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

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-13838
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve Missouri's request to revise the State Implementation Plan (SIP). This approval will revise the SIP to include changes to the sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions rates and averaging times for Kansas City Power & Light's Hawthorn Plant and Montrose Station in the rule, Restriction of Emission of Sulfur Compounds. Previous changes to this rule were disapproved in 2006 because EPA was concerned that the averaging times for the rates at these units had been dramatically increased from a 3-hour average to an annual average, and that the revised averaging times were not demonstrated by the state to be protective of the short-term (3- and 24-hour) SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA believes that the recent changes, which EPA is now approving, have been shown by Missouri to be protective of the short-term SO2 NAAQS. This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-13756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a request to amend the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include revisions to the Kansas City Solvent Metal Cleaning rule. The revisions to this rule include consolidating exemptions in the applicability section, adding new exemptions, adding definitions of new and previously undefined terms, and clarifying rule language regarding operating procedure requirements for spray gun cleaners and air-tight and airless cleaning systems. This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the federally- approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-13755
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri to amend the Missouri SIP to include revisions to the Kansas City Solvent Metal Cleaning rule. The revisions to this rule include consolidating exemptions in the applicability section, adding new exemptions, adding definitions of new and previously undefined terms, and clarifying rule language regarding operating procedure requirements for spray gun cleaners and air-tight and airless cleaning systems. This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans
Document Number: E8-13916
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives
Document Number: E8-13913
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Metal Coil Surface Coating Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1957.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0487
Document Number: E8-13891
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Establishing No-Discharge Zones Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1791.05, OMB Control Number 2040-0187
Document Number: E8-13889
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Teleconference of the CASAC Sulfur Oxides (SOx
Document Number: E8-13843
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting and a teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides (SOx) Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a peer review of both EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur OxidesHealth Criteria (Second External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-08/047) as well as EPA's forthcoming document: Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the SO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards: First Draft.
Notice of Approval of the Primacy Application for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-13842
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice that the State of Missouri is revising its approved Public Water Supply Supervision Program under the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions to Human Health or the Environment; EPA ICR No. 1031.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0017
Document Number: E8-13841
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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, entitled: ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions to Human Health or the Environment'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1031.09 and OMB Control No. 2070-0017, is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee
Document Number: E8-13833
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to provide technical comments on EPA's proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule.
State Program Requirements; Application To Administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program; Alaska
Document Number: E8-13831
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Alaska has submitted a request for approval of an Alaska version of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, pursuant to section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). With this request, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) seeks approval to administer a program regulating discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States under its jurisdiction. The State's request includes an implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the State over a three year period from the date of program approval. If EPA approves the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) program application, the State will administer this program, subject to continuing EPA oversight and enforcement authority, in place of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program now administered by EPA in Alaska. Today, EPA is requesting comments on the State's request and is providing notice of public hearings and comment period on that proposal. EPA will either approve or disapprove the State's request after considering all comments it receives.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for the Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3); EPA ICR No. 2285.01
Document Number: E8-13829
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2008
Document Number: E8-13825
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces the cancellation of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee. This meeting, a teleconference June 24, 2008, was announced in a Federal Register Notice published on Friday, May 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 105, page 31116). The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the subcommittee's draft letter report and NCER's next charge question(s), and it will be rescheduled at a later date.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-13777
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 May 12, 2008 through May 30, 2008, consists of the PMNs 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.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-13773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review an evaluation of the common mechanism of action of pyrethroid pesticides.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1391.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0118
Document Number: E8-13771
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Wastewater Operator Training and Technical Assistance Program (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1977.03, OMB Control Number 2040-0238
Document Number: E8-13765
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery Only Equipment Standards
Document Number: E8-13754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update motor vehicle refrigerant recovery only equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air-conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J1732, HFC-134a Recycling Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J1732 with J2810, HFC-134a Refrigerant Recovery Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems. EPA is updating its reference to the new SAE standard for MVAC refrigerant recovery equipment used for MVAC servicing and MVAC disposal. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Product Recognition Program; EPA ICR No. 2302.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-13750
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, entitled: ``Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Product Recognition Program,'' is identified by EPA ICR No. 2302.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery Only Equipment Standards
Document Number: E8-13749
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action on motor vehicle refrigerant recovery only equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air- conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J1732, HFC-134a Refrigerant Recovery Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J1732 with J2810, HFC-134a Refrigerant Recovery Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems. EPA is updating its reference to the new SAE standard for MVAC refrigerant recovery equipment used for MVAC servicing and MVAC disposal. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0038
Document Number: E8-13748
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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, entitled: ``TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1188.09 and OMB Control No. 2070-0038, is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Fenamiphos; Product Registration Cancellation Order
Document Number: E8-13623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of certain product registrations containing the pesticide fenamiphos, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an April 23, 2008 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the fenamiphos registrant to voluntarily cancel certain fenamiphos product registrations. These are the last fenamiphos products registered for use in the United States. In the April 23, 2008 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their request within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the fenamiphos products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Pesticide Tolerance Nomenclature Changes; Proposed Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-13368
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes minor technical revisions to terminology of certain commodity terms listed under 40 CFR part 180, subpart A and subpart C. EPA is proposing this action to eventually establish a uniform listing of commodity terms.
Announcement of Availability for Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard Review
Document Number: E8-13619
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about June 17, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA will make available for public review and comment a number of technical documents that discuss monitoring issues being addressed in EPA's review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead. These technical documents will be used as part of a peer review and consultation with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ambient Air Monitoring & Methods (AAMM) Subcommittee (Subcommittee).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E8-13616
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
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 6, 2008, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas' 2006 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas' listing of 321 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action on 36 waters listed for beryllium. EPA disapproved Arkansas' decisions not to list 79 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2006 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutant-combinations to Arkansas' 2006 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 2006 Section 303(d) List.
Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of a Vessel
Document Number: E8-13615
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are proposing an NPDES Vessel General Permit (VGP) to cover discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels and recreational vessels greater than or equal to 79 feet in length and an NPDES Recreational General Permit (RGP) to cover discharges incidental to the normal operation of recreational vessels less than 79 feet in length. This action is in response to a District Court ruling that vacates, as of September 30, 2008, a long-standing EPA regulation that excludes discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel from the need to obtain an NPDES permit. Nw. Envt'l Advocates et al. v. EPA, 2005 WL 756614 (N.D. Cal.). Although EPA has filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, as a practical matter, the Agency cannot simply await the outcome of that appeal. This is because if the District Court's order remains unchanged, as of September 30, 2008, discharges of pollutants incidental to the normal operation of a vessel that had formerly been exempted from NPDES permitting by the regulation will be subject to the prohibition in CWA section 301(a) against the discharge of pollutants without a permit. EPA solicited information and data on discharges incidental to normal vessel operations to assist in developing these proposed NPDES permits in a Federal Register Notice published June 21, 2007 (72 FR 32421). The majority of information and data in response to that notice came from seven different groups: Individual citizens, commercial fishing representatives, commercial shipping groups, environmental or outdoor recreation groups, the oil and gas industry, recreational boating-related businesses, and state governments. EPA considered all such resulting information and data along with other available information in developing the two proposed vessel permits.
Notice of Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of West Virginia
Document Number: E8-13614
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of West Virginia is revising their Public Water Supply Supervision (PWSS) program to meet the requirements of Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act. West Virginia has adopted regulations for the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) to improve public health protection through the control of microbiological contaminants by targeting additional Cryptosporidium treatment requirements to higher risk systems, and for the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule (Stage 2) to reduce exposure to Disinfection By-Products (DBP) by requiring systems to meet maximum contaminant levels as an average at each compliance monitoring location, rather than as a system-wide average, for two groups of DBPs, trihalomethanes (TTHM) and five haloacetic acids (HAA5). EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA has decided to tentatively approve these program revisions. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-13613
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 4 Test Rules, Consent Orders, Test Rule Exemptions, and Voluntary Data Submission; EPA ICR No. 1139.08, OMB No. 2070-0033
Document Number: E8-13612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
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 information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Budget in Submitted Five Percent Plan for PM-10 for the Phoenix Metropolitan Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Arizona
Document Number: E8-13519
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budget in the submitted MAG 2007 Five Percent Plan for PM-10 for the Maricopa County Nonattainment Area (December 2007) (``2007 MAG 5% Plan'') is adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The 2007 MAG 5% Plan was submitted to EPA on December 21, 2007 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as a revision to the Arizona state implementation plan. The 2007 MAG 5% Plan includes a demonstration of no less than five percent annual emissions reductions in particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM-10) and a demonstration of PM-10 attainment in the Phoenix metropolitan area by 2010. As a result of our finding, the Maricopa Association of Governments and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the motor vehicle emissions budget from the submitted five percent plan for PM-10 for future conformity determinations.
Notice of Availability for the Framework for Application of the Toxicity Equivalence Methodology for Polychlorinated Dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls in Ecological Risk Assessment
Document Number: E8-13484
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final ``Framework for Application of the Toxicity Equivalence Methodology for Polychlorinated Dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls in Ecological Risk Assessment'' (EPA/100/R-08/004). The purpose of the Framework is to assist EPA scientists in using the toxicity equivalence methodology to assess ecological risks from mixtures of dioxin-like chemicals, i.e., polychlorinated dibenzo-p- dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and biphenyls (PCBs), as well as to inform EPA decision makers, other agencies, and the public about this methodology. This framework provides an introduction to the toxicity equivalence methodology, offers considerations for how and when to apply the methodology, and presents practical examples of its use. The Framework thus serves to enhance the application of the best available science. This document is not intended to serve as guidance on how to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment for dioxin-like chemicals or to act as a regulation or binding policy. EPA's Risk Assessment Forum oversaw the development of this document, incorporating input obtained from an expert workshop, scientists throughout the Agency, stakeholders, and a peer review by twelve experts from a range of scientific disciplines.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting-July 2008
Document Number: E8-13483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
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 a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee.
Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants
Document Number: E8-12619
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing amendments to the current Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants. The proposed amendments include revisions to the emission limits for affected facilities which commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after June 16, 2008. The proposed amendments also include additional testing and monitoring requirements for affected sources.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval
Document Number: E8-13373
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of two applications to register the pesticide products QRD 406 and QRD 400 containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Fenoxaprop-ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-13372
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for combined residues of fenoxaprop-ethyl and its metabolites in or on grass hay and forage. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on grasses grown for seed. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of fenoxaprop-ethyl and its metabolites in these feed commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2010.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-13371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces its intent to delete the Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery Site (Site), located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E8-13369
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery Site (Site), located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is Appendix B of 40 CFR Part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E8-13367
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Old Inger Oil Refinery Site (Site) located in Ascension Parish, Louisiana from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-13366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Double Eagle Refinery Co. Superfund Site (Site) located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-13364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Old Inger Oil Refinery Superfund Site (Site) located near Darrow, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Transfers Rule
Document Number: E8-13360
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a regulation to clarify that water transfers are not subject to regulation under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program. This rule defines water transfers as an activity that conveys or connects waters of the United States without subjecting the transferred water to intervening industrial, municipal, or commercial use. This rule focuses exclusively on water transfers and does not affect any other activity that may be subject to NPDES permitting requirements. This rule is consistent with EPA's June 7, 2006, proposed rule, which was based on an August 5, 2005, interpretive memorandum entitled ``Agency Interpretation on Applicability of Section 402 of the Clean Water Act to Water Transfers.''
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-13351
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review; Correction
Document Number: E8-13348
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 1, 2008, EPA published a document approving revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Alabama's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. That document included one paragraph containing an inadvertent error in its characterization of a portion of EPA's New Source Review (NSR) rules. This document corrects that inadvertent error.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects; EPA ICR No. 2195.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0169
Document Number: E8-13346
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
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, entitled: ``Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2195.03 and OMB Control No. 2070-0169, is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-13344
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.