Environmental Protection Agency January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Beauveria Bassiana HF23; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-170
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial active ingredient Beauveria bassiana HF23 (B. bassiana HF23) on all food and feed commodities when applied/used to treat chicken manure which will eventually be processed and used as fertilizer on agricultural crops. Jabb of the Carolinas 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 B. bassiana HF23.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Engine Emission Defect Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports; EPA ICR No. 0282.14, OMB Control No. 2060-0048
Document Number: E7-166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-10
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 March 31, 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.
Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notice of Appealable Decisions for the Northern Region; Northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and portions of South Dakota and Eastern Washington
Document Number: C6-9926
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision
Extension of Period for Objection for the Notice of Data Availability for EGU NOX
Document Number: E7-91
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the period for submission of objections concerning the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) for EGU NOX Annual and NOX Ozone Season Allocations for the Clean Air Interstate Rule Federal Implementation Plan Trading Programs (CAIR FIP) published on August 4, 2006 for an additional 45 days with regard to cogeneration units combusting biomass (biomass cogeneration units). The period had previously been extended to October 5, 2006 for all objections, and further extended to January 3, 2007 for objections concerning biomass cogeneration units. This notice further extends the period for objections concerning biomass cogeneration units an additional 45 days from January 3 to February 20, 2007. Certain biomass cogeneration unit owners and operators requested the additional time to submit objections because of difficulties in collection of information relating to the application of efficiency standards for cogeneration units (as defined in the CAIR FIP) to biomass cogeneration units. For all other objections, the deadline was October 5, 2006.
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-90
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (CESLAC).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E7-23
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action revises various definitions of terms used by the SCAQMD and rescinds duplicate requirements for landfills from the VCAPCD. We are proposing to approve and rescind these local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E7-22
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action revises various definitions of terms used by the SCAQMD and rescinds duplicative requirements for landfills from the VCAPCD. We are approving and rescinding these local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
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: E7-20
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the comment period on the proposed rule amendments for the 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, published on November 7, 2006, is being extended until February 8, 2007.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, Pipeline Facilities, and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Document Number: E7-19
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the comment period on the proposed rule amendments for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, Pipeline Facilities, and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities, published on November 9, 2006, is being extended until February 8, 2007.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Excess Emissions Provisions
Document Number: E7-18
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 18, 2006 (71 FR 75690), EPA proposed revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions relate to excess emissions provisions. EPA is extending the comment period until February 16, 2007.
Redesignation of Jefferson County, Ohio To Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E6-22617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 31, 2006, and supplemented on October 3, 2006, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted: a request for EPA approval of redesignation of Jefferson County to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and a request for EPA approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the ozone maintenance plan for Jefferson County. Jefferson County is the Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is proposing to determine that this area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based on three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data. Preliminary, non- quality assured data for the 2006 ozone season show that the area continues to attain the NAAQS. EPA is also proposing approval of Ohio's ozone maintenance plan for Jefferson County as a revision to the Ohio SIP and the State's request to redesignate Jefferson County to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQs. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for Jefferson County, as supported by the ozone maintenance plan for this County, for purposes of conformity determinations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Michigan; Redesignation of Flint, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Cass County 8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Areas to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E6-22616
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make determinations under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the nonattainment areas of Flint (Genesee and Lapeer Counties), Muskegon (Muskegon County), Benton Harbor (Berrien County), and Cass County have attained the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These determinations are based on three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2004-2006 seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS have been attained in the areas. EPA is proposing to approve requests from the State of Michigan to redesignate the Flint, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Cass County areas to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. These requests were submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on June 13, 2006, and supplemented on August 25, 2006, and November 30, 2006. In proposing to approve this request, EPA also is proposing to approve the State's plans for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2018 in the areas as revisions to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA also finds adequate and is proposing to approve the State's 2018 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Flint, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Cass County areas.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Identification of the Northern Virginia PM2.5 Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E6-22553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision consists of the addition of counties in the Northern Virginia which were designated as nonattainment for the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 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 detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. 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; Virginia; Identification of the Northern Virginia PM2.5 Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E6-22552
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision consists of the addition of counties in Northern Virginia which were designated as nonattainment for the fine particulate (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
El Monte Operable Unit of San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative Settlement Under Section 122(h)(1)
Document Number: E6-22636
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the El Monte Operable Unit of the San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site in El Monte, Los Angeles County, California with the City of El Monte, California. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1) and it requires the City of El Monte to pay $160,000 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the City of El Monte pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a), and Section 7003 of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6973. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-22618
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concern about impacts to water quality and aquatic habitat, and to public health from exposure to naturally occurring asbestos. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-22604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Knauf Insulation, GmbH, Shasta Lake, CA
Document Number: E6-22561
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on November 14, 2006, the Environmental Appeals Board (``EAB'') of EPA denied review of all petitions for review of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') permit (``Permit'') that EPA Region 9 issued to Knauf Insulation, GmbH (``Knauf''). The Permit was issued pursuant to the PSD regulations under 40 CFR 52.21.
NPDES Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula
Document Number: E6-22549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document provides notice of a proposed rulemaking for public comment on EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula. With this notice, EPA proposes using its Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 authority to provide a financial incentive to States to utilize an adequate fee program when implementing an authorized NPDES permit program. EPA proposes to amend its existing CWA Section 106 grant allotment regulation to provide the Agency with the flexibility to allot separately a permit fee incentive amount. This action would not be effective prior to fiscal year 2008.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Approval of Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-22478
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on January 20, 2006. The revisions pertain to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP, and include changes to the Knox County Air Quality Regulations (KCAQR) Section 46.0``Regulation of Volatile Organic Compounds.'' The changes were made following EPA action on the corresponding federal law. The changes add four compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) on the basis that they make a negligible contribution to ozone formation. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Approval of Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-22477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, on January 20, 2006. The revisions pertain to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP and include changes to the Knox County Air Quality Regulations Section 46.0``Regulation of Volatile Organic Compounds.'' The changes were made in response to changes made by EPA to corresponding federal law. The change involves the addition of four compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of volatile organic compounds on the basis that they make a negligible contribution to ozone formation. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving the State's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, 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 on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E6-22418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coatings and organic liquid storage tanks. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E6-22416
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coatings and organic liquid storage tanks. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR) for Public Water Systems Revisions
Document Number: E6-22123
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish criteria for a program to monitor unregulated contaminants and to publish a list of contaminants to be monitored every five years. EPA published the first set of contaminants in 1999. This final regulation meets the SDWA requirement by publishing the next set of unregulated contaminants to be monitored and the requirements for such monitoring. This final rule describes the design for the second Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR) cycle (i.e., UCMR 2) of 2007- 2011. EPA is requiring monitoring of 25 chemicals using 5 different analytical methods. UCMR 2 monitoring will occur during 2008-2010. Implementation of this final rule will benefit the environment by providing EPA and other interested parties with scientifically valid data on the occurrence of these contaminants in drinking water, thereby permitting the assessment of the population potentially being exposed and the levels of that exposure. These data are the primary source of occurrence and exposure data for the Agency to determine whether to regulate these contaminants.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Approval of Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-22482
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on December 21, 1999, March 15, 2000, and January 12, 2001. The revisions pertain to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP and include changes to the Knox County Air Quality Regulations (KCAQR) Section 13.0``Definitions'' and Section 22.0 ``Regulation of Fugitive Dust and Materials.'' These revisions are part of Knox County's strategy to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), and are considered by the TDEC to be at least as stringent as the State's requirements. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Approval of Revisions To the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-22481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, on December 21, 1999, March 15, 2000, and January 12, 2001. The revisions pertain to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP and include changes to the Knox County Air Quality Regulations Section 13.0``Definitions'' and Section 22.0``Regulation of Fugitive Dust and Materials.'' These revisions are part of Knox County's strategy to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards, and are considered by the TDEC to be at least as stringent as the State's requirements. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Tennessee SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, 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 on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval: Comment Request: National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Modification and Variance Requests: EPA ICR Number: 0234.09, OMB Control Number: 2080-0021
Document Number: E6-22479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-03
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 January 31, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Approval of Revisions To the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-22475
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve multiple revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on March 16, 2000, July 23, 2002, December 10, 2004, and January 31, 2006. The revisions pertain to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP and include changes to Knox County Air Quality Regulations (KCAQR) Section 16.0``Open Burning,'' Section 25.0``Permits,'' and Section 46.0``Regulation of Volatile Organic Compounds.'' These revisions are part of Knox County's strategy to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Today's action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Approval of Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E6-22474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve several revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, on March 16, 2000, July 23, 2002, December 10, 2004, and January 31, 2006. The revisions pertain to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP and include changes to Knox County Air Quality Regulations Section 16.0Open Burning, Section 25.0Permits, and Section 46.0Regulation of Volatile Organic Compounds. EPA is not taking any action at this time on Section 13.0Definitions (part of the December 10, 2004, submittal) and Section 16.4.D., which was part of the January 31, 2006, submittal but subsequently withdrawn by Knox County. The SIP revisions described above are part of Knox County's strategy to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving revisions to the Tennessee SIP for these Tennessee SIP submittals as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views these as a noncontroversial submittals, and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, 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 on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: E6-22434
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by General Motors Corporation-Arlington Truck Assembly Plant (GM-Arlington) to exclude (or delist) a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) sludge generated by GM-Arlington in Arlington, TX from the lists of hazardous wastes. This final rule responds to the petition submitted by GM-Arlington to delist F019 WWTP sludge generated from the facility's waste water treatment plant. After careful analysis and use of the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS), EPA has concluded the petitioned waste is not hazardous waste. This exclusion applies to 3,000 cubic yards per year of the F019 WWTP sludge. Accordingly, this final rule excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when it is disposed in a Subtitle D Landfill.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E6-22422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the permitting of air pollution sources. We are proposing to approve local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E6-22420
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the permitting of air pollution sources. We are approving local rules under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; PM-10 Test Methods
Document Number: E6-22415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of incorporation by reference of EPA approved test methods for stack testing for particulate matter with a particle size of 10 microns or less (PM-10). 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 detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. 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; PM-10 Test Methods
Document Number: E6-22414
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions incorporate by reference EPA's test methods for particulate matter with a particle size of 10 microns or less (PM-10). EPA is approving these revisions to the General Administrative Provisions of the Maryland regulations in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories From Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities
Document Number: E6-22413
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action promulgates national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants to regulate hazardous air pollutant emissions from oil and natural gas production facilities that are area sources. The final national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for major sources was promulgated on June 17, 1999, but final action with respect to area sources was deferred. Oil and natural gas production is identified in the Urban Air Toxics Strategy as an area source category for regulation under section 112(c)(3) of the Clean Air Act because of benzene emissions from triethylene glycol dehydration units located at such facilities. This final rule also amends a general provision in the regulation to allow the use of an ASTM standard as an alternative test method to EPA Method 18 in the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Requests for Rescission
Document Number: E6-22408
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve certain revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP) and to disapprove certain other revisions. These revisions involve rules and statutory provisions for which the State of Nevada is requesting rescission. EPA is also taking final action to approve certain updated statutory provisions submitted by the State of Nevada as replacements for outdated statutory provisions in the applicable plan. These actions were proposed in the Federal Register on August 28, 2006. The intended effect is to rescind unnecessary provisions from the applicable plan, retain necessary provisions, and approve replacement provisions for certain statutes for which rescissions are disapproved.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E6-22284
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Pennsylvania that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: General Provisions
Document Number: E6-22283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing amendments to the General Provisions to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). The proposed amendments would replace the policy described in the May 16, 1995 EPA memorandum entitled, ``Potential to Emit for MACT StandardsGuidance on Timing Issues,'' from John Seitz, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), to EPA Regional Air Division Directors. The proposed amendments provide that a major source may become an area source at any time by limiting its potential to emit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to below the major source thresholds of 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single HAP or 25 tpy of any combination of HAP. Thus, under the proposed amendments, a major source can become an area source at any time, including after the first substantive compliance date of an applicable MACT standard so long as it limits its potential to emit to below the major source thresholds. We are also proposing to revise tables in numerous MACT standards that specify the applicability of General Provisions requirements to account for the regulatory provisions we are proposing to add through this notice.