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Draft Toxicological Review of 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E6-22431
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing a public comment period and an external peer review panel meeting to review the draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S- 2202), related to the human health assessment for 2,2,4- trimethylpentane. The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Fort Ord Superfund Site; Proposed Notice of Administrative Order on Consent for Cleanup of Portions of the Former Fort Ord
Document Number: E6-22430
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a proposed Administrative Order on Consent (``Agreement'') concerning portions of the Fort Ord Superfund Site (``Site'') in Monterey, California has been negotiated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (``DTSC'') and the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (``Respondent'') subject to the final review and approval of the EPA, DTSC and the U.S. Department of Justice. The proposed Agreement concerns cleanup of portions of the Site pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9604, 9606 and 9622 (``CERCLA''). Pursuant to a Federal Facilities Agreement (``FFA''), the U.S. Army (``Army'') is required to perform the CERCLA response actions for the Site; however, the FFA will be amended to suspend the obligations of the Army to conduct those response actions that will be undertaken by the Respondent pursuant to the Agreement. The Army is preparing a Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer (``FOSET''), which will be submitted to EPA Region 9, and the State of California for their approval after a public comment period. Upon approval of the FOSET, the Army will transfer portions of the Site to the Respondent. The Army and the Respondent will enter into an Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement, which will require the Respondent to perform certain CERCLA response actions on the transferred portions of the Site, using grant monies from the Army. The proposed Agreement would require the Respondent to prepare and perform removal actions, one or more remedial investigations and feasibility studies and one or more remedial designs and remedial actions for certain contaminants present on the transferred portions of the Site, under the oversight of EPA and the State of California. The proposed Agreement includes EPA and DTSC covenants not to sue or to take administrative action against the Respondent, provided that the Respondent complies with all the terms and conditions of the Agreement. The Agreement also commits the Respondent to reimburse direct and indirect future response costs incurred by EPA and DTSC in connection with actions conducted under CERCLA at the transferred portions of the Site. For thirty (30) calendar days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) Operations
Document Number: E6-22428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 15, 1995, EPA issued national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act for shipbuilding and ship repair (surface coating) operations (subpart II). The NESHAP requires existing and new major sources to control emissions of hazardous air pollutants to the extent achievable by the use of maximum achievable control technology. The proposal is intended to close an unintended gap in the scope of activities subject to the NESHAP by amending the definition of ``ship'' to include all marine or fresh-water vessels that are either (1) 20 meters or more in length regardless of the purpose for which the vessel is constructed or used, or (2) less than 20 meters in length and designed and built specifically for military or commercial purposes. All shipbuilding and ship repair coating operations performed on ``ships,'' as so defined, are subject to subpart II if they take place at an ``affected source,'' as defined in 40 CFR 63.782. The only exception is that this NESHAP shall not be construed to apply to coating activities that are subject to emission limitations or work practices under the NESHAP for boat manufacturing at 40 CFR part 63, subpart VVVV. We have also added a definition of ``commercial'' to clarify the types of nonmilitary vessels less than 20 meters that we consider to be ships. The amended definition of ``ship'' renders the term ``pleasure craft'' unnecessary and the amendments, therefore, eliminate the use of that term in 40 CFR part 63, subpart II.
A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects
Document Number: E6-22427
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects.'' The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The draft report surveys the current state of knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change and climate variability on aeroallergens in the United Statesincluding pollens, molds, and indoor allergensand their associated allergenic illnesses. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) Operations
Document Number: E6-22426
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for shipbuilding and ship repair (surface coating) operations (subpart II) promulgated on December 15, 1995 (60 FR 64330), under the authority of section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These direct final rule amendments close an unintended gap in the scope of activities subject to the NESHAP by amending the definition of ``ship'' to include all marine or fresh-water vessels that are either (1) 20 meters or more in length regardless of the purpose for which the vessel is constructed or used, or (2) less than 20 meters in length and designed and built specifically for military or commercial purposes. All shipbuilding and ship repair coating operations performed on ``ships,'' as so defined, are subject to Subpart II if they take place at an ``affected source,'' as defined in 40 CFR 63.782. The only exception is that this NESHAP shall not be construed to apply to coating activities that are subject to emission limitations or work practices under the NESHAP for the boat manufacturing at 40 CFR part 63 subpart VVVV. We have also added a definition of ``commercial'' to further clarify the types of nonmilitary vessels less than 20 meters that we consider to be ships. The amended definition of ``ship'' renders the term ``pleasure craft'' unnecessary and the amendments, therefore, eliminate the use of that term in subpart II.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-22412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA continues to have environmental concerns about potential impacts to source and ground water. The Final EIS should include a monitoring and adaptive management program to assure that program objectives are met.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-22411
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Board of Scientific Counselors, Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee Meetings-Jan/Feb 2007
Document Number: E6-22410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting-January 2007
Document Number: E6-22409
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.
Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Use of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems
Document Number: E6-22304
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is reopening the comment period and seeking additional public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Use of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems.'' PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice would, once final, provide guidance to the registrants concerning EPA-registered sanitizer, disinfectant and other antimicrobial products whose labels bear general directions for use on or incorporation within hard, non-porous or porous surfaces, but which are not specifically registered for treatment of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems (HVAC&R).
n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-22303
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride (ADBAC) and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DDAC) and opens a public comment period on these documents. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the ADBAC and DDAC Dockets. ADBAC is an antimicrobial used in agricultural, food handling, commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and public access, medical settings and may be applied as a wood preservative. DDAC is an antimicrobial used in indoor and outdoor hard surfaces, eating utensils, laundry, carpets, agricultural tools and vehicles, egg shells, shoes, milking equipment and udders, humidifiers, medical instruments, human remains, ultrasonic tanks, reverse osmosis units, water storage tanks and may be applied as a wood preservative. EPA has reviewed ADBAC and DDAC 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.
Zeta-Cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-22288
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of the insecticide zeta-cypermethrin, in or on almond, hulls; animal feed, nongrass, group 18, forage; animal feed, nongrass, group 18, hay; berry, group 13; cilantro, leaves; food/feed items (other than those covered by a higher tolerance as a result of use on growing crops) in food/feed handling establishments; fruit, pome, group 11; fruit, stone, group 12; grape; grass, forage, group 17; grass, hay, group 17; nut, tree, group 14; peanut; rapeseed; sunflower; sunflower, refined oil; turnip, greens; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; and vegetable, root and tuber, group 1, except sugar beet. FMC Corporation and Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Notice of Within-the-Scope Determination for Amendments To California's Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Standards and Notice of Waiver of Federal Preemption Decision for Other ZEV standards
Document Number: E6-22314
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this decision, issued under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, (hereafter ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has determined that provisions of the California Air Resources Board`s (CARB's) 1999-2003 amendments to the California Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations as they affect 2006 and prior model years (MYs) are within-the-scope of previous waivers of federal preemption granted to California for its ZEV regulations. In the alternative, EPA is also granting a waiver of federal preemption for these MYs. EPA is also granting California(s request for a waiver of federal preemption to enforce provisions of the ZEV regulations as they affect 2007 through 2011 MYs. As explained below, EPA is also making a finding that although we believe it appropriate to grant a full waiver of federal preemption for the 2007 MY, we also believe it appropriate to consider the 2007 MY regulations within-the-scope of previous waivers of federal preemption as they apply to certain vehicles that were already subject to the preexisting ZEV regulations, with the exception that requirements pertaining to heavier light-duty trucks (LDT2s) are subject to a full waiver of federal preemption. EPA, by this decision, is not making any findings or determinations with regard to the 2012 and later model years under CARB's ZEV regulations.
Boutique Fuels List under Section 1541(b) of the Energy Policy Act
Document Number: E6-22313
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) includes a number of provisions addressing state boutique fuel programs. Section 1541(b) of this Act requires EPA, in consultation with the Department of Energy, to determine the total number of fuels approved into all state implementation plans (SIPs) as of September 1, 2004, under section 211(c)(4)(C) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPAct also requires us to publish a list of such fuels, including the states and Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) in which they are used, for public review and comment. On June 6, 2006, we published a draft list based upon a ``fuel type approach'' along with an explanation of our rationale in developing it. We also published an alternative list based upon a ``state specific approach.'' In this notice we are finalizing the list of total number of fuels approved into all SIPs as of September 1, 2004, based upon the fuel type approach. This notice also addresses comments that we received on the proposed draft notice and list.
Request for Member Nominees to the Proposed Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC)
Document Number: E6-22312
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is inviting nominations for membership on the proposed Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC). The purpose of this proposed Committee is to provide advice on the conduct of a study titled, ``Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate- Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources,'' to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This assessment is part of a comprehensive set of assessments identified by the CCSP's Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program. The proposed ACSERAC will advise on the specific issues that should be addressed in the assessment, appropriate technical approaches, the type and usefulness of information to decision makers, the content of the final assessment report, compliance with the Information Quality Act, and other matters important to the successful achievement of the objectives of the study. EPA has determined that this proposed federal advisory committee is in the public interest and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Global Climate Protection Act. The draft prospectus for the study is on the CCSP Web site at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-4/sap4- 4prospectus-final.htm. Proposed committee membership will total approximately ten (10) persons, who will serve as Special Government Employees or Regular Government Employees. The membership of the proposed committee will include a balanced representation of interested persons with professional and personal qualifications and experience to contribute to the functions of the proposed committee. In selecting members EPA will consider individuals from the Federal Government, State and/or local governments, Tribes, the scientific community, non-governmental organizations and the private sector with expertise, experience, knowledge and interests essential to, or affected by, the successful completion of the study. Any interested person or organization may submit a nomination. Nominations should be identified by name, occupation, organization, position, address, and telephone number, and must include a complete resume of the nominee's background, experience and expertise, and any other information considered relevant. Additional avenues and resources will be utilized by EPA in the solicitation of nominees. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress.
Amendment to Tier 2 Vehicle Emission Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Requirements: Partial Exemption for U.S. Pacific Island Territories
Document Number: E6-22310
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to exempt the three U.S. Pacific Island TerritoriesAmerican Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (C.N.M.I.)from the gasoline sulfur requirements that EPA promulgated in the Tier 2 motor vehicle rule. The Governor of American Samoa petitioned us for an exemption from the Tier 2 gasoline sulfur requirement because of the potential for gasoline shortages, the added cost, and the minimal air quality benefits the Tier 2 gasoline sulfur requirement would provide to American Samoa. Representatives of the Governors of Guam and C.N.M.I. have also requested an exemption referencing the petition submitted by American Samoa. Generally, the Far East market, primarily Singapore, supplies gasoline to the U.S. Pacific Island Territories. The Tier 2 sulfur standard effectively requires special gasoline shipments, which would increase the cost and could jeopardize the security of the gasoline supply to the Pacific Island Territories. The air quality in American Samoa, Guam, and C.N.M.I. is generally pristine, due to the wet climate, strong prevailing winds, and considerable distance from any pollution sources. We recognize that exempting the U.S. Pacific Island Territories from the gasoline sulfur standard will result in smaller emission reductions. However, Tier 2 vehicles using higher sulfur gasoline still emit 30% less hydrocarbons and 60% less NOX than Tier 1 vehicles and negative effects on the catalytic converter due to the higher sulfur levels are, in many cases, reversible. Additionally, these reduced benefits are acceptable due to the pristine air quality, the fact that gasoline quality will not change, and the cost and difficulty of consistently acquiring Tier 2 compliant gasoline. The Tier 2 motor vehicle rule also sets standards for vehicle emissions. Vehicles in use on the U.S. Pacific Island Territories will not be exempt from the Tier 2 vehicle emission standards. However, additional flexibility will be afforded due to the lack of low sulfur gasoline.
Amendment to Tier 2 Vehicle Emission Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Requirements: Partial Exemption for U.S. Pacific Island Territories
Document Number: E6-22309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to exempt the three U.S. Pacific Island TerritoriesAmerican Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (C.N.M.I.)from the gasoline sulfur requirements that EPA promulgated in the Tier 2 motor vehicle rule. The Governor of American Samoa petitioned us for an exemption from the Tier 2 gasoline sulfur requirement because of the potential for gasoline shortages, the added cost, and the minimal air quality benefits the Tier 2 gasoline sulfur requirement would provide to American Samoa. Representatives of the Governors of Guam and C.N.M.I. have also requested an exemption referencing the petition submitted by American Samoa. The Far East market, primarily Singapore, supplies gasoline to the U.S. Pacific Island Territories. The Tier 2 sulfur standard effectively requires special gasoline shipments, which would increase the cost and could jeopardize the security of the gasoline supply to the Pacific Island Territories. The air quality in American Samoa, Guam, and C.N.M.I. is generally pristine, due to the wet climate, strong prevailing winds, and considerable distance from any pollution sources. We recognize that exempting the U.S. Pacific Island Territories from the gasoline sulfur standard will result in smaller emission reductions. However, Tier 2 vehicles using higher sulfur gasoline still emit 30% less hydrocarbons and 60% less NOX than Tier 1 vehicles and negative effects on the catalytic converter due to the higher sulfur levels are, in many cases, reversible. Additionally, these reduced benefits are acceptable due to the pristine air quality, the fact that gasoline quality will not change, and the cost and difficulty of consistently acquiring Tier 2 compliant gasoline. The Tier 2 motor vehicle rule also sets standards for vehicle emissions. Vehicles in use on the U.S. Pacific Island Territories will not be exempt from the Tier 2 vehicle emission standards. However, additional flexibility will be afforded due to the lack of low sulfur gasoline.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Six Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services
Document Number: E6-22308
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces six public teleconferences of the SAB Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS) to discuss components of a draft report related to valuing the protection of ecological systems and services.
Request for Member Nominees to the Proposed Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC)
Document Number: E6-22306
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is accepting nominees for membership on the proposed Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC). The purpose of this proposed Committee is to provide advice on the conduct of a study titled, ``Analyses of the effects of global change on human health and welfare and human systems,'' to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This assessment is part of a comprehensive set of assessments identified in the CCSP's Strategic Plan. The proposed HICCAC will advise on the specific issues that should be addressed in the assessment, appropriate technical approaches, the nature of information relevant to decision makers, the content of the assessment report, and other scientific and technical matters that may be found to be important to the successful completion of the study. EPA has determined that this proposed federal advisory committee is in the public interest and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Global Climate Protection Act. The draft prospectus for the study is on the CCSP Web site at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-6/sap4- 6prospectus-final.htm. Proposed committee membership will total approximately eight persons who will serve as Special Government Employees or Regular Government Employees. The membership of the proposed committee will include a balanced representation of interested persons with professional and personal qualifications and experience to contribute to the functions of the proposed committee. In selecting members, EPA will consider individuals from the Federal Government, State and/or local and/or tribal governments, the scientific community, non- governmental organizations and the private sector, with expertise, experience, knowledge and interests essential to, or affected by, the successful completion of the study. Any interested person or organization may submit a nomination. Nominations should be identified by name, occupation, organization, position, address, and telephone number, and must include a complete resume of the nominee's background, experience and expertise, and any other information considered relevant. Additional avenues and resources will be utilized by EPA in the solicitation of nominees. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arizona; Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs
Document Number: E6-22305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve two revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan submitted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. These revisions consist of changes to Arizona's Basic and Enhanced Vehicle Emissions Inspection Programs that would exempt collectible vehicles in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and collectible vehicles and motorcycles in the Tucson metropolitan area, from emissions testing requirements; an updated performance standard evaluation for the vehicle emissions inspection program in the Phoenix area; and new contingency measures. EPA is proposing approval of these two state implementation plan revisions because they meet all applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA's regulations and because the exemptions would not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards in the two affected areas. EPA is proposing this action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on State submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The intended effect is to exempt these vehicle categories from the emissions testing requirements of the State's vehicle emissions inspection programs as approved for the Phoenix and Tucson areas.
Total Coliform Rule / Distribution System Stakeholder Technical Workshop and Request for Nominations
Document Number: E6-22302
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a technical workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss available information on the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) and available information regarding risks in distribution systems in support of revisions to the TCR. The TCR provides public health protection from microbial contamination in drinking water while indicating the adequacy of treatment and the integrity of drinking water distribution systems. As part of the technical workshop, EPA is seeking information and analytic approaches for characterizing risks posed by the distribution system. Subsequently, if results from the workshop indicate that a formal consensus building process is appropriate for the revision effort, the Agency will consider establishing a Committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide advice and recommendations on how best to utilize available information for potential revisions to the TCR and to address public health risks from contamination of distribution systems. In addition, such a Committee could provide recommendations to determine if further information is needed to be collected to address health risks associated with distribution systems. To prepare in advance for the potential establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee, EPA is soliciting nominations for membership on the Committee in this notice.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-22300
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of human subjects' research.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E6-22298
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of the Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund Site (Site), located in Friendswood, Texas, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This action is being taken by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. Moreover, EPA and TCEQ have determined that with proper monitoring, operation and maintenance, this Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment.
Proposed NPDES General Permit for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category to Coastal Waters in Texas (TXG330000)
Document Number: E6-22154
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 6 today proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulating discharges from oil and gas wells in the Coastal Subcategory in Texas and regulating produced water discharges from wells in the Stripper and Offshore Subcategories which discharge into coastal waters of Texas. As proposed, the permit prohibits the discharge of drilling fluid, drill cuttings, produced sand and well treatment, completion and workover fluids. Produced water discharges are prohibited, except from wells in the Stripper Subcategory located east of the 98th meridian whose produced water comes from the Carrizo/Wilcox, Reklaw or Bartosh formations in Texas. Discharge of dewatering effluent is proposed to be prohibited, except from reserve pits which have not received drilling fluids and/or drill cuttings since January 15, 1997. The discharge of deck drainage, formation test fluids, sanitary waste, domestic waste and miscellaneous discharges is proposed to be authorized. We are proposing to reissue the existing NPDES General Permit for Discharges from the Oil and Gas Extraction Category to Coastal Waters of Texas with only one change, the addition of annual monitoring for dissolved solids from Stripper Subcategory produced water.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of the Reformulated Gasoline Program to the East St. Louis, Illinois Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E6-22162
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 211(k)(6) of the Clean Air Act, the Administrator of EPA shall require the sale of reformulated gasoline (RFG) in an ozone nonattainment area classified as marginal, moderate, serious or severe upon the application of the Governor of the state in which the nonattainment area is located. In this direct final action, EPA is today extending the Act's prohibition against the sale of conventional gasoline (i.e., gasoline that is not RFG) to the Illinois portion of the St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois 8-hour ozone nonattainment area hereafter referred to as the East St. Louis nonattainment area. The RFG requirements will apply to refiners and all other persons in the fuel distribution system other than retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers on May 1, 2007. For retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers, the requirements of today's rule will apply on June 1, 2007. As of the June 1, 2007 implementation date, this area will be treated as a covered area for all purposes of the federal RFG program.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of the Reformulated Gasoline Program to the East St. Louis, IL Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E6-22161
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 211(k)(6) of the Clean Air Act, the Administrator of EPA shall require the sale of reformulated gasoline (RFG) in an ozone nonattainment area upon the application of the Governor of the State in which the nonattainment area is located. This notice proposes to extend the Act's prohibition against the sale of conventional (i.e., non-reformulated) gasoline in RFG areas to the Illinois portion of the St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois 8-hour ozone nonattainment area hereafter referred to as the East St. Louis, Illinois nonattainment area. The Agency proposes to implement this prohibition on May 1, 2007, for all persons other than retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers (i.e., refiners, importers, and distributors). For retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers, EPA proposes to implement the prohibition on June 1, 2007. On June 1, 2007, the East St. Louis ozone nonattainment area would be a covered area for all purposes in the federal RFG program. EPA seeks comment on alternative implementation dates it could establish if unexpected delays in issuing the final rule render the proposed implementation dates impractical.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of Allen and Stark Counties to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E6-22156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 20, 2005, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), submitted a request for EPA approval of redesignations of Allen County (Lima) and Stark County (Canton) to attainment of the 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and a request for EPA approval of ozone maintenance plans for Allen and Stark Counties as revisions to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). Additional supporting information was submitted on August 24, 2006, and December 4, 2006. EPA is proposing to approve Ohio's requests and corresponding SIP revisions. EPA is also proposing to approve the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for Allen and Stark Counties, as supported by the ozone maintenance plans for these Counties, for purposes of conformity determinations.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); CASAC Ozone Review Panel Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: E6-22146
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
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) Ozone Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to review EPA's Final Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information (Final Ozone Staff Paper, January 2007), focusing on Chapter 6 (The Primary O3 NAAQS) and Chapter 8 (The Secondary O3 NAAQS).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee
Document Number: E6-22145
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee to discuss a draft report on advancing the science and application of ecological risk assessment.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of Public Meetings Teleconferences) of the Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-22141
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing four public teleconferences of the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel to discuss preparation of a Draft Advisory on the science concerning hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of Belmont County to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E6-22140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 20, 2006, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), submitted a request for EPA approval of redesignation of Belmont County (the Ohio portion of the Wheeling, West Virginia-Ohio (WV-OH) bi-state ozone nonattainment area) to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and a request for EPA approval of an ozone maintenance plan for Belmont County as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). On August 24, 2006, the State submitted public hearing records for the ozone redesignation request and ozone maintenance plan. On December 4, 2006, the State submitted a clarification of its intent to implement contingency measures in the event of an ozone standard violation in the Wheeling, WV-OH area subsequent to the redesignation of this area to attainment of the ozone standard. EPA is proposing to approve Ohio's request and corresponding SIP revision. EPA is also proposing to approve the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for Belmont County, as supported by the ozone maintenance plan for this County, for purposes of conformity determinations.
Fluthiacet-methyl; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-22126
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of fluthiacet-methyl in or on cotton, gin byproducts and cotton, undelinted seed. K-I Chemical U.S.A. Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
The Allethrins Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-22124
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the allethrin series of pesticides (bioallethrin, esbiol, esbiothrin, and pynamin forte), and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the allethrins 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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E6-22121
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Paradichlorobenzene; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registration
Document Number: E6-22057
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registration and the use of products containing the pesticide paradichlorobenzene. The request would terminate all uses of Fertilome Tree Borer Crystals. The request would not terminate the last paradichlorobenzene product registered for use in the U.S. EPA intends to grant this request 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 request or unless the registrant withdraws their request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, 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.
Fuel Economy Labeling of Motor Vehicles: Revisions To Improve Calculation of Fuel Economy Estimates
Document Number: 06-9749
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing changes to the methods used to calculate the fuel economy estimates that are posted on window stickers of all new cars and light trucks sold in the United States. This final rule will greatly improve the EPA fuel economy estimates to more accurately inform consumers about the fuel economy they can expect to achieve in the real world. The new test methods take into account several important factors that affect fuel economy in the real world, but are missing from the existing fuel economy tests. Key among these factors are high speeds, aggressive accelerations and decelerations, the use of air conditioning, and operation in cold temperatures. Under the new methods, the city miles per gallon (mpg) estimates for the manufacturers of most vehicles will drop by about 12 percent on average relative to today's estimates, and city mpg estimates for some vehicles will drop by as much as 30 percent. The highway mpg estimates for most vehicles will drop on average by about 8 percent, with some estimates dropping by as much as 25 percent relative to today's estimates. These changes will take effect starting with 2008 model year vehicles, available at dealers in 2007. We also are adopting a new fuel economy label design with a new look and updated information that should be more useful to prospective car buyers. The new label features more prominent fuel cost information, an easy-to-use graphic for comparing the fuel economy of different vehicles, clearer text, and a Web site address for more information. Manufacturers will be phasing in the new design during the 2008 model year. Finally, for the first time we are requiring fuel economy labeling of certain passenger vehicles between 8,500 and 10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight rating. Because of the Department of Transportation's recent regulation that brings medium-duty passenger vehicles into the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program starting in 2011, EPA is now statutorily obligated to include these vehicles in the fuel economy labeling program. Medium-duty passenger vehicles are a subset of vehicles between 8,500 and 10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight that includes large sport utility vehicles and vans, but not pickup trucks. Vehicle manufacturers are required to post fuel economy labels on medium-duty passenger vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendments to VOC and NOX
Document Number: E6-22058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. These revisions amend the existing volatile organic compound (VOC) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions control areas, and amend certain VOC and NOX regulations in order to manage the extension of applicability of these provisions to the amended VOC and NOX emission control areas. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference to Review Its Draft Report From the October 18-19, 2006 HSRB Meeting
Document Number: E6-22052
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft HSRB report from the October 18-19, 2006 HSRB meeting.
Public Hearing for Revisions of Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; Federal Plan Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and Revisions of Acid Rain Program Rules
Document Number: E6-22051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing a public hearing for the proposed ``Revisions of Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; Federal Plan Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and Revisions of Acid Rain Program Rules''. For convenience, we refer to the proposal as the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) Federal Plan. The hearing will be held on January 18, 2007 in Washington, DC.
Notice of Public Meeting on EPA Geospatial Data Access Project
Document Number: E6-22050
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting to solicit comments and feedback on the Agency's project to share and publish information on locations of environmental interest through commercial Internet services. This project is designed to increase the awareness and availability of environmental information to the public. The project includes a pilot to publish environmental data from the Superfund program (National Priorities List) with the project then being expanded to other U.S. EPA data resources.
Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan Requirements-Amendments
Document Number: E6-21509
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is amending the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan requirements by: first, providing the option for owners and operators of facilities that store 10,000 gallons of oil or less and meet other qualifying criteria to self-certify their SPCC Plans in lieu of review and certification by a Professional Engineer; second, providing an alternative to the general secondary containment requirement without requiring a determination of impracticability for facilities that have particular types of oil-filled equipment; third, defining and exempting particular vehicle fuel tanks and other on-board bulk oil storage containers used for motive power; and fourth, exempting mobile refuelers from the sized secondary containment requirements for bulk storage containers. The Agency also is removing and reserving the SPCC requirements for animal fats and vegetable oils that are specific to onshore oil production facilities, onshore oil drilling and workover facilities, and offshore oil drilling, production, or workover facilities. Finally, the Agency is extending the SPCC compliance dates for farms. These changes significantly reduce the burden imposed on the regulated community for complying with the SPCC requirements, while maintaining protection of human health and the environment. In a separate document in this Federal Register, the Agency is proposing to extend the compliance dates for all facilities.
Oil Pollution Prevention; Non-Transportation Related Onshore Facilities
Document Number: E6-21507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to extend the dates by which facilities must prepare or amend Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC Plans), and implement those Plans. This action would allow the Agency time to promulgate further revisions to the July 17, 2002 SPCC rule (in addition to those published elsewhere in this Federal Register) before owners and operators are required to meet requirements of the rule related to preparing or amending, and implementing SPCC Plans. EPA expects to propose further revisions to the SPCC rule in 2007.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives
Document Number: 06-55532
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks
Document Number: E6-21975
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks (Automobiles and Light- Duty Trucks NESHAP) which were promulgated on April 26, 2004, under the authority of section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. The direct final rule amendments provide the option of including surface coating of heavier motor vehicles under this rule. This action also makes direct final rule amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Miscellaneous Metal Parts NESHAP) and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products (Plastic Parts NESHAP) to maintain consistency between these rules and the Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks NESHAP.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks
Document Number: E6-21974
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 26, 2004, EPA issued the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light- Duty Trucks (Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks NESHAP) under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. We are proposing to amend the final rule to provide the option of including surface coating of heavier motor vehicles under this rule. This action also proposes to amend the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Miscellaneous Metal Parts NESHAP) and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products (Plastic Parts NESHAP) to maintain consistency between these rules and the Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks NESHAP. These proposed amendments appear in the Rules and Regulations Section of this Federal Register as a direct final rule.
Colorado State Plan for Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-21973
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Colorado has submitted to EPA several statutory, regulatory, and programmatic amendments to its State Plan for Certification and Training of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). The amended State Plan provides details for the certification of both private and commercial pesticide applicators and subsequent enforcement of pesticide laws and regulations pursuant to the Colorado Pesticide Applicators' Act. EPA is currently responsible for certifying private applicators of RUPs in Colorado, while the Colorado Department of Agriculture is responsible for certifying commercial applicators of RUPs. EPA approval of Colorado's amended State Plan will allow Colorado to assume regulatory authority for certification of both private and commercial applicators of RUPs. In addition, the amended State Plan adds three new commercial pesticide applicator subcategories: Metam- sodium for sewer root control; wood preservation and wood products treatment; and interior plant pest control. Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Regional Administrator, Region VIII, to approve the revised Plan for the Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides on a contingency basis, as provided at 40 CFR 171.7(b)(1)(ii). Approval of the amended State Plan is contingent upon the promulgation of revised State Rules and Regulations pertaining to the Administration and Enforcement of the Colorado Pesticide Applicators' Act on January 1, 2007. EPA is soliciting comments on the proposed amendments.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-21972
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-21971
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concern about air quality, noise, and visual impacts, and requested additional mitigation measures to reduce the above impacts.
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS); Request for Chemical Substance Nominations for 2007 Program
Document Number: E6-21970
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) database that contains EPA's scientific positions on human health effects that may result from exposure to chemical substances in the environment. EPA is soliciting public nominations for chemical substances for its 2007 agenda. EPA invites the public to submit nominations for substances to be considered for an assessment or reassessment in its IRIS Program in accordance with the instructions provided at the end of this notice.
Draft Toxicological Reviews of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs): In support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E6-21969
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE), under an Interagency agreement between the Department of Energy and EPA, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review the external review draft documents titled, ``Toxicological Review of TetraBDE (BDE-47): In Support of Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S-2537); ``Toxicological Review of PentaBDE (BDE-99): In Support of Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S- 2538); ``Toxicological Review of HexaBDE (BDE-153): In Support of Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S-2539); and ``Toxicological Review of DecaBDE (BDE-209): In Support of Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S-2540). The EPA also is announcing a public comment period for the external review draft documents. The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. In addition to consideration by EPA, all public comments submitted in accordance with this notice will also be forwarded to ORISE for consideration by the external peer- review panel prior to the workshop. EPA is releasing these draft documents solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. These documents have not been formally disseminated by EPA. They do not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. ORISE invites the public to register to attend this workshop as observers. In addition, ORISE invites the public to give brief oral comments at the workshop regarding the draft documents under review. The draft documents and EPA's peer-review charge are available via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft documents, EPA will consider ORISE's report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer-review workshop and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.