Environmental Protection Agency February 24, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-03827
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2233.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0272) 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 June 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; SmartWay Transport Partnership (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-03795
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), SmartWay Transport Partnership (EPA ICR Number 2265.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0663) 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 21, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register filed on July 27, 2020 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; Public Notification Requirements for Combined Sewer Overflows in the Great Lakes Basin (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-03794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Public Notification Requirements for Combined Sewer Overflows in the Great Lakes Basin (EPA ICR Number 2562.03, OMB Control Number 2040-0293) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This is a proposed extension of the ICR which is currently approved through April 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 2, 2020 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 Epoxy Resin and Non-Nylon Polyamide Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-03793
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Epoxy Resin and Non- Nylon Polyamide Production (EPA ICR Number 1681.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0290), 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, 2021. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 12, 2020 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request for the National Study of Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Screener Questionnaire
Document Number: 2021-03757
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Information Collection Request for the National Study of Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Screener Questionnaire (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2553.01, OMB Control No. 2040 0294) 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 as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 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.
State Formula Allocations for Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Grants
Document Number: 2021-03756
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the allocation formula for the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants Program as required by the Clean Water Act (CWA). EPA is required to establish a formula to allocate proportional shares of the amount appropriated to state entities to fund actions that will help manage combined sewer overflows, sanitary sewer overflows, and stormwater. EPA was directed to develop a formula based on the relevant infrastructure needs submitted in the latest Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) along with additional information considered appropriate by the EPA Administrator. A summary of the formula is included in this document. This document reflects EPA's consideration of public comments received in response to its August 4, 2020 Federal Register publication.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2021-03713
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Tetraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-03624
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tetraniliprole in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Regulation Number 7 and RACT Requirements for 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Denver Metro/North Front Range Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-03278
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving and conditionally approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on May 31, 2017, May 14, 2018 and May 8, 2019. The revisions are to Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (Commission or AQCC) Regulation Number 7 (Reg. 7). The revisions to Reg. 7 address Colorado's reasonably available control technology (RACT) SIP obligations for Moderate 2008 ozone nonattainment areas; add incorporation by reference dates to rules and reference methods; and make typographical, grammatical, and formatting corrections. Also, in this action the EPA is correcting a July 3, 2018 final rule pertaining to Colorado's SIP. In that action, we inadvertently omitted regulatory text corresponding to ``incorporation by reference'' (IBR) materials for graphic arts and printing revisions to Reg. 7, Section XIII (adopted November 17, 2016). The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Full Approval of Revised Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; North Dakota
Document Number: 2021-03267
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this direct final rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ``Agency'') is promulgating full approval of the revised and recodified North Dakota operating permit program for stationary sources subject to title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act''). On August 6, 2018, North Dakota submitted a request for approval of its revisions to the North Dakota operating permit program (the ``title V program'') for stationary sources subject to title V of the CAA and recodification of the State's title V program under a new title of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). The EPA determined that the revised and recodified program substantially met the requirements of title V of the Act and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) but was not fully approvable because the State law provisions for judicial review were not consistent with program requirements found in the CFR. Thus, EPA issued an interim approval of North Dakota's title V program. North Dakota has made the changes required for full program approval. Accordingly, the EPA is taking this action in accordance with the CAA and CFR title V program approval requirements. This is a direct final action because the action is deemed noncontroversial and we do not expect adverse comments.
Proposed Full Approval of Revised Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; North Dakota
Document Number: 2021-03266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ``Agency'') is proposing full approval of the revised and recodified North Dakota operating permit program for stationary sources subject to title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act''). On August 6, 2018, North Dakota submitted a request for approval of its revisions to the North Dakota operating permit program (the ``title V program'') for stationary sources subject to title V of the CAA and recodification of the State's title V program under a new title of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). The EPA determined that the revised and recodified program substantially met the requirements of title V of the Act and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) but was not fully approvable because the State law provisions for judicial review were not consistent with program requirements found in the CFR. Thus, EPA issued an interim approval of North Dakota's title V program. North Dakota has made the changes required for full program approval. Accordingly, the EPA is proposing this action in accordance with the CAA and CFR title V program approval requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Louisiana; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2021-03196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received a CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declaration from Louisiana for existing incinerators subject to the Other Solid Waste Incineration units (OSWI) Emission Guidelines (EG). This negative declaration certifies that existing incinerators subject to the OSWI EG and the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within Louisiana. The EPA is proposing to accept the negative declaration and amend the agency regulations in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
Document Number: 2021-03035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) that was submitted by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) in coordination with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA). This proposed revision updates the SIP with local SRCAA regulations that apply in lieu of, or in supplement to, Ecology's statewide general air quality regulations for SRCAA's jurisdiction. We are also proposing to approve SRCAA's adoption by reference of certain Ecology general air quality regulations, which do not have local agency replacement corollaries, to apply in SRCAA's jurisdiction.
Air Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-02909
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action 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 approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Revisions to Air Rules of South Dakota
Document Number: 2021-02680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of South Dakota on January 3, 2020 that revises the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD), Air Pollution Control Program, updating the chapter pertaining to definitions. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (December 2020)
Document Number: 2021-02648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
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.