Environmental Protection Agency December 11, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Notice of Seven (7) Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for Storm Water Discharges From Industrial Activities
Document Number: E6-20986
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Region 8 of EPA is hereby giving notice of its tentative determination to issue seven (7) NPDES general permits for storm water discharges from regulated industrial activities. The proposed general permits are applicable to Federal Facilities within the State of Colorado and to Indian country within the Region 8 states as listed below.
Notice of Approval of the Primacy Application for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the State of Kansas
Document Number: E6-20983
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice that the State of Kansas is revising its approved Public Water Supply Supervision Program under the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions.
Notice of Approval of the Primacy Application for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the State of Nebraska
Document Number: E6-20977
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice that the State of Nebraska is revising its approved Public Water Supply Supervision Program under the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these program revisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Redesignation of the Portland, Maine and the Hancock, Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties, Maine Ozone Nonattainment Areas to Attainment and Approval of These Areas' Maintenance Plans
Document Number: E6-20901
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP) is requesting that the Portland, Maine and the Hancock, Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties, Maine (also known as the Midcoast area) ozone nonattainment areas be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, the ME DEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of maintenance plans for the Portland, Maine and the Hancock, Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties, Maine areas that provide for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the next 10 years. EPA is approving the redesignation requests and the maintenance plan as revisions to the Maine SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act. EPA is also approving the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the 8-hour maintenance plan for these areas for purposes of transportation conformity.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Monitoring and Volatile Organic Compound Rules
Document Number: E6-20895
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing full approval of certain revisions and a limited approval/limited disapproval of other revisions to the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on August 31, 2006 and addresses definitions, organic solvent controls, and various monitoring provisions. Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), this action approves seventeen provisions and approves and simultaneously disapproves two other provisions and recommends that Nevada correct the rule deficiencies.