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

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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
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NESHAP for Radionuclides (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1100.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0191
Document Number: E8-21856
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-18
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 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 as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Registration of Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments (EPA Form 3540-8) and Pesticide Report for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments (EPA Form 3540-16); EPA ICR No. 0160.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0078
Document Number: E8-21828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-18
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.
Inert Ingredient: Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance for amylopectin, acid-hydrolyzed, 1-octenylbutanedioate and for amylopectin, hydrogen 1-octadecenylbutanedioate
Document Number: E8-21737
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of amylopectin, acid-hydrolyzed, 1- octenylbutanedioate (CAS Reg. No. 113894-85-2) and for amylopectin, hydrogen 1-octadecenylbutanedioate (CAS Reg. No. 125109-81-1) when used in antimicrobial formulations (food-contact surface sanitizing solutions) under 40 CFR 180.940(a), and when used in accordance with good agricultural or manufacturing practice under 40 CFR 180.950. The petitioner, Lewis & Harrison, LLC, on behalf of Alco Chemical, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of amylopectin, acid-hydrolyzed, 1-octenylbutanedioate and amylopectin, hydrogen 1-octadecenylbutanedioate.
2,4-D, Bensulide, Chlorpyrifos, DCPA, Desmedipham, Dimethoate, Fenamiphos, Metolachlor, Phorate, Sethoxydim, Terbufos, Tetrachlorvinphos, and Triallate; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E8-21736
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the herbicides metolachlor and sethoxydim and the insecticides chlorpyrifos, dimethoate, fenamiphos, terbufos, and tetrachlorvinphos. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the herbicides 2,4-D, DCPA, desmedipham, metolachlor, sethoxydim, and triallate and the insecticides chlorpyrifos, dimethoate, fenamiphos, phorate, and tetrachlorvinphos. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the herbicides bensulide, metolachlor, and sethoxydim and the insecticide chlorpyrifos. The regulatory actions finalized in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408(q).
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-21734
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (CESLAC).
NPDES Program Management Information Rule
Document Number: E8-21725
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a meeting to discuss the NPDES Program Management Information Rule. This meeting will be a session at which EPA will present possible options for the proposed rule. The purpose of this meeting is to give interested parties an opportunity to discuss the proposed rule options and to provide EPA comments on the presented options.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards
Document Number: E8-21714
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS) on October 1, 2008, in Washington, DC. The purpose of ISCORS is to foster early resolution and coordination of regulatory issues associated with radiation standards. Agencies represented as members of ISCORS include the following: EPA; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Department of Energy; Department of Defense; Department of Transportation; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and the Department of Health and Human Services. ISCORS meeting observer agencies include the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, as well as representatives from both the States of Illinois and Pennsylvania. ISCORS maintains several objectives: Facilitate a consensus on allowable levels of radiation risk to the public and workers; promote consistent and scientifically sound risk assessment and risk management approaches in setting and implementing standards for occupational and public protection from ionizing radiation; promote completeness and coherence of Federal standards for radiation protection; and identify interagency radiation protection issues and coordinate their resolution. ISCORS meetings include presentations by the chairs of the subcommittees and discussions of current radiation protection issues. Committee meetings normally involve pre-decisional intra-governmental discussions and, as such, are normally not open for observation by members of the public or media. One of the four ISCORS meetings each year is open to all interested members of the public. There will be time on the agenda for members of the public to provide comments. Summaries of previous ISCORS meetings are available at the ISCORS Web site, https://www.iscors.org. The final agenda for the October 2008 meeting will be posted on the Web site shortly before the meeting.
Proposed Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Bofors Nobel Site
Document Number: E8-21712
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notification is hereby given of a proposed administrative agreement concerning the Bofors Nobel hazardous waste site in Muskegon, Michigan (the ``Site''). EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of section 122(h) and 107 of CERCLA. The proposed agreement has been executed by Normand Phaneuf. (the ``Settling Party''). Under the proposed agreement, the Settling Party will pay $50,000 to the Hazardous Substances Superfund to resolve EPA's claims against the Settling Party for response costs incurred by EPA at the Site. EPA has incurred response costs investigating and performing response actions at the Site, and overseeing response actions performed by other parties at the Site to mitigate potential imminent and substantial endangerments to human health or the environment presented or threatened by hazardous substances present at the Site. For thirty days following the date of publication of this notice, the EPA will receive written comments relating to this proposed agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may decide not to enter this proposed agreement if comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the proposed agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.
Pre-Renovation Education Program; State of Michigan Authorization Application
Document Number: E8-21711
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 20, 2008, the State of Michigan submitted an application under section 404 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requesting authorization to administer and enforce requirements for a pre-renovation education program in accordance with section 406(b) of TSCA. This program ensures that owners and occupants of target housing are provided information concerning potential hazards of lead-based paint exposure before certain renovations are begun. This notice announces receipt of the State of Michigan's application and program self-certification, EPA's determination that the Michigan application is complete, and provides a 45-day public comment period and opportunity to request a public hearing. Michigan has self- certified that its pre-renovation education program is at least as protective of human health and the environment as the federal program complying with the requirements for self-certification. Therefore, pursuant to section 404 of TSCA the Michigan pre-renovation education program is deemed authorized until such time as the Agency disapproves the program application or withdraws the program authorization. If EPA subsequently finds that the program does not meet all the requirements for an authorized State program, EPA will work with the State to correct any deficiencies in order to approve the program. If the deficiencies are not corrected a notice of disapproval will be issued in the Federal Register and a Federal program will be implemented in the State.
Trichoderma Species and Linalool Final Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-21710
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decisions for the pesticides Trichoderma species (case 6050) and Linalool (case 6058). Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Biobor Registration Review; Antimicrobial Pesticide Docket Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-21709
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established a registration review docket for the pesticide listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for this registration review. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Ethoprop; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-21589
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of ethoprop in or on hop, dried cones; peppermint, tops; and spearmint, tops. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Underground Storage Tank Program: Approved State Program for Hawaii
Document Number: E8-21497
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended (RCRA), authorizes EPA to grant approval to States to operate their underground storage tank programs in lieu of the Federal program. This action codifies EPA's decision to approve State programs and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities in accordance with sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions. This rule codifies the prior approval of the State of Hawaii's underground storage tank program and incorporates by reference appropriate provisions of State statutes and regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification
Document Number: E8-21490
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on October 9, 2006. The SIP revision EPA is approving would require decreased newspaper notice for proposed air quality Standard Permits with statewide applicability to the following metropolitan areas: Austin, Dallas, Houston, and any other regional newspapers the TCEQ Executive Director designates on a case-by-case basis. TCEQ will publish notice of a proposed air quality Standard Permit in the Texas Register and will issue a press release. In addition, TCEQ may also use electronic means to inform state and local officials of a proposed air quality Standard Permit. EPA is approving this revision pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (Act).
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Massachusetts
Document Number: E8-21486
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing the updates of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on February 27, 2008. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (the Act). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; PSD Regulations
Document Number: E8-21620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to disapprove certain revisions to the State of Michigan's prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) State Implementation Plan (SIP), and in the alternative to approve the revisions if the deficiencies in the rules involved are corrected, as proposed by Michigan, and approved by EPA. These revisions are included in Michigan Rule R 336.2816, and set out the mechanisms which facilitate the participation of a potentially affected Federal Land Manager (FLM) in the State's permitting process for purposes of protecting either the increment or the Air Quality-Related Values (AQRVs) associated with a Class I area from potential impacts from a proposed major source or major modification. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted these revisions as part of the SIP package on December 21, 2006. In a separate action in today's Federal Register, EPA is conditionally approving all other portions of Michigan's PSD SIP revision submission.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-21590
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical review of human subjects research.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Removal of Gasoline Vapor Recovery From Southeast Florida Areas
Document Number: E8-21304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida (Florida) on May 31, 2007, for the purpose of removing Stage II vapor control requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties (hereafter referred to as the ``Southeast Florida Area''), and to phase out Stage II requirements for existing facilities in those counties. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision which would require new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities and new bulk gasoline plants statewide to employ Stage I vapor control systems, and would phase in Stage I vapor control requirements statewide for existing gasoline dispensing facilities. 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. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Removal of Gasoline Vapor Recovery From Southeast Florida Areas
Document Number: E8-21303
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida (Florida) on May 31, 2007, for the purpose of removing Stage II vapor control requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties (hereafter refer to as the ``Southeast Florida Area''), and to phase out Stage II requirements for existing facilities in those counties. In addition, EPA is approving this SIP revision which requires new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities and new bulk gasoline plants statewide to employ Stage I vapor control systems, and phases in Stage I vapor control requirements statewide for existing gasoline dispensing facilities.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; PSD Regulations
Document Number: E8-21209
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is conditionally approving into Michigan's State Implementation Plan (SIP) specified revisions to add the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit program for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with regard to new source review in areas attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted these rules to EPA for approval and inclusion into the Michigan SIP on December 21, 2006. In addition, in a separate action in today's Federal Register, EPA is proposing to partially disapprove the portion of Michigan's SIP revision submission consisting of Michigan Rule R 336.2816. The PSD SIP revision affects major stationary sources in Michigan that are subject to, or potentially subject to, the PSD construction permit program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the New Orleans Ozone Maintenance Area
Document Number: E8-21202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve this revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the maintenance plan addressing the 1997 8-hour ozone standard for the New Orleans Ozone Maintenance Area. On June 29, 2007, the State of Louisiana submitted a maintenance plan for the New Orleans Ozone Maintenance Area, which includes the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and St. Charles, which ensures continued attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. This maintenance plan meets the statutory and regulatory requirements, and is consistent with EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA). On March 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone standard. Today's action, however, is being taken to address requirements under the 1997 ozone standard. Requirements for the New Orleans area under the 2008 standard will be addressed in future actions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the New Orleans Ozone Maintenance Area
Document Number: E8-21196
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving this revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the maintenance plan addressing the 1997 8-hour ozone standard for the New Orleans Ozone Maintenance Area. On June 29, 2007, the State of Louisiana submitted a maintenance plan for the New Orleans Ozone Maintenance Area, which includes the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and St. Charles, which ensures continued attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. This maintenance plan meets the statutory and regulatory requirements, and is consistent with EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revision pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA). On March 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone standard. Today's action, however, is being taken to address requirements under the 1997 ozone standard. Requirements for the New Orleans area under the 2008 standard will be addressed in future actions.
Revision of Source Category List for Standards Under Section 112(k) of the Clean Air Act; and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Ferroalloys Production Facilities
Document Number: E8-21509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the area source category list by changing the name of the ferroalloys production category to clarify that it includes all types of ferroalloys. We are also adding two additional products (calcium carbide and silicon metal) to the source category. Because calcium carbide and silicon metal production involve the use of equipment and processes similar to those employed in ferroalloy production, we are proposing to address these two products as part of the ferroalloys production category. EPA is also proposing national emissions standards for control of hazardous air pollutants for area source ferroalloys production facilities. The proposed emissions standards for new and existing sources are based on EPA's proposed determination as to what constitutes the generally available control technology (GACT) or management practices for the source category. We are proposing to exempt the ferroalloys production area source categories from title V permitting requirements.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E8-21498
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA's June 17, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions To Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas' 2006 Section 303(d) List. On June 17, 2008, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at Volume 73, Number 117, pages 34295-34296 providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add waters and pollutants to Arkansas' 2006 Section 303(d) List as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). Based on the Responsiveness Summary, EPA has decided to remove six waterbody pollutant combinations identified in EPA's Final Action on Arkansas' 2006 Section 303(d) list based on additional information provided by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. Therefore, EPA has revised its decision to disapprove Arkansas' decisions not to list 73 water body-pollutant combinations instead of 79 waterbody pollutant combinations. A listing of these 73 water body pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2006 Section 303(d) List can be found in Table 2 of EPA's Responsiveness Summary.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); NOX
Document Number: E8-21492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Environmental Criteria (Second External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-08/ 082) and EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft (EPA-452/P-08-005a). The chartered CASAC will review and approve the Panel's reports by public teleconference.
Notice of Final 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan
Document Number: E8-21484
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA establishes national technology-based regulations known as effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards to reduce pollutant discharges from categories of industry discharging directly to waters of the United States or discharging indirectly through Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). The Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), and 307(b) require EPA to review these effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. This notice presents EPA's 2008 review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. It also presents EPA's evaluation of indirect dischargers without categorical pretreatment standards to identify potential new categories for pretreatment standards under CWA sections 304(g) and 307(b). This notice also presents the final 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (``final 2008 Plan''), which, as required under CWA section 304(m), identifies any new or existing industrial categories selected for effluent guidelines rulemaking and provides a schedule for such rulemaking. CWA section 304(m) requires EPA to biennially publish such a plan after public notice and comment. The Agency published the preliminary 2008 Plan on October 30, 2007 (72 FR 61335). This notice also provides EPA's preliminary thoughts concerning its 2009 annual reviews under CWA sections 304(b) and 304(g) as well as its reviews under 301(d) and 307(b) and solicits comments, data and information to assist EPA in performing these reviews. EPA intends to continue its detailed studies of the steam electric power generating industry, the health services industry, and the coalbed methane extraction industry, which is part of the oil and gas extraction industry. Finally, EPA is using this notice to solicit public comment to identify industry sectors and facilities that use water efficiency practices that promote water efficiency, re-use, and recycling because such practices can be related to reducing overall pollutant discharges.
Pesticide Registration Review; New Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Closure of the Fenamiphos Registration Review Case
Document Number: E8-21482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for fenaminphos. This pesticide does not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Withdrawal of Federal Antidegradation Policy for All Waters of the United States Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E8-21464
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to withdraw the federal antidegradation policy for all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are withdrawing the federal antidegradation policy to allow Pennsylvania to implement its own antidegradation policy. Pennsylvania has adequately demonstrated that its antidegradation policy protects all waters of the United States at a level consistent with the federal requirements under the Clean Water Act. Therefore, the federal antidegradation policy is redundant.
Withdrawal of Federal Antidegradation Policy for All Waters of the United States Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E8-21463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to withdraw the federal antidegradation policy for all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We will withdraw the federal antidegradation policy to allow Pennsylvania to implement its own antidegradation policy. Pennsylvania has adequately demonstrated that its antidegradation policy protects all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth at a level consistent with the federal requirements. Therefore, the federal antidegradation policy is redundant. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are withdrawing the federal antidegradation policy for waters within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we received no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Human Health Subcommittee Meetings-Fall 2008 and Winter 2009
Document Number: E8-21462
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
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 three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Subcommittee.
Revision of National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Acrolein and Phenol
Document Number: E8-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the revision and availability of draft updated national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of human health for acrolein and phenol. The draft criteria are partial updates based on EPA's Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000), EPA-822-B-00-004 (2000 Human Health Methodology) and will supersede previously published criteria when final. EPA's recommended section 304(a) water quality criteria provide guidance to States and authorized Tribes in adopting water quality standards for protecting human health and provide guidance to EPA for promulgating Federal regulations under CWA section 303(c), when such action is necessary.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council: Request for Nominations
Document Number: E8-21459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) invites all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to serve a three-year term as members of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council). This 15-member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Agency on the activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the SDWA. The terms of five (5) members expire in December 2008. To maintain the representation required in the statute, nominees for the 2009 Council should represent State and local officials concerned with public water supply and public health protection (1 vacancy), the general public (2 vacancies) and interest groups (2 vacancies), with at least one of these vacancies representing small systems. All nominations will be fully considered, but applicants need to be aware of the specific representation needed as well as geographical balance so that all major areas of the U.S. (East, Mid-West, South, Mountain, South-West, and West) will be represented. The current list of members is available on the EPA Web site at https://www.epa.gov/safewater/ndwac.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds and Open Burning
Document Number: E8-21313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing approval of revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management on January 8, 2008. The revisions include modifications to Alabama's Volatile Organic Compounds and Control of Open Burning and Incineration regulations, found at Alabama Administrative Code Chapters 335-3-1 and 335-3-3, respectively. This proposed action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. This SIP revision also contains a letter addressing the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i), which EPA will consider separately.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds and Open Burning
Document Number: E8-21312
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on January 8, 2008. The revisions include modifications to Alabama's Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Control of Open Burning and Incineration regulations, found at Alabama Administrative Code (AAC) Chapters 335-3-1, and 335-3-3, respectively. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This SIP revision also contains a letter addressing the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i), which EPA will consider separately.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of Incinerators
Document Number: E8-21310
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This revision pertains to amendments to the regulations for the control of incinerators. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia, Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Norfolk Southern Corporation
Document Number: E8-21309
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia removing a nitrogen oxide (NOX) reasonably available control technology (RACT) permit from the Virginia SIP for sources located at the Norfolk Southern Railway CompanyEast End Shops' facility located in Roanoke, Virginia, which have permanently shut down. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-21306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Berks Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-21305
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Berks Landfill Superfund Site (Site), located in Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Commonwealth), through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-21183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Missouri rule entitled ``Submission of Emission Data, Emission Fees, and Process Information.'' These revisions will establish emission fees for the Missouri facilities as required annually, align state rule reporting requirements with the Federal Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule, and decrease the required Emissions Inventory Questionnaire reporting frequency for affected installations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-21181
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. EPA is approving a revision to the Missouri rule entitled ``Submission of Emission Data, Emission Fees, and Process Information.'' These revisions will establish emission fees for the Missouri facilities as required annually, align state rule reporting requirements with the Federal Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule (CERR), and decrease the required Emissions Inventory Questionnaire (EIQ) reporting frequency for affected installations.
Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-Health Criteria
Document Number: E8-21317
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document entitled ``Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-Health Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-08/047F) and the supplementary annexes (EPA/600/R-08/047FA). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA(s Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the primary (health-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for sulfur oxides.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-21314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-21302
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality, air quality, induced traffic, construction and cumulative impacts, and requested additional analysis and/or mitigation strategies for each resource area of concern. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-21301
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public Notice on the Internet of Region 7 Disapprovals of Clean Water Act Impaired Waters Lists
Document Number: E8-21233
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 7 is announcing a change to its procedures for issuing a public notice seeking comment on the Region's disapproval of a submittal by a state of an impaired waters list under Clean Water Act Section 303(d). We intend to provide this public notice on the Internet at https://www.epa.gov/region7 rather than by publication in newspapers of general circulation throughout the state.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-21147
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a four-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Scientific Issues Associated with Worker Reentry Exposure Assessment.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-21141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-21140
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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 August 4, 2008 through August 15, 2008, consists of the PMNs and TME, both 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.