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

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-09062
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the US Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09018
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ICR Number 2260.07, OMB Control Number 2090-0029) 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 June 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register 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; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09017
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings (EPA ICR Number 1750.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0393) 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 June 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 16, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This document 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; General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09016
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs (EPA ICR Number 0938.22, OMB Control Number 2030-0020) 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. In addition, this ICR includes EPA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program as a result of the relocation of the DBE Program from the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to the Office of Grants and Debarment. The information collection activities for the DBE Program were previously covered under OMB Control Number 2090-0030. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 6, 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Public Health Emergency Workplace Response System (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09015
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Public Health Emergency Workplace Response System (EPA ICR Number 2676.02, OMB Control Number 2030-0049) 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. 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; Implementation of the 8-Hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09014
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Implementation of the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements (EPA ICR Number 2347.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0695), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This renewal provides updated burden estimates for the 2021-2024 time period for implementing the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and it provides new burden estimates for the information collection resulting from implementation of the 2015 ozone NAAQS. It also provides new burden estimates for the information collection resulting from ongoing implementation of the revoked 1997 ozone NAAQS. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 8, 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; EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle Testing Program
Document Number: 2021-09013
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle Testing Program (EPA ICR Number 0222.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0086) 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 June 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 9, 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.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Indiana
Document Number: 2021-09005
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the State of Indiana's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites; Partial Withdrawal of Proposed Rules
Document Number: 2021-08988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially withdrawing three previous proposed rules which proposed to add five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is the list of sites of national priority among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation.
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: 2021-08915
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
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 from Louisiana certifies that incinerators subject to the OSWI EG and the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdiction of Louisiana. The EPA is accepting the negative declaration and amending the agency regulations in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (21-2.B)
Document Number: 2021-08883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule. This action would further require that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN), and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-3.B)
Document Number: 2021-08880
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and a microorganism that was the subject of a Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN). This action requires persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule. This action further requires that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN), and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2021-05705
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking this action to address interstate transport of ozone pollution under the ``good neighbor provision'' of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This final action is taken in response to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's (D.C. Circuit) remand of the Cross- State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update in Wisconsin v. EPA on September 13, 2019. The CSAPR Update finalized Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for 22 states to address their good neighbor obligations for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The D.C. Circuit found that the CSAPR Update, which was published on October 26, 2016 as a partial remedy to address upwind states' obligations prior to the 2018 Moderate area attainment date under the 2008 ozone NAAQS, was unlawful to the extent it allowed those states to continue their significant contributions to downwind ozone problems beyond the statutory dates by which downwind states must demonstrate their attainment of the air quality standards. On the same grounds, the D.C. Circuit also vacated the CSAPR Close-Out in New York v. EPA on October 1, 2019. This final rule resolves 21 states' outstanding interstate ozone transport obligations with respect to the 2008 ozone NAAQS. This action finds that for 9 of the 21 states for which the CSAPR Update was found to be only a partial remedy (Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin), their projected ozone precursor emissions in the 2021 ozone season and thereafter do not significantly contribute to a continuing downwind nonattainment and/or maintenance problem, and therefore the states' CSAPR Update FIPs (or the SIPs subsequently approved to replace certain states' CSAPR Update FIPs) fully address their interstate ozone transport obligations with respect to the 2008 ozone NAAQS. This action also finds that for the 12 remaining states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), their projected 2021 ozone season nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions significantly contribute to downwind states' nonattainment and/or maintenance problems for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. In this final action, EPA is issuing new or amended FIPs for these 12 states to replace their existing CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 emissions budgets for electricity generating units (EGUs) with revised budgets via a new CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Group 3 Trading Program. EPA is requiring implementation of the revised emission budgets beginning with the 2021 ozone season. Based on EPA's assessment of remaining air quality issues and additional emission control strategies for EGUs and other emissions sources in other industry sectors (non-EGUs), EPA is further determining that these NOX emission reductions fully eliminate these states' significant contributions to downwind air quality problems for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. In this action, EPA is also finalizing an error correction of its June 2018 approval of Kentucky's good neighbor SIP.
Thirty-Ninth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket
Document Number: 2021-08959
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (``Docket'') under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). CERCLA requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains certain information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released. This notice identifies the Federal facilities not previously listed on the Docket and identifies Federal facilities reported to EPA since the last update on October 29, 2020. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list and a section of Federal facilities that are to be deleted from the Docket. Thus, the revisions in this update include two additions, zero deletions, and zero corrections to the Docket since the previous update.
Notification of Funding for Credit Assistance Under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program
Document Number: 2021-08867
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed by the President on December 27, 2020, Congress provided $54.5 million in budget authority for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) program to cover the subsidy required to provide a much larger amount of credit assistance. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) estimates that this budget authority may provide approximately $5.5 billion in credit assistance and may finance approximately $11 billion in water infrastructure investment. The purpose of this NOFA is to solicit letters of interest (LOIs) from prospective borrowers seeking credit assistance from EPA. EPA will evaluate and select proposed projects described in the LOIs using the selection criteria established in statute and regulation, and further described in this NOFA as well as the WIFIA program handbook. This NOFA establishes relative weights that will be used in the current LOI submittal period for the selection criteria, explains budgetary scoring factors to determine budgetary scoring compliance, and outlines the process that prospective borrowers should follow to be considered for WIFIA credit assistance. In addition, EPA reserves the right to make additional awards using FY 2021 appropriated funding or available carry-over resources, consistent with Agency policy and guidance, if additional funding is available after the original selections are made. This could include holding a subsequent selection round.
Notification of Funding for Credit Assistance Under the State Infrastructure Finance Authority Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (SWIFIA) Program
Document Number: 2021-08865
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed by the President on December 27, 2020, Congress provided $5 million in budget authority solely for the cost of direct loans or guaranteed loans to state infrastructure financing authority borrowers for projects described in the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA). The state infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program will use this amount to cover the subsidy required to provide a much larger amount of credit assistance. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) estimates that this budget authority may provide approximately $1 billion in credit assistance and may finance approximately $2 billion in water infrastructure investment. The purpose of this NOFA is to solicit letters of interest (LOIs) from prospective state infrastructure financing authority borrowers seeking credit assistance from EPA under the SWIFIA program. EPA will evaluate and select proposed projects described in the LOIs using the selection criteria established in the statute, and further described in this NOFA as well as the WIFIA program handbook. This NOFA explains budgetary scoring factors to determine budgetary scoring compliance and outlines the process that prospective borrowers should follow to be considered for SWIFIA credit assistance. In addition, EPA reserves the right to make additional awards under this announcement, consistent with Agency policy and guidance, if additional funding is available after the original selections are made.
Pesticide Registration Review; Interim Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-08874
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the following chemicals: 1- methylcyclopropene; 1-naphthaleneacetic acid, its salts, ester, and acetamide (NAA); Beauveria bassiana strains ATCC 74040, GHA, HF23, and 447; benzyl benzoate; butoxypolypropylene glycol; carboxin/ oxycarboxin; cypermethrins; flumioxazin; imazalil; inorganic halides; inorganic sulfites; irgarol; kaolin; methoprene, kinoprene, and hydroprene; organic esters of phosphoric acid; Paecilomyces species; Streptomyces lydicus strain WYEC 108; triallate; triphenyltin hydroxide (TPTH) aka fentin hydroxide; and triticonazole. In addition, it announces the closure of the registration review case for siduron because the last U.S. registrations for this pesticide have been canceled.
Re-Issuance of a General Permit to the National Science Foundation for the Ocean Disposal of Man-Made Ice Piers From Its Station at McMurdo Sound in Antarctica
Document Number: 2021-08842
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to re-issue a general permit under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to dispose of ice piers in ocean waters. Permit re- issuance is necessary because the current permit is due to expire on May 21, 2021. EPA does not propose substantive changes to the content of the current permit.
Seventy-Fourth Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-08839
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its Seventy-Fourth Report of the ITC to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 13, 2020. In the Seventy-Fourth Report of the ITC, which is included with this notice, the ITC is revising the Priority Testing List by adding 15 of the 20 High-Priority Substances, designated as such under TSCA, and 24 organohalogen flame retardants. EPA is hereby announcing the receipt of and invites public comment on the ITC Report reproduced at the end of this notice.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Advanced Clean Car Program; Reconsideration of a Previous Withdrawal of a Waiver of Preemption; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-08826
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reconsidering a prior action that withdrew a waiver of preemption for California's zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards within California's Advanced Clean Car (ACC) program for purposes of rescinding that action. The ACC program waiver, as it pertains to the GHG emission standards and ZEV mandates, will become effective should EPA rescind the prior action. On September 27, 2019, EPA and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an action titled ``The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program'' (SAFE 1) that included, among other matters, EPA's determination that the Agency had authority to reconsider the ACC program waiver and that elements of the ACC program waiver should be withdrawn due to NHTSA's action under the Energy Policy & Conservation Act (EPCA) and Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption provisions. In addition, SAFE 1 included EPA's interpretation of whether States can adopt California's GHG emission standards under section 177 of the CAA. EPA believes that there are significant issues regarding whether SAFE 1 was a valid and appropriate exercise of agency authority, including the amount of time that had passed since EPA's 2013 waiver decision, the novel approach and legal interpretations used in SAFE 1, and whether EPA took proper account of the environmental conditions in California and the environmental consequences from the waiver withdrawal in SAFE 1. Further, EPA will be addressing issues raised in several petitions for reconsideration of SAFE 1, including one filed by California (jointly with a number of States and Cities) and one jointly filed by nongovernmental organizations. Finally, on January 20, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on ``Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.'' The President directed the Federal Agencies to ``immediately review'' SAFE 1, and to consider action ``suspending, revising, or rescinding'' that action by April 2021. Therefore, based upon the issues associated with SAFE 1, the petitions for reconsideration, and the Executive Order, this Federal Register notice initiates reconsideration of SAFE 1 and announces a virtual public hearing as well as an opportunity to submit new written comment.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2021-08820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on September 22, 2020. These revisions implement new preconstruction permitting regulations for certain new or modified sources of air pollution in attainment and unclassifiable areas under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Currently, the PSD program in Illinois is operated under a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP).
Georgia: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2021-08762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to authorize changes to Georgia's hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These changes were outlined in an application to the EPA and correspond to certain Federal rules promulgated between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2020. The EPA reviewed Georgia's application and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization. Therefore, in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are authorizing Georgia for these changes as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Georgia: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2021-08761
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action on the authorization of Georgia's changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These changes were outlined in an application to the EPA and correspond to certain Federal rules promulgated between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2020. We have determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed for final authorization.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for March 2021
Document Number: 2021-08756
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, 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 03/01/2021 to 03/31/2021.
Pesticide Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-08674
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the EPA's preliminary work plan for the following chemical: Metrafenone. With this document, the EPA is opening the public comment period for registration review for this chemical.
Flupyradifurone; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2021-08598
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of the insecticide flupyradifurone including its degradates and metabolites in or on sugarcane, cane and sugarcane, molasses. This action is associated with the utilization of a crisis exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on sugarcane. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of flupyradifurone in or on these commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2023.
Availability of the Systematic Review Protocol for the Vanadium and Compounds (Oral Exposure) IRIS Assessment
Document Number: 2021-08559
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30- day public comment period associated with release of the Systematic Review Protocol for the Vanadium and Compounds (Oral Exposure) IRIS Assessment. This document communicates the rationale for conducting the oral assessment of vanadium and compounds, describes screening criteria to identify relevant literature, outlines the approach for evaluating study quality, and describes the methods for dose-response analysis.
Air Plan Approval; California; Feather River Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2021-08557
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from surface preparation and clean-up operations. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Sulfur Content Limitations for Fuels
Document Number: 2021-08376
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire on March 11, 2019. This revision establishes sulfur content limitations for fuels. In addition, the State requested withdrawal from the SIP of the existing sulfur limitations regulation, which will be superseded by the State's revised sulfur limitations regulation. The intended effect of this action is to approve the State's March 11, 2019 submittal into the New Hampshire SIP and remove from the SIP the superseded sulfur in fuels limitations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-08527
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
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: amicarbazone, aminopyralid; azadirachtin, neem oil, and extract of neem oil; benzoic acid; endothall and salts; fluoxastrobin; ipconazole; L- lactic acid; metconazole; prometon; pronamide; propargite; prothioconazole; pyrasulfotole; and spiromesifen. In addition, the preliminary work plan for L-lactic acid is also being published for public comment at this time.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-08491
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-08486
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of Mission Support is giving notice that it proposes to publish a modified system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. FOIAonline, EPA's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request and Appeal File system of records is being modified to include all information and data elements that are being collected by the EPA and participating agencies as it relates to FOIA requests, appeals consultations and referrals. The purpose of this modification is to provide notice that; the FOIA Request and Appeal File system has been upgraded and deployed to a cloud hosted Amazon Web Services environment; the FOIA Request and Appeal File system of records is being modified to add additional routine uses and to change its name to FOIAonline. to change its name to FOIAonline.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-08461
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a virtual public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on May 12 and 13, 2021, with participation by webcast only. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Cost Recovery of Past Response Costs at the Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Building 915 Superfund Site, Sunnyvale, California
Document Number: 2021-08431
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 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 for Cost Recovery (``Settlement Agreement''), with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (``AMD''). Under the Settlement Agreement, AMD agrees to pay some of EPA's past response costs at the AMD Building 915 Superfund Site (``AMD 915 Site'') in Sunnyvale, California.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; NSR Program Administrative Rules
Document Number: 2021-08375
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), new and updated administrative rules for the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program. The new and amended administrative rules in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) replace the currently effective procedural rules in the NSR SIP in their entirety. As part of this action, EPA is also approving the removal of obsolete language related to Significant Deterioration of Air Quality. EPA proposed to approve this action on February 26, 2021 and received no adverse comments.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for AK Steel Dearborn Works, Wayne County, Michigan
Document Number: 2021-08372
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated January 15, 2021, denying a Petition dated September 27, 2017 from the Sierra Club, the South Dearborn Environmental Improvement Association, and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center (the Petitioners). The Petition requested that EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), to AK Steel Dearborn Works (AK Steel), located in Wayne County, Michigan.
Receipt of Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities April 2021
Document Number: 2021-08335
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Air Plan Approval; TN; Removal of Vehicle I/M Program; Middle Tennessee Area and Hamilton County
Document Number: 2021-08320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Through this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (``supplemental proposal'' or ``SNPRM''), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the Agency's additional and clarified technical rationale related to the proposed approval of Tennessee's February 26, 2020, state implementation plan (SIP) revisions requesting the removal of Tennessee's motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program requirements for Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson Counties in Tennessee (also known as the Middle Tennessee Area) and Hamilton County (also known as the Chattanooga Area), from the federally-approved SIP. Specifically, EPA proposes to affirm that the Hamilton County and Middle Tennessee areas would continue to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) after removal of the I/M program, and to rely on an emissions inventory comparison to inform its determination that both areas would continue to attain and maintain the ozone and carbon monoxide (CO) NAAQS. EPA is further proposing to conclude that the removal of the I/M program will not interfere with other states' ability to attain and maintain the 2008 ozone NAAQS under the good neighbor provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and providing additional information related to that conclusion. EPA is now taking comment on the use of this comparison and additional information in this supplemental proposal.
Air Plan Approval; Iowa; State Implementation Plan and State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants
Document Number: 2021-08278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and is also proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa Operating Permit Program. The revisions include updating definitions, regulatory references, requiring facilities to submit electronic emissions inventory information under the state's Title V permitting program, and updating references for the most recent federally approved minimum specifications and quality assurance procedures for performance evaluations of continuous monitoring systems. EPA is also proposing to approve previous revisions to the Operating Permit Program that allow for electronic document submission that meet EPA's requirements. These revisions will not impact air quality and will ensure consistency between the state and Federally approved rules.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Public Participation in the Permit Program
Document Number: 2021-08261
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted on August 27, 2020 by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). These revisions affect the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review (NSR) and title V Operating Permit programs (title V) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The revisions remove the mandatory requirement to provide public notice of draft CAA permits in a newspaper and allow electronic notice (e-notice) as an alternate noticing option. EPA proposed to approve this action on February 26, 2021 and received no adverse comments.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting-May 2021
Document Number: 2021-08279
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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 Air and Energy (AE) and Chemical Safety for Sustainability and Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (CSS-HERA) subcommittees.
Air Plan Approval; Nebraska; Revisions to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Chapter 39 Visible Emissions From Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2021-08274
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Nebraska on July 16, 2020. This proposed action will amend the SIP to revise title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code by removing a portion of the SIP that addresses visible emissions from diesel-powered motor vehicles. Visible emissions from diesel-powered motor vehicles are addressed in the state statute. Therefore, these proposed revisions remove duplicative language that is redundant to the state statute. The proposed revisions do not substantively change any existing statutory or regulatory requirement or impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality nor do they impact the State's ability to attain or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients-April 2021
Document Number: 2021-08256
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses-April 2021
Document Number: 2021-08229
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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.
Air Plan Approval; California; Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2021-08188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the regulation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from wood products coating operations. 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.
Air Plan Approval; California; Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2021-08187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from water heaters, boilers and process 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.
White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Virtual Public Meeting Series
Document Number: 2021-08107
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing the April 28, 2021 meeting with less than 15 calendar days public notice. The May 13, 2021 meeting will meet the FACA guidance. These meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the WHEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meetings or to provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Pre-registration is required.
Air Plan Approval; Arkansas; Arkansas Regional Haze and Visibility Transport State Implementation Plan Revisions; Correction
Document Number: 2021-08004
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on March 22, 2021, and that will become effective on April 21, 2021. The EPA finalized approval of a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment, Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ). This document corrects an error in the regulatory text. This correction does not change any final action taken by the EPA on March 22, 2021.
Metaflumizone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-07951
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide metaflumizone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Montana; Butte PM10
Document Number: 2021-07793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to fully approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Montana to EPA on March 23, 2020, for the Butte Moderate nonattainment area (NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10) and concurrently redesignate the NAA to attainment for the 24-hour PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In order to approve the LMP and redesignation, EPA is proposing to determine that the Butte, MT NAA has attained the 1987 24- hour PM10 NAAQS of 150 [micro]g/m\3\. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM10 NAAQS during the years 2014-2018. EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).