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The Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events (Exceptional Event Rule): Revised Exceptional Event Data Flagging Submittal and Documentation Schedule To Support Initial Area Designations for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: E8-23520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the Exceptional Events Rule to provide a revised exceptional event data flagging and documentation schedule for ozone data that may be used for designations under the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Exceptional Events Rule states that when EPA sets a NAAQS for a new pollutant or revises the NAAQS for an existing pollutant, EPA may revise or set a new schedule for flagging data for those NAAQS. EPA recently revised the primary and secondary ozone NAAQS to protect public health and welfare; the revised standards became effective on May 27, 2008. Consistent with the process envisioned in the Exceptional Events Rule, this direct final action revises the dates for flagging data and submitting documentation regarding exceptional events under the revised ozone NAAQS. This revised schedule allows EPA to fully consider state requests for exceptional event concurrence prior to EPA making final designations.
Revisions to: The Requirements for Transboundary Shipments of Wastes Between OECD Countries, the Requirements for Export Shipments of Spent Lead-Acid Batteries, the Requirements on Submitting Exception Reports for Export Shipments of Hazardous Wastes, and the Requirements for Imports of Hazardous Wastes
Document Number: E8-22536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule proposes to amend certain existing regulations promulgated under the hazardous waste provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. Specifically, we are proposing to modify: The requirements to implement the OECD framework concerning the transboundary movement of hazardous waste among countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including reducing the number of control levels, exempting qualifying shipments sent for laboratory analyses from certain paperwork requirements, requiring recovery facilities to submit a certificate of recovery, adding provisions for the return or re- export of wastes subject to the Amber control procedures, and clarifying certain existing provisions that were identified as potentially ambiguous to the regulated community; the regulations regarding the management of spent lead-acid batteries being reclaimed to require appropriate notice and consent for those batteries intended for reclamation in a foreign country; the exception reporting requirements for hazardous waste exports to specify that all exception reports submitted to EPA be sent to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance's Office of Federal Activities in Washington, DC rather than to the Administrator; and the hazardous waste import requirements such that U.S. importers would give the initial transporter a copy of the EPA-provided documentation confirming EPA's consent to the import when they provide the RCRA hazardous waste manifest, and that the documentation would be submitted by the U.S. receiving facility to EPA along with the RCRA hazardous waste manifest within thirty days of import shipment delivery. Finally, separate from this proposed rule, EPA is publishing in http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/ hazard/international/oecd-slab-rule.htm a draft guidance document on how U.S. receiving facilities may request EPA to identify them as pre- approved facilities to receive hazardous waste from OECD Member countries.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources
Document Number: E8-22518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for nine area source categories in the chemical manufacturing sector: Agricultural Chemicals and Pesticides Manufacturing, Cyclic Crude and Intermediate Production, Industrial Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing, Industrial Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Inorganic Pigments Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Plastic Materials and Resins Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Production, and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing. The proposed standards and associated requirements for the nine area source categories are combined in one subpart. The proposed emissions standards for new and existing sources are based on EPA's determination regarding the generally available control technology or management practices for the nine area source categories. EPA is co-proposing an alternative to the requirements for process vents emitting metal hazardous air pollutants. The alternative would set a higher size threshold for large metal hazardous air pollutant process vents.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-23389
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA did request clarification of the SEDAR data for the vermillion snapper. Rating LO.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E8-23388
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
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 concerning the Chief Supply/Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The settlement requires the ten (10) settling parties to pay a total of $498,842.94 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund plus $5,264.56 in calculated interest. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Section 107 of CERCLA, 42, U.S.C. 9607. For thirty (30) days beginning the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this notice and 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 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-23385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC)
Document Number: E8-23374
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) to review EPA's revised Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E8-23259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA's June 26, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) List. On June 26, 2008, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at Volume 73, Number 124, page 36319 providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add waters and pollutants to Arkansas' 2008 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' 2008 Section 303(d) list based on additional information provided by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Furthermore, EPA is delisting five waterbody-pollutant combinations previously approved by EPA on June 18, 2008 based on information provided by GBMc & Associates. EPA is also adding one new waterbody-pollutant combination, Bayou DeView and aluminum, based on information provided by ADEQ. Therefore, EPA has revised its decision to disapprove Arkansas' decisions not to list 67 waterbody-pollutant combinations instead of the 73 waterbody-pollutant combinations proposed in EPA's Record of Decision for the 2008 Section 303(d) List. With the addition of Bayou DeView, EPA is adding 68 waterbody-pollutant combinations. A listing of these 68 waterbody- pollutant combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List can be found in Tables 2 and 4 of EPA's Responsiveness Summary. A listing of the five waterbody-pollutant combinations EPA is delisting can be found in Table 3 of EPA's Responsiveness Summary.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1054.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0022
Document Number: E8-23257
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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 that 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; NESHAP for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide, and Spandex (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1983.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0489
Document Number: E8-23256
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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 that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual
Document Number: E8-23247
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual'' (EPA/600/R-08/088). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The Office of Research and Development, in partnership with EPA's Office of Water, recently developed a Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) for the Office of Water's BASINS 4.0 watershed modeling system. BASINS CAT provides a flexible set of capabilities for creating user-defined climate change scenarios for assessing the influence of climate variability and change on water quantity and quality using the Hydrologic Simulation ProgramFORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model. This report provides documentation and technical user support including a discussion of tool capabilities with hands-on tutorials demonstrating the application of BASINS CAT to a range of problems. BASINS 4.0 (with the BASINS CAT) can be downloaded from EPA's BASINS Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins/b3webdwn.htm. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent, and should not be construed to represent, any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Diesel Idling Rule Revisions
Document Number: E8-23246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan revision submitted by New Jersey to revise its rules regarding the idling of diesel-powered vehicles. Specifically, the State's implementation plan revision revises the exceptions to and exemptions from the State's existing three-minute idling rule. The intended effect of this action is to approve, as consistent with section 110(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act, a control strategy that will help New Jersey achieve attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and fine particulate matter.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Removal of Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs for Cincinnati and Dayton
Document Number: E8-23245
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Ohio which allows the State to discontinue the vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in the Cincinnati- Hamilton and Dayton-Springfield areas, also known as the E-Check program. The revision specifically requests that the E-Check program regulations be moved from the active control measures portion of the SIP to the contingency measures portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton and Dayton-Springfield ozone maintenance plans. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted this request on April 4, 2005, and supplemented it on May 20, 2005, February 14, 2006, May 9, 2006, October 6, 2006, and February 19, 2008. EPA is approving Ohio's request because the State has demonstrated that discontinuing the I/M program in the Cincinnati-Hamilton and Dayton-Springfield areas will not interfere with the attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and the fine particulate NAAQS or with the attainment and maintenance of other air quality standards.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-23166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E8-23165
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come basis.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard Program Requirements
Document Number: E8-23131
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the Renewable Fuel Standard program requirements. Following publication of the final rule promulgating the Renewable Fuel Standard regulations, EPA discovered a number of technical errors and areas within the regulations that could benefit from clarification or modification. This direct final rule amends the regulations to make the appropriate corrections, clarifications and modifications.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard Program Requirements
Document Number: E8-23130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take action on amendments to the Renewable Fuel Standard program requirements. Following publication of the final rule promulgating the Renewable Fuel Standard regulations, EPA discovered a number of technical errors and areas within the regulations that could benefit from clarification or modification. This proposed rule would amend the regulations to make the appropriate corrections, clarifications and modifications. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are amending the Renewable Fuel Standard program requirements 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Data Reporting Requirements for State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Programs; EPA ICR No. 1613.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0252
Document Number: E8-23148
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
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 February 28, 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; Motor Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Compliance: Light Duty Vehicles, Light Duty Trucks, and Highway Motorcycles (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0783.54, OMB Control No. 2060-0104
Document Number: E8-23146
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
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.
SFIREG Working Committee on Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-23133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Working Committee on Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal (WQPD) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 27, 2008 and ending October 28, 2008. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference for Maine
Document Number: E8-22958
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of 40 CFR part 52 for materials submitted by the State of Maine that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by Maine and approved by EPA.
Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-22957
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the fungal active ingredient Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 on the food and feed commodities of corn: Corn, field, forage; corn, field, grain; corn, field, stover; corn, field, aspirated grain fractions; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husk removed; corn, sweet, forage; corn, sweet, stover; corn, pop, grain; and corn, pop, stover when applied/used as an anti-fungal agent to displace aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus from treated commodities. Circle One Global, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882.
Approval of Revised Municipal Waste Combustor State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Indiana
Document Number: E8-22952
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to Indiana's State plan to control air pollutants from large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs). The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the State plan on August 24, 2007. The revisions are consistent with Emission Guideline (EG) amendments promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006. This approval means that EPA finds that the State plan amendments meet applicable Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for large MWCs for which construction commenced on or before September 20, 1994. Once effective, this approval also makes the amended State plan Federally-enforceable. On July 8, 2008, EPA also published a proposed rule (73 FR 38954) and a direct final rule (73 FR 38925) on this revision. The direct final rule stated that if EPA received an adverse comment, it would withdraw the direct final rule and address all public comments received in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. EPA received an adverse comment and removed the direct final rule on August 21, 2008 (73 FR 49349). This rule responds to the comments received and announces EPA's final action.
Chlorantraniliprole; Proposed Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-22946
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to establish time-limited tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on cowpeas, forage and hay; field peas, vines and hay; forage, fodder and straw of cereal grains, crop group 16; grass forage, fodder and hay, crop group 17; leaves of root and tuber vegetables, crop group 2, leeks, nongrass animal feeds (forage, fodder, straw and hay), crop group 18; okra; onions, green; onions, Welsh; peanuts, hay; shallots; soybeans, forage and hay; strawberries and sugarcane, sugar under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The tolerances expire on April 25, 2010.
Draft Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-22937
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on Friday, October 10, 2008, for the external review draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summaiy Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).'' This listening session is a new step in EPA's revised process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of human health assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties during the public comment period and prior to the external peer review meeting. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All presentations will become part of the official and public record. The EPA's draft assessment and peer review charge are available via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment's (NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea.
Clean Air Act Reclassification of the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area; Texas; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-22685
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting a request by the Governor of the State of Texas to voluntarily reclassify the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) ozone nonattainment area from a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to a severe 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also setting April 15, 2010, as the date for the State to submit a revised State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing the severe ozone nonattainment area requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for the Enforcement Policy Regarding the Sale and Use of Aftermarket Catalytic Converters; EPA ICR No.1292.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0135
Document Number: E8-22943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 December 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Pesticides; Notice of Intent To Withdraw the Draft PR Notice on Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements and Cause Marketing
Document Number: E8-22938
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing its draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements & Cause Marketing.'' The draft PR Notice, issued for public comment in October 2007, contained a description of the Agency's proposed framework for evaluating proposed statements and graphic material to appear on pesticide labeling regarding third-party endorsements or a relationship between the pesticide registrant and a charity (``cause marketing claims'') and the kinds of information EPA would expect to receive in applications to add such claims to pesticide labeling. Public comments on the draft raised serious issues, leading the Agency to conclude that considerably more information would likely be needed to support such claims than was described by the draft PR Notice. Rather than develop additional guidance, EPA believes it is better to allocate its resources to other initiatives which should improve pesticide labeling in ways that enhance users' understanding of and ability to use products safely and effectively. Thus, the Agency will continue to evaluate applications proposing to add labeling containing third-party endorsements or cause marketing claims on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the applicant has provided sufficient information to allow EPA to determine whether products containing such claims meet the standards for registration.
Idaho: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E8-22800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Idaho has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Idaho's application, has preliminarily determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports; EPA ICR No. 0229.17; OMB Control No. 2040-0004.
Document Number: E8-22801
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew and consolidate existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and to update the burden in those estimates to include the burden associated with EPA's upcoming Vessels General Permit (VGP) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Two of these ICRs (NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports ICR, OMB 2040-0004 and CSO Control Policy, OMB 2040-0170) are scheduled to expire on September 30, 2008. All of the burden will be consolidated under the NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports ICR (OMB 2040-0004). 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.
Notice of Workshop and Call for Information on Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone
Document Number: E8-22799
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that the Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone (O3). This is intended to update the scientific assessment presented in the ``Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants'' (EPA 600/P-05/ 004aF-cF), published in February 2006. Interested parties are invited to assist the EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for the review of the O3 NAAQS by submitting research studies that have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public scientific meeting. The EPA is also announcing that a workshop entitled, ``Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the Ozone NAAQS,'' is being organized by NCEA and the EPA Office of Air and Radiation's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The workshop will be held October 29-30, 2008, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space.
Extension of Public Comment Periods: Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur-Environmental Criteria and Annexes and Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment for the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur
Document Number: E8-22798
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing extensions of the public comment periods for the draft documents titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and SulfurEnvironmental Criteria; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA 600/R-08/082), ``Annexes for the Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and SulfurEnvironmental Criteria; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA 600/R-08/083), and ``Risk and Exposure Assessment for the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur'' (EPA-452/P-08-005a). These documents were prepared as part of the Agency's review of the secondary (welfare-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2.) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). EPA is releasing these draft documents solely for the purpose of seeking comment from the public and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The documents are being distributed solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination review under applicable information quality guidelines. They do not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) Final Determinations in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Document Number: E8-22797
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of this notice is to announce that between December 1, 2004 and June 30, 2008, the Region 2 Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issued 11 final determinations, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued 2 final determinations and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued 3 final determinations pursuant to the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) regulations codified at 40 CFR 52.21.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-22791
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference for the Agency and its federal partners to brief the Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) on their progress in developing the Environmental Response Technical Assistance Document for Bacillus anthracis Terrorism Incidents (ERTAD).
Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Industrial Activities
Document Number: E8-22555
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, and 10 today are finalizing EPA's NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activity, also referred to as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). The MSGP consists of thirty four (34) separate Regional EPA permits that may vary from each other based on State or Tribal water quality- based requirements. This permit replaces the existing permits that expired on October 30, 2005. As with the earlier permits, this permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater associated with industrial activities in accordance with the terms and conditions described therein. Industrial dischargers have the choice to seek coverage under an individual permit. An individual permit may be necessary if the discharger cannot meet the terms and conditions or eligibility requirements in the permit.
Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E8-22692
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action grants Petitioners' request for reconsideration and Petitioners' request for a stay until December 25, 2008 for certain specific provisions in the newly promulgated standards of performance for new, modified, or reconstructed process units at petroleum refineries. The effective date for the final rule promulgating amendments to the current standards of performance for petroleum refineries has not changed and remains June 24, 2008.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-22682
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-22681
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air quality, groundwater and noise. Rating EC2.
Draft NPDES General Permit for Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska (Permit Number AKG524000)
Document Number: E8-22553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, is proposing to issue a general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska, pursuant to the provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. The draft general permit authorizes the discharge of treated seafood processing wastes from new and existing facilities to State and Federal Waters, at least 0.5 nautical miles from shore as delineated by mean lower low water. Interested persons may submit comments on the proposed general permit to EPA Region 10 at the address below. Comments must be received or postmarked by November 10, 2008. A fact sheet has been prepared which sets forth the principle factual, legal, policy, and scientific information considered in the development of the draft general permit. The draft general permit contains a variety of technology-based and water quality-based effluent limitations, along with administrative and monitoring requirements, as well as other standard conditions, prohibitions, and management practices. Within state waters a 100 foot mixing zone is proposed for residues, dissolved gas, non-hydrocarbon oil and grease, fecal coliform, pH, temperature, color, turbidity, and total residual chlorine. In addition, the permit allows for the issuance of site specific zones of deposit (ZODs) by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). The site specific ZODs would only be authorized for facilities discharging between 0.5-1 nautical mile from shore upon application by the discharger. If a discharger requests a ZOD, ADEC would public notice the proposed ZOD authorization before the ZOD is authorized for the discharger. ZODs will be granted through an individual State certification that will be attached to EPA's authorization to discharge letter. Public Comment: Copies of the draft general permit, fact sheet, Biological Evaluation, Essential Fish Habitat Assessment, Environmental Assessment, Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Ocean Discharge Criteria Evaluation are available upon request. Theses documents may also be downloaded from the Region 10 Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/r10earth/waterpermits.htm (click on draft permits, then Alaska). Interested persons may submit written comments to the attention of Lindsay Guzzo at the address below. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. After the expiration date of the Public Notice on November 10, 2008, the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, will make a final determination with respect to issuance of the general permit. The proposed requirements contained in the draft general permit will become final upon issuance if no significant comments are received during the public comment period.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-22583
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on October 7-8, 2008. A draft agenda is under development that will include reports from and discussions about issues from the following PPDC work groups: Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies; and Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling. The agenda will also include reports from the Office of Pesticide Programs' (OPP) Pesticide Incident Workgroup; OPP's Pollinator Protection Team, the Work Group on Web- Distributed Labeling; and updates on endangered species, endocrine disruptors, and resources.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Nevada; Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: E8-22557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is proposing to approve certain revisions, and to disapprove certain other revisions, of the Nevada State Implementation Plan submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. These revisions relate to the application of the State's vehicle inspection and maintenance program to vehicles operated on Federal installations. EPA is also proposing to correct certain plan revisions related to this subject that EPA previously approved in error. The intended effect is to ensure that vehicles operated on Federal installations are subject only to those requirements of the State's vehicle inspection and maintenance program that apply in the same manner and to the same extent to nongovernmental entities.
Lead and Copper Rule Remaining Long-Term Issues Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: E8-22554
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving notice of a public meeting to discuss remaining ``long-term'' issues with the Lead and Copper Rule. This meeting is open to the public and will provide a forum for public discussion of potential issues that may be appropriate for additional action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Glass Manufacturing Plants, (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1131.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0054
Document Number: E8-22542
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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 Metallic Mineral Processing Plants, EPA ICR Number 0982.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0016
Document Number: E8-22541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-22539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: discuss future environmental science issues within the context of EPA's research directions and priorities, and conduct quality reviews of up to three Draft SAB reports.
Draft Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-22538
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/006A). EPA previously announced the 60- day public comment period (ending June 24, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on April 25, 2008 (73 FR 22372-22373). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period and the external peer review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with the Federal Register notice (73 FR 22372-22373) to ERG for consideration by the external peer review panel prior to the workshop. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. The public may attend this workshop as observers through a registration process, and time will be set aside for observers to give brief oral comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA's peer review charge are available via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider the comments and recommendations from the external peer review workshop and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with 73 FR 22372-22373, April 25, 2008. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending June 24, 2008, may be observed at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0245.
Conference on Air Quality Modeling
Document Number: E8-22537
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We announce the Ninth Conference on Air Quality Modeling. Such a conference is required by Section 320 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to be held every 3 years. The purposes of the ninth conference are to provide an overview of the latest features of the new air quality models and to provide a forum for public review and comment on potential revisions to the way the Agency determines and applies the appropriate air quality models in the future.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Data Call-In Program; EPA ICR No. 2288.01, OMB Control No. 2070-New
Document Number: E8-22493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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 and consolidate three existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The consolidation ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. These ICRs are scheduled to expire on Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Cyfluthrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-22477
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes, revises, or deletes tolerances for residues of cyfluthrin in or on numerous raw agricultural commodities. It also establishes tolerances for residues of beta- cyfluthrin in or on all commodities for which cyfluthrin tolerances exist. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Request for Nominations to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-22469
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointments to fill vacancies on the Environmental Financial Advisory Board. The Board seeks to maintain diverse representation across sectors and geographic locations. Nominees should demonstrate expertise in any of the following areas: environmental economics; public utility finance and management; air pollution/climate financing; financial assurance mechanisms; financing green buildings/infrastructure; corporate finance and investment banking; commercial banking; environmental engineering; and accounting and/or auditing. Tribal and local government officials, representatives from the transportation and energy sectors, non-profit environmental/conservation groups, and environmental justice community representatives are encouraged to apply. In addition to this notice, other sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday, October 17, 2008. Nominees' qualifications will be assessed under the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires Committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. Nominations for membership must include a r[eacute]sum[eacute] describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee as well as experience. Contact details should include full name and title, business mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address. A supporting letter of endorsement is encouraged but not required.