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

Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-9082
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 6, 2006 (71 FR 32536), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announced a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to be held June 28-30, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m., Eastern Time. Please be advised that the Board will also be meeting on June 27, 2006, beginning at 1 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m., Eastern Time. For further information contact Paul I. Lewis, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA, Office of the Science Advisor, (8105), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8381; fax: (202) 564 2070; e-mail addresses: lewis.paul@epa.gov.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendments to Existing Regulation Provisions Concerning Maintenance, Nonattainment, and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Areas
Document Number: E6-9081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. These revisions consist of amendments to state regulation provisions concerning maintenance, nonattainment, and prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) areas for incorporation into the Virginia SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of Ohio
Document Number: E6-9080
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Ohio is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Ohio has revised its definition of a Public Water System, Consumer Confidence Report Rule, Public Notification Rule, Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; and Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions by the State are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Ohio's Public Water System Supervision Program. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by July 12, 2006, to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 5 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by July 12, 2006, EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing. If EPA Region 5 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on July 12, 2006. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
Amendments to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Regulations for Storm Water Discharges Associated With Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Processing, or Treatment Operations or Transmission Facilities
Document Number: E6-9079
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to codify in the Agency's regulations changes to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the ``Clean Water Act'' or ``CWA,'' resulting from the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This action modifies the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regulations to provide that certain storm water discharges from field activities or operations, including construction, associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations or transmission facilities are exempt from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements. This action also encourages voluntary application of best management practices for oil and gas field activities and operations to minimize the discharge of pollutants in storm water runoff and protect water quality.
Change of Official Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics' Mailing Address; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E6-9078
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has discovered an error in the mailing address that appears in certain sections of 40 CFR chapter I, subchapter R. By these technical amendments, OPPT corrects those errors.
Public Workshop To Consider a Report Entitled “Review of the Process for Setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards” and Related Documents
Document Number: E6-9043
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing a public workshop to be held to elicit public input and discussion on the process the Agency uses to conduct periodic reviews of national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), as discussed in a recent report prepared by an Agency workgroup entitled ``Review of the Process for Setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards.'' This workshop is not intended to cover issues related to the ongoing review of any specific NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 06-5252
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone. In these revisions, the State has incorporated changes EPA made to its definition of volatile organic compound (VOC) and its list of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). As a result of EPA's approval, five chemical compounds will no longer be considered VOCs and one compound will no longer be considered a HAP under Indiana's SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 06-5251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone. The state is adding four chemical compounds to its list of compounds that are now exempt from being considered a volatile organic compound (VOC). Indiana also is removing a compound from the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). The revisions Indiana made parallel the changes EPA made to our VOC definitions and HAP list on November 29, 2004 and that became effective on December 29, 2004. Four VOCs were found by EPA to make a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. The compounds are: 1,1,1,2,2,3,3- heptafluoro-3-methoxy-propane, 3-ethoxy-1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6- dodecafluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)hexane, 1,1,1,2,3,3,3- heptafluoropropane, and methyl formate. Companies producing or using the four compounds will no longer need to follow the VOC rules for these compounds. The requirements for t-butyl acetate are also modified. It is not considered a VOC for emission limits and content requirements. T-butyl acetate will still be considered a VOC for the recordkeeping, emissions reporting, and inventory requirements. Indiana is removing ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) (2- Butoxyethanol) from its HAP list, too. EGBE will no longer be considered a hazardous air pollutant.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 06-5250
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). This approval pertains to revisions to the state's rule which restricts emissions from specific Missouri lead smelter-refinery installations. The effect of this approval is to remove duplication between two SIP-approved documents, and does not affect the stringency of the requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 06-5249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). This approval pertains to revisions to the state's rule which restricts emissions from specific Missouri lead smelter-refinery installations. The effect of this approval is to remove duplication between two SIP-approved documents, and does not affect the stringency of the requirements.
Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: 06-4919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing new source standards of performance for stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines. EPA is also proposing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that either are located at area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions or that have a site rating of less than or equal to 500 brake horsepower and are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions.