Environmental Protection Agency 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Excess Emissions
Document Number: E9-21830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Governor of New Mexico on behalf of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in a letter dated October 7, 2008 (the October 7, 2008 SIP submittal). The October 7, 2008 SIP submittal concerns revisions to New Mexico Administrative Code Title 20, Chapter 2, Part 7 Excess Emissions (20.2.7 NMACExcess Emissions) occurring during startup, shutdown, and malfunction related activities. We are proposing to approve the October 7, 2008 SIP submittal because the rule is consistent with the Clean Air Act (the Act). This action is in accordance with section 110 of the Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Excess Emissions
Document Number: E9-21827
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Governor of New Mexico on behalf of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in a letter dated October 7, 2008 (the October 7, 2008 SIP submittal). The October 7, 2008 SIP submittal concerns revisions to New Mexico Administrative Code Title 20, Chapter 2, Part 7 Excess Emissions (20.2.7 NMACExcess Emissions) occurring during startup, shutdown, and malfunction related activities. We are approving the October 7, 2008 SIP submittal because the revisions to 20.2.7 NMAC are consistent with the Clean Air Act (the Act). This action is in accordance with section 110 of the Act.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-21944
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-21943
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland, floodplain, air quality, and upland forest impacts. EPA also requested additional information on traffic levels. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal of the Information Collection Request for Contaminant Occurrence Data in Support of EPA's Third Six-Year Review of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; EPA ICR No. 2231.02, OMB Control No. 2040-01
Document Number: E9-21941
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
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.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Kennebec Water District in Waterville, ME
Document Number: E9-21940
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
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 Kennebec Water District (KWD) (also known as the ``Water District'') in Waterville, Maine for the purchase of specific cast iron valve boxes. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA projects that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. These valve boxes meet KWD's technical specifications and requirements, reflecting the Water District's operation and maintenance experience with these boxes which are currently manufactured in Canada by the Bibby Foundry. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Municipal Assistance Unit. KWD has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred in this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA. This action permits the purchase of specific cast iron valve boxes for the proposed project being implemented by the Water District that may otherwise be prohibited under Section 1605(a) of the ARRA.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-21898
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 56228- EUP-UN from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the chemical Mammalian Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Azinphos-methyl, Disulfoton, Esfenvalerate, Ethylene oxide, Fenvalerate, et al.; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E9-21895
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the fungicides prothioconazole and thiabendazole; the herbicide primisulfuron-methyl; and the insecticides azinphos-methyl, disulfoton, esfenvalerate, fenvalerate, and phosalone; the plant growth regulator 1- naphthaleneacetic acid; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal agent ethylene oxide. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the insecticides disulfoton, esfenvalerate, and phosmet; and the plant growth regulator 1-naphthaleneacetic. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the insecticides disulfoton, esfenvalerate, and phosmet; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal agent ethylene oxide and ethylene chlorohydrin (a reaction product formed during the fumigation/ sterilization process). 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).
Elemental Mercury Used in Flow Meters, Natural Gas Manometers, and Pyrometers; Proposed Significant New Use Rule
Document Number: E9-21894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for elemental mercury (CAS No. 7439-97-6) for use in flow meters, natural gas manometers, and pyrometers, except for use in these articles when they are in service as of the effective date of the final rule. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process elemental mercury for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. Persons subject to the provisions of this proposed rule would not be exempt from significant new use reporting if they import into the United States or process elemental mercury as part of an article. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Saflufenacil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-21826
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of saflufenacil and its metabolites and degradates in or on various plant and livestock commodities. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference and Public Comment
Document Number: E9-21829
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will host a public teleconference call on Thursday, September 24, 2009. The primary topic of discussion on the September 24 call will be EPA's national enforcement priorities. This call, as well as all NEJAC meetings, is open to the public. There will be a public comment period from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to this topic. For additional information about registering to participate on the call or to provide public comment during the call, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, participation will be on a first-come basis.
Risk Management Programs Under Section 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air Act as Amended; Contractor Access to Confidential Business Information and Address Change for the Submission of Risk Management Plans
Document Number: E9-21824
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has authorized the following contractor to access information that has been, or will be, submitted to EPA under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) as amended: CGI Federal, Inc. and its subcontractor, Management Support Technology, Inc. (MSTI), (GSA Contract GS-35F4797H to 1518, expiring March 30,
Release of Draft Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
Document Number: E9-21822
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about September 4, 2009, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public comment two draft assessment documents: Risk Assessment to Support the Review of the PM Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards External Review Draft and Particulate Matter Urban-Focused Visibility AssessmentExternal Review Draft. These draft documents describe the quantitative analyses that are being conducted as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting and Public Teleconference(s) of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter Review Panel
Document Number: E9-21821
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting and teleconference(s) of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Particulate Matter Review Panel to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter: Second External Review Draft (July 2009) and EPA's forthcoming Risk Assessment to Support the Review of the PM Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards: External Review Draft (September 2009) and Particulate Matter Urban-Focused Visibility Assessment: External Review Draft (September 2009).
National Recommended Final Water Quality Criteria for Acrolein
Document Number: E9-21820
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of final national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life for acrolein. Draft national recommended water quality criteria for acrolein were published for scientific views from the public on December 17, 2008 at 73 FR 76644. The final criteria published today are based on EPA's Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses (1985), (EPA/R-85-100). EPA's recommended section 304(a) water quality criteria provide guidance to States and authorized Tribes in adopting water quality standards for protecting aquatic life and human health and provide guidance to EPA for promulgating Federal regulations under CWA section 303(c), when such action is necessary.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Area Source Standards for Aluminum, Copper, and Other Nonferrous Foundries-Technical Correction
Document Number: E9-21712
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action makes technical corrections to regulatory text of the ``Revision of Source Category List for Standards Under Section 112(k) of the Clean Air Act; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Area Source Standards for Aluminum, Copper, and Other Nonferrous Foundries,'' which was issued as a final rule on June 25, 2009. These technical corrections will not change the standards established by the rule or the level of health protection provided.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers; EPA ICR No. 1696.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0297
Document Number: E9-21727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
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.
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-21719
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of the herbicide pendimethalin including its metabolites and degradates in or on olive at 0.1 parts per million (ppm). The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meetings-Fall 2009
Document Number: E9-21714
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
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 two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E9-21710
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
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.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: E9-21709
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet in October 2009. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_ sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send a blank e-mail to lists- mstrs@lists.epa.gov.
Pesticide Tolerance Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E9-21416
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule makes minor revisions to the terminology of certain commodity terms listed under 40 CFR part 180, subpart C. This action establishes a uniform listing of commodity terms.
Disapproval of State Implementation Plan Revisions, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E9-21550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to disapprove a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from polymeric foam manufacturing operations. We are proposing action on a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
State and Local Assistance; Technical Correction
Document Number: E9-21549
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 16, 2009, regulations to include State Response Programs and Tribal Response Programs under Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as among the Environmental Program Grants eligible for inclusion in a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) were published. Those final rules included technical errors which this action corrects.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulations.gov Information Collection; OMB Control No. 2025-0008, EPA ICR No. 2357.02
Document Number: E9-21548
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
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.
Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-21547
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by January 2010. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting-September 2009
Document Number: E9-21517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.
Adequacy of Kansas Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program
Document Number: E9-21403
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action approves Kansas' Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved States. On December 11, 2008, Kansas submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Adequacy of Kansas Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E9-21401
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes to approve Kansas' Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On December 11, 2008, Kansas submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Proposed Settlement Agreement
Document Number: E9-21400
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
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
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Opacity Variance for Rocket Testing Operations Atlantic Research Corporation's Orange County Facility
Document Number: E9-21399
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions pertain to the addition of 9 VAC 5 Chapter 220, ``Variance for Rocket Motor Test Operations at Atlantic Research Corporation Orange County Facility'' and an opacity variance for the rocket motor test operations at Aerojet Corporation's Orange County Facility, in lieu of the opacity limits established in the Virginia SIP. EPA is approving these revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Opacity Variance for Rocket Testing Operations Atlantic Research Corporation's Orange County Facility
Document Number: E9-21398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of adding 9 VAC 5 Chapter 220, ``Variance for Rocket Motor Test Operations at Atlantic Research Corporation Orange County Facility'' which includes an opacity variance for the rocket motor test operations at Aerojet Corporation's Orange County Facility, in lieu of opacity limits established in the Virginia SIP. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A more detailed description of the Commonwealth's submittal and EPA's evaluation are included in a Technical Support Document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. A copy of the TSD is available,
Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement and Opportunity for Public Comment: Coeburn Produce Disposal Site
Document Number: E9-21397
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of a Proposed Settlement Agreement and Administrative Order, Docket No. CERC-03-2009-0076CR (Proposed Settlement Agreement), that is intended to resolve the potential liability under CERCLA of two parties for response costs incurred by EPA and the United States Department of Justice on behalf of EPA, in connection with the Coeburn Produce Disposal Site, Coeburn, Wise County, Virginia (Site).
Adequacy Status of the Metropolitan Washington DC Area (DC-MD-VA) Area 8-Hour Ozone Non-Attainment Area's Reasonable Further Progress Plan Vehicle Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: E9-21396
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) in the 2008 Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) Plan, submitted on June 4, 2007, by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and on June 12, 2007 by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) and the District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DCDOE) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the Metropolitan Washington, DC area must use the MVEBs from the 2008 RFP Plan for future conformity determinations for the 8-hour ozone standard.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-21395
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
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.
Malathion Registration Review Docket; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-21394
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 24, 2009, concerning the availability of multiple registration review dockets for public comment, including malathion. This document reopens the comment period for the malathion registration review docket, which closed on August 24, 2009, until October 5, 2009.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-21387
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-21386
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Settlement, Penalty Assessment and Opportunity To Comment Regarding HSBC USA Inc. and HSBC Finance Corporation
Document Number: E9-21289
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has entered into a Consent Agreement with HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC USA Inc. (HSBC or Respondent) to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA) and requirements adopted as part of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) pursuant to the CAA, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to- Know Act (EPCRA), and their implementing regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Emissions Inventory; Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-21188
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Emissions Inventory (EI) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment area. EPA is approving the SIP revision because it satisfies the EI requirements for areas classified as nonattainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Emissions Inventory; Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-21187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the emissions inventory requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment area. EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision because it satisfies the emissions inventory requirements for 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. EPA is proposing to approve the revision pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Notice of Availability of the External Peer Review Draft of Recommended Toxicity Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for Human Health Risk Assessments of Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds
Document Number: E9-21194
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30- day public comment period for the external peer review draft of ``Recommended Toxicity Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for Human Health Risk Assessments of Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds,'' a draft guidance document. An EPA contractor for external peer review will convene a panel of experts and will organize and conduct an independent expert external peer review meeting to review the draft document. All comments received by the closing date of October 2, 2009 will be shared with the external peer review panel for their consideration. Comments received after the close of the comment period may be considered by EPA when it finalizes the document. This draft guidance document does not represent and should not be construed to represent any EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. Members of the public may obtain the draft document from http://www.regulations.gov; or http://www.epa.gov/raf/hhtefguidance; or from Seema Schappelle via the contact information below. The public comment period and external peer review are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E9-21193
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Region 2 announces the deletion of the Montclair/West Orange and Glen Ridge Radium Superfund Sites located in Montclair, West Orange, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and East Orange, New Jersey from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of New Jersey, through the Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Methoxyfenozide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-21190
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on citrus oil and fruit, citrus, group 10 with regional registrations; and corn, pop, grain; corn, pop, stover; pea, dry seed; and pomegranate. The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Puerto Rico; Guaynabo PM10 Limited Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request
Document Number: E9-21169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan for the Municipality of Guaynabo nonattainment area in Puerto Rico and grant the request by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to redesignate the area from nonattainment to attainment for National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). On March 31, 2009, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico submitted a Limited Maintenance Plan for the Guaynabo nonattainment area for approval and concurrently requested that EPA redesignate the Guaynabo nonattainment area to attainment for PM10.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR)
Document Number: E9-20801
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
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 of a satisfactory quality] to the UDWR for the purchase of coconut fiber (coir) woven mats. This is a project-specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project-specific circumstances. These coconut fiber woven mats, which are supplied by Geo Dynamics in Ogden, UT, are manufactured in India and Sri Lanka, and meet the UDWR's performance specifications and requirements. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of EPA Region 8's Technical & Financial Services Unit. The UDWR 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 coconut fiber woven mats for the Strawberry River Restoration Project being implemented by the UDWR that may otherwise be prohibited under Section 1605(a) of the ARRA.
Petition to Revoke Tolerances for 13 Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-21124
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability and seeking comment on a July 23, 2009 petition from the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), requesting that EPA revoke tolerances established under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408, for uses of 13 pesticides with no associated U.S. registrations. ABC claims that maintaining these tolerances allows Central and South American countries to continue using these pesticides on crops for which the United States has already determined there are unacceptable risks for U.S. protected migratory birds.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Town of Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: E9-21123
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Acting Regional Administrator of EPA Region III 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 Town of Cape Charles for the purchase of membrane filtrations cassettes, which are an integral component of the Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment process, at its Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Cape Charles indicates that the MBR treatment process is necessary to achieve the wastewater treatment levels required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued for this WWTP. The membrane filtration equipment under consideration is manufactured by a company located in Canada and no United States manufacturer produces an alternative that meets Cape Charles's technical specifications. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on the specific project circumstances. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the EPA Region III, Water Protection Division, Office of Infrastructure and Assistance. Cape Charles has provided sufficient documentation to support its request.
Vertut Blending and Packaging Superfund Site, Memphis, Shelby County, TN; Notice of settlement
Document Number: E9-21122
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Vertut Blending and Packaging Superfund Site located in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee for publication.