Environmental Protection Agency April 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-8423
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
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). 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Vinyl Chloride (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-8422
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
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 collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversions
Document Number: 2011-7910
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is streamlining the process by which manufacturers of clean alternative fuel conversion systems may demonstrate compliance with vehicle and engine emissions requirements. Specifically, EPA is revising the regulatory criteria for gaining an exemption from the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering for the conversion of vehicles and engines to operate on a clean alternative fuel. This final rule creates additional compliance options beyond certification that protect manufacturers of clean alternative fuel conversion systems against a tampering violation, depending on the age of the vehicle or engine to be converted. The new options alleviate some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles are sustained.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon; Interstate Transport of Pollution; Significant Contribution to Nonattainment and Interference With Maintenance Requirements
Document Number: 2011-8330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Oregon for the purpose of addressing the interstate transport provisions of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards) and the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the CAA requires that each State have adequate provisions to prohibit air emissions from adversely affecting air quality in other States through interstate transport. EPA is proposing to approve Oregon's SIP revision for the 1997 8-hour ozone and 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS as meeting the requirements of CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) to prohibit emissions that will contribute significantly to nonattainment of the these standards in any other State and to prohibit emissions that will interfere with maintenance of these standards by any other State.
Response to Petition From New Jersey Regarding SO2
Document Number: 2011-8166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, EPA proposes to make a finding that the coal- fired Portland Generating Station (Portland Plant) in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is emitting air pollutants in violation of the interstate transport provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). Specifically, EPA is proposing to find that emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the Portland Plant significantly contribute to nonattainment and interfere with maintenance of the 1-hour SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in New Jersey. This finding is proposed in response to a petition submitted by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on September 17, 2010. In this action, EPA is also proposing emission limitations and compliance schedules to ensure that the Portland Plant will no longer significantly contribute to nonattainment, and no longer interfere with maintenance of the 1- hour SO2 NAAQS, thereby permitting continued operation of the Portland Plant beyond the 3-month limit established by the CAA for sources subject to such a finding.
Oil Pollution Prevention
Document Number: 2011-8328
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Sulfuryl Fluoride; Addendum to Proposed Order Granting Objections to Tolerances and Denying Request for a Stay; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-8183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this document, EPA is supplementing its proposed order published January 19, 2011, regarding sulfuryl fluoride and fluoride tolerances promulgated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to include proposed effective dates for the termination of tolerances for rice commodities. In order to provide a 90-day comment period on the proposed effective date for terminating the rice tolerances, while also maintaining a consistent closing date for all comments on the proposed sulfuryl fluoride actions and accommodating several comment period extension requests, the Agency will accept comment on both the proposed order and this addendum for 90 days following publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In addition, EPA is clarifying that all tolerances for sulfuryl fluoride and the associated fluoride tolerances were intended to be covered by the proposed order despite discrepancies in the way those tolerances are described in EPA's regulations.
Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-8182
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of hexythiazox in or on corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husk removed; corn, sweet, forage; bean, dried; and bean, succulent. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Land Disposal Restrictions: Nevada and California; Site Specific Treatment Variances for Hazardous Selenium Bearing Waste
Document Number: 2011-8180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to issue both a site-specific treatment variance to U.S. Ecology Nevada (USEN) located in Beatty, Nevada and withdraw an existing site-specific treatment variance issued to Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) located in Kettleman Hills, California. This proposal pertains to the treatment of a hazardous waste generated by the Owens-Brockway Glass Container Company in Vernon, California that is unable to meet the concentration-based treatment standard for selenium established under the Land Disposal Restrictions program. The site-specific treatment variance proposed to be issued to USEN would provide an alternative treatment standard of 59 mg/L for selenium as measured by the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure. EPA has determined that the treatment performed by USEN provides the best demonstrated treatment available for this waste by reducing the amount of selenium potentially released to the environment, while minimizing the total volume of hazardous waste land disposed. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA has also published a direct final rule granting a site- specific treatment variance to USEN, and withdrawing the site-specific treatment variance previously granted to CWM for this same waste without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule and the direct final rule will become effective as provided in that action.
Land Disposal Restrictions: Nevada and California; Site Specific Treatment Variances for Hazardous Selenium Bearing Waste
Document Number: 2011-8179
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final actions to both issue a site- specific treatment variance to U.S. Ecology Nevada (USEN) in Beatty, Nevada and to withdraw an existing site-specific treatment variance issued to Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) in Kettleman Hills, California. These actions pertain to the treatment of a hazardous waste generated by the Owens-Brockway Glass Container Company in Vernon, California that is unable to meet the concentration-based treatment standard for selenium established under the Land Disposal Restrictions program. The site-specific treatment variance issued to USEN provides an alternative treatment standard of 59 mg/L for selenium as measured by the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure. EPA has determined that the treatment performed by USEN provides the best demonstrated treatment available for this waste by reducing the potential amount of selenium released to the environment, while minimizing the total volume of hazardous waste land disposed.
National Starch and Chemical Company, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Notice of Correction
Document Number: 2011-8177
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Federal Register published March 18, 2011, FR9284, EPA posted a Notice of Settlement for past cost under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), concerning the National Starch and Chemical Company Site located in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. In the published notice the location of the Site is indicated in error as Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama. The Site is located in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: 2011-8175
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet in May 2011. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send a blank e-mail to lists-mstrs@lists.epa.gov.
Oklahoma: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2011-8172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma. 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.
Oklahoma: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 2011-8169
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Oklahoma has applied to the EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). 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 Oklahoma'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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Volatile Organic Compound Emission Control Measures for Lithographic and Letterpress Printing in Cleveland
Document Number: 2011-8167
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving into the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to its previously approved offset lithographic and letterpress printing volatile organic compound (VOC) rule. These rule revisions specify compliance dates for subject facilities using an add- on control device and recordkeeping requirements when a recipe log is maintained for each batch of fountain solution or cleaning solution. These rule revisions satisfy the requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA proposed these rules for approval on December 30, 2010, and received no comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Refrigerant Recycling and Emissions Reduction Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-8161
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Alabama: Final Disapproval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule
Document Number: 2011-8032
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to amend an October 15, 2008, final rulemaking on two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions regarding the State of Alabama's rules for visible emissions from certain stationary sources. EPA has now determined upon reconsideration that Alabama's SIP revisions, dated September 11, 2003, and August 22, 2008, are not approvable pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) section 110(l). Accordingly, EPA is disapproving the two SIP revisions provided to EPA by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), dated September 11, 2003, and August 22, 2008 (Submittals). No further action is required by Alabama because the SIP revisions were not required by the CAA. As a result of this action, Alabama's visible emissions rule that was in the SIP prior to the October 15, 2008, final action will be the current SIP-approved rule as of the effective date of this action. EPA urges Alabama to undertake rulemaking that will bring its State-effective rule into conformance with its SIP-approved rule.
Ethiprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-8024
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes permanent tolerances (without U.S. registrations) for residues of the insecticide ethiprole [5-amino-1- [2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(ethyl)-sulfinyl] -1H- pyrazole-3-carbonitrile], including its metabolites and degradate, in or on rice and tea. Bayer CropScience LP requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2011-7901
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice that a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) is scheduled for April 20-21, 2011. A draft agenda is under development that will include Integrated Pest Management, Pollinator Protection, Children/Worker Risk Policy, Endangered Species Act issues; and 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. Updates will also cover spray drift, inerts disclosure, water quality issues, and the regulatory improvement initiative. PPDC work group meetings are also being scheduled and are open to the public. The PPDC PRIA Process Work Group will meet on April 19, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the PPDC Public Health Workgroup will meet on April 19, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pesticides; Regulation to Clarify Labeling of Pesticides for Export
Document Number: 2011-7900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revise the regulations on labeling of pesticides and devices intended for export. Internal review of the regulations revealed that the current regulations needed clarification and restructuring to increase understandability and ease of use.
Indaziflam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-7774
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of indaziflam in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Bayer CropScience LP requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fipronil; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-7772
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Oregon Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide fipronil (CAS Reg. No. 120068-37-3) to treat up to 600 acres of turnips and rutabagas to control the cabbage maggot. The applicant proposes a use which is supported by the Interregional (IR)-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Diflubenzuron; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-7771
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide diflubenzuron (CAS No. 35367-38-5) to treat up to 26,000 acres of alfalfa to control grasshoppers and Mormon crickets. The applicant proposes a use which is supported by the Interregional (IR)-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Mancozeb; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-7461
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of mancozeb in or on almonds, cabbage, lettuce, peppers, and broccoli. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority, Bayonne, NJ
Document Number: 2011-8018
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
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 Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority, New Jersey (Authority), for the purchase of a foreign manufactured wind turbine generator that meets the Authority's design and performance specifications, which is to be installed at its existing Oak Street Pumping Station site. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. Based upon information submitted by the Authority and its consulting engineer, EPA has concluded that there are currently no domestic manufactured wind turbines available in sufficient and reasonable quantity and of a satisfactory quality to meet the Authority's project design and performance specifications, and that a waiver is justified. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the State Revolving Fund Program Team. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605(a) of ARRA. This action permits the purchase of foreign manufactured wind turbine generator by the Authority, as specified in its December 15, 2010 waiver request.
Monthly Public Meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee's Small Community Advisory Subcommittee
Document Number: 2011-8017
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Committee's Small Community Advisory Subcommittee is meeting monthly, via teleconference calls, to discuss EPA regulation, policy, and the significant environmental issues that affect small communities and are relevant to its scope and charge as set forth by the Administrator of the EPA. These monthly teleconference meetings are an opportunity for Small Community Advisory Subcommittee members to work together and discuss relevant issues, as well as allow an opportunity for the public to listen and comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Georgia: Rome; Determination of Attaining Data for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standard
Document Number: 2011-7773
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has determined that the Rome, Georgia, fine particulate (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``the Rome Area'' or ``Area'') has attained the 1997 annual average PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Rome Area is comprised of Floyd County in its entirety. This determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality-assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2007-2009 period showing that the Area has monitored attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The requirements for the Area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended so long as the Area continues to attain the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Continuous Emission Monitoring
Document Number: 2011-8004
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Three Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana
Document Number: 2011-7906
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces final agency action on three TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana's Mississippi River Basin, under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record file for the three TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm. The administrative record file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. Diane Smith at the address below. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.
Casmalia Disposal Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: 2011-7904
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA) and section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative de minimis settlement concerning the Casmalia Disposal Site in Santa Barbara County, California (the Casmalia Disposal Site). Section 122(g) of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative de minimis settlements. This settlement is intended to resolve the liabilities of 49 settling parties for the Casmalia Disposal Site under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA and section 7003 of RCRA. These parties are identified below. These parties have also elected to resolve their liability for response costs and potential natural resource damage claims by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These 49 parties sent 13,311,191 lbs. of waste to the Casmalia Disposal Site, which represents 0.002 (0.2%) of the total Site waste of 5.6 billion pounds. This settlement requires these parties to pay over $1.2 million to EPA. Settling Parties: Parties that have elected to settle their liability with EPA at this time are as follows: All Metal Processing of Orange County; Allen Foam Corporation; American Pharmaseal Labs; Amex Systems, Inc; Associated Plating Company, Inc.; AT&T Communication, Inc., other subsidiaries of AT&T, Inc., and Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. as successor in interest to the claims asserted against Western Electric Company, Inc. and AT&T Technologies, Inc; Avery Dennison Corporation; B/E Aerospace; BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.; Cenveo; ConAgra Foods, Inc.; Continental Chemical Co.; Cosden Oil & Chemical Company; Del Mar Development Company, Inc.; Fortin Industries, Inc.; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Fremont Union High School District; Garratt-Callahan Company; Gearhart Industries; General Tire Service; Hercules, Incorporated for itself, Mica Corporation and US Filter; Hobie Cat (f/k/a Coast Catamaran Corp); Inland Kenworth, Inc.; Ken Dale; L-3 Communication Corporation; Life Technologies Corporation; Macy's Inc; Manhattan Beach Holding Corp. on its own behalf and on behalf of Fairchild Industries, Inc. and its successors, and on behalf of Fairchild Controls Corporation, Matra Aerospace, Inc., EADS North America, Inc., and EADS North America; MarBorg Industries; Maxwell Technologies, Inc.; Memorex Telex Corporation/Unisys; Mountain High Ski Resort; Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.; Nowsco Services, Inc.; Orange County Plating Co., Inc.; Parker Hannifin Corporation, successor-in-interest to Racor Industries, Inc, by merger; Rainbow Disposal; Roberts Holdings, LLC; SoilServ; State Industries; Sunkist Growers, Inc.; Texas Eastern Corporation; The Hon Company; The Sherwin-Williams Company; Ultrasystems Inc. by and through its legal successor-in-interest, LG&E Power Inc.; Univar USA, Inc.; Valley Nissan Volvo, Inc.; Verbatim Corporation; Weyerhaeuser NR Company as successor to Western Kraft (f/ k/a Willamette Industries).
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
Document Number: 2011-7899
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 6, 2009, EPA promulgated its response to the remand of the new source performance standards and emissions guidelines for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and satisfied the Clean Air Act section 129(a)(5) requirement to conduct a review of the standards every 5 years. This action promulgates amendments to the new source performance standards and emissions guidelines, correcting inadvertent drafting errors in the nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions limits for large hospital/medical/ infectious waste incinerators in the new source performance standards, which did not correspond to our description of our standard-setting process, correcting erroneous cross-references in the reporting and recordkeeping requirements in the new source performance standards, clarifying that compliance with the emission guidelines must be expeditious if a compliance extension is granted, correcting the inadvertent omission of delegation of authority provisions in the emission guidelines, correcting errors in the units' description for several emissions limits in the emission guidelines and new source performance standards, and removing extraneous text from the hydrogen chloride emissions limit for large hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators in the emission guidelines.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-7791
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
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 Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: 2011-7786
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a project waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality to Salt Lake City, UT for three vertical linear motion mixers to be installed in the City's Water Reclamation Facility anaerobic digesters. 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. Vertical linear motion mixers are a proprietary mixing technology developed by Enersave Fluid Mixers, Inc. (Enersave) of Ontario, Canada. The City's waiver request states that the mixer's drive head is manufactured by Enersave in Canada and the mixer's vertical drive shaft and hydro-disk will be manufactured in the United States (U.S.). There are no U.S. manufacturers of vertical linear motor mixers that meet the project specifications. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendation of EPA Region 8's Technical & Financial Services Unit. Salt Lake City has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Norwood PCBs Superfund Site
Document Number: 2011-7776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Norwood PCBs Superfund Site (Site) located in Norwood, Massachusetts, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Norwood PCBs Superfund Site
Document Number: 2011-7775
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Norwood PCBs Superfund Site (Site), located in Norwood Massachusetts from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
State of California; Request for Approval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards From Dry Cleaning Facilities
Document Number: 2011-7603
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of California's Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Emissions of Perchloroethylene from Dry Cleaning and Water-Repelling Operations, Requirements for Perc Manufacturers, and Requirements for Perc Distributors to be implemented and enforced in place of the National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities. EPA is taking this action under section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).