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

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2003.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0517
Document Number: E6-11607
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
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; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Reference or Equivalent Method Determination; EPA ICR No. 0559.09 OMB Control No. 2080-0005
Document Number: E6-11606
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
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.
Prestige Chemical Company Superfund Site Senoia, Coweta County, GA; Notice of Amendment to Settlement
Document Number: E6-11605
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
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 amended the settlement Docket CER-04-2002-3782 concerning the Prestige Chemical Company Superfund Site located in Senoia, Coweta County, Georgia which was first published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2002 (67 FR 69528).
Notice of Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of West Virginia
Document Number: E6-11604
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provision of section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended, and the rules governing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation that the State of West Virginia has revised its approved Public Water System Supervision Program and revised its regulations for issuing variances and exemptions. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA has decided to tentatively approve these program revisions. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11603
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-11602
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed concerns about the impacts to watershed resources, including water quality and riparian habitat, and to air quality. Rating EC2.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB)
Document Number: E6-11601
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold an open board meeting. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities. A meeting of the full board will be held to discuss progress with work products under EFAB's current strategic action agenda and develop an action agenda to direct the Board's ongoing and new activities through FY 2007. Topics of discussion include financial assurance mechanisms; innovative environmental financing tools; non-point source (watershed) financing; useful life financing of water facilities; water infrastructure financing; and smartway transportation partnerships. The meeting is open to the public; however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance, no later than Friday, August 4, 2006.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Minor Amendments to the Regulations Implementing the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export
Document Number: E6-11532
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the current regulations governing the production and trade of certain ozone- depleting substances to address issues concerning the export of previously imported material, heels, the exemption allowance petition process for HCFC-141b for military and space vehicle applications, and the definition for ``importer.'' We are making these minor adjustments to our regulations in response to requests from the regulated community, to ensure equitable treatment of stakeholders, and to reduce burden where the integrity of the requirements can still be sufficiently maintained.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Minor Amendments to the Regulations Implementing the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export
Document Number: E6-11531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the current regulations governing the production and trade of certain ozone-depleting substances to address issues concerning the export of previously imported material, heels, the exemption allowance petition process for HCFC-141b for military and space vehicle applications, and the definition for ``importer.'' We are proposing these minor adjustments to our regulations in response to requests from the regulated community, to ensure equitable treatment of stakeholders, and to reduce burden where the integrity of the requirements can still be sufficiently maintained. These proposed amendments appear in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register as a direct final rule.
Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination
Document Number: E6-11530
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyNew England Region, has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the waters of Plymouth Bay, Plymouth Harbor, Kingston Bay, and Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts; their respective coastal waters and coastal tidal rivers covered under this determination.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)
Document Number: E6-11529
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 85 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red River, Sabine River, and Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for the NPDES Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, EPA ICR No. 1989.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0250
Document Number: E6-11528
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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 burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Climate Leaders Partnership (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2100.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0532
Document Number: E6-11527
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
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; Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1573.11, OMB Control Number 2050-0009
Document Number: E6-11526
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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 burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2029.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0520
Document Number: E6-11525
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
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 Benzene Waste Operations (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1541.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0183
Document Number: E6-11524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York Ozone State Implementation Plan Revision
Document Number: E6-11452
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is approving a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) related to the control of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from stationary sources. The SIP revision consists of amendments to Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Parts 214, ``Byproduct Coke Oven Batteries,'' and 216, ``Iron and/or Steel Processes.'' The revision was submitted to comply with the 1-hour ozone Clean Air Act reasonably available control technology requirements for major sources of VOC and NOX not covered by Control Techniques Guidelines. The intended effect of this action is to approve control strategies which will result in emission reductions that will help achieve attainment of the national ambient air quality standard for ozone.
Pyraclostrobin; Objections to Pesticide Tolerances; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11480
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of objections filed with respect to the establishment and increase of various pyraclostrobin tolerances under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The objections were filed on June 5, 2006 by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). NRDC's objections assert that EPA unlawfully removed the additional 10X safety factor for the protection of infants and children. Additionally NRDC claims that EPA's action was arbitrary and capricious for failure to provide an inadequate explanation for its decision on the children's safety factor, and because EPA never received information EPA deemed necessary to its review of the pesticide. This Notice seeks comment on the NRDC objections.
Membership on the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-11470
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting nominations for membership on the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (CESLAC). The purpose of the 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). The draft prospectus for the study titled Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise is on the CCSP Web site at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-1/ sap4-1prospectus-draft.htm Committee membership will total approximately fifteen persons and will include a balanced representation of 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. Nominations should be received within twenty-one days of the date of this Federal Register notice. Any interested person or organization may submit a nomination. Nominations must include a complete resume of the nominee's background, experience and expertise, and any other information considered relevant. Additional avenues and resources will be utilized by EPA in the solicitation of nominees.
Public Water Supply Supervision Program; Program Revision for the State of Idaho
Document Number: E6-11469
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Idaho has revised its approved State Public Water Supply Supervision (PWSS) Primacy Program. Idaho has revised its PWSS program with respect to administrative penalty authority, has adopted a revised definition of public water system, and has adopted drinking water regulations requiring consumer confidence reports from all community water systems. Idaho has also adopted regulations for the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, the Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions, the Public Notification Rule, the Radionuclides Rule, the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule, the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, and the Arsenic Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these State program revisions. By approving these rules, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of Federally recognized Indian tribes within ``Indian country'' as defined by 18 U.S.C. 1151, nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the State of Idaho. All interested parties may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by August 18, 2006 to the Regional Administrator at the address shown below. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by August 18, 2006, a public hearing will be held. If no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on August 18, 2006. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) 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; (3) 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of California; PM-10; Determination of Attainment for the San Joaquin Valley Nonattainment Area; Determination Regarding Applicability of Certain Clean Air Act Requirements
Document Number: E6-11450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the San Joaquin Valley nonattainment area (SJV) in California has attained 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). This proposed determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM-10 NAAQS during the years 2003-2005. The SJV continues to attain the PM-10 NAAQS in 2006; no exceedances of the 24 hour NAAQS have been recorded at any of the SJV monitoring sites from January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2006. EPA is also proposing to determine that, because the SJV has attained the PM-10 NAAQS, certain Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements are not applicable for as long as the SJV continues to attain the PM-10 NAAQS.
Review of Environmental Protection Agency Draft Guidance for Implementing Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-11448
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 19, 2006, EPA released for public comment, its draft Guidance, Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (``Guidance'') in the Federal Register. The draft Guidance addresses the provisions of Executive Order 13175 (``EO 13175'') and how EPA generally intends to implement EO 13175 in connection with relevant EPA activities. This notice announces a 60 day extension of the comment period for the draft Guidance, Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (``Guidance''). This extension is necessary to accommodate requests that we provide the public more time to review and comment on the materials.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Hydrochloric Acid Production (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2032.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0529
Document Number: E6-11433
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
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 costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Survey of Drinking Water Treatment Facilities; EPA ICR No. 2176.01, OMB Control No. 2040-XXXX
Document Number: E6-11432
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
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 for a new 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 for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Mercury (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0113.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0097
Document Number: E6-11429
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
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 costs.
DCNA Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11349
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide DCNA (Dicloran), and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the DCNA (2,6- dichloro-4-nitroaniline) Docket. DCNA, also referred to as Dicloran, is a fungicide used to control pathogenic species such as Botrytis, Monilinia, Rhizopus, Sclerotinia and Sclerotium. DCNA is registered for agriculture and horticulture uses. Its registered formulations include dusts, wettable powders, and flowable concentrates. These products can be applied using aerial, airblast, groundboom, chemigation, and hand- application methods. EPA has reviewed DCNA through the 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E6-11345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on October 25, 2005. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana and update the citations and references to Federal documents and addresses where copies of documents can be obtained, and delete three definitions. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is proposing to approve. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E6-11344
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on October 25, 2005. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana and update the citations and references to federal documents and addresses where copies of documents can be obtained, and delete three definitions. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is approving. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: E6-11270
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for Residues of the Biochemical Pesticide Eucalyptus Oil in or on Honey or Honeycomb
Document Number: E6-11269
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of an exemption from the tolerance for residues of the pesticide chemical eucalyptus oil in or on honey and honeycomb.
Draft Staff Paper for Ozone
Document Number: E6-11343
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about July 18, 2006, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA will make available for public review and comment a draft document, Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information (Draft Staff Paper) (Chapters 1-5 and 7-8). Chapter 6 (Staff Conclusions on the Primary Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards) of the Draft Staff Paper will be made available on or about July 25, 2006. The purpose of the Staff Paper is to evaluate the policy implications of the key scientific and technical information contained in a related EPA document, Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants, required under sections 108 and 109 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for use in the periodic review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The OAQPS also will make available for public review and comment related draft technical support documents, Ozone Population Exposure Analysis for Selected Urban Areas (draft Exposure Analysis), Ozone Health Risk Assessment for Selected Urban Areas (draft Risk Assessment), and Technical Report on Ozone Exposure, Risk and Impact Assessments for Vegetation (draft Environmental Assessment).
Notice of Receipt of a Request for an Amendment to Delete Acid Copper Chromate (ACC) Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-11342
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
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 registrants 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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry
Document Number: E6-11334
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is reopening the comment period for certain portions of the proposed amendments to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry, published on December 2, 2005. The comment period is being reopened until August 1, 2006. The portions of the proposed amendments for which we are reopening the comment period are the proposed emission standards for mercury, hydrogen chloride, and total hydrocarbons.
Air Quality Management Subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 06-6275
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 section 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, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2, 2006 from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado. 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: whitlow.jeff@epa.gov by noon Eastern Time on July 26, 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, can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper: Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications
Document Number: 06-6250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing seven targeted regulatory changes to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) for lead and copper. This proposal strengthens the implementation of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in the following areas: monitoring, treatment processes, customer awareness, and lead service line replacement. These changes will provide more effective protection of public health by reducing exposure to lead in drinking water. The proposed changes do not affect the basic requirements of the LCR, the lead or copper maximum contaminant level goals, or the lead and copper action levels.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers; EPA ICR No. 1696.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0297
Document Number: E6-11257
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (Renewal), ICR Number 1053.08, OMB Number 2060-0023
Document Number: E6-11256
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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: NSPS for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (40 CFR part 60, subpart Da), OMB Control Number 2060-0023, EPA ICR Number 1053.08. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1665.07, OMB Control No. 2020-0003
Document Number: E6-11255
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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 the following continuing 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NPDES Stormwater Program Phase II, EPA ICR No. 1820.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0211
Document Number: E6-11253
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 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 burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Applications for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Discharge Permit and the Sewage Sludge Management Permit, EPA ICR No. 0226.18, OMB Control No. 2040-0086
Document Number: E6-11252
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 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 burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notice of Intent for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Construction Activity Under a NPDES General Permit, EPA ICR No. 1842.05, OMB Control No. 2040-0188
Document Number: E6-11251
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 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 burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Minority Business Enterprise/Woman Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Utilization Under Federal Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Interagency Agreements (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2212.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0025
Document Number: E6-11250
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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.
Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 Protein and the Genetic Material Necessary for Its Production in Corn in or on All Corn Commodities; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E6-11249
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn on field corn, sweet corn, and popcorn when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant. Monsanto Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting the temporary/tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn. The temporary tolerance exemption will expire on June 30, 2009.
National Management Measures To Control Nonpoint Source Pollution From Hydromodification
Document Number: E6-11248
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on draft technical guidance for managing nonpoint source pollution from hydromodification. The term hydromodification refers to an activity that alters the geometry and physical characteristics of a stream or river in such a way that the flow patterns change. This guidance is intended to provide technical assistance to states, territories, authorized tribes, and the public for managing hydromodification and reducing nonpoint source pollution of surface and ground water. The guidance provides background information about nonpoint source pollution from activities associated with channelization and channel modification, dams, and streambank and shoreline erosion. It discusses the broad concepts of assessing and addressing water quality problems on a watershed level, and it presents up-to-date technical information about how to reduce nonpoint source pollution from hydromodification. Implementation of the guidance will result in increased use of scientifically sound, cost-effective hydromodification management measures, and will support states in their efforts to implement their Nonpoint Source Control Programs.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) CASAC Lead Review Panel; Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: E6-11247
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to review the updated Executive Summary and Chapter 7 (Integrative Synthesis) of EPA's Air Quality Criteria for Lead (Second External Review Draft), Volumes I and II (EPA/600/R-05/144aB-bB, May 2006).
Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry1A.105 Protein and the Genetic Material Necessary for Its Production in Corn in or on All Corn Commodities; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E6-11245
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn on field corn, sweet corn, and popcorn when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant. Monsanto Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting the temporary/tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn. The temporary tolerance exemption will expire on June 30, 2009.
PM2.5
Document Number: E6-11241
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking final action to amend its regulations relating to the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirement that Federal actions conform to the appropriate State, Tribal or Federal implementation plan for attaining clean air (``general conformity'') to add de minimis emissions levels for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter equal or less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and its precursors.
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee of the EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis
Document Number: E6-11238
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee (AQMS), a subcommittee of the EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council).
Henry Wood Preserving Superfund Site; Hemingway, Williamsburg County, SC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-11237
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
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 a proposed settlement for the reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Henry Wood Preserving Superfund Site located in Hemingway, Willamsburg County, South Carolina.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-11129
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the Draft EIS's discussion of habitat requirements and population trends for key species, notably the northern goshawk and red-shouldered hawk; the Final EIS should present a more complete cumulative impact analysis, covering the geographic range of targeted species, regardless of land ownership. Rating EC2.