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Air Plan Approval; Texas; Beaumont-Port Arthur Area Second Maintenance Plan for 1997 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-12044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The EPA is proposing to approve the plan for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) through 2032 in the Beaumont-Port Arthur (BPA) area.
Proposed Anti-Backsliding Determination for Renewable Fuels and Air Quality
Document Number: 2020-11991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing that no additional measures are necessary pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 211(v) to mitigate the adverse air quality impacts of the renewable fuel volumes required under CAA section 211(o). EPA is providing an opportunity for the public to comment on this proposed determination.
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry14Ab-1 Protein in Soybean; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-11676
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry14Ab-1 protein (hereafter referred to as Cry14Ab-1) in or on soybean when used as a Plant-Incorporated Protectant (PIP). BASF 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 Cry14Ab-1.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-12206
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food To Support EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program and Sustainable Management of Food Efforts (Revision)
Document Number: 2020-12154
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food to Support EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program and Sustainable Management of Food Efforts (Revision)'' (EPA ICR No. 2533.04, OMB Control No. 2050-0217) 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 renewal of a previous ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2020. 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.
Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2020-12144
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a February 4, 2020 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the February 4, 2020 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency had intended to publish this new version instead of the previous version which published by mistake on May 4, 2020; therefore, this Cancellation Order replaces the previous notice. The Agency received one comment on the notice. As a result, product 3573-73 is not included in this cancellation order. See Unit III for further information. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-12142
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will hold a virtual Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, with participation by phone and webcast only. This Notice announces the meeting and provides information on its theme. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Air Pollution Emission Notice Rules
Document Number: 2020-12060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions and renumbering submitted by the State of Colorado on May 8, 2019. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve amendments to Colorado's Stationary Source Permitting and Air Pollution Emission Notice Requirements in 5 CCR 1001-5, Regulation Number 3. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to sections 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2020-10917
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of adverse comments, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the April 6, 2020 direct final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. New Hampshire's SIP revision provided a negative declaration for EPA's 2016 Control Technique Guideline for the oil and gas industry. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Existing Chemical Risk Evaluation and Management-Generic ICR for Surveys
Document Number: 2020-12043
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), TSCA Existing Chemical Risk Evaluation and ManagementGeneric ICR for Surveys (EPA ICR Number 2585.01, OMB Control Number 2070-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 5, 2019 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; TSCA Existing Chemical Risk Evaluation and Management-Generic ICR for Interviews and Focus Groups
Document Number: 2020-12042
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), TSCA Existing Chemical Risk Evaluation and ManagementGeneric ICR for Interviews and Focus Groups (EPA ICR Number 2584.01 and OMB Control Number 2070-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 August 5, 2019 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Polyether Polyols Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-12039
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Polyether Polyols Production (EPA ICR Number 1811.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0415), 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 September 30, 2020. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register,on May 6, 2019 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.
Notice of Recent Specifications Review and Request for Information on WaterSense Program; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-12036
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the document issued in the Federal Register on April 10, 2020, entitled ``Notice of Recent Specifications Review and Request for Information on WaterSense Program.'' In response to stakeholder requests, the EPA is extending the comment period an additional 45 days from June 9, 2020 to July 24, 2020. Please note changes for public visitors to the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room in the Public Participation section of this document.
Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request for the Ajo PM10
Document Number: 2020-11930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the ``Ajo PM10 Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan (May 3, 2019)'' (``Ajo PM10 Maintenance Plan'' or ``Plan'') as a revision to the state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of Arizona. The Ajo PM10 Maintenance Plan includes, among other elements, an emissions inventory consistent with attainment, a maintenance demonstration, contingency provisions, and a demonstration that contributions from motor vehicle emissions to PM10 in the Ajo planning area are insignificant. The EPA is also proposing to approve the State of Arizona's request to redesignate the Ajo planning area from nonattainment to attainment for the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') for particulate matter of ten microns or less (PM10). Lastly, the EPA is proposing to delete the area designation for Ajo for the revoked NAAQS for total suspended particulate (TSP) because the designation is no longer necessary. The EPA is proposing these actions because the SIP revision meets the applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') for maintenance plans and because the State has met the requirements under the Act for redesignation of a nonattainment area to attainment with respect to the Ajo planning area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Revisions to Emissions Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-11620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Jersey. This proposed revision requests to remove from the SIP the recordkeeping, emission reporting, photochemical dispersion modeling, and inventory requirements for t-butyl acetate (TBAC) as a volatile organic compound (VOC). The proposed revision is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Ea peptide 91398; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-11549
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Ea peptide 91398 on all food commodities when applied/used as a biochemical pesticide. Plant Health Care, Inc. 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 Ea peptide 91398.
Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2020-10059
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont that addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)including the interstate transport provisionsfor the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air-quality management program, including provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air- quality effects in other states, are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA is also approving the State of Vermont Executive Order (E.O.) 19-17, Executive Code of Ethics, which Vermont submitted with its infrastructure submission for the 2015 ozone NAAQS to be added to the SIP. Because E.O. 19-17 supersedes and replaces E.O. 09-11, EPA is also removing E.O. 09-11 from the Vermont SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Louisiana: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-09943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Louisiana Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. This action is based on EPA's determination that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also proposes to codify EPA's approval of Louisiana's State program and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Louisiana: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-09941
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Louisiana's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also codifies EPA's approval of Louisiana's state program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Hydromex Superfund Site, Yazoo City, Mississippi Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2020-11929
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Actions with potentially responsible parties (PRPs) concerning the Hydromex Superfund Site located in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The settlement is for the performance of a removal action.
Air Plan Approval; Louisiana; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-10064
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals from Louisiana for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The submittals address how the existing SIP provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 ozone NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i-SIP ensures that the Louisiana SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for this NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Louisiana; Withdrawal of Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems Requirements
Document Number: 2020-09948
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Louisiana (``State'') on May 30, 2019 that pertains to gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) in the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, West Baton Rouge, and Pointe Coupee (``the 6-Parish Area''). The SIP revision EPA is approving removes from the SIP the requirement to install Stage II vapor recovery systems and includes requirements for the decommissioning of existing Stage II equipment at GDFs in the 6-Parish Area.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Engine Test Cells/Stands Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-05909
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Engine Test Cells/Stands source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). In addition, we are taking final action on amendments to the Engine Test Cells/Stands NESHAP addressing periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM). These final amendments also include provisions regarding electronic reporting, as well as clarifying and technical corrections. These final amendments will result in improved compliance and implementation of the rule.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability and Health and Environmental Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meeting-June 2020
Document Number: 2020-11816
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability and Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (CSS-HERA) Subcommittee to finalize their preliminary report on the draft FY19-22 HERA Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP). Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice.
Clean Air Plans; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements; Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona
Document Number: 2020-09732
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Arizona on behalf of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Phoenix-Mesa (``Phoenix'') ozone nonattainment area (NAA). The EPA is finalizing approval of the portions of the ``MAG 2017 Eight-Hour Ozone Moderate Area Plan for the Maricopa Nonattainment Area (December 2016)'' (``MAG 2017 Ozone Plan'' or ``Plan'') that address the requirements for emissions inventories, a demonstration of attainment by the applicable attainment date, reasonably available control measures (RACM), reasonable further progress (RFP), motor vehicle emission budgets for transportation conformity, vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs, new source review (NSR) rules, and offsets. The EPA is finalizing a disapproval of the portion of the MAG 2017 Ozone Plan that addresses the requirements for contingency measures for failure to attain or to make RFP. However, based on a separate finding that the Phoenix 2008 ozone NAA (``Phoenix NAA'') attained the 2008 ozone standards by the applicable attainment date, we previously determined that the requirement for the State to submit a SIP revision addressing attainment contingency measures no longer applies for the Phoenix NAA. We are also finalizing our determination that the requirement for the State to submit a SIP revision addressing RFP contingency measures no longer applies for the Phoenix NAA. Finally, we are finalizing approval of the portions of a SIP revision, the ``MAG 2014 Eight-Hour Ozone PlanSubmittal of Marginal Area Requirements for the Maricopa Nonattainment Area (June 2014)'' (``MAG 2014 Ozone Plan''), on which we previously deferred action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revisions to an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1139.12; OMB Control No. 2070-0033); Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-11665
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) revision to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``TSCA Section 4 Test Rules, Consent Orders, Enforceable Consent Agreements, Voluntary Testing Agreements, Voluntary Data Submissions, and Exemptions from Testing Requirements (Reinstatement)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1139.12 and OMB Control No. 2070-0033, represents an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2021. This ICR is being revised to include TSCA section 4 program updates associated with TSCA, as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Before submitting the ICR revision 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 ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for April 2020
Document Number: 2020-11635
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 04/01/ 2020 to 04/30/2020.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2020-11574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces EPA's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of a pesticide chemical in or on various commodities.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Restriction of Emission of Lead From Specific Lead Smelter-Refinery Installations
Document Number: 2020-11494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Missouri on February 5, 2019. Missouri requests that EPA revise its approved plan which restricts emission of lead from specific lead smelter-refinery installations. The revisions remove emission restrictions for a facility that is no longer operating, update a reference to the Federal National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for secondary lead smelters, and update incorporation by reference to testing methods. Minor editorial revisions have also been made for clarity. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Utah
Document Number: 2020-11182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 1, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), revising the standard to 0.070 parts per million. Whenever a new or revised is promulgated, the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requires each state to submit a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the new standard. This submission is commonly referred to as an infrastructure SIP. In this action we are proposing to approve the State of Utah's 2015 ozone NAAQS infrastructure SIP submitted to the EPA on January 29, 2020.
Florida: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2020-10914
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Florida final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a Proposed Rule on February 25, 2020, and provided for public comment. No comments were received during the comment period on this Proposed Rule. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2020-10062
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department for Environmental Protection, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), on January 9, 2019, to demonstrate that the Commonwealth meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each such NAAQS. KDAQ certified that the Kentucky SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Kentucky. EPA has in this action determined that the Kentucky infrastructure SIP submissions satisfy certain required infrastructure elements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Iowa; State Implementation Plan and Operating Permits Program
Document Number: 2020-09930
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Operating Permits Program. The revisions include updating definitions, regulatory references, correcting the State's mailing address, 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. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality and will ensure consistency between the State and Federally approved rules.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2020-11636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-11613
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pesticide Product Registrations; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2020-11585
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
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.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2020-11572
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
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.
Notice of Request for Approval of Alternative Means of Emission Limitation
Document Number: 2020-11541
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action provides public notice and solicits comment on the alternative means of emission limitation (AMEL) request from Lyondell Chemical Company (Lyondell), under the Clean Air Act (CAA), for the multi-point ground flares (MPGFs) at its Channelview chemical plant in Houston, Texas.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-11356
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, the Office of Mission Support (OMS) gives notice that it proposes to create a new system of records for the Personnel Security System (PSS) 2.0. OMS is replacing the current PSS (1.0), which is a module of the Office of Administrative Services Information System (OASIS, EPA-41), with a new stand-alone system, PSS 2.0, outside of the OASIS portal. All exemptions and provisions included in the SORN for PSS 1.0 under the OASIS portal will transfer to the new SORN for PSS 2.0.
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2020-11335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)excluding the interstate transport provisionsfor the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 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. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and Feather River Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2020-11261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or District) and the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). For the SJVUAPCD, these revisions concern a rule intended to track information related to emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM) from commercial charbroilers, and an administrative rule for the registration of certain emission units historically exempted from the SJVUAPCD's permit requirements. We are proposing to approve into the California SIP amendments to a SJVUAPCD local rule, which require owners and operators of commercial underfired charbroilers to submit a one-time information report and which subject certain underfired charbroilers to registration and weekly recordkeeping requirements. We are also proposing to approve a SJVUAPCD rule addressing registration requirements for these and certain other emission units. For the FRAQMD, these revisions concern a negative declaration for the Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. We are proposing to approve the negative declaration into the California SIP. We are taking comments on this proposal to approve the two SJVUAPCD rules and the FRAQMD negative declaration. We plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; California; Consumer Products Regulations
Document Number: 2020-11260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the California Air Resources Board's Consumer Products portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products and a supporting test method. The EPA is also proposing to approve revisions to California's Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) Values to support its Aerosol Coating Products regulation. We are proposing to approve state rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Ocean Dumping: Modification of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Offshore of Humboldt Bay, California
Document Number: 2020-11030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to modify the boundaries of the existing EPA-designated Humboldt Open Ocean Disposal Site (referred to hereafter as HOODS) offshore of Humboldt Bay, California, pursuant to Section 102 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, as amended (MPRSA). The primary purpose for the site modification is to enlarge the site to serve the long-term need for disposal of permitted, suitable material dredged from Humboldt Harbor and vicinity, in order to provide for continued safe navigation in the vicinity of Humboldt Bay. The modified site will be subject to monitoring and management to ensure continued protection of the marine environment.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Definition for Permitting
Document Number: 2020-09602
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on September 19, 2006, with a clarification submitted on November 6, 2006, and a supplemental submittal transmitted on November 27, 2019. EPA is approving portions of a definition that impacts existing minor new source review (NSR) permitting regulations because the State has demonstrated it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Preliminary Lists Identifying Manufacturers Subject to Fee Obligations for EPA-Initiated Risk Evaluations Under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Availability and Request for Comment; Extension of the Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-11591
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for a notice issued in the Federal Register of January 27, 2020, announcing the availability of the preliminary lists of manufacturers (including importers) of 20 chemical substances that have been designated as a High-Priority Substance for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and for which fees will be charged. The original comment period and window for self-identification was previously extended by 60-days, and this document provides an additional extension, from May 27, 2020 to June 15, 2020.
Availability of the Systematic Review Protocol for the Methylmercury Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Assessment
Document Number: 2020-11467
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 45- day public comment period associated with release of the Systematic Review Protocol for the Methylmercury (MeHg) IRIS Assessment. This document communicates the rationale for conducting the assessment of methylmercury, describes screening criteria to identify relevant literature, outlines the approach for evaluating study quality, and describes the dose-response methods.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee Meeting-June 2020
Document Number: 2020-11397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Subcommittee to review the initial progress on implementation of the FY 19-22 SHC Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP).
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-11376
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered SAB and the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee. The Chartered SAB and the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee will meet to conduct consultations with the EPA on: Activities to re-examine and consolidate EPA's Human Toxicity Assessment Guidelines, and new approach methods and reducing the use of laboratory animals for chronic and carcinogenicity testing. In addition, the Chartered SAB will conduct quality reviews of two draft SAB reports: Science Advisory Board Report on its Technical Review of EPA's Computable General Equilibrium Model, and Science Advisory Board Review of the All Ages Lead Model External Review Draft 2.0.
Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-10565
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises the tolerance for residues of flonicamid in or on Leafy greens subgroup 4-16A, except spinach. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Small Manufacturer Definition Update for Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a)
Document Number: 2020-10435
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing amendments to the definition of small manufacturer, including a new definition for small government, in accordance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Changes to the small manufacturer definition impact certain reporting and recordkeeping requirements established under TSCA. EPA is also finalizing other minor changes.