Environmental Protection Agency February 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-04411
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Information Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1800.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0392) 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 extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through February 28, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 69450) on November 19, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Reasonably Available Control Technology Under the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2013-04409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). This SIP revision consists of a demonstration that Allegheny County's portion of the Pennsylvania requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) satisfies the RACT requirements set forth by the Clean Air Act (CAA). This SIP revision demonstrates that all requirements for RACT are met either through Certification that previously adopted RACT controls in Allegheny County's SIP that were approved by EPA under the 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are based on the currently available technically and economically feasible controls, and continue to represent RACT for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, a negative declaration demonstrating that no facilities exist in Allegheny County for certain control technology guideline (CTG) categories; and a new RACT determination for a specific source. This action is being taken under the CAA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-04405
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Taconite Iron Ore Processing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2050.05
Document Number: 2013-04403
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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.
Announcement of the Board of Directors for the National Environmental Education Foundation
Document Number: 2013-04398
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501 (c)(3) non- profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education Foundation Board of Trustees. The appointee is Megan Reilly Cayten, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Catrinka, LLC.
Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Availability and Comment Period for the Draft Quality Standard for Environmental Data Collection, Production, and Use by Non-EPA (External) Organizations and Two Associated QA Handbooks; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-04395
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register of December 26, 2012, concerning request for comments for the Draft Quality Standard for Environmental Data Collection, Production, and Use by Non-EPA (External) Organizations and two associated QA Handbooks. The notice of availability is being extended to a 90 day review and comment period to provide more time for external reviewers to provide comments. This document extends the comment period for 28 days, from February 28, 2013, to March 29, 2013.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Luminant Generation Company-Sandow 5 Generating Plant
Document Number: 2013-04296
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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 O3025) issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Specifically, the Administrator has denied the October 5, 2011 petition, submitted by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Sierra Club, Public Citizen, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Environment Texas, and the SEED Coalition (Petitioners), to object to the operating permit issued on August 18, 2011, to Luminant Generation Company, for the operation of the Sandow 5 Generating Plant located near Rockdale, Milam County, Texas. 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.
Findings of Failure To Submit a Complete State Implementation Plan for Section 110(a) Pertaining to the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-04293
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is finding that seven states have not made complete state implementation plan (SIP) submissions to address certain SIP elements, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). Specifically, the EPA is determining that these seven states have not submitted complete SIPs that provide the basic CAA program elements necessary to implement the 2008 lead national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The EPA refers to these SIP submissions as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. Of the seven states, three are incomplete only due to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD)-related elements, for which a federal implementation plan (FIP) is in place. The remaining 43 states have made complete submissions. Each finding of failure to submit establishes a 24-month deadline for the EPA to promulgate FIPs to address the outstanding SIP elements unless prior to the EPA promulgating a FIP an affected state submits, and the EPA approves, a SIP that corrects the deficiency.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; in re: Factory H Superfund Site, Meriden, Connecticut
Document Number: 2013-04292
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of response costs under CERCLA Section 122(h)(1) concerning the Factory H Superfund Site in Meriden, Connecticut (``Site'') with the following settling party: MidState Medical Center, Inc. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $100,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), relating to the Site. The settlement has been approved by the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice. 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 5 Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109- 3912.