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

Draft NPDES General Permits for Log Transfer Facilities in Alaska (Permit Nos. AK-G70-0000 and AK-G70-1000) and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E7-14772
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, is publishing notice of the availability of two draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits (numbers AK-G70-0000 and AK-G70-1000) to provide Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) authorization for log transfer facilities (LTFs) operating in Alaska. General permit (GP) AK-G70-0000 (the ``Pre-1985'' GP) includes section 402 modifications to section 404 permits issued to LTFs prior to October 22, 1985, in accordance with section 407 of the Water Quality Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-4). All other LTFs can apply to be authorized to discharge under AK-G70-1000 (the ``Post-1985'' GP) if they meet eligibility requirements. The draft Post-1985 GP is a reissuance of a previously issued LTF GP that became effective on March 21, 2000, and was subsequently modified on April 27, 2004 (69 FR 19417). The Post-1985 GP expired on March 21, 2005, and has been administratively extended since that time. The draft Pre-1985 GP contains additional modifications to section 404 permits issued to LTFs prior to October 22, 1985. The modifications implemented by the Pre-1985 GP became effective as of April 27, 2004, and did not expire because the section 404 permits had no expiration date. New LTFs or existing LTFs not currently authorized to discharge, and which meet the eligibility criteria under the Post-1985 permit, must submit a written Notice of Intent (NOI) to be covered at least 60 days prior to the anticipated commencement of in-water log storage or transfer operations. For existing LTFs that are operating under an administratively extended permit pursuant to 40 CFR 122.6, NOIs were to be submitted 180 days prior to the expiration of the permit (i.e., September 22, 2004). If changes have occurred since that time that require a revised NOI to be submitted, such revised NOIs must be submitted no later than 60 days from the effective date of the final GP. Pre-1985 LTFs seeking coverage or continued coverage under GP No. AK-G70-0000 must submit written Notification within 90 days of the effective date of the final Pre-1985 permit if they have not already done so. Facility operators which received a section 404 permit from the Army Corps of Engineers prior to October 22, 1985, but who did not provide Notification under the Pre-1985 GP and who fail to submit a timely written Notification in accordance with the proposed 2007 modifications, must seek coverage under the Post-1985 permit prior to commencing discharges of bark and wood debris. In order to be authorized to discharge under the Post-1985 GP, owners or operators of an LTF must: (1) Submit a NOI as described in Part V to EPA and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC); (2) develop and implement a Pollution Prevention Plan (PPP); (3) receive written authorization for a project area zone of deposit (ZOD) from ADEC; and, (4) receive written authorization to discharge bark and wood debris from EPA. In order to be able to discharge in compliance with the Pre-1985 GP modifications, owners or operators of an LTF must: (1) Submit a Notification to EPA and ADEC; (2) develop and implement a PPP; (3) receive written authorization for a project area ZOD from ADEC; and, (4) receive a NPDES number from EPA. A fact sheet has been prepared which sets forth the principle factual, legal, policy, and scientific information considered in the development of the general permits. Both GPs contain a combination of technology-based requirements and water quality-based effluent limits, standards, or conditions. Public Comment and Public Hearing: Interested persons may submit written comments on the draft GPs to the attention of Kai Shum at the address below. Copies of the draft GPs and fact sheet are available upon request. The permits and fact sheet may also be downloaded from the Region 10 Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/waterpermits.htm (click on ``draft permits'', then ``Alaska''). All comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. The EPA and ADEC will host a public hearing to present information relevant to the LTF GPs, to answer questions, and to receive verbal comments on the draft general permits. The hearing is scheduled as follows: Thursday, September 6, 2007, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.; Centennial Hall and Convention Center; 101 Eagan Drive; Juneau, Alaska 99801. After the expiration date of the Public Notice on September 25, the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, will make a final determination with respect to issuance of the permits. Response to comments will be published with the final permits. The proposed requirements contained in the draft GPs will become final 30 days after publication of the final permits in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Clean Water Act Sections 305(b), 303(d), 314(a), and 106(e)); EPA ICR No. 1560.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0071
Document Number: E7-14770
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 September 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.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of Central Indiana To Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E7-14741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 26, 2007, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request for EPA approval of a redesignation of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties (the Central Indiana Area) to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). IDEM also requested EPA approval of an ozone maintenance plan for this area as a revision of the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA proposes to determine that the Central Indiana Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA proposes to approve Indiana's request to redesignate the Central Indiana Area to attainment of the 8- hour ozone NAAQS and to approve the State's ozone maintenance plan for this area as a revision of the Indiana SIP. Finally, EPA proposes to approve Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Central Indiana Area, as supported by the ozone maintenance plan for this area, for purposes of transportation conformity determinations.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Request for Nominations for 2007 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program
Document Number: E7-14731
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February, 2000. This is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air. This notice announces the competition for the Year 2007 program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA ICR No. 1591.24, OMB Control No. 2060-0277
Document Number: E7-14725
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2007. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Implementation Plan Revision; State of New Jersey
Document Number: E7-14480
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is approving a request from the State of New Jersey to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone to incorporate state-adopted amendments to Subchapter 19 ``Control and Prohibition of Air Pollution from Oxides of Nitrogen'' and related amendments to Subchapter 16 ``Control and Prohibition of Air Pollution by Volatile Organic Compounds.'' The amendments relate to the control of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions from stationary industrial sources. This SIP revision consists of control measures needed to meet the shortfall in emission reductions in New Jersey's 1-hour ozone attainment demonstration SIP as identified by EPA. The intended effect of this action is to approve the state control strategy, which will result in emission reductions that will help achieve attainment of the national ambient air quality standards for ozone required by the Clean Air Act (the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; States of Arizona and Nevada; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E7-14475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve state implementation plans submitted by the States of Arizona and Nevada that address interstate transport with respect to the 8-hour ozone and fine particulate matter national ambient air quality standards. In so doing, EPA has determined that the plans submitted by Arizona and Nevada and approved herein satisfy requirements under Clean Air Act section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) for each State to submit a plan containing adequate provisions to prohibit interstate transport with respect to the standards for 8-hour ozone and fine particulate matter. EPA is proposing this action pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of state implementation plans. The effect of this proposal would be to approve the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans addressing interstate transport with respect to the 8-hour ozone and fine particulate standards and to eliminate obligations on the Agency to promulgate Federal Implementation Plans for these States addressing this same requirement.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; States of Arizona and Nevada; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E7-14473
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve state implementation plans submitted by the States of Arizona and Nevada that address interstate transport with respect to the 8-hour ozone and fine particulate matter national ambient air quality standards. In so doing, EPA has determined that the plans submitted by Arizona and Nevada and approved herein satisfy requirements under Clean Air Act section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) for each State to submit a plan containing adequate provisions to prohibit interstate transport with respect to the standards for 8-hour ozone and fine particulate matter. EPA is taking this action pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of state implementation plans. The effect of this action is to approve the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans addressing interstate transport with respect to the 8-hour ozone and fine particulate standards and to eliminate obligations on the Agency to promulgate Federal implementation plans for these States addressing this same requirement.
Approval of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-14465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 19, 2007. This revision incorporates provisions related to the implementation of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006, and the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) which concerns sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of Wisconsin, promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised December 13, 2006. EPA is not proposing to make any changes to the CAIR FIP, but is proposing, to the extent EPA approves Wisconsin's SIP revision, to amend the appropriate appendices in the CAIR FIP trading rules simply to note that approval. The SIP revision that EPA is proposing to approve is an abbreviated SIP revision that addresses the methodology to be used to allocate annual and ozone season NOX allowances under the CAIR FIP, except for allowances in the compliance supplement pool. The portions of Wisconsin's submittal (those associated with the compliance supplement pool and Superior Environmental Performance) that EPA is proposing to disapprove are inconsistent with CAIR and/or otherwise inappropriate to include in a CAIR SIP and must, therefore, be disapproved.
Partial Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule Revising the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E7-14679
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 30, 2007 (72 FR 29886), EPA published a direct final approval of revisions to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concerned San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Rule 4307, Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters2.0 MMBtu/hr to 5.0 MMBtu/hr; Rule 4308, Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters0.075 MMBtu/hr to 2.0 MMBtu/hr; Rule 4309, Dryers, Dehydrators, and Ovens; Rule 4352, Solid Fuel Fired Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters; and Rule 4905, Natural Gas-Fired, Fan-Type Residential Central Furnaces. The direct final action was published without prior proposal because EPA anticipated no adverse comment. The direct final rule stated that if adverse comments were received by June 29, 2007, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. EPA received timely adverse comments. Consequently, with this revision we are withdrawing the direct final approval of SJVAPCD Rule 4352. EPA will either address the comments in a subsequent final action based on the parallel proposal also published on May 30, 2007 (72 FR 29901), or repropose an alternative action. As stated in the parallel proposal, EPA will not institute a second comment period on a subsequent final action. The other rules approved in the May 30, 2007 direct final action, SJVAPCD Rules 4307, 4308, 4309, and 4905, are not affected by this partial withdrawal and are incorporated into the SIP as of the effective date of the May 30, 2007 direct final action.
Gulf of Mexico Program Management Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-14676
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Management Committee Meeting (MC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Clean Air Interstate Rule Nitrogen Oxides Annual Trading Program
Document Number: E7-14485
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking a direct final action to approve a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas on August 4, 2006, as the Texas Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Annual Abbreviated SIP. The abbreviated SIP revision EPA is approving includes the Texas methodologies for allocation of annual NOX allowances for Phase 1 of CAIR, the control periods 2009 through 2014, and for allocating allowances from the compliance supplement pool (CSP) in the CAIR NOX annual trading program. EPA has determined that the Texas CAIR NOX Annual Abbreviated SIP revision satisfies the applicable requirements of a CAIR abbreviated SIP revision. Upon the effective date of approval of the Texas CAIR NOX Annual Abbreviated SIP revision, EPA by ministerial action will note in the Texas CAIR NOX Annual Federal Implementation Plan's (FIP) incorporated regulations that the Texas rules for annual NOX allowances under Phase 1 of CAIR and allocating allowances from the CSP apply, rather than the Federal FIP rules. The intended effect of this action is to reduce NOX emissions from the State of Texas that are contributing to nonattainment of the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) in downwind states. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Clean Air Interstate Rule Nitrogen Oxides Annual Trading Program
Document Number: E7-14484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas on August 4, 2006, as the Texas Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Annual Abbreviated SIP. The abbreviated SIP revision EPA is proposing to approve includes the Texas methodologies for allocation of annual NOX allowances for Phase 1 of CAIR, the control periods 2009 through 2014, and for allocating allowances from the compliance supplement pool (CSP) in the CAIR NOX annual trading program. EPA is proposing to determine that the Texas CAIR NOX Annual Abbreviated SIP revision satisfies the applicable requirements of a CAIR abbreviated SIP revision. Upon the effective date of approval of the Texas CAIR NOX Annual Abbreviated SIP revision, EPA by ministerial action will note in the Texas CAIR NOX Annual Federal Implementation Plan's (FIP) incorporated regulations that the Texas rules for annual NOX allowances under Phase 1 of CAIR and allocating allowances from the CSP apply, rather than the Federal FIP rules. The intended effect of this action is to reduce NOX emissions from the State of Texas that are contributing to nonattainment of the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) in downwind states. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E7-14477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve Indiana's requests to amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for control of particulate matter in 326 IAC 6.5-7-13. Indiana submitted the SIP revision requests to EPA on November 1, 2005 and March 20, 2007. The revisions would change the source name from St. Mary's to Holy Cross Services Corporation (Saint Mary's Campus), and clarify and revise existing particulate matter (PM) emission limits for the boilers at that source to reflect current operating conditions. These revisions will not result in an increase in PM emissions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E7-14476
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving Indiana's requests to amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for control of particulate matter in 326 IAC 6.5-7-13. Indiana submitted the SIP revision requests to EPA on November 1, 2005 and March 20, 2007. The revisions would change the source name from St. Mary's to Holy Cross Services Corporation (Saint Mary's Campus), and clarify and revise existing particulate matter (PM) emission limits for the boilers at that source to reflect current operating conditions. These revisions will not result in an increase in PM.
Draft Risk Assessment Report for Lead
Document Number: E7-14601
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about July 31, 2007, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA will make available for public review and comment a draft technical support document in EPA's review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead, Lead Human Exposure and Health Risk Assessments for Selected Case Studies (Draft Risk Assessment Report). The purpose of the Draft Risk Assessment Report is to describe the design, methodology and results of the human exposure and health risk assessments for lead.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX
Document Number: E7-14599
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing two individual sources that were included as part of a proposed rule to approve Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP) pertaining to source-specific volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) RACT determinations for seven individual sources located in Pennsylvania. The proposed rule was published on May 4, 2006 (71 FR 26297). Subsequently, EPA is withdrawing the two provisions of that proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Mercer County Portion of the Youngstown-Warren-Sharon, OH-PA 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-14589
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Mercer County portion of the Youngstown- Warren-Sharon, OH-PA ozone nonattainment area (``Youngstown Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Area is comprised of Mercer County, Pennsylvania and Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties, Ohio. In this rulemaking action EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request, maintenance plan, and 2002 base year inventory for Mercer County. In a separate rulemaking action (72 FR 19435, April 18, 2007) EPA proposed to approve the ozone redesignation request for Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties. In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Mercer County 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 Mercer County has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for 2004-2006. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has also submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for Mercer County, and EPA is proposing to approve that inventory for Mercer County as a SIP revision. EPA is also providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the maintenance plan for Mercer County for purposes of transportation conformity, and is also proposing to approve those MVEBs. Note that separate conformity budgets are being established by Ohio for Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request and of the maintenance plan and 2002 base-year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Sixtieth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-14575
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 60\th\ ITC Report to the Administrator of EPA on June 14, 2007. In the 60\th\ ITC Report, which is included with this notice, the ITC is revising the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List by adding ``lead and lead compounds'' to the Priority Testing List so that EPA may expeditiously obtain unpublished health and safety studies that relate to the lead content of consumer products that are intended for use by children.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-14569
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential for adverse impacts to air and water quality with full field development, and suggested that the final EIS include additional information and discussion on cumulative impacts analysis, mitigation measures, and adaptive management. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-14568
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Chlorthalonil; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-14567
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for the combined residues of chlorothalonil and its metabolite, 4-hydroxy-2,5,6- trichloroisophthalonitrile, in or on pea, edible podded. The Snowpea Commission of Guatemala requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Approval of New Jersey's Title V Operating Permit Program Revision
Document Number: E7-14483
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is approving a revision to the New Jersey Operating Permit Program related to the permitting of stationary sources subject to title V of the Clean Air Act in the state of New Jersey. The revision consists of amendments to Subchapter 22 of Chapter 27 of Title 7 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, ``Operating Permits.'' The revision was submitted to amend the definition, permit application, and fees sections of the Operating Permit Rule. The changes add clarity to the rule and assure adequate funding for New Jersey's Operating Permit Program. The intended effect of this action is to approve the program revision requested by New Jersey to assure proper implementation of the requirements of title V of the CAA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Proficiency Testing Studies for Drinking Water Laboratories, EPA ICR No. 2264.01, OMB Control No. 2040-New
Document Number: E7-14482
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
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 for a new 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; National Refrigerant Recycling and Emissions Reduction Program; EPA ICR No. 1626.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0256
Document Number: E7-14479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
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.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report From the April 18-20, 2007 HSRB Meeting
Document Number: E7-14468
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft HSRB report from the April 18-20, 2007 HSRB meeting.
Recent Posting to the Applicability Determination Index (ADI) Database System of Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Document Number: E7-13894
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements, and State Program Approval Procedures, EPA ICR Number 1360.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0068
Document Number: E7-14376
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection which 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 as described below.
Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa19 Protein in Cotton; Exemption from the Requirements of a Tolerance; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E7-14373
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a direct final rule in the Federal Register of April 25, 2007 (72 FR 20431), concerning plant-incorporated protectant tolerance exemptions. On May 9, 2007 EPA issued a final rule revising the tolerance exemption for Bacillus thuringeniensis Vip3Aa19 in cotton. This technical amendment is being issued to clarify the status and the wording of the tolerance exemption for Bacillus thuringeniensis Vip3Aa19 in cotton.
4-Aminopyridine Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-14367
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of May 30, 2007 (72 FR 29995) (FRL-8132-2), concerning the availability of EPA's ecological risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide 4- aminopyridine. This document is extending the comment period for 4- aminopyridine for 23 days. The new comment period ends August 22, 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety (Act); EPA ICR No. 2103.03; OMB No. 2040-0253
Document Number: E7-14363
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
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 September 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Erie 8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-14360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Erie ozone nonattainment area (``Erie Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Erie Area is comprised of Erie County, Pennsylvania. EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for the Erie Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the Erie 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 Erie Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for 2004-2006. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Erie Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has also submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for the Erie Area, and EPA is proposing to approve that inventory for the Erie Area as a SIP revision. EPA is also providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the maintenance plan for the Erie Area for purposes of transportation conformity, and is also proposing to approve those MVEBs. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request and of the maintenance plan and 2002 base-year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Penoxsulam (2-(2,2-difluoroethoxy)-N-(5,8-dimethoxy[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidin-2-yl)-6-(trifluoromethyl)benzenesulfonamide; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-14335
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues or residues of penoxsulam (2-(2,2-difluoroethoxy)-N-(5,8- dimethoxy[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidin-2-yl)-6- (trifluoromethyl)benzenesulfonamide) in or on fish; fish, shellfish, mollusc; and fish, shellfish, crustacean. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Request for Nominations
Document Number: E7-14332
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs is inviting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). EPA's current Charter for the PPDC will expire in November 2007. EPA intends to seek renewal of the PPDC Charter for another 2-year term, November 2007 to November 2009, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Diazinon; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E7-14331
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of a product containing the pesticide diazinon, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a May 16, 2007 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the diazinon registrant to voluntarily cancel their diazinon granular product registration. This is not the last diazinon product registered for use in the United States; however this is the last diazinon granular formulation registered for use in the United States. In the May 16, 2007 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation to terminate use, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their request within this period. The Agency received a comment on the Notice but none which merited its further review of the request. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellation. Any distribution, sale, or use of the diazinon products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Acrolein Ecological Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-14329
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's ecological risk assessment, and related documents for the pesticide acrolein, 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 acrolein through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. The ecological risk assessment is being released with this Federal Register Notice. The human health risk assessment for acrolein is currently under development and will be released within a few months. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Implementation of the Emerging Pathogens and Disinfection Hierarchy for Antimicrobial Products; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-14292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
To assure that EPA's practices related to implementing the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA) are transparent and open to public participation, EPA is soliciting comments on the pesticide draft science guidance document entitled ``Implementation of the Emerging Pathogens and Disinfection Hierarchy for Antimicrobial Products.''
Benzyl Benzoate; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-14290
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticide benzyl benzoate. The request would not terminate the last benzyl benzoate products registered for use in the U.S. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws their request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E7-14269
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products that contain new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products and/or that entail a changed use pattern pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-payment of Year 2007 Registration Maintenance Fees
Document Number: E7-14182
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since the amendments of October, 1988, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) has required payment of an annual maintenance fee to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee, due January 15, 2007, has gone unpaid for 721 registrations. Section 4(i)(5)(G) of FIFRA provides that the Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel all 721 of these registrations have been issued within the past few days.
Naphthenate Salts Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-14173
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment(s), and related documents for the pesticides copper naphthenate and zinc naphthenate (the naphthenate salts), 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 the naphthenate salts 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.
Glufosinate-ammonium; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-14170
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of Glufosinate-ammonium in or on pistachio. Interregional Research Project No. 4 requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E7-14161
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for diflubenzuron and its metabolites p-chlorophenylurea and p- chloroaniline in or on lemon. 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 on lemon. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for combined residues of diflubenzuron and its metabolites p-chlorophenylurea and p-chloroaniline, 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: E7-14058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
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.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: 07-3634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council is a panel of individuals who represent diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the NACEPT agenda, including sustainable water infrastructure, environmental stewardship, cooperative conservation, energy and the environment, and environmental indicators. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: 07-3632
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle ozone nonattainment area (``Harrisburg Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving the ozone redesignation request for the Harrisburg Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, PADEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the Harrisburg Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is approving the 8-hour maintenance plan. PADEP also submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for the Harrisburg Area which EPA is approving. In addition, EPA is approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Harrisburg Area maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, and is approving those MVEBs. EPA is approving the redesignation request, and the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year emissions inventory as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Attainment Determination, Redesignation of the Franklin County Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: 07-3631
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Franklin County nonattainment area (``Franklin County Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, the PADEP submitted SIP revisions consisting of a maintenance plan for the Franklin County Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is approving the 8-hour maintenance plan. PADEP also submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for the Franklin County Area which EPA is approving. In addition, EPA is approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Franklin County Area maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, and is approving those MVEBs. EPA is approving the redesignation request, and the maintenance plan, and the 2002 base-year emissions inventory as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Adequacy Status of the Bi-State Louisville 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: E7-14316
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) in Kentucky's bi-state Louisville 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted on September 29, 2006, by the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (KDAQ), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the bi-state Louisville area must use the MVEBs from the September 29, 2006, bi-state Louisville 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance SIP for future conformity determinations for the 8-hour ozone standard. In a separate rulemaking, EPA has already approved these MVEBs. These MVEBs are identical to the MVEBs established for this area in the Indiana SIP.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under EPA's WasteWise Program, EPA ICR Number 1698.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0139
Document Number: E7-14263
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (Renewal) EPA ICR Number 1984.03; OMB Control Number 2060-0552
Document Number: E7-14262
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.