Environmental Protection Agency 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 251 - 300 of 1,755
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste Final Exclusion
Document Number: E9-26837
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is granting a petition to exclude (or ``delist'') wastewater treatment plant sludges from conversion coating on aluminum generated at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP), Sterling Heights, Michigan from the list of hazardous wastes. SHAP is owned by Old Carco LLC (formerly Chrysler LLC, formerly DaimlerChrysler) and operated by Chrysler Group LLC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; RadNet (Previously Known as ERAMS); EPA ICR No. 0877.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0015
Document Number: E9-26836
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
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 May 31, 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-26826
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-26825
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air quality, wetlands, floodplains, groundwater and riparian habitat complexes and requested information on public transit, designated non- motorized infrastructure, and demand management to reduce greenhouse gases. Rating EC2.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E9-26824
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Federal Register of November 5, 2008 (73 FR 65743) (FRL-8371-3), EPA issued direct final significant new use rules (SNURs) for 56 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). For the chemical substance identified as Oxetane, 3,3'- [oxybis(methylene)] bis[3-ethyl- (PMN P-03-471; CAS No. 18934-00-4), the citation at Sec. 721.10095(a)(2)(ii) incorrectly identified one of the hazard communication program requirements. This action corrects the final regulation.
Request for Nominations to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC)
Document Number: E9-26820
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
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 the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC). The FRRCC is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92463. The FRRCC was established in 2008 and provides independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. Members serve as representatives from academia, industry (e.g., farm groups and allied industries), non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments.
Proposed Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: E9-26818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for two chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices. The two substances are identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (P-08-177) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (P-08-328). These substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. The consent orders require protective measures to limit exposures or otherwise mitigate the potential unreasonable risk. The proposed SNURs on these substances are based on and consistent with the provisions in the underlying consent orders. The proposed SNURs designate as a ``significant new use'' the absence of the protective measures required in the corresponding consent orders. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process either of these two substances 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. 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.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E9-26704
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that EPA has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. Appendix, the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) is a necessary committee which is in the public interest. Accordingly, the NAC/AEGL Committee will be renewed for an additional 2-year period. The purpose of the NAC/AEGL Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with acute exposure guideline levels which can be used by Federal, State, and local agencies and the private sector for emergency planning response and prevention activities related to release of hazardous substances through accident or chemical terrorism activity. The NAC/ AEGL Committee's recommended values will represent standardized national acute exposure guideline levels developed by a cross-section of the U.S. scientific community and based on the use of consistent methodology developed by the National Academy of Sciences.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Columbia Generating Station
Document Number: E9-26697
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Specifically, the Administrator granted in part and denied in part the petition submitted by the Sierra Club to object to the operating permit for Columbia Generating Station (Columbia).
Draft Toxicological Review of Chloroprene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-26692
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on November 23, 2009, during the public comment period for the external review draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Choroprene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).'' The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties during the public comment period and prior to the external peer review meeting. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All presentations will become part of the official and public record.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting-Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices; EPA ICR No. 1381.09, OMB Control No. 2050-0122
Document Number: E9-26685
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
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 March 31, 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 Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-26611
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Certain Polyurethane Polymer; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E9-26608
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of carbonic acid, diethyl ester, polymer with [alpha]-hydro-[omega]-hydroxypoly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)] ether with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (3:1), ester with [alpha]-[[[[5-(carboxyamino)-1,3,3- trimethylcyclohexyl]methyl]amino]carbonyl]-[omega]-methoxypol y(oxy-1,2- ethanediyl), when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of carbonic acid, diethyl ester, polymer with [alpha]- hydro-[omega]-hydroxypoly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)] ether with 2- ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (3:1), ester with [alpha]- [[[[5-(carboxyamino)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexyl]methyl]amino]c arbonyl]- [omega]-methoxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), on food or feed commodities.
Methamidophos; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E9-26603
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking tolerances for the insecticide methamidophos on cucumber, eggplant and melon. 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 section 408(q) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Petition to Protect Children from Pesticide Drift; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-26595
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 13, 2009, EPA received a petition from Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice, on behalf of several other organizations, requesting that the Agency systematically evaluate children's exposures to pesticide drift and require interim prohibitions on the use of certain pesticides near homes, schools, and other places where children congregate. With this notice, the Agency is soliciting comments on the petition. In a separate notice published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Agency is soliciting comments on a draft Pesticide Registration (PR) notice providing guidance on pesticide drift labeling (see www.regulations.gov, docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0628).
Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Drift Labeling
Document Number: E9-26594
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on two documents - a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (draft PR Notice) entitled ``Pesticide Drift Labeling'' (PRN 2009-X) and a draft explanatory document entitled ``Pesticide Drift Labeling Interpretation.'' PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice provides guidance to the applicants and registrants of certain pesticide products for revising labeling statements intended to protect people and other non-target organisms and sites from adverse effects that may be caused by off- target pesticide drift. The draft explanatory document provides guidance for state and tribal regulatory officials responsible for enforcement of user compliance with the requirements of pesticide labeling on how to interpret the labeling statements contained in the draft PR Notice. An additional supporting document, entitled ``Draft PR Notice 2009-X: Additional Information and Questions for Commenters,'' provides background and supplemental information that explain the Agency's rationale for its proposed guidance on drift labeling. This document also requests responses by readers to specific questions concerning draft PR Notice 2009-X. All three documents are available in the public docket.
Pesticide Inert Ingredients; Revocation of Tolerance Exemption for Sperm Oil
Document Number: E9-26540
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this final rule to revoke the existing obsolete tolerance exemption for residues of sperm oil conforming to 21 CFR 172.210. There have not been any active Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) pesticide product registrations containing this inert ingredient for many years. In addition, the sperm whale (from which sperm oil is derived) is a federally listed endangered species, and taking (or harming) this species is prohibited under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Therefore, since this exemption corresponds to uses no longer current or registered under FIFRA in the United States, EPA is revoking the existing tolerance exemption under 40 CFR 180.910 because it is no longer necessary.
National Priorities List, Final Rule No. 48
Document Number: E9-26539
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds three sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule
Document Number: E9-26537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing 2 public hearings to be held for the proposed rule ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule'' which published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009. The hearings will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in Arlington, VA, and on Thursday, November 19, 2009, in Rosemont, IL.
Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Suspend the Registration of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait and Cancel Certain Application Sites; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-26522
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 7, 2009, concerning the receipt of a petition that requested the suspension of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait and also requested the cancellation of certain application sites for the product. This document extends the comment period for 31 days, from November 6, 2009 to December 7, 2009.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, California Air Resources Board Consumer Products Regulations
Document Number: E9-26417
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the California Air Resources Board portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on June 26, 2009 and concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products. We are approving State rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee
Document Number: E9-26418
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the Review of Nutrient Criteria Guidance. The Committee will discuss its draft advisory report.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement: APCO Mossberg Company, Inc., Superfund Site, Attleboro, MA
Document Number: E9-26416
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past costs concerning the APCO Mossberg Company, Inc., Superfund Site in Attleboro, Massachusetts, with settling party Morton D. Cross. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $50,000, plus an additional sum for interest on that amount calculated from July 1, 2009 through the date of payment, to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue for the settling party pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received relating to the settlement and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Analysis of Archived Environmental Samples From the American Healthy Homes Survey (New); EPA ICR No. XXXX.XX, OMB Control No. 20XX-XXXX
Document Number: E9-26414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Notice of Issuance Federal Operating Permit to Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Document Number: E9-26413
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that, on August 27, 2009, pursuant to Title V of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued a Title V Permit to Operate (Title V permit) to Mille Lacs Band Corporate Commission (Grand Casino Mille Lacs). This permit authorizes Grand Casino Mille Lacs to operate its four diesel-fired generator sets (generators) at its facility (Facility) in Onamia, Minnesota. The electricity produced from the generators can be used for peak load management, as well as backup power for the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Resort and Hotel, which is located on lands held in trust for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians, and which is located within the boundaries of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation.
Draft Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-26411
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period for the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-09/011A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). The public comment period and the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) peer-review workshop, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this notice to the SAB peer-review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendments to Existing Regulation Provisions Concerning Case-by-Case Reasonably Available Control Technology
Document Number: E9-26340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This SIP revision consists of amendments to the Commonwealth's existing regulations in order to clarify and recodify provisions covering case-by-case reasonably available control technology (RACT), as well as to add the 1997 8-hour ozone standard RACT requirements to the Commonwealth's regulations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National Environmental Education Foundation
Document Number: E9-26336
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non- profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education Foundation Board of Trustees. The appointee is Kenneth Olden, Chairman, Avon Foundation Scientific Advisory Board.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Corrections to the Arizona and Nevada State Implementation Plans
Document Number: E9-26332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to delete certain statutes and rules that were erroneously approved by EPA under the Clean Air Act as part of the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans. The statutes that are the subject of this proposal are from the Arizona state implementation plan. The rules that are the subject of this proposal were adopted by Pima County Health Department in Arizona and the State Environmental Commission, Clark County District Board of Health, and Washoe County District Board of Health in Nevada. The statutes and rules that EPA is proposing to delete relate to general declarations of policy, advisory committees, variances, and incidental fees and nuisance odors. EPA is proposing to delete these statutes and rules under section 110(k)(6) of the Clean Air Act. EPA is also proposing to correct certain clerical and typographical errors in the codification of the Pima County portion of the Arizona plan.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Corrections to the Arizona and Nevada State Implementation Plans; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E9-26328
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 8, 2009 (74 FR 51795), EPA published a direct final rule deleting certain statutes and rules that were erroneously approved by EPA under the Clean Air Act as part of the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans. EPA is withdrawing this previously published rule, and in this Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final rule that replaces the October 8, 2009, direct final rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Corrections to the Arizona and Nevada State Implementation Plans; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
Document Number: E9-26327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 8, 2009 (74 FR 51824), EPA published a rule proposing to delete certain statutes and rules that were erroneously approved by EPA under the Clean Air Act as part of the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans. EPA is withdrawing this previously published rule, and in this Federal Register, we are publishing a proposed rule that replaces the October 8, 2009, proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Corrections to the Arizona and Nevada State Implementation Plans
Document Number: E9-26325
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is deleting certain statutes and rules that were erroneously approved by EPA under the Clean Air Act as part of the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans. The statutes that are the subject of this rule are from the Arizona state implementation plan. The rules that are the subject of this rule were adopted by the Pima County Health Department in Arizona and the State Environmental Commission, Clark County District Board of Health, and Washoe County District Board of Health in Nevada. The statutes and rules that EPA is deleting relate to general declarations of policy, advisory committees, variances, and incidental fees and nuisance odors. EPA has determined that the continued presence of these statutory provisions and rules in the applicable state implementation plans is potentially confusing and thus harmful to affected sources, the state, local agencies, the general public and to EPA. The intended effect of this action is to delete these statutes and rules from the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans. EPA is also correcting certain clerical and typographical errors in the codification of the Pima County portion of the Arizona plan.
Administrative Stay of Clean Air Interstate Rule for Minnesota; Administrative Stay of Federal Implementation Plan To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone for Minnesota
Document Number: E9-25596
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule administratively stays the effectiveness, for Minnesota and Minnesota sources only, of two rules issued under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) related to the interstate transport of pollutants. On May 12, 2005, EPA issued the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) requiring Minnesota and other states in the eastern U.S. to submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to limit sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions in order to eliminate the significant contribution of these states to nonattainment for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and/or ozone, and eliminates interference with maintenance of attainment, in downwind states. On April 28, 2006, EPA issued Federal Implementation Plans (CAIR FIPs) to serve as a backstop until replaced by approved SIPs. Subsequently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed and remanded CAIR. Among other things, the
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Kerr-McGee/Anadarko-Frederick Compressor Station
Document Number: E9-26339
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a citizen petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Specifically, the Administrator has granted the August 14, 2008 petition, submitted by Rocky Mountain Clean Air Action (Petitioner), to object to CDPHE's April 29, 2008 Addendum to the January 1, 2007 Technical Review Document in support of the renewal of the title V operating permit and to CDPHE's determination that ``no changes to the [title V] permit'' were warranted.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-26338
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS); Announcement of Availability of Literature Searches for IRIS Assessments
Document Number: E9-26335
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of literature searches for three IRIS assessments that were or may be started in 2009 and requesting scientific information on health effects that may result from exposure to these chemical substances. The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is an EPA database that contains information on human health effects that may result from exposure to chemical substances in the environment.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-26218
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands and natural areas, and requested additional information on hazardous waste, noise and vibration. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-26179
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-26178
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on July 13, 2009, and concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from asphalt paving, gasoline bulk storage tanks, and gasoline dispensing stations. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Stormwater Management Including Discharges From Newly Developed and Redeveloped Sites; EPA ICR No. 2366.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW.
Document Number: E9-26169
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-26090
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland, with the exception of its 2009 nitrogen oxides (NOX) ozone season and NOX annual allocations, its 2009 set-aside allocations and the Compliance Supplement Pool (CSP) allocations. The revisions establish budget trading programs for nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, NOX ozone season, and sulfur dioxides (SO2)
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases
Document Number: E9-23315
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating a regulation to require reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the economy. The final rule applies to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, direct greenhouse gas emitters and manufacturers of heavy-duty and off- road vehicles and engines. The rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only that sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report emissions.
Release of Draft Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide
Document Number: E9-26093
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about October 20, 2009, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public comment a draft assessment document: Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the Carbon Monoxide (CO) Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardsFirst External Review Draft. This draft document describes the quantitative analyses that are being conducted as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide (CO).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 8 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Arkansas
Document Number: E9-26091
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the final agency action on 8 TMDLs established by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the State of Arkansas, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record files for the final 8 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/ tmdl/index.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food/Feed Crops and New Inert Ingredients; EPA ICR No. 0597.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0024
Document Number: E9-26089
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Large Municipal Waste Combustors Constructed on or Before September 20, 1994 (Renewal)
Document Number: E9-26082
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Exchange Network Grants Progress Report (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2207.03, OMB Control No. 2025-0006
Document Number: E9-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Proposed Information Collection Request for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines; EPA ICR No. 2368.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW
Document Number: E9-25988
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources
Document Number: E9-25576
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing national emission standards for the control of hazardous air pollutants for nine area source categories in the chemical manufacturing sector: Agricultural Chemicals and Pesticides Manufacturing, Cyclic Crude and Intermediate Production, Industrial Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing, Industrial Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Inorganic Pigments Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Plastic Materials and Resins Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Production, and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing. The standards and associated requirements for the nine area source categories are combined in one subpart. This final rule establishes emission standards in the form of management practices for each chemical manufacturing process unit as well as emission limits for certain subcategories of process vents and storage tanks. The rule also establishes management practices and other emission reduction requirements for subcategories of wastewater systems and heat exchange systems.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-25992
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a