Environmental Protection Agency November 5, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Geiger (C&M Oil) Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-26513
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Geiger (C&M Oil) Superfund Site (Site) located in Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina, 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 South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews (include if applicable), 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 Geiger (C&M Oil) Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-26512
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Geiger (C&M Oil), Superfund Site (Site), located in Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina, 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 South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-26510
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of the teleconference is to continue discussions that will inform the development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 Action Plan.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Removal of Significant New Use Rules
Document Number: 2013-26508
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is removing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances identified as alkanes, C21-34branched and linear, chloro; alkanes, C22-30branched and linear, chloro; and alkanes, C24-28, chloro, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-12-539, P-13-107, and P-13-109, respectively. EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received a notice of intent to submit adverse comments on the rules. Therefore, the Agency is removing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these three chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio: Bellefontaine; Determination of Attainment for the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2013-26358
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 19, 2013, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), submitted a request to EPA to make a determination under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the Bellefontaine nonattainment area has attained the 2008 lead (Pb) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standard). In this action, EPA is determining that the Bellefontaine nonattainment area (hereafter also referred to as the ``Bellefontaine area'' or ``area'') has attained the 2008 Pb NAAQS. This determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality- assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2010-2012 design period showing that the area has monitored attainment of the 2008 Pb NAAQS. Additionally, as a result of this determination, EPA is suspending the requirements for the area to submit an attainment demonstration, together with reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, and contingency measures for failure to meet RFP and attainment deadlines for as long as the area continues to attain the 2008 Pb NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio: Bellefontaine; Determination of Attainment for the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2013-26357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 19, 2013, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, submitted a request to EPA to make a determination under the Clean Air Act that the Bellefontaine nonattainment area has attained the 2008 lead (Pb) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In this action, EPA is proposing to determine that the Bellefontaine nonattainment area (area) has attained the 2008 Pb NAAQS. This determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality-assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2010-2012 design period showing that the area has monitored attainment of the 2008 Pb NAAQS. As a result of this determination, the requirements for the area to submit an attainment demonstration, together with reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, and contingency measures for failure to meet RFP and attainment deadlines will be suspended as long as the area continues to attain the 2008 Pb NAAQS.
Approval of North Dakota Request for Partial Delegation of Prevention of Accidental Release, Clean Air Act Section 112(r) Program
Document Number: 2013-26356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112(l), EPA may approve State or local rules or programs to be implemented and enforced in place of certain otherwise applicable Federal rules, emissions standards, or requirements. On September 13, 2012, the State of North Dakota, Department of Agriculture (NDDA), requested partial delegation of the CAA section 112(r)(7) Risk Management Program (RM Program) for agricultural anhydrous ammonia facilities. The September 13, 2012 request was supplemented by the NDAA on February 26, 2013, and April 11, 2013. EPA has preliminarily determined that NDDA's request meets CAA requirements for partial delegation, and EPA is proposing to approve the request.