Environmental Protection Agency January 31, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements; >Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-02098
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notification of Three Public Meetings of the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC), the CAAC Augmented for the Review of Ammonia and the CAAC Augmented for the Review of Trimethylbenzenes
Document Number: 2014-02096
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces three public meetings. The SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) and additional experts will meet in a plenary session to learn about new enhancements to the EPA's process for developing Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessments for chemicals. After the plenary session, there will be two concurrent panel meetings to conduct chemical-specific peer reviews. A panel composed of a subset of CAAC members augmented with subject matter experts will conduct a peer review of the EPA's IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Draft). A panel composed of the remaining subset of CAAC members augmented with other subject matter experts will conduct a peer review of the EPA's Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzenes (August 2013 Draft).
Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-02064
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of diflubenzuron (N-[[(4-chlorophenyl)amino]carbonyl]-2,6- difluorobenzimide) in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10 and citrus, oil. Chemtura Corporation, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping for Asbestos Abatement Worker Protection
Document Number: 2014-02039
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted a new information collection request (ICR), ``Reporting and Recordkeeping for Asbestos Abatement Worker Protection'' (EPA ICR No. 1246.12, OMB Control No. 2070-0072) 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.). Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 48431) on August 8, 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 VOC Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Wastewater Systems (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-02038
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for VOC Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Wastewater Systems (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart QQQ) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1136.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0172), 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 April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 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; Texas; Approval of Texas Motor Vehicle Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2014-01903
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting direct final approval of revisions submitted by the State of Texas that affect the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Texas' motor vehicle air pollution rules. Based upon the State's submitted Texas clean fuel fleet (TCFF) program equivalency demonstration that the new Tier 2 and 2007 heavy-duty diesel vehicles and engines meet or exceed the LEV requirement, we are approving the removal of the TCFF program's repealed low emission vehicle (LEV) rules and mobile emission reduction credit (MERC) rules from the Texas SIP. We also are approving the removal of the Transportation Control Measures (TCM) substitution repealed rules from the Texas SIP. We are approving as part of the SIP a new Texas Clean Fleet (TCF) program, with submitted revisions, to incentivize replacement of diesel vehicles and engines with alternatively fueled vehicles and engines, including hybrids.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Approval of Texas Motor Vehicle Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2014-01902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of revisions submitted by the State of Texas that affect the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Texas' motor vehicle air pollution rules. Based upon the State's submitted Texas clean fuel fleet (TCFF) program equivalency demonstration that the new Tier 2 and 2007 heavy-duty diesel vehicles and engines meet or exceed the LEV requirement, we are proposing to approve the removal of the TCFF program's repealed low emission vehicle (LEV) rules and mobile emission reduction credit (MERC) rules from the Texas SIP. We also are proposing to approve the removal of the Transportation Control Measures (TCM) substitution repealed rules from the Texas SIP. We are proposing to approve as part of the SIP, a new Texas Clean Fleet (TCF) program, with submitted revisions, to incentivize replacement of diesel vehicles and engines with alternatively fueled vehicles and engines, including hybrids.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Total Suspended Particulate Matter SIP Revision
Document Number: 2014-01900
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision repeals an obsolete Total Suspended Particulate Matter (TSP) rule to align the State's air quality standards with the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This action makes no substantive changes to the SIP and imposes no new requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Total Suspended Particulate Matter SIP Revision
Document Number: 2014-01899
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision repeals an obsolete Total Suspended Particulate Matter rule to align the State's air quality standards with the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards. This action makes no substantive changes to the SIP and imposes no new requirements.