Environmental Protection Agency October 11, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Board of Scientific Counselors, Particulate Matter and Ozone (Air) Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meeting-October 2007
Document Number: E7-20064
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Notice of Government-Owned Invention's Availability for Exclusive License: Biomass Concentrator Reactor
Document Number: E7-20060
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA hereby gives notice of the option to exclusively license an invention for a specific field of use. Such a license would be royalty-bearing, revocable, and limited to a field of use associated with the invention described and claimed in the patent listed below, all U.S. patents issuing therefrom, and all reexamined and reissued patents granted in the United States in connection with such patent. The patent is: U.S. Patent No. 6,821,425, entitled ``Biomass Concentrator Reactor,'' issued November 23, 2004.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for VOC Emissions From Petroleum Refinery Wastewater System (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1136.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0172
Document Number: E7-20057
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Rubber Tire Manufacturing (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1158.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0156
Document Number: E7-20056
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2007 Hazardous Waste Report, EPA ICR Number 0976.13, OMB Control Number 2050-0024
Document Number: E7-20055
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of South Dakota; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of South Dakota
Document Number: E7-19832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of South Dakota on August 8, 2006. The August 8, 2006 submittal revises the Administrative Rules of South Dakota, Air Pollution Control Program, by modifying the chapters pertaining to definitions, ambient air quality, air quality episodes, operating permits for minor sources, performance testing, control of visible emissions, and continuous emission monitoring systems. The intended effect of this action is to make these revisions federally enforceable. We are also announcing that on July 19, 2007, we updated the delegation of authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards to the State of South Dakota. These actions are being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of South Dakota; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of South Dakota
Document Number: E7-19831
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of South Dakota on August 8, 2006. The August 8, 2006 submittal revises the Administrative Rules of South Dakota, Air Pollution Control Program, by modifying the chapters pertaining to definitions, ambient air quality, air quality episodes, operating permits for minor sources, performance testing, control of visible emissions, and continuous emission monitoring systems. The intended effect of this action is to make these revisions federally enforceable. We are also announcing that on July 19, 2007, we updated the delegation of authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards to the State of South Dakota. These actions are being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act.