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

Final Extension of the Deferred Effective Date for 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas
Document Number: E6-20221
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is finalizing the extension of the deferred effective date of air quality designations for 14 areas of the country that have entered into Early Action Compacts. Early Action Compact areas have agreed to reduce ground-level ozone pollution earlier than the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires. On April 30, 2004, EPA published an action designating all areas of the country for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In the designation rule, EPA deferred the effective date of the nonattainment designation for 14 areas that had entered into Early Action Compacts until September 30, 2005. On August 29, 2005, EPA deferred the nonattainment designation for these areas a second time until December 31, 2006. The EPA is now extending the deferred effective date of the nonattainment designation for 13 Early Action Compact areas until April 15, 2008, and for the Denver Early Action Compact area until July 1, 2007.
First Draft Staff Paper for Lead
Document Number: E6-20220
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about December 4, 2006, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA will make available for public review and comment a first draft document, Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead: Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information (Draft Staff Paper). 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 Lead, 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 lead. On or about December 15, 2006, the OAQPS also will make available for public review and comment the related draft technical support document, Lead Human Exposure and Health Risk Assessments and Ecological Risk Assessment for Selected Areas (Pilot Phase).
Malathion Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-20150
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide malathion and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the Malathion Docket. Malathion is a non-systemic, broad-spectrum organophosphate pesticide with numerous commercial agricultural and residential uses, as well as several wide-area application uses. EPA has reviewed malathion 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.
Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Third Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-20149
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 2, 2006, concerning the availability of the PCNB reregistration eligibility decision (RED) and the opening of the 60-day public comment period on the RED. The original comment period was to close on October 2, 2006. The Agency subsequently issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 29, 2006, extending the comment period to November 1, 2006. The Agency issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 25, 2006, extending the comment period for a second time to December 4, 2006. The Agency is now extending the comment period for a third time, to January 8, 2006.
Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E6-20147
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of diflubenzuron and its metabolites 4-chlorophenylurea and 4- chloroaniline in or on brassica, leafy greens subgroup 5B, turnip greens, peanut, peanut hay, peanut oil, barley grain, barley hay, barley straw, oat grain, oat forage, oat hay, oat straw, wheat grain, wheat forage, wheat hay, wheat straw, aspirated grain fractions, and pummelo. The Interregional Research Project 4 requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Chloropicrin Risk Assessments (Phase 3 of 6-Phase Process); Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-20145
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health and environmental fate and effects risk assessment(s) and related documents for the fumigant chloropicrin, and opens a public comment period on these documents. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for chloropicrin through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. EPA is also concurrently assessing the risks of five other soil fumigant pesticides to ensure that its assessment approaches are consistent and to ensure that risk trade offs and economic outcomes can be adequately predicted in reaching risk management decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Site Remediation
Document Number: E6-20119
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action amends the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for site remediation activities. This final rule revises specific provisions in the rule to resolve issues and questions subsequent to promulgation; correct technical omissions; and correct typographical, cross-reference, and grammatical errors.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Document Number: E6-20173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' (NH DES) request to implement and enforce its regulation entitled ``Asbestos Management and Control'' in lieu of the Asbestos National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Asbestos NESHAP) as it applies to certain asbestos-related activities. Upon approval, NH DES' rule will be federally enforceable and will apply to all sources that otherwise would be regulated by the Asbestos NESHAP with the exception of inactive waste disposal sites that ceased operation on or before July 9, 1981. These inactive disposal sites are already regulated by State rules that were approved by EPA on May 23, 2003. NH DES' request seeks to adjust the federal rules by demonstrating the equivalency of its rules to the federal requirements.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Document Number: E6-20157
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' (NH DES) request to implement and enforce its regulation entitled ``Asbestos Management and Control'' in lieu of the Asbestos National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Asbestos NESHAP) as it applies to certain asbestos-related activities. Upon approval, NH DES's rule will be federally enforceable and will apply to all sources that otherwise would be regulated by the Asbestos NESHAP with the exception of inactive waste disposal sites that ceased operation on or before July 9, 1981. These inactive disposal sites are already regulated by State rules that were approved by EPA on May 23, 2003. NH DES's request seeks to adjust the federal rules by demonstrating the equivalency of its rules to the federal requirements.
Export Notification; Change to Reporting Requirements; Technical Correction
Document Number: E6-20148
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of November 14, 2006, concerning amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 12(b) export notification regulations at subpart D of 40 CFR part 707. This document is being issued to correct a typographical error.
Request for Nominations to the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT)
Document Number: E6-20146
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations to fill vacancies on the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). The Agency seeks qualified senior-level decision makers from diverse sectors throughout the United States to be considered for appointments. EPA encourages interested applicants to send their resumes and qualifications as soon as possible. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Environmental Technology Subcommittee
Document Number: E6-20144
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Environmental Technology Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Environmental Technology Subcommittee was formed to assist EPA in evaluating its current and potential role in the development and commercialization of environmental technologies by suggesting how to optimize existing EPA programs to facilitate the development of sustainable private sector technologies, and by suggesting alternative approaches to achieving these goals. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Subcommittee's draft report on these issues. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal- nacept.htm.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Removal of Douglas County Transportation Control Measure
Document Number: E6-20141
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 19, 2006, the State of Georgia's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), submitted a final State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to remove the transportation control measure (TCM) related to a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station/park and ride transportation center project in Douglas County, Georgia. This TCM was originally submitted by GA EPD for inclusion into the Atlanta portion of the Georgia SIP on August 29, 1997. EPA approved this TCM into the Georgia SIP through direct final rulemaking published in the Federal Register on June 24, 1998 (effective on August 10, 1998). Subsequently, the project sponsor determined that the equipment necessary to implement this project is no longer available, and thus this TCM cannot be implemented as originally anticipated. No SIP credit was claimed for this program, nor were emissions benefits ever realized for this TCM because it was never implemented. Through this rulemaking, EPA is approving the removal of this TCM from the Atlanta portion of the Georgia SIP because this SIP revision meets Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Removal of Douglas County Transportation Control Measure
Document Number: E6-20140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 19, 2006, the State of Georgia's Department of Natural Resources, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), submitted a final State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to remove the transportation control measure (TCM) related to a compressed natural gas refueling station/park and ride transportation center project in Douglas County, Georgia. This TCM was originally submitted by GA EPD for inclusion into the Atlanta portion of the Georgia SIP on August 29, 1997. EPA approved this TCM into the Georgia SIP through direct final rulemaking published in the Federal Register on June 24, 1998 (effective on August 10, 1998). Subsequently, the project sponsor determined that the equipment necessary to implement this project is no longer available, and thus, this TCM cannot be implemented as originally anticipated. No SIP credit was claimed for this program, nor were emission benefits ever realized for this TCM because it was never implemented. Through this rulemaking, EPA is proposing to approve the removal of this TCM from the Atlanta portion of the Georgia SIP because this SIP revision meets Clean Air Act requirements. In the Final Rules 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 submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Florida: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Document Number: E6-20077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7410, EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on June 8, 2005. The revision is source-specific to the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LM), located in Pinellas County, Florida, and regards that facility's compliance with Florida's Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Reasonably Available Control Technology rule, found at Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Rule 62-296.513 (FL MMPP Rule). The source-specific SIP revision seeks to allow LM to employ as reasonably available control technology (RACT) the control techniques outlined in EPA's December 1997, ``Aerospace Control Technique Guidelines'' (EPA's Aerospace CTG), instead of the RACT described in the FL MMPP Rule. The source-specific SIP revision is approvable because it meets the standards for approval described in section 110(l) of the CAA. In the Rules Section of this Federal Register, the EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Florida SIP revision without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final action. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to the direct final action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final action will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final action based on this proposed action. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Florida: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Document Number: E6-20073
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7410, to approve a revision to the Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on June 8, 2005. The revision is source-specific to the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LM), located in Pinellas County, Florida, and regards that facility's compliance with Florida's Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Reasonably Available Control Technology rule, found at Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Rule 62-296.513 (FL MMPP Rule). The source-specific SIP revision seeks to allow LM to employ as reasonably available control technology (RACT) the control techniques outlined in EPA's December 1997, ``Aerospace Control Technique Guidelines'' (EPA's Aerospace CTG), instead of the RACT described in the FL MMPP Rule. The source-specific SIP revision is approvable because it meets the standards for approval described in section 110(l) of the CAA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2228.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0587
Document Number: E6-19878
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
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.
Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States in Compliance With FIFRA
Document Number: E6-20002
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today, EPA is issuing a regulation stating that the application of a pesticide in compliance with relevant requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) does not require a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit in two specific circumstances. The first circumstance is when the application of the pesticide is made directly to waters of the United States to control pests that are present in the water. The second circumstance is when the application of the pesticide is made to control pests that are over, including near, waters of the United States. This rulemaking is based on the Agency's interpretation of the definition of the term ``pollutant'' under the Clean Water Act (CWA) as not including such pesticides. This final rulemaking replaces EPA's previously published Interim and Final Interpretive Statements on the Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States in Compliance with FIFRA. EPA's Interpretive Statement, published February 1, 2005, described the Agency's interpretation of the CWA with regard to the application of pesticides regulated under FIFRA that are applied to or over, including near, waters of the United States. On August 13, 2003, EPA provided public notice of and solicited public comment on an Interim Statement and incorporated that input into the Interpretive Statement. On February 1, 2005, EPA published the Interpretive Statement and proposed to codify its substance in EPA's NPDES regulations and solicited comment on that proposed action. Today's final rule is the result of this process.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Reid Vapor Pressure Requirements for Gasoline
Document Number: E6-19992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Texas on October 4, 2001. The revisions pertain to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements for gasoline. The revisions add exemptions to RVP requirements for research laboratories and academic institutions, competition racing, and gasoline that is being stored or transferred that is not used in the affected counties. The revisions also reduce record keeping requirements for retail gasoline dispensing outlets in the affected counties, and correct a typographical error. We are proposing approval of the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the Federal Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Reid Vapor Pressure Requirements for Gasoline
Document Number: E6-19991
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The revisions pertain to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements for gasoline. The revisions add exemptions to RVP requirements for research laboratories and academic institutions, competition racing, and gasoline that is being stored or transferred that is not used in the affected counties. The revisions also reduce recordkeeping requirements for retail gasoline dispensing outlets in the affected counties, and correct a typographical error. We are approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA).
Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: E6-19990
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will meet in a public teleconference on December 1, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be hosted out of the main conference room, U.S. EPA, 655 15th Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public, however, due to limited space, seating will be on a registration-only basis. For further information regarding the teleconference meeting, please contact the individuals listed below. Background: GNEB is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463. GNEB provides advice and recommendations to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico. Purpose of Meeting: GNEB has prepared its draft Tenth Report with recommendations on the intersection of environmental protection and security activities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The purpose of this teleconference is for the Board to review, discuss, and decide whether to approve its draft report. Availability of Review Materials: If you wish to receive a copy of the draft report, please contact Designated Federal Officer, Elaine Koerner, at the address below, or Office of Cooperative Environmental Management Associate Director, Mark Joyce, at the address below.
Proposed Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, Triangle Park Removal Area, and the McCormick & Baxter, Inc. Superfund Site, Portland, Multnomah County, OR
Document Number: E6-19989
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of the proposed Agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and the University of Portland (``University''), subject to the final review and approval of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice. The proposed Agreement relates to the University's plan to expand its campus by purchasing two adjacent properties, one currently owned by Triangle Park LLC at 5828 N. Van Houten Place, Portland, and the other currently owned by McCormick & Baxter, Inc. at 6900 Edgewater, Portland (the ``Properties''). The Properties are contiguous with the Willamette River. The University is certifying that it did not cause or contribute to the contamination at either the Portland Harbor or McCormick & Baxter Sites. The Agreement provides for the University to spend $3 million conducting a non-time critical removal action on the Triangle Park property. The University seeks to continue to pursue and expand its educational and service mission by relocating certain athletic facilities, freeing up its existing land for construction of academic buildings. The University's plan includes public access to the Properties, and recreational opportunities, including a planned riverfront trail. In addition to conducting the $3 million removal action, the University will pay EPA's costs of overseeing that removal action. In exchange for this consideration, the proposed Agreement contains the United States' conditional covenant not to sue the University for existing contamination at the Sites. The covenant is subject to certain reservations set forth in the Agreement. In addition, the proposed Agreement provides protection from third-party law suits for contribution. In order for the University to purchase the Triangle Park property by the closing date in the agreement for the purchase of that property (December 31, 2006), EPA is allowing just over fifteen (15) days for public comment on the Agreement.
Colorado: Tentative Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program
Document Number: E6-19988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Colorado has applied for final approval of its Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Colorado's application and made the tentative decision that the State's UST program satisfies all requirements necessary to qualify for final approval.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: E6-19987
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council is a panel of individuals who represent diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the FY06-07 NACEPT agenda, including sustainable water infrastructure, environmental stewardship, cooperative conservation, energy and the environment, environmental technology, and environmental indicators. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http:// www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E6-19884
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting-Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1381.08, OMB Control No. 2050-0122
Document Number: E6-19882
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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; NSPS for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units; EPA ICR Number 1088.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0072
Document Number: E6-19880
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-19869
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E6-19868
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has revised its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Pennsylvania has adopted a Radionuclides Rule to establish a new maximum contaminant level (MCL) for uranium and revise monitoring requirements. 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. It is noted that Pennsylvania's regulations in 25 Pa. Code 109 do not specifically provide for the use of bottled water as a means for a water system to qualify for a variance or exemption for radionuclides; thus, the Commonwealth interprets this to mean that the practice is disallowed. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-19867
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the preferred alternative. Rating LO.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E6-19866
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Other Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: E6-19865
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to make a technical correction to the emission guidelines and new source performance standards (NSPS) for other solid waste incineration (OSWI) units. We are correcting the averaging time for measuring opacity.
Formal Reopening of the EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room
Document Number: E6-19864
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and its Public Reading Room in Washington, DC were damaged by flooding that occurred during the week of June 25, 2006. On November 6, 2006, EPA formally reopened its EPA/DC Public Reading Room in a new location. This notice provides information regarding accessing the newly relocated EPA/DC Public Reading Room.
Rosso Property Scrapyard Site; Dover, Craven County, NC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-19863
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2006 a document concerning the Rosso Property Scrapyard Site located in Dover, Craven County, North Carolina. In the body of the notice the Constitution Road Superfund Site was mistakenly listed instead of the Rosso Property Scrapyard Site. EPA will be accepting comments only on the Rosso Property Scrapyard Site for the notice EPA-R04-SFUND-2006-0864; FRL-8237-4.
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Other Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: E6-19862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make a technical correction to the emission guidelines and new source performance standards (NSPS) for other solid waste incineration (OSWI) units. We are correcting the averaging time for measuring opacity.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Bernalillo County, NM
Document Number: E6-19861
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the section 111(d) Plan submitted by City of Albuquerque (Bernalillo County), New Mexico, on May 24, 2006, to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills. The EG require delegated municipalities to develop plans to reduce landfill gas emissions from all MSWs. Finally, this action also approves the concomitant delegation of authority to implement 40 CFR part 60, subparts WWW and Cc.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Bernalillo County, NM
Document Number: E6-19860
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing approval of the section 111(d) Plan submitted by City of Albuquerque (Bernalillo County), New Mexico, on May 24, 2006, to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills. The EG require delegated municipalities to develop plans to reduce landfill gas emissions from all MSWs. Finally, this action also proposes to approve the concomitant delegation of authority to implement 40 CFR part 60, subparts WWW and Cc.
Workshop on Interpretation of Epidemiologic Studies of Multipollutant Exposure and Health Effects
Document Number: E6-19806
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that a workshop entitled, ``Interpretation of Epidemiologic Studies of Multipollutant Exposure and Health Effects,'' is being organized by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, to be held on December 13 and 14, 2006, in Research Triangle Park, NC. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Indeck Elwood, LLC
Document Number: E6-19785
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on September 27, 2006, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the EPA denied in part, and remanded in part, a petition for review of a federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit issued to Indeck-Elwood, LLC by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Texas
Document Number: E6-19784
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Texas is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Texas has adopted the Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions (LCRMR), the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR), and the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR). EPA has determined that the proposed LCRMR, FBRR and LT1ESWTR revisions submitted by Texas are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA intends to approve the program revisions.
General Electric Rome Site, Rome, Floyd County, GA; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Document Number: E6-19758
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to enter into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the General Electric Rome Site located in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Distribution of Offsite Consequence Analysis Information Under Section 112(r)(7)(H) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (Renewal); EPA No. 1981.03, OMB No. 2050-0172
Document Number: E6-19756
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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; NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon-Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (Renewal) ICR Number 1060.14, OMB Number 2060-0038
Document Number: E6-19754
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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; Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2219.02, OMB Control No. 2020-0032
Document Number: E6-19753
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1665.07, OMB Control No. 2020-0003
Document Number: E6-19751
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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.
U.S. EPA's National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards Presentation During the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC), and Announcement of 2006 National Awards Winners
Document Number: E6-19750
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. An inscribed plaque was presented to first and second place national winners at the annual Clean Water Act Recognition Awards presentation during the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC). Recognition is made every year for outstanding programs and projects in operations and maintenance at wastewater treatment facilities, biosolids management and public acceptance, municipal implementation and enforcement of local pretreatment programs, cost-effective storm water controls, and combined sewer overflow controls. This action also announces the 2006 national awards winners.
Secondary Containment Grant Guidelines for States; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Subtitle I, as Amended by Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: E6-19749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is advising the public that on November 15, 2006 EPA issued the secondary containment grant guidelines and made the guidelines available on EPA's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/[fxsp0]oust/fedlaws/epact05.[fxsp0]htm#Fin al. In this notice, EPA is publishing the secondary containment grant guidelines in their entirety. EPA developed the secondary containment grant guidelines as required by section 9003(i)(1) of Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by section 1530 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Methyl Parathion; Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Amend Methyl Parathion Pesticide Registrations to Terminate Uses
Document Number: E6-19748
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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 their registration to terminate some uses from the methyl parathion technical registration. The request would terminate methyl parathion use in or on cabbage, dried beans, dried peas, hops, lentils, pecans and sugar beets. The request would not terminate the last methyl parathion product registered for use in the U.S., but would terminate these uses on the only technical product. 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 their 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-19747
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: (1) Discuss science use in disaster response programs; (2) conduct a quality review of the draft SAB Report on Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Estimation Programs Interface Suite; and (3) continue planning for upcoming SAB meetings.
Notice of Filing for Foramsulfuron Pesticide Petition for the Exemption of a Requirement for a Tolerance in or on Corn, Pop and Corn, Sweet.
Document Number: E6-19746
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for corn, pop and corn, sweet.