Environmental Protection Agency January 23, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Georgia; Redesignation of the Rome, Georgia 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2014-01369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 21, 2012, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, through Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), submitted a request to redesignate the Rome, Georgia, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Rome Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Rome Area. The Rome Area is comprised of Floyd County in Georgia. EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation request and the related SIP revision for the Rome Area, including GA EPD's plan for maintaining attainment of the PM2.5 standard in the Area. EPA is also proposing to approve into the Georgia SIP, the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and PM2.5 for the year 2023 for the Rome Area that are included as part of Georgia's maintenance plan for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Seventy-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-01366
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 73rd ITC Report to the EPA Administrator on December 31, 2013. In the 73rd ITC Report, which is included with this notice, the ITC is revising the Priority Testing List by removing five High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemicals because they were included in a HPV Challenge Program submission or did not meet the = 1 million lb criterion for the HPV Challenge Program.
Proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement for the PCC Validation Site in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan
Document Number: 2014-01361
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Prospective Purchaser Agreement, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the PCC Validation Site in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan with the following settling party: M1 Concourse, LLC. The settlement requires the Settling Party to execute and record a Declaration of Restrictive Covenant; provide access to the Property and exercise due care with respect to existing contamination. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or Resource Conservation and Recovery Act with respect to the Existing Contamination. Existing Contamination is defined as any Waste Material present or existing on or under the Property as of the Effective Date of the Settlement Agreement; any Waste Material that migrated from the Property prior to the Effective Date; and any Waste Material presently at the Site that migrates onto, on, under, or from the Property after the Effective Date. 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., Chicago, Illinois 60604.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products
Document Number: 2014-01356
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products, CFR 40 Part 59, Subpart C (Renewal),'' (EPA ICR Number 1764.06, OMB Control number 2060-0348) 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 April 30, 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.