Environmental Protection Agency June 26, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0204
Document Number: E8-14522
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
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 Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-14521
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 90-day public comment period for the draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/011A). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The draft tetrachloroethylene health assessment addresses both potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects that may result from chronic exposure to tetrachloroethylene. Tetrachloroethylene, commonly referred to as ``perc'', is a solvent widely used in the dry cleaning of clothes and as a metal degreaser. EPA intends to consider comments and recommendations from the public and the expert panel meeting, which will be announced at a later date, when EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period will provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments, submitted in accordance with this notice, to the external peer-review panel prior to the peer review meeting for their consideration. EPA is releasing this 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. The draft document is available via the Internet on NCEA's homepage under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E8-14516
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On June 18, 2008, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas' 2008 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas' listing of 369 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) water body pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas' decisions not to list 73 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutant-combinations to Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) List, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutant-combinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas' Final 2008 Section 303(d) List.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Ozone Review Panel Request for Nominations
Document Number: E8-14511
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel for ambient ozone. The SAB Staff Office is soliciting public nominations for this Panel.
Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-14507
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a notice of availability of its Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (hereinafter referred to as the ``small entity compliance guide''). This small entity compliance guide is for contractors, painters, property managers, maintenance personnel, and other professionals that disturb painted surfaces while working in homes and child-occupied facilities, such as child care centers and schools, built before 1978. The small entity compliance guide was developed by EPA to help small entities comply with the new Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program requirements published in the April 22, 2008 Federal Register. This document is published by the EPA as the official compliance guide for small entities, pursuant to section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), as amended.