Environmental Protection Agency October 12, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone
Document Number: E7-20246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA published a proposed rule in the July 11, 2007 Federal Register requesting comments on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. The document contained an incorrect fax number for submitting comments to the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center. Because of the incorrect fax number, we are allowing an additional 3 days for submittal of faxed comments. Only faxed comments will be granted an additional 3 days for submittal.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-20185
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for East Kentucky Power Cooperative-Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station; Maysville (Mason County), KY
Document Number: E7-20173
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated August 30, 2007, partially granting and partially denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) to East Kentucky Power CooperativeHugh L. Spurlock Generating Station (Spurlock Station) located in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes final action on the petition submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307(b) of the Act.
Announcement of the National Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Priorities for Fiscal Years 2008, 2009 and 2010
Document Number: E7-20164
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Notice is a Federal Agency announcement of the triennial national enforcement and compliance assurance priorities to be addressed for fiscal years 2008, 2009 and 2010. EPA appreciates the comments submitted in March 2007 during the priority identification process in response to the February 9, 2007 Federal Register Notice (72 FR 6239). The final priority selections have been incorporated into the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance National Program Managers' (NPM) Guidance (which provides national program direction for all EPA Regional offices). These priorities also support implementation of the enforcement and compliance goals and objectives outlined in Goal 5 of EPA's Strategic Plan, as mandated under the Government Performance and Results Act.
Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board Meeting
Document Number: E7-20155
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
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) Policy Review Board Meeting (PRB). 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.
The Fifteenth Meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force
Document Number: E7-20153
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Fifteenth Public Meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force. The purpose of this Task Force, consisting of federal and state members, is to lead efforts to coordinate and support nutrient management and hypoxia-related activities in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico watersheds. The matter for discussion at the meeting is the Reassessment of the Action Plan for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The Plan was developed in fulfillment of a requirement of section 604(b) of the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research Control Act (Pub. L. 105- 383Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998) and was submitted as a Report to Congress on January 18, 2001. The public will be afforded an opportunity to provide input to the Task Force during open discussion periods.
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel; Request for Nominations
Document Number: E7-20146
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel (or Panel). The Panel will provide advice to the EPA Administrator regarding the primary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide (CO). The SAB is hereby soliciting nominations of technical experts for Panel membership.
Aldicarb Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-20105
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the N-methyl carbamate pesticide aldicarb, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the aldicarb Docket. Aldicarb is a restricted use systemic insecticide, acaricide and nematicide used to control various insect species, including nematodes. Aldicarb is registered for use on agricultural crops including citrus, cotton, dry beans, peanuts, pecans, potatoes, sorghum, soybeans, sugar beets, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and seed alfalfa (CA). In addition, aldicarb may be applied to field grown ornamentals (CA) and tobacco, and on coffee grown in Puerto Rico. There are no aldicarb products intended for sale to homeowners or for use in residential settings. EPA has reviewed aldicarb through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; San Francisco Bay Area
Document Number: E7-20059
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action under the Clean Air Act to approve a revision to the San Francisco Bay Area portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation- related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the applicable SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; San Francisco Bay Area
Document Number: E7-20058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve under the Clean Air Act a revision to the San Francisco Bay Area portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. We are proposing to approve local procedures to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the applicable SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-19644
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on March 16, 2007. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006. EPA has determined that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR requirements for Florida. As a result of this action, EPA will also withdraw, through a separate rulemaking, the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for Florida. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. CAIR requires States to reduce emissions of SO2 and NOX that significantly contribute to, and interfere with maintenance of, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates (PM2.5) and/or ozone in any downwind state. CAIR establishes State budgets for SO2 and NOX and requires States to submit SIP revisions that implement these budgets in States that EPA concluded did contribute to nonattainment in downwind states. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs. In the SIP revision that EPA is approving today, Florida has met the CAIR requirements by electing to participate in the EPA-administered cap- and-trade programs addressing SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.