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Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-19472
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality impacts, dredged material disposal, environmental justice, and risk analysis. Rating EC2.
Industrial Metal Alloy Superfund Site; Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-19470
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 122 (h) 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 Industrial Metal Alloys Superfund Site located in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina..
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of Minnesota
Document Number: E6-19469
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Minnesota is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Minnesota has revised the following rules: Consumer Confidence Reports; Lead and Copper Technical Corrections; Synthetic Organic Chemicals/Inorganic Chemicals (SOC/IOC) Technical Amendments; Analytical Methods Technical Corrections; Analytical Methods for Radionuclides; Point of Use Devices; Public Water Supply (PWS) Definition; Administrative Penalty Order (APO) Authority; and Variances and Exemptions for compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions by the State are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Minnesota's Public Water System Supervision Program. This approval action does not extend to public water systems (PWSs) in Indian Country, as the term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. By approving these rules, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of Federally recognized Indian Tribes in Minnesota, nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the State of Minnesota. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by December 18, 2006, to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 5 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by December 18, 2006, EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing. If EPA Region 5 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on December 18, 2006. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
Adequacy of Nebraska Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19388
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action approves Nebraska's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On September 27, 2006, Nebraska submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Adequacy of Nebraska Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19387
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes to approve Nebraska's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On September 27, 2006, Nebraska submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units
Document Number: E6-19386
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
New source performance standards (NSPS) limiting emissions of, among other pollutants, nitrogen oxides (NOX) from industrial-commercial-institutional steam generating units capable of combusting more than 100 million British thermal units (Btu) per hour were promulgated on November 25, 1986. The standards limit NOX emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels either solely or in combination with other fuels or wastes. The standards include provisions for the establishment of facility-specific NOX standards for steam generating units which simultaneously combust fossil fuel and chemical byproduct/waste under certain conditions. This amendment promulgates a facility-specific NOX standard for a steam generating unit which simultaneously combusts fossil fuel and chemical byproduct offgas at the Innovene USA LLC facility located in Lima, Ohio.
Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units
Document Number: E6-19385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are proposing a facility-specific nitrogen oxides (NOX) standard for a steam generating unit which simultaneously combusts fossil fuel and chemical by-product/waste at the Innovene USA facility located in Lima, Ohio. New source performance standards limiting emissions of, among other pollutants, NOX from industrial-commercial-institutional steam generating units capable of combusting more than 100 million British thermal units per hour were promulgated on November 25, 1986. The standards limit NOX emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels by themselves or in combination with other fuels or wastes. The standards include provisions for the establishment of facility-specific NOX standards for steam generating units which simultaneously combust fossil fuel and chemical by-product/waste under certain conditions.
Adequacy of Missouri Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19384
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action approves Missouri's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On April 14, 2006, Missouri submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Adequacy of Missouri Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes to approve Missouri's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On April 14, 2006, Missouri submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; State Implementation Plan Revision for Burlington Industries, Clarksville, VA
Document Number: E6-19272
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision consists of the removal of a Consent Agreement (Agreement) currently in the SIP for the control of sulfur dioxide emissions from Burlington Industries located in Clarksville, Virginia. This Agreement has been superseded by a federally enforceable state operating permit that imposes operating restrictions on the facility's boilers and the shutdown of the remainder of the facility. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Implementation Rule; EPA ICR No. 2236.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0594
Document Number: E6-19376
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2007. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Aldicarb Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E6-19360
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the N-methyl carbamate pesticide aldicarb. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for aldicarb, as well as an initial impacts and/or preliminary benefits assessmentfor a number of aldicarb uses. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for aldicarb through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Subsequently, EPA will complete the cumulative assessment for N-methyl carbamate pesticides, including aldicarb. Additional risk mitigation for dietary concerns may be necessary for aldicarb at that time. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E6-19282
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Cymoxanil in or on Caneberry
Document Number: E6-19270
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of cymoxanil in or on caneberry.
Listening Session on Exploring Bottled Water as an Alternative Compliance Option in Limited Situations for Non-Transient, Non-Community Water Systems
Document Number: E6-19266
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a listening session on the viability of bottled water as an alternative compliance option for chronic contaminants regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The purpose of this meeting is to identify information and data needed for EPA to evaluate the efficacy of bottled water as an alternative compliance option for non-transient, non- community water systems.
Draft Certification Procedures for Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles and Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Using Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) Technologies for Public Comment
Document Number: E6-19264
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on draft guidance discussing our intended approach for the certification of light-duty diesel vehicles and heavy-duty diesel engines using selective catalyst reduction (SCR) systems to meet EPA emissions standards.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Amendment to Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-19169
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Export Notification; Change to Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E6-19182
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 12(b) export notification regulations at subpart D of 40 CFR part 707. One amendment changes the current annual notification requirement to a one-time requirement for exporters of chemical substances or mixtures (hereinafter referred to as ``chemicals'') for which certain actions have been taken under TSCA. Relatedly, for the same TSCA actions, EPA is changing the current requirement that the Agency notify foreign governments annually after the Agency's receipt of export notifications from exporters to a requirement that the Agency notify foreign governments once after it receives the first export notification from an exporter. EPA is also promulgating de minimis concentration levels below which notification will not be required for the export of any chemical for which export notification under TSCA section 12(b) is otherwise required, promulgating other minor amendments (to update the EPA addresses to which export notifications must be sent, to indicate that a single export notification may refer to more than one section of TSCA where the exported chemical is the subject of multiple TSCA actions, and to correct an error in 40 CFR 799.19 that currently omits mentioning multi-chemical test rules as being among those final TSCA section 4 actions that trigger export notification), and clarifying exporters' and EPA's obligations where an export notification-triggering action is taken with respect to a chemical previously or currently subject to export notification due to the existence of a previous triggering action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Responses Correction
Document Number: E6-19174
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register of October 25, 2006, concerning OMB's responses. This document contained incorrect information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Assessment of EPA Partnership Programs; EPA ICR No. 2225.01
Document Number: E6-19172
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-19171
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public meeting of the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-19170
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and meeting of the Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Review Panel to review the Agency's draft assessment, ``Evaluation of the Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide''.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-19168
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a consultation via two public teleconferences to provide input on the Agency's proposed Risk and Technology Review (RTR) assessment methodology.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19166
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held from December 12, 2006-December 14, 2006, in Alexandria, VA. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of AEGLs for the following chemicals: Allyl alcohol, carbon disulfide, carbonyl fluoride, ethyl benzene, mercury vapor, methacrylaldehyde, methyl vinyl ketone, N,N-dimethylformamide, oxygen difluoride, phosphorus trichloride, propargyl alcohol, selenium hexafluoride, stibine, sulfur dioxide, and thionyl chloride. In addition, proposed AEGL chemicals listed for public comment in the October 12, 2006 Federal Register (71 FR 60141-60143) (FRL-8095-1) will be considered for elevation from Proposed to Interim AEGL chemicals.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E6-19090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The of State Louisiana has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final authorization to the State of Louisiana. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E6-19089
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Louisiana has applied to the EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Louisiana's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; 2006 Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program
Document Number: E6-19020
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision of the Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program for the State of Louisiana. This revision exempts the two newest model year gasoline-fueled passenger cars and trucks from On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) testing. We are taking this action in accordance with Sections 110 and 182 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; 2006 Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program
Document Number: E6-19018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program for the State of Louisiana. This revision addresses the exemption of the two newest model year gasoline-fueled passenger cars and gasoline-fueled trucks from On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) testing. We are taking this action in accordance to Section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-19026
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-19022
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20060284, ERP No. D-FHW-E40808-KY, I-66 Somerset to London Project, Construction from the Vicinity of the Northern Bypass (I-66) in Somerset, KY to I-75 between London and Corbin Cities, Pulaski, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Rockcastle and Laurel Counties, KY. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands, karst features and associated water resources, stream and river crossings, and potential construction-related impacts to the Daniel Boone National Forest. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060356, ERP No. D-COE-F32198-00, Lock and Dam 3 Mississippi River Navigation Safety and Embankments, To Reduce Related Navigation Safety and Embankment Problems, Upper Mississippi River, Goodhue County, MN and Pierce County, WI. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the proposed mitigation for impacts to forested floodplains and water quality, and requested additional information regarding the analysis of cumulative impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060358, ERP No. D-AFS-K39101-CA, Lake Davis Pike Eradication Project, To Eradicate Pike and Re-Establish Trout Fishery in the Tributaries, Special-Use-Permit, Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about drinking water impacts, the possible presence of toxic blue-green algae, discharge permit requirements, neutralization options, and the overall effectiveness of the eradication project. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060368, ERP No. D-NSF-K99036-HI, Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Project, Construction of Site at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, Haleakala High Altitude Observatory (HO) Site, Island of Maui, HI. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to cultural resources, Native Hawaiians, Haleakala National Park, and endangered species. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060337, ERP No. DS-COE-E39051-FL, Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study, Updated Information on Operational Changes to the Current Water Control Plan, Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River Estuaries, Lake Okeechobee, FL. Summary: EPA commented that the interim schedule will need to be re-evaluated in 2010 when additional storage areas are in place, and requested clarification regarding the existing conditions of Lake Okeechobee and estuaries, as well as the potential effects of the proposed new schedule on Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) goals. Rating EC1.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI; EPA ICR No. 1250.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0075
Document Number: E6-19014
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, entitled: ``Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1250.08 and OMB Control No. 2070-0075, is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2007. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Flura Coproration Leaking AST Superfund Site; Newport, Cocke County, TN; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-19013
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
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 Flura Corporation Leaking AST Superfund Site located in Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Lake County Air Quality Management District, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District, and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E6-18875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Lake County Air Quality Management District (LCAQMD), Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD), San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD), and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve local rules that address particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from open burning, general area sources, cotton gins, incinerators, and fuel burning equipment.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Lake County Air Quality Management District, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District, and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E6-18874
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Lake County Air Quality Management District (LCAQMD), Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD), San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD), and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving local rules that address particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from open burning, general area sources, cotton gins, incinerators, and fuel burning equipment.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, Pipeline Facilities, and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Document Number: E6-18656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for certain area source facilities. Specifically, this proposal sets forth two regulatory alternatives. The first alternative (Regulatory Alternative 1) proposes emission standards for bulk gasoline terminals, pipeline facilities, and bulk gasoline plants. The second alternative (Regulatory Alternative 2) is identical to the first alternative, except that it also proposes emission standards for gasoline dispensing facilities. We are proposing these emission standards for hazardous air pollutants pursuant to Clean Air Act section 112(c)(3) and 112(d)(5). This action also announces that we are not regulating the above-noted facilities under Clean Air Act section 112(c)(6). We estimate that the proposed standards would result in an annual reduction of about 3,300 and 3,400 tons of hazardous air pollutant emissions (including about 120 and 125 tons of benzene), and about 45,000 and 46,200 tons of volatile organic compound emissions for the proposed Regulatory Alternatives 1 and 2, respectively. This represents about a 9 and 10 percent reduction of emissions from area sources in the gasoline distribution source category for the proposed Regulatory Alternatives 1 and 2, respectively.
Idaho: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E6-18486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Idaho has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Idaho's application, has preliminarily determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application
Document Number: E6-18941
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 67979-EUP-A from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants MIR162 Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3A protein and the genetic material (plasmid vector pNOV1300) necessary for its production in corn, Bt11 Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material (plasmid vector pZO1502) necessary for its production in corn, and MIR604 Bacillus thuringiensis mCry3A protein and the genetic material (plasmid vector pZM26) necessary for its production in corn. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment to Regulations for Residues of Fenamidone in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-18873
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of fenamidone in or on carrot; sunflower; brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; vegetables, fruiting, group 8; vegetable, leafy, except brassica, group 4; strawberry; and cotton.
Water Pollution Control; Approval of Modification to Michigan's Approved National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permitting Program To Administer a Partial State Sewage Sludge Management Program
Document Number: E6-18850
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 28, 2006, pursuant to Section 402(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Acting Regional Administrator for EPA, Region 5, approved the State of Michigan's modification of its existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to include the administration and enforcement of a partial state sewage sludge (biosolids) management program where it has jurisdiction.
Proposed Approvals of the Central Characterization Project's Remote-Handled Waste Characterization Programs at Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory
Document Number: E6-18847
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or we) is announcing the availability of, and soliciting public comments for 45 days on, the proposed approvals of the radioactive, remote-handled (RH), transuranic (TRU) waste characterization programs implemented by the Central Characterization Project (CCP) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). This waste is intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. These are the first proposed approvals for the characterization of RH waste. In accordance with the WIPP Compliance Criteria, EPA evaluated the characterization of RH TRU debris waste from INL-CCP and ANL-CCP during inspections conducted the weeks of June 12, 2006, and September 11, 2006, respectively. Using the systems and processes developed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) program to characterize RH TRU waste, EPA verified whether DOE could adequately characterize RH TRU waste consistent with the Compliance Criteria. The results of EPA's evaluations of the INL-CCP and ANL-CCP programs and their proposed approvals are described in the Agency's inspection reports, which are available for review in the public dockets listed in ADDRESSES. We will consider public comments received on or before the due date mentioned in DATES. This notice summarizes the waste characterization processes evaluated by EPA and EPA's proposed approvals. As required by the 40 CFR 194.8, at the end of a 45-day comment period EPA will evaluate public comments received, and if appropriate, finalize the reports responding to the relevant public comments, and issue final reports and approval letters to DOE.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E6-18845
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa. This revision will update Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) amendment dates, make a clarification to the state air quality rules for laundry activities listed under construction permit exemptions, and adopt the American Meteorological Society/Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Model (AERMOD). The SIP revisions are necessary for consistency with Federal regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E6-18843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa. This revision proposes updates to Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) amendment dates, makes a clarification to the state air quality rules for laundry activities listed under construction permit exemptions, and adopts American Meteorological Society/Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Model (AERMOD). The proposed SIP revisions are necessary for consistency with Federal regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio Particulate Matter
Document Number: E6-18788
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action on a variety of revisions to particulate matter regulations submitted by Ohio on July 18, 2000. EPA is approving revisions to the form of opacity limits for utility and steel mill storage piles and roadways. EPA is approving a modest realignment of emission limits in the Cleveland area within the constraints of a revised modeled attainment demonstration. EPA is approving formalization of existing requirements for continuous emission monitoring for certain types of facilities, criteria for the state to issue equivalent visible emission limits, and revised limits for stationary internal combustion engines. However, EPA is disapproving authority for revising emission limits for Ford Motor's Cleveland Casting Plant via Title V permit modifications. Also, EPA is deferring action on equivalent visible emission limit rules to solicit comment on certain ramifications of its proposed approval.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-18778
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and providing a public comment period.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Thiophanate-methyl in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-18777
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment and amendment of regulations for residues of pesticide thiophanate-methyl in or on bushberry subgroup 13B; juneberry; lingonberry; salal; caneberry subgroup 13A; brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; turnip greens; cotton, undelinted seed; cotton, gin byproducts; citrus; ginseng; mushroom; nut, tree, group 14; pistachio; sunflower; vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; tomato; tomatillo; and mustard.
Triadimefon; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel or to Amend to Terminate Uses of Triadimefon Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-18757
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
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 requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel and amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticide triadimefon. The requests would terminate triadimefon use in or on apples, pears, grapes, raspberries, and residential turf. The requests would not terminate the last triadimefon product registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests 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 requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests 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.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule
Document Number: 06-8763
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is promulgating a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation, the Ground Water Rule, to provide for increased protection against microbial pathogens in public water systems that use ground water sources. This final rule is in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended, which requires the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate National Primary Drinking Water Regulations requiring disinfection as a treatment technique for all public water systems, including surface water systems and, as necessary, ground water systems. The Ground Water Rule establishes a risk-targeted approach to target ground water systems that are susceptible to fecal contamination, instead of requiring disinfection for all ground water systems. The occurrence of fecal indicators in a drinking water supply is an indication of the potential presence of microbial pathogens that may pose a threat to public health. This rule requires ground water systems that are at risk of fecal contamination to take corrective action to reduce cases of illnesses and deaths due to exposure to microbial pathogens.
Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry; Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E6-18646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 111(b)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act, the EPA has reviewed the emission standards for volatile organic compounds contained in the standards of performance for equipment leaks of volatile organic compounds in the synthetic organic chemicals manufacturing industry and equipment leaks of volatile organic compounds in petroleum refineries. This action proposes amendments to these standards based on this review. Specifically, we are proposing amendments to increase the stringency of the leak definitions for pumps and valves. We are also proposing several technical clarifications and corrections to existing provisions. The clarifications and corrections in the regulations would apply to all sources that are subject to rules that reference these regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fuels and Fuel Additives: Health-Effects Research Protocols (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1696.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0297
Document Number: E6-18658
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
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 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: Federal Emissions Guidelines for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1893.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0430; Correction
Document Number: E6-18657
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register of October 19, 2006, concerning request for comments on an Information Collection Request for Federal Emissions Guidelines for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, EPA ICR Number 1893.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0430. The document contained an incorrect EPA Docket ID Number.