Environmental Protection Agency March 24, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Receipt of Petition
Document Number: 2014-06381
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for coastal waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2014-06374
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1596.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0226
Document Number: 2014-06369
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (40 CFR part 82, subpart G) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1596.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0226) 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 August 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 Environmental Education Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-06363
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (Act). 20 U.S.C. 5508(b). The purpose of these meeting(s) is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council in order to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2014-06349
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 15 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 14 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice on issues related to the 20th Anniversary of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and discuss other trade and environment issues. The meeting will also include a public comment session. The agenda and meeting materials will be available at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2014-0112. General information about NAC and GAC can be found at http://www.epa.gov/ ofacmo/nacgac-page.htm.
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Contractor Performance Information
Document Number: 2014-06262
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a direct final rule to rescind EPAARs, which include EPA's policies for collecting and maintaining contractor past performance information. A final rule updating the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) was published in Federal Register on August 1, 2013. The changes to the FAR make the information in the referenced EPAAR subparts redundant. The impact of removing these sections is administrative in nature and will not change the overall policies for collecting and maintaining contractor past performance which are now detailed in the FAR. EPA does not anticipate any adverse comments.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-06234
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel'' (EPA ICR No. 2364.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0639) 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 78953) on December 27, 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.