Environmental Protection Agency February 1, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Sandpoint PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request
Document Number: 2013-02233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve in part and disapprove in part the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Idaho on December 14, 2011, for the Sandpoint nonattainment area (Sandpoint NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10), and to approve the State's request to redesignate this area to attainment for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is proposing to disapprove a separable part of the Sandpoint NAA LMP that does not meet LMP eligibility criteria or applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The part of the Sandpoint NAA LMP that the EPA is proposing to approve complies with applicable requirements and meets the requirements of the CAA for full approval. The EPA is also proposing to approve the State's redesignation request because it meets CAA requirements for redesignation.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Noranda Alumina, LLC
Document Number: 2013-02229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
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 2453-V2) issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). Specifically, the Administrator has denied the March 28, 2011 petition, submitted by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN), Sierra Club, and O'Neil Couvillion (the Petitioners), to object to the operating permit issued on February 15, 2011 to Noranda Alumina, LLC, for the operation of the alumina production plant located in Gramercy, St James Parish, Louisiana. Sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the Act provide that a petitioner may ask for judicial review of those portions of the petition which EPA denies in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Cashout Agreement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; In Re: The Miller Salvage Superfund Site, Latham, Pike County, OH
Document Number: 2013-02227
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement under CERCLA concerning the Miller Salvage Superfund Site (``Site'') in Latham, Pike County, Ohio. Subject to review and comment by the public pursuant to this Notice. The settlement resolves a United States Environmental Protection Agency claim under Sections 106, 107(a), and 122 of CERCLA, against one party who has executed binding certifications of its consent to the settlement, as listed below in the Supplemental Information Section. The settlement requires the settling party to pay a total of $52,000 to the EPA Hazardous Substances Superfund. The payment received shall be applied, retained, or used to finance the response actions taken or to be taken at or in connection with the Site. 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 EPA, Region 5, 7th Floor File Room, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.
Adequacy Status of the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Reasonable Further Progress 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2013-02219
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is notifying the public that it has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (DFW) Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted on January 17, 2012 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the DFW area must use these budgets for future conformity determinations.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2013-02215
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 14 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 15 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of this teleconference is to inform committee members on the status of Tribes in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The presenter will be Mr. James Anaya, Special Rapparteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. A copy of the agenda will be posted at https://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacgac- page.htm.
2-Pyrrolidone, 1-Ethenyl-, Polymer With Ethenol; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2013-02212
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-pyrrolidone, 1-ethenyl-, polymer with ethenol; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC 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-pyrrolidone, 1-ethenyl-, polymer with ethenol on food or feed commodities.
Alpha-Cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-02206
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of alpha- cypermethrin, in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-02205
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers
Document Number: 2012-31645
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the EPA is taking final action on reconsideration of certain issues related to the emission standards to control hazardous air pollutants from new and existing industrial, commercial and institutional boilers at area sources which were issued under section 112 of the Clean Air Act. As part of this action, the EPA is amending certain compliance dates for the standard and making technical corrections to the final rule to clarify definitions, references, applicability and compliance issues raised by petitioners and other stakeholders affected by the rule. The EPA today is taking final action on the proposed reconsideration.