Environmental Protection Agency December 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption-Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Uncle Sam, LA
Document Number: 2013-29983
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the land disposal Restrictions, under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, has been granted to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC for two Class I injection wells located at Uncle Sam, LA. The company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by the petition application and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by Mosaic, of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in this exemption, into Class I hazardous waste injection wells WDW-1 and WDW-2 for 57 years from the date of the petition approval, unless EPA moves to terminate this exemption. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. A public notice was issued September 24, 2013. The public comment period closed on November 26, 2013. No comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. This decision may be reviewed/appealed in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-29862
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 41926) on July 12, 2013 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Attainment Plan for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2013-29803
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The SIP revision (also referred to herein as ``the attainment plan'') demonstrates Delaware's attainment of the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS) for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware (PA- NJ-DE) nonattainment area (Philadelphia Area). The SIP revision includes Delaware's attainment demonstration for the Philadelphia Area and motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) used for transportation conformity purposes for New Castle County, Delaware. The attainment plan also includes an analysis of reasonably available control measures (RACM) and reasonably available control technology (RACT), a base year emissions inventory, and contingency measures. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).