National Bed Bug Summit; Change of Location of the Public Meeting
EPA is changing the location of its National Bed Bug Summit in order to accommodate the expected attendance. The meeting will be held on April 14 through April 15, 2009, on the topic of bed bug resurgence in the United States. The aim of the session will be to share information and knowledge on the topic of bed bugs and their newfound resurgence, provide a venue to identify ideas and opinions for their control, and develop recommendations as how affected stakeholders,
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental objections to adverse impacts to water quality and aquatic life. EPA recommends consideration of an alternative that includes a more protective buffer between proposed mining operations and the existing earthen dam including East Lynn Lake. Additionally, the final EIS should include information on degradation from past mining activities, clarify the hydrologic connection between surface and ground water, and geological conditions in the project area. Rating EO2.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Carbon Monoxide Review Panel to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide: First External Review Draft and conduct a consultation on EPA's planning document entitled Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Scope and Methods Plan for Risk and Exposure Assessment.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Updated Statutory and Regulatory Provisions; Rescissions
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is approving a revision to the Nevada state implementation plan involving legal authority. This revision was one of the provisions that were the subject of a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2007. EPA is taking this action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The effect of this action is to update the Nevada state implementation plan.
Notice of Availability of Proposed Modification of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Operations Off Southern California
EPA Region 9 is proposing certain modifications of its general NPDES permit (permit No. CAG280000) for discharges from offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production facilities located in Federal waters off the coast of Southern California. The permit, which was issued on September 22, 2004 (69 FR 56761), required a one-year monitoring study for discharges of produced water, cooling water and fire control system test water to evaluate whether these discharges would have reasonable potential to cause or contribute to exceedances of marine water quality criteria. For produced water, the permit required monitoring for 26 pollutants which may be present in the discharges. For cooling water and fire control system test water, monitoring was required for total residual chlorine which may be used for anti-fouling.