Environmental Protection Agency August 6, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Announcement of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) North Carolina Community Engagement
Document Number: 2018-16805
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) community engagement in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The goal of the event is to allow the EPA to hear directly from North Carolina communities to understand ways the Agency can best support the work that is being done at the state, local, and tribal level. For more information on the event, visit the EPA's PFAS website: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-community-engagement. During the recent PFAS National Leadership Summit, the EPA announced plans to visit communities to hear directly from those impacted by PFAS. These engagements are the next step in the EPA's commitment to address challenges with PFAS. The EPA anticipates that the community engagements will provide valuable insight for the Agency's efforts moving forward. For more information, go to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets in Submitted State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Washington, DC-MD-VA 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area Maintenance Plan 2014, 2025, and 2030 Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Nitrogen Oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2018-16777
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this document, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the 2014, 2025, and 2030 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the ozone precursors nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) contained in the maintenance plan for the Washington, DC-MD-VA 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Washington Area'' or ``the Area'') are adequate for conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the Washington Area must use the NOX and VOC MVEBs from the submitted maintenance plan for the Washington Area in future conformity determinations.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-16775
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 announces the deletion of the Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. (FHC) Superfund Site (Site) located in Vancouver, Washington, from the National Priorities List (NPL). 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). The EPA and the State of Washington, through the Department of Ecology, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Address Change for Waste Import-Export Submittals From the Office of Federal Activities to the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Document Number: 2018-16774
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is making conforming changes to the EPA office and address to which paper documents concerning imports and exports of hazardous waste and conditionally excluded cathode ray tubes must be sent. The change in address is needed to reflect the reorganization of hazardous waste import-export functions on April 29, 2018, from the Office of Federal Activities' International Compliance Assurance Division, in EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, to the International Branch within the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery's Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, in EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management. The change in address will ensure that such paper documents will continue to be received by the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2018-16768
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received an application to register a new use for a pesticide product containing a currently registered active ingredient. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on this application.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Removal of Department of Environmental Protection Gasoline Volatility Requirements for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2018-16604
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to receipt of adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule published on June 15, 2018, to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania state implementation plan (SIP) requesting removal of Pennsylvania requirements limiting summertime gasoline volatility to 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) to address nonattainment under the 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley ozone nonattainment area (hereafter Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area).