Addition of Natural Gas Processing Facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI); Extension of Comment Period
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of Friday, January 6, 2017, concerning the Agency's addition of natural gas processing facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). This document extends the comment period for 60 days, from March 7, 2017 to May 6, 2017. This action is in response to stakeholders' requests to extend the comment period.
Notice Regarding Withdrawal of Obligation To Submit Information
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it is withdrawing its requests that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations.
Risk Evaluation Scoping Efforts Under TSCA for Ten Chemical Substances; Reopening of Comment Period
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, concerning a February 14, 2017 public meeting and solicitation of comments to receive input and information to assist the Agency in its efforts to establish the scope of risk evaluations under development for the ten chemicals substances designated on December 19, 2016 for risk evaluations. The comment period closed on March 1, 2017. This document reopens the comment period related to the public meeting and for dockets for each of the ten chemical substances for which risk evaluations have begun for 14 days, from March 1, 2017, to March 15, 2017. EPA is reopening the comment period in response to a request from the interested public.
Intention To Review and Rescind or Revise the Clean Water Rule
In accordance with a Presidential directive, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) announces its intention to review and rescind or revise the Clean Water Rule.
Granting Petitions To Add n-Propyl Bromide to the List of Hazardous Air Pollutants
On January 9, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a draft notice of the rationale for granting petitions to add n-propyl bromide (nPB), also known as 1-bromopropane (1-BP) (Chemical Abstract Service No. 106-94-5), to the list of hazardous air pollutants contained in section 112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act. The EPA is extending the comment period on the draft notice that was scheduled to close on March 10, 2017, by 90 days until June 8, 2017. The EPA is making this interim extension as an initial response to allow adequate consideration of a request to extend the comment period by more than 6 months.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Safer Choice Logo Redesign Consultations; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request
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): ``Safer Choice Logo Redesign Consultations'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2487.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0189. 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 did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on November 3, 2016 (81 FR 76584). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request to Renew OMB Control No. 2070-0046 (EPA ICR No. 0794.16) Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request
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 Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment under TSCA Sec. 8(e)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0794.16, OMB Control No. 2070-0046. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through February 28, 2017. EPA has addressed the comments received in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of July 5, 2016, (81 FR 43601). With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Extension of Comment Period To Review Materials To Inform the Derivation of a Water Concentration Value for Lead in Drinking Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period to ``Review Materials to Inform the Derivation of a Water Concentration Value for Lead in Drinking Water.'' In response to a stakeholder request, EPA is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days, from March 6, 2017, to April 5, 2017.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the North Penn Area 6 Superfund Site
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III announces the deletion of a portion of the North Penn Area 6 Superfund Site (Site) located in Lansdale Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The deletion affects approximately 6.5 acres located at 135 East Hancock Street (the ``Administrative Parcel''). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This partial deletion pertains to the soils and groundwater of the Administrative Parcel portion of the Site. The other portions of the Site will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, the deletion of the Administrative Parcel does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Air Plan Approvals; TN; Prong 4-2010 NO2
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to conditionally approve the visibility transport (prong 4) portions of revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2010 1-hour Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 1-hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2012 annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' Specifically, EPA is proposing to conditionally approve the prong 4 portions of Tennessee's March 13, 2014, 2010 1-hour NO2 and 2010 1-hour SO2 infrastructure SIP submission and December 16, 2015, 2012 annual PM2.5 infrastructure SIP submission. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for these SIP submissions have been or will be addressed in separate rulemakings.
Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA § 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hardrock Mining Industry; Extension of Comment Period
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule entitled ``Financial Responsibility Requirements under CERCLA Sec. 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hardrock Mining Industry.'' That proposed rule was published on January 11, 2017, and the public comment period was scheduled to end on March 13, 2017. However, a number of parties have requested additional time to review the proposed rule and supporting information, and to develop and submit comments. Therefore, in response, EPA is extending the comment period an additional 120 days, so that comments are now due on or before July 11, 2017.