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

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference and Face-to-Face Meeting of the Drinking Water Committee
Document Number: E8-4828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two meetings of the SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC): A public teleconference to discuss the Waterborne DiseasesMeasures to Link Drinking Water Programs to Public Health Outcomes (Measures) and a face-to-face meeting to review Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3 (CCL3) Draft document.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference Meeting of the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee CASAC Ozone Review Panel
Document Number: E8-4826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel (Panel) to hold follow-on discussions concerning the Final Rule for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Carbon Monoxide NAAQS Review Panel
Document Number: E8-4825
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide (CO) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to conduct a consultation on EPA's Draft Integrated Plan for Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide (March 2008).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Activities Associated With EPA's PFC Reduction/Climate Partnership for the Semiconductor Industry EPA ICR No. 1823.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0382
Document Number: E8-4797
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
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 March 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Approval of Construction Permit Waiver
Document Number: E8-4582
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on May 1, 2007. The WDNR has submitted for approval into its SIP a revision which allows the WDNR to issue a waiver to a source allowing it to commence construction prior to a construction permit being issued, in certain cases. This provision is only allowed for minor sources that meet specific criteria, and WDNR must follow established procedures to grant a waiver. In addition, the revision also contains changes to Wisconsin's fee provisions to allow a fee to be charged for the waiver. EPA proposed approval of this revision on December 4, 2007 (72 FR 68119). EPA did not receive any comments. EPA is approving this revision because it is consistent with Federal regulations governing state permit programs.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference; Correction
Document Number: E8-4566
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an omission in the part 52 Identification of Plan table for Maryland which summarizes the applicable source-specific requirements which comprise the current EPA- approved Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP).
Energy Policy Act of 2005 Diesel Emissions Reduction Program; State Clean Diesel Grant Program Funding Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E8-4702
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (H.R. 6) signed into law on August 8, 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) incorporates provisions to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. Section 793 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support grant and loan programs administered by States that are designed to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. This program authorized in Section 793 is referred to as the State Clean Diesel Grant Program for this Notice. EPA expects to have approximately $14.8 million available in fiscal year 2008 in the form of assistance agreements to issue under the State Clean Diesel Grant Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide (Applications, Recordkeeping, and Periodic Reporting) (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2031.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0482
Document Number: E8-4697
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
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, 2031.02, is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2008. In addition, EPA is also planning to renew and transfer the burden from EPA ICRs 2179.02 and 2179.03 into this ICR. Those ICRs are scheduled to expire on August 31, 2008, and November 30, 2008, respectively. Thus, EPA seeks to create a single comprehensive ICR for the methyl bromide CUE program. 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-4147
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on November 20, 2007, and concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust sources and cement manufacturing plants. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-4598
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental objections because of significant wetland impacts, and requested additional alternative analysis that might avoid/reduce wetland impacts and mitigation for unavoidable wetland impacts. Rating EO2. EIS No. 20070504, ERP No. D-FRC-F03011-00, Rockies Express Pipeline Project, (REX-East), Construction and Operation of Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, WY, NE, MO, IL, IN and OH.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-4595
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-4583
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical review of human subjects research.
Acetonitrile Petition; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Notice of Data Availability
Document Number: E8-4572
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of this action is to solicit public comment on two documents developed in response to a petition to remove acetonitrile from the list of chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, commonly referred to as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The two documents EPA is making available for public comment are: The TRI Technical Review of Acetonitrile and the Acetonitrile External Peer Review charge. EPA is also providing the public with access to related reference documents.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities; and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities; Correction
Document Number: E8-4554
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action corrects certain text of the final rules entitled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities; and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities.'' The final rules were published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2008.
Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006
Document Number: E8-4510
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006 is available for public review. Annual U.S. emissions for the period of time from 1990 through 2006 are summarized and presented by source category and sector. The inventory contains estimates of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions. The inventory also includes estimates of carbon fluxes in U.S. agricultural and forest lands. The technical approach used in this report to estimate emissions and sinks for greenhouse gases is consistent with the methodologies recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and reported in a format consistent with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting guidelines. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006 is the latest in a series of annual U.S. submissions to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC.
Revised National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations; Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: E8-4504
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action is a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to EPA's June 30, 2006, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) revising the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requirements for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), in response to the order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Waterkeeper Alliance et al. v. EPA, 399 F.3d 486 (2d Cir. 2005). In the June 2006 NPRM, EPA proposed to require only CAFOs that discharge or propose to discharge to seek coverage under a permit. In this SNPRM, EPA is proposing a voluntary option for CAFOs to certify that the CAFO does not discharge or propose to discharge based on an objective assessment of the CAFO's design, construction, operation, and maintenance. The June 2006 proposal also discussed the terms of the nutrient management plan (NMP) that would need to be incorporated into NPDES permits. This SNPRM proposes a framework for identifying the terms of the NMP and three alternative approaches for addressing rates of application of manure, litter, and process wastewater when identifying terms of the NMP to be included in the permit. This supplemental proposal focuses solely on certification and terms of the NMP and is not opening any other provisions of the June 2006 proposal and existing NPDES regulations or Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for public comment.
Utah: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E8-4253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Utah has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA proposes to grant final authorization to the hazardous waste program changes submitted by Utah. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the State's program changes as an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe these actions are not controversial and do not expect comments to oppose them. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments opposing this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective and the Agency will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose these actions, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect. EPA will then address public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. Any parties interested in commenting on these actions must do so at this time. EPA may not provide further opportunity for comment.
Utah: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E8-4251
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the federal program. Utah has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under RCRA. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action.
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).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Control of Stationary Generator Emissions
Document Number: E8-4256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This SIP revision contains provisions to control emissions from stationary generators. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agreement for Recovery of Response Costs and Covenant not to Sue Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Regarding the Delilah Road Landfill Superfund Site, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ
Document Number: E8-4255
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a proposed administrative settlement to resolve claims under CERCLA. This settlement is intended to resolve the liability of four responsible parties for certain response costs incurred and to be incurred by EPA at the Delilah Road Landfill Superfund Site located in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey (Site). The proposed administrative settlement is contained in a Settlement Agreement for recovery of response costs (Agreement) between Atlantic City Electric Company, Lenox, Incorporated, Wyeth Holdings Corporation, and Wyeth (Settling Parties) and EPA. By this Notice, EPA is informing the public of the proposed settlement and of the opportunity to comment. The Site, consisting of approximately 45 acres, was originally used for sand and gravel excavation, but was later converted to a solid waste disposal area. Landfill operations ceased in 1980. The Site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) on October 4, 1984, and in 1986, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) began a remedial investigation and feasibility study (RI/FS) to investigate conditions at the Site and evaluate remedial alternatives. On September 28, 1990, NJDEP issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Site which included placement of an impermeable layer cap on the landfill and installation of a gas collection and treatment system. Certain private parties, including some of the Settling Parties or their predecessors, entered into an Administrative Consent Order with NJDEP, as the lead agency for the Site, effective on October 12, 1994, to implement the remedy selected in the ROD. NJDEP issued an Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) effective September 30, 1998, based on the results of additional groundwater sampling, through which the remedy was modified to provide for a soil cap, rather than the synthetic membrane cap originally selected. Construction of the remedy began in late 2001, and was substantially completed by the summer of 2002. As the support agency for the Site, EPA's costs consist primarily of oversight costs. Section 122(h) of CERCLA authorizes EPA to consider, compromise and settle certain claims. Under the terms of the proposed Agreement, the Settling Parties will pay $81,410.95 in reimbursement of past and future Site costs incurred by EPA. In exchange, EPA will grant a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against the Settling Parties for reimbursement of past or future EPA Site response costs pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, subject to reopeners for unknown conditions or new information. EPA will consider any comments received during the comment period and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed settlement if comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway17th Floor, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: (212) 637-3111.
Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee Meeting-March 2008
Document Number: E8-4240
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets; State of New Jersey
Document Number: E8-4233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Jersey. This revision updates the direct PM2.5 and NOX motor vehicle emissions budgets for Mercer County, located within the New Jersey portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area. The intended effect of this rulemaking is to approve budgets that will be used to determine transportation conformity.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen-Health Criteria
Document Number: E8-4232
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the second external review draft of a document titled, ``Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen Health Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-099aB). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA(s Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the primary (health- based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and for review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). 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.
Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides and Revisions to Product Chemistry Data Requirements for Conventional Pesticides; Notification to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services
Document Number: E8-4144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document notifies the public that the Administrator of EPA has forwarded to the Secretaries of Agriculture, and Health and Human Services a draft proposed rule under sections 21 and 25(a) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). As described in the Agency's semi-annual Regulatory Agenda, the draft proposed rule updates the data requirements in 40 CFR part 158 for the registration of antimicrobial pesticide products. Besides providing the regulated community with clearer and more transparent information, once finalized the data requirements will enhance the development of health and environmental data to conduct scientifically sound chemical/hazard risk assessments to protect human health and the environment.
Bifenazate; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-4142
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of bifenazate and its metabolite, diazinecarboxylic acid, 2-(4-methoxy- [1,1'-biphenyl]-3-yl), 1-methylethyl ester (expressed as bifenazate), in or on acerola; black sapote; caneberry subgroup 13-07A; canistel; feijoa; guava; jaboticaba; longan; lychee; mango; papaya; passionfruit; pea and bean, succulent shelled, subgroup 6B; pulasan; rambutan; sapodilla; sapote, mamey; soybean, succulent shelled; Spanish lime; star apple; starfruit; vegetable, legume, edible-podded, subgroup 6A; and wax jambu. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also deletes existing bifenazate tolerances on ``pea, edible podded, succulent'' and ``pea, garden, succulent'', which are superseded by the new tolerances on ``vegetable, legume, edible- podded, subgroup 6A'' and ``pea and bean, succulent shelled, subgroup 6B'', respectively.
Flumioxazin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-4102
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of flumioxazin in or on alfalfa, forage; alfalfa, hay; asparagus; bean, dry seed; bushberry subgroup 13-07B; melon, subgroup 9A; nut, tree, group 14; okra; and vegetable, fruiting, group 8. The Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also modifies 40 CFR 180.568(b) by deleting existing time- limited tolerances in/on alfalfa, forage and alfalfa, hay at 0.13 and 0.45 ppm, respectively, made redundant by the newly-established tolerances.
Methoxyfenozide; Pesticide Tolerances and Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-4027
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide per se; benzoic acid, 3-methoxy-2-methyl-2-(3,5- dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)hydrazide in or on the food commodities acerola; animal feed, nongrass, group 18, forage; animal feed, nongrass, group 18, hay; avocado; bean, dry, seed; bushberry subgroup 13-07B; canistel; feijoa; grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, forage; grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, hay; guava; jaboticaba; kurrat; mango; onion, green, subgroup 3- 07B; papaya; passionfruit; peanut; peanut, hay; peanut oil; sapodilla; sapote, black; sapote, mamey; star apple; starfruit; vegetable, tuberous and corm, except potato, sub group 1D; and wax jambu. This regulation also establishes time-limited tolerances for indirect or inadvertent residues of methoxyfenozide; benzoic acid, 3-methoxy-2- methyl-, 2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide and indirect or inadvertent combined residues of methoxyfenozide and its metabolites RH-117,236 free phenol of methoxyfenozide; 3,5- dimethylbenzoic acid N-tert-butyl-N'-(3-hydroxy-2-methylbenzoyl) hydrazide, RH-151,055 glucose conjugate of RH-117,236; 3,5-dimethyl benzoic acid N-tert-butyl-N-[3 ([beta]-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-2- methylbenzoyl]-hydrazide and RH-152,072 the malonylglycosyl conjugate of RH 117,236 in or on the food commodities animal feed, nongrass, group 18; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and straw, group 16; grass forage, fodder, and hay, group 17; herb and spice, group 19; vegetable, bulb, group 3-07; vegetable, foliage of legume, group 7; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2; vegetable, legume, group 6; and vegetable, root and tuber, group 1. Dow AgroSciences LLC and Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The time-limited tolerances will expire on September 30, 2010.
Acetic acid, [(5-chloro-8-quinolinyl) oxy]-, 1-methylhexyl ester (Cloquintocet-mexyl); Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-4023
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending 40 CFR 180.560 to add a reference to the active ingredient pyroxsulam to the tolerance for the inert ingredient cloquintocet-mexyl (acetic acid [(5-chloro-8-quinolinyl) oxy]-, 1- methylhexyl ester; CAS Reg. No. 99607-70-2) and its acid metabolite (5- chloro-8-quinolinoxyacetic acid). EPA is also revising existing tolerance levels for cloquintocet-mexyl in or on wheat, forage and wheat, hay, and is removing the specification of a 1:4 ratio inert ingredient safener to active ingredient from the tolerance expression. Dow AgroSciences, LLC and Syngenta Crop Protection requested the tolerance amendments for the inert ingredient safener cloquintocet- mexyl under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Illinois; Voluntary Nitrogen Oxides Controls
Document Number: E8-4154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 1, 2001, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) submitted a request for EPA approval of regulations governing Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) emission allowances granted for the implementation of voluntary control of NOX emissions from sources not otherwise covered under other Illinois NOX emission control regulations. Illinois requested incorporation of these voluntary NOX emission control and NOX emission allowance regulations into the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are proposing to disapprove these regulations as an amendment of the Illinois SIP.
Acquisition Regulation: Guidance on Technical Direction
Document Number: E8-4153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to revise the prescription for and the content of a clause that addresses issuing technical direction in contracts. This revision incorporates and supersedes several class deviations to the EPAAR and updates terminology and procedures related to issuing technical direction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Municipal Waste Combustors (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1506.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0210
Document Number: E8-4149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services
Document Number: E8-4139
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS) to discuss the Committee's draft report related to valuing the protection of ecological systems and services.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Beryllium Rocket Motor Fuel Firing (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1125.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0394
Document Number: E8-4106
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-4103
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from January 1, 2008 through January 31, 2008, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E8-4046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa to demonstrate that the state meets the requirements of Section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA and is commonly referred to as an infrastructure SIP. In 1997, EPA promulgated the 8-hour ozone primary and secondary NAAQS. A revision to Iowa's SIP detailing how the state plans to ensure that the revised ozone standard is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Iowa was submitted on June 15, 2007. The submittal addressed all the elements of the October 2, 2007, guidance issued by the Office of Air Quality and Planning Standards with respect to infrastructure SIPs.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E8-4042
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa to demonstrate that the state meets the requirements of Section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA and is commonly referred to as an infrastructure SIP. In 1997, EPA promulgated the 8-hour ozone primary and secondary NAAQS. A revision to Iowa's SIP detailing how the state plans to ensure that the revised ozone standard is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Iowa was submitted on June 15, 2007. The submittal addressed all the elements of the October 2, 2007, guidance issued by the Office of Air Quality and Planning Standards with regard to infrastructure SIPs.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX
Document Number: E8-4038
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth). This revision establishes and requires reasonably available control technology (RACT) for a major source of volatile organic compound (VOC) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) pursuant to the Pennsylvania's SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. The VOC and NOX major source is Merck and Co., Inc. (Merck) located in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).