Environmental Protection Agency February 5, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-2096
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
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) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System; EPA ICR No. 0801.16; OMB Control No. 2050-0039
Document Number: E8-2093
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on 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 as described below.
Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC)
Document Number: E8-2091
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA indicated that reports being reviewed by the ACSERAC would be incorporated into a scientific assessment to be published by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and that the public would have a chance to review and comment on the scientific assessment in April 2008. The availability of the scientific assessment for public review and comment is incorrect.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Kentucky: Tennessee Valley Authority Paradise Facility State Implementation Plan Revision
Document Number: E8-2089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a source specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on October 19, 2007, by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ). The purpose of the SIP revision is to remove from the Kentucky State Implementation Plan a previous source-specific revision approved by EPA on August 25, 1989, and relating to the redistribution of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) Paradise Steam Plant located in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. This proposal includes SO2 limits that are more stringent than the current SIP- approved statewide SO2 limits for electric generating units (EGUs). Consistent with Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) approved into the SIP, affected facilities located in Muhlenberg County are subject to an SO2 emission limit of 3.1 pounds per million British Thermal Units (lbs/mmBTU). The 3.1 lbs/mmBTU limit was approved by EPA in June 24, 1983, as part of Kentucky's control strategy for attaining and maintaining the primary and secondary SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in Muhlenberg County. This SIP revision proposes a limit of 1.2 lbs/mmBTU for all three units with limited bypass emissions of 3.1 lbs/mmBTU for scrubber maintenance on Unit 3.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Epoxy Resin and Non-Nylon Polyamide Production (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1681.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0290
Document Number: E8-2088
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
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.
Adequacy Status of the Metro-East St. Louis, IL, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration and State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: E8-2084
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for 8-hour ozone in Metro-East St. Louis (Madison, Monroe, St. Clair, and Jersey Counties), Illinois, are adequate for conformity purposes. As a result of our finding, Metro-East St. Louis must use the MVEBs from the 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration and state implementation plan (SIP) submitted on July 2, 2007, for future conformity determinations.
Notice of Data Availability on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Wastes in Landfills and Surface Impoundments; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-2063
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the comment period for the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) entitled ``Notice of Data Availability on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Wastes in Landfills and Surface Impoundments.'' This NODA announces the availability of new information and data concerning the management of coal combustion wastes (CCW) in landfills and surface impoundments that will be used by the Agency to inform its decisionmaking regarding its Regulatory Determination for CCW disposed of in landfills and surface impoundments. This NODA was published on August 29, 2007 (72 FR 49714), and the comment period was scheduled to close on November 27, 2007. However, a number of environmental groups requested additional time to respond to the issues raised in the NODA and its accompanying documents. Consequently, the Agency extended the comment period an additional 60 days to January 28, 2008 (72 FR 57572). The same group of commenters then requested a short amount of additional time to finish gathering information that they believe is necessary to complete their comments. Therefore, we are reopening the comment period from the date of publication of this notice to close on February 11, 2008.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E8-1964
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Industrial Waste Control Superfund Site (Site), located near Fort Smith, Arkansas from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR Part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Arkansas, through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed and, therefore, further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA is not appropriate.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-1963
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Industrial Waste Control Superfund Site located in Fort Smith, Arkansas from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Arkansas, through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' Section of this Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Industrial Waste Control Superfund Site without prior notice of intent to delete because we view this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this deletion in the direct final deletion. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on the direct final notice of deletion, we will not take further action on this notice of intent to delete. If we receive adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final notice of deletion, and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to delete. We will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information see the direct final notice of deletion located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.
Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC)
Document Number: 08-492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA indicated that reports being reviewed by the HICCAC would be incorporated into a scientific assessment to be published by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and that the public would have a chance to review and comment on the scientific assessment in April 2008. The availability of the scientific assessment for public review and comment is incorrect.