Environmental Protection Agency September 23, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2205.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0028
Document Number: E8-22243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. 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.
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-22240
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee and the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet by teleconference on Thursday October 9th at 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). Topics to be discussed are recommendations to the Administrator regarding environmental issues affecting small communities, Small Communities Report, and recommendations regarding green buildings. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday October 9, 2008. Each individual or organization wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes. Also, written comments may be submitted electronically to araujo.javier@epa.gov or eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Amber Oil Site, Milwaukee, WI, U.S. EPA Region 5 CERCLA Docket No. V-W-'08-C-911
Document Number: E8-22228
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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, In the Matter of: Amber Oil Site; 1016 N. Hawley Road; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Agreement for Payment of Past Response Costs, U.S. EPA Region 5 CERCLA Docket No. V-W-'08-C-911. This proposed settlement agreement for payment of U.S. EPA's past response costs includes a compromise of some past response costs incurred by U.S. EPA in connection with the Amber Oil site in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. U.S. EPA is entering into the proposed Agreement with the following twenty-three settling parties: AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc.; AD-Tech Industries, Inc.; Metso Paper USA, Inc. (fka Beloit-Manhattan); Black and Decker Corporation; F. Ziegler Enterprises; Galland-Henning-Nopak, Inc.; Intermet Corporation (fka Ganton Technologies); Leggett & Platt, Inc.; MeadWestvaco Corporation (fka Mead Container); Milwaukee Wire Products; Muza Metal Products; Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (fka Oscar Mayer); Pioneer Products, Inc.; Epicor Industries, Inc. (fdba Plews/ Edelmann); Brunswick Corporation (fka Roadmaster Corp.); Alliance Laundry Systems, LLC (fka Speed Queen Co.); Toolrite Manufacturing Co., Inc.; U.S. Chrome Performance Coating; Warner Electric; Wisconsin Central Ltd.; Metak Tek Inernational, Inc. (aka Wisconsin Centrifugal); Wisconsin Knife Works; and Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc. The settlement requires the settling parties to reimburse the U.S. EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund $190,000 of U.S. EPA's costs of $194,269 incurred as of January 31, 2008. 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 U.S. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the site record repository in the West Allis Public Library, 7421 West Nation Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at the U.S. EPA Record Center, Room 714, U.S. EPA, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. This is the second consent agreement concerning the Amber Oil Site in Milwaukee. An earlier administrative settlement with 55 different settling parties, In the Matter of Amber Oil Site, U.S. EPA Docket No. V-W-'04-C-780 was finalized in 2004. Pursuant to that Agreement, those other 55 settling parties committed to perform the clean-up of the Amber Oil Site, and pay past, intermediate, and oversight costs as defined in that administrative settlement. Past costs in the amount of $155,591 were compromised under that earlier Agreement in consideration of the 55 settling parties' commitment to perform the removal and pay the costs described above. That $155,591 in compromised costs is part of the $194,269 U.S. EPA sought to recover in February 2008, $190,000 of which these 23 settling represents are committing to pay pursuant to the proposed Amber Oil Site Agreement, U.S. EPA Region 5 Docket No. V- W-'08-C-911, which Agreement is the subject of this notice of solicitation of public comment.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Three Teleconferences of the Integrated Nitrogen Committee
Document Number: E8-22225
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the Science Advisory Board's (SAB's) Integrated Nitrogen Committee (INC) and three subsequent public teleconference of the INC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Health Effects of Microbial Pathogens in Recreational Waters: National Epidemiological and Environmental Assessment of Recreational (NEEAR) Water Study (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2081.04, OMB Control No. 2080-0068
Document Number: E8-22204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Management Programs (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0969.08, OMB Control No. 2050-0041
Document Number: E8-22203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NESHAP for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1773.09, OMB Control Number 2050-0171
Document Number: E8-22202
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Primary and Secondary Emissions From Basic Oxygen Furnaces (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1069.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0029
Document Number: E8-22201
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-22170
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a final rule to add the name of Structural Metals, Inc, to the exclusion granted to Conversion Systems Inc., (CSI) on June 13, 1995. As described in the exclusion issued to CSI in paragraph (1)(B), the Agency shall add the location of the treatment facility and the name of the steel mill contracting CSI's services. This rule adds the location of U.S. Ecology, Texas Ecology in Robstown, Texas as the treatment facility and Structural Metals, Inc. as the steel mill contracting the services of CSI. This rule also updates the 1995 exclusion to include Paragraphs (6) and (7), the Delisting Reopener language and Notification Requirements; and other updates regarding the disposal and submission of Quality Assurance Plan prior to submission of data for a new facility.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Proposed Exclusion
Document Number: E8-21228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to grant a petition submitted by Cooper Crouse-Hinds (C-H) to exclude (or delist) a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) sludge and filter sand (collectively, sludge) generated by C-H in Amarillo, TX from the lists of hazardous wastes. EPA used the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) in the evaluation of the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment. EPA bases its proposed decision to grant the petition on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by the petitioner. This proposed decision, if finalized, would exclude the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). If finalized, EPA would conclude that C-H's petitioned waste is non-hazardous with respect to the original listing criteria. EPA would also conclude that C-H's process minimizes short-term and long-term threats from the petitioned waste to human health and the environment.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Proposed Exclusion
Document Number: E8-21227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to grant a petition submitted by BAE Systems, Inc. (BAE) to exclude (or delist) a certain solid waste generated by its Sealy, Texas, facility from the lists of hazardous wastes. EPA used the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) Version 3.0 in the evaluation of the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment.