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Air Plan Approvals; TN; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2020-06586
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conditionally approving portions of the Tennessee infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) provided to EPA on September 13, 2018. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requires that states adopt and submit a SIP submission to establish that the state's SIP meets infrastructure requirements for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each such NAAQS. Specifically, EPA is taking final action to conditionally approve the portions of the Tennessee infrastructure SIP submission related to the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) infrastructure elements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Revisions Under TSCA Section 8(a)
Document Number: 2020-06076
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to amend the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements. The CDR rule requires manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances listed on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) to report data on chemical manufacturing, processing, and use every four years. EPA is finalizing several changes to the CDR rule to make regulatory updates that align with new statutory requirements of TSCA, to improve the CDR data collected as necessary to support the implementation of TSCA, and potentially to reduce burden for certain CDR reporters. In addition, these regulatory modifications may result in additional information to EPA and the public that is currently not collected; improve the usability and reliability of the reported data; and ensure that data are available in a timely manner.
Chemical Data Reporting; Extension of the 2020 Submission Period
Document Number: 2020-06074
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) regulations by extending the submission deadline for 2020 reports from September 30, 2020, to November 30, 2020. This is a one-time extension for the 2020 submission period only. The CDR regulations require manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) to report data on the manufacturing, processing, and use of the chemical substances.
Information Collection Request Submittal to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Evaluating End User Satisfaction of EPA's Research Products (New)
Document Number: 2020-07329
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Evaluating End User Satisfaction of EPA's Research Products (EPA ICR Number 2593.01, OMB Control Number 2080-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a new request. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 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 in this notice, including the ICR's 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.
Pyridate; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-07318
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received specific exemption requests from the Oregon and Washington State Departments of Agriculture, Office of the Indiana State Chemist and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for the use of pyridate (CAS No. 55512-33-9) for postemergence control of herbicide-resistant weeds such as redroot pigweed and other broadleaf weeds to treat up to 5,200 acres of mint (peppermint and spearmint) in Oregon, 16,000 in Washington, 11,200 acres in Indiana, and 1,250 acres in Michigan. The applicants propose the use of a pesticide that was voluntarily canceled in 2004 and is now considered to be unregistered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This notice is consistent with the requirements for an unregistered chemical. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether to grant these exemptions.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Revisions to NOX
Document Number: 2020-06819
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving under the Clean Air Act (CAA) a request from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate revisions to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-14 regarding the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call. This SIP revision approves additional monitoring options for certain covered sources for NOX SIP Call purposes.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Administrative Revisions to Definitions, Remedies, and Enforcement Orders Sections and Incorporation by Reference of National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-06588
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of Allegheny County. These revisions include administrative amendments made to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control. Specifically, the revisions added a definition for ``County Council;'' deleted its current listing of ambient air quality standards and added, through incorporation by reference, all national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) promulgated by EPA; revised references to the ``Board of County Commissioners'' to ``County Executive'' or ``County Council;'' added the ``Manager of the Air Quality Program or their respective designee'' as a signatory for enforcement orders; and revised a reference from the ``Bureau of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality'' to ``Air Quality Program of the Department.'' This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Emissions From Aerospace Manufacture and Rework Facilities
Document Number: 2020-06464
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri for two rules related to emissions from aerospace manufacture and rework facilities in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas. This final action will amend the SIP to include adding incorporations by reference, revising unnecessarily restrictive language, and making other administrative wording changes. The EPA's approval of these rule revisions is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-05912
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is giving notice that it proposes to modify an existing system of records, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Inspector General Enterprise Management System (IGEMS) Audit, Assignment, and Timesheet Modules is being modified to change the name of the system from Inspector General Enterprise Management System (IGEMS) Audit, Assignment, and Timesheet Modules to Inspector General Enterprise Management System (IGEMS) Audits, Assignments, and Project Management Actuals Modules. The module is modifying point of contact, system location, retention and disposal, system manager and address, method of retrieval, notification procedures, and the inclusion of the new routine uses identified per OMB M-17-12.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Final Exclusion for Identifying and Listing Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 2020-05910
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (also, ``the Agency ``or ``we'' in this preamble) is taking final action to grant three petitions submitted jointly by Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC (Emerald) and Fire Mountain Farms, Inc (FMF) (Petitioners), in Lewis County, Washington to exclude (or ``delist'') a one-time amount up to 20,100 cubic yards of U019 (benzene) and U220 (toluene) mixed material from the list of federal hazardous wastes as proposed on November 12, 2019. The EPA has decided to grant these petitions as proposed and under the same conditions based on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by the Petitioners and a consideration of public comments received.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2020-07219
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Government Advisory Committee (GAC). The NAC and GAC provide advice the EPA Administrator a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NAC/ GAC members represent academia, business/industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice to the EPA Administrator, regarding the draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/faca/nac-gac. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days notice.
FY2020 Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grantees; Extension of Application Period
Document Number: 2020-07201
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the application period for a notice issued in the Federal Register of March 9, 2020, announcing the availability of approximately $5 million to provide supplemental funds to Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) cooperative agreements previously awarded competitively under section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). This document extends the due date for supplemental funding requests to April 22, 2020.
Existing Comprehensive Procurement Guideline Designations and Recovered Materials Advisory Notice Recommendations: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2020-07193
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Buying products with recycled content fosters the diversion of materials from the solid waste stream and promotes the use of these materials in the manufacture of new products, strengthening the United States' recycling system. Congress required the issuance of procurement guidelines in Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Section 6002 requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to designate items that are or can be made with recovered materials and to recommend practices for procurement of such items. EPA has designated 61 items in eight product categories in a Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) and has issued recycled- content recommendations and procurement specifications for these items in a series of Recovered Materials Advisory Notices (RMANs) published in the Federal Register. EPA last updated the CPG/RMANs in 2007. Today, the Agency is seeking comment concerning the list of CPG-designated items and recommendations issued in the associated RMANs.
Finding of Failure To Attain the 1987 24-Hour PM10
Document Number: 2020-07005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the West Pinal County, Arizona nonattainment area did not attain the 1987 24-hour national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standard'') for particulate matter with a diameter of ten micrometers or smaller (PM10) by December 31, 2018, the statutory attainment date for the nonattainment area. This proposal is based on the EPA's calculation of the PM10 design value for the nonattainment area over the 2016-2018 period, using complete, quality-assured, and certified PM10 monitoring data. If the EPA makes a final determination that West Pinal County has failed to attain the PM10 NAAQS by its attainment date, then Clean Air Act (CAA) section 188(b)(2) requires that the nonattainment area be reclassified to Serious by operation of law. Within 18 months from the effective date of a reclassification to Serious, the State must submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that comply with the statutory and regulatory requirements for Serious PM10 nonattainment areas.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing
Document Number: 2020-06930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes to amend the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing source category. The proposed amendment is in response to a petition for rulemaking by an industry stakeholder on the mercury emission limit based on the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) floor for existing sources set in a rule that was finalized on August 19, 2015 (``2015 Rule''). All six of the existing calciners used to set this MACT floor were located at the PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. (``PCS Phosphate'') facility in Aurora, North Carolina (``PCS Aurora''). PCS Phosphate asserted that data received since the rule's promulgation indicate that the MACT floor did not accurately characterize the average emission limitation achieved by the units used to set the standard. Based on these new data, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to revise the mercury MACT floor for existing calciners.
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals; Annual Progress Report; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-07135
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's progress report in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal year 2017. This progress report also presents the total number of products registered under the ``fast- track'' provisions of the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry
Document Number: 2020-06810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
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. The revision provides the state's determination, via a negative declaration, that there are no facilities within its borders subject to EPA's 2016 Control Technique Guideline (CTG) for the oil and gas industry. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of these items into the New Hampshire SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry
Document Number: 2020-06809
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision provides the state's determination, via a negative declaration, that there are no facilities within its borders subject to EPA's 2016 Control Technique Guideline (CTG) for the oil and gas industry. The intended effect of this action is to approve this item into the New Hampshire SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Quality Plans; Florida; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2020-06585
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission provided by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), through a letter dated September 18, 2018. This submission pertains to the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP submission to establish that the state's implementation plan meets infrastructure requirements for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each such NAAQS. FDEP made the required SIP submission to assure that the Florida SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Florida. EPA has in this action determined that Florida's infrastructure SIP submission satisfies certain required infrastructure elements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee; Chattanooga Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2020-06582
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on behalf of the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau (Bureau) on September 12, 2018. The SIP submittal removes and replaces the Chattanooga City Code, Air Pollution Control Ordinances pertaining to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board (Board), powers and duties of the Board, penalties, enforcement and permit fees. The SIP revision that EPA is approving is consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Dallas-Fort Worth Area Redesignation and Maintenance Plan for Revoked Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-06198
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) that pertain to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area and the 1979 1-hour and 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard). The EPA is approving the plan for maintaining the 1-hour and 1997 ozone NAAQS through the year 2032 in the DFW area. The EPA is determining that the DFW area continues to attain the 1979 1-hour and 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and has met the five CAA criteria for redesignation. Therefore, the EPA is terminating all anti-backsliding obligations for the DFW area for the 1-hour and 1997 ozone NAAQS.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2020-07042
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2020-07038
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
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 its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board All-Ages Lead Model Review Panel
Document Number: 2020-06998
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB's All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) Panel to discuss its review of the EPA's All-Ages Lead Model (AALM) External Review Draft Version 2.0, comprising the model's software, technical documentation, and user manual (hereafter referred to collectively as AALM 2.0). The AALM 2.0 was developed by EPA's Office of Research and Development.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-06995
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Asbestos; Draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation and TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) Meetings; Notice of Availability, Public Meetings, and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2020-06973
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on the draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation of asbestos. EPA is also submitting the same document to the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) for peer review and is announcing that there will be two virtual public meetings of the TSCA SACC, with participation by phone and webcast only, and no in- person gathering. The first virtual public meeting will be a preparatory meeting for the SACC to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for the peer review. This will be followed by the peer review virtual public meeting for the SACC to consider and review the draft risk evaluation. 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.
Air Plan Approval; California; Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District; Reasonably Available Control Technology; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2020-06353
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 15, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled ``Air Plan Approval; California; Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District; Reasonably Available Control Technology.'' That publication inadvertently listed in the regulatory text the wrong document number for a document entitled ``Control Techniques Guidelines for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry.'' This document corrects this error in the regulatory text.
Inventory of Mercury Supply, Use, and Trade in the United States 2020 Report; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-06877
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of the 2020 mercury inventory report, which summarizes information on U.S. mercury supply, use, and trade required to be reported by rule directly from mercury manufacturers, importers, and processors. EPA was directed by Congress in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), to carry out and publish in the Federal Register not later than April 1, 2017 and every three years thereafter, an inventory of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States. The Lautenberg Act defines ``mercury'' as ``elemental mercury'' or ``a mercury compound.''
PM10
Document Number: 2020-06818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the ``Imperial County 2018 Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for Particulate Matter Less Than 10 Microns in Diameter (PM10)'' (``Imperial PM10 Plan'') as a revision of the California state implementation plan (SIP). The Imperial PM10 Plan includes, among other elements, a demonstration of implementation of best available control measures (BACM) and a maintenance plan that includes an emissions inventory consistent with attainment, a maintenance demonstration, contingency provisions, and motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in transportation conformity determinations. In connection with the proposed approval of the Imperial PM10 Plan, the EPA is proposing to determine that PM10 precursors do not contribute significantly to elevated PM10 levels in the area. The EPA is also proposing to approve the State of California's request to redesignate the Imperial Valley Planning Area from nonattainment to attainment for the PM10 national ambient air quality standards. The EPA is proposing these actions because the SIP revision meets the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for such plans and motor vehicle emissions budgets and because the area meets the Clean Air Act requirements for redesignation of nonattainment areas to attainment. Lastly, the EPA is beginning the adequacy process for the 2016 and 2030 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the 2018 Imperial PM10 Plan through this proposed rule.
Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces
Document Number: 2020-05961
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this final action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the 2015 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces. This final action removes certain requirements from the rule for pellet fuel to meet certain specifications regarding density, size, and content, while retaining a provision in the rule that requires EPA-approved third-party organizations to specify minimum requirements as part of the pellet fuel certification process. Also, in this final action, the EPA is deciding not to make changes that it had proposed that would have allowed a sell-through period for Step 1- certified residential wood heating devices that are manufactured before the May 2020 compliance date to be sold at retail after that date. Finally, this preamble provides a clarification of how the ``prohibited fuels'' provision applies to pallets.
Alternative Methods for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Applications From Toyota Motor North America
Document Number: 2020-06709
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on applications from Toyota Motor North America (``Toyota'') for off-cycle carbon dioxide (CO2) credits under EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. ``Off-cycle'' emission reductions can be achieved by employing technologies that result in real-world benefits, but where that benefit is not adequately captured on the test procedures used by manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with emission standards. EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas program acknowledges these benefits by giving automobile manufacturers several options for generating ``off-cycle'' CO2 credits. Under the regulations, a manufacturer may apply for CO2 credits for off-cycle technologies that result in off-cycle benefits. In these cases, a manufacturer must provide EPA with a proposed methodology for determining the real-world off-cycle benefit. Toyota has submitted applications that describe methodologies for determining off-cycle credits from technologies described in their applications. Pursuant to applicable regulations, EPA is making these off-cycle credit calculation methodologies available for public comment.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility
Document Number: 2020-06708
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility (EPA ICR No. 1367.13, OMB control No. 2060-0178), 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 extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 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.
Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) and SAB Standing Committees
Document Number: 2020-06660
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 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. Appointments will be announced by the Administrator and are anticipated to be filled by the start of Fiscal Year 2021 (October 2020).
Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2020-06659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)including the interstate transport provisionsfor the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air- quality management program, including provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air-quality effects in other states, are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA is also proposing to approve State of Vermont Executive Order (E.O.) 19- 17, Executive Code of Ethics, which Vermont submitted with its infrastructure submission for the 2015 ozone NAAQS to be added to the SIP. Because E.O. 19-17 supersedes and replaces E.O. 09-11, EPA is also proposing to remove E.O. 09-11 from the Vermont SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee: Chattanooga NSR Reform
Document Number: 2020-06583
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted through two letters dated June 25, 2008, and September 12, 2018. The SIP revisions were submitted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on behalf of the Chattanooga/ Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau and modify the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations in the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee SIP to address changes to the federal new source review (NSR) regulations in recent years for the implementation of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Additionally, the SIP revisions include updates to Chattanooga's regulations of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and other miscellaneous typographical and administrative updates. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Revocation of Significant New Use Rule for a Certain Chemical Substance (P-16-581)
Document Number: 2020-06442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke the significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as alpha 1,3-polysaccharide, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) identified as P-16-581. EPA issued a SNUR based on this PMN which designated certain activities as significant new uses. EPA has received test data for the chemical substance and is proposing to revoke the SNUR based on these new data.
Modification of Significant New Uses of Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2020-06441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the significant new use rules (SNURs) for chemical substances, which were the subject of a premanufacture notice (PMN) and a significant new use notice (SNUN). This action would amend the SNURs to allow certain new uses reported in the SNUNs without additional notification requirements and modify the significant new use notification requirements based on the actions and determinations for the SNUN submissions. EPA is proposing this amendment based on review of new and existing data for the chemical substances.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Economic Guidelines Review Panel
Document Number: 2020-06658
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Science Advisory Board Economic Guidelines Review Panel. The purpose of the meeting is to receive an agency briefing, review charge questions and hear public comments for the EPA's revised document titled ``Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses.''
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-06634
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Importation of On-highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment (EPA ICR Number 2583.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0717) 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 current ICR, which is approved through July 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 18, 2019 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. 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; Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-06602
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (EPA ICR Number 1596.10, OMB Control Number 2060- 0226) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act . This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 25, 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; Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-06590
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (EPA ICR Number 0234.13, OMB Control Number 2080-0021) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 9, 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.
Air Quality State Implementation Plan Approval; Nevada; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2020-06348
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the remaining portion of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Nevada. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with respect to the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In this action, the EPA is proposing to determine that Nevada will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS in any other state. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Motor Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Compliance (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-06577
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Motor Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Compliance (EPA ICR Number 0783.65, OMB Control Number 2060- 0104) 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 March 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 30, 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; On-Highway Motorcycle Certification and Compliance Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-06576
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), On-Highway Motorcycle Certification and Compliance Program (ICR Number 2535.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0710), 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 March 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 4, 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; NSPS for Stationary Gas Turbines (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-06575
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Stationary Gas Turbines (EPA ICR Number 1071.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0028), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 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 the Graphic Arts Industry (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-06574
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for the Graphic Arts Industry (EPA ICR Number 0657.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0105), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee Meeting-April 2020; Correction
Document Number: 2020-06556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), published a document in the Federal Register of March 18, 2020, giving notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy (A-E) Subcommittee. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this meeting will now be taking place via videoconference. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than 15 calendar days' notice.
Air Plan Approval; Oklahoma; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2020-06159
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Oklahoma for the 2015 Ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Oklahoma's October 25, 2018, submittal addressed how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 O3 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i- SIP ensures that the Oklahoma SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for this NAAQS.
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Award Term Incentive
Document Number: 2020-05962
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a final rule to amend EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) award term incentive policy, procedures, and clauses to remove ambiguity and provide clarity with respect to what is required for a contractor to successfully earn award terms.
Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning System Servicing
Document Number: 2020-05197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to adopt three technical standards developed by SAE International (SAE) for equipment that recovers, recycles, and/or recharges the refrigerant 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoroprop-1-ene (HFO-1234yf or R-1234yf) in motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs). The three standards are SAE J2843, SAE J2851, and SAE J3030. This proposed rulemaking would adopt the most current versions of these standards by incorporating them by reference into the regulations related to the protection of stratospheric ozone. This will provide additional flexibility for industry stakeholders that wish to select recovery and recycling equipment certified to these standards.