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

Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Revision to Emission Data, Emission Fees and Process Information Rule
Document Number: 2021-13992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program revision submitted by the State of Missouri on May 25, 2021. These revisions update the listed emission reporting years and update the emissions fee for permitted sources as set by Missouri Statute from $48 per ton of air pollution emitted annually to $53 in calendar year 2021 and $55 per ton of air pollution emitted annually for emissions in calendar year 2022 and beyond; effective March 30, 2021.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-13989
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
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. The Public Health Emergency Workplace Response System is being created to collect workplace safety and personnel information in response to a public health emergency such as a pandemic or epidemic.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-13950
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (EPA ICR Number 2002.08, OMB Control Number 2025-0003) 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 August 31, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on January 15, 2021, 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 Health Emergency Workplace Response System (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-13947
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted 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. 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 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 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 WaterSense Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-13946
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), EPA's WaterSense Program (EPA ICR Number 2233.08, OMB Control Number 2040-0272) 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 February 24, 2021 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; Annual Public Water Systems Compliance Report (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-13945
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Annual Public Water System Compliance Report (EPA ICR Number 1812.07, OMB Control Number 2020- 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 June 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 22, 2021 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; Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-13944
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (EPA ICR Number 0559.14, OMB Control Number 2080-0005) 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 20, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 12, 2021 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Two Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-13894
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit requests to renew two currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICRs are identified in this document by their corresponding titles, EPA ICR numbers, OMB Control numbers, and related docket identification (ID) numbers. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying material are available for public review and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for the ICR.
Commonwealth Utilities Corporation Power Plant Site, Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent
Document Number: 2021-13886
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC), for payment of costs of a removal action at a power plant owned and operated by CUC on the Island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enters the settlement pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA. The settlement provides for CUC's payment of $315,000, plus interest, towards costs incurred by EPA and the United States in removing polychlorinated biphenyl wastes from the CUC power plant in Rota during 2011-2013. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Request for Nominations for the Science Advisory Board; PFAS Review Panel
Document Number: 2021-13857
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a Panel to review draft EPA documents that are being developed to support EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Rulemaking for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These draft documents will describe EPA's prepared analyses of health effects data that will inform the derivation of proposed Maximum Contaminant Level Goals for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Additionally, the documents will include elements from EPA's assessment of the health risk reduction benefits of potential reductions in drinking water concentrations of PFOA and PFOS for targeted health endpoints. The documents will also include a framework for estimating health risks associated with PFAS mixtures.
Air Quality Designations for the 2010 1-Hour SO2
Document Number: 2021-13938
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it has responded to petitions for reconsideration and/or administrative stay of a final action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2016, titled, ``Air Quality Designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardSupplement to Round 2 for Four Areas in Texas: Freestone and Anderson Counties, Milam County, Rusk and Panola Counties, and Titus County.'' The EPA has denied these petitions in letters to the petitioners for the reasons that the EPA explains in those documents.
Air Plan Approval; Iowa; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2021-13824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve certain elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa addressing the applicable requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 Ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Section 110 requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP revision to support the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by the EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification for a Virtual Public Meeting.
Document Number: 2021-13818
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see ``Registration'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Pre-registration is required.
Bacillus velezensis Strain RTI301; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-13806
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus velezensis strain RTI301 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. FMC Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus velezensis strain RTI301 under FFDCA when used in accordance with this exemption.
Bacillus subtilis Strain RTI477; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-13804
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain RTI477 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. FMC Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain RTI477 under FFDCA when used in accordance with this exemption.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Clean Air Act Requirements for Emissions Inventories for Nonattainment Areas for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-13771
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas to meet the Emissions Inventory (EI) requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), for the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB), and Bexar County ozone nonattainment areas for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this action pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.
Error Correction of the Area Designations for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
Document Number: 2021-13696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its August 22, 2019, proposed rule, which proposed both to determine that the EPA made an error in the area designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for portions of Freestone and Anderson Counties, Rusk and Panola Counties, and Titus County in Texas, and to correct the proposed error by modifying the designations of those areas to unclassifiable. The EPA is withdrawing the proposed rule because the EPA, informed in part by technical information received during the public comment period on the proposed rule that further supports the EPA's initial designations of these areas, no longer believes the bases identified in the proposed error correction support the proposed conclusion that an error correction is appropriate.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri Redesignation Request and Associated Maintenance Plan for the Jefferson County 2010 SO2
Document Number: 2021-13693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 27, 2017, the State of Missouri submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Jefferson County, Missouri, 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area to attainment and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the area. The State provided supplemental information on: May 15, 2018; February 7, 2019; February 25, 2019; and April 9, 2021. In response to these submittals, the EPA is proposing to take the following actions: Approve the State's plan for maintaining attainment of the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary standard in the area; and approve the State's request to redesignate the Jefferson County SO2 nonattainment area to attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary standard.
Health and Safety Data Reporting; Addition of 20 High-Priority Substances and 30 Organohalogen Flame Retardants
Document Number: 2021-13212
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule, issued pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the TSCA Health and Safety Data Reporting rule, requires manufacturers (including importers) of 50 specified chemical substances to report certain lists and copies of unpublished health and safety studies to EPA. The chemical substances subject to this rule are listed in this document and consist of the 20 designated by EPA as High-Priority Substances and the 30 organohalogen flame retardants being evaluated for risks by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). EPA is taking this action because the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) added these chemical substances to the Priority Testing List through its 69th and 74th Reports and EPA will use this information to inform the risk evaluations currently underway for 20 High-Priority Substances and for future prioritization.
Improvements for Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Test Procedures, and Other Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2021-05306
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the test procedures for heavy-duty engines and vehicles to improve accuracy and reduce testing burden. EPA is also making other regulatory amendments concerning light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, highway motorcycles, locomotives, marine engines, other nonroad engines and vehicles, and stationary engines. These amendments affect the certification procedures for exhaust emission standards and related requirements. EPA is finalizing similar amendments for evaporative emission standards for nonroad equipment and portable fuel containers. The amendments increase compliance flexibility, harmonize with other requirements, add clarity, correct errors, and streamline the regulations. Given the nature of the amendments, they will have neither significant environmental impacts nor significant economic impacts for any sector.
Improvements for Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Test Procedures
Document Number: 2021-05305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice of proposed rulemaking includes corrections, clarifications, additional flexibilities, and adjustment factors to improve the Greenhouse gas Emissions Model (GEM) compliance tool for heavy-duty vehicles while more closely matching the outputs produced by the original GEM version 3.0 that was used to establish the CO2 standards for Model Years 2021 and later in the 2016 Heavy-duty Phase 2 final rule. This document supplements the proposed rule published on May 12, 2020, which included a larger set of proposed revisions to modify and improve GEM. Most of the proposed revisions from that notice of proposed rulemaking are addressed in a final rulemaking published elsewhere in the Final Rules section of this issue of the Federal Register. Given the nature of this proposal, there will be neither significant environmental impacts nor significant economic impacts for any sector.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Revisions to the RCRA Definition of Solid Waste
Document Number: 2021-13738
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), Revisions to the RCRA Definition of Solid Waste (EPA ICR No. 2310.07, OMB Control No. 2050- 0202) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the 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 March 31, 2022. 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.
Receipt of Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities-June 2021
Document Number: 2021-13702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-28
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.
Texas: Approval of State Coal Combustion Residuals Permit Program
Document Number: 2021-13698
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's partial State Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Permit Program, which will now operate in lieu of the Federal CCR program, with the exception of certain provisions for which the State did not seek approval. EPA has determined that the Texas partial CCR permit program meets the standard for approval under RCRA. Facilities operating under the State's program requirements and resulting permit provisions are also subject to EPA's information gathering and inspection and enforcement authorities under RCRA and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Avanti Corporation
Document Number: 2021-13697
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor Avanti Corporation of Alexandria, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all Sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Currently Approved Collections; EPA's Safer Choice Program Product and Partner Recognition Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-13683
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew and consolidate existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the consolidated ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The consolidated ICR is entitled: ``Safer Choice Program Product and Partner Recognition Activities'' identified by EPA ICR No. 2692.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-[new]. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acid (1-ACC); Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-13681
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant growth regulator 1- aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (1-ACC) in or on apples and stone fruit when used in accordance with good agricultural practices. Valent BioSciences, LLC., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant growth regulator 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (1-ACC) in or on apples and stone fruit when used in accordance with good agricultural practices. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (1-ACC).
TSCA Section 8(a)(7) Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
Document Number: 2021-13180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In accordance with obligations under TSCA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, EPA proposes to require certain persons that manufacture (including import) or have manufactured these chemical substances in any year since January 1, 2011, to electronically report information regarding PFAS uses, production volumes, disposal, exposures, and hazards. EPA is requesting public comment on all aspects of this proposed rule and has also identified items of particular interest for public input. In addition to fulfilling statutory obligations under TSCA, this document will enable EPA to better characterize the sources and quantities of manufactured PFAS in the United States.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Montana; Butte PM10
Document Number: 2021-13618
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 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 determined that the Butte, MT NAA has attained the 1987 24-hour PM10 NAAQS of 150 [mu]g/m\3\. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM10 NAAQS during the years 2014 through 2018. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Eastern Kern; 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements
Document Number: 2021-13608
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Eastern Kern, California (``Eastern Kern'') ozone nonattainment area. In this action, the EPA refers to these submittals collectively as the ``2017 Eastern Kern Ozone SIP.'' The 2017 Eastern Kern Ozone SIP addresses certain nonattainment area requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, including the requirements for an emissions inventory, attainment demonstration, reasonable further progress, reasonably available control measures, contingency measures, among others; and establishes motor vehicle emissions budgets. The EPA is taking final action to approve the 2017 Eastern Kern Ozone SIP as meeting all the applicable ozone nonattainment area requirements except for the contingency measure requirement, for which the EPA is taking final action to conditionally approve, and the reasonably available control measures and attainment demonstration requirements, for which the EPA is deferring action at this time.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-13558
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Inhalation Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-13517
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period for the document titled, ``Availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Inhalation Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds.'' The original Federal Register document announcing the public comment period was published on May 28, 2021. The public science webinar will convene on July 14, 2021.
Request for Nominations of Candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter (PM) Panel
Document Number: 2021-13498
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts for the CASAC PM Panel. This panel will provide advice through the chartered CASAC on updates to the science and policy assessments supporting the agency's reconsideration of the December 2020 decision to retain the PM National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Monitoring Requirements
Document Number: 2021-13471
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a revision to Indiana's State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address changes to its air emissions monitoring rules for Portland cement plants. Indiana revised its rules for Portland cement plants to update the monitoring of particulate matter (PM) emissions to allow an additional monitoring option. This additional monitoring option is consistent with EPA's recent revisions to Federal requirements for Portland cement plants. EPA proposed to approve this action on March 25, 2021 and received no comments.
Air Plan Approval; Iowa; State Implementation Plan and State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants
Document Number: 2021-13456
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and is also approving 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 approving 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 Quality Implementation Plan; California; Mendocino County Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2021-13452
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve 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 approving 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'').
Air Plan Approval; Nebraska; Revisions to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Chapter 39 Visible Emissions From Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2021-13450
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Nebraska. This final 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. The revisions remove duplicative language that is redundant to the state statute. The 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.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-13448
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action 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 approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Multi-Pollutant Standards Rule, Control of Emissions From Large Combustion Sources
Document Number: 2021-13431
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to amend requirements applicable to certain coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs) in the Illinois Administrative Code, also known as the Multi- Pollutant Standards (MPS) Rule. On January 23, 2020, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) submitted a request to amend the provisions of the MPS Rule in the Illinois regional haze SIP. EPA is approving the revision because it will result in a significant decrease in emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Dioxide, meets the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and does not interfere with any applicable requirement concerning attainment and reasonable further progress.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting-July 2021
Document Number: 2021-13613
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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 conduct a consultation on equity and barriers to environmental justice.
Information Collection Request; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Water Act 404 State-Assumed Programs (Renewal); Correction
Document Number: 2021-13426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published a notice in the Federal Register of May 27, 2021, requesting comment on a proposed Information Collection Request renewal (EPA ICR Number 0220.14, OMB Control Number 2040-0168) being submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. That notice contained errors which need to be corrected.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey and New York; 1997 Ozone Attainment Demonstrations for the NY-NJ-CT Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-13401
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the ozone attainment portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the states of New Jersey and New York to meet the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for attaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve New Jersey's and New York's demonstrations of attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for their portions of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-CT Moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter, the NY-NJ-CT area or the NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for February 2021
Document Number: 2021-13369
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of certain TSCA notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on such submissions during the period from February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for March 2021
Document Number: 2021-13365
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of certain TSCA notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on such submissions during the period from March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for April 2021
Document Number: 2021-13364
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of certain TSCA notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on such submissions during the period from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) Virtual Engagements
Document Number: 2021-13309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) Virtual Engagements. In order to provide the public with opportunities to submit additional comments to the LCRR Virtual Engagements docket after participating in or viewing the community, tribal, and stakeholder roundtables, EPA is extending the comment period an additional 30 days, from June 30, 2021 to July 30, 2021.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Request for Nominations to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee
Document Number: 2021-13189
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The PPDC is chartered to provide policy advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA on a wide variety of pesticide regulatory developments and reform initiatives, evolving public policy, and program implementation issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from pesticide use. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Environmental/public interest and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide industry and trade associations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; federal/ state/local and tribal governments; academia; and public health organizations. Vacancies are expected to be filled by December 2021. Sources in addition to this Federal Register notice may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses-June 2021
Document Number: 2021-13187
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
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.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Wyoming
Document Number: 2021-13178
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s approval of the State of Wyoming's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Document Number: 2021-13175
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 8, 2021, concerning cryolite product cancellations voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency. This notice is being issued to correct Table 1 of the cancellation order by removing five entries that indicated an incorrect cancellation date and correcting the cancellation date and the corresponding existing stocks provision date in Units IV and VI for the affected products.