Environmental Protection Agency November 7, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS)
Document Number: 2013-26490
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet via teleconference on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (ET). The Subcommittee will discuss small systems waste treatment, water infrastructure, air quality issues and other issues and recommendations regarding environmental issues affecting small communities. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Subcommittee will hear comments from the public between 10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. on November 26, 2013. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it. The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet via teleconference on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ET). The Committee will discuss Draft 2014-2018 EPA Strategic Plan, air quality issues, brownfield clean ups, water quality issues, environmental justice and other environmental issues of importance to local governments. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it.
Alaskan Seafood Processing Effluent Limitations Guidelines
Document Number: 2013-26483
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice makes available for public review and comment additional data and information gathered recently by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from seafood processing facilities in Alaska and other publicly available sources. These data relate to the applicability of and discharge requirements for the Alaskan seafood subcategories of the Canned and Preserved Seafood Processing effluent limitations guidelines. EPA is providing preliminary results of analyses of the updated data and preliminary indications of how these results may be reflected in EPA's final response to petitions submitted in 1980 by certain members of the Alaskan seafood processing industry, and in amended effluent limitations guidelines applicable to certain Alaskan seafood processing discharges which EPA is considering whether to promulgate in final form.
Addition of ortho-
Document Number: 2013-26475
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is adding ortho-nitrotoluene (o-nitrotoluene) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990. o- Nitrotoluene has been classified by the National Toxicology Program in its 12th Report on Carcinogens as ``reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.'' EPA has determined that o-nitrotoluene meets the EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) criteria because it can reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer in humans.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Columbus Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2013-25385
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking several actions under the Clean Air Act (CAA) affecting the Columbus area and the state of Ohio for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). EPA is determining that the Columbus, Ohio area (Columbus area) is attaining the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard based on quality assured, state-certified monitoring data for all PM2.5 monitoring sites in this area during the period of 2007-2012. EPA is granting a request from the state of Ohio for the redesignation of the Columbus area to attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard. EPA is approving, as a revision of the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard in the Columbus area through 2023, the state's 2015 and 2022 Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) and PM2.5 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Columbus area (which EPA is also finding to be adequate for transportation conformity determinations), and 2005 NOX, Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and primary PM2.5 and 2007 Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and ammonia emission inventories for the Columbus area. The Columbus area includes Coshocton (Franklin Township only), Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, and Franklin Counties.