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Tristyrylphenol Ethoxylates; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2010-29992
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]- [tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-[omega]-hydroxy-, (CAS Reg. No. 99734-09- 5), here in referred to as tristyrylphenol ethoxylate, when used as an inert ingredient post-harvest as a surfactant under 40 CFR 180.910 with a maximum of 15 percent by weight in pesticide formulations. Ag-Chem Consulting, on behalf of LG Life Science, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of tristyrylphenol ethoxylate.
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Injection and Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
Document Number: 2010-29934
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating a regulation to require greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting from facilities that conduct geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide and all other facilities that conduct injection of carbon dioxide. This rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gases.
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Additional Sources of Fluorinated GHGs
Document Number: 2010-28803
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a regulation to require monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from additional sources of fluorinated greenhouse gases, including electronics manufacturing, fluorinated gas production, electrical equipment use, electrical equipment manufacture or refurbishment, as well as importers and exporters of pre-charged equipment and closed-cell foams. This rule requires monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gases for these source categories only for sources with carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, imports, or exports above certain threshold levels. This rule does not require control of greenhouse gases.
Guidance on Planning, Implementing, Maintaining, and Enforcing Institutional Controls at Contaminated Sites
Document Number: 2010-30111
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is interested in soliciting individual stakeholder input regarding the issues addressed in the EPA interim final guidance, titled Institutional Controls: A Guide to Planning, Implementing, Maintaining, and Enforcing Institutional Controls at Contaminated Sites. The Agency will consider the information gathered from this notice and other sources before finalizing this guidance.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Removal of Direct Final Exclusion
Document Number: 2010-30109
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because EPA received adverse comment, we are removing the direct final exclusion for Eastman Chemical CompanyTexas Operations, published on September 24, 2010.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2010-30106
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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, to address a lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians: WildEarth Guardians v. Jackson, Civil Action No. 1:10-cv- 01672-RPM (D. CO). On or about July 14, 2010, WildEarth Guardians filed a complaint alleging that EPA Administrator Jackson failed to fulfill a mandatory duty to respond to an administrative petition to object to issuance of air permit No. 96OPMR129 to the Public Service Company of Colorado doing business as Xcel Energy to operate the Pawnee coal-fired power plant in Morgan County, Colorado (the ``Pawnee Petition'') within the 60 days specified in section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act and asking the court to enter judgment: (i) Declaring that EPA has violated the Clean Air Act by failing to grant or deny the administrative petition; and, (ii) Ordering EPA to grant or deny the administrative petition in accordance with an expeditious schedule prescribed by the Court. On September 1, 2010, WildEarth Guardians filed a first amended complaint alleging that EPA Administrator Jackson failed to fulfill a mandatory duty to respond to administrative petitions to object to the issuance of air permit No. 96OPAD137 to Xcel Energy to operate the Cherokee coal-fired power plant in Denver, Colorado (the ``Cherokee Petition'') and air permit No. 960PBO131 to Xcel Energy to operate the Valmont coal-fired power plant in Boulder County, Colorado (the ``Valmont Petition''). Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA agrees to: (i) Sign a response to the Pawnee Petition no later than June 30, 2011; (ii) sign a response to the Valmont Petition no later than September 30, 2011; and, (iii) sign a response to the Cherokee Petition no later than October 31, 2011.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Extension of Attainment Date for the Atlanta, GA 1997 8-Hour Ozone Moderate Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2010-30104
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a request from the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (EPD), to grant a one-year extension of the attainment date for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Atlanta, Georgia Area (hereafter referred to as the ``Atlanta Area''). This request was sent to EPA via letter from EPD on June 9, 2010. The Atlanta Area consists of Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton Counties in Georgia. In today's action, EPA is finalizing a determination that the State of Georgia has met the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements to obtain a one-year extension to its attainment date for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the Atlanta Area. As a result, EPA is approving a one-year extension of the 1997 8- hour ozone moderate attainment date for the Atlanta Area. Specifically, EPA (through this final action) is extending the Atlanta Area's attainment date from June 15, 2010, to June 15, 2011.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; State of Delaware; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) Units, Negative Declaration and Withdrawal of EPA Plan Approval
Document Number: 2010-30103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State of Delaware's negative declaration and request for EPA withdrawal of its section 111(d)/129 plan (the plan) approval for HMIWI units. Submittal of a negative declaration or state plan revision is a requirement of the Clean Air Act (CAA). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State of Delaware's negative declaration and request for EPA withdrawal of its plan approval for HMIWI units. 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 received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, State of Delaware; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) Units, Negative Declaration and Withdrawal of EPA Plan Approval
Document Number: 2010-30102
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the State of Delaware's negative declaration and request for EPA withdrawal of its section 111(d)/129 plan (the plan) approval for HMIWI units.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Gasoline Volatility
Document Number: 2010-30100
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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 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, 2011. 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.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2010-30098
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and Kentucky Environmental Foundation (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Sierra Club, et al. v. Jackson, No. 10-cv-00889-CKK (D. DC). On May 26, 2010, Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed to perform nondiscretionary duties, under section 110(k)(2) of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7410(k)(2), to take action on certain State Implementation Plan (``SIP'') submittals by the State of Kentucky. The proposed consent decree establishes deadlines for EPA to take action.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of California; 2008 San Joaquin Valley State Implementation Plan for Fine Particulate Matter; 2007 State Strategy; PM2.
Document Number: 2010-29248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve in part and disapprove in part state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by California to provide for attainment of the 1997 annual and 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) nonattainment area. The SIP revisions are the SJV 2008 PM2.5 Plan (revised 2010) and portions of the 2007 State Strategy (revised 2009). Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve the emissions inventories as meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA's fine particle implementing rule and to approve commitments to implement specific measures and meet specific aggregate emissions reductions by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resource Board. In addition, we are proposing to find that volatile organic compounds are a PM2.5 attainment plan precursor in the SJV for which controls should be evaluated. EPA is proposing to disapprove the attainment demonstration. EPA is also proposing to disapprove the reasonably available control measures/reasonably available control technology demonstration, the air quality modeling, the reasonable further progress (RFP) demonstration, the contingency measures, and the attainment and RFP conformity motor vehicle emissions budgets. EPA is also proposing to not grant California's request to extend to April 5, 2015 the deadline for the SJV nonattainment area to attain the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
Document Number: 2010-28655
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating a regulation to require monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from petroleum and natural gas systems. This action adds this source category to the list of source categories already required to report greenhouse gas emissions. This action applies to sources with carbon dioxide equivalent emissions above certain threshold levels as described in this regulation. This action does not require control of greenhouse gases.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles
Document Number: 2010-28120
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency
EPA and NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, are each proposing rules to establish a comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel efficiency for on-road heavy-duty vehicles, responding to the President's directive on May 21, 2010, to take coordinated steps to produce a new generation of clean vehicles. NHTSA's proposed fuel consumption standards and EPA's proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards would be tailored to each of three regulatory categories of heavy-duty vehicles: Combination Tractors; Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks and Vans; and Vocational Vehicles, as well as gasoline and diesel heavy-duty engines. EPA's proposed hydrofluorocarbon emissions standards would apply to air conditioning systems in tractors, pickup trucks, and vans, and EPA's proposed nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) emissions standards would apply to all heavy-duty engines, pickup trucks, and vans. EPA is also requesting comment on possible alternative CO2-equivalent approaches for model year 2012-14 light-duty vehicles. EPA's proposed greenhouse gas emission standards under the Clean Air Act would begin with model year 2014. NHTSA's proposed fuel consumption standards under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 would be voluntary in model years 2014 and 2015, becoming mandatory with model year 2016 for most regulatory categories. Commercial trailers would not be regulated in this phase of the Heavy- Duty National Program, although there is a discussion of the possibility of future action for trailers.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Change of Meeting Location
Document Number: 2010-29982
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is issuing this notice to change the meeting location of the December 7, 2010 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) meeting. The FIFRA SAP is meeting to consider and review scientific issues associated with pesticide exposure models and climate change.
Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period of Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)
Document Number: 2010-29978
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 1 (EPA), issued a Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES general permits for discharges from small MS4s to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on November 4, 2010. The draft general permits are the Draft Small MS4 General Permits for Massachusetts Interstate, Merrimack, and South Coastal Watersheds. These three general permits are for the discharge of stormwater from Small MS4s to the waters in these watersheds. The November 4, 2010 notice included information on a public hearing. The notice did not meet the time frames required by 40 CFR 124.10. Therefore, EPA has rescheduled the hearing and extended the comment permit of the draft permits. Throughout this documents the terms ``this permit'' and ``the permit'' will refer to all three general permits. Information on the draft permits, appendices and fact sheet is available at: http://www.epa.gov/ne/npdes/stormwater/mimsc_sms4.html.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule and Fine Particulate Matter Revision
Document Number: 2010-29951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a draft revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (EPD), to EPA on September 30, 2010, for parallel processing. The proposed revision makes two changes for which EPA is proposing approval in today's rulemaking. First, the proposed SIP revision modifies Georgia's New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. Specifically, the proposed SIP revision establishes appropriate emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modification projects become subject to Georgia's PSD permitting requirements for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Second, the proposed SIP revision incorporates provisions for implementing the PSD program for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The first component of this proposed SIP revision is necessary because without it, on January 2, 2011, PSD requirements would apply at the 100 or 250 tons per year (tpy) levels provided under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), which would overwhelm Georgia's permitting resources. The second component of this proposed SIP revision (addressing the PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS)) is necessary to comply with Federal regulations related to PSD permitting. EPA is proposing approval of Georgia's September 30, 2010, SIP revision because the Agency has made the preliminary determination that this SIP revision is in accordance with the CAA and EPA regulations regarding PSD permitting for GHGs and the PM2.5 NAAQS.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority, EPA ICR No. 1676.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0306
Document Number: 2010-29942
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
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 to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on 05/31/2011. 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for the SAB Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Review Panel
Document Number: 2010-29939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting public nominations of experts to form an SAB panel to review EPA's non-cancer health effects assessment for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).
Determinations of Attainment by the Applicable Attainment Date for the Hayden, Nogales, Paul Spur/Douglas PM10
Document Number: 2010-29937
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the November 2, 2010 (75 FR 67220), direct final rule determining that the Hayden, Nogales, and Paul Spur/Douglas areas in Arizona had attained the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to ten microns by the applicable attainment date. On the basis of this determination, EPA concluded that these three ``moderate'' nonattainment areas were not subject to reclassification. In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by December 2, 2010, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. On November 3, 2010, EPA received a comment. EPA believes this comment is adverse and, therefore, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on November 2, 2010 (75 FR 67303). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Addition of Incentive for Regulatory Flexibility for Its Environmental Stewardship Program
Document Number: 2010-29817
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 6, 2007, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted a request to EPA to amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to add incentives for regulatory flexibility for participants in its Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) and Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) Community Challenge Program. Indiana requested that EPA approve the following for ESP and CLEAN members: The incorporation by reference of certain incentives under the National Environmental Performance Track (NEPT) Program, monthly averaging of volatile organic compound (VOC) coating limits, and the processing of pollution prevention projects as minor permit revisions. EPA proposed to disapprove these three incentives on August 19, 2010, and received no comments.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2010-29815
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve revisions to Maryland's State Implementation Plan (SIP). This SIP revision consists of an addition to Maryland's Volatile Organic Compounds from Specific Processes Regulation. Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) adopted standards for industrial solvent cleaning operations that satisfy the reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) covered by control techniques guidelines (CTG). In the direct final rule published on September 29, 2010 (75 FR 59973), we stated that if we received any adverse comments by October 29, 2010, the rule would be withdrawn and would not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment within the comment period. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on September 29, 2010 (75 FR 60013). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Draft Report From the October 27-28, 2010 HSRB Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29814
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft report from the October 27- 28, 2010 HSRB meeting.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: 2010-29789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on June 29, 2009, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The State has submitted amendments to the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC), which supplement Indiana's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), for which EPA granted limited approval as an abbreviated SIP on October 22, 2007. The State's June 29, 2009, submittal includes elements that EPA deems necessary in order for EPA to fully approve Indiana's CAIR SIP. This will allow a transition from an abbreviated SIP with limited approval to a full SIP with full approval under which the various CAIR implementation provisions would be governed by State rules rather than Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) rules. This action results in the withdrawal of the Indiana CAIR FIP concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: 2010-29788
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on June 29, 2009, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The State has submitted amendments to the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC), which supplement Indiana's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), for which EPA granted limited approval as an abbreviated SIP on October 22, 2007. The abbreviated SIP was to be implemented in conjunction with a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that specified requirements for emissions monitoring, permit provisions, and other elements of CAIR programs. The State's June 29, 2009, submittal includes elements that EPA deems necessary in order for EPA to fully approve Indiana's CAIR SIP. This will allow a transition from an abbreviated SIP with limited approval to a full SIP with full approval under which the various CAIR implementation provisions would be governed by State rules rather than FIP rules. This action results in the withdrawal of the Indiana CAIR FIP concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Ohio Portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton Area; 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2010-29785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the maintenance plan for the Ohio portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN 8-hour ozone area. The Cincinnati-Hamilton area includes Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio, Lawrenceburg Township in Dearborn County, Indiana, and Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in Kentucky. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted a maintenance plan revision on July 6, 2010. The submittal contained revisions to 2015 and 2020 NOX point source emissions projections for Butler County to reflect modifications at a major source that will occur during the maintenance period.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Ohio Portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton Area; 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2010-29784
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the maintenance plan for the Ohio portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN 8-hour ozone area. The Cincinnati-Hamilton area includes Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio, Lawrenceburg Township in Dearborn County, Indiana, and Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in Kentucky. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted a maintenance plan revision on July 6, 2010. The submittal contained revisions to 2015 and 2020 NOX point source emissions projections for Butler County to reflect modifications at a major source that will occur during the maintenance period.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2010-29827
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho
Document Number: 2010-29628
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving numerous revisions to the Idaho State Implementation Plan that were submitted to EPA by the State of Idaho on May 22, 2003, April 2, 2004, July 13, 2005, May 5, 2006, April 16, 2007, May 12, 2008, and June 8, 2009. The revisions were submitted in accordance with the requirements of section 110 and part D of the Clean Air Act (hereinafter the Act or CAA). EPA is taking no action in this rulemaking on a number of submitted rule revisions that are unrelated to the purposes of the implementation plan.
Addition of National Toxicology Program Carcinogens; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
Document Number: 2010-29627
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is adding 16 chemicals to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA). These 16 chemicals have been classified by the National Toxicology Program in their Report on Carcinogens as ``reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.'' EPA has determined that these 16 chemicals meet the EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) criteria because they can reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer in humans.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho
Document Number: 2010-29626
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State for Idaho for the purpose of addressing the ``good neighbor'' provisions of the Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA) section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards) and the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This SIP revision addresses the requirement that the State of Idaho's SIP have adequate provisions to prohibit air emissions from adversely affecting another state's air quality through interstate transport. In this action, EPA is approving the Idaho Interstate Transport SIP provisions that address the requirement of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) that emissions from Idaho sources do not significantly contribute to nonattainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS in any other state, interfere with maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS in any other state, and interfere with measures required in the SIP of any other state under part C of subchapter I of the CAA to prevent significant deterioration of air quality. This action is being taken under section 110 and part C of subchapter I of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; State Implementation Plan Revisions for Interstate Transport of Pollution, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment New Source Review, Source Registration and Emissions Reporting and Rules of Practice and Procedure
Document Number: 2010-29398
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving part of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Oklahoma that demonstrates that adequate provisions are in place to prohibit Oklahoma air emissions from interfering with Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) measures required in the SIP of any other state for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. Specifically, EPA is approving the Oklahoma Interstate Transport SIP provisions that address the requirement of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) that emissions from sources in Oklahoma do not interfere with measures required in the SIP of any other state under part C of the CAA to prevent ``significant deterioration of air quality.'' EPA is also approving portions of revisions to the Oklahoma SIP submitted on February 14, 2002, and June 24, 2010. The February 14, 2002, revisions we are approving relate to PSD and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) for major sources, source registration and emissions reporting and other rules of practice and procedure (except for revisions relating to minor sources). The June 24, 2010, revisions we are approving include nitrogen oxides (NOX) as an ozone precursor in Oklahoma's PSD SIP for purposes of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This action is being taken under section 110 and parts C and D of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: 2010-29397
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Mexico for the purpose of addressing the ``good neighbor'' provisions of the Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standards) and the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This SIP revision addresses the requirement that New Mexico's SIP has adequate provisions to prohibit air emissions from adversely affecting another state's air quality through interstate transport. In this action, EPA is approving the New Mexico Interstate Transport SIP provisions that address the requirement of CAA section 110 (a)(2)(D)(i)(I) that emissions from New Mexico sources do not interfere with maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS in any other state. In addition, EPA is approving the provisions of this SIP submission that address the requirement of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) that emissions from the State's sources do not interfere with measures required in the SIP of any other state under part C of the CAA to prevent ``significant deterioration of air quality.'' For purposes of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, EPA is also approving a SIP revision that modifies New Mexico's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) SIP for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS to include nitrogen oxides (NOX) as an ozone precursor. This action is being taken under section 110 and part C of the Act.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2010-29674
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to begin the manufacture of those chemicals. This document covers the period from September 20, 2010, to October 8, 2010, and provides the required notice and status report for the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the NOCs to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
N,N,N′,N″,-Tetrakis-(2-Hydroxypropyl) Ethylenediamine (NTHE); Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2010-29647
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N,N,N',N'',-Tetrakis-(2-Hydroxypropyl) Ethylenediamine (NTHE; CAS no. 102-60-3) when used as an inert ingredient stabilizer for formulation for pre- and post-harvest uses under 40 CFR 180.910 and application to animals under 40 CFR 180.930, at a maximum concentration of 20% by weight in pesticide formulations. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 15 (CST 15) EPA Company No. 84947 submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of NTHE.
Availability of Federally-Enforceable State Implementation Plans for All States
Document Number: 2010-29640
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 110(h) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (the ``Act''), requires EPA by November 15, 1995, and every three years thereafter, to assemble the requirements of the Federally-enforceable State Implementation Plans (SIPs) in each State and to publish notice in the Federal Register of the availability of such documents. This notice of availability fulfills the three-year requirement of making these SIP compilations for each State available to the public.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for the Review of a Draft Microbial Risk Assessment Guideline: Pathogenic Microorganisms in Food and Water
Document Number: 2010-29637
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting public nominations for technical experts to form an SAB panel to review a draft interagency Microbial Risk Assessment Guideline: Pathogenic Microorganisms in Food and Water (the Guideline) which provides a flexible framework for conducting microbial risk assessment that may be applied by different agencies with various statutory authorities.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Quality Review Teleconferences of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-29636
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the chartered SAB: (a) A quality review of an SAB draft review of EPA's ``Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene'' on December 15, 2010 and (b) a quality review of an SAB draft review of EPA's ``Development of a Relative Potency Factor (RPF) Approach for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures'' on December 16, 2010.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for Review of EPA's Draft Technical Report Pertaining to Uranium and Thorium In-Situ Leach Recovery and Post-Closure Stability Monitoring
Document Number: 2010-29635
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting public nominations for technical experts to augment the SAB's Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) to review and provide advice on EPA's draft scientific and technical report on Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Nomination Application for the U.S. EPA Montreal Protocol Awards; EPA ICR No. 2389.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW
Document Number: 2010-29631
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Withdrawal of Direct Final Exclusion
Document Number: 2010-29630
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because EPA received adverse comments, we are withdrawing the direct final exclusion for ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company Beaumont Refinery, published on October 1, 2010.
Polyoxyalkylated Glycerol Fatty Acid Esters; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2010-29625
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polyoxyalkylated glycerol fatty acid esters; the mono-, di-, or triglyceride mixtures of C8 through C22, primarily C8 through C18 saturated and unsaturated, fatty acids containing up to 15% water by weight reacted with a minimum of three moles of either ethylene oxide or propylene oxide, also known as polyoxyalkylated glycerol fatty acid esters, when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. Croda Inc., 315 Cherry Lane, Wilmington, DE 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 polyoxyalkylated glycerol fatty acid esters; the mono-, di-, or triglyceride mixtures of C8 through C22, primarily C8 through C18 saturated and unsaturated, fatty acids containing up to 15% water by weight reacted with a minimum of three moles of either ethylene oxide or propylene oxide, also known as polyoxyalkylated glycerol fatty acid esters, when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation on food or feed commodities.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Announcement of New Membership and Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-29624
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice that a public meeting of the new membership to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) is scheduled for December 14 and 15, 2010. A draft agenda is under development that will include reports from and discussions about current issues from the following PPDC work groups: 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies; Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvements; Comparative Safety Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling; and Public Health Work Group. Discussion topics will also cover spray drift, current Endangered Species Act issues, and brief program updates on current regulatory topics. PPDC work group meetings are also being scheduled and are open to the public. The 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies Work Group is holding a workshop on 21st Century Science and Integrated Testing and Assessment Strategies: Transitioning Research to Regulatory Practice on December 13, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will also be available via webinar. A brochure and agenda regarding this Workshop and information and instructions for participating in the webinar is found at: http:// www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/ppdc/testing/index.html. The PPDC PRIA Process Improvements Work Group will meet on December 13, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Information about this work group meeting can be found on EPA's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2260.04, OMB Control No. 2090-0029
Document Number: 2010-29623
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that 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 05/31/2011. 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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: 2010-29390
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing previously registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: 2010-29224
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Receipt of Amendment and Extension Applications; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29223
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications 264-EUP- 140 and 264-EUP-143 from Bayer CropScience LP requesting to amend and extend the existing experimental use permits (EUPs) for the active ingredients Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in event T303-3 and T304-40 cotton plants (264-EUP-140); and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in event GHB119 and GHB714 cotton plants and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab x Cry2Ae combined trait cotton (TwinLinkTM Cotton) plant lines (264- EUP-143). 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Land Disposal Restrictions (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1442.21, OMB Control Number 2050-0085
Document Number: 2010-29491
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
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.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions Correction
Document Number: 2010-29486
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action corrects a Federal Register notice that published on November 9, 2010 at 75 FR 68783 announcing the availability of EPA decisions identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in California to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act section 303(d)(2), and requests public comment. This announcement corrects the previously published decision date and public comment deadline. Section 303(d)(2) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On November 12, 2010 EPA approved California's 2008-2010 submitted 303(d) list of impaired waters and associated pollutants and disapproved California's decisions not to list several water quality limited segments as impaired and additional associated pollutants for several others. EPA identified these additional water bodies and pollutants for inclusion on the State's 2008-2010 section 303(d) list. The waterbodies and associated pollutants are identified in Table 3 of the decision document available at the Web site link provided below. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its decisions to add waters and pollutants to California's 2008-2010 section 303(d) list, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations. EPA will consider public comments received, and may revise its decision if appropriate. EPA solicits public comment only on the additional waters and associated pollutants for inclusion on California's 2008-2010 Section 303(d) list.
Air Quality Designations for the 2008 Lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2010-29405
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule establishes air quality designations for certain areas in the United States for the 2008 lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Based on air quality monitoring data, EPA is issuing this rule to identify areas that do not meet the 2008 Pb NAAQS and areas that contribute to Pb air pollution in a nearby area that does not meet the Pb NAAQS. EPA is deferring designation for all other areas of the United States, including Indian country, pending collection and review of additional data from recently deployed Pb monitors. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires areas designated nonattainment by this rule to undertake certain planning and pollution control activities to attain the standards as quickly as reasonably possible.