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

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Constitution Road Drum Site Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 07-4592
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 costs concerning the Constitution Road Drum Superfund Site located in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: 07-4590
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 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 hear presentations on local environmental issues as well as 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 www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-18188
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-18182
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the consideration of alternatives, lack of analysis for mobile source air toxics, noise impacts, significant impacts to low-income and minority communities and water quality impacts. EPA recommends several mitigation and enhancement measures that could be implemented during and after construction to assist in minimizing impacts to the environment. Rating EC2.
State Innovation Grant Program, Preliminary Notice and Request for Input on the Development of a Solicitation for Proposals for 2008 Awards
Document Number: E7-18164
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) is giving preliminary notice of its intention to solicit pre-proposals for a 2008 grant program to support innovation by state environmental agencies the ``State Innovation Grant Program.'' The Agency is also seeking input from state environmental regulatory agencies on the topic areas for the solicitation. In addition, EPA is asking each state environmental regulatory agency to designate a point of contact (in addition to the Commissioner or Cabinet Secretary level) who will be the point of contact for further communication about the upcoming solicitation. If your point of contact from previous State Innovation Grant solicitations is to be your contact for this year's competition, there is no need to send that information again, as all previously designated points of contact will remain on our notification list for this year's competition. EPA anticipates publication of a Solicitation Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity on the Federal government's grants opportunities Web site (http://www.grants.gov) to announce the availability of the next solicitation within 45 days.
EPA Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Candidates for the National Environmental Education Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-18152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education Staff Office is soliciting applications of environmental education professionals for consideration on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). There are currently five vacancies on the Advisory Council that must be filled: Two Business and Industry (2008- 2011); one State Department of Natural Resources (2008-2011); one Primary and Secondary Education (must be a classroom teacher) (2008- 2011); one Senior American (2008-2011). Additional avenues and resources may be utilized in the solicitation of applications.
Comprehensive Procurement Guideline V for Procurement of Products Containing Recovered Materials
Document Number: E7-18150
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) for recovered content products. Specifically, EPA is revising the list of items designated in the category of landscaping products. First, EPA is changing the description of ``compost'' by consolidating all compost designations under one item designation: ``compost made from recovered organic materials.'' At the same time, the Agency is amending the definition of compost. The effect of the two changes will be to include compost from biosolids and manure, and not limit the designation to specific types of organic materials. Second, EPA has added ``fertilizer made from recovered materials'' as a designated landscaping item and added a definition for ``fertilizer made from recovered organic materials.'' (In the notices section of this Federal Register, EPA also is making available the final Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) that contains recommendations for purchasing these designated items.) The CPG implements section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which requires EPA to designate items that are or can be made with recovered materials and to recommend practices that procuring agencies can use to procure designated items. Once EPA designates an item, any procuring agency that uses appropriated federal funds to procure that item must purchase the item containing the highest percentage of recovered materials practicable. This action harnesses government purchasing power to stimulate the use of recovered materials in the manufacture of products, thereby fostering markets for materials recovered from solid waste.
Recovered Materials Advisory Notice V
Document Number: E7-18149
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is providing notice of the availability of the final Recovered Materials Advisory Notice V (RMAN V) and supporting materials. The final RMAN V contains EPA's recommendations for purchasing one new item and one revised item designated in the final Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) V, published elsewhere in this Federal Register. This action harnesses government purchasing power to stimulate the use of recovered materials in the manufacture of products and expand markets for those recovered materials. EPA designates items that are or can be made with recovered materials and provides recommendations for the procurement of these items under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA). The items for which EPA is making recommendations are: compost made from recovered organic materials and fertilizers made from recovered organic materials.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Tennessee; Approval of Revisions to the Tennessee SIP and the Nashville/Davidson County Portion of the Tennessee SIP; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review
Document Number: E7-17975
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee on February 23, 2006, and amended on April 16, 2007; and revisions to the Nashville/Davidson County portion of the Tennessee SIP submitted by the State of Tennessee on May 31, 2006. The SIP revisions modify the Tennessee and Nashville/Davidson County Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations in the Tennessee SIP to address changes to the federal new source review (NSR) regulations, which were promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003 (commonly referred to as the ``2002 NSR Reform Rules''). EPA proposed approval of these revisions on July 23, 2007; no comments were received on that proposal. The revisions include provisions for baseline emissions calculations, an actual-to-projected- actual methodology for calculating emissions changes, options for plant-wide applicability limits, and recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide
Document Number: E7-18100
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Carbon Monoxide (CO). This is intended to update and revise, where appropriate, the scientific assessment presented in the Air Quality Criteria for Carbon Monoxide (EPA 600/P-99/001F), published in June 2000. Interested parties are invited to assist the EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for the review of the CO NAAQS by submitting research studies that have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public scientific meeting.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Extension of Global Laboratory and Analytical Use Exemption for Essential Class I Ozone-Depleting Substances
Document Number: E7-18095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to extend the global laboratory and analytical use exemption for production and import of class I ozone- depleting substances beyond December 31, 2007, contingent upon and consistent with future anticipated actions by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The exemption allows persons in the United States to produce and import controlled substances for laboratory and analytical uses that have not been already identified by EPA as nonessential. EPA also is proposing to add, for specific laboratory uses, the applicability of the laboratory and analytical use exemption to production and import of methyl bromide.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council: Request for Nominations
Document Number: E7-18065
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) invites all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to serve a three-year term as members of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council). This 15 member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Agency on the activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the SDWA. The terms of five (5) members expire in December 2007. To maintain the representation required in the statute, nominees for the 2008 Council should represent State and local officials concerned with public water supply and public health protection (3 vacancies), the general public (1 vacancy) and interest groups (1 vacancy). All nominations will be fully considered, but applicants need to be aware of the specific representation needed as well as geographical balance so that all major areas of the U.S. (East, Mid-West, South, Mountain, South-West, and West) will be represented. The current list of members is available on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ndwac.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Oxides of Nitrogen Budget Trading Program
Document Number: E7-18061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve Ohio's request to permanently retire 240 oxides of nitrogen (NOX) allowances from the State's 2005 new source set aside, which would otherwise have been distributed to existing sources that are required participants in the State of Ohio's NOX budget. Under the Federal NOX Budget Trading Program, each participating state receives a main pool of `allowances', which are credits that permit a source to emit one ton of NOX per allowance. Allowances are apportioned state-wide to electricity generating units and other large NOX sources which are subject to the budget trading program. Each year, a certain number of allowances are set aside from the main pool by the State, specifically for use by any new sources subject to the trading program which may come on-line during that year. If no new sources are created, and no new source set aside allowances are used, the new source set aside allowances are returned to the main pool of allowances for use the following year. Retiring 240 new source set aside allowances will provide surplus emission reductions to help compensate for the discontinuation of Ohio's `E-Check' motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas for the year 2006 (Ohio is in the process of seeking approval of the removal of E-Check from the State Implementation Plan (SIP), which will be addressed in a separate action). Withholding and permanently retiring 240 new source set aside allowances from the year 2006 control period will provide 240 tons of surplus NOX emission reductions that are creditable for replacing reductions that otherwise would have occurred from the E- Check program during the 2006 ozone season.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services
Document Number: E7-18059
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS) to discuss components of a draft report related to valuing the protection of ecological systems and services.
Approval of Plan of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Clean Air Mercury Rule
Document Number: E7-18057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Plan submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) which addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), which EPA promulgated on May 18, 2005 and subsequently revised on June 9, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the submitted State Plan fully implements the CAMR requirements for Pennsylvania. CAMR requires States to regulate emissions of mercury (Hg) from large coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). CAMR establishes State budgets for annual EGU mercury emissions and requires States to submit State Plans that ensure that annual EGU mercury emissions will not exceed the applicable State budget. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered CAMR cap-and-trade program. Pennsylvania chose to adopt a State-specific plan for the control of mercury emissions from EGUs within the State instead of participating in the EPA-administered CAMR cap-and-trade program. Pennsylvania's plan includes a Pennsylvania-specific mercury control regulation for coal-fired EGUs and other elements which the State intends to implement to ensure that Pennsylvania meets its mercury budget. Pennsylvania's state-specific mercury control regulation establishes annual mercury emission limitations for EGUs as part of a Statewide nontradable mercury allowance program; sets mercury emissions standards for EGUs; and includes monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and other provisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; VOC Emissions From Fuel Grade Ethanol Production Operations
Document Number: E7-17881
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a March 30, 2007, request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) by adding a volatile organic compound (VOC) rule for fuel grade ethanol production at dry mills. This rule revision creates an industry-specific Best Available Control Technology (BACT) standard for new fuel grade ethanol production dry mills that replaces the otherwise required case-by-case SIP BACT determination for new facilities with the potential to emit 25 tons or more of VOC per year. The benefit of this rule is that establishing specific standards in place of a case-by-case analysis improves the clarity, predictability, and timeliness of certain State permit decisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; VOC Emissions From Fuel Grade Ethanol Production Operations
Document Number: E7-17880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a March 30, 2007, request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) by adding a volatile organic compound (VOC) rule for fuel grade ethanol production at dry mills. This rule revision creates an industry-specific Best Available Control Technology (BACT) standard for new fuel grade ethanol production dry mills that replaces the otherwise required case-by-case BACT determination for new facilities with the potential to emit 25 tons or more of VOC per year. The benefit of this rule is that establishing specific standards in place of a case-by-case analysis improves the clarity, predictability, and timeliness of permit decisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-17876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on June 8, 2007 by the State of West Virginia for the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Annual and NOX Ozone Season Abbreviated SIP. The abbreviated SIP revision EPA is proposing to approve includes West Virginia's methodology for allocation of annual NOX and ozone season NOX allowances for Phase 1 of CAIR, which is comprised of control periods 2009 through 2014. EPA is not proposing to make any changes to the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan currently in effect in West Virginia, but is proposing, to the extent EPA approves West Virginia's SIP revision, to amend the appropriate appendices in the CAIR FIP trading rules simply to note that approval. The intended effect of this action is to reduce NOX emissions in West Virginia that are contributing to nonattainment of the 8 hour ozone and PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in downwind states. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-17874
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 8, 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 (CAIR FIP) concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of West Virginia, promulgated on April 28, 2006 and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. In this direct final action, EPA is not making any changes to the CAIR FIP, but is amending the appropriate appendices in the CAIR FIP trading rules simply to note that approval. In accordance with the Clean Air Act, EPA is approving this West Virginia SIP revision as an abbreviated SIP revision which addresses the methodology to be used to allocate annual and ozone season NOX allowances under the CAIR FIPs.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Control of VOC Emissions From Crude Oil Lightering Operations
Document Number: E7-17872
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This SIP revision pertains to the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from crude oil lightering operations. EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Kentucky: Volatile Organic Compound Definition Updates
Document Number: E7-17630
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet on December 14, 2006. The revision includes changes to the definitions section of Kentucky's Air Quality Regulations regarding the definition of ``volatile organic compounds,'' which was updated to be consistent with the federal definition. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving Kentucky's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans, Kentucky Volatile Organic Compound Definition Updates
Document Number: E7-17628
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (Cabinet) on December 14, 2006. The revisions include changes to the definitions section of Kentucky's Air Quality Regulations. The definition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was updated to be consistent with the federal definition.
Notice of Data Availability on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Wastes in Landfills and Surface Impoundments
Document Number: Z7-17138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency
Pesticide Registration Review; New Docket Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E7-18043
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established a registration review docket for the following pesticide: Zinc Borate (3ZnO2BO33.5H2O; mw 434.66), PC Code 128859, Case number 5025. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for this registration review. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Approval of Implementation Plans of Michigan: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-18026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to conditionally approve a revision to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 16, 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 (CAIR FIP) concerning SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the state of Michigan, 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 Michigan'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 conditionally approve is an abbreviated SIP revision that addresses: The applicability provisions for the NOX ozone season trading program under the CAIR FIP and supporting definitions of terms; the methodology to be used to allocate NOX annual and ozone season NOX allowances under the CAIR FIP and supporting definitions of terms; and provisions for opt-in units under the CAIR FIP. Michigan will be submitting additional SO2 rules in the future.
Pyraclostrobin; Order Denying Objections to Issuance of Tolerances
Document Number: E7-18025
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Natural Resource Defense Council (``NRDC'') filed objections with EPA to a final rule under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (``FFDCA''), (21 U.S.C. 346a), establishing tolerances for the pesticide pyraclostrobin on various food commodities. NRDC argues that EPA has unlawfully removed the additional safety factor for the protection of infants and children required by Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. This order denies the objections for the reasons stated herein.
Revising the Budget Period Limitation for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: E7-18000
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on Revising the Budget Period Limitation for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements. This amendment will remove the budget period limitation for research and demonstration grants and cooperative agreements. This change is administrative in nature. The current rule sets forth a maximum budget period of 24 months for all grants and cooperative agreements awarded for research and demonstration projects, which can be extended on a case-by-case basis. Extensions are often requested creating an administrative burden for the EPA. All research and demonstration grants will continue to adhere to the project period limitation of five years. This change will not adversely affect any current or future research or demonstration efforts.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meetings-Fall 2007
Document Number: E7-17997
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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 two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Managed by UT-Battelle, LLC; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E7-17990
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed by UT-Battelle, LLC in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed by UT-Battelle, LLC has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP under an Interagency Agreement (IAG). Acess to this information will enable Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed by UT-Battelle, LLC to fulfill the obligations of the IAG.
Draft List of Initial Pesticide Active Ingredients and Pesticide Inerts to be Considered for Screening under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-17984
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 18, 2007, concerning the draft list of the first group of chemicals that will be screened in the Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The draft list was produced using the approach described in the September 2005 notice, and includes chemicals that the Agency, in its discretion, has decided should be tested first, based upon exposure potential. This document is extending the comment period for 60 days, from September 17, 2007, to November 16, 2007.
Captan, 2,4-D, Dodine, DCPA, Endothall, Fomesafen, Propyzamide, Ethofumesate, Permethrin, Dimethipin, and Fenarimol; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E7-17982
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for captan, 2,4-D, dodine, endothall, propyzamide, permethrin, ethofumesate and dimethipin. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for captan, 2,4-D, dodine, DCPA, endothall, propyzamide, permethrin, ethofumesate, and fomesafen. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for captan, 2,4-D, dodine, propyzamide, permethrin, and ethofumesate. EPA is not taking action on the proposed change to the fenarimol tolerance on apples at this time. The regulatory actions in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the tolerance reassessment requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q) as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Rules
Document Number: E7-17979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to partially approve, disapprove, and conditionally approve specific portions of the proposed revisions to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of South Carolina on July 1, 2005. The proposed revisions modify South Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program and provide for a new Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) program to be incorporated into the SIP. EPA's proposal to partially approve and disapprove certain portions of the July 1, 2005, SIP submittal is consistent with section 110(k)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA's proposal to conditionally approve other portions of the July 1, 2005, SIP submittal is consistent with section 110(k)(4) of the CAA. As part of the conditional approval, which applies only to the NNSR program, South Carolina will have twelve months from the date of EPA's final conditional approval of the SIP revisions in which to revise its NNSR rules, as described herein, to be consistent with existing federal law. In addition to the conditional approval of the NNSR program, EPA is proposing to approve one provision of South Carolina's minor source permitting program, partially approve South Carolina's PSD program, and disapprove two elements of South Carolina's PSD and NNSR rules that relate to provisions that were vacated from the federal program by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit Court) on June 24, 2005. The two elements vacated from the federal rules pertain to pollution control projects (PCPs) and clean units. These elements exist in the South Carolina rules in both the PSD and NNSR programs, and all references to PCPs and clean units in both programs are being proposed for disapproval. As part of the conditional approval of South Carolina's NNSR program, South Carolina must commit to revise its rules to include requirements for calculating emissions reductions that will be used for offsets and ensure those reductions are surplus to other federal requirements. In the interim, until the State NNSR program changes are in effect, as part of the conditional approval, the State must commit to utilize the provisions of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 51, Appendix S to supplement its NNSR program until it is both State- effective and approved by EPA into the South Carolina SIP. Changes to the federal new source review (NSR) regulations were promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003, (collectively, these two final actions are called the ``2002 NSR Reform Rules''). EPA's 2002 NSR Reform Rules, now proposed for inclusion in the South Carolina SIP, contain provisions for baseline emissions calculations, an actual-to-projected-actual methodology for calculating emissions changes, options for plantwide applicability limits (PALs), and recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendments Extending the Applicability of Four Consumer and Commercial Product Regulations to the Fredericksburg Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions Control Area
Document Number: E7-17977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision extends the applicability of four consumer and commercial product regulationsPortable Fuel Container Spillage, Mobile Equipment Repair and Refinishing Operations, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings, and Consumer Productsto the Fredericksburg VOC Emissions Control Area. These amendments are necessary to implement VOC contingency measures within the Fredericksburg VOC Emissions Control Area. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans North Carolina: Mecklenburg County Regulations
Document Number: E7-17797
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP). On February 16, 2005, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources submitted revisions to the Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance (MCAPCO) to be incorporated into the Mecklenburg County portion of the North Carolina SIP. The revisions include changes to MCAPCO 2.0902, ``Applicability,'' and 2.0933, ``Petroleum Liquid Storage in External Floating Roof Tanks.'' These changes were made to maintain consistency with State and federal regulations, and are part of Mecklenburg County's strategy to attain and maintain the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), by reducing precursors to ozone. EPA is approving this SIP revision pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Mecklenburg County Regulations
Document Number: E7-17780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP). On February 16, 2005, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources submitted revisions to the Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance (MCAPCO), to be incorporated into the Mecklenburg County portion of the North Carolina SIP. The revisions include changes to MCAPCO 2.0902, ``Applicability,'' and 2.0933, ``Petroleum Liquid Storage in External Floating Roof Tanks.'' These changes were made to maintain consistency with State and federal regulations, and are part of Mecklenburg County's strategy to attain and maintain the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard, by reducing precursors to ozone. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving North Carolina's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application
Document Number: E7-17769
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 264-EUP-RUG from Bayer CropScience (BCS) requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (pTEM12) in Event GHB119 or GHB714 cotton plants and the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (pTDL004 or pTDL008) in Event T303-3 or T304-40 cotton plants. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Operating Permit Programs and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR); Flexible Air Permitting Rule
Document Number: E7-17418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are proposing to revise the regulations governing State and Federal operating permit programs required by title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) and the New Source Review (NSR) programs required by parts C and D of title I of the Act. These proposed actions are based, in large part, on the lessons learned through EPA's pilot experience in which EPA worked closely with States and certain sources subject to title V permitting requirements to develop flexible air permitting approaches that provide greater operational flexibility and, at the same time, ensure environmental protection and compliance with applicable laws. In pilot permits, increased flexibility is primarily achieved through advance approvals under NSR and alternative operating scenarios (AOSs). The proposed revisions clarify how this can often be done in the existing regulatory framework of the operating permit programs. The proposed revisions also add major NSR requirements for Green Groups, which allow future changes to occur within a group of emissions activities, provided that they are ducted to a common air pollution control device which is determined to meet ``best available control technology'' (BACT) or ``lowest achievable emission rate'' (LAER), as applicable and that they are determined to comply with all relevant ambient requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Centre County 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-17890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Centre County ozone nonattainment area (State College 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 State College Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, PADEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for State College 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 State College Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality ozone monitoring data for 2004-2006. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the State College Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act. In addition, PADEP submitted a 2002 base year inventory for the State College 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 State College 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 Clean Air Act.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E7-17750
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its intent to delete from the National Priorities List (NPL) all media (surface soils, subsurface soils, structures, surface water, and ground water) within the following two specific parcels of real property located at the Seneca Army Depot Activity (SEDA) Superfund Site (Site), Romulus, New York: Real Estate Parcel 1, except for a portion of this parcel known as SEAD-24; and the entirety of Real Estate Parcel 2. EPA requests public comment on this action. The NPL constitutes Appendix B to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR Part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended. EPA and the State of New York, through its Department of Environmental Conservation (the State), have determined that all appropriate CERCLA response actions related to Parcel 1 (except the SEAD-24 portion) and Parcel 2 have been implemented. This partial deletion pertains only to Parcel 1 (except the SEAD-24 portion) and Parcel 2, and does not include any other portions of the Site. The portion of Parcel 1 known as SEAD-24 is not proposed for deletion at this time. Figure one (in the deletion docket) shows a map of Real Estate Parcels 1 and 2, and delineates between those areas being proposed for deletion and those areas that will remain on the NPL. The purpose of the proposed deletion of Parcel 1 (except the SEAD- 24 portion) and Parcel 2 is to remove uncontaminated and potentially useful property from the NPL, thereby making the land more desirable for re-development. EPA has compiled the documents, such as soil sample results and locations, maps, pollution reports, and other relevant deletion documentation which were used by EPA in its determination to propose deletion of these Parcels. These documents are located in the deletion docket at the locations indicated below.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: E7-17715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a site specific revision to the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10) for Lafarge North America Corporation (Lafarge), Childs Road Terminal located in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. In its December 18, 2006, submittal, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested that EPA approve Lafarge's federally enforceable state operating permit into the Minnesota PM SIP, and to revoke the previously approved Administrative Order for Lafarge from the PM-10 SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: 07-4380
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a site-specific revision to the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10) for Lafarge North America Corporation (Lafarge), Childs Road Terminal located in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. In its December 18, 2006, submittal, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested that EPA approve certain conditions contained in Lafarge's federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP) into the Minnesota PM SIP. The request is approvable because it satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act). We are also taking action on Minnesota's request to revoke the Administrative Order for Lafarge that EPA had previously approved into the Minnesota SIP. The rationale for the approval and other information are provided in this rulemaking action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan for Nashua
Document Number: E7-17635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. This SIP submittal contains revisions to the carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for Nashua, New Hampshire. Specifically, New Hampshire has revised the contingency plan portion of the original maintenance plan. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of this revision to the Nashua CO maintenance plan. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan for Nashua
Document Number: E7-17633
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. This SIP submittal contains revisions to the carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for Nashua, New Hampshire. Specifically, New Hampshire has revised the contingency plan portion of the original maintenance plan. The intended effect of this action is to approve this revision to the Nashua CO maintenance plan. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Correction
Document Number: E7-17627
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an error pertaining to the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for Belmont County, Ohio (Wheeling, WV-OH). The 2009 MVEB for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from the proposed rule was incorrect in the final action. This final rule corrects that error.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-17719
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold its ninth public meeting on September 27, 2007. An agenda for this meeting is being developed, and will be posted on EPA's website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's registration process.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-17695
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-17691
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concern about construction dust and emission impacts on nearby schools and a hospital. EPA requested that mitigation measures be developed. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Identification, Listing and Rulemaking Petitions (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1189.20, OMB Control No. 2050-0053
Document Number: E7-17690
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Generator Standards (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0820.10, OMB Control No. 2050-0035
Document Number: E7-17688
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
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 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.
Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods: Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-17415
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on ``Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods: Technical Amendments'' to correct errors in a recent final rule that amended five instrumental test methods and was published on May 15, 2006. As published, the amendments contained inadvertent errors and provisions that need to be clarified. We are correcting errors and clarifying portions of the amendments to reflect the intent of the rule and to make them more understandable by affected parties.