Environmental Protection Agency December 5, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-28852
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-28851
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential for adverse impacts to surface and groundwater resources and air quality. We requested additional information regarding radon emissions data and recommended the development of a generic fugitive dust mitigation plan. We also recommended that the final GEIS analyze the potential costs of site clean ups and address adequate bonding requirements for site restorations in cases of company defaults. Rating EC2.
Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Borden Chemicals Printing Site, Located in Camden, Camden County, NJ
Document Number: E8-28839
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement agreement (``Settlement Agreement'') with Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (``Settling Party'') pursuant to section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h). The Settlement Agreement provides for Respondent's payment of certain past costs incurred at the Borden Chemicals Printing Site located within the City of Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (``Site''). In accordance with section 122(i) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), this notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed Settlement Agreement and of the opportunity to comment. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed Settlement Agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 17th floor, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Enhanced Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: E8-28735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on December 19, 2007 by the State of Connecticut. This SIP revision includes regulations to update the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in Connecticut. The revised program includes a test and repair network and on-board diagnostic (OBD2) testing of 1996 and newer vehicles. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of the revised program into the Connecticut SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Enhanced Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: E8-28734
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on December 19, 2007 by the State of Connecticut. This SIP revision includes regulations to update the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in Connecticut. The revised program includes a test and repair network and on-board diagnostic (OBD2) testing for 1996 and newer vehicles. The intended effect of this action is to approve the revised program into the Connecticut SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and Kern County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E8-28733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) and Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve local rules that address permitting and exemptions from permitting.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and Kern County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E8-28732
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) and Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving local rules that address permitting.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-28726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX ) emissions from large water heaters and small boilers and process heaters. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-28725
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions from large water heaters and small boilers and process heaters. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule Requirements-Amendments
Document Number: E8-28159
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is amending the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule in order to provide increased clarity, to tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and to streamline certain requirements for those facility owners or operators subject to the rule, which should result in greater protection to human health and the environment. Specifically, this final rule: Exempts hot-mix asphalt (HMA), pesticide application equipment and related mix containers, and heating oil containers at single-family residences from the SPCC rule; amends the definition of ``facility'' to clarify the existing flexibility associated with describing a facility's boundaries; amends the facility diagram requirement to provide additional flexibility; defines ``loading/unloading rack'' to clarify the equipment subject to the provisions for facility tank car and tank truck loading/unloading racks, as well as amends the provisions for this equipment; provides streamlined requirements for a subset of qualified facilities; amends the general secondary containment requirement to provide more clarity; exempts non-transportation-related tank trucks from the sized secondary containment requirements; amends the security requirements; amends the integrity testing requirements to allow greater flexibility in the use of industry standards; amends the integrity testing requirements for containers that store animal fats or vegetable oils and meet certain criteria; streamlines a number of requirements for onshore oil production facilities; and exempts underground oil storage tanks at nuclear power generation facilities. EPA is also providing clarification in the preamble to this final rule on additional issues raised by the regulated community and, in a separate action in the Federal Register of November 26, 2008, (73 FR 72016), the Agency is proposing a new compliance date for farms.