Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Authorized/Approved Program Modification/Revision Approval: State of Texas
This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of Texas' request to modify/revise their program to allow electronic reporting for certain of their EPA-authorized programs. This notice also announces an opportunity to request a public hearing on EPA's approval of the State of Texas' request to revise their EPA-authorized National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic reporting.
Draft Toxicological Review of Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
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 Halogenated Platinum Salts and Platinum Compounds: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/018). EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending April 6, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on February 5, 2009 (74 FR 6154). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Environmental and Economic Effects of Environmental Conflict Resolution at EPA; EPA ICR No. 2306.01 OMB Control No. 2090-NEW
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Approved Program Revision/Modification Approval: State of Louisiana
This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of Louisiana's request to revise/modify their EPA-authorized National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) State Program Requirements and General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution programs to allow electronic reporting for those programs.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits MAG640000 and NHG640000 for Discharges From Potable Water Treatment Facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Including Both Commonwealth and Indian Country Lands) and the State of New Hampshire: the Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit (PWTF GP)
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPANew England, is issuing a notice of availability of the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for potable water treatment facility (PWTF) discharges to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (included both Commonwealth and Indian country lands) and the State of New Hampshire. These General Permits replace the previous PWTF GP, which expired on November 15, 2005.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for the Review of Technical Guidance on Nutrient Criteria Development
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting nominations of non-EPA experts to augment the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC) for the review of EPA's draft Technical Guidance on Empirical Approaches for Numeric Nutrient Criteria Development.
Montana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
The Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the federal program. Montana has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the RCRA. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action.
Montana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
The State of Montana 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 hazardous waste program changes submitted by the State of Montana. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes in an immediate final rule. EPA did not propose the rule prior to issuing 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 that 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 publish a document in the Federal Register
Toxics Release Inventory Form A Eligibility Revisions Implementing the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act
EPA is amending its regulations on the eligibility criteria for submitting a Form A Certification Statement in lieu of the more detailed Form R submitted by facilities subject to TRI reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA). This action is being taken to comply with the ``Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009'' enacted on March 11, 2009. As this action is being taken to conform the regulations to a Congressional legislative mandate, notice and comment rulemaking is unnecessary, and this rule is effective immediately. Upon publication to the Federal Register, the provisions of the Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Final Rule will be removed and the regulations in place prior to its implementation will be restored as described below.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on July 30, 2008 and concern oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from gaseous- and liquid-fueled internal combustion engines. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).