Stakeholder Input: Listening Session to Provide Information and Solicit Suggestions for Regulations Forthcoming Under the Clean Water Act
The EPA is today announcing plans to hold ``listening sessions'' on March 18 and April 29, 2011, to provide information about the Clean Boating Act (CBA), and to gather recommendations from the public for forthcoming regulation of recreational vessels under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 312(o). The listening sessions will be held in Annapolis, MD. EPA may hold additional listening sessions in other locations if there is sufficient interest. The CBA, which was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2008, directs EPA to promulgate regulations to establish management practices and associated standards of performance for discharges incidental to the normal operation of recreational vessels (e.g., bilgewater, ballast water, and graywater). Because these regulations will affect the owners and operators of approximately 17 million recreational vessels, EPA seeks to inform the general public and regulated community of its plans for development of the regulations, and to hear the views of the general public, the recreational boating community, State agencies, and other interested stakeholders.
Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities in Target Housing and Child Occupied Facilities; State of Kansas; Notice of Self-Certification Program Authorization, Request for Public Comment, Opportunity for Public Hearing
This notice announces that on April 19, 2010, the State of Kansas was deemed authorized under section 404(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), to administer and enforce requirements for a renovation, repair and painting program in accordance with section 402(c)(3) of TSCA. This notice also announces that EPA is seeking comment during a 45-day public comment period, and is providing an opportunity to request a public hearing within the first 15 days of this comment period, on whether Kansas's program is at least as protective as the Federal program and provides for adequate enforcement. This notice also announces that the authorization of the Kansas 402(c)(3) program, which was deemed authorized by regulation and statute on April 19, 2010, will continue without further notice unless EPA, based on its own review and/or comments received during the comment period, disapproves the Kansas program application.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Paper, Film, and Foil Surface Coating Processes
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania). This SIP revision includes amendments to Chapter 121General Provisions and Chapter 129Standards for Sources of Title 25 of the Pennsylvania Code. Pennsylvania's SIP revision meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for paper, film, and foil surface coating processes, and will help Pennsylvania attain and maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Updating Cross-References for the Oklahoma State Implementation Plan
In this rule, EPA is making a minor correction to the final rule titled, ``Limitation of Approval of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Provisions Concerning Greenhouse Gas Emitting-Sources in State Implementation Plans'' to correct the regulatory text related to Oklahoma's State Implementation Plan (SIP). Region 6 approved revisions to the Oklahoma SIP that recodified the regulations. This approved recodification took effect on December 27, 2010. This rule updates cross-references in the regulatory text in light of this recodification.
Peroxyacetic Acid; Amendment to an Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
This regulation amends the existing tolerance exemption for peroxyacetic acid by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide peroxyacetic acid (PAA) and its metabolites and degradates, including hydrogen peroxide (HP) and acetic acid (AA), in or on all food commodities, when PAA is used as a biochemical pesticide in accordance with good agricultural practices. BioSafe Systems, LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting that EPA amend the existing PAA tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of PAA under the FFDCA.