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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regional Haze Regulations (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25810
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of the ICR for the Regional Haze Regulations'' (EPA ICR No. 2540.03, OMB Control No. 2060- 0704) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25764
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings (EPA ICR Number 1765.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0353) 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 January 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 18, 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; RadNet (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25763
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), RadNet (EPA ICR Number 0877.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0015) 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 January 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 13, 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 Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25762
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations (EPA ICR Number 1717.12, OMB Control Number 2060- 0313), 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 January 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on Monday, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Plywood and Composite Products (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25761
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Plywood and Composite Products (EPA ICR Number 1984.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0552), 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 January 31, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25760
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing (EPA ICR Number 1966.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0546) 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 January 31, 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Water Quality Certification Regulations
Document Number: 2019-25693
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Water Quality Certification Regulations (EPA ICR No. 2603.03, OMB Control No. 2040-0295), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed revision of an ICR (OMB Control No. 2040-0295), which is currently approved through February 29, 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.
Proposed Baseline Approval of the Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Characterization Program Implemented at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories
Document Number: 2019-25671
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve SNL's remote-handled transuranic waste characterization program based on the inspections conducted on June 24-25, 2014, and the offsite document review conducted April-July 2019. Until the Agency finalizes its baseline approval decision, the Carlsbad Field Office may not recertify SNL's waste characterization program and the site may not ship transuranic waste to the WIPP for disposal.
Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 2008 and 2015 Ozone Standards
Document Number: 2019-25597
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Vermont. The SIP revision consists of a demonstration that Vermont meets the requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the two precursors for ground-level ozone, oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), set forth by the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) with respect to the 2008 and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs or standards). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Regional Haze Five Year Progress Report
Document Number: 2019-25595
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Connecticut Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on June 30, 2015. This revision addresses the requirements of the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations that States submit periodic reports describing progress toward reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of adequacy of the State's existing regional haze SIP. Connecticut's progress report notes that Connecticut has made substantial progress toward the emissions reduction expected for the first regional planning period and that visibility in the Federal Class I areas affected by emission from Connecticut is improving and has already met the applicable reasonable progress goals for 2018. The EPA is approving Connecticut's determination that the State's regional haze SIP is adequate to meet these reasonable progress goals for the first implementation period, which extends through 2018, and requires no substantive revision at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Establishment Application, Notification of Registration, and Pesticide Production Reports for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25592
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted an information collection request (ICR), Pesticide Establishment Application, Notification of Registration, and Pesticide Production Reports for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments (EPA ICR Number 0160.12, OMB Control Number 2070-0078) 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 January 31, 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 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; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25591
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Requirements for Manufacturers (EPA ICR Number 0309.16, OMB Control Number 2060-0150) 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 January 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 12, 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.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency proposes to approve a revision to the New Jersey State Implementation Plan for ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard which includes regulatory amendments relevant to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's requirements for Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery systems at gasoline dispensing facilities: Upgrades to Stage I controls for tank breathing and refueling systems; decommissioning existing Stage II systems incompatible with onboard refueling vapor recovery systems on or before December 23, 2020 with a demonstration that such removal is consistent with the Clean Air Act and EPA Guidance; and allowing for continued use of existing onboard refueling vapor recovery-compatible Stage II systems if facilities maintain the systems, including compliance with required testing, to ensure proper working order. The amendments also require installation of enhanced conventional dripless nozzles and low permeation hoses as part of decommissioning existing Stage II systems or as maintenance. The intended effect of the amendments is to propose approval of New Jersey's revised vapor recovery regulations. New Jersey's comprehensive submittal also included changes in amendments for its air permitting program and t- butyl acetate emission reporting requirements, however, the EPA will be acting on these amendments under a separate action.
Air Plan Approval; AL and SC: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2019-25577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the Alabama and South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions provided on August 20, 2018 and September 7, 2018, respectively, for inclusion into their respective SIPs. This proposal pertains to 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 NAAQS promulgated by EPA. Alabama and South Carolina certified that their SIPs contain provisions that ensure the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in their State. EPA is proposing to determine that Alabama and South Carolina infrastructure SIP submissions satisfy certain required infrastructure elements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Alabama: Revisions to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
Document Number: 2019-25576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), via two letters dated August 27, 2018, and October 25, 2018. The proposed SIP revisions make technical amendments to the State's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) regulations. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Cyflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2019-25543
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of the insecticide cyflumetofen in or on coffee, green bean. OAT Agrio. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan c/o Landis International, Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Clothianidin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2019-25535
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clothianidin in or on persimmon. Valent U.S.A., LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25485
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units (EPA ICR Number 1844.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0554), 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 January 31, 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.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 35 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: 2019-25412
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This determination of acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee: Open Burning and Definitions Revisions for Chattanooga
Document Number: 2019-25287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), provided by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) from the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau through a letter dated September 12, 2018. The submission revises the open burning regulations in the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee SIP. EPA is proposing to approve the changes because they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and is also proposing to clarify its prior proposal related to the Bureau's definition of ``volatile organic compounds.''
Air Plan Approval; Iowa; Linn County; State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2019-25265
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include recent changes to the Linn County Code of Ordinances. The revisions include updating definitions and references to the effective dates the Federal rules were approved into the State's SIP, revising methods and procedures for performance test/stack test and continuous monitoring systems, and updating the Linn County permits program. These revisions will not adversely impact air quality and will ensure consistency between the state and federally approved rules.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (18-1)
Document Number: 2019-24946
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 22 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA under TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25410
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (EPA ICR Number 1135.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0171), 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 January 31, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production, Primary Copper Smelters, Primary Zinc Smelters, Primary Lead Smelters, Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants, and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25408
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production, Primary Copper Smelters, Primary Zinc Smelters, Primary Lead Smelters, Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants, and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (EPA ICR Number 1604.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0110), 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 January 31, 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-25377
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; GA; Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2019-25286
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, in letters dated September 19, 2006, with a clarification submitted on November 6, 2006, and July 31, 2018. EPA is approving miscellaneous changes to several Georgia rules. This action is being finalized pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2019-25168
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) plan submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). This plan was submitted to fulfill the requirements of the CAA and in response to EPA's promulgation of Emissions Guidelines and Compliance Times for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The West Virginia plan establishes emission limits for existing MSW landfills, and provides for the implementation and enforcement of those limits.
Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Document Number: 2019-25058
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM) from brick and structural clay products manufacturing, rubber sports ball manufacturing, and vegetable oil extraction processes. We are approving the rescission of local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category
Document Number: 2019-24686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA or the Agency) is proposing a regulation to revise the technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and standards (ELGs) for the steam electric power generating point source category applicable to flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater and bottom ash (BA) transport water. This proposal is estimated to save approximately $175 million dollars annually in pre-tax compliance costs and $137 million dollars annually in social costs as a result of less costly FGD wastewater technologies that could be used with the proposed relaxation of the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines 2015 rule (the 2015 rule) selenium limitation; less costly BA transport water technologies made possible by the proposed relaxation of the 2015 rule's zero discharge limitations; a two-year extension of compliance timeframes for meeting FGD wastewater limits, and additional proposed subcategories for both FGD wastewater and BA transport water. EPA also believes that participation in the voluntary incentive program would further reduce the pollutants that these steam electric facilities discharge in FGD wastewater by approximately 105 million pounds per year.
Air Quality Designation; FL; Redesignation of the Duval County Ozone Unclassifiable Area
Document Number: 2019-25284
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 19, 2019, the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Jacksonville, Florida ozone unclassifiable area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Duval County Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2015 primary and secondary 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA now has sufficient data to determine that the Duval County Area is in attainment of the 2015 primary and secondary 8- hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving the State's request and redesignating the Area to attainment/unclassifiable for the 2015 primary and secondary 8-hour ozone NAAQS based upon valid, quality- assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the Area is in compliance with the 2015 primary and secondary 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation), North Dakota (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-25230
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation), North Dakota (EPA ICR Number 2478.03, OMB Control Number 2008-0001) 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 January 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Salt Lake County, Utah County, and Ogden City PM10
Document Number: 2019-25176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on January 4, 2016, which include revisions to Utah's Division of Administrative Rule (DAR) R307-110-10 and maintenance plans for the Salt Lake County, Utah County, and Ogden City nonattainment areas (NAAs) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 microns (PM10), and on March 6, 2019, which include PM10 redesignation requests and supplemental information for Salt Lake County, Utah County and Ogden City. These submittals demonstrate that the Salt Lake County, Utah County and Ogden City areas have attained the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), request redesignation to attainment and include maintenance plans for the areas demonstrating attainment for fifteen years. Also, the EPA is proposing approval of Utah's February 27, 2017 submittal, which includes rule revisions to address our October 19, 2016 conditional approval of Utah's DAR R307- 302 revisions that were submitted May 9, 2013, May 20, 2014, and September 8, 2015. Additionally, the EPA is proposing to approve SIP revisions submitted by the State of Utah on February 15, 2019, with additional non-substantive changes submitted on July 1, 2019, August 20, 2019, and October 15, 2019, which includes revisions that are located in DAR R307-110-17 and SIP Subsections IX.H.1-2. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 107, 110, and 175A of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Control Techniques Guideline
Document Number: 2019-25167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia. This revision pertains to a negative declaration for the October 2016 Oil and Natural Gas Control Techniques Guideline (CTG) (2016 Oil and Gas CTG). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2019 Amendments to West Virginia's Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2019-25166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision updates the effective date of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and the associated monitoring reference and equivalent methods for those NAAQS that West Virginia incorporates by reference into its state regulations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
New Chemicals Program Implementation Under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-25171
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 10, 2019, EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) will hold a public meeting to engage with interested stakeholders on the implementation of EPA's TSCA New Chemicals program, including: (1) An overview of EPA's updated ``Working Approach'' document that builds upon EPA's November 2017 ``New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework: Working Approach to Making Determinations under section 5 of TSCA''; (2) a demonstration of how EPA uses key concepts in the Working Approach to reach certain conclusions and/or make determinations under TSCA section 5(a)(3) using specific case examples; (3) an update on confidential business information (CBI) process improvements and clarifications; and (4) a discussion of EPA's ongoing efforts and progress to increase transparency. Interested stakeholders will have the opportunity at the meeting to provide their views on these topics, in addition to providing written feedback in the docket. Later in December 2019, EPA expects to announce the availability of the updated ``Working Approach'' document and provide opportunity for written public comment on the document. Feedback from the public meeting and comments received will help inform the Agency's ongoing efforts to improve policy and processes relating to the review of new chemicals under TSCA.
Pesticide Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-25164
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the EPA's preliminary work plans for the following chemicals: Pyrimethanil and saflufenacil. With this document, the EPA is opening the public comment period for registration review for these chemicals. This notice also announces the availability of EPA's draft ecological risk assessment for the pesticide pyrimethanil and opens a 60-day public comment period on the draft risk assessment. EPA is also announcing that it will not be opening a docket, nor conducting registration review for meptyldinocap.
Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption Reissuance-Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; ExxonMobil Corporation Pasadena, Texas Facility
Document Number: 2019-25162
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a reissuance of an exemption to the Land Disposal Restrictions, under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, has been granted to ExxonMobil for two Class I hazardous waste injection wells located at their Pasadena, Texas facility. The company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the petition reissuance application and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by ExxonMobil of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in this exemption reissuance request, into Class I hazardous waste injection wells WDW-397 and 398 until December 31, 2040, unless the EPA moves to terminate this exemption. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the EPA Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. There were two public comment periods for this decision because the newspaper failed to publish the first notice. They were 6/12-7/29/19 and 8/21-10/ 7/19 and no comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal.
Air Plan Approval; California; Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2019-25063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from organic liquid and gasoline transfer and storage operations. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Water Quality Trading Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-25060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a document in the Federal Register of September 19, 2019, requesting comments on policy approaches for addressing ``baseline'' issues in the watersheds with EPA-approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) where policy makers would like to pursue water quality trading as a regulatory option for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance. These policy approaches may also be of interest to stakeholders pursuing market-based water quality improvement programs outside of the NPDES permit program. This document extends the comment period for an additional 30 days, from November 18, 2019 to December 18, 2019 in response to a stakeholder request.
Notice of Public Teleconferences
Document Number: 2019-25057
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold two public teleconferences of the EFAB Stormwater Infrastructure Finance Taskforce, a workgroup of the EFAB. The purpose of the teleconferences is to continue development of a workgroup report on the availability of public and private sources of funding for the construction, rehabilitation, and operation and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure. The EFAB workgroup is developing its report to the EPA pursuant to Section 4101 of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.
Notice of Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-25056
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB or the Board). The Board provides advice to the EPA on ways to lower the costs of, and increase investments in, environmental and public health protection. Appointments will be made by the Administrator and will be announced in June 2020.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (17-3); Technical Correction
Document Number: 2019-24945
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of September 18, 2019 for 19 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). For the chemical substance that was the subject of PMN P-17-170, EPA made several errors when including hazard communication requirements. Certain references are inconsistent with the hazards identified for this chemical substance by EPA. This document is being issued to correct these errors.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Emissions Reduction Market System Sunsetting
Document Number: 2019-24938
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) on January 11, 2019, concerning the State's Emissions Reduction Market System (ERMS) program for the Chicago ozone nonattainment area (NAA) in Illinois. The revision sunsets the ERMS program and removes 35 Illinois Administrative Code (35 IAC) Part 205, from the SIP as the ERMS program is no longer effective in providing additional emissions reductions or environmental benefit. The submittal includes a demonstration under section 110(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that addresses emission impacts associated with the sunsetting of the program.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Second Limited Maintenance Plans for 1997 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2019-24937
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) through 2028. On April 12, 2019, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency submitted the 1997 ozone NAAQS Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Canton-Massillon (Stark County), Lima (Allen County), and Toledo (Lucas and Wood Counties) areas and the Ohio portion of the Parkersburg- Marietta [OH-WV] (Washington County), Steubenville-Weirton [OH-WV] (Jefferson County), Wheeling [OH-WV] (Belmont County), and Youngstown- Warren-Sharon [OH-PA] (Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties) multi-state areas. The effect of this action makes certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 ozone NAAQS in these areas federally enforceable as part of the Ohio SIP.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment; EPA ICR Number 2583.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0717
Document Number: 2019-24987
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) ``Importation of On- highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment'' 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 comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the current ICR, which is approved through July 31, 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.
Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs Pursuant to Section 122(H) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended
Document Number: 2019-24926
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative settlement agreement for recovery of past response costs (``Proposed Agreement'') associated with the Fleetwood Residential Lead Superfund Site and the Hamburg Residential Lead Superfund Site, both located in Berks County, Pennsylvania (collectively the ``Sites'') was executed by the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and is now subject to public comment, after which EPA may modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the Proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Proposed Agreement would resolve potential EPA claims under Sections 107(a) and 113 of CERCLA, against Exide Technologies, Inc. (``Settling Party''). The Proposed Agreement would require Settling Party to reimburse EPA $112,500.00 for past response costs incurred by EPA for the Sites. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Agreement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-24919
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: 2-phenethyl propionate, ammonium bromide, azadirachtin, Bacillus sphaericus, chloropicrin, Colletotrichum gloeosprioides, Cuelure, cyazofamid, dazomet, Extract of Reynoutria sachalinensis, fluroxypyr, glycolic acid and salts, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), Harpin Proteins, iodine and iodophors, metam sodium and metam potassium, methyl isothiocyanate (MITC), pelargonic acid salts and esters, phenmedipham, Pythium oligandrum DV 74, sethoxydim, tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED), thymol, tralopyril, and triclosan.
Pesticide Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-24912
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of acequinocyl, boscalid, DBNPA, etridiazole, ethoxyquin, fenpyroximate, flonicamid, inorganic halides, mandipropamid, metolachlor/s-metolachlor, myclobutanil, phostebupirim (also known as tebupirimphos), propanil, terbacil, terbuthylazine, triclopyr, ortho- phenylphenol and salts, and phenol and salt.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule
Document Number: 2019-24688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a revision to Ohio's State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on March 30, 2011 and amended on August 22, 2019. The proposed SIP revision modifies Ohio's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to establish emission thresholds for determining when stationary source projects are potentially subject to Ohio's PSD permitting requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Consistent with Ohio's August 22, 2019, request, EPA is not acting on the portion of Ohio's submittal that would allow for automatic rescission of certain rule provisions and permit terms and conditions if certain triggering events occurred (i.e., the auto-rescission clause).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-24810
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency