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Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Approved Program Revision Approval: State of IL
Document Number: E9-31105
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of Illinois' request to revise its EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting; and also provides notice of an opportunity to request a public hearing on this action.
An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information Into Land Protection Planning
Document Number: E9-31100
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning'' (EPA/600/R-09/142a). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. This draft document is a review of decision- making processes of selected land protection programs. The goal of this document is to assess the feasibility of incorporating climate change impacts information into the evaluation of these programs. The assessment revealed that there are several strategies that might be useful for incorporating climate change information into decision making. As part of a portfolio of adaptation strategies, land protection may become more important for jurisdictions, particularly to ameliorate climate change impacts on watersheds and wildlife.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-31057
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-31053
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland impacts, and requested additional information on monitoring, aquatic toxicity, and ammonia toxicity. Rating EC2.
Proposed Revocation of Significant New Use Rule on a Certain Chemical Substance
Document Number: E9-30990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke a significant new use rule (SNUR) promulgated under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for one chemical substance. For the chemical substance covered by premanufacture notice (PMN) P-95-1772, EPA issued a non-5(e) SNUR (i.e. SNUR on a substance that is not subject to a TSCA section 5(e) consent order) designating certain activities as significant new uses based on the concern criteria in 40 CFR 721.170(b). EPA has received and reviewed new information and test data for the chemical substance and proposes to revoke the SNUR pursuant to 40 CFR 721.185.
Revisions to Lead Ambient Air Monitoring Requirements
Document Number: E9-31049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA issued a final rule on November 12, 2008, (effective date January 12, 2009) that revised the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead and associated monitoring requirements. This action proposes revisions to the monitoring requirements in that final rule pertaining to where state and local monitoring agencies (``monitoring agencies'') would be required to conduct lead monitoring.
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
Document Number: E9-31048
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy America requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) [manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (``MWRA'') for the purchase of a foreign manufactured hydroelectric generator for the Loring Road Hydroelectric Project in Weston, Massachusetts. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA project being proposed. Any other ARRA recipient that wishes to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. Based upon information submitted by the MWRA and its consulting engineer, it has been determined that there are currently no domestic manufactured hydroelectric generators available to meet its proposed project and performance specifications. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Municipal Assistance Unit. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA. This action permits the purchase of a foreign manufactured hydroelectric generator by the MWRA, as specified in its October 23, 2009 request.
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the North Conway, NH Water Precinct
Document Number: E9-31045
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy America requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) [manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the North Conway, New Hampshire Water Precinct (NCWP) for the purchase of two SB615 Series Boilers manufactured by Bosch Thermotechnology of Germany. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA project being proposed. Any other ARRA recipient that wishes to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. Based upon information submitted by the NCWP and its consulting engineer, it has been determined that there are currently no domestic manufacturers available to meet its proposed project design and performance specifications. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Municipal Assistance Unit. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA. This action permits the purchase of two foreign manufactured high efficiency boilers by the NCWP, as documented in its November 4, 2009 request.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-31002
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Exclusion for Identifying and Listing Hazardous Waste
Document Number: E9-30994
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is taking direct final action to grant a petition submitted by Professional Plating, Inc. (PPI), in Brillion, Wisconsin to exclude (or ``delist'') up to 140 cubic yards of sludge per year generated by its wastewater treatment plant from the list of hazardous wastes.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for Salt Lake County; Utah County; Ogden City PM10
Document Number: E9-30993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for a document published on December 1, 2009 (74 FR 62717). In the December 1, 2009 document, EPA proposed to disapprove the State of Utah's requests under the Clean Air Act to redesignate the Salt Lake County, Utah County, and Ogden City PM10 nonattainment areas to attainment, and to approve some and disapprove other associated State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The Governor of Utah submitted the redesignation requests and associated SIP revisions on September 2, 2005. EPA proposed to disapprove the redesignation requests because the areas do not meet all Clean Air Act requirements for redesignation. At the request of several commentors, EPA is extending the comment period through March 1, 2010.
Draft 2009 Update Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia-Freshwater
Document Number: E9-30992
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of draft national recommended water quality criteria for ammonia for the protection of aquatic life. The draft criteria are based on EPA's Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses (1985), (EPA/R-85- 100). EPA's recommended section 304(a) water quality criteria provide guidance to States and authorized tribes in adopting water quality standards for protecting aquatic life and human health and provide guidance to EPA for promulgating Federal regulations under CWA section 303(c), when such action is necessary.
Notice of Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for the Eastern Portion of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) of the Gulf of Mexico (GEG460000); Availability of Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E9-30852
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 4 (the ``Region'') is today proposing to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) of the Gulf of Mexico (General Permit No. GMG460000) for discharges in the Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 435, subpart A). The existing permit, issued by EPA Region 4 and published at 69 FR 76740 on December 22, 2004, authorizes discharges from exploration, development, and production facilities located in and discharging, to all Federal waters of the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico seaward of the outer boundary of the territorial seas. Today's draft NPDES permit covers existing and new source facilities with operations located on Federal leases occurring in water depths seaward of 200 meters, occurring offshore the coasts of Alabama and Florida. The western boundary of the coverage area is demarcated by Mobile and Visoca Knoll lease blocks located seaward of the outer boundary of the territorial seas from the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama. Individual permits will be issued for operating facilities on lease blocks traversed by and shoreward of the 200 meter water depth.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Chemical Preparations Industry
Document Number: E9-30500
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating national emissions standards for control of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from the chemical preparations area source category. These final emissions standards for new and existing sources reflect EPA's final determination regarding the generally available control technology or management practices (GACT) for the source category.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-30854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from coatings operations associated with the coating of motor vehicles and mobile equipment. We are proposing action on local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Lime Manufacturing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2072.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0544
Document Number: E9-30853
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
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.
Proposal Not To Reissue NPDES General Permit for Egg Production Operations in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and on Indian Lands in New Mexico and Oklahoma (NMG800000 and OKG800000)
Document Number: E9-30841
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 6 is providing notice that the Agency does not intend to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Egg Production Operations (EPOs) in New Mexico and Oklahoma (NMG800000 and OKG800000) which was issued on July 18, 2002 (67 FR 47362). The permit expired on August 17, 2007 and was never reissued. Part I.G of the permit stipulates that the permit be administratively continued until the permit is reissued or EPA publishes a determination not to reissue the permit. With this notice, EPA provides notice of its determination not to reissue the permit. No facilities applied for or were granted coverage under this permit. At this time, any facility eligible for coverage under this general permit that is seeking NPDES permit coverage should submit an application for an individual permit.
Access to Confidential Business Information by ASRC Management Services, Inc.
Document Number: E9-30820
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized contractor, ASRC Management Services, Inc. (ASRC) of Greenbelt, MD, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E9-30819
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122 (h) 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 Malone Service Company Superfund Site, Texas City, Galveston County, Texas.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Iowa
Document Number: E9-30776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Iowa Operating Permits Program submitted by the State on November 18, 2008. The purpose of these revisions is to update existing air quality rules; make corrections, clarifications and improvements; add information with regard to control of fugitive dust; clarify the opacity limit for incinerators; update Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting requirements, and add rules for temporary operation of small generators during periods of disaster. EPA is approving the SIP provisions pursuant to section 110 of the CAA. EPA is approving the state operating permits revisions pursuant to section 502 of the CAA and implementing regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Iowa
Document Number: E9-30775
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Iowa Operating Permits Program submitted by the State on November 18, 2008. The purpose of these revisions is to update existing air quality rules; make corrections, clarifications and improvements; add information with regard to control of fugitive dust; clarify the opacity limit for incinerators; update Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting requirements; and add rules for temporary operation of small generators during periods of disaster. EPA is approving the SIP provisions pursuant to section 110 of the CAA. EPA is approving the state operating permits revisions pursuant to section 502 of the CAA and implementing regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E9-30774
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the state of Missouri. This revision applies to Missouri's rule relating to restriction of emission of visible air contaminants and removes redundant definitions, removes an outdated exemption for incinerators used to burn refuse in the outstate area, and clarifies that the test methods stated in the rule shall be used to determine the opacity of visible emissions. EPA is not taking action on the state submitted revisions relating to open burning, as these provisions revise a rule that has not been adopted into the SIP. Approval of this revision will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E9-30773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the state of Missouri. This revision applies to Missouri's rule relating to restriction of emission of visible air contaminants and removes redundant definitions, removes an outdated exemption for incinerators used to burn refuse in the outstate area of Missouri, and clarifies that the test methods stated in the rule shall be used to determine the opacity of visible emissions. EPA is not taking action on the state submitted revisions relating to open burning, as these provisions revise a rule that has not been adopted into the SIP. This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the federally-approved rules.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: New Substitute in the Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program
Document Number: E9-30629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of October 19, 2009, proposing to find HFO-1234yf acceptable, subject to use conditions as a substitute for CFC-12 in motor vehicle air conditioning. The proposed substitute is a non-ozone-depleting substance and consequently does not contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion. In response to requests from several stakeholders and to allow comments on new supporting materials, this action reopens the public comment period through February 1, 2010.
Stakeholder Input; Stormwater Management Including Discharges From New Development and Redevelopment
Document Number: E9-30627
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its plans to initiate national rulemaking to establish a comprehensive program to reduce stormwater discharges from new development and redevelopment and make other regulatory improvements to strengthen its stormwater program. The purpose of this notice is to request input from the public to help EPA shape such a comprehensive program and to announce EPA's intent to hold several public ``listening sessions'' in January 2010. EPA seeks input on this undertaking regarding performance, effectiveness and cost of stormwater control measures; ecological data, including ecological benefits from stormwater controls; technical information on design, implementation and operation and maintenance of stormwater control measures; suggestions for how the existing program may be modified to better meet the goals of the Clean Water Act; and any other information that may help EPA develop improvements to the existing program, including better control of pollutants in stormwater from the built environment created by development and redevelopment.
Notice of Availability of Preliminary 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan
Document Number: E9-30625
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), 304(m), and 307(b) require EPA to annually review its effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. This notice presents EPA's 2009 review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. This notice also presents EPA's evaluation of indirect dischargers without categorical pretreatment standards to identify potential new categories for pretreatment standards under CWA sections 304(g) and 307(b). Finally, this notice presents the Preliminary 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (``preliminary 2010 Plan''), which, as required under CWA section 304(m), identifies any new or existing industrial categories selected for effluent guidelines rulemaking and provides a schedule for such rulemaking. EPA is soliciting comment on its preliminary 2010 Plan and on its 2009 annual review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards and industrial categories not currently regulated by effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards.
Registration Review; Ethylene Docket Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-30622
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established a registration review docket for the pesticide ethylene (case 3071). With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for this registration review. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. 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. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for encapsulated Bacillus thuringiensis proteins. This pesticide does not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E9-30406
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Indiana has requested that EPA approve as revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) both its continuous emission monitoring rule and alternative monitoring requirements for Alcoa Power Generating, Inc.Warrick Power Plant. The alternative monitoring requirements allow the use of a particulate matter (PM) continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) in place of a continuous opacity monitor system (COMS).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E9-30405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Indiana has requested that EPA approve as revisions to its State Implementation Plan both its continuous emission monitoring rule and alternative monitoring requirements for Alcoa Power Generating, Inc.Warrick Power Plant. The alternative monitoring requirements allow the use of a particulate matter continuous emissions monitoring system in place of a continuous opacity monitor system.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-30588
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
East 23rd Battery Superfund Site, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E9-30496
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the East 23rd Battery Site located in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida for publication.
National Lakes Assessment Draft Report
Document Number: E9-30494
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given for a 30-day public review and comment period on the draft report of the National Lakes Assessment (NLA). The National Lakes Assessment draft report describes the results of the nationwide probabilistic lake survey that was conducted in the summer of 2007. EPA and its state/tribal partners looked at the biological, trophic, recreational and habitat conditions in lakes of the conterminous United States. The NLA report includes information on how the survey was implemented, what the findings were on a national and ecoregional scale, implications for resource managers, and future actions and challenges.
Public Availability of Identities of Inert Ingredients in Pesticides
Document Number: E9-30408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In response to two petitions seeking disclosure of selected inert ingredients on pesticide labels, based on hazard, EPA is initiating rulemaking to increase public availability of the identities of the inert ingredients in pesticide products. This action would assist consumers and users of pesticides in making informed decisions and reduce the presence of potentially hazardous ingredients in pesticides.
Fenarimol; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30371
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenarimol in or on hop, dried cones. This regulation additionally increases the established tolerance in or on apple. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested the tolerance on hop and EPA proposed the tolerance increase on apple under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Computer Science Corporation, et al.; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E9-30260
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter will be transferred to Computer Science Corporation and its subcontractors, Yoh IT, Poloma, Disys, Barrett & Associates, Apptis, Excel Corp., Apex System, Inc., General Dynamics, Kforce, and Apex System in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Computer Science Corporation and its subcontractors, Yoh IT, Poloma, Disys, Barrett & Associates, Apptis, Excel Corp., Apex System, Inc., General Dynamics, Kforce, and Apex System have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP. Access to this information will enable Computer Science Corporation and its subcontractors, Yoh IT, Poloma, Disys, Barrett & Associates, Apptis, Excel Corp., Apex System, Inc., General Dynamics, Kforce, and Apex System to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Bifenazate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30138
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of bifenazate (1-methylethyl 2-(4-methoxy[1,1'-biphenyl]-3-yl) hydrazinecarboxylate) and its metabolite, diazinecarboxylic acid, 2-(4- methoxy-[1,1'-biphenyl]-3-yl), 1-methylethyl ester (expressed as bifenazate) in or on bean, dry seed. Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Issuance Federal Operating Permit to Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership
Document Number: E9-30407
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that, on October 2, 2009, pursuant to Title V of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued a Title V Permit to Operate (Title V permit) to Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership (Great Lakes Gas). This permit authorizes Great Lakes Gas to operate two natural gas-fired turbine/compressors and one natural gas-fired standby electrical generator at Compressor Station 4 (CS4) near Deer River, Minnesota. CS4, which is located on privately-owned fee land within the exterior boundaries of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indian Reservation, adds pressure to natural gas in Great Lakes' pipeline, causing the natural gas to flow to the next compressor station.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Applications for Essential Use Allowances for 2011 and 2012
Document Number: E9-30404
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting applications for essential use allowances for calendar years 2011 and 2012. Essential use allowances provide exemptions from the phaseout of production and import of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs). Essential use allowances must be authorized by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the Protocol). The U.S. Government will use the applications received in response to this notice as the basis for its nomination of essential uses at the 22nd Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, to be held in 2010.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.-Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station; Maysville (Mason County), KY
Document Number: E9-30401
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated November 30, 2009, both granting and denying, in part, a petition to object to a merged prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and state operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) to East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. (EKPC) for its Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station located in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes a final action on the remaining two issues raised in the petition submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner) on April 28, 2008. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the CAA, any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307(b) of the Act.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E9-30400
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come basis.
Draft Toxicological Review of Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-30385
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer- review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/019A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending October 19, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on August 20, 2009 (74 FR 42069). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
Draft Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-30257
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register on December 11, 2009, concerning a listening session to be held during a public comment period for the external review draft document entitled ``Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).''
2-propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E9-30190
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid CAS Reg. No. 27306-39-4; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. BASF Corporation 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 2-propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid on food or feed commodities.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: E9-30154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
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, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the South Coast Air Quality Management District (``South Coast AQMD'' or ``District'') is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the South Coast AQMD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The changes to the existing requirements discussed below are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E9-30152
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the application of adhesives and sealants, cleaning and degassing of storage tanks and pipelines, and coating operations of metal containers, closures, and coils. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E9-30151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the application of adhesives and sealants, cleaning and degassing of storage tanks and pipelines, and coating operations of metal containers, closures, and coils. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Maintenance Plan for Carbon Monoxide; State of Arizona; Tucson Air Planning Area
Document Number: E9-30134
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act, EPA is approving two revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan. These revisions include the 2008 Revision to the Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan for the Tucson Air Planning Area, submitted on July 10, 2008, and a statutory provision, submitted on June 22, 2009, that extends the life of the State's vehicle emissions inspection program through the end of 2016. EPA is taking this action pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The effect of this action is to make certain commitments related to maintenance of the carbon monoxide standard in the Tucson Air Planning Area Federally enforceable as part of the Arizona State Implementation Plan.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E9-30203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing a new active ingredient 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.
Prosulfuron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30194
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of prosulfuron and its metabolites and degradates in or on cereal grain commodities. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-30169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to