Environmental Protection Agency April 21, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Board of Scientific Counselors, Science and Technology for Sustainability Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings-Winter 2009
Document Number: E9-9125
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-21
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) Science and Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Particulate Matter Review Panel
Document Number: E9-9122
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-21
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 Particulate Matter Review Panel (the CASAC PM Review Panel) to review and approve its draft letters on three EPA documents: Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter First External Review Draft, Dec 2008; PM NAAQS: Scope and Methods Plan for Health 88Risk and Exposure Assessment (February 2009); and PM NAAQS: Scope and Methods Plan for Urban Visibility Impact Assessment (February 2009) developed for the PM National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) review.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-9120
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical scientific, and enforcement policy issues.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consolidated Emissions Reporting Rule (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0916.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0088
Document Number: E9-9118
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-21
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 October 31, 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.
Notice of Receipt of a Clean Air Act Waiver Application To Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent; Request for Comment
Document Number: E9-9115
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 6, 2009, Growth Energy and 54 ethanol manufacturers submitted an application for a waiver of the prohibition of the introduction into commerce of certain fuels and fuel additives set forth in section 211(f) of the Clean Air Act (``the Act''). This application seeks a waiver for ethanol-gasoline blends of up to 15 percent by volume ethanol (``E15''). The statute directs the Administrator of EPA to grant or deny this application within 270 days of receipt by EPA, in this instance December 1, 2009. In this Notice, EPA is soliciting comment on all aspects of the waiver application, including whether a waiver is appropriate for ethanol-gasoline blends over 10 percent and less than 15 percent.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: E9-9043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a site-specific revision to the Minnesota sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Olmsted Waste to Energy Facility (OWEF), located in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. In its September 28, 2007, submittal, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested that EPA approve certain conditions contained in OWEF's revised Federally enforceable Title V operating permit into the Minnesota SO2 SIP. The request is approvable because it satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota
Document Number: E9-9040
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a site-specific revision to the Minnesota sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Olmsted Waste to Energy Facility (OWEF), located in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. In its September 28, 2007, submittal, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested that EPA approve certain conditions contained in OWEF's revised Federally enforceable Title V operating permit into the Minnesota SO2 SIP. The request is approvable because it satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act). The rationale for the approval and other information are provided in this rulemaking action.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Approval of the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District-Reasonably Available Control Technology Analysis
Document Number: E9-9021
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on December 12, 2008 and concern the District's analysis of whether its rules met reasonably available control technology (RACT) under the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are approving the analysis under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E9-9020
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by North Dakota that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the Governor of North Dakota and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.