Environmental Protection Agency August 28, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2233.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0272
Document Number: 2018-18641
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2233.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0272) 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 March 31, 2019. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Reasonable Further Progress Plan and Other Plan Elements for the Chicago Nonattainment Area for the 2008 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2018-18640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the base year emissions inventory, reasonable further progress (RFP), RFP contingency measure, nonattainment new source review (nonattainment NSR), volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT), and motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Indiana portion of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin area (Chicago area) for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). EPA is also proposing to approve the 2017 transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the Indiana portion of the Chicago area for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve the state's submission as a SIP revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations because it satisfies the emission inventory, RFP, RFP contingency measure, nonattainment NSR, VOC RACT, I/M, and transportation conformity requirements for areas classified as moderate nonattainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. Final approval of Indiana's SIP as meeting the nonattainment NSR requirements of the CAA for the 2008 ozone NAAQS will permanently stop the sanctions and Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) clocks triggered by EPA's February 3, 2017 finding that Indiana failed to submit a marginal ozone nonattainment NSR plan.
Approval of Air Plan Revisions; Approvals and Promulgations: California; Placer County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2018-18529
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action on a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution. We are finalizing action on a local rule under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Hawaii: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2018-18527
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting final authorization of changes to Hawaii's hazardous waste program submitted to EPA in the authorization application. As a result of EPA's authorization, Hawaii's revised program will become part of the authorized state hazardous waste program, and therefore will be federally enforceable. The Agency published a proposed rule on June 25, 2018, and provided for public comment. No substantive comments were received that were relevant to our proposed action.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Omaha Lead Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-18525
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announces the deletion of 101 residential parcels of the Omaha Lead Superfund site (Site or OLS) located in Omaha, Nebraska, 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 Nebraska, through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, determined that all appropriate Response Actions under CERCLA were completed at the identified parcels. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA. This partial deletion pertains to 101 residential parcels. The remaining parcels will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Revisions to Regulation for Control of Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide Emissions
Document Number: 2018-18524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of West Virginia. The revisions pertain to a West Virginia regulation that established the nitrogen oxides (NOX) ozone season trading program under the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which implemented requirements for NOX reductions necessary to reduce interstate transport of pollution. The EPA-administered trading programs under CAIR were discontinued upon the implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which was promulgated by EPA to replace CAIR. CSAPR established federal implementation plans (FIPs) for 28 states, including West Virginia, and applied to electric generating units (EGUs) as defined. The SIP submittals are comprised of revisions to the West Virginia regulation that implemented the CAIR ozone season NOX trading program and that had previously been included in the West Virginia SIP. The revised West Virginia regulation removed the CAIR ozone season NOX trading program provisions, which also addressed certain large non-electric generating units (non-EGUs), established new requirements for these large non- EGUs, included a state-wide NOX emissions cap, and recodified certain other provisions that address the NOX emission reductions required for cement kilns and internal combustion engines. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Aspartic Acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, Tetrasodium Salt; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-18404
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, tetrasodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 144538-83-0) when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide products for which, when ready for use, the end-use concentration does not exceed 5,000 parts per million (ppm) of aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, tetrasodium salt. Lanxess Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, tetrasodium salt, when used in accordance with the terms of the exemption.