Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality and wetland impacts, and requested information describing regulatory requirements for protecting visibility in Federal Class I areas, and mitigation measures for increases in on road and point/area source ammonia emissions. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Refractory Products Manufacturing, EPA ICR Number 2040.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0515
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.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grantees
EPA's Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) plans to make available approximately $40 million in Recovery Act funding to supplement Revolving Loan Fund capitalization grants previously awarded competitively under section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9604(k)(3). Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) pilots awarded under section 104(d)(1) of CERCLA that have not transitioned to section 104(k)(3) grants are not eligible to apply for these funds. EPA will award these funds under the criteria described below only to RLF grantees who have demonstrated an ability to deliver programmatic results by making at least one loan or subgrant and have effectively utilized existing available loan funds (high performing RLF grantees).
Exposure Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
This notice announces a 1-day public meeting on May 4, 2009, of the Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM). The location, time, and tentative agenda topics are provided in this notice. This meeting will present and discuss current issues in modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure in support of risk assessment in a regulatory context.
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases
EPA is proposing a regulation to require reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the economy. The rule would apply to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, as well as to direct greenhouse gas emitters. The proposed rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only that sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report emissions.