Environmental Protection Agency March 5, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) to receive a briefing about the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program and enhancements to the process for developing IRIS toxicological reviews for chemicals.
Proposed CERCLA Settlement Relating to the 1244 White Drive Site in North Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs (``Agreement'') pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, with Rusony Shiau and Katrina Shiau (``Settling Parties''). The Settling Parties are potentially responsible parties, pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, and thus are potentially liable for response costs incurred at or in connection with the 1244 White Drive Site (``Site''), located in North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Under the Agreement, the Settling Parties agree to pay a total of $429,783.54 to EPA for past response costs over a period of three years with most of that money coming from the sale of seven properties that the Settling Parties own. The Settling Parties will pay the money in accordance with the following schedule. Within 30 days of the effective date of the Settlement Agreement, the Settling Parties will pay EPA 10% ($42,978.35) of the total leaving a balance of $386,805.19. Within three years of the effective date of the Settlement Agreement, the Settling Parties will sell the seven properties that they own and pay EPA 60% of the net proceeds from the sale of each of the seven properties until the balance of $386,805.19 is paid in full. In the event that any balance remains due after the sale of the seven properties the remaining balance will be paid out of the Settling Parties' estates. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 2 offices, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Public Availability of Environmental Protection Agency FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), The Environmental Protection Agency is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2012. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Service Contract Inventories (December 19, 2011). The Environmental Protection Agency has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the EPA's homepage at the following link: https:// www.epa.gov/oam/inventory/inventory.htm.
Acetonitrile; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
EPA is denying a petition to remove acetonitrile from the list of chemicals subject to reporting requirements under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA). EPA has reviewed the available data on this chemical and has determined that acetonitrile does not meet the deletion criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(3). Specifically, EPA is denying this petition because EPA's review of the petition and available information resulted in the conclusion that acetonitrile meets the listing criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) due to its potential to cause death in humans.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Identification of Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
EPA is issuing a final rule identifying additional fuel pathways that EPA has determined meet the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel or cellulosic biofuel lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements specified in Clean Air Act section 211(o), the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program, as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). This final rule describes EPA's evaluation of biofuels produced from camelina (Camelina sativa) oil and energy cane; it also includes an evaluation of renewable gasoline and renewable gasoline blendstocks, and clarifies our definition of renewable diesel. The inclusion of these pathways creates additional opportunity and flexibility for regulated parties to comply with the advanced and cellulosic requirements of EISA and provides the certainty necessary for investments to bring these biofuels into commercial production from these new feedstocks. We are not finalizing at this time determinations on biofuels produced from giant reed (Arundo donax) or napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) or biodiesel produced from esterification. We continue to consider the issues concerning these proposals, and will make a final decision on them at a later time.