Proposed CERCLA Section 122(h) Cost Recovery Settlement for the Global Landfill Superfund Site, Middlesex County, New Jersey
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed cost recovery settlement agreement pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA, between the EPA and 15 settling parties (``Settling Parties'') regarding the Global Landfill Superfund Site (``Site''), located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Pursuant to the proposed cost recovery settlement agreement, Settling Parties shall pay $345,000 to EPA in reimbursement of past response costs incurred by EPA at the Site, as well as all future response costs incurred by EPA in connection with the Site. In exchange, EPA covenants not to sue or take administrative action against Settling Parties pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, for EPA's past response costs or EPA's future response costs as those costs are defined in the proposed settlement agreement. For 30 days following the date of publication of this document, EPA will receive written comments concerning the proposed cost recovery settlement agreement. Comments to the proposed settlement agreement should reference the Global Landfill Superfund Site, Index No. CERCLA- 02-2018-2012. EPA will consider all comments received during the 30-day public comment period 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 comments will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region 2 offices located at 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007-1866.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Drug Testing for Contractor Employees (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Drug Testing for Contractor Employees (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2183.08, OMB Control No. 2030-0044) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2018. 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.
The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board: Request for Nominations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a three-year appointment to fill one vacancy on the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board (the ``Board'') for a State Representative member with current experience in collecting manifests from generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and in tracking manifest data in state tracking systems/ databases. 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.
Air Plan Approval; ID, Pinehurst PM10
On September 29, 2017, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted a redesignation request and limited maintenance plan (LMP) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to ten micrometers (PM10) for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) developed for the Pinehurst PM10 Nonattainment Area (NAA) and Pinehurst PM10 Expansion Nonattainment Area (NAA). The redesignation request asserts that the area meets the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for redesignation identified in section 107(d)(3)(E). This limited maintenance plan for these contiguous nonattainment areas addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a ten-year period beyond redesignation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve this IDEQ Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The EPA also proposes to approve the September 15, 2013, high wind exceptional event at the Pinehurst monitoring station. Additionally, the EPA is proposing to approve the emissions inventory for the West Silver Valley annual PM2.5 NAA.
Air Plan Approval; KY; Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone NAAQS Revisions
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, on December 21, 2016, and August 29, 2017, on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District). The changes to the SIP that EPA is taking final action to approve are the portions of the submittals that modify the District's Ambient Air Quality Standards regulation, specifically changes to the District's air quality standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone to reflect the 2012 PM2.5 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA has determined that the December 21, 2016, and August 29, 2017, SIP revisions are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA will act on the other portions of the December 21, 2016, and August 29, 2017, submittals in a separate action.
Extension of Deadline for Action on the Section 126(b) Petition From New York
In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determining that 60 days is insufficient time to complete the technical and other analyses and public notice-and-comment process required for our review of a petition dated March 12, 2018, submitted by the state of New York pursuant to section 126(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition requests that the EPA make a finding that emissions from the collection of identified sources in nine states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) significantly contribute to and interfere with maintenance of the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in New York State. Under section 307(d)(10) of the CAA, the EPA is authorized to grant a time extension for responding to a petition if the EPA determines that the extension is necessary to afford the public, and the Agency, adequate opportunity to carry out the purposes of the section 307(d) notice-and-comment rulemaking requirements. By this action, the EPA is making that determination. The EPA is, therefore, extending the deadline for acting on the petition from May 13, 2018, to no later than November 9, 2018.