Environmental Protection Agency May 19, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Manufacturing (Import) Exemption for Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C.
Document Number: E8-11177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Federal Register publication is providing notice that EPA will hold an informal public hearing on June 19, 2008, in Port Arthur, Texas, on the proposed rule entitled, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Manufacturing (Import) Exemption for Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. published on March 6, 2008 (73 FR 12053). On November 14, 2006, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., (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. As a result of that petition, on March 6, 2008, EPA proposed to grant the request and provided a 45-day public comment period. The Agency extended the comment period, based on a request from a commenter, by 45 days to June 5, 2008. In addition, the Agency also agreed to hold a public hearing on the proposed rule.
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-11175
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) and the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet on June 11-12th, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. The Committee and Subcommittee will be meet at The Red Lion Hotel, located at 1415 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA. The focus areas of the meeting(s) will be: climate change, green buildings, watersheds and coastline issues, small communities issues, military issues, and other environmental issues potentially affecting local governments. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Each individual or organization wishing to address the LGAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments may be submitted electronically to Eargle.Frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it.
Proposed Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Lockformer Site
Document Number: E8-11173
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1984, as amended (``CERCLA''), notification is hereby given of a proposed administrative agreement concerning the Lockformer hazardous waste site in Lisle, Illinois (the ``Site''). EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of section 122(h) and 107 of CERCLA. The proposed agreement has been executed by Honeywell International, Inc. (the ``Settling Party''). Under the proposed agreement, the Settling Party will pay $775,000 to the Hazardous Substances Superfund to resolve EPA's claims against it for response costs incurred by EPA at the Site. EPA has incurred response costs investigating, and overseeing the response actions conducted by other potentially responsible parties under cleanup orders issued by EPA to investigate and mitigate, potential imminent and substantial endangerments to human health or the environment presented or threatened by hazardous substances present at the Site. For thirty days following the date of publication of this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency will receive written comments relating to this proposed agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may decide not to enter this proposed agreement if comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the proposed agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of a New Reference Method
Document Number: E8-11155
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, on a new reference method for measuring concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the ambient air.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification; EPA ICR No. 1759.05, OMB Control No. 2070-0148
Document Number: E8-11154
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
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.
Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-11133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-423, ``The Federal Advisory Committee Act,'' notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.). The Council will consider various issues associated with drinking water and adaptation to climate change, including information about the EPA Office of Water's draft National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change. The Council will receive updates about several on-going projects including the third Contaminant Candidate List, the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule, and the Total Coliform Rule/Distribution System Federal Advisory Committee. EPA will also consult with the Council on the upcoming rule-making for the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Proposed Exclusion
Document Number: E8-11004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to use the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) Version 3.0 in the evaluation of a delisting petition. Based on waste specific information provided by the petitioner, EPA is proposing to use the DRAS to evaluate the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment. This proposal provides background information on the updates and revisions made to the DRAS, and the use of the DRAS in delisting decision-making. The EPA is also proposing to grant petitions submitted by Bayer Material Science in Baytown, Texas; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Ft. Worth, Texas; and ConnocoPhillips Company Borger Refinery in Borger, Texas, to exclude (or delist) certain solid wastes generated by these facilities from the lists of hazardous wastes.