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

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Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-13670
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-13659
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA commends the Forest Service for meeting the non-point source TMDL requirements in the project area. However, EPA has environmental concerns about potential impacts to Riparian Conservation Areas from timber management activities. Rating EC2.
Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site, Plymouth, Washington County, NC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E7-13628
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response concerning the Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Site located in Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated with EPA's ENERGY STAR® Product Labeling; EPA ICR No. 2078.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0528
Document Number: E7-13623
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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 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 as described below.
Petition for Reconsideration and Proposal for Withdrawal of Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Georgia for Purposes of Reducing Ozone Interstate Transport
Document Number: E7-13622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on our proposed response to a Petition for Reconsideration regarding a final rule we issued under Section 110 of the Clean Air Act related to the interstate transport of nitrogen oxides (NOX). On June 8, 2007, EPA proposed to rescind the applicability of the requirements of the Phase II NOX State Implementation Plan (SIP) Call Rule to the State of Georgia, only. The EPA is reopening the comment period that originally ends on July 23, 2007. The extended comment period will close on August 24, 2007. The EPA is extending the comment period because of a request we received in a timely manner.
Approval of Implementation Plans of Mississippi: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-13567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Mississippi State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on January 16, 2007. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR requirements for Mississippi. Therefore, as a consequence of the SIP approval, EPA will also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (CAIR FIPs) concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for Mississippi. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. CAIR requires states to reduce emissions of SO2 and NOX that significantly contribute to nonattainment of, and interfere with maintenance of, the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates and/or ozone in any downwind state. CAIR establishes State budgets for SO2 and NOX and requires states to submit SIP revisions that implement these budgets in states that EPA concluded did contribute to nonattainment in downwind states. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs. In the SIP revision that EPA is proposing to approve, Mississippi would meet CAIR requirements by participating in the EPA-administered cap-and- trade programs addressing SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection in Support of EPA's Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials; EPA ICR No. 2250.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E7-13559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
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). Before submitting the ICR, entitled: ``Information Collection in Support of EPA's Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2250.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new, to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection for this voluntary stewardship program for nanoscale materials. In a separate Federal Register document, EPA is announcing the availability for public review and comment of two draft documents: ``Concept Paper for the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)'' and ``TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale SubstancesGeneral Approach.''
Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program and Inventory Status of Nanoscale Substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-13558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 18, 2006, EPA invited stakeholders to participate in the design, development, and implementation of a Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). NMSP is a voluntary program intended to complement and support EPA's new and existing chemical programs under TSCA and will help provide a firmer scientific foundation for regulatory decisions by encouraging the development of key scientific information and appropriate risk management practices for nanoscale chemical substances (``nanoscale materials''). As part of this process, EPA is announcing the availability of two draft documents for public review and comment: ``TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale SubstancesGeneral Approach'' and ``Concept Paper for the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under TSCA.'' The first document describes EPA's current thinking regarding whether a nanoscale material is a ``new'' or ``existing'' chemical substance under TSCA. The second document describes the Agency's general approach, issues, and considerations for NMSP and is intended to serve as a starting point for continuing work with stakeholders on the detailed design of NMSP.
Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-13557
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is convening a public meeting to receive comments on the development of a voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In a separate notice in this Federal Register EPA announced the availability of two draft documents for public review and comment: A ``Concept Paper for the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under TSCA'' and ``TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale SubstancesGeneral Approach.'' In a separate notice in this Federal Register EPA also solicited public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection for the voluntary NMSP. The purpose of the public meeting, which will occur during the comment period on these documents, is to further discussion and development of NMSP.
Approval of Implementation Plans of Alabama: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-13543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on March 7, 2007. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) also previously submitted a final submittal dated June 16, 2006, which was subsequently updated in a prehearing request for parallel processing on November 16, 2006, to comply with EPA's revisions to the model rule. Alabama's final March 7, 2007, submittal replaces the State's June 16, 2006, and November 16, 2006, submittals. EPA is proposing to determine that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR requirements for Alabama. Therefore, as a consequence of the SIP approval, EPA will also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (CAIR FIPs) concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual and NOX ozone season emissions for Alabama. The CAIR FIPs for all states in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. CAIR requires states to reduce emissions of SO2 and NOX that significantly contribute to nonattainment of, and interfere with maintenance of, the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates and/or ozone in any downwind state. CAIR establishes state budgets for SO2 and NOX and requires states to submit SIP revisions that implement these budgets in states that EPA concluded did contribute to nonattainment in downwind states. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs. In the SIP revision that EPA is proposing to approve, Alabama would meet CAIR requirements by participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs addressing SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Public Hearings for National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone
Document Number: E7-13526
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing five public hearings to be held for the proposed rule``National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone'' which is published elsewhere in this Federal Register. The hearings will be held concurrently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California on Thursday, August 30, 2007 and concurrently in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Houston, Texas on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. In the proposed rule, EPA proposes to make revisions to the primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone to provide requisite protection of public health and welfare, respectively.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: 07-3325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania ozone nonattainment area (Pittsburgh Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for Pittsburgh Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, PADEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Pittsburgh Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Pittsburgh Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality- assured ambient air quality ozone monitoring data for 2003-2005. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Pittsburgh Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, PADEP submitted a 2002 base year inventory for the Pittsburgh Area which EPA is proposing to approve 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 Pittsburgh Area maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, which EPA is also proposing to approve. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request, and the maintenance plan and the 2002 base year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Notice of Hearing on Request to Reduce Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI) for EBDC Fungicides on Potatoes
Document Number: E7-13471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is issuing this Hearing Notice under the authority set forth in 40 CFR part 164 subpart D (subpart D hearing). A subpart D hearing is required when a registrant wants to modify an existing cancellation order that was issued after the opportunity for a hearing. In 1992, EPA issued a Notice of Intent to Cancel (NOIC) registrations containing EBDCs for use on certain crops. The crop at issue for this hearing notice is potatoes. The NOIC stated that use of EBDCs on potatoes would be canceled unless the registrants modified their pesticide product labels. At issue in this notice is the 1992 requirement to extend the preharvest interval (PHI) to reduce the dietary risk. EPA issued the 1992 NOIC with an opportunity for a hearing. EPA and the registrants reached a settlement, including the agreement to amend labels to extend the PHI to 14 days. The purpose of this notice is to announce that EPA has determined that the petition requesting a modification of the cancellation order has merit and to announce an opportunity for a hearing.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Residues of Silver as Component of Food Contact Surface Sanitizing Solution
Document Number: E7-13470
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the amendment of regulations at 40 CFR 180.190(a) for residues of antimicrobial pesticide formulation containing silver compounds applied to food contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy processing equipment, and food processing equipment and utensils.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; TSCA Section 402 and Section 404 Training and Certification, Accreditation and Standards for Lead-Based Paint Activities; EPA ICR No. 1715.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0155
Document Number: E7-13430
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
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: ``TSCA Section 402 and Section 404 Training and Certification, Accreditation and Standards for Lead-Based Paint Activities'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1715.09 and OMB Control No. 2070-0155, is scheduled to expire on February 29, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Delaware, and West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units
Document Number: E7-13426
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is notifying the public that it has received negative declarations for other solid waste incinerator (OSWI) units from the States of Delaware, and West Virginia. 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 within the jurisdictional boundaries of these air pollution control agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collections; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Request for Comments on Proposed Renewals of Form R (EPA ICR No. 1363.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0093 ) and Form A Certification Statement (EPA ICR No. 1704.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0143)
Document Number: E7-13425
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting Form R and the Form A Certification Statement. Both ICRs are scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting public comments on the proposed information collections, incorporating proposed minor changes, as described in this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Applicant Background Questionnaire: Race, National Origin, Gender, and Disability Demographics (Renewal); EPA ICR #2248.03; OMB Control Number 2030-0045
Document Number: E7-13421
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
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 schedule to expire on November 30, 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.
Chlorpropham, Linuron, Pebulate, Asulam, and Thiophanate-methyl; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E7-13420
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the herbicides linuron and pebulate and the fungicide thiophanate-methyl. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the herbicides chlorpropham, linuron, asulam and the fungicide thiophanate-methyl. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the herbicides chlorpropham, linuron, asulam and the fungicide thiophanate-methyl. The regulatory actions in this document are part of the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
Cymoxanil; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-13419
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cymoxanil in or on grape, hop, and caneberry. The Interregional Research Project (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Indoxacarb; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-13339
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of indoxacarb and its R-enantiomer in or on cranberry; fruit, pome, except pear, group 11; fruit, stone, group 12; grape; grape, raisin; okra; pea, southern, seed; pear, oriental; peppermint, tops; spearmint, tops; turnip greens; vegetable, Brassica, leafy, group 5; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; vegetable, leafy, except Brassica, group 4; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1-C. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and the Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also removes existing tolerances on apple; Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; lettuce, head; lettuce, leaf; and potato, which are superseded by the new tolerances; and removes expired time-limited tolerances on cherry, sweet; cherry, tart; peach; and collards; and the time-limited tolerance on cranberry (set to expire December 31, 2007), which are no longer needed as a result of this action. Finally, this regulation corrects a typographical error in the spelling of the word ``enantiomer'' in the tolerance expression for indoxacarb given in 40 CFR 180.564(a)(1).
Copper 8-Quinolinolate Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-13333
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment, and related documents for the pesticide copper 8- quinolinolate, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for copper 8-quinolinolate through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Aliphatic Alcohols Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-13332
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide aliphatic alcohols, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the aliphatic alcohols Docket. The aliphatic alcohols subject to this RED include 1-hexanol, 1-octanol, 1-decanol and 1-dodecanol, and are used as a growth regulator for tobacco sucker control, and as a Lepidopteran pheromone in apple and pear orchards. EPA has reviewed aliphatic alcohols through a modified, 1-phase, low risk process with a public comment period following the publication of the RED. Through this process, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone
Document Number: E7-12416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Based on its review of the air quality criteria for ozone (O3) and related photochemical oxidants and national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for O3, EPA proposes to make revisions to the primary and secondary NAAQS for O3 to provide requisite protection of public health and welfare, respectively, and to make corresponding revisions in data handling conventions for O3. With regard to the primary standard for O3, EPA proposes to revise the level of the 8-hour standard to a level within the range of 0.070 to 0.075 parts per million (ppm), to provide increased protection for children and other ``at risk'' populations against an array of O3-related adverse health effects that range from decreased lung function and increased respiratory symptoms to serious indicators of respiratory morbidity including emergency department visits and hospital admissions for respiratory causes, and possibly cardiovascular-related morbidity as well as total nonaccidental and cardiopulmonary mortality. The EPA also proposes to specify the level of the primary standard to the nearest thousandth ppm. The EPA solicits comment on alternative levels down to 0.060 ppm and up to and including retaining the current 8-hour standard of 0.08 ppm (effectively 0.084 ppm using current data rounding conventions). With regard to the secondary standard for O3, EPA proposes to revise the current 8-hour standard with one of two options to provide increased protection against O3-related adverse impacts on vegetation and forested ecosystems. One option is to replace the current standard with a cumulative, seasonal standard expressed as an index of the annual sum of weighted hourly concentrations, cumulated over 12 hours per day (8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) during the consecutive 3- month period within the O3 season with the maximum index value, set at a level within the range of 7 to 21 ppm-hours. The other option is to make the secondary standard identical to the proposed primary 8-hour standard. The EPA solicits comment on specifying a cumulative, seasonal standard in terms of a 3-year average of the annual sums of weighted hourly concentrations; on the range of alternative 8-hour standard levels for which comment is being solicited for the primary standard, including retaining the current secondary standard, which is identical to the current primary standard; and on an alternative approach to setting a cumulative, seasonal secondary standard(s).
Extension of Public Notice Comment Period for the Re-proposal of the Reissuance of Two General NPDES Permits (GPs), One for Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho Subject to Wasteload Allocations Under Selected Total Maximum Daily Loads (Permit Number IDG-13-0000) and One for Fish Processors Associated With Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (Permit Number IDG-13-2000)
Document Number: E7-13343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 7, 2007, EPA Region 10 re-proposed to reissue two general permits to cover aquaculture facilities and associated fish processors in Idaho (72 FR 31574). In response to a request from the regulated community, EPA is extending the end of public comment period from July 9, 2007, to July 23, 2007.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E7-13341
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative cost recovery settlement under section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA concerning the Imel Battery and Lead Site in Fort Wayne, Indiana which was signed by the EPA Superfund Division Director, Region 5, on April 13, 2007. The settlement resolves EPA's claim for past costs under section 107(a) of CERCLA against Agnes Imel and Tyrone Sanders, the two current owners of the Site (Settling Parties). EPA has determined that the Settling parties are financially able to pay a portion of EPA's past costs if Settling Parties sell certain real property at the Site. The settlement requires the Settling Parties to use their best efforts to sell the real property at the Site and to pay to the Hazardous Substances Superfund a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the real estate minus reasonable closing costs. The payments are due within 30 days of the transfers. If both properties sell for approximately their fair market value, the Settling Parties' payments to the Hazardous Substances Superfund will be approximately $70,000. 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 the Superfund Records Center, located at 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Seventh Floor, Chicago, Illinois.
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-13340
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
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).
Public Water Supply Supervision Program; Program Revision for the State of Alaska
Document Number: E7-13338
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Alaska has revised its approved State Public Water Supply Supervision (PWSS) Primacy Program. The state has revised its PWSS program with respect to administrative penalty authority and has adopted a revised definition of public water system. It has also adopted regulations for variances and exemptions, the Consumer Confidence Report, the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, the Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions, the Public Notification Rule, the Radionuclides Rule, the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule, the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, and the Arsenic Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these State program revisions. By approving these rules, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of Federally recognized Indian tribes within ``Indian country'' as defined by 18 U.S.C. 1151, nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the State of Alaska. All interested parties may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by August 9, 2007, to the Regional Administrator at the address shown below. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by August 9, 2007, a public hearing will be held. If no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on August 9, 2007. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; (3) the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Ecological Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meeting-Summer 2007
Document Number: E7-13337
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Eco Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
TSCA Section 21 Petition on Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates; Notice of Receipt
Document Number: E7-13336
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA has received a petition under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and requests comments on issues raised by the petition. The petition was received from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association, the Washington Toxics Coalition, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and UNITE HERE on June 6, 2007. The petitioners are concerned about the risks to human health and the environment from exposure to the chemical substances nonylphenol (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) and are petitioning EPA to exercise its authority under TSCA section 4 to require manufacturers and importers to conduct specific health and safety studies, and under TSCA section 6(a) to require labeling on all products containing NP and NPE and to limit the use of NP and NPE in certain circumstances. EPA must either grant or deny a TSCA section 21 petition within 90 days of receipt of the petition and will, therefore, respond to this petition by September 4, 2007.
SES Performance Review Board; Membership
Document Number: E7-13335
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the membership of the EPA Performance Review Board
Consumer and Commercial Products: Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulations for Paper, Film, and Foil Coatings; Metal Furniture Coatings; and Large Appliance Coatings
Document Number: E7-13104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 183(e)(3)(C) of the Clean Air Act, EPA proposes to determine that control techniques guidelines will be substantially as effective as national regulations in reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds in ozone national ambient air quality standard nonattainment areas from the following three product categories: Paper, film, and foil coatings; metal furniture coatings; and large appliance coatings. Based on this determination, EPA may issue Control Techniques Guidelines in lieu of national regulations for these product categories. EPA has prepared draft Control Techniques Guidelines for the control of volatile organic compound emissions from each of the product categories covered by this proposed determination. Once finalized, these Control Techniques Guidelines will provide guidance to the States concerning EPA's recommendations for reasonably available control technology-level controls for these product categories. EPA further proposes to take final action to list the three Group III consumer and commercial product categories addressed in this notice pursuant to Clean Air Act section 183(e).
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review: Emission Increases for Electric Generating Units
Document Number: E7-13297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on our proposed amendments for the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Emission Increases for Electric Generating Units (May 8, 2007). The EPA is reopening the comment period that originally ends on July 9, 2007. The extended comment period will close on August 8, 2007. The EPA is extending the comment period because of the number of requests we received in a timely manner.
Withdrawal of Federal Marine Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria for Toxic Pollutants Applicable to Washington State
Document Number: E7-13207
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the Federal regulations to withdraw its 1992 federally promulgated marine copper and cyanide chronic aquatic life water quality criteria for Washington State, thereby enabling Washington to implement its current EPA-approved chronic numeric criteria for copper and cyanide that cover all marine waters of the State. In 1992, EPA promulgated Federal regulations establishing water quality criteria for priority toxic pollutants for 12 States, including Washington, and two Territories that had not fully complied with the Clean Water Act (CWA). These regulations are known as the ``National Toxics Rule'' or ``NTR.'' On November 18, 1997, Washington adopted revised chronic marine aquatic life criteria for copper and cyanide, the only two marine aquatic life priority toxic pollutants in the NTR applicable to Washington. These revisions included a chronic marine aquatic life water quality criterion for copper for all marine waters and a chronic site-specific cyanide criterion for the Puget Sound. EPA approved these criteria on February 6, 1998. On August 1, 2003, Washington adopted revisions to its water quality standards, including a chronic marine criterion for cyanide for all marine waters except the Puget Sound. EPA approved this criterion on May 23, 2007. Since Washington now has marine copper and cyanide chronic aquatic life criteria effective under the CWA that EPA has approved as protective of Washington's designated uses, EPA is proposing to amend the NTR to withdraw the federally promulgated criteria.
Withdrawal of Federal Marine Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria for Toxic Pollutants Applicable to Washington State
Document Number: E7-13206
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the Federal regulations to withdraw its 1992 federally promulgated marine copper and cyanide chronic aquatic life water quality criteria for Washington State, thereby enabling Washington to implement its current EPA-approved chronic numeric criteria for copper and cyanide that cover all marine waters of the State. In 1992, EPA promulgated Federal regulations establishing water quality criteria for priority toxic pollutants for 12 States, including Washington, and two Territories that had not fully complied with the Clean Water Act (CWA). These regulations are known as the ``National Toxics Rule'' or ``NTR''. On November 18, 1997, Washington adopted revised chronic marine aquatic life criteria for copper and cyanide, the only two marine aquatic life priority toxic pollutants in the NTR applicable to Washington. These revisions included a chronic marine aquatic life water quality criterion for copper for all marine waters and a chronic site-specific cyanide criterion for the Puget Sound. EPA approved these criteria on February 6, 1998. On August 1, 2003, Washington adopted revisions to its water quality standards, including a chronic marine criterion for cyanide for all marine waters except the Puget Sound. EPA approved this criterion on May 23, 2007. Since Washington now has marine copper and cyanide chronic aquatic life criteria effective under the CWA that EPA has approved as protective of Washington's designated uses, EPA is proposing to amend the NTR to withdraw the federally promulgated criteria.
Amendment of System Records Notice for the PeoplePlus
Document Number: E7-13205
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM) is giving notice that it proposes to AMEND AN EXISTING SYSTEM OF RECORDS for EPA-1 PeoplePlus. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is amending a Privacy Act system of records to reflect the agency's collection of employee data determined to be privacy and or personally identifiable information (PII). In previous amendments the Human Capital Management (HCM) function of PeoplePlus was always the underlying source of employee information when providing Benefits, Payroll, and Time and Labor processing. The data collected includes, but is not limited to, contents of employee information in the Official Personnel Folder (OPF) as specified in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, ``The Guide to Personnel Recordkeeping,'' but never to this level of detail. Further, the system's name is changing from ``PeoplePlus Payroll, Time and Labor Application'' to ``PeoplePlus'' because the name included functions of PeoplePlus which changed recently with the e-Payrolls initiative. This notice does not affect any Privacy Act rights already accorded individuals who are subject of Agency personnel and payroll records. PeoplePlus will not change the nature of the records currently kept by EPA. This action simply gives notice of the additional HCM, and employee information collected, and to notify the public of the routine uses for PeoplePlus. These records are maintained in PeoplePlus to administer EPA's pay and leave requirements, including processing, accounting, and reporting requirements. They also provide the basic source of factual data about a person's Federal employment while in the service and after his or her separation. Records in PeoplePlus have various uses by Agency personnel offices, including screening qualifications of employees; determining status, eligibility, and employee's rights and benefits under pertinent laws and regulations governing Federal employment; computing length of service; and other information needed to provide personnel services. These records and their automated or microform equivalents may also be used to locate individuals for personnel research.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E7-13204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement pursuant to section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA. The proposed settlement is intended to resolve the potential liability under CERCLA of two (2) parties for response costs incurred by EPA or by the United States Department of Justice on behalf of EPA in connection with Operable Unit 4 (``OU4'') of the Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund Site, Carbon County, Pennsylvania (``Site'') after January 1, 2002, through August 23, 2006.
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: E7-13203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this NODA in support of the proposed rule published on November 7, 2006, entitled 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. EPA received a number of comments on the proposed rule and is in the process of evaluating those comments. This NODA addresses new data collected and analyses conducted in response to comments that EPA received concerning the impacts of the proposed monitoring provisions for open-ended lines and valves. We are seeking comment only on the impacts of the proposed monitoring provisions for open-ended lines and valves at synthetic organic chemical manufacturing sources and petroleum refineries. We do not intend to respond to new comments addressing any other aspect of the proposed rule.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System-Suspension of Regulations Establishing Requirements for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Phase II Existing Facilities
Document Number: E7-13202
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action suspends the requirements for cooling water intake structures at Phase II existing facilities, pending further rulemaking. The Phase II regulation addressed existing power utilities that use a cooling water intake structure to withdraw cooling water from waters of the United States at a rate of 50 million gallons per day (MGD) or greater.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: 07-3311
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. The Board meets three times each calendar year at different locations along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Washington, DC. It was created by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992. An Executive Order delegates implementing authority to the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President and the Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; tribal representation; and a variety of non-governmental officials. One purpose of this meeting is to hear presentations on the theme selected for the Board's Eleventh Report, natural disasters and the environment. The meeting also will include a public comment session and a business meeting on the second day. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ ocem/gneb.
Casmalia Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: E7-13124
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), the EPA is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative de minimis settlement concerning the Casmalia Superfund Site in Santa Barbara County, California (``the Casmalia Superfund Site''). Section 122(g) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g), provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative de minimis settlements. This settlement is intended to resolve the liabilities of 31 settling parties for the Casmalia Superfund Site under CERCLA and section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''), 42 U.S.C. 6973. The settlement will also resolve the Casmalia Superfund Site-related liability for response costs incurred or to be incurred, and potential natural resource damage claims, by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Air Force. The settling parties will pay a total of $1,067,477 to EPA.
Climan Transportation of the Carolinas, Inc. Truck Wreck Livingston, Rockcastle County, KY; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E7-13114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response concerning the Climan Transportation of the Carolinas, Inc. Truck Wreck located in Livingston, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority, EPA ICR No. 1676.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0306
Document Number: E7-13113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
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 12/31/2007. 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-13095
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-13093
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.
Management Support Technology, Inc. and System Integration Group, Inc.; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E7-13005
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Management Support Technology, Inc. and its subcontractor, System Integration Group, Inc. in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Management Support Technology, Inc. and its subcontractor, System Integration Group, Inc., have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Management Support Technology, Inc. and its subcontractor, System Integration Group, Inc., to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Redesignation of the Hampton Roads Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory; Correction
Document Number: E7-12998
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an error in the rule language of a final rule pertaining to EPA's approval of the Hampton Roads Area maintenance plan and 2002 base-year inventory submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Glutaraldehyde Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-12996
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment and related documents for the pesticide glutaraldehyde, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Glutaraldehyde through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Exemption from the Requirements of a Tolerance for Thymol (as Present in Thyme Oil) in or on Food Commodities
Document Number: E7-12995
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the exemption of regulations for residues of thymol (as present in thyme oil) in or on various food commodities.
(E,E)-9,11-Tetradecadien-1-yl Acetate; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, and Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: E7-12872
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) to use the pesticide (E,E)-9,11- tetradecadien-1-yl acetate (CAS No. 30562-09-5) to treat host plants to control the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). The Applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. Due to the unique nature of this emergency situation, in which the time to review the conditions of this situation was short, it was not possible to issue a solicitation for public comment, in accordance with 40 CFR 166.24, prior to the Agency's decision to grant these exemptions.