Environmental Protection Agency April 18, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Stakeholder Input; Experts Forum on Public Health Impacts of Blending at Publicly Owned Treatment Plants
Document Number: 2014-08925
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing plans to hold a forum of public health experts in June 2014 to discuss the public health implications of discharges of `blended' effluent from publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) served by separate sanitary sewers into waterways. The discussion will include public health implications of such discharges. Today's notice asks for recommendations of public health experts who would be interested and qualified to participate in the forum. In addition, today's notice seeks recommendations of wastewater treatment plant design and operation experts to serve as advisors to the public health forum participants. Today's notice also provides the public with an opportunity to submit data regarding the performance of municipal wastewater treatment plants during wet weather conditions. Blending is a practice used by some POTWs to manage wastewater when flows to the plant exceed the capacity of the secondary treatment units, which happens most often during wet weather conditions. POTWs engaged in the practice of blending divert excess flow around secondary treatment units and subsequently blend the diverted flows to the portion of flow that received secondary treatment. In some cases the diverted flows receive some additional treatment before blending. The Agency is interested in evaluating the public health implications of different blending scenarios, including scenarios where the diverted flow is subject to supplemental physical/chemical treatment prior to blending and where the diverted flows do not receive any additional treatment prior to blending. The Agency is undertaking this outreach to help advance the Clean Water Act (CWA) objective to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation's waters (CWA, Section 101(a)).
Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 2014-08923
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and four SAB committees described in this notice. Appointments are anticipated to be filled by the start of Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2015).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines and On-Highway Heavy Duty Engines
Document Number: 2014-08918
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and On-highway Heavy Duty Engines'' (EPA ICR No. 1684.18, OMB Control No. 2060-0287) 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 and revision 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-08890
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Alabama
Document Number: 2014-08889
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Alabama is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Alabama has adopted the following rule: Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined that Alabama's rule is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State of Alabama's Public Water System Supervision Program.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Document Number: 2014-08810
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 20, 2013, and March 13, 2014, concerning receipt of requests to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and its follow-up cancellation order, respectively. In both notices, EPA inadvertently listed the pesticide product Treflan H.F.P. (EPA Reg. No. MN-100004). The registrant had previously withdrawn the requested voluntary cancellation for this product. Therefore, EPA is not cancelling the pesticide product Treflan H.F.P. (EPA Reg. No. MN-100004). This document removes the cancellation order for Treflan H.F.P. (EPA Reg. No. MN-100004) listed in both the November 20, 2013, and March 13, 2014, Federal Register notices.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2014-08769
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
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 Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York State; Redesignation of Areas for 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2014-08747
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 27, 2013 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the redesignation of the New York portion of the New York-N.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour Fine Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, New York submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the area that provides for continued maintenance of the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. The submittals included the 2007 ammonia (NH3), volatile organic compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides (NOX), PM10, direct PM2.5 and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions inventories submitted to meet the comprehensive emissions inventory requirements of section 172(c)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and accompanying motor vehicle emissions budgets. EPA is taking final action to approve the requested SIP revisions and to redesignate the New York portion of the New York-N.New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area to attainment for the 1997 annual and the 2006 24- hour PM2.5 NAAQS.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-08742
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of revisions to the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (EDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on October 25, 2013 and concerns negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for EDAQMD. We are approving these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision for GP Big Island, LLC
Document Number: 2014-08658
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision consists of a revision to the operating permit for the control of visibility-impairing emissions from GP Big Island, LLC on a shutdown of an individual unit. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision for GP Big Island, LLC
Document Number: 2014-08656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of establishing a revision to the state operating permit for the control of visibility-impairing emissions from GP Big Island, LLC on a shutdown of an individual unit.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2014-08615
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving revisions to the South Dakota State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to EPA on June 20, 2011. The SIP revisions address the permitting of sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Specifically, we are approving revisions to the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to incorporate the provisions of the federal PSD and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule (Tailoring Rule). The SIP revisions incorporate by reference the federal Tailoring Rule's emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modifications to existing stationary sources become subject to South Dakota's PSD permitting requirements for their GHG emissions. EPA is finalizing disapproval of a related provision that would rescind the State's Tailoring Rule revision in certain circumstances. EPA will take separate action on an amendment to the chapter Construction Permits for New Sources or Modifications in the June 20, 2011 submittal, regarding permits for minor sources. EPA is finalizing this action under section 110 and part C of the Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA).