Environmental Protection Agency August 29, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Settlement Pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA Relating to the Newstead Superfund Site, in the Town of Newstead, Erie County, New York.
Document Number: 2016-20657
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed settlement agreement pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA, entered into by and EPA, Region 2, and The Sherwin-Williams Company, (``Settling Party''), pertaining to the Newstead Superfund Site (``Site'') located in the Town of Newstead, Erie County, New York. Under the Settlement Agreement, the Settling Party agrees to pay EPA $1,000,000.00 in reimbursement of past response costs incurred at the Site. The Settlement Agreement includes a covenant by EPA not to sue or to take administrative action against the Settling Party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), with regard to Past Response Costs as defined in the Settlement Agreement. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Settlement Agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Settlement Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed Settlement Agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 2 offices, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2016-20653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Control of Evaporative Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20617
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Control of Evaporative Emissions from New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal),'' (EPA ICR No. 2213.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0597) 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 23293) on April 20, 2016 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; School Integrated Pest Management Awards Program
Document Number: 2016-20616
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
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: ``School Integrated Pest Management Awards Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2531.01, OMB Control No. 2070-NEW). This is a request for approval of a new collection. EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of March 21, 2016 (81 FR 15107). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food To Support EPA's Sustainable Food Management Programs (New)
Document Number: 2016-20608
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food to Support EPA's Sustainable Food Management Programs (New)'' (EPA ICR No. 2533.01, OMB Control No. 2050-NEW) 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 request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 10856) on March 2, 2016 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 Iron and Steel Foundries (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20607
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Iron and Steel Foundries (40 CFR part 63, subpart EEEEE) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2096.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0543), 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 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 neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects
Document Number: 2016-20605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
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 (PRA): ``Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects'' (EPA ICR No. 2195.05, OMB Control No. 2070- 0169). This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2016. EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of December 24, 2015 (80 FR 80360). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Commercial Ethylene Oxide Sterilization and Fumigation Operations (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20601
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Commercial Ethylene Oxide Sterilization and Fumigation Operations (40 CFR part 63, subpart O) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1666.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0283), 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015, 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 neither conduct nor 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; NSPS for Incinerators (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20600
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Incinerators (40 CFR part 60, subpart E) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1058.12, OMB Control No. 2060-0040), 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015, 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; RadNet (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20599
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``RadNet (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0877.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0015) 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 39042) on June 15, 2016 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food or Feed Crops and New Food Use Inert Ingredients
Document Number: 2016-20598
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
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: ``Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food or Feed Crops and New Food Use Inert Ingredients'' (EPA ICR No. 0597.12, OMB Control No. 2070-0024). This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2016. EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of December 24, 2015 (80 FR 80357). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Site Remediation (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20596
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Site Remediation (40 CFR part 63, subpart GGGGG) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2062.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0534), 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 May 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 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 Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline) Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20595
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline) Facilities (40 CFR part 63, subpart EEEE) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1963.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0539), 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 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 neither conduct nor 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; Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20594
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (40 CFR part 60, subpart DDDD) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1927.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0451), 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 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 neither conduct nor 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; NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-20593
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (40 CFR part 60, subpart CCCC) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1926.07, OMB Control No 2060-0450), 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 August 31, 2016. Public comments were requested previously via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015, 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 neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Approval of Single Source Orders
Document Number: 2016-20539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions consist of single source orders that establish reasonably available control technology for sources of volatile organic compounds.
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Approval of Single Source Orders
Document Number: 2016-20538
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions consist of single source orders that establish reasonably available control technology for three sources of volatile organic compounds. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2016-17700
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new subpart that updates the Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Emission Guidelines). The EPA reviewed the landfills Emission Guidelines based on changes in the landfills industry since the Emission Guidelines were promulgated in 1996. The EPA's review of the Emission Guidelines for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills considered landfills that accepted waste after November 8, 1987, and commenced construction, reconstruction, or modification on or before July 17, 2014. Based on this review, the EPA has determined that it is appropriate to revise the Emission Guidelines to reflect changes to the population of landfills and the results of an analysis of the timing and methods for reducing emissions. This action will achieve additional reductions in emissions of landfill gas and its components, including methane, by lowering the emissions threshold at which a landfill must install controls. This action also incorporates new data and information received in response to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking and a proposed rulemaking and addresses other regulatory issues including surface emissions monitoring, wellhead monitoring, and the definition of landfill gas treatment system. The revised Emission Guidelines, once implemented through revised state plans or a revised federal plan, will reduce emissions of landfill gas, which contains both nonmethane organic compounds and methane. Landfills are a significant source of methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas pollutant. These avoided emissions will improve air quality and reduce the potential for public health and welfare effects associated with exposure to landfill gas emissions.
Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2016-17687
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new subpart that updates the Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. Under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, the EPA must review, and, if appropriate, revise standards of performance at least every 8 years. The EPA's review of the standards for municipal solid waste landfills considered landfills that commence construction, reconstruction, or modification after July 17, 2014. The final standards also reflect changes to the population of landfills and an analysis of the timing and methods for reducing emissions. This action will achieve additional reductions in emissions of landfill gas and its components, including methane, by lowering the emissions threshold at which a landfill must install controls. This action also incorporates new data and information received in response to the proposed rulemaking and addresses other regulatory issues including surface emissions monitoring, wellhead monitoring, and the definition of landfill gas treatment system. The new subpart will reduce emissions of landfill gas, which contains both nonmethane organic compounds and methane. Landfills are a significant source of methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas pollutant. These avoided emissions will improve air quality and reduce the potential for public health and welfare effects associated with exposure to landfill gas emissions.