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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-20671
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public teleconference of the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel to discuss comments from the chartered SAB, external reviewers and the public on its public draft (August 30, 2007) ``Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: An Update by the EPA Science Advisory Board.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping for Asbestos Abatement Worker Protection (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1246.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0072
Document Number: E7-20663
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-20657
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the impacts to groundwater and karst topography, as well as an unavoidable number of sinkholes that will be directly and indirectly impacted by the project. EPA is also concerned that the preferred alternative would also result in indirect adverse effects on two historic sites. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20070322, ERP No. D-NPS-K61167-AZ, Saguaro National Park General Management Plan, Implementation, Rincon Mountain District and Tucson Mountain District, Pima County, AZ. Summary: EPA has no objections to this project. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070356, ERP No. D-FRC-J03019-CO, High Plains Expansion Project, (Docket No. CP07-207-000) Natural Gas Pipeline Facility, Construction and Operation, U.S. Army COE 404, Weld, Adams, and Morgan Counties, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality, wetlands, and wildlife from proposed pipeline water crossing construction. EPA requested additional analysis of construction methods and mitigation measures in Final EIS. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070363, ERP No. D-COE-K28022-CA, Carryover Storage and San Vicente Dam Raise Project, Providing Additional Storage Capacity for 100,000 area feet of Water by the Year 2011, Issuance of Permits, Section 10 and 404 Permits, San Diego County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air, water and noise impacts, and requested additional information regarding the project's ``Purpose and Need'' statement, proposed compensatory mitigation sites for impacts to waters of the United States, efficient use of the emergency and new carryover storage, and mitigation measures for identified adverse air and noise impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070311, ERP No. DS-COE-J28021-CO, Rueter-Hess Reservoir Expansion Project, Enlarges Reservoir to Provide Storage of Denver Basin Groundwater for Meeting Peak Municipal Water Supply, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Town of Parker, Douglas County, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the lack of information regarding future water supplies, and impacts to aquatic resources at Cherry Creek and Cherry Creek Reservoir. EPA also expressed concerns that the project's purpose and need statement was narrowly defined, thereby eliminating some potential project alternatives from consideration. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Chemical-Specific Rules, TSCA Sec. 8(a); EPA ICR No. 1198.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0067
Document Number: E7-20653
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Adequacy of California Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program
Document Number: E7-20652
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency Region IX is approving a modification to California's municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program to allow the State to issue research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) permits for new and existing MSWLF units and lateral expansions. The approved modification allows the Director of the state program to provide a variance from certain MSWLF criteria, provided that the MSWLF owner/operator demonstrates that compliance with the RD&D permit will not increase risk to human health and the environment over a standard MSWLF permit. The Director may provide a variance from existing requirements of MSWLF criteria for run-on control systems, liquids restrictions, and final cover.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-20631
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of Central Indiana To Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E7-20569
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 26, 2007, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request for EPA approval of a redesignation of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties (the Central Indiana Area) to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). IDEM also requested EPA approval of an ozone maintenance plan for this area as a revision of the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The maintenance plan demonstrates maintenance of the ozone NAAQS in this area through 2020 and establishes 2006 and 2020 motor vehicle Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) emission budgets for this area. EPA is making a determination that the Central Indiana Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving, as a SIP revision, the State's ozone maintenance plan for this area. Indiana has satisfied the criteria for the redesignation of the Central Indiana Area to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, and, therefore, EPA is approving Indiana's ozone redesignation request for this area. Further, EPA is approving, for purposes of transportation conformity, the VOC and NOX Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for 2006 and 2020 that are contained in the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan. EPA proposed these actions on July 31, 2007, and received only one comment in response supporting the proposed actions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Particulate Matter From Pulp and Paper Mills
Document Number: E7-20568
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision pertains to amendments to an existing regulation to control particulate matter from pulp and paper mills. EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Mercer County Portion of the Youngstown-Warren-Sharon, OH-PA 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-20567
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
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 Mercer County portion of the Youngstown-Warren-Sharon, OH-PA 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (``Youngstown Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Area is comprised of Mercer County, Pennsylvania and Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties, Ohio. EPA is approving the ozone redesignation request for Mercer County. In a separate rulemaking action (72 FR 32190, June 12, 2007) EPA approved the ozone redesignation request for Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties, Ohio. In conjunction with its redesignation request, PADEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Mercer County 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 Mercer County which EPA is approving. In addition, EPA is approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Mercer County 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).
Revisions to Definition of Cogeneration Unit in Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), CAIR Federal Implementation Plans, Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR); and Technical Corrections to CAIR, CAIR FIPs, CAMR, and Acid Rain Program Rules
Document Number: E7-20447
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs), and Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) each include an exemption for cogeneration units that meet certain criteria. In light of information concerning biomass-fired cogeneration units that may not qualify for the exemption due to their particular combination of fuel and technical design characteristics, EPA is changing the cogeneration unit definition in CAIR, the CAIR model cap- and-trade rules, the CAIR FIPs, CAMR, and the CAMR model cap-and-trade rule. Specifically, EPA is revising the calculation methodology for the efficiency standard in the cogeneration unit definition to exclude energy input from biomass making it more likely that units co-firing biomass will be able to meet the efficiency standard and qualify for exemption. Because this change will only affect a small number of relatively low emitting units, it will have little effect on the projected emissions reductions and the environmental benefits of these rules. If EPA finalizes the proposed CAMR Federal Plan, it intends to make the definitions in that rule conform to the CAMR model cap-and- trade rule and thus, with today's action. This action also clarifies the term ``total energy input'' used in the efficiency calculation and makes minor technical corrections to CAIR, the CAIR FIPs, CAMR, and the Acid Rain Program rules.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: 07-5166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council is a panel of individuals who represent diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is to review and approve three sets of recommendations: (1) NACEPT's Draft Environmental Stewardship/ Cooperative Conservation Report, (2) NACEPT's Draft Comments on EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Highlights of National Trends, and (3) NACEPT's Draft Advice Letter on EPA's Role in Biofuels. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/ nacept/cal-nacept.htm.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Total Reduced Sulfur From Pulp and Paper Mills
Document Number: E7-20597
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a Section 111(d) Plan revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision consists of amendments to the regulation that controls total reduced sulfur (TRS) from pulp and paper mills. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-20596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the comment period to the notice entitled ``NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors; Solicitation of Comment on Legal Analysis,'' published on September 27, 2007 (72 FR 54875), is being extended until November 27, 2007. In that notice, EPA discusses the standards for hazardous waste combustors that were promulgated on October 12, 2005 (70 FR 59402), and specifically identifies which standards EPA believes are consistent with the Clean Air Act and case law, and which standards are not and need to be reexamined through a subsequent rulemaking. This analysis of the standards is being done in response to several opinions issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that call into question the legality of some of the standards for hazardous waste combustors.
Operating Permit Programs and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Flexible Air Permitting Rule; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E7-20595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on our proposed amendments for the Operating Permit Programs and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Flexible Air Permitting Rule; Proposed Rule (September 12, 2007). The EPA is extending the comment period that originally ends on November 13, 2007. The extended comment period will close on January 14, 2008. The EPA is extending the comment period because of the timely requests we received to do so.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement: Waterbury Realty, LLC and Salvatore Cascino; EPAC Superfund Site, Waterbury, CT
Document Number: E7-20580
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement of past response costs concerning the EPAC Superfund Site in Waterbury, Connecticut with the following settling parties: Waterbury Realty, LLC and Salvatore Cascino. The settling parties agree to reimburse the Agency $175,000 in past costs payable in two installments; $87,500 to be paid not later than forty-five (45) days following the effective date of the settlement agreement; and, $87,500 to be paid not later than ninety days from the effective date of the settlement agreement. Additionally, the Settling Parties shall pay to EPA twenty-five percent (25%) of any cash payment they receive as a result of any contribution suit or claim against or settlement agreement with Great Brook Realty, Inc., for matters related to the settlement agreement. This 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 received 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 One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Phosphate Rock Plants (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1078.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0111
Document Number: E7-20566
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
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.
Amitraz; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Uses of Amitraz Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-20440
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
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 registrant to voluntarily cancel their registration of Amitraz-Pyriproxyfen Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs and Puppies 1 product containing the pesticide amitraz. The requests would not terminate amitraz use in or on dogs via amitraz impregnated dog collars or terminate the last amitraz products registered for use in the United States. 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 requests within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Transportation Conformity
Document Number: E7-20376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Kansas City and St. Louis portions of the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) to amend the transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation- related control measures and mitigation measures.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Transportation Conformity
Document Number: E7-20375
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Kansas City and St. Louis portions of the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures.
Hazard Education before Renovation of Target Housing; State of Utah Authorization Application
Document Number: E7-20446
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 13, 2006, EPA received an application from the State of Utah requesting authorization to administer a program in accordance with section 406(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This program ensures that owners and occupants of target housing are provided information concerning potential hazards of lead-based paint (LBP) exposure before certain renovations are begun on that housing. In addition to providing general information on the health hazards associated with exposure to lead, the lead hazard information pamphlet advises owners and occupants to take appropriate precautions to avoid exposure to lead-contaminated dust and LBP debris that are sometimes generated during renovations. EPA believes that distribution of the pamphlet will help to reduce the exposures that cause serious lead poisonings, especially in children under age 6, who are particularly susceptible to the hazards of lead. The final rule (TSCA 406(b)) was published in the Federal Register of June 1, 1998.
Petition to Revoke All Tolerances and Cancel All Registrations for the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-20442
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking public comment on a September 12, 2007, petition from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1005, requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The petitioners, NRDC and PANNA, 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) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting; EPA ICR No. 1693.05, OMB Control No. 2070-0142
Document Number: E7-20441
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E7-20439
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses 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.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Company, Inc., Buckley Drive Waterline Superfund Site, Bennington, VT
Document Number: E7-20437
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
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 for recovery of past response costs concerning the Buckley Drive Waterline Superfund Site in Bennington, Vermont. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay $740,000.00 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. 9606 and 9607. 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 received 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 One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023.
EPA Draft White Paper Regarding StarLink®
Document Number: E7-20381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking comment on a draft White Paper that reviews data on the level in the human food supply of Cry9C protein from StarLink[reg] corn grain. It concludes that the protein has been sufficiently removed from the human food supply to render the level of risk low enough that continued testing for the protein in yellow corn at dry mills and masa production facilities provides no added public health protection. The White Paper therefore recommends that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdraw its guidance recommending testing yellow corn grain for Cry9C at dry mills and masa production facilities. Concurrent with this notice, the FDA is publishing for comment a notice in the Federal Register that FDA is considering withdrawing its guidance.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Kentucky: Performance Testing and Open Burning
Document Number: E7-20334
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Kentucky Department of Air Quality (KDAQ) on September 6, 2005. The revisions include modifications to Kentucky's Administrative Regulations (KAR) Title 401, Chapters 50:045 and 63:005, which pertain to Kentucky's performance testing and open burning provisions, respectively. These revisions are part of Kentucky's strategy to meet the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) by reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides, which are the precursors to ozone formation. Open burning creates smoke that contains fine particles (PM2.5) and precursors to ozone. The approved rules are intended to help control levels of PM2.5 and ozone precursors that contribute to high ozone and PM2.5 levels. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This final rule also addresses a comment made on EPA's proposed rulemaking for this action published on January 17, 2007.
Pesticides; Availability of Pesticide Registration Notice Announcing Formation of Agricultural Handlers Exposure Task Force
Document Number: E7-20189
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) regarding the formation of the Agricultural Handlers Exposure Task Force, L.L.C. This PR Notice was signed by the Agency on September 20, 2007 and is posted on the EPA website under PR Notice 2007-03. 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 information concerning the formation of an industry Task Force for the development of data supporting pesticide registration, in which registrants may wish to participate.
Carbaryl Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E7-20104
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide carbaryl. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the carbaryl RED Docket. This RED completes the reregistration and tolerance reassessment process for carbaryl and amends an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED), which was made available for public comment on October 22, 2004 (see docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2003- 0376). Carbaryl is an N-methyl carbamate insecticide that is used on a variety of ornamental and agricultural crops and in residential settings, for lawns, gardens, and flea control. EPA has reviewed carbaryl through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Memphis, TN/Crittenden County, AR 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E7-20390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to find that the Memphis, Tennessee and Crittenden County, Arkansas marginal 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (Memphis TN-AR Nonattainment Area) has failed to attain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (``NAAQS'' or ``standard'') by June 15, 2007, the attainment deadline set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for marginal nonattainment areas. If EPA finalizes this finding, the Memphis TN-AR Nonattainment Area will then be reclassified as a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The moderate area attainment date for the reclassified Memphis TN-AR Nonattainment Area would then be as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than June 15, 2010. Once reclassified, Tennessee and Arkansas must submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that meet the 8-hour ozone nonattainment requirements for moderate areas, as required by the CAA. In this action, EPA is also proposing the schedule for the States' submittal of the SIP revisions required for moderate areas once the area is reclassified.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Iowa
Document Number: E7-20378
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program submitted by the state of Iowa. These revisions update and clarify various rules and make minors revisions and corrections. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between the state and Federally-approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the State's revised air program rules.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Iowa
Document Number: E7-20377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program submitted by the state of Iowa. These revisions update and clarify various rules and makes minor revisions and corrections. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between the state and Federally-approved rules, and ensure Federal enforceability of the State's revised air program rules.
U.S. EPA's National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards Presentation During the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC), and Announcement of 2007 National Awards Winners
Document Number: E7-20373
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. An inscribed plaque was presented to first and second place national winners at the annual Clean Water Act Recognition Awards presentation during the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC). Recognition is made every year for outstanding programs and projects in operations and maintenance at wastewater treatment facilities, biosolids management and public acceptance, municipal implementation and enforcement of local pretreatment programs, cost-effective storm water controls, and combined sewer overflow controls. This action also announces the 2007 national awards winners.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2007
Document Number: E7-20348
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
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 Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Atlanta, GA, 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E7-20342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to find that the Atlanta, Georgia marginal 8- hour nonattainment ozone area has failed to attain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (``NAAQS'' or ``standard'') by June 15, 2007, the attainment deadline set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for marginal nonattainment areas. If EPA finalizes this finding, the Atlanta, Georgia area will then be reclassified, by operation of law, as a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The moderate area attainment date for the Atlanta, Georgia area would then be ``as expeditiously as practicable,'' but no later than June 15, 2010. Once reclassified, Georgia must submit a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that meets the 8-hour ozone nonattainment requirements for moderate areas, as required by the CAA. In this action, EPA is also proposing the schedule for Georgia's submittal of the SIP revision required for moderate areas once the area is reclassified.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Georgia: Redesignation of Murray County, GA, 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E7-20340
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a request submitted on June 15, 2007, from the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), to redesignate the Murray County 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Murray County 8-hour nonattainment ozone area is a partial county area, comprised of the portion of Murray County that makes up the Chattahoochee National Forest (Murray County Area). EPA's approval of the redesignation request is based on the determination that the Murray County Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the Murray County Area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. Additionally, EPA is approving a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) including the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Murray County Area that contains the new 2018 motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Through this action, EPA is also finding the 2018 MVEBs adequate for the purposes of transportation conformity.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio Particulate Matter
Document Number: E7-20253
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting final approval of Ohio rules concerning equivalent visible emission limits (EVELs), i.e., alternate opacity limits that may be established for stack sources that meet mass emission limits but cannot meet standard opacity limits. Ohio's rules provide criteria for establishment of EVELs, and the rules provide that EVELs established according to these criteria take effect without formal review by EPA. Ohio submitted these rules on July 18, 2000, and EPA published notices of proposed rulemaking on December 2, 2002, and on January 23, 2007, that proposed to approve these rules. EPA received one adverse comment letter. EPA will honor the commenter's recommendation to fully codify the effects of this action, but EPA does not agree that further notice and opportunity for comment is necessary. As a result of this action, previous State modifications to EVELs will become effective at the Federal level on November 15, 2007. Similarly, any future action by the State to establish, modify, or rescind EVELs in accordance with the criteria given in these Ohio rules, as approved, will become effective at the federal level immediately upon the effective date of the State action.
Approval of Implementation Plans; Ohio; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-20252
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on September 26, 2007. Ohio initially submitted a SIP revision on April 17, 2007, with a proposed rule and then revised it and submitted a SIP revision with a final rule on September 26, 2007. This SIP revision incorporates provisions related to the implementation of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006, and the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (CAIR FIP) concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of Ohio, promulgated on April 28, 2006 and subsequently revised December 13, 2006. EPA is not making any changes to the CAIR FIP, but is amending to the extent EPA approves Ohio's SIP revision, the appropriate appendices in the CAIR FIP trading rules simply to note that approval. The Ohio SIP revision that was submitted on April 17, 2007, was a full CAIR SIP revision. In a letter submitted on September 26, 2007, Ohio requested that EPA consider the September 26, 2007, submittal as two separate submittals, i.e., as a full CAIR SIP and as an abbreviated CAIR SIP. Ohio requested that EPA act on specific portions of the September 26, 2007, submittal as an abbreviated CAIR SIP. Consequently, today, EPA is taking final action only on the abbreviated SIP revision and not the full CAIR SIP revision, which will be the subject of a separate future action. EPA is approving Ohio's abbreviated SIP revision that addresses the methodology used to allocate annual and ozone season NOX allowances to affected electric generating units (EGUs), and the opt-in provisions, under the CAIR trading programs and the CAIR FIP.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Ohio: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-20251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing approval of a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on April 17, 2007, as amended by letter on September 26, 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 is proposing to determine that the Ohio SIP revision meets selected provisions of the Clean Air Interstate Rule Federal Implementation Plan emission reduction requirements under the NOX SIP Call and, as such, is approvable.
Approval of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-20165
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 19, 2007. The Wisconsin SIP revision was proposed for partial approval and partial disapproval on July 30, 2007. No comments were received during the comment period for the proposal. This revision incorporates provisions related to the implementation of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006, and the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) which concerns sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of Wisconsin, promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised December 13, 2006. EPA is not making any changes to the CAIR FIP, but is, to the extent EPA approves Wisconsin's SIP revision, amending the appropriate appendices in the CAIR FIP trading rules simply to note that approval. EPA is approving an abbreviated SIP revision that addresses the methodology to be used to allocate annual and ozone season NOX allowances under the CAIR FIP, except for allowances in the compliance supplement pool. The portions of Wisconsin's submittal (those associated with the compliance supplement pool and Superior Environmental Performance) that EPA is disapproving are inconsistent with CAIR and/or otherwise inappropriate to include in a CAIR SIP and must, therefore, be disapproved.
Approval of Implementation Plans of Illinois: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-20144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on September 14, 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 is proposing to determine that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR requirements for Illinois. As a consequence of the SIP approval, EPA would also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (CAIR FIPs) concerning SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for Illinois.
Approval of Implementation Plans of Illinois: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-20142
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on September 14, 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 is determining that the SIP revision fully meets the CAIR requirements for Illinois. Therefore, as a consequence of the SIP approval, EPA will also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (CAIR FIPs) concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for Illinois. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006 and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. CAIR requires States to reduce emissions of SO2 and NOX that significantly contribute to, and interfere with maintenance of, the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates (PM2.5) and/or ozone in any downwind state. CAIR establishes State budgets for SO2 and NOX and requires States to submit SIP revisions that implement these budgets in States that EPA concluded did contribute to nonattainment in downwind states. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs. In the SIP revision that EPA is approving, Illinois meets CAIR requirements by participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs addressing SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule Requirements-Amendments
Document Number: E7-19701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to amend the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule in order to provide increased clarity, to tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and to streamline certain requirements for a facility owner or operator subject to the rule. Specifically, EPA is proposing to: Exempt hot-mix asphalt; exempt pesticide application equipment and related mix containers used at farms; exempt heating oil containers at single-family residences; amend the facility diagram requirement to provide additional flexibility for all facilities; amend the definition of ``facility'' to clarify the flexibility associated with describing a facility's boundaries; define ``loading/unloading rack'' to clarify the equipment subject to the provisions for facility tank car and tank truck loading/unloading racks; provide streamlined requirements for a subset of qualified facilities; amend the general secondary containment requirement to provide more clarity; amend the security requirements for all facilities; amend the integrity testing requirements to allow a greater amount of flexibility in the use of industry standards at all facilities; amend the integrity testing requirements for containers that store animal fat or vegetable oil and meet certain criteria; streamline a number of requirements for oil production facilities; and exempt completely buried oil storage tanks at nuclear power generation facilities. These changes tailor requirements to particular industries for easier and increased compliance, resulting in greater protection of human health and the environment. EPA is also providing clarification in the preamble to this proposed rule on additional issues raised by the regulated community.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone
Document Number: E7-20246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA published a proposed rule in the July 11, 2007 Federal Register requesting comments on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. The document contained an incorrect fax number for submitting comments to the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center. Because of the incorrect fax number, we are allowing an additional 3 days for submittal of faxed comments. Only faxed comments will be granted an additional 3 days for submittal.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-20185
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for East Kentucky Power Cooperative-Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station; Maysville (Mason County), KY
Document Number: E7-20173
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated August 30, 2007, partially granting and partially denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) to East Kentucky Power CooperativeHugh L. Spurlock Generating Station (Spurlock Station) located in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes final action on the petition submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner). Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307(b) of the Act.
Announcement of the National Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Priorities for Fiscal Years 2008, 2009 and 2010
Document Number: E7-20164
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Notice is a Federal Agency announcement of the triennial national enforcement and compliance assurance priorities to be addressed for fiscal years 2008, 2009 and 2010. EPA appreciates the comments submitted in March 2007 during the priority identification process in response to the February 9, 2007 Federal Register Notice (72 FR 6239). The final priority selections have been incorporated into the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance National Program Managers' (NPM) Guidance (which provides national program direction for all EPA Regional offices). These priorities also support implementation of the enforcement and compliance goals and objectives outlined in Goal 5 of EPA's Strategic Plan, as mandated under the Government Performance and Results Act.
Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board Meeting
Document Number: E7-20155
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Policy Review Board Meeting (PRB). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S.EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
The Fifteenth Meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force
Document Number: E7-20153
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Fifteenth Public Meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force. The purpose of this Task Force, consisting of federal and state members, is to lead efforts to coordinate and support nutrient management and hypoxia-related activities in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico watersheds. The matter for discussion at the meeting is the Reassessment of the Action Plan for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The Plan was developed in fulfillment of a requirement of section 604(b) of the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research Control Act (Pub. L. 105- 383Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998) and was submitted as a Report to Congress on January 18, 2001. The public will be afforded an opportunity to provide input to the Task Force during open discussion periods.
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel; Request for Nominations
Document Number: E7-20146
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel (or Panel). The Panel will provide advice to the EPA Administrator regarding the primary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide (CO). The SAB is hereby soliciting nominations of technical experts for Panel membership.