Environmental Protection Agency February 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-03592
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This Notice announces the new time for the meeting. Location, agenda topics and supplementary information can be found in the original notice published in the Federal Register, of December 28, 2018 (83 FR 67282) (FRL-9987-26). The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.
Air Plan Approval; Hawaii; Infrastructure SIP
Document Number: 2019-03564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) submission from the State of Hawaii regarding certain Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements related to the interstate transport for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The interstate transport requirements consist of several elements; this proposal pertains only to provisions prohibiting any source or other type of emissions activity in one state from emitting any air pollutant in amounts that will contribute significantly to nonattainment and interference with maintenance of the 2008 ozone NAAQS in other states. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee Meeting-March 2019
Document Number: 2019-03558
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee.
Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)
Document Number: 2019-03557
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Regulation Number 3
Document Number: 2019-03545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on February 25, 2015. We are also proposing approval of two SIP revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on May 24, 2017. These SIP revisions are necessary for Colorado to incorporate current federal prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and nonattainment new source review (N-NSR) regulations. The intended effect of this action is to strengthen Colorado's SIP. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Suncor Energy, Commerce City, Colorado
Document Number: 2019-03544
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Administrator signed an order, dated December 20, 2018, denying the petition dated April 17, 2018, submitted by the Colorado Latino Forum, Colorado People's Alliance, Cross Community Coalition, Elyria and Swansea Neighborhood Association, the Sierra Club, and Western Resource Advocates (Petitioners). The Petition requested that the EPA object to the Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit no. 96OPAD120 (Permit) issued by the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division (the Division) of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc., (Suncor) Commerce City Refinery, Plants 1 and 3 (the Refinery) in Adams County, Colorado. The Order constitutes a final action of the Petition.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units-Reconsideration of Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2019-03518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 7, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register to announce its proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating UnitsReconsideration of Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review. The document also requested public comment on the proposed action. The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. In addition, the EPA will extend the public comment period.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Steel Pickling, HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03502
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Steel Pickling, HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants (EPA ICR Number 1821.09, OMB Control Number 2060- 0419), 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 January 31, 2019. 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 Mercury (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03501
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Mercury (EPA ICR Number 0113.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0097), 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 March 31, 2019. 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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2019-01685
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). In addition, we are taking final action addressing startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), electronic reporting, and clarification of rule provisions. These final amendments address emissions during periods of SSM; add electronic reporting; revise certain monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements; and include other miscellaneous technical and editorial changes. These final amendments will result in improved compliance and implementation of the rule.
Abamectin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2019-03426
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of abamectin in or on bananas and tea. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval of Operating Permits Program; Kansas; Reporting Emission Data, Emission Fees and Process Information
Document Number: 2019-03356
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Operating Permits Program (OPP) for the State of Kansas. This final action will amend the Kansas rules to reorganize, clarify, and update the Class I emission fee, application fee, and emissions inventory regulations and ensure that Kansas's OPP is adequately funded. Approval of these revisions ensures consistency between the State and federally-approved rules and does not impact air quality.
Air Plan Approval; New Mexico; Approval of Revised Statutes; Error Correction
Document Number: 2019-02862
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to New Mexico's State Implementation Plan (SIP) that incorporate updates to the New Mexico statutes. EPA is also correcting its previous approval of some statute provisions as approval of these provisions into the SIP was in error.
Air Plan Approval; New Mexico; Approval of Revised Statutes; Error Correction
Document Number: 2019-02861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to New Mexico's State Implementation Plan (SIP) that incorporate updates to the New Mexico statutes. EPA is also correcting its previous approval of some statute provisions as approval of these provisions into the SIP was in error.
Waxes and Waxy Substances, Rice Bran, Oxidized; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2019-03295
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of waxes and waxy substances, rice bran, oxidized when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, on animals, and in antimicrobial formulations (food-contact surface sanitizing solutions). Spring Trading Company, on behalf of Clariant Corporation, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of waxes and waxy substances, rice bran, oxidized in accordance with the terms of the exemptions.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Abt Associates Inc.
Document Number: 2019-03293
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Abt Associates Inc. (Abt) of Rockville, MD, 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).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Document Number: 2019-03292
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), ``Information Collection Request for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2300.18, OMB Control No. 2060-0629) 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 request as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 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 CERCLA Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent; City of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and City of Kalamazoo Brownfields Redevelopment Authority; Allied Paper Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site, Operable Unit 1, Panelyte Property, Kalamazoo Michigan
Document Number: 2019-03291
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby gives notice of a proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (Settlement) pertaining to a 22-acre parcel of land (the Panelyte Property) located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Panelyte Property is located adjacent to, and is partially contaminated by waste from, Operable Unit 1 (OU1) of the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site. EPA invites public comment on the Settlement for thirty (30) days following publication of this notice. The Settlement requires the City of Kalamazoo and the City of Kalamazoo Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to conduct certain short-term and long-term response actions at the Panelyte Property and at OU1. These response actions include: Cooperation with periodic reviews; compliance with and performance of activities related to institutional controls; assistance with community relations activities; property clearance activities; oversight of traffic management issues; and to cooperate with OU1 remedy component placement on the Panelyte Property and the performance of inspections of such remedy components.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule
Document Number: C1-2019-00785
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2019-03109
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision was 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).
Proposed Partial Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2019-03108
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is given of a proposed partial consent decree in Sierra Club v. Pruitt, No. 1:17-cv-02174-APM (D.D.C.). On October 19, 2017, Sierra Club filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') failed to perform a non-discretionary duty to assess and report to Congress on the environmental and resource conservation impacts of the Energy Independence and Security Act's (EISA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, failed to complete the required anti- backsliding study to determine whether the vehicle and engine air pollutant emissions changes resulting from the RFS program's renewable fuel volumes adversely impact air quality, and failed to promulgate fuel regulations to implement appropriate measures to mitigate any such adverse impacts or make a determination that such regulations were unnecessary. The proposed partial consent decree would establish a deadline for EPA to take action on the anti-backsliding study.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-03107
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act, EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is providing notice of its proposal to modify an existing system of records (SOR) by updating the category of uses to add lead-based paint and renovator professionals' photographs, to add names of training program managers and principal course instructors as well as their education or experience or training qualifications, to discuss EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) interconnection for online applications and notifications submissions and other administrative updates to the ``Federal Lead-Based Paint Program System of Records'' (FLPPSOR). FLPPSOR stores information in both electronic and hard-copy formats and contains information about individuals who have applied for certification to conduct lead-based paint and renovation, repair and painting (RRP) activities and students taking classes in lead-based paint and RRP activities. FLPPSOR contains information about individuals who have been trained or applied for certification to perform lead-based paint and RRP activities. FLPPSOR contains information about individuals who are trained or certified in the following disciplines: abatement workers, inspectors, supervisors, risk assessors, project designers, renovators and dust sampling technicians. The EPA Federal Lead-Based Paint Program system of records does not duplicate any existing system of records. The system handles Privacy Act protected information in the same manner regardless of whether the information is contained in electronic or hard-copy form.
Georgia: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2019-03106
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Georgia final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 13, 2018, and provided for public comment. No comments were received on Georgia's proposed revisions. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Florida: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2019-03105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Florida has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. EPA has reviewed Florida's application and has determined, subject to public comment, that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization. Therefore, we are proposing to authorize the State's changes. EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology
Document Number: 2019-03096
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is converting its September 22, 2017 conditional approval of revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP), addressing Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the TXI Operations, LP (Texas Industries, Inc., TXI) cement manufacturing plant in Ellis County, to full approval. We are approving an August 21, 2018 SIP submittal which satisfies Texas' commitment which was the basis for our conditional approval. We are taking this action in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA, the Act).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03071
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources (EPA ICR No. 2253.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0668), 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 was previously approved through October 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on October 1, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03063
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program (EPA ICR Number 2461.03, OMB Control Number 2060- 0686) 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 March 31, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 11, 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; Ambient Air Quality Surveillance (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03062
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Ambient Air Quality Surveillance (EPA ICR Number 0940.29, OMB Control Number 2060-0084) 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 March 31, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 4, 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; EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program (EPA ICR No. 1736.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0328) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a renewal with modification of the existing ICR which expires on March 31, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 5, 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; Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03059
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (EPA ICR Number 1587.14, OMB Control Number 2060.0243) 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 March 31, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 11, 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; NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03058
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (EPA ICR Number 0659.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0108), 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 March 31, 2019. 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 Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03057
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR No. 1871.10, OMB Control No. 2060- 0420), 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 March 31, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Coke Oven Batteries (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-03054
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Coke Oven Batteries (EPA ICR Number 1362.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0253) 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. 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 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: 2019-02913
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine
Document Number: 2019-01298
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Some pharmaceuticals are regulated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when discarded. This final rule adds regulations for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by healthcare facilities and reverse distributors. Healthcare facilities (for both humans and animals) and reverse distributors will manage their hazardous waste pharmaceuticals under this new set of sector-specific standards in lieu of the existing hazardous waste generator regulations. Among other things, these new regulations prohibit the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals down the drain and eliminates the dual regulation of RCRA hazardous waste pharmaceuticals that are also Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substances. The new rules also maintain the household hazardous waste exemption for pharmaceuticals collected during pharmaceutical take-back programs and events, while ensuring their proper disposal. The new rules codify Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s prior policy on the regulatory status of nonprescription pharmaceuticals going through reverse logistics. Additionally, EPA is excluding certain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) from regulation as hazardous waste and is establishing a policy on the regulatory status of unsold retail items that are not pharmaceuticals and are managed via reverse logistics, fulfilling the commitment we made in the Retail Strategy of September 2016.
Local Government Advisory Committee: Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2019-03000
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's LGAC is a federal advisory committee chartered in 1992 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, to advise the EPA Administrator ``from the field'' on a broad range of environmental issues impacting local governments. Current LGAC committee members, and future qualified nominees, hold either current elected or non-elected/appointed positions and possess leadership experiencewhether managerial or technical/programmaticin the following contexts: Small community or township government (under 10,000 population); moderate-size or large city government; county government; state government; and, tribal government. This notice solicits nominations to fill 10-15 vacancies on EPA's LGACcurrently comprised of 30 individuals. Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May, 2019.
Notice of Proposed Good Samaritan Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action for the Corona/Twin Peaks Mine Site, Napa County, California
Document Number: 2019-02999
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), has entered into a proposed settlement, embodied in an administrative Good Samaritan Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action (``Settlement Agreement''), with Tuleyome. Under the Settlement Agreement, Tuleyome agrees to carry out a removal action that will include pilot studies to assess the effectiveness of various chemical amendments to address discharges from the Corona drainage tunnel, mine waste consolidation, and revegetation. The work will also include improvements to the existing infiltration trenches and construction of other surface water runoff controls.
Request for Nominations to the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-02989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates who desire to serve as members of EPA's Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The GLAB is chartered to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator, through the Great Lakes National Program Manager, on matters related to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and on domestic matters related to the implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the U.S. and Canada. It is anticipated that GLAB members will be selected by the summer of 2019.
Air Plan Approval and Approval of Operating Permits Program; Nebraska; Adoption of the 2015 Ozone Standard and Revisions to Definitions
Document Number: 2019-02832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), and Operating Permits Program for the State of Nebraska as submitted on August 22, 2018. This action proposes to adopt the 2015 primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone, published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2015. The EPA is also proposing to approve revisions which are administrative in nature. These revisions include updating a reference to EPA's regulation used in the definition of ``Global Warming Potentials'', removing ``Greenhouse Gases'' from the definition of ``Regulated Air Pollutant'', and updating a reference to EPA's regulations used in the definition of ``Volatile Organic Compound''. Other typographical and reformatting revisions are also being made. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality, ensures consistency between the State and Federally-approved rules, and ensures Federal enforceability of the State's rules.
Air Plan Approval; Massachusetts; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2019-02658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve most elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the infrastructure requirements for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), including the interstate transport requirements. We are proposing findings of failure to submit for the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) requirements of infrastructure SIPs for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. We are also proposing several actions related to infrastructure SIP requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, including approvals for previously unaddressed elements and converting certain previous conditional approvals to full approval. We are also proposing to convert to full approvals previous conditional approvals for the 1997 and 2008 ozone, 2008 lead, 2010 sulfur dioxide, and 2010 nitrogen dioxide NAAQS. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve five new or amended definitions regarding the NAAQS and Particulate Matter and a state Executive Order regarding consultation by state agencies with local governments. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; OR: Lane County Outdoor Burning and Enforcement Procedure Rules
Document Number: 2019-02545
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving and incorporating by reference into the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency's (LRAPA) revised outdoor burning rule submitted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) on July 19, 2018. The revised rule, as it applies in Lane County, Oregon, clarifies terminology and provides additional controls of outdoor burning activities, reducing particulate emissions and strengthening the Oregon SIP. In addition, the EPA is approving but not incorporating by reference the enforcement procedures and civil penalties rule for LRAPA submitted by the ODEQ on September 25, 2018. The revised rule brings the enforcement procedures and civil penalties rule, as it applies in Lane County, into alignment with recent changes in Oregon State regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan (SIP) Under the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)
Document Number: 2019-01881
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State of Maryland's state implementation plan (SIP). The State of Maryland's SIP revision satisfies the volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The State of Maryland will address RACT for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) in another SIP submission. Maryland's VOC RACT submittal for the 2008 ozone NAAQS includes certification that previously adopted RACT controls in Maryland's SIP approved by EPA under the 1-hour ozone and 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS were reviewed based on the currently available technically and economically feasible controls, and that they continue to represent RACT; a negative declaration for certain control technique guideline (CTG) categories that no facilities exist in the State for these certain categories; and adoption of new or more stringent RACT determinations where necessary. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention Proposed Action Under Clean Water Act Section 311(j)(1)(C); Notification of Data Availability-Responses to 2018 Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Survey (OMB Control No. 2050-0220)
Document Number: 2019-02696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making available for review and comment the data received from respondents of a voluntary survey, ``2018 Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Survey'' (OMB Control No. 2050-0220). This data is being made available consistent with the preamble to the proposed action ``Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention'' published on June 25, 2018. The data collected through the voluntary survey is available in Regulations.gov at Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OLEM-2017- 0444.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Training, Notification, and Recordkeeping (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-02583
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-19
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): ``Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Training, Notification, and Recordkeeping'' (EPA ICR Number 2491.04 and OMB Control Number 2070-0190). This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved. EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on May 30, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 1997 Ozone, 2010 NO2
Document Number: 2019-02543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take the following four actions regarding the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP): Approve Kentucky's November 16, 2018, SIP submittal seeking to change reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements; convert EPA's limited approval/limited disapproval of Kentucky's regional haze plan to a full approval; remove EPA's Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Kentucky which replaced reliance on CAIR with reliance on CSAPR to address the deficiencies identified in the limited disapproval of Kentucky's regional haze plan; and approve the visibility prong of Kentucky's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 1997 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Air Plan Approval; Florida; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Interstate Transport
Document Number: 2019-02542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Florida's October 3, 2017, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state's implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA is proposing to determine that Florida's SIP contains adequate provisions to prohibit emissions within the state from contributing significantly to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Air Plan Approval and Designation of Areas; FL; Redesignation of the Nassau County 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2019-02536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In a letter dated June 7, 2018, the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Nassau County sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Nassau County Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and to approve an accompanying state implementation plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area. The submittal was received by EPA on June 12, 2018. EPA is proposing to determine that the Nassau County Area attained the 2010 1- hour SO2 NAAQS by its applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018; to approve the SIP revision containing the State's plan for maintaining attainment of the 2010 1-hour SO2 standard and to incorporate the maintenance plan into the SIP; and to redesignate the Nassau County Area to attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.
Trifluralin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2019-02535
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of trifluralin in or on rosemary fresh leaves, rosemary dried leaves, and rosemary oil. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Trifloxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2019-02523
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of trifloxystrobin in or on flax seed and amends an existing tolerance for aspirated grain fractions. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances and amendments under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).