Environmental Protection Agency March 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Contractor Cumulative Claim and Reconciliation (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0246.10, OMB Control Number 2030-0016
Document Number: E9-7191
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
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.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; U.S. Colloidal Essence Site
Document Number: E9-7190
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
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. 9-2009-08) pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the U.S. Colloidal Essence Site (the ``Site''), located in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County, California. The settling party is Walton CWCA Goldenwest 70 LLC. Through the proposed Agreement, the Respondent will reimburse the United States $10,000 for response costs incurred at the Site. The Agreement provides Respondent with a covenant not to sue for past response costs at the Site, 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 administrative record and 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Scientists and Engineers To Augment the Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC)
Document Number: E9-7185
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting nominations for scientists and engineers with expertise and direct experience in water infrastructure assessment, rehabilitation, and renewal to augment expertise on the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC).
Notice of an Underground Injection Control Program Meeting To Discuss Innovative Ideas for Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Document Number: E9-7184
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Underground Injection Control Program will be hosting a meeting to discuss innovative ideas for Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) operations that would prevent endangerment of underground sources of drinking water. While ASR may be a valuable tool to support public drinking water supplies, EPA or States with primary enforcement responsibility regulate underground injection activities to protect underground sources of drinking water pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA is assembling an interdisciplinary group of experts to generate ideas regarding the use of ASR technology in a manner that will prevent endangerment of drinking water resources. EPA requests those interested in attending to register at http://www.horsleywitten.com/EPA-ASR.
Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Environmental Models
Document Number: E9-7183
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final ``Guidance Document on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models,'' EPA/ 100/K-09/003 (hereinafter ``Models Guidance''). EPA's Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling (CREM) developed the Models Guidance and its companion product, the ``Models Knowledge Base'' (hereinafter ``Models KBase,'' http://cfpub.epa.gov/crem/knowledgebase/ knowbase.cfm), to improve the practices associated with the development, evaluation, and application of models for environmental decision making. Furthermore, by providing access to its tools and methods, EPA increases transparency and can improve the public's understanding of how science is used to make environmental decisions.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: E9-7177
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet in May 2009. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send a blank e-mail to lists-mstrs@lists.epa.gov.
Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB); Notice of Receipt of Requests to Amend Registrations to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-7043
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
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 the registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticide pentachloronitrobenzene, or PCNB. The requests would terminate PCNB use on golf course roughs (i.e., use on golf courses will be limited to tees, greens, and fairways); residential sites including lawns, yards, and ornamental plants and gardens around homes and apartments; grounds around day care facilities; school yards; parks (except industrial parks); playgrounds; and athletic fields (except professional and college fields). The requests would not terminate the last PCNB products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Absaloka Coal Mine Expansion, Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit
Document Number: E9-6889
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Absaloka surface coal mine is located in southeastern Montana, and will be expanding onto the Crow Indian Reservation. The NPDES permit will be for surface water discharges associated with the operation of the South Extension of the Absaloka Coal Mine. To support its NPDES decision, EPA has adopted the Environmental Impact Statement No. 20080406, BIA, MT, ``Absaloka Mine Crow Reservation South Extension Coal Lease Approval, Proposed Mine Development Plan, and Related Federal and State Permitting Actions, Crow Indian Reservation.'' The ROD and adopted FEIS are available for review at http://www.epa.gov/ region8/water/npdes. The appeal period for the NPDES permit decision ends April 27, 2009.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-6888
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-6886
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to marine resources. Rating EC2.
Maryland; Adequacy Status of the 2008 Reasonable Further Progress Plan for the Baltimore 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets
Document Number: E9-6883
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) in the Reasonable Further Progress Plan (RFP) submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on June 4, 2007 by the Maryland Department of the Environment, (MDE) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of Maryland must use the MVEBs from the June 4, 2007 RFP Plan for future conformity determinations for the 8-hour ozone standard.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E9-6881
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
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 Great Lakes Chemical Corporation Emergency Response Superfund Site, El Dorado, Arkansas.
Maryland; Adequacy Status of the 2008 Reasonable Further Progress Plan for the Maryland Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets
Document Number: E9-6878
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) in the Reasonable Further Progress Plan (RFP) submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on June 4, 2007 by the Maryland Department of the Environment, (MDE) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of Maryland must use the MVEBs from the June 4, 2007 RFP Plan for future conformity determinations for the 8-hour ozone standard.
Rulemaking To Reaffirm the Promulgation of Revisions of the Acid Rain Program Rules
Document Number: E9-6764
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because EPA received an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule for ``Rulemaking to Reaffirm the Promulgation of Revisions of the Acid Rain Program Rules,'' which was published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2008.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office, Notification of an Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC)
Document Number: E9-6762
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the SAB Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC). HSAC has been augmented with additional members to provide consultative comment on a draft Environmental Response Technical Assistance Document for Bacillus anthracis Intentional Releases (BA-TAD).
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-6761
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
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 April 14-16, 2009, in Alexandria, VA. At this meeting,
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Monthly Project Reports (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1039.12, OMB Control Number 2030-0005
Document Number: E9-6670
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
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. This ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan; Birmingham and Jackson Counties
Document Number: E9-6647
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) for two separate areas: Birmingham nonattainment area and Jackson County nonattainment area for both the 8-hour ozone and the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard. On March 7, 2007, and on January 8, 2009, revisions of the transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation- related control measures and mitigation measures were submitted to EPA for approval by the state of Alabama. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the Alabama SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan; Birmingham and Jackson Counties
Document Number: E9-6644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) for two separate areas: Birmingham nonattainment area and Jackson County nonattainment area for both the 8-hour ozone and the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard. On March 7, 2007, and on January 8, 2009, revisions of the transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation- related control measures and mitigation measures were submitted to EPA for approval by the State of Alabama. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the Alabama SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units; Arizona; Pima County Department of Environmental Quality
Document Number: E9-6641
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a negative declaration submitted by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. The negative declaration certifies that other solid waste incinerator units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units; Arizona; Pima County Department of Environmental Quality
Document Number: E9-6626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a negative declaration submitted by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. The negative declaration certifies that other solid waste incinerator units, which are subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge 1-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E9-6598
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Baton Rouge (BR) 1-hour ozone nonattainment area is currently attaining the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based upon certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1-hour ozone NAAQS for the 2006-2008 monitoring period. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for this area to submit a severe attainment demonstration, a severe reasonable further progress plan, applicable contingency measures plans, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) requirements related to attainment of the 1-hour ozone NAAQS, shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 1-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing this action in accordance with section 110 and part D of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA) and EPA's regulations and consistent with EPA's guidance.
Hazardous Chemical Reporting; Tier II Inventory Information
Document Number: E9-6264
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register on November 3, 2008, amending the Emergency Planning and Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations, as well as re-writing the regulations in a plain language format. This document is being issued to correct a technical error to the regulatory text in Hazardous Chemical Reporting, specifically in the Tier II inventory information section.
Notice of Availability for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Strategic Plan for Evaluating the Toxicity of Chemicals
Document Number: E9-6683
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final document The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Strategic Plan for Evaluating the Toxicity of Chemicals (EPA 100/K-09/001). The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to serve as a blueprint for EPA in incorporating advances in molecular biology and computational sciences into toxicity testing and risk assessment practices across the Agency. The Strategic Plan is centered on three interrelated components: (1) Toxicity pathways identification and use of this information in screening and prioritization of chemicals for further testing, (2) the use of toxicity pathways information in risk assessment, and (3) the institutional transition necessary to implement such practices across EPA. This Strategic Plan describes an ambitious and substantive improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of the process by which environmental pollutants are evaluated for toxicity and risk. A workgroup of EPA's Science Policy Council oversaw the development of this document, incorporating input obtained from an external peer review.
New Mexico: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E9-6681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of New Mexico has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final authorization to the State of New Mexico. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
New Mexico: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E9-6677
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of New Mexico has applied to the EPA for final authorization to administer the provisions of the Used Oil program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has determined that the statutes and regulations of the State of New Mexico Used Oil program satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize New Mexico's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Human Health Subcommittee Meetings-Fall 2008 and Winter 2009
Document Number: E9-6675
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Subcommittee.
Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges From Horse, Cattle and Dairy Cows, Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calf Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in Oklahoma (Except Indian Country)
Document Number: E9-6673
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 6 Water Quality Protection Division, today is proposing for public comment the issuance of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for discharges from eligible owners/operators of existing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), in Oklahoma, except those discharges on Indian Country. CAFOs discharging on Indian Country would be required to apply for an individual permit.
Maine Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination
Document Number: E9-6665
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
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 waters of Boothbay Harbor.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Volatile Organic Compound Reasonably Available Control Technology for Reynolds Consumer Products Company
Document Number: E9-6663
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision pertains to a State operating permit containing terms and conditions for the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from Reynolds Consumer Products Company located in Richmond, Virginia. The submittal is for the purpose of meeting the requirements for reasonably available control technology (RACT) in order to implement the maintenance plan for the Richmond 8-hour ozone maintenance area. EPA is approving the revision to the Virginia 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 Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: E9-6662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to remove the conditional and limited status of its approval of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The revisions pertain to Maryland's major source volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonable available control technology (RACT) regulation and minor VOC source requirements. EPA is proposing to fully approve these revisions because Maryland has satisfied the terms and conditions imposed in EPA's conditional limited approval published on September 4, 1998 and because EPA has approved all of the case-by-case RACT determinations and category specific VOC RACT and generic VOC RACT regulations. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Maryland; Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements for Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: E9-6654
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to fully approve revisions to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions pertain to Maryland's major source volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonable available control technology (RACT) regulation. EPA is converting the conditional limited approval status of Maryland's VOC RACT regulations to a full approval because EPA has approved all of the case-by-case RACT determinations submitted by Maryland pursuant to the generic provisions of its VOC RACT regulation as well as all of the RACT requirements for categories of VOC sources submitted by Maryland in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Volatile Organic Compound Reasonably Available Control Technology for Reynolds Consumer Products Company
Document Number: E9-6653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia that pertains to a State operating permit containing terms and conditions for the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from Reynolds Consumer Products Company located in Richmond, Virginia. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Rhode Island; Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan for Providence, RI
Document Number: E9-6643
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This revision establishes a limited maintenance plan for the Providence Rhode Island carbon
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Rhode Island; Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan for Providence, RI
Document Number: E9-6639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This revision establishes a limited maintenance plan for the Providence, Rhode Island
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Amendments to the Control of Air Pollution From Combustion of Refuse
Document Number: E9-6615
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision amends a regulation to control air pollution from combustion of refuse. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Amendments to the Control of Air Pollution From Combustion of Refuse
Document Number: E9-6613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia for the purpose of amending a regulation to control air pollution from combustion of refuse. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the West Virginia's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates, and Agenda
Document Number: E9-6612
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have teleconference meetings on April 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; May 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; June 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; and July 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Expanding the number of laboratories seeking National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) accreditation; (2) proficiency testing; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the performance approach; and (5) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their next face-to-face meeting on August 10, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio in San Antonio, TX at 9 a.m. (CT).
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-6608
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review an evaluation of the common mechanism of action of pyrethroid pesticides.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of California; Amador County Air Pollution Control District, San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-6606
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending certain regulations to reflect the current delegation status of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants in California. Amador County Air Pollution Control District and San Diego County Air Pollution Control District requested delegation of these federal standards as they apply to non-major sources. Their delegation requests were approved by letter on September 4, 2008. The purpose of this action is to update the listing in the Code of Federal Regulations. EPA Region IX is also waiving the need for duplicate reporting after a California district is delegated these federal standards applicable to non-major sources.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E9-6605
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces the availability of EPA's proposed decision identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Idaho to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act section 303(d)(2), and requests public comment. Section 303(d)(2) 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.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of California; Amador County Air Pollution Control District, San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-6603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the 1990 Clean Air Act, EPA granted to the Amador County Air Pollution Control District and San Diego County Air Pollution Control District delegation of specific national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) as they apply to non-major sources. This delegation was granted on September 4, 2008. EPA is proposing to amend certain regulations to reflect the current delegation status of NESHAP in California.
Public Hearings for the Mandatory Reporting Rule for Greenhouse Gases
Document Number: E9-6602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing two public hearings to be held for the proposed rule ``Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases,'' which will be published separately in the Federal Register. One hearing will be held in Arlington, Virginia (which is in the Washington, DC, area) on April 6 and 7, 2009. The other hearing will be held in Sacramento, California, on April 16, 2009.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Reasonably Available Control Technology Under the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: E9-6593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia. This SIP revision consists of a demonstration that the District of Columbia meets the requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) set forth by the Clean Air Act (CAA). This SIP revision demonstrates that all requirements for RACT are met either through: certification that previously adopted RACT controls in the District of Columbia's SIP that were approved by EPA under the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (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; and a negative declaration demonstrating that no facilities exist in the District of Columbia for the applicable control technology guideline (CTG) categories. This action is being taken under the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans: Kentucky; Approval of Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plans for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Huntington-Ashland Area, Lexington Area and Edmonson County
Document Number: E9-6590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the 8-hour ozone maintenance plans
Fenpropathrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-6412
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenpropathrin in or on almond, hulls at 4.5 parts per million (ppm); cherry, sweet, at 5.0 ppm; cherry, tart at 5.0 ppm; fruit, stone, crop group 12 (except cherry) at 1.4 ppm; nuts, tree, crop group 14 at 0.10 ppm; pistachio at 0.10 ppm, PP 4E6867; avocado at 1.0 ppm; black sapote at 1.0 ppm; canistel at 1.0 ppm; maney sapote at 1.0 ppm; mango at 1.0 ppm; papaya at 1.0 ppm; sapodilla at 1.0 ppm; star apple at 1.0 ppm, PP 6E7066; caneberry, subgroup 13-07A at 12 ppm; and olive at 5.0 ppm, PP 7E7298. In addition, the Agency is deleting a time-limited tolerance on currant at 15 ppm which had an expiration date of 12/31/2008. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Performance Specification 16 for Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems and Amendments to Testing and Monitoring Provisions
Document Number: E9-6275
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to promulgate Performance Specification (PS) 16 for predictive emissions monitoring systems (PEMS). Performance Specification 16 provides testing requirements for assessing the acceptability of PEMS when they are initially installed. Currently, there are no Federal rules requiring the use of PEMS; however, some sources have obtained Administrator approval to use PEMS as alternatives to continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS). Other sources may desire to use PEMS in cases where initial and operational costs are less than CEMS and process optimization for emissions control may be desirable. Performance Specification 16 will apply to any PEMS required in future rules in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, or 63, and in cases where a source petitions the Administrator and receives approval to use a PEMS in lieu of another emissions monitoring system required under the regulation. We are also finalizing minor technical amendments.
Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-6273
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of propiconazole in or on beet, garden, roots at 0.30 ppm; beet, garden, tops at 5.5 ppm; cilantro, leaves at 13 ppm; parsley, fresh leaves at 13 ppm; parsley, dried leaves at 35 ppm; pineapple at 4.5 ppm; and pineapple, process residue at 7.0 ppm. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chloroxylenol, Zinc, Zinc Salts, and Zeolites Registration Review; Antimicrobial Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-6270
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. 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.