Environmental Protection Agency July 22, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-18607
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Applications for Essential Use Allowances for 2013 and 2014
Document Number: 2011-18573
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting applications for essential use allowances for calendar years 2013 and 2014. Essential use allowances provide exemptions from the phaseout of production and import of ozone-depleting substances. Essential use allowances must be authorized by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The U.S. Government will use the applications received in response to this notice as the basis for its nomination of essential uses at the 24th Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, to be held in 2012.
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; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-18569
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 9, 2011 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the External Review Draft of ``Guidance for Applying Quantitative Data to Develop Data-Derived Extrapolation Factors for Interspecies and Intraspecies Extrapolation'' for public comment (76 FR 33752-33753). With this notice EPA is announcing an extension of the comment period to August 9, 2011. 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, August 9, 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 This draft guidance does not represent and should not be construed to represent EPA policy viewpoint, or determination.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 www.epa.gov/raf/DDEF/index.htm or from Dr. Michael Broder via the contact information below.
Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; State of Nevada; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-18568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 22, 2011, the EPA proposed to approve the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the regional haze program for the first planning period through July 31, 2018. The EPA is extending the deadline for written comments on the proposed approval of the Regional Haze SIP by 30 days to August 22, 2011. The EPA received requests for an extension from attorneys representing a consortium of environmental groups and the Moapa Paiutes Tribe. The requests were based on a need for more time to review the technical materials that form the basis of Nevada's Regional Haze SIP and EPA's proposed approval. The EPA finds that the request is reasonable given the complexity of the Regional Haze Rule requirements and EPA's proposed approval of the technical analyses presented in Nevada's plan.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; South Dakota
Document Number: 2011-18425
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of South Dakota to demonstrate that the SIP meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements''. The State of South Dakota submitted a certification, dated February 1, 2008, that its SIP met these requirements for the 1997 ozone NAAQS; the certification was determined to be complete on March 27, 2008. In addition, EPA is partially approving a June 14, 2010 SIP submittal from the State that revises the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Colorado
Document Number: 2011-18421
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Colorado to demonstrate that the SIP meets the requirements of Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' of section 110(a)(2). The State of Colorado submitted a certification, dated January 7, 2008, that its SIP met these requirements for the 1997 ozone NAAQS. The certification was determined to be complete on March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16205).
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Montana
Document Number: 2011-18419
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Montana to demonstrate that the SIP meets the requirements of Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' of section 110(a)(2). The State of Montana submitted two certifications, dated November 28, 2007 and December 22, 2009, that its SIP met these requirements for the 1997 ozone NAAQS. The November 28, 2007 certification was determined to be complete on March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16205).
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Utah
Document Number: 2011-18416
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving and conditionally approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Utah to demonstrate that the SIP meets the requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' of section 110(a)(2). The State of Utah submitted two certifications, dated December 3, 2007, and December 21, 2009, that its SIP met these requirements for the 1997 ozone NAAQS. The December 3, 2007 certification was determined to be complete on March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16205).
Definition of Solid Waste
Document Number: 2011-17031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to revise certain exclusions from the definition of solid waste for hazardous secondary materials intended for reclamation that would otherwise be regulated under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The purpose of these proposed revisions is to ensure that the recycling regulations, as implemented, encourage reclamation in a way that does not result in increased risk to human health and the environment from discarded hazardous secondary material.