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

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-20480
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing the CAA requirement that SIPs address the potential for interstate transport of air pollution to significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in other states. EPA finds that emissions from Arkansas sources do not contribute significantly to nonattainment in, or interfere with maintenance by, any other state with regard to the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA is also approving a revision to update incorporation by reference of NAAQS germane to the Arkansas SIP.
Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations: Infrastructure Monitoring Requirements for the 2008 Pb, 2010 SO2
Document Number: 2018-20448
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions from the State of Utah to demonstrate the State meets infrastructure monitoring requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for lead (Pb) on October 15, 2008, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on January 22, 2010, sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on December 14, 2012. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Incorporation by Reference Updates
Document Number: 2018-20447
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving eight State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Wyoming; four submitted on March 27, 2017, and four submitted on March 28, 2018. The revisions include updates to incorporation by reference within several parts of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations that are part of the SIP. Additional revisions are being approved that: Correct an inconsistency regarding internal combustion engine nitrogen oxide requirements; amend three state regulations to maintain consistency with federal regulations; and update a state internet address.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2018-20389
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-20
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 February 7, 2018, the State of Washington made a submittal to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is approving the submittal as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Redesignation of the Missouri Portion of the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL 2008 Ozone Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2018-20326
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to redesignate the Missouri portion of the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL nonattainment area (``St. Louis area'' or ``area'') to attainment for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2030. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving, as a SIP revision, the State's 2030 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Missouri portion of the St. Louis area. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) submitted this request on September 12, 2016, with a supplemental submission on February 16, 2018. EPA addressed the Illinois portion of the St. Louis area in a separate rulemaking action published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2018.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Whitehouse Oil Pits Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-20390
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of the Whitehouse Oil Pits Superfund Site, also known as ``Whitehouse Waste Oil Pits'', (Site) located in Whitehouse, Florida, 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 Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites
Document Number: 2018-20388
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Technical Assistance Needs Assessments'' (EPA ICR No. 2470.02, OMB Control No. 2050-0211) 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 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.
Access to Confidential Business Information by General Dynamics Information Technology
Document Number: 2018-20286
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, General Dynamics Information Technology of Fairfax, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Beauveria bassiana Strain PPRI 5339; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-20285
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Beauveria bassiana strain PPRI 5339 in or on all food commodities when this pesticide chemical is used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Beauveria bassiana strain PPRI 5339 in or on all food commodities under FFDCA.
Air Plan Approval; Oregon; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-20172
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
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 October 20, 2015, the State of Oregon 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.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Beloit Corporation Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-20163
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 16, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Notice of Intent for Partial Deletion and a direct final Notice of Partial Deletion for the Research Center Property (RCP) of the Beloit Superfund Site (Beloit Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA is withdrawing the direct final Notice of Partial Deletion because EPA did not provide timely notice of the publication of this rulemaking through publication of an advertisement in a local newspaper as required by EPA policy.
Notice of Final Approval for an Alternative Means of Emission Limitation at ExxonMobil Corporation; Marathon Petroleum Company, LP (for Itself and on Behalf of Its Subsidiary, Blanchard Refining, LLC); Chalmette Refining, LLC; and LACC, LLC
Document Number: 2018-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces our approval of the Alternative Means of Emission Limitation (AMEL) requests under the Clean Air Act (CAA) submitted from ExxonMobil Corporation; Marathon Petroleum Company, LP (for itself and on behalf of its subsidiary, Blanchard Refining, LLC); and Chalmette Refining, LLC to operate flares and multi-point ground flares (MPGFs) at several refineries in Texas and Louisiana, and from LACC, LLC to operate flares at a chemical plant in Louisiana. This approval notice specifies the operating conditions and monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements that these facilities must follow to demonstrate compliance with the approved AMEL.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee: Knox County NSR Reform
Document Number: 2018-20041
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of several Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), on behalf of Knox County's Air Quality Management Division, through letters dated March 7, 2017, and April 17, 2017. The SIP revisions modify the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations in the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP to address changes to the federal new source review (NSR) regulations in recent years for the implementation of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Additionally, the SIP revisions include updates to Knox County's minor source permitting regulations. This action is being approved pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2018-20038
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a January 4, 2018, request by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin) to revise its state implementation plan (SIP) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Wisconsin updated its ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 to be consistent with EPA's 2012 revision to the PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Wisconsin also revised its incorporation by reference rule to update references to the EPA monitoring methods.
Clean Water Act: West Virginia's NPDES Program Revision
Document Number: 2018-20037
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of West Virginia has submitted revisions to its authorized National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) review. These revisions consist of amendments to the West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act codified in Senate Bill 357 (SB 357) and to West Virginia's Code of State Regulations codified as House Bill 2283 (HB 2283). The EPA has determined that the submitted revisions constitute a substantial revision to West Virginia's authorized NPDES program. Accordingly, the EPA is requesting public comment and providing a notice of an opportunity to request a public hearing. Copies of SB357 and HB2283 are available for public inspection as indicated below.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2018-19950
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to the TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 28 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2018-19949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 28 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination. In addition to this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, EPA is issuing the action as a direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Recticon/Allied Steel Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-20039
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Recticon/Allied Steel Corp Superfund Site (Site) located in East Coventry Twp, PA, 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, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership; EPA ICR Number 2173.07 (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060-0578
Document Number: 2018-20036
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership'' (EPA ICR Number 2173.07 (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060-0578) 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-19923
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pepino Mosaic Virus, Strain CH2, Isolate 1906; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-19959
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906 in or on tomato when this pesticide chemical is used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Interregional Research Project Number 4 submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from a requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906 in or on tomato under FFDCA.
Bacteriophage Active Against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-19958
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri that are produced in Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri in or on food commodities included in the fruit, citrus groups 10 and 10-10, when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. OmniLytics, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri in or on food commodities of the fruit, citrus groups 10 and 10-10 under FFDCA.
Bacteriophage Active Against Erwinia amylovora; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-19954
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Erwinia amylovora that are produced in Erwinia amylovora in or on apple and pear, when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. OmniLytics, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of bacteriophage active against Erwinia amylovora in or on apple and pear under FFDCA.
Request for Nominations of Experts To Consider for ad hoc
Document Number: 2018-19952
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA requests public nominations of scientific experts to be considered for ad hoc participation and possible membership on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). All nominees will be considered for ad hoc participation in the TSCA SACC's peer reviews of the EPA's risk evaluations for the first 10 chemical substances addressed under the TSCA. In addition, all nominees may be considered for TSCA SACC membership to fulfill short term needs when a vacancy occurs on the chartered Committee.
Afidopyropen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-19951
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of afidopyropen, [(3S,4R,4aR,6S,6aS,12R,12aS,12bS)-3- [(cyclopropylcarbonyl)oxy]-1,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,12,12a,12b-decahyd ro- 6,12-dihydroxy-4,6a,12b-trimethyl-11-oxo-9-(3-pyridinyl)-2H,1 1H- naphtho[2,1-b]pyrano[3,4-e]pyran-4-yl]methyl cyclopropanecarboxylate, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2018-19878
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``the EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds five sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL, clarifies a site name, and withdraws a previous addition to the NPL.
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2018-19876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add six sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL and proposes to change the name of a site previously added to the NPL.
Acquisition Regulation: Update to Clauses Pertaining to Release of Contractor Confidential Business Information, Submission of Invoices, and the “Authorized or Required by Statute” Exception for Other Than Full and Open Competition
Document Number: 2018-19769
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR). The clause pertaining to ``Release of Contractor Confidential Business'' is updated to incorporate the existing class deviation and make a minor addition. The ``Submission of Invoices'' clause is revised to incorporate the existing class deviation and updated with minor administrative edits. The clause ``Authorized or Required by Statute'' is clarified regarding the applicability of written justification requirements for the exception for other than full and open competition.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Old Southington Landfill Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-19874
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces the deletion of the Old Southington Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in Southington, Connecticut, 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 Connecticut, through the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for April to July 2018
Document Number: 2018-19873
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from April 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018.
Metschnikowia Fructicola Strain NRRLY-27328; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-19870
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Metschnikowia fructicola strain NRRL Y- 27328 in or on the stone fruit group (group 12-12); the small fruit vine climbing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit (subgroup 13-07F); and the low growing berry subgroup (subgroup 13-07G) when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Metschnikowia fructicola strain NRRL Y-27328 under FFDCA.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2018-19869
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to New Mexico
Document Number: 2018-19801
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of a program for the implementation and enforcement of certain New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both Title V and non-Title V sources). These updated regulations apply to certain NSPS promulgated by the EPA and amended between September 24, 2013 and January 15, 2017; certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA and amended between January 1, 2011 and January 15, 2017; and other NESHAP promulgated by the EPA and amended between August 30, 2013 and January 15, 2017, as adopted by the NMED. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, or to sources located in areas defined as Indian Country. The EPA is providing notice that it is updating the delegation of certain NSPS to NMED, and taking final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAP to NMED.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Proposed Exclusion for Identifying and Listing Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 2018-19595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is proposing to grant a petition submitted by Sandvik Special Metals (Sandvik), in Kennewick, Washington to exclude (or ``delist'') up to 1,500 cubic yards of F006 wastewater treatment sludge per year from the list of federal hazardous wastes. The Agency is proposing to grant the petition based on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by Sandvik. This proposed decision, if finalized, conditionally excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. We conclude that Sandvik's petitioned waste is nonhazardous with respect to the original federal listing criteria and that there are no other factors (including additional constituents) other than those for which the waste was listed that would warrant retaining the waste as a hazardous waste. Subject to state-only requirements within the state of Washington, or federally-authorized or state-only requirements in other states where the subject wastes may be disposed of, Sandvik's petitioned waste may be disposed of in a Subtitle D landfill which is permitted, licensed, or registered by a State to manage industrial solid waste.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Large Appliances; Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and Surface Coating of Metal Furniture Residual Risk and Technology Reviews
Document Number: 2018-19018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTR) for three rulesthe National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Surface Coating of Large Appliances; the NESHAP for the Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and the NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Metal Furniture. The EPA is proposing to find the risks due to emissions of air toxics from these source categories under the current standards to be acceptable and that the standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health. We are proposing no revisions to the numerical emission limits based on these risk analyses or technology reviews. The EPA is proposing no new requirements based on the technology review of the NESHAP for the Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles. The EPA is proposing to require the use of high efficiency spray application equipment under the technology review for the two rules that employ the use of coating spray application, the NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Large Appliances and the NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Metal Furniture, if the source is not using the emission rate with add-on control compliance option. The EPA is also requesting comment on whether the high efficiency spray equipment technology requirement under the technology review is necessary in light of the risk analyses indicating that there are ample margins of safety. The EPA also is proposing to amend provisions addressing emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction; to amend provisions regarding electronic reporting of performance test results; and to make miscellaneous clarifying and technical corrections.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Part 71 Federal Operating Permit Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-19786
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Part 71 Federal Operating Permit Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1713.12, OMB Control No. 2060.0336) 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 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-19771
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1587.14, OMB Control No. 2060.0243) 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 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Risk Management Program Requirements and Petitions To Modify the List of Regulated Substances Under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA); EPA ICR Number 1656.16, OMB Control Number 2050-0114
Document Number: 2018-19770
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Risk Management Program Requirements and Petitions to Modify the List of Regulated Substances under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA)'', EPA ICR No. 1656.16, OMB Control No. 2050-0144 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 January 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.
J.J. Seifert Machine Shop Superfund Site, Sun City, Hillsborough County, Florida; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2018-19768
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement concerning the J.J. Seifert Machine Shop Superfund Site located in Sun City, Hillsborough County, Florida with the following parties: U B Corp, the Robert J. Upcavage Family Trust and Lawrence J. Bauer, Jr. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Establishing No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-19763
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Establishing No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) Under Clean Water Act section 312 (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1791.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0187) 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 solicits 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program; EPA ICR No. 2461.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0686 Renewal
Document Number: 2018-19762
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2461.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0686 Renewal) 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.
Proposed Information Collection Requests; Comment Request: Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request; Public Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2018-19761
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be submitting renewals of information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The ICRs included in this renewal are the Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request, EPA ICR No. 1895.10, OMB Control No. 2040-0205, which expires on April 30, 2019; the Public Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection Request, EPA ICR No. 0270-47, OMB Control No. 2040-0090, which expires on March 31, 2019; and the Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR), EPA ICR No. 1896.11, OMB Control No. 2040-0204, which expires on August 31, 2019. The EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collections as described in this renewal notice. 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.
Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-19760
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of spiromesifen in or on coffee. Bayer CropScience requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2-Propenoic Acid, 2-methyl-, 2-oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer With butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2018-19758
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2- oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Spring Trading Company on behalf of BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate on food or feed commodities.
Cloquintocet-mexyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-19757
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the inert ingredient cloquintocet-mexyl (CAS Reg. No. 99607-70-2) in or on teff commodities when used in formulations with the active ingredients florasulam and fluroxypyr 1-methylhelptyl ester. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; North Carolina: New Source Review for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-19603
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) through the Division of Air Quality, to EPA through a letter dated October 17, 2017. This SIP submittal modifies North Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations and includes the adoption of specific federal provisions needed to meet the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program requirements for the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). In addition, North Carolina's October 17, 2017, SIP submittal addresses portions of the PSD requirements for the infrastructure SIPs for the following NAAQS: 1997 Annual and 24-hour PM2.5; 2006 24-hour PM2.5; 2008 lead; 2008 8-hour ozone; 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2); 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2); and 2012 Annual PM2.5. As a result of this approval of North Carolina's modified PSD regulations, EPA is also approving North Carolina's submittal with respect to the related PSD infrastructure SIP requirements for these NAAQS. In addition, these approvals remove EPA's obligation to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to meet the relevant Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements.
Air Plan Approval; ID, Pinehurst PM10
Document Number: 2018-19600
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving the redesignation request and limited maintenance plan for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard developed for the City of Pinehurst PM10 Nonattainment Area and the Pinehurst PM10 Expansion Nonattainment Area. This redesignation will change the status of both areas from nonattainment to attainment. The limited maintenance plan for these contiguous nonattainment areas addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a ten-year period beyond redesignation. Related to this action, the EPA is taking final agency action on the September 15, 2013, high wind exceptional event at the Pinehurst monitoring station. Additionally, the EPA is finalizing approval of the emissions inventory for the West Silver Valley 2012 annual PM2.5 nonattainment area.
Air Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; Florida: Redesignation of the Hillsborough County Lead Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2018-19596
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 26, 2018, the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Hillsborough County lead Nonattainment Area (``Hillsborough Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and to approve an accompanying State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area. The Hillsborough Area is comprised of a 1.5 kilometer (km) radius in Tampa, Florida, surrounding the Envirofocus Technologies, LLC facility (Envirofocus). EPA is taking final action to determine that the Hillsborough Area is attaining the 2008 lead NAAQS; to approve the SIP revision containing the State's maintenance plan for maintaining attainment of the 2008 lead standard and to incorporate the maintenance plan into the SIP; and to redesignate the Hillsborough Area to attainment for the 2008 lead NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York
Document Number: 2018-19598
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing large municipal waste combustor (MWC) units. The State plan is consistent with the amended EG promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006. New York's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing emissions of lead, mercury, cadmium, organics, hydrogen chloride and other air pollutants from large MWC units throughout the State. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act.
Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program
Document Number: 2018-19505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 31, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register to announce its proposed Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program, also being called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The document also requested public comment on the proposed action. The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing. The hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. In addition, the EPA is extending the comment period by 1 day to allow for 30 days of public comment following the public hearing.