Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of the teleconference is to set the Board's work schedule for 2014.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal
EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for four chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these four chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.
Additions to List of Section 241.4 Categorical Non-Waste Fuels
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing amendments to the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The NHSM rule generally established standards and procedures for identifying whether non-hazardous secondary materials are solid wastes when used as fuels or ingredients in combustion units. In a February 7, 2013 rule, EPA listed particular non-hazardous secondary materials as ``categorical non-waste fuels'' provided certain conditions are met. EPA also indicated that it would consider adding additional non- hazardous secondary materials to the categorical listings. Today's action proposes to add three materials to the list of categorical non- waste fuels: Construction and demolition (C&D) wood processed from C&D debris according to best management practices; Paper recycling residuals, including old corrugated cardboard (OCC) rejects, generated from the recycling of recovered paper and paperboard products and burned on-site by paper recycling mills whose boilers are designed to burn solid fuel; and Creosote treated railroad ties that are processed and combusted in units designed to burn both biomass and fuel oil.