Environmental Protection Agency September 24, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2018-20749
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held October 11- October 12, 2018, at Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The CHPAC advises the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Dorney Road Landfill Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-20745
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Dorney Road Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in located in Longswamp and Upper Macungie Townships, in Berks and Lehigh Counties, Pennsylvania 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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP, Northeast Region), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance (O&M), monitoring, and Five-Year Reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2018-20737
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request'' (EPA ICR No. 1487.14, OMB Control No. 2050-0179) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 May 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information Under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)
Document Number: 2018-20638
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (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): ``Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)'' (EPA ICR No. 1204.13, OMB Control No. 2070-0039). This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. EPA received several comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of April 4, 2018. With this submission to OMB, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-20637
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal) (EPA ICR Number 2205.21, OMB Control Number 2090-0028) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 21, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-20636
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (EPA ICR Number 1049.14, OMB Control Number 2050-0046) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register April 11, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Management Programs (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-20634
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Management Programs (EPA ICR Number 0969.11, OMB Control Number 2050-0041) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 8, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Land Disposal Restrictions (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-20633
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Land Disposal Restrictions (EPA ICR No. 1442.23, OMB Control No. 2050-0085) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 8, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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; TN: Revisions to New Source Review
Document Number: 2018-20629
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) to revise New Source Review (NSR) regulations. Specifically, EPA is approving the portions of a SIP revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on May 28, 2009, that modify the definitions of ``baseline actual emissions.'' This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; SC and TN; Regional Haze Plans and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-20621
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the portions of South Carolina's and Tennessee's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by these States with letters dated September 5, 2017, and November 22, 2017, respectively, seeking to change reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements; converting EPA's limited approvals/limited disapprovals of South Carolina's and Tennessee's regional haze plans to full approvals; removing EPA's Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for South Carolina and Tennessee that replaced reliance on CAIR with reliance on CSAPR to address the deficiencies identified in the limited disapprovals of South Carolina's and Tennessee's regional haze plans; and converting the conditional approvals to full approvals for the visibility prongs of South Carolina's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2008 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the visibility prongs of Tennessee's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 PM2.5, 2010 NO2, and 2010 SO2 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Regional Haze Plan and Visibility Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Standards
Document Number: 2018-20617
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia (West Virginia). This SIP revision changes West Virginia's reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) with the purpose of addressing certain regional haze requirements and the visibility protection requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this SIP revision and consequently converting the Agency's prior limited approval/limited disapproval of West Virginia's regional haze SIP revision to a full approval and withdrawing the federal implementation plan (FIP) provisions for addressing our prior limited disapproval. Based on our full approval of West Virginia's regional haze program, EPA is also approving the portions of West Virginia's infrastructure SIP revisions for the 2010 SO2 and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS addressing visibility protection requirements. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Idaho; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-20616
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. On December 23, 2015, the State of Idaho made a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements. The EPA is approving the submission as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in any other state.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-20615
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking several final actions regarding the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). Three SIP actions relate to how the state addresses transport as related to visibility impairment in Class 1 areas and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS): The EPA is approving the portion of the state's September 5, 2014 Five-year Progress Report for the State of Missouri Regional Haze Plan and a subsequently submitted letter dated July 31, 2017, which clarified that the state was changing from reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements; the EPA is converting its limited approval/ limited disapproval of the state's Regional Haze Plan to a full approval; and the EPA is approving the states' submissions addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) provisions that prohibit emissions activity in one state from interfering with measures to protect visibility in another state (prong 4) of the state's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2008 Ozone, the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. Finally, based on EPA's approval of the portion of the state's September 5, 2014, Five-year Progress Report that clarified that the state was changing from reliance on CAIR to reliance on CSAPR for certain regional haze requirements and conversion of its limited approval/limited disapproval of the state's Regional Haze Plan to a full approval, the EPA is withdrawing the June 7, 2012, Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for regional haze.
Approval of the Clean Air Act Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; Clerical Corrections to Incorporation by Reference of Inactive Waste Disposal Rules; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Document Number: 2018-20478
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) the authority to implement and enforce the amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule in place of the National Emission Standard for Asbestos (Asbestos NESHAP) as it applies to certain asbestos-related activities. NH DES's amended rule applies to all sources that otherwise would be regulated by the Asbestos NESHAP with the exception of inactive waste disposal sites that ceased operation on or before July 9, 1981. These inactive waste disposal sites are already regulated by State rules that were approved by the EPA on January 11, 2013. This approval makes NH DES's amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule federally enforceable. In addition, EPA is correcting clerical errors in our regulations that incorporate by reference New Hampshire rules regulating inactive waste disposal sites. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.