Environmental Protection Agency – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 151 - 200 of 28,349
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for March 2021
Document Number: 2021-13365
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of certain TSCA notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on such submissions during the period from March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for April 2021
Document Number: 2021-13364
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of certain TSCA notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on such submissions during the period from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) Virtual Engagements
Document Number: 2021-13309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) Virtual Engagements. In order to provide the public with opportunities to submit additional comments to the LCRR Virtual Engagements docket after participating in or viewing the community, tribal, and stakeholder roundtables, EPA is extending the comment period an additional 30 days, from June 30, 2021 to July 30, 2021.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Request for Nominations to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee
Document Number: 2021-13189
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The PPDC is chartered to provide policy advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA on a wide variety of pesticide regulatory developments and reform initiatives, evolving public policy, and program implementation issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from pesticide use. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Environmental/public interest and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide industry and trade associations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; federal/ state/local and tribal governments; academia; and public health organizations. Vacancies are expected to be filled by December 2021. Sources in addition to this Federal Register notice may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses-June 2021
Document Number: 2021-13187
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Wyoming
Document Number: 2021-13178
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s approval of the State of Wyoming's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Document Number: 2021-13175
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 8, 2021, concerning cryolite product cancellations voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency. This notice is being issued to correct Table 1 of the cancellation order by removing five entries that indicated an incorrect cancellation date and correcting the cancellation date and the corresponding existing stocks provision date in Units IV and VI for the affected products.
Atrazine, Simazine, and Malathion; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and/or Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2021-13151
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
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 the registrants to voluntarily cancel their registrations of certain products containing the pesticides atrazine and simazine, and/or to amend their atrazine, simazine, or malathion product registrations to terminate or delete one or more uses. The requests would delete atrazine use in or on roadsides; Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land; conifers, including Christmas tree plantings; timber and forestry; and miscanthus and other perennial bioenergy crops. The requests would delete simazine use in or on shelterbelts and all forestry uses except for Christmas tree plantings. The requests would delete malathion use as a mosquito larvicide and in or on cull piles (including the terms cull dumps, fruit dumps, and cull fruit and vegetable dumps). The requests are limited to the product registrations specified in this notice and would not terminate all of the atrazine, simazine, or malathion products registered for use in the United States. 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 their 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/uses deleted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Revision to Approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets
Document Number: 2021-13081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted to EPA on July 16, 2020, by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) for the purpose of allocating a portion of the available 2026 safety margin in the 2008 8- hour Ozone Maintenance Plan to the 2026 nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) motor vehicle emissions budgets (``MVEBs'' or ``budgets'') for the North Carolina portion of the Charlotte-Rock Hill, NC-SC bi-state Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``North Carolina portion of the Charlotte Maintenance Area'') to account for uncertainty associated with the mobile emissions model and unanticipated growth in vehicle miles traveled for the North Carolina portion of the Charlotte Maintenance Area. This SIP revision also revises the 2026 MVEBs which are used for transportation conformity. NCDAQ's July 16, 2020 submission supplements the revised 2008 8-hour Ozone Maintenance Plan submitted by NCDAQ on July 25, 2018, and approved by EPA on September 11, 2019. EPA is proposing to approve North Carolina's July 16, 2020 SIP revision and deem the MVEBs adequate for transportation conformity purposes because they meet all the statutory and regulatory requirements.
Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Document Number: 2021-12923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department's (MCAQD) Rule 510 as part of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These rule revisions concern revisions to the maximum levels of ambient air pollution for the protection of public health and welfare. We are proposing to approve this rule to regulate these emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Regulation Number 7; Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and Other RACT Requirements for 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Denver Metro/North Front Range Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-12875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on May 14, 2018, May 8, 2019, and May 13, 2020. The revisions are to Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (Commission or AQCC) Regulation Number 7 (Reg. 7). The revisions to Reg. 7 address Colorado's SIP obligation to require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by the 2016 oil & natural gas control techniques guidelines (CTG or CTGs) for Moderate nonattainment areas under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); update RACT requirements for major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx); reorganize the regulation; add incorporation by reference dates to rules and reference methods; and make typographical, grammatical, and formatting corrections. Also, the EPA is proposing to finalize approval of the State's negative declaration that there are no sources in the Denver Metro/North Front Range (DMNFR) Area subject to the aerospace CTG, which was conditionally approved in our February 24, 2021 rulemaking. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients-June 2021
Document Number: 2021-13065
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request-June 2021
Document Number: 2021-12999
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of application 94614-EUP-R from GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for Ledprona (CAS No. 2433753-68-3). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional or national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; National Ambient Air Quality Standards Updates; Reference and Equivalent Methods Updates
Document Number: 2021-12832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve several revisions to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). First, EPA is proposing to approve amendments to the Illinois SIP that incorporate by reference EPA's current national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone, particulate matter, lead, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur oxides. Second, EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Illinois SIP that incorporate by reference current Federal Reference Methods (FRMs) for monitoring carbon monoxide, ozone, particulate matter, lead, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur oxides. Third, EPA is proposing to approve an amendment to the Illinois SIP that reflects a recent update to EPA's List of Designated Reference and Equivalent Methods. Lastly, EPA is also proposing to approve minor revisions and corrections to the Illinois SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey and New York; 1997 Ozone Attainment Demonstrations for the NY-NJ-CT Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-12621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the ozone attainment portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the states of New Jersey and New York to meet the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for attaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve New Jersey's and New York's demonstrations of attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for their portions of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-CT Moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter, the NY-NJ-CT area or the NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
State of Michigan Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program; Primacy Approval
Document Number: 2021-12918
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comments, the agency is withdrawing the direct final rule for State of Michigan Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program; Primacy Approval, published on March 19, 2021.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-12722
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
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 pesticide 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 their 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.
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual, Revision 2
Document Number: 2021-12654
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are announcing for public comment the availability of a draft revision document, entitled the ``Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual'' (MARSSIM). MARSSIM provides information on planning, conducting, evaluating, and documenting environmental radiological surveys of surface soil and building surfaces for demonstrating compliance with regulations. MARSSIM, when finalized as Revision 2, will be a multi-agency consensus document. The agencies are seeking public comment in order to receive feedback from the widest range of interested parties and to ensure that all information relevant to developing the document is received. The agencies will review public comments received on the draft MARSSIM Revision 2 as well as comments from a concurrent, independent, scientific peer review. The Agencies will review comments received during the public comment period and make revisions to the document as appropriate.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Emissions Reporting Rule
Document Number: 2021-12620
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 16, 2020, by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The revision incorporates changes to Indiana's existing emission reporting rule to be consistent with the emissions statement requirements in the Clean Air Act (CAA). The CAA requires stationary sources in ozone nonattainment areas to submit annual emissions statements. The revision to the rule extends the requirements in Indiana's emission reporting rule to Clark and Floyd counties, which were designated nonattainment under the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in 2018, and removes the requirement for Lawrenceburg Township in Dearborn County and to LaPorte County, because these areas are currently designated attainment for the 1997, 2008 and 2015 ozone standards.
Purpureocillium Lilacinum Strain PL11; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-12610
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Purpureocillium lilacinum strain PL11 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. LAM International 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 Purpureocillium lilacinum strain PL11 under FFDCA when used in accordance with this exemption.
Tolfenpyrad; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-12609
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tolfenpyrad in or on artichoke, globe. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions; Delay of Effective and Compliance Dates
Document Number: 2021-12600
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying until December 16, 2021, the effective date of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), which was published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2021. EPA is also delaying the January 16, 2024 compliance date established in the LCRR to October 16, 2024. The delay in the effective date is consistent with presidential directives issued on January 20, 2021, to the heads of Federal agencies to review certain regulations, including the LCRR. The delay will allow sufficient time for EPA to complete its review of the rule in accordance with those directives and conduct important consultations with affected parties. The delay in the compliance date of the LCRR ensures that any delay in the effective date will not reduce the time provided for drinking water systems and primacy states to take actions needed to assure compliance with the LCRR.
Rescission of the Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating Station, Navajo Nation
Document Number: 2021-12574
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to rescind the federal implementation plan (FIP) that regulates emissions from the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), a coal-fired power plant that was located on the reservation lands of the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona. NGS permanently ceased operations on November 18, 2019, and the Clean Air Act operating permit for this facility has expired.
Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Part 9 Miscellaneous Rule
Document Number: 2021-12556
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to Michigan's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submittal, by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) on December 18, 2020, incorporates administrative changes to Michigan's Air Pollution Control Rules, Part 9, ``Emissions Limitations and ProhibitionsMiscellaneous''. This revision supports Michigan's effort to consolidate all of the approved adoption by reference rules into Part 9.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Lead
Document Number: 2021-12554
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to lead emissions rules in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). EPA is approving the removal of four lead emissions rules from the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). Three of the lead emissions rules apply to Master Metals, Inc., a secondary lead smelter that has permanently shut down. The remaining lead emissions rule duplicates a provision in another OAC chapter that is approved into the Ohio SIP. EPA proposed to approve this action on March 12, 2021 and received no adverse comments.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Material Definition Update
Document Number: 2021-12553
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision is amending the Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) by updating the definition of volatile organic material (VOM) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) to exclude (Z) -1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene. This revision is consistent with an EPA rulemaking in 2018, which exempted this compound from the Federal definition of VOC on the basis that the compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. EPA proposed to approve this action on February 11, 2021 and received no adverse comments.
Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Stationary Sources; New Source Review Updates
Document Number: 2021-12431
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted to the EPA by the ADEQ. These revisions concern the ADEQ's SIP-approved rules for the issuance of New Source Review (NSR) permits for stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). This action updates the ADEQ's NSR rules in the Arizona SIP and corrects the remaining deficiencies in the ADEQ's NSR program that we identified as the basis for our limited disapprovals in final rulemaking actions in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, we are finding that the ADEQ's SIP-approved NSR permitting program meets requirements for visibility protection for major stationary sources under the Act and are removing the Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the ADEQ related to these visibility protection requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Emissions Statement Requirement for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2021-11924
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision fulfills Maryland's emissions statement requirement for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for May 2021
Document Number: 2021-12504
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 05/01/2021 to 05/31/2021.
Interstate Transport Prongs 1 and 2 for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
Document Number: 2021-12501
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Kansas and Nebraska addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport SIP requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These submissions address the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions prohibiting air emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. The EPA is proposing to approve portions of these infrastructure SIPs for the aforementioned states as containing adequate provisions to ensure that air emissions in the states will not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS in any other state.
Notice of Proposed CERCLA Section 122(h)(1) Settlement for Cost Recovery of Past Response Costs at the Santa Clara Waste Water Treatment Plant Emergency Removal Site, Santa Paula, California
Document Number: 2021-12459
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), has entered into a proposed settlement, embodied in a CERCLA Section 122(h)(1) Settlement for Cost Recovery (``Settlement Agreement''), with Santa Clara Waste Water Company (``SCWW''). Under the Settlement Agreement, SCWW agrees to pay some of EPA's past response costs at the Santa Clara Waste Water Treatment Plant Emergency Removal Site, Santa Paula, California (``Site'') in Santa Paula, California.
Nevada: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2021-12458
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Nevada final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a Proposed Rule on April 5, 2021, and sought public comment. No comments were received on the proposed revisions. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Corrosive Waste Rulemaking Petition; Denial
Document Number: 2021-12327
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is responding to a rulemaking petition (``the petition'') requesting revision of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrosivity hazardous waste characteristic regulation. The petition requests that the Agency make two changes to the current corrosivity characteristic regulation: Revise the regulatory threshold for defining waste as corrosive from the current value of pH 12.5, to pH 11.5; and expand the scope of the RCRA corrosivity definition to include non- aqueous wastes in addition to the aqueous wastes currently regulated. The Agency published a tentative denial of the rulemaking petition on April 11, 2016. Today the Agency is publishing a final denial of the rulemaking petition.
Electronic Option for Export Notifications Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-12402
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of an electronic option for submitting the export notifications that are required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As an alternative to the hardcopy approach, which is still available, EPA is also now accepting the required export notifications electronically using EPA's electronic document submission system, the Central Data Exchange (CDX). Use of CDX to prepare and submit the required export notifications to EPA will help streamline and reduce the administrative costs and burdens associated with submitting paper-based export notifications for both the submitters and the Agency.
Intended Air Quality Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Response to the July 10, 2020, Court Decision Addressing El Paso, Texas and Weld County, Colorado: Notification of Availability and Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-11456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notification is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) has posted on our public electronic docket and internet website revised responses to certain state designation recommendations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) (2015 Ozone NAAQS). These responses include our intended designations for El Paso County, Texas (associated with the previously designated Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico nonattainment area) and Weld County, Colorado (associated with the Denver Metro/North Front Range, Colorado nonattainment area). The EPA invites the public to review and provide input on our intended designations during the comment period specified in the DATES section. The EPA sent its revised responses directly to the states of Texas and Colorado on or about May 24, 2021. The EPA intends to make final designation determinations for the counties addressed by these responses no earlier than 120 days from the date the EPA notified the states of the Agency's intended designations.
Revised Air Quality Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-11454
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final action revises or affirms the initial air quality designations for 14 counties associated with seven nonattainment areas for the 2015 primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. In a July 10, 2020, decision, the District of Columbia Circuit Court remanded to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), but did not vacate, the April 30, 2018, designations for 16 counties associated with nine nonattainment areas located in seven states. In response, the EPA has re-evaluated the designations for the remanded counties by applying a uniform, nationwide analytical approach and interpretation of the designation provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in considering the specific facts and circumstances of the areas using only data and information available at the time of the original designations. In this final action, the EPA is revising the designations and/or boundaries of 13 counties associated with six nonattainment areas in four states (Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Wisconsin) and is affirming the April 30, 2018, designation of one county associated with a nonattainment area in Michigan. The EPA is addressing the two additional remanded counties associated with two nonattainment areas in a separate Federal Register document.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-12293
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Revisions to the Permit Appeals Process To Restore the Organization and Function of the Environmental Appeals Board
Document Number: 2021-12291
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reversing recent changes to the organization and function of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) that altered the appeals process and procedures for Agency decisions that the EAB considers. In addition, the Administrator reaffirms that the Board is intended to function as an impartial body that is independent of all EPA components, except the immediate Office of the Administrator, and reaffirms the EAB's ability to carry out the Administrator's delegated authority to adjudicate disputes and issue final Agency decisions.
Addition of 1-Bromopropane to Clean Air Act Section 112 HAP List
Document Number: 2021-12287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Having previously granted a public petition to add 1- bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting information that will aid in addressing the impacts of the regulatory action. This is the first time that a substance will be added to the HAP list since the initial list was established by the 1990 CAA Amendments. The addition of 1-BP to the HAP list could have immediate regulatory compliance impacts to facilities that emit 1-BP. The EPA is soliciting data and information on 1-BP usage, emission controls, and costs to inform the process to address the implementation of the upcoming listing action and to ensure that the regulatory infrastructure is in place to effectively and efficiently control the emissions of 1-BP. The EPA is not soliciting comments on the decision that granted petitions to list 1-BP as a HAP and has not reopened that decision for comments.
Arkansas: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 2021-12238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed Arkansas' application and has determined that these changes appear to satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is proposing to authorize the State's changes. The EPA is seeking public comment prior to taking final action.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-12230
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Technology Solutions is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. The e-Recovery system of records (EPA-90) is being created to replace the Superfund Cost Recovery Package Imaging and On-Line System (SCORPIOS) system of records (EPA-39). The e-Recovery system will be used to organize cost information and produce reports that summarize the costs for a specific Superfund Response or Oil Removal site, and will also be used to track Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission assignment costs. The information previously stored in SCORPIOS will be stored in the e- Recovery system.
Air Plan Approval; TN; Knoxville Area Limited Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2021-12164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Air Pollution Control Division, via a letter dated January 23, 2020. The SIP revision includes the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Knoxville, Tennessee Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Knoxville Area'' or ``Area''). The Knoxville Area, as defined in this proposed action, is comprised of Jefferson, Loudon, and Sevier Counties in their entireties, the portion of Cocke County that falls within the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and a portion of Anderson County that excludes the area surrounding TVA Bull Run Fossil Plant. EPA is proposing to approve the Knoxville Area LMP because it provides for the maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS within the Knoxville Area through the end of the second 10-year portion of the maintenance period. The effect of this action would be to make certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Knoxville Area federally enforceable as part of the Tennessee SIP.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (21-1.5e)
Document Number: 2021-12147
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and a Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), and are also subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to TSCA. The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is proposed as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the use, under the conditions of use for that chemical substance, within the applicable review period. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Maine and New Hampshire; 2015 Ozone NAAQS Interstate Transport Requirements
Document Number: 2021-12079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. The States of Maine and New Hampshire each made submissions to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the submissions for each state as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Air Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard and Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry for the 2008 and 2015 Ozone Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2021-11958
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2021 which will be effective on June 14, 2021. The final rule approved a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine which addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); as well as a SIP revision containing amendments to Maine's 06-096 CMR Chapter 110, ``Ambient Air Quality Standards,'' and SIP revisions submitted by Maine that provide the state's determination, via a negative declaration for the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards, that there are no facilities within its borders subject to EPA's 2016 Control Technique Guideline (CTG) for the oil and gas industry. This correction does not change any final action taken by EPA on May 13, 2021; this action merely provides further clarification on the amendments to the regulatory language contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and includes a minor change to the CFR to rearrange the location of the entry for Maine's previously approved Chapter 166 regulation.
JCC Environmental Superfund Site Picayune, Mississippi; Notice of Extended Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-12054
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency published a notice of settlement on April 9, 2021, FRL 10020-84-Region 4, concerning the JCC Environmental Superfund Site located in Picayune, Mississippi. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site. The settling parties listed with the settlement on the Agency's website was incomplete. The complete listing of parties is now available via the below web address. The agency will be extending the comment period 30 days after the date of this publication.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Second Maintenance Plan for the Tioga County Area
Document Number: 2021-11925
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
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 Tioga County, Pennsylvania area (Tioga County Area). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Virginia; Revised RACT Permit for Roanoke Electric Steel/Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-11923
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision consists of amendments to a federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP) which was previously incorporated into the Virginia SIP in order to implement reasonably available control technology (RACT) for nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from Steel Dynamics, Inc. (hereafter ``SDI,'' formerly Roanoke Electric Steel). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Cryolite and Propazine; Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-11919
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a March 10, 2021 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the March 10, 2021 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, 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 did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. This cancellation order terminates the last cryolite and propazine products registered in the United States. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to Air Pollution Control Rules; Regional Haze
Document Number: 2021-11888
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval on a revision to the North Dakota State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Dakota on November 11, 2016 and supplemented on March 15, 2021, that addresses amendments to the regional haze provisions of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). These revisions were submitted to remove certain regional haze requirements related to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) in the first planning period. EPA is also finalizing approval on a revision to the North Dakota SIP submitted on August 3, 2020, that addresses additional amendments to the regional haze provisions of the NDAC. The 2020 SIP revision was submitted to update the incorporation by reference date for regional haze definitions, add emission reduction requirements to make reasonable progress during the second and subsequent regional haze planning periods, and revise the regional haze monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements to be applicable under the second and subsequent planning period. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 and Part C of the Clean Air Act (CAA).