Environmental Protection Agency July 18, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 2011-18004
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 24, 2011, EPA published a Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion (76 FR 30081) and a direct final rule of Partial Deletion (76 FR 30027) for the remaining portions of Operable Unit 9 (OU9), the Residential Populated Areas, of the California Gulch Superfund Site (Site), located in Lake County, Colorado, from the National Priorities List. The EPA is withdrawing the Final Rule of Partial Deletion due to adverse comments that were received during the public comment period. After consideration of the comments received, if appropriate, EPA will publish a Notice of Partial Deletion in the Federal Register based on the parallel Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion and place a copy of the final partial deletion package, including a Responsiveness Summary, if prepared, in the Site repositories.
Availability of the Incident Waste Management Planning and Response Tool
Document Number: 2011-18003
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has responsibilities for decontamination and waste disposal activities following a biological incident. The Incident Waste Management Planning and Response Tool ``IWMPRT'' was developed partly to satisfy requirements assigned under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 10 (HSPD-10), Biodefense in the 21st Century HSPD-10. In addition, HSPD-9 requires that, ``the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall enhance recovery systems that are able to stabilize agriculture production, the food supply, and the economy, rapidly remove and effectively dispose of contaminated agriculture and food products or infected plants and animals, and decontaminate premises.'' EPA is announcing the availability of an upcoming meeting where the public will be invited to attend and comment on the IWMPRT. The tool is available at: http://www2.ergweb.com/bdrtool/login.asp. In addition, a symposium paper describing updates to the IWMPRT is mentioned and made available through this notice. Time and Dates: August 17 and 18, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Place: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Arlington Crystal City, 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. Status: Parts of this meeting will be open to the public on August 17th from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. An open discussion period for public comment will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:30. The rest of the meeting is closed to the public. Seating is limited. The deadline to register is August 12, 2011. If you are interested in attending the public session on August 17, 2011, please register on-line at http://iwmprt.eventbrite.com/.
Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption-Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; ConocoPhillips Company, Borger, TX
Document Number: 2011-18001
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the land disposal Restrictions, under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, has been granted to ConocoPhillips Company for one Class I injection well located at Borger, Texas. The company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by the petition and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by ConocoPhillips, of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in this exemption, into Class I hazardous waste injection well No. WDW-325 at the Borger Texas facility, until December 31, 2017, unless EPA moves to terminate this exemption. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. A public notice was issued May 19, 2011. The public comment period closed on July 5, 2011. No comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. This decision may be reviewed/appealed in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Data Availability Concerning Transport Rule Allowance Allocations to Existing Units
Document Number: 2011-17903
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Transport Rule Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs), EPA finalized allowance allocations for 2012 and thereafter to existing units subject to the Transport Rule FIP trading programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. As required in the Transport Rule, this NODA notifies the public of the availability of data on these allowance allocations for existing units. Through this NODA, EPA is also making available to the public the data upon which the allocations were based.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: 2011-17901
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 28, 2009, the EPA proposed to withdraw the residual risk and technology review portions of the final rule amending the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries. EPA is now providing final notice of the partial withdrawal.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); General Definitions; Definition of Modification of Existing Facility
Document Number: 2011-17873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the applicable State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Texas that relate to severable portions of the definition of ``modification of existing facility'' in the general definitions for the Texas NSR Program. EPA proposes to find that these changes to the Texas SIP comply with the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA) and EPA regulations, and are consistent with EPA policies. EPA is also proposing to withdraw an action proposed on September 23, 2009, regarding two provisions that have been superseded by later submitted revisions. EPA is taking this action under section 110 of the Act.