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

Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2018-23251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Armstrong World Industries Site, OU2, Macon, Macon-Bibb County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2018-23250
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into a settlement with Armstrong World Industries, Macon-Bibb County, Macon Water Authority, Honeywell International Inc., Reynolds Metals Company, LLC and The Unimax Corporation concerning the Armstrong World Industries Site, OU2, located in Macon, Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site. EPA will only be accepting comments on the cost recovery portion of the settlement.
Macon Naval Ordnance Plant Superfund Site, Macon, Macon-Bibb County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2018-23249
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
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 A.C. White Transfer & Storage Co. Inc., Damaste Warehousing, LLC, Freudenberg Texbond, L.P., Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, James S. Resch Irrevocable Trust, Central Georgia Railroad Company, Armstrong World Industries, Macon-Bibb County, Macon Water Authority, Honeywell International Inc., Reynolds Metals Company, LLC and The Unimax Corporation concerning the Macon Naval Ordnance Plant Superfund Site, located in Macon, Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site. EPA will only be accepting comments on the cost recovery portion of the settlement.
Approval of Louisiana's Request To Relax the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Standard for the Baton Rouge Area
Document Number: 2018-23247
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a request from Louisiana for EPA to relax the federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) standard applicable to gasoline introduced into commerce from June 1 to September 15 of each year for the Louisiana parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, and Iberville (the Baton Rouge Area). Specifically, EPA is approving amendments to the regulations to allow the gasoline RVP standard for the Baton Rouge Area to change from 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) to 9.0 psi. EPA has determined that this change to the federal RVP regulation is consistent with the applicable provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; ICR Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-23154
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
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): Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements (EPA ICR Number 1710.08 and OMB Control No. 2070-0151). This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2018. EPA received one comment in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of December 20, 2017. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment.
Texas: Proposed Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2018-22998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Texas' regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified State-initiated changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has determined that these changes are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization and is proposing to authorize the State-initiated changes. This rule also proposes to codify in the regulations the prior approval of Texas' hazardous waste management program and incorporate by reference authorized provisions of the State's statutes and regulations.