TSCA Inventory Reset and Inorganic High Production Volume Challenge Programs; Notice of Public Meeting
EPA is convening a public meeting to engage interested stakeholders in a public dialogue about the development of two enhancements to the Agency's Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP): The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory Reset (Inventory Reset) and the Inorganic High Production Volume (IHPV) Challenge programs.
Regulation of Oil-Bearing Hazardous Secondary Materials From the Petroleum Refining Industry Processed in a Gasification System To Produce Synthesis Gas; Notice of Action Denying Petition for Reconsideration
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for reconsideration of the final rule, ``Regulation of Oil-Bearing Hazardous Secondary Materials from the Petroleum Refining Industry Processed in a Gasification System to Produce Synthesis Gas'', published at 73 FR 57 (January 2, 2008). The EPA considered the petition along with information contained in the rulemaking docket in reaching a decision on the petition. EPA Assistant Administrator Susan Parker Bodine denied the petition for reconsideration in a letter to the petitioners issued in November 2008. The letter explains EPA's reasons for the denial. Section 7006(a) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) states, in pertinent part, that judicial review of the denial of any petition for the amendment or repeal of any regulation under the Act may be filed only in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit within 90 days of the denial.
Extension of Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule Deadline for Authorized Programs
Because EPA received comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule for extension of the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) deadline for authorized programs (states, tribes, or local governments) with existing electronic document receiving systems to submit applications for EPA approval under CROMERR, published on October 17, 2008.
The Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events (Exceptional Event Rule): Revised Exceptional Event Data Flagging Submittal and Documentation Schedule for Monitoring Data Used in Designations for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS
The EPA issued a direct final rule on October 6, 2008, entitled, ``The Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events (Exceptional Events Rule): Revised Exceptional Event Data Flagging Submittal and Documentation Schedule for Monitoring Data Used in Designations for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.'' This document makes a minor correction to the Exceptional Events Rule to correct typographical errors in the technical notation of the ozone standard contained in the preamble and regulatory text for the rule.
Proposed Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations for the underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for geologic sequestration under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) on July 25, 2008. The initial public comment period for this proposal was 120 days, ending on November 24, 2008. In response to requests, this action extends the public comment period for an additional 30 days.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality and stormwater impacts and the mitigation of those impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080331, ERP No. D-NOA-L91032-00, Proposed Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and Optimum Yield (OY) Specifications and Management Measures for the 2009-2010 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, Implementation, WA, OR and CA.
Renewable Fuel Standard for 2009, Issued Pursuant to Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act
Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to annually determine a renewable fuel standard (RFS) which is applicable to refiners, importers and certain blenders of gasoline, and publish the standard in the Federal Register. On the basis of this standard, each obligated party determines the volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is consumed as motor vehicle fuel. This standard is calculated as a percentage, by dividing the amount of renewable fuel that the Act requires to be used in a given year by the amount of gasoline expected to be used during that year, including certain adjustments specified by the Act. In this notice we are publishing an RFS of 10.21% for 2009. This standard is intended to lead to the use of 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2009, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). As discussed below, we expect the 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuel required in 2009 to include approximately 0.5 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel.