National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Intent To Delete the Coker's Sanitation Service Landfills Superfund Site
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is issuing an Intent To Delete the Coker's Sanitation Service Landfills Superfund Site (Site) located in Cheswold, Kent County, Delaware, 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 State of Delaware, through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), 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 Superfund.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference on July 6, 2011 of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel to discuss its draft review of EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (March 2011 Draft).
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Coker's Sanitation Service Landfills Superfund Site
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is publishing a direct final Deletion of the Coker's Sanitation Service Landfills Superfund Site (Site) located in Cheswold, Kent County, Delaware, 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 State of Delaware, through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), 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 Superfund.
Proposed Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986; in Re: Agawam Sportsman's Club Superfund Site, Located in Agawam, MA
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9601, et. seq., notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs at the Agawam Sportsman's Club Superfund Site, in Agawam, Massachusetts. The settlement requires the settling party, Agwam Sportsman's Club, Inc. (``ASC'') to sell the Site property for fair market value and distribute 90% of the net sale proceeds to the Environmental Protection Agency (the ``Agency'') for past response costs incurred at the Site. ASC would be required to distribute the remaining 10% of the net sale proceeds to the Town of Agawam as a result of property tax arrears. ASC has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to sell the Site property to a developer. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3912.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; Cincinnati-Hamilton Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standards
EPA is proposing to make two determinations regarding the tri- state Cincinnati-Hamilton (Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana) fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``the Cincinnati Area'' or ``the Area''). First, EPA is proposing to determine that the Area has attained the 1997 annual average PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This proposed 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. If EPA finalizes this proposed determination of attainment, 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 for so long as the Area continues to attain the annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Second, EPA is also proposing to determine, based on quality-assured and certified monitoring data for the 2007-2009 monitoring period, that the Area has attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS by its applicable attainment date of April 5, 2010.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from Motor Vehicle Assembly Coatings, Surface Coatings of Metal Parts and Products, Plastic Parts and Products and Pleasure Crafts, Aerospace Coating Operations and Automotive Refinishing Operations. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to Montgomery Township, NJ
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 Montgomery Township, New Jersey (the Township), for the purchase of specific foreign manufactured immersed hollow fiber ultrafiltration membrane cassettes, ZeeWeed[supreg] 500D, which are the effluent filtration component of the Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for the Skillman Village Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) upgrade project. The ZeeWeed[supreg] 500D immersed ultrafiltration membrane cassettes are manufactured outside of the United States by GE Water & Processes Technologies (GEW&PT), in Oroszlany, Hungary. The design and specifications of the Township's proposed Skillman Village WWTP upgrade project were based on the recommendations provided by an engineering study and pilot testing conducted in 2005, which concluded that the WWTP facility be upgraded with a MBR process. 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 Township and its consulting engineer, EPA has concluded that there are currently no domestic manufactured submerged hollow fiber ultrafiltration MBR membranes available in sufficient and reasonable quantity and of a satisfactory quality to meet the Township'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 submerged hollow fiber ultrafiltration membrane cassettes by the Township, as specified in its January 18, 2011 waiver request and February 4, 2011 supplemental submittal to EPA.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Request for Additional Nominations for the SAB Environmental Justice Technical Review Panel(s)
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is requesting public nominations of additional experts to review the Agency's proposed technical document(s) which consider environmental justice concerns.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Joint Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and Board of Scientific Counselors
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a joint public meeting of the Chartered SAB and Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) to hold discussions with EPA regarding the Office of Research and Development's (ORD's) new strategic directions for research.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information; Correction
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of April 15, 2011, concerning certain new chemicals, receipt and status information, premanufacture notices. This document is being issued to correct typographical errors.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory (TSCA Inventory)) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under TSCA sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3), EPA is required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document, which covers the period from December 3, 2010 to January 31, 2011, and provides the required notice and status report, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the NOC to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.