Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership
Notice is hereby given of the membership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Performance Review Board for 2019.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (40 CFR Part 59, Subpart C) (Renewal)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal),'' EPA ICR No. 1764.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0348, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2020. 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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for Alaska
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources subject to requirements of the State of Alaska. The State of Alaska's requirements discussed in this document, and listed in the appendix to the Federal OCS air regulations, are proposed to be incorporated into the compilation of state provisions that is incorporated by reference.
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; A Holistic Approach to Closure Part A: Deadline To Initiate Closure
On April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. On August 21, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case of Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, et al. v. EPA (USWAG). This rule proposes regulations to implement the court's vacatur of the provisions that allow unlined impoundments to continue receiving coal ash unless they leak, and that classify ``clay-lined'' impoundments as lined, thereby allowing such units to operate indefinitely. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish a revised date by which unlined surface impoundments must cease receiving waste and initiate closure, following its reconsideration of those dates in light of the USWAG decision.