Environmental Protection Agency April 4, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund Program
Document Number: 2016-07667
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a request to renew an existing information collection request (ICR), ``Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1391.10, OMB Control No. 2040-0118), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 July 31, 2016. 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.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2016-07655
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Recommended Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Cadmium-2016
Document Number: 2016-07647
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the release of recommended aquatic life water quality criteria for cadmium. EPA has updated its national recommended ambient water quality criteria for cadmium in order to reflect the latest scientific information, and current EPA policies and methods. EPA's water quality criteria for cadmium provides recommendations to states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act. In adopting water quality standards, states set exposure protections for aquatic life; acute exposure to cadmium results in lethality, while chronic exposure to cadmium negatively impacts growth, development, behavior, reproduction, and immune and endocrine systems in aquatic life. Cadmium enters the environment by natural and human processes, however, human sources, such as mining and urban processes, are responsible for contributing approximately 90 percent of the cadmium found in surface waters.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2016-07644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department for Environmental Protection, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), on April 26, 2013, to demonstrate that the Commonwealth meets 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. KDAQ certified that the Kentucky SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Kentucky. EPA is proposing to determine that Kentucky's infrastructure submission, submitted on April 26, 2013, addresses certain infrastructure elements for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2016-07491
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health, and Neighbors for Clean Air (``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. EPA, No. 4:15-cv-4663-SBA (N.D. CA.). On December 14, 2015, Plaintiffs filed a First Amended Complaint alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), failed to perform specific duties mandated by the CAA. First, Plaintiffs allege that EPA failed to make a finding concerning whether the State of California has made a complete state implementation plan (``SIP'') submission to address nonattainment new source review (``NNSR'') requirements related to the 2006 fine particulate matter (``PM2.5'') National Ambient Air Quality Standard (``NAAQS'') for El Dorado and Yolo-Solano air districts in California. Second, Plaintiffs allege that EPA failed to take final action to approve, disapprove, or conditionally approve, in whole or in part, certain complete SIP submissions from the States of Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah intended to address NNSR or other specific requirements related to the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS for certain designated nonattainment areas. Third, Plaintiffs allege that EPA has failed to meet a duty to promulgate a federal implementation plan (``FIP'') for the State of Montana with respect to SIP requirements pertaining to state boards that approve permits or enforcement orders, or to the head of an executive agency with similar powers. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take certain specified actions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0278.12); Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07490
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
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: ``Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product,'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0278.12 and OMB Control No. 2070-0044, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on November 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 are summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan; Reopening of Comment Period and Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-07486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the comment period for a proposed rule to establish a Clean Air Act (CAA) Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address regional haze and visibility transport requirements for the State of Arkansas. The reopening of the comment period is strictly limited to EPA's calculations of revised RPGs for Arkansas' Class I areas, which are presented in a supporting document being made available at this time in the docket. EPA is reopening the public comment period until May 4, 2016.