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Hazardous Waste Management System; Proposed Exclusion for Identifying and Listing Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 2010-27886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is proposing to grant a petition submitted by Owosso Graphic Arts Inc. (Owosso), in Owosso Michigan to exclude (or ``delist'') up to 244 cubic yards of wastewater treatment sludge per year from the list of hazardous wastes. The Agency has tentatively decided to grant the petition based on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by Owosso. This proposed decision, if finalized, conditionally excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. We conclude that Owosso's petitioned waste is nonhazardous with respect to the original listing criteria and that there are no other factors which would cause the waste to be hazardous when disposed of in a Subtitle D landfill which is permitted, licensed, or registered by a State to manage industrial solid waste.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2010-27884
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
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 WildEarth Guardians in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado: WildEarth Guardians v. Jackson, No. 10-cv-01218- REB-BNB (D. CO.). On May 26, 2010, Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed to perform a mandatory duty under section 110(k)(2) of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7410(k)(2) to take action on two State Implementation Plan (``SIP'') submissions from the State of Utah with the time frame required. The proposed consent decree establishes deadlines for EPA to take action.
Arkwright Dump Site, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2010-27882
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Arkwright Dump Site located in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina for publication.
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 Taos, NM
Document Number: 2010-27879
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 6 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 Taos (``Taos'') for the purchase of 40 lb/yd American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) crane railing, which is part of the overhead bridge crane, proposed for the expansion of its existing Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The 40 lb/yd ASCE crane railing is manufactured by companies located in foreign countries and no United States manufacturer produces an alternative that meets Taos' technical specifications. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on the specific project circumstances. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the EPA Region 6, Water Quality Protection Division. Taos has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the EPA's 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 40 lb/yd ASCE crane railing not manufactured in America, for the proposed project being implemented by Taos.
Announcement of Local Government Advisory Committee Members
Document Number: 2010-27877
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces that Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has appointed 29 local, State, and Tribal elected and appointed officials from across the country to serve on the EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). The Committee's purpose will be to give advice and recommendations on a broad range of environmental issues affecting local governments. These new appointments include:
Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits MAG580000 and NHG580000 for Discharges From Publicly Owned Treatment Works Treatment Plants (POTW Treatment Plants) and Other Treatment Works Treating Domestic Sewage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire
Document Number: 2010-27763
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA-New England, is issuing a notice of availability for public comment of the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for certain Publicly Owned Treatment Works Treatment Plants (POTW treatment plants) and Other Treatment Works Treating Domestic Sewage (collectively, ``facilities'') in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (including both Commonwealth and Indian country lands) and the State of New Hampshire. Throughout this document, these two permits are collectively referred to as the ``Publicly Owned Treatment Works General Permit'' (``POTW GP'' or the ``General Permit''). The draft General Permits, upon final issuance, will replace the prior POTW GP which expired on September 23, 2010. The draft POTW GP establishes Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements as well as effluent limitations, standards, and prohibitions for facilities that discharge to fresh and marine waters. Coverage under these General Permits is available to facilities in Massachusetts classified as minor facilities and to facilities in New Hampshire classified as major or minor facilities. Owners and/or operators of these facilities, including those facilities authorized to discharge under the current General Permit, will be required to submit an NOI to be covered by the reissued POTW GP to both EPA-New England and the appropriate State agency, in accordance with the notification requirements of the General Permit. Following EPA and the State review of the NOI, the facility will receive a written notification from EPA of permit coverage and authorization to discharge under the General Permit. The eligibility requirements for permit coverage, including the requirement that a facility have a receiving water dilution factor equal to or greater than 50, are provided in the General Permit. The General Permit does not cover new sources as defined under 40 CFR 122.2. The purpose of this document is to solicit public comments on the proposed General Permits. Public Comment Period: The public comment period is from November 4, 2010 to December 6, 2010. Interested persons may submit written comments on the draft General Permit to the EPA-Region I at the address listed below. Within the comment period, interested persons may also request, in writing, that EPA hold a public hearing pursuant to 40 CFR Section 124.12, concerning the draft General Permits. Such requests shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the hearing. A public hearing may be held at least thirty days after public notice whenever the Regional Administrator finds that response to this notice indicates significant public interest. In reaching a final decision on this draft permit, the Regional Administrator will respond to all significant comments and make responses available to the public at EPA's Boston office. All comments and requests for public hearings must be postmarked or delivered before midnight December 6, 2010, the close of the public comment period. All public comments or requests for a public hearing must be submitted to the address below.
Regulation To Mitigate the Misfueling of Vehicles and Engines With Gasoline Containing Greater Than Ten Volume Percent Ethanol and Modifications to the Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline Programs
Document Number: 2010-27446
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a regulatory program to help mitigate the potential for misfueling of certain engines, vehicles and equipment with gasoline containing greater than 10 volume percent (``vol%'') ethanol up to 15 vol% ethanol (E15). This proposal is in conjunction with the Agency's partial waiver, pursuant to Clean Air Act section 211(f)(4), which allows for the introduction into commerce of gasoline- ethanol blends containing up to 15 vol% ethanol for use in model year 2007 and newer on-highway light-duty motor vehicles. The E15 waiver is limited in scope to a portion of the light-duty fleet, and the proposed misfueling mitigation program will help avoid the misfueling of all other engines, vehicles, and equipment with unapproved fuels. This proposed rule would require all E15 gasoline fuel dispensers to have a label if a retail station chooses to sell E15 and seeks comment on separate labeling requirements for fuel blender pumps and fuel pumps that dispense E85. Similar to the prohibition in section 211(f)(1), the proposed rule would prohibit the use of gasoline containing greater than 10 vol% ethanol in vehicles and engines not covered by the partial waiver for E15. In addition, the proposed rule would require product transfer documents specifying ethanol content and Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) to accompany the transfer of gasoline blended with ethanol and a national survey of retail stations to ensure compliance with the these requirements. The proposed rule would also modify the Reformulated Gasoline (``RFG'') program by updating the Complex Model to allow fuel manufacturers to certify batches of gasoline containing up to 15 vol% ethanol.
Partial Grant and Partial Denial of Clean Air Act Waiver Application Submitted by Growth Energy To Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent; Decision of the Administrator
Document Number: 2010-27432
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially granting Growth Energy's waiver request application submitted under section 211(f)(4) of the Clean Air Act. This partial waiver allows fuel and fuel additive manufacturers to introduce into commerce gasoline that contains greater than 10 volume percent ethanol and no more than 15 volume percent ethanol (E15) for use in certain motor vehicles if certain conditions are fulfilled. We are partially approving the waiver for and allowing the introduction into commerce of E15 for use only in model year 2007 and newer light-duty motor vehicles, which includes passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles. We are denying the waiver for introduction of E15 for use in model year 2000 and older light-duty motor vehicles, as well as all heavy-duty gasoline engines and vehicles, highway and off-highway motorcycles, and nonroad engines, vehicles, and equipment. The Agency is deferring a decision on the applicability of a waiver to model year 2001 through 2006 light-duty motor vehicles until additional test data, currently under development, is available.
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-27875
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet on November 17-18, 2010, in Washington, DC. The Committee meeting will be located at The Hall of States, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC. The focus of the Committee meeting will be on Administrator Lisa P. Jackson's priorities for EPA: Protecting America's waters; cleaning up our communities; expanding the conversation on environmental protection; improving air quality; taking action on climate change; assuring the safety of chemicals, and building strong partnerships. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the LGAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to Eargle.Frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it.
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 Windsor, CA; Project# 4910017-033 Funded by the California DWSRF ARRA Loan# AR09FP45
Document Number: 2010-27807
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a project waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) (manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality) to the Town of Windsor, a California Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)/ARRA loan recipient, for the purchase of a 20-inch diameter mild steel well casing (API standard 5L or ASTM standard A53 schedule 30b or better). 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. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception under section 1605(b)(2) of ARRA.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Nevada; Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management
Document Number: 2010-27804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, EPA is proposing to grant delegation of specific national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) to Clark County, Nevada.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Nevada; Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management
Document Number: 2010-27803
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to delegate the authority to implement and enforce specific national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) to Clark County, Nevada. The preamble outlines the process that Clark County will use to receive delegation of any future NESHAP, and identifies the NESHAP categories to be delegated by today's action. EPA has reviewed Clark County's request for delegation and has found that this request satisfies all of the requirements necessary to qualify for approval. Thus, EPA is hereby granting Clark County the authority to implement and enforce the unchanged NESHAP categories listed in this rule.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2010-27767
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
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 Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc. v. Jackson, No. 10-cv-02859-PJH (N.D. Cal.). Plaintiff filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to take final action under section 110(k) of the Act on Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) Rules 201, 202 and 217 submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on or about August 24, 2007 as revisions to the state implementation plan. The proposed consent decree establishes deadlines for EPA's action on ICAPCD Rules 201, 202 and 217.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Point Source Discharges From the Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States (New); EPA ICR No. 2397.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW
Document Number: 2010-27765
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
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 public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Volatile Organic Compound Site-Specific State Implementation Plan for Abbott Laboratories
Document Number: 2010-27636
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving into the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) amendments to Illinois' manufacturing rules. On July 17, 2009, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) submitted amendments to its pharmaceutical manufacturing rules for approval into its SIP. These amendments consist of a site-specific rulemaking for certain of Abbott Laboratories' (Abbott) tunnel dryers and fluid bed dryers. This site-specific rule revision is approvable because it lowers the allowable emissions from these dryers and it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA regulations. EPA proposed these rules for approval on July 14, 2010, and received no comments.
Notice of Intent To Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2010-27506
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice, pursuant to section 6(f)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), publishes a Notice of Intent to Suspend issued by EPA pursuant to section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA. The Notice of Intent to Suspend was issued following the Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In notice (DCI), which required the registrants of the affected pesticide products listed in Table 1, containing a certain pesticide active ingredient, to take appropriate steps to secure the data, as listed in Table 2, and following the registrant's failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing registrations of the affected products. Failure to comply with the data requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected registrations under section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA.
Determinations of Attainment by the Applicable Attainment Date for the Hayden, Nogales, Paul Spur/Douglas PM10
Document Number: 2010-27635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to determine that the Hayden, Nogales, and Paul Spur/Douglas nonattainment areas in Arizona attained the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM10) by the applicable attainment date of December 31, 1994. On the basis of this proposed determination, EPA concludes that these three ``moderate'' nonattainment areas are not subject to reclassification by operation of law to ``serious.'' Lastly, on the basis of a review of more recent ambient monitoring data, EPA also is proposing to determine that the Hayden, Nogales and Paul Spur/Douglas nonattainment areas are not currently attaining the PM10 standard.
Determinations of Attainment by the Applicable Attainment Date for the Hayden, Nogales, Paul Spur/Douglas PM10
Document Number: 2010-27634
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has determined that the Hayden, Nogales, and Paul Spur/ Douglas nonattainment areas in Arizona attained the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM10) by the applicable attainment date of December 31, 1994. On the basis of this determination, EPA concludes that these three ``moderate'' nonattainment areas are not subject to reclassification by operation of law to ``serious.'' Lastly, on the basis of a review of more recent ambient monitoring data, EPA has determined that the Hayden, Nogales, and Paul Spur/Douglas nonattainment areas are not currently attaining the PM10 standard.
Release of Final Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide
Document Number: 2010-27633
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is announcing the availability of a final document titled Policy Assessment for the Review of the Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (PA). The PA contains staff analyses of the scientific bases for alternative policy options for consideration by the Agency prior to rulemaking.
Public Hearings for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles
Document Number: 2010-27510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency
EPA and NHTSA are announcing public hearings to be held for the joint proposed rules ``Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles,'' which will be published in the near future in the Federal Register. The agencies will also accept comment on NHTSA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Two hearings will be held, on November 15 and 18, 2010.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Secondary Aluminum Production Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR); EPA ICR No. 2400.01, OMB Control Number 2060-NEW
Document Number: 2010-27508
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Clean Water Act (CWA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Common Aquatic Life Effects Assessment for Pesticides Using Available Data
Document Number: 2010-27289
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will conduct a national stakeholders meeting to solicit input on methods being evaluated by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and the Office of Water (OW), with the support of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) to develop common characterizations of effects from pesticides on fish, other aquatic organisms, and aquatic plants in aquatic ecosystems. The national meeting will be held in Washington, DC, December 1, 2010. EPA has developed a set of draft white papers that explore: (1) The use of various tools to estimate aquatic toxicity data; (2) approaches for deriving community level benchmarks; and (3) procedures for better integrating plant effects data into community level assessments. EPA is soliciting stakeholder input on the tools and approaches presented in the draft white papers via public comment and at the national meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plans Under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Document Number: 2010-27453
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
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 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.
Stakeholder Input; Listening Session Seeking Suggestions for Improving the Next National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels
Document Number: 2010-27452
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing plans to hold a ``listening session'' on December 15, 2010 to obtain suggestions from the public for improving the next Vessel General Permit (VGP). The listening session will be held in the EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 1153, Washington, DC 20004. The VGP is a Clean Water Act NPDES permit that authorizes, on a nationwide basis, discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels as specified in Part 1.2.2 of the 2008 VGP. EPA seeks the views of the interested public on the requirements currently contained in the 2008 VGP, and any changes or additions recommended for the next VGP. The 2008 VGP expires on December 19, 2013 and EPA has begun the process of developing the next VGP.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Nutrient Criteria Review Panel
Document Number: 2010-27430
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Nutrient Criteria Review Panel. The Panel will review EPA's technical support document on development of numeric nutrient criteria for Florida's estuarine and coastal waters, and southern canals.
Notice of a Regional Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the City of Palmer (the City) Alaska
Document Number: 2010-27429
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 10 is hereby granting a waiver request from the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605(a) 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 City for the purchase and use of four rotary screw air compressors to provide aeration for the wastewater treatment facility's biological treatment lagoons. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA project discussed in this notice. Any other ARRA recipient that wishes to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. These rotary compressors, which are supplied by Atlas Copco, are manufactured in England and Belgium, and meet the City's performance specifications and requirements. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Grants & Strategic Planning Unit. The City 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 rotary screw air compressors for Palmer's activated wastewater treatment project that may otherwise be prohibited under Section 1605(a) of the ARRA.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2010-27423
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Newport Borough Water Authority, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2010-27279
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 3 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 Newport Borough Water Authority (NBWA) for the purchase of membrane filtration cassettes, supplied by GE Water & Process Technologies (GE), that contains a primary component not manufactured in America, at its new Water Treatment Plant (WTP). NBWA indicates that the membrane filtration cassettes at its new WTP are necessary to replace groundwater wells that cannot meet the system demands during drought conditions and provide for the removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The membrane cassettes under consideration are manufactured by a company located in Hungary and no United States manufacturer produces an alternative that meets the NBWA's technical specifications. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on the specific project circumstances. The 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. The NBWA has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the EPA's 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 membrane filtration cassettes for the proposed project being implemented by the NBWA.
Notice of a Regional Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the City of Kimberly (the City), ID
Document Number: 2010-27277
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 10 is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605(a) 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 City for the purchase of three ABB ultra low harmonics (ULH) ACS800 Series, variable frequency drives (VFDs): 75-HP VFD, 100-HP VFD, and 150-HP VFD manufactured in Helsinki, Finland by ABB. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified products 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 waiver applicant states that the project requires the ULH VFDs be installed because they do not require a separate harmonics filter and thus can be installed in smaller places. In addition, the waiver applicant provided a supplemental requirement from the local utility, Idaho Power. Idaho Power requires that harmonic distortion be minimized in accordance with the power quality standard, IEEE STD 519-1992. According to the waiver applicant's consulting engineer, the relevant requirement in IEEE STD 519-1992 is that the VFD generate 4% or less AC line harmonic distortion without additional filtration. There are no known domestic manufacturers of comparable VFDs that satisfactorily meet all aspects of the project specifications. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Drinking Water Unit. The City has provided sufficient documentation to support their request.
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases
Document Number: 2010-26506
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending specific provisions in the 2009 Final Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting rule to correct certain technical and editorial errors that have been identified since promulgation and to clarify and update certain provisions that have been the subject of questions from reporting entities. These final changes include additional information to better or more fully understand compliance obligations, corrections to data reporting elements so they more closely conform to the information used to perform emission calculations, and other corrections and amendments.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards
Document Number: 2010-27175
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS) on November 9, 2010, in Washington, DC. The purpose of ISCORS is to foster early resolution and coordination of regulatory issues associated with radiation standards. Agencies represented as members of ISCORS include the following: EPA; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Department of Energy; Department of Defense; Department of Transportation; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and the Department of Health and Human Services. ISCORS meeting observer agencies include the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, as well as representatives from both the States of Illinois and Pennsylvania. ISCORS maintains several objectives: (1) Facilitate a consensus on allowable levels of radiation risk to the public and workers; (2) promote consistent and scientifically sound risk assessment and risk management approaches in setting and implementing standards for occupational and public protection from ionizing radiation; (3) promote completeness and coherence of Federal standards for radiation protection; and (4) identify interagency radiation protection issues and coordinate their resolution. ISCORS meetings include presentations by the chairs of the subcommittees and discussions of current radiation protection issues. Committee meetings normally involve pre-decisional intra-governmental discussions and, as such, are normally not open for observation by members of the public or media. This is the one ISCORS meeting out of four held each year that is open to all interested members of the public. There will be time on the agenda for members of the public to provide comments. Summaries of previous ISCORS meetings are available at the ISCORS Web site, http://www.iscors.org. The final agenda for the November 9th meeting will be posted on the Web site shortly before the meeting.
Notice of Data Availability Supporting Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone: Revisions to Emission Inventories
Document Number: 2010-27171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is providing notice that it is supplementing the record for the Proposed Transport Rule (75 FR 45210). EPA has placed in the docket for the Proposed Transport Rule (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009- 0491) additional information relevant to the rulemaking, including updated emissions inventory data for 2005, 2012 and 2014 for several stationary and mobile source inventory components. The data revisions reflect new approaches to calculating emissions inventories for specific source categories and related new information and models that have become available since the emissions data were developed and modeled for the proposed rule. EPA is requesting comment on the new data provided in the docket and the proposed revisions identified in this document. These data and revisions could impact the final rule, although such impacts have not yet been quantified by EPA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2010-27170
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
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, entitled: ``Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1710.06 and OMB Control No. 2070-0151, is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting
Document Number: 2010-27169
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
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). This ICR is entitled: ``Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2415.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-New. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Certification of Pesticide Applicators
Document Number: 2010-27168
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
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, entitled: ``Certification of Pesticide Applicators'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0155.09 and OMB Control No. 2070-0029, is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2011. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-; Significant New Use Rule
Document Number: 2010-27166
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified as 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro- (CAS No. 754- 12-1) which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-07-601. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process the chemical substance for a use that is designated as a significant new use by this final rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. EPA believes that this action is necessary because the chemical substance may be hazardous to human health. 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.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2010-27165
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: 2010-26886
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
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.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2010-26731
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26722
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review scientific issues associated with Insect Resistance Management for SmartStaxTM Refuge-in-the-Bag, a Plant- Incorporated Protectant (PIP) Corn Seed Blend.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts for the Review of EPA's Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy
Document Number: 2010-27073
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations for technical experts to form a SAB panel to peer review the Agency's Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy. EPA's Office of Research and Development will be developing the strategy to discuss EPA's proposed research and collaborative approaches for four activities: dispersants, alternative remediation technologies, coastal restoration, and human health effects identified during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements, and Special Waste Processes and Types, EPA ICR Number 1572.08, OMB Control Number 2050-0050
Document Number: 2010-27071
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
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, 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.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Authorized Program Revision Approval: State of Arkansas
Document Number: 2010-27067
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval, under regulations for Cross-Media Electronic Reporting, of the State of Arkansas's request to revise certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Ohio Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2010-26964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve amendments to the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) relating to the consolidation of Ohio's Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) into Ohio's State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act. On April 8, 2009, and August 11, 2009, Ohio EPA adopted amendments to various rules in the OAC to consolidate the state's AAQS. On September 10, 2009, Ohio EPA requested from EPA approval of amendments to OAC with the intent to consolidate Ohio's AAQS into a single rule to provide greater accessibility for the regulated community and to the citizens of Ohio. EPA is proposing to approve the request because the revisions clarify the state's rules and thus better serve the purpose of providing for meeting these standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Ohio Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2010-26963
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving amendments to the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) relating to the consolidation of Ohio's Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) into Ohio's State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act. On April 8, 2009, and August 11, 2009, Ohio EPA adopted amendments to various rules in the OAC to consolidate the state's AAQS. On September 10, 2009, Ohio EPA requested from EPA approval of amendments to the OAC with the intent to consolidate Ohio's AAQS into a single rule to provide greater accessibility for the regulated community and to the citizens of Ohio. EPA is approving the request because the revisions clarify the state's rules and thus better serve the purpose of providing for meeting these standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Particulate Matter Standards
Document Number: 2010-26883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on August 22, 2008, to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan under the Clean Air Act. The State has submitted revisions to twelve rules and rescinded one rule in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-17, ``Particulate Matter Standards.'' The revisions were submitted by Ohio EPA to satisfy the State's 5-year review requirements. The particulate matter (PM) standards contain the particulate emission control requirements that have been necessary to attain and maintain the 2006 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM in the State. EPA is proposing to approve the revisions to nine of the OAC 3745- 17 rules. EPA proposes approving only a portion of Rule 7, while not acting on the portion providing a partial exemption from opacity limits for a lime kiln in Woodville, Ohio. We are proposing to conditionally approve Rule 11 based on a commitment by Ohio to address EPA's concerns with the large item size exemptions. EPA is not acting on Rule 3, regarding opacity measurement methods. Lastly, EPA is proposing to approve the rescission of Rule 5 from the Ohio SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Particulate Matter Standards
Document Number: 2010-26880
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) on August 22, 2008, to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The State has submitted revisions to twelve rules and rescinded one rule in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-17, ``Particulate Matter Standards.'' The revisions were submitted by Ohio EPA to satisfy the State's 5-year review requirements. The particulate matter (PM) standards contain the particulate emission control requirements that have been necessary to attain and maintain the 2006 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM in the State. EPA is approving the revisions to nine of the OAC 3745-17 rules. EPA is approving only a portion of Rule 7, while not acting on the portion providing a partial exemption from opacity limits for a lime kiln in Woodville, Ohio. We are conditionally approving Rule 11 based on a commitment by Ohio to address EPA's concerns with the large item size exemptions. EPA is not acting on Rule 3, regarding opacity measurement methods. Lastly, EPA is approving the rescission of Rule 5 from the Ohio SIP.
New Mexico: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 2010-26962
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of New Mexico has applied to the EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments, which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize New Mexico's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
New Mexico: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2010-26961
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of New Mexico has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final Authorization to the State of New Mexico. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
Approval of a Petition for Exemption From Hazardous Waste Disposal Injection Restrictions to ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, LLC, Burns Harbor, IN
Document Number: 2010-26911
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has been granted to ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, LLC (AMBH) of Burns Harbor, Indiana, for three Class I injection wells located in Burns Harbor, Indiana. As required by 40 CFR part 148, AMBH has demonstrated, to a reasonable degree of certainty, that there will be no migration of hazardous constituents out of the injection zone or into an underground source of drinking water (USDW) for at least 10,000 years. This final decision allows the continued underground injection by AMBH of a specific restricted waste, Spent Pickle Liquor (code K062 under 40 CFR part 261), into one Class I hazardous waste injection well specifically identified as Spent Pickle Liquor No. 1; and of waste ammonia liquor (codes D010, D018 or D038 under 40 CFR part 261), into two Class I hazardous injection wells specifically identified as Waste Ammonia Liquor No. 1 and Waste Ammonia Liquor No. 2 at the AMBH facility. This decision constitutes a final EPA action for which there is no administrative appeal process.