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

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Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 2007
Document Number: 2013-29729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 2007. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are amending the definition of ``delayed coking unit'' as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Document Number: 2013-30139
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities; Corrections
Document Number: 2013-30135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued documents in the Federal Register of July 25, 2012, and January 16, 2013, concerning a new active ingredient (AI) and several pesticide petitions (PP) filed for residues of pesticide chemicals. The name of an AI was changed during the registration assessment process. This document corrects the name of an AI and also corrects a PP number.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Notice of Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29980
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application requesting an experimental use permit (EUP). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on this application.
Registration Applications for Pesticide Products Containing New Active Ingredients; Corrections
Document Number: 2013-29976
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 14, 2012, concerning a new active ingredient (AI). The name of an AI was changed during the registration assessment process. This document corrects the name of the AI.
Tall Oil, Polymer With Polyethylene Glycol and Succinic Anhydride Monopolyisobutylene Derivs.; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2013-29968
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of tall oil, polymer with polyethylene glycol and succinic anhydride monopolyisobutylene derivs. (CAS Reg. No. 1398573-80-2) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. Huntsman Corp. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of tall oil, polymer with polyethylene glycol and succinic anhydride monopolyisobutylene derivs. on food or feed commodities.
Endothall; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-29963
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of endothall in or on apple and apple, pomace. United Phosphorus, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
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).
Adequacy Status of the Submitted Attainment Plan for the Delaware Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-New Jersey 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2013-29808
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) in the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-New Jersey 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Attainment Plan, submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on April 25, 2012 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of Delaware must use the out-year 2012 MVEBs from the April 25, 2012 Attainment Plan for future conformity determinations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Proposed CERCLA Settlement Relating to the Paul's Tank Cleaning Service Superfund Site, Burlington County, New Jersey
Document Number: 2013-29807
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past and Future Response Costs (``Agreement'') pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, with SKF USA, Inc. (``Settling Party''). The Settling Party is a potentially responsible party, pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, and thus is potentially liable for response costs incurred at or in connection Paul's Tank Cleaning Service Superfund Site (``Site''), located in Burlington County, New Jersey. Under the Agreement, the Settling Party agrees to pay a total of $100,000.00 to EPA for past and future response costs. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed Agreements are inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 2 offices, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan
Document Number: 2013-29555
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the State of Michigan's Clean Air Act New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP), including the Part 1 general provisions rules and the Part 19 rules for major sources in nonattainment areas. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted the revisions to address, among other things, the Federal NSR reform rules. EPA is also removing Michigan rule 336.1220 from the Michigan SIP. This rule is being replaced by applicable language found in Michigan's Part 19 NSR rules. MDEQ submitted these revisions to EPA on March 24, 2009.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-29770
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia County Reasonably Available Control Technology Under the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2013-29588
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conditionally approving two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The SIP revisions consist of a demonstration that Philadelphia County is meeting the requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) under the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA's conditional approval of Philadelphia County's 1997 8-hour ozone RACT demonstration is based on Philadelphia County's commitment to submit additional SIP revisions addressing source-specific RACT controls for major sources of VOC and NOX in the County. This action is being taken under the CAA.
National Priorities List, Final Rule No. 57
Document Number: 2013-29350
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``the EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds nine sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL and changes the name of one NPL site.
National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 59
Document Number: 2013-29349
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add eight sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section. This proposed rule also solicits additional comments on the Smurfit-Stone Mill site based on additional references to the site's Hazard Ranking System (HRS) documentation record being made available to the public.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2013-29592
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received several applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of California; 2012 Los Angeles County State Implementation Plan for 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2013-29583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State implementation plan revision submitted by the State of California to provide for attainment of the 2008 lead national ambient air quality standard in the Los Angeles County nonattainment area. The submitted SIP revision is the Final 2012 Lead State Implementation PlanLos Angeles County. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve the emissions inventory, attainment demonstration, the reasonably available control measures/ reasonably available control technology, reasonable further progress demonstration, and contingency measures as meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA's implementing regulations for the lead NAAQS.
Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-29576
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In two separate petitions, Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) and ISK Biosciences Corporation (ISK) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Prohydrojasmon; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-29561
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide prohydrojasmon (PDJ) when used as a plant growth regulator in or on apple and grape pre-harvest, in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of PDJ.
Flutriafol; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-29556
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flutriafol in or on coffee, bean, green and coffee, instant. Cheminova A/S, c/o Cheminova Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-29504
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Small Industrial- Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Dc) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR Number 1564.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0202), 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Lime Manufacturing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-29503
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Lime Manufacturing (40 CFR Part 63, subpart AAAAA) '' (EPA ICR No. 2072.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0544), 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). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 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 Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Plantwide Applicability Limit Permitting Revisions
Document Number: 2013-29448
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving portions of one revision to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to EPA on January 8, 2013. The January 8, 2013, submittal adopted revisions to the New Mexico Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) plantwide applicability limit (PAL) permitting provisions to enable the NMED to issue PALs to greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting sources. EPA is approving the January 8, 2013, SIP revision to the New Mexico PSD permitting program as consistent with federal requirements for PSD permitting. EPA is taking no action on the portion of the January 8, 2013, SIP revision that relates to the provisions of EPA's July 20, 2011, GHG Biomass Deferral Rule. EPA is taking this final action under section 110 and part C of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). EPA is not approving these rules within the exterior boundaries of a reservation or other areas within any Tribal Nation's jurisdiction.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Cadie Auto Salvage Site, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois
Document Number: 2013-29454
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2013-29450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2013-29449
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2013-29446
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2013-29195
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2013-29346
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Oklahoma is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Oklahoma has adopted three EPA drinking water rules, namely the: (1) Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2), (2) the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBP2), and (3) the Ground Water Rule (GWR). EPA has determined that the proposed LT2, DBP2, and the GWR submitted by Oklahoma are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve this program revision.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers-Significant Impact Levels and Significant Monitoring Concentration: Removal of Vacated Elements
Document Number: 2013-29196
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 22, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) granted a request from the EPA to vacate and remand to the EPA portions of two Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations, promulgated in 2010 under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA), regarding the Significant Impact Levels (SILs) for particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). The Court further vacated the portions of the PSD regulations establishing a PM2.5 Significant Monitoring Concentration (SMC). The EPA is amending its regulations to remove the vacated PM2.5 SILs and SMC provisions from the PSD regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This action is exempt from notice-and-comment rulemaking because it is ministerial in nature. The EPA will initiate a separate rulemaking in the future regarding the PM2.5 SILs that will address the Court's remand.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Approval of the Redesignation Requests of the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Nonattainment Area for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter Standards
Document Number: 2013-28940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State of West Virginia's requests to redesignate to attainment the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Steubenville-Weirton Area'' or ``the Area'') for both the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). EPA is also proposing to approve as a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP), the associated maintenance plans to show maintenance of the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the West Virginia portion of the Area. West Virginia's maintenance plans include insignificance findings for the mobile source contribution of PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions to the West Virginia portion of the Area for both the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. EPA agrees with these insignificance findings, and is proposing approval of such findings for transportation conformity purposes. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve the 2008 emissions inventory for the West Virginia portion of the Area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. In this rulemaking action, EPA also addresses the effects of two decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit or Court): The Court's August 21, 2012 decision to vacate and remand to EPA the Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule (CSAPR); and the Court's January 4, 2013 decision to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard. EPA has taken separate rulemaking action to approve the redesignation of the Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton Area for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act. (CAA).
Chlorsulfuron; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
Document Number: 2013-28365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is denying a petition to remove chlorsulfuron from the list of 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. EPA has reviewed the available data on this chemical and has determined that chlorsulfuron does not meet the deletion criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(3). Specifically, EPA is denying this petition because EPA's review of the petition and available information resulted in the conclusion that chlorsulfuron meets the listing criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(C) due to its toxicity to aquatic plants.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-29193
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29192
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Survey of the Public and Commercial Building Industry'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2494.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-NEW, represents a new request. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Rubber Tire Manufacturing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-29133
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Rubber Tire Manufacturing'' (EPA ICR No. 1158.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0156), 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). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. Public comments were requested previously, via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sewage Sludge Treatment Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-29132
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Sewage Sludge Treatment Plants (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart O) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1063.12, OMB Control No. 2060-0035), 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). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; State Review Framework; EPA ICR Number 2185.05
Document Number: 2013-29131
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2013-29120
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. Seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs for FY2014
Document Number: 2013-28983
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 9, 2013 through January 31, 2014, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2014, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.0 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be available to provide technical assistance to states and tribes as they apply for and carry out these grants.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; State Boards Requirements
Document Number: 2013-28956
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision addresses the State Boards' requirements for all criteria pollutants of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; State Boards Requirements
Document Number: 2013-28955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of addressing the State Boards' requirements for all criteria pollutants of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Disapproval, Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5
Document Number: 2013-28949
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Wyoming to demonstrate that the SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on July 18, 1997 and on October 17, 2006. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet infrastructure requirements. The State of Wyoming provided infrastructure submissions for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS on March 26, 2008 and August 19, 2011, respectively. EPA is also approving revisions to Wyoming's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program that incorporate necessary provisions from EPA's 2010 PM2.5 Increment Rule.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Omaha Lead Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-28814
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announces the deletion of 1,154 residential parcel(s) identified June 4, 2013 Federal Register (FR) Notice of Intent to Partially Delete (NOIPD) of the Omaha Lead Superfund Site (Site) located in Omaha, Nebraska 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 partial deletion pertains to the soil of 1,154 residential parcels identified in the June 4, 2013 FR NOIPD. The remaining residential parcels with soil lead levels at or above 400 parts per million (ppm) will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the State of Nebraska, through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, the deletion of these parcels does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget in Submitted State Implementation Plan; Maricopa County PM-10 Nonattainment Area, Arizona
Document Number: 2013-29090
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budget (MVEB) for particulate matter less than ten microns (PM-10) for the year 2012 in the Five Percent Plan for PM-10 for the Maricopa County Nonattainment Area (May 2012) (``Five Percent Plan'') is adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The Five Percent Plan for PM-10 in the Maricopa County Nonattainment Area was submitted to EPA on May 25, 2012 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as a revision to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). As a result of our adequacy findings, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the MVEB for future conformity determinations.
Ocean Dumping; Sabine-Neches Waterway (SNWW) Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Designation
Document Number: 2013-28808
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA today designates four new Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (ODMDS) located offshore of Texas for the disposal of dredged material from the Sabine-Neches Waterway (SNWW) Channel Improvement Project (CIP), which includes an extension of the Entrance Channel into the Gulf of Mexico, pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, as amended (MPRSA). The designation of these four disposal sites does not by itself authorize the disposal of dredged material, but makes these sites available for use for dredged material from the CIP if no environmentally preferable, practicable alternative for managing that dredged material exists, and if analysis of the dredged material indicates that it is suitable for open-water disposal. This action is to designate adequate, environmentally- acceptable ocean disposal site capacity for suitable dredged material generated from new work (construction) and future maintenance dredging from the SNWW CIP.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Document Number: 2013-28987
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 20, 2013, concerning the product cancellation of several pesticide products, which were previously published in the Federal Register of September 18, 2013 and are subject to the provisions set forth in that notice. This document corrects the inclusion of these referenced registrations for product cancellation in the September 20, 2013 cancellation order notice.
Adequacy Status of the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH Nonattainment Area Submitted for the 2006 Fine Particulate Matter Standard Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2013-28984
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have made insignificance findings through the transportation conformity adequacy process, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), for directly emitted fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) in the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville- Weirton, WV-OH 2006 PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area. West Virginia submitted the insignificance findings with the redesignation request and maintenance plan submittal on June 8, 2012. As a result of EPA's findings, the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH nonattainment area is no longer required to perform a regional emissions analysis for directly emitted PM2.5, or NOX, as part of future PM2.5 conformity determinations for the 2006 daily PM2.5 air quality standard.
Adequacy Status of the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH Nonattainment Area Submitted for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2013-28981
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have made insignificance findings through the transportation conformity adequacy process, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), for directly emitted fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) in the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville- Weirton, WV-OH 1997 PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area. West Virginia submitted the insignificance findings with the redesignation request and maintenance plan submittal on April 13, 2012. As a result of EPA's findings, the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH nonattainment area is no longer required to perform a regional emissions analysis for directly emitted PM2.5, or NOx, as part of future PM2.5 conformity determinations for the 1997 annual PM2.5 air quality standard.