Environmental Protection Agency March 10, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Environmental Education Advisory Council; Solicitation of Applications
Document Number: 2016-05468
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education) is soliciting applications for environmental education professionals for consideration to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). There are nine vacancies on the Advisory Council that must be filled. Additional avenues and resources may be utilized in the solicitation of applications. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05466
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions to Human Health or the Environment'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1031.11 and OMB Control No. 2070-0017, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2016. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Technical Support Document: Recommended Estimates for Missing Water Quality Parameters for Application in EPA's Biotic Ligand Model
Document Number: 2016-05281
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the draft technical support document: Recommended Estimates for Missing Water Quality Parameters for Application in EPA's Biotic Ligand Model. In response to stakeholder requests, the comment period will be extended for an additional 32 days, from March 17, 2016 to April 18, 2016.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Control of Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions From Off-Road Diesel Vehicles
Document Number: 2016-05278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD or District) Rule 2449, Control of Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions from Off- Road Diesel Vehicles, which adopts by reference title 13, chapter 9, section 2449.2 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), ``Surplus Off-Road Opt-In for NOX (SOON) Program,'' as part of the SCAQMD portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). SCAQMD Rule 2449 requires certain in-use off-road vehicle fleets to meet more stringent requirements in the South Coast area when funding is provided by the District in order to achieve additional reductions of oxides of Nitrogen (NOX). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Public Comment Draft for the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Assessment of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)
Document Number: 2016-05277
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft IRIS assessment for public comment and discussion during the May 10, 2016 IRIS Public Science Meeting. All future announcements about this public comment draft and IRIS Public Science Meetings will be made on the IRIS Web site (www.epa.gov/iris). This draft assessment is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines, and it does not represent, and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. EPA will consider all public comments submitted in response to this notice when revising this document.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Base Year Emission Inventories for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2016-05273
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on July 18, 2014, to address emission inventory requirements for the Cleveland- Akron-Lorain, Ohio (OH) and Columbus, OH ozone nonattainment areas and for the Ohio portion of the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana ozone nonattainment area under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The CAA requires emission inventories for all ozone nonattainment areas. The emission inventories contained in Ohio's July 18, 2014, submission meet this CAA requirement. EPA is also confirming that the state of Ohio has acceptable stationary source annual emission statement regulations, which have been previously approved by EPA.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Base Year Emission Inventories for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2016-05272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on July 18, 2014, to address emission inventory requirements for the Cleveland-Akron-Loraine, Ohio (OH) and Columbus, OH ozone nonattainment areas and for the Ohio portion of the Cincinnati, Ohio- Kentucky-Indiana ozone nonattainment area under the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard. The CAA requires emission inventories for all ozone nonattainment areas. The emission inventories contained in Ohio's July 18, 2014, submission meet this CAA requirement. EPA is also proposing to confirm that the state of Ohio has acceptable stationary source annual emission statement regulations, which have been previously approved by the EPA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; and Albuquerque/Bernalillo County; Revisions To Establish Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs
Document Number: 2016-05162
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) for both the State and Albuquerque/Bernalillo County. These revisions establish Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs. The EPA is approving these revisions pursuant to section 110 and section 507(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; and Albuquerque/Bernalillo County; Revisions To Establish Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs
Document Number: 2016-05161
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) for both the State and Albuquerque/Bernalillo County. These proposed revisions establish Small Business Stationary Assistance Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs. The EPA is proposing to approve these revisions pursuant to sections 110 and 507(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Quality Plans; Tennessee; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2016-05160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on March 13, 2014, for inclusion into the Tennessee SIP. This proposal pertains to the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP submission.'' TDEC certified that the Tennessee SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Tennessee. EPA is proposing to determine that portions of Tennessee's infrastructure SIP submission, provided to EPA on March 13, 2014, satisfy certain required infrastructure elements for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.