Air Quality Management Subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC); Notice of Meeting
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific, and enforcement policy issues. Open Meeting Notice: Open Meeting Notice: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App.2 10(a)(2), notice is hereby given that the Air Quality Management subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28, 2006 from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Hotel, 181 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia. Any member of the public who wishes to submit written or brief oral comments; or who wants further information concerning this meeting should follow the procedures outlined in the section below titled ``Providing Oral or Written Comments at this Meeting''. Seating will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. In order to insure copies of printed materials are available, members of the public wishing to attend this meeting are encouraged to contact Mr. Jeffrey Whitlow, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA (919) 541-5523, Fax (919) 685-3307 or by mail at U.S. EPA, Office of Quality Planning and Standards (Mail code C 301- 04), 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org by noon eastern time on June 20 , 2006. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Whitlow, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Inspection of Committee Documents: The subcommittee agenda and any documents prepared for the meeting will be sent to participants via e- mail prior to the start of the meeting. Thereafter, these documents, together with the meeting minutes, will be available by contacting the Office of Air and Radiation Docket and requesting information under docket OAR-2004-0075 and can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/air/caaac. The Docket office can be reached by telephoning (202) 260-7548; FAX (202) 260-4400.
External Review Draft, Estimation of Biota Sediment Accumulation Factor (BSAF) From Paired Observations of Chemical Concentrations in Biota and Sediment
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Estimation of Biota Sediment Accumulation Factor (BSAF) from Paired Observations of Chemical Concentrations in Biota and Sediment'' (EPA/600/R-06/047). 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.
Adequacy Status of the Submitted 2009 Early Progress Direct PM2.5
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (``budgets'') for direct PM2.5 and NOX in the submitted PM2.5 early progress state implementation plan (SIP) for the New Jersey portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT PM2.5 nonattainment area to be adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The transportation conformity rule requires that the EPA conduct a public process and make an affirmative decision on the adequacy of budgets before they can be used by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in conformity determinations. As a result of our finding, the MPOs in northern New Jersey, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), must use the new 2009 direct PM2.5 and NOX budgets from the early progress PM2.5 SIP for future conformity determinations.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Approval Decision on Minnesota Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
Notice is hereby given of the intent to fully approve the Minnesota Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program (coastal nonpoint program) and of the availability of the draft Approval Decisions on conditions for the Minnesota coastal nonpoint program. Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA), 16 U.S.C. 1455b, requires States and Territories with coastal zone management programs that have received approval under section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs. Coastal States and Territories were required to submit their coastal nonpoint programs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval in July 1995. NOAA and EPA conditionally approved the Minnesota coastal nonpoint program on June 23, 2003. NOAA and EPA have drafted approval decisions describing how Minnesota has satisfied the conditions placed on its program and therefore has a fully approved coastal nonpoint program. NOAA and EPA are making the draft decisions for the Minnesota coastal nonpoint program available for a 30-day public comment period. If comments are received, NOAA and EPA will consider whether such comments are significant enough to affect the decision to fully approve the program. Copies of the draft Approval Decisions can be found on NOAA Web site at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/czm/6217/findings.html or may be obtained upon request from: Helen Bass, Coastal Programs Division (N/ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, phone (301) 713-3155, x175, e-mail Helen.Bass@noaa.gov