Environmental Protection Agency January 21, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Applying the Supreme Court's County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Decision in the Clean Water Act Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Program
Document Number: 2021-01254
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is issuing a memorandum to provide guidance to the regulated community and permitting authorities on applying the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, 140 S. Ct. 1462 (2020), in the Clean Water Act Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for point source discharges that travel through groundwater before reaching a water of the United States. Consistent with EPA Guidance; Administrative Procedures for Issuance and Public Petitions, published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2020, EPA solicited public comments on the draft guidance for thirty days, beginning on December 10, 2020. EPA has developed a responsiveness summary to address major concerns and comments, and it is available in the docket for this action. This guidance does not have the force and effect of law and it does not bind the public in any way. By issuing this guidance, the Agency intends only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or Agency policies.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Background Checks for Contractor Employees (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-01241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Background Checks for Contractor Employees (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2159.08, OMB Control No. 2030-0043) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 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.
C.I. Pigment Violet 29; Final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-01229
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation of C.I. Pigment Violet 29. The purpose of conducting risk evaluations under TSCA is to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment under the conditions of use, including an unreasonable risk to a relevant potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation, without consideration of costs or other nonrisk factors. EPA has determined that specific conditions of use of C.I. Pigment Violet 29 present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. For those conditions of use for which EPA has found an unreasonable risk, EPA must move to address that unreasonable risk through risk management measures enumerated in TSCA. EPA has also determined that specific conditions of use do not present unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. For those conditions of use for which EPA has found no unreasonable risk to health or the environment, the Agency's determination is a final Agency action and is issued via order in the risk evaluation.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee Meeting-February 2021
Document Number: 2021-01207
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a virtual meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy (A-E) Subcommittee to review science for air quality decisions and next generation methods wildfire focus.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting-January 2021
Document Number: 2021-01206
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a virtual meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) to review the draft reports of the Homeland Security (HS) and Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) subcommittees. Due to unforeseen circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice.
Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-01205
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development announces the 2021 public meetings dates of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects. Due to unforeseen circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability and Health and Environmental Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meeting-February 2021
Document Number: 2021-01204
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a series of virtual meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability and Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (CSS-HERA) Subcommittee to review the recent progress and activities for High- Throughput Toxicology (HTT), Rapid Exposure Modeling and Dosimetry (REMD), Virtual Tissue Modeling (VTM) and Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) progress on the CSS StRAP. Due to unforeseen circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice.