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

Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-26218
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands and natural areas, and requested additional information on hazardous waste, noise and vibration. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-26179
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-26178
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on July 13, 2009, and concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from asphalt paving, gasoline bulk storage tanks, and gasoline dispensing stations. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Stormwater Management Including Discharges From Newly Developed and Redeveloped Sites; EPA ICR No. 2366.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW.
Document Number: E9-26169
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
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; Maryland; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-26090
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland, with the exception of its 2009 nitrogen oxides (NOX) ozone season and NOX annual allocations, its 2009 set-aside allocations and the Compliance Supplement Pool (CSP) allocations. The revisions establish budget trading programs for nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, NOX ozone season, and sulfur dioxides (SO2)
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases
Document Number: E9-23315
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating a regulation to require reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the economy. The final rule applies to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, direct greenhouse gas emitters and manufacturers of heavy-duty and off- road vehicles and engines. The rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only that sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report emissions.
Release of Draft Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide
Document Number: E9-26093
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about October 20, 2009, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public comment a draft assessment document: Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the Carbon Monoxide (CO) Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardsFirst External Review Draft. This draft document describes the quantitative analyses that are being conducted as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide (CO).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 8 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Arkansas
Document Number: E9-26091
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the final agency action on 8 TMDLs established by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the State of Arkansas, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record files for the final 8 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/ tmdl/index.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food/Feed Crops and New Inert Ingredients; EPA ICR No. 0597.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0024
Document Number: E9-26089
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Large Municipal Waste Combustors Constructed on or Before September 20, 1994 (Renewal)
Document Number: E9-26082
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
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). 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Exchange Network Grants Progress Report (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2207.03, OMB Control No. 2025-0006
Document Number: E9-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Proposed Information Collection Request for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines; EPA ICR No. 2368.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW
Document Number: E9-25988
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources
Document Number: E9-25576
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing national emission standards for the control of hazardous air pollutants for nine area source categories in the chemical manufacturing sector: Agricultural Chemicals and Pesticides Manufacturing, Cyclic Crude and Intermediate Production, Industrial Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing, Industrial Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Inorganic Pigments Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Plastic Materials and Resins Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Production, and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing. The standards and associated requirements for the nine area source categories are combined in one subpart. This final rule establishes emission standards in the form of management practices for each chemical manufacturing process unit as well as emission limits for certain subcategories of process vents and storage tanks. The rule also establishes management practices and other emission reduction requirements for subcategories of wastewater systems and heat exchange systems.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-25992
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
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
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel
Document Number: E9-25987
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel. The SAB Staff Office is soliciting public nominations for this Panel.
Lead; Amendment to the Opt-out and Recordkeeping Provisions in the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
Document Number: E9-25986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing several revisions to the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) rule that published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2008. The rule establishes accreditation, training, certification, and recordkeeping requirements as well as work practice standards on persons performing renovations for compensation in most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. In this document, EPA is proposing to eliminate the ``opt-out'' provision that currently exempts a renovation firm from the training and work practice requirements of the rule where the firm obtains a certification from the owner of a residence he or she occupies that no child under age 6 or pregnant women resides in the home and the home is not a child- occupied facility. EPA is also proposing to require renovation firms to provide a copy of the records demonstrating compliance with the training and work practice requirements of the RRP rule to the owner and, if different, the occupant of the building being renovated or the operator of the child-occupied facility.
Ulocladium oudemansii (U3 Strain); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-25969
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial fungicide, Ulocladium oudemansii (U3 Strain), in or on all food commodities when applied or used pre-harvest only, and excluding applications made post-harvest or to processed commodities. Botry-Zen, Ltd. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Ulocladium oudemansii (U3 Strain).
Pyriproxyfen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-25689
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyriproxyfen in or on artichoke, globe; asparagus; fruit, small, vine climbing subgroup, except grape 13-07E; vegetable, foliage of legume, group 7; vegetable, leafy, except brassica, group 4; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2; and watercress. It also removes the section 18 time-limited tolerances on succulent bean, celery and strawberry since these tolerances have expired. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Cold Pressed Neem Oil; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-25455
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide, cold pressed neem oil on all food commodities when applied/used on/in food commodities. Plasma Power Limited of India submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of cold pressed neem oil.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E9-25454
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action amends the national emission standards for petroleum refineries to add maximum achievable control technology standards for heat exchange systems. This action also amends the general provisions cross-reference table and corrects section references.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E9-25453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to withdraw the residual risk and technology review portions of the final rule amending the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries, which was signed by then Administrator Stephen Johnson, on January 16, 2009.
Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste: Conditional Exclusion From Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste for Solvent-Contaminated Industrial Wipes
Document Number: E9-25812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice of data availability (NODA) invites comments on a revised risk analysis supporting the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed revisions to the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations governing the management of solvent-
Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule
Document Number: E9-24163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to tailor the major source applicability thresholds for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and title V programs of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and to set a PSD significance level for GHG emissions. This proposal is necessary because EPA expects soon to promulgate regulations under the CAA to control GHG emissions and, as a result, trigger PSD and title V applicability requirements for GHG emissions. If PSD and title V requirements apply at the applicability levels provided under the CAA, State permitting authorities would be paralyzed by permit applications in numbers that are orders of magnitude greater than their current administrative resources could accommodate. On the basis of the legal doctrines of ``absurd results'' and ``administrative necessity,'' this proposed rule would phase in the applicability thresholds for both the PSD and title V programs for sources of GHG emissions. The first phase, which would last 6 years, would establish a temporary level for the PSD and title V applicability thresholds at 25,000 tons per year (tpy), on a ``carbon dioxide equivalent'' (CO2e) basis, and a temporary PSD significance level for GHG emissions of between 10,000 and 25,000 tpy CO2e. EPA would also take other streamlining actions during this time. Within 5 years of the final version of this rule, EPA would conduct a study to assess the administrability issues. Then, EPA would conduct another rulemaking, to be completed by the end of the sixth year, that would promulgate, as the second phase, revised applicability and significance level thresholds and other streamlining techniques, as appropriate.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee
Document Number: E9-25742
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to finalize its draft advisory report on EPA's Microbial Risk Assessment Protocol to Support Human Health Protection for Water-Based Media.
Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-25740
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-423, ``The Federal Advisory Committee Act,'' notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.). The Council will consider various issues associated with drinking water protection, water security, and research.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program
Document Number: E9-25738
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
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 February 28, 2010. 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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E9-25736
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. EPA is publishing this notice of receipt of applications to register new uses, pursuant to section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Stationary Source Combustion Turbines (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2177.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0582
Document Number: E9-25724
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0659.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0108
Document Number: E9-25677
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; ENERGY STAR Program in the Residential Sector (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2193.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0586
Document Number: E9-25673
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Disulfoton; Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-25597
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decision for the pesticide disulfoton and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: E9-25592
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
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 November 3, 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 Dolores Wesson at the number listed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Chesapeake Registry; EPA ICR No. 2365.01, OMB Control No. 200908-2003-001
Document Number: E9-25588
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 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). EPA prepared the ICR, ``Chesapeake Registry,'' on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partnership. Before submitting the ICR renewal request to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.-Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station; Maysville (Mason County), KY
Document Number: E9-25584
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated September 21, 2009, granting, in part, a petition to object to a merged prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and state operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) to East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. (EKPC) for its Hugh L. Spurlock Generating Station located in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes a final action on one of the three issues raised in the petition submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner) on April 28, 2008. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the CAA, any person may seek judicial review of the Order in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307(b) of the Act.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-25583
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA fully supports protection of deepwater coral habitat and the application of the ecosystem-based approach to fishery management proposed by the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1. Rating LO.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-25580
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky: NOX
Document Number: E9-25456
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on September 12, 2005, and March 24, 2006. The first revision provides Kentucky's response to EPA's regulations entitled, ``Finding of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Certain States in Ozone Transport Assessment Group Region for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone,'' otherwise known as the ``Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call Phase I.'' The second revision responds to EPA's regulations entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the NOX SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the ``NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' EPA proposed to approve Kentucky's request to revise the SIP on May 29, 2009. This action is being taken pursuant to Section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel
Document Number: E9-25465
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
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 Ozone Review Panel to conduct a consultation on EPA's draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (External Review Draft, September 2009).
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office Request for Nominations of Experts for the SAB Trichloroethylene (TCE) Review Panel
Document Number: E9-25457
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting public nominations of experts to form an SAB Ad Hoc Panel to review EPA's health effects assessment for Trichloroethylene (TCE).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision to Clean Air Interstate Rule Sulfur Dioxide Trading Program
Document Number: E9-25355
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision pertains to the timing for the first phase of the sulfur dioxide (SO2) trading budget under the Commonwealth's approved regulations that implement the requirements of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). EPA is approving this revision to change the start date of Virginia's CAIR SO2 trading budget from the control period in 2009 to the control period in 2010 in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision to Clean Air Interstate Rule Sulfur Dioxide Trading Program
Document Number: E9-25353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of changing the timing of the first phase of the sulfur dioxide (SO2) trading budget under the Commonwealth's approved regulations that implement the requirements of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth'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
Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Responses
Document Number: E9-25365
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (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 regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Synthetic Fiber Production Facilities, EPA ICR Number 1156.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0059
Document Number: E9-25362
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel Meeting and Teleconference
Document Number: E9-25360
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
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 (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide: Second External Review Draft (September 2009) and EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the Carbon Monoxide Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardsFirst External Review Draft (October 2009). The chartered CASAC will subsequently hold a public teleconference to review and approve the Panel's reports.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for the SAB Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures Review Panel
Document Number: E9-25357
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting public nominations of experts to form an SAB Ad Hoc Panel to review EPA's draft technical document entitled Development of a Relative Potency Factor (RPF) Approach for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures.
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Update Project; Announcement of 2009/2010 Agenda
Document Number: E9-25356
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the establishment of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Update Project. The purpose of the IRIS Update Project is to revisit a portion of the dose-response assessment values with a posting date on the IRIS database that is more than 10 years old. IRIS is an EPA data base containing human health risk information on possible adverse health effects that may result from chronic or long-term exposures to chemical substances found in the environment. This Federal Register notice (FRN) also announces the IRIS Update Project's 2009/2010 agenda and requests submission of new and relevant scientific information on health effects for the identified assessments listed in the Project's 2009/2010 agenda.
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Tier 1 Screening Order Issuing Announcement
Document Number: E9-25352
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces the Agency's initiation of the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Tier 1 screening for the first group of 67 chemicals by issuing orders between October 29, 2009, and February 26, 2010, pursuant to the authority provided to EPA under section 408(p)(5) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The EDSP Tier 1 screening data required to satisfy an order are due within 2 years of the date of issuance of the order. This action also provides information for pesticide registrants, manufacturers and importers of inert chemicals used in pesticide products, and the public on how to obtain details about the orders (such as the date of issuance and the recipients), the ``Pesticide Inert Ingredients Data Submitters and Suppliers List'' (PIIDSSL), and how interested persons other than recipients of test orders may submit other scientifically relevant information on the chemicals subject to the orders.
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Announcing the Availability of the Tier 1 Screening Battery and Related Test Guidelines
Document Number: E9-25348
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Tier 1 battery of assays and availability of test guidelines (protocols) for conducting the assays included in the battery. The EDSP was established under section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), which directed EPA ``to develop a screening program. . .to determine whether certain substances may have an effect in humans that is similar to an effect produced by a naturally occurring estrogen, or such other endocrine effect as the Administrator may designate.'' Coordinated by EPA, several in vitro and in vivo screening assays were developed, standardized, and validated to identify the potential of a chemical substance to interact with the estrogen, androgen or thyroid (E, A, or T) hormonal systems. Test chemicals that were thought to be potentially interactive as well as non-interactive with the E, A, or T hormonal systems were used to evaluate feasibility of the protocols, relevance of endpoints and reliability of results within and among independent contract laboratories. Subsequent independent peer review of individual assays helped to clarify the strengths and limitations of each assay and define their modes of action involving the E, A, or T hormonal systems within the context of the EDSP Tier 1 battery. EPA submitted a proposed battery of assays to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) for external peer review in March 2008. Based on the SAP recommendation, which found the proposed battery adequate to begin screening chemicals to detect the potential for interaction with the E, A, or T hormonal systems, EPA is finalizing the Tier 1 battery as proposed.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-25347
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment/modification of regulations for residues of the biochemical pesticide 2,6- diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN) in or on various food commodities.