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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.
Triadimenol; Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel and Amend to Terminate Uses of Triadimenol Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-19643
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 cancel and amend their registrations to terminate use of certain products containing the pesticide triadimenol. The request would terminate triadimenol use in or on sorghum (forage, hay and grain stover). The request would not terminate the last triadimenol product(s) registered for use in the United States. 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 its 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.
Cyproconazole; Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-19578
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the fungicide cyproconazole in or on soybeans, corn, wheat, and certain animal commodities.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Establishment to Regulations for Residues of Famoxadone in or on Caneberry
Document Number: E6-19577
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of famoxadone in or on caneberry.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/Full State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19576
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/Full State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 4, 2006 and ending December 5, 2006. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations of Pyriproxyfen in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-19575
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of pyriproxyfen in or on various commodities.
Draft Grant Guidelines for States Regarding: Inspection Provision and State Compliance Report on the Government Underground Storage Tanks Provision; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Subtitle I, as Amended by Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: E6-19745
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is advising the public of the future availability of draft grant guidelines for states regarding the inspection provision and state compliance report on the government underground storage tanks (USTs) provision. EPA is developing these two grant guidelines to help states comply with requirements for receiving funding under Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act as established in Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. EPA is asking the public to review and comment on the guidelines as they become available. EPA encourages interested stakeholders to regularly check EPA's Web site at: http://www.[fxsp0]epa.[fxsp0]gov/[fxsp0]oust/ [fxsp0]fedlaws/[fxsp0]epact05.[fxsp0]htm#Drafts where we will post the draft guidelines as they become available over the next several months. You also may send an e-mail to OUSTEnergy[fxsp0]Policy Act[fxsp0]Email[fxsp0]List@epa.[fxsp0]gov requesting that we notify you when the drafts are posted on EPA's Web site. If you previously e- mailed a request to be included on this list, there is no need for you to do so again.
Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-423, ``The Federal Advisory Committee Act,'' notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.). The primary topics to be discussed and considered by the Council are the issues and challenges facing the thousands of small drinking water systems nationwide. Status reports on other national drinking water program issues, such as the approach to a draft rule for drinking water supplies on airlines; the early implementation of the rules protecting drinking water supplies from microbial contaminants; the recently-promulgated Ground Water Rule; revisions to the existing Total Coliform Rule; and implementation recommendations for the Contaminant Candidate List 3 will be presented. If time permits, the Council will also focus on continuing efforts to propose performance measures and indicators for the national drinking water protection program.
Virginia State Prohibition on Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Application and Tentative Determination
Document Number: E6-19645
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that an application was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia on July 25, 2006, requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, EPA Region III, pursuant to section 312(f) of Public Law 92-500, as amended by Public Law 95-217 and Public Law 100-4 (the Clean Water Act), that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the navigable waters of the Lynnhaven River and its tributaries, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Constitution Road Drum Site; Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA; Notice of Duplicated Settlement
Document Number: E6-19644
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 1, 2006 a duplication of the Constitution Road Drum Site settlement was published in the Federal Register under Docket EPA-R04-SFUND-2006-0865' FRL-8237-5. EPA will not be accepting comments on this document. The correct listing is under EPA- R04-SFUND-2006-0865; FRL-8237-1. EPA will be accepting comments under the correct listing until December 1, 2006.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled Offset Analysis
Document Number: E6-19642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Offset Analysis submitted to EPA on March 22, 2005. The Baton Rouge area became subject to this requirement upon its reclassification from serious to severe 1-hour ozone nonattainment. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 182 of the Federal Clean Air Act, as amended (the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled Offset Analysis
Document Number: E6-19641
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this direct final action, the EPA is approving the Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Offset Analysis. The Baton Rouge area became subject to this requirement upon its reclassification from serious to severe 1-hour ozone nonattainment. The State has satisfied the VMT Offset requirement by its demonstration that motor vehicle emissions from increases in VMT or number of vehicle trips within the Baton Rouge five county ozone nonattainment area will not rise above an established ceiling through 2005. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 182 of the Federal Clean Air Act, as amended (the Act).
Notice of Effective Date of the “Agreed Order on Consent and Covenant Not To Sue” and Availability of the “Administrative Record” for the Many Diversified Interests, Inc. Superfund Site Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E6-19640
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of the effective date of the ``Agreed Order on Consent and Covenant Not to Sue'' (Final Agreed Order) with the purchaser (Clinton Gregg Investments, Ltd) of the property and the availability of the ``Administrative Record'' for Operable Unit 1 (On-Site Soils and Ground Water) of the Many Diversified Interests, Inc. (MDI) Superfund Site located in Houston, Texas. Under the Final Agreed Order, the purchaser agrees to perform cleanup work on an approximately 36-acre tract it is purchasing known as Operable Unit 1 of the MDI Superfund Site. The Final Agreed Order includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, and Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6973. The purchaser also agrees to implement institutional controls. The Agency published a Federal Register Notice on June 1, 2006, which solicited public review and comment on the proposed Agreed Order. The public comment period ended on July 3, 2006. At the request of the public, the Agency held a public meeting on August 7, 2006, in accordance with Section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6973(d). The Agency considered all comments received in its decision to finalize and approve the Agreed Order and has prepared a ``Responsiveness Summary'' which is included in the Administrative Record for the Site.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; TX; Revisions To Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions; Volatile Organic Compound Control for El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties and the Ozone Standard Nonattainment Areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/Galveston
Document Number: E6-19639
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 28, 2006 (71 FR 56872), EPA published a direct final rule approving Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that pertain to regulations to control Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from facilities in Texas. The direct final action was published without prior proposal because EPA anticipated no adverse comment. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received adverse comment by October 30, 2006, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. EPA subsequently received a timely adverse comment on the direct final rule. Therefore, EPA is withdrawing the direct final approval. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based on the parallel proposal also published on September 28, 2006 (71 FR 56920). As stated in the parallel proposal, EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Modification and Variance Requests. EPA ICR Number: 0029.09. OMB Control Number: 2040-0068
Document Number: E6-19637
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2006. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule
Document Number: C6-8763
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Implementation of the Pilot Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program; Request for Comment
Document Number: E6-19574
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on the implementation of the pilot phase of the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP). VCCEP was designed to collect health effects, exposure, and risk information on chemicals to which children are likely to be exposed, and to make that information available to the public so the public may better understand the potential health risks to children associated with certain chemical exposures. EPA announced the program in December 2000 and the pilot began in 2001 when companies volunteered to sponsor their chemicals under VCCEP. At what is approximately the midpoint in the implementation of the pilot phase of VCCEP, EPA is preparing to evaluate how well it is meeting its objectives for VCCEP. To this end, EPA is seeking comments from participants and observers about the operations and experience under the VCCEP pilot to this point. If requested, EPA will hold a public meeting to take comment on the implementation of the pilot phase of VCCEP.
Draft Toxicological Reviews of Cyanobacterial Toxins: Anatoxin-a, Cylindrospermopsin and Microcystins LR, RR, YR and LA
Document Number: E6-19558
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a forty-five day public comment period and an external peer-review panel meeting to review the external review draft documents entitled, ``Toxicological Reviews of Cyanobacterial Toxins: Anatoxin-a, Cylindrospermopsin and Microcystins LR, RR, YR and LA'' (NCEA-C-1743, NCEA-C-1763 and NCEA-C-1765). Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, are found in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. Cyanobacteria, other freshwater algae, and their toxins are included as microbial contaminants on EPA's Office of Water (OW) Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). These draft assessments discuss potential human health effects of exposure to these cyanobacterial toxins for four durationsacute, short-term, subchronic and chronic focusing on noncancer effects due to oral exposure. The public comment period and the external peer review are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on these documents. These documents were prepared by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA will use comments and recommendations from the public and the expert panel meeting to finalize the draft documents. EPA is releasing these draft documents solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. These documents have not been formally disseminated by EPA. They do not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination.
2007 Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Awards-Call for Nominations
Document Number: E6-19556
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initiation of an EPA recognition and leadership program for excellence in water quality trading, ``Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Awards,'' and solicits nominations for possible award to water quality trading programs and policies which have achieved or are expected to achieve environmental and economic benefits. Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Awards will encourage and recognize exemplary water quality trading programs and policies. This recognition program will enable EPA to identify successful and innovative water quality trading programs and policies that most closely align with U.S. EPA's Water Quality Trading Policy and cooperate with those programs in order to prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution. This program will also help EPA promote water quality trading and create a network of water quality trading leaders throughout the country.
Notice of Resolution of Notice of Deficiency for Clean Air Operating Permits Program; Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: E6-19555
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice of deficiency on May 17, 2005, in which EPA identified problems with Maricopa County's Clean Air Act title V operating permits program and a timeframe for the County to correct these deficiencies. The Maricopa County Air Quality Department submitted corrections to its permit program in quarterly updates beginning in February 2006 and in a final submittal dated October 20, 2006. This notice announces that, based on information provided by Maricopa County Air Quality Department, EPA concludes that Maricopa County has resolved all of the issues identified in the May 17, 2005 Notice of Deficiency. As a result, EPA will not impose sanctions set forth under the mandatory sanctions provisions of the Clean Air Act. In addition, EPA will not promulgate, administer, and enforce a whole or partial operating permit program pursuant to the title V regulations of the Clean Air Act within two years after the date of the finding of deficiency.
Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-9274
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the meeting of the Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action (FOSTTA) to enable state and tribal leaders to collaborate with EPA on environmental protection and pollution prevention issues. Representatives and invited guests of the Chemical Information and Management Project (CIMP), the Pollution Prevention (P2) Project, and the Tribal Affairs Project (TAP), components of FOSTTA, will be meeting December 11, 2006. The meeting is being held to provide participants an opportunity to have in-depth discussions on issues concerning the environment and human health. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth some tentative agenda topics. EPA invites all interested parties to attend the public meeting.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives
Document Number: 06-55529
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-19474
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency