Environmental Protection Agency August 12, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hydrofluorosilicic Acid in Drinking Water; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response
Document Number: 2013-19486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the availability of EPA's response to a petition received by EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA section 21 petition, dated May 9, 2013, was submitted by American University students, alumni, and faculty. The petitioners requested EPA to take action to prohibit the use of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) as a water fluoridation agent. After careful consideration, EPA denied the TSCA section 21 petition for the reasons discussed in this document.
Proposed Cercla Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; MassDOT, MassDOT Route 1 Right-of-Way Site, Chelsea, MA
Document Number: 2013-19484
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), concerning the MassDOT Route 1 Right-of-Way Site in Chelsea, Massachusetts with the following Settling Party: Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division. The settlement requires the Settling Party to: (1) Pay to EPA the Principal Amount of $175,000.00 within thirty (30) days after the Effective Date of the agreement; (2) If additional response costs are incurred, Settling Party will pay such costs not to exceed 15% of the Principal Amount; and (3) Settling Party to provide EPA and its representatives and contractors access at all reasonable times to the Site, or such other real property, to conduct any activity relating to response actions. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a), relating to the Removal Action, and protection from contribution actions or claims as provided by Section 113. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Untied States 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, MA 02109-3912.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Mosley Road Sanitary Landfill Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-19482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Mosley Road Sanitary Landfill (MRSL) Superfund Site (Site) located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 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). The EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), have 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 Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Mosley Road Sanitary Landfill (MRSL) Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-19481
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the MRSL Superfund Site (Site), located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 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 of 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 Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-19360
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), to demonstrate that the State meets the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) related infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 Lead national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). 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. TDEC certified that the Tennessee SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2008 Lead NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in Tennessee (hereafter referred to as ``infrastructure submission''). Tennessee provided to EPA an infrastructure submission on October 19, 2009, to address the infrastructure requirements for the 2008 Lead NAAQS, however the subject of this notice is limited to the PSD-related infrastructure elements. All other applicable Tennessee infrastructure elements have been addressed in a separate rulemaking.