Environmental Protection Agency 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-27979
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Deferral for CO2
Document Number: 2012-27977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is reopening the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) published on September 7, 2012. In the NPR, EPA proposed approval of a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) that would incorporate EPA's ``Biomass Deferral'' into the Maryland SIP. At the request of Community Research, (College Park, Maryland), EPA is reopening the comment period. Comments submitted between the close of the original comment period and the re-opening of this comment period will be accepted and considered.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27975
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is giving notice that a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) is scheduled for November 29-30, 2012. A draft agenda is under development and will be posted by November 16, 2012. Three PPDC workgroup meetings are scheduled to meet on November 28, 2012, as follows: PPDC Work Group on Integrated Pest Management; PPDC Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements; and PPDC Work Group on Pollinator Protection. The PPDC Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology/Integrated Testing Strategies will meet on November 29, 2012. All meetings are free, open to the public, and no advance registration is required.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Vermont
Document Number: 2012-27972
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Vermont's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: 2012-27968
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122 (i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Agrifos Phosphoric Acid Release Superfund Site in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas. The settlement requires the settling party to pay a total of $385,000 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Section 107 of CERCLA. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this notice and 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 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Abt Associates, Inc.
Document Number: 2012-27861
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Abt Associates, Inc. (Abt) of Cambridge, MA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under section 8 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Eastern Research Group
Document Number: 2012-27854
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Eastern Research Group (ERG) of Chantilly, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27816
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review scientific issues associated with Prioritizing the Universe of Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Chemicals Using Computational Toxicology Tools.
1,4-Dimethylnaphthalene; Amendment to an Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2012-27809
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant growth regulator, 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4-DMN) by expanding the current exemption to include all sprouting root and tuber vegetables (EPA Crop Group 01) and all bulb vegetables (EPA Crop Group 03). On behalf of D-I-1-4, Inc., a division of 1,4Group, Inc., Technology Sciences Group, Inc. (TSG) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting that EPA amend the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for 1,4-DMN. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 1,4-DMN under the FFDCA.
Xylenesulfonic Acid, Sodium Salt; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2012-27406
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of xylenesulfonic acid, sodium salt (also known as sodium xylene sulfonate) (CAS Reg. No. 1300-72-7) when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-contact surfaces in public eating places, diary processing equipment, and food processing equipment and utensils at 500 parts per million (ppm) utensils. The firm Exponent on behalf of Ecolab 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 sodium xylene sulfonate.
2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: C1-2012-21972
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; South Carolina; Redesignation of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 1997 8-Hour Ozone Moderate Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2012-27807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 1, 2011, the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), submitted a request for EPA to redesignate the portion of York County, South Carolina that is within the bi-state Charlotte-Gastonia- Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``bi-state Charlotte Area,'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS); and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the South Carolina portion of the bi-state Charlotte Area (hereafter referred to as ``the York County Area''). The bi-state Charlotte Area consists of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and a portion of Iredell County (Davidson and Coddle Creek Townships) in North Carolina; and a portion of York County in South Carolina (including the Catawba Indian Nation reservation lands). EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation request for the York County Area, along with the related SIP revision, including South Carolina's plan for maintaining attainment of the ozone standard in the York County Area. EPA is also proposing to approve the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEB) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for the years 2013 and 2022 for the York County Area. Additionally, EPA is proposing that the 2022 MVEB are consistent with maintenance in 2023. These actions are being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations. EPA will take action on the North Carolina submission for the 1997 8-hour ozone redesignation request and maintenance plan for its portion of the bi-state Charlotte Area in a separate action.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2013 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification (Revision)
Document Number: 2012-27788
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``2013 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification (Revision)''. (EPA ICR No. 0976.16, OMB Control No. 2050-0024) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed amendment of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 31005) on May 24, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Beverage Can Surface Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-27787
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 1997 Annual PM2.5
Document Number: 2012-27785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is requesting that the West Virginia portion of the Huntington- Ashland, WV-KY-OH-fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (``Huntington-Ashland Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Huntington-Ashland Area is comprised of Cabell and Wayne Counties and a portion of Mason County in West Virginia (West Virginia portion of the Area); Boyd County and a portion of Lawrence County in Kentucky; and Lawrence and Scioto Counties and portions of Adams and Gallia Counties in Ohio. In this rulemaking action, EPA is proposing to approve the PM2.5 redesignation request for the West Virginia portion of the Area. EPA is also proposing to approve the maintenance plan SIP revision that the State submitted in conjunction with its redesignation request. The maintenance plan provides for continued attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS for 10 years after redesignation of the West Virginia portion of the Area. The maintenance plan includes an insignificance determination for the on-road motor vehicle contribution of PM2.5, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) for the West Virginia portion of the Area for purposes of transportation conformity. EPA is proposing to find that West Virginia's insignificance determination for transportation conformity is adequate.\1\ EPA is also proposing to find that the Area continues to attain the standard. This action to propose approval of the 1997 annual PM2.5) NAAQS redesignation request, maintenance plan, and insignificance determination for transportation conformity for the West Virginia portion of the Area is based on EPA's determination that the Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is taking separate action to propose redesignation of the Kentucky and Ohio portions of the Huntington- Ashland Area.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Deletion of the Waste Management of Michigan-Holland Lagoons Superfund Site
Document Number: 2012-27706
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Waste Management of Michigan-Holland Lagoons Superfund Site (Site), located in Ottawa County, Michigan 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 to 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 Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List: Deletion of the Waste Management of Michigan-Holland Lagoons Superfund Site
Document Number: 2012-27705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Waste Management of Michigan-Holland Lagoons Superfund Site (Site) located in Ottawa County, Michigan 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). EPA and the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2012-27704
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement to address a lawsuit filed by Public Service Company of Oklahoma (``Plaintiff'') in the United States Appeals Court for the Tenth Circuit: Public Service Company of Oklahoma v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 12-9524. On February 24, 2011, Plaintiff timely filed a Petition for Review, challenging the issuance of EPA's final rule entitled, ``Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Federal Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport of Pollution Affecting Visibility and Best Available Retrofit Technology Determinations,'' 76 FR 81,728 (Dec. 28, 2011) (the ``Final Rule''). The Final Rule partially approved and partially disapproved Oklahoma's state implementation plan (``SIP'') submitted under the ``visibility'' and ``interstate transport'' provisions of the Clean Air Act (``CAA''). The Final Rule included a federal implementation plan (``FIP'') establishing Best Available Retrofit Technology (``BART'') emission limitations on sulfur dioxide (``SO2'') for Units 3 and 4 of Plaintiff's Northeastern plant (``Plaintiff's Units'') to address the visibility and interstate transport provisions of the CAA. On March 26, 2012, Sierra Club (``Intervenor'') filed a timely motion to intervene. The motion was granted March 27, 2012. The proposed settlement agreement establishes a deadline for EPA to take action on a SIP to be drafted and submitted by Oklahoma addressing Plaintiff's Units.
Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-27702
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on Berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G; Rapeseed subgroup 20A, and cucumber. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Revision to the South Coast Portion of the California State Implementation Plan, CPV Sentinel Energy Project AB 1318 Tracking System
Document Number: 2012-27564
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (``SCAQMD'' or ``District'') portion of the California SIP. This source-specific SIP revision is known as the CPV Sentinel Energy Project AB 1318 Tracking System (``AB 1318 Tracking System''). The SIP revision consists of enabling language and the AB 1318 Tracking System to revise the District's SIP approved new source review (NSR) program. The SIP revision allows the District to transfer offsetting emission reductions for particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10) and one of its precursors, sulfur oxides (SOX), to the CPV Sentinel Energy Project (``Sentinel''), which will be a natural gas fired power plant.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana-Air Quality, Subchapter 7, Subchapter 16 and Subchapter 17
Document Number: 2012-27566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve new rules and revisions as submitted by the State of Montana on September 23, 2011, as revisions to Montana's State Implementation Plan. Montana adopted these rules on December 2, 2005, and March 23, 2006. The new rules adopted on December 2, 2005, became state-effective on January 1, 2006; the new rules and revisions adopted on March 23, 2006, became state-effective on April 7, 2006. These new rules and revisions meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA's minor new source review regulations. The intended effect of this action is to propose to approve these rules as they are consistent with the Clean Air Act. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of Nevada; Redesignation of Clark County to Attainment for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2012-27562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve, as a revision of the Nevada state implementation plan, the State's plan for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone standard in Clark County for ten years beyond redesignation, and the related motor vehicle emissions budgets, because they meet the applicable requirements for such plans and budgets. EPA is also proposing to approve a request from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to redesignate the Clark County ozone nonattainment area to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act.
Request for Information To Inform Hydraulic Fracturing Research Related to Drinking Water Resources
Document Number: 2012-27452
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is inviting the public to submit data and scientific literature to inform EPA's research on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-27404
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Dinotefuran; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2012-27403
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of dinotefuran in or on pome fruits and stone fruits. This action is in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on pome fruits and stone fruits. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of dinotefuran in or on these commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2015. This regulation also makes the systematic chemical name for dinotefuran consistent within the section and with EPA's policy on chemical nomenclature.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2012-27324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from biomass boilers. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related Regulations
Document Number: 2012-27329
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) plans to authorize various contractors to access information which will be submitted to EPA under Title II of the Clean Air Act that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). Access to this information, which is related to 40 CFR Part 79; 40 CFR Part 80; and 40 CFR Part 98, Subparts A, LL and MM will begin on November 19, 2012.
Ellis Road/American Electric Corporation, Jacksonville, Duval County, FL, Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2012-27321
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement to conduct sampling, perform a clean-up and compromise cost with over 80 settling parties at the Ellis Road/American Electric Corporation Superfund Site located in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2012-27320
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, and Texas Campaign for the Environment (collectively, ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Environmental Integrity Project, et al., v. Jackson, No. 1:12-cv-00867-RMC (D. D.C.). 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 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Luminant Generation Company to operate the Sandow 5 Generating Plant, a power plant located in Milam County, Texas. Under the proposed consent decree, EPA would agree to respond to the petition by January 15, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2012-27223
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), as demonstrating that the State meets certain SIP requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. Florida certified that the Florida SIP contains provisions that ensure the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2 NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in Florida (hereafter referred to as ``infrastructure submissions''). Florida's infrastructure submissions, provided to EPA on April 18, 2008, and September 23, 2009, with the exception of element 110(a)(2)(D)(i) which will be addressed in a separate rulemaking action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology Update To Address Control Techniques Guidelines Issued in 2006, 2007, and 2008
Document Number: 2012-27218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision establishes Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for several categories of volatile organic compound (VOC) sources. The intended effect of this action is to approve these requirements into the New Hampshire SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology Update To Address Control Techniques Guidelines Issued in 2006, 2007, and 2008
Document Number: 2012-27217
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision establishes Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for several categories of volatile organic compound (VOC) sources. The intended effect of this action is to approve these requirements into the New Hampshire SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Idaho; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2012-27216
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Idaho on October 25, 2010, as meeting the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) sections 169A and 169B and federal regional haze regulations. In a previous action on June 22, 2011, EPA approved portions of the October 25, 2010, SIP submittal as meeting the requirements for interstate transport for visibility of CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) and certain requirements of the regional haze rule, including the requirements for best available retrofit technology (BART). On May 22, 2012, EPA proposed to approve the remaining portion of the Regional Haze SIP submittal, including those portions that address CAA provisions that require states to set Reasonable Progress Goals (RPGs) for their Class I areas, and to develop a Long Term Strategy (LTS) to achieve these goals. In this Federal Register notice, EPA finalizes its approval of the remaining Regional Haze SIP elements as proposed in the May 22, 2012 notice.
Workshop To Define Approaches To Assess the Effectiveness of Policies To Reduce PM2.5
Document Number: 2012-27228
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a workshop to identify approaches to assess the effectiveness of policies that reduce ambient levels of PM2.5. The workshop is being organized by EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and the Office of Research and Development (ORD), and will be held on January 7, 2013, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Reservations for the workshop will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited space.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2012-27226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coatings. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Fluazinam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-27198
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluazinam in or on melon subgroup 9A and pepper/eggplant subgroup 8- 10B, associated with pesticide petition (PP) 1E7959; and soybean, seed and soybean, hulls, associated with PP 2F7977. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and ISK Biosciences Corporation requested the tolerances associated with PPs 1E7959 and 2F7977, respectively, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Document Number: 2012-27197
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Notice of Filing of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2012-27193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
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.
Metconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-27191
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the tolerance for residues of metconazole in or on corn, sweet, stover. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements (Reinstatement)
Document Number: 2012-27161
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements (Reinstatement)'' (EPA ICR No. 2047.04, OMB Control No. 2090-0030) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This ICR expired on January 31, 2011. This is a request for reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 32087) on May 31, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Secondary Aluminum Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-27160
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2012-27158
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Fluridone; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2012-27066
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of fluridone in or on cotton. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on cotton. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of fluridone in or on cotton commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2014.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2012-27062
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
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 April 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: 2012-27058
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing an active ingredient not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; Determinations of Attainment for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2012-27054
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the September 14, 2012, direct final rule that makes several determinations relating to certain 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas in California. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on September 14, 2012. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Revision To Increase Public Availability of the Administrative Record File
Document Number: 2012-26973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, to acknowledge advancements in technologies used to manage and convey information to the public. Specifically, this revision will add language to EPA regulations to broaden the technology, to include computer telecommunications or other electronic means, that the lead agency is permitted to use to make the administrative record file available to the public. By updating language used to describe permitted technology, the lead agency will be able to serve the information needs of a broader population while maintaining the ability to provide traditional means of public access to the administrative record file, such as paper copies and microform. The lead agency should assess the capacity and resources of the public to utilize and maintain an electronic- or computer telecommunications-based repository to make a decision on which approach suits a specific site.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Revision To Increase Public Availability of the Administrative Record File
Document Number: 2012-26970
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), to acknowledge advancements in technologies used to manage and convey information to the public. Specifically, this revision will add language to EPA regulations to broaden the technology, to include computer telecommunications or other electronic means, that the lead agency is permitted to use to make the administrative record file available to the public. By updating the language used to describe permitted technology, the lead agency will be able to serve the information needs of a broader population, while maintaining the ability to provide traditional means of public access to the administrative record file, such as paper copies and microform. The lead agency should assess the capacity and resources of the public to utilize and maintain an electronic- or computer telecommunications-based repository to make a decision on which approach suits a specific site.
Twenty-Fifth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket
Document Number: 2012-27041
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (``Docket'') under Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 120(c) requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains certain information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released. As explained further below, the Docket is used to identify Federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public. Today's notice identifies the Federal facilities not previously listed on the Docket and reported to EPA since the last update of the Docket on October 13, 2010. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list. Thus, the revisions in this update include 52 additions and 17 deletions, as well as 19 corrections to the Docket since the previous update. At the time of publication of this notice, the new total number of Federal facilities listed on the Docket is 2334.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Michigan; Detroit-Ann Arbor Nonattainment Area; Fine Particulate Matter 2005 Base Year Emissions Inventory
Document Number: 2012-26962
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2005 base year emissions inventory, a portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on June 13, 2008. The emissions inventory is part of Michigan's SIP revision that was submitted to meet the nonattainment requirements related to the state's Detroit-Ann Arbor (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties) nonattainment area for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken pursuant to sections 110 and 172 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).