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

Draft Toxicological Review of n-Butanol: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2011-22294
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period and a public listening session for the external review draft human health assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of n-Butanol: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/ 635/R-11/081A). The draft assessment was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft assessment solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This draft assessment has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. After public review and comment, an EPA contractor will convene an expert panel for independent external peer review of this draft assessment. The public comment period and external peer review meeting are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the assessment. The external peer review meeting will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register. Public comments submitted during the public comment period will be provided to the external peer reviewers before the panel meeting and considered by EPA in the disposition of public comments. Public comments received after the public comment period closes will not be submitted to the external peer reviewers and will only be considered by EPA if time permits. The listening session will be held on October 5, 2011, during the public comment period for this draft assessment. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties attending the listening session. EPA welcomes the comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment after the independent external peer review. If listening session participants would like EPA to share their comments with the external peer reviewers, they should also submit written comments during the public comment period using the detailed and established procedures described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Draft Toxicological Review of 1,4-Dioxane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2011-22290
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period and a public listening session for the external review draft human health assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of 1,4-Dioxane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/ 635/R-11/003). New studies regarding the toxicity of 1,4-dioxane through the inhalation route of exposure are available that were not included in the 1,4-dioxane assessment that was posted on the IRIS database in 2010 (U.S. EPA, 2010). These studies have been incorporated into the previously posted assessment for review (U.S. EPA, 2010). The draft assessment was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft assessment solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This draft assessment has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. After public review and comment, an EPA contractor will convene an expert panel for independent external peer review of this draft assessment. The public comment period and external peer review meeting are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the assessment. The external peer review meeting will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register. Public comments submitted during the public comment period will be provided to the external peer reviewers before the panel meeting and considered by EPA in the disposition of public comments. Public comments received after the public comment period closes will not be submitted to the external peer reviewers and will only be considered by EPA if time permits. The listening session will be held on October 18, 2011, during the public comment period for this draft assessment. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties attending the listening session. EPA welcomes the comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment after the independent external peer review. If listening session participants would like EPA to share their comments with the external peer reviewers, they should also submit written comments during the public comment period using the detailed and established procedures described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Draft Toxicological Review of Acrylonitrile: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2011-22288
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA announced a 60-day public comment period on June 30, 2011 (76 FR 38387) for the external review draft human health assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of Acrylonitrile: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/013A). We are extending this notice 30 days at the request of the Acrylonitrile Group. The draft assessment was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft assessment solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This draft assessment has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. After public review and comment, an EPA contractor will convene an expert panel for independent external peer review of this draft assessment. The public comment period and external peer review meeting are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the assessment. The external peer review meeting will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register. Public comments submitted during the public comment period will be provided to the external peer reviewers before the panel meeting and considered by EPA in the disposition of public comments. Public comments received after the public comment period closes will not be submitted to the external peer reviewers and will only be considered by EPA if time permits.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-22287
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 54289- EUP-R from Evonik Degussa Corp., 379 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany, NJ 07054 requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for Peraclean, treatment of wastewater effluent from oil well fracturing. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-22138
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tebuconazole in or on wheat, grain; oats, grain; wheat, shorts; and wheat, germ. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2011-22135
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a January 19, 2011 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the January 19, 2011 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. One comment was received during the 180-day comment period, but did not merit further review of the requests to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Fenamiphos; Proposed Data Call-In Order for Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-22127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to require the submission of various data required to support the continuation of the tolerances for the pesticide fenamiphos. Pesticide tolerances are established under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide
Document Number: 2011-21359
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule is being issued at this time as required by a court order governing the schedule for completion of this review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide (CO). Based on its review, the EPA concludes the current primary standards are requisite to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety, and is retaining those standards. After review of the air quality criteria, EPA further concludes that no secondary standard should be set for CO at this time. EPA is also making changes to the ambient air monitoring requirements for CO, including those related to network design, and is updating, without substantive change, aspects of the Federal reference method.
EPA Seeking Input Materials Measurement; Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Recycling, and Source Reduction Measurement in the U.S.
Document Number: 2011-22137
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 2, 2011 soliciting stakeholder input regarding the efficacy and scope of the MSW Characterization Report called ``Municipal Solid Waste in the United States'' as part of a broader discussion about sustainable materials management. This information will be used to develop new measurement definitions and protocols for measurement of these materials, as well as the possible addition of construction and demolition (C&D) materials and non-hazardous industrial materials to the list of materials addressed in future efforts. This effort could lead to the creation of a new measurement report that the EPA will make publicly available. This document is extending the comment period from August 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.
Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent; In Re: Ely Copper Mine Superfund Site, Located in Vershire, VT
Document Number: 2011-21991
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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), and Section 7003(d) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (``RCRA''), 42 U.S.C. 9673(d), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement for recovery of past and projected future response costs concerning the Ely Copper Mine Superfund Site in Vershire, Vermont with the following settling party: Ely Mine Forest, Inc. The proposed settlement requires the settling party to hold all of its remaining cash accounts for purposes of paying certain site-related expenses approved by EPA. In addition, the proposed settlement requires the settling party to: use best efforts to market and sell the site property, allow EPA to remove and use borrow material located on the site property, provide EPA and their contractors access to the site property, and prepare and record any documents necessary to implement institutional controls on the site property. The proposed settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a) and Section 7003 of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6973. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the 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 US EPA Region 1 OSRR Records and Information Center, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109. During the public comment period, commenters may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area in accordance with Section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6973(d).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Louisiana; Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area: Redesignation to Attainment for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2011-21728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request from the State of Louisiana to redesignate the Baton Rouge, Louisiana moderate 1997 8- hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard. In proposing to approve this request, EPA also proposes to approve as a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), a 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan with a 2022 Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget (MVEB) for the Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area (BRNA or BR). EPA is also proposing to approve revisions to the Louisiana SIP that meets the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements (for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)) for the 1-hour and 1997 8-hour ozone standard requirements, and to approve a state rule establishing a maintenance plan contingency measure. In prior, separate rulemaking actions, EPA finalized its action to terminate the 1-hour ozone anti-backsliding section 185 penalty fee requirement. EPA has proposed to approve the Control Technique Guideline Rules (CTG Rules Update) that are necessary for redesignation. We are proposing that if the CTG Rules Update is finalized, the area will have a fully approved SIP that meets all of its applicable 1997 8-hour requirements and 1-hour anti-backsliding requirements under section 110 and Part D of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for purposes of redesignation.
Notice of Intent To Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2011-21990
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice, pursuant to section 6(f)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), announces a Notice of Intent to Suspend issued by EPA pursuant to section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA. The Notice of Intent to Suspend was issued following the Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In notice (DCI), which required the registrant of the affected pesticide product containing a certain pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrant's failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing registration of the affected product. Failure to comply with the data requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected registration under section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA.
Tetraconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-21947
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tetraconazole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, EPA is removing the existing grape tolerance because grape is now covered under the newly established tolerance for small fruit vine climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-21940
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on June 24, 2011 and concern oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from glass melting furnaces. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirement To Address Interstate Transport for the 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2011-21935
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware on September 16, 2009, as supplemented on April 27, 2011. The revision satisfies the Clean Air Act (CAA) infrastructure requirement that each State's plan contain adequate provisions prohibiting its emissions from contributing significantly to nonattainment in, or interfering with maintenance by, any other state with respect to the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Exposure Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21954
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held for one day on September 20, 2011. This notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-21937
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adhesives and Sealants Rule
Document Number: 2011-21936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The SIP revision pertains to amendments to 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) Chapters 121, 129, and 130, relating to control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the manufacture, sale, use, or application of adhesives, sealants, primers, and solvents. The revision also amends related definitions. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Response to Petition To Reopen the 2001 Title V Permit for Reliant Portland Generating Station, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA
Document Number: 2011-21933
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Director of the EPA Region III Air Protection Division issued a letter, dated July 8, 2011, denying a petition, filed by New Jersey, asking that EPA reopen the 2001 Title V permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to Reliant Energy Mid-Atlantic Power Holdings, LLC, for its Portland Generating Station in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
Definition of Solid Waste
Document Number: 2011-21931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is announcing an extension to the comment period for the proposed rule on the definition of solid waste published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2011. EPA 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. 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. The comment period is being extended to October 20, 2011.
2-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol (Tris Nitro); Amendments To Terminate Uses for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2011-21729
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide listed in Table 1, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a June 8, 2011 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrant listed in Table 1 to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. These are not the last products containing these pesticides registered for use in the United States. In the June 8, 2011 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews
Document Number: 2011-21726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011, the proposed rule, ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews.'' The EPA is announcing three public hearings to be held for the proposed rule.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2011-21676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
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.
Change to the Reporting Date for Certain Data Elements Required Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule
Document Number: 2011-21727
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is deferring the reporting deadline for data elements that are used by direct emitter reporters as inputs to emission equations under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. The deadline for reporting some of these data elements is deferred to March 31, 2013 and the deadline for reporting others is deferred to March 31, 2015. This final rule does not change any other requirements of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Two Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-21723
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew two existing Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collections as described at the beginning of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Draft Toxicological Review of Libby Amphibole Asbestos: In Support of the Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2011-21722
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period and a public listening session for the external review draft human health assessment titled ``Toxicological Review of Libby Amphibole Asbestos: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-11/002A). The draft assessment was prepared by staff in both EPA's Region 8 Office (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and 27 tribal nations), and the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing the draft assessment for the purposes of public comment and peer review. This draft assessment is not final as described in EPA's Information Quality Guidelines, and it does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice. The public comments submitted in accordance with this notice will be made available to the peer review panel. The draft document is also being provided to EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB), a body established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, for independent external peer review. The public comment period and the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) peer-review, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA is also announcing a listening session to be held on October 6, 2011 during the public comment period for this draft assessment. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties attending the listening session. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment after the independent external peer review. If listening session participants would like EPA to share their comments with the external peer reviewers, they should also submit written comments during the public comment period using the detailed and established procedures described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 16 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Arkansas
Document Number: 2011-21711
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the final agency action on 16 TMDLs established by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the State of Arkansas, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record files for the final 16 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/ tmdl/index.htm.
Chlorpyrifos Registration Review; Preliminary Human Health Risk Assessment; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-21677
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of Wednesday, July 6, 2011, concerning the availability of the chlorpyrifos registration review; preliminary human health risk assessment. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from Tuesday, September 6, 2011 to Thursday, October 6, 2011.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Williams Four Corners, LLC, Sims Mesa CDP Compressor Station
Document Number: 2011-21627
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a citizen petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit (Permit Number P026R2) issued by the New Mexico Environment Department, Air Quality Bureau (NMED). Specifically, the Administrator has granted the April 14, 2010 petition, submitted by WildEarth Guardians and San Juan Citizens Alliance (Petitioners) to object to the March 19, 2010, operating permit issued to Williams Four Corners, LLC, for the Sims Mesa Central Delivery Point (CDP) compressor station in northwestern Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Pursuant to sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), a petition for judicial review of those parts of the Order that deny issues in the petition may be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register.
Sheena Shipley; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2011-21539
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Sheena Shipley in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Sheena Shipley has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Sheena Shipley to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2011-21525
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Student Services Contract EP- 11-D-000403 Yin Gu in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2011-21374
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
2-Propenoic Acid, Polymer With Ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethenyl) Benzene, Sodium Salt; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2011-21371
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-Propenoic acid, polymer with ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethenyl) benzene, sodium salt when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-Propenoic acid, polymer with ethenylbenzene and (1- methylethenyl) benzene, sodium salt on food or feed commodities.
SFIREG POM Working Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21369
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State, FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Working Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on September 19, 2011, and ending September 20, 2011. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Large Appliance and Metal Furniture Coatings
Document Number: 2011-21363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This SIP revision includes amendments to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulation 25 Pa. Code Chapter 129 (relating to standards for sources) and meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for large appliance and metal furniture coatings. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Large Appliance and Metal Furniture Coatings
Document Number: 2011-21362
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of the Environmental Protection (PADEP). This SIP revision includes amendments to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's regulation 25 Pa. Code Chapter 129 (relating to standards for sources) and meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for large appliance and metal furniture coatings. These amendments will reduce emissions of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from large appliance and metal furniture coating facilities. Therefore, this revision will help the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pseudomonas fluorescens Strain CL145A; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-21249
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A in or on all food commodities when applied as a molluscicide. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (formerly Marrone Organic Innovations, Inc.) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A under the FFDCA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2011-21567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Kansas on November 9, 2009, that addresses Regional Haze for the first implementation period. In so doing, EPA is proposing to determine that the plan submitted by Kansas satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), for states to prevent any future and remedy any existing anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. EPA is taking this action pursuant to those provisions of the CAA that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of SIPs. You may submit written comments on this proposed rule as per the instructions given under the section Instructions for Comment Submittal.
Access by EPA Contractors to Confidential Business Information (CBI) Related to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Document Number: 2011-21562
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs plans to authorize the contractors named in this notice to access information that will be submitted to EPA under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program that may be designated or claimed as confidential business information. Contractor access to this information will begin on August 29, 2011.
State Program Requirements; Approval of Application for Program Revision to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program; Alaska
Document Number: 2011-21538
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 11, 2011, the Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 (EPA), approved the application by the State of Alaska to revise Alaska's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program pursuant to section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). The revised State program, called the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES), includes an implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) in four phases. Phases I-III have been transferred from the EPA to ADEC. In March 2011, ADEC made a submission for approval for a one year extension of the transfer of Phase IV of the APDES program, which includes oil and gas, cooling water intakes and dischargers, munitions and all other remaining facilities not previously transferred in Phases I-III. The EPA approved the one year extension for Phase IV. Phase IV will transfer to ADEC four years from the date of program approval, or October 31, 2012. Upon approval of the program revision, the Regional Administrator notified the State and signed the modified Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between EPA and ADEC. The EPA will suspend issuance of applicable NPDES permits in Alaska in accordance with the extension for transfer of NPDES program authority for Phase IV.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: 2011-21523
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board). The Board usually meets three times each calendar year, twice at different locations along the U.S. border with Mexico, and once in Washington, DC. It was created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, Public Law 102-532, 7 U.S.C. Section 5404. Implementing authority was delegated to the Administrator of EPA under Executive Order 12916. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President and the Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico in order to improve the quality of life of persons residing on the United States side of the border. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; and tribal and private organizations with experience in environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S.-Mexico border. The purpose of the meeting is to continue discussion on the Board's 14th report, which is focusing on the environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy development in the border region. Panel discussions will take place on economic opportunities and community impacts in the U.S.-Mexico border region. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-21368
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and particulate matter (PM) emissions from flares. 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.
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews
Document Number: 2011-19899
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces how the EPA proposes to address the reviews of the new source performance standards for volatile organic compound and sulfur dioxide emissions from natural gas processing plants. We are proposing to add to the source category list any oil and gas operation not covered by the current listing. This action also includes proposed amendments to the existing new source performance standards for volatile organic compounds from natural gas processing plants and proposed standards for operations that are not covered by the existing new source performance standards. In addition, this action proposes how the EPA will address the residual risk and technology review conducted for the oil and natural gas production and natural gas transmission and storage national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants. This action further proposes standards for emission sources within these two source categories that are not currently addressed, as well as amendments to improve aspects of these national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants related to applicability and implementation. Finally, this action addresses provisions in these new source performance standards and national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to Clean Air Interstate Rule Emissions Trading Program
Document Number: 2011-21267
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision, which amends the Virginia Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) trading program, is comprised of technical corrections and revisions to the definition of a cogeneration unit to ensure the Commonwealth's CAIR trading program is consistent with federal CAIR requirements. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Control of Nitrogen Oxides Emissions From Glass Melting Furnaces
Document Number: 2011-21262
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The SIP revisions pertain to the control of nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from glass melting furnaces. EPA is approving these revisions to reduce NOX emissions from glass melting furnaces in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2011-21260
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Evironmental Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Maryland that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the EPA Regional Office.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Federal Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport of Pollution Affecting Visibility and Best Available Retrofit Technology Determination
Document Number: 2011-20682
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is disapproving a portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision received from the State of New Mexico on September 17, 2007, for the purpose of addressing the ``good neighbor'' requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards) and the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. In this action, EPA is disapproving the New Mexico Interstate Transport SIP provisions that address the requirement of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) that emissions from New Mexico sources do not interfere with measures required in the SIP of any other state under part C of the CAA to protect visibility. We have found that New Mexico sources, except the San Juan Generating Station, are sufficiently controlled to eliminate interference with the visibility programs of other states. EPA is promulgating a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address this deficiency by implementing nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits necessary at the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS), to prevent such interference. EPA found in January 2009 that New Mexico had failed to submit a SIP addressing certain regional haze (RH) requirements, including the requirement for best available retrofit technology (BART). The Clean Air Act required EPA to promulgate a FIP to address RH requirements by January 2011. This FIP addresses the RH BART requirement for NOX for SJGS. In addition, EPA is implementing sulfuric acid (H2SO4) hourly emission limits at the SJGS, to minimize the contribution of this compound to visibility impairment. This action is being taken under section 110 and part C of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Adoption of Plastic Parts and Business Machines Coating Standards
Document Number: 2011-21279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland (Maryland). This SIP revision includes amendments to the Code of Maryland (COMAR) 26.11.19.07, Volatile Organic Compounds from Specific Processes, Paper, Fabric, Film and Foil Coating, and adds new COMAR 26.11.19.07-2, Plastic Parts and Business Machines Coating. Maryland's SIP revision meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings and will help Maryland attain and maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Adhesives and Sealants Rule
Document Number: 2011-21272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland. These SIP revisions pertain to amendments to Maryland's rule for the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from chemical production and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) operations, from paint, resin, and adhesive manufacturing, and from adhesive and sealant application. These SIP revisions also pertain to an addition of a new regulation for the control of VOC emissions from adhesives and sealants. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revised Definitions; Construction Permit Program Fee Increases; Regulation 3
Document Number: 2011-21233
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision packages submitted by the State of Colorado on August 1, 2007. EPA is approving the August 1, 2007 submittal revisions to Regulation 3, Part A, Section I where the State expanded on the definition of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) to include it as a precursor to ozone. An increase in the amount of the fees charged for pollutant emissions and minor wording additions as specified in Regulation 3, Part A, Section VI.D.1 is approved. EPA is also approving one grammatical change the State made to Regulation 3 in the August 1, 2007 submittal. In addition, EPA is taking no action on several revisions to Colorado's Regulation 3 regarding New Source Review (NSR), that are contained in this submittal, where previously proposed, pending, or future actions by EPA have addressed or will address these revisions. EPA is also not acting on three provisions in the submittals that are not in Colorado's SIP and revisions to the State's requirements to file Air Pollution Emission Notices (APENs). This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).