Environmental Protection Agency March 20, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technical Correction to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2017-05474
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to make a technical correction to equation 2 in appendix N to part 50, section 4.4(b) of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter. Equation 2 in appendix N describes an intermediate step in the calculation of the design value for the annual PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers) NAAQS. This action corrects Equation 2 to properly account for cases where a site has quarters without daily values and passes the minimum quarterly value data substitution test. This change accurately reflects the intended calculation of the annual PM2.5 design value and is consistent with the text of section 4.1 in appendix N to part 50.
Alabama: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2017-05466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Alabama has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These changes correspond to certain Federal rules promulgated between July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008, and July 1, 2011 through June, 30, 2014 (also known as RCRA Clusters XVII through XVIII, and XXII through XXIII). With this proposed rule, EPA is proposing to grant final authorization to Alabama for these changes.
Request for Public Comments on Peer Review Candidates for Proposed Modeling Approaches for a Health-Based Benchmark for Lead in Drinking Water
Document Number: 2017-05465
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests comments on the candidates being considered as expert peer reviewers for the draft modeling report entitled, ``Proposed Modeling Approaches for a Health-Based Benchmark for Lead in Drinking Water'' (lead modeling report). EPA is seeking comment and information about the expertise and qualifications of the candidates. See section II of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for the interim list of candidates.
Alabama: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2017-05464
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Alabama has applied to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this direct final rule. In the ``Proposed Rules'' section of today's Federal Register, EPA is also publishing a separate document that serves as the proposal to authorize these changes. EPA believes this action is not controversial and does not expect comments that oppose it. Unless EPA receives written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Alabama's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If EPA receives comments that oppose this action, EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing today's direct final rule before it takes effect, and the separate document published in today's ``Proposed Rules'' section of this Federal Register will serve as the proposal to authorize the changes.
Further Delay of Effective Dates for Five Final Regulations Published by the Environmental Protection Agency Between December 12, 2016 and January 17, 2017
Document Number: 2017-05462
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' and the Federal Register document published by EPA on January 26, 2017, EPA is further delaying the effective dates for the five regulations listed in the table below.