Environmental Protection Agency March 6, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Land Disposal Restrictions: Site-Specific Treatment Variance for P and U-Listed Hazardous Mixed Wastes Treated by Vacuum Thermal Desorption at the EnergySolutions' Facility in Clive, UT
Document Number: E8-4449
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is issuing a direct final rule granting a site-specific treatment variance to EnergySolutions LLC (EnergySolutions) in Clive, Utah for the treatment of certain P and U-listed hazardous waste containing radioactive contamination (``mixed waste'') using vacuum thermal desorption (VTD). This variance is an alternative treatment standard to treatment by combustion (CMBST) required for these wastes under EPA rules implementing the land disposal restriction (LDR) provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency has determined that combustion of the solid treatment residue generated from the VTD unit is technically inappropriate due to the effective performance of the VTD unit. Once the P and U-listed mixed waste are treated using VTD, the solid treatment residue can be land disposed without further treatment. This treatment variance is conditioned upon EnergySolutions complying with a Waste Family Demonstration Testing (WFDT) plan specifically addressing the treatment of these P and U listed wastes, which is to be implemented through a RCRA Part B permit modification for the VTD unit.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Manufacturing (Import) Exemption for Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC
Document Number: E8-4429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With certain exceptions, section 6(e)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) bans the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). For purposes of TSCA, ``manufacture'' is defined to include import into the Customs Territory of the United States (U.S.). TSCA section 6(e)(3)(B) gives EPA the authority to grant petitions to perform these activities for a period of up to 12 months, provided EPA can make certain findings by rule. On November 14, 2006, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC, (Veolia) submitted a petition to EPA to import up to 20,000 tons of PCB waste from Mexico for disposal at Veolia's TSCA-approved facility in Port Arthur, Texas. In this document, EPA is proposing to grant Veolia's petition and soliciting comment on this proposed decision.
Land Disposal Restrictions: Site-Specific Treatment Variance for P- and U-Listed Hazardous Mixed Wastes Treated by Vacuum Thermal Desorption at the EnergySolutions' Facility in Clive, Utah
Document Number: E8-4428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to grant a site-specific treatment variance to EnergySolutions LLC (EnergySolutions) in Clive, Utah, for the treatment of certain P- and U-listed hazardous waste containing radioactive contamination (``mixed waste'') using vacuum thermal desorption (VTD). This variance is an alternative treatment standard to treatment by combustion (CMBST) required for these wastes under EPA rules implementing the land disposal restriction (LDR) provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency has determined that combustion of the solid treatment residue generated from the VTD unit is technically inappropriate due to the effective performance of the VTD unit. Once the P- and U-listed mixed waste are treated using VTD, the solid treatment residue can be land disposed without further treatment. This proposed treatment variance is conditioned upon EnergySolutions complying with a Waste Family Demonstration Testing (WFDT) plan specifically addressing the treatment of these P- and U-listed wastes, which is to be implemented through a RCRA Part B permit modification for the VTD unit.
Community Right-to-Know; Corrections and 2007 Updates to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Reporting Codes; Proposed Rule; Request for Public Comments
Document Number: E8-4387
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the regulations to make certain updates and corrections. EPA is proposing to update the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to reflect the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2007 NAICS revision. Facilities would be required to report to TRI using 2007 NAICS codes beginning with TRI reporting forms that are due on July 1, 2009, covering releases and other waste management quantities for the 2008 calendar year. EPA is also proposing to make corrections to the list of NAICS codes subject to reporting under TRI that was published on June 6, 2006, in the final rule adopting NAICS for TRI reporting and to correct a longstanding typographical error in the regulatory text.
Draft Toxicological Review of Propionaldehyde: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-4358
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing a public comment period to review selected sections of the final draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Propionaldehyde: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/600/R-08/003), related to the human health assessment for Propionaldehyde. The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. Public comments submitted to the EPA by May 5, 2008 will be provided to the external peer review panel prior to their meeting (to be announced). EPA is releasing the draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application
Document Number: E8-4355
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 71049-EUP-U from KIM-CI, LLC requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant growth regulator Forchlorfenuron (CPPU). The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of South Carolina
Document Number: E8-4351
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of South Carolina is revising their Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program to meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control 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 South Carolina's PWSS program for these rules.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Notice of Decision Denying a Waiver of Clean Air Act Preemption for California's 2009 and Subsequent Model Year Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for New Motor Vehicles
Document Number: E8-4350
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 7543(b), the Environmental Protection Agency denies the California Air Resources Board's request for a waiver of the Clean Air Act's prohibition on adopting and enforcing its greenhouse gas emission standards as they affect 2009 and later model year new motor vehicles. This decision is based on the Administrator's finding that California does not need its greenhouse gas standards for new motor vehicles to meet compelling and extraordinary conditions.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Atlanta, GA 8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-4349
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule finalizes EPA's finding that the Atlanta, Georgia marginal 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (Atlanta Area) has failed to attain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (``NAAQS'' or ``standard'') by June 15, 2007, the attainment deadline set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for marginal nonattainment areas. As a result of this finding, the Atlanta Area will be reclassified from a marginal to a moderate 8- hour ozone nonattainment area by operation of law, on the effective date of this rule. The effect of this reclassification will be to change the classification of the Atlanta Area, and to require continued progress towards attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through development of a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing the CAA's pollution control requirements for moderate ozone nonattainment areas. The SIP revision is due as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than December 31, 2008. The moderate area attainment date for the Atlanta Area is as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than June 15, 2010. This determination was proposed on October 16, 2007, and no comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review (Final Rule for Implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) Program for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
Document Number: E8-4348
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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 revise an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Oxides of Nitrogen for a Specific Source in the State of New Jersey
Document Number: E8-4346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone submitted by the State of New Jersey. This SIP revision consists of a source-specific reasonably available control technology (RACT) determination for controlling oxides of nitrogen from the stationary internal combustion engines and boilers operated by the Trigen-Trenton Energy Co., L.P. This action proposes an approval of the source specific RACT determination that was made by New Jersey in accordance with the provisions of its regulation to help meet the national ambient air quality standard for ozone. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to approve source-specific emissions limitations required by the Clean Air Act.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Amendment
Document Number: E8-4345
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 524-EUP-1 from Monsanto Company requesting to amend and extend an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-GMIR9) in event MON 87701 soybean. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Particulate Matter From Pulp and Paper Mills; Correction
Document Number: E8-4236
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects errors in the final rule chart listing Virginia regulations governing kraft pulp and paper mills which EPA has incorporated by reference into the Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP).