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

Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (February 2021)
Document Number: 2021-03714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
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.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-03481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM) from indirect sources associated with new development projects as well as NOX and PM emissions from certain transportation and transit development projects. We are proposing to approve a local rule 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.
Limited Approval, Limited Disapproval of California Air Plan Revision; Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2021-03197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of a revision to the Yolo- Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from solvent cleaning and degreasing operations. We are proposing action on a local rule that regulates 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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York; Section 111(d) State Plan for MSW Landfills
Document Number: 2021-03054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to New York's section 111(d) state plan (the ``State Plan'') for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills, pursuant to the Clean Air Act (``CAA'' or the ``Act''). The proposed State Plan revision consists of amendments to New York's ``Landfill Gas Collection and Control Systems for Certain Municipal Solid Waste Landfills,'' as well as attendant revisions to ``General Provisions.'' The primary goal of this regulation is to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) promulgated by the EPA for MSW landfills on August 29, 2016. The goal of the revised federal EG is to reduce emissions of landfill gas containing Non-methane Organic Compounds (NMOC) and methane by lowering the emissions threshold at which an existing MSW landfill must install and operate a Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS). The emission threshold reduction will address air emissions from all affected MSW landfills, including NMOC and methane. The reduction of emissions will improve air quality and protect the public health from exposure to landfill gas emissions.
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.
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).
Applicability Determination Index Data System Posting: EPA Formal Responses to Inquiries Concerning Compliance With the Clean Air Act Stationary Source Program
Document Number: 2021-03489
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations made by EPA with regard to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); the Emission Guidelines and Federal Plan Requirements for existing sources; and/or the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Annual Public Water Systems Compliance Report
Document Number: 2021-03480
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Annual Public Water System Compliance Report'' (EPA ICR No. 1812.07, OMB Control No. 2020-0020) 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.
Air Plan Approval; AK, Fairbanks North Star Borough; 2006 24-hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2021-03064
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve parts of state implementation plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the State of Alaska (Alaska or the State) to address Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in the Fairbanks North Star Borough PM2.5 nonattainment area (Fairbanks PM2.5 Nonattainment Area). EPA is also proposing to approve rule revisions and an associated air quality control plan chapter submitted by Alaska into the Federally-approved SIP. Alaska made these submissions on December 13, 2019, (Fairbanks Serious Plan) and December 15, 2020.
Air Quality Implementation Plan; California; Mendocino County Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2021-02912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two rule revisions to the Mendocino County Air Quality Managment District (MCAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting program for new and modified stationary sources of air pollution. We are proposing action on these local rules pursuant to requirements under Part C of Title I of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the ``Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2021-02906
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under section 110(a)(2)(C) of the Clean Air Act (CAA); specifically our proposal to approve Rule 2021: Experimental Research Operations. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; California; Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-02902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from natural gas-fired water heaters. We are proposing to approve a local rule 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-02894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Louisiana submitted on November 4, 2020 for the 2015 ozone (O3), 2006 PM2.5, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide and the 2012 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This submittal addresses how the existing SIP contains adequate provisions prohibiting emissions which interfere with required measures in any other State to protect visibility with respect to the 2015 ozone NAAQS as well as the 2006 PM2.5, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide and the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 2021 Issuance of the Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Industrial Activity
Document Number: 2021-03391
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
All 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Regions are finalizing the 2021 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity, also referred to as the ``2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP)'' or the ``final permit.'' This final permit replaces EPA's administratively continued 2015 MSGP that expired on June 3, 2020. EPA is issuing this permit for five (5) years to provide permit coverage to eligible operators in all areas of the country where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority, including Idaho (until July 1, 2021), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Indian country lands, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and most U.S. territories and protectorates. This Federal Register document summarizes the final permit. EPA encourages the public to read the final permit and accompanying fact sheet to better understand the final permit. The final permit and fact sheet can be found at https://www.epa.gov/npdes/ stormwater-discharges-industrial-activities.
Chemical Category for Octahydro-Tetramethyl-Naphthalenyl-Ethanone (OTNE); Manufacturer Request for Risk Evaluation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-03383
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on a manufacturer request for a risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,5,5-tetramethyl-2- naphthalenyl), ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,8,8- tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl), ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,6,7,8,8a-octahydro- 2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl), and ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,5,6,7,8,8a- octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl) (collectively, ``OTNE''). The request was made by International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (IFF), Privi Organics USA Corporation (Privi), and DRT America, Inc. (DRT) through the OTNE Consortium. EPA conducts risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment without consideration of costs or other non-risk factors, including an unreasonable risk to potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations, under the conditions of use. In the docket associated with this request is the manufacturer request for an EPA-conducted risk evaluation and possible additional conditions of use EPA has identified for inclusion within the scope of a risk evaluation of OTNE. EPA specifically invites public comment on the inclusion of any additional conditions of use and potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations. The Agency is in the process of broadly re-examining how it intends to implement these and other provisions of amended TSCA including determining how new executive orders and other direction provided by the Biden-Harris Administration will be addressed. This process would benefit greatly from stakeholder feedback. After considering comments received in response to this solicitation, EPA will determine whether to grant or deny the manufacturer request. All TSCA risk evaluations, whether EPA-initiated or manufacturer-requested, will be conducted in the same manner.
Ozone Transport Commission Recommendation That EPA Require Daily Limits for Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides From Certain Sources in Pennsylvania: Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-03367
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 15, 2021, EPA issued a Federal Register notice of public hearing and supplemental information regarding a recommendation submitted by the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) to address ongoing ozone pollution in the northeastern United States. The OTC has recommended that EPA require Pennsylvania to revise its state implementation plan (SIP) to include additional control measures that would establish daily limits on emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) from coal-fired electricity generating units (EGUs) with already-installed selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or selective noncatalytic reduction (SNCR) controls. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from March 8, 2021 to April 7, 2021.
Complex Polymeric Polyhydroxy Acids (CPPA); Amendment to the Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-03362
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the existing tolerance exemption for residues of Complex Polymeric Polyhydroxy Acids (CPPA) in or on all food commodities as a plant growth regulator to add use as a nematicide in pesticide formulations. FBSciences, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting this amendment. This regulation adds use as a nematicide to the existing tolerance exemption of CPPA under FFDCA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; United States Virgin Islands; Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan; Correction
Document Number: 2021-03057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 22, 2012, the EPA published a final rule in the Federal Register promulgating a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) intended to address regional haze obligations for the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands. However, at that time EPA erroneously failed to incorporate into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) certain emission limits that had been determined to be necessary to satisfy those obligations and that had been proposed and included in the docket for the action. EPA is proposing to correct this inadvertent error by incorporating the previously noticed limits into the CFR. EPA is not reopening any of its previous determinations here.
Air Plan Approval; OR; Smoke Management Revision
Document Number: 2021-03036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted on November 3, 2014 and September 27, 2019. The submitted revisions incorporate by reference the most recent updates to Oregon's Smoke Management Plan. EPA is acting only on the most recent version of such regulations as the previous versions are no longer in effect as a matter of state law. EPA is also making technical corrections related to previous approvals of components of Oregon's SIP. EPA is proposing to determine that the changes are consistent with Clean Air Act requirements.
Air Plan Approval; California; Placer County Air Pollution Control District; Open Burning Rules
Document Number: 2021-02907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM) from open burning. 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.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of New Hampshire
Document Number: 2021-03301
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) approval of the State of New Hampshire's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP); Order To Voluntarily Terminate a Certain Use
Document Number: 2021-03226
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's final order for the amendment to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of the uses listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This termination order follows an August 6, 2020 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the registrant listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily amend Chem-Tech, Ltd (Chem-Tech) dust formulations to terminate TCVP use on dogs, cats and in kennels and dog houses. In the August 6, 2020 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the use deletions, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their request. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice nor did the registrant withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a termination order granting the requested amendments to terminate TCVP use on dogs, cats and in kennels and dog houses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this use deletion order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Triadimefon; Rescissions of Previously Issued Cancellation Orders
Document Number: 2021-03225
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's rescission of two previously issued cancellation orders for seven triadimefon product registrations that have not yet become effective. Specifically, this notice rescinds cancellation orders announced in two previously issued Federal Register Notices from January 12, 2021, 2020 (FRL-10017-33) and August 25, 2020 (FRL-10013-65). These cancellation orders are being rescinded to the extent they are applicable to Bayer's triadimefon products. This notice rescinds the cancellation orders for Bayer's triadimefon registrations listed in Table 1.