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

Updates to NPDES eRule Data Elements To Reflect MS4 General Permit Remand Rule
Document Number: 2019-08733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update specific data elements within the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule (NPDES eRule) published on October 22, 2015 (80 FR 64064), that apply to regulated municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). These changes are necessary given the promulgation of a separate rulemaking after publication of the NPDES eRule that modified the NPDES permit requirements for small MS4s. That rule, referred to as the MS4 General Permit Remand Rule, published on December 9, 2016 (81 FR 89320), made a number of the MS4-related data elements in the NPDES eRule no longer accurate. This proposed rule updates those data elements to be consistent with the current MS4 regulations, corrects related typographical errors, and makes other selected clarifications at the request of state NPDES permitting programs.
Notice of Approval of the Primacy Revision Application for the Public Water System Supervision Program From the State of Iowa
Document Number: 2019-08732
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice that the state of Iowa is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program delegated to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). EPA has reviewed the application and intends to approve these program revisions.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Implementation of Title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08728
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Implementation of Title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (EPA ICR Number 0824.07, OMB Control Number 2040-0008) 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 June 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 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; NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08718
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0442) 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 June 30, 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 not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08717
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Mercury Cell Chlor- Alkali Plants (EPA ICR Number 2046.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0542) 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 June 30, 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 not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Taconite Iron Ore Processing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08715
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Taconite Iron Ore Processing (EPA ICR Number 2050.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0538) 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 June 30, 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 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.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2019-08711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Texas for the 2015 Ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These submittals address how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 O3 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i-SIP ensures that the Texas SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for this NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2019-08710
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing volatile organic compounds (VOC) revised rules and the State's reasonably available control technology (RACT) analyses for VOC and nitrogen oxides (NOX). We are approving the revised VOC rules as assisting in reaching attainment of the 2008 ozone National Air Quality Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or the standard) and as meeting the RACT requirements in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (HGB area). We are also approving negative declarations for certain VOC source categories subject to RACT in the HGB area. The EPA is also finding that the State's RACT analyses demonstrate that the HGB area meets the VOC and NOX RACT requirements for this standard.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-08678
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of application 89668-EUP-3 from MosquitoMate, Inc., requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis, strain wAlbB in live male Aedes aegypti (strain WB1) mosquitoes. EPA has determined that the permit may be of regional or national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Air Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS
Document Number: 2019-08650
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is conditionally approving the SIP revision for infrastructure requirements related to State Boards and Conflicts of Interest. The intended effect of this action is to approve the infrastructure requirements of Maine's air quality management program with respect to this NAAQS into the Maine SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08645
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials that are Solid Waste (EPA ICR Number 2382.05, OMB Control Number 2050-0205) 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 29, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generator Standards Applicable to Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08643
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Generator Standards Applicable to Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities (EPA ICR Number 2317.04, OMB Control Number 2050-0204) 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 23, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Primary Magnesium Refining (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08642
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Primary Magnesium Refining (EPA ICR Number 2098.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0536) 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 June 30, 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 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.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2019-08627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under CAA. This action pertains specifically to infrastructure requirements in the Wisconsin SIP concerning interstate transport provisions.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Redesignation of the Indianapolis Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2019-08626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to redesignate the Indianapolis area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard. The area consists of Perry and Wayne Townships in Marion County, Indiana. EPA is also proposing to approve Indiana's maintenance plan for this area.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2019-08630
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). The NAC and GAC provide advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NAC/GAC members represent academia, business/industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. The purpose of the meeting is to welcome new members and brief the committees on the Commission for Environmental Cooperation June Council Session, and review other issues related to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at https://www.epa.gov/faca/nac-gac.
Thirty-Fifth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket
Document Number: 2019-08625
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (``Docket'') under Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 120(c) requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains certain information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released. As explained further below, the Docket is used to identify Federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public. This notice identifies the Federal facilities not previously listed on the Docket and also identifies Federal facilities reported to EPA since the last update on October 29, 2018. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list and a section of Federal facilities that are to be deleted from the Docket. Thus, the revisions in this update include 21 additions, 1 deletion, and 1 correction to the Docket since the previous update. At the time of publication of this notice, the new total number of Federal facilities listed on the Docket is 2,375.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Microbial Rules (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08603
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR) for the Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (EPA ICR Number 1895.10, OMB Control Number 2040-0205) 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 April 30, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards
Document Number: 2019-08602
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), General Hazardous Waste Facility (EPA ICR Number 1571.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0120) 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 23, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safe Management of Recalled Airbags Rule (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08601
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Safe Management of Recalled Airbags Rule (EPA ICR Number 2589.03, OMB Control Number 2050-0221) 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 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 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; Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08578
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program (EPA ICR Number 1803.08, OMB Control Number 2040-0185) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 13, 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; Generic Clearance for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08573
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Generic Clearance for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects (EPA ICR Number 2521.15, OMB Control Number 2080-0083) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a request for approval of a collection scheduled to expire on April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 27, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08571
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (EPA ICR No. 1657.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0387) 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work Plan and Report Template (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08514
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
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): Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work Plan and Report Template (EPA ICR Number 2511.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0198). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized in this document. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2019. EPA previously provided a 60-day public review opportunity via the Federal Register on September 28, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (PAIR) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08512
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
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: TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (PAIR), EPA ICR Number 0586.14 and OMB Control Number 2070-0054. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR. The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized in this document. EPA provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on August 29, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Soil and Non-Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08511
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
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): Soil and Non-Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation (EPA ICR Number 2451.02 and OMB Control Number 2070-0197). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized in this document. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2019. EPA previously provided a 60-day public review opportunity via the Federal Register on September 26, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08510
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (EPA ICR No. 1901.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0424), 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 April 30, 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; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 2007 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08509
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced after May 14, 2007 (EPA ICR No. 2263.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0602), 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 April 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 31, 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 Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08508
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (EPA ICR Number 2056.06, OMB Control Number 2060- 0486), 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 May 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; NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-08507
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (EPA ICR Number 1062.15, OMB Control Number 2060- 0122), 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 May 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.
Withdrawal of Finding of Substantial Inadequacy of Implementation Plan and of Call for Texas State Implementation Plan Revision-Affirmative Defense Provisions
Document Number: 2019-08480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Regional Administrator is considering an alternative interpretation regarding affirmative defense provisions in State Implementation Plans (SIPs) of states in EPA Region 6 that departs from the EPA's 2015 policy on this subject. In accordance with the Federal Clean Air Act (Act or CAA), the EPA Region 6 is proposing to make a finding that the affirmative defense provisions in the SIP for the state of Texas applicable to excess emissions that occur during certain upset events and unplanned maintenance, startup, or shutdown activities are narrowly tailored and limited to ensure protection of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and other CAA requirements, and would be consistent with the newly announced alternative interpretation if adopted. Accordingly, the EPA Region 6 also is proposing to withdraw the SIP call issued to Texas that was published on June 12, 2015.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-08379
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Removal of Allegheny County Requirements Applicable to Motor Gasoline Volatility in the Allegheny County Portion of the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area
Document Number: 2019-08156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), on March 19, 2019. This revision seeks removal from the Pennsylvania SIP of Allegheny County requirements limiting summertime gasoline volatility to 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which were originally adopted to reduce ozone precursor pollution to address nonattainment of the 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Allegheny County portion of the Pittsburgh-Beavery Valley ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area). In December 2018, EPA issued a final approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PA DEP) request to remove from the SIP the PA DEP requirements limiting the summer RVP of gasoline in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area. As part of that action, EPA also approved the accompanying demonstration prepared by Pennsylvania that shows that the emission impacts from removal of the program will not interfere with the area's ability to attain or maintain any NAAQS. EPA is proposing that this prior approved noninterference demonstration also serves to support Pennsylvania's request to remove the separate program imposed by Allegheny County requiring summer 7.8 psi RVP gasoline and that removal of this substantially similar, local low-RVP program will not interfere with the area's ability to attain or maintain the NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date; 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Pinal County, Arizona
Document Number: 2019-08309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the West Central Pinal County nonattainment area attained the 2006 24-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5 or ``fine particulate matter'') by December 31, 2017, the statutory attainment date for the area. The proposal is based on the three-year average of annual 98th percentile 24-hour concentrations for the 2015-2017 period, using complete, quality-assured, and certified PM2.5 monitoring data.
Air Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2019-08308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from on-road heavy-duty vehicles. We are proposing to approve a local measure to reduce NOX emissions from these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Restrictions on Discontinued Uses of Asbestos; Significant New Use Rule
Document Number: 2019-08154
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is promulgating a rule to ensure that any discontinued uses of asbestos cannot re-enter the marketplace without EPA review, closing a loophole in the regulatory regime for asbestos.
TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Revisions and Small Manufacturer Definition Update for Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under TSCA Section 8(a)
Document Number: 2019-07716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(a) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements and the TSCA section 8(a) size standards for small manufacturers. The current CDR rule requires manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances listed on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) to report data on chemical manufacturing, processing, and use every 4 years. EPA is proposing several changes to the CDR rule to make regulatory updates to align with new statutory requirements of TSCA, improve the CDR data collected as necessary to support the implementation of TSCA, and potentially reduce burden for certain CDR reporters. Proposed updates to the definition for small manufacturers, including a new definition for small governments, are being made in accordance with TSCA section 8(a)(3)(C) and impact certain reporting and recordkeeping requirements for TSCA section 8(a) rules, including CDR. The definitions may reduce burden on chemical manufacturers by increasing the number of manufacturers considered small. Overall, these regulatory modifications may better address EPA and public information needs by providing additional information that is currently not collected; improve the usability and reliability of the reported data; and ensure that data are available in a timely manner.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Control of Evaporative Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal), ICR 2213.06, OMB 2060-0597
Document Number: 2019-08307
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Control of Evaporative Emissions from New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal)'', ICR 2213.06, OMB 2060-0597 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection request as described below. This notice is a proposed extension of the Portable Fuel Container 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.
Planning for Natural Disaster Debris Guidance
Document Number: 2019-08305
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final guidance entitled, Planning for Natural Disaster Debris. The Planning for Natural Disaster Debris guidance is intended to assist communities in planning for debris management before a natural disaster occurs (also referred to as ``pre-incident debris management planning''). This guidance revises EPA's existing guidance document on planning for natural disaster debris that was published in 2008 under the same name. Pre-incident planning can significantly aid decision-making during a response and enhance a community's resiliency. Pre-incident planning can help communities recover faster, spend less money on cleanup and debris/waste management, and use fewer resources to rebuild and recover.
Request for Nominations of Candidates for EPA's Science Advisory Board Computable General Equilibrium Model Review Panel
Document Number: 2019-08304
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office invites nominations of environmental economists and other experts with expertise in computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling to be considered for appointment to the SAB's CGE Model Review Panel.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee Meeting-May 2019
Document Number: 2019-08303
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) Subcommittee.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee Meeting-May 2019
Document Number: 2019-08302
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee.
Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee Meeting-June 2019
Document Number: 2019-08301
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC).
Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2019-08300
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held May 9 and 10, 2019 at 1615 @Dupont, located at 1615 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20009. The CHPAC advises the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on science, regulations and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2019-08165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submittal from the State of Maryland for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission showing how the existing approved SIP has all the provisions necessary to meet the requirements of the new or revised NAAQS, or to add any needed provisions necessary to meet the revised NAAQS. The SIP revision is required to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. Maryland has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve Maryland's SIP revision addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS in accordance with the requirements of section 110(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; KY; Jefferson County Existing and New Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations
Document Number: 2019-08164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two revisions to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (KDAQ), through a letter dated March 15, 2018. The revisions were submitted by KDAQ on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD) (also referred to herein as Jefferson County) and add a recordkeeping provision for certain sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) along with other administrative changes. EPA is proposing to approve the changes because they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval and Designation of Areas; FL; Redesignation of the Nassau County 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2019-08162
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-24
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 taking final action 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.
Air Plan Approval; New Mexico; Albuquerque/Bernalillo County; Minor New Source Review (NSR) Preconstruction Permitting Program Revisions
Document Number: 2019-07583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to convert its June 29, 2017 conditional approval of revisions to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the City of Albuquerque- Bernalillo County minor New Source Review (NSR) program to full approval. The January 18, 2018 SIP submittal satisfies New Mexico's commitment which was the basis of our conditional approval of the minor NSR Preconstruction Permitting Program. Final approval of this SIP submittal will convert our earlier conditional approval to full approval. We are taking this action in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA, the Act) requirements.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Piedmont Natural Gas-Wadesboro Compressor Station (Anson County, North Carolina)
Document Number: 2019-08160
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated March 20, 2019, denying the petition submitted by Pee Dee Water Air Land and Lives and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (Petitioners) objecting to a proposed Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued to Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) for its facility located in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. The Order responds to an October 3, 2014, petition requesting that EPA object to the proposed initial permit number 10097T01. This permitting action was issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). The Order constitutes a final action on the petition addressed therein.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA Application Materials for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act
Document Number: 2019-08158
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``EPA Application Materials for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act'' (EPA ICR No. 2549.02, OMB Control No. 2040-0292) 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 request for approval of a renewal. 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.