Environmental Protection Agency February 22, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-3423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability oF EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-3406
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to water resources and air quality, and requested additional information on the availability of water resources, and mitigation measures to minimize air quality impacts. Rating EC2.
Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee
Document Number: E8-3402
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). The purpose of the FRRCC is to provide advice to the Administrator of EPA on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches, and rural communities. The FRRCC is a part of EPA's efforts to expand cooperative working relationships with the agriculture industry and others who are interested in agricultural issues and to achieve greater progress in environmental protection. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate: Discussion of the impacts of Agency agriculture-related programs, policies, and regulations regarding climate change and renewable energy; identification and development of a comprehensive environmental strategy for livestock operations; and development of a constructive approach or framework to address areas of common interest between sustainable agriculture and protection of the environment. The meeting will also include a public comment session. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/frrcc.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-3400
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held on March 3-5, 2008, in Alexandria, VA. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: 1,1,1- trichloroethane; 1,2-butylene oxide; cyanogen; ethyl benzene; ethyl isocyanate; ethylphosphonothioic dichloride; ethylphosphonodichloridate; germane; isobutyl isocyanate; isopropyl isocyanate; methoxymethyl isocyanate; methyl iodide; methyl isothiocyanate; n-butyl isocyanate; t-butyl isocyanate; nitrogen tetroxide; nitrogen trioxide; n-propyl isocyanate; phenyl isocyanate; and tetrachloroethylene.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Sections 402 and Section 404 Training, Certification, Accreditation and Standards for Lead-Based Paint Activities (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1715.09, OMB No. 2070-0155
Document Number: E8-3378
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
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 activity and its expected burden and costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; PCBs, Consolidated Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements; EPA ICR No. 1446.09, OMB No. 2070-0112
Document Number: E8-3376
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
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 activity and its expected burden and costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plans Under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2020.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0558
Document Number: E8-3372
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur-Environmental Criteria and Annexes
Document Number: E8-3370
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and SulfurEnvironmental Criteria; First External Review Draft'' (EPA 600/R-07/145A), and ``Annexes for the Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Environmental Criteria; First External Review Draft'' (EPA 600/R-07/ 145bA). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the Agency's review of the secondary (welfare- based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking comment from the public and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The document is being distributed solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination review under applicable information quality guidelines. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of Tennessee
Document Number: E8-3342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Tennessee is in the process of revising their approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program to meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has adopted drinking water regulations for the Long Term 2 Surface Water Treatment and the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rules. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve Tennessee's PWSS revision for these rules.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of North Carolina
Document Number: E8-3341
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of North Carolina is revising their Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program to meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has adopted drinking water regulations for the Public Notification Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve North Carolina's PWSS program for this rule.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Christian County Generation
Document Number: E8-3340
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on January 28, 2008, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the EPA denied a petition for review of a Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit issued to Christian County Generation LLC, Christian County, Illinois, by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
Ecusta Mill Site Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, NC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E8-3337
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under sections 104, 106, 107 and 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into an Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action by Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser concerning the Ecusta Mill Site located in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: 08-807
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board). The Board meets three times each calendar year, twice at different locations along the U.S. border with Mexico, and once in Washington, DC. It was created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, Public Law 102-532, 7 U.S.C. 5404. Implementing authority was delegated to the Administrator of EPA under Executive Order 12916. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President and the Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico in order to improve the quality of life of persons residing on the United States side of the border. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the governments of the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; and private organizations with expertise on environmental and infrastructure issues along the southwest border. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the recommendations contained in the Board's latest annual report. The topic for the report is effective management of natural disasters that occur along the U.S.- Mexico border. The Board also will hear from experts on the topic selected for its next report. The topic for the next report is the use of innovation, including incentives, to reduce pollution along the U.S.-Mexico border. The meeting also will include a public comment session. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http:// www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.