Environmental Protection Agency 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 451 - 500 of 1,755
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut
Document Number: E9-23262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a Tribal Implementation Plan (``TIP'') submitted by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (``the Tribe''). This revision adds new emission units to the Tribe's TIP, while maintaining an enforceable cap on nitrogen oxide emissions from stationary sources owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and located within the external boundaries of the Mohegan Reservation. The revision also provides the Administrator of The Mohegan Environmental Protection Department with enforcement authority for violations of the Mohegan TIP and establishes a right of appeal to the Director of Regulation and Compliance and the Mohegan courts. This action is intended to help attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut
Document Number: E9-23259
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a Tribal Implementation Plan (``TIP'') submitted by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (``the Tribe''). This revision adds new emission units to the Tribe's TIP, while maintaining an enforceable cap on nitrogen oxide emissions from stationary sources owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and located within the external boundaries of the Mohegan Reservation. The revision also provides the Administrator of The Mohegan Environmental Protection Department with enforcement authority for violations of the Mohegan TIP and establishes a right of appeal to the Director of Regulation and Compliance and the Mohegan courts. This action is intended to help attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Proposed Rulemaking To Establish Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: E9-22516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency
EPA and NHTSA are issuing this joint proposal to establish a National Program consisting of new standards for light-duty vehicles that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy. This joint proposed rulemaking is consistent with the National Fuel Efficiency Policy announced by President Obama on May 19, 2009,
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-23256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), based on submittals dated July 15, 2009, and
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-23254
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Ohio State Implementation
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Request for Nominations of Experts To Provide Advice on Ecological Impacts Associated With Mountaintop Mining and Valley-Fill Operations
Document Number: E9-23231
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
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 expert advice to the EPA on a draft assessment of the ecological impacts associated with a surface coal mining technique known as mountaintop mining and valley-fill where mining overburden is placed in adjacent valleys. This assessment is being prepared by EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the request of EPA's Regional Office in Philadelphia, PA (Region 3).
National Drinking Water Advisory Council: Request for Nominations
Document Number: E9-23229
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) invites all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to serve a three-year term as members of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council). This 15-member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation and recommendations to the Agency on the activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the SDWA. The terms of four (4) members expire in December 2009. To maintain the representation required in the statute, nominees for the 2010 Council should represent state and local officials concerned with public water supply and public health protection (two (2) vacancies) and the general public (two (2) vacancies). All nominations will be fully considered, but applicants need to be aware of the specific representation needed as well as geographical balance so that all major areas of the U.S. (East, Mid-West, South, Mountain, South-West, and West) will be represented. The EPA strongly encourages nominations from women and minorities. The current list of members is available on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ndwac.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-23228
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-23227
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed project, but did request clarification of Christmas tree removal and public firewood gathering issues. Rating LO.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Determination of Clean Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-23057
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the Johnstown (Cambria and Indiana Counties), Lancaster (Lancaster County), Reading (Berks County), and York (York County), Pennsylvania nonattainment areas for the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) have clean data for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; The Chicago and Evansville Nonattainment Areas; Determination of Attainment of the Fine Particle Standard
Document Number: E9-23087
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Chicago (Illinois and Indiana) and Evansville (Indiana) areas have attained the 1997 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The proposed determinations are based upon quality-assured, quality-controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show that the areas have monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS for the 2006 to 2008 monitoring period. Preliminary data for 2009 suggest that the areas continue to monitor attainment. If these proposed determinations are made final, the requirements for these areas to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) revisions related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as the areas continue to attain the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-23083
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the City of Salem, New Jersey
Document Number: E9-23080
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a project waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) [manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the City of Salem, New Jersey (the City), for the purchase of a specific Canadian-manufactured membrane filtration system (ZeeWeed[supreg] 500). The ZeeWeed[supreg] 500 Immersed Ultra- filtration Membranes are manufactured outside of the United States by GE Water & Processes Technologies (GEW&PT), in Canada. The design and specifications of the City's proposed new Surface Water Treatment Plant were based on the performance and characteristics of the ZeeWeed[supreg] 500 membrane system, following pilot testing conducted from March through August 2007, which demonstrated that the equipment worked very well in removing total organic carbon, as well as other contaminants; the successful pilot testing of surface treatment plant technologies is a prerequisite to obtaining a construction permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the State Revolving Fund Program Team. The City has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA. This action permits the purchase of ZeeWeed[supreg] 500 Immersed Ultra-filtration Membranes for the proposed project being implemented by the City of Salem, New Jersey.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Louisville Gas and Electric Company-Trimble County Generating Station; Bedford (Trimble County), KY
Document Number: E9-23077
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
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 August 12, 2009, partially granting and partially denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) to Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) for its Trimble County Generating Station located in Bedford, Trimble County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes a final action on the petitions submitted by Save the Valley, Sierra Club, and Valley Watch (Petitioners) on April 28, 2008 (Petition 2), and March 2, 2006 (Petition 1), respectively. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Critical Public Information Needs During Drinking Water Emergencies (New); EPA ICR No. 2322.01, OMB Control No. 2080-NEW
Document Number: E9-23075
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Draft Toxicological Review of cis- and trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-23056
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period and a public listening session for the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of cis- and trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-09/006). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this notice to the external peer- review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Clean Air Interstate Rule; NOX
Document Number: E9-23052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Pennsylvania
Draft Toxicological Review of Trichloroacetic Acid: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-23050
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period and a public listening session for the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Trichloroacetic Acid: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/ 635/R-09/003A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). The public comment period and the external peer- review workshop, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this notice to the external peer-review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship
Document Number: E9-23049
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Interim Final Determination That Lake and Porter Counties Are Exempt From NOX
Document Number: E9-23044
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Proposed Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is proposing approval of Indiana's request to exempt Lake and Porter Counties from the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirement under section 182(f) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 1997 eight-hour ozone standard based on a proposed determination that the area has attained that standard. Based on the proposed approval, EPA is making an interim final determination by this action that, with respect to the NOX RACT requirement, the State, contingent upon continued monitored attainment of the 1997 eight-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), has corrected the deficiency which was the basis for a sanctions clock. This action will defer the application of the new source offset sanction, which would be imposed on September 24, 2009, and defer the application of the highway funding sanction, which would otherwise apply six months after imposition of the offset sanction. Although this action is effective upon publication, EPA will take comment on this interim final determination as well as on EPA's proposed determination of attainment and proposed approval of the State's requested NOX RACT waiver. EPA will publish a new
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E9-23042
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make a determination, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), that the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, Illinois-Indiana (IL-IN) ozone nonattainment area has attained the 1997 eight-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based on complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the period of 2006-2008. Preliminary data for 2009 show that the area continues to attain the standard. EPA is also proposing to approve a request from the State of Indiana to exempt sources of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) in Lake and Porter Counties from CAA requirements for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT). The State's NOX RACT waiver request is based on the most recent three years of complete, quality-assured ozone monitoring data, which demonstrate that additional reduction of NOX emissions would not contribute to attainment of the 1997 eight-hour ozone NAAQS in the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN area. This action proposes to approve the State's request for a waiver from the NOX RACT requirements for Lake and Porter Counties under the CAA. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is deferring the imposition of sanctions for the State's failure to submit required NOX RACT regulations based on this proposed attainment determination while we complete action on the proposed NOX RACT waiver. This deferral of sanctions will continue unless EPA determines that the area is no longer attaining the 1997 eight-hour ozone NAAQS. However, if EPA proposes and takes final action in the future to redesignate the area to attainment, such action will permanently stop the sanctions clock.
New Jersey Gold Track Program Under Project XL
Document Number: E9-22924
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a proposed rule published on April 16, 2002, which would have modified the regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA) to enable the implementation of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Gold Track Program that was developed under EPA's Project eXcellence in Leadership (Project XL) program. Project XL was a national pilot program that allowed state and local governments, businesses and federal facilities to develop with EPA more cost-effective ways of achieving environmental and public health protection. In exchange, EPA provided regulatory, policy or procedural flexibilities to conduct the pilot experiments. EPA is withdrawing the proposed rule in response to NJDEP's decision not to go forward with the Gold Track Program and not to promulgate an enabling rule. In the rule, EPA proposed to provide New Jersey with authority to provide high-performing companies in New Jersey with the regulatory flexibility to test environmental management strategies designed to produce improved and measurable results. The NJDEP had expressed interest in testing a program designed to achieve environmental excellence through commitments and accountability beyond standard regulatory requirements. Following EPA's April 16, 2002 proposal, the NJDEP communicated to EPA that it did not wish to implement the state rulemaking or the pilot project as originally envisioned. EPA received no public comments on this proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Lead (Pb) Maintenance Plan Update for Marion County
Document Number: E9-22922
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on April 1, 2009, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead (Pb). The State has submitted an update to its Pb maintenance plan for Marion County for continued attainment of the 1.5 micrograms per cubic meter ([mu]g/m\3\) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) promulgated in 1978. This update satisfies section 175A of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and is in accordance with EPA's May 10, 2000, approval of the State's Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the Marion County Pb nonattainment areas. Additionally, this Pb maintenance plan satisfies the requirements for maintenance plans contained in the September 4, 1992, EPA memorandum entitled ``Procedures for Processing Requests to Redesignate Areas to Attainment.''
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Lead (Pb) Maintenance Plan Update for Marion County
Document Number: E9-22918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on April 1, 2009, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead (Pb). The State has submitted an update to its Pb maintenance plan for Marion County for continued attainment of the 1.5 micrograms per cubic meter ([mu]g/m\3\) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) promulgated in 1978. This update satisfies section 175A of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and is in accordance with EPA's May 10, 2000 approval of the State's Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the Marion County Pb nonattainment areas. Additionally, this Pb maintenance plan satisfies the requirements for maintenance plans contained in the September 4, 1992 EPA memorandum entitled ``Procedures for Processing Requests to Redesignate Areas to Attainment.''
Draft Toxicological Review of 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-22909
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period and a public listening session for the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-09/001). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this notice to the external peer-review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon Monoxide
Document Number: E9-22953
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Carbon MonoxideSecond External Review Draft'' (EPA/600/R-09/019B). This draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide.
Final Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur
Document Number: E9-22951
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about September 15, 2009, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available a final report, Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: Final Report. The purpose of this document is to convey the approach taken to assess environmental exposures to ambient oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and to characterize associated public welfare risks, as well as to present the results of those assessments.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-22939
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
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.
Proposed Administrative Agreement and Order on Consent Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for Certain Remedial Activities at the South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination Site
Document Number: E9-22937
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notification is hereby given of a proposed administrative agreement concerning certain remedial activities at the South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination hazardous waste site in Minneapolis, Minnesota (the ``Site''). EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of sections 122, 106 and 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1984, as amended (``CERCLA''), with the approval and participation of the U.S. Department of Justice. The proposed agreement has been executed by Open Arms of Minnesota (the ``Settling Party'').
National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 51
Document Number: E9-22936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
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 nine sites to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
National Priorities List, Proposed Rule
Document Number: E9-22935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
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 the Newtown Creek site in Brooklyn/Queens, New York, to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
National Priorities List, Final Rule No. 47
Document Number: E9-22934
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
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 11 sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section.
Determination of Attainment of the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for Imperial County, CA
Document Number: E9-22933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to determine that the Imperial County, California moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The State of California has requested this determination, which is based upon three years of certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS since the 2006-2008 monitoring period. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for the State to submit certain reasonable further progress requirements, an attainment demonstration, contingency measures and other planning requirements of the Clean Air Act related to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Determinations of Attainment of the One-Hour and Eight-Hour Ozone Standards for Various Ozone Nonattainment Areas in New Jersey and Upstate New York
Document Number: E9-22932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to determine that various ozone nonattainment areas in New York and New Jersey have attained the one- hour and eight-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. For the one-hour standard, the areas are: the Atlantic City and Warren County areas in New Jersey and the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Buffalo- Niagara Falls, Essex County, Jefferson County, and Poughkeepsie areas in New York. For the eight-hour standard, the areas are: Buffalo- Niagara Falls, Jamestown, Poughkeepsie and Essex County (Whiteface Mountain). The States requested these determinations, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air monitoring data and these areas have continued to attain these ozone standards based on examination of the most recent air quality data from 2006-2008. These data demonstrate that the one-hour and eight-hour ozone standards have been attained in these areas. If EPA makes these proposed determinations final for the one-hour standard, the areas subject to the one-hour standard will have completed their progress toward achieving the one-hour health standard. In the cases where EPA determines that areas have attained the eight-hour standard, the requirements for the state to submit certain reasonable further progress plans, attainment demonstrations, contingency measures and any other planning requirements of the Clean Air Act related to attainment of the ozone standards shall be suspended for as long as the areas continue to attain the eight-hour ozone standard. These proposed determinations of attainment are not redesignations of these areas to attainment. Redesignations must meet additional requirements, including an approved plan to maintain compliance with the air quality standard for ten years after redesignation.
Drinking Water: Perchlorate Supplemental Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-22927
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In an August 19, 2009, Federal Register notice, EPA announced that it was seeking comments on additional approaches to analyzing data related to the Agency's preliminary regulatory determination for perchlorate. The additional comments are sought in an effort to ensure consideration of all the potential options for evaluating whether there is a meaningful opportunity for human health risk reduction of perchlorate through a national primary drinking water rule. In response to requests from several stakeholders, this action reopens the public comment period for an additional 15 days.
Draft Toxicological Review of Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-22923
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on October 7, 2009, during the public comment period for the external review draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/019A). This listening session is a step in EPA's revised IRIS process, announced on May 21, 2009, to develop human health assessments for inclusion in the IRIS database. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties during the public comment period and before the external peer review meeting. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All presentations will become part of the official public record.
Disulfoton and Methamidophos; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E9-22921
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of pesticide products containing disulfoton or methamidophos, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a July 22, 2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt Requests (FRL-8427-2) from the disulfoton and methamidophos registrants to voluntarily cancel their product registrations. These are the last disulfoton and methamidophos products registered for use in the United States. In the July 22, 2009 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this Notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale or use of disulfoton and methamidophos products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stock provisions.
Metolachlor, S-Metolachlor, Bifenazate, Buprofezin, and 2,4-D; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E9-22919
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is modifying, establishing and revoking certain tolerances for the herbicides metolachlor and S-metolachlor and correcting the tolerance for guava (from guave) on bifenazate and buprofezin and 2,4-D on cranberry. The regulatory actions finalized in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408(q).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Syracuse Research Corporation
Document Number: E9-22916
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized contractor, Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC) of Syracuse, NY, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under sections 4, 5, 6, 8, and 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Halosulfuron-methyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-22915
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of halosulfuron-methyl and its metabolites and degradates, in or on soybean, seed. Canyon Group, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Exposure Modeling Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-22914
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the location and time for the Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Draft Toxicological Review of Hydrogen Cyanide and Cyanide Salts: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-22912
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period and a public listening session for the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Hydrogen Cyanide and Cyanide Salts: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/016). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this notice to the external peer- review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Notice of Issuance of Part 71 Federal Operating Permit to Veolia Environmental Services
Document Number: E9-22907
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that, on September 12, 2008, pursuant to Title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA issued a Title V Permit to Operate (Title V permit) to Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia). This permit authorizes Veolia to operate its facility in Sauget, Illinois. Veolia's Sauget facility is a treatment, storage and disposal facility, which accepts offsite waste for further disposal through incineration. Containers and bulk shipments of hazardous and solid wastes are received, analyzed and transferred to temporary storage facilities, processed and incinerated in one of three combustion units.
Availability of FY 08 Grantee Performance Evaluation Reports for the Eight States of EPA Region 4 and 16 Local Agencies
Document Number: E9-22906
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's grant regulations (40 CFR 35.115) require the Agency to evaluate the performance of agencies which receive grants. EPA's regulations for regional consistency (40 CFR 56.7) require that the Agency notify the public of the availability of the reports of such evaluations. EPA performed end-of-year evaluations of eight state air pollution control programs (Alabama Department of Environmental Management; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Commonwealth of Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection; Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality; North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) and 16 local programs (City of Huntsville Division of Natural Resources, AL; Jefferson County Department of Health, AL; Broward County Environmental Protection Department, FL; City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division, FL; Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, FL; Miami-Dade County Air Quality Management Division, FL; Palm Beach County Health Department, FL; Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management, FL; Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, KY; Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department, NC; Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, NC; Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency, NC; Chattanooga- Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau, TN; Memphis-Shelby County Health Department, TN; Knox County Department of Air Quality Management, TN; and Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Public Health Department, TN). The 24 evaluations were conducted to assess the agencies' Fiscal Year 2008 performance under the grants awarded by EPA under authority of section 105 of the Clean Air Act. EPA Region 4 has prepared reports for each agency identified above and these reports are now available for public inspection.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans, Alabama: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-22904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), on March 7, 2007. This action proposes to approve the portion of the March
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan; Birmingham and Jackson County; Correction
Document Number: E9-22814
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 26, 2009 (71 FR 13118), EPA published a document approving a revision to the Birmingham and Jackson County portions of the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action adds Table (c), which was inadvertently omitted, to Alabama's Identification of Plan section of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-22810
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making available for comment a registration application submitted by Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. requesting the addition of the black-tailed prairie dog and their host fleas for the chemical combination of the anticoagulant rodenticide, diphacinone and the insecticide, imidacloprid. Diphacinone and imidacloprid are chemicals currently registered with the Agency. In consideration of recent public interest in pesticide products intended to control the black-tailed prairie dog, EPA is providing public notice of its receipt of this application and an opportunity for the public to comment on the application.
Estimating the Drinking Water Component of a Dietary Exposure Assessment; Science Policy, Notice of Withdrawal
Document Number: E9-22809
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA hereby withdraws the pesticide science policy document entitled ``Estimating the Drinking Water Component of a Dietary Exposure Assessment,'' that was issued in November 1999. This science policy was developed during the implementation of the new safety standard in section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. EPA's assessment of exposure to residues in drinking water no longer involves performing screening level assessments as described in this policy paper. Instead, the Agency now routinely develops estimates of exposure to pesticides in drinking after using the more advanced methods that EPA has described in other science policy papers.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); Flexible Permits
Document Number: E9-22808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing disapproval of submittals from the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to revise the Texas SIP to include a new type of NSR permitting program, Flexible Permits (the Texas Flexible Permits State Program or the Program). EPA proposes disapproval of the Texas Flexible Permits State Program because it does not meet the Minor NSR SIP requirements nor does it meet the NSR SIP requirements for a substitute Major NSR SIP revision. We are proposing action under section 110, part C, and part D, of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA). EPA is taking comments on this proposal and intends to take a final action.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-22807
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
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.