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

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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan, Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets, and 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-9216
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) and Emissions Inventory requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also approving the RFP motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) associated with the revision. EPA is approving the SIP revision because it satisfies the RFP and Emissions Inventory requirements for 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas classified as moderate and demonstrates the required progress in reducing ozone precursors. EPA is approving the revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan, Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets and 2002 Emissions Inventory; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-9213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also proposing to approve the RFP motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) and the 2002 Base Year Emission Inventory associated with the revision. EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision because it satisfies the RFP and Emissions Inventory requirements for 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas classified as moderate, and demonstrates further progress in reducing ozone precursors. EPA is proposing to approve the revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Cashout Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(H)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; In Re: Hassan Barrel Superfund Site, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
Document Number: E9-9211
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement under CERCLA concerning the Hassan Barrel Superfund Site (``Site'') in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Subject to review and comment by the public pursuant to this Notice, the settlement has been approved by the United States Department of Justice. The settlement resolves a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claim under Sections 106, 107(a), and 122 of CERCLA, against 61 parties who have executed binding certifications of their consent to the settlement, as listed below in the Supplementary Information section.
Triclosan; Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-8993
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Triclosan, Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-8991
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: E9-9014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
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 States' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertain to the requirements for OCS sources by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (Santa Barbara County APCD). The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD is to regulate 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.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Approved Program Revision Approval: State of North Dakota
Document Number: E9-9013
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of North Dakota's request to revise their EPA-authorized National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation authorized program to allow electronic reporting of specific reports; this notice also announces an opportunity to request a public hearing on this action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 2173.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0578
Document Number: E9-8897
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval
Document Number: E9-8880
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide products NEU1173H Concentrate, and NEU1173H RTU containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E9-8875
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from March 1, 2009 through March 20, 2009, consists of the PMNs and TME, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-8862
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to human health and the environment from arsenic and lead contaminated soils, and to wetlands and aquatic resources. In addition, the final EIS should better characterize the existing air quality conditions, update criteria used in determining air quality impact projections, and include information on visibility. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Brick and Structural Clay Manufacturing, EPA ICR Number 2022.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0508
Document Number: E9-8860
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-8857
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Paper and Other Web Coating (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1951.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0511
Document Number: E9-8853
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Wisconsin: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E9-8850
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting Wisconsin final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency published a proposed rule on November 25, 2008 at 73 FR 71583 and provided for public comment. The public comment period ended on December 26, 2008. We received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes. This final rule authorizes Wisconsin for new regulations which they have not been previously authorized for.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Reinforced Plastic Composites Production, EPA ICR Number 1976.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0509
Document Number: E9-8848
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E9-8796
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Delaware that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E9-8784
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on February 13, 2009. The revisions include minor changes to Georgia's Air Quality Rules found at Chapter 391-3-20-.17, pertaining to rules for Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance (I/M). Specifically, the changes update the amount of repair costs that may qualify for a waiver. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E9-8783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on February 13, 2009. The revisions include minor changes to Georgia's Air Quality Rules found at Chapter 391-3-20-.17, pertaining to rules for Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance. Specifically, the changes update the amount of repair costs that may qualify for a waiver. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Diesel Idling Rule Revisions
Document Number: E9-8762
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan revision submitted by New Jersey to revise its rules regarding the idling of diesel-powered vehicles. Specifically, the State's implementation plan revision revises the exceptions to and exemptions from the State's existing three-minute idling rule. The intended effect of this action is to approve, as consistent with section 110(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act, a control strategy that will help New Jersey achieve attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and fine particulate matter.
Physiological Parameters Database for PBPK Modeling
Document Number: E9-8795
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period for an on-line database file, using the Microsoft[supreg] Access database management system, that contains a comprehensive collection of physiological parameter data intended to be suitable for application in physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling. The public comment period will be for 30 days. EPA requests that interested users comment on the functionality or usability of this resource and provide comments that may be considered for improving the final product.
Final List of Initial Pesticide Active Ingredients and Pesticide Inert Ingredients to be Screened Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
Document Number: E9-8709
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) directs EPA to develop a chemical screening program using appropriate validated test systems and other scientifically relevant information to determine whether certain substances may have hormonal effects. In September 2005, EPA published its approach for selecting the initial list of chemicals for which testing will be required under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) and in June 2007, EPA published the draft list of the first group of chemicals proposed for screening in the Agency's EDSP. This document presents the final list of the first group of chemicals that will be screened in the Agency's EDSP. The list was produced using the approach described in the September 2005 notice and considers comments received in response to the June 2007 draft list. The list includes chemicals that the Agency, in its discretion, has decided should be tested first, based upon exposure potential. The Agency deleted 6 chemicals from the original list of 73 based upon recent information showing that the chemicals are no longer expected to be found in 3 exposure pathways. The first group of 67 chemicals identified for testing includes pesticide active ingredients and High Production Volume (HPV) chemicals used as pesticide inert ingredients (also known as other ingredients). This list should not be construed as a list of known or likely endocrine disruptors. Nothing in the approach for generating the initial list provides a basis to infer that by simply being on this list these chemicals are suspected to interfere with the endocrine systems of humans or other species, and it would be inappropriate to do so. This document does not describe other aspects of the EDSP such as the administrative procedures EPA will use to require testing, which is
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Policies and Procedures for Initial Screening
Document Number: E9-8706
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document describes the policies and procedures EPA generally intends to adopt for initial screening of chemicals under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The EDSP is established under section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), which requires endocrine screening of all pesticide chemicals and was established in response to growing scientific evidence that humans, domestic animals, and fish and wildlife species have exhibited adverse health consequences from exposure to environmental chemicals that interact with their endocrine systems. In December 2007, EPA sought comment on its draft policies and procedures for initial screening under the EDSP. Following review and revision based on the public comments, EPA is now describing the specific details of the policies and procedures that EPA generally intends to adopt for initial screening under the EDSP, including the statutory requirements associated with and format of the test orders, as well as EPA's procedures for fair and equitable sharing of test costs and handling confidential data.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission To OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070-New
Document Number: E9-8676
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 request involves a new collection activity. The ICR, which is abstracted in this document, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-8673
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide
Document Number: E9-8671
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about April 15, 2009, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a planning document titled Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Scope and Methods Plan for Health Risk and Exposure Assessment. This document describes EPA's planned approach for developing analyses as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide (CO). The EPA is releasing this planning document to seek consultation with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and to solicit public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E9-8669
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Ocean Dumping; Designation of Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Offshore of the Rogue River, OR
Document Number: E9-8660
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 14, 2008, EPA published a proposed rule at 73 FR 60662 to designate an ocean dredged material disposal site located offshore of the Rogue River, Oregon, and simultaneously withdrew an earlier proposal. EPA observed a typographical error in the proposed rule as published. In proposed rule, FR Doc. EPA-R10-OW-2008-0745, on page 60670 in the issue of October 14, 2008, in the first column, the very first coordinate was published as 42[deg]24'5.40'' N, but should have been published as 42[deg]24'15.40'' N. The coordinate was published correctly on page 60664 in the first column as 42[deg]24'15.40'' N. EPA received no comments on the proposed rule. EPA did receive one letter, dated November 12, 2008, from the Department of the Interior (DOI) stating that DOI had no comments. This action finalizes the designation of the Rogue River ocean dredged material disposal site, with the correct coordinates, pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, as amended (MPRSA), 33 U.S.C. 1401 to 1445. The new site is needed primarily to serve as a long-term location for the disposal of material dredged from the Rogue River navigation channel. The new site will also serve to provide a location for the disposal of dredged material for persons who have received a permit for such disposal. The newly designated site will be subject to ongoing monitoring and management as specified in this rule and in the Site Management and Monitoring Plan, which is also finalized as part of this action. The monitoring and management requirements will help to ensure continued protection of the marine environment.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Integrated Nitrogen Committee
Document Number: E9-8654
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Integrated Nitrogen Committee (INC) to discuss the committee's draft report.
Method and Format for Submitting Risk Management Plans (RMPs) Under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act
Document Number: E9-8653
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice provides information on the method and format for submitting risk management plans (RMPs) under EPA's Chemical Accident Prevention regulations. These regulations require owners and operators of stationary sources subject to the regulations to submit RMPs on their processes in a method and format specified by EPA. A new RMP submission method, called RMP*eSubmit, should be used by facilities submitting their RMPs electronically beginning March 13, 2009. The new submission method will be On-line via EPA's secure Web site.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: E9-8651
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by Cooper Crouse-Hinds to exclude (or delist) the sludge and filter sand (called sludge hereinafter) from its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) generated by Cooper Crouse-Hinds in Amarillo, Texas from the lists of hazardous wastes. This final rule responds to the petition submitted by Cooper Crouse-Hinds, to delist the WWTP sludge with Hazardous Waste Number, F006. After careful analysis and use of the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS), EPA has concluded the petitioned waste is not hazardous waste. This exclusion applies to 816 cubic yards per year of the WWTP sludge with Hazardous Waste Number: F006. Accordingly, this final rule excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when it is disposed in a Subtitle D Landfill.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: E9-8646
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by BAE Systems, Inc. (BAE) to exclude (or delist) the waste filter cake from its waste water treatment plant generated by BAE Sealy, Texas from the lists of hazardous wastes. This final rule responds to the petition submitted by BAE to delist F019 waste filter cake generated from the facility's waste water treatment plant. After careful analysis and use of the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS), EPA has concluded the petitioned waste is not hazardous waste. This exclusion applies to 1,200 cubic yards per year of the F019 waste filter cake. Accordingly, this final rule excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when it is disposed in a Subtitle D Landfill.
Withdrawal of NPDES Voluntary Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula
Document Number: E9-8644
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action on withdrawal of a regulation revising the allotment formula contained in EPA's Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 Water Pollution Control grant regulations. The current regulations include a financial incentive for States to voluntarily collect adequate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit fees. This final rule withdraws the financial incentive for States to voluntarily collect permit fees.
Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee Meeting-May 2009
Document Number: E9-8639
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
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 one meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.
Ocean Acidification and Marine pH Water Quality Criteria
Document Number: E9-8638
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This NODA provides interested parties with information submitted to EPA on ocean acidification and solicits additional
Wisconsin: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E9-8616
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting Wisconsin final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency published a proposed rule on November 24, 2008 at 73 FR 70931 and provided for public comment. The public comment period ended on December 24, 2008. We received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes. This final rule authorizes the renumbering and revision of Wisconsin's previously authorized regulations.
Final Test Guidelines; Notice of Availability of Several Revised Test Guidelines
Document Number: E9-8484
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this notice, EPA is announcing the availability of several revised or updated test guidelines for the unified library of harmonized test guidelines issued by the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS). The OPPTS Harmonized Test Guidelines are for use in the testing of chemical substances or pesticides where appropriate to develop data for submission to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Specifically, EPA is announcing the availability of revised test guidelines under Series 830-Product Performance Test Guidelines, Series 835-Fate, Transport and Transformation Test Guidelines, and Series 860- Residue Chemistry Test Guidelines.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Computer Sciences Corporation
Document Number: E9-8344
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Falls Church, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Computer Sciences Corporation and its Subcontractors
Document Number: E9-8341
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized contractor Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Falls Church, VA and its subcontractors, Insight Global of McLean, VA and KForce, Incorporated of Reston, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Modification of Pesticide Tolerance Revocation for Diazinon
Document Number: E9-8117
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule resolves an objection filed by the California Grape and Tree Fruit League in response to a final rule on diazinon tolerances published on September 10, 2008 (73 FR 52607) by granting the objection and modifying the revocation of the diazinon tolerance on grapes to expire on September 10, 2010.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E9-8487
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program to amend the definitions provisions of the rules by adding definitions for stage I/II vapor recovery systems and outstate area, updating the lists of volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants for consistency with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists, removing unnecessary definitions, and making typographical corrections and clarifications. Approval of this revision will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.