Environmental Protection Agency July 6, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Availability of Final NPDES General Permits MAG580000 and NHG580000 for Discharges From Publicly Owned Treatment Works Treatment Plants (POTW Treatment Plants) and Other Treatment Works Treating Domestic Sewage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire
Document Number: 2011-16936
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA-New England, is issuing a notice of availability of the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for certain Publicly Owned Treatment Works Treatment Plants (POTW treatment plants) and Other Treatment Works Treating Domestic Sewage (collectively, ``facilities'') in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (including both Commonwealth and Indian country lands) and the State of New Hampshire. Throughout this document, these two permits are collectively referred to as the ``Publicly Owned Treatment Works General Permit'' (``POTW GP'' or the ``General Permit''). The General Permit replaces the prior POTW GP, which expired on September 23, 2010 (the ``expired POTW GP''). The POTW GP establishes Notice of Intent (``NOI'') requirements as well as effluent limitations, standards, and prohibitions for facilities that discharge to fresh and marine waters. Coverage under these General Permits is available to facilities in Massachusetts classified as minor facilities and to facilities in New Hampshire classified as major or minor facilities. Owners and/or operators of these facilities, including those facilities whose authorization to discharge under the expired POTW GP was administratively continued in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 558(c)) and 40 CFR 122.6, will be required to submit an NOI to be covered by the final POTW GP to both EPA-New England and the appropriate state agency, in accordance with the notification requirements of the General Permit. Following EPA and State review of the NOI, the facility will receive written notification from EPA whether coverage and authorization to discharge under the General Permit has been granted. The eligibility requirements for permit coverage, including the requirement that a facility have a receiving water dilution factor equal to or greater than 50, are provided in the General Permit. The General Permit does not cover new sources as defined under 40 CFR 122.2.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Agreement; Textron Inc., Whittaker Corporation, United States Army, and United States Department of Energy
Document Number: 2011-16934
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of Past Response Costs and Future Response Costs, as these terms are defined in the settlement, concerning the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund Site (``Site'') located at 2229 Main Street in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts with Textron Inc., Whittaker Corporation, United States Army, and United States Department of Energy. The settlement requires payment of $4,115,000 in reimbursement of Past Response Costs. The settlement also requires performance of a non-time critical removal action and payment of all Future Response Costs. The settlement includes covenants pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement for recovery of response costs (Section XV of the proposed settlement). The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to this cost recovery 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 the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 and at U.S. EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-3912.
Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination
Document Number: 2011-16879
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyNew England Region, has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the coastal waters of Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, collectively termed the Outer Cape Cod for the purpose of this notice.
Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Price Landfill Superfund Site, City of Pleasantville and Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ
Document Number: 2011-16876
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement agreement (``Settlement Agreement'') with Atlantic City Electric Company, Inc. (``Respondent'') pursuant to Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h). The Settlement Agreement provides for Respondent's payment of certain past costs incurred at the Price Landfill Superfund Site, City of Pleasantville and Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey (``Site''). In accordance with Section 122(i) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), this notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed Settlement Agreement and of the opportunity to comment. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed Settlement Agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2011-16873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Pesticide Products; Receipt of Applications to Register New Uses
Document Number: 2011-16872
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. EPA is publishing this Notice of such applications, pursuant to section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, Kern County Air Pollution Control District, and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-16743
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD), Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD), and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coating operations. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, Kern County Air Pollution Control District, and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-16740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD), Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD), and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coating 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).
Chlorpyrifos Registration Review; Preliminary Human Health Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-16729
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's preliminary human health risk assessment for the registration review of chlorpyrifos and opens a public comment period on this document. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed a comprehensive preliminary human health risk assessment for all chlorpyrifos uses. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the preliminary risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed registration review decision for chlorpyrifos. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Revisions and Additions to Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy Label
Document Number: 2011-14291
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are issuing a joint final rule establishing new requirements for the fuel economy and environment label that will be posted on the window sticker of all new automobiles sold in the U.S. The labeling requirements apply for model year 2013 and later vehicles with a voluntary manufacturer option for model year 2012. The labeling requirements apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium duty passenger vehicles such as larger sport-utility vehicles and vans. The redesigned label provides expanded information to American consumers about new vehicle fuel economy and fuel consumption, greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions, and projected fuel costs and savings, and also includes a smartphone interactive code that permits direct access to additional Web resources. Specific label designs are provided for gasoline, diesel, ethanol flexible fuel, compressed natural gas, electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. This rulemaking is in response to provisions in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that imposed several new labeling requirements and new advanced-technology vehicles entering the market. NHTSA and EPA believe that these changes will help consumers to make more informed vehicle purchase decisions, particularly as the future automotive marketplace provides more diverse vehicle technologies from which consumers may choose. These new label requirements do not affect the methodologies that EPA uses to generate consumer fuel economy estimates, or the automaker compliance values for NHTSA's corporate average fuel economy and EPA's greenhouse gas emissions standards. This action also finalizes a number of technical corrections to EPA's light-duty greenhouse gas emission standards program.