Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Use of Surveys in Developing Improved Labeling for Insect Repellent Products
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Notice of Approval of the Primacy Application for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the State of Missouri
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice that the State of Missouri is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program under the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Determination of Attainment for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard: States of Missouri and Illinois
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to determine that the St. Louis (MO-IL) metropolitan nonattainment area has attained the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The St. Louis metropolitan ozone nonattainment area includes the counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis as well as St. Louis City in Missouri; and the counties of Madison, Monroe, St. Clair, and Jersey in Illinois. This final determination is based on three years of complete, quality assured ambient air quality monitoring data for Missouri and Illinois for the 2008 through 2010 ozone seasons showing attainment of the NAAQS at all ozone monitoring sites in the nonattainment area. Based on this final determination, the obligation to submit certain ozone attainment demonstration requirements, along with other requirements related to the attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard are suspended.
Notice of Availability of the External Review Draft of the Guidance for Applying Quantitative Data To Develop Data-Derived Extrapolation Factors for Interspecies and Intraspecies Extrapolation
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 45- day public comment period for the External Review Draft of ``Guidance for Applying Quantitative Data to Develop Data-Derived Extrapolation Factors for Interspecies and Intraspecies Extrapolation.'' EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment prior to external peer review. The document will undergo independent peer review during an expert peer review meeting, which will be convened, organized, and conducted by an EPA contractor in 2011. The date of the external peer review meeting will be announced in a subsequent Federal Register notice. All comments received by the docket closing date July 25, 2011 will be shared with the external peer review panel for their consideration. Comments received after the close of the comment period may be considered by EPA when it finalizes the document. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. This draft guidance does not represent and should not be construed to represent EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. Members of the public may obtain the draft interim guidance from http:// www.regulations.gov; or http://www.epa.gov/raf/DDEF/index.htm or from Dr. Michael Broder via the contact information below. This draft Guidance for Data Derived Extrapolation Factors document outlines approaches for developing factors for inter- and intra-species extrapolation based on data describing toxicokinetic and/or toxicodynamic properties of particular agent(s). The draft document was developed to provide guidance for EPA staff in evaluating such data and/or information and to provide information to the regulated community and other interested parties about deriving and implementing extrapolation factors derived from data instead of defaults.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Tennessee; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
EPA is proposing a limited approval and a limited disapproval of a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on April 4, 2008, that addresses regional haze for the first implementation period. This revision addresses the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. EPA is proposing a limited approval of this SIP revision to implement the regional haze requirements for Tennessee on the basis that the revision, as a whole, strengthens the Tennessee SIP. Also in this action, EPA is proposing a limited disapproval of this same SIP revision because of the deficiencies in the State's April 2008 regional haze SIP submittal arising from the remand by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) to EPA of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; ID
EPA is approving revisions to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted to EPA by the State of Idaho on April 16, 2007. This SIP submittal includes new and revised rules which provide the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) the regulatory authority to address regional haze and to implement Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon; Interstate Transport of Pollution; Significant Contribution to Nonattainment and Interference With Maintenance Requirements
EPA is approving a portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Oregon for the purpose of addressing certain provisions of 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 taking final action to approve Oregon's SIP revision for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS 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.
Modification of the Expiration Date for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Construction Activities on Tribal Lands Within the Southeastern United States
EPA Region 4 proposes to modify the expiration date of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit authorizing the discharge of stormwater from construction activities on Tribal Lands within the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and North Carolina. This NPDES construction general permit (CGP), hereinafter referred to as ``the Region 4 CGP,'' was issued on September 1, 2009, with an expiration date of August 31, 2011. EPA Region 4 is proposing to extend the expiration date from August 31, 2011, to September 1, 2012. No other revisions are being proposed to the Region 4 CGP. The purpose of extending the expiration date is to ensure that there is no lapse in permit coverage prior to the effective date of the issuance of a new permit, which has been proposed for public review and comment in a separate action. Information about the proposed new permit, hereinafter referred to as ``the new National CGP,'' can be found at http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/cgp.cfm.