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

Notification of a Request for Nominations of Experts for a Science Advisory Board Panel on Economy-Wide Modeling
Document Number: 2014-09902
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form an SAB panel to provide advice through the chartered SAB on the appropriate role of economy-wide modeling of the costs and benefits of air regulations in informing the regulatory process.
Peer Review of the Draft Health Effects Documents for Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate-Interim List of Potential Peer Reviewers
Document Number: 2014-09888
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests public comments on the interim list of candidates being considered as peer reviewers for the contractor-managed external peer review of the draft documents entitled, ``Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctanoic Acid'' and ``Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate.'' This notice provides the names, professional affiliations, expertise, education, and professional experience of the candidate reviewers. The public is requested to provide relevant information or documentation on the candidates who are being evaluated by the contractor (Versar, Inc.). Once the public comments on the interim list of candidates have been reviewed and considered, Versar will select the final six to seven peer reviewers who, collectively, best provide expertise spanning the multiple subject matter areas covered by the draft documents and, to the extent feasible, best provide a balance of perspectives.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-09856
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline'' (EPA ICR No. 1655.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0275 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 September 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.
Labeling of Pesticide Products and Devices for Export
Document Number: 2014-09843
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the regulations that pertain to labeling of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export. This action will allow placement of the required information on collateral labeling attached to the shipping container of such products rather than on the immediate package of each individual product in such a shipment. This restores provisions that previously allowed exporters to use labeling attached to, or accompanying, the product shipping container of the export pesticide at all times when shipped or held for shipment in the United States.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2014-09726
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reissuing its final limited approval of the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the regional haze program for the first planning period through 2018. EPA originally finalized a limited approval of the Pennsylvania regional haze SIP on July 13, 2012. In response to a petition for review of that final action in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, EPA successfully moved for a voluntary remand, without vacatur, to more adequately respond to certain public comments. EPA is providing new responses to those comments in this rulemaking notice.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Nitrogen Oxide Combustion Turbine Alternative Control Requirements for the Milwaukee-Racine Former Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2014-09724
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 24, 2014, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted revisions to its nitrogen oxide (NOX) combustion turbine rule for the Milwaukee-Racine former nonattainment area. This revision is contained in ``2013 Wisconsin Act 91Senate Bill 371'' which allows alternative NOX emission requirements for simple cycle combustion turbines that undergo a modification on or after February 1, 2001, if dry low NOX combustion is not technically or economically feasible. This revision is approvable because it provides for alternative NOX requirements subject to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval on a case-by-case basis and therefore satisfies the reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Nitrogen Oxide Combustion Turbine Alternative Control Requirements for the Milwaukee-Racine Area
Document Number: 2014-09723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 24, 2014, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted revisions to its nitrogen oxide (NOX) combustion turbine rule for the Milwaukee-Racine area. This revision is contained in ``2013 Wisconsin Act 91Senate Bill 371'' which allows alternative NOX emission requirements for simple cycle combustion turbines that undergo a modification on or after February 1, 2001, if dry low NOX combustion is not technically or economically feasible. This revision is approvable because it provides for alternative NOX requirements subject to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval on a case-by-case basis and therefore satisfies the reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Amendment of a Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Notice of Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-09668
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application from Robert I. Rose, Ph.D., on behalf of James Mains, Ph.D., Mosquito Mate, Inc., requesting to amend 89668-EUP-1 experimental use permit (EUP) to allow the applicant to add release and monitoring sites in California for Aedes albopictus male mosquitoes with Wolbachia pipientis ZAP strain bacteria and to extend the permit for the currently approved sites. The Agency has determined that the amendment request for the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on this application.
Diflubenzuron; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-09667
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide diflubenzuron (CAS No. 35367-38-5) to treat up to 26,000 acres of alfalfa to control grasshoppers and Mormon crickets. The applicant proposes a use which is supported by the Interregional (IR)-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Adequacy Status of the Submitted Maintenance Plan for the District of Columbia Portion of the Metropolitan Washington, DC, (DC-MD-VA) 1997 Fine Particulate National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2014-09719
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that EPA has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the District of Columbia portion of the Metropolitan Washington, DC, (DC-MD-VA) 1997 Fine Particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area (hereafter, the Washington Area) Maintenance Plan, submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision by District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Mondelēz Global LLC, Inc.-Richmond Bakery Located in Henrico County, Virginia
Document Number: 2014-09658
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions consist of a Federally enforceable state operating permit containing terms and conditions for the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the Mondel[emacr]z Global LLC, Inc. (Mondel[emacr]z)Richmond Bakery located in Henrico County, Virginia. EPA is approving these revisions for the purpose of meeting the requirements for reasonably available control technology (RACT) in order to implement the maintenance plan for the Richmond 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) maintenance area in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Mondelēz Global LLC, Inc.-Richmond Bakery Located in Henrico County, Virginia
Document Number: 2014-09657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision consist of a revised Federally enforceable state operating permit containing terms and conditions for the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the Mondel[emacr]z Global LLC, Inc. (Mondel[emacr]z)Richmond Bakery located in Henrico County, Virginia. This SIP revision establishes reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the control of VOC emissions from Mondel[emacr]zRichmond Bakery. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A more detailed description of the state submittal and EPA's evaluation is included in the notice of direct final rulemaking and the Technical Support Document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. The TSD is available on www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR-2014-0179. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of North Carolina
Document Number: 2014-09566
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of North Carolina is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. North Carolina has adopted the following rules: Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications, and Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined that North Carolina's rules are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State of North Carolina's Public Water System Supervision Program.
Receipt of Test Data Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Document Number: 2014-09669
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing its receipt of test data submitted pursuant to a test rule issued by EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As required by TSCA, this document identifies each chemical substance and/or mixture for which test data have been received; the uses or intended uses of such chemical substance and/or mixture; and describes the nature of the test data received. Each chemical substance and/or mixture related to this announcement is identified in Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alaska: Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: 2014-09581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan submittals from Alaska to address the interstate transport provisions of the Clean Air Act in section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) for the 2006 fine particulate matter, 2008 ozone, and 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The Clean Air Act requires that each State Implementation Plan contain adequate provisions prohibiting air emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. The EPA has determined that Alaska's State Implementation Plan submittals on March 29, 2011, and July 7, 2012, contain adequate provisions to ensure that air emissions in Alaska do not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2006 fine particulate matter, 2008 ozone, and 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards in any other state.
Adequacy Status of the Submitted Maintenance Plan for the Maryland Portion of the Metropolitan Washington, DC, (DC-MD-VA) 1997 Fine Particulate National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2014-09580
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that EPA has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the Maryland portion of the Metropolitan Washington, DC, (DC-MD-VA) 1997 Fine Particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area (hereafter, the Washington Area) Maintenance Plan, submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes.
Adequacy Status of the Submitted Maintenance Plan for the Virginia Portion of the Metropolitan Washington, DC, (DC-MD-VA) 1997 Fine Particulate National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2014-09577
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that EPA has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the Commonwealth of Virginia portion of the Metropolitan Washington, DC, (DC-MD-VA) 1997 Fine Particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area (hereafter, the Washington Area) Maintenance Plan, submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes.
Santa Fe Springs Drums Site, Santa Fe Springs, CA; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs
Document Number: 2014-09575
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with two parties for recovery of response costs concerning the Santa Fe Springs Drums Superfund Site in Santa Fe Springs, California. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), and it requires the settling parties to pay $90,000 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (Agency). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, 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 the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Idaho Amalgamated Sugar Company Nampa BART Alternative
Document Number: 2014-09248
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revised Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determination for The Amalgamated Sugar Company, LLC (TASCO) facility, located in Nampa, Idaho. On June 22, 2011, the EPA approved Idaho's regional haze state implementation plan (SIP), including its BART determination for the TASCO facility, as meeting the visibility protection requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). On June 29, 2012, the State submitted a regional haze SIP revision, including a new BART determination for the TASCO facility that consisted of a stricter emission limit for oxides of nitrogen (NOX), a stricter emission limit for particulate matter (PM), and an alternative control measure (BART Alternative) to replace the previously approved BART determination and emission limit for sulfur dioxide (SO2). The EPA is fully approving this SIP revision.
Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards
Document Number: 2014-06954
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action establishes more stringent vehicle emissions standards and will reduce the sulfur content of gasoline beginning in 2017, as part of a systems approach to addressing the impacts of motor vehicles and fuels on air quality and public health. The gasoline sulfur standard will make emission control systems more effective for both existing and new vehicles, and will enable more stringent vehicle emissions standards. The vehicle standards will reduce both tailpipe and evaporative emissions from passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles, and some heavy-duty vehicles. This will result in significant reductions in pollutants such as ozone, particulate matter, and air toxics across the country and help state and local agencies in their efforts to attain and maintain health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Motor vehicles are an important source of exposure to air pollution both regionally and near roads. These vehicle standards are intended to harmonize with California's Low Emission Vehicle program, thus creating a federal vehicle emissions program that will allow automakers to sell the same vehicles in all 50 states. The vehicle standards will be implemented over the same timeframe as the greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards for light- duty vehicles (promulgated by EPA and the National Highway Safety Administration in 2012), as part of a comprehensive approach toward regulating emissions from motor vehicles.
Notice of Issuance of Minor Permit Modification to a Federal Operating Permit to NRG Reliability Solutions, LLC
Document Number: 2014-09459
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that, on March 6, 2014, pursuant to Title V of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a minor permit modification of a title V operating permit to NRG Reliability Solutions. NRG Reliability Solutions owns and operates four diesel-fired generators for Treasure Island Resort and Casino on land held in trust for the Prairie Island Indian Community in Red Wing, Minnesota. The modified title V operating permit changes the location where records are kept, adds insignificant activities omitted from the original permit application, and corrects typographical errors within the permit.
Information Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-09457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (EPA ICR No. 1764.06, OMB Control No. 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.). 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 (79 FR 3799) on January 23, 2014, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comment. 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; Application Requirements for the Approval and Delegation of Federal Air Toxics Programs to State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Agencies
Document Number: 2014-09456
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Application Requirements for the Approval and Delegation of Federal Air Toxics Programs to State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Agencies (EPA ICR No. 1643.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0264), 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 (79 FR 2828) on January 16, 2014 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2014-09454
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. Seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2014-09449
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-09448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-09327
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery, This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection, A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID EPA-HQ-OA-2006-0074).
Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09326
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, 2014 in El Paso, TX. The meeting is open to the public.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2014-09251
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions and additions to the Colorado State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) to EPA on May 25, 2011. The SIP revision to Colorado Regulation Number 3 and the Common Provisions Regulation addresses the permitting of sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Specifically, we are approving revisions to portions of Parts A, B and D of Regulation Number 3 to incorporate the provisions of EPA's 2010 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule. The SIP revisions establish emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modifications to existing stationary sources become subject to Colorado's PSD permitting requirements for their GHG emissions. EPA is approving the May 25, 2011 SIP revision to the Colorado PSD permitting program as being consistent with federal requirements for PSD permitting. EPA is also approving several grammar and punctuation changes to Regulation Number 3 made by the State and included in the May 25, 2011 submittal. EPA is finalizing this action under section 110 and part C of the Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Revisions to Fossil Fuel Utilization Facilities and Source Registration Regulations and Industrial Performance Standards for Boilers
Document Number: 2014-08610
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving several State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The revisions add new monitoring, inspection, maintenance and testing requirements for certain fossil fuel utilization facilities, rename and clarify stationary source emission reporting requirements, and establish compliance and certification standards for new boilers. The intended effect of this action is to approve the Commonwealth's revised ``Fossil Fuel Utilization Facility'' regulation, ``Source Registration'' regulation, and new ``Industrial Performance Standards for Boilers.'' This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2014-09257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Ohio
Document Number: 2014-09256
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tentatively approved revisions to the State of Ohio's public water system supervision program. Ohio EPA has revised two of its rules to comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, including the Long-Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) and the Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Revisions and Clarifications. EPA has determined that these revisions are consistent with and no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Ohio's public water system supervision program, thereby giving Ohio EPA primary enforcement responsibility for these regulations. Ohio EPA has been implementing the LT1ESWTR since August 3, 2004, and Ohio EPA has been administering the revised lead and copper requirements since July 24, 2009. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by May 23, 2014 to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 5 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by May 23, 2014 EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing, and a notice of such hearing will be given in the Federal Register and a newspaper of general circulation. If EPA Region 5 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on May 23, 2014. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
SFIREG POM and EQI Committees; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09246
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Committee) and the Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee will hold 2-day meetings, beginning on May 12, 2014 and ending May 13, 2014. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Methyl Bromide; Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendment To Terminate a Certain Use; Amendment to Existing Stocks Provision
Document Number: 2014-09244
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a cancellation order in the Federal Register of May 20, 2011 to, among other things, terminate use of products containing methyl bromide on golf courses. The effective date of cancellation for that use was December 31, 2013. The order provided that existing stocks of methyl bromide products that include the use on golf courses could be sold and distributed for 120 days after the effective date of cancellation, that is, until April 30, 2014. Two registrants have requested that EPA revise the cancellation order for the pesticide product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II to extend the last allowable date for sale and distribution of existing stocks of those products from April 30, 2014 to November 30, 2014 to allow sale and distribution of those existing stocks for golf course resurfacing during the 2014 use season. In this notice, EPA is amending the existing stocks provisions in the May 20, 2011 order to allow the sale or distribution of existing stocks of the identified methyl bromide products only for use on golf courses through November 30, 2014, and to limit the use of existing stocks of those products that are purchased after April 30, 2014 to use only on golf courses.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements, and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-09138
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements, and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1360.13, OMB Control No. 2050-0068) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 September 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.
Notification of a Correction Regarding a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel
Document Number: 2014-09137
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office published a notice in the Federal Register on April 9, 2014, concerning a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Ozone Review Panel. The notice contained an incorrect date and time of the teleconference. In the Federal Register of April 9, 2014, in 79 FR 19613 in the second column, correct the DATES caption to read:
Re-Issuance of a General Permit to the National Science Foundation for the Ocean Disposal of Man-Made Ice Piers From Its Base at McMurdo Sound in Antarctica
Document Number: 2014-09136
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is re-issuing a permit authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to dispose of ice piers in ocean waters. Permit re- issuance is necessary because the current permit has expired. Today, this renewed permit retains the conditions established in the previous general permit issuance.
Linuron; Pesticide Tolerances; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2014-09010
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of February 12, 2014, concerning the establishment of tolerances for residues of linuron in or on multiple commodities and the removal of a tolerance with regional registrations in or on parsley leaves. This document corrects an error in the listing of the registrant associated with this action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Redesignation of the Milwaukee-Racine 2006 24-Hour Fine Particle Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2014-08613
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Wisconsin's request to redesignate the Milwaukee-Racine, Wisconsin nonattainment area (Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha Counties) to attainment for the 2006 24-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted this request to EPA on June 8, 2012, and supplemented it on May 30, 2013. EPA's approval involves several related actions. EPA is making a determination that the Milwaukee- Racine area has attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standard. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Wisconsin state implementation plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 in the area. EPA is also approving the comprehensive emissions inventories submitted by WDNR for Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), primary PM2.5, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), and ammonia as meeting the requirements of the CAA. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving Wisconsin's direct PM2.5, SO2, NOX and VOC Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for 2020 and 2025 for the Milwaukee-Racine area.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Proposed Withdrawal of One Total Maximum Daily Load
Document Number: 2014-09009
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby issues notice of the proposed withdrawal of one Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for lead, as found in the document titled ``TMDLs for Lead and Siltation/ Turbidity for Big Creek near Sheridan, Arkansas.'' The TMDL was established by EPA in March of 2008. This proposed withdrawal action will not affect the TMDLs for Siltation/Turbidity established in the same TMDL document. The aforementioned withdrawal action is being proposed based upon EPA's determination that the lead TMDL for Big Creek near Sheridan (reach 08040203-904) should not have been established due to data quality concerns which have been recently identified. Such concerns relate primarily to the location of the ambient monitoring station for Big Creek near Sheridan, and its questionable representativeness of the reach when it was first listed in 2004. In May of 2008, the monitoring station was relocated to a new site which is more representative of the reach. Should new data indicate impairment for lead, the reach would be placed back on the 303(d) list, and a TMDL would be required at that time.
Ocean Dumping: Proposed Cancellation and Modification of Final Site Designations
Document Number: 2014-09008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to cancel the final designation of two Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (ODMDSs) located in the Gulf of Mexico near the Houma Navigational Canal (HNC) and near the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Canal, Louisiana. Both sites are EPA-approved ocean dumping sites for the disposal of suitable dredged material. This proposed action is being taken because there is no clear future need for the sites. Additionally, EPA proposes to modify the period of use, use restriction, and name of the Homeport Project ODMDS located in the Gulf of Mexico offshore of Port Aransas, Texas.
Amendments to Delegation of Authority Provisions in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program
Document Number: 2014-08919
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating amendments to the New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program that amend certain outdated language that limited the EPA's ability to delegate the federal PSD program to interested Indian tribes. This final action provides consistency with the current federal PSD regulatory requirements by allowing the EPA to delegate the PSD program to interested tribes for their attainment areas. The EPA regulations already provide for the administrative delegation of the PSD program to state and local governments for their attainment areas and administrative delegation of the nonattainment NSR program to states, tribes and local governments. This final rule deletes a restriction on tribes' ability to take delegation of the PSD program and includes tribes, along with state and local governments, to make it clear that tribes, as well as states and local governments, may voluntarily request and assume direct delegation of the NSR program in areas that are currently attaining the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This final rule does not create any new requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Special Exemptions From Requirements of the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2014-08611
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to disapprove the state implementation plan (SIP) for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) with respect to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD), and to incorporate by reference the Federal PSD regulations into the applicable CNMI plan. EPA is also taking final action to grant a petition by CNMI for an exemption of the applicable PSD major source baseline date, and to establish an alternate date, January 13, 1997, as the major source baseline date and trigger date in CNMI. EPA is also making certain corrections to errors that were made in previous rulemakings related to the CNMI SIP. This action establishes the Federal PSD regulations as a basic element of the applicable CNMI plan and, through the exemption, establishes January 13, 1997 as the major source baseline date (and trigger date) under the PSD program in CNMI for sulfur dioxide, PM10 and nitrogen dioxide.
Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act
Document Number: 2014-07142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are publishing for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Rapanos v. United States, and Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). This proposal would enhance protection for the nation's public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of ``waters of the United States'' protected under the Act.
Notice of Availability Regarding the Exemption From Permitting Under Section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act to Certain Agricultural Conservation Practices
Document Number: 2014-07131
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are announcing the availability of an interpretive rule to address the exemption from permitting provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for discharges of dredged or fill material associated with certain agricultural conservation practices based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practice standards that are designed and implemented to protect and enhance water quality. While the interpretive rule is already in effect, the agencies recognize the importance and value of receiving public input on the implementation of this interpretive rule and welcome comments in response to this notice within the next 45 days.
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.