Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Cadie Auto Salvage Site, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Cadie Auto Salvage Site in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois with the following settling parties: UOP, LLC; Allied Chemical Corporation; Honeywell International, Inc.; S.J. Smith Company Inc.; United States Department of Energy/Argonne National Laboratory; United States Department of Energy/Sandia National Laboratories; United States Department of Energy/Mound Facility; and Defense Logistics Agency. The settlement requires the non-owner Settling Parties to pay a total of $85,898, plus any interest accrued between the date of receipt of notice by the Settling Parties that EPA has signed the CERCLA Settlement Agreement (Agreement) and the Effective Date of the Agreement, to the Hazardous Substance Superfund through an escrow account to be established by the Settling Party. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, and contribution protection for the Settling Parties. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency 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 the EPA, Region 5, Records Center, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Fl., and Chicago, Illinois 60604.
Disapproval of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Clark County, Nevada
The EPA is proposing to disapprove revisions to the Clark County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP contains state and local regulations necessary to meet requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are proposing to disapprove a submission that would revise the SIP to include affirmative defense provisions applicable to violations related to excess emissions during equipment startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) events. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Land Disposal Restrictions
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Land Disposal Restrictions (EPA ICR No. 1442.22, OMB Control No. 2050-0085) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. 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.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. Purpose of Video/Teleconference: NACEPT will discuss draft recommendations regarding EPA's FY2014-2018 Draft Strategic Plan. The agenda and meeting materials will be available at http://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacept/cal-nacept.htm and http:/ /www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0122.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Oregon; Revised Format for Materials Incorporated by Reference
The EPA is revising the format for materials submitted by the State of Oregon that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by the State of Oregon and approved by the EPA. This format revision will primarily affect the ``Identification of plan'' section, as well as the format of the SIP materials that will be available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at the EPA Headquarters in Oregon, DC, and the EPA Regional Office. The EPA is also adding a table in the ``Identification of plan'' section which summarizes the approval actions that the EPA has taken on the non-regulatory and quasi-regulatory portions of the Oregon SIP.