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

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Establishing No-Discharge Zones Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-19294
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2011-19291
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Kentucky Environmental Foundation in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Kentucky Environmental Foundation v. Jackson, No. 10-CV-1814-PLF (D. D.C.). On October 22, 2010, Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed to perform a nondiscretionary duty under section 110(k)(2) of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7410(k)(2), to take final action on an attainment demonstration contained within a SIP submittal from the State of Kentucky for the 1997 fine particulate matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard in the Kentucky portion of the Huntington-Ashland area. The proposed consent decree establishes a deadline of March 30, 2012 for EPA to take action.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2011-19287
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club (``Plaintiff'') in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin: Sierra Club v. Jackson, No. 11-cv-36-SLC (W.D. Wisc.). Plaintiffs filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to respond to an administrative petition seeking EPA's objection to a CAA Title V operating permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to Carmeuse Lime & Stone, a lime kiln facility in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Under the proposed consent decree, EPA would agree to respond to the petition by October 7, 2011, or within 30 days after entry of the consent decree by the Court, whichever is later.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Palmer Barge Line Superfund Site
Document Number: 2011-19281
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Palmer Barge Line (PBL) Superfund Site located in Port Arthur, Texas (Jefferson County), from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than Five-Year Reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Notice of Intent for Deletion of the Palmer Barge Line Superfund Site
Document Number: 2011-19280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Palmer Barge Line (PBL) Superfund Site located in Port Arthur, Texas, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than Five-Year Reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the State Marine of Port Arthur Superfund Site
Document Number: 2011-19270
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the State Marine of Port Arthur (SMPA) Superfund Site located in Port Arthur, Texas (Jefferson County), from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than Five-Year Reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Notice of Intent for Deletion of the State Marine of Port Arthur Superfund Site
Document Number: 2011-19268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the State Marine of Port Arthur (SMPA) Superfund Site located in Port Arthur, Texas, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than Five-Year Reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-19234
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Nominations to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-19174
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice provides the names, addresses, professional affiliations, and selected biographical data of persons nominated to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Panel was created on November 28, 1975, and made a statutory Panel by amendment to FIFRA, dated October 25, 1988. The Agency, at this time, anticipates selecting two new members to serve on the panel as a result of membership terms that will expire next year. Public comments on the nominations are invited, as these comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the new chartered Panel members.
Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Landfill and Development Superfund Site, Located in Burlington County, NJ
Document Number: 2011-19145
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement agreement (``Settlement Agreement'') with SC Holdings, Inc. and Waste Management of New Jersey, Inc. (the ``Settling Parties'') 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 Settling Parties' payment of certain past costs incurred at the Landfill and Development, Inc. (``Landfill and Development'') Superfund Site, located in Burlington County, New Jersey (``Site''). The Settlement Agreement also provides for the payment of certain future response costs incurred at the 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, New York 10007-1866.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determinations of Attainment of the 1997 Fine Particle Standard for the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, Johnstown, Lancaster, York, and Reading Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2011-19143
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to determine that the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle (Harrisburg), Johnstown, Lancaster, York, and Reading fine particle (PM2.5) nonattainment areas (the Areas) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date of April 5, 2010. These determinations are based upon complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show the Areas monitored attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS for the 2007-2009 monitoring period. EPA is finding these Areas to be in attainment in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determinations of Attainment of the 1997 Fine Particle Standard for the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, Johnstown, Lancaster, York, and Reading Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2011-19142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Harrisburg-Lebanon- Carlisle (Harrisburg), Johnstown, Lancaster, York, and Reading fine particle (PM2.5) nonattainment areas (the Areas) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date of April 5, 2010. These proposed determinations are based upon complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show these Areas have monitored attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS for the 2007-2009 monitoring period. These determinations are being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is making these determinations of attainment as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views these as noncontroversial actions and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the determinations is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to these actions, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rules will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in subsequent final rules based on these proposed rules. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on these actions should do so at this time.
Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union Executive Board
Document Number: 2011-19137
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU) Executive Board. This meeting will deal with matters relative to Regional Haze, visibility improvement, and criteria pollutants within the MANE-VU region.
Public Water Supply Supervision Program; Program Revision for the State of Alaska
Document Number: 2011-19123
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Alaska has revised its approved State Public Water Supply Supervision Primacy Program. Alaska has adopted regulations analogous to the EPA's Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these State program revisions. By approving these rules, the EPA does not intend to affect the rights of federally recognized Indian tribes within ``Indian country'' as defined by 18 U.S.C. 1151, nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the State of Alaska.
Interim Final Determination To Defer Sanctions, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District, CA
Document Number: 2011-18992
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making an interim final determination to defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed determination, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, that the State of California has submitted a rule that satisfies the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 185 fee program.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-18991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, we are proposing to approve San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) Rule 3170, ``Federally Mandated Ozone Nonattainment Fee,'' as a revision to SJVUAPCD's portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Rule 3170 is a local fee rule submitted to address section 185 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA is also proposing to approve SJVUAPCD's fee-equivalent program, which includes Rule 3170 and state law authorities that authorize SJVUAPCD to impose supplemental fees on motor vehicles, as an alternative to the program required by section 185 of the Act. We are proposing that SJVUAPCD's alternative fee- equivalent program is not less stringent than the program required by section 185, and, therefore, is approvable, consistent with the principles of section 172(e) of the Act. As part of this action, we are inviting public comment on whether it is appropriate for EPA to consider alternative programs and, if so, what would constitute an approvable alternative program. We are taking comments on these proposals and plan to follow with a final action.
Foremost 4809-ES Insect-O-Fog; Amended Cancellation Order
Document Number: 2011-18996
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or the Agency) issuance, pursuant to section 6(a)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), of an amended cancellation order for the pesticide product Foremost 4809-ES Insect-O-Fog, a pesticide product containing Piperonyl Butoxide and Pyrethrins. The registrant of Foremost 4809-ES Insect-O-FogDelta Foremost Chemical Corp.has requested an extension of the May 11, 2011 deadline after which the original cancellation prohibited the registrant of Foremost 4809-ES Insect-O-Fog from selling or distributing that product except for export or disposal. Under the provisions of this amended cancellation order as specified below, sale or distribution of existing stocks of Foremost 4809-ES Insect-O-Fog by the registrant is extended and is now permitted through May 11, 2013 (a 2-year extension of the May 11, 2011 deadline set forth in the original cancellation order).
Landia Chemical Company Site; Lakeland, Polk County, FL; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2011-18990
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Landia Chemical Company Superfund Site located in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida for publication.
Callaway and Son Drum Service Superfund Site; Lake Alfred, Polk County, FL; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2011-18987
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Callaway and son Drum Service Superfund Site located in Lake Alfred, Polk County, Florida for publication.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Closed Meetings of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Document Number: 2011-18982
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a meeting and teleconference of the SAB's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to develop draft recommendations regarding the recipients of the Agency's 2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards for consideration by the SAB. The meetings will be closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Water Quality Program Management Resource Analysis; EPA ICR No. 2433.01
Document Number: 2011-18867
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District and Feather River Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-18834
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of permitting rules submitted for the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) and Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on May 19, 2011 and concern New Source Review (NSR) permit programs for new and modified major stationary sources of air pollution. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-18708
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. This regulation additionally amends previously established tolerances in or on multiple commodities and deletes tolerances in or on several commodities that will be superceded by inclusion in crop group tolerances. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2011 Registration Maintenance Fees
Document Number: 2011-18706
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since the amendments of October 1988, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) has required payment of an annual maintenance fee to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due last January 15, 2011, has gone unpaid for 254 registrations. Section 4(i)(5)(G) of FIFRA provides that the EPA Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel all 254 of these registrations have been issued within the past few days.
Carboxymethyl Guar Gum Sodium Salt and Carboxymethyl-Hydroxypropyl Guar; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-18588
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of carboxymethyl guar gum sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 39346-76-4) and carboxymethyl-hydroxypropyl guar (CAS Reg. No. 68130-15-4); when used as an inert ingredient (thicker/drift reduction agent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops. SciReg Inc., on behalf of Rhodia Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of carboxymethyl guar gum sodium salt and carboxymethyl- hydroxypropyl guar.
Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Proposed Emission Standards and Test Procedures
Document Number: 2011-17660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes several new NOX emission standards, compliance flexibilities, and other regulatory requirements for aircraft turbofan or turbojet engines with rated thrusts greater than 26.7 kilonewtons (kN). We also are proposing certain other requirements for gas turbine engines that are subject to exhaust emission standards. First, we are proposing to clarify when the emission characteristics of a new turbofan or turbojet engine model have become different enough from its existing parent engine design that it must conform to the most current emission standards. Second, we are proposing a new reporting requirement for manufacturers of gas turbine engines that are subject to any exhaust emission standard to provide us with timely and consistent emission-related information. Third, and finally, we are proposing amendments to aircraft engine test and emissions measurement procedures. EPA actively participated in the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proceedings in which most of these proposed requirements were first developed. These proposed regulatory requirements have largely been adopted or are actively under consideration by its member states. By adopting such similar standards, therefore, the United States will maintain consistency with these international efforts.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: C1-2011-17089
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Availability of the External Review Draft of the Microbial Risk Assessment Guideline: Pathogenic Microorganisms With Focus on Food and in Water
Document Number: 2011-18879
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the External Review Draft of ``Microbial Risk Assessment Guideline: Pathogenic Microorganisms with Focus on Food and in Water.'' EPA developed the Guideline in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS) and with scientists from other Federal agencies. This draft document is being released solely for the purpose of seeking public comment prior to 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 September 26, 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 the two agencies when they finalize the document. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA or USDA/FSIS. This draft guidance does not represent and should not be construed to represent EPA or USDA/FSIS policy, viewpoint, or determination. Members of the public may obtain the draft guidance from http://www.regulations.gov; or http:// www.epa.gov/raf/microbial/index.htm or from Dr. Michael Broder via the contact information below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-18878
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-18872
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD), Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from gasoline dispensing facilities, polyester resin operations, and spray booth facilities. 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, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-18871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD), Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from gasoline dispensing facilities, polyester resin operations, and spray booth facilities. 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Superfund Site Evaluation and Hazard Ranking System (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-18866
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Testing of Bisphenol A
Document Number: 2011-18842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Bisphenol A (BPA) (Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CASRN) 80-05-7), a high production volume (HPV) chemical, is a reproductive, developmental, and systemic toxicant in animal studies and is weakly estrogenic. EPA is providing this ANPRM to request comment on requiring toxicity testing to determine the potential for BPA to cause adverse effects, including endocrine-related effects, in environmental organisms at low concentrations. EPA is also seeking comment on requiring environmental testing consisting of sampling and monitoring for BPA in surface water, ground water, drinking water, soil, sediment, sludge, and landfill leachate in the vicinity of expected BPA releases to determine whether environmental organisms may currently be exposed to concentrations of BPA in the environment that are at or above levels of concern for adverse effects, including endocrine-related effects. This ANPRM is directed only toward the environmental presence and environmental effects of BPA. EPA is working with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on potential human health issues, but is not considering any additional testing specifically in regard to human health issues at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-18841
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-18836
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 to renew an existing collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements Under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-18835
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Limited Reopening of the Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-18833
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a limited reopening of the public comment period for the proposed rule entitled ``Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Tennessee; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan.'' The proposed rule was initially published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2011. Written comments on the proposed rule were to be submitted to EPA on or before July 11, 2011 (30-day comment period). On June 29, 2011, and July 1, 2011, two Commenters requested that EPA extend the comment period for the June 9, 2011, Tennessee Regional Haze proposed rulemaking for 30 to 60 days in order to review the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which replaced the Clean Air Interstate Rule on July 6, 2011. The Commenters requested the extension in order to determine any potential impacts of the CSAPR on the June 9, 2011, proposed rule. EPA is now reopening the public comment period for 15 days from the date of publication of today's action for the limited purpose of public review and comment on the potential impacts of the final CSAPR on EPA's proposed rulemaking to approve Tennessee's Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP).
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2011-18709
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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).