Environmental Protection Agency November 17, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

State of Nebraska; Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2016-27683
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Nebraska has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA is proposing to grant final authorization to Nebraska.
State of Nebraska; Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2016-27680
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Nebraska has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing Nebraska's revisions through this direct final rule.
Notice of a Public Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-27671
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWC), as authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The meeting is scheduled for December 6 and 7, 2016. EPA is also announcing Ms. Tracey Ward as EPA's new Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the NDWAC, Ms. Carrie Lewis as the NDWAC Chairperson, and Ms. June Anne Swallow, P.E., as a new member of NDWAC. The NDWAC typically considers issues associated with drinking water protection and public drinking water systems. During this meeting, the NDWAC will focus discussions on developing recommendations for the EPA Administrator on the Lead and Copper National Primary Drinking Water RegulationLong Term Revisions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-27669
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The FOIA Request and Appeal File system of records is being amended to include all information and data elements that are being collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and participating agencies as it relates to FOIA requests, appeals and responses. This information is being removed from the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) system of records and being added to the FOIA Request and Appeal File (EPA-9) system of records. The FOIA Request and Appeal File system of records is also being amended to provide an additional routine use for the system. The additional routine use being added to this system of records, will allow the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), and the EPA to share information in the FOIA Request and Appeal File system in order to mediate and resolve disputes between requesters and administrative agencies without delay. OGIS will work directly with each agency using FOIAonline to access case level information that is not publically available in order to perform mediation services. Records are stored in a secure, password protected electronic system that utilizes security hardware and software to include multiple firewalls, active intruder detection and role-based accessed controls. Additional safeguards vary by participating agencies. EPA also has records from the period prior to its use of the FOIAonline system which are stored in file folders in lockable file cabinets. The FOIA Request and Appeal File system is maintained under the authority of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.
Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 4-Final
Document Number: 2016-27667
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a final list of contaminants that are currently not subject to any proposed or promulgated national primary drinking water regulation. These contaminants are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and may require regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This list is the Fourth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 4) published by EPA since the SDWA amendments of 1996. This Final CCL 4 includes 97 chemicals or chemical groups and 12 microbial contaminants.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Chemical Exports-TSCA Section 12(b)
Document Number: 2016-27580
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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): ``Notification of Chemical ExportsTSCA Section 12(b)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0795.15 and OMB Control No. 2070-0030. The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized in this document. EPA has addressed the comments received in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on October 28, 2015 (80 FR 66000). 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 Metal Can Manufacturing Surface Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-27579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Metal Can Manufacturing Surface Coating (40 CFR part 63, subpart KKKK) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2079.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0541), 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 November 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 26546) on May 3, 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 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; NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-27578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing (40 CFR part 63, subpart VVVV) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1966.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0546), 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 November 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 26546) on May 3, 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 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.
NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production, Primary Copper Smelters, Primary Zinc Smelters, Primary Lead Smelters, Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants, and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-27577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production (40 CFR part 60, subpart M), Primary Copper Smelters (40 CFR part 60, subpart P), Primary Zinc Smelters (40 CFR part 60, subpart Q), Primary Lead Smelters (40 CFR part 60, subpart R), Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants (40 CFR part 60, subpart S), and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (40 CFR part 60, subpart Z) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1604.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0110), 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 November 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 26546) on May 3, 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 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 Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-27576
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (40 CFR part 60, subpart SSS) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1135.12, OMB Control No. 2060-0171), 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 November 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 26546) on May 3, 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 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.
Chlorpyrifos; Tolerance Revocations; Notice of Data Availability and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2016-27552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing and inviting comment on additional information obtained and developed by EPA in conjunction with the proposed tolerance revocation for chlorpyrifos. This information includes the revised human health risk assessment and the drinking water assessment. It also includes EPA's issue paper and supporting analyses presented to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel's (SAP) meeting in April 2016 that addressed chlorpyrifos biomonitoring data and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes, public comments received during the meeting, the FIFRA SAP's meeting minutes and the FIFRA SAP report. EPA is specifically soliciting comments on the validity and propriety of the use of all the new information, data, and analyses. EPA is accepting comment on the information and analysis, as well as reopening comment on any other aspect of the proposal or the underlying support documents that were previously available for comment. The EPA continues to seek comment on possible mitigation strategies, namely, use deletions, which might allow the EPA to retain a small subset of existing chlorpyrifos food uses. Commenters need not resubmit comments previously submitted. EPA will consider those comments, as well as comments in response to this notice, in taking a final action.
Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements
Document Number: 2016-27333
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing nonattainment area classification thresholds and implementation requirements for the strengthened 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (2015 ozone NAAQS) that were promulgated on October 1, 2015. This proposal is largely an update to the implementing regulations previously promulgated for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, and we propose to retain without significant revision the majority of those provisions to implement the 2015 ozone NAAQS. This proposal addresses the timing of attainment dates for each nonattainment area classification and a range of nonattainment area state implementation plan (SIP) requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. The proposed SIP requirements pertain to attainment demonstrations, reasonable further progress (RFP) and associated milestone demonstrations, reasonably available control technology (RACT), reasonably available control measures (RACM), major nonattainment new source review (NNSR), emission inventories, the timing of required SIP submissions, and compliance with emission control measures in the SIP. Other issues addressed in this proposed rule are the revocation of the 2008 ozone NAAQS, anti- backsliding requirements that would apply when the 2008 ozone NAAQS are revoked, and reconsideration of the ozone NAAQS interprecursor trading (IPT) provisions (in response to a petition for reconsideration).
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2016-27326
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 57 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The applicable review periods for the PMNs submitted for these 57 chemical substances all ended prior to June 22, 2016 (i.e., the date on which President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which amends TSCA). Thirty-four of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 57 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Manufacture and processing for the significant new use is unable to commence until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and take such actions as are required with that determination.