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

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of Lake and Porter Counties to Attainment of the 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2014-15287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to disapprove a December 5, 2012, request from the state of Indiana to redesignate Lake and Porter Counties to attainment of the 2008 eight- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) because Indiana has not demonstrated that the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (IL-IN-WI) ozone nonattainment area (Chicago nonattainment area), which includes Lake and Porter Counties, has attained this NAAQS. EPA proposes to take no action on Indiana's ozone maintenance plan and Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs), submitted with Indiana's ozone redesignation request, since approval of these State Implementation Plan (SIP) components is contingent on the attainment of the ozone standard.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Proposed Approval of Revisions to PSD Program
Document Number: 2014-15284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to EPA on March 12, 2014, for parallel processing. The submittal modifies Wisconsin's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to identify precursors for particulate matter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5), includes the significant emissions rates for PM2.5 and revises its definitions of PM2.5 emissions and emissions of particulate matter of less than 10 micrometers (PM10). WDNR requested these revisions to address disapprovals of two submissions meant to address requirements of the 2008 Implementation of New Source Review (NSR) Program for PM2.5 and to address a partial disapproval, under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), of what is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. EPA is proposing approval of Wisconsin's March 12, 2014, SIP revision because the Agency has made the preliminary determination that this SIP revision is in accordance with the CAA and applicable EPA regulations regarding PSD.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-15256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Operable Unit 2 (OU2) of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) Superfund Site (Site), located in Fridley, Minnesota, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. 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). EPA with the concurrence of the State of Minnesota, through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA at the OU, identified herein, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. EPA divided the NIROP Site into three portions, known as OUs, for ease of addressing its contaminant issues. This partial deletion pertains to the OU2 portion of NIROP, which includes all the unsaturated soils within the legal boundaries of the NIROP Superfund Site exclusive of unsaturated soils underlying the former Plating Shop Area (see Site Map in the SEMS ID 446572 document listed in the Deletion Docket for OU2). The following areas will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action: OU1 and OU3. OU1 includes the contaminated groundwater within and originating from the NIROP Superfund Site. OU3 includes all the unsaturated soils underlying the former Plating Shop Area.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-15255
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 5 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of Operable Unit 2 (OU2) of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) Superfund Site (Site), located in Fridley, Minnesota, 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). This direct final partial deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Minnesota, through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA at the OU, identified herein, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. EPA divided the NIROP Site into three portions, known as OUs, for ease of addressing its contaminant issues. This partial deletion pertains to OU2, which includes all the unsaturated soils within the legal boundaries of the NIROP Superfund Site exclusive of unsaturated soils underlying the former Plating Shop Area (see Site Map in the SEMS ID 446572 document listed in the Deletion Docket for OU2). The following areas will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action: OU1 and OU3. OU1 includes the contaminated groundwater within and originating from the NIROP Superfund Site. OU3 includes all the unsaturated soils underlying the former Plating Shop Area.
Release of Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen
Document Number: 2014-15155
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document titled Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (IRP). This document contains the plans for the review of the air quality criteria for health for oxides of nitrogen and the primary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The primary NO2 NAAQS provide for the protection of public health from exposure to oxides of nitrogen in ambient air.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for North Carolina: State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2014-15151
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the portions of a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR) on February 3, 2010, that incorporate changes to the state rules reflecting the 2006 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). EPA approved the remaining portions of North Carolina's February 3, 2010, SIP revision in a previous rulemaking.
Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2014-12167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for petroleum refineries to address the risk remaining after application of the standards promulgated in 1995 and 2002. This action also proposes amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for petroleum refineries based on the results of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review of developments in practices, processes and control technologies and includes new monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. The EPA is also proposing new requirements related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction to ensure that the standards are consistent with court opinions issued since promulgation of the standards. This action also proposes technical corrections and clarifications for new source performance standards for petroleum refineries to improve consistency and clarity and address issues raised after the 2008 rule promulgation. Implementation of this proposed rule will result in projected reductions of 1,760 tons per year (tpy) of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), which will reduce cancer risk and chronic health effects.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-15160
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Listing of Trustee Designations
Document Number: 2014-15158
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``the Agency'') is conforming the listing of trustee designations for natural resources in the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) in accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13626, ``Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration,'' issued on September 10, 2012. E.O. 13626 designated the Administrator of EPA and the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act as additional trustees for Natural Resource Damage Assessment and restoration solely in connection with injury to, destruction of, loss of, or loss of use of natural resources, including their supporting ecosystems, resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Administrator's and Secretary's trusteeship became effective immediately pursuant to the President's designation. This action is being taken pursuant to a directive in the Executive Order to revise Subpart G of the NCP to reflect the additional designations for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. This action applies to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill only, and does not affect any prior or subsequent designations.
Request for Nominations of Scientific Peer Reviewers for EPA's Approach for Estimating Exposures and Incremental Health Effects From Lead During Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings
Document Number: 2014-15123
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA invites the public to nominate scientific experts to be considered as peer reviewers for the draft document entitled, ``Approach for Estimating Exposures and Incremental Health Effects from Lead During Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings'' (Technical Approach Document). A nominee, if selected, will assess the accuracy, content, and interpretation of findings of the Technical Approach Document, ensuring that they are factual and scientifically sound. The peer review will assure the Agency of the soundness of the technical approach.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Revisions to South Dakota Administrative Code; Permit: New and Modified Sources
Document Number: 2014-14031
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to partially approve and partially disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of South Dakota on June 14, 2010, June 20, 2011, and July 29, 2013. All three SIP submittals revise the portion of the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) that pertain to the issuance of South Dakota air quality permits. In addition, the June 14, 2010 submittal revises certain definitions and dates of incorporation by reference. The June 14, 2010 submittal contains new, amended and renumbered rules; the June 20, 2011 submittal contains new rules; and the July 29, 2013 submittal contains amended rules. In this rulemaking, we are taking final action on all portions of the June 14, 2010 submittal, except for those portions of the submittal which do not belong in the SIP. We are also taking final action on portions of the June 20, 2011 submittal that were not acted on in our April 18, 2014 rulemaking regarding greenhouse gases and the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. We are taking final action on portions of the July 29, 2013 submittal that supersede portions of the two previous submittals; the remainder of the July 29, 2013 submittal will be acted on at a later date. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Revisions to the Export Provisions of the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Rule
Document Number: 2014-14996
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is revising certain export provisions of the cathode ray tube (CRT) final rule published on July 28, 2006. The revisions will allow the Agency to better track exports of CRTs for reuse and recycling in order to ensure safe management of these materials.
Extension of Request for Scientific Views for External Peer Review Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criterion for Selenium-Freshwater 2014
Document Number: 2014-14995
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-opening the comment period for the external peer review draft aquatic life ambient water quality criterion for selenium announced in a previous notice entitled ``External Peer Review Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criterion for SeleniumFreshwater 2014.'' In response to stakeholder requests, the EPA is extending the period of time in which the Agency will accept scientific views for an additional 30 days.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14934
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (40 CFR part 60, Subpart DDDD) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2385.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0664) 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 June 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14920
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 1367.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0178) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 3199) on January 17, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Group I Polymers and Resins (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14903
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Group I Polymers and Resins (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart U) (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 2410.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0665), 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 June 30, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substances Inventory (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14902
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) 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.): Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory (EPA ICR No. 1741.07, OMB Control No. 2070-0145). EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71603). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comments. 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; Plant Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14901
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) 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.): Plant Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting (EPA ICR No. 1693.08, OMB Control No. 2070- 0142). EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on September 25, 2013 (78 FR 59014). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comments. 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; Request for Contractor Access to TSCA Confidential Business Information (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14888
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) 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.): Request for Contractor Access to TSCA Confidential Business Information (CBI) (EPA ICR No. 1250.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0075). EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71603). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comments. 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; Chemical-Specific Rules, TSCA Section 8(a) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14887
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has submitted the following information collection request (ICR), 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.): Chemical-Specific Rules, TSCA Section 8(a) (EPA ICR No. 1198.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0067). EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on November 22, 2013 (78 FR 70037). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comments. 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 for Georgia: State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2014-14876
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the portions of revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on September 15, 2008, and August 30, 2010, that incorporate changes to the state rules reflecting the 2006 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). EPA approved the remaining portions of Georgia's September 15, 2008, and August 30, 2010, SIP revisions in a previous rulemaking.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Revision to the Chicago 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2014-14868
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the May 22, 2014, direct final rule approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on May 22, 2014. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2014-14831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 27, 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed action on particulate matter rule revisions that Ohio submitted on June 4, 2003. While EPA subsequently took final action with respect to provisions that it proposed to approve, EPA has not taken final action with respect to provisions relating to opacity limitations that EPA proposed to disapprove on June 27, 2005. EPA is evaluating the public comments received in response to the proposed disapproval published on June 27, 2005. EPA believes that events subsequent to the publication of the proposed disapproval and the associated comment period have not altered the criteria for evaluating Ohio's rule revisions relating to opacity and have not otherwise influenced whether the rule revisions should be disapproved, as proposed. Nevertheless, given the passage of time, EPA is soliciting supplemental comment specifically with respect to whether events subsequent to the prior comment period should alter EPA's proposed disapproval of Ohio's June 4, 2003, submission with respect to SIP opacity limitations. EPA is not soliciting comments on Ohio's submission or EPA's proposed June 27, 2005, action on that submission, except to the extent that events subsequent to the original comment period are relevant to EPA's evaluation of the submission and EPA's proposed action. This is not a re-opening of the original comment period, but the opening of a supplemental comment period, as described further below.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Asphalt Processing and Roofing Manufacture (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14886
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Asphalt Processing and Roofing Manufacture (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart UU) (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 0661.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0002), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Experimental Use Permits for Pesticides (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14877
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) 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.): Experimental Use Permits (EUPs) for Pesticides (EPA ICR No. 0276.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0040). EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on September 25, 2013 (78 FR 59014). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comments. 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; NESHAP for Vinyl Chloride (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-14835
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Vinyl Chloride (40 CFR part 61, Subpart F) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0186.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0071), 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 June 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Exposure Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-14833
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting will be held on October 28, 2014. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2014-14830
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Nitrogen Oxide Combustion Turbine Alternative Control Requirements for the Milwaukee-Racine Former Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2014-14686
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the April 30, 2014, direct final rule approving a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on April 30, 2014. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: 2014-14685
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for inorganic thiosulfate. This pesticide does not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program. EPA is also announcing the availability of amended final work plan (FWP) for Meta-Cresol (Cresol) and Xylenol. Furthermore, this document also announces the registration review case closure for the pesticide 2- Mercaptobenzothiazole for non-payment of maintenance fees for the last remaining registration.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2260.04, OMB Control No. 2090-0029
Document Number: 2014-14680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2260.05, OMB Control No. 2090-0029) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2014. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel
Document Number: 2014-14677
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a teleconference of the Environmental Justice Technical Guidance (EJTG) Review Panel. A public teleconference will be held to discuss the draft report of the panel.
Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-14674
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-24
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 extending the comment period for the proposed rule ``Definition of `Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act'' published on April 21, 2014 (79 FR 22188). The agencies are extending the comment period in response to stakeholder requests for an extension.
Notice of Issuance of Minor New Source Review Construction Permit to Shooting Star Casino and Event Center
Document Number: 2014-14673
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that, on April 15, 2014, pursuant to the Federal Minor New Source Review (NSR) Program in Indian Country, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a minor new source review construction permit to the White Earth Nation of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe for the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center in Mahnomen, Minnesota. The casino is located on the White Earth Nation's reservation. White Earth Nation owns and operates the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center, including two fuel oil-fired boilers and two propane-fired boilers used for space heating. The final minor NSR construction permit authorizes the construction of a new biomass-fired boiler and establishes annual operating hour limitations on the new and existing boilers at the casino.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-14567
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the portion of the December 27, 2013, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Oregon relating to the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for lead (Pb) on October 15, 2008. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIP to ensure that it meets the infrastructure requirements necessary to implement the new or revised NAAQS. The EPA finds that the Oregon SIP meets the CAA infrastructure requirements for the 2008 Pb NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine and New Hampshire; Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-14532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the States of Maine and New Hampshire. The revisions primarily update state regulations containing ambient air quality standards (AAQS) consistent with EPA's national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The intended effect of this action is to approve these requirements into the Maine and New Hampshire SIPs. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine and New Hampshire; Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-14531
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the States of Maine and New Hampshire. The revisions primarily update state regulations containing ambient air quality standards (AAQS) consistent with EPA national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The intended effect of this action is to approve these requirements into the Maine and New Hampshire SIPs. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Extension of Request for Scientific Views for Updated National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health
Document Number: 2014-14597
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the draft updated national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of human health announced in a previous notice entitled ``Updated National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health.'' In response to stakeholder requests, the EPA is extending the period of time in which the Agency will accept scientific views for an additional 30 days.
Notice of Decision To Issue Clean Air Act PSD Permit for Sierra Pacific Industries-Anderson Division
Document Number: 2014-14596
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 issued a final permit decision for a Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit to Sierra Pacific Industries for the Sierra Pacific Industries-Anderson Division (SPI- Anderson) facility.
TSCA Sections 402(a), 402(c), and 406(b) Program Authorization Application
Document Number: 2014-14591
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 19, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa (Bois Forte) had submitted a complete application under section 404 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requesting authorization to administer and enforce the requirements for TSCA sections 402(a), 402(c), and 406(b) in accordance with the provisions of TSCA for trust lands located within the exterior boundaries of the reservation. These programs ensure that: Individuals engaged in certain work that may disturb lead-based paint, including but not limited to abatement and renovation, are properly trained; that training programs are accredited; that contractors engaged in such activities are certified; that owners and occupants of target housing and/or child-occupied facilities are provided information concerning potential hazards of lead-based paint exposure before certain renovations are begun; and that the required work is performed in accordance with work practice standards. This notice announces receipt of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa's application and request for authorization to administer the program in lieu of the federal program. EPA has determined that the Bois Forte application is complete, and is now providing a 45-day public comment period and opportunity to request a public hearing.
Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 2014-14607
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
New York State Prohibition of Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: 2014-14489
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 312(f)(3), the State of New York has determined that the protection and enhancement of the quality of the New York State (NYS or the State) area of Lake Erie requires greater environmental protection, and has petitioned the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, for a determination that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for those waters, so that the State may completely prohibit the discharge from all vessels of any sewage, whether treated or not, into such waters. NYS has proposed to establish a ``Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone'' for the NYS area of Lake Erie stretching from the Pennsylvania-New York State boundary to include the upper Niagara River to Niagara Falls. The proposed No Discharge Zone encompasses approximately 593 square miles and 84 linear shoreline miles, including the navigable portions of the Upper Niagara River and numerous other tributaries and harbors, embayments of the Lake including Barcelona Harbor, Dunkirk Harbor and Buffalo Outer Harbor, and other formally designated habitats and waterways of local, state, and national significance. On December 6, 2012, the EPA completed a review of NYS's petition and issued a tentative affirmative determination in the Federal Register that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels for such waters are reasonably available. During the 30-day public comment period, the EPA received significant comments regarding the availability of adequate pumpouts for commercial vessels. Specifically, two commenters submitted that the December 6, 2012 notice did not contain adequate information about the availability of pumpout facilities for large commercial vessels. Subsequently, the EPA and New York State collected additional information to demonstrate the reasonable availability of pumpout services for commercial vessels that use the New York area of Lake Erie.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-14480
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures
Document Number: 2014-14369
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) approval of alternative testing methods for use in measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes EPA to approve the use of alternative testing methods through publication in the Federal Register. EPA is using this streamlined authority to make 21 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples. This expedited approach provides public water systems, laboratories, and primacy agencies with more timely access to new measurement techniques and greater flexibility in the selection of analytical methods, thereby reducing monitoring costs while maintaining public health protection.
Partial Exemption of Certain Chemical Substances From Reporting Additional Chemical Data
Document Number: 2014-14367
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from reporting additional information under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. EPA has determined that, based on the totality of information on the chemical substances listed in this document, the Agency has low current interest in their CDR processing and use information. EPA reached this conclusion after considering a number of factors, including: The risk of adverse human health or environmental effects, information needs for CDR processing and use information, and the availability of other sources of comparable processing and use information.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Nevada; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2014-14278
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials submitted by the State of Nevada that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). In this action, EPA is also notifying the public of the correction of certain typographical errors within the IBR table. The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the State of Nevada and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the EPA Regional Office.
Modification of Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Update of Chemical Identities
Document Number: 2014-14259
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the chemical identities of significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 36 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action updates SNURs that were issued using generic chemical names but will now identify the specific chemical name and chemical abstract number.
Pyroxasulfone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-14251
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends tolerances for residues of pyroxasulfone in or on corn, field, forage and corn, field, grain. K-I Chemical U.S.A. Inc. c/o Landis International, Inc. requested these amended tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).