Environmental Protection Agency February 23, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-03632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2207.08, OMB Control No. 2025-0006) 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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for January 2021
Document Number: 2021-03611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 01/01/2021 to 01/31/2021.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-03584
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of Mission Support (OMS) is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). The Online Library System (OLS) is being created as a data management system that allows the EPA to collect, store, retrieve and upload data about the collection of the libraries within the EPA National Library Network. The Circulation module of OLS collects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that is subject to the Privacy Act.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-03583
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of Mission Support is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Fleet Access (FA) is being created to comply with United States Code (U.S.C.) 175 Federal Motor Vehicle Expenditure Control and the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Management Regulation (FMR) B-15 requiring all federal agencies store and maintain vehicle asset data collected in a Fleet Management Information System (FMIS).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-03582
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of Acquisition Solutions is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Environmental Protection Agency's Acquisition System (EAS) is an automated contract writing and management system with configurable workflow used to initiate, award, modify and track acquisition actions for the procurement of goods and services.
Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-03554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Federal Register of January 11, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed updates and adjustments to the 2018 fees rule established under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document extends the comment period for 30 days from February 25, 2021 to March 27, 2021.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants, Primary Magnesium Refining, Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations, Refractory Products Manufacturing, Carbon Black Production, and Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Reviews; Extension of Comment Periods
Document Number: 2021-03374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is exending comment periods for proposed rules titled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants Residual Risk and Technology Review'' and ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Primary Magesium Refining Residual Risk and Technology Review,'' published on January 8, 2021, ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Flexible Foam Fabrication Operations Residual Risk and Technology Review and Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production and Fabrication Area Source Technology Review,'' published on January 11, 2021, ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Refractory Products Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review'' and ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Carbon Black Production Residual Risk and Technology Review,'' published January 14, 2021, and ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review,'' published on January 15, 2021, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposals.
Oxalic Acid; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-03256
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of oxalic acid on honey and honeycomb. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level on these commodities for residues of oxalic acid.
Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Utah; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2021-03252
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 1, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a rulemaking proposing to approve multiple elements of the infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS for the State of Utah, while taking no action on three infrastructure elements (85 FR 33052). On September 16, 2020, we published a rulemaking taking final action on the proposal. The final rulemaking incorrectly stated that there were no comments received during the public comment period for the proposed rulemaking (85 FR 57731). One comment, submitted electronically on July 1, 2020, had been received but was inadvertently overlooked in the preparation of the September 16 final rule. In this correction document we will respond to the comment received.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 2021-02939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to modify an exclusion from the lists of hazardous waste previously granted to American Chrome and Chemical (Petitioner), in Corpus Christi, Texas. This action responds to a petition for amendment to exclude (or ``delist'') up to 1,450 cubic yards per year of K006 chromic oxide solids from the list of federal hazardous wastes when disposed of in an on-site surface impoundment in lieu of disposal in a Subtitle D Landfill. The Agency is proposing to grant the petition based on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by the petitioner.
Approval of Arizona State Implementation Plan Revisions; Maricopa County Air Quality Department; Stationary Source Permits; New Source Review
Document Number: 2021-02908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of Arizona. We are proposing full approval of seven MCAQD rules for the Department's New Source Review (NSR) preconstruction permitting program for new and modified stationary sources of air pollution. We are taking comments on this proposed rule and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the West Virginia Portion for the Charleston, West Virginia Area Comprising Kanawha and Putnam Counties
Document Number: 2021-02623
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) of the State of West Virginia. This revision pertains to West Virginia's plan for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Charleston Area (comprising Kanawha and Putnam Counties). The EPA is approving these revisions to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Second Maintenance Plan for the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Area
Document Number: 2021-02618
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan, submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), 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).