Environmental Protection Agency September 19, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Determination of the Assistant Administrator for Water Pursuant to Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act Concerning the Proposed Yazoo Backwater Area Pumps Project in Issaquena County, MS
Document Number: E8-22002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This is a notice of EPA's Final Determination pursuant to section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to prohibit the specification of subject wetlands and other waters of the United States in Issaquena County, MS, as a disposal site for the discharge of dredged or fill material for the purpose of construction of the proposed Yazoo Backwater Area Pumps Project, i.e., Plan 5 in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (the Corps) Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Yazoo Backwater Area Project, as well as FSEIS Plans 3, 4, 6, and 7, and Modified Plan 6 (proposed by the Corps after publication of the FSEIS). EPA's determination is based upon a finding that the discharge of dredged or fill material associated with the construction and operation of these projects would result in unacceptable adverse effects on fishery areas and wildlife.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: E8-21963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2008 Fall Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
Draft Problem Formulation for Human Health Risk Assessments of Pathogens in Land-Applied Biosolids
Document Number: E8-21959
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. EPA is announcing the release of a pre-dissemination, external review draft titled, ``Problem Formulation for Human Health Risk Assessments of Pathogens in Land-applied Biosolids'' (EPA/600/R- 08/035A), for both public comment and external peer review. The public comment period will span 45 days. Eastern Research Group (ERG), under contract with EPA, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review the draft document. Both the U.S. EPA and ERG invite the public to register to attend this workshop. Additional information regarding both submissions and registration is provided in the remainder of the document. The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. In addition to consideration by EPA, all public comments submitted in accordance with this notice will also be forwarded to the external peer-review panel for review prior to the workshop. 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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-21957
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
While EPA expressed a lack of objections, EPA recommended that there be a commitment to prepare a future Transportation Plan, an Oil and Gas Decommissioning Plan, and a Tribal Consultation Plan. Rating LO.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-21956
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency