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Notice of an Expert Panel Workshop on the State-of-the-Science Approaches for Observational Exposure Measurement Studies
Document Number: E6-18655
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor, will convene a panel of experts and organize and conduct a meeting to gather information on the most up-to-date methods, approaches, and ethical standards for designing and implementing observational exposure measurement studies. EPA expects to use the information from the workshop in the preparation of a document on the state-of-the-science approaches for observational exposure measurement studies. The meeting will include sessions for discussion by the panel and time will be set aside for public comment. The meeting is open to the public to attend as observers. Observers who wish to make oral comments during the comment periods may sign up on the Eastern Research Group, Inc.'s online registration page. Time slots for comments will be limited to 5-minutes and observers will be scheduled to speak in the order in which they register. The public may also use a separate process to send written comments regarding the planned document electronically to the project Web site at http://www.epa.gov/nerl/sots/ or by e-mail to the EPA technical contact at Fortmann.roy@epa.gov. The charge to the panel and background materials are available primarily via the Internet on the National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL's) home page under the Featured Links at http://www.epa.gov/nerl/sots/.
National Emission Standards for Hospital Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers
Document Number: E6-18644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing two primary regulatory alternatives for new and existing hospital sterilizers that emit hazardous air pollutants and are area sources within the meaning of Clean Air Act section 112(a)(2). The first alternative proposes a generally available management practice requirement for new and existing hospital sterilizers that are area sources. The second alternative proposes that there are no generally available control technologies or management practices within the meaning of Clean Air Act section 112(d)(5) for this source category. We are proposing these two different alternatives because we currently have imperfect information concerning the ability of the proposed management practice to reduce hazardous air pollutant emissions and the cost-effectiveness of such management practice. This action is being proposed as part of EPA's obligation to regulate area sources listed for regulation pursuant to Clean Air Act section 112(c)(3).
Notice of Availability of Final NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Federal Facilities in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Document Number: E6-18643
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division (CEPD), Environmental Protection Agency-Region 2, is issuing notice for a final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit and accompanying response to comments for discharges from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (Small MS4) within urbanized areas to waters of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This NPDES general permit establishes Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, standards, prohibitions and management practices for discharges of storm water from municipal separate storm sewer systems within urbanized areas owned by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or political subdivisions of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (including ``municipios''), as well as the United States, and other systems located within an urbanized area that fall within the definition of an MS4. These include, for example, State departments of transportation (DOTs), public universities, penitentiaries, military installations and similar institutions with separate storm sewers drainage area. Owners and/or operators of small MS4s that discharge storm water will be required to submit a NOI to EPA-CEPD to be covered by the general permit and will receive a written notification from EPA-CEPD of permit coverage and authorization to discharge under the general permit. The eligibility requirements are discussed in the permit. The municipality must meet the eligibility requirements of the permit prior to submission of the NOI. This general permit does not cover new sources as defined under 40 CFR 122.2. Publication of this final general permit and response to comments complies with the requirements of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 124.10.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; North Carolina; Redesignation of the Rocky Mount 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: E6-18584
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 19, 2006, the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), Division of Air Quality, submitted a final request: to redesignate the Rocky Mount 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and to approve a North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Rocky Mount 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of two counties, Edgecombe and Nash. EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Rocky Mount 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This approval is based on EPA's determination that the State of North Carolina has demonstrated that the Rocky Mount area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire Rocky Mount 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. In this action, EPA is also finding adequate and approving the 2008 and 2017 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) (for both Edgecombe and Nash counties) that are contained in the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Rocky Mount nonattainment area. North Carolina has established subarea MVEBs at the county level so each county must consider its individual subarea MVEBs for the purposes of implementing transportation conformity. Further, in this action, EPA is finding adequate and approving the insignificance determination for volatile organic compounds' (VOCs) contribution from motor vehicle emissions to the 8-hour ozone pollution in the Rocky Mount, North Carolina area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; NC; Redesignation of the Rocky Mount 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: E6-18582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 19, 2006, the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality, submitted a final request: To redesignate the Rocky Mount 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard, and to approve a North Carolina State Implementation Plan revision containing a maintenance plan for Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Rocky Mount 8- hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of two counties, Edgecombe and Nash. EPA is proposing to approve the 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Rocky Mount 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is proposing to approve the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This proposal is based on EPA's determination that the State of North Carolina has demonstrated that the Rocky Mount area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act, including the determination that the entire Rocky Mount 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. In this action, EPA is also finding adequate and proposing to approve the 2008 and 2017 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (for both Edgecombe and Nash counties) that are contained in the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Rocky Mount nonattainment area. North Carolina has established subarea MVEBs at the county level so each county must consider its individual subarea MVEBs for the purposes of implementing transportation conformity. Further, in this action, EPA is proposing to find adequate and to approve the insignificance determination for volatile organic compounds' contribution from motor vehicle emissions to the 8-hour ozone pollution in the Rocky Mount, North Carolina area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E6-18567
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri to add a test method for compliance testing to the rule that will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) of major sources in the St. Louis ozone nonattainment area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E6-18566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri to add a test method for compliance testing to the rule that controls emissions of nitrogen oxides of major sources in the St. Louis ozone nonattainment area.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-18591
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-18589
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: E6-18587
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held November 15, 2006, at RESOLVE, Washington, DC, and November 16 at Hotel Washington, Washington, DC. The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances for Calendar Year 2007
Document Number: E6-18581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to allocate essential use allowances for import and production of class I stratospheric ozone depleting substances (ODSs) for calendar year 2007. Essential use allowances enable a person to obtain controlled class I ODSs as part of an exemption to the regulatory ban on the production and import of these chemicals, which became effective as of January 1, 1996. EPA allocates essential use allowances for exempted production or import of a specific quantity of class I ODSs solely for the designated essential purpose. The proposed allocations total 125.3 metric tons (MT) of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) for use in metered dose inhalers (MDIs) for 2007.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Nitrogen Oxides Allowance Allocations for 2008
Document Number: E6-18502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of establishing Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) allowance allocations for the 2008 ozone season, in accordance with Maryland's approved NOX SIP Call trading program. 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. A more detailed description of the State submittal and EPA's evaluation are included in a Technical Support Document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. 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; Maryland; Nitrogen Oxides Allowance Allocations for 2008
Document Number: E6-18501
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision consists of the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) allowance allocations for the 2008 ozone season, in accordance with Maryland's approved NOX SIP Call trading program. EPA is approving this revision to Maryland's NOX Reduction and Trading Program in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1772.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0347
Document Number: E6-18497
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
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; Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program; EPA ICR No. 1803.05, OMB Control No. 2040-0185
Document Number: E6-18495
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
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 for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; Contaminant Occurrence Data in Support of EPA's Second Six-Year Review of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; EPA ICR Number 2231.01
Document Number: E6-18494
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following 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, abstracted in this action, 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 Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1093.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0162
Document Number: E6-18493
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
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 that 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; Contribution of Household Activities to the Health of Urban Ecosystems; EPA ICR No. 2223.01
Document Number: E6-18492
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
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 or a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Access to Confidential Business Information by ASRC Management Services, Incorporated
Document Number: E6-18490
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized ASRC Management Services, Incorporated access to information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Nonmetallic Mineral Processing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1084.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0050
Document Number: E6-18489
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
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; NSPS for Fossil Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1052.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0026
Document Number: E6-18488
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following 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 estimated burden and cost.
Northern Tug Hill Glacial Aquifer in Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego, Counties, NY; Sole Source Aquifer; Final Determination
Document Number: E6-18487
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 1424(e) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the Northern Tug Hill Glacial Aquifer, underlying portions of Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego Counties, New York, is the sole or principal source of drinking water for the Hamlet of Adams Center, Hamlet of Pierrepont Manor, Village of Adams, Village of Lacona, Village of Mannsville, and Village of Sandy Creek and that this aquifer, if contaminated would create a significant hazard to public health. As a result of this action, all Federal financially assisted projects constructed in the Northern Tug Hill Glacial Aquifer Area and its stream flow source zone (upstream portions of the drainage basin) will be subject to EPA review to ensure that these projects are designed and constructed so they do not create a significant hazard to public health.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference for Wyoming
Document Number: E6-18423
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of 40 CFR part 52 for materials submitted by the State of Wyoming that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by Wyoming and approved by EPA.
Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for Colorado; Long-Term Strategy of State Implementation Plan for Class I Visibility Protection
Document Number: E6-18416
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 24, 2006, EPA published a proposed approval of a revision updating the Long-Term Strategy of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Class I Visibility Protection, which was submitted by the Governor of Colorado with a letter dated March 24, 2005. In a February 13, 2006, letter EPA received adverse comments on our proposed approval from Rocky Mountain Clean Air Action. In this final rulemaking, we address the adverse comments received and finalize our approval.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Amendments to Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) Air Quality Permit Program
Document Number: E6-18277
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision consists of amendments to West Virginia's existing Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) preconstruction air quality permit program regulation. The intended effect of this action is to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by West Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Amendments to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Air Quality Permit Program
Document Number: E6-18276
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision establishes amendments to the State's prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) preconstruction air quality permit program regulation. The intended effect of this action is the approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval; Request for Comments
Document Number: E6-18429
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces approval and requests comments on an application to register the pesticide product Racer(\TM\) Concentrate containing the active ingredient ammonium nonanoate not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3A Protein and the Genetic Material Necessary for its Production in Corn; Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Temporary Tolerance
Document Number: E6-18425
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Agreement for Recovery of Response Costs Pursuant to Section 122(H) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended
Document Number: E6-18408
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that a proposed agreement for recovery of response costs (``Proposed Agreement'') associated with the Modena Yard Superfund Site, Modena Borough and East Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania was executed by the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and is now subject to public comment, after which EPA may modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the Proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Proposed Agreement would resolve certain potential EPA claims under section 107 of CERCLA, against Connell Limited Partnership (``Settling Party''). The Proposed Agreement would require the Settling Party to, among other things, reimburse EPA $150,000 for response costs, including, but not limited to, removal oversight costs, incurred and to be incurred at the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Agreement. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Tindall Property Superfund Site, Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, KY; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-18400
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
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 Tindall Property Superfund Site located in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky.
Chlorflurenol Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E6-18398
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment(s), and related documents for the herbicidal pesticide chlorflurenol, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for chlorflurenol through a modified, 4- Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. This is Phase 3 of the 4-Phase process. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Second Melts Acid Spill Superfund Site, Lithonia, Dekalb County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-18397
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
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 Second Melts Acid Spill Superfund Site located in Lithonia, Dekalb County, Georgia.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Change of Public Meeting Dates
Document Number: E6-18395
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is issuing this notice to reschedule a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel. The meeting, originally scheduled for November 14-16, 2006, was announced in the Federal Register of September 1, 2006 (71 FR 52068; FRL-8090-3). This meeting will now be held November 15-17, 2006.
Rosso Property Scrapyard Site, Dover, Craven County, NC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-18383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
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 Constitution Road Drum Superfund Site located in Atlanta, De Kalb County, Georgia.
Constitution Road Drum Site, Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-18382
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
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 Constitution Road Drum Superfund Site located in Atlanta, Dekalb County, Georgia.
DSI Facility Superfund Site, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-18381
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
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 DSI Facility Superfund Site located in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.
Pesticide Products; Registration Application
Document Number: E6-18380
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Revisions to the Utah Administrative Code; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E6-18379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on February 7, 2006. These changes to the Utah Administrative Code revise some minor technical requirements of Utah's continuous emission monitoring rules and correct several grammatical errors. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is proposing to approve. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Revisions to the Utah Administrative Code; Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E6-18377
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on February 7, 2006. These changes to the Utah Administrative Code revise some minor technical requirements of Utah's continuous emission monitoring rules and correct several grammatical errors. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is approving. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Constitution Road Drum Site, Atlanta, Dekalb County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-18374
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
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 Constitution Road Drum Superfund Site located in Atlanta, Dekalb County, Georgia.
Pesticide Products; Indole-3-Acetic Acid Registration Application
Document Number: E6-18261
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application to register Technical Indole-3-acetic Acid containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Bacillus Thuringiensis Modified Cry3A Protein and the Genetic Material Necessary for Its Production in Corn; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E6-18223
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a permanent exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis modified Cry3A protein (mCry3A) and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn on field corn, sweet corn, and popcorn when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis modified Cry3A protein (mCry3A) and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn.
Proposed Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue for Empire Canyon Site, Park City, UT
Document Number: E6-18294
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of the proposed Agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and DV Luxury Resort, LLC. (``Settling Respondent''). The proposed Agreement relates to Settling Respondent's plan to build a resort hotel and condominium project at the Empire Canyon Site located in Park City, Summit County, Utah (the ``Site''). Settling Respondent is not a Potentially Responsible Party at the Site. Settling Respondent proposes to lease the Site from United Park City Mines, a Potentially Responsible Party that in 2003 entered into an Administrative Order on Consent with EPA for cleaning up historic mine waste at the Site. Pursuant to the proposed Agreement, the Settling Respondent would undertake additional cleanup at the Site appropriate so that the Site may be used for recreational purposes. The Settling Respondent has agreed to pay $38,000 to EPA in exchange for a covenant by EPA not to sue the Settling Respondent for certain response costs that may result from transporting mine wastes to the Richardson Flat Site for disposal. These funds will be deposited into the Special Account for the Richardson Flat Site. The Settling Respondent also agrees to pay EPA's oversight costs under this Agreement.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E6-18263
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On October 16, 2006, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas' 2004 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas' listing of 271 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings and deferred its action on 129 water body pollutant combinations until the State submits its formal 2006 303(d) list. EPA disapproved Arkansas' decisions not to list 5 water body- pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2004 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutant-combinations to Arkansas' 2004 Section 303(d) List, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutant-combinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas' Final 2004 Section 303(d) List.
Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc
Document Number: E6-18262
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees. The appointees are Philippe Cousteau, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EarthEcho International and Trish Silber, President, Aliniad Consulting Partners, Inc. The appointees will join the current Board members which include: J.L. Armstrong, National Manager, Diversity Development, Toyota Motor Sales, USA Raymond Ban, Executive Vice President, Meteorology Science and Strategy, The Weather Channel, Inc. Holly Cannon, Principal of the Law Firm Beveridge&Diamond. Arthur Gibson, Vice President, Environment, Health&Safety, The Home Depot, Inc. Dorothy McSweeny, (NEETF Vice Chair), Chair, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Honorable William Sessions, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bradley Smith, Dean, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. Kenneth Strassner, Vice President, Global Environment, Safety, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Additional Considerations: Great care has been taken to assure that these new appointees not only have the highest degree of expertise and commitment, but also brings to the Board diverse points of view relating to environmental education and training. This appointment shall be for two consecutive four year terms.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E6-18173
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the usage of solvents. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E6-18172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion 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 permitting requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E6-18169
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving requests submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on December 21, 2005 and June 27, 2006 to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) in two areas: to amend 326 IAC 1-3-4, ambient air quality standards, to provide consistency between State and Federal reference conditions for measurements of particulate matter air quality; and to update the references to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) from the 2002 edition to the 2004 edition.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E6-18168
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve requests submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on December 21, 2005 and June 27, 2006 to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) in two areas: (1) To amend 326 IAC 1-3-4, ambient air quality standards, to provide consistency between state and federal reference conditions for measurements of particulate matter air quality; and (2) to update the references to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) from the 2002 edition to the 2004 edition. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If we do not receive any adverse comments in response to these direct final and proposed rules, we do not contemplate taking any further action in relation to this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E6-18167
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on February 1, 2006 and concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from organic liquid storage and transfer facilities. We are approving YSAQMD Rule 2.21 that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).