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

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Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-19424
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2018-19364
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision is in response to EPA's February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements relating to the 2008 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This SIP revision is specific to nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Single Source Orders and Revisions to Definitions
Document Number: 2018-19290
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions incorporate a single source order into the New Hampshire SIP, remove a previously-approved order from the SIP, and approve various definitions used within New Hampshire's air pollution control regulations. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406
Document Number: 2018-19161
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving certain changes to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action relates to changes in Wisconsin's construction permit rules as well as the change in the definition for ``emergency electric generators'' in NR 400. This request for the revision of the SIP was submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on May 16, 2017.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NESHAP for Radionuclides (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-19363
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Radionuclides (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1100.16, OMB Control No. 2060- 0191) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. 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.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 2018-19361
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered SAB to: Conduct two quality reviews of the draft SAB Review of EPA's Draft Toxicological Review of Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether and Draft Toxicological Review of tert-Butyl Alcohol; and the draft SAB review of the EPA's Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources (2014); and receive updates on current SAB projects and future topics from the EPA.
Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-19291
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont that addresses the infrastructure SIP requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)including the interstate transport provisionsfor the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA is taking this action under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Cleveland, PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-19144
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 14, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission for the 2012 Fine Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Cleveland nonattainment area. EPA proposed to approve the state's submittal on June 4, 2018.
Industrial Economics, Incorporated; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2018-19261
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Industrial Economics, Incorporated in accordance with the CBI regulations. Industrial Economics, Incorporated has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Industrial Economics, Incorporated to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Landfill Methane Outreach Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-19260
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Landfill Methane Outreach Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1849.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0446) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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.
Idaho: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2018-19259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Idaho has applied to the EPA for authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. The EPA has reviewed Idaho's application and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is proposing to authorize the State's changes. The EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement: Former Lawrence Metals Site, Chelsea, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2018-19256
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative cost settlement for recovery of response costs concerning the Former Lawrence Metals Site, located in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, with the Settling Party, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The proposed settlement requires the Settling Party pay EPA $200,000 to settle EPA's past response costs, which amount to approximately $8,235,772. In exchange, EPA will provide the Settling Party with a covenant not to sue for past costs. The settlement has been approved by the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice. For 30 days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement for recovery of response costs. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to this cost recovery settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the Environmental Protection AgencyRegion I, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-3912.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Renewal; EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program
Document Number: 2018-19254
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a renewal information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program'' (EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0082, OMB Control No. 2060-0328) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. Specifically, EPA is proposing to replace the current Program's Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Partnership Agreement (PA), update the calculations used to estimate methane reductions, and create a vendor service provider directory. This is a renewal with modification of the existing ICR which expires on 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.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-19253
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces an upcoming meeting for the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The EPA established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises EPA on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 2018-19195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed Louisiana's application, and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is proposing to authorize the State's changes. The EPA is seeking public comment prior to taking final action.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Ambient Air Quality Surveillance (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-19158
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Ambient Air Quality Surveillance'' (EPA ICR No. 0940.28, OMB Control No. 2060-0084), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. 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; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Diesel Fuels (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-19154
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Diesel Fuels'' (EPA ICR No 1718.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0308) 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.
Public Meeting on EPA's Study of Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management
Document Number: 2018-19151
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public meeting to obtain input on its Study of Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management. In May 2018, EPA initiated a study to evaluate approaches to managing both conventional and unconventional oil and gas extraction wastewaters generated at onshore facilities. EPA's study will address questions such as how existing federal approaches to produced water management under the Clean Water Act can interact more effectively with state and tribal regulations, what requirements or policy updates are needed, and whether support exists for potential federal regulations that may allow for broader discharge of treated produced water to surface waters. A key component of the study is to engage with stakeholders to solicit information from their individual perspectives on topics surrounding produced water management. This spring and summer, EPA met with various stakeholders across the country. This public meeting is the next step in EPA's outreach. During this meeting, EPA will report on what it has learned to date and provide stakeholders the opportunity to provide additional input. For more information on the meeting and the study, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; “ICR Supporting Statement Information Collection Request for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Specific Provisions Affecting Applications and Program Updates Final Rule”
Document Number: 2018-19142
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``ICR Supporting Statement Information Collection Request for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Specific Provisions Affecting Applications and Program Updates Final Rule'' (EPA ICR No. 2575.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a request for approval of a new collection. 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.
Request for Nominations for the 2019 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program
Document Number: 2018-19135
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the competition for the 2019 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program. EPA established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February 2000 to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air.
Alternate Energy Resources, Inc. Superfund Site; Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2018-19130
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into a settlement with the Whitaker Oil Company concerning the Alternate Energy Resources, Inc. Superfund Site located in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site.