Environmental Protection Agency January 15, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Columbia American Plating Company Site
Document Number: E8-599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
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 COLUMBIA AMERICAN PLATING COMPANY Time-Critical Removal Site in Portland, Oregon, with the following settling parties: LAKEA CORPORATION (dba Columbia American Plating Company) and LARRY ANSON, an individual. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay: $15,000.00 to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund; the net sale proceeds from selling the site if the settling parties are able to redeem the property out of foreclosure from Multnomah County; and assignment of all rights to insurance claims proceeds to EPA. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the 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 the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Request for Comment on Three Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
Document Number: E8-570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
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 three existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Two of these ICRs, 1684.08 and 1695.08, are scheduled to expire March 31, 2008. ICR 1800.03 is scheduled to expire May 31, 2008. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Workshop To Discuss Policy-Relevant Science To Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
Document Number: E8-543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing that a workshop entitled ``Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards'' is being organized by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Office of Research and Development and EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Office of Air and Radiation. The workshop will be held on January 28-29, 2008 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Amendments to Lead Rules, Quemetco
Document Number: E8-441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revised lead (Pb) emission limits for Quemetco, Incorporated, in Marion County, Indiana. On February 7, 2002, Indiana submitted revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead as part of the State's incorporation of a Federal standard for secondary lead smelters. On October 3, 2006, and November 27, 2007, Indiana supplemented its request as it pertained to Quemetco, Incorporated, in Marion County. The requested SIP revision replaces the Pb emission limits for Quemetco, Incorporated with similarly stringent limits. The new limits were found to be protective of the national ambient air quality standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Amendments to Lead Rules, Quemetco
Document Number: E8-440
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 7, 2002, Indiana submitted revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead (Pb) as part of the State's incorporation of a Federal standard for secondary lead smelters. On October 3, 2006, and November 27, 2007, Indiana supplemented its request as it pertained to Quemetco, Incorporated (Quemetco), in Marion County. The requested SIP revision replaces the Pb emission limits for Quemetco with new, stringent limits. EPA has determined that the new limits will be protective of the Pb air quality standards, and is therefore approving them.