Environmental Protection Agency August 15, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-18976
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; North Hollywood Operable Unit of the San Fernando Valley Superfund Site, Area 1
Document Number: E8-18974
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of response costs concerning the North Hollywood Operable Unit of the San Fernando Valley Superfund Site, Area 1, located in the vicinity of Los Angeles, California, with the following settling parties: Honeywell International, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Calmat Co. dba Vulcan Materials, Western Division; and California Car Hikers Services, Inc. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay a total of $1,300,920 to the North Hollywood Operable Unit Special Account within the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Library, 111 North Hope Street, Room 518, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and at the EPA Region 9 Superfund Records Center, Mail Stop SFD-7C, 95 Hawthorne Street, Room 403, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-18973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about pollution prevention issues and impacts to historic and archaeological resources. Rating EC1.
Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption Review for the State of North Dakota
Document Number: E8-18955
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 has completed its statutory review of variances and exemptions issued by the State of North Dakota under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. This review was announced in the Federal Register published March 12, 2008 (73 FR 13229-01). The Federal Register provided the public with an opportunity to comment. EPA Region 8 received no comments related to variances and/ or exemptions issued or proposed by the State of North Dakota. EPA Region 8 determined as a result of this review that the State of North Dakota did not abuse its discretion on any variance or exemption granted or proposed as of the date of its on-site review on March 31, 2008.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings-2008
Document Number: E8-18947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Forchlorfenuron; Permanent and Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-18946
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a permanent tolerance for residues of forchlorfenuron in or on bushberry subgroup 13-07B requested by the IR-4 Project Headquarters, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. Time-limited tolerances are also being established under this regulation in support of experimental use permit 71049-EUP-4 for residues of forchlorfenuron in or on almond, cherry, fig, pear, pistachio, plum/prune requested by KIM-C1, LLC c/o Siemer and Associates, Inc. 135 W. Shaw, Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93704. The time- limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2011. IR-4 and KIM-C1, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Chapter 117 and Emission Inventories for the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-18835
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving portions of revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas on May 13, 2005, to meet the 5% Increment of Progress (IOP) requirement for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) nonattainment area. EPA is not taking action on the 5% IOP plan in this rulemaking. EPA is approving the 2002 base year inventory for the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also approving emissions reductions from energy efficiency measures implemented within the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area, and revisions to 30 TAC, Chapter 117, Control of Air Pollution From Nitrogen Compounds, concerning stationary reciprocating internal combustion (IC) engines operating within the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also approving into the SIP a federal consent decree and subsequent amendments thereto concerning the Alcoa Rockdale plant in Milam County. These actions result in emissions reductions in the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area and are taken in accordance with section 110 and part D of the Clean Air Act (the Act) and EPA's regulations.