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

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Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E7-8547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing amendments to the current Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries. This action also proposes separate standards of performance for new, modified, or reconstructed process units at petroleum refineries. Unless otherwise noted, the term new includes modified or reconstructed units. The proposed standards for new process units include emissions limitations and work practice standards for fluid catalytic cracking units, fluid coking units, delayed coking units, process heaters and other fuel gas combustion devices, fuel gas producing units, and sulfur recovery plants. These proposed standards reflect demonstrated improvements in emissions control technologies and work practices that have occurred since promulgation of the current standards.
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual
Document Number: 07-2362
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Defense
On January 16, 2007 (72 FR 1708) the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced for public comment the availability of a draft document, entitled the ``Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual'' (MARSAME). A 90-day comment period was provided for the draft MARSAME that expired on April 16, 2007. A request for an extension to the comment period has been received from several stakeholders. The comment period for the draft manual has been reopened for an additional 30 days.
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.
Proposed Revised Compliance Dates Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulations and Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Document Number: E7-9027
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to extend certain compliance dates in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requirements and Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards (ELGs) for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) while EPA works to complete rulemaking to respond to the decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Waterkeeper Alliance et al. v. EPA, 399 F.3d 486 (2nd Cir. 2005). The sole purpose of this proposed rule is to address timing issues associated with the Agency's response to the Waterkeeper decision. This proposal would revise the dates established in the 2003 CAFO rule and later modified by a rule published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2006, by which facilities newly defined as CAFOs are required to seek permit coverage and by which all permitted CAFOs are required to develop and implement their nutrient management plans (NMPs). EPA is proposing to extend the date by which operations defined as CAFOs as of April 14, 2003, that were not defined as CAFOs prior to that date, must seek NPDES permit coverage, from July 31, 2007, to February 27, 2009. EPA is also proposing to amend the date by which operations that become defined as CAFOs after April 14, 2003, due to operational changes that would not have made them a CAFO prior to April 14, 2003, and that are not new sources, must seek NPDES permit coverage, from July 31, 2007, to February 27, 2009. Finally, EPA is proposing to extend the deadline by which permitted CAFOs are required to develop and implement NMPs, from July 31, 2007, to February 27, 2009.
U.S. EPA's 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards: Availability of Application and Nomination Information
Document Number: E7-9026
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Notice of Availability announces the availability of application and nomination information for the U.S. EPA's 2007 Clean Water Act (CWA) Recognition Awards. The awards recognize municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. The awards are intended to educate the public about the contributions wastewater treatment facilities make to clean water; to encourage public support for municipal and industrial efforts in effective wastewater management, biosolids disposal and reuse, and wet weather pollution control; and to recognize communities that use innovative practices to meet CWA permitting requirements.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Request for Waiver of Federal Preemption; Opportunity for Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-9025
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA previously announced the opportunity for public hearing and written comment on the California Air Resources Board's request for a waiver of preemption for its Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) regulations for passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles beginning with the 2009 model year (MY). This previous announcement occurred on April 30, 2007 at 72 FR 21260. By this notice EPA is announcing the location of the May 22, 2007 hearing which commences at 9 a.m. EPA is also announcing an additional hearing, and location, for May 30, 2007 which will commence at 9 a.m. If you wish to present testimony at the May 22, 2007 hearing please follow the directions provided at 72 FR 21260. If you wish to present testimony at the May 30, 2007 hearing please follow the contact directions below.
Establishment of the Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC)
Document Number: E7-9024
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is establishing the Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC). The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice on the conduct of a study titled ``Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources'' to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This assessment is part of a comprehensive set of assessments identified by the CCSP's Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program. ACSERAC will advise on the specific issues that should be addressed in the assessment, appropriate technical approaches, the type and usefulness of information to decision makers, the content of the final assessment report, compliance with the Information Quality Act, and other matters important to the successful achievement of the objectives of the study. EPA has determined that this federal advisory committee is in the public interest and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Global Climate Protection Act. The draft prospectus for the study is on the CCSP Web site at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-4/ sap4-4prospectus-final.htm. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress.
Establishment of the Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC)
Document Number: E7-9023
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is establishing the Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC). The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice on the conduct of a study titled ``Analyses of the effects of global change on human health and welfare and human systems'' to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This assessment is part of a comprehensive set of assessments identified in the CCSP's Strategic Plan. HICCAC will advise on the specific issues that should be addressed in the assessment, appropriate technical approaches, the nature of information relevant to decision makers, the content of the assessment report, and other scientific and technical matters that may be found to be important to the successful completion of the study. EPA has determined that this federal advisory committee is in the public interest and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Global Climate Protection Act. The draft prospectus for the study is on the CCSP Web site at http:// www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-6/sap4-6prospectus-fi nal.htm. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress.
Draft EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Science Report
Document Number: E7-9022
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 45-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Science Report'' (ROE SR) (EPA/600/R-07/045). This public comment period is to precede the formal, public, scientific peer review of the draft document by EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) on July 10-12, 2007. Notice of the SAB review will be provided via a separate Federal Register Notice. The draft ``EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Science Report'' was prepared by EPA Program and Regional Offices, the Office of Research and Development (ORD), the Office of Environmental Information (OEI), the Office of Policy Economics and Innovation (OPEI), and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), with coordination by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's ORD. 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. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-9016
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
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).
Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds; Toxic Equivalency Information; Community Right-To-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
Document Number: E7-9015
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), EPA is finalizing revisions to the reporting requirements for the dioxin and dioxin-like compounds category. The current EPCRA section 313 regulations require facilities to report dioxin and dioxin-like compounds in units of total grams for the entire category, and provide a single generic distribution of the individual dioxin and dioxin-like compounds at the facility. The final rule requires that, in addition to reporting total gram quantities for the category, facilities are required to report the mass quantity of each individual member of the category. The mass quantity data for the individual members of the category will be used by EPA to perform toxic equivalency (TEQ) computations which will be made available to the public. TEQs are a weighted quantity measure based on the toxicity of each member of the dioxin and dioxin-like compounds category relative to the most toxic members of the category, i.e., 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 1,2,3,7,8-pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. The final rule also eliminates the reporting of the single generic distribution for the members of the dioxin and dioxin-like compounds category.
Proposed Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Regarding Regarding the Hilliard's Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site, Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Document Number: E7-9014
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection (``EPA'') is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement to resolve claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''). In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Hilliard's Creek Site, the Route 561 Dump Site, and the U.S. Avenue Burn Site (collectively referred to as ``the Site''). Section 122(h) of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to consider, compromise and settle certain claims for costs incurred by the United States. Notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed settlement and of the opportunity to comment. The Site is located in the Borough of Gibbsboro, Camden County, New Jersey. From 1851 to 1978 a paint and varnish manufacturing facility was operational there. As part of its operations, hazardous substances were generated, stored and utilized. The facility included areas used for unloading raw materials from railroad cars, raw materials tank farms including storage tanks constructed prior to 1908, storage areas for drummed raw materials, an industrial/domestic wastewater treatment and disposal system consisting of six unlined percolation/settling lagoons, an extensive system of pipes for the transport of raw materials, and a drum cleaning area. The mixing and processing of raw materials took place in a number of specialized buildings within the facility. In 1978 Sherwin-Williams shut down the production at the Site. As a result of these operations and a release or threatened release of hazardous substances, EPA has undertaken response actions at or in connection with the Site under Section 104 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9604. Under the terms of the Agreement, Sherwin-Williams will pay a total of $385,000 to reimburse EPA for certain response costs incurred at the Site. In exchange, EPA will grant a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against Sherwin-Williams for reimbursement of past response costs pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA. The Attorney General has approved this settlement. EPA will consider any comments received during the comment period and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed settlement if comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway17th floor, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: (212) 637-3111.
Correction to the Spring 2007 Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: E7-9013
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On Monday, April 30, 2007, the Regulatory Agenda of the Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions for the Environmental Protection Agency was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 23156). The regulatory agenda entry for sequence number 2750, ``Action on Petition to List Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant,'' contains erroneous information. This notice corrects the information that was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 23191) under the heading of Abstract.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Redesignation of the Richmond-Petersburg 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-9010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects and clarifies an error in the preamble language of the Richmond-Petersburg 8-hour ozone nonattainment area redesignation request and approval of the associated maintenance plan and 2002 base-year inventory.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of a New Equivalent Method
Document Number: 07-2317
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Environmnetal Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, a new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the ambient air.
Fenpyroximate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E7-8954
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of fenpyroximate in or on honey. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide in managed beehives. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of fenpyroximate in this food commodity. The tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2010.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-8953
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa19 Protein in Cotton; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-8951
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an extension of the temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa19 protein in cotton when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant (PIP). 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 the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa19 protein in cotton when applied/used as a PIP on cotton. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on May 1, 2008.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-8945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Program; EPA ICR No. 2261.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E7-8944
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, entitled: ``Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Program'' is identified by EPA ICR No. 2261.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule; EPA ICR No. 1365.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0091
Document Number: E7-8943
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
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, entitled: ``Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1365.08 and OMB Control No. 2070-0091, is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Pre-Manufacture Review Reporting and Exemption Requirements for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use Reporting Requirements for Chemical Substances; EPA ICR No. 0574.13, OMB Control No. 2070-0012
Document Number: E7-8941
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
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, entitled: ``Pre-Manufacture Review Reporting and Exemption Requirements for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use Reporting Requirements for Chemical Substances'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0574.13 and OMB Control No. 2070-0012, is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Clethodim; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-8938
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of clethodim and certain of its metabolites in or on asparagus; flax, seed; herb, subgroup 19A; hop, dried cones; leafy greens subgroup 4A; safflower, meal; safflower, seed; sesame, seed; and vegetable, legume, group 6, except soybean. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Flufenacet; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-8936
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes pesticide tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) for combined residues of flufenacet and its metabolites containing the 4-fluoro-N-methylethyl benzenamine moiety in or on grass (forage, hay), sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husk removed, stover), wheat (bran, forage, grain, hay, straw), cattle kidney, goat kidney, hog kidney, horse kidney, and sheep kidney. Bayer Cropscience petitioned EPA to establish these tolerances.
Foramsulfuron; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-8901
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of foramsulfuron on corn, sweet (K+CWHR); corn, sweet, forage; corn, sweet, stover; corn, pop grain; and corn, pop, stover when applied/used as a herbicide. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR-4) 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 foramsulfuron.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E7-8785
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from February 12, 2007 to March 23, 2007, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Approval of Test Marketing Exemptions for Certain New Chemicals
Document Number: E7-8773
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of applications for test marketing exemptions (TMEs) under section 5(h)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40 CFR 720.38. EPA has designated these applications as TMEs-07-1; 3; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; and 10. The test marketing conditions are described in each TME application and in this notice.
Grant Guidelines for States Regarding State Compliance Reports on Government Underground Storage Tanks; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Subtitle I, as Amended by Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: 07-2267
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is advising the public that on April 24, 2007 EPA issued the grant guidelines for state compliance reports on government underground storage tanks (USTs) and subsequently made the guidelines available on EPA's Web site. In this notice, EPA is publishing the grant guidelines for state compliance reports on government USTs in their entirety. EPA developed the grant guidelines for state compliance reports on government USTs as required by Section 9003(j) of Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by Section 1526 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Inspection Grant Guidelines for States; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Subtitle I, as Amended by Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: 07-2266
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is advising the public that on April 24, 2007 EPA issued the inspection grant guidelines and subsequently made the guidelines available on EPA's Web site. In this notice, EPA is publishing the inspection grant guidelines in their entirety. EPA developed the inspection grant guidelines as required by Sections 9005(c)(1) and 9005(c)(2) of Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by Section 1523 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; States of Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri
Document Number: E7-8807
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the Other Solid Waste Incineration (OSWI) section 111(d) negative declarations submitted by the states of Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. These negative declarations certify that OSWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist in these states.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; States of Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri
Document Number: E7-8798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the Other Solid Waste Incineration (OSWI) section 111(d) negative declarations submitted by the states of Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. These negative declarations certify that OSWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist in these states.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Missouri; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E7-8775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of approving the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' (MDNR) actions to address requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the Clean Air Act. Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) requires each state to submit a SIP that prohibits emissions that adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport. MDNR has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to downwind nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), interference with maintenance of the NAAQS, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and interference with efforts of other states to protect visibility. The requirements for public notification were also met by MDNR.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Missouri; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E7-8774
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of approving the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' (MDNR) actions to address requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the Clean Air Act. Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) requires each state to submit a SIP that prohibits emissions that adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport. MDNR has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to downwind nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), interference with maintenance of the NAAQS, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and interference with efforts of other states to protect visibility. The requirements for public notification were also met by MDNR.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of the Clark and Floyd Counties 8-Hour Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E7-8772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 15, 2006, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request to redesignate the Indiana portion of the Louisville 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area (Clark and Floyd Counties) to attainment for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, and a request for EPA approval of a 14-year maintenance plan for Clark and Floyd Counties. Today, EPA is making a determination that the Indiana portion of the Louisville 8- hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination is based on three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2003-2005 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the area. EPA is proposing to approve the request to redesignate Clark and Floyd Counties to attainment of the 8-hour ozone standard based on its determination that the Louisville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is also proposing to approve Indiana's maintenance plan which adequately supports continued attainment through 2020 and, for purposes of transportation conformity, the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2003 and 2020.
Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan, Washoe County
Document Number: E7-8695
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Washoe County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust sources, such as open areas, unpaved roads, and construction activities. We are approving this local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan, Washoe County
Document Number: E7-8694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Washoe County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust sources, such as open areas, unpaved roads, and construction activities. 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).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Visible Emissions and Particulate Matter Rules
Document Number: E7-8693
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing full approval of revisions to the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on March 12, 2007 (72 FR 10960), and approves amended visible emissions and particulate matter regulations as well as requests for rescission of certain regulations related to visible emissions and particulate matter. The intended effect is to approve regulations for inclusion into the applicable plan and to rescind unnecessary provisions from the applicable plan. We are approving these regulations and rescissions in order to regulate emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act) and to update the applicable SIP.
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
Document Number: E7-8691
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from open burning. We are proposing approval of a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
Document Number: E7-8689
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from open burning. We are approving a local rule under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality; State of Nevada, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Document Number: E7-8686
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending certain regulations to reflect the current delegation status of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) in Arizona and Nevada. Several NESHAP were delegated to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality on March 16, 2007, and to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection on January 12, 2007. The purpose of this action is to update the listing in the Code of Federal Regulations.