Environmental Protection Agency May 15, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Lancaster 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-9296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Lancaster ozone nonattainment area (``Lancaster Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Area is comprised of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for the Lancaster Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the Lancaster Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for 11 years after redesignation. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Lancaster Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for 2003-2005. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Lancaster Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has also submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for the Lancaster Area, and EPA is proposing to approve that inventory for the Lancaster Area as a SIP revision. EPA is also providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the maintenance plan for the Lancaster Area for purposes of transportation conformity, and is also proposing to approve those MVEBs. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request and of the maintenance plan and 2002 base-year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1049.11, OMB Control No. 2050-0046
Document Number: E7-9295
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
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 October 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The SunWise Program; EPA ICR Number 1904.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0439; Correction
Document Number: E7-9292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in the Federal Register of February 12, 2007, concerning a request for comments on an Information Collection Request for the SunWise program, EPA ICR No. 1904.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0439. The notice contained an incorrect EPA ICR Number.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E7-9290
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: (1) Discuss science use in disaster response programs; (2) conduct a quality review of the draft SAB report Advice to EPA on Advancing the Science and Application of Ecological Risk Assessment in Environmental Decision Making and the Draft letter Consultation on EPA's Risk and Technology Review (RTR) Assessment Plan; and (3) continue planning for upcoming SAB meetings.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Metal Can Manufacturing Surface Coating (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 2079.03; OMB Control Number 2060-0541
Document Number: E7-9288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E7-9287
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is requesting that the Marshall and Ohio County, West Virginia (Wheeling) portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH area (herein referred to as the ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, the State submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Wheeling that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the next 12 years, until 2018. EPA is also approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Wheeling 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, and is approving those MVEBs. EPA is approving the redesignation request and the maintenance plan revision to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.