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

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Final Extension of the Deferred Effective Date for 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas; Correction
Document Number: E6-21376
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document makes a minor correction to the preamble language for the final rule entitled ``Final Extension of the Deferred Effective Date for 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas.'' The final rule was initially published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2006. This correction extends the time period for petitions for judicial review of this action from December 29, 2006 to January 29, 2007.
Acid Copper Chromate (ACC); Product Cancellation Order to Delete ACC Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-21400
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order terminating all residential uses of the acid copper chromate (ACC) registration held by OSMOSE, Inc. The affected registration is EPA Reg. No. 3008-60. OSMOSE voluntarily requested the use termination, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. OSMOSE requested that it not be provided with any existing stocks provisions for the product. The Agency announced receipt of this request in a July 18, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request (71 FR 40717) (FRL-8080-5). In the July 18, 2006 Notice, EPA stated that it would accept the request and issue an order implementing the use termination, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdrew the request within this period, which closed August 17, 2006. The Agency received one comment on the notice which was carefully considered by the Agency; it was determined that the request did not merit further review. Further, the registrant did not withdraw its request. Accordingly, on October 17, 2006 EPA approved the request. EPA hereby issues through this notice an order implementing the approved use terminations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the ACC product subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2007 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
Document Number: E6-21399
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing an exemption to the phaseout of methyl bromide to meet the needs of 2007 critical uses. Specifically, EPA is authorizing uses that will qualify for the 2007 critical use exemption and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced, imported, or supplied from inventory for those uses in 2007. EPA is taking action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect recent consensus Decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol) at the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP).
National Air Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, Halogenated Solvent Cleaning: Notice of Data Availability
Document Number: E6-21296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this Notice of Data Availability (NODA) in support of the proposed rule issued August 17, 2006, entitled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air PollutantsHalogenated Solvent Cleaning''. EPA received a number of comments on the proposed rule and is in the process of evaluating those comments. This NODA addresses certain new data and information that EPA received concerning the unique nature and size of the degreasing machines used by the following facilities: narrow tubing manufacturing facilities, facilities that manufacture specialized products requiring continuous web cleaning, aerospace manufacturing and maintenance facilities, large military vehicle maintenance operations, and facilities that use multiple degreasing machines. Specifically, the new data and information that form the basis of this NODA relates to the following three issues; the ability of the above-noted facilities meeting the proposed facility-wide emission limits; the cost impacts associated with the above-noted facilities implementing the proposed facility-wide emission limits; and, the time frame needed for the above-noted facilities to comply with the proposed facility-wide emission limits. Although we recognize that the public has access to comments submitted during the comment period, we are nonetheless issuing this NODA because the new data and information at issue in this NODA are directly relevant to the alternative proposed standards described in the proposed rule. We are seeking comment only on the three issues identified above that relate to the unique nature and size of the degreasing machines used by the facilities specified above. We do not intend to respond to comments addressing any other aspect of the proposed rule.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-21295
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463), notice is hereby given that the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2007. The meeting is open to the public to attend and will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The Subcommittee meetings will be held on January 10, 2007 starting approximately at 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the same location as the full committee. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Mobile Source Technical Review subcommittee will not meet at this time. The agenda for the full committee meeting will be posted on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Land Disposal Restrictions No-Migration Variances (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1353.08, OMB Control Number 2050-0062
Document Number: E6-21294
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
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 December 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; Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product; EPA ICR No. 0278.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0044
Document Number: E6-21293
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
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 activity and its expected burden and costs.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for King Finishing; Dover (Screven County), GA
Document Number: E6-21292
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 21, 2006, the Administrator issued an Order Granting Remanded Issue on Petition to Object (Order) regarding a state operating permit issued to King Finishing located in Dover, Screven County, Georgia, pursuant to title V of the Clean Air Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 7661-7661f. On October 9, 2001, the Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest filed a petition, on behalf of the Sierra Club (Petitioner), seeking EPA's objection to the title V operating permit issued to King Finishing by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The Administrator denied the petition in an Order dated October 9, 2002. Pursuant to Section 502(b) of the Act, Petitioner appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (the Court). On January 20, 2006, the Court partially granted Petitioner's request for review, vacated the October 9, 2002, Order with respect to the mailing list issue, and remanded the issue to EPA for further consideration. Upon further consideration, EPA granted Petitioner's request to object to the King Finishing permit for EPD's failure to use a mailing list.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Continental Carbon Company; Phenix City (Russell County), AL
Document Number: E6-21291
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated September 21, 2006, denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to Continental Carbon Company located in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama. This Order constitutes final action on the petition submitted by Action Marine, Inc.; John Tharpe; the City of Columbus, Georgia; Owen and Mabel Ditchfield; Donald and Carolyn Lang; Alma Chapman; and Lois Baggett (Petitioners). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (the Act) any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307 of the Act.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Georgia-Pacific Brunswick Operations; Brunswick (Glynn County), GA
Document Number: E6-21290
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated September 21, 2006, denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to Georgia- Pacific Brunswick Operations (Georgia-Pacific) located in Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. This Order constitutes final action on the petition submitted by Ms. Deborah Ann Strong (Petitioner). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (the Act) any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307 of the Act.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Tennessee Valley Authority-Paradise Fossil Plant; Drakesboro (Muhlenberg County), KY
Document Number: E6-21289
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated October 20, 2006, denying a petition to object to a state operating permit proposed by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Paradise Fossil Plant (TVA Paradise) located in Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes final action on the petition submitted by Preston Forsyth, the Center for Biological Diversity, Kentucky Heartwood, and Hillary Lambert (Petitioners). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (the Act) any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307 of the Act.
Notice of Availability of Draft Nutrient Criteria Technical Guidance Manual: Wetlands
Document Number: E6-21287
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA announces the availability of a draft nutrient criteria technical guidance manual for wetlands. This document provides State and Tribal water quality managers and others with information on how to develop numeric nutrient criteria for wetlands as State or tribal law or regulation; however, the document does not contain site-specific numeric nutrient criteria. EPA is soliciting information, data, and views on issues of science pertaining to the information the Agency used to develop this document. While this document contains EPA's scientific recommendations regarding defensible approaches for developing regional nutrient criteria, this guidance does not substitute for Clean Water Act (CWA) or EPA regulations, nor is it a regulation. It does not impose legally binding requirements on the EPA, States, territories, authorized tribes, or the regulated community. State and tribal decision makers have discretion to adopt water quality standards that use approaches that differ from EPA's recommendations.
Notice of Finding That Certain States Did Not Submit Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) State Plans for New and Existing Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Status of Submission of Such Plans
Document Number: E6-21283
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, EPA is making a finding on the status of submission of State Plans in response to the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR). CAMR requires States to develop plans for implementing a phased cap on mercury emissions from new and existing large, coal-fired electric generating units leading to nationwide reductions in mercury emissions from such units and establishes November 17, 2006 as the deadline for submitting those plans. At present, some States have submitted plans, others are still in the process of developing plans, and some are choosing not to submit plans but instead to allow a Federal Plan addressing such emissions to go into effect in that State. In this action, EPA is making specific findings that certain States did not submit CAMR State Plans by the November 17, 2006 deadline and is otherwise providing notice of the status of State Plan submissions. In conjunction with this rule, EPA is also providing letters to each State regarding this action.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-21201
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the status of the in utero through lactational assay in the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 10 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
Document Number: E6-21200
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the administrative record file for comment on 10 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the state of Arkansas under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner, et al., No. LR-C-99-114.
Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and Federal Implementation Plans for CAIR; Corrections
Document Number: E6-21199
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this rule, EPA is making minor corrections to the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the CAIR to clarify text that may potentially be misleading. This corrections rule does not change any of CAIR or CAIR FIPs rule requirements or substantively change the rules in any way.
Clean Air Act Section 325 Exemption for Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Document Number: E6-21198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to grant, with conditions, a Petition, from the Governor of the Virgin Islands, submitted under section 325 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Petition requests that EPA exempt the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) from its obligation to comply with the continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) conditions contained in Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits issued pursuant to section 165 of the CAA to VIWAPA for nine PSD permitted units located on St. Thomas and St. Croix at two of its facilities. This approval will exempt VIWAPA from its obligation to comply for a period of five (5) years with the PSD permit CEMS conditions at seven of its eight PSD permitted combustion turbines and at its two PSD permitted Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) units. These PSD permit CEMS conditions address monitoring of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and opacity emissions. Additionally, VIWAPA sought to extend the Petitioner's request to include waiver of PSD permit CEMS conditions for a new unit, Unit 23. While this approval will not exempt VIWAPA from the CEMS obligations for Unit 23, it does provide VIWAPA additional time to comply with the CEMS permit conditions. This approval may be revoked or modified if significant changes in circumstances occur at either one or both of the two VIWAPA facilities. Failure to comply with the conditions included in this approval at Section VII (Conditions of Approval), hereinafter called ``Conditions,'' could result in the approval of the exemption being revoked by the Administrator as well as civil and/or criminal enforcement action under the Clean Air Act.
Lindane; Cancellation Order
Document Number: E6-21101
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's issuance of final orders cancelling the registrations of all pesticide products containing the pesticide lindane. The cancellation orders followed the August 23, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (71 FR 49445) (FRL-8089- 1) from the lindane registrants to voluntarily cancel their lindane product registrations and announcing the commencement of a public comment period as required by section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In the August 23, 2006 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations to terminate uses unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant(s) withdrew their request(s) within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments that required further review of the cancellation requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA sent final cancellation orders to the registrants granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the lindane products subject to these cancellation orders is permitted only in accordance with the terms of the existing stocks provisions in the cancellation orders and described in Unit VI.
Pesticide Tolerance Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E6-21025
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document makes minor revisions to the terminology of certain commodity terms listed under 40 CFR part 180, subpart C. EPA is taking this action to establish a uniform listing of commodity terms.
Ethyl Parathion; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E6-20988
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the Drexel Chemical Company and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide ethyl parathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows April 27, 2005 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the ethyl parathion registrant to voluntarily cancel all their ethyl parathion product registrations. These are the last ethyl parathion products registered for use in the United States. In the April 27, 2005 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and/or amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the Notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the ethyl parathion products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Clothianidin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E6-20898
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clothianidin in or on sorghum (grain, forage, and stover) and cotton (undelinted and gin byproducts). Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). In addition, this establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of clothianidin, in or on beet, sugar, roots, and beet, sugar, tops. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on sugar beet seeds. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of clothianidin in these food commodities. The tolerances for sugar beet commodities expire and are revoked on December 31, 2009. This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clothianidin in or on grapes, potatoes, and potatoes, granules/flakes. Arvesta Corporation requested these tolerances under the FFDCA, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs; EPA ICR No. 0220.10, OMB Control Number 2040-0168
Document Number: E6-21116
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
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; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Sewage Sludge Management State Program Requirements, EPA ICR Number 0168.09, OMB Control Number 2040-0057
Document Number: E6-21115
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
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 December 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 Secondary Lead Smelter Industry (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1686.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0296
Document Number: E6-21114
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
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 Lime Manufacturing (Renewal) EPA ICR Number 2072.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0544
Document Number: E6-21103
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
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 January 31, 2007. 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.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs
Document Number: E6-21102
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 15, 2006 through February 15, 2007, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2007, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.5 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be available to provide technical assistance to states and tribes as they apply for and carry out these grants.
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.
Adequacy of Nebraska Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: Z6-19388
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Environmental Protection Agency
Revocation of TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements for Coke-Oven Light Oil (Coal)
Document Number: E6-20908
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the test rule entitled Testing of Certain High Production Volume Chemicals promulgated under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This amendment removes coke-oven light oil (coal) (CAS No. 65996-78-3) from the list of chemicals subject to the test rule. EPA is basing its decision on information it received after publication of the test rule. Also, upon the effective date of the revocation of the TSCA section 4 testing requirements for coke-oven light oil (coal), persons who export or intend to export coke-oven light oil (coal) are no longer subject to the TSCA section 12(b) export notification requirements to the extent that they were triggered by the testing requirements being revoked by this action.
Jehl Cooperage Superfund Site; Memphis, Shelby County, TN; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-20900
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
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 has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Jehl Cooperage Superfund Site located in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Constitution Road Drum Site; Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-20899
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
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 has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs with the CMAC Environmental Group concerning the Constitution Road Drum Site located in Atlanta, Dekalb County, Georgia.
Cyproconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E6-20897
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of cyproconazole ((2RS,3RS)-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-cyclopropyl- 1-(1H -1,2,4- triazole-1-yl)butan-2-ol) in or on soybean seed. This action is associated with EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on soybeans. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of cyproconazole in this food commodity. The tolerance will expire and be revoked on December 31, 2009.
Proposed Ability-to-Pay Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Regarding The Pittsburgh Metal and Equipment Superfund Site, Hudson County, NJ
Document Number: E6-20896
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection (``EPA'') is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement to resolve claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''). In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Pittsburgh Metal and Equipment Superfund Site (``the Site''). Section 122(h) of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to consider, compromise and settle certain claims for costs incurred by the United States. Notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed settlement and of the opportunity to comment. The Site is a former smelting facility that operated for approximately thirty-five years. It received used metal and dross from a number of clients, including those in the printing industries. EPA confirmed contamination at the Site as high as 15% lead in the top two feet of soil. Other hazardous substances at the site include cadmium, antimony, beryllium, copper, nickel, silver, zinc, and PCBs. As a result of the release or threatened release of hazardous substances, EPA has undertaken response actions at or in connection with the Site under Section 104 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9604. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Settling Parties will pay a total of approximately $59,500.00 to reimburse EPA for certain response costs incurred at the Site. In exchange, EPA will grant a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against the Parties for reimbursement of past response costs pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA. The Attorney General has approved this settlement. EPA will consider any comments received during the comment period and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed settlement if comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway17th floor, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: (212) 637-3111.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-20894
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Board of Scientific Counselors, Safe Pesticides/Safe Products (SP2) Subcommittee Meetings-Winter 2007
Document Number: E6-20893
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe Pesticides/Safe Products (SP2) Subcommittee.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-20892
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina: Revisions to State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-20768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve several revisions to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) on April 13, 2005, and October 24, 2005. Both revisions include modifications to South Carolina's Regulation 61-62.1 ``Definitions and General Requirements.'' In the April 13, 2005, submission, Regulation 61-62.1 is being amended to be consistent with the new Federal emissions reporting requirements, referred to as the Consolidated Emissions Reporting Rule (CERR), and to streamline the existing emissions inventory requirements. SC DHEC is taking an action that is consistent with the final rule, published on June 10, 2002 (67 FR 39602). The October 24, 2005 submittal revises the definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). The revision adds several compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC on the basis that they make a negligible contribution to ozone formation, and similarly removes several compounds from the definition of VOC. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina: Revisions to State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-20767
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving several revisions to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) on April 13, 2005, and October 24, 2005. Both revisions include modifications to South Carolina's Regulation 61-62.1 ``Definitions and General Requirements.'' In the April 13, 2005, submission, Regulation 61-62.1 is being amended to be consistent with the new Federal emissions reporting requirements, referred to as the Consolidated Emissions Reporting Rule (CERR), and to streamline the existing emissions inventory requirements. SC DHEC is taking an action that is consistent with the final rule, published on June 10, 2002 (67 FR 39602). The October 24, 2005 submittal revises the definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). The revision adds several compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC on the basis that they make a negligible contribution to ozone formation, and similarly removes several compounds from the definition of VOC. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; DE; Revisions to Regulation 1102-Permits
Document Number: E6-20652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware for the purpose of establishing clear regulatory language that all preconstruction air quality permits issued pursuant to Delaware's Regulation 1102 are federally enforceable, regardless of whether they are intended to limit potential to emit. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, 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. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Revisions to Regulation 1102-Permits
Document Number: E6-20650
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to Delaware's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions ensure that all preconstruction air quality permits issued pursuant to Delaware's Regulation 1102 are federally enforceable, regardless of whether they are intended to limit a source's potential to emit. EPA is approving these revisions to Delaware's SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; MI; Redesignation of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Lansing-East Lansing, Benzie County, Huron County, and Mason County 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Areas to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E6-20639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make determinations under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the nonattainment areas of Grand Rapids (Kent and Ottawa Counties), Kalamazoo-Battle Creek (Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren Counties), Lansing-East Lansing (Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties), Benzie County, Huron County, and Mason County have attained the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These determinations are based on two three-year periods of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2002-2004 seasons and the 2003-2005 seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS have been attained in the areas. EPA is proposing to approve requests from the State of Michigan to redesignate the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Lansing-East Lansing, Benzie County, Huron County, and Mason County areas to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted these requests on May 9, 2006 and supplemented them on May 26, 2006 and August 25, 2006. In proposing to approve these requests, EPA is also proposing to approve, as revisions to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plans for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2018 in the areas. EPA also finds adequate and is proposing to approve the State's 2018 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo- Battle Creek, Lansing-East Lansing, Benzie County, Huron County, and Mason County areas.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for City of Springfield
Document Number: E6-20649
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on October 5, 2006, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the EPA denied a petition for review of a Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit issued to City of Springfield, Illinois, by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
Diphenylamine; Proposed Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-20648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of diphenylamine in or on pear under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Petition to Amend FIFRA Section 25(b); Notice of Availability; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-20647
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 13, 2006, concerning a petition filed by the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) requesting the Agency to modify the minimum risk regulations at 40 CFR 152.25(f) for those products that claim to control public health pests to be subject to EPA registration requirements as a precondition of their sale. This document reopens the comment period for an additional 30 day period.
State Operating Permit Programs; Delaware; Amendments to the Definition of a “Major Source”
Document Number: E6-20645
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the State of Delaware's operating permit program to correct the definition of ``major source.'' Delaware's revision was submitted in response to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 that required States to submit to EPA program revisions in accordance with the Federal Title V regulations. The EPA granted final approval of Delaware's operating permit program on November 19, 2001. Delaware amended its operating permit program to address the Federal EPA amendment to the Federal Title V regulation, which went into effect on November 27, 2001, and this action approves this amendment. Any parties interested in commenting on this action granting approval of Delaware's amendment to the Title V operating permit program should do so at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Under EPA's Water Efficiency Program; EPA ICR No. 2233.01
Document Number: E6-20644
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
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.