Environmental Protection Agency May 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Casmalia Disposal Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative Order on Consent
Document Number: E6-7654
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
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), the EPA is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative order on consent (``AOC'') concerning the Casmalia Disposal Site in Santa Barbara County, California (``the Casmalia Disposal Site''). Section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g), provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative settlements. This settlement is intended to resolve the potential liabilities of the heirs and trustee of trusts established by two deceased limited partners in Casmalia Resources for the Casmalia Disposal Site under CERCLA and section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''), 42 U.S.C. 6973. The settlement will also resolve these parties' Casmalia Disposal Site- related liability for response costs incurred or to be incurred. The settling parties will pay a $400,000 to EPA.
Criteria for the Safe and Environmentally Protective Use of Granular Mine Tailings Known as “Chat”; Reopening the Comment Period
Document Number: E6-7653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the comment period for the proposed rule entitled ``Criteria for the Safe and Environmentally Protective Use of Granular Mine Tailings Known as `Chat'.'' This proposal was published on April 4, 2006 (71 FR 16729), and the comment period ended on May 4, 2006. However, because a commenter has requested additional time to respond to the issues raised in the proposal, we are reopening the comment period to allow for an additional 30 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Brick and Structural Clay Manufacturing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2022.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0508
Document Number: E6-7652
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Paper and Other Web Coating, EPA ICR Number 1951.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0511
Document Number: E6-7651
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Health and Safety Data Reporting, Submission of Lists and Copies of Health and Safety Studies (TSCA Section 8(d)); EPA ICR No. 0575.10, OMB No. 2070-0004
Document Number: E6-7650
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following 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 that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2006. 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 cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E6-7649
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) response to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS); Announcement of 2006 Program
Document Number: E6-7648
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register of February 23, 2006 (71 FR 9333), announcing the IRIS 2006 program agenda. EPA is correcting errors in the list of substances. The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is an EPA database that contains the Agency's scientific positions on human health effects that may result from exposure to chemical substances in the environment. On March 4, 2005, EPA announced the 2005 IRIS agenda (70 FR 10616), with solicitation of scientific information from the public for consideration in assessing health effects from specific chemical substances. All assessments currently in progress are listed in this notice. EPA is not initiating new assessments in 2006 in order to focus on completion of existing assessments. This notice also provides an update on EPA' efforts to improve the IRIS health assessment development and review processes.
Draft Air Quality Criteria for Lead
Document Number: E6-7647
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing a public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Air Quality Criteria for Lead; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA/600/R-05/144aB-bB). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement: Dayton X-Ray Company Superfund Site
Document Number: E6-7575
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
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 a proposed administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs (``Agreement''), issued pursuant to section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, concerning the Dayton X-Ray Site in Dayton, Ohio, between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``U.S. EPA'' or ``the Agency'') and the following Settling Party: Joan Ruth Sammons. The proposed Agreement contains a settlement between U.S. EPA and Joan Ruth Sammons for the payment of a portion of U.S. EPA's costs incurred in connection with the Dayton X-Ray Superfund Site. The Agreement requires the Settling Party to pay a total of $20,955.62 plus interest in the amount of $178.90 into the U.S. EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund. The Agreement also includes U.S. EPA's covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), if Settling Party fulfills her obligations under the proposed Agreement. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the Agreement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the following location: Records Center, U.S. EPA, Region 5, 7th Floor, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604.
Availability of FY 05 Grantee Performance Evaluation Reports for the Eight States of EPA Region 4 and Selected Local Agencies
Document Number: E6-7574
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's grant regulations (40 CFR 35.115) require the Agency to evaluate the performance of agencies which receive grants. EPA's regulations for regional consistency (40 CFR 56.7) require that the Agency notify the public of the availability of the reports of such evaluations. EPA performed end-of-year evaluations of eight state air pollution control programs (Alabama Department of Environmental Management; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Kentucky Environmental & Public Protection Cabinet; Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality; North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) and 12 local programs (City of Huntsville Division of Natural Resources, AL; Jefferson County Department of Health, AL; City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division, FL; Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, FL; Miami-Dade County Air Quality Management Division, FL; Palm Beach County Health Department Division of Environmental Health, FL; Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department, NC; Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, NC; Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency, NC; Memphis-Shelby County Health Department, TN; Knox County Department of Air Quality Management, TN; and Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Public Health Department, TN). The 20 evaluations were conducted to assess the agencies' performance under the grants awarded by EPA under authority of section 105 of the Clean Air Act. EPA Region 4 has prepared reports for each agency identified above and these reports are now available for public inspection. The evaluations for the remainder of the local governments will be published at a later date.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; La Grande, OR; PM10
Document Number: 06-4604
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the March 22, 2006 direct final rule (see 71 FR 14393) to approve a PM10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) maintenance plan revision for the La Grande, Oregon nonattainment area and to redesignate the area from nonattattainment to attainment for PM10. In the March 22, 2006 direct final rule, we stated that if we received adverse comments by April 21, 2006, the direct final rule would be withdrawn and would not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comment on that direct final rule. EPA will address all comments received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on March 22, 2006 (see 71 FR 14438). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Lakeview, OR; PM10
Document Number: 06-4603
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the March 22, 2006 direct final rule (see 71 FR 14399) to approve a PM10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) maintenance plan revision for the Lakeview, Oregon nonattainment area and to redesignate the area from nonattattainment to attainment for PM10. In the March 22, 2006 direct final rule, we stated that if we received adverse comments by April 21, 2006, the direct final rule would be withdrawn and would not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comment on that direct final rule. EPA will address all comments received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on March 22, 2006 (see 71 FR 14438). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document.
Aldicarb Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E6-7496
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Health Effects risk assessment, and related documents for the carbamate pesticide aldicarb, and opens a public comment period on these documents. EPA's Environmental Risk assessment has previously been released for public comment. 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 aldicarb through a modified, 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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing
Document Number: E6-7495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 11, 2003, EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for miscellaneous coating manufacturing. The promulgated rule applies to the manufacture of coatings, such as paints, inks, and adhesives. The proposed amendments clarify that coating manufacturing means the production of coatings using operations such as mixing and blending; not reaction or separation processes used in chemical manufacturing. The proposed amendments also clarify the compliance date for certain equipment that is part of a chemical manufacturing process unit that is also used to produce a coating.
National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-7412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S. App.2 (Public Law 92-463), EPA gives notice of a 2-day meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to EPA regarding the overall policy and operations of the programs of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E6-7411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and oxides of sulfur (SOx) emissions from facilities emitting 4 tons or more per year of NOX or SOx in the year 1990 or subsequent year under the SCAQMD's Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E6-7410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come basis.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule; Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program-Request for Delay in the Incorporation of On-Board Diagnostics Testing
Document Number: E6-7409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing a proposed rule published on June 6, 2002, pertaining to Pennsylvania's timing in incorporating on-board diagnostic (OBD) checks as an element of its motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. EPA's I/M requirements rule, or I/M rule, established deadlines by which states were to add OBD checks to their I/M programs (i.e., no later than January 1, 2002). However, EPA's I/M rule provided states the option to submit a request to EPA to delay OBD testing for no more than one additional year. Pennsylvania submitted a SIP revision requesting this optional one-year deadline extension on December 14, 2001. On June 6, 2002, EPA published a direct final rule (67 FR 38894) to approve Pennsylvania's request to delay OBD testing as a revision to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA received adverse comments during the comment period established for that rule. On August 5, 2002 EPA published a withdrawal notice (67 FR 50602) of its June 2002 direct final rule. As stated in EPA's direct final rule, upon EPA's withdrawal of the direct final rule, a proposed rulemaking action remained in place. EPA never took final action upon that proposed rule. Pennsylvania subsequently submitted two SIP revisions (on December 1, 2003 and January 30, 2004) that revised its I/M program in its entiretyincluding the incorporation of OBD checks as an element of its program. EPA published a final rule fully approving the Commonwealth's revamped I/M program on October 6, 2005 (70 FR 58313). Since EPA has fully approved the Commonwealth's I/M program (including the OBD check component of the program), EPA's proposed rule to grant the Commonwealth's request for an extension of the deadline to incorporate OBD checks is no longer necessary. On November 17, 2005, Pennsylvania formally requested withdrawal of its December 14, 2001 SIP revision from EPA. Therefore, EPA is today withdrawing its proposed rule (67 FR 38924) to grant the Commonwealth's OBD deadline extension.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: E6-7408
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs; EPA ICR No. 1569.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0153
Document Number: E6-7407
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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.
Consumer and Commercial Products: Schedule for Regulation
Document Number: E6-7405
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice modifies the section 183(e) list and schedule for regulation by adding one category and removing one category of consumer and commercial products. By this action, EPA is listing portable fuel containers (PFCs) for regulation and removing petroleum dry cleaning solvents from the list of product categories for regulation.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Wisconsin Construction Permit Permanency SIP Revision; Correction
Document Number: 06-4551
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an error in the amendatory instruction in a final rule which published on February 28, 2006, pertaining to revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan which make permanent all terms of Wisconsin's permits to construct, reconstruct, replace or modify sources unless the terms are revised through a revision of the construction permit or issuance of a new construction permit.
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, and Pinal County Air Quality Control District
Document Number: 06-4516
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PCDEQ), and Pinal County Air Quality Control District (PCAQCD) portions of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from open burning. We are approving local rules that regulate this emission source under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, and Pinal County Air Quality Control District
Document Number: 06-4515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PCDEQ), and Pinal County Air Quality Control District (PCAQCD) portions of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from open burning. We are proposing to approve local rules that help regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: 06-4514
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by Bayer Material Science LLC (Bayer) to exclude (or delist) a certain solid waste generated by its Baytown, TX plant from the lists of hazardous wastes. This final rule responds to the petition submitted by Bayer to delist K027, K104, K111, and K112 spent carbon generated from the facility's waste water treatment plant. After careful analysis and use of the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS), EPA has concluded the petitioned waste is not hazardous waste. This exclusion applies to 7,728 cubic yards per year of the spent carbon.
Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides
Document Number: E6-7340
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is undertaking to update and revise, where appropriate, the air quality criteria for sulfur oxides (SO\x\), last addressed in EPA/600/FP-93/002, ``Supplement to the Second Addendum (1986) to Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter and Sulfur Oxides (1982): Assessment of New Findings on Sulfur Dioxide Acute Exposure Health Effects in Asthmatic Individuals,'' published in August 1994 by the Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment. Interested parties are invited to assist the EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for updating this assessment of scientific information for sulfur oxides by submitting research studies that have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public scientific meeting. Areas where additional new information will be particularly useful to EPA for this project are described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Notice of Open Meeting, Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB), Workshop on the Use of Captive Insurance as a Financial Assurance Mechanism
Document Number: E6-7339
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Financial Advisory Board will hold an open meeting of its Financial Assurance Project Workgroup. EFAB is chartered with providing analysis and advice to the EPA Administrator and EPA program offices on issues relating to environmental finance. The purpose of this meeting is for the EFAB to gather information and ideas with respect to the use of captive insurance as a financial assurance tool in EPA programs. The day will be structured to address this issue via a series of presentations and panel discussions involving Federal environmental officials, State insurance regulators, insurance rating and information analysts, insurance industry professionals, and State environmental regulators. The meeting is open to the public with seating available on a first come first served basis. Due to building security requirements, all members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance no later than Monday, June 17, 2006.
Brownfields State and Tribal Response Grant Program
Document Number: E6-7335
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action adds the Brownfields State and Tribal Response (BSTR) grant program authorized by section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, (CERCLA), to the list of environmental grant programs eligible for inclusion in Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs).
Report on ECOS-EPA Performance-Based Environmental Programs: Proposed Initial Implementation Actions
Document Number: E6-7333
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice seeks public comment about proposed actions resulting from a collaborative effort between EPA and representatives from the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS). ECOS and EPA have developed a series of action recommendations to: identify, develop, and implement incentives for top environmental performers that are part of state and federal performance-based environmental programs; facilitate the integration of performance based programs into EPA and State Agencies; and enhance marketing and outreach of performance based programs. Today's recommended actions build on preliminary ideas that EPA provided for public comment on August 4, 2005 (70 FR 44921), and a public meeting held in Chicago, IL on October 19, 2005.
Animal Feeding Operations Consent Agreement and Final Order
Document Number: E6-7330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is considering the disclosure of certain information that may be subject to a claim of confidential business information (CBI) in connection with a proceeding before EPA's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB). The information is the name and address of Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) who have submitted consent agreements and final orders to EPA to resolve potential civil violations related to air emissions from their facilities. EPA is requesting comments from the effected AFOs regarding the potential disclosure of their names and address.
Air Quality Redesignation for the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; New York State
Document Number: 06-4517
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is redesignating the Syracuse metropolitan area from unclassifiable to attainment for the 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The counties comprising this area are Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga and Oswego in the State of New York. This redesignation to attainment is appropriate because the State of New York requested redesignation and the Syracuse area has attained the ozone health standard based on the most recent data available.
Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods
Document Number: 06-4196
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 10, 2003, the EPA proposed amendments to update five instrumental test methods that are used to measure air pollutant emissions from stationary sources. These amendments are finalized in this document and reflect changes to the proposal to accommodate the public comments. This action is made to improve the methods by simplifying, harmonizing, and updating their procedures. A large number of industries are already subject to provisions that require the use of these methods. Some of the affected industries and their North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) are listed under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Connecticut Sanitation Device Standard; Notice of Determination
Document Number: E6-7275
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Guidance: Best Management Practices for Preparing Vessels Intended To Create Artificial Reefs
Document Number: E6-7274
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice informs the public of the availability of the final National Guidance: Best Management Practices for Preparing Vessels Intended to Create Artificial Reefs, which provides information on national environmentally-based best management practices for preparation of vessels to be sunk with the intention of creating artificial reefs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) jointly developed this guidance recommending environmental best management practices to be used in the preparation of vessels for use as artificial reefs as required by Section 3516 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. The first of its kind, this guidance document provides clean-up performance goals and information on methods for achieving those goals when preparing vessels prior to sinking.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-7268
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality impacts, and recommended that the final EIS include the CWA 401 certification requirements to ensure water quality impacts are addressed. Rating EC1.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-7266
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E6-7217
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
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 April 10, 2006 to April 28, 2006, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Alabama; Redesignation of the Birmingham, AL 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: 06-4435
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request, submitted in draft on November 16, 2005, and in final on January 27, 2006, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), to redesignate the Birmingham 8- hour ozone nonattainment area (Birmingham area) to attainment for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Birmingham area is composed of two counties, Jefferson and Shelby. EPA's approval of the redesignation request is based on the determination that the Birmingham area and the State of Alabama have met the criteria for redesignation to attainment set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the Birmingham area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. Additionally, EPA is approving an Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan with a 2017 end year for the Birmingham area and approving the new Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2017 that are contained in the maintenance plan. This final rule also addresses comments made on EPA's proposed rulemaking for this action, previously published January 25, 2006 (71 FR 4077).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: 06-4433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Missouri rule entitled ``Submission of Emission Data, Emission Fees, and Process Information.'' This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: 06-4432
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. EPA is approving a revision to the Missouri rule entitled ``Submission of Emission Data, Emission Fees, and Process Information.'' This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the City of Weirton PM-10 Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E6-7216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 24, 2004, the State of West Virginia submitted a request that EPA redesignate the Weirton nonattainment area (Weirton Area) 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 (PM-10), and concurrently requested approval of a limited maintenance plan (LMP) as a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). In this action, the EPA proposes to approve the LMP for the Weirton Area in West Virginia and grant the State's request to redesignate the area from nonattainment to attainment. EPA's proposed approval is based on its determination that the area has met the criteria for redesignation for attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is also proposing to determine that, because the Weirton Area has continued to attain the PM-10 NAAQS, certain attainment demonstration requirements, along with other related requirements of the CAA, are not applicable to the Weirton Area.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
Document Number: E6-7215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to redesignate the City of Weirton PM-10 nonattainment area to attainment and approval of the maintenance plan published on October 27, 2004 (69 FR 62637). EPA is also withdrawing the correcting amendment to the NPR published on November 9, 2004 (69 FR 64860).
Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Dam Safety Assurance Evaluation Report, Dover Dam, City of Dover, Tuscarawas County, OH
Document Number: C6-4234
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Tennessee: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 06-4397
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Tennessee has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final authorization to Tennessee. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble of the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment.
Tennessee: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 06-4396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Tennessee has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Tennessee. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble of the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX
Document Number: 06-4395
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for six major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania's or the Commonwealth's) SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Ocean Dumping; De-Designation of Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site and Designation of New Site Near Coos Bay, OR
Document Number: 06-4286
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing its proposal to de-designate an existing ocean dredged material disposal site and designate a new ocean dredged material disposal site located offshore of Coos Bay, Oregon. EPA's proposed rule was published March 31, 2000. The new site is needed for long-term use by authorized Coos Bay navigation projects and may be available for use by persons meeting the criteria for ocean disposal of dredged material. The de-designation of the existing site allows for its incorporation into the newly designated site. This will allow EPA to manage the entire new site to avoid adverse mounding conditions and will ensure site capacity is sufficient for total volumes of dredged material. The newly designated site is necessary for current and future dredged material ocean disposal needs and will be subject to ongoing monitoring and management to ensure continued protection of the marine environment so as to mitigate adverse impacts on the environment to the greatest extent practicable.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Metrafenone (BAS 560 F) in or on Table and Wine Grapes
Document Number: E6-7124
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of metrafenone (3-bromo-6-methoxy-2-methylphenyl)(2,3,4-trimethoxy-6- methylphenyl)methanone (BAS 560 F) in or on table and wine grapes.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Establishment to Regulations for Residues of Famoxadone in or on Grapes and Hops
Document Number: E6-6934
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of famoxadone in or on grapes and hops.