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Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Plan Elements for the Chicago Nonattainment Area for the 2008 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2020-16246
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the base year emissions inventory and motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Illinois portion of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin area (Chicago area) for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). EPA is approving the State's submission as a SIP revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations because it satisfies the emissions inventory and I/M requirements for areas classified as moderate nonattainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. Final approval of the Illinois SIP as meeting the I/M requirements of the CAA for the 2008 ozone NAAQS permanently stops the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) clock for that element, which was triggered by EPA's December 11, 2017 finding that Illinois failed to submit certain required SIP elements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. EPA proposed to approve this action on April 23, 2020 and received no adverse comments on the emissions inventory and I/M SIP elements.
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2020-16010
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving most of the elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut that addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), excluding the interstate transport provisions, for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are conditionally approving several elements of Connecticut's SIP revision regarding air quality modeling requirements. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air-quality management program, including provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air- quality effects in other states, are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Fairfax St. Wood Treaters Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-16375
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of the Fairfax St. Wood Treaters Superfund Site (Site) located in Jacksonville, Florida, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Sulfur Emissions From Stationary Boilers
Document Number: 2020-16148
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on January 14, 2019. Missouri requests that the EPA revise a state regulation approved in the SIP related to sulfur emissions from industrial, commercial, or institutional boilers or process heaters in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The revisions to this rule include adding incorporations by reference to other state rules, including definitions specific to the rule, and wording changes that are administrative in nature and do not change the interpretation of the rule or the applicability of the rule. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals; Request for Nominations; Extension of Nomination and Public Comment Periods
Document Number: 2020-17903
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 20, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited the public to nominate scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). On April 15, 2020, a federal district court vacated the grants policy articulated in EPA's 2017 federal advisory committee membership directive. In light of that intervening decision, EPA is extending the nomination and public comment periods to receive additional nominees and input on prospective candidates for the SACC. Please note that all prior nominations and comments will be considered by EPA and do not need to be resubmitted.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Seven Existing Information Collection Requests (ICRs) Undergoing Consolidation; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-17901
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit renewal requests for seven currently approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The seven renewal ICRs, which are identified in Unit IV. by their corresponding titles, EPA ICR numbers, OMB Control numbers, and related docket identification (ID) numbers, are being consolidated under a separate but parallel effort. To ensure continuity of the approved collection activities, EPA did not make any changes to the currently approved ICRs for the purpose of these renewals. As required by the PRA, before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying material are available for public review and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for each ICR.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Kansas
Document Number: 2020-17818
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the State of Kansas's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Attainment Plan for the Southwest Indiana Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2020-16044
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Southwest Indiana- related elements of an Indiana submission to EPA dated October 2, 2015, as supplemented on November 15, 2017 and September 18, 2019. EPA concludes that Indiana has appropriately demonstrated that the plan provides for attainment of the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in the Southwest Indiana area by the applicable attainment date and that the plan meets the other applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-17812
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Request for Nominations of Candidates for the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) and SAB Standing Committees: Extension of Nomination Period
Document Number: 2020-17742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) and four SAB standing committees described in this notice. On April 15, a federal district court vacated the grants policy articulated in EPA's 2017 federal advisory committee membership directive. In light of that intervening decision, the EPA is extending the nomination period until August 31, 2020. Appointments will be announced by the Administrator and are anticipated to be filled by the start of Fiscal Year 2021 (October 2020).
Hawaii: Proposed Authorization of Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions
Document Number: 2020-17180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Hawaii has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for updated authorization of changes made to its underground storage tank (UST) program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended, since the previous authorization of Hawaii's UST program in September 2002. The EPA has reviewed Hawaii's application and has tentatively determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for the requested updated authorization. Therefore, we are proposing to authorize the State's changes. The EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
Revisions to Appendix P to 40 CFR Part 51, Concerning Minimum Emission Reporting Requirements in SIPs
Document Number: 2020-15668
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending a regulation that specifies what State Implementation Plans (SIPs) must require of sources in four categories with respect to continuous emission monitoring, recording, and reporting. Specifically, the amendments revise provisions that specify the minimum frequency for submitting reports of excess emissions that must be included in SIPs. The minimum frequency is being revised from ``for each calendar quarter'' to ``twice per year at 6-month intervals.'' The four source categories covered are: Fossil fuel-fired steam generators; fluid bed catalytic cracking unit catalyst regenerators at petroleum refineries; sulfuric acid plants; and nitric acid plants. As a result of this revision, states may choose to revise their SIPs to reflect the revised minimum frequency specified in our regulations. This action also corrects an erroneous cross-reference in our regulations.
Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-15453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Based on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for photochemical oxidants including ozone (O3), the EPA is proposing to retain the current standards, without revision.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-13439
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM) source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). These final amendments also address emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), including clarifying regulatory provisions for certain vent control bypasses, provisions for electronic reporting of performance test results, performance evaluation reports, compliance reports, and Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) reports; and provisions to conduct periodic performance testing of oxidizers used to reduce emissions of organic hazardous air pollutants (HAP).
Lambda-Cyhalothrin; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-17734
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to use the pesticide lambda-cyhalothrin (CAS No. 91465-08-6) to treat up to 3,000 acres of asparagus to control the European asparagus aphid. The applicant proposes a use which is supported by the Interregional (IR)-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether to grant the exemption.
Cuprous Iodide; Draft Ecological Risk Assessment for Federally Listed Species; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-17702
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on EPA's draft Ecological Risk Assessment for Federally Listed Species for the antimicrobial pesticide, cuprous iodide.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Consolidation of Several Existing Collections (EPA ICR No. 2624.01); Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-17701
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew and consolidate several existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the consolidated ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The consolidated ICR is entitled: ``Consolidated Pesticide Registration Activities'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2624.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-NEW. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Novaluron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-16457
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes and modifies tolerances for residues of novaluron in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances and modifications under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-12725
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). In addition, the EPA is taking final action addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM); adding electronic reporting; adding repeat emissions testing; and making technical and editorial changes. These final amendments include no revisions to the numerical emission limits in the rule based on the RTR. While the amendments do not result in reductions of emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), this action results in improved monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the rule.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Intent To Find That Washington Has Satisfied All Conditions of Approval Placed on Its Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
Document Number: 2020-17627
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (the agencies) hereby extend the comment period on the agencies' proposed finding that Washington has satisfied all conditions the agencies established as part of their 1998 approval of the State's coastal nonpoint pollution control program (coastal nonpoint program) under Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA).
1-Bromopropane; Final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-17610
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation of 1-Bromopropane (1-BP). The purpose of conducting risk evaluations under TSCA is to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment under the conditions of use, including an unreasonable risk to a relevant potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation, without consideration of costs or other nonrisk factors. EPA has determined that specific conditions of use of 1-BP present an unreasonable risk of injury to health. For those conditions of use for which EPA has found an unreasonable risk, EPA must take regulatory action to address that unreasonable risk through risk management measures enumerated in TSCA. EPA has also determined that specific conditions of use do not present unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. For those conditions of use for which EPA has found no unreasonable risk to health or the environment, the Agency's determination is a final Agency action and is issued via order in the risk evaluation.
Nitrapyrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-16456
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of nitrapyrin in or on sugar beet molasses, sugar beet roots, sugar beet tops, rapeseed seed, and the vegetable, tuberous and corm, crop subgroup 1C. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pethoxamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-16452
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pethoxamid in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. FMC Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Texas; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2020-14408
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing its affirmation, with amendments, of an intrastate sulfur dioxide (SO2) trading program as an alternative to best available retrofit technology (BART) requirements for certain sources in Texas. This action finalizes the August 2018 proposed affirmation and November 2019 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) concerning certain aspects of a final rule published on October 17, 2017, partially approving the 2009 Texas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission and promulgating a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Texas to address certain outstanding CAA regional haze requirements for the first implementation period.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-12776
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing decisions concerning the RTR, including amendments pursuant to the technology review for equipment leaks and heat exchange systems, and also amendments pursuant to the risk review to specifically address ethylene oxide emissions from storage tanks, process vents, and equipment leaks. In addition, we are taking final action to correct and clarify regulatory provisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), including removing general exemptions for periods of SSM, adding work practice standards for periods of SSM where appropriate, and clarifying regulatory provisions for certain vent control bypasses. The EPA is also taking final action to add monitoring and operational requirements for flares that control ethylene oxide emissions and flares used to control emissions from processes that produce olefins and polyolefins; add provisions for electronic reporting of performance test results and other reports; and include other technical corrections to improve consistency and clarity. We estimate that these final amendments will reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions from this source category by approximately 107 tons per year (tpy) and reduce ethylene oxide emissions from this source category by approximately 0.76 tpy. We also estimate that these final amendments will reduce excess emissions of HAP from flares that control ethylene oxide emissions and flares used to control emissions from processes that produce olefins and polyolefins by an additional 263 tpy.
Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New Unit Set-Asides for 2020 Control Periods
Document Number: 2020-17538
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs. EPA has completed final calculations for the first round of allocations of allowances from the CSAPR new unit set-asides (NUSAs) for the 2020 control periods and has posted spreadsheets containing the calculations on EPA's website.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Arkansas, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2020-16670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declarations from Arkansas, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for existing incinerators subject to the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration units (CISWI) emission guidelines (EG). These negative declarations certify that incinerators subject to CISWI EG and the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdictions of Arkansas, New Mexico, and Albuquerque- Bernalillo County. The EPA is proposing to accept the negative declarations and amend the CFR in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting-August 2020
Document Number: 2020-17420
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a virtual meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security (HS) Subcommittee to review the initial progress on implementation of the FY 19-22 HS Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into Marine Waters (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-17419
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges into Marine Waters (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0138.12, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2040-0088) 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 comment on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a ``proposed extension of the Information Collection Request (ICR), which is currently approved through April 30, 2021.'' An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Ohio
Document Number: 2020-17413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tentatively approved a revision to the State of Ohio's Public Water System Supervision Program under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by adopting the Arsenic Rule. The EPA has determined this revision is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA intends to approve this revision to the State of Ohio's Public Water System Supervision Program, thereby giving the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency primary enforcement responsibility for this regulation.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion the Anaconda Co. Smelter Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-16860
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Beryllium Operable Unit 9 (OU9), the Flue Dust OU11 and the Arbiter OU12 of the Anaconda Co. Smelter Superfund Site (Site) located in Anaconda, MT, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Montana, through the Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to three Operable Units; the Beryllium (OU9), the Flue Dust (OU11) and the Arbiter (OU12). The other areas of the Site will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.
Findings of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plans Required for Attainment of the 2010 1-Hour Primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
Document Number: 2020-16672
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that Texas has failed to submit State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to satisfy certain nonattainment area planning requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2010 1-hour primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The purpose for the development and implementation of a nonattainment area SIP is to provide for attainment of the NAAQS as expeditiously as practicable following the designation of an area as nonattainment. This action establishes certain CAA deadlines for the EPA to impose sanctions if Texas does not submit a complete SIP for each nonattainment area addressing the outstanding requirements and for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address any outstanding SIP requirements.
Air Plan Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval; California; San Diego
Document Number: 2020-16279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements and negative declarations for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Diego ozone nonattainment area (NAA) under the jurisdiction of the SDAPCD. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; SC and TN: Minimum Reporting Requirements in SIPs
Document Number: C1-2020-15720
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-17311
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Wisconsin
Document Number: 2020-17293
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tentatively approved a revision to the state of Wisconsin's Public Water System Supervision Program under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by adopting the Lead and Copper Rule Short-term Revisions. The EPA has determined this revision is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve this revision to the state of Wisconsin's Public Water System Supervision Program, thereby giving Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources primary enforcement responsibility for this regulation. This approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian Country. By approving this rule, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of federally recognized Indian Tribes in Wisconsin, nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the state of Wisconsin.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request (May 2020)
Document Number: 2020-17274
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of application 8917-EUP-G from J.R. Simplot Company, requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for BLB2 protein (Rpi-blb2 gene), AMR3 protein (Rpi-amr3 gene), VNT1 protein (Rpi-vnt1 gene), and PVY coat protein DNA inverted repeat. EPA 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.
Request for Nominations to the National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2020-17225
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Vacancies on these two committees are expected to be selected by the Fall of 2020. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. This notice extends the recruitment period to receive additional nominees.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Extension of the Laboratory and Analytical Use Exemption for Essential Class I Ozone-Depleting Substances
Document Number: 2020-16255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise regulations governing the production and import of class I ozone-depleting substances in the United States to extend indefinitely the global essential laboratory and analytical use exemption. This exemption currently expires on December 31, 2021. This change would allow for continued production and import of class I substances in the United States solely for laboratory and analytical uses that have not been identified by the EPA as nonessential. This action is proposed under the Clean Air Act and is consistent with a decision by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to extend the global laboratory and analytical use exemption indefinitely beyond 2021.
Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Illinois
Document Number: 2020-17162
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tentatively approved a revision to the state of Illinois Public Water System Supervision Program under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by adopting the Consumer Confidence Report Rule. The EPA has determined this revision is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve this revision to the state of Illinois Public Water System Supervision Program, thereby giving Illinois Environmental Protection Agency primary enforcement responsibility for this regulation.
Tetrachlorvinphos; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2020-17114
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
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 pesticide tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP), or to amend their TCVP product registrations to terminate or delete one or more uses. The requests would terminate TCVP use of Chem-Tech, Ltd. (Chem- Tech) dust formulations on cats and dogs, voluntarily cancel TCVP dust formulations produced by The Hartz Mountain Corporation (Hartz) for domestic animals (cats and dogs) and cancel one of Hartz's pet collars for cats. The requests would not terminate the last TCVP products registered for use in the United States, or the last TCVP pesticide products registered in the United States for these uses. 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. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been canceled or uses terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Air Plan Approval and Designation of Areas; Kentucky; Redesignation of the Jefferson County 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2020-15598
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In a letter dated December 9, 2019, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (KDAQ) on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Jefferson County sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Jefferson County Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) and to approve an accompanying state implementation plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area. EPA is taking final action to determine that the Jefferson County Area has attained the 2010 1- hour SO2 NAAQS; to approve the SIP revision containing the Commonwealth's plan for maintaining attainment of the 2010 1-hour SO2 standard and to incorporate the maintenance plan into the SIP; and to redesignate the Jefferson County Area to attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs
Document Number: 2020-17102
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs'' (EPA ICR No. 0938.22, OMB Control No. 2030-0020 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2021. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Availability of One Updated Chapter in the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Pollution Control Cost Manual
Document Number: 2020-17065
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that one chapter of the current EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual (Control Cost Manual) has been updated. The EPA is requesting comment on: Chapter 1, Section 5, ``Wet Scrubbers for Acid Gas.'' This Control Cost Manual chapter covers control measures for sulfur dioxide (SO2) and acid gas emissions.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (June 2020)
Document Number: 2020-16459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Cimarron Mining Corporation Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-16274
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Cimarron Mining Corporation Superfund Site (Site) located in Carrizozo, New Mexico, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of New Mexico, through the New Mexico Environment Department, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-16882
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required.
State Formula Allocations for Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Grants
Document Number: 2020-16866
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the proposed allotment formula for the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants Program as required by the Clean Water Act. EPA is required to establish a formula to allocate proportional shares of the amount appropriated to state entities to fund actions that will help manage combined sewer overflows, sanitary sewer overflows, and stormwater. EPA was directed to develop a formula based on the relevant infrastructure needs submitted in the latest Clean Watersheds Needs Survey along with additional information considered appropriate by the EPA Administrator. A summary of the formula is included in this document. This document announces that EPA is seeking feedback from the public on the formula.
Air Plan Approval; MS; BART SIP and Regional Haze Progress Report
Document Number: 2020-16443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, through parallel processing, a draft Mississippi State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted through a letter dated April 23, 2020, addressing best available retrofit technology (BART) determinations for 14 electric generating units (EGUs) (``draft BART SIP''). These EGUs were initially addressed in EPA's prior limited approval and limited disapproval actions on Mississippi's regional haze SIP because of deficiencies arising from the State's reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to satisfy certain regional haze requirements. EPA proposes to approve the draft BART SIP and finds that it corrects the deficiencies that led to the limited approval and limited disapproval of the State's regional haze SIP; to withdraw the limited disapproval of the regional haze SIP; and to replace the prior limited approval with a full approval of the regional haze SIP as meeting all regional haze requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the first implementation period. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve the State's first periodic report describing progress towards reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and the associated determination that the State's regional haze SIP is adequate to meet these RPGs for the first implementation period (``Progress Report''). The State submitted the progress report as a SIP revision by letter dated October 4, 2018.
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone and 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2020-16011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This proposed action includes all elements of these infrastructure requirements except for the ``Good Neighbor'' or ``transport'' provisions, which will be addressed in a future action. We are also proposing to grant the state an exemption from the infrastructure SIP contingency plan obligation for ozone, and to conditionally approve several elements of New Hampshire's submittal relating to air-quality modeling requirements. In addition, we are proposing to correct errors in our previous approval of an infrastructure SIP submission from New Hampshire for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS and to conditionally approve several elements of that submittal. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.