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

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Notice of Receipt of a Request To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-14250
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by a registrant to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to issue a cancellation order granting this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement. If this request is granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the cancellation order.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Four New Equivalent Methods
Document Number: 2014-14249
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, four new equivalent methods: One for measuring concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), two for measuring ozone (O3) and one for measuring concentrations of lead (Pb), in the ambient air.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 2015 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification
Document Number: 2014-14248
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), 2015 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification (EPA ICR No. 0976. 17, OMB Control No. 2050-0024) 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 December 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.
Request for Nominations to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC)
Document Number: 2014-14246
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by February 2015. Background: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues. The programs falling under the purview of the committee include the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, emissions from vehicles and vehicle fuels, air toxic emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, operating permits and collecting fees, and other authorities. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two-year terms with the possibility of reappointment to additional terms. The CAAAC usually meets two to three times annually and the average workload for the members is approximately 5 to 8 hours per month. Although we are unable to offer compensation or an honorarium for your services, you may receive travel and per diem allowances, according to applicable federal travel regulations. Additional information on these meetings, CAAAC and its Subcommittees can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/. EPA is seeking nominations from academia, industry, non- governmental/environmental organizations, state and local government agencies, tribal governments, unions, trade associations, utilities, and lawyers/consultants. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
Receipt of Test Data Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Document Number: 2014-14245
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
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.
Notification of a Joint Public Meeting and Joint Teleconferences of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and Chartered Board of Scientific Counselors and a Briefing Teleconference for New SAB Members
Document Number: 2014-14244
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a joint public meeting of the Chartered SAB and the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) Chartered Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) to develop strategic advice on ORD's research activities, six joint SAB-BOSC public teleconference calls to prepare for the face-to-face meeting, and one public teleconference to orient new SAB members to ORD's work.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)
Document Number: 2014-14242
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to conduct quality reviews of draft CASAC reports on EPA's Recommendation for an additional Federal Reference Method for Ozone and on EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide.
Announcement of the Board of Directors for the National Environmental Education Foundation
Document Number: 2014-14241
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (doing business as The National Environmental Education Foundation or NEEF) was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation promotes innovative environmental education and training programs such as environmental education for medical healthcare providers and broadcast meteorologists; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education Foundation Board of Directors. The appointee is David M. Kiser, Ph.D., Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, International Paper.
Request for Nominations for 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program
Document Number: 2014-14240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the competition for the 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February 2000 to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air.
Meetings of the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee and the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-14235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet via teleconference on Thursday, July 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (EDT). The Subcommittee will discuss small community issues related to EPA's Waters of the United States. This is an open meeting. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view on issues pertaining to small communities. The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet via teleconference on Thursday, July 3, 2014, 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (EDT). The Committee meeting will focus on the Protecting America's Waters Workgroup initial recommendations on the Waters of the United States. These are open meetings, and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Subcommittee will hear comments from the public between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, and the Committee will hear comments from the public between 2:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee or the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Federal Creosote Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-14233
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 announces the deletion of the Federal Creosote Superfund Site (Site) located in the Borough of Manville, New Jersey, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of New Jersey, through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than long-term groundwater monitoring, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-14113
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Propazine; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-14045
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Texas Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide propazine (CAS No. 139- 40-2) to treat up to 3,000,000 acres of cotton to control glyphosate- resistant Palmer amaranth. The applicant proposes the use of a pesticide that contains the active ingredient propazine, which belongs to the triazine class of pesticides. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Document Number: 2014-13726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing emission guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units. Specifically, the EPA is proposing state- specific rate-based goals for carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector, as well as guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to achieve the state-specific goals. This rule, as proposed, would continue progress already underway to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in the United States.
Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Document Number: 2014-13725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing standards of performance for emissions of greenhouse gases from affected modified and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units. Specifically, the EPA is proposing standards to limit emissions of carbon dioxide from affected modified and reconstructed electric utility steam generating units and from natural gas-fired stationary combustion turbines. This rule, as proposed, would continue progress already underway to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector in the United States.
Receipt of Request for Waiver From Testing
Document Number: 2014-14122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA received from Nation Ford Chemical (NFC) a request for a waiver from testing requirements promulgated by rule under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act to ascertain whether certain specified chemical substances may be contaminated with halogenated dibenzodioxins (HDDs)/dibenzofurans (HDFs). EPA will accept comments on this request and will publish another Federal Register document on or before July 21, 2014, announcing its decision on this request.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Particulate Matter Limitations for Coating Operations
Document Number: 2014-14119
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The particulate matter (PM) rules that were submitted consist of emission control requirements for coating operations along with exemptions from certain coating operations that produce minimal PM emissions. EPA is also taking no action on one section submitted by Indiana, as it pertains to a definition in an unapproved portion of Indiana's Title V regulations. Indiana submitted this request to approve PM rules on April 27, 2012. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2014.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Withdrawal of One Total Maximum Daily Load
Document Number: 2014-14118
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby issues notice of the 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 the EPA in March of 2008. This withdrawal action will not affect the TMDLs for Siltation/Turbidity established in the same TMDL document. The lead TMDL is being withdrawn in this unique circumstance based on uncertainty in the representativeness of the data associated with the original listing for lead in Big Creek near Sheridan (reach 08040203-904) and, therefore, the questionable need for the TMDL.
Reopening of Comment Period for the 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: 2014-14107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
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 reopening the comment period for a notice published on April 21, 2014. The notice of availability was for 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. EPA and the Corps are reopening the comment period in response to stakeholder requests. Comments submitted between the close of the original comment period and the re-opening of this comment period will be accepted and considered.
Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries
Document Number: 2014-14032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the standards and practices for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to remove the reference to ASTM International's E1527-05 standard practice. This 2005 standard practice recently was replaced with updated standard E1527-13 by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards development organization. Specifically, EPA is proposing to amend the ``All Appropriate Inquiries Rule'' to remove the reference to ASTM International's E1527-05 ``Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process.''
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Amendments to Delaware's Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-14029
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP). These amendments will bring Delaware's ambient air quality standards for sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), lead, and particulate matter (PM) up to date with current Federal requirements. EPA is approving these SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Amendments to Delaware's Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-14028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware for the purpose of amending Delaware's ambient air quality standards. These amendments will bring the regulatory standards of sulfur dioxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, lead, and particulate matter up to date with current Federal requirements. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State'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 detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Portable Fuel Container Amendment to Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2014-14027
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision involves removing the Commonwealth's portable fuel container (PFC) regulations for control of evaporative emissions from new and in-use PFCs from the Pennsylvania SIP. In the submittal, Pennsylvania demonstrates that Federal PFC regulations promulgated by EPA in 2007 are expected to provide equal to or greater emissions reductions than those resulting from the Commonwealth's. EPA is approving this revision removing the Commonwealth's PFC regulations because the revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Portable Fuel Container Amendment to Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2014-14026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revision involves removing the Commonwealth's portable fuel container (PFC) regulation which controlled evaporative emissions from new and in-use portable fuel containers from Pennsylvania's SIP because the Commonwealth's provisions are superseded by new, more stringent Federal PFC regulations. 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-2014-0298. 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.
Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country Amendments to the Registration and Permitting Deadlines for True Minor Sources
Document Number: 2014-14030
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing final amendments to the ``Federal Minor New Source Review Program in Indian Country'' (we refer to this new source review rule as the ``Indian Country Minor NSR Rule''). We are amending the Indian Country Minor NSR Rule in two ways. First, we are extending the NSR minor source permitting deadline for true minor sources in the oil and natural gas sector from September 2, 2014, to March 2, 2016. Second, we are changing the registration deadline for new true minor sources in the oil and natural gas sector to conform with the changes to the NSR minor source permitting deadline. We are also eliminating a requirement for all true minor sources that begin operation before September 2, 2014, to obtain a minor NSR permit 6 months after EPA publishes a general permit because the provision no longer affects any source.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines for 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
Document Number: 2014-14019
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on two components of its annual rulemaking to establish the 2014 renewable fuels standards under Clean Air Act 211(o). The two components are an extension of the compliance demonstration deadline for the 2013 renewable fuel standards, and the associated deadline for submission of attest engagement reports for the 2013 renewable fuel standards. The new deadlines are September 30, 2014 and January 30, 2015, respectively. This action ensures timely amendment of existing deadlines, before compliance obligations would otherwise go into effect. The EPA intends to finalize the remaining portion of its rulemaking to establish the 2014 renewable fuel standards shortly.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-13854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns particulate matter (PM) emissions from agriculture. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate this emission source under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-13853
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns particulate matter (PM) emissions from agricultural sources. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-13899
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Manufacturing (Import) Exemption for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Document Number: 2014-13856
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the agency) took direct final action on a petition submitted by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to allow DLA to import foreign- manufactured polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from Japan effective on July 1, 2014, unless EPA received adverse written comments or a request to hold an informal hearing. Because EPA received an adverse comment, as well as a request for an informal hearing, we are withdrawing the direct final rule titled, ``Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Manufacturing (Import) Exemption for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).'' This notice also announces the time and location of that hearing.
Spring 2014 Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2014-13130
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the semiannual regulatory agenda online (the e-Agenda) at http:// www.reginfo.gov and at www.regulations.gov to update the public about: Regulations and major policies currently under development, Reviews of existing regulations and major policies, and Rules and major policymakings completed or canceled since the last agenda.
Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs Pursuant to Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended
Document Number: 2014-13747
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative settlement agreement for recovery of past response costs (``Proposed Agreement'') associated with Absco Scrap Yard Site, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was executed by the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and is now subject to public comment, after which EPA may modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the Proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Proposed Agreement would resolve potential EPA claims under Section 107(a) of CERCLA, against Absco Inc., Sandra Blumberg and Marvin Blumberg (``Settling Parties''). The Proposed Agreement would require Settling Parties to reimburse EPA $85,000.00 for past response costs incurred by EPA for the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Agreement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Workshop To Obtain Input on Draft Materials for the Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Sulfur Oxides (SOX
Document Number: 2014-13740
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As part of the review of the air quality criteria for sulfur oxides (SOX) and primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a teleconference workshop to evaluate preliminary draft materials that will inform the development of the SOX Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for health effects. The workshop is being organized by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the Office of Research and Development and will be held on June 23-24, 2014. Participation in the workshop will be by webinar or teleconference only.
Pesticides; Consideration of Volatilization in Pesticide Risk Assessment: Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-13626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register issue of March 26, 2014, concerning the availability of several guidance documents for public comment. This document reopens the comment period for 30 days. The comment period is being reopened to provide additional time for commenters to prepare their responses.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Generator Standards
Document Number: 2014-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Hazardous Waste Generator Standards (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 0820.13, OMB Control No. 2050-0035) 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 October 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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units
Document Number: 2014-13594
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the section 111(d)/129 plan submitted by New York State for the purpose of implementing and enforcing the emission guidelines for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. The intended effect of this action is to approve a plan required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) which establishes emission limits and other requirements for existing sewage sludge incineration units and provides for the implementation and enforcement of those limits and other requirements. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111 and 129 of the CAA.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Federal Facilities Within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2014-13593
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division (CEPD), Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 2 (EPA), is issuing this Notice of a Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit, PRR040000/PRR04000F, for discharges from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (small MS4) from urbanized areas within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to waters of the United States. This draft NPDES general permit establishes Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, standards, prohibitions and management practices for discharges of storm water from small MS4s urbanized areas. A prior Notice of Availability of a draft general permit was issued by EPA in November 2005. EPA has substantially modified the draft general permit and is issuing a new draft general permit pursuant to 40 CFR part 124.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for New Active Ingredients; Correction
Document Number: 2014-13493
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of April 18, 2014, (79 FR 21919) concerning pending registration applications for pesticide products containing an active ingredient not included in any currently registered pesticide products. This document corrects the erroneous reference of establishing a Guideline Reference Level (GRL) for residues of oxathiapiprolin in or on tobacco, dried leaves. The United States does not establish GRLs and this reference was an error.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-13492
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Washington; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Federal Implementation Plan for Best Available Retrofit Technology for Alcoa Intalco Operations, Tesoro Refining and Marketing, and Alcoa Wenatchee
Document Number: 2014-13491
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is taking final action to partially approve and partially disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Washington (State) on December 22, 2010, as meeting the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) section 169 and federal regional haze regulations and to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the disapproved elements of the SIP. As described in Part I of this preamble, this final rule approves numerous elements in the SIP including the State's Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determinations for a number of sources. This action also: Disapproves the NOX BART determination and promulgates a Federal BART alternative for five BART emission units at the Tesoro Refining and Marketing refinery (Tesoro refinery) located in Anacortes, Washington; finalizes a limited approval and limited disapproval of the State's SO2 BART determination and promulgates a Federal BART alternative for the Intalco Aluminum Corp. (Intalco facility) potline operation located in Ferndale, Washington; and disapproves the State's BART exemption for the Alcoa Wenatchee Works located in Malaga, Washington (Wenatchee Works), determines that the Wenatchee Works is subject to BART, and promulgates Federal BART for all emission units subject to BART at the facility.
Tricyclazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-13404
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tricyclazole in or on imported rice. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
[alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) Polymers Where the Alkyl Chain Contains a Minimum of Six Carbons, and [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers Where the Alkyl Chain Contains a Minimum of Six Carbons and a Minimum Number Average Molecular Weight (in amu) 1,100; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-13383
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, and [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]- hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 1,100 herein referred to as ``AAAs'' (alkyl alcohol alkoxylates) to include Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number (CAS Reg. No.) 116810-31-2 when used as an inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations, under 40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, 180.940a, and 180.960, in growing crops without limitations. Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of AAAs.
Spirodiclofen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-13233
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends a tolerance for residues of spirodiclofen in or on citrus, oil. Bayer CropScience requested this tolerance amendment under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Listing of Fish Advisories (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-13500
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), National Listing of Fish Advisories, (EPA ICR Number 1959.05, OMB Control Number 2040-0226) 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 November 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans-Maricopa County PM-10 Nonattainment Area; Five Percent Plan for Attainment of the 24-Hour PM-10 Standard
Document Number: 2014-13495
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Arizona to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements applicable to the Maricopa County (Phoenix) PM-10 Nonattainment Area. The Maricopa County PM-10 Nonattainment Area is designated as a serious nonattainment area for the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter of ten microns or less (PM-10). The submitted SIP revision consists of the Maricopa Association of Governments 2012 Five Percent Plan for PM-10 for the Maricopa County Nonattainment Area and the 2012 Five Percent Plan for the Pinal County Township 1 North, Range 8 East Nonattainment Area'' (collectively, the 2012 Five Percent Plan). EPA is approving the 2012 Five Percent Plan as meeting all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; Approval of Revisions to the Jefferson County Portion of the Kentucky SIP; Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Malfunctions
Document Number: 2014-13429
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve part of a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), on March 22, 2011. The proposed revision was submitted by KDAQ on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District), which has jurisdiction over Jefferson County, Kentucky. The portion of the revision that EPA is approving modifies the Regulation entitled ``Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, Malfunctions and Emergencies'' in the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky SIP. EPA is approving this portion of the March 22, 2011, SIP revision because the Agency has determined that it is in accordance with the requirements for SIP provisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA will act on the other portions of KDAQ's March 22, 2011, submittal, which are severable and unrelated, in a separate action. EPA is also responding to comments received on its May 21, 2013, proposed rulemaking.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2014-13428
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on September 3, 2013. The revision modifies the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOCs). Specifically, the revision adds four hydrofluoropolyethers (HFPEs) compounds, to the list of those excluded from the VOC definition on the basis that these compounds make a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. ADEM is updating its SIP to be consistent with EPA rule finalized on February 12, 2013, which excludes these compounds from the regulatory VOC definition.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2014-13427
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on September 3, 2013. The revision would modify the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOCs). Specifically, the revision adds four hydrofluoropolyethers compounds to the list of those excluded from the VOC definition on the basis that these compounds make a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. ADEM is seeking to update its SIP to be consistent with the federal rule finalized by EPA on February 12, 2013, which excludes these compounds from the regulatory definition of VOC.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Tennessee; Knoxville; Fine Particulate Matter 2008 Base Year Emissions Inventory
Document Number: 2014-13422
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2008 base year emissions inventory portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on October 18, 2013. The emissions inventory is part of Tennessee's October 18, 2013, attainment demonstration SIP revision that was submitted to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements related to the Knoxville nonattainment area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), hereinafter referred to as ``the Knoxville Area'' or ``Area.'' The Knoxville Area is comprised of Anderson, Blount, Knox, and Loudon Counties in their entireties and a portion of Roane County that includes the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant.