Environmental Protection Agency May 25, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-10132
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands, floodplains, and air impacts related to PM 2.5. EPA is also concerned about cumulative impacts. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-10131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Risk and Technology Review, Phase II, Group 2
Document Number: E7-10128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the comment period for the advanced notice for proposed rulemaking for the Risk and Technology Review, Phase II, Group 2 published on March 29, 2007, is being extended until June 29, 2007, for all source categories except Petroleum Refineries.
Underground Injection Control Program Petition for Exemption From Hazardous Waste Disposal Restrictions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Class I Hazardous Waste Injection Occidental Chemical Corporation, Wichita, KS
Document Number: E7-10118
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act has been granted to Occidental Chemical Corporation (Occidental) for a Class I injection well, identified as Well Number 10, located at Wichita, Kansas. This injection well, is being added to an existing group of five hazardous waste injection wells which EPA had approved in 1990. As required by title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 148, Occidental has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by petition and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous waste out of the designated injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This time frame is defined by 40 CFR 148.20 as 10,000 years. This final decision allows the underground injection by Occidental of the specific restricted waste, identified in the petition, into injection well Number 10 at the Wichita, Kansas facility, for as long as the basis for granting an approval of the petition remains valid, under provisions of 40 CFR 148.24. For the purpose of the required demonstration of no-migration of hazardous waste out of the injection zone over a 10,000 year period, modeling and projections were based on an operational lifetime projection date of December 31, 2020. Therefore, on or by the closing date of the aforementioned operation period, the owner/operator will be required to obtain an exemption re-issuance from EPA. Included in this approval is the stipulation that Occidental acquires and continues to maintain an approved permit from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. As required by 40 CFR 124.10, a public notice was issued on February 26, 2007. In addition to having solicited written comments regarding the Agency's proposed approval, EPA also announced that a formal public hearing would be held if there was a significant degree of public interest, but no interest was expressed, hence no formal public hearing was conducted; however, EPA held an informal Public Availability Session on March 13, 2007, at the Sedgwick County Extension Office in Wichita, Kansas, in order to provide the public with an opportunity to meet with Federal, State, and company officials and ask questions regarding the petition. The public comment period ended on April 11, 2007. All comments were addressed and considered in the final decision. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no administrative appeal process that can be applied to a final petition decision.
Army Chemical Agent Rocket Incinerator Approval to Dispose of Polychlorinated Biphenyls under the Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Application to Renew, Data Availability, and Modification of Existing Approval
Document Number: E7-10117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Department of the Army (Army) has applied to renew an approval to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The renewal would allow the Army to continue to incinerate M55 chemical agent rockets containing PCBs using the Deactivation Furnace Systems (DFS). This action announces: EPA's consideration of the Army's application, the availability of trial burn data that will inform EPA's consideration, and the modification of the public participation condition of the Army's existing approval. EPA is requesting comments on the renewal application and trial burn data.
Chloroneb; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Terminate Certain Uses of Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-10116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily terminate certain uses of its chloroneb products. The request would terminate chloroneb's use on all seed treatment. The request would not terminate the last chloroneb product registered in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Approval of Test Marketing Exemption for a Certain New Microorganism
Document Number: E7-10067
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of an application for test marketing exemption (TME) under section 5(h)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40 CFR part 725, subpart F. EPA has designated this application as TME-06-09. The test marketing conditions are described in the TME application and in this notice.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: State of Florida; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Requirements for Power Plants Subject to the Florida Power Plant Siting Act
Document Number: E7-10063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 3, 2006, the State of Florida, through a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing New Source Review Reform (NSR) requirements, requested that EPA grant it full approval to implement the State's Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Prevention of Significant Deterioration program for electric power plants subject to the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act. EPA is proposing to approve this specific request under section 110 of the Act. EPA intends to take action on all other portions of Florida's February 3, 2006, NSR Reform SIP submittal in a future rulemaking. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's request as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial action 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: State of Florida; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Requirements for Power Plants Subject to the Florida Power Plant Siting Act
Document Number: E7-10061
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 3, 2006, the State of Florida, through a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing New Source Review (NSR) Reform requirements, requested that EPA grant it full approval to implement the State's Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program for electric power plants subject to the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act. EPA is proposing to approve this specific request under section 110 of the Act. EPA intends to take action on all other portions of Florida's February 3, 2006, NSR Reform SIP submittal in a future rulemaking.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E7-10055
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the Peripheral Operable Unit (OU) of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rocky Flats Plant and Operable Unit 3 (OU 3), also referred to as the Offsite Areas, encompassing approximately 25,413 acres, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL constitutes Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Rocky Flats Plant means the property owned by the United States Government, also known as Rocky Flats, Rocky Flats Site, or Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) as shown in figure 1. The Rocky Flats Plant is divided into the Central and Peripheral Operable Units (Figure 2) which contain 1,308 and 4,933 acres, respectively, and OU 3 (Figure 3) which contains approximately 20,480 acres. The 3 referenced figures are available in the http://www.regulations.gov index identified by Docket ID no. EPA- HQ-SFUND-1989-0011. EPA and the State of Colorado, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), have determined that the Peripheral OU of the Rocky Flats Plant and OU 3 (Offsite Areas) poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and, therefore, no further remedial measures pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate. This partial deletion pertains to the surface media (soil, surface water, sediment) and subsurface media, including groundwater, within the Peripheral OU and OU 3 of the Rocky Flats Plant. The Central OU will remain on the NPL.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Control of Gasoline Volatility
Document Number: E7-10054
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Ohio on February 14, 2006, and October 6, 2006, establishing a lower Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirement for gasoline distributed in the Cincinnati and Dayton 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. Ohio has developed this fuel requirement to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is approving Ohio's fuel requirement into the Ohio SIP because EPA has found that the requirement is necessary for the Cincinnati and Dayton areas to achieve the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA. On March 29, 2007, the EPA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to approve the SIP revision. During the comment period EPA received a number of comments both supporting and opposing the approval of the fuel requirement. This document summarizes the comments received, EPA's responses, and finalizes the approval of Ohio's SIP revision to establish a RVP limit of 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) for gasoline sold in the Cincinnati and Dayton 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas.