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Rhode Island: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E7-23946
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Rhode Island has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action.
2007 Water Efficiency Leader Awards-Winners
Document Number: E7-23945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the winning applications for U.S. EPA's second annual Water Efficiency Leader Awards. The awards recognize those organizations and individuals that provide leadership and innovation in water efficient products and practices. These awards are intended to help foster a nationwide ethic of water efficiency, as well as to inspire, motivate, and recognize efforts to improve water efficiency. The six winners for 2007 are; Intel Corporation, Ocotillo Campus (Chandler, AZ); Santa Clara Valley Water District (San Jose, CA); Frito-Lay (Plano, TX); Lackland Air Force Base (Lackland, TX); Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) at the University of Louisville (Louisville, KY); Allan Dietemann Seattle Public Utilities (Seattle, WA). More information can be found at www.epa.gov/water/wel.
Finding of Failure To Attain; California-Imperial Valley Nonattainment Area; PM-10
Document Number: E7-23943
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finding that the Imperial Valley serious PM-10 nonattainment area did not attain the 24-hour particulate matter (PM- 10) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by the deadline mandated in the Clean Air Act (CAA), December 31, 2001. In response to this finding, the State of California must submit a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) that provides for attainment of the PM-10 standard in the Imperial Valley area and at least five percent annual reductions in PM-10 or PM-10 precursor emissions until attainment as required by CAA section 189(d). The State must submit the SIP revision by December 11, 2008.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Benjamin Schilberg and Schilberg Integrated Metals Corporation, Cadlerock Properties Site, Ashford and Willington, CT
Document Number: E7-23879
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
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, that includes a compromise of past response costs, concerning the Cadlerock Properties Superfund Site in Ashford and Willington, Connecticut with the following settling parties: Benjamin Schilberg and Schilberg Integrated Metals Corporation. The settlement requires the settling parties to perform removal activities at the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the compromise of past response costs. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to this portion of 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 One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023.
Approval and Promulgation of Saint Regis Mohawk's Tribal Implementation Plan
Document Number: E7-23718
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP). The SRMT TIP contains programs to address ambient air quality standards, emissions inventory, permitting, synthetic minor facilities, source surveillance, open burning, enforcement, review of state permits, and regional haze planning. EPA's action makes the approvable portions of the SRMT TIP, as discussed in this action, federally enforceable. The approvable portions of the TIP are equivalent to current EPA regulations, procedures, or ambient air quality standards. The intended effect of the approved TIP is to protect air quality and population within the exterior boundaries of the SRMT Reservation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of VOC Emissions From Consumer Products
Document Number: E7-23385
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This SIP revision pertains to the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products based on the 2006 Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) model rule for consumer products. Maryland's amendments to the consumer products rule include fourteen categories that are new, including subcategories with new product category definitions and VOC limits; one previously regulated category with a more restrictive VOC limit; and two previously regulated categories with additional requirements. EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Request for National Emission Standards for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; EPA ICR No. 2286.01
Document Number: E7-23845
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this action announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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.
Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E7-23824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this NODA in support of the proposed rule published on May 14, 2007, entitled Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries. EPA received a number of comments on the proposed rule and is in the process of evaluating those comments. During the review of recently received comments, we determined that data and analyses were inadvertently left out of the docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2007- 0011. This NODA notifies the public that we have added data and analyses to the docket and provides an additional comment period for the proposed rule. Comments on all aspects of this proposal are welcome.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-23820
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-23807
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to vegetation, historic woodlands, and the cultural landscape, soil contamination, and surface and groundwater. EPA also expressed concern about transportation and environmental justice issues. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Georgia: Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E7-23713
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan, submitted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, on September 26, 2007. The revisions include modifications to Georgia's Air Quality Rules found at Chapter 391-3-20-.21, pertaining to rules for Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance (I/M). Enhanced I/M was required for 1-hour nonattainment areas classified as serious and above, under the Clean Air Act (CAA) as amended in 1990. The I/M program is a way to ensure that vehicles are maintained properly and verify that the emission control system is operating correctly, in order to reduce vehicle-related emissions. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Georgia: Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E7-23710
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR), through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on September 26, 2007. The revisions include modifications to Georgia's Air Quality Rules found at Chapter 391-3-20-.21, pertaining to rules for Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance (I/M). Enhanced I/M was required for 1-hour nonattainment areas classified as serious and above, under the Clean Air Act (CAA) as amended in 1990. The I/M program is a way to ensure that vehicles are maintained properly and verify that the emission control system is operating correctly, in order to reduce vehicle-related emissions. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Pesticide Tolerance Crop Grouping Program
Document Number: E7-23659
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule makes revisions to the pesticide tolerance crop grouping regulations. Crop grouping allows tolerances to be established for multiple related crops based on data from a representative set of crops. The revisions will create a new crop group for edible fungi (mushrooms), expand existing crop groups by adding new commodities, establish new crop subgroups, and revise the representative crops in some groups. Additionally, EPA is revising the general crop group regulation to explain how the Agency will implement revisions to crop groups. EPA expects these revisions to promote greater use of crop groupings for tolerance-setting purposes and, in particular, assist in retaining or making pesticides available for minor crop uses. This is the first in a series of planned crop group updates expected during the next several years.
Control of Emissions From New Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder
Document Number: E7-23556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to invite comment from all interested parties on our plan to propose new emission standards and other related provisions for new compression-ignition marine engines with per cylinder displacement at or above 30 liters per cylinder. We refer to these engines as Category 3 marine engines. We are considering standards for achieving large reductions in oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM) through the use of technologies such as in-cylinder controls, aftertreatment, and low sulfur fuel, starting as early as 2011. Category 3 marine engines are important contributors to our nation's air pollution today and these engines are projected to continue generating large amounts of NOX, PM, and sulfur oxides (SOX) that contribute to nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 and ozone across the United States. Ozone and PM2.5 are associated with serious public health problems including premature mortality, aggravation of respiratory and cardiovascular disease, aggravation of existing asthma, acute respiratory symptoms, chronic bronchitis, and decreased lung function. Category 3 marine engines are of concern as a source of diesel exhaust, which has been classified by EPA as a likely human carcinogen. A program such as the one under consideration would significantly reduce the contribution of Category 3 marine engines to national inventories of NOX, PM, and SOX, as well as air toxics, and would reduce public exposure to those pollutants.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1367.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0178
Document Number: E7-23665
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Bacillus Thuringiensis Vip3Aa19 Protein in Cotton; Extension of a Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-23660
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends the temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa19 protein in cotton when applied or used as a plant-incorporated protectant (PIP). Syngenta Seeds, Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption be extended. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa19 protein in cotton when applied or used as a PIP on cotton. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on May 1, 2009.
EPA Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education Staff Office; Notice of Public Meetings for the National Environmental Education Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-23653
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education Office hereby gives notice that the National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold public meetings by conference call on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning with December 12, 2007. The purpose of these meetings is to provide the Council with the opportunity to advise the Environmental Education Division on its implementation of the National Environmental Protection Act of 1990.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; ENERGY STAR® Product Labeling (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2078.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0528
Document Number: E7-23652
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-23579
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on spice, subgroup 19B, except black pepper; pineapple; and pineapple, process residue. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Ethalfluralin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-23578
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of ethalfluralin in or on dill, dried leaves; dill, fresh leaves; mustard, seed; potato; and rapeseed, seed. It also removes the current tolerance for residues of ethalfluralin on canola seed since residues on canola are covered by the rapeseed tolerance, thus making the canola tolerance unnecessary. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested the new tolerances and removal of the canola tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dichlorvos (DDVP); Order Denying NRDC's Petition to Revoke All Tolerances
Document Number: E7-23571
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this Order, EPA denies a petition requesting that EPA revoke all pesticide tolerances for dichlorvos (DDVP) under section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The petition was filed on June 2, 2006, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Dichlorvos Petition Response; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-23566
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's response to the petition dated June 2, 2006 submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) insofar as the petition seeks to have EPA cancel all registrations for dichlorvos (DDVP). EPA's response is available in the DDVP docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302) at www.regulations.gov. Elsewhere in today's Federal Register, EPA is making available its response to the June 2, 2006 petition insofar as it seeks to have EPA revoke all tolerances for DDVP. Taken together, these documents form EPA's response to the petition.
Change in Deadline for Rulemaking to Address the Control of Emissions From New Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder
Document Number: E7-23557
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A February 2003 final rule established the first U.S. emission standards for new compression-ignition Category 3 marine engines, those with a per-cylinder displacement at or above 30 liters. It also established a deadline of April 27, 2007 for EPA to promulgate a second set of emission standards for these engines. This rulemaking schedule was intended to allow time to consider the state of technology for deeper emission reductions and the status of international action for more stringent standards. Since 2003 we have continued to gain a greater understanding of technical issues and assess the continuing efforts of manufacturers to apply advanced emission control technologies to these engines. In addition, we have continued to work with and through the International Maritime Organization toward more stringent emission standards that would apply to all new marine diesel engines on ships engaged in international transportation. Much of the information necessary to develop more stringent Category 3 marine diesel engines standards has become available only recently and we expect more information to come to light in the course of the current negotiations underway as part of the international process. EPA is therefore adopting a new deadline for the rulemaking to consider the next tier of Category 3 marine diesel engine standards. Under this new schedule, EPA would adopt a final rule by December 17, 2009. EPA has started this rulemaking process by publishing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking elsewhere in today's Federal Register.
Approval of Implementation Plans; Ohio; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-23504
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the EPA is withdrawing the October 16, 2007 (72 FR 58546), direct final rule approving the State of Ohio's September 26, 2007, request to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) by incorporating provisions related to the implementation of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by November 15, 2007, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. On November 9, 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 October 16, 2007 (72 FR 58571). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; Redesignation of 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Areas to Attainment and Approval of the Areas' Maintenance Plans and 2002 Base-Year Inventories; Correction
Document Number: E7-23498
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an error in the part 81 tables of a series of final rules pertaining to EPA's approval of ozone redesignation requests for Kent and Queen Anne, Erie, Fredericksburg, Shenandoah, Charleston, Parkersburg-Marietta, Steubenville-Weirton, Wheeling, and Huntington-Ashland 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. The requests to redesignate the areas from nonattainment to attainment were submitted by Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: E7-23497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the sulfur dioxide (SO2) requirements for Northern States Power Company, doing business as Xcel Energy, Inver Hills Generating Plant (Inver Hills), located in Inver Grove Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota. The revisions make the limits of the sulfur content in its fuel and its sulfur dioxide emissions more stringent, and prohibit the burning of residual fuel oil. The revisions allow the facility to use simpler methods to analyze the sulfur content of its fuel. Because the sulfur dioxide emission limits are being reduced, the air quality of Dakota County will be protected.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: E7-23496
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to sulfur dioxide (SO2) requirements for Northern States Power Company, doing business as Xcel Energy, Inver Hills Generating Plant (Inver Hills), located in Inver Grove Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota. The revisions make the limits of the sulfur content in its fuel and its sulfur dioxide emissions more stringent, and prohibit the burning of residual fuel oil. The revisions allow the facility to use simpler methods to analyze the sulfur content of its fuel. Because the sulfur dioxide emission limits are being reduced, the air quality of Dakota County will be protected.
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: E7-23386
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision consists of amendments to extend the geographic 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 Area. The revision also incorporates by reference two additional test methods and procedures needed for Virginia's Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings Rule. EPA is approving this revision to the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Bacillus Thuringiensis Vip3Aa20 Protein and the Genetic Material Necessary for its Production in Corn; Extension of Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-23308
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends the temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa20 protein in corn when applied or used as a plant-incorporated protectant. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting that the temporary tolerance exemption be extended. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa20 protein in corn when applied or used as a plant- incorporated protectant on field corn, sweet corn, and popcorn. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on October 31, 2009.
Naphthalene Acetic Acid, its Salts, Ester, and Acetamide; Reregistration Eligibility Decision and Amendment for Low-Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-23306
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) and Amendment for the pesticide naphthalene acetic acid, its salts, ester, and acetamide, and opens a public comment period on these documents, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low-risk pesticide naphthalene acetic acid, its salts, ester, and acetamide (also referred to as naphthalene acetates or NAA) through a modified, streamlined version of 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.
Chlorpyrifos-methyl; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E7-23300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide chlorpyrifos-methyl, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows the July 7, 2004 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the chlorpyrifos-methyl registrants to voluntarily cancel their Gustafson Reldan 4E Insecticide and Reldan 4E product registrations. These are not the last chlorpyrifos-methyl products registered for use in the United States. In the July 7, 2004 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency received comments on the notice that merited its further review of the requests. The Agency granted an extension of the existing registration of Gustafson Reldan 4E Insecticide and Reldan 4E until the availability of an equally effective stored grain product was registered. Storicide II, for broad-spectrum control of stored grain insects, was conditionally registered on October 27, 2004. EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the chlorpyrifos-methyl products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E7-23499
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects the direct final notice of deletion of the Standard Auto Bumper Site from the National Priorities List, published in the Federal Register of August 27, 2007. This correction clarifies that all Institutional Controls (ICs) are in place and recorded at the site.
Adequacy Status of the Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Redesignation and Maintenance Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: E7-23493
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for 8-hour ozone in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin are adequate for conformity purposes. As a result of our finding, Kewaunee County must use the MVEBs from the submitted 8-hour ozone redesignation and maintenance plan for future conformity determinations.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meeting-December 2007
Document Number: E7-23485
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
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) Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; General Conformity
Document Number: E7-23484
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) to amend the General Conformity Rule to include de minimis emission levels for Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5). This update ensures consistency with the Federal General Conformity Rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; General Conformity
Document Number: E7-23483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) to amend the General Conformity Rule to include de minimus emission levels for Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5). This update ensures consistency with the Federal General Conformity Rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Approval of Construction Permit Waiver
Document Number: E7-23482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on May 1, 2007. The WDNR has submitted for approval into its SIP a revision which allows the State to issue a waiver to a source allowing it to commence construction prior to a construction permit being issued, in certain cases. This provision is only allowed for minor sources which meet specific criteria, and WDNR must follow established procedures to grant a waiver. In addition, the revision also contains changes to Wisconsin's fee provisions to allow a fee to be charged for the waiver. EPA is proposing to approve this revision because it is consistent with Federal regulations governing state permit programs.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Walnut Street
Document Number: E7-23481
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a petition asking EPA to object to a Clean Air Act (Act) operating permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Specifically, the Administrator granted in part and denied in part the petition submitted by the Sierra Club to object to the operating permit for Wisconsin Department of Administration's Walnut Street Heating Plant (Walnut Street). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Act, a Petitioner may seek in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit judicial review of those portions of a petition which EPA denied. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Tomahawk, WI
Document Number: E7-23479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a petition asking EPA to object to a Clean Air Act (Act) operating permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Specifically, the Administrator granted in part and denied in part the petition submitted by David Bender of Garvey McNeil & McGillivray, S.C., on behalf of the Sierra Club, to object to the operating permit for Louisiana Pacific Corporation's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, facility. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Act, a petitioner may seek in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit judicial review of those portions of the petition which EPA denied. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Applications for Essential Use Allowances for 2009 and 2010
Document Number: E7-23417
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting applications for essential use allowances for calendar years 2009 and 2010. Essential use allowances provide exemptions from the production and import phaseout of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) and must be authorized by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the Protocol). The U.S. Government will use the applications received in response to this notice as the basis for its nomination of essential uses at the Twentieth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, to be held in 2008.
Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of New York
Document Number: E7-23415
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the New York State is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these program revisions. All interested parties may request a public hearing.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Portable Fuel Containers
Document Number: E7-23384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This SIP revision pertains to the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds from portable fuel containers. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; State Implementation Plan Revision To Implement the Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-23246
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Massachusetts on March 30, 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 Massachusetts. Therefore, as a consequence of the SIP approval, the Administrator of EPA will also, in a separate document, issue a final rule to withdraw the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) concerning NOX ozone- season emissions for Massachusetts. In the SIP revision that EPA is approving, Massachusetts will meet CAIR requirements by participating in the EPA-administered cap-and- trade program addressing NOX ozone-season emissions. Massachusetts's SIP revision is based on EPA's model CAIR NOX ozone season rule and is, in most respects, substantively identical to that model rule. The Massachusetts CAIR program has two major substantive differences from that model rule (expanded applicability, and a different methodology for allocating NOX allowances), both of which are consistent with the flexibility allowed under CAIR for state participation in the EPA- administered cap-and-trade program. The SIP revision complies with the statutory and regulatory requirements for approval of a CAIR NOX ozone-season program. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee MARSAME Review Panel
Document Number: E7-23298
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) augmented with additional experts to review the draft document entitled ``Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment (MARSAME) Manual,'' December 2006.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting-December 2007
Document Number: E7-23297
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collections; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment Area New Source Review (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1230.17, OMB Control No. 2060-0003
Document Number: E7-23296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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 this ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-23242
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental objections to each action alternative because of potential adverse impacts to wetlands, aquatic habitat and fish and wildlife. EPA suggests considering an alternative that will reduce the potential impacts, especially to water quality, by retaining the current leasing acreage, and surface activity restrictions, incorporating both performance based stipulations and Required Operating Procedures until data on effectiveness of these measures become available. Rating EO2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-23241
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios
Document Number: E7-23158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an external peer-review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios'' (EPA/600/R-06/044A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The purpose of this report is to describe an exploratory investigation of potential dioxin exposures to artists/ hobbyists who use ball clay to make pottery and related products. Dermal, inhalation and ingestion exposures to clay were measured at the ceramics art department of Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Estimates of exposure were made based on measured levels of clay in the studio air, deposited on surrogate food samples and on the skin of artists. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. On October 4, 2007, EPA announced a 45-day public comment period on the draft document (72 FR 56756). The public comment period has closed as of November 19, 2007. The public comment period and the external peer-review panel workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. All public comments submitted have been forwarded to EPA's contractor, Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), and provided to the external peer- review panel members prior to the workshop for consideration during discussions at the workshop. In preparing a final report, EPA will consider the public comments submitted to EPA's docket during the public comment period, and the comments and, recommendations from the external peer-review workshop, including any oral public comments made at the workshop.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2007
Document Number: E7-23136
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
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.