Environmental Protection Agency August 18, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Soiland, Inc., and Stephen H. Trombly, Grugnale Waste/Drum Disposal Site, Milford, NH
Document Number: E8-19089
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
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 past costs concerning the Grugnale Waste/Drum Disposal Superfund Site in Milford, New Hampshire with the following settling parties: Soiland, Inc. and Stephen H. Trombly. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay $35,000 to 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 One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023.
Disapproval of State Implementation Plan Revision, Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-19073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to disapprove a revision to the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the District's analysis of whether its rules meet Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) under the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are proposing to disapprove the analysis under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee
Document Number: E8-19072
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee to provide consultative advice to EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) on possible new approaches for measuring results of pollution prevention activities. The Committee will also discuss its advisory activities for the coming fiscal year.
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-18978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of cancellation of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMIP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Approval of Revisions to the Nashville/Davidson County Portion
Document Number: E8-18968
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee on October 19, 2007. The revision affects the Nashville/Davidson County portion of the Tennessee SIP. Specifically, the revision pertains to the Metropolitan Public Health Department, Pollution Control Division's Regulation Number 8, ``Inspection and Maintenance of Light-Duty Motor Vehicles.'' The revision is part of Nashville/Davidson County's strategy to meet the requirements of EPA's 1997 8-hour ozone standard. Regulation Number 8 is amended by reducing the vehicle emission inspection fee to $9.00 and updating the definitions section. This revision is considered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), to be at least as stringent as the State of Tennessee's preexisting requirements. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Approval of Revisions to the Nashville/Davidson County Portion
Document Number: E8-18966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee on October 19, 2007. The revision affects the Nashville/Davidson County portion of the Tennessee SIP. Specifically the revision pertains to the Metropolitan Public Health Department, Pollution Control Division's Regulation Number 8, ``Inspection and Maintenance of Light-Duty Motor Vehicles.'' This revision is part of Nashville/Davidson County's strategy to meet the requirements of EPA's 1997 8-hour ozone standard. Regulation Number 8 is amended by reducing the vehicle emission inspection fee to $9.00, and updating the definitions section. This revision is considered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to be at least as stringent as the State of Tennessee's preexisting requirements. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.