Notice of EPA Workshop on Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Peak Wet Weather Discharges
The Office of Wastewater Management of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a workshop to solicit the views of stakeholders concerning a number of issues. These include views on how the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations should apply to municipal sanitary sewer collection systems, sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), and peak wet weather discharges at publicly owned treatment works (POTW) treatment plants. EPA will also seek views on the 2005 draft Peak Flows Policy. The workshop will include a facilitated discussion with representatives of organizations that represent POTWs, state NPDES permitting authorities, and non-for-profit environmental groups. EPA invites other interested members of the public to observe the workshop and to offer verbal comments at designated times during the workshop or to submit written comments to the Agency.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the chartered SAB on July 5, 2011 to conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report, Review of EPA's Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan (Quality Review Draft).
Notice of Determination of Adequacy of Ohio's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permit Provisions for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
On March 22, 2004, the U.S. EPA issued final regulations allowing research, development and demonstration (RD&D) permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On March 3, 2011, Ohio submitted an application to the U.S. EPA Region 5 seeking Federal approval of its RD&D. Ohio's RD&D requirements allow the State to issue RD&D permits to owners and operators of MSWLF units in accordance with state law. Subject to public review and comment, this notice approves Ohio's RD&D permit requirements.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD)
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the SJVUAPCD portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from architectural coatings. We are approving a local rule that regulates 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.