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Postponement of NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship
Document Number: E9-28534
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 13, 2009, EPA provided notice (74 FR 58626) of a meeting of the NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship on December 1 and 2, 2009. The purpose of this notice is to announce a postponement of the December 1 and 2 meeting.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; Source-Specific Revision for Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car Facilities Located at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Document Number: E9-28421
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve source-specific revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's (KEEC), Kentucky Division of Air Quality (KDAQ), on February 4, 2009, for the purpose of removing Stage II vapor control requirements at Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car facilities located at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. This revision is being taken pursuant to Section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Alabama: Proposed Approval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule and Alternative Proposed Disapproval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule; Informational Notice
Document Number: E9-28420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that EPA has added a memorandum to the docket to explain the source of information for two exhibits that were provided in the original docket for the rulemaking entitled ``Proposed Approval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule and Alternative Proposed Disapproval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule.'' The comment period for this proposed rulemaking was originally scheduled to close on November 16, 2009; however, EPA published a subsequent notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period for this proposed rulemaking to December 16, 2009 (74 FR 57978).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-28416
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Department of Environment and
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-28415
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to riparian areas and water quality, and requested adding water quality monitoring to the adaptive management plan. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-28414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Health Effects Subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council)
Document Number: E9-28407
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the Health Effects Subcommittee (HES) of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council). The HES, supplemented with additional members from the Council, will review technical assessments related to health benefits analyses and uncertainty analyses to support of the Office of Air and Radiation's Second Section 812 Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Clean Air Act.
Finding of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plans Required for the 1997 Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometer (PM2.5
Document Number: E9-28257
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking a final action in which it finds that three States, Georgia, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, have failed to submit State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to satisfy requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for attaining the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). Under the CAA and EPA's implementing regulations, States with nonattainment areas were required to submit SIPs by April 5, 2008, demonstrating how each nonattainment area would attain the 1997 PM2.5 standards as expeditiously as practicable. If within 18 months of the effective date of this notice EPA has not determined that the State has submitted the required nonattainment plan, then any new or modified source in the nonattainment area will be required to obtain emission reduction offsets that exceed its emission increases on a two-to-one basis. If within 24 months of the effective date of this notice EPA has not determined that the State has submitted the required SIP, then the highway funding sanction also will apply in the nonattainment area. No later than 2 years after EPA makes the finding, EPA must promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) if the State has not submitted the required nonattainment SIP and EPA has not approved it.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Indiana; Chicago and Evansville Nonattainment Areas; Determination of Attainment of the Fine Particle Standards
Document Number: E9-28256
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, Illinois-Indiana (``Chicago'') and Evansville, Indiana nonattainment areas have attained the 1997 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These determinations are based upon quality-assured 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. Currently available preliminary data for 2009 are consistent with continued attainment of the standard. As a result of these determinations, the requirements for these areas to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress plan (RFP), contingency measures, and other State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the standard are suspended for so long as the areas continue to attain the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Revisions to State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E9-28255
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) in three submittals dated October 31, 2006, March 5, 2007, and August 22, 2007. The submittals include modifications to Georgia's Rules for Air Quality Control, Chapter 391- 3-1. EPA is not acting on the August 22, 2007, revisions to rule 391-3- 1-.03(6) ``Exemptions, Combustion Equipment'' in this action. EPA is also not acting on the August 22, 2007, revisions to rule 391-3- 1-.03(9), as it is not part of the Federally-approved SIP. These submittals also included revisions to Georgia's Prevention of Signification Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review
A Framework for Categorizing the Relative Vulnerability of Threatened and Endangered Species to Climate Change
Document Number: E9-28294
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``A Framework for Categorizing the Relative Vulnerability of Threatened and Endangered Species to Climate Change'' (EPA/600/R-09/011). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. This draft document describes an evaluative framework that may be used to categorize the relative vulnerability of species to climate change. To illustrate the use of this framework, it was applied to five U.S. threatened and endangered species: The golden-cheeked warbler, the salt marsh harvest mouse, the Mount Graham red squirrel, the Lahontan cutthroat trout, and the desert tortoise. A sixth species, the bald eagle which is no longer listed as threatened or endangered, except for the southwest population, was also evaluated.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Gwinnett County, GA, Department of Water Resources
Document Number: E9-28293
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
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 Gwinnett County, Georgia, Department of Water Resources (County) for the purchase of an Austrian manufactured Anaerobic digester gas fueled engine generator set specified as General Electric (GE) Jenbacher JMS 616, 2147 kilowatts for application in a combined heat and power system for use at the F. Wayne Hill Resources Center in the County. The product is manufactured by GE Jenbacher (Jenbach, Austria) and provided by General Electric Water & Process Technologies. The County stated that there was no apparent domestic manufactured biogas engine generator set with the specific fuel utilization/electric power output capacity and variable fuel blending capability required for the utility's combined heat and power needs. 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 recommendation of the EPA Region 4, Water Protection Division, Grants and Infrastructure Branch. The County has provided sufficient documentation to support their 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 an anaerobic digester gas fueled engine generator set manufactured by GE Jenbacher for the proposed project being implemented by Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Johnston County Department of Public Utilities (the County), North
Document Number: E9-28291
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Acting Regional Administrator of EPA Region 4 is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy America 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 County for the purchase of resin beads (MIEX[supreg] DOC Resin) supplied by Orica Ltd, in Victoria, Australia and manufactured in Australia. The applicant indicates that MIEX[supreg] DOC Resin is necessary to the MIEX[supreg] process, a treatment process evaluated in pilot studies at the County and selected for implementation. The MIEX[supreg] DOC Resin is only manufactured in Australia. It is patented and no alternative exists which can be used with the MIEX[supreg] process. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Grants and SRF Section. The County has provided sufficient documentation to support their request.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; Contractor Access to Trade Secrets and Address Change for Submitting Trade Secret Claims
Document Number: E9-28288
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has authorized the following contractor to access trade secret information that has been, or will be, submitted to EPA under sections 303, 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA): CGI Federal, Inc. and its subcontractor, Management Support Technology, Inc. (MSTI), (GSA Contract GS- 35F4797H TO1518, expiring March 30, 2012). The EPA also
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for BP Products North America, Inc., Whiting Business Unit
Document Number: E9-28266
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the Administrator of EPA has responded to a petition submitted by the Environmental Law and Policy Center, Hoosier Environmental Council, Natural Resources Defense Council, Save the Dunes, Sierra Club, Susan Eleuterio, and Tom Tsourlis (petitioners) asking EPA to object to an operating permit issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to the BP Products North America, Inc., Whiting Business Unit (Whiting). The Administrator granted the petition in part and denied it in part.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for the Phosphate Fertilizer Industry, EPA ICR Number 1061.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0037
Document Number: E9-28261
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
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; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment; EPA ICR No. 1632.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0133
Document Number: E9-28259
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
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; Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1573.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0009
Document Number: E9-28258
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
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.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Science Applications International Corporation
Document Number: E9-28172
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)], to access information which has been submitted to EPA under sections 4, 5, 8, 12, and 13 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Rodenticides; Product Cancellation Order; Correction
Document Number: E9-28168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a rodenticides product Cancellation Order in the Federal Register of September 30, 2009. This document is being issued to correct clerical errors and to clarify the existing stocks provisions.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Computer Sciences Corporation and Its Identified Subcontractors
Document Number: E9-28156
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized contractor, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Chantilly, VA and its subcontractors, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-28148
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on July 13, 2009. This revision incorporates provisions related to the implementation of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005, subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006, and the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) concerning sulfur dioxides (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of Tennessee, promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised December 13, 2006.
Clean Water Act and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Common Effects Aquatic Life Assessment for Pesticides Using Available Data: Regional Stakeholder Meetings
Document Number: E9-28059
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will conduct six public meetings to solicit input on methods being evaluated by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and the Office of Water (OW), with the support of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) to characterize effects from pesticides on fish, other aquatic organisms, and aquatic plants in aquatic ecosystems. These public meetings will be held in Chicago, IL (Region 5), Edison, NJ (Region 2), Kansas City, KS (Region 7), Atlanta, GA (Region 4), San Francisco, CA (Region 9), and Seattle, WA (Region 10), starting in January 2010. At the public meetings, EPA will provide presentations that detail its initial thinking on how to ensure that pesticide effects are characterized consistently by both OPP and OW.
Difenzoquat; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-28057
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registrations of products containing the pesticide difenzoquat. The request would terminate difenzoquat use on barley and wheat. The request would terminate the last difenzoquat products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws their request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Fuel Economy Regulations for Automobiles: Technical Amendments and Corrections
Document Number: E9-27945
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action amending and correcting portions of the Environmental Protection Agency's existing fuel economy and emission regulations. This action makes some minor corrections and amendments to EPA's December 27th 2006 final rule for fuel economy labeling requirements for cars and light trucks, including a slight revision to the minivan definition. This action also makes changes to EPA regulations to administer the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) 2008-2011 model year passenger automobile and light truck corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. Changes include adding reporting requirements for manufacturers to report to EPA their applicable reformed CAFE fuel economy standards (also called ``required fuel economy levels'') and reporting the basis for determining such ``required fuel economy levels.''
Fuel Economy Regulations for Automobiles: Technical Amendments and Corrections
Document Number: E9-27943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend and correct portions of its existing fuel economy regulations. There are three reasons for this action. First, some minor corrections and amendments are needed to EPA's December 27, 2006 final rule for fuel economy labeling requirements for cars and light trucks. Second, the Department of Transportation finalized new average fuel economy standards for 2008-2011 light trucks on April 6, 2006. Third, on March 30, 2009, NHTSA revised CAFE requirements for 2011 trucks and finalized new average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for 2011 passenger automobiles. In order for DOT to administer these new standards, EPA must make some conforming changes to its regulations. In addition, some minor conforming changes to EPA's regulations are needed for two other separate statutory and regulatory actions. None of the above amendments and corrections would have any direct impact on human health and the environment, but they would allow for the more effective administration of existing regulations. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we published the above actions as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we will withdraw the portions of the final rule receiving such comment and
Access to Confidential Business Information by Science Applications International Corporation
Document Number: E9-28170
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Receipt of Applications; Comment Requests
Document Number: E9-28152
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications 86414-EUP- E and 86414-EUP-R from Washington State University Long Beach Research Unit requesting experimental use permits (EUPs) for the pesticide Imidacloprid. The Agency has determined that the permits may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on these applications.
Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water Supply Supervision Program Revision for the U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: E9-28146
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Virgin Islands is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program to adopt EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions. All interested parties may request a public hearing.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring in Public Water Systems (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2192.03, OMB Control No. 2040-0270
Document Number: E9-28145
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
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 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; NESHAP for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1969.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0533
Document Number: E9-28055
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision to Clean Air Interstate Rule Sulfur Dioxide Trading Program; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E9-27826
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve the timing change for the first phase of the sulfur dioxide (SO2) trading budget under the Commonwealth of Virginia's approved Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) regulations. In the direct final rule published on October 22, 2009 (74 FR 54485), we stated that if we received adverse comment by November 23, 2009, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2010 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
Document Number: E9-27822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing uses that qualify for the 2010 critical use exemption and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced, imported, or supplied from existing pre-phaseout inventory for those uses in 2010. EPA is taking action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect a recent consensus decision taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the Twentieth Meeting of the Parties. EPA is seeking comment on the list of critical uses and on EPA's determination of the amounts of methyl bromide needed to satisfy those uses.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Document Number: E9-27820
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act (``CAA'') and federal regulations promulgated thereunder, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (``MassDEP'') submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce the amended 310 CMR 70.00 Environmental Results Program (``ERP'') Certification and the amended 310 CMR 7.26(10)-(16) Perchloroethylene (``Perc'' or ``PCE'') Air Emissions Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities (together referred to as the ``amended Dry Cleaner ERP'') as a partial substitution for the amended National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (``Dry Cleaning NESHAP''), as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this request and has determined that the amended Dry Cleaner ERP satisfies the requirements necessary for partial substitution approval. Thus, EPA is hereby granting MassDEP the authority to implement and enforce its amended Dry Cleaner ERP in place of the Dry Cleaning NESHAP for area sources, but EPA is retaining its authority with respect to major source dry cleaners and dry cleaners installed in a residence between December 21, 2005 and July 13, 2006. This approval makes the amended Dry Cleaner ERP federally enforceable.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Document Number: E9-27819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's (``MassDEP'') request to implement and enforce the amended 310 CMR 70.00 Environmental Results Program (``ERP'') Certification and the amended 7.26(10)-(16) Perchloroethylene Air Emissions Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities (together referred to as the ``amended Dry Cleaner ERP'') as a partial substitution for the amended National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (``Dry Cleaning NESHAP''), as it applies to area sources. This approval would make the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's amended rules federally enforceable. Major sources would remain subject to the Federal Dry Cleaning NESHAP. In addition, dry cleaners installed in a building with a residence between December 21, 2005 and July 13, 2006 would remain subject to the Federal Dry Cleaning NESHAP.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-27968
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-27966
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality impacts, and recommended implementation of mitigation measures. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pressed Wood Manufacturing Industry Survey
Document Number: E9-27941
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
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: Pressed Wood Manufacturing Industry Survey; ICR No. 2328.01, OMB No. 2070-TBD. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council's Climate Ready Water Utilities Working Group Meeting Announcement
Document Number: E9-27940
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing the first in-person meeting of the Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) Working Group of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC). The purpose of this meeting is for the Working Group
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Maryland; Ohio; Determinations of Attainment for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-27824
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making determinations that three areas designated nonattainment for the 1997 fine particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) have attained the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. These are the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD nonattainment area; the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH nonattainment area; and the Wheeling, WV-OH nonattainment area. These determinations are based upon complete, quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show that these areas have monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS during the 2006-2008 monitoring period. Currently available monitoring data for 2009 are consistent with continued attainment of the standard. The intended effect of these actions is to finalize these attainment determinations for these areas. With these final determinations, the requirements for States to submit for these areas an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the standard are suspended for so long as the areas continue to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA's determinations that these areas have attained the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS are not equivalent to the redesignation of the areas to attainment. These actions do not constitute redesignations to attainment under section 107(d)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), because we do not yet have an approved maintenance plan for these areas as required under that section and section 175A of the CAA, nor a determination that these areas have met the other requirements for redesignation. The designation status of these areas remains nonattainment for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS until such time as EPA determines that these areas meet the CAA requirements for redesignation to attainment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E9-27817
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on September 25, 2009, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submission revises the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) by amending and updating the definition of ``References to the Code of Federal Regulations,'' to refer to the 2008 edition.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E9-27816
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on September 25, 2009, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submission revises the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) by amending and updating the definition of ``References to Code of Federal Regulations,'' to refer to the 2008 edition.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Transportation Conformity Regulations
Document Number: E9-27814
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision establishes Virginia's transportation conformity requirements. After they have been approved, the Commonwealth's regulations will govern transportation conformity determinations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Transportation Conformity Regulations
Document Number: E9-27813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for Transportation Conformity regulations. 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 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
Proposed Reissuance of the NPDES General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) Located in the State of Idaho (IDG010000)
Document Number: E9-27825
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10 proposes to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the State of Idaho (permit), including Indian Country. As proposed, all animal feeding operations (AFOs) that meet the regulatory definition of a CAFO, discharge or propose to discharge, and are subject to 40 CFR Part 412 are eligible for coverage under the permit. Eligible CAFOs may apply for authorization under the terms and conditions of the permit by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) and nutrient management plan (NMP). Upon receipt, EPA will review the NOI and NMP to ensure that all permit requirements are met. If EPA makes a preliminary determination that the NOI is complete, the NOI, NMP, and draft terms of the NMP to be incorporated into the permit will be made available for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period. If determined appropriate by EPA, CAFOs will be granted coverage under the permit upon written notification by EPA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Tennessee; Redesignation of the Shelby County, TN Portion of the Memphis, Tennessee-Arkansas 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: E9-27815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 26, 2009, the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Air Pollution Control Division, submitted a request to redesignate the Tennessee portion of the bi-State Memphis, Tennessee-Arkansas 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (the ``bi-State Memphis Area'') to attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); and to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Tennessee portion of the bi-State Memphis Area. The bi-State Memphis 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment area is composed of Shelby County, Tennessee and Crittenden County, Arkansas. In this action, EPA is proposing to approve the February 26, 2009 redesignation request for Shelby County, Tennessee as part of the Memphis Area. Additionally, EPA is proposing to approve the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS maintenance plan for Shelby County, including the emissions inventory and the State motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for the years 2006, 2009, 2017, and 2021. This proposed approval of Tennessee's redesignation request is based on EPA's determination that Tennessee has demonstrated that Shelby County has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire bi-State Memphis ozone nonattainment area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone standard. The State of Arkansas has submitted a similar redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Arkansas portion of this 8-hour ozone area. EPA is taking action on Arkansas' redesignation request and maintenance plan through a separate rulemaking action. In this action, EPA is also describing the status and proposing approval of its transportation conformity adequacy determination for the new 2006, 2009, 2017 and 2021 MVEBs that are contained in the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS maintenance plan for Shelby County, Tennessee. MVEBs for Crittenden County, Arkansas are included
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-27671
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Draft Framework and Case Studies on Atrazine, Human Incidents, and the Agricultural Health Study: Incorporation of Epidemiology and Human Incident Data into Human Health Risk Assessment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Proposed Rule-Notice of Data Availability and Request for Comment
Document Number: E9-27669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is providing notice that it has placed in the docket for the proposed rulemaking concerning California's June 5, 2009 Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program submittal additional modeling data relevant to the proposed rulemaking, published on August 19, 2009. The August 19, 2009 notice established a 30-day comment period on EPA's proposal, which ended on September 18, 2009. EPA is reopening the comment period to end on December 2, 2009. The purpose of this notice is to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the additional modeling data, which were described in the proposed rulemaking notice and are further described below.
Xylene; Addendum to the Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E9-27643
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's decision to modify certain provisions and risk mitigation measures that were specified in the 2005 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide xylene, an aquatic herbicide used in irrigation canals. EPA conducted this reassessment of the xylene RED in response to comments received during the public comment period. Based on new information received, and in a continuing effort to mitigate risk, the Agency has made certain modifications to the xylene RED.
Oregon: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E9-27615
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Oregon has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Oregon's application and has preliminarily determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes.