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

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Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Kern County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E7-21815
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing full approval of revisions to the Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA is also finalizing full disapproval of a revision to the KCAPCD portion of the California SIP. These actions were proposed in the Federal Register on December 19, 2006 and concern permitting requirements. Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), this action directs California to replace the SIP rules with the approved rules and to retain in the SIP the present SIP version of the disapproved rule.
Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), Part of PCB Treatment Inc. Superfund Site
Document Number: E7-21894
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with Anthony Prunsky for recovery of past response costs concerning part of the PCB Treatment Inc. Superfund Site located at 45 Ewing Street, Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas, also known as the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. The settlement requires Mr. Prunsky to pay to the Hazardous Substance Superfund the Net Sale Proceeds it receives through the sale of the 45 Ewing Street Property ($62,000) less the closing costs, taxes owed to Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas and attorneys fees. The settlement requires Mr. Prunsky to pay $5000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the EPA Region VII office located at 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and Amendments to the 1-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E7-21866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by West Virginia. These revisions pertain to: the maintenance plan prepared by West Virginia to maintain the 8-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone in Greenbrier County, which is designated attainment for the ozone NAAQS; and two amendments to the existing 1-hour ozone maintenance plan, which include (a) removal of the obligation to submit a maintenance plan for the 1- hour NAAQS eight years after approval of the initial 1-hour maintenance plan, and (b) removal of the State's obligation to implement contingency measures upon a violation of the 1-hour NAAQS. The purpose of this proposed approval is to ensure Federal enforceability of the state air program plan and to maintain consistency between the State- adopted plan and the approved SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E7-21863
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve a SIP revision submitted by West Virginia pertaining to its abbreviated SIP for the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Annual and NOX Ozone Season trading programs. In the direct final rule published on September 13, 2007 (72 FR 52289), we stated that if we received adverse comment by October 15, 2007, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on September 13, 2007 (72 FR 52325). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Pesticides; Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Labeling Revisions Required by the Final Rule “Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment”; Pesticide Registration Notice 2007-4
Document Number: E7-21860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice titled ``Labeling Revisions Required by the Final Rule `Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment.' '' PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular PR Notice provides guidance to registrants on how to change their labels to comply with the new labeling requirements established by the container and containment rule. By August 17, 2009, all pesticide products distributed or sold by a registrant must bear labels that comply with the new requirements.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E7-21856
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will convene a meeting on the date and time described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Prometon Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-21854
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the pesticide prometon, 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 prometon through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. This is Phase 3 of the 4-Phase Process. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Delaware Transportation Conformity Regulations
Document Number: E7-21853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision establishes the State's transportation conformity requirements. After they have been approved, the State regulations will govern transportation conformity determinations in the State of Delaware. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU) Stakeholder Briefing
Document Number: E7-21851
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the Stakeholder Briefing of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU). This meeting will deal with matters relative to Regional Haze and visibility improvement in Federal Class I areas within MANE-VU.
Oxytetracycline; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-21796
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of oxytetracycline in or on apples. Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chloroneb; Termination of Certain Uses
Document Number: E7-21789
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's cancellation order for the termination of certain uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide chloroneb, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a May 25, 2007 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the chloroneb registrant to voluntarily terminate certain uses of their chloroneb product registrations. The request would terminate chloroneb's use as a seed treatment. These are not the last chloroneb products registered for use in the United States. In the May 25, 2007 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation to terminate certain uses, 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 did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested termination of use as a seed treatment. Any distribution, sale, or use of the chloroneb products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Methyl Parathion; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel and/or Amend to Terminate Uses of Certain Methyl Parathion Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-21787
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
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 requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel some registrations and amend other registrations to terminate uses of certain end-use products containing the pesticide methyl parathion. The requests would terminate methyl parathion use in or on cabbage, dried beans, dried peas, hops, lentils, pecans, and sugar beets. The requests would not terminate the last methyl parathion products registered for use in the U.S. EPA intends to grant these requests 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 requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, 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.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-21724
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 3, 2007 and ending December 4, 2007. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Denatonium Benzoate; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel a Pesticide Registration
Document Number: 07-5527
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
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 its registration of a product containing the pesticide denatonium benzoate. The request would terminate denatonium benzoate use in or on conifers and deciduous, non-bearing trees, shrubs, flowers, and other ornamental plants. The request would terminate the last pesticide product registered for use in the United States containing denatonium benzoate as an active ingredient. 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 the product 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2007
Document Number: E7-21797
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
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 a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee Meeting-December 2007
Document Number: E7-21795
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
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 a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of 8-Hour Ozone Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plans for the Parishes of Beauregard, Grant, and St. Mary
Document Number: E7-21688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the 8-hour ozone maintenance plans for the parishes of Beauregard, Grant, and St. Mary. On August 23, 2006, the State of Louisiana submitted separate SIP revisions containing 8-hour ozone maintenance plans for Beauregard and Grant Parishes, and on October 10, 2006, Louisiana submitted an 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for St. Mary Parish. These plans ensure the continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. These maintenance plans meet the statutory and regulatory requirements, and are consistent with EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of 8-Hour Ozone Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plans for the Parishes of Beauregard, Grant, and St. Mary
Document Number: E7-21687
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the 8-hour ozone maintenance plans for the parishes of Beauregard, Grant, and St. Mary. On August 23, 2006, the State of Louisiana submitted separate SIP revisions containing 8-hour ozone maintenance plans for Beauregard and Grant Parishes, and on October 10, 2006, Louisiana submitted an 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for St. Mary Parish. These plans ensure the continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. These maintenance plans meet the statutory and regulatory requirements, and are consistent with EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Revised Denver PM10 Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E7-21613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take direct final action approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado. On September 25, 2006, the Governor's designee submitted a revised plan for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter, less than or equal to 10 microns (PM10) for the Denver metropolitan area for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This revised maintenance plan addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a second ten-year period beyond redesignation, extends the horizon years, and contains revised transportation conformity budgets. EPA is approving the removal of Regulation No. 11, ``Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program'' from Denver's revised PM10 maintenance plan. In addition, EPA is approving a transportation budget trading protocol for estimating the PM10 and nitrogen oxides (NOx) for each conformity determination. This action is being taken under section 110 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 the 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 Colorado; Revised Denver PM10
Document Number: E7-21611
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado. On September 25, 2006, the Governor's designee submitted a revised plan for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter, less than or equal to 10 microns (PM10) for the Denver metropolitan area for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This revised maintenance plan addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a second ten-year period beyond redesignation, extends the horizon years, and contains revised transportation conformity budgets. EPA is approving the removal of Regulation No. 11, ``Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program'' from Denver's revised PM10 maintenance plan. In addition, EPA is approving a transportation budget trading protocol for estimating the PM10 and nitrogen oxides (NOx) for each conformity determination. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates, and Agenda.
Document Number: E7-21723
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have teleconference meetings on November 29, 2007 at 1 p.m. ET; December 19, 2007 at 1 p.m. ET; February 20, 2008 at 1 p.m. ET; March 19, 2007 at 1 p.m. ET; and April 16, 2007 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Expanding the number of laboratories seeking National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) accreditation; (2) homeland security issues affecting the laboratory community; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the performance approach; and (5) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their next face-to-face meeting on January 16, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA at 8:30 a.m. (PT). Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Autry, DFO, U.S. EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, faxed to (919) 541-4261, or e-mailed to autry.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Autry at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. The number of lines for the teleconferences, however, are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Preference will be given to a group wishing to attend over a request from an individual. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lara P. Autry at the number above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Autry, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E7-21722
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Louisiana to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On October 19, 2007, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Louisiana's 2006 Section 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Louisiana's listing of 347 waterbody pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA disapproved Louisiana's decisions not to list 136 waterbody pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional waterbodies and pollutants along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2006 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add waters and pollutants to Louisiana's 2006 Section 303(d) List, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional waterbodies and pollutants identified for inclusion on Louisiana's Final 2006 Section 303(d) List.
Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods: Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-21721
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published a direct final rule on September 7, 2007, to correct errors in a May 15, 2006, final rule amending five instrumental test methods. We received adverse comment during the comment period on the September 2007 direct final rule and are now withdrawing that direct final rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Amendment to Massachusetts' State Implementation Plan for Transit System Improvements
Document Number: E7-21691
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This revision changes completion dates of delayed transit projects, provides interim deadlines for projects, maintains interim emission reduction offsets for delays in projects, modifies the project substitution process, revises the list of required transit projects, and expands public participation and oversight of the transit transportation control measure projects. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of specific named substitution projects to the State Implementation Plan's transportation control measure projects, and approve modifications to the delay and substitution procedures for transit projects. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E7-21690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP). This SIP revision addresses the provisions of the Clean Air Act that require each state to submit a SIP to address emissions that may adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport. CTDEP has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to downwind nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), interference with maintenance of the NAAQS, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and interference with efforts of other states to protect visibility. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of this revision to the Connecticut SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (Renewal); ICR No. 0318.11; OMB Control No. 2040-0050
Document Number: E7-21689
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
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
Air Quality Designations for the Fine Particle (PM2.5
Document Number: E7-21681
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is providing notice that it has responded to sixteen petitions for reconsideration of the air quality designations for the fine particle (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The PM2.5 designations were published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2005, and a supplemental notice to this action was published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2005. Subsequent to the publication of this action, a total of sixteen petitions for reconsideration were received by EPA. The EPA considered the petitions and supporting information along with information contained in the rulemaking docket in reaching a decision on the petitions. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson denied the petitions for reconsideration in separate letters to the petitioners issued between December 2005 and October 2007. The letters explain EPA's reasons for the denials.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Proposed Findings Document, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 07-5473
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the availability of the Proposed Findings Document, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact for Indiana's Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program. Coastal states and territories are required to submit their coastal nonpoint programs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. The Findings Document was prepared by NOAA and EPA to provide the rationale for the agencies' decision to approve the state coastal nonpoint pollution control program. Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA), 16 U.S.C. 1455b, requires states and territories with coastal zone management programs that have received approval under section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs. The Environmental Assessment was prepared by NOAA, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. sections 4321 et seq., to assess the environmental impacts associated with the approval of the coastal nonpoint pollution control program submitted to NOAA and EPA by Indiana. NOAA and EPA have proposed to approve, with conditions, the coastal nonpoint program submitted by Indiana. The requirements of 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 (Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act) apply to the preparation of these Environmental Assessments. Specifically, 40 CFR section 1506.6 requires agencies to provide public notice of the availability of environmental documents. This notice is part of NOAA's action to comply with this requirement. Copies of the proposed Findings Document, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact may be found on the NOAA Web site at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/assessments/welcome.html or may be obtained upon request from: Allison Castellan, Coastal Programs Division (N/ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 713-3155, extension 125, e-mail allison.castellan@noaa.gov.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-21612
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts from cumulative emissions leading to visibility impairments and/or exceedances of air quality standards. EPA recommended broad implementation of air mitigation measures. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Control Technology Determinations from Major Sources in Accordance with Clean Air Act Sections, Sections 112(g) and 112(j); EPA ICR No. 1648.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0266
Document Number: E7-21608
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
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 reinstate an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The existing ICR expired on May 31, 2005. 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.
Final Notice of Data Availability for EGU NOX
Document Number: E7-21603
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 15, 2006, EPA promulgated Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for all States covered by the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). The CAIR FIPs will regulate electric generating units (EGUs) in the affected States and achieve the emission reductions required by CAIR until each affected State has an approved CAIR State Implementation Plan (SIP) to achieve the reductions. EPA will withdraw a State's FIP in coordination with approval of a full CAIR SIP implementing the requirements of CAIR. The CAIR FIP indicates that the Administrator will determine by order the CAIR NOX allowance allocations. In the CAIR FIP, EPA stated that it would publish a NODA with NOX allowance allocations for 2009 through 2014, provide the public with the opportunity to object to the allocations and underlying data, and then publish a final NODA (adjusted if necessary). On August 4, 2006, EPA published a preliminary NODA in the Federal Register and accepted objections to the data through an electronic docket. This action constitutes the final NODA and indicates the existing units receiving CAIR NOX allowances under the FIPs and the quantity of allowances to be allocated to each unit. These FIP allowances will only be recorded for sources located in States that do not have an approved SIP in place. Most States have an approved SIP in place, and the State determined allowances will be recorded for sources in these states. In this NODA, the EPA is making available to the public the Agency's final determination of the NOX annual and NOX ozone season allocations under the CAIR FIPs that EPA is making to individual existing units under the CAIR FIP NOX annual and NOX ozone season trading programs for 2009 through 2014, as well as the data relating to those allocations. The NODA references, or presents in tables, all these data and the NOX annual and NOX ozone season allowance allocations calculated using the data and the allocation formulas finalized in the CAIR FIPs for existing units for 2009 through 2014.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-21601
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
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.
The Cadmus Group, Inc.; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E7-21598
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
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 The Cadmus Group, Inc. in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). The Cadmus Group, Inc. has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable The Cadmus Group, Inc. to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Pesticide Inert Ingredients: Support Status of Revoked Tolerance Exemptions
Document Number: E7-21594
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received notice from various companies of their intention to submit data in order to support the reinstatement of a number of inert ingredient tolerance exemptions that were revoked because of insufficient data, revocations effective as of August 9, 2008, in a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2006 (71 FR 45415). This notice identifies the tolerance exemptions that the companies indicate they will be supporting with the submission of data. The information in this notice is for informational purposes only and does not affect the previous revocations. Based on the review of the submitted data, EPA will conduct rulemaking to establish new tolerance exemptions where appropriate.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-21590
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Requests for Rescission
Document Number: E7-21447
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing the approval of revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on August 28, 2006 and include certain regulations and statutes for which the State of Nevada is requesting rescission. The intended effect is to rescind unnecessary provisions from the applicable plan.
Acrolein Human Health Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-21438
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment, and related documents for the pesticide acrolein, and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 6-Phase Process). 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 6- Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this process, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Federal Implementation Plans for the Clean Air Interstate Rule: Automatic Withdrawal Provisions
Document Number: E7-20849
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to provide for automatic withdrawal of the CAIR FIPs in a State upon the effective date of EPA's approval of a full State implementation plan (SIP) revision meeting the CAIR requirements. All CAIR States are required to revise their SIPs to include control measures to reduce the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and/or sulfur dioxide (SO2). The EPA issued the CAIR FIPs on April 28, 2006 as a backstop to implement the CAIR in each CAIR State until that State has an EPA-approved CAIR SIP in place to achieve the required reductions. In the FIP rulemaking, EPA stated it would withdraw the FIPs in a State in coordination with the approval of the CAIR SIP for that State. In this action EPA makes the FIP withdrawal in a State automatic upon approval of the State's full CAIR SIP and to the extent of that approval. EPA believes it is appropriate for the FIP withdrawal to be automatic because to the extent EPA approves the State's full CAIR SIP, this corrects that deficiency that provided the basis for EPA's promulgation of the FIPs in that State.
Federal Implementation Plans for the Clean Air Interstate Rule: Automatic Withdrawal Provisions
Document Number: E7-20845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to provide for automatic withdrawal of the CAIR FIPs in a State upon the effective date of EPA's approval of a full State implementation plan (SIP) revision meeting the CAIR requirements. EPA believes it is appropriate for the FIP withdrawal to be automatic because to the extent EPA approves the State's full CAIR SIP, this corrects the deficiency that provided the basis for EPA's promulgation of the FIPs in that State. In the ``Rules'' section of this Federal Register, we are issuing this action as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Reissuance of General NPDES Permits (GPs) for Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho Subject to Wasteload Allocations Under Selected Total Maximum Daily Loads (Permit Number IDG-13-0000), Cold Water Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (Not Subject to Wasteload Allocations) (Permit Number IDG-13-1000), and Fish Processors Associated With Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (Permit Number IDG-13-2000)
Document Number: E7-21527
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 27, 2004, a general permit regulating the activities of aquaculture facilities in Idaho and associated on-site fish processors expired. On June 19, 2006, the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, proposed to reissue three general permits to cover facilities covered under the previous permit. EPA provided a public meeting on June 29, 2006 and a public hearing on September 26, 2006, both in Twin Falls, Idaho, in the midst of a 103- day public comment period. On June 7, 2007, the Director reproposed modified draft permits for GPs IDG130000 and IDG132000; the 45-day comment period ended on July 23, 2007. On October 5, 2007, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality certified under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act that, if the permittees comply with the terms and conditions imposed by the permits, there is reasonable assurance that the discharges will comply with the applicable requirements of the Clean Water Act and Idaho Water Quality Standards. EPA received 38 comments on the GPs and has prepared a Response to Comments to explain changes made in the permits based on the comments and reasons for not making changes. EPA has determined that each facility that submitted a new Notice of Intent (NOI) after January 1, 2004, will be automatically covered by the GPs. These general permits also will cover some facilities that currently operate under individual permits, thereby terminating the authorization to discharge under the individual permits.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; VOC Emissions From Fuel Grade Ethanol Production Operations; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E7-21526
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the EPA is withdrawing the September 13, 2007 (72 FR 52286), direct final rule approving the State of Indiana's March 30, 2007, request to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) by adding a volatile organic compound (VOC) rule for fuel grade ethanol production at dry mills. In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by October 15, 2007, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. On October 8, 2007, EPA received a comment. EPA believes this comment is adverse and, therefore, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on September 13, 2007 (72 FR 52320). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program; EPA ICR No. 1736.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0328
Document Number: E7-21524
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
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). ICR is scheduled to expire on 03/31/2008.