Environmental Protection Agency 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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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.
Webinar Workshop To Review Initial Draft Materials for the Ozone Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Health and Welfare Effects
Document Number: 2018-23126
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As part of the review of the air quality criteria and the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a webinar workshop to evaluate initial draft materials for the Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for ozone, which is being organized by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the Office of Research and Development. The workshop will be held over four days: October 29th, 31st, November 1st, and 5th, 2018. The workshop will be open to webinar attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft)
Document Number: 2018-23125
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft)'' (EPA/600/R-18/179). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the review of the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter. The welfare-based effects evaluated consist of non-ecological effects, specifically visibility impairment, climate effects, and effects on materials. The Integrated Science Assessment (ISA), in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, provides the scientific basis for EPA's decisions on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards. EPA is currently developing a separate ISA to support the secondary NAAQS review for ecological effects for oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and particulate matter. EPA is releasing this draft document to seek review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the public. In addition, the date and location of a public meeting for CASAC review of this document will be specified in a separate Federal Register notice. This draft document is not final and it does not represent, and should not be construed to represent, any final Agency policy or views. When revising the document, EPA will consider any public comments submitted during the public comment period specified in this notice.
Certain New Chemical Substances; Receipt and Status Information for July 2018
Document Number: 2018-23004
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture Notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a Test Marketing Exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a Notice of Commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: 2018-23003
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's), Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet on January 10, 2019. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the subcommittee's website: http://www2.epa.gov/caaac/mobile-sources- technical-review-subcommittee-mstrs-caaac. MSTRS listserv subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the subcommittee website. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserv, send an email to mccubbin.courtney@epa.gov.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Oklahoma
Document Number: 2018-22999
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources), as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. The updated state regulations incorporate by reference certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at parts 61 and 63, as they existed through September 1, 2016. The EPA is providing notice that it is taking final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAP to ODEQ.
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
Document Number: 2018-22976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects information in the proposed rule published in the August 24, 2018 issue of the Federal Register entitled The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Specifically, a table in the Paperwork Reduction Act section is corrected; two minor changes are made to one amendatory instruction in NHTSA's regulatory text, and the coefficients specifying the proposed carbon dioxide standards in EPA's regulatory text have been corrected to reflect EPA's proposal to exclude credits for direct A/C emissions for purposes of compliance with carbon dioxide standards after model year 2020, as explained in Section III of the proposed rule. This document contains only clerical corrections and makes no updates to either the proposal or to the analysis underlying the proposal. For the reader's information, an updated Preliminary Regulatory Impact Assessment (PRIA) will also be made available concurrent with this notice; that document will include descriptions starting on the second page detailing the corrections to various tables and figures therein.
Air Plan Approval; ID, West Silver Valley PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-22285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to determine that the West Silver Valley, Idaho nonattainment area has clean data for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This proposed clean data determination (CDD) is based upon quality-assured, quality-controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing the area has attained the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS based on the 2015-2017 data available in the EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) database. The EPA also proposes to take final agency action on the September 2017 wildfire exceptional event at the Pinehurst monitoring station, pursuant to EPA regulations, as having affected PM2.5 and PM10 values. Based on the proposed clean data determination, the EPA is also proposing to determine that the obligation for Idaho to make submissions to meet certain Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements related to attainment of the NAAQS for this area are not applicable for as long as the area continues to attain the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-22862
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA) (CAS Reg. No. 97-99-4) when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations to add one herbicide application prior to the preboot stage on buckwheat, oats, rye, sorghum, triticale, rice and wild rice; extend use on canola to the early bolting stage; extend use on soybeans prior to the bloom growth stage; and allow use in herbicides with two applications to field corn and popcorn prior to 36 inches tall (V8 stage). Toxcel, LLC, on behalf of Penn A Kem, LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol.
Pesticide Registration Maintenance Fee: Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2018-22860
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants through Pesticide Registration Maintenance Fee responses to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Prothioconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-22857
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of prothioconazole in or on rapeseed subgroup 20A. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Boscalid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-22854
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of boscalid in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Facility Ground-Water Monitoring Requirements (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22814
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Facility Ground-Water Monitoring Requirements (EPA ICR Number 0959.16, OMB Control Number 2050-0033), 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 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.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Georgia
Document Number: 2018-22811
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Georgia's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Fuel Use Requirements for Great Lake Steamships; Renewal
Document Number: 2018-22808
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Fuel Use Requirements for Great Lakes Steamships'' (EPA ICR No. 2458.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0679) 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 15, 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-22745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date and Clean Data Determination for the Logan, UT-ID 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-22284
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a determination of attainment by the attainment date and a clean data determination (CDD) for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Logan, Utah (UT)-Idaho (ID) nonattainment area. These determinations are based upon quality-assured, quality-controlled and certified ambient air monitoring data for the period 2015-2017, available in the EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) database, showing that the area has attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Based on the final determination that the Logan, UT-ID nonattainment area is currently attaining the 24- hour PM2.5 NAAQS, the EPA is also issuing the final determination that the obligation for Utah and Idaho to make submissions to meet certain Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements related to attainment of the NAAQS for this area is not applicable for as long as the area continues to attain the NAAQS. Additionally, the sanctions and Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) clocks triggered by the partial disapproval of the contingency measure element for the Idaho portion of the Logan, UT-ID PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP) will be suspended.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2018-22659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2018-22653
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the
Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2018-22658
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide product registrations and to amend certain product registrations to terminate uses. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled and uses terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2018-22657
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board: Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2018-22651
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates for possible consideration for a three-year appointment on the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board (the ``Board''). Pursuant to the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act (the ``e-Manifest Act'' or the ``Act''), EPA has established the Board to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies and regulations associated with the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System. In accordance, with the e-Manifest Act, the EPA Administrator or designee will serve as Chair of the Board. This notice solicits nominations for possible consideration for candidates to potentially serve in the following positions on the Board: An expert in information technology (IT); An industry representative member with experience in using or representing users of the manifest system; and a state representative member responsible for processing manifests.
Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act
Document Number: 2018-22252
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As permissible under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA or the Act), EPA is establishing fees applicable to any person required to submit information to EPA; or a notice, including an exemption or other information, to be reviewed by EPA; or who manufactures (including imports) a chemical substance that is the subject of a risk evaluation. This final rulemaking describes the final TSCA fees and fee categories for fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021, and explains the methodology by which the final TSCA fees were determined. It identifies some factors and considerations for determining fees for subsequent fiscal years; and includes amendments to existing fee regulations governing the review of premanufacture notices, exemption applications and notices, and significant new use notices. As required in TSCA, EPA is also establishing standards for determining which persons qualify as ``small business concerns'' and thus would be subject to lower fee payments. Requiring manufacturers and processors of certain chemical substances to pay a fee for specific fee-triggering events under TSCA, will defray part of the EPA cost of administering TSCA.
Notice of Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment and Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for New Jersey
Document Number: 2018-22488
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public notice is hereby given that the state of New Jersey has revised its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. New Jersey has adopted drinking water regulations for the Revised Total Coliform Rule. The EPA has determined that New Jersey's Revised Total Coliform Rule meets all minimum federal requirements, and that it is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, the EPA has decided to approve the State program revisions. All interested parties may request a public hearing or submit comments.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2018-22397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 13 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these 13 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule. If this proposed rule is made final, persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice, and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Air Quality Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Corrections
Document Number: 2018-22396
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting errors in the regulatory text regarding the designation of certain areas in nine states for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The designation rules were signed by the EPA Administrator on November 6, 2017, and April 30, 2018. The errors include typographical and formatting errors and the omission from the regulatory tables of several counties designated as attainment/unclassifiable. The EPA is correcting the errors consistent with the rulemaking record. The affected areas are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Water Quality Standards; Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to California: Lead, Chlorodibromomethane, and Dichlorobromomethane
Document Number: 2018-22170
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to amend the Federal regulations to withdraw certain freshwater acute and chronic aquatic life water quality criteria and certain human health (water and organisms) water quality criteria, applicable to certain waters of California because California adopted, and the Agency approved, criteria for these parameters that are protective of the uses for the waterbodies. In this action, the EPA is amending the Federal regulations to withdraw those certain criteria applicable to California as described in the December 11, 2017 proposed rule. The withdrawal will enable California to implement their EPA-approved water quality criteria.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22404
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (EPA ICR Number 1657.08, OMB Control Number 2060- 0387), 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. 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.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-22400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of August 17, 2018 for significant new use rules (SNURs) for 27 chemical substances. EPA is reopening the comment period because it received a request to extend the comment period but the request was received too late to publish an extension of the comment period before the comment period expired.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-22399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of August 1, 2018 (FRL-9981-16) for significant new use rules (SNURs) for 145 chemical substances. This document reopens the comment period for the proposed rule until November 14, 2018. EPA is reopening the comment period because it received a request to extend the comment period but the request was received too late to publish an extension of the comment period before the comment period expired.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins Risk and Technology Review Reconsideration
Document Number: 2018-22395
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins (APR). These final amendments are in response to petitions for reconsideration regarding the APR NESHAP rule revisions that were promulgated on October 8, 2014. In this action, we are revising the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for continuous process vents (CPVs) at existing affected sources. In addition, we are extending the compliance date for CPVs at existing sources. We also are revising the requirements for storage vessels at new and existing sources during periods when an emission control system used to control vents on fixed roof storage vessels is undergoing planned routine maintenance. To improve the clarity of the APR NESHAP, we are also finalizing five minor technical rule corrections. In this action, we have not reopened any other aspects of the October 2014 final amendments to the NESHAP for the Manufacture of APR, including other issues raised in petitions for reconsideration of the October 2014 rule.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for August 2018
Document Number: 2018-22394
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
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 August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2018-22392
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pyraclostrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-22282
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyraclostrobin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Etoxazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-22279
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of etoxazole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, it removes certain previously established tolerances that are superseded by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration
Document Number: 2018-20961
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes reconsideration amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 60, subpart OOOOa (2016 NSPS OOOOa). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received petitions for reconsideration on the 2016 NSPS OOOOa. In 2017, the EPA granted reconsideration on the fugitive emissions requirements, well site pneumatic pump standards, and the requirements for certification of closed vent systems by a professional engineer based on specific objections to these requirements. This action proposes amendments and clarifications as a result of reconsideration of these issues. The proposed amendments also address other issues raised for reconsideration and make technical corrections and amendments to further clarify the rule.
Certain New Chemical Substances; Receipt and Status Information for June 2018
Document Number: 2018-22263
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2018-22255
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-22222
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Attainment Plan for the Warren County, Pennsylvania Nonattainment Area for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2018-22174
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), to EPA on September 29, 2017, for the purpose of demonstrating attainment of the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Warren County, Pennsylvania SO2 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Warren Area'' or ``Area''). The Warren Area is comprised of a portion of Warren County (Conewango Township, Glade Township, Pleasant Township, and the City of Warren) in Pennsylvania surrounding the United Refining Company (hereafter referred to as ``United Refining''). The SIP submission is an attainment plan which includes the base year emissions inventory, an analysis of the reasonably available control technology (RACT) and reasonably available control measure (RACM) requirements, enforceable emission limitations and other control measures, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, a modeling demonstration of SO2 attainment, contingency measures, and a nonattainment new source review (NNSR) program for the Warren Area. As part of approving the attainment plan, EPA is also approving into the Pennsylvania SIP new SO2 emission limits and associated compliance parameters for United Refining. EPA is approving Pennsylvania's attainment plan and concludes that the Warren Area will attain the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS by the applicable attainment date and that the plan meets all applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures
Document Number: 2018-22162
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the Agency's approval of alternative testing methods for use in measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Act authorizes the EPA to approve the use of alternative testing methods through publication in the Federal Register. The EPA is using this authority to make 100 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples. This expedited approach provides public water systems, laboratories, and primacy agencies with more timely access to new measurement techniques and greater flexibility in the selection of analytical methods, thereby reducing monitoring costs while maintaining public health protection.
Information Sessions in Chicago, Boston and Atlanta; Implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014
Document Number: 2018-22014
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing plans to hold information sessions on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois; Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts; and Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of these sessions is to provide prospective borrowers with a better understanding of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program's status, eligibility and statutory requirements, application process, and financial benefits and flexibilities. The EPA will also offer 30-minute individual meetings with participants to learn more about prospective borrower projects and answer specific questions. Participants will receive a link to sign-up for these meeting slots after registering for an information session. Additional information sessions and webinars will be announced.
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.