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Clean Air Plans; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements; West Mojave Desert, California
Document Number: 2021-09842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the West Mojave Desert ozone nonattainment area. The SIP revision addresses the nonattainment area requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS, including the requirements for an emissions inventory, emissions statements, attainment demonstration, reasonable further progress, reasonably available control measures, contingency measures, and motor vehicle emissions budgets. The EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision as meeting all the applicable ozone nonattainment area requirements, except for contingency measures, for which we are proposing conditional approval.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Large Municipal Waste Combustors Negative Declaration Withdrawal for Designated Facilities and Pollutants
Document Number: 2021-09808
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Wisconsin's request for withdrawal of the previously approved Large Municipal Waste Combustors (LMWC) Negative Declaration. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted its LMWC Negative Declaration withdrawal on September 25, 2020, certifying that the State of Wisconsin has only one LMWC unit currently operating and requesting that the Federal Plan continue to apply to the single source in the State.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09795
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product (EPA ICR Number 0278.13, OMB Control Number 2070-0044) 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 February 28, 2021. EPA previously provided a 60-day public review opportunity via the Federal Register on August 17, 2020. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30-days for public review. 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; Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Facilities National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Technology Review
Document Number: 2021-09794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Facilities National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Technology Review (EPA ICR Number 2623.01, OMB Control Number 2060-NEW), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 12, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A complete description of the ICR is provided 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 New Hampshire
Document Number: 2021-09793
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the State of New Hampshire's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Facilities-Surface Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09791
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair FacilitiesSurface Coating (EPA ICR Number 1712.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0330), 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 May 31, 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.
Draft TMDL for Sediment in the Indian Creek Watershed in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2021-09762
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing for public review and comment a draft total maximum daily load (TMDL) for sediment in the Indian Creek Watershed in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania pursuant to Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. To assist the public in their understanding of the draft TMDL and provide an overview of the TMDL process, EPA invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires that each state identify those waters (called ``water quality-limited segments'') for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be developed. A TMDL establishes a target for the total load of a particular pollutant that a waterbody can assimilate without exceeding water quality standards and divides that load into wasteload allocations, given to point sources, load allocations, given to nonpoint sources and natural background, and a margin of safety, which takes into account any uncertainty. TMDLs provide a framework to achieve water quality standards in a watershed and inform other federal and state programs of the necessary pollutant reductions needed by sources to achieve those standards. The draft TMDL report and information pertaining to the virtual public meeting is available from EPA Region 3's website at: https://www.epa.gov/tmdl/revised-sediment- tmdl-indian-creek-watershed-montgomery-county-pennsylvania.
Approval of California Air Plan Revision, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-09635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gasoline transfer at bulk gasoline terminals storage. 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; Arizona; Miami Copper Smelter Sulfur Dioxide Control Measures
Document Number: 2021-09634
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the copper smelter in Miami, Arizona. We are approving the rescission of two Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) provisions from the Arizona SIP that are no longer needed to regulate this emission source under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act'').
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-09626
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) serious ozone nonattainment area for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Specifically, EPA is approving the RFP demonstration and associated Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs), and a revised 2011 base year emissions inventory (EI) for the HGB area. EPA is also notifying the public of the status of EPA's adequacy determination for the MVEBs for the HGB area. EPA is not finalizing the proposed approval of revisions to the SIP to address contingency measure requirements in the HGB area for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS at this time.
Air Plan Approval; Louisiana; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-09625
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Louisiana submitted on November 4, 2020 for the 2015 ozone, as well as the 2006 PM2.5, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide and the 2012 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
Document Number: 2021-09368
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 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 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 approving 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Utah; R307-204 Emission Standards: Smoke Management
Document Number: 2021-09240
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by State of Utah on November 5, 2019. The revisions amend R307-204 to meet the requirements set forth in Utah's 2019 House Bill (H.B.) 155. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Finding of Failure To Attain the 2008 Lead and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Standards; Arizona; Hayden and Miami Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2021-09215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Hayden lead (Pb) nonattainment area (NAA) failed to attain the 2008 Pb primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') by the applicable attainment date of October 3, 2019. This proposed determination is based upon monitored air quality data from November 2015-December 2018 for the 2008 Pb NAAQS. The EPA is also proposing to determine that the Hayden and Miami sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAs failed to attain the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary NAAQS by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018, based upon monitored air quality data from January 2015-December 2017. If the EPA finalizes these determinations as proposed, the State of Arizona will be required to submit revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) that, among other elements, provide for expeditious attainment of the 2008 Pb and 2010 SO2 standards.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-09688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; 2008 Ozone Moderate VOC RACT for Chicago
Document Number: 2021-09686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Illinois portion of the Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI nonattainment area (Illinois portion) under the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (``NAAQS'' or ``standard'') submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (``Illinois'' or ``Illinois EPA'') on January 10, 2019 and supplemented on April 30, 2020. EPA is also proposing to approve the Stepan Co. construction permit submitted by Illinois on March 29, 2021 as a revision to the Illinois SIP. The Illinois portion consists of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties and portions of Grundy (Aux Sable and Goose Lake Townships) and Kendall (Oswego Township) Counties. These VOC RACT SIP submittals satisfy the moderate VOC RACT requirements of section 182(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2170.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0580
Document Number: 2021-09685
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2170.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0580) 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 December 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Aircraft Engines-Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions
Document Number: 2021-09684
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Aircraft Engines Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2427.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0680), 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 December 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Compliance Requirement for Child-Resistant Packaging (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09638
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Compliance Requirement for Child- Resistant Packaging (EPA ICR Number 0616.13 and OMB Control Number 2070-0052) 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 December 31, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 17, 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; Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food or Feed Crops and New Food Use Inert Ingredients (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09637
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food or Feed Crops and New Food Use Inert Ingredients (EPA ICR Number 0597.13, OMB Control Number 2070-0024) 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, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 17, 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.
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Removal of Asbestos Requirements From Jefferson County
Document Number: 2021-09468
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting the erroneous incorporation of the asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requirements into the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP). The continued presence of the asbestos requirements in the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky SIP is inappropriate and potentially confusing and thus problematic for affected sources, the Commonwealth, local agencies, and EPA. EPA is removing the asbestos requirements because these requirements are not related to the attainment and maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and are therefore unrelated to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements for SIPs.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) Rule Clarifications
Document Number: 2021-09419
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Wisconsin state implementation plan (SIP), submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on September 30, 2008. The revision updates the definition of ``Replacement Unit'' and clarifies a component of the emission calculation used to determine emissions under a plantwide applicability limitation (PAL) in the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Approving this revision makes Wisconsin rules consistent with Federal rules. EPA proposed to approve this action on November 9, 2020 and received no adverse comments.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the Clearfield/Indiana Area
Document Number: 2021-09415
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The 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 Clearfield/Indiana, Pennsylvania area (``Clearfield/Indiana Area''). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations
Document Number: 2021-09387
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on February 15, 2019. This final action will amend the SIP to revise a Missouri regulation which restricts the emissions of volatile organic compounds from wood furniture manufacturing operations in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin, and St. Louis Counties. These revisions do not have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; WA; Regional Haze Best Available Retrofit Technology Revision for TransAlta Centralia Generation Plant
Document Number: 2021-09383
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) on December 18, 2020. The SIP revision makes changes to nitrogen oxide control requirements for the TransAlta Centralia Generation Plant (TransAlta). These requirements were established in an order issued to TransAlta by the State to satisfy the Clean Air Act Best Available Retrofit Technology Requirements (BART) put in place by Congress to reduce regional haze and restore visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. The changes submitted by the State improve the operation of pollution control equipment at TransAlta while continuing to meet BART requirements.
Air Plan Approval; California; Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-09372
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action 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 new and replacement residential-type natural gas-fired water heaters. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Determinations for Case-by-Case Sources Under the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-09099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve multiple state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for ten major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and/or nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations. In this rulemaking action, EPA is proposing to approve source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by-case'') RACT determinations for ten major sources located in Allegheny County. These RACT evaluations were submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Notice of Availability of NPDES Aquaculture General Permit (AQUAGP) for Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) Facilities and Other Related Facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Document Number: 2021-09597
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 1 (EPA), is providing a Notice of Availability of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Aquaculture General Permit (AQUAGP) for discharges from Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) facilities and other related facilities to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of New Hampshire, and State of Vermont (federal facilities only). This NPDES AQUAGP (``General Permit'') establishes effluent limitations and requirements, effluent and ambient monitoring requirements, reporting requirements, and standard conditions for 12 eligible hatcheries currently covered by individual NPDES permits, five in Massachusetts, five in New Hampshire, and two in Vermont. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire have provided Clean Water Act Section 401 certification for this permit and the State of Vermont has waived the 401 certification requirement.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: 2021-08968
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action lists certain substances in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector. For the retail food refrigerationmedium-temperature stand-alone units (new) end-use, EPA is listing three substitutes as acceptable subject to narrowed use limits. For the residential and light commercial air conditioning and heat pumps (new) end-use, EPA is listing six substitutes as acceptable subject to use conditions. Through this action, EPA is incorporating by reference the 2019 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 60335-2-40, 3rd Edition, which establishes requirements for the evaluation of electrical air conditioners, heat pumps, and dehumidifiers, and safe use of flammable refrigerants. This action also removes an acceptable subject to use conditions listing for the fire suppression sector because EPA more recently listed the substitute as acceptable with no use restrictions.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-1.F)
Document Number: 2021-08840
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
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.
Notice of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Uses for Dicloran (DCNA)
Document Number: 2021-09485
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain dicloran (DCNA) registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Disclosure of Information Claimed as, or Determined by EPA To Be, Confidential Business Information in Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Small Refinery Exemption Petitions and All RFS Related Information in EPA's Moderated Transaction System (EMTS)
Document Number: 2021-09467
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``Agency'') is providing notice of disclosure to all obligated parties under the Renewable Fuel Standard (``RFS'') program that have petitioned for a small refinery exemption and to all parties whose RFS information otherwise resides in EPA's Moderated Transaction System (``EMTS''). In response to a request by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (``GAO''), EPA will disclose information to GAO which has been submitted to the Agency that is claimed to be, or has been determined to be, confidential business information (collectively ``CBI''). The information to be disclosed includes all documents, information, and data related to all small refinery exemption petitions received by EPA from the start of the RFS program through the present. These records include, but are not limited to: (a) All materials submitted by the small refineries as part of its petition; (b) any documentation sent by the Department of Energy (``DOE'') to EPA stating DOE's findings and score(s) associated with the petition(s) and any EPA responses thereto; (c) any EPA record addressing the subject of the exemption petition(s), including any analysis that EPA conducted in addition to DOE's findings; and (d) EPA's final exemption decision sent to the refinery. EPA also intends to disclose to GAO all RFS related transaction-level data contained in EMTS, including Renewable Identification Number (``RIN'') transactions under the RFS. This information is being produced to GAO pursuant to EPA's regulations pertaining to disclosure.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-09403
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) is giving notice that it proposes to modify a system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Environmental Assessments of Residential Properties (EARP) is being modified to clarify the nature of the information, and the ways in which that information may be used and shared with parties who are part of the evaluation and coordination process. This system of records contains information of individuals that is collected in the course of response and environmental assessment actions, including actions taken under a variety of EPA authorities. The information maintained under this System of Records Notice (SORN) is needed to support EPA's decision-making process on what actions may be necessary to address potential environmental impacts at residential properties, including necessary investigation and cleanup activities. This information is collected to ensure an appropriate and cohesive response to situations that may require EPA response activities, and to protect the health and welfare of residents who may be affected by conditions that present a potential environmental or public health threat. The information is maintained as needed for consideration and coordination of environmental response activities. This information may include individuals' contact information, information related to their address or place of residence, correspondence, and related environmental and public health information collected in the course of investigation, sampling, and cleanup work, as described in further detail below. All exemptions and provisions included in the previously published SORN for EARP will transfer to the modified SORN for EARP.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for January 2021
Document Number: 2021-09369
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
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 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 TSCA notices during the period from January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Chesapeake Bay Program Citizen Stewardship Index, Diversity Profile, and Local Leadership Surveys
Document Number: 2021-09247
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Chesapeake Bay Program Citizen Stewardship Index, Diversity Profile, and Local Leadership Surveys'' (EPA ICR No. 2679.01, OMB Control No. 2003-NEW) 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 in this document. This is a request for approval of a new collection. 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 Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2021-09245
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or the Act), notice is given of a proposed consent decree in Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. Regan, No. 3:20-cv-05436-EMC (N.D. Cal.). On August 6, 2020, Plaintiffs the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Environmental Health, and the Sierra Club (collectively, Plaintiffs) filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. On October 29, 2020, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. Plaintiffs alleged that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) failed to perform certain non-discretionary duties in accordance with the Act to: make timely findings that certain states failed to timely submit required plan submissions for areas designated as nonattainment for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); timely respond to a state implementation plan (SIP) submittal from the State of Illinois for the Alton Township 2010 SO2 NAAQS nonattainment area; and make timely determinations whether certain areas designated as nonattainment for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS attained the standard by the attainment date. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to undertake certain actions.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2021-09244
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or the Act), notice is given of a proposed consent decree in Center for Biological Diversity v. Regan, No. 3:20-cv-06020-WHA (N.D. Cal.). On August 27, 2020, Plaintiffs Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Environmental Health (collectively, Plaintiffs) filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. On January 22, 2021, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. Plaintiffs alleged that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) failed to perform certain non- discretionary duties in accordance with the Act to timely respond to numerous state implementation plan (SIP) and control techniques guideline (CTG) submissions from the State of California and State of Colorado and to timely issue a federal implementation plan (FIP) to address specific CAA requirements for one particular area within California. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to act on certain submissions or, as an alternative for one area in California, to issue a FIP.
Modification of NPDES General Permit for Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska (AKG524000)
Document Number: 2021-09193
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Water Division, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10, is modifying a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for offshore seafood processors operating in federal waters off the coast of Alaska. The permit, which became effective on July 17, 2019, authorizes discharges of seafood processing waste from vessels that: discharge at least 3 nautical miles (NM) or greater from the Alaska shore; and, which engage in the processing of fresh, frozen, canned, smoked, salted or pickled seafood, the processing of mince, or the processing of meal, paste and other secondary by-products. On March 30, 2020,the Freezer Longline Coalition (FLC) requested that EPA modify the permit to allow for a currently-prohibited seasonal discharge (between June 10 and December 31, the fleet's ``B Season'') within 1 NM of wintering critical habitat (Unit 5) for the spectacled eider. EPA has decided to modify the permit to allow for seasonal discharge (between June 10 and December 31) within 1 NM of wintering critical habitat (Unit 5) for the spectacled eider (Part III.B.7 of the modified general permit). All other conditions of the permit remain unchanged. Between March 1 and March 31, 2021, EPA accepted comments on the proposed modification. Only the conditions subject to modification were reopened for public comment. EPA received a single comment letter from the FLC. The comments were non-significant and supported the proposed modification; therefore, EPA is not required to prepare a Response to Comments document.
Response to Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition From Maine
Document Number: 2021-08825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 176A petition submitted by the state of Maine on February 24, 2020. The petition requests that the EPA remove a large portion of Maine from the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) based on that area's continued attainment with ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and technical analyses demonstrating that the additional control of emissions from that portion of the state will not significantly contribute to ozone attainment in any area in the OTR. The OTR was established by the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Amendments and includes the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the District of Columbia, and portions of northern Virginia.
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.