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Pesticide Product; Registration Applications for a New Active Ingredient Flutriafol
Document Number: E9-27307
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Carbofuran; Order Denying FMC's Objections and Requests for Hearing
Document Number: E9-27261
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this order, EPA denies objections to, and requests for hearing on, a final rule revoking all pesticide tolerances for carbofuran under section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The objections and hearing requests were filed on June 30, 2009, by the National Corn Growers Association, National Sunflower Association, National Potato Council, and FMC Corporation (``Petitioners'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1487.10, OMB Control No. 2050-0179
Document Number: E9-27618
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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.
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Town of Newburyport, MA
Document Number: E9-27617
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA 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 Town of Newburyport, Massachusetts (``Town'') for the purchase of a foreign manufactured rotary sludge dewatering press. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA project being proposed. Any other ARRA recipient that wishes to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. The Town's proposed wastewater treatment facility improvements will include replacement of the existing belt filter presses for sludge generated at the plant. Based upon information submitted by the Town and its consultants, it was determined that two 4-channel rotary press sludge dewatering units, manufactured by Fournier Industries of Quebec, Canada, will meet the Town's design and performance specifications. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Municipal Assistance Unit. The Town, through its consulting engineers, 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 two 4-channel rotary press sludge dewatering units, manufactured by Fournier Industries, by the Town, as specified in its August 13, 2009 request, as part of the improvements to the wastewater treatment facility.
Agency Information Collection Activities, OMB Responses
Document Number: E9-27616
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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.
Final Notice of Data Availability Concerning Compliance Supplement Pool Allowance Allocations Under the Clean Air Interstate Rule Federal Implementation Plan.
Document Number: E9-27614
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is administeringunder the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs)the CAIR NOX Annual Trading Program Compliance Supplement Pool (CAIR CSP) for the States of Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The CAIR FIPs require the Administrator to determine by order the CAIR CSP allowance allocations for units in these States whose owners and operators requested and qualify for these allocations and to provide the public with the opportunity to object to the determinations of allocations and denials of allocations. On August 6, 2009, EPA issued a NODA setting forth such determinations in the Federal Register and provided an opportunity for submission of objections. Through the NODA issued today, EPA is making available to the public the Agency's determinations, after considering all objections, of CAIR CSP allowance allocations and denials of such allocations under the FIPs, as well as the data upon which the allocations and denials of allocations were based.
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 Greensboro, Maryland
Document Number: E9-27613
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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 Greensboro for the purchase of a moving bed biological reactor (Geo-Reactor[supreg]) containment drum, which is a major component of the Geo-Reactor[supreg] wastewater treatment process, for retrofit installation into an existing Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) basin at its Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Greensboro indicates that the Geo-Reactor[supreg] 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 Geo-Reactor[supreg] containment drum under consideration is manufactured by a company located in Canada and no United States manufacturer produces an alternative that meets Greensboro's justified technical specifications, including retrofit capacity. 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. Greensboro has provided sufficient documentation to support its request.
Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Availability and Comment Period for Revised Environmental Sampling, Analysis and Results Data Standards (ESAR)
Document Number: E9-27605
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of availability for a 30 day review and comment period is hereby given for six revised data standardsWell Information Data Standard, ESAR: Field Activity, ESAR: Monitoring Location, ESAR: Analysis and Results, ESAR: Project and Quality Assurance and Quality Control Data Standards.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Arkansas
Document Number: E9-27603
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Arkansas is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program adopting new regulations for the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications, promulgated and published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 57782 on October 10, 2007. Arkansas has adopted the LCR Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications to strengthen the implementation of the LCR for more effective protection of public health by reducing exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA has determined that the proposed program revision submitted by Arkansas for the LCR Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA proposes to approve these program revisions.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs
Document Number: E9-27568
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will begin to accept requests, from December 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance.
New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Petition and Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: E9-27567
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 2, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the South Shore Estuary Reserve (SSER), New York. The waters of the proposed No Discharge Zone (NDZ) fall within the jurisdictions of the Town of Southampton, the Town of Brookhaven, the Town of Islip, the Town of Babylon, the Town of Oyster Bay and the Town of Hempstead. The entities submitted an application prepared by the Peconic Baykeeper for the designation of a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation certified the need for greater protection of the water quality.
Technical Amendment of Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule
Document Number: E9-27304
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the Final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) to exclude from the regulation all documents and information submitted electronically to EPA by applicants for, and recipients of grants, cooperative agreements and other forms of financial assistance pursuant to EPA financial assistance regulations.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E9-27423
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. EPA is publishing this notice of such applications, pursuant to section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-27418
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
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
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: E9-27417
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will hold a public teleconference on December 1, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Dolores Wesson at the number listed below.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-27415
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
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
Proposed Consent Decree
Document Number: E9-27412
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
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
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-27312
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Emissions Factors Program Improvements
Document Number: E9-27302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 14, 2009, EPA published an Emissions Factors Program Improvements ANPRM to convey issues raised by stakeholders
NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship
Document Number: E9-27286
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
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.
Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule-Amendments
Document Number: E9-27156
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 5, 2008, EPA amended the Spill Prevention Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule to provide increased clarity with respect to specific regulatory requirements, to tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and to streamline certain rule requirements. The Agency subsequently delayed the effective date of these amendments to January 14, 2010, to allow the Agency time to review the amendments to ensure that they properly reflect consideration of all relevant facts. EPA also requested public comment on the delay of the effective date and its duration, and on the December 2008 amendments. Having reviewed the record for the amendments and the additional comments, EPA has decided to make only limited changes to the amendments. With respect to the majority of the December amendments, EPA is either taking no action or providing minor technical corrections. EPA is, however, removing the following provisions in the December 2008 amendments: the exclusion of farms and oil production facilities from the loading/unloading rack requirements; the exemption for produced water containers at an oil production facility; and the alternative qualified facility eligibility criteria for an oil production facility.
Revisions to the Arizona State PM-10 Implementation Plan; Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Document Number: E9-27046
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Maricopa Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on August 26, 2009 and concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from non- metallic mineral mining and processing in the Maricopa County (Phoenix) serious PM-10 nonattainment area. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the California Gulch Superfund Site
Document Number: E9-26956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing a proposed rule, a Notice of Intent to Delete Operable Unit 8 (OU8) of the California Gulch Superfund Site (Site) located in Lake County, Colorado, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. 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). The EPA and the State of Colorado, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, have determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the California Gulch Superfund Site
Document Number: E9-26952
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is publishing a direct final rule, a Notice of Partial Deletion of the California Gulch Superfund Site (Site), located in Lake County, Colorado, including all of Operable Unit 8 (OU8), 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). This direct final partial deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Colorado, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Air Quality Designations for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particle (PM2.5
Document Number: E9-25711
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule establishes the initial air quality designations for most areas in the United States (U.S.), including Indian Country, for the 2006 24-hour fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Through these designations, EPA is identifying areas that meet or violate these NAAQS. In particular, EPA is identifying the geographic boundaries of areas that violate, or contribute to violations of, the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. This is an important step toward providing the public health and welfare protections of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states with areas designated nonattainment to undertake certain planning and pollution control activities within these areas in order to attain the standards as quickly as reasonably possible. Designating areas also helps citizens know whether the air quality where they live and work is healthful or unhealthful. Health studies have shown significant associations between exposure to PM2.5 and premature death from heart and lung disease. PM2.5 can also aggravate heart and lung diseases and has been linked to effects such as cardiovascular symptoms, cardiac arrhythmias, heart attacks, respiratory symptoms, asthma attacks, and bronchitis. These effects can result in increased hospital admissions, emergency room visits, absences from school or work, and restricted activity days. Individuals that may be particularly sensitive to PM2.5 exposure include people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-27311
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality from sedimentation and the potential spread of invasive plants, and recommended the elimination of Off-Highway Vehicle routes with resource concerns. Rating EC2.
SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-27306
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Full Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 7, 2009, and ending December 8, 2009. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Adequacy Status of the Tennessee Portion of the Bi-State Memphis Maintenance Plan 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: E9-27170
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is notifying the public that it has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for Shelby County, Tennessee in the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted on February 26, 2009, by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. Shelby County is one of the counties in the bi- state Memphis Area for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard. Crittenden County, Arkansas is the other county in the bi-state Memphis Area. Through a separate action EPA has already found the Crittenden County budgets adequate for transportation conformity purposes. This action relates only to the Shelby County, Tennessee budgets. As a result of EPA's finding, Shelby County must use the MVEBs for future conformity determinations for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Risk and Technology Review Methods Review Panel
Document Number: E9-27169
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Risk and Technology Review (RTR) Methods Review Panel to discuss its draft advisory report.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E9-27168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from September 7, 2009 to October 23, 2009, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-26926
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Pseudomonas Fluorescens; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: E9-26822
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the United States Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation to use the pesticide Pseudomonas fluorescens CL145A (ATCC 55799) to treat dams, water distribution (e.g., canals, pipes and plumbing), water treatment, water pumping facilities, irrigation and power generation facilities infested with invasive quagga and zebra mussels and associated reservoirs, water holding marinas and watercraft, recreational facilities (e.g., beaches, boat launches), fish hatcheries and fish protection facilities (e.g., fish ladders and screens). The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by the EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts; Amendment to Terminate Uses
Document Number: E9-26701
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a July 1, 2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from a sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate registrant to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of their sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate preservation of cotton fabric, preservation of wood veneer, and preservation of alginate pastes product registrations. These are not the last sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate products registered for use in the United States. In the July 1, 2009 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendment to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew its request within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw its request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested amendment to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Draft Toxicological Review of Hydrogen Cyanide and Cyanide Salts: In Support of the Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-27051
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review 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 EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending November 23, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on September 23, 2009 (74 FR 48539). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
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: E9-27049
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review 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 EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending November 23, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on September 24, 2009 (74 FR 48733). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
Draft Toxicological Review of Trichloroacetic Acid: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-27048
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review 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 EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending November 23, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on September 24, 2009 (74 FR 48735). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Effort for New and Existing Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; EPA ICR No. 2362.01, OMB Control No. 2060-New
Document Number: E9-27047
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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.
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; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-27045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule entitled ``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.'' The proposed rule was initially published in the Federal Register on October 2, 2009. Written comments on the proposed rule were to be submitted to EPA on or before November 16, 2009 (45-day comment period). EPA is extending the public comment period until December 16, 2009.
Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures
Document Number: E9-27044
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) approval of alternative testing methods for use in measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes EPA to approve the use of alternative testing methods through publication in the Federal Register. EPA is using this streamlined authority to make 25 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples required by regulation. This expedited approach provides public water systems, laboratories, and primacy agencies with more timely access to new measurement techniques and greater flexibility in the selection of analytical methods, thereby reducing monitoring costs while maintaining public health protection.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E9-26958
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on June 26, 2009, and concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from open burning, wood burning fireplaces and heaters, and the storage, handling, and transportation of coke, coal, and sulfur. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E9-26950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, and nitrogen oxides emission limitations and related requirements for a Warrick County electrical generating unit. The provisions, which will be added for the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company's F.B. Culley Generating Station, are contained in a Federal consent decree. Indiana requested revising its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include the provisions on September 11, 2008. Adding these limitations will strengthen the Indiana SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: E9-26936
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving sulfur dioxide, particulate matter (PM), and nitrogen oxides emission limitations and related requirements for the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company's F.B. Culley Generating Station (Culley Station). Indiana requested a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) on September 11, 2008. Most of the provisions to be added are contained in a Federal consent decree. In addition, Indiana has removed expired sulfur dioxide emission limits from its regulations. These requirements are consistent with section 110 of the Clean Air Act as revisions to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP).
National Drinking Water Advisory Council's Climate Ready Water Utilities Working Group Meeting Announcement
Document Number: E9-26962
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing the first teleconference meeting of the Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) Working Group of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC). The purpose of this conference call is to provide a forum for the CRWU Working Group members to introduce themselves, to discuss the ground rules and standard operating procedures, and to develop an estimated time frame and approach to complete the Working Group charge. Any interested person or organization may attend or dial into the conference call (see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section and the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for more information).
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 Washburn, ND
Document Number: E9-26960
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
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) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality to the City of Washburn, ND for the Zenon ZeeWeed 1000 membrane filter manufactured by General Electric Water & Process Technologies for a capacity of 1.7 MGD. 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 membrane filters are manufactured in Canada, and meet the City of Washburn's performance specifications and requirements. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendation of EPA Region 8's Technical & Financial Services Unit. The City of Washburn 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 the Zenon ZeeWeed 1000 membrane filter for the Surface Water Treatment Plant upgrades being implemented by the City of Washburn that may otherwise be prohibited under Section 1605(a) of the ARRA.
Control of Emissions From New Highway Vehicles and Engines: Approval of New Scheduled Maintenance for Selective Catalyst Reduction Technologies
Document Number: E9-26924
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA has granted certain manufacturers new and limited variations in emission-related scheduled maintenance intervals for the replenishment of the nitrogen containing reducing agent for Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) technologies used in light-duty and chassis certified diesel vehicles for model years 2009-2010, and used in heavy-duty diesel vehicles and heavy-duty diesel engines for model years 2009-2011. SCR replenishment is considered critical emission-related maintenance.
Executive Order 13508 Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Section 203 Draft Strategy and Section 202 Federal Agency Reports
Document Number: E9-26923
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protecton Agency, Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of a draft strategy for restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and requests public comment. The document was prepared pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13508 of May 12, 2009, Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration. This E.O. requires that the draft strategy be published for public review and comments.
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Maricopa County
Document Number: E9-26861
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern PM-10 emissions from open outdoor fires and indoor fireplaces at commercial and institutional establishments, primary and secondary MCAQD ambient air quality standards, and residential woodburning devices. We are approving local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Maricopa County
Document Number: E9-26860
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) and Maricopa County portions of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern PM-10 emissions from open outdoor fires and indoor fireplaces at commercial and institutional establishments, primary and secondary MCAQD ambient air quality standards, and residential woodburning devices. We are proposing approval of local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Various Commodities; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-26842
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 21, 2009, announcing the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment/modification of regulations for residues of the biochemical pesticide 2,6- diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN) in or on various food commodities. This document reopens the comment period until November 16, 2009.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Request for Nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: E9-26839
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. Vacancies are expected to be filled by early spring 2010. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.