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Drinking Water: Preliminary Regulatory Determination on Perchlorate
Document Number: E8-26945
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA announced on October 10, 2008, its preliminary regulatory determination that a national primary drinking water regulation for perchlorate would not present ``a meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction for persons served by public water systems.'' In response to requests from several stakeholders, this action reopens the public comment period for an additional 15 days.
Avermectin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-26876
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of the insecticide avermectin B1 and its delta-8,9-isomer in or on bean, lima, seed. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on large lima beans. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of avermectin in this food commodity. The time-limited tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2010.
MCPB; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-26875
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of free and conjugated MCPB and its metabolite MCPA in or on peppermint, tops and spearmint, tops. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Issuance of a General NPDES Permit (GP) for Federal Aquaculture Facilities and Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country in the State of Washington (Permit Number WAG-13-0000)
Document Number: E8-26865
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Some of the federal and tribal aquaculture facilities proposed to be covered under this general permit have expired individual NPDES permits; others have never been issued such a permit. The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, proposes to issue a general permit to cover Federal aquaculture facilities and aquaculture facilities in Indian country, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151, within the State of Washington.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Teleconference of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel
Document Number: E8-26846
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel (Panel) to review EPA's completed Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard and to provide advice for EPA to consider as it develops its Advance Notice for Proposed Rulemaking for nitrogen dioxide.
Acrolein, d-Phenothrin, and Sulfometuron Methyl, Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-26718
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides acrolein, d-phenothrin, and sulfometuron methyl, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the acrolein, d-phenothrin, and sulfometuron methyl Dockets. Acrolein is a biocide used as a herbicide in irrigation canals and as an antimicrobial agent for drilling muds in the petroleum industry. d-Phenothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid with indoor uses in foggers, carpet powders, crack and crevice treatments, and pet care products and outdoor uses as a mosquito adulticide. Sulfometuron methyl is a non-selective sulfonylurea herbicide primarily used for weed control in forestry and vegetative management. Neither acrolein, d- phenothrin, or sulfometuron methyl have any food uses. EPA has reviewed acrolein, d-phenothrin, and sulfometuron methyl through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of California; PM-10; Revision of Designation; Redesignation of the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin PM-10 Nonattainment Area to Attainment; Approval of PM-10 Maintenance Plan for the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin; Approval of Commitments for the East Kern PM-10 Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-26500
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State of California's request under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) to revise the designation for the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) serious nonattainment area for particulate matter of ten microns or less (PM-10) (SJV nonattainment area) by splitting the area into two separate nonattainment areas: The San Joaquin Valley Air Basin (SJVAB) serious PM-10 nonattainment area and the East Kern serious PM-10 nonattainment area. EPA is also redesignating the SJVAB nonattainment area to attainment for the PM-10 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and approving the PM-10 maintenance plan, motor vehicle emissions budgets and conformity trading mechanism for the area. EPA is also excluding from use in determining that the area has attained the standard exceedances on July 4, 2007, and January 4, 2008, that EPA has concluded were caused by exceptional events. Finally, EPA is approving enforceable commitments by the Kern County Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Board to install a PM-10 monitor in the East Kern nonattainment area and to address CAA requirements under section 189(d) as necessary for the area.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-26479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead
Document Number: E8-25654
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Based on its review of the air quality criteria and national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb), EPA is making revisions to the primary and secondary NAAQS for Pb to provide requisite protection of public health and welfare, respectively. With regard to the primary standard, EPA is revising the level to 0.15 [mu]g/m3. EPA is retaining the current indicator of Pb in total suspended particles (Pb-TSP). EPA is revising the averaging time to a rolling 3-month period with a maximum (not-to-be-exceeded) form, evaluated over a 3-year period. EPA is revising the secondary standard to be identical in all respects to the revised primary standard. EPA is also revising data handling procedures, including allowance for the use of Pb-PM10 data in certain circumstances, and the treatment of exceptional events, and ambient air monitoring and reporting requirements for Pb, including those related to sampling and analysis methods, network design, sampling schedule, and data reporting. Finally, EPA is revising emissions inventory reporting requirements and providing guidance on its approach for implementing the revised primary and secondary standards for Pb.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Portland Harbor Superfund Site, Triangle Park Removal Action Area
Document Number: E8-26700
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement agreement under the authority of section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), for recovery of response costs concerning the Triangle Park Removal Action Area within the Portland Harbor Superfund Site with Triangle Park LLC (``Settling Party''). The settlement requires the Settling Party to pay $1,200,000 to the Triangle Park Removal Action Area Trust Fund (``TP Trust Fund'') to be used to pay for the cleanup, and includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). The TP Trust Fund will be established pursuant to an existing Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Agreement between the University of Portland (``University'') and EPA (``BFPP Agreement''). In the BFPP Agreement, the University agreed to conduct removal action on the Triangle Park property (``Property'') once the University completed the purchase of the Property. The University of Portland has entered into an agreement with Triangle Park LLC to purchase the Property. By acquiring the Property, the University intends to enlarge its campus so that it can continue to expand and pursue its educational and service mission by relocating certain athletic facilities, freeing up its existing land for academic buildings. The University's plan includes public access to the Property, recreational opportunities, including a planned riverfront trail. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; CILCO (AmerenEnergy) Edwards
Document Number: E8-26492
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is responding to comments and taking final action on a July 29, 2003, site-specific sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan revision request for the Central Illinois Light Company E.D. Edwards Generating Station, now known as AmerenEnergy Resources Generating Company, Edwards Power Plant, in Peoria County, Illinois. This request amends the facility's emission limits to allow a higher SO2 emission limit for one of its boilers. To offset this increase, the revised rule includes a group limit for the facility's three boilers which is lower than the individual boiler emission limits. The revised rule retains the facility's existing cap on total SO2 emissions. Illinois' July 29, 2003, submittal was identical to a State variance which EPA had approved as a temporary revision on April 13, 2000. On November 12, 2004, EPA approved the July 29, 2003, permanent rule revision submittal as a direct final action. However, on December 13, 2004, EPA received an adverse comment on its approval. EPA withdrew the direct final approval on January 11, 2005. As stated in the January 11, 2005, withdrawal, EPA is not establishing a second comment period on this action.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E8-26403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action supplements the proposed amendments to the national emission standards for petroleum refineries (Refinery MACT 1) published on September 4, 2007. The 2007 proposal, in part, sets forth proposed maximum achievable control technology and residual risk requirements for cooling towers and proposed residual risk and technology review requirements for storage tanks. This supplemental proposal contains new proposed requirements for cooling towers, a new option for storage vessels, and clarifications and corrections to definitions, tables, and regulatory citations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Control of Stationary Combustion Turbine Electric Generating Unit Emissions
Document Number: E8-26398
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to controlling nitrogen oxides (NOX ) emissions from stationary combustion turbine (CT) electric generating units (EGUs). EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; City of Waterbury, CT, Chase Brass & Copper Site, Watertown, CT
Document Number: E8-26670
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past costs concerning the Chase Brass & Copper Superfund Site in Watertown, Connecticut with the following settling party: City of Waterbury, Connecticut. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $75,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue for the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-26667
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts to air quality, especially visibility and water quality from new roads, and the number of acres at risk to the establishment of invasive plants from ground-disturbing activities within the Colorado Roadless Areas. Rating EC2.
National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings
Document Number: E8-26614
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings, which establishes national reactivity-based emission standards for the aerosol coatings category (aerosol spray paints) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In this direct final action, EPA is moving the applicability and compliance dates for aerosol coatings from January 1, 2009, to July 1, 2009. EPA is also making initial notifications required due on the compliance date, as opposed to 90 days in advance of the compliance date.
National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings
Document Number: E8-26613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings, which establishes national reactivity-based emission standards for the aerosol coatings category (aerosol spray paints) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In this ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are making these same amendments as a direct final rule, without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-26605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Clark County
Document Number: E8-26515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Clark County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. We are proposing to approve a local plan to include the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the applicable SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Clark County
Document Number: E8-26513
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Clark County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to include the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the applicable SIP.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-26494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from October 6, 2008 through October 17, 2008, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
State Program Requirements; Approval of Application by Alaska To Administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program; Alaska
Document Number: E8-26486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 31, 2008, the Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 (EPA), approved the application by the State of Alaska to administer and enforce an Alaska version of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, pursuant to section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). The State will administer the approved Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) program through the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) regulating discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States under its jurisdiction. EPA has approved the State's implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the State over a three year period from the date of program approval, subject to continuing EPA oversight and enforcement authority, in place of the NPDES program previously administered by EPA in Alaska. Upon approval of the Alaska program, the Regional Administrator notified the State, signed the Memorandum of Agreement between EPA and ADEC, and will suspend issuance of NPDES permits in Alaska in accordance with the State's approved schedule to transfer NPDES program authority. EPA retains NPDES permitting authority and primary enforcement responsibility for: the bio-solids program; facilities operating in the Denali National Park and Preserve pursuant to Alaska Statehood Act Section 11; facilities discharging in Indian Country as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151; facilities operating outside state waters (three miles offshore); and facilities with CWA section 301(h) waivers. This approval includes an implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the State over a three year period from the date of program approval. In making its decision, EPA considered and addressed the comments and issues raised during the public comment period, public testimony at three public hearings, and comments expressed by tribes during the requested government-to-government tribal consultations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1557.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0220
Document Number: E8-26502
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Bulk Gasoline Terminals (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0664.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0006
Document Number: E8-26501
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Air Pollution Regulations for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1601.07; OMB Control No. 2060-0249
Document Number: E8-26499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Periodic Reporting of the Production, Import, Recycling, Destruction, Transhipment, and Feedstock Use of Ozone-Depleting Substances (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1432.29, OMB Control No. 2060-0170
Document Number: E8-26498
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Petition and Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: E8-26497
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex, New York. The waters of the proposed No Discharge Zone fall within the jurisdictions of the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town of Huntington, the Village of Bayville, the Village of Bayville, the Village of Centre Island, the Village of Cove Neck, the Village of Lattingtown, the Village of Laurel Hollow, the Village of Lloyd Harbor, the Village of Mill Neck, the Village of Oyster Bay Cove, the County of Nassau, and the County of Suffolk. These entities submitted an application prepared by Cashin Associates, P.C. for the designation of a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation certified the need for greater protection of the water quality. EPA published a Tentative Affirmative Determination on July 15, 2008, in the Federal Register. Public comments were solicited for 30 days and the comment period ended on August 14, 2008. Comments were received from three individuals, one stating that EPA should not blame the boaters for water quality problems, one supporting the proposed NDZ and one who finds that pumpout facilities are sometimes inoperable and that fines should be levied against the marinas that cannot provide the pumpout service on which our determinations are based. Regarding the first comment of ``blaming the boaters,'' Section 312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act allows States to prohibit the discharge of sewage, whether treated or untreated, from vessels for the greater protection and enhancement of water quality. EPA determines whether adequate facilities, for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of the sewage, are reasonably available. We have found the facilities in the proposed areas are reasonably available and recommend finalizing our determination. Regarding the third comment, the Clean Water Act Section 312(f) does not provide for the assessment of fines against marinas for inoperable pumpouts. In the past, when we have been made aware of inoperable or inaccessible pumpouts we have contacted the State agencies and requested their assistance in resolution of the matter. The situation has always been resolved as expeditiously as possible. EPA will continue to refer complaints about non-operational pumpouts to the appropriate State and local authorities when such complaints are received.
New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Petition and Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: E8-26495
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Hempstead Harbor, Nassau County, New York. The waters of the proposed No Discharge Zone fall within the jurisdictions of the Town of North Hempstead, the Town of Oyster Bay, the County of Nassau, the City of Glen Cove and the Villages of Sea Cliff, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn, Flower Point and Sands Point. These entities, through the New York Department of State and the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee prepared the application for the designation of a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone, which was submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. EPA published a Tentative Affirmative Determination on July 15, 2008, in the Federal Register. Public comments were solicited for 30 days and the comment period ended on August 14, 2008. Comments were received from three individuals, one stating that EPA should not blame the boaters for water quality problems, one supporting the proposed NDZ and one who finds that pumpout facilities are sometimes inoperable and that fines should be levied against the marinas that cannot provide the pumpout service on which our determinations are based. Regarding the first comment of ``blaming the boaters,'' Section 312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act allows States to prohibit the discharge of sewage, whether treated or untreated, from vessels for the greater protection and enhancement of water quality. EPA determines whether adequate facilities, for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of the sewage, are reasonably available. We have found the facilities in the proposed areas are reasonably available and recommend finalizing our determination. Regarding the third comment, the Clean Water Act Section 312(f) does not provide for the assessment of fines against marinas for inoperable pumpouts. In the past, when we have been made aware of inoperable or inaccessible pumpouts we have contacted the State agencies and requested their assistance in resolution of the matter. The situation has always been resolved as expeditiously as possible. EPA will continue to refer complaints about non-operational pumpouts to the appropriate State and local authorities when such complaints are received.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E8-26485
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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 sixty-six (66) de minimis settling parties to pay a total of $178,442.00 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to sections 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 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.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations; Technical Correction
Document Number: E8-26484
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 29, 2008, EPA issued a Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments by Registrants to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. The October 29 Notice inadvertently included a request to delete various uses from EPA Registrations 000279-02712 (Furadan 10G Insecticide/ Nematicide), 000279-02876 (Furadan 4F Insecticide/Nematicide), 000279- 03023 (Furadan 15G Insecticide/Nematicide), and 000279-03310 (Furadan LFR Insecticide/Nematicide). All of these registrations contain the active ingredient Carbofuran. The Notice contained errors regarding the request to delete uses for these registrations. This correction removes all of these registrations from this notice.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: E8-26409
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 56 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Four of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 56 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Withdrawal of the Federal Water Quality Standards Use Designations for Soda Creek and Portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River in Idaho
Document Number: E8-26402
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating the withdrawal of the Federal water quality standards designating cold water biota uses for Soda Creek and portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River in Idaho. EPA published a direct final rule with a parallel proposal for this action on August 19, 2008. EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule prior to its effective date because EPA received comments that could be viewed as adverse. The Federal water quality standards designating cold water biota uses are no longer necessary since EPA approved Idaho's adopted uses that result in protection for cold water biota. EPA is also promulgating the withdrawal of the water quality standards variance provision applicable to these uses, because this provision is no longer necessary given the withdrawal of the Federal water quality standards designating these uses.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); NOX
Document Number: E8-26397
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to consider and discuss the Panel's working-draft report regarding its peer review of EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft (EPA-452/P-08-005a).
Silane, trimethoxy[3-(oxiranylmethoxy)propyl]-, hydrolysis products with silica; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E8-26396
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of silane, trimethoxy[3- (oxiranylmethoxy)propyl]-, hydrolysis products with silica (CAS Reg. No. 68584-82-7); when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G St., NW, Suit, 500 Washington, DC 20001 as U.S. agent for Eka Chemicals AB, 455 80 Bobus, Sweden 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 silane, trimethoxy[3- (oxiranylmethoxy)propyl]-, hydrolysis products with silica on food or feed commodities.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for North Carolina
Document Number: E8-26360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (``CAA'' or ``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the State of North Carolina will be the designated COA. The effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of North Carolina is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations. This proposed action is an annual update of North Carolina's OCS Air Regulations. These rules include revisions to existing rules that already apply to OCS sources.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections; EPA ICR No. 2311.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-26266
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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 and consolidate several existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the consolidated ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of this information collection. The consolidated ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2311.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new, will consolidate the following currently approved ICRs: ``Applications and Summary Report for Emergency Exemption for Pesticides'' (EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0032) and ``Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need under FIFRA Section 24(c)'' (EPA ICR No. 0595.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0055).
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-26265
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities
Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: E8-26149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Stay of the Effectiveness of Requirements for Air Emission Testing Bodies
Document Number: E8-26264
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to stay the effectiveness of requirements for air emission testing bodies. On January 24, 2008, final amendments to regulations on competency requirements for air emission testing bodies (AETBs) were published in the Federal Register. The AETB provision generally requires stack testers and stack testing companies to meet certain minimum competency requirements described in ASTM D 7036 by January 1, 2009. On March 25, 2008, the Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) filed a Petition for Review primarily claiming that EPA could not by the AETB requirement hold utilities responsible for something they cannot control. While EPA is considering revisions to the requirements to address UARG's concerns, it cannot propose and complete any such revision through notice and comment rulemaking before the compliance date contained in the existing rule, thus necessitating this action. EPA needs to complete this action staying effectiveness of the AETB requirements in order to secure an extension of an Order Granting Abeyance of Further Proceedings which expires on October 29, 2008, when the Agency must file Motions to Govern Further Proceedings.
EPA-Venture Capital Community Summit: Exploring Programs to Commercialize Environmental Technology
Document Number: E8-26263
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold an EPA- Venture Capital Community Summit: Exploring Programs to Commercialize Environmental Technology to follow up the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) report on ``EPA and the Venture Capital Community: Building Bridges to Commercialize Technology'' (April 2008). The report recommends that EPA create programs, similar to those of the U.S. Department of Energy, to provide financial support (e.g., loan guarantees, grants, revolving loan funds) to encourage venture capital investment in environmental technology commercialization. The Summit will bring together senior career EPA managers (Deputy Assistant Administrators and Deputy Regional Administrators) with senior venture capitalists who were part of the NACEPT Venture Capital Study. A report will be produced from the Summit that will be a companion to the NACEPT Venture Capital Report; both will be given to the next Administration, the venture capital community, technology developers, state and local governments, Congressional members and staff, academia, and members of the public. The Summit will be open to the public.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 29 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana
Document Number: E8-26262
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces final agency action on 29 TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana's Pearl River basin, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record file for the 29 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at http:// www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm. The administrative record file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. Diane Smith at the address below. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.
Navajo Nation; Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program; Primacy Approval
Document Number: E8-26023
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving an application from the Navajo Nation (``Tribe'') under Section 1425 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for primary enforcement responsibility (or ``primacy'') for the underground injection control (UIC) program for Class II (oil and gas-related) injection wells located within the exterior boundaries of the formal Navajo Reservation, including the three satellite reservations (Alamo, Canoncito and Ramah), but excluding the former Bennett Freeze Area, the Four Corners Power Plant and the Navajo Generating Station; and on Navajo Nation tribal trust lands and trust allotments outside the exterior boundaries of the formal Navajo Reservation. (These areas are collectively referred to hereinafter as ``areas covered by the Tribe's Primacy Application.'')
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs; EPA ICR No. 0938.16, OMB Control Number 2030-0020
Document Number: E8-26170
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
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 April 30, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Sixty-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
Document Number: E8-26148
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 63\rd\ Report to the Administrator of the EPA on October 7, 2008. In the 63\rd\ ITC report, which is included with this notice, the ITC is revising the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List by removing 1 tungsten compound and 1 High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemical.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as Amended; AuClair Superfund Site
Document Number: E8-26091
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs (``Agreement,'' Region 9 Docket No. 9-2008-16) pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the AuClair Superfund SITE (the ``Site''), located on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation, Riverside County, California. The settling party is Mr. George Stanley Auclair Jr. (``settling party''). In the Agreement, the ``Settling Party'' will fully reimburse the United States up to $627,022.00 for response costs incurred at the Site. The Agreement provides the ``Settling Party'' with a covenant not to sue for these response costs, and contribution protection. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Update To Include New Jersey State Requirements
Document Number: E8-26022
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing the update of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on July 7, 2008. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be promulgated into part 55 and updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the State of New Jersey. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of New Jersey is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The requirements discussed below are incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and are listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; Amendments to Emergency Planning and Notification; Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting
Document Number: E8-25329
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing changes to the Emergency Planning Notification, Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations that were proposed on June 8, 1998. EPA proposed four major revisions and provided draft guidance on various reporting options that States and local agencies may wish to consider in implementing the hazardous chemical reporting requirements. This action addresses only those changes proposed under the heading ``Other Regulatory Changes'' described in the preamble to the 1998 proposed rule. This final action includes minor revisions to the Emergency Planning Notification, Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations, codifying statutory requirements, and clarifying certain interpretations and policy statements that EPA has provided to the regulated community. This final action does not affect public access to any of the information provided under the Emergency Planning Notification, Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations. In addition to the regulatory changes, the Agency is finalizing the plain language format of the regulations. Each section in these regulations will be re-numbered and tables will be added for further clarification. Improving the clarity of the regulatory requirements will make the rule easier to understand and improve compliance.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-26034
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held on December 3-5, 2008, in San Diego, CA. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: Acrylonitrile, allyl alcohol, aluminum chloride, antimony pentafluoride, bromoacetone, dichlorodimethyl silane, dichlorvos, dicrotophos, fenamiphos, malathion, methyl iodide, methyl trichlorosilane, mevinphos, nitrogen trifluoride, phosphorus pentafluoride, ricin, tear gas, tetrachloroethylene, and trimethylchlorosilane.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-26031
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has environmental objections to the proposed project regarding significant impacts to wetlands and high quality streams. EPA also believes there are significant and unaddressed construction impacts resulting from the proposed 2,870-foot tunnel under the Appalachian Trail at Stecoah Gap. Furthermore, EPA believes there are significant and unresolved impacts to residences, water supplies, terrestrial forests, NFS lands, aquatic habitat, air quality, and noise receptors. Rating EO2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-26028
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency