Environmental Protection Agency August 10, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Air Plan and Operating Permit Program Approval: AL, GA and SC; Revisions to Public Notice Provisions in Permitting Programs
Document Number: 2018-17207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions and the Title V Operating Permit Program revisions submitted on May 19, 2017, by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM); submitted on November 29, 2017, by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD); and submitted on September 5, 2017, by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). These revisions address the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review (NSR) and Title V Operating Permit programs (Title V) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) that remove the mandatory requirement to provide public notice of a draft air permit in a newspaper and that allow electronic notice (``e- notice'') as an alternate noticing option. EPA is proposing to approve these revisions pursuant to the CAA and implementing federal regulations.
Proposed CERCLA Cost Recovery Settlement for the Barrio Vietnam Superfund Site, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2018-17203
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with 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 CERCLA, with Ecolab Manufacturing Inc., Olay LLC, and The Procter & Gamble Company (collectively ``Settling Parties'') related to the Barrio Vietnam Superfund Site (``Site''), located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. This notice informs the public of its opportunity to comment on the settlement.
Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption-Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; Innophos, Inc. Geismar, Louisiana
Document Number: 2018-17195
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the Land Disposal Restrictions, under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, has been granted to Innophos for two Class I hazardous waste injection wells located at their Geismar, Louisiana facility. The company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the EPA by the petition application and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by Innophos of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in this exemption request, into Class I hazardous waste injection wells DW#1 and DW#2 until July 12, 2048, unless the EPA moves to terminate this exemption or other petition condition limitations are reached. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the EPA Region 6 Ground Water/ UIC Section. A public notice was issued May 24, 2018, and the public comment period closed on July 9, 2018, and no comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. This decision may be reviewed/appealed in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Correction
Document Number: 2018-17194
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Environmental Information (OEI), Office of Enterprise Information Programs (OEIP), eDiscovery Division, published a document in the Federal Register of July 27, 2018, giving notice that it proposes to establish a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a). The document did not include the comments due by date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Identification, Listing and Rulemaking Petitions (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-17193
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), Identification, Listing and Rulemaking Petitions (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 1189.27, OMB Control No. 2050-0053) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the 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 November 30, 2018. The burden associated with 2015 Coal Combustion Residuals final rule (CCR) is being moved from this ICR into a separate ICR entitled ``Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities'' (EPA ICR No. 2571.01, OMB Control No. 2050- NEW). 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.
Picoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-17192
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of picoxystrobin in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2018-17191
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide product registrations and to amend certain product registrations to terminate uses. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled and uses terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Minimum Criteria for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities
Document Number: 2018-17189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), National Minimum Criteria for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities (EPA ICR No. 2571.01, OMB Control No. 2050-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. The burden associated with this ICR was previously covered by the Identification, Listing and Rulemaking Petitions ICR (EPA ICR No. 1189.26, OMB Control No. 2050- 0053) and is currently approved through November 30, 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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Oklahoma
Document Number: 2018-17139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources), as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. The updated state regulations incorporate by reference certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at parts 61 and 63, as they existed through September 1, 2016. The EPA is proposing to approve ODEQ's requested delegation update.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-17135
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Miscellaneous Metal Parts Surface Coating, Miscellaneous Plastic Parts Surface Coating, and Pleasure Craft Surface Coatings
Document Number: 2018-17078
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) regulations and addresses the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's control techniques guidelines (CTG) standards for the following categories: Miscellaneous metal parts surface coating, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating, and pleasure craft surface coatings, as well as related cleaning activities. The SIP revision also amends regulations for graphic arts systems and mobile equipment repair and refinishing as well as making general administrative changes. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).