Environmental Protection Agency June 2, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Water Quality Standards Regulation (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 988.10, OMB Control Number 2040-0049
Document Number: E8-12268
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 November 30, 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.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: E8-12267
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. The Board meets three times each calendar year at different locations along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Washington, DC. It was created by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992. An Executive Order delegates implementing authority to the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; tribal representation; and a variety of non-governmental officials. The purpose of this meeting is to hear presentations on local environmental issues as well as the theme selected for the Board's Twelfth Report: Innovation, including Incentives, to Prevent/ Reduce Pollution at the U.S. Mexico Border. The meeting also will include a public comment session and a business meeting on the second day. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at https://www.epa.gov/ ocem/gneb.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-12266
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
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 June 25-27, 2008, in Boston, MA. 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 25 chemicals.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Air Stationary Source Compliance and Enforcement Information (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0107.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0096
Document Number: E8-12265
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E8-12223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) on October 23, 2007, to revise the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submission would address the ``good neighbor'' provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These provisions require each state to submit a SIP that prohibits emissions that adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport. MPCA has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in another state, interference with maintenance of the NAAQS in another state, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and interference with plans in another state to protect visibility. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If we do not receive any adverse comments in response to these direct final and proposed rules, we do not contemplate taking any further action in relation to this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E8-12222
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone and particulate matter (PM) which address the ``good neighbor'' provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These provisions require each state to submit a SIP that prohibits emissions that adversely affect another state's air quality. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in another state, interference with maintenance of the NAAQS in another state, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and interference with plans in another state to protect visibility.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Rules
Document Number: E8-12091
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to partially approve, disapprove, and conditionally approve revisions to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of South Carolina on July 1, 2005. The SIP revisions modify the South Carolina Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to address changes to the federal New Source Review (NSR) regulations, which were promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003 (commonly referred to as the ``2002 NSR Reform Rules''). The revisions also provide for new Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations in the South Carolina SIP. EPA proposed action on these revisions on September 12, 2007; no comments were received on that proposal.
Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry; Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E8-11400
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on the standards of performance for equipment leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) and Petroleum Refineries. On November 16, 2007, EPA promulgated amendments and established new standards for these industries. Following that action, the Administrator received a petition for reconsideration. In response to the petition, EPA granted a stay of certain provisions in the final amendments and new standards. In this action, EPA is extending the stay of the requirements under reconsideration until a final decision is reached on these issues.
Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry; Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E8-11384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to extend the stay of certain provisions of the standards of performance for equipment leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) and Petroleum Refineries. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register we are extending the stay as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry; Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E8-11383
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making an interim final determination to extend the stay of certain requirements in the standards of performance for equipment leaks of VOC in the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) and Petroleum Refineries.