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

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E9-8486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve 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. This revision will ensure consistency between the State and the Federally-approved rules.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-8485
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: E9-8483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 5, 2009, EPA proposed national emission standards for existing stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that either: are located at area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions; or are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutants and are either non-emergency compression-ignition engines, or are other engines that have a site rating of less than or equal to 500 brake horsepower. In this notice, we are announcing a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the proposal.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E9-8362
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-13
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 January 26, 2009 through February 13, 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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E9-8361
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-13
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 December 22, 2008 through January 23, 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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E9-8360
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-13
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 February 17, 2009 through February 27, 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.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-8348
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-13
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.
Export Notification; Change to Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E9-8354
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-8247
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-8244
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: E9-8241
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
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.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grantees
Document Number: E9-8240
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: E9-8118
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: E9-5711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee
Document Number: E9-8114
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). The purpose of the FRRCC is to provide advice to the Administrator of EPA on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches, and rural communities. The FRRCC is a part of EPA's efforts to expand cooperative working relationships with the agriculture industry and others who are interested in agricultural issues to achieve greater progress in environmental protection.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: E9-8108
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 12 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC.
National Priorities List, Final Rule No. 46
Document Number: E9-7825
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds nine sites to the NPL, eight to the General Superfund Section and one to the Federal Facilities Section.
National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 50
Document Number: E9-7824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add 13 sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section.
Petition Requesting Cancellation of Propoxur Pet Collar Uses; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-7991
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking public comment on a November 26, 2007 petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), requesting that the Agency cancel propoxur pet collar uses. The petitioner, NRDC, requests this action because they believe that modifications to the non-dietary oral exposure pathway presented in the Revised N-methyl Carbamate (NMC) Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) underestimate exposure to propoxur from pet collar uses.
Cyhalofop-butyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-7990
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of cyhalofop-butyl, cyhalofop acid and the di-acid metabolite in or on rice, grain and rice, wild, grain. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Dow AgroSciences, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also removes the expired, time-limited tolerances for residues of cyhalofop-butyl, cyhalofop acid and the di-acid metabolite in or on on rice, grain and rice, straw.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-7989
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold its twelfth public meeting on April 20, 2009. An agenda for this meeting is being developed. The agenda will include a discussion of improvements in the consistency of labeling and in the content of and the ability to search the pesticide programs website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's registration and registration review process.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-7988
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Thiamethoxam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-7966
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of thiamethoxam and its metabolite CGA-322704 in or on citrus fruits, citrus pulp, tree nuts, almond hulls, and pistachios. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-7965
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Questionnaire for Drinking Water Utilities Participating in Emerging Contaminant Sampling Program (NEW); EPA ICR No. 2346.01 OMB Control No. 2080-NEW
Document Number: E9-7960
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Kansas; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E9-7959
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Kansas that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the state agency 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), 2009 Clean Air Subcommittee Meetings
Document Number: E9-7957
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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 three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Clean Air Subcommittee.
Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-7820
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for the combined residues of spiromesifen (2-oxo-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1- oxaspiro[4.4]non-3-en-4-yl 3,3-dimethylbutanoate) and its enol metabolite (4-hydroxy-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1-oxaspiro[4.4]non-3- en-2-one), calculated as the parent compound equivalents, in or on pop corn grain and stover. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). In addition, this regulation establishes tolerances for sweet corn, kernel, stover, and forage; and berry, lowgrowing, subgroup 13G. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the FFDCA. Additionally, the existing tolerance for strawberry is being deleted because it is superseded by the tolerances established for low growing berry subgroup 13-07G. Also, the tolerances for milk fat and meat byproducts of cattle, goats, horses, and sheep are being increased.In addition, this action establishes time-limited tolerances for the combined residues of spiromesifen (2-oxo-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1- oxaspiro[4.4]non-3-en-4-yl 3,3-dimethylbutanoate) and its enol metabolite (4-hydroxy-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1-oxaspiro[4.4]non-3- en-2-one), calculated as the parent compound equivalents, in or on soybean commodities in response to the approval of a specific exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing the use of spiromesifen on soybeans to control spider mites. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2011.
Determination of Attainment of the One-Hour Ozone Standard for the Southern New Jersey Portion of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-7683
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the one-hour ozone nonattainment area in Southern New Jersey, that is, the New Jersey portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD area, attained the one- hour ozone standard, is not subject to the imposition of penalty fees under section 185 of the Clean Air Act and does not need to implement contingency measures. Areas that EPA classified as severe ozone nonattainment areas for the one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard and did not attain the Standard by the applicable attainment date of November 15, 2005 may be subject to these penalty fees. However, since the air quality in the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton area attained the ozone standard as of November 15, 2005, this area will not need to implement this fee program. This is not a redesignation of atttainment for this area, only a fulfillment of a Clean Air Act obligation to determine if an area attained the ozone standard by its applicable attainment date.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-7673
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for Flutriafol
Document Number: E9-7672
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E9-7668
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Bacillus subtilis MBI 600; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-7172
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biofungicide, Bacillus subtilis MBI 600, in or on all food commodities, including residues resulting from post-harvest uses, when applied/used in accordance with good agricultural practices. Becker Underwood, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to expand the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis MBI 600 in or on all food commodities.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts To Provide Advice on Mold Issues in Indoor Environments
Document Number: E9-7829
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting nominations to form an Ad Hoc panel, under the auspices of the SAB, to provide advice to the EPA on mold issues in indoor environments.
Notice of Nationwide Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for Projects With Debt Incurred on or After October 1, 2008 and Before February 17, 2009 That Are Refinanced Through the Clean or Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Using Assistance Provided Under ARRA
Document Number: E9-7828
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a nationwide waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(1) (public interest waiver) for eligible projects for which debt was incurred on or after October 1, 2008 and before February 17, 2009, the date of enactment of ARRA. This action permits the use of non-domestic iron, steel, and manufactured goods in such projects funded by ARRA that may otherwise be prohibited under section 1605(a).
Amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential Business Information Records Access System, EPA-20
Document Number: E9-7818
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics is giving notice that it proposes to amend the ``Toxic Substance Control Act Confidential Business Information Records Access System'' to ``Confidential Business Information Tracking System (CBITS)'' to correct the official name of the system of record notice (SORN), system location and system manager.
Delaware; Adequacy Status of the 2008 Reasonable Further Progress Plan for the Delaware Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets; Correction
Document Number: E9-7681
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an error pertaining to EPA's informational notice announcing the Notice of Adequacy for the 2008 Reasonable Further Progress Plan for the Delaware Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets.
National Bed Bug Summit; Change of Location of the Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-7661
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is changing the location of its National Bed Bug Summit in order to accommodate the expected attendance. The meeting will be held on April 14 through April 15, 2009, on the topic of bed bug resurgence in the United States. The aim of the session will be to share information and knowledge on the topic of bed bugs and their newfound resurgence, provide a venue to identify ideas and opinions for their control, and develop recommendations as how affected stakeholders,
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-7516
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-7515
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental objections to adverse impacts to water quality and aquatic life. EPA recommends consideration of an alternative that includes a more protective buffer between proposed mining operations and the existing earthen dam including East Lynn Lake. Additionally, the final EIS should include information on degradation from past mining activities, clarify the hydrologic connection between surface and ground water, and geological conditions in the project area. Rating EO2.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel
Document Number: E9-7434
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Carbon Monoxide Review Panel to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide: First External Review Draft and conduct a consultation on EPA's planning document entitled Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Scope and Methods Plan for Risk and Exposure Assessment.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Updated Statutory and Regulatory Provisions; Rescissions
Document Number: E9-7428
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is approving a revision to the Nevada state implementation plan involving legal authority. This revision was one of the provisions that were the subject of a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2007. EPA is taking this action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The effect of this action is to update the Nevada state implementation plan.
Notice of Availability of Proposed Modification of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Operations Off Southern California
Document Number: E9-6840
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 9 is proposing certain modifications of its general NPDES permit (permit No. CAG280000) for discharges from offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production facilities located in Federal waters off the coast of Southern California. The permit, which was issued on September 22, 2004 (69 FR 56761), required a one-year monitoring study for discharges of produced water, cooling water and fire control system test water to evaluate whether these discharges would have reasonable potential to cause or contribute to exceedances of marine water quality criteria. For produced water, the permit required monitoring for 26 pollutants which may be present in the discharges. For cooling water and fire control system test water, monitoring was required for total residual chlorine which may be used for anti-fouling.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Candidates for the EPA Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis, EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and EPA Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-7432
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is soliciting nominations for consideration of membership on EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council), EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), and EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) and SAB subcommittees.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-7430
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a
National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings
Document Number: E9-7300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings (aerosol coatings reactivity rule), which establishes national reactivity-based emission standards for the aerosol coatings category (aerosol spray paints) under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act. This proposed action amends Table 2A of the aerosol coatings reactivity rule by adding compounds and associated reactivity factors based on petitions we received; and by clarifying which volatile organic compounds are to be quantified in compliance determinations. Additionally, we are proposing certain changes related to the notice required for a company to certify that it will assume the responsibility for compliance with record keeping and reporting requirements for a regulated entity, and taking comment on whether to change who is liable following such certification. Finally, this action proposes minor revisions and corrections to the aerosol coatings reactivity rule.
Oil Pollution Prevention; Non-Transportation Related Onshore Facilities; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule-Final Amendments
Document Number: E9-7301
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying the effective date of the final rule that amends the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations promulgated in the Federal Register on December 5, 2008. The amendments will become effective on January 14, 2010. EPA additionally is requesting public comment on whether a further extension of the effective date may be warranted.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Acid Rain Program Under Title IV of the CAA Amendments of 1990 (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1633.15, OMB Control No. 2060-0258
Document Number: E9-7299
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-01
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 July 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Expert Elicitation Advisory Panel
Document Number: E9-7298
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Expert Elicitation Advisory Panel to discuss a draft report reviewing EPA's draft Expert Elicitation Task Force White Paper.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Albuquerque/Bernalillo County
Document Number: E9-7297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the New Mexico Albuquerque/Bernalillo County State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision replaces Regulation 8, Airborne Particulate Matter, with NMAC 20.11.20, Fugitive Dust Control. This rulemaking action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).