Environmental Protection Agency 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-20063
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Removal of Control of Emission From Solvent Cleanup Operations
Document Number: 2020-19009
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on January 15, 2019 and supplemented by letter on July 11, 2019. Missouri requests that the EPA remove a rule related to the control of emissions from solvent cleanup operations in the St. Louis, Missouri area from its SIP. This removal does not have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; ID, Incorporation by Reference Updates and Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2020-18972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by Idaho on June 5, 2019 and May 27, 2020. The submitted revisions update the incorporation by reference of specific Federal requirements and clarify source permitting requirements. The EPA proposes to find that the changes are consistent with Clean Air Act requirements.
South Carolina: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2020-18311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
South Carolina 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. The EPA has reviewed South Carolina'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. The EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
Air Plan Approval; Kansas; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2020-17989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve certain elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Kansas addressing the applicable requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 Ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Section 110 requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP revision to support the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by the EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. 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 the CAA.
West Virginia: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-17345
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, as amended (commonly known as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of West Virginia's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by West Virginia (West Virginia or State). This action also revises the address of EPA's Region 3 office. This action also codifies EPA's approval of West Virginia's state program and incorporates by reference (IBR) those provisions of West Virginia's regulations and statutes that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
West Virginia: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-17343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, as amended (commonly known as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of West Virginia's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by West Virginia. This action is based on EPA's determination that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also proposes to codify EPA's approval of West Virginia's state program and to incorporate by reference those provisions of West Virginia's regulations and statutes that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving this action by a direct final rule, without a prior proposed rulemaking. If no significant negative comment is received, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rulemaking, and the direct final rule will be effective 60 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register. If you want to comment on EPA's proposed approval of West Virginia's revisions to its state UST program, you must do so at this time.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (July 2020)
Document Number: 2020-18958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Iron and Steel Foundries Major Source Residual Risk and Technology Review and Area Source Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-14143
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the major source Iron and Steel Foundries source category and the technology review for the area source Iron and Steel Foundries source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). In addition, we are taking final action to remove exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) and to specify that emissions standards apply at all times. These final amendments also require electronic reporting of performance test results and compliance reports and make minor corrections and clarifications to a few other rule provisions for major sources and area sources.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Document Number: 2020-18397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's (MPTN or the Tribe) Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate air pollution within the exterior boundaries of the Tribe's reservation. The proposed TIP is one of two CAA regulatory programs that comprise the Tribe's Clean Air Program (CAP). EPA approved the Tribe for treatment in the same manner as a State (Treatment as State or TAS) for purposes of administering New Source Review (NSR) and Title V operating permits under the CAA on July 10, 2008. In this action we propose to act only on those portions of MPTN's CAP that constitute a TIP containing severable elements of an implementation plan under CAA section 110(a). The proposed TIP includes permitting requirements for major and minor sources of air pollution. The purpose of the proposed TIP is to enable the Tribe to attain and maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) within the exterior boundaries of its reservation by establishing a federally enforceable preconstruction permitting program.
Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants Electronic Reporting Revisions
Document Number: 2020-15950
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments to the electronic reporting requirements for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (also known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)). This action revises and streamlines the electronic data reporting requirements of MATS, increases data transparency by requiring use of one electronic reporting system instead of two separate systems, and provides enhanced access to MATS data. No new monitoring requirements are imposed by this final action; instead, this action reduces reporting burden, increases MATS data flow and usage, makes it easier for inspectors and auditors to assess compliance, and encourages wider use of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for MATS compliance. In addition, this final action extends the current deadline for alternative electronic data submission via portable document format (PDF) files through December 31, 2023.
EPA Draft Proposal To Improve Lepidopteran Resistance Management; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19779
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making available for public comment a proposal to improve current resistance management strategies for certain Lepidopteran pests of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs) in corn and cotton. EPA is soliciting input from all affected stakeholders such as corn and cotton growers, crop consultants, industry, academia, non-governmental organizations and the general public.
Pesticide Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides for DDVP, Naled, and Trichlorfon; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19778
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of DDVP, naled, and trichlorfon.
United States Department of Justice and Parties to Certain Litigation; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2020-19773
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter will be transferred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and parties to certain litigation. This transfer of data is in accordance with the CBI regulations governing the disclosure of potential CBI in litigation.
Tiafenacil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-19673
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tiafenacil in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. ISK Biosciences Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for Alaska
Document Number: 2020-17572
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action 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 approved for incorporated into the compilation of state provisions that is incorporated by reference.
Final Scopes of the Risk Evaluations To Be Conducted for Twenty Chemical Substances Under the Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19671
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in June 2016, and implementing regulations, EPA is announcing the availability of the final scope documents for the risk evaluations to be conducted for the 20 High-Priority Substances designated in December 2019. The scope document for each chemical substance includes the conditions of use, hazards, exposures, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations the EPA plans to consider in conducting the risk evaluation for that chemical substance.
Final Lists Identifying Manufacturers Subject to Fee Obligations for EPA-Initiated Risk Evaluations Under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19668
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by the final rule on fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (the Fees Rule), in which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established fees to defray some of the costs of administering certain provisions of TSCA, EPA this document announces the availability of the final lists identifying the manufacturers (including importers) of the 20 chemical substances that have been designated as a High-Priority Substance for risk evaluation and for which fees will be charged. In January 2020, EPA announced the availability of and solicited public comment on the preliminary lists identifying manufacturers subject to fee obligations for EPA-initiated risk evaluations under TSCA. During the comment period, which closed on June 15, 2020, manufacturers (including importers) were also required to self-identify as a manufacturer of one of the 20 High-Priority Substances irrespective of whether they are included on the preliminary lists. Where appropriate, entities had the opportunity to avoid or reduce fee obligations by making certain certifications consistent with the Fees Rule. The public had the opportunity to correct errors or provide comments on the preliminary lists. Manufacturers (including importers) identified on the final list will be subject to applicable fees.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19605
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Final Action on Petitions for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2020-19576
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received three petitions for reconsideration of the final revisions to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act, published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2019. The agency is providing notice that it is denying all three petitions for reconsideration. The basis for EPA's action is set out fully in separate letters addressed to each petitioner, available in the rulemaking docket.
Pydiflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-17791
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for the inadvertent residues of pydiflumetofen in or on animal feed, nongrass, group 18, hay; grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, except straw; and grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, straw. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Sequences; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-19491
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of deoxyribonucleic acid sequences consisting solely of adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine, of 300 or fewer base pairs, and which do not contain start codons or regulatory sequences necessary for the initiation of transcription or translation when used as an inert ingredient (product identifier) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and to raw agricultural commodities after harvest at a concentration not to exceed 1.0 parts per million (ppm). InvisiDex Inc. 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 deoxyribonucleic acid that satisfy the terms of the exemption.
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2020-19172
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``the EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds six sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL.
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2020-19171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add four sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL and withdraws a previous proposal for NPL addition.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Second Maintenance Plan for the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Area
Document Number: 2020-18394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
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. This revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan, submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (referred to as the ``1997 ozone NAAQS'') in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area (Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Area). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2020-18112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the use and application of industrial adhesives. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate 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.
Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to Maine
Document Number: 2020-18081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) proposes to amend the federal regulations to withdraw human health criteria (HHC) for toxic pollutants applicable to waters in the State of Maine. EPA proposes to take this action because Maine adopted, and EPA approved, HHC that the Agency determined are protective of the designated uses for these waters. EPA is providing an opportunity for public comment on this proposed withdrawal of federally promulgated HHC. The withdrawal would enable Maine to implement its EPA-approved HHC, submitted on April 24, 2020, and approved on June 23, 2020, as applicable criteria for Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act) purposes.
Air Plan Approval; WA; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide and 2015 Ozone Standards; Availability of Supplemental Information and Reopening of the Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-17980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Whenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. On May 26, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to approve the Washington State Implementation Plan as meeting specific infrastructure requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) and 2015 ozone NAAQS. Due to an administrative error, the technical support document was left out of the docket during the initial comment period from May 26, 2020 to June 25, 2020. Thus, the EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comment on the proposed action. We are also supplementing the docket with additional supporting materials in response to a comment on our proposed approval.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Second Maintenance Plan for the Altoona (Blair County) Area
Document Number: 2020-17422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
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. This revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan, submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (referred to as the ``1997 ozone NAAQS'') in the Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania area (Altoona Area). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS Second Maintenance Plan for the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle Area
Document Number: 2020-17421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
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. This revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (referred to as the ``1997 ozone NAAQS'') in the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle area. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 2008 and 2015 Ozone Standards
Document Number: 2020-17414
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. The SIP revision consists of a demonstration that Rhode Island meets the requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the two precursors for ground-level ozone, oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), set forth by the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) with respect to the 2008 and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs or standards). Additionally, we are approving specific regulations that implement the RACT requirements by limiting air emissions of NOX and VOC pollutants from sources within the State. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Pesticide Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Strychnine; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19388
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of strychnine.
Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19374
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: 1, 4-Dimethylnapthalene and 2,6-Diisopropylnaphthalene, acequinocyl, Bacillus cereus strain BP01, cypermethrins, dithiopyr, etridiazole, fenamidone, fenbutatin-oxide, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, flonicamid, flumetralin, flumioxazin, hypochlorous acid, inorganic halides, MCPB, Metarhizium anisopliae, metolachlor/S-metolachlor, Pantoea agglomerans strain C9-1, Pantoea agglomerans strain E325, propanil, terbacil, triclopyr.
Pesticide Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-19371
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of 10,10'-oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA), amicarbazone, aminopyralid, dimethenamid/dimethenamid-p, endothall, fluoxastrobin, folpet, ipconazole, iprodione, metconazole, polixetonium chloride, prothioconazole, sodium pyrithione.
Notice of Intent To Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2020-19370
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice, pursuant the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), publishes a Notice of Intent to Suspend certain pesticide registrations issued by EPA. The Notice of Intent to Suspend was issued following the Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In Notice (DCI), which required the registrant of the affected pesticide products containing a certain pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrant's failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing registrations of the affected products. Failure to comply with the data requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected registrations under FIFRA.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Public Notification Requirements for Combined Sewer Overflows in the Great Lakes Basin (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-19350
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Public Notification Requirements for Combined Sewer Overflows in the Great Lakes Basin (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2562.02, OMB Control No. 2040-0293) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection. This is a proposed extension of the ICR which is currently approved through April 30, 2021. 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.
Redesignation of Certain Unclassifiable Areas for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
Document Number: 2020-17548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to redesignate certain unclassifiable areas designated during the EPA's Round 2 air quality designations for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Specifically, the EPA believes that it now has sufficient information to determine that certain unclassifiable areas in Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Texas are attaining the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary NAAQS, and, therefore, is proposing to redesignate these areas to attainment/unclassifiable for the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary NAAQS.
Determination of Failure To Attain by the Attainment Date and Denial of Serious Area Attainment Date Extension Request; AK: Fairbanks North Star Borough 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Serious Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2020-17541
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the determination that the Fairbanks North Star Borough nonattainment area failed to attain the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) by the December 31, 2019 ``Serious'' area attainment date. This determination is based on complete, quality-assured and certified PM2.5 monitoring data for 2017 through 2019. The EPA is also finalizing the denial of the State's request for an extension of the Serious area attainment date for the Fairbanks North Star Borough nonattainment area. Based on this final action, the State will be subject to further statutory and regulatory requirements for this area, including a new State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission meeting additional requirements that the State must submit by December 31, 2020.
Air Plan Approvals; KY; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Modeling Infrastructure Requirements for 2015 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2020-17263
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve portions of the Kentucky infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) submitted to EPA in a letter dated January 11, 2019. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP submission to establish that the state's SIP meets infrastructure requirements for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each such NAAQS. Specifically, EPA is taking final action to approve portions of the Kentucky infrastructure SIP submission that address the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and modeling requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; KY; Jefferson County Existing and New Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations
Document Number: 2020-17229
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Commonwealth), through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet) on September 5, 2019. The revisions were submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District and make a singular change to two regulations for clarity purposes regarding the applicability of exempt surface coating standards for existing and new miscellaneous metal parts and products operations. EPA is approving the change to both regulations as it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Beaumont-Port Arthur Area Second Maintenance Plan for 1997 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-17228
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The EPA is approving a second ten-year maintenance plan for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) through 2032 in the Beaumont-Port Arthur (BPA) area.
Citrus Tristeza Virus Expressing Spinach Defensin Proteins 2, 7, and 8; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-19351
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends and extends a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Citrus tristeza virus expressing spinach defensin proteins 2, 7, and 8 alone or in various combinations on citrus fruit (Citrus spp., Fortunella spp., Crop Group 10-10) when applied/used as a microbial pesticide in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 88232- EUP-2. Southern Gardens Citrus submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting extension of the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Citrus tristeza virus expressing spinach defensin proteins 2, 7, and 8 alone or in various combinations. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on August 31, 2023.
Proposed Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent: City of Somerville, Conway Park Site, Somerville, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2020-19197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), has entered into a proposed settlement, embodied in an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (``Settlement Agreement''), with settling party City of Somerville, Massachusetts (``Somerville''), with respect to the Conway Park Site, located in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (``Conway Park Site''). Under the settlement, Somerville will perform part of the removal action, in coordination with EPA, as set forth in the June 15, 2020 Action Memorandum for the Site. This notice applies to a compromise of up to $3 million in direct and indirect EPA costs associated with EPA's contribution to the removal action at the Site. The Settlement Agreement also resolves Somerville's liability for work performed and future response costs.
Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder, and Flux for Drinking Water
Document Number: 2020-16869
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing changes to existing regulations to protect the public from lead in plumbing materials used in public water systems or residential or nonresidential facilities providing water for human consumption. The changes in this rule codify aspects of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act of 2011 (RLDWA) and the Community Fire Safety Act of 2013 (CFSA). The RLDWA amended section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which prohibits the use and introduction into commerce of certain plumbing products that are not ``lead free.'' The RLDWA revised the definition of lead free to lower the allowable maximum lead content of plumbing products; and established a statutory method for calculating lead content. EPA is also establishing new requirements for manufacturers or importers that introduce into commerce products that must meet lead free requirements to certify such products as being in compliance with the lead free requirements in Section 1417 of the SDWA, as well as other changes to existing regulations to assist in implementation of Section 1417 of the SDWA, as amended. EPA expects that these requirements for lead content in plumbing materials used in new installations and repairs will result in fewer sources of lead in drinking water and, consequently, will reduce adverse health effects associated with exposure to lead in drinking water. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section details EPA's changes to existing regulations as authorized under the SDWA as amended.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cashout Settlement; S.C. Breen Construction Company
Document Number: 2020-19081
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act., as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past and projected future response costs concerning the Hamilton/Labree Roads Groundwater Contamination Site in Chehalis, Washington, with the following settling party: S.C. Breen Construction Company. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $3,250,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this document, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available electronically for public inspection at https://www.regulations.gov.
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Other Solid Waste Incineration Units Review
Document Number: 2020-17730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performed a periodic review of the emissions standards and other requirements for Other Solid Waste Incineration (OSWI) units, covering certain very small municipal waste combustion (VSMWC) and institutional waste incineration (IWI) units. Although the EPA is not proposing revisions to the OSWI New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) specifically based on its statutory periodic review, the EPA is otherwisein accordance with its authority under the CAAproposing changes to the OSWI NSPS and EG.
Air Plan Approval; NC; Blue Ridge Paper SO2
Document Number: 2020-17231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, through parallel processing, a draft source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) through a letter dated June 24, 2020. North Carolina's June 24, 2020, draft source-specific SIP revision requests that EPA incorporate into the SIP more stringent sulfur dioxide (SO2) permit limits than those currently contained in the SIP for the Blue Ridge Paper Products, LLC (also known as BRPP) facility located in the Beaverdam Township Area of Haywood County, North Carolina. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve, into the SIP, specific SO2 permit limits and associated operating restrictions, monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting (MRR) and testing compliance requirements established in a BRPP title V operating permit as permanent and enforceable SO2 control measures. North Carolina submitted these limits to support its recommendation that EPA designate the Beaverdam Township Area as ``attainment/unclassifiable'' under the 2010 primary SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) (also referred to as the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS). The purpose of this rulemaking is not to take action on whether these SO2 emissions limits are adequate for EPA to designate the Beaverdam Township Area as attainment under the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS. Instead, EPA will determine the air quality status and designate remaining undesignated areas for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS, including the Beaverdam Township Area, in a separate action. This proposed SIP approval does not prejudge that future designation action.
Technical Correction to the Flex-Fuel Vehicle Provisions in CAFE Regulations
Document Number: 2020-17217
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This direct final rule corrects an error in EPA's regulations for test procedures used in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program finalized in a 2012 rulemaking. EPA established the procedures under the general provisions of Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) which authorize EPA to establish test and calculation procedures for CAFE. The correction clarifies the method for how flex-fuel vehicles are accounted for in manufacturer fuel economy calculations in model years 2020 and later. This correction allows the program to be implemented as originally intended in the 2012 rule. This rulemaking action is not expected to result in any significant changes in regulatory burdens or costs.
Technical Correction to the Flex-Fuel Vehicle Provisions in CAFE Regulations
Document Number: 2020-17214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to correct an error in EPA's regulations for test procedures used in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program finalized in a 2012 rulemaking. EPA established the procedures under the general provisions of Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) which authorize EPA to establish test and calculation procedures for CAFE. The correction clarifies the method for how flex-fuel vehicles are accounted for in manufacturer fuel economy calculations in model years 2020 and later. This correction allows the program to be implemented as originally intended in the 2012 rule. This proposed action is not expected to result in any significant changes in regulatory burdens or costs. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are taking direct final action without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the Navajo Nation
Document Number: 2020-19005
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Navajo Nation revised its approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by adopting the Arsenic Rule, Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule, Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR), Lead and Copper RuleMinor Revisions (LCR-MR), and Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions by the Navajo Nation are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations and otherwise meet applicable SDWA primacy requirements. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these revisions to the Navajo Nation's PWSS Program.