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

Inorganic Bromide; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-8398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that 12 specific inorganic bromide tolerances have been reassessed and is proposing to revoke them because they are no longer needed. These twelve tolerances are for residues of inorganic bromide from pre-plant (non-food) use in or on raw agricultural commodities grown in soil fumigated with combinations of chloropicrin, methyl bromide, and propargyl bromide. Although methyl bromide is used as an agricultural pesticide, the Agency considers its application as a soil fumigant to be a non-food use because it is quickly degraded or metabolized in the soil, and subsequently incorporated into natural plant constituents.Methyl bromide is also emitted to the atmosphere. Residues of the parent compound are not likely to be found in foods as a result of prior treatment of fields. While residues of inorganic bromide may be present, these residues are indistinguishable from background because of inorganic bromide's ubiquity in the environment. In addition, the Agency has concluded that inorganic bromide residue from such use is not of risk concern and has determined those twelve tolerances to be safe. Consequently, EPA is proposing to revoke them because no tolerances are needed for those non-food uses and the Agency considers these tolerances to be reassessed. Furthermore, since methyl bromide, when applied as a pre- plant soil fumigant is a non-food use, it should be added as an entry to 40 CFR 180.2020 noting the non-food use determination. The regulatory actions proposed in this document contribute toward the Agency's tolerance reassessment requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. By law, EPA is required by August 2006 to reassess the tolerances that were in existence on August 2, 1996. The regulatory actions proposed in this document pertain to the proposed revocation of 12 tolerances that count as tolerance reassessments toward the August 2006 review deadline.
Terbacil; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-8275
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of terbacil in or on watermelon. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), on behalf of the registrant, DuPont Crop Protection, requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). EPA is also deleting an existing time-limited terbacil tolerance that is no longer needed as a result of this action.
Pesticides; Minimal Risk Tolerance Exemptions
Document Number: E6-8249
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule reorganizes the existing tolerance exemptions for 12 chemical substances that are now classified as ``minimal risk.'' The Agency is shifting the existing tolerance exemptions for these chemicals to 40 CFR 180.950(e). The Agency is merely moving certain tolerance exemptions from one section of the CFR to another section. No tolerance exemptions are lost or added as a result of this action.
TSCA Section 21 Petition; Notice of Receipt
Document Number: E6-8246
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of a petition submitted by the Sierra Club and requests comments on issues raised by the petition. The petitioner is concerned about the risks of toy jewelry containing lead and requests that EPA take four actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The petitioner requests that EPA: (1) Require TSCA section 8(d) health and safety data reporting; (2) submit a report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) under TSCA section 9; (3) issue a significant new use rule pursuant to TSCA section 5; and (4) issue quality control orders under TSCA section 6(b). Of the actions requested by the petitioner, TSCA section 21 applies only to requests for actions under TSCA sections 6(b) and 8(d). The Agency must either grant or deny a section 21 petition within 90 days. The Agency will therefore respond to the requests for action under TSCA sections 6(b) and 8(d) by July 20, 2006. EPA will carefully consider the requests for action under TSCA sections 5 and 9, which are not subject to section 21 and will respond to them at a later time.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of Tolerances for Residues of Poly(2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate/2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/N-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-Methylacrylamide/Methacrylic Acid/Methyl Methacrylate/Styrene, Ammonium Salt in or on Various Food Commodities
Document Number: E6-8145
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of tolerances for residues of poly(2-ethylhexyl acrylate/2- hydroxyethyl acrylate/N-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylacrylamide/methacrylic acid/methyl methacrylate/styrene, ammonium salt in or on various commodities when used as an inert in pesticide products.
Notice of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E6-8144
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 28, 2005, EPA issued a Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations. That Notice did not explicitly provide for a 30-day period in which the public may comment, in accordance with section 6(f)(1)(B) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. Accordingly, EPA is reopening the comment period for 30 days to allow the public to comment on any requests for voluntary cancellation listed in the October 28, 2005 Notice.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Albuquerque/Bernalillo County
Document Number: 06-4921
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving two separate State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of New Mexico. The first submittal, dated September 7, 2004, adopts local Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) and incorporates by reference the Federal National Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County, New Mexico area. The second submittal, dated July 28, 2005, revises the Variance Procedure for the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County, New Mexico area. We are approving these two separate revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (the Act), section 110.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Albuquerque/Bernalillo County
Document Number: 06-4920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve two separate State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of New Mexico. The first submittal, dated September 7, 2004, adopts local Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) and incorporates by reference the Federal National AAQS for the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County, New Mexico area. The second submittal, dated July 28, 2005, revises the Variance Procedure for the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County, New Mexico area. We are proposing to approve these two separate SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act, section 110.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Publicly Owned Treatment Works (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1891.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0428
Document Number: E6-8306
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
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 to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Metal Furniture Surface Coating (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1952.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0518
Document Number: E6-8304
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
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; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements of the HCFC Allowance System, EPA ICR Number 2014.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0498
Document Number: E6-8302
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
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.
Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: E6-8301
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held June 20 and 21, 2006 at RESOLVE, Washington, DC. The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Premanufacture Notification Exemption for Polymers; Amendment of Polymer Exemption Rule to Exclude Certain Perfluorinated Polymers; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-8245
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document reopens the public comment period originally established for the proposed rule issued in the Federal Register on March 7, 2006 (71 FR 11484) (FRL-7735-5). In that document, EPA proposed to amend the polymer exemption rule which provides an exemption from the premanufacture notification (PMN) requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), to exclude from eligibility polymers containing as an integral part of their composition, except as impurities, certain perfluoroalkyl moieties consisting of a CF3- or longer chain length.
Final Reissuance of General NPDES Permit (GP) for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf and Contiguous State Waters (NPDES Permit Number AKG-28-0000)
Document Number: E6-8184
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 5, 2004, EPA proposed to reissue the general permit (GP) for offshore oil and gas exploration facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) areas designated as the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas and contiguous State waters, pursuant to the provisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA) 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. There was a 45 day comment period during which written comments on the draft permit were submitted to EPA. On June 24, 2005, EPA extended the area of coverage to include the Hope Basin and Norton Sound Planning Areas including contiguous State waters that are within the Minerals Management Services current 5-year oil and gas leasing program and proposed to reissue the GP. There was an additional 30 day comment period. During the two comment periods, EPA received six comment letters on the GP. A Response to Comments was prepared by EPA along with the final GP.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notice of Data Availability; New Information Concerning SNAP Program Proposal on Ozone Depleting Substitutes in Foam Blowing
Document Number: E6-8177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available to the public new information related to a November 4, 2005 proposed rule under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program under section 612 of the Clean Air Act (70 FR 67120). The SNAP program reviews alternatives to Class I and Class II ozone depleting substances and approves the use of alternatives which reduce the overall risk to public health and the environment. The November 4, 2005 proposed rule proposed to list two hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)HCFC-22 and HCFC-142bas unacceptable substitutes in foam blowing applications, but proposed to grandfather existing users until January 1, 2010. In response to the November 2005 proposal, EPA received public comments, which have been made available through the Air Docket (see General Information section below for docket contact information). The Agency has also received additional information regarding the technical viability of non-ozone depleting alternatives in blowing agents available for polyurethane ``pour foam'' and the extruded polystyrene foam industries. Today, the Agency is requesting comment on these materials. We plan to consider this information, and any comment received during the comment period, in determining what future action to take on our November 4, 2005 proposal regarding the use of HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b in foam blowing applications. This information may impact the outcome of the final rule, such as adjusting the January 1, 2010 grandfathering date or clarifying the definition of ``existing use.''
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-8147
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20060090, ERP No. D-AFS-F65061-WI, Fishbone Project Area, Vegetation and Road Management, Implementation, Washburn Ranger District, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Bayfield County, WI.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-8146
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
P & W Electric Superfund Site; Yorkville, Gibson County, TN; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-8143
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into two proposed settlements for the reimbursement of past response costs concerning the P & W Superfund Site located in Yorkville, Gibson County, Tennessee.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application
Document Number: E6-8042
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 524-EUP-OT from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary (vector PV-ZMIR245) for its production in MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary (vector PV-ZMIR245) for its production in MON 89034 corn, and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary (vector PV-ZMIR39) for its production in MON 88017 corn. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of a Temporary Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for the Residues of the Plant-Incorporated Protectants Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry1A.105 Protein and the Genetic Material for Its Production in Corn in or on All Corn Commodities
Document Number: E6-8041
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the residues of the plant-incorporated protectants Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn in or on all corn commodities.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of a Temporary Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for the Residues of the Plant-Incorporated Protectants Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 Protein and the Genetic Material for Its Production in Corn in or on All Corn Commodities
Document Number: E6-8040
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the residues of the plant-incorporated protectants Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn in or on all corn commodities.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E6-7928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces its intent to delete the Cedartown Industries, Inc. site (the Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on this proposed action. The NPL constitutes Appendix B of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended. EPA and the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and therefore, further response measures pursuant to CERCLA are not appropriate.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Candidates for a Panel To Review EPA's Draft Technical Document for the Report on the Environment 2007
Document Number: E6-8043
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB or the Board) Staff Office is soliciting nominations of nationally recognized scientists for consideration of membership on an SAB Panel to review the Draft Technical Document for EPA's Report on the Environment 2007.
Source Reduction Assistance Grants Program for Seven of the Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-7952
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of grant funds to States, Tribes, Intertribal Consortia, local governments, colleges/universities and non-profits in fiscal year (FY) 2006 under the Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grants Program. The program will support source reduction/pollution prevention projects that address the reduction or elimination of pollution at the source across all environmental media: Air, land, and water. EPA will issue SRA awards under the statutory authorities of the Clean Air Act, section 103(b) and (g); Clean Water Act, section 104(b)(3); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, section 20; Safe Drinking Water Act, section 1442 (a)(1) and (c); Solid Waste Disposal Act, section 8001(a); and Toxic Substances Control Act, section 10. The total amount of funding available in FY 2006 is up to $163,000 for each of the seven participating EPA regional program offices or approximately $1.14 million in total funding. SRA awards will support pollution prevention activities during the FY 2006-2007 budget cycle. The maximum funding level per project is $100,000. You may access the full text of the grant announcement at http:// www.epa.gov/oppt/p2home/grants/index.htm
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; Redesignation of the Boyd County SO2
Document Number: E6-7934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 13, 2005, and later clarified in a July 12, 2005, supplemental submittal, the Commonwealth of Kentucky submitted a request to redesignate the sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area of Boyd County to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for SO2. Boyd County is located within the Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia (WV)Kentucky (KY)Ohio (OH) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and the Boyd County SO2 nonattainment area is comprised of the southern portion of Boyd County. The Commonwealth also submitted, as revisions to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), a maintenance plan for the area and a source-specific SIP revision for the Calgon Carbon Corporation facility in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation request for the Boyd County SO2 nonattainment area and the maintenance plan for this area. The maintenance plan provides for the maintenance of the SO2 NAAQS in Boyd County for the next ten years. EPA is also proposing to approve the source-specific SIP revision for the Calgon Carbon Corporation facility.
Ethoprop; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Amend to Terminate Uses of Pesticide Registration
Document Number: E6-7932
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
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 amend its registration to terminate certain uses of a pesticide product containing the emulsifiable concentrate (EC) formulation of the pesticide ethoprop. The request would terminate the EC formulation of ethoprop use in or on banana, cucumber, pineapple, and tobacco crops. 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 its 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.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/ State-FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-7931
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State-FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on June 19, 2006 and ending June 20, 2006. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Access to Confidential Business Information by the Food and Drug Administration
Document Number: E6-7930
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) access to information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-7927
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to discuss EPA Regional science programs, review and approve one or more draft SAB Committee reports, and continue the planning of upcoming SAB meetings.
Board of Scientific Counselors Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting-June 2006
Document Number: E6-7926
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
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) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Propylene Oxide; Notice of Receipt of Request to Terminate Gum Uses on Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-7832
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by ABERCO, Inc. to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Management Support Technology Inc. (MTSI); Transfer of Data
Document Number: E6-7831
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be tranferred to MTSI in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). MTSI has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable MTSI to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E6-7664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announced its intent to delete the Internal Parcel, encompassing 7,399 acres of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Priorities List Site (RMA/NPL Site) On-Post Operable Unit (OU), from the National Priorities List (NPL) on April 26, 2006. The 30-day public comment period is scheduled to end on May 26, 2006. EPA has received a request to extend the public comment period. In response, EPA is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days concluding on June 26, 2006. The NPL constitutes Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). EPA bases its proposal to delete the Internal Parcel of the RMA/NPL Site on the determination by EPA and the State of Colorado, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), that all appropriate actions under CERCLA have been implemented to protect human health, welfare, and the environment and that no further response action by responsible parties is appropriate. This partial deletion pertains to the surface media (soil, surface water, sediment) and structures within the Internal Parcel of the On- Post OU of the RMA/NPL Site as well as the groundwater below the Internal Parcel that is east of E Street, with the exception of a small area of contaminated groundwater located in the northwest corner of Section 6. The rest of the On-Post OU, including groundwater below RMA that is west of E Street, and the Off-Post OU will remain on the NPL and response activities will continue at those OUs.
National Emission Standards for the Printing and Publishing Industry
Document Number: 06-4822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 30, 1996, EPA issued national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the printing and publishing industry under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). We are proposing to amend the final rule to resolve issues and questions raised after promulgation of the final rule and to correct errors in the regulatory text. This action also proposes to amend the Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP and the Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabric and Other Textiles NESHAP to clarify the interaction between these rules and the Printing and Publishing Industry NESHAP. These proposed amendments appear in the Rules and Regulations Section of this Federal Register as a direct final rule.
National Emission Standards for the Printing and Publishing Industry
Document Number: 06-4821
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the printing and publishing industry which were promulgated on May 30, 1996, under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The direct final rule amendments amend specific provisions in the Printing and Publishing Industry NESHAP to resolve issues and questions raised after promulgation of the final rule and to correct errors in the regulatory text. This action also makes direct final rule amendments to the Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP and the Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabric and Other Textiles NESHAP to clarify the interaction between these rules and the Printing and Publishing Industry NESHAP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; Redesignation of the Boyd County SO2
Document Number: 06-4820
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 13, 2005, and later clarified in a July 12, 2005, supplemental submittal, the Commonwealth of Kentucky submitted a request to redesignate the sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area of Boyd County to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for SO2. Boyd County is located within the Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia (WV)-Kentucky (KY)-Ohio (OH) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and the Boyd County SO2 nonattainment area is comprised of the southern portion of Boyd County. The Commonwealth also submitted, as revisions to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), a maintenance plan for the area and a source-specific SIP revision for the Calgon Carbon Corporation facility in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. EPA is approving the redesignation request for the Boyd County SO2 nonattainment area and the maintenance plan for this area. The maintenance plan provides for the maintenance of the SO2 NAAQS in Boyd County for the next ten years. EPA is also approving the source-specific SIP revision for the Calgon Carbon Corporation facility.
A Framework for Assessing Health Risks of Environmental Exposures to Children
Document Number: 06-4817
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, plans to convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``A Framework for Assessing Health Risks of Environmental Exposures to Children'' (EPA/600/R-05/093A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. This document is available on the Internet at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay/cfm?deid=150263. 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. Eastern Research Group, Inc. invites the public to register to attend this workshop as observers. In addition, Eastern Research Group, Inc. invites the public to give oral and/or provide written comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA's peer review charge are available primarily via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. On March 14, 2006, EPA announced a 45-day public comment period on the draft document (71 FR 13125). 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. EPA has provided Eastern Research Group, Inc. with the public comments EPA received. In preparing a final report, EPA will consider public comments it received during the public comment period and will consider the Eastern Research Group, Inc. report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer-review workshop.
Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources
Document Number: E6-7837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
On March 28, 2006, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule to revise regulations governing compensatory mitigation for activities authorized by permits issued by the Department of the Army. The Corps and EPA announce the extension of the public comment period for this proposed rule until June 30, 2006. The 30-day extension of the comment period is a result of requests from a number of entities to allow more time to comment on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they have already been incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final rule.
Harmonization in Interspecies Extrapolation: Use of BW3/4
Document Number: E6-7836
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, plans to convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer review meeting to review the draft document titled, ``Harmonization in Interspecies Extrapolation: Use of BW3/4 as Default Method in Derivation of the Oral RfD'' (EPA/630/R-06/001). The peer review meeting is planned to take place by teleconference. On Februrary 15, 2006, EPA announced a 60-day public comment period for the draft document (71 FR 7958). The draft document was prepared by the Agency's Risk Assessment Forum. The public comment period and the external peer review are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. In addition to considering public comments submitted in accordance with the February 15, 2006, announcement of a public comment period, EPA intends to forward those comments to Versar, Inc. for the external peer review panel prior to the teleconference. 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. The public will be given an opportunity to observe and provide oral comments at this teleconference by registering with Versar, Inc. (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below). The draft document and the charge questions for EPA's external peer review are available primarily via the Internet on the Risk Assessment Forum's home page under the External Review Drafts menu at http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/raf/index.cfm. In preparing a final report, EPA will consider Versar Inc.'s report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer review meeting and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with the February 15, 2006, notice (71 FR 7958).
External Review Draft, Application of Equilibrium Partitioning Theory to Soil PAH Contamination
Document Number: E6-7835
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Application of Equilibrium Partitioning Theory to Soil PAH Contamination'' (EPA/600/R-06/035A). The document was prepared by the Ecological Risk Assessment Support Center managed 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 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.
California State Nonroad Engine and Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Authorization of Large Off-Road Spark-Ignition Engine Standards, Notice of Decision
Document Number: E6-7834
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA today, pursuant to section 209(e) of the Clean Air Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b), is authorizing California to enforce its regulations setting emission standards and other requirements for large off-road spark-ignition engines.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report From the April 4-6, 2006 HSRB Meeting
Document Number: E6-7830
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft HSRB report from the April 4-6, 2006 HSRB meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Estuary Program; EPA ICR No. 1500.06; OMB Control No. 2040-0138
Document Number: E6-7829
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
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 November 30, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 06-4765
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Indiana particulate matter (PM10) State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions are for sources at the ASF Keystone, Inc. (Keystone) coil spring manufacturing facility in Lake County, Indiana. On December 15, 2005, Indiana requested revisions that will increase the PM10 emission limit for one unit and reduce the limits for two units. The changes result in a net decrease of 1.77 pounds PM10 per hour (lb/hr) in the allowable emissions. The emission limits for a fourth unit that has shut down were also removed. Indiana also requested removing the process weight rate limits and using lb/hr as the short-term emission limit. The maximum permissible PM10 emissions will not increase after removing the process weight rate limits because of the net decrease in short-term emission limits.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 06-4764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Indiana particulate matter (PM10) State Implementation Plan (SIP). On December 15, 2005, Indiana requested revisions for sources at the ASF Keystone, Inc. (Keystone) coil spring manufacturing facility in Lake County, Indiana. The requested revisions will increase the PM10 emission limit for one unit and reduce the limits for two units. The changes result in a net decrease in the allowable emissions. The emission limits for a fourth unit that has shut down are also being removed. Indiana also requested removing the process weight rate limits and using pounds of PM10 per hour (lb/hr) as the short-term emission limit. The maximum permissible PM10 emissions will not increase after removing the process weight rate limits because of the net decrease in short-term emission limits.
Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste; Subpart K-Standards Applicable to Academic Laboratories
Document Number: 06-4654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today, EPA is proposing alternative generator requirements applicable to college and university laboratories as defined in this proposed rule. The proposal provides a flexible and protective set of regulations that address the specific nature of hazardous waste generation in college and university laboratories. The flexibility in today's proposed rule will allow colleges and universities the discretion to determine the most appropriate and effective method of compliance with today's proposed requirements. This preamble will refer to this flexible approach as a ``performance-based'' approach. Additionally, this proposed rule grants colleges and universities the choice to manage their hazardous wastes in accordance with today's alternative set of regulations or remain subject to the existing generator regulations.
Draft Grant Guidelines for States and Draft Tribal Strategy; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Subtitle I, as Amended by Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: E6-7758
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is advising the public of the future availability of draft grant guidelines EPA is developing to help states comply with requirements for receiving funding under Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act as established in Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. EPA is asking the public to comment on the guidelines as they become available. EPA also is advising the public of the future availability of a draft tribal strategy to implement section 1529 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and asking for public comment as it becomes available. EPA encourages interested stakeholders to regularly check EPA's Web site at: http:// www. epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/ epact 05.htm# Drafts where we will post the draft guidelines and draft tribal strategy as they become available over the next three months. You also may send an e-mail to OUSTEnergy Policy ActEmailList@epa.gov requesting that we notify you when the drafts are posted on EPA's Web site.
Establishment of the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-7757
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is establishing the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (CESLAC). The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice on the conduct of a study titled Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). It is part of a comprehensive assessment of issues identified by the CCSP's Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program. CESLAC will advise on the specific issues which 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 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. Balanced membership will be achieved by including individuals from the Federal Government, State and/or local 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 titled Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-7663
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-7661
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential effects to regional air quality, water quality, and old growth forest; and recommended that the final EIS include a more detailed air quality effects analysis, implementation plan for BMPs, and management strategy to maintain old growth forest. Rating EC2.