Environmental Protection Agency January 12, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Wisconsin Construction Permit Permanency SIP Revision
Document Number: E6-227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Wisconsin on December 8, 2005. Wisconsin has submitted for approval into its SIP a statutory provision designed to ensure the permanency of construction permit conditions. EPA is proposing to approve this revision because it is consistent with Federal regulations governing State permit programs. This revision also addresses one of the deficiencies identified in EPA's Notice of Deficiency (NOD), published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2004. (69 FR 10167.)
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Lee County Housing Authority
Document Number: E6-226
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of eight proposed administrative settlements for recovery of past response costs concerning the New Buffalo site in New Buffalo, Michigan, with the following settling parties: Bechstein Construction Company; Champion Environmental Services, Inc.; Community School District 200; Lee County Housing Authority; Loyola University of Chicago; Loyola University Medical Center; North Central College; and Northern Illinois University. The settlements with Community School District 200, Lee County Housing Authority, Loyola University of Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center, North Central College, and Northern Illinois University require each of the settling parties to pay $3,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement with Bechstein Construction Company requires it to pay $4,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement with Champion Environmental Services, Inc., requires it to pay $5,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. Each settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party under section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), and provides the settling party with protection from contribution actions or claims as provided by sections 113(f) and 112(h)(4) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9613(f) and 9622(h)(4), for past response costs at the site. For 30 days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlements. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to any of the settlements if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at U.S. EPA's Region 5 Office at 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604 and the New Buffalo Township Public Library, 33 North Thompson Street, New Buffalo, Michigan 49117.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Revised Definition of Interruptible Gas Service
Document Number: E6-221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. This revision amends the regulation pertaining to the control of fuel- burning equipment, stationary internal combustion engines, and certain fuel burning installations. The revision clarifies the definition of ``interruptible gas service''. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0938.11, OMB Control Number 2030-0020
Document Number: 06-267
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 30501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.