Environmental Protection Agency July 28, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Florida
Document Number: 2016-17898
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Florida is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Florida has adopted the following rules: Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, and Ground Water Rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Florida's rules are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State of Florida's Public Water System Supervision Program.
The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board: Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2016-17782
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a three-year appointment to fill one IT expert position on the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board (the ``Board''). Pursuant to the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act (the ``e- Manifest Act'' or the ``Act''), EPA has established the Board to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies and regulations associated with the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Attainment Plan for Oakridge, Oregon PM2.5
Document Number: 2016-17714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 12, 2012, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) submitted, on behalf of the Governor of Oregon, a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission to address violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) for the Oakridge PM2.5 nonattainment area (2012 SIP submission). The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) in coordination with ODEQ developed the 2012 SIP submission for purposes of attaining the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. On February 22, 2016, the ODEQ withdrew certain provisions of the 2012 SIP submission (2016 SIP withdrawal). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has evaluated whether the remaining portions of the Oakridge 2012 SIP submission meet the applicable Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. Based on this evaluation, the EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove the remaining portions of the 2012 SIP submission.
Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges From Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-17709
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Water Quality Division, EPA Region 6, provides notice of reissuance of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. NMG010000 for existing and new dischargers in New Mexico, under the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Point Source Category and producing Horses, Dairy Cows, and Cattle other than Veal Calves, except those discharges on Indian Country. A copy of the Region's responses to comments and the final permit may be obtained from the EPA Region 6 Internet site: http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/cafo/index.htm.
Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurements Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements
Document Number: 2016-17510
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action on revisions to the EPA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. We are approving these revisions to improve the practical utility of the program, minimize burden, and clarify requirements that have been the subject of questions from recipients of EPA financial assistance and from disadvantaged business enterprises. These revisions are in accordance with the requirements of the Federal laws that govern the EPA DBE program.
Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurements Under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements
Document Number: 2016-17509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. These proposed amendments will improve the practical utility of the program, minimize burden, and clarify requirements that have been the subject of questions from recipients of EPA financial assistance and from disadvantaged business enterprises. These revisions are in accordance with the requirements of the Federal laws that govern the EPA DBE program.
Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances; Updates to the Hazard Communication Program and Regulatory Framework; Minor Amendments to Reporting Requirements for Premanufacture Notices
Document Number: 2016-15005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing changes to the existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to align these regulations with revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard (HCS), which are proposed to be cross referenced, and with changes to the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) respirator certification requirements pertaining to respiratory protection of workers from exposure to chemicals. EPA is also proposing changes to the significant new uses of chemical substances regulations based on issues that have been identified by EPA and issues raised by public commenters for Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) previously proposed and issued under these regulations. Additionally, EPA is proposing a minor change to reporting requirements for premanufacture notices (PMNs) and other TSCA section 5 notices. EPA expects these changes to have minimal impacts on the costs and burdens of complying, while updating the significant new use reporting requirements to assist in addressing any potential effects to human health and the environment.