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

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Ipconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-27310
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of ipconazole from seed treatment in or on cotton, peanut, soybean, dry shelled pea and bean (Subgroup 6C), cereal grains (Group 15) except rice, and forage, fodder, and straw of cereal grains (Group 16) except rice. Chemtura Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chromated Arsenicals, Pentachlorophenol, Creosote Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-27307
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (REDs) for the pesticides chromated arsenicals (e.g., CCA), pentachlorophenol, and creosote, collectively referred to as ``heavy duty wood preservatives.'' The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the chromated arsenicals, pentachlorophenol, and creosote Dockets. The term heavy duty wood preservative is used to differentiate wood preservatives applied using specialized high pressure treatment cylinders (also called ``retorts'') from those applied using non-specialized methods (e.g., brush, dip). The three wood preservatives are used primarily for industrial purposes such as utility poles, pilings, and railroad ties. EPA has reviewed the heavy duty wood preservatives through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-27302
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Petition for Rulemaking Requesting EPA Regulate Nanoscale Silver Products as Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-27204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice makes available for public review and comment a petition for rulemaking and collateral relief filed by the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) and others. In general, the petition requests that the Agency classify nanoscale silver as a pesticide, require formal pesticide registration of all products containing nanoscale silver, analyze the potential human health and environmental risks of nanoscale silver, take regulatory actions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) against existing products that contain nanoscale silver, and take other regulatory actions under FIFRA as appropriate for nanoscale silver products. The Agency has determined that the petition raises issues that potentially affect private and public sector stakeholders. Through this notice, EPA is asking for public comment on the petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Calciners and Dryers in Mineral Industries, (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0746.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0251
Document Number: E8-27311
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, Kern County Air Pollution Control District, Mohave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-27301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a disapproval of revisions to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP), and limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) and Mohave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portions of the SIP. These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust sources. We are proposing action on local rules that regulate these emission sources 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
Document Number: E8-27211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing the proposed rule to approve a redesignation request and a maintenance plan State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In a proposed rule published on July 11, 2007, EPA proposed to approve a request that the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania, ozone nonattainment area (the Pittsburgh Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) that was promulgated on July 18, 1997. In conjunction with the proposed action on the redesignation request, we also proposed to approve a maintenance plan for the Pittsburgh Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation, and, to approve a 2002 base year inventory for the Pittsburgh Area. On May 29, 2008, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a letter to formally withdraw the redesignation request and the maintenance plan SIP revision.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; 2002 Base Year Inventory for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-27210
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision establishes a 2002 base year inventory for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania, ozone nonattainment area (the Pittsburgh Area). The intended effect of this action is to approve a 2002 base year inventory for the Pittsburgh Area. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-27202
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
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.
Former Spellman Engineering Site; Orlando, Orange County, FL; Notice of Settlements
Document Number: E8-27200
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into two settlements concerning the Former Spellman Engineering Site located in Orlando, Orange County, Florida for publication.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendments to Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
Document Number: E8-27192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision consists of amendments to the Commonwealth of Virginia's ambient air quality standards for particulate matter. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Removing the Federal Antidegradation Policy Applicable to Waters of the United States Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E8-27209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is re-opening the comment period of a proposed rule that the Agency published on September 15, 2008. The proposed rule solicited public comment on the Agency's proposal to remove from the Code of Federal Regulations a rule that EPA promulgated in 1996 making provisions of the federal antidegradation policy directly applicable for all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EPA is re-opening the comment period for the proposed rule to ensure all parties have adequate opportunity to express their views to the Agency prior to taking final action on the proposed rule. The original comment period for the proposed rule closed on October 15, 2008. In a separate action published in today's final rule section of the Federal Register, EPA is withdrawing a direct final rule that EPA also published on September 15, 2008, removing the federal regulation that made provisions of EPA's antidegradation policy directly applicable to waters in Pennsylvania.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; State Review Framework; EPA ICR Number 2185.03, OMB Control No. 2020-0031
Document Number: E8-27111
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
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; Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration; EPA ICR No. 0277.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0060
Document Number: E8-27109
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-27108
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about wildfire analysis, potential unauthorized public vehicle use, and water quality impacts from grazing. EPA recommends that the final EIS include assurances that appropriate subsequent treatments will be conducted to maintain the decreases in fire risk. Also, the final EIS should consider increasing riparian plantings and enclosures and modifying project design elements for road closure/decommissioning enforcement and monitoring. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-27107
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; California Nonroad Compression Ignition Engines-In-Use Fleets; Authorization Request; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-27103
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA previously announced the opportunity for public hearing and written comment on the California Air Resources Board's request for an authorization of its regulations for fleets that operate nonroad, diesel fueled equipment with engines 25 horsepower (hp) and greater and that require such fleets to meet fleet average emissions standards for oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter, or, alternatively, to comply with best available control technology requirements for the vehicles in those fleets. This previous announcement occurred on October 7, 2008, at 72 FR 58385. By this notice EPA is announcing an extension of the written comment period from November 28, 2008 to December 19, 2008.
Inert Ingredient: Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for (S,S)-Ethylenediaminedisuccinic Acid
Document Number: E8-26973
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of (S,S)-Ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (CAS Reg. No. 20846-91-7) ((S,S)-EDDS) when used as an inert ingredient sequestrant or chelating agent in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops only under 40 CFR 180.920. Associated Octel Company, Limited, 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 (S,S)-Ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-26969
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Naphthalene Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E8-26966
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide naphthalene. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the naphthalene Docket. Naphthalene is an insecticide used primarily as a moth repellant. EPA has reviewed naphthalene through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Minor Correction to Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule and Changes in References to Analytical Methods
Document Number: E8-26959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, EPA is proposing to make a minor correction to the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) and make minor, unrelated, changes in references to expedited, alternative methods and other analytical methods in the regulations. EPA promulgated the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfectant Byproducts Rule on January 4, 2006. A requirement for ground water systems serving 500- 9,999 people was unintentionally excluded from the final rule. As a result, the rule allowed for less routine compliance monitoring than intended for this category of Public Water Systems (PWSs). These PWSs should have been required to monitor for both total trihalomethanes (TTHM) and haloacetic acids (HAA5) concentrations at two locations. Due to the error, they were only required to monitor for either TTHM or HAA5 at two locations. EPA is also proposing to make minor, unrelated changes in the CFR by adding references to the list of methods approved under the Expedited Approval Process, removing references to outdated methods, and specifying a new source for the publication titled Technical Notes on Drinking Water Methods.
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule Removing the Federal Antidegradation Policy Applicable to Waters of the United States Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E8-26952
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing a direct final rule that the Agency published on September 15, 2008. The direct final rule would have removed from the Code of Federal Regulations a rule that EPA promulgated in 1996 making provisions of the federal antidegradation policy directly applicable for all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EPA published the direct final rule with a parallel proposal to remove the federal antidegradation rule as it applies to waters in Pennsylvania. In a separate action today, EPA is also re-opening the comment period of the proposed rule to ensure all parties have adequate opportunity to express their views to the Agency prior to taking final action on the proposed rule.
Tetraconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-26946
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of tetraconazole in or on grape. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Background Checks for Contractor Employees, EPA ICR Number 2159.03, OMB Control Number 2030-0043; Drug Testing for Contract Employees, EPA ICR Number 2183.03, OMB Control Number 2030-0044; Monthly Progress Reports, EPA ICR Number 1039.12, OMB Control Number 2030-0005; and Contractor Cumulative Claim and Reconciliation, 1900-10, EPA ICR Number 0246.10, OMB Control Number 2030-0016
Document Number: E8-26947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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 four existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These ICRs are scheduled to expire as follows: EPA ICR Numbers 2159.03 and 2183.03 are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2008. EPA ICR Numbers 1039.12 and 0246.10 are scheduled to expire on April 30, 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.
Stay of Effectiveness of Control Measure Regulating Dust Emissions at the Four Corners Power Plant; Navajo Nation
Document Number: E8-26842
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to stay the effectiveness of a control measure regulating dust emissions from certain operations that we promulgated in our Federal Implementation Plan for the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation. The control measure would take effect on November 5, 2008. On October 1, 2007, Arizona Public Service Company filed a Petition for Review claiming, inter alia, that EPA had not provided an adequate explanation for promulgating the control measure. In the litigation, EPA has agreed that the control measure should be remanded and vacated. EPA needs to complete this action staying the effectiveness of the control measure until the Court rules on the Petition, including the Petitioner's and EPA's requests to remand and vacate the control measure.
Drinking Water: Preliminary Regulatory Determination on Perchlorate
Document Number: E8-26945
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA announced on October 10, 2008, its preliminary regulatory determination that a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate would not present ``a meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction for persons served by public water systems.'' In response to requests from several stakeholders, this action reopens the public comment period for an additional 15 days.
Avermectin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-26876
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of the insecticide avermectin B1 and its delta-8,9-isomer in or on bean, lima, seed. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on large lima beans. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of avermectin in this food commodity. The time-limited tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2010.
MCPB; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-26875
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of free and conjugated MCPB and its metabolite MCPA in or on peppermint, tops and spearmint, tops. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Issuance of a General NPDES Permit (GP) for Federal Aquaculture Facilities and Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country in the State of Washington (Permit Number WAG-13-0000)
Document Number: E8-26865
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Some of the federal and tribal aquaculture facilities proposed to be covered under this general permit have expired individual NPDES permits; others have never been issued such a permit. The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, proposes to issue a general permit to cover Federal aquaculture facilities and aquaculture facilities in Indian country, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151, within the State of Washington.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Teleconference of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel
Document Number: E8-26846
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel (Panel) to review EPA's completed Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard and to provide advice for EPA to consider as it develops its Advance Notice for Proposed Rulemaking for nitrogen dioxide.
Acrolein, d-Phenothrin, and Sulfometuron Methyl, Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-26718
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides acrolein, d-phenothrin, and sulfometuron methyl, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the acrolein, d-phenothrin, and sulfometuron methyl Dockets. Acrolein is a biocide used as a herbicide in irrigation canals and as an antimicrobial agent for drilling muds in the petroleum industry. d-Phenothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid with indoor uses in foggers, carpet powders, crack and crevice treatments, and pet care products and outdoor uses as a mosquito adulticide. Sulfometuron methyl is a non-selective sulfonylurea herbicide primarily used for weed control in forestry and vegetative management. Neither acrolein, d- phenothrin, or sulfometuron methyl have any food uses. EPA has reviewed acrolein, d-phenothrin, and sulfometuron methyl through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of California; PM-10; Revision of Designation; Redesignation of the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin PM-10 Nonattainment Area to Attainment; Approval of PM-10 Maintenance Plan for the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin; Approval of Commitments for the East Kern PM-10 Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-26500
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State of California's request under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) to revise the designation for the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) serious nonattainment area for particulate matter of ten microns or less (PM-10) (SJV nonattainment area) by splitting the area into two separate nonattainment areas: The San Joaquin Valley Air Basin (SJVAB) serious PM-10 nonattainment area and the East Kern serious PM-10 nonattainment area. EPA is also redesignating the SJVAB nonattainment area to attainment for the PM-10 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and approving the PM-10 maintenance plan, motor vehicle emissions budgets and conformity trading mechanism for the area. EPA is also excluding from use in determining that the area has attained the standard exceedances on July 4, 2007, and January 4, 2008, that EPA has concluded were caused by exceptional events. Finally, EPA is approving enforceable commitments by the Kern County Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Board to install a PM-10 monitor in the East Kern nonattainment area and to address CAA requirements under section 189(d) as necessary for the area.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-26479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead
Document Number: E8-25654
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Based on its review of the air quality criteria and national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb), EPA is making revisions to the primary and secondary NAAQS for Pb to provide requisite protection of public health and welfare, respectively. With regard to the primary standard, EPA is revising the level to 0.15 [mu]g/m3. EPA is retaining the current indicator of Pb in total suspended particles (Pb-TSP). EPA is revising the averaging time to a rolling 3-month period with a maximum (not-to-be-exceeded) form, evaluated over a 3-year period. EPA is revising the secondary standard to be identical in all respects to the revised primary standard. EPA is also revising data handling procedures, including allowance for the use of Pb-PM10 data in certain circumstances, and the treatment of exceptional events, and ambient air monitoring and reporting requirements for Pb, including those related to sampling and analysis methods, network design, sampling schedule, and data reporting. Finally, EPA is revising emissions inventory reporting requirements and providing guidance on its approach for implementing the revised primary and secondary standards for Pb.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Portland Harbor Superfund Site, Triangle Park Removal Action Area
Document Number: E8-26700
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
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 agreement under the authority of section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), for recovery of response costs concerning the Triangle Park Removal Action Area within the Portland Harbor Superfund Site with Triangle Park LLC (``Settling Party''). The settlement requires the Settling Party to pay $1,200,000 to the Triangle Park Removal Action Area Trust Fund (``TP Trust Fund'') to be used to pay for the cleanup, and includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). The TP Trust Fund will be established pursuant to an existing Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Agreement between the University of Portland (``University'') and EPA (``BFPP Agreement''). In the BFPP Agreement, the University agreed to conduct removal action on the Triangle Park property (``Property'') once the University completed the purchase of the Property. The University of Portland has entered into an agreement with Triangle Park LLC to purchase the Property. By acquiring the Property, the University intends to enlarge its campus so that it can continue to expand and pursue its educational and service mission by relocating certain athletic facilities, freeing up its existing land for academic buildings. The University's plan includes public access to the Property, recreational opportunities, including a planned riverfront trail. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; CILCO (AmerenEnergy) Edwards
Document Number: E8-26492
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is responding to comments and taking final action on a July 29, 2003, site-specific sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan revision request for the Central Illinois Light Company E.D. Edwards Generating Station, now known as AmerenEnergy Resources Generating Company, Edwards Power Plant, in Peoria County, Illinois. This request amends the facility's emission limits to allow a higher SO2 emission limit for one of its boilers. To offset this increase, the revised rule includes a group limit for the facility's three boilers which is lower than the individual boiler emission limits. The revised rule retains the facility's existing cap on total SO2 emissions. Illinois' July 29, 2003, submittal was identical to a State variance which EPA had approved as a temporary revision on April 13, 2000. On November 12, 2004, EPA approved the July 29, 2003, permanent rule revision submittal as a direct final action. However, on December 13, 2004, EPA received an adverse comment on its approval. EPA withdrew the direct final approval on January 11, 2005. As stated in the January 11, 2005, withdrawal, EPA is not establishing a second comment period on this action.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E8-26403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action supplements the proposed amendments to the national emission standards for petroleum refineries (Refinery MACT 1) published on September 4, 2007. The 2007 proposal, in part, sets forth proposed maximum achievable control technology and residual risk requirements for cooling towers and proposed residual risk and technology review requirements for storage tanks. This supplemental proposal contains new proposed requirements for cooling towers, a new option for storage vessels, and clarifications and corrections to definitions, tables, and regulatory citations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Control of Stationary Combustion Turbine Electric Generating Unit Emissions
Document Number: E8-26398
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to controlling nitrogen oxides (NOX ) emissions from stationary combustion turbine (CT) electric generating units (EGUs). EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; City of Waterbury, CT, Chase Brass & Copper Site, Watertown, CT
Document Number: E8-26670
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
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 Chase Brass & Copper Superfund Site in Watertown, Connecticut with the following settling party: City of Waterbury, Connecticut. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $75,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue for the settling party 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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-26667
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts to air quality, especially visibility and water quality from new roads, and the number of acres at risk to the establishment of invasive plants from ground-disturbing activities within the Colorado Roadless Areas. Rating EC2.
National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings
Document Number: E8-26614
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings, which establishes national reactivity-based emission standards for the aerosol coatings category (aerosol spray paints) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In this direct final action, EPA is moving the applicability and compliance dates for aerosol coatings from January 1, 2009, to July 1, 2009. EPA is also making initial notifications required due on the compliance date, as opposed to 90 days in advance of the compliance date.
National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings
Document Number: E8-26613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings, which establishes national reactivity-based emission standards for the aerosol coatings category (aerosol spray paints) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In this ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are making these same amendments as a direct final rule, without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-26605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Clark County
Document Number: E8-26515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Clark County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. We are proposing to approve a local plan to include the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the applicable SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Clark County
Document Number: E8-26513
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Clark County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to include the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the applicable SIP.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-26494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
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 October 6, 2008 through October 17, 2008, consists of the PMNs 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.
State Program Requirements; Approval of Application by Alaska To Administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program; Alaska
Document Number: E8-26486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 31, 2008, the Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 (EPA), approved the application by the State of Alaska to administer and enforce an Alaska version of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, pursuant to section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). The State will administer the approved Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) program through the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) regulating discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States under its jurisdiction. EPA has approved the State's implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the State over a three year period from the date of program approval, subject to continuing EPA oversight and enforcement authority, in place of the NPDES program previously administered by EPA in Alaska. Upon approval of the Alaska program, the Regional Administrator notified the State, signed the Memorandum of Agreement between EPA and ADEC, and will suspend issuance of NPDES permits in Alaska in accordance with the State's approved schedule to transfer NPDES program authority. EPA retains NPDES permitting authority and primary enforcement responsibility for: the bio-solids program; facilities operating in the Denali National Park and Preserve pursuant to Alaska Statehood Act Section 11; facilities discharging in Indian Country as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151; facilities operating outside state waters (three miles offshore); and facilities with CWA section 301(h) waivers. This approval includes an implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the State over a three year period from the date of program approval. In making its decision, EPA considered and addressed the comments and issues raised during the public comment period, public testimony at three public hearings, and comments expressed by tribes during the requested government-to-government tribal consultations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1557.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0220
Document Number: E8-26502
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Bulk Gasoline Terminals (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0664.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0006
Document Number: E8-26501
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Air Pollution Regulations for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1601.07; OMB Control No. 2060-0249
Document Number: E8-26499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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.