Environmental Protection Agency May 11, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundments, and Containers (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1593.07; OMB Control Number 2060-0318
Document Number: E7-9144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-9138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands and air quality. EPA recommends that FTA provides more information on cumulative impacts as well as a wetlands mitigation plan. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070078, ERP No. D-NPS-C61011-NY, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, General Management Plan, Implementation, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, NY.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-9136
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Kentucky: Redesignation of the Boyd County, Kentucky Portion of the Huntington-Ashland 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E7-9130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 29, 2006, the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Kentucky), through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a request to redesignate the Kentucky portion of the bi-state Huntington-Ashland 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Kentucky portion of the bi-state Huntington- Ashland area. The bi-state Huntington-Ashland 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of one county in Kentucky (Boyd County) and two counties in West Virginia (Cabell and Wayne counties). In this action, EPA is proposing to approve Kentucky's 8-hour ozone redesignation request for Boyd County, which is the Kentucky portion of the bi-state Huntington-Ashland 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is proposing to approve the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Boyd County, Kentucky, including the state motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This proposed approval of Kentucky's redesignation request is based on EPA's determination that Kentucky has demonstrated that Boyd County, Kentucky has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire (both the Kentucky and West Virginia portions) Huntington-Ashland 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. On May 17, 2006, the State of West Virginia submitted a redesignation request and maintenance plan for the West Virginia portion (Cabell and Wayne counties) of this 8- hour ozone area. EPA has taken action on West Virginia's redesignation request and maintenance plan through a separate action. The final rulemaking approving the West Virginia submittal was published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2006. In this action, EPA is also providing the status of its transportation conformity adequacy determination for the new MVEBs for 2018 that are contained in the 8- hour ozone maintenance plan for Boyd County, Kentucky. MVEBs for Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia are included in the West Virginia submittal.
Notice of Open Meeting, Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB), Workshop on Environmental Management Systems
Document Number: E7-9120
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Financial Advisory Board will hold an open meeting of its Environmental Management Systems Project Workgroup. EFAB is chartered with providing analysis and advice to the EPA Administrator and EPA program offices on issues relating to environmental finance. The purpose of this meeting is for the EFAB to gather information and ideas with respect to how professionals in the areas of commercial banking/debt, insurance, and equity investment view and/or use a corporation's environmental information such as Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) in their work. The day will structured to address this issue via a series of panel discussions involving public and private experts in these areas. The meeting is open to the public with limited seating available on a first come first served basis. Due to building security requirements, all members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance no later than Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Performance Evaluation Studies on Water and Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0234.09, OMB Control No. 2080-0021
Document Number: E7-9113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sewage Sludge Treatment Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1063.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0035
Document Number: E7-9112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board; Environmental Economics Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-9099
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public teleconference of the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) to discuss its draft advisory report to EPA regarding issues in valuing mortality risk reduction.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Final Report: “Comparison of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method and the NESHAP Method for Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Buildings”
Document Number: E7-9098
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a public comment period and independent, external peer review for the draft Final Report for the Alternative Asbestos Control Method (AACM) Demonstration Project. The external peer review is expected to include a face-to-face meeting in Cincinnati, OH. The time and location for the external peer review meeting have not yet been determined and will be specified in a separate Federal Register notice. EPA expects to invite the public to attend the meeting and to provide an opportunity to the public to make comments at the meeting. The public comment period and the external peer review provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the report. In addition to consideration by EPA, all public comments submitted in accordance with this notice will also be forwarded to EPA's contractor for consideration by the external peer review panel prior to the meeting. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. This draft Final Report does not represent and should not be construed to represent any EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. The U.S. EPA conducted a controlled demonstration to evaluate the AACM alongside the current National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) method in a remote, secure location at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. To facilitate side-by-side comparison, the demonstration used two similar structures with asbestos-containing materials. Additional information about this research project, including a description of the AACM and the project schedule, is available at http://epa.gov/region6/6xa/asbestos.htm.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes: California
Document Number: E7-8673
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting a request submitted by the State to redesignate the South Coast from nonattainment to attainment for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is also approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision for the South Coast nonattainment area in California as meeting the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for maintenance plans for carbon monoxide (CO). EPA is finding adequate and approving motor vehicle emission budgets, which are included in the maintenance plan. Finally, EPA is approving the California motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program as meeting the low enhanced I/M requirements for CO in the South Coast.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition To Object to Title V Permit for BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.'s Gathering Center 1, Prudhoe Bay, AK
Document Number: 07-2334
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an order dated April 20, 2007, denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) to BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.'s (BPX) Gathering Center 1 (Revision 1 to GC1 permit), Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. This order constitutes final action on the petition filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on behalf of Bill MacClarence on April 14, 2004, requesting that EPA object to the issuance of Revision 1 to the GC1 permit. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the CAA, any person may seek judicial review in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307 of the CAA.