Environmental Protection Agency October 11, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2018-22194
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures, which requires EPA to take certain actions if an adverse comment is received. EPA received adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the SNURs identified in the direct final rule. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct final rulemaking procedures.
Notice of Tentative Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment and Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2018-22166
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Pennsylvania has adopted drinking water regulations for the Revised Total Coliform Rule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Pennsylvania's Revised Total Coliform Rule meets all minimum federal requirements, and that it is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA has tentatively decided to approve the State program revisions.
Notice of Settlement: Arkla Terra Property Suprfund Site, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Document Number: 2018-22164
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
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 with Arkla Terra, Inc. concerning the Arkla Terra Property Superfund Site located in Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Water Quality Standards Regulation (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22095
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Water Quality Standards Regulation (EPA ICR Number 0988.13, OMB Control Number 2040-0049), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This extension of the Water Quality Standards Regulation ICR (approved through June 30, 2019) also consolidates the burden and costs from two related ICRs: The Water Quality Standards Regulatory Revisions ICR (OMB Control Number 2040- 0286, currently approved through December 31, 2018), and the Revised Interpretation of Clean Water Act Tribal Provision ICR (OMB Control Number 2040-0289, currently approved through July 31, 2019). Public comments on this ICR renewal and consolidation were requested via the Federal Register on June 15, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of this 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22071
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings (EPA ICR No. 2289.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0617), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 18, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide and Spandex (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22070
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide and Spandex (EPA ICR Number 1983.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0489), 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 December 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 29, 2017, 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 neither conduct nor 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; NESHAP for Primary Copper Smelters (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22069
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Primary Copper Smelters (EPA ICR No. 1850.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0476), 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 October 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 29, 2017 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 neither conduct nor 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; NESHAP for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22067
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Hazardous Waste Combustors (EPA ICR Number 1773.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0171), 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 October 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 3, 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 neither conduct nor 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; Ohio; Approval of Sulfur Dioxide Regulations
Document Number: 2018-22012
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Ohio's revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). These revisions update facility information statewide and add new emission limits for selected sources in Lake and Jefferson Counties. EPA proposed to approve Ohio's SIP revision request on August 16, 2018. The revised regulations do not impose additional emission restrictions except for certain site- specific provisions which have been included in response to Ohio's nonattainment area designations of August 5, 2013. EPA received no adverse comments and is finalizing the approval.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Revisions to Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2018-21949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Wyoming on April 5, 2018, addressing regional haze. The revisions modify the sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reporting requirements for Laramie River Station Units 1 and 2. We are also proposing to revise the nitrogen oxides (NOX) best available retrofit technology (BART) emission limits for Laramie River Units 1-3 in the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for regional haze in Wyoming. The proposed revisions to the Wyoming regional haze FIP would also establish a SO2 emission limit averaged annually across both Laramie River Station Units 1 and 2. The EPA is proposing this action pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: 2018-21653
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The revision (Maryland SIP Revision #18-03) pertains to a new Maryland regulation that establishes ozone season nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions caps and other requirements for large non- electric generating units (non-EGU) in Maryland and includes associated revisions to two other Maryland regulations. The revision will enable Maryland to meet NOX reduction requirements related to interstate transport of pollution that contributes to other states' nonattainment or interferes with other states' maintenance of the ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).