Notification of Public Meeting and a Public Teleconference of the Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting and public teleconference of the Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel to provide an opportunity for independent expert members of the ad hoc Panel to provide comment on EPA's Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: Progress Report, which was released in December 2012. The meeting will also begin a broader commitment to provide opportunities to brief the panel on the last scientific and technical developments in this emerging topic area.
Notice of Proposed CERCLA Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action by Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser; All Metals Processing Company Site, San Fernando Valley Area 2 Superfund Site, Glendale Chromium Operable Unit, 264 W. Spazier Ave., Burbank, California
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 122(i), of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended (CERCLA) that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a proposed agreement (Agreement) with a Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser concerning a removal action to carried out at the All Metal Processing Company Site, part of the San Fernando Valley Area 2 Superfund Site, Glendale Chromium Operable Unit, located at 264 W. Spazier Ave., Burbank, California. Under the proposed Agreement, executed March 25, 2013, the Brett and Chris Warner Trust, dated May 31, 2012 (Purchaser), the Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser of 264 W. Spazier Ave., Burbank, California, has agreed to relocate an existing monitoring well on the property under the oversight of the EPA. In addition, the Purchaser has agreed to maintain a cap over the property through construction of a warehouse and adjacent parking area. In addition, the Purchaser has agreed to pay EPA its oversight costs up to $20,000. In return, the Purchaser will receive a covenant not to sue by EPA, provided the Purchaser complies with all terms and conditions of the Agreement. The Purchaser will also receive contribution protection under CERCLA. For thirty (30) calendar days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive comments relating to the proposed Agreement. EPA's response to comments received will be available for public inspection at the Superfund Records Center, 95 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 403S, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-764-4963.
Petitions to Revise General Permit for U.S. Navy to Transport Vessels for the Purpose of Sinking in Ocean Waters
This notice announces the receipt of and invites public comment on petitions submitted by the Basel Action Network, the Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity, requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency take immediate action under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act to protect human health and the environment from polychlorinated biphenyls that leach from ships used for Navy's SINKEX program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites public comment on the aforementioned petitions for the purpose of determining how to respond to the requests for action related to the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Recycling Plastics from Shredder Residue
EPA is announcing an interpretation of its regulations that will generally allow for the recycling of plastic separated from shredder residue under the conditions described in the Voluntary Procedures for Recycling Plastics from Shredder Residue, relying principally on the regulatory provisions for excluded PCB products. The interpretation described in this notice responds to questions EPA has received about the applicability of the excluded PCB products regulations.
Flumioxazin; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flumioxazin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Notice of Data Availability Regarding Global Warming Potential Values for Certain Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Fluorinated Heat Transfer Fluids
The EPA is announcing to the public the availability of estimated global warming potentials, as well as data and analysis submitted in support of them, for eight fluorinated heat transfer fluids. We are requesting comments on the estimated global warming potentials and the data and analysis supporting them. We are also requesting comment on the cited global warming potentials for 35 other fluorinated greenhouse gases and fluorinated heat transfer fluids for which we do not currently possess supporting data and analysis. The EPA is requesting comment on the global warming potentials of all 43 chemicals as we consider adding these global warming potentials to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0328.16, OMB Control No. 2050-0021) 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 June 30, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 74659) on December 17, 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 Plastic Parts and Products Surface Coating (Renewal)
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.