Environmental Protection Agency February 8, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-2371
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the preferred alignment (the Caliente rail alignment) because it could require the filling of up to 81 acres of waters of the U.S., including wetlands associated with the Meadow Valley Wash and Clover Creek. EPA also expressed concerns about the limited analysis regarding the hydrologic effects of the rail line construction to the Meadow Valley Wash area. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Transportation Conformity
Document Number: E8-2248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision establishes transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect of this action is to approve State criteria and procedures to govern transportation conformity determinations. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Transportation Conformity
Document Number: E8-2247
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision establishes transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation- related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect of this action is to approve State criteria and procedures to govern transportation conformity determinations. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Kansas
Document Number: E8-2189
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Kansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of revoking the Sulfur Compound Emissions rule and for the purpose of approving revisions to the Class I major source operating permit annual emissions inventory rule and several Class II minor source operating permits rules. EPA is also approving an additional submittal by the State of Kansas pertaining to amendments of the Class II operating permit rules which were amended by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on February 20, 1998, but had not previously been submitted for EPA approval. In addition, EPA is approving a revision to the Class II operating permit rules adopted in 2005. The Class II operating permit rules were primarily revised to align the annual emission inventory reporting date deadline with the June 1 payment of Annual Emissions Fee rule. EPA approval will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Kansas
Document Number: E8-2188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Kansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of revoking the Sulfur Compound Emissions rule and for the purpose of approving revisions to a Class I major source operating permit annual emissions inventory rule and several Class II minor source operating permits rules. EPA is also proposing to approve additional amendments adopted by KDHE on February 20, 1998 which pertain to the Class II operating permit rules. The rules were primarily revised to align the annual emission inventory reporting date deadline with the June 1 payment of applicable emissions fees. EPA's proposed approval of these amendments would ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.
Inert ingredients: Denial of Pesticide Petitions 2E6491 (N-Acyl Sarcosines and Sodium N-Acyl Sarcosinates), 7E4810 (Crezasin), and 7E4811 (Mival)
Document Number: E8-2175
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is denying three petitions to amend or establish exemptions from pesticide tolerances because insufficient data were available to the Agency to make the safety finding of FFDCA section 408(c)(2): PP 2E6491 submitted by Hampshire Chemical Corporation to amend the inert ingredient tolerance exemption under 40 CFR 180.1207 for certain N-acyl sarcosines and sodium N-acyl sarcosinates, and PP 7E4810 (Crezasin) and PP 7E4811 (Mival) submitted by Globe Tech Industries Corporation to establish an inert ingredient tolerance exemption under Sec. 180.920.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 08-576
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency