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Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination
Document Number: E8-17101
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyNew England Region, has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the state waters of Cape Cod Bay in the municipalities of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Brewster, Dennis, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Sandwich and Bourne.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-17098
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about particulate matter and noise and recommended using energy efficiency and sustainability principles. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-17097
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel
Document Number: E8-17093
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a peer review of the EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1750.05; OMB Control No. 2060-0393
Document Number: E8-17090
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
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.
Award of United States-Mexico Border Program Grants Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, and Grant Guidance
Document Number: E8-17087
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of a memorandum and accompanying guidance on how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award and administer the United States-Mexico Border Program grant funds appropriated in the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) account of the Agency's fiscal year (FY) 2008 appropriations. In the memorandum, the Agency identifies the portion of the available funds that are subject to the accompanying guidance. The grant guidance, which specifies how EPA Region 6 and Region 9 will award and administer these funds, will not be reissued annually. Each grant recipient will receive a copy of the memorandum and grant guidance from EPA. Requests for any materials referenced in the guidance document should be directed to the Regional project officers.
The Development of Land-Use Scenarios Consistent With Climate Change Emissions Storylines
Document Number: E8-17086
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document entitled, ``The Development of Land-Use Scenarios Consistent with Climate Change Emissions Storylines'' (EPA/600/R-08/076). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. 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.
Proposed Administrative Settlement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E8-17085
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to enter into an Administrative Settlement and Order on Consent for Removal Response Action, Docket No. CERC-03-2008-0092DC (``Proposed AOC''), relating to the Bally TCE Superfund Site (``Site''), located in Bally, Berks County, Pennsylvania. EPA is entering into this AOC with Respondent, American Household, Inc., formerly known as Sunbeam Corporation, pursuant to Sections 106(a) and 122(a) and (h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9606(a) and 9622(a) and (h)(1). The Proposed AOC requires Respondent to perform a response action to address risks presented by vapor intrusion of Site-related hazardous substances at the Site. Pursuant to the Proposed AOC, in consideration of Respondent's performance of this response work, EPA shall provide Respondent with a covenant not to sue for reimbursement of oversight costs incurred by EPA with respect to this Settlement Agreement.
Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2
Document Number: E8-16626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing Federal requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the purpose of geologic sequestration (GS). GS is one of a portfolio of options that could be deployed to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and help to mitigate climate change. This proposal applies to owners or operators of wells that will be used to inject CO2 into the subsurface for the purpose of long-term storage. It proposes a new class of well and minimum technical criteria for the geologic site characterization, fluid movement, area of review (AoR) and corrective action, well construction, operation, mechanical integrity testing, monitoring, well plugging, post-injection site care, and site closure for the purposes of protecting underground sources of drinking water (USDWs). The elements of this proposal are based on the existing Underground Injection Control (UIC) regulatory framework, with modifications to address the unique nature of CO2 injection for GS. If finalized, this proposal would help ensure consistency in permitting underground injection of CO2 at GS operations across the U.S. and provide requirements to prevent endangerment of USDWs in anticipation of the eventual use of GS to reduce CO2 emissions.
Determination of Attainment for the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nonattainment Areas in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
Document Number: E8-16475
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has determined that two severe 1-hour ozone nonattainment areas, Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton, and the Metropolitan Washington, DC, attained the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date of November 15, 2005. EPA has also determined that these areas are not subject to the imposition of the penalty fees under section 185 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These determinations of attainment are not a redesignation to attainment for these severe areas for which air quality monitoring data indicates attainment of the standard. EPA is issuing this final action to fulfill obligations to make such determinations under the CAA.
Testing of Certain High Production Volume Chemicals; Second Group of Chemicals
Document Number: E8-16992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a test rule under section 4(a)(1)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require manufacturers, importers, and processors of certain high production volume (HPV) chemical substances to conduct testing to obtain screening level data for health and environmental effects and chemical fate. EPA has preliminarily determined that: Each of the 19 chemical substances included in this proposed rule is produced in substantial quantities and that there is or may be substantial human exposure to each of them; there are insufficient data to reasonably determine or predict the effects on health or the environment of the manufacture, distribution in commerce, processing, use, or disposal of the chemicals, or of any combination of these activities; and the testing program proposed here is necessary to develop such data. Data developed under this proposed rule will provide critical information about the environmental fate and potential hazards associated with these chemicals which, when combined with information about exposure and uses, will allow the Agency and others to evaluate potential health and environmental risks and to take appropriate follow-up action. Persons who export or intend to export any chemical substance included in the final rule would be subject to the export notification requirements in TSCA section 12(b)(1) and at 40 CFR part 707, subpart D. EPA has also taken steps, as described in this document, to consider animal welfare and to provide instructions on ways to reduce or in some cases eliminate animal testing, while at the same time ensuring that the public health is protected.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio; Removal of Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs for Cincinnati and Dayton
Document Number: E8-16987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Ohio to allow 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 proposing to approve 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.
Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination
Document Number: E8-16981
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyNew England Region, has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the state waters of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Watertown, Weymouth, and Winthrop.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Approval of the South Coast Air Quality Management District-Reasonably Available Control Technology Analysis
Document Number: E8-16980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-24
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 the District's analysis of whether its rules meet Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) under the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are approving the analysis 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.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-Health Criteria
Document Number: E8-16979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur OxidesHealth Criteria; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA 600/R-08/047). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the Agency's review of the primary (health- based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and for review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). It does 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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-16878
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption
Document Number: E8-16876
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of fludioxonil in or on carambola (starfruit). 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 carambola. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of fludioxonil in starfruit. The time-limited tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2010.
Determination of Attainment of the One-Hour Ozone Standard for the Southern New Jersey Portion of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-16836
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the one-hour ozone nonattainment area in Southern New Jersey, that is, the New Jersey portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD area, attained the one-hour ozone standard, is not subject to the imposition of penalty fees under section 185 of the Clean Air Act and does not need to implement contingency measures. Areas that EPA classified as severe ozone nonattainment areas for the one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard and did not attain the Standard by the applicable attainment date of November 15, 2005 may be subject to these penalty fees. However, since the air quality in the Philadelphia-Wilmington- Trenton area attained the ozone standard as of November 15, 2005, EPA is proposing not to implement these fees. This proposed determination of attainment is not a redesignation of attainment for this area, only a fulfillment of a Clean Air Act obligation to determine if an area attains the ozone standard by its applicable attainment date.
State Innovation Grant Program, Preliminary Notice and Request for Input on the Development of a Solicitation for Proposals for 2009 Awards; Correction
Document Number: E8-16834
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice is issued to correct the Preliminary Notice and Request for Input on the Development of a Solicitation for Proposals for 2009 Awards originally published on July 9, 2008, in the Federal Register, 73 FR 39298-39301. This notice extends the deadline one week from August 8, 2008, to August 15, 2008, for response from state environmental regulatory agencies; and revises the list of contacts specifically for EPA Regions 6, 8, and 9 found in the Opportunities for Dialogue section. All other information published in the July 9 Notice remains the same. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) is giving preliminary notice of its intention to solicit pre-proposals for a 2009 grant program to support innovation by state environmental agenciesthe ``State Innovation Grant Program.'' The Agency is also seeking input from state environmental regulatory agencies on the topic areas for the solicitation. In addition, EPA is asking each state environmental regulatory agency to designate a point of contact speaking on behalf of management (in addition to the Commissioner, Director, or Secretary) who will be the point of contact for further communication about the upcoming solicitation. If your point of contact from previous State Innovation Grant solicitations is to be your contact for this year's competition, there is no need to send that information again, as all previously designated points of contact will remain on our notification list for this year's competition. EPA anticipates publication of a Solicitation Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity on the Federal government's grants opportunities Web site (http://www.grants.gov) to announce the availability of the next solicitation within 60 days.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Reasonably Available Control Technology Under the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: E8-16833
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This SIP revision pertains to the requirements in meeting the reasonably available control technology (RACT) under the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). These requirements are based on: Certification that previously adopted RACT controls in Delaware's SIP that were approved by EPA under the 1-hour ozone NAAQS are based on the currently available technically and economically feasible controls, and that they continue to represent RACT for the 8-hour implementation purposes; the adoption of new or more stringent regulations that represent RACT control levels; and a negative declaration that certain categories of sources do not exist in Delaware. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for a Science Advisory Board Committee To Provide Advice on Future Development of EPA's Report on the Environment
Document Number: E8-16832
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB or the Board) Staff Office is soliciting nominations of nationally recognized scientists for consideration of membership on an SAB committee to provide advice on future development of EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE).
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-16738
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review selected issues associated with the risk assessment process for pesticides with persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic characteristics.
Sulfluramid Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-16737
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review final decision for the pesticide sulfluramid and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decision. Registration review final is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Clearfield/Indiana 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: E8-16639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Clearfield and Indiana Counties ozone nonattainment area (Clearfield/Indiana Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for the Clearfield/Indiana Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, PADEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the Clearfield/Indiana Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Clearfield/Indiana Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete quality-assured ambient air quality ozone monitoring data for 2004-2006. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Clearfield/Indiana Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, PADEP submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for the Clearfield/Indiana Area which EPA is proposing to approve as a SIP revision. EPA is also providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Clearfield/Indiana Area maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, which EPA is also proposing to approve. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request, the maintenance plan, the 2002 base-year inventory, and the MVEBs SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Dichlorvos (DDVP); Order Denying NRDC's Objections and Requests for Hearing
Document Number: E8-16617
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this order, EPA denies objections to, and requests for hearing on, a prior order denying a petition requesting that EPA revoke all pesticide tolerances for dichlorvos under section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The objections and hearing requests were filed on February 1, 2008, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (``NRDC''). The Original petition was also filed by NRDC.
North American Free Trade Agreement Technical Working Group on Pesticides; Proposed Five-Year Strategy, 2008-2013; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-16381
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is releasing for public comment the proposed Five-Year Strategy, 2008-2013, of the North American Free Trade Agreement Technical Working Group on Pesticides. In this document, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Pesticides states its goal to create an aligned North American registration system for pesticides and products treated with pesticides and make work-sharing a way of doing business. The strategic objectives are to: provide U.S., Canadian and Mexican growers with equal access toand at the same time introduction ofpest management tools, including safer alternatives; work cooperatively to re-evaluate and reregister older pesticides using each country's re-evaluation programs to the fullest extent possible to increase efficiency; and integrate smart business approaches and practices into NAFTA TWG work.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Area Source Standards for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories
Document Number: E8-16263
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing national emission standards for control of hazardous air pollutants for nine metal fabrication and finishing area source categories (identified in section I.A. below). This final rule establishes emission standards in the form of management practices and equipment standards for new and existing operations of dry abrasive blasting, machining, dry grinding and dry polishing with machines, spray painting and other spray coating, and welding operations. These standards reflect EPA's determination regarding the generally achievable control technology and/or management practices for the nine area source categories.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Semiconductor Manufacturing
Document Number: E8-16746
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for semiconductor manufacturing. These amendments establish a new maximum achievable control technology floor level of control for existing and new combined hazardous air pollutants process vent streams containing inorganic and organic hazardous air pollutants and clarify the emission requirements for process vents by adding definitions for organic, inorganic, and combined hazardous air pollutant process vent streams that contain both organic and inorganic hazardous air pollutant.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Demonstration of Alternative Asbestos Control Method Demolition for Two Asbestos-Containing Buildings and Expert Peer Review Meeting
Document Number: E8-16745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability for review and comment of two draft reports titled, Evaluation of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Two (AACM2) for Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Buildings, and Evaluation of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Three (AACM3) for Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Buildings. These reports were prepared by EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and are available through docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0523 located at http://www.regulations.gov and through http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/ asbestos. EPA is also announcing that in the month of August or September an EPA contractor will convene a panel of experts and will organize and conduct an independent expert external peer review meeting of the two reports. The dates and location of the peer review meeting will be provided in a separate Federal Register Notice. The public will be invited to register to attend the peer review meeting as observers and also will be able to give oral or provide written comments at the meeting. The expert panel will review the scientific and technical aspects of the draft documents and consider public comments received prior to the meeting in the official public docket for this activity under docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0523. The public release of these draft documents is solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and external peer review. The draft reports do not represent and should not be construed to represent any final EPA by policy, viewpoint, or determination.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits MAG7000 and NHG7000 for Discharges From Dewatering Activities in the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire: the Dewatering General Permit (DGP)
Document Number: E8-16740
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA-New England, is issuing a notice of availability of the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for dewatering activity discharges to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. These General Permits replace the Construction Dewatering General Permits which expired on September 23, 2007. These draft General Permits establish Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, effluent limitations, standards, prohibitions, and management practices for facilities with dewatering activity discharges from construction dewatering, flushing of potable water lines, pump testing of water wells, and dewatering of foundation sumps. Owners and/ or operators of facilities with dewatering discharges, including those currently authorized to discharge under the expired General Permits, will be required to submit an NOI to be covered by the General Permit to both EPA-New England and the appropriate state agency. After EPA and the State have reviewed the NOI, the facility will receive a written notification from EPA of permit coverage and authorization to discharge under the General Permit. The purpose of this document is to solicit public comments on the proposed General Permits. Public Comment Period: Interested persons may submit written comments on the draft General Permits to the EPA-Region I at the address listed below. Within the comment period, interested persons may also request, in writing, that EPA hold a public hearing pursuant to 40 CFR section 124.12, concerning the draft General Permits. Such requests shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the hearing. A public hearing may be held at least thirty days after public notice whenever the Regional Administrator finds that response to this notice indicates significant public interest. In reaching a final decision on this draft permit, the Regional Administrator will respond to all significant comments and make responses available to the public at EPA's Boston office. In addition to comments on the draft General Permit, EPA is also requesting comments on the cost associated with a limit for total residual chlorine (TRC) for discharges containing potable water. All comments and requests for public hearings must be postmarked or delivered before midnight August 21, 2008, the close of the public comment period. All public comments or requests for a public hearing must be submitted to the address below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese (Renewal), ICR Number 1831.04, OMB Number 2060-0391
Document Number: E8-16739
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
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.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-16478
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA, Region 2, is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Site, located in Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is Appendix B of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9605. This direct final Notice of Deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of New York, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). EPA and NYSDEC have determined that the responsible parties have completed all appropriate remedial actions and that no further actions, other than operation and maintenance and five- year reviews, are required. In addition, EPA and NYSDEC have determined that the cleanup goals attained at this Site are protective of public health and the environment. This deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-16477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA, Region 2, is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Site, located in Cheektowaga, New York, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9605, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR Part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of CERCLA. EPA and the State of New York, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, have determined that the responsible parties have completed all appropriate remedial actions and that no further actions, other than operation and maintenance and five- year reviews, are required.
Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
Document Number: E8-16671
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about July 3, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a draft document titled ``Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the SO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards: First Draft.'' The purpose of this draft document is to convey the approach taken to assess exposures to ambient SO2 and to characterize associated health risks, as well as to present the results of those assessments.
Proposed Rule to Implement the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Addressing a Portion of the Phase 2 Ozone Implementation Rule Concerning Reasonable Further Progress Emissions Reductions Credits Outside Ozone Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: E8-16668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to revise its Phase 2 implementation rule for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) to address the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's vacatur and remand of this rule. Specifically, this proposal addresses the vacatur and remand of a provision that allowed credit toward reasonable further progress (RFP) for the 8-hour standard from emission reductions outside the nonattainment area.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Old Village Mill, LLC, Brunswick Mill Site and Carvill Combing Company Site, Plainfield, CT
Document Number: E8-16640
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
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 Brunswick Mill Superfund Site and Carvill Combing Company Superfund Site in Plainfield, Connecticut with the following settling party: Old Village Mill, LLC. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $225,000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue for the settling party pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 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.
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-16637
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Pike County Area
Document Number: E8-16476
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004, designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Pike County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Pike County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Impact Statements;
Document Number: E8-16473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-16472
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA believes the Draft EIS inadequately assessed potentially significant environmental impacts to air quality from the proposed development of 807 natural gas wells on the West Tavaputs Plateau. Plans are being developed to conduct additional air quality modeling and possibly additional air emission controls to further reduce the project's contribution to ozone by reducing volatile organic compounds and nitrous oxide emissions associated with the proposed project. Rating 3.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; Pesticide Element; Ventura County
Document Number: E8-16388
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is approving a revision of the California State Implementation Plan submitted by the California Air Resources Board on November 30, 2007. The revision in part, and temporarily, relaxes a commitment to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds in Ventura County caused by the application of pesticides.
Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono [2-[2-(2-)butoxymethylethoxy))methylethoxyl] ether; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E8-16317
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono [2-[2-(2-)butoxymethylethoxy)methylethoxy]methylethyl] ether; (CAS Reg. No. 926031-36-9) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Rhodia, Inc. c/o SciReg, Inc., 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 oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono [2-[2-(2)butoxymethylethoxy))methylethoxy]methylethyl] ether.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Juniata County Area
Document Number: E8-16276
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Juniata County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Juniata County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Snyder County Area
Document Number: E8-16274
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Snyder County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Snyder County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Lawrence County Area
Document Number: E8-16273
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Lawrence County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Lawrence County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements for Marine Vessel and Barge Loading
Document Number: E8-16272
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision establishes and requires reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from marine vessel and barge loading. EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Northumberland County Area
Document Number: E8-16271
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Northumberland County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Northumberland County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Adequacy Status of the Submitted 2008 and 2009 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes for New Jersey
Document Number: E8-16390
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets for NOX and VOC in the submitted reasonable further progress and attainment demonstration state implementation plans for the New Jersey portions of the New York- Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT and Philadelphia-Wilmington- Atlantic City, PA-NJ-MD-DE 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas to be adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The transportation conformity rule (40 CFR part 93) requires that the EPA conduct a public process and make an affirmative decision on the adequacy of budgets before they can be used by metropolitan planning organizations in conformity determinations. As a result of our finding, the metropolitan planning organizations in New Jersey (the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization) must use the new 2008 and 2009 8-hour ozone budgets for future transportation conformity determinations.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E8-16387
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Texas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On July 9, 2008, EPA partially approved, and partially disapproved, Texas' 2008 303(d) submission. Specifically, EPA approved Texas' listing of 836 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA disapproved Texas' decision not to list one (1) water body-pollutant combination. EPA identified this additional water body pollutant-combination along with priority ranking for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decision to add one water body pollutant-combination to Texas' 2008 Section 303(d) List, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutant-combination identified for inclusion on Texas' Final 2008 Section 303(d) List.
Amendment to the Guidelines for the Award of Monitoring Initiative Funds under Section 106 Grants to States, Interstate Agencies, and Tribes
Document Number: E8-16385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice amends the ``Guidelines for the Award of Monitoring Initiative Funds under Section 106 Grants to States, Interstate Agencies, and Tribes'' published in the Federal Register (71 FR 157190, March 29, 2006). The guidelines describe the formula necessary for EPA to allot Clean Water Act (CWA) section 106 water pollution control program grant funds that have been targeted in EPA's appropriation process to support enhanced monitoring efforts by states, interstate agencies, and tribes. These guidelines describe the specific activities that states, interstate agencies, and tribes must carry out under the monitoring initiative in order to receive the funds. These activities will improve state and tribal capacity to monitor and report on water quality, and include two components: Implementation of comprehensive monitoring strategies including building capacity for state-scale statistically-valid surveys of water condition, and collaboration on statistically-valid surveys of the nation's waters. This amendment retains the allotment formula set out in the March 29, 2006, guidelines, and adds a performance-based standard for incorporating use of statistically-valid surveys into state water monitoring programs. The amended guidelines are in this Federal Register notice in their entirety and replace the guidelines published March 29, 2006.