superfund site, Operable Unit 2 (``OU 2''). The proposed settlement is embodied in an Administrative Order on Consent (``AOC'') between the United States, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and the Atlas Metal & Iron Corp. and Atlas Umatilla, LLC (``Settling Respondents,'' (collectively the ``Parties'')). This AOC provides for the performance of operation and maintenance activities by the Settling Respondents, the recording of an environmental covenant by Atlas Umatilla, LLC, and the reimbursement of certain response costs incurred by the United States at or in connection with OU 2. In exchange, the United States will provide covenants to the Settling Respondents under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607, will provide contribution protection for the Settling Respondents, and will waive any lien(s) it may have on the property located at 1100 Umatilla, Denver, Colorado (``Property'') under sections 107(l) and 107(r) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(l) and 9607(r). EPA has notified the State of Colorado (the ``State'') of this action pursuant to section 106(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606(a). The Property was listed on the NPL as part of OU 2, on September 8, 1983. EPA issued a ROD for OU 2 on September 29, 1987. The ROD called for excavation and off-site disposal of the radium-contaminated soils. During implementation of the ROD, EPA determined that some radium- contaminated soils could be left in place pursuant to supplemental standards and also discovered the lead contaminated soils. It was determined that excavation, treatment, and off-Site disposal were the best response actions for the lead contaminated soils. These changes to the ROD were documented in an Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) dated September 17, 1993. Operation and maintenance activities still need to be performed at the Property, including implementation of institutional controls, to limit or control disturbances of any contaminated soils left on-Site under supplemental standards, to restrict use of ground water, and to monitor and maintain acceptable radon levels in buildings on the Property.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: 05-20824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council is a panel of experts who represent diverse interests from academia, industry, non- governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss potential NACEPT projects over the coming two years, including review of EPA's Strategic Plan, environmental foresight, environmental technology, and environmental indicators. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs
Document Number: 05-20823
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 1, 2005 through January 31, 2006, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2006, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.5 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be available to provide technical assistance to states and tribes as they apply for and carry out these grants.
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-20822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Local Government Advisory Committee and its three subcommittees; the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS), Water Subcommittee and Indicators Subcommittee will meet on November 2-4, 2005 in Washington, DC. The Committee will be discussing continued local government input to EPA environmental indicators, providing comments to EPA on the Thompson report, and reviewing the status of ongoing projects to advise the Agency on Water infrastructure and full cost accounting, including the special needs of small communities. The SCAS, Water and Indicators Subcommittees will meet in separate sessions on Wednesday, November 2 at EPA Headquarters located at 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Subcommittees sessions will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Ariel Rios North Building in conference rooms 3428, 3528 and 3530. The subcommittees will be discussing State best practices for assisting small towns, the Small Town Alliance, nest steps on EPA's Report on the Environment, and the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 1 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 3. Each individual or organization wishing to address the LGAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. LGAC meeting minutes and Subcommittee summary notes will be available after the meeting and can be obtained by written request from the DFO. Members of the public are requested to call the DFO at the number listed below if planning to attend so that arrangements can be made to comfortably accommodate attendees as much as possible. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.
National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards: Presentation of Awards During the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC), and Announcement of 2005 National Awards Winners
Document Number: 05-20815
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency will recognize municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs at the annual Clean Water Act Recognition Awards ceremony during the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Washington, DC. An inscribed plaque will be presented to first and second place national winners for projects and programs in operations and maintenance at wastewater treatment facilities, biosolids management, pretreatment and storm water management. This action also announces the 2005 national awards winners.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-20814
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement, to address petitions for review filed by the American Chemistry Council, the General Electric Company and the Coke Oven Environmental Task Force (collectively ``petitioners''). Stan Stephens, et al. v. EPA, Nos. 04-1112, 04-1117, 04-1118, and 04-1119 (D.C. Cir.). In April 2004, petitioners filed petitions for review challenging the final EPA rule entitled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non- Gasoline); Final Rule'' (``OLD''). 69 FR 5038 (February 3, 2004). Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA has agreed that: On or before October 31, 2005, the EPA Administrator will sign a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the OLD as provided in Attachment A to the Settlement Agreement; As part of the proposed amendments to the OLD, EPA will include language in the preamble as provided in Attachment B to the Settlement Agreement; and within 180 days of the date the comment period on the proposed amendments closes, EPA will sign a notice of final rulemaking.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of Methyl Bromide for the 2005 Supplemental Request
Document Number: 05-20813
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because EPA received adverse comments, we are withdrawing the direct final rule on the supplemental authorization of methyl bromide for critical uses in 2005, published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2005 (70 FR 51270). We stated in the direct final rule that if we received adverse comment by September 29, 2005, we would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. We received adverse comment on the direct final rule. We will address those comments in a subsequent final action based on the parallel proposal also published on August 30, 2005 (70 FR 51317). As stated in the parallel proposal, we will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 05-55515
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Partially Exempted Chemicals List; Addition of 1,2,3-Propanetriol
Document Number: 05-20711
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(a) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by adding 1,2,3-propanetriol (CASRN 56-81-5) to the list of chemical substances in 40 CFR 710.46(b)(2)(iv) which are exempt from reporting processing and use information required by 40 CFR 710.52(c)(4). EPA has determined that the IUR processing and use information for this chemical is of low current interest. Manufacturers and importers of the chemicals listed in 40 CFR 710.46(b)(2)(iv) must continue to report manufacturing information.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Brownfields Program Revitalization Grantee Reporting, EPA ICR Number 2104.01, OMB Control Number 2050-0192
Document Number: 05-20707
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2006. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 05-20706
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held October 25 and 26, 2005 at the Hotel Washington, Washington, DC. The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Review Panel (FY2006-FY2009) Request for Nominations
Document Number: 05-20705
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting nominations for experts to serve on a SAB Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Review Panel (FY2006-FY2009). This Panel reviews peer-reviewed publications from EPA scientists and makes recommendations for awards.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Science Advisory Board Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: 05-20704
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference meeting of the chartered SAB to discuss a draft SAB report.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-20619
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-20615
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse effects of management activities on water quality, fish habitat and soil productivity. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin
Document Number: 05-20613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) for an alternative volatile organic compounds (VOC) control device for Serigraph, Incorporated (Serigraph). On May 18, 2005, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources submitted a request to revise the Wisconsin SIP. The proposed revision approves Serigraph's use of a biofilter to control VOC emissions from its printing facility in Washington County, Wisconsin. The biofilter system will reliably control emissions at or below the level of the control methods listed in the SIP. Serigraph has designed one of its plants as a permanent total enclosure (PTE), which captures all VOC emissions and routes them to the biofilter. There are no fugitive emissions from the plant. This reduces the total VOC emissions from Serigraph's facility. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. We do not intend to take any further action in relation to this proposed rule unless we receive adverse comment this action. If EPA receives adverse comment, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Maintenance Plan Revisions; Wisconsin
Document Number: 05-20604
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving an alternative volatile organic compounds (VOC) control device for Serigraph, Inc. (Serigraph) as a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). On May 18, 2005, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources submitted a request to revise the Wisconsin SIP. The revision approves Serigraph's use of a biofilter to control VOC emissions from its printing facility in Washington County, Wisconsin. The biofilter will achieve VOC emission reductions at or beyond the level of the control methods listed in the SIP. Serigraph has designed one of its plants as a permanent total enclosure (PTE), which captures all VOC emissions and routes them to the biofilter. There are no fugitive emissions from the plant. This control system will reliably control emissions at or below the level of Federally mandated emission limits.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Monterey Bay United Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-20603
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Monterey Bay United Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and sulfur compounds emitted by various sources. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Monterey Bay United Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-20602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Monterey Bay United Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and sulfur compounds emitted by various sources. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Advisory Meeting of the SAB All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Review Panel
Document Number: 05-20601
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB All-Ages Lead Model Review Panel (Panel) for the purpose of providing the Agency with advice and recommendations on the recently-developed All-Ages Lead Model.
Notice of a Scientific Peer-Review Meeting to Review the Draft Document: Approaches for the Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment (EPA/600/R-05/043A)
Document Number: 05-20600
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that Versar Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene a panel of experts and organize and conduct an independent external peer-review workshop to review the draft report, ``Approaches for the Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment'' (EPA/600/R-05/043A), which was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. Versar, Inc. invites the public to register to attend this workshop as observers. In addition, Versar, Inc. invites the public to give oral and/or provide written comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA's peer-review charge are available primarily via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. In preparing a final report, EPA will consider Versar, Inc.'s report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer-review workshop. In addition to the workshop announced today, EPA previously published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 43692) announcing a separate process for public comment on the draft document on July 28, 2005 and a second Federal Register notice (70 FR 48950) announcing a 45-day extension (closing October 14, 2005) of the public comment period.
Notice of Data Availability and Request for Data and Information to Develop Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Protection of Human Health for Atrazine and Alachlor
Document Number: 05-20599
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and publish, and from time to time revise, criteria for water accurately reflecting the latest scientific knowledge. Today, EPA is informing the public of data currently available to EPA and requesting data and information to develop Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Protection of Human Health for Atrazine and Alachlor. Lists of references available to the Agency for atrazine and alachlor will be posted on EPA's Office of Science and Technology's Home-page located at http://www.epa.gov/ost. In addition to seeking input on the references known to the Agency, EPA is also soliciting any additional pertinent data or information that may be useful in developing these criteria.
Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution
Document Number: 05-20001
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today's final rule revises several provisions of the General Pretreatment Regulations that address requirements for, and oversight of, Industrial Users who introduce pollutants into Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). This final rule includes changes to certain program requirements to be consistent with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements for direct dischargers to surface waters. Today's action will reduce the regulatory burden on both Industrial Users and State and POTW Control Authorities without adversely affecting environmental protection and will allow Control Authorities to better focus oversight resources on Industrial Users with the greatest potential for affecting POTW operations or the environment.
Availability of and Procedures for Removal Credits
Document Number: 05-20000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeks comment on two issues concerning the removal credits provisions in the General Pretreatment Regulations. EPA requests comments on whether to amend the list of pollutants for which removal credits are available to add certain pollutants. The pollutants that the Agency would add are those that EPA previously has determined, after an exposure and hazard screening, would not require sewage sludge regulations. EPA is also soliciting comment on options to amend the ``consistent removal'' provision in the removal credits regulations that would be consistent with a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Advance Notice To Solicit Comments, Data and Information for Determining the Emissions Reductions Achieved in Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas From the Implementation of Rules Limiting the VOC Content of AIM Coatings; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-20520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) published on August 31, 2005 (70 FR 51694). In the August 31, 2005 ANPR, EPA solicited comments, data and information for determining how to calculate the reductions in volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions achieved in ozone nonattainment and maintenance areas from the implementation of rules which limit the VOC content of architectural coatings (commonly referred to as architectural industrial maintenance, or AIM, coatings). In addition to submitting comments, data and information, interested parties may also request to meet with EPA to present their recommended approaches and rationales. Pursuant to requests of the Ozone Transport Commission and the California Air Resources Board, EPA is extending the comment period through December 16, 2005.
Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles and Nonroad Diesel Engines: Alternative Low-Sulfur Diesel Fuel Transition Program for Alaska
Document Number: 05-20519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing an implementation date of June 1, 2010 for the sulfur, cetane and aromatics requirements for highway, nonroad, locomotive and marine diesel fuel produced or imported for, distributed to, or used in the rural areas of Alaska. As of the implementation date, diesel fuel used in these applications would have to meet a 15 ppm (maximum) sulfur content standard. This action would allow full implementation of the programs for highway and nonroad diesel fuels in Alaska while providing some limited additional leadtime for development of any necessary changes to the fuel distribution system in rural Alaska. This additional leadtime is appropriate given the circumstances of the rural areas, including the expected delay in time before use of new diesel engines requiring sulfur controlled diesel fuel. In 2010 highway and nonroad fuel in rural Alaska would be regulated according to the implementation schedule of fuel property standards applicable in the rest of the U.S., providing the full environmental benefits of these programs to rural Alaska as well. Locomotive and marine diesel fuel used in rural areas of Alaska would meet the 15ppm standard two years earlier than the rest of the U.S., so that all NRLM diesel fuel in rural areas of Alaska would meet the 15ppm standard in 2010. EPA is not proposing changes to or reopening the diesel fuel rules as they apply to the other areas of Alaska. We have not received any information that would warrant such action, and the State has not requested such action. This proposal is consistent with the State's request and comments on the NRLM rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Rules Recodification
Document Number: 05-20518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Utah on September 20, 1999 and February 5, 2001. The September 20, 1999 submittal revises the numbering and format of the Utah Administrative Code (UAC) rules within Utah's SIP. The February 5, 2001 submittal restores a paragraph that was inadvertently deleted from Utah's rules when the State submitted their September 20, 1999 SIP submittal that renumbered the UAC rules. The intended effect of this action is to make these provisions federally enforceable. In addition, the approval of Utah's September 20, 1999 SIP revision supersedes and replaces previous SIP revisions submitted by Utah on October 26, 2000, September 7, 1999, two SIP revisions submitted February 6, 1996, and one submitted on January 27, 1995. Some of the provisions of the rules submitted in Utah's SIP revisions will be addressed at a later date by more recent SIP actions that have been submitted which supersede and replace the earlier SIP submittal actions. EPA will be removing Utah's Asbestos Work Practices, Contractor Certification, AHERA Accreditation and AHERA Implementation rule R307-1-8 and Eligibility of Pollution Control Expenditures for Sales Tax Exemption rule R307-1-6 from Utah's federally enforceable SIP because these rules are not generally related to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and are therefore not required to be in Utah's SIP. Finally, EPA will be removing Utah's National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants rule R307-1- 4.12. Utah has delegation of authority for NESHAPs in 40 CFR part 61 (49 FR 36368), pursuant to 110(k)(6) of the Act, therefore we are removing the existing language (R307-1-4.12) that was approved into Utah's current SIP because it is no longer required to be in the SIP. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Secondary Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Area Source Standard Development Questionnaire, EPA ICR Number 2200.01
Document Number: 05-20516
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 05-20514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The revision consists of modifications to the ambient air quality standards for ozone and fine particulate matter and the replacement of the abbreviation ``ppm'' with parts per million in existing standards. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Redesignation of City of New Haven PM10
Document Number: 05-20418
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. This revision approves the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the New Haven PM10 nonattainment area (New Haven NAA) in the State of Connecticut and grants a request by the State to redesignate the New Haven NAA to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). EPA is approving this redesignation and LMP because Connecticut has met the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Redesignation of City of New Haven PM10
Document Number: 05-20417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. This revision establishes a Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the New Haven PM10 nonattainment area (New Haven NAA) in the State of Connecticut and grants a request by the State to redesignate the New Haven NAA to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). EPA is approving this redesignation and LMP because Connecticut has met the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Electronic Reporting to EPA
Document Number: 05-19602
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice designates all EPA systems already receiving electronic reports as of the publication of this notice acceptable to continue receiving electronic reports for a period of up to two years.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting
Document Number: 05-19601
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is establishing the framework by which it will accept electronic reports from regulated entities in satisfaction of certain document submission requirements in EPA's regulations. EPA will provide public notice when the Agency is ready to receive direct submissions of certain documents from regulated entities in electronic form consistent with this rulemaking via an EPA electronic document receiving system. This rule does not mandate that regulated entities utilize electronic methods to submit documents in lieu of paper-based submissions. In addition, EPA is not taking final action on the electronic recordkeeping requirements at this time. States, tribes, and local governments will be able to seek EPA approval to accept electronic documents to satisfy reporting requirements under environmental programs that EPA has delegated, authorized, or approved them to administer. This rule includes performance standards against which a state's, tribe's, or local government's electronic document receiving system will be evaluated before EPA will approve changes to the delegated, authorized, or approved program to provide electronic reporting, and establishes a streamlined process that states, tribes, and local governments can use to seek and obtain such approvals.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Meeting
Document Number: 05-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on October 20 and 21, 2005. A draft agenda has been developed and is posted on EPA's web site. Agenda topics will include: Pesticide performance measures; human studies; farmworker safety; spray drift; Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Workgroup on Process Improvements Update; integrated testing strategy and vision; updates on registration review, reregistration/tolerance reassessment; status of rulemaking activities; and discussion of the PPDC Committee renewal activities. This document also gives notice of the PPDC Work Group on Performance Measures meeting on October 19, 2005.