Environmental Protection Agency April 29, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania: Transportation Conformity Requirement
Document Number: E9-9846
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revisions establish State transportation conformity requirements. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Transportation Conformity Requirements
Document Number: E9-9842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Transportation Conformity Requirements. 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Alaska
Document Number: E9-9836
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 3, 2009, EPA proposed the rulemaking ``Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Alaska''. The original comment period closed on April 2, 2009. In this notice, we are announcing a 14-day reopening of the public comment period for the proposal.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: E9-9833
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will hold a public teleconference on May 15, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Mark Joyce at the number listed below.
Pennsylvania: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E9-9792
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pennsylvania has applied to EPA for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing Pennsylvania's revisions through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the revisions 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 that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Pennsylvania's revisions 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 the relevant portions of this rule, before they take effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize revisions to Pennsylvania's program that were the subject of adverse comments. Today's document also corrects errors made in the authorization history that was published in the January 20, 2004 Federal Register authorization document for Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E9-9790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pennsylvania has applied to EPA for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Pennsylvania. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the revisions 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 receive 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. However, 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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Delaware
Document Number: E9-9786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of a State's seaward boundary must be updated periodically to maintain continuity and ensure consistency with the regulations of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The specific portion of the regulations that are being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the State of Delaware (Delaware). The intended effect of approving the OCS regulations for Delaware is to regulate air emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; Montclair/West Orange and Glen Ridge Radium Superfund Sites; National Priorities List
Document Number: E9-9648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Region II is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Montclair/West Orange and Glen Ridge Radium Superfund Sites located in Montclair, West Orange, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and East Orange, New Jersey from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of New Jersey, through the Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: E9-9568
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Endosulfan; Petitions Requesting Cancellation of All Uses
Document Number: E9-9238
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice asks the public to comment on requests from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) that EPA cancel all uses of the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan.