Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Exposure and Human Health Committee
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Exposure and Human Health Committee (EHHC) to discuss advisory activities for the coming year.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 16 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 16 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Pearl River and the Terrebonne River Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Enrollees Under the Senior Environmental Employment Program
EPA has authorized grantee organizations under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program and their enrollees access to information which has been submitted to EPA under the environmental statutes administered by the Agency. Some of this information may be claimed or determined to be confidential business information (CBI).
EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Acrylamide Review Panel
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and meeting of the Acrylamide Review Panel (ARP) to review the Agency's draft assessment, ``IRIS Toxicological Review of Acrylamide''.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting-February 2008
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Clean Air Interstate Rule
This action approves a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on April 17, 2007, and revised 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 revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006, and the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (CAIR SIP) concerning sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX) annual and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of Ohio, promulgated on April 28, 2006, and revised on 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. EPA approves 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 SIP. This action also contains EPA's response to a comment from the State of Connecticut following publication of the original direct final approval of the Ohio plan on October 16, 2007. We withdrew the original direct final rule on December 5, 2007, because of receipt of this comment. For reasons expressed in the body of this rule, EPA believes the comment from Connecticut is not relevant to this final action and, therefore, we are moving forward to approve the Ohio plan. As such, EPA will populate the compliance accounts of units affected by the State's rule shortly after the effective date of this rule.
Environmental Impact Statement and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070410, ERP No. D-BLM-K67057-NV, Cortez Hills Expansion Project, Proposes to Construct and Operate a New Facilities and Expansion of the Existing Open-Pit Gold Mining and Processing Operations, Crescent Valley, Lander and Eureka Counties, NV. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland/ riparian habitat mitigation and reclamation and post-closure financial assurance and recommended the Final EIS include additional information regarding the wetland/riparian habitat mitigation plan, financial assurance for reclamation activities and post-closure mitigation and monitoring. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070435, ERP No. D-BLM-J65494-UT, Richfield Field Office Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Future Management of the Public Lands and Resource, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands National Parks, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne and Garfield Counties, UT. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, water quality, and riparian/wetland impacts. In addition, EPA has concerns about impacts from recreation activities. Rating EC2.