Environmental Protection Agency 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Petition Requesting Rulemaking To Limit Lead Emissions from General Aviation Aircraft; Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-22456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Friends of the Earth has filed a petition with EPA, requesting that EPA find pursuant to section 231 of the Clean Air Act that lead emissions from general aviation aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare and that EPA propose emissions standards for lead from general aviation aircraft. Alternatively, Friends of the Earth requests that EPA commence a study and investigation of the health and environmental impacts of lead emissions from general aviation aircraft, if EPA believes that insufficient information exists to make such a finding. The petition submitted by Friends of the Earth explains their view that lead emissions from general aviation aircraft endanger the public health and welfare, creating a duty for the EPA to propose emission standards. EPA invites information and comments from all interested parties on the issues raised by this petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Onshore Natural Gas Processing Plants (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1086.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0120
Document Number: E7-22453
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board; Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment
Document Number: E7-22452
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment. The teleconference is being held to discuss the Panel's draft advisory report.
Draft Toxicological Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E7-22444
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period for the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of 1,2,3- Trichloropropane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S-1669). The EPA intends to consider comments and recommendations from the public and the expert panel meeting, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, when EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period will provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments, submitted in accordance with this notice, to the external peer-review panel prior to the workshop for their consideration. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination public 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. The draft document is available via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Responsible Appliance Disposal Program; EPA ICR No. 2254.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW
Document Number: E7-22443
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E7-22442
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) response to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Endosulfan Updated Risk Assessments, Notice of Availability, and Solicitation of Usage Information
Document Number: E7-22385
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's updated human health and ecological effects risk assessments for the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan, based in part on data recently submitted by endosulfan registrants as required in the 2002 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED). The Agency is seeking comment on these updated risk assessments as part of EPA's Post-RED process regarding endosulfan (see Note to Reader in the endosulfan docket for more detail). In addition, this notice solicits public comment on EPA's analysis of endosulfan usage information since the 2002 RED, and its preliminary determinations regarding endosulfan's importance to growers and availability of alternatives.
Ethyl Parathion; Final Determination Not to Initiate Special Review and Tributyltin Antifoulants; Final Determination to Terminate Special Review
Document Number: E7-22374
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's decision not to initiate a Special Review of Ethyl Parathion and its decision to terminate the Special Review of Tributyltin (TBT) used in antifouling paints. The Agency has taken these actions because all pesticide registrations of ethyl parathion and all TBT antifouling paints are canceled. These decisions were proposed in the Federal Register on August 8, 2007 and the Agency received no comments in response to these proposed decisions.
Petition Requesting EPA to Issue a Notice of Intent to Cancel the Registrations of M-44 Sodium Cyanide Capsules and Sodium Fluoroacetate
Document Number: E7-22369
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking public comment on a January 24, 2007 petition and its addendums dated March 20, 2007 and July 27, 2007 from Sinapu, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Beyond Pesticides, Forest Guardians, Predator Defense, Western Wildlife Conservancy, Sierra Club, The Rewilding Institute, Animal Defense League of Arizona, and Animal Welfare Institute, available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0944, requesting that the Agency issue a Notice of Intent to Cancel the registration of M-44 sodium cyanide capsules and sodium fluoroacetate (commonly known as ``compound 1080''). The Petitioners request this action to obtain what they believe would be proper application of the safety standards of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The petition, its addendums, and the sodium cyanide and sodium fluoroacetate reregistration eligibility decisions (REDs) are available in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0944 or at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/status.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification; EPA ICR No. 1759.05, OMB Control No. 2070-0148
Document Number: E7-22368
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
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, entitled: ``Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1759.05 and OMB Control No. 2070-0148, is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Oxydemeton-Methyl; Final Determination to Terminate Special Review
Document Number: E7-22362
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 8, 2007, EPA proposed to terminate the Special Review of oxydemeton-methyl (ODM) because the risks that were the basis of the Special Review are no longer of concern. The Agency offered an opportunity to provide comment to the proposal. The Agency received no substantive comments in response to the proposal and EPA is announcing its final determination to terminate the Special Review of ODM.
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerance Technical Amendment
Document Number: E7-22354
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of May 16, 2007, concerning the establishment of tolerances for combined residues of pendimethalin and its metabolites, 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2- methyl-3-5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol in or on various commodities. This document is being issued to correct the amendatory language.
Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry; Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E7-21814
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing final amendments to the standards of performance for equipment leaks of volatile organic compounds in the synthetic organic chemicals manufacturing industry and to the standards of performance for equipment leaks of volatile organic compounds in petroleum refineries. The amended standards for the synthetic organic chemicals manufacturing industry apply to affected facilities that are constructed, reconstructed, or modified after January 5, 1981, and on or before November 7, 2006. The amended standards for petroleum refineries apply to affected facilities that are constructed, reconstructed, or modified after January 4, 1983, and on or before November 7, 2006. In this action, EPA is also issuing new standards of performance for equipment leaks of volatile organic compounds in the synthetic organic chemicals manufacturing industry and for equipment leaks of volatile organic compounds in petroleum refineries which apply to affected facilities that are constructed, reconstructed, or modified after November 7, 2006. The final amendments and new standards are based on the results of our review of the existing regulations as required by section 111(b)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 07-5713
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, Programs and Projects, EPA ICR No. 2130.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0561
Document Number: 07-5712
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
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 revise and renew an existing approved Information Collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Request for Nomination to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-22380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations for membership on the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee. The membership of this committee will include a balanced representation of interested persons with relevant experience to contribute to the functions of the committee and will be drawn from farm groups, conservation and environmental groups, agricultural processors and retailers, academia, citizen's groups and tribal governments. Background: In order to help EPA build a more positive and proactive relationship with the agricultural industry to protect human health and the environment, the EPA is forming a Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. This Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches and rural communities. The Committee expects to meet approximately two (2) times a year, or as needed and approved by the Designated Federal Officer DFO). Meetings will be held in Washington DC and the EPA regions. Members serve on the Committee in a voluntary capacity. However, EPA may provide reimbursement for travel expenses associated with official government business. Because of the nature of the issues to be discussed, it is the intent of the Agency for the Committee to have a majority of members who are actively engaged in farming or ranching. Members may represent farmers, ranchers, and rural communities large and small, crop and livestock, commodity and specialty, regionally balancedand the rural suppliers, marketers, and processors that serve farmers, ranchers and rural communities; as well as the academic/research community who do research on environmental issues impacting agriculture, tribal agriculture groups, state and local government representatives, and environmental/conservation groups. USDA and other Federal agencies, as appropriate, will be invited to nominate members to serve as regular government employees. In selecting committee members, EPA will consider each candidate's qualifications including, but not limited to, whether the candidate is: Actively engaged in farming. Occupies a senior position within their organization. Holds leadership positions in ag-related organizations, businesses and/or workgroups. Has broad experience outside of their current position. Has experience working on issues where building consensus is necessary. Has membership in professional societies, broad-based networks or the equivalent. Has extensive experience in the environmental field dealing with agricultural issues. Provides services to producers. Is involved in processing, retailing, manufacturing and distribution of agricultural products.
Draft List of Initial Pesticide Active Ingredients and Pesticide Inerts to be Considered for Screening under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-22379
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 18, 2007, concerning the draft list of the first group of chemicals that will be screened in the Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The draft list was produced using the approach described in the September 2005 notice, and includes chemicals that the Agency, in its discretion, has decided should be tested first, based upon exposure potential.The June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice provided for a 90- day public comment period. EPA extended the comment period an additional 60 days in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007. This document is extending the comment period for a second time for 45 days. The new comment period extends to December 31, 2007.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting of the CASAC Sulfur Oxides (SOx) Primary NAAQS Review Panel
Document Number: E7-22372
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides (SOx) Primary NAAQS Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a peer review of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur OxidesHealth Criteria (First External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-07/108, September 2007) and to conduct a consultation on the EPA's Sulfur Oxides Health Assessment Plan: Scope and Methods for Exposure and Risk Assessment.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E7-22371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: continue its discussions of the strategic research directions for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; complete its discussions of science use in disaster response programs; complete its quality review of the draft SAB report Advisory on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico; and to continue its planning activities for future SAB meetings.
Availability of Federally Enforceable State Implementation Plans for All States
Document Number: E7-22361
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 110(h) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (the ``Act''), requires EPA by November 15, 1995, and every three years thereafter, to assemble the requirements of the Federally enforceable State Implementation Plans (SIPs) in each State and to publish notice in the Federal Register of the availability of such documents. This notice of availability fulfills the three-year requirement of making these SIP compilations for each State available to the public.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County and Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control Districts
Document Number: E7-21811
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action revises and adds various definitions of terms used by the ICAPCD and MBUAPCD. Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving local rules that are administrative and address changes for clarity and consistency.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County and Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control Districts
Document Number: E7-21810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action revises and adds various definitions of terms used by the ICAPCD and MBUAPCD. We are proposing to approve these local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: E7-22236
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held November 27-29, 2007 at RESOLVE, Washington, DC. The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Cyprodinil; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-22233
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for residues of cyprodinil in or on onion, dry bulb; onion, green; and strawberry. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). The tolerances will expire on December 31, 2009.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-22226
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held on December 5-7, 2007, in Orlando, FL. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: 1,1,1- trichloroethane; 2-chloroethanol; allyl chloride; boron tribromide; carbonyl fluoride; carbonyl sulfide; chloropicrin; chloropivaloyl chloride; diethyl dichlorosilane; dimethyl chlorosilane; ethyl trichlorosilane; ethylene fluorohydrin; methanesulfonyl chloride; methyl iodide; methyl vinyl dichlorosilane; N,N -dimethylformamide; Nerve Agent VX; stibine; sulfuryl fluoride; tetrachloroethylene; thiophosgene.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Cross-Media Electronic Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2002.04, OMB Control No. 2025-0003
Document Number: E7-22225
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
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.
Isoxadifen-ethyl; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-22223
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of isoxadifen-ethyl (ethyl 5,5-diphenyl-2-isoxazoline-3-carboxylate; CAS Reg. No. 163520-33-0) and its metabolite 4,5-dihydro-5,5,diphenyl-3- isoxazolecarboxylic acid when used as an inert ingredient (safener) in or on corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed; corn, sweet, forage; corn, sweet, stover; corn, pop, grain; corn, pop, stover; and corn, oil. EPA is also revising existing tolerances for residues of isoxadifen-ethyl in or on corn, field, forage and corn, field, hay, and removing the seasonal application rate specification from existing tolerances. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Bayer CropScience requested certain tolerance amendments for the inert ingredient safener isoxadifen-ethyl under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut
Document Number: E7-22221
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) submitted by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut. The TIP establishes an enforceable cap on nitrogen oxide emissions from stationary sources owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and located within the external boundaries of the Mohegan Reservation. This action is intended to help attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Sethoxydim; Pesticide Tolerance Technical Amendment
Document Number: E7-22220
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued an amendment establishing tolerances for combined residues of sethoxydim; 2-[1-(ethoxyimino)butyl]-5-[2- (ethylthio)propyl]-3-hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one; and its metabolites containing the 2-cyclohexen-1-one moiety (calculated as sethoxydim) in or on buckwheat grain, buckwheat flour, okra, borage seed, borage meal, fresh dillweed leaves, radish tops, turnip greens, and vegetable, root and tuber, group 1 (72 FR 8916, February 28, 2007). The tolerances were requested by Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). Because of a technical error with the structure of the regulatory table, the amendments adding new commodities to the sethoxydim tolerances could not be made. This technical amendment is being issued to correctly show the content of Sec. 180.412(a).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; TSCA Section 4 Test Rules, Consent Orders, Test Rule Exemptions, and Voluntary Data Submission; EPA ICR No. 1139.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0033
Document Number: E7-22201
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
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, entitled TSCA Section 4 Test Rules, Consent Orders, Test Rule Exemptions, and Voluntary Data Submission and identified by EPA ICR No. 1139.08 and OMB Control No. 2070-0033, is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Centre County (State College) 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-22042
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Centre County ozone nonattainment area (State College Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving the ozone redesignation request for the State College Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, PADEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the State College Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is approving the 8-hour maintenance plan. PADEP also submitted a 2002 base year inventory for the State College Area which EPA is approving. In addition, EPA is approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the State College Area maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, and is approving those MVEBs. EPA is approving the redesignation request, and the maintenance plan and the 2002 base year emissions inventory as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Program; EPA ICR No. 2261.01, OMB No. 2070-NEW
Document Number: E7-22154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Reconsideration of Inclusion of Fugitive Emissions
Document Number: E7-22131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 31, 2002, we (the EPA) issued our final New Source Review (NSR) Improvement Rule which, among other things, requires all sources to include ``fugitive emissions'' in assessing whether a proposed physical or operational change qualifies as a ``major modification'' that is subject to review under major NSR. On July 11, 2003, we received a petition for reconsideration on behalf of Newmont USA Limited, dba Newmont Mining Corporation (``Newmont'') arguing that the December 31, 2002 final rule failed to comply with the Clean Air Act (Act) requirement that EPA conduct a rulemaking to list source categories for which fugitive emissions must be included in computing a source's emissions to determine whether it is a ``major stationary source.'' In January 2004, we agreed to reconsider this issue. In this action, we are proposing to revise the provisions of the December 2002 final rules related to the treatment of fugitive emissions for purposes of determining whether a physical or operational change at an existing major source qualifies as a major modification. We request public comment on the proposed revisions. In this action, we are also providing guidelines for determining when and how emissions are to be considered fugitive for NSR and Title V permitting.
Meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-22116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice of a meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) revision and information about distribution systems issues that may impact water quality. The TCRDSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Agency on revisions to the TCR, and on what information should be collected, research conducted, and/or risk management strategies evaluated to better inform distribution system contaminant occurrence and associated public health risks. Topics to be discussed in the meeting include: TCR rule objectives and how the TCR relates to other Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, TCR indicator framework, TCR implementation and compliance analysis, potential ways to revise the TCR, and an assessment of the information on distribution system issues that may impact water quality.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-22038
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-22035
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the cumulative impacts related to the recent decision to resume year-round training operations in the Eagle River Flats area at Fort Richardson, AK. EPA recommended a cumulative impact analysis, particularly on water resources and the Cook Inlet Beluga whale population in this area. Rating EC2.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Equipment Standards
Document Number: E7-21943
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action on motor vehicle refrigerant recovery and recycling equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air-conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) that are in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J2210, HFC-134a Recycling Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J2210 with J2788, Recovery/Recycle and Recovery/Recycle/Recharging Equipment for HFC-134a Refrigerant. To avoid confusion with an outdated reference, EPA is updating its reference to the new SAE standards. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice. This action also revises the EPA addresses to send equipment certification forms.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Equipment Standards
Document Number: E7-21941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update motor vehicle refrigerant recovery and recycling equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air- conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J2210, HFC-134a Recycling Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J2210 with J2788, Recovery/Recycle and Recovery/Recycle/ Recharging Equipment for HFC-134a Refrigerant. To avoid confusion, EPA is updating its reference to include the new SAE standards. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice. This action proposes to revise the EPA addresses to send equipment certification forms.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E7-21938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that there will be a public hearing regarding the proposed rule on the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Petroleum Refineries, published September 4, 2007. The public hearing will be held on November 27, 2007 in Houston, Texas. EPA is also announcing that the comment period is being reopened until December 28, 2007. In addition, we note that additional material has been added to the docket since the proposed rule was published.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Two New Equivalent Methods
Document Number: E7-21937
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, two new equivalent methods: One for measuring concentrations of ozone (O3) in the ambient air and one for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the ambient air.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection in Support of EPA's Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials; EPA ICR No. 2250.01, OMB Control No. 2070-NEW
Document Number: E7-21935
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference) of the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Particulate Matter Review Panel
Document Number: E7-21933
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter (PM) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to conduct a consultation on EPA's Draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (Draft Integrated Plan for Review of the PM NAAQS, October 16, 2007).
Notice of Public Workshop to Discuss Management of Underground Injection of Carbon Dioxide for Geologic Sequestration Under the Safe Drinking Water Act
Document Number: E7-21931
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public workshop to discuss the development of proposed regulations for the underground injection of carbon dioxide for geologic sequestration under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). SDWA requires EPA to protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination due to underground injection activities. The Underground Injection Control Program works with States and Tribes to oversee underground injection activities and prevent endangerment of drinking water sources. This public workshop will provide an opportunity for dialogue with representatives from industry, government, public interest groups, and the general public on geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. The Agency plans to hold a second workshop in early 2008.
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.