[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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Part XXII



Environmental Protection Agency



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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                                  


  



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Ch. I

[FRL-5803-9]

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The regulatory agenda is a semiannual publication which lists 
the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) current and projected 
regulations, reviews of existing regulations, and any actions that have 
been completed or withdrawn since the November 29, 1996, publication. 
We encourage public participation in developing these regulations.

ADDRESSES: To be placed on the agenda mailing list, either write to 
USEPA/NCEPI at PO Box 42419, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, or fax your 
request to (513) 489-8695. You may call 1-800-490-9198 for confirmation 
that your request was received.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have suggestions to improve 
this publication, comments on rules that may substantially impact small 
entities, or need general information about the agenda, contact Angela 
Suber, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Regulatory 
Management Division (2136), EPA, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 
20460, (202) 260-7205. If you need substantive information about a 
particular entry, the name, address, and telephone number of the agency 
contact who is most familiar with the subject matter is listed for each 
action.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Priorities and Schedules

    EPA is devoting its best efforts toward full protection of 
human health and the environment and remains fully committed to 
reinventing its regulations to provide greater environmental 
protection at less cost. EPA continues to make efforts to reduce 
paperwork burden, to develop common-sense regulatory actions, and 
to delete or modify burdensome regulations currently in place. We 
also give priority to initiatives that offer novel solutions to 
real environmental problems posed by an industry or locality when 
generally applicable mandates may prove ineffective or inefficient 
in a specific application.

How the Agenda Is Organized

    Each agenda entry includes the title, legal authority, CFR 
reference, legal deadline, abstract, and timetable. Each entry also 
indicates the categories of small entities and levels of government 
that may be subject to any requirement being proposed in rulemaking 
and whether the Agency plans to prepare a Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In addition, we 
indicate whether an entry is part of the Reinventing Government 
effort. Lastly, the agenda includes an agency contact person for 
each entry.

    The agenda is organized by statute and then ordered by 
statutory authority within each statute. Entries within each 
statute are divided into five categories: (1) Prerule, (2) proposed 
rule, (3) final rule, (4) long-term actions (i.e., actions under 
preparation that will not be published until after the 1-year 
horizon for this agenda), and (5) completed actions (i.e., actions 
that EPA is deleting from the agenda because the Agency has 
completed, withdrawn, or postponed them indefinitely). Detailed 
information on each of these categories is presented below. A 
bullet () preceding an entry indicates that this is the 
first time an action appears in the agenda.

I. Prerulemakings

    Prerulemaking actions are intended to determine whether to 
initiate rulemaking. Prerulemakings may include anything that 
influences or leads to rulemaking, such as advance notices of 
proposed rulemaking, significant studies or analyses of the 
possible need for regulatory action, requests for public comment on 
the need for regulatory action, or important preregulatory policy 
proposals.

II. Proposed and Final Rules

    This section includes EPA rulemaking actions that are within a 
year of proposal or promulgation. The listings, however, generally 
exclude (a) specialized categories of actions (e.g., EPA approvals 
of State plans and other actions that do not apply nationally) and 
(b) routine actions (e.g., pesticide tolerances and minor 
amendments to existing rules). There is no legal significance to 
the inadvertent omission of an item from the listing. The agenda 
shows dates for actions on each entry; these dates are estimates 
only and should not be construed as an absolute Agency commitment 
to act on or by the date shown.

    We also seek to enhance public participation in the development 
of proposed rules by potentially affected stakeholders. We 
therefore invite expressions of interest to be directed to the 
contact person listed for each rule.

III. Long-Term Actions

    This section includes actions with publication dates beyond the 
next 12 months. We will continue to work with interested 
stakeholders to develop relevant information to support these 
rules.

IV. Completed Actions

    This section contains actions that appeared in the previous 
agenda but which we are deleting because they are completed or are 
no longer under consideration for rulemaking. If an action appears 
in the completed section, it will not appear in future agendas, 
unless we decide to initiate action again, in which case it will 
appear as a new entry.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires that an agency 
prepare a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for any rule subject to 
notice and comment rulemaking requirements, unless the Agency 
certifies that the rule will not have a ``significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities'' (i.e., small 
governments, small businesses, and small nonprofit organizations). 
A Regulatory Flexibility Analysis must identify the extent to which 
small entities will be subject to the rule's requirements, as well 
as any significant alternatives to the rule which accomplish the 
objectives of applicable statutes and which minimize any 
significant economic impacts on small entities. In the agenda, we 
have identified those rules that will, if promulgated, impose any 
requirements on any small entities by indicating in the ``Small 
Entities Affected'' section the category of small entities that 
will be subject to the rule requirements. The agenda also indicates 
in the ``Analysis'' section whether we expect to prepare a 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for a particular rule because 
currently available information indicates that the rule will likely 
have a significant adverse economic impact on a

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substantial number of small entities. We invite public comment on 
our assessment of those rules which are likely to warrant a 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis because of the extent of their 
potential impact on small entities. (See ``Environmental Protection 
Agency Index to Entries That May Affect Small Entities'' at the end 
of this document. It also lists the regulatory actions we believe 
result in regulatory requirements on small businesses, small 
governmental jurisdictions, or small nonprofit organizations.)

    Section 610 of the RFA requires that an agency review within 10 
years of promulgation those regulations it has issued that have or 
will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. Section 610 requires that, in reviewing these rules 
to minimize any significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities, the agency consider the following factors:

    1) The continued need for the rule;

    2) The nature of public comments received;

    3) The complexity of the rule;

    4) The extent to which the rule overlaps or duplicates other 
Federal rules; and

    5) The degree to which technology or economic factors have 
changed since the rule was promulgated.

    In 1995, as part of the President's request that all Federal 
regulatory agencies review their regulations, EPA did a thorough 
review of its regulations considering these among other factors. 
Many of the entries in today's agenda indicate that the regulatory 
action stems, at least in part, from the Reinventing Government 
effort and indicates the results of that review (i.e., revises CFR 
text to reduce burden or duplication or streamline requirements).

    Although the Agency believes that these reinvention activities 
accomplished the objectives of section 610, the Agency is currently 
reviewing the following rules as part of our reinvention efforts 
and pursuant to section 610:

(A description and the statutory authority are provided for each of 
those rules that are not listed elsewhere in this agenda.)

    1. NSPS: Industrial Surface Coating: Large Appliances (Clean 
Air Act, section 111, 42 U.S.C. 7411).

    This regulation controls volatile organic compound emissions 
from industrial surface coating operations for large appliances. It 
applies to each prime coat or top coat operation. The ``affected 
facility'' is application station(s), flashoff area, and curing 
oven. In 1996, this rule was reviewed and found to be necessary to 
achieve reductions in volatile organic compound emissions needed to 
help States attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for 
Ozone. As part of that review, it was found that the recordkeeping 
and reporting burden could be reduced by reducing the frequency of 
reporting from quarterly to semiannually, without compromising the 
rule's effectiveness. This was done by final rule on 9/11/96, 61 FR 
47840.

    2. NSPS: Industrial Surface Coating: Metal Furniture (Clean Air 
Act, section 111, 42 U.S.C. 7411).

    This regulation establishes emission standards for volatile 
organic compounds from surface coating of metal furniture. The 
``affected facility'' includes applications, flashoff, and oven 
areas of coating line. In 1996, this rule was reviewed and found to 
be necessary to achieve reductions in volatile organic compound 
emissions needed to help States attain the National Ambient Air 
Quality Standard for Ozone. As part of that review, it was found 
that the recordkeeping and reporting burden could be reduced by 
reducing the frequency of reporting from quarterly to semiannually, 
without compromising the rule's effectiveness. This was done by 
final rule on 9/11/96, 61 FR 47840.

    3. NSPS: Industrial Surface Coating: Metal Coils (Clean Air 
Act, section 111, 42 U.S.C. 7411).

    This regulation controls emissions of volatile organic 
compounds from metal coil industrial surface coating operations. It 
affects each prime coating and each finish coating operation. In 
1996, this rule was reviewed and found to be necessary to achieve 
reductions in volatile organic compound emissions needed to help 
States attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone. 
As part of that review, it was found that the recordkeeping and 
reporting burden could be reduced by reducing the frequency of 
reporting from quarterly to semiannually, without compromising the 
rule's effectiveness. This was done by final rule on 9/11/96, 61 FR 
47840.

    4. Lead Phasedown (Revision) (Clean Air Act, section 211, 42 
U.S.C. 7545).

    In 1995, this rule was reviewed and was judged to still be 
necessary to maintain the ban on lead in gasoline. However, the 
rule's recordkeeping and reporting requirements were found to be no 
longer necessary due to Congress' application of a statutory ban on 
lead in gasoline. These recordkeeping and reporting requirements 
were repealed by final rule on 2/2/96, 61 FR 3872.

    5. Importation of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines 
(Revision) (Clean Air Act, section 203, 42 U.S.C. 7522).

    This rule was first reviewed in 1993 in response to an industry 
petition and has been reviewed periodically since then to reduce 
the burden and expense of certifying and testing imported vehicles. 
The overall rule was found to be necessary to assure that Federal 
standards on motor vehicle pollution continue to be met. The Agency 
proposed modifications to reduce the burden on 3/24/94, 59 FR 
13912, and 2/12/96, 61 FR 5840. EPA continues to review the program 
and expects to finalize the remaining burden-reducing provisions in 
1997.

    6. Amendments to the Asbestos Worker Protection Rule (see RIN 
2070-AC66).

    7. Amendments to the Asbestos Containing Materials in Schools 
Rule (see RIN 2070-AC62).

    8. Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (see RIN 2070-
AC51).

    9. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Disposal Amendments (see 
RIN 2070-AC01).

    While some revisions to these rules have been made or are under 
development, we request comments on whether additional changes 
would reduce impacts on small entities while still accomplishing 
the objectives of the statute authorizing the rule. If you would 
like to provide any comments on these rules, particularly with 
respect to potential small entity impacts, please provide your 
comments in the following format:

 Title of Regulation(s)

 Authorizing statute and Code of Federal Regulations citation

 Description of economic effects on small entities, especially 
on the commenting person or organization (In commenting, please 
consider the

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five factors for a 610 review described above.)

 Recommendation(s) for change(s)

    Using this same format, we also invite you to identify any 
other existing rules that you believe the Agency should evaluate 
under the provisions of section 610 because you believe the rule 
imposes requirements that have a significant adverse economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. Send your 
comments to Angela Suber, Office of Regulatory Management and 
Information, Regulatory Management Division (Mail Code: 2136), 
USEPA, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460.

    When we complete our review of an existing rule, we will 
indicate in the agenda whether that rule will be continued without 
change or will be amended or rescinded consistent with the stated 
objectives of applicable statutes.

    Finally, this agenda also indicates in the ``Priority'' section 
whether a rule may be considered ``major'' under the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), which President 
Clinton signed into law on March 29, 1996. A rule is ``major'' 
under SBREFA if the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of 
the Office of Management and Budget makes one of several specified 
findings, including that the rule is likely economically 
significant.

Dated: March 25, 1997.

Rob Wolcott,

Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy, Planning, and 
Evaluation.

                   Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Prerule Stage                   
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
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  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3022        SAN No. 1640.  Worker Protection Standards; Pesticide Hazard Communication............    2070-AC34 
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                Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage                
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
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  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3023        SAN No. 3892.  Antimicrobial Pesticide Registration Reform............................    2070-AD14 
3024        SAN No. 2687.  Pesticide Data Requirements for Registration (Revision)................    2070-AC12 
3025        SAN No. 3731.  Modifications to Pesticide Worker Protection Standard..................    2070-AC93 
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                  Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage                 
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3026        SAN No. 3932.  Pesticides, Self-Certification.........................................    2070-AD00 
3027        SAN No. 3739.  Cross-Contamination of Pesticide Products..............................    2070-AD03 
3028        SAN No. 2684.  Regulation of Plant-Produced Pesticides Under FIFRA and FFDCA..........    2070-AC02 
3029        SAN No. 3135.  Pesticide Flammability Labeling Requirements for Total Release Foggers.    2070-AC60 
3030        SAN No. 2371.  Restricted Use Criteria for Pesticides in Groundwater..................    2070-AB60 
3031        SAN No. 3222.  Pesticides and Groundwater State Management Plan Regulation............    2070-AC46 
3032        SAN No. 2338.  Reporting Requirements for Risk/Benefit Information (Revision).........    2070-AB50 
3033        SAN No. 3733.  Scope and Clarification of the WPS Exceptions Process..................    2070-AC96 
3034        SAN No. 3736.  Pesticide Export Policy................................................    2070-AD02 
3035        SAN No. 3890.  Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions..........................    2070-AD15 
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                 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions                 
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3036        SAN No. 2444.  Pesticide Tolerances; Portion of Food Commodities To Be Analyzed for                 
            Pesticide Residues....................................................................    2070-AC45 
3037        SAN No. 3113.  Endangered Species Protection Program..................................    2070-AC42 
3038        SAN No. 3735.  The 10-Acre Limitation for Pesticide Small-Scale Field Testing.........    2070-AC99 
3039        SAN No. 3630.  Facility Identification Initiative.....................................    2070-AD01 
3040        SAN No. 3636.  Pesticide Labeling Claims..............................................    2070-AC85 
3041        SAN No. 3732.  Exceptions to Pesticide Worker Protection Standard.....................    2070-AC95 
3042        SAN No. 2659.  Pesticide Management and Disposal: Standards for Pesticide Containers                
            and Containment.......................................................................    2070-AB95 
3043        SAN No. 2639.  Child-Resistant Packaging Regulations (Revision).......................    2070-AB96 
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                 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Completed Actions                 
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
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  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3044        SAN No. 3892.  Antimicrobial Pesticide Registration Reform............................    2070-AD12 
3045        SAN No. 3154.  Pesticide Tolerance Decisions Under the Delaney Clause.................    2070-AC55 
3046        SAN No. 2351.  Classification of Certain Pesticides for Restricted Use Due to                       
            Groundwater Concerns..................................................................    2070-AC33 
3047        SAN No. 2720.  Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored                        
            Pesticides With Cancelled or Suspended Registration...................................    2070-AC08 
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                               Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Prerule Stage                               
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3048        SAN No. 3880.  Reporting Threshold Amendment; Toxic Chemicals Release Reporting;                    
            Community Right-to-Know...............................................................    2070-AD09 
3049        SAN No. 3148.  Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan..............................    2070-AC51 
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                            Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage                            
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3050        SAN No. 3301.  TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments..................................    2070-AC61 
3051        SAN No. 3388.  Deletion of Isopropyl Alcohol; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;                     
            Community Right-To-Know...............................................................    2070-AC77 
3052        SAN No. 3877.  Data Expansion Amendments; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Community               
            Right-to-Know.........................................................................    2070-AD08 
3053        SAN No. 2425.  Responses to Petitions Received To Add to or Delete Chemicals From the               
            List of Toxic Chemicals Subject to Toxic Release Reporting Under EPCRA Section 313....    2070-AC00 
3054        SAN No. 2847.  Mandatory Pollution Prevention Reporting for Toxic Release Inventory                 
            (TRI).................................................................................    2070-AC24 
3055        SAN No. 3243.  Lead Hazard Standards..................................................    2070-AC63 
3056        SAN No. 3244.  Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules; Training, Accreditation, and                      
            Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule..........................................    2070-AC64 
3057        SAN No. 2249.  Amendments to the Asbestos Worker Protection Rule......................    2070-AC66 
3058        SAN No. 3508.  TSCA Requirements for the Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris..........    2070-AC72 
3059        SAN No. 3894.  TSCA Biotechnology Follow-Up Rules.....................................    2070-AD13 
3060        SAN No. 3990.  OECD SIDS High Production Volume Chemical Screening Test Rule..........    2070-AD16 
3061        SAN No. 3494.  Proposed Decisions on Test Rules.......................................    2070-AB07 
3062        SAN No. 2563.  ATSDR Substances Test Rule.............................................    2070-AB79 
3063        SAN No. 2865.  Multichemical Endpoint(s) Test Rule; Developmental and Reproductive                  
            Toxicity..............................................................................    2070-AC27 
3064        SAN No. 2865.  Multichemical Endpoint Test Rule; Chemical Fate and Environmental                    
            Effects...............................................................................    2070-AC36 
3065        SAN No. 3882.  Test Rule for Certain Metals...........................................    2070-AD10 
3066        SAN No. 1923.  Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals..................................    2070-AA58 
3067        SAN No. 2245.  Negotiated Consent Order and Test Rule Procedures......................    2070-AB30 
3068        SAN No. 3047.  Amendments to the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule........    2070-AC62 
3069        SAN No. 1923.  Significant New Use Rules on National Program Chemicals; Asbestos,                   
            Lead, and Refractory Ceramic Fibers...................................................    2070-AC37 
3070        SAN No. 3834.  Amendments to TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Model Reporting               
            Rule..................................................................................    2070-AD17 
3071        SAN No. 3557.  Lead-Based Paint Activities, Training, and Certification: Renovation                 
            and Remodeling........................................................................    2070-AC83 
3072        SAN No. 3881.  Lead Fee Rule for Lead-Based Paint Activities Training and                           
            Certification.........................................................................    2070-AD11 
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                              Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage                             
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3073        SAN No. 3034.  Facility Coverage Amendment; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;                       
            Community Right-To-Know...............................................................    2070-AC71 
3074        SAN No. 3242.  Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Requirements at Renovation of Target                     
            Housing...............................................................................    2070-AC65 
3075        SAN No. 3755.  CFR Regulatory Review Related Initiatives..............................    2070-AC97 
3076        SAN No. 3243.  Selected Rulemakings for Reducing Risks From Lead Paint, Dust, and Soil    2070-AD06 

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3077        SAN No. 3493.  Final Decisions on Test Rules..........................................    2070-AB94 
3078        SAN No. 3504.  Hazardous Air Pollutants Test Rule.....................................    2070-AC76 
3079        SAN No. 1976.  Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances....................    2070-AA59 
3080        SAN No. 3495.  Chemical-Specific Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) To Extend                        
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................    2070-AB27 
3081        SAN No. 2326.  Rulemaking Concerning Certain Microbial Products (Biotechnology) Under               
            the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)...............................................    2070-AB61 
3082        SAN No. 3252.  Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)               
            To Reduce Lead (Pb) Consumption and Use...............................................    2070-AC21 
3083        SAN No. 2779.  Use of Acrylamide for Grouting.........................................    2070-AC17 
3084        SAN No. 3021.  Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Transformer Reclassification Rule.....    2070-AC39 
3085        SAN No. 2878.  Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Disposal Amendments...................    2070-AD04 
3086        SAN No. 2178.  Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules..................    2070-AB08 
3087        SAN No. 1139.  Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules....................    2070-AB11 
3088        SAN No. 3118.  TSCA Section 8(e); Notice of Clarification and Solicitation of Public                
            Comment...............................................................................    2070-AC80 
3089        SAN No. 3559.  Notice of TSCA Section 4 Reimbursement Period and TSCA Section 12(b)                 
            Export Notification Period Sunset Dates for TSCA Section 4 Substanees.................    2070-AC84 
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                             Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions                             
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3090        SAN No. 3007.  Chemical List Expansion; Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know              
            Act Section 313.......................................................................    2070-AC47 
3091        SAN No. 3480.  Development of Guidance as Mandated by Executive Order 12873, Section                
            503 on Environmentally Preferable Products............................................    2070-AC78 
3092        SAN No. 2146.  Regulatory Investigation of Formaldehyde...............................    2070-AB14 
3093        SAN No. 2150.  Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Exemptions From the Prohibitions                   
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce; New Applications and               
            Renewals..............................................................................    2070-AB20 
3094        SAN No. 2560.  Procedures and Criteria for Termination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls                 
            (PCBs) Disposal Permits...............................................................    2070-AB81 
3095        SAN No. 2844.  Regulatory Investigation of Dioxin in Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge.......    2070-AC05 
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                             Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Completed Actions                             
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3096        SAN No. 3631.  Evaluation of Products for Lead-Based Paint Activities.................    2070-AC88 
3097        SAN No. 2247.  Generic Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for Acrylate Compounds.........    2070-AB56 
3098        SAN No. 2878.  Polychlorinated Biphenyls - PCBs - Disposal Amendments.................    2070-AC01 
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                                      Clean Water Act (CWA)--Prerule Stage                                      
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3099        SAN No. 3662.  Water Quality Standards Regulation--Revision...........................    2040-AC56 
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                                   Clean Water Act (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage                                   
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3100        SAN No. 3995.  Amendment to the Pesticide Chemicals Manufacturing Effluent Limitations              
            Guidelines; Pretreatment Standards; New and Exisiting Sources.........................    2040-AD01 

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3101        SAN No. 3999.  Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Compliance Reporting and Collection              
            System Discharges.....................................................................    2040-AD02 
3102        SAN No. 3504.  Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants for the              
            State of California...................................................................    2040-AC44 
3103        SAN No. 3788.  Streamlining the State Sewage Sludge Management Regulations............    2040-AC87 
3104        SAN No. 3497.  Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule - Phase               
            Two...................................................................................    2040-AC53 
3105        SAN No. 2805.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment                
            Industry..............................................................................    2040-AB78 
3106        SAN No. 3209.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Industrial Laundries Category    2040-AB97 
3107        SAN No. 3204.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment                   
            Cleaning Category.....................................................................    2040-AB98 
3108        SAN No. 3489.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Landfills and Incinerators.......    2040-AC23 
3109        SAN No. 3786.  NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round III.....................................    2040-AC84 
3110        SAN No. 3804.  Streamlining 301(h) Waiver Renewal Requirements........................    2040-AC89 
3111        SAN No. 3702.  Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace                    
            Metals Under the Clean Water Act......................................................    2040-AC75 
3112        SAN No. 3701.  Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cyanide                  
            Under the Clean Water Act.............................................................    2040-AC76 
3113        SAN No. 3767.  Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 405                
            through 471...........................................................................    2040-AC79 
3114        SAN No. 3663.  Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New               
            Sources of Pollution..................................................................    2040-AC58 
3115        SAN No. 3714.  Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean                  
            Water Act Compliance Monitoring Under 40 CFR Part 136.................................    2040-AC92 
3116        SAN No. 3925.  Uniform National Discharge Standards for Armed Forces Vessels..........    2040-AC96 
3117        SAN No. 3234.  Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form                
            2C--Wastewater Discharge Information..................................................    2040-AC26 
3118        SAN No. 3785.  Comprehensive NPDES Stormwater Phase II Regulations....................    2040-AC82 
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                                     Clean Water Act (CWA)--Final Rule Stage                                    
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3119        SAN No. 3497.  Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule--Phase                
            One...................................................................................    2040-AC29 
3120        SAN No. 3713.  Streamlined Procedures and Guidance for Approving Test Procedures Under              
            40 CFR Part 136.......................................................................    2040-AC93 
3121        SAN No. 3921.  Selenium Criterion Maximum Concentration for Water Quality Guidance for              
            the Great Lakes System................................................................    2040-AC97 
3122        SAN No. 2712.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard                
            Category..............................................................................    2040-AB53 
3123        SAN No. 3762.  NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round II......................................    2040-AC70 
3124        SAN No. 3661.  Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority              
            Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance..................................................    2040-AC55 
3125        SAN No. 3625.  Streamlined Procedures for Developing and Maintaining Approved Publicly-             
            Owned Treatment Works Pretreatment Programs...........................................    2040-AC57 
3126        SAN No. 3617.  Guidelines Establishing Oil and Grease Test Procedures for the Analysis              
            of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...............................................    2040-AC63 
3127        SAN No. 3679.  Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of 2,3,7,8-                 
            Substituted Dibenzo-P-Dioxins and Dibenzo Furans Under the Clean Water Act............    2040-AC64 
3128        SAN No. 3155.  Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of                          
            Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act.........    2040-AC95 
3129        SAN No. 3666.  Clarification of the Application Requirements for States Wanting to                  
            Designate Drinking Water Intake Zones, Thereby Prohibiting the Discharge of Vessel                  
            Sewage Within Those Zones.............................................................    2040-AC61 
3130        SAN No. 2501.  NPDES Wastewater Permit Application Forms and Regulatory Revisions for               
            Municipal Discharges and Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal................................    2040-AB39 
3131        SAN No. 2820.  Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations......................    2040-AB85 
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                                    Clean Water Act (CWA)--Long-Term Actions                                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3132        SAN No. 3618.  Guidelines Establishing Whole Effluent Toxicity West Coast Test                      
            Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...................    2040-AC54 
3133        SAN No. 3448.  Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge (Round II)..........    2040-AC25 

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3134        SAN No. 1427.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing               
            Category..............................................................................    2040-AA13 
3135        SAN No. 2806.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery               
            Category, Phases I and 2..............................................................    2040-AB79 
3136        SAN No. 3444.  Criteria and Standards Reflecting Best Technology Available (BTA) for                
            Cooling Water Intake Structures Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act...........    2040-AC34 
3137        SAN No. 3833.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Iron and Steel Manufacturing                   
            Point Source Category.................................................................    2040-AC90 
3138        SAN No. 3700.  Streamlining Revisions to the Water Quality Planning and Management                  
            Regulations...........................................................................    2040-AC65 
3139        SAN No. 3722.  Amendment to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Ore Mining and                    
            Dressing Point Source Category, New Source Performance Standards......................    2040-AC74 
3140        SAN No. 2804.  Clean Water Act Section 404 Program Definition of the Waters of the                  
            United States--Isolated Waters and Artificial Waters..................................    2040-AB74 
3141        SAN No. 3224.  Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment...................    2040-AC14 
3142        SAN No. 2737.  Revisions to Ocean Dumping Regulations for Dredged Material............    2040-AB62 
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                                    Clean Water Act (CWA)--Completed Actions                                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3143        SAN No. 3861.  Streamlining National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System                         
            Requirements, Including General Pretreatment Requirements.............................    2040-AC69 
3144        SAN No. 3887.  Revisions to the PCB Criteria for Human Health and Wildlife for the                  
            Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System.....................................    2040-AC94 
3145        SAN No. 2747.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Coastal Subcategory of the                 
            Oil and Gas Extraction Category.......................................................    2040-AB72 
3146        SAN No. 3496.  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery               
            Category, Phase II....................................................................    2040-AC30 
3147        SAN No. 3766.  Water Quality Standards for Pennsylvania...............................    2040-AC78 
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                                  Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage                                  
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3148        SAN No. 2073.  Environmental Protection Agency Radiation Site Cleanup Regulation......    2060-AB31 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Final Rule Stage                                   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3149        SAN No. 3321.  Federal Radiation Protection Guidance for Exposure of the General                    
            Public................................................................................    2060-AE61 
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                                   Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Long-Term Actions                                   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3150        SAN No. 3602.  Protective Action Guidance for Drinking Water..........................    2060-AF39 
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                                   Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Completed Actions                                   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3151        SAN No. 1727.  Environmental Protection Standards for Low-Level Radioactive Waste.....    2060-AA04 
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                               Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage                              
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3152        SAN No. 3947.  Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report Regulations..................    2040-AC99 
3153        SAN No. 3726.  Analytical Methods for Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants...........    2040-AC77 
3154        SAN No. 3761.  Streamlining Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements....................    2040-AC73 
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                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage                                
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3155        SAN No. 3440.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper........    2040-AC27 
3156        SAN No. 3563.  Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations.............................    2040-AC41 
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                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions                               
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3157        SAN No. 3996.  Revisions to State Primacy Requirements To Implement Federal Drinking                
            Water Regulations.....................................................................    2040-AD00 
3158        SAN No. 2281.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.....................    2040-AA94 
3159        SAN No. 2340.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Groundwater Disinfection..    2040-AA97 
3160        SAN No. 2807.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic...................    2040-AB75 
3161        SAN No. 2772.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage I Disinfectant/                   
            Disinfection By-Products Rule.........................................................    2040-AB82 
3162        SAN No. 3176.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate...................    2040-AC07 
3163        SAN No. 3238.  National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Aldicarb.................    2040-AC13 
3164        SAN No. 3784.  Underground Injection Control Program Streamlining Rule................    2040-AC83 
3165        SAN No. 2304.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Interim Enhanced Surface                
            Water Treatment Rule..................................................................    2040-AC91 
3166        SAN No. 3992.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha,                 
            Beta and Photon Emitters..............................................................    2040-AC98 
3167        SAN No. 2778.  Management of Class V Injection Wells Under Part C of the Safe Drinking              
            Water Act.............................................................................    2040-AB83 
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                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Completed Actions                               
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3168        SAN No. 3509.  National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Phase VI-B-- Organic and                
            Inorganic Contaminants................................................................    2040-AC22 
3169        SAN No. 3862.  Streamlining Revisions to the National Primary Drinking Water                        
            Regulations...........................................................................    2040-AC66 
3170        SAN No. 3803.  Analytic Methods for Measuring Radionuclides in the Drinking Water                   
            Program...............................................................................    2040-AC88 
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                          Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Prerule Stage                          
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3171        SAN No. 3886.  Review of Toxicity Characteristic Level for Silver Under the Resource                
            Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)......................................................    2050-AE37 
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                       Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage                       
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3172        SAN No. 2634.  Revisions to the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation...................    2050-AC62 
3173        SAN No. 3547.  New and Revised Testing Methods Approved for RCRA Subtitle C, Hazardous              
            Waste Testing Manual, SW-846, Third Edition, Update IV................................    2050-AE25 
3174        SAN No. 3668.  Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of                     
            Hazardous Waste; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards...............................    2050-AE28 
3175        SAN No. 3805.  Paint Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System:               
            Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.........................................    2050-AE32 
3176        SAN No. 3989.  Removal of Requirement To Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods for                       
            Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/Chemical Methods)....................................    2050-AE41 
3177        SAN No. 2872.  Modifications to the Definition of Solid Waste and Regulations of                    
            Hazardous Waste Recycling: General....................................................    2050-AD18 
3178        SAN No. 3151.  Chlorinated Aliphatics Listing Determination...........................    2050-AD85 
3179        SAN No. 2390.  Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at Hazardous              
            Waste Management Facilities...........................................................    2050-AB80 
3180        SAN No. 3545.  Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products                 
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................    2050-AE23 
3181        SAN No. 3856.  Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)...................................    2050-AE34 
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                         Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage                        
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3182        SAN No. 3888.  Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act;                          
            Codification of Waste Management Provisions...........................................    2050-AE39 
3183        SAN No. 3546.  Flexibility in Management Criteria for Small Municipal Solid Waste                   
            Landfills.............................................................................    2050-AE24 
3184        SAN No. 3328.  Identification and Listing of Hazardous Wastes: Hazardous Waste                      
            Identification Rule (HWIR); Waste.....................................................    2050-AE07 
3185        SAN No. 3042.  Hazardous Waste Management System: Post-Closure Requirements...........    2050-AD55 
3186        SAN No. 3065.  Listing Determination for Hazardous Wastes--Organobromines Chemical                  
            Industry..............................................................................    2050-AD79 
3187        SAN No. 3134.  Spent Solvents Listing Determination...................................    2050-AD84 
3188        SAN No. 3427.  New and Revised Testing Methods Approved for RCRA Subtitle C, in Test                
            Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods (SW-846), Third Edition,              
            Update III............................................................................    2050-AE14 
3189        SAN No. 3179.  RCRA Subtitle D Corporate Financial Test and Guarantee.................    2050-AD77 
3190        SAN No. 3066.  Listing Determination of Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of                  
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments..............................    2050-AD80 
3191        SAN No. 3064.  Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste: Petroleum Refining                    
            Process Wastes........................................................................    2050-AD88 
3192        SAN No. 3333.  Revised Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities............    2050-AE01 
3193        SAN No. 3366.  Land Disposal Restrictions--Phase IV: Paperwork Reduction; Treatment                 
            Standards for Wood Preserving, Mineral Processing and Characteristic Metal Wastes;                  
            Related Mineral Processing Issues.....................................................    2050-AE05 
3194        SAN No. 2647.  RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).....................    2050-AC71 
3195        SAN No. 2751.  RCRA Subtitle D Solid Waste Facilities; State Permit Program--                       
            Determination of Adequacy.............................................................    2050-AD03 
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                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions                        
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3196        SAN No. 3425.  Facility Response Planning for Delegated Offshore Facilities...........    2050-AE18 
3197        SAN No. 3428.  Standards for the Management and Use of Slag Residues Derived from High              
            Temperature Metals Recovery (HTMR) Treatment of KO61, KO62 and Food Wastes............    2050-AE15 
3198        SAN No. 3189.  Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic              
            Rule to Underground Storage Tanks, Contaminated Media, and Debris.....................    2050-AD69 
3199        SAN No. 3201.  Regulatory Determination on Remaining Wastes From the Combustion of                  
            Fossil Fuels..........................................................................    2050-AD91 
3200        SAN No. 3237.  Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste               
            Program; Mercury-Containing Lamps.....................................................    2050-AD93 

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3201        SAN No. 2982.  Requirements for Management of Hazardous Contaminated Media Commonly                 
            Referred to as Hazardous Waste Identification Rule for Contaminated Media or HWIR-                  
            Media.................................................................................    2050-AE22 
3202        SAN No. 3147.  Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation....................................    2050-AE21 
3203        SAN No. 3433.  Underground Storage Tanks Containing Hazardous Substances - Financial                
            Responsibility Requirements...........................................................    2050-AC15 
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                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Completed Actions                        
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3204        SAN No. 3988.  Land Disposal Restrictions Phase III; Emergency Extension of the K088                
            Capacity Variance.....................................................................    2050-AE40 
3205        SAN No. 3235.  Military Munitions Rule: Hazardous Waste Identification and Management;              
            Explosives Emergencies; Redefinition of On-Site.......................................    2050-AD90 
3206        SAN No. 2827.  RCRA Subtitle C Indian Program Authorization...........................    2050-AD07 
3207        SAN No. 2761.  Financial Test for Local Governments That Own/Operate Municipal Solid                
            Waste Landfills.......................................................................    2050-AD04 
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                                       Clean Air Act (CAA)--Prerule Stage                                       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3208        SAN No. 3986.  Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule...................................    2060-AH25 
3209        SAN No. 3791.  Revision of Initial List of Categories of Sources and Schedule for                   
            Standards Under Section 112(c) and (e) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990........    2060-AG42 
3210        SAN No. 3919.  Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit                       
            Application Review Procedures for non-Federal Class I Areas...........................    2060-AH01 
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                                    Clean Air Act (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage                                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3211        SAN No. 3945.  State Implementation Plan Calls for Certain States in the Ozone                      
            Transport Assessment Group for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone.......    2060-AH10 
3212        SAN No. 3944.  Review of Definiton of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of                     
            Chlorobromomethane....................................................................    2060-AH39 
3213        SAN No. 3873.  Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Compliance Certification Rulemaking.    2060-AG85 
3214        SAN No. 2961.  Locomotive Emission Standards..........................................    2060-AD33 
3215        SAN No. 3263.  Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures........    2060-AE20 
3216        SAN No. 3262.  Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements.............................    2060-AE22 
3217        SAN No. 3407.  Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for                    
            Various Medias........................................................................    2060-AF00 
3218        SAN No. 3549.  NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries - FCC Units, Reformers and Sulfur Plants..    2060-AF28 
3219        SAN No. 3082.  NESHAP: Ferroalloy Production..........................................    2060-AF29 
3220        SAN No. 3553.  Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient                 
            Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations...........................    2060-AF34 
3221        SAN No. 3516.  Radiation Waste Management Regulations.................................    2060-AF41 
3222        SAN No. 3569.  Federal Implementation Plan To Control Emissions From Two Power                      
            Stations Located on Navajo Nation Lands...............................................    2060-AF42 
3223        SAN No. 3572.  Acid Rain Program: Revisions to Applicability, Exemptions, Allocations,              
            and Small Diesel Refineries...........................................................    2060-AF45 
3224        SAN No. 3576.  Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emission                
            Standards and Test Procedures.........................................................    2060-AF50 
3225        SAN No. 3649.  Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings).........................    2060-AF72 
3226        SAN No. 3637.  Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources                  
            Located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation...........................................    2060-AF84 
3227        SAN No. 3598.  Amendment of Enhanced Inspection/Maintenance Performance Standard......    2060-AG07 

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3228        SAN No. 3599.  Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Extractive Test Method -              
            Self-Validating Procedure and CEM Performance Specification...........................    2060-AG08 
3229        SAN No. 3743.  Amendments to Part 60, Part 61, and Part 63............................    2060-AG21 
3230        SAN No. 3650.  Ambient Air Quality Surveillance, Recension of NAMS Ambient Air Quality              
            Monitoring Requirements for Lead......................................................    2060-AG23 
3231        SAN No. 3748.  Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical                     
            Manufacturing Industry................................................................    2060-AG28 
3232        SAN No. 3845.  Transitional Lock-In Procedures for Phase II Reformulated Gasoline                   
            (RFG) Program.........................................................................    2060-AG43 
3233        SAN No. 3808.  Acid Rain Program: Continuous Emission Monitoring Rule Revisions for                 
            Technical Issues......................................................................    2060-AG46 
3234        SAN No. 3810.  Protection of Strat. Ozone: Reconsideration of Petition Criteria/                    
            Incorporation of 1995 Protocol Decisions..............................................    2060-AG48 
3235        SAN No. 3812.  Radiation Protection Standards for Scrap Metal.........................    2060-AG51 
3236        SAN No. 3832.  Revision of PSI (Part 58 Appendix G)...................................    2060-AG62 
3237        SAN No. 3814.  Guidance for the Implementation of EPA's Radiation Protection Standards              
            for the Management and Storage of Transuranic Radioactive Waste at the Waste Isolation              
            Pilot Plant (WIPP)....................................................................    2060-AG74 
3238        SAN No. 3898.  1998 Revision of Acid Rain Allowance Allocations.......................    2060-AG86 
3239        SAN No. 3900.  Addition of Method 207 to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 - Method for                  
            Measuring Isocyanates in Stationary Source Emissions,.................................    2060-AG88 
3240        SAN No. 3279.  State Implementation Plans; Milestone Compliance Demonstration.........    2060-AG89 
3241        SAN No. 3868.  Federal Operating Permits Program in Indian Country....................    2060-AG90 
3242        SAN No. 3901.  Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits                 
            Program...............................................................................    2060-AG92 
3243        SAN No. 3913.  Revision to the Light-Duty Vehicle Emission Compliance Procedure.......    2060-AH05 
3244        SAN No. 3912.  Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles-- Proposed                   
            Changes to the Definition of Weight Limitations for Motorcycles.......................    2060-AH06 
3245        SAN No. 3987.  Addition of Method 14A to 40 CFR Part 60, Appendix A...................    2060-AH24 
3246        SAN No. 3982.  Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Control of Methyl Bromide Emissions               
            Through Use of Tarps..................................................................    2060-AH26 
3247        SAN No. 3943.  Review of Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of                    
            Methyl Acetate........................................................................    2060-AH27 
3248        SAN No. 3978.  Revisions to Service Information Availability Requirements.............    2060-AH28 
3249        SAN No. 3981.  Revisions for Opting Into the Acid Rain Program........................    2060-AH36 
3250        SAN No. 3975.  Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country..............    2060-AH37 
3251        SAN No. 3984.  Ban the Sale of Halon Blends and the Intentional Release of Halons                   
            During Testing and Training...........................................................    2060-AH44 
3252        SAN No. 3977.  Revisions To Clarify the Permit Content Requirements for State                       
            Operating Permits.....................................................................    2060-AH46 
3253        SAN No. 3568.  Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada    2060-AG14 
3254        SAN No. 3974.  Ambient Air Quality Surveillance: Changes To Accommodate Revised Ozone               
            NAAQS & Implementation Strategies.....................................................    2060-AH30 
3255        SAN No. 3470.  Next Revision of Appendix W to 40 CFR Part 51..........................    2060-AF01 
3256        SAN No. 3105.  Integrated NESHAP and Effluent Guidelines: Pulp and Paper..............    2060-AD03 
3257        SAN No. 3461.  NESHAP: Mineral Wool Production Industry...............................    2060-AE08 
3258        SAN No. 3229.  NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production.................................    2060-AE34 
3259        SAN No. 3228.  NESHAP for Formaldehyde-Based Resins (Polymers and Resins Group III)...    2060-AE36 
3260        SAN No. 3345.  NESHAP: Steel Pickling, HC1 Process....................................    2060-AE41 
3261        SAN No. 3340.  NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting........................................    2060-AE46 
3262        SAN No. 3479.  Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for               
            Determining Potential To Emit.........................................................    2060-AE63 
3263        SAN No. 3123.  NESHAP: Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Industry.........................    2060-AE75 
3264        SAN No. 3078.  NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry....................................    2060-AE77 
3265        SAN No. 3079.  NESHAP: Portland Cement Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE78 
3266        SAN No. 3408.  NESHAP: Polyether Polyols Production...................................    2060-AE81 
3267        SAN No. 3451.  NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production.....................................    2060-AE83 
3268        SAN No. 3450.  NESHAP: Pesticide Active Ingredient Production (Production of                        
            Agricultural Chemicals)...............................................................    2060-AE84 
3269        SAN No. 3449.  NESHAP: Chlorine Production............................................    2060-AE85 
3270        SAN No. 3467.  NESHAP: Primary Lead Smelters..........................................    2060-AE97 
3271        SAN No. 3378.  NESHAP: Manufacturers of Acrylic/Modacrylic Fibers.....................    2060-AF06 
3272        SAN No. 3465.  NESHAP: Polycarbonates Production......................................    2060-AF09 
3273        SAN No. 3377.  Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) NESHAP...........................    2060-AF26 
3274        SAN No. 3551.  Amendments to Subpart A and B for 40 CFR 63............................    2060-AF31 
3275        SAN No. 3829.  Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and                       
            Delegation of Federal Authorities.....................................................    2060-AG60 
3276        SAN No. 3901.  Generic MACT for Source Categories with Few Sources....................    2060-AG91 
3277        SAN No. 3654.  NESHAP: Hydrogen Fluoride Production...................................    2060-AG94 
3278        SAN No. 3193.  NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelter Amendment...............................    2060-AH07 

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3279        SAN No. 2841.  NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060-AH08 
3280        SAN No. 3960.  Specific Pollutants: List of Categories Emitting 7 Specified Hazardous               
            Air Pollutants........................................................................    2060-AH20 
3281        SAN No. 3613.  New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines for                  
            Industrial and Commercial Waste Incinerators..........................................    2060-AF91 
3282        SAN No. 3917.  Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading                   
            Provisions............................................................................    2060-AH31 
3283        SAN No. 3914.  Transportation Conformity Pilot Approval; Comformity SIP...............    2060-AH32 
3284        SAN No. 3838.  Reduction of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions From Coatings                 
            Used in the Aerospace, Wood Furniture, and Shipbuilding Industries Under Clean Air Act              
            Section 183(e)........................................................................    2060-AG59 
3285        SAN No. 3139.  Amendment Concerning the Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of                 
            Foreign Manufactured Vehicles and Engines.............................................    2060-AD90 
3286        SAN No. 3979.  Review of Federal Test Procedures for Emissions From Motor Vehicles;                 
            Test Procedure Adjustments to Fuel Economy and Emission Test Results..................    2060-AH38 
3287        SAN No. 3091.  Specification of Substantially Similar Definition for Diesel Fuels.....    2060-AD77 
3288        SAN No. 3844.  Modifications to Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline..    2060-AG76 
3289        SAN No. 3842.  Amendment Concerning Applicability of On Highway Heavy-Duty Certified                
            Engines for Use in Nonroad Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Equipment..........................    2060-AG78 
3290        SAN No. 3361.  Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts (25 Horsepower)              
            (Phase 2).............................................................................    2060-AE29 
3291        SAN No. 3915.  Technical Amendments for Non-Road Compression Ignition Engines.........    2060-AH33 
3292        SAN No. 3916.  Amendment to Urban Bus Retrofit/Rebuild Program Regulations............    2060-AH45 
3293        SAN No. 3352.  NSPS: Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating               
            Units--Revision.......................................................................    2060-AE56 
3294        SAN No. 3560.  Amendment to the Refrigerant Recycling Rule To Include All Refrigerants    2060-AF37 
3295        SAN No. 3673.  Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales              
            Restriction...........................................................................    2060-AG20 
3296        SAN No. 3910.  Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures................................    2060-AH34 
3297        SAN No. 3983.  Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners: Standards for Equipment                 
            That Recovers and Recycles Refrigerants Other Than CFC-12 and HCF-134A................    2060-AH29 
3298        SAN No. 3640.  Supplemental Rule To Require Certain Products Made With HCFCs To Bear                
            Warning Label.........................................................................    2060-AF93 
3299        SAN No. 3525.  Update of the Acceptability List Under the Significant New Alternatives              
            Policy (SNAP) Program.................................................................    2060-AG12 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      Clean Air Act (CAA)--Final Rule Stage                                     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3300        SAN No. 2942.  Compliance Assurance Monitoring Program (Previously Enhanced Monitoring              
            Program)..............................................................................    2060-AD18 
3301        SAN No. 3448.  NAAQS: Particulate Matter (Review).....................................    2060-AE66 
3302        SAN No. 3380.  NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry - Wastewater..    2060-AE94 
3303        SAN No. 3506.  Addition of Methods 204, 204A - 204F for Measurement of VOC Emissions                
            From Stationary Sources...............................................................    2060-AF02 
3304        SAN No. 3570.  Acid Rain Program: Revisions to the Administrative Appeal Regulations                
            Under Title IV of the Clean Air Act...................................................    2060-AF43 
3305        SAN No. 3573.  Acid Rain Program: Deletion of Certain Units...........................    2060-AF46 
3306        SAN No. 3574.  Acid Rain Program: Revisions to the Permits Regulations Under Title IV               
            of the Clean Air Act To Make Technical Corrections....................................    2060-AF47 
3307        SAN No. 3412.  Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70).................................    2060-AF70 
3308        SAN No. 2915.  Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions - Addition of Methods                   
            203A, 203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.........................................    2060-AF83 
3309        SAN No. 3638.  Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan.................    2060-AF85 
3310        SAN No. 3643.  Sales Volume Limit Provisions for Small-Volume Manufacture                           
            Certification for Clean Fuel and Conventional Vehicle Conversions and Related                       
            Provisions............................................................................    2060-AF87 
3311        SAN No. 3740.  Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments: Flexibility and Streamlining    2060-AG16 
3312        SAN No. 3744.  Amendment to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources;                    
            Monitoring Requirements (PS-1)........................................................    2060-AG22 
3313        SAN No. 3750.  Regulation Review/Burden Reduction.....................................    2060-AG30 
3314        SAN No. 3811.  Radionuclide Dose Methodology Update...................................    2060-AG49 
3315        SAN No. 3838.  Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - Exclusion               
            of 16 Compounds.......................................................................    2060-AG70 
3316        SAN No. 3911.  Tier II (Phase II) Study To Assess Further Reductions in LOV and LDT                 
            Tailpipe Emission Standards...........................................................    2060-AH04 
3317        SAN No. 3958.  Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method 203)    2060-AH23 

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3318        SAN No. 3087.  Indian Tribes: Air Quality Planning and Management.....................    2060-AF79 
3319        SAN No. 1002.  NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Review and Implementation)......................    2060-AA61 
3320        SAN No. 3353.  NAAQS: Ozone (Review)..................................................    2060-AE57 
3321        SAN No. 2719.  Medical Waste Incinerators (MWI).......................................    2060-AC62 
3322        SAN No. 3753.  Revision to NSPS: Nonmetallic Minerals Processing......................    2060-AG33 
3323        SAN No. 3965.  NSPS Revisions for Phosphate Fertilizer Industry: Granular Triple                    
            Superphosphate Storage Facilities.....................................................    2060-AH16 
3324        SAN No. 3303.  NESHAP: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE40 
3325        SAN No. 3304.  NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production...............................    2060-AE44 
3326        SAN No. 3072.  NESHAP: Primary Aluminum Plants........................................    2060-AE76 
3327        SAN No. 3338.  NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production..........................    2060-AE86 
3328        SAN No. 3469.  NESHAP: Manufacture of Tetrahydrobenzaldehyde..........................    2060-AE99 
3329        SAN No. 2547.  National Emission Standard for Radon Emissions From Phosphogypsum                    
            Stacks................................................................................    2060-AF04 
3330        SAN No. 3836.  Technical Amendments to Aerospace NESHAP...............................    2060-AG65 
3331        SAN No. 2965.  Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations NESHAP: Technical Corrections                
            and Clarifications....................................................................    2060-AG95 
3332        SAN No. 3604.  Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline, Individual                     
            Baseline Fuel Adjustments.............................................................    2060-AG80 
3333        SAN No. 3948.  Fuels and Fuel Additives; Elimination of Oxygenated Program                          
            Reformulated Gasoline Category From the Reformulated Gasoline Regulations.............    2060-AH43 
3334        SAN No. 3610.  Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for                        
            Participation in the Transportation Conformity Pilot Program..........................    2060-AG79 
3335        SAN No. 3281.  National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile                 
            Refinish Coatings.....................................................................    2060-AE35 
3336        SAN No. 3351.  VOC Regulation for Architectural Coatings..............................    2060-AE55 
3337        SAN No. 3658.  National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products..................    2060-AF62 
3338        SAN No. 3660.  Open-Market Trading Guidance...........................................    2060-AF60 
3339        SAN No. 3300.  Revised Carbon Monoxide (CO) Standard for Class I and II Nonhandheld                 
            New Nonroad Phase I Small Spark-Ignited Engines.......................................    2060-AG81 
3340        SAN No. 3646.  National 49-State Low-Emission Vehicles Program........................    2060-AF75 
3341        SAN No. 3645 and 3878  Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Highway Heavy-Duty                
            Engines and Nonroad Diesel Engines....................................................    2060-AF76 
3342        SAN No. 3843.  Revision to the Covered Areas Provision for Reformulated Gasoline......    2060-AG77 
3343        SAN No. 3789.  Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Delegation Remand..............    2060-AG39 
3344        SAN No. 3790.  Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Offset Remand..................    2060-AG40 
3345        SAN No. 3555.  Final Rule for Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners.............    2060-AF35 
3346        SAN No. 3556.  Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a                     
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608..................................................    2060-AF36 
3347        SAN No. 3792.  Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF) and                
            Hazardous Waste Generators; Organic Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface                       
            Impoundments, and Containers..........................................................    2060-AG44 
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                                     Clean Air Act (CAA)--Long-Term Actions                                     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3348        SAN No. 3964.  NESHAP for Leather Tanning and Finishing Operations....................    2060-AH17 
3349        SAN No. 3259.  New Source Review (NSR) Reform.........................................    2060-AE11 
3350        SAN No. 3741.  Service Information Availability.......................................    2060-AG13 
3351        SAN No. 3795.  Acid Rain Program: Elimination of Direct Sale Program and IPP Written                
            Guarantee; and ANPRM To Modify Allowance Auction......................................    2060-AG41 
3352        SAN No. 3819.  NSPS for Sewage Sludge Incinerators....................................    2060-AG50 
3353        SAN No. 3820.  NESHAP for Plywood and Particle Board Manufacturing....................    2060-AG52 
3354        SAN No. 3835.  Amendment to the User Fees for Radon Proficiency Programs Rule.........    2060-AG64 
3355        SAN No. 3966.  Storage Tank Rule Revisions............................................    2060-AH15 
3356        SAN No. 3656.  Internal Combustion Engine NESHAP/NSPS.................................    2060-AG63 
3357        SAN No. 3657.  Combustion Turbine NESHAP/NSPS.........................................    2060-AG67 
3358        SAN No. 3343.  NESHAP--Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries.............................    2060-AE43 
3359        SAN No. 3341.  NESHAP--Cyanide Chemical Manufacturing.................................    2060-AE45 
3360        SAN No. 3346.  NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel......................................    2060-AE48 
3361        SAN No. 3326.  NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production.......................    2060-AE79 

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3362        SAN No. 3452.  NESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Production and Processes........    2060-AE82 
3363        SAN No. 3550.  NESHAP: Baker's Yeast Manufacturing Industry...........................    2060-AF30 
3364        SAN No. 3746.  National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Paint                    
            Stripper Users........................................................................    2060-AG26 
3365        SAN No. 3747.  NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing..........................................    2060-AG27 
3366        SAN No. 3749.  NESHAP for Tire Manufacturing..........................................    2060-AG29 
3367        SAN No. 3752.  NESHAP for Aerosol Can Filling Facilities..............................    2060-AG32 
3368        SAN No. 3754.  Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners MACT Standard...........................    2060-AG34 
3369        SAN No. 3821.  NESHAP for Ethylene Processes..........................................    2060-AG53 
3370        SAN No. 3823.  Large Appliance Coatings Integrated Regulation.........................    2060-AG54 
3371        SAN No. 3655.  Asphalt Roofing and Processing NESHAP..................................    2060-AG66 
3372        SAN No. 3652.  NESHAP Chromium Refractories...........................................    2060-AG68 
3373        SAN No. 3837.  NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process              
            Heaters...............................................................................    2060-AG69 
3374        SAN No. 3651.  NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG72 
3375        SAN No. 3872.  Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking - ICCR Project............    2060-AG84 
3376        SAN No. 3899.  NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing................................    2060-AG87 
3377        SAN No. 3902.  NESHAP: Semiconductor Production.......................................    2060-AG93 
3378        SAN No. 3906.  NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry...........................    2060-AG96 
3379        SAN No. 3905.  NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry..........................    2060-AG97 
3380        SAN No. 3909.  NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing............................    2060-AG98 
3381        SAN No. 3907.  Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing Integrated Rule                        
            Development...........................................................................    2060-AG99 
3382        SAN No. 3908.  Offset Lithographic Printing National VOC Rule.........................    2060-AH00 
3383        SAN No. 3924.  NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining.....................................    2060-AH03 
3384        SAN No. 3970.  NESHAP for Miscellaneous Cellulose Production..........................    2060-AH11 
3385        SAN No. 3968.  NESHAP for Site Remediation............................................    2060-AH12 
3386        SAN No. 3969.  NESHAP for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.............................    2060-AH13 
3387        SAN No. 3967.  NESHAP: Spandex Production.............................................    2060-AH14 
3388        SAN No. 3963.  NESHAP for Cellulose Production Categories.............................    2060-AH18 
3389        SAN No. 3962.  NESHAP for the Manufacture of Carbon Black.............................    2060-AH19 
3390        SAN No. 3959.  National Strategy for Urban Area Sources of Toxic Air Emissions........    2060-AH21 
3391        SAN No. 3903.  NESHAP: Vegetable Oil Production.......................................    2060-AH22 
3392        SAN No. 3972.  Rocket Engine Test Firing/Engine Test Facilities.......................    2060-AH35 
3393        SAN No. 3971.  NESHAP for Organic Liquid Distribution.................................    2060-AH41 
3394        SAN No. 3973.  NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations...........    2060-AH42 
3395        SAN No. 3939.  NESHAP for Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins              
            and Group IV Polymers and Resins......................................................    2060-AH47 
3396        SAN No. 3751.  New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Other                   
            Solid Waste Incinerators..............................................................    2060-AG31 
3397        SAN No. 3824.  Metal Furniture Coatings Integrated Regulation.........................    2060-AG55 
3398        SAN No. 3904.  Flatwood Paneling (Surface Coating) Integrated Rule....................    2060-AH02 
3399        SAN No. 3825.  Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products--Integrated..    2060-AG56 
3400        SAN No. 3826.  Plastic Parts Coating Integrated Rule for Volatile Organic Compounds                 
            (VOC) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).............................................    2060-AG57 
3401        SAN No. 3827.  Integrated Rule for Paper, and Other Web Coating and Coatings: MACT for              
            NESHAP; and BAC for National VOC Rule.................................................    2060-AG58 
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                                     Clean Air Act (CAA)--Completed Actions                                     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3402        SAN No. 2909.  Revisions to the New Source Review Regulations.........................    2060-AD13 
3403        SAN No. 3009.  Acid Rain Opt-In Regulations...........................................    2060-AD43 
3404        SAN No. 3302.  Consolidated Emission Reporting........................................    2060-AE32 
3405        SAN No. 3146.  NESHAPS Pertaining to Facilities Other Than Commercial Nuclear Power                 
            Reactors Licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or by NRC Agreement                    
            States................................................................................    2060-AE39 
3406        SAN No. 3642.  NESHAP for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities: Amendments.......    2060-AF90 
3407        SAN No. 3756.  Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Ban on Fire                    
            Extinguishers Containing HCFCs........................................................    2060-AG19 

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3408        SAN No. 3745.  Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of HFC              
            4310me and HCFC 225ca and cb..........................................................    2060-AG24 
3409        SAN No. 3795.  Acid Rain Program: SO2 Allowance Auction and Electronic Allowance                    
            Transfer..............................................................................    2060-AG75 
3410        SAN No. 1004.  NAAQS: Nitrogen Dioxide (Review).......................................    2060-AC06 
3411        SAN No. 3106.  NSPS for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) - Revision...............................    2060-AD04 
3412        SAN No. 2932.  Guidance for the Implementation of Section 112(g)--Modifications.......    2060-AD06 
3413        SAN No. 3548.  NESHAP: Nylon 6 Production.............................................    2060-AF27 
3414        SAN No. 2939.  Regulations Governing Awards Under Section 113(f) of the Clean Air Act.    2060-AD81 
3415        SAN No. 2937.  Field Citation Program.................................................    2060-AD82 
3416        SAN No. 3552.  Regional Haze Protection Rule..........................................    2060-AF32 
3417        SAN No. 3029.  Control Technology Guidelines (CTG)....................................    2060-AD05 
3418        SAN No. 3323.  Review of the Federal Test Procedure for Emissions From Motor Vehicles               
            and Motor Vehicle Engines.............................................................    2060-AE27 
3419        SAN No. 3389.  Fuels and Fuel Additives Waiver Application Criteria...................    2060-AE68 
3420        SAN No. 2940.  Regulations Governing Prior Notice of Citizen Suits Brought Under                    
            Section 304 of the Clean Air Act......................................................    2060-AD80 
3421        SAN No. 2888.  Acid Rain Nitrogen Oxides Control Regulation...........................    2060-AD45 
3422        SAN No. 3575.  Acid Rain Phase II Nitrogen Oxides Reduction Program...................    2060-AF48 
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                                     Superfund (CERCLA)--Proposed Rule Stage                                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3423        SAN No. 3885.  Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and                  
            Implementation of Claims Against Superfund............................................    2050-AE38 
3424        SAN No. 3994.  Modification of the Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) List...........    2050-AE42 
3425        SAN No. 3806.  Grants for Technical Assistance Rule Reform - 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart M.    2050-AE33 
3426        SAN No. 3423.  Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates.........................    2050-AE12 
3427        SAN No. 3439.  National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:                     
            Proposed and Final Rules..............................................................    2050-AD75 
3428        SAN No. 3215.  Amendments to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act,                
            Sections 302 Through 312..............................................................    2050-AE17 
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                                      Superfund (CERCLA)--Final Rule Stage                                      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3429        SAN No. 3993.  Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone Diisocyanate    2050-AE43 
3430        SAN No. 3787.  List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release                   
            Prevention............................................................................    2050-AE35 
3431        SAN No. 3884.  Revision of the Local Government Reimbursement Regulation..............    2050-AE36 
3432        SAN No. 3054.  Administrative Reporting Exemptions for Certain Radionuclide Releases..    2050-AD46 
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                                      Superfund (CERCLA)--Long-Term Actions                                     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3433        SAN No. 2394.  Reporting Exemptions for Federally-Permitted Releases of Hazardous                   
            Substances............................................................................    2050-AB82 
3434        SAN No. 3050.  Deletion of Saccharin From the List of Hazardous Wastes Under RCRA and               
            the List of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA.........................................    2050-AD45 
3435        SAN No. 3424.  Reportable Quantity Adjustment for Radon-222...........................    2050-AE20 
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                                          General--Proposed Rule Stage                                          
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3436        SAN No. 3624.  Guidelines for Neurotoxicity Risk Assessment...........................    2080-AA08 
3437        SAN No. 3580.  Incorporation of Class Deviation Into EPAAR............................    2030-AA37 
3438        SAN No. 3629.  EPA Mentor-Protege Program.............................................    2030-AA40 
3439        SAN No. 3876.  Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts............................    2030-AA50 
3440        SAN No. 3874.  Revision of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for                      
            Environmental Programs................................................................    2030-AA51 
3441        SAN No. 3879.  Update Procedures for Making Profit/Fee Determinations.................    2030-AA53 
3442        SAN No. 3816.  Agency Implementation of Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA)                 
            Changes to Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)...........................................    2030-AA47 
3443        SAN No. 3854.  Value Engineering......................................................    2030-AA49 
3444        SAN No. 2662.  Amendments to Part 22 Consolidated Procedural Rules....................    2020-AA13 
3445        SAN No. 3817.  Implementation of Changes to 40 CFR Part 32 as a Result of the Federal               
            Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA)...................................................    2030-AA48 
3446        SAN No. 3807.  Consolidation of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) Regulations               
            Currently Under TSCA and FIFRA Into One Rule..........................................    2020-AA26 
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                                            General--Final Rule Stage                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3447        SAN No. 3670.  Proposed Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment.....................    2080-AA07 
3448        SAN No. 2937.  Field Citation Program.................................................    2020-AA32 
3449        SAN No. 3240.  Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.....................    2020-AA21 
3450        SAN No. 3432.  Pesticide Management and Disposal......................................    2020-AA33 
3451        SAN No. 3933.  Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in                     
            Antarctica............................................................................    2020-AA34 
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                                           General--Long-Term Actions                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3452        SAN No. 3671.  Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment..............................    2080-AA06 
3453        SAN No. 2939.  Regulations Governing Awards Under Section 113(f) of the Clean Air Act.    2020-AA31 
3454        SAN No. 2940.  Regulations Governing Prior Notice of Citizen Suits Brought Under                    
            Section 304 of the Clean Air Act......................................................    2020-AA30 
3455        SAN No. 2720.  Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored                        
            Pesticides With Cancelled or Suspended Registration...................................    2020-AA29 
3456        SAN No. 2725.  FIFRA Books and Records of Pesticide Production and Distribution                     
            (Revision)............................................................................    2020-AA28 
3457        SAN No. 3936.  Safe Drinking Water Public Water Supply System Program: Citizen                      
            Collection Action; Notice of Complaint Seeking Review of Penalty Order................    2020-AA35 
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                                           General--Completed Actions                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3458        SAN No. 3923.  Final Guidelines for Reproductive Toxicity Risk Assessment.............    2080-AA05 
3459        SAN No. 3934.  Credible Evidence Revisions............................................    2020-AA27 
3460        SAN No. 3765.  Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act                  
            (CERCLA) Cost Recovery................................................................    2020-AA25 
3461        SAN No. 3486.  Rules of Practice for Enforcement Actions Not Governed by the                        
            Administrative Procedure Act..........................................................    2020-AA23 
3462        SAN No. 3875.  Notice To Clarify Existing Conflict of Interest Coverage Regarding                   
            Policy/Response Action Contractor Exclusions..........................................    2030-AA52 
3463        SAN No. 3815.  Conforming Amendments to the EPAAR From the Federal Acquisition                      
            Streamlining Act......................................................................    2030-AA46 
3464        SAN No. 2725.  FIFRA Books and Records of Pesticide Production and Distribution                     
            (Revision)............................................................................    2070-AC07 
3465        SAN No. 3432.  Pesticide Management and Disposal......................................    2070-AC81 

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3466        SAN No. 3367.  Amend Subpart H Supplemental Rules To Ensure 40 CFR Part 22 Rule                     
            Conforms to the New Federal Facility Compliance Act...................................    2020-AA22 
3467        SAN No. 2512.  Administrative Hearing Procedures for Class II Penalties Under CERCLA                
            and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act................................    2050-AC39 
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_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3022. WORKER PROTECTION STANDARDS; PESTICIDE HAZARD COMMUNICATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136w /FIFRA 25

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1992, EPA proposed to require the provision of hazard 
information to agricultural workers covered by the Worker Protection 
Standard. The requirements as proposed were designed to be 
substantially equivalent to the Hazard Communication Standard 
promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 
Specific hazard information would be made available to agricultural 
workers and pesticide handlers concerning the pesticides to which they 
are exposed. EPA is reconsidering the specifics of the proposal to 
simplify and streamline this requirement. Working with States and 
interested parties, EPA plans to issue a new proposal by 1998.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/21/92                    57 FR 38167
ANPRM                           09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 1640.

Agency Contact: Don Eckerman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7506C), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7666

RIN: 2070-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3023. ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE REGISTRATION REFORM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a(h)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152; 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 158; 40 CFR 177; 40 CFR 
180

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 1997.

Abstract: This regulation will specify antimicrobial registration 
reforms that will reduce to the extent possible the review time for 
antimicrobial pesticides. The regulation will clarify criteria for 
completeness of applications, and will specify or refer to a definition 
of the various classes of antimicrobial pesticide use patterns and the 
associated data and labeling requirements that would be consistent with 
the degree and type of risk presented by each class. EPA will evaluate 
the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of various registration process 
reforms, including registrant certification, third-party certification 
by laboratories and expansion of the current notification procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892.

Agency Contact: Jean M. Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 401 M treet, SW 
(7506C), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Email: frane.jean@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




3024. PESTICIDE DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION (REVISION)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment will update the existing data requirements (40 
CFR 158) for evaluating the register ability of antimicrobial pesticide 
products. Reasons for the revisions include recent health and 
environmental concerns advancements in testing technology, and new 
statutory requirements. The

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revisions will clarify all data requirements to reflect current 
practice and new risk assessment approaches mandated by FQPA. 
Procedural and explanatory sections of 40 CFR 158 will be amended to 
make them consistent with the revised data requirements and new use 
indexing implemented pursuant to 1988 FIFRA amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2687.

Agency Contact: Amy Rispin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5989
Email: rispin.amy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________




3025. MODIFICATIONS TO PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Since the issuance of the 1992 WPS and the January 1, 1995 
implementation, farmworker groups have expressed an interest in 
enhancing specific protection measures, while grower groups, the 
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and others 
have expressed an interest in addressing practical, operational 
concerns. The Agency received various requests and comments in the form 
of letters, petitions, and individual and public meetings to address 
the concerns with the WPS. As a result, there may be a need to make 
further changes of a minor nature to the WPS rule. EPA will take such 
actions as rules, policy statements or other documents as appropriate. 
Currently planned actions are listed below:

Timetable:

Glove requirements  NPRM 04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3731.

Agency Contact: Don Eckerman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7506C), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7666
Fax: 703 308-2962

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3026. PESTICIDES, SELF-CERTIFICATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 to 136y

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is evaluating self-
certification as a possible approach to reinventing the registration 
process for pesticides. The goal of this effort is to simplify, speed 
up, and increase the efficiency of the registration process while 
maintaining protection to human health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Notification Rule         06/26/96                    61 FR 33039
Draft Notice of Availability    02/04/97                     62 FR 5228
Final Notice of Availability    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3932.

Agency Contact: Jeff Kempter, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7505C), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5448
Email: kempter.jeff@epamail.epa.gov
Debby Sisco, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances
Phone: 703-305-7096

RIN: 2070-AD00
_______________________________________________________________________




3027. CROSS-CONTAMINATION OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 158.167

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is evaluating its current policy on allowable limits on 
cross-contamination of pesticide products. EPA's current policy is that 
any amount of a pesticide active ingredient in another pesticide 
product must be reported to EPA as part of the registration process. 
This zero tolerance is a problem because cross-contamination is an 
inevitable outcome in the manufacture of chemicals. EPA is attempting 
to clarify situation in which the producer will be required to report 
cross-contamination. The expected output of this exercise will be clear 
guidance to the regulated community as to the levels of contamination 
that will be allowed for pesticides in other pesticide products. EPA is 
using a risk-based approach to determining acceptable levels of cross-
contamination; the levels the Agency will establish should in most 
cases, protect users and the environment from adverse effects. The 
adverse effect that can occur at the lowest levels in most cases is 
phytotoxicity.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action (PR Notice)        04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

[[Page 22314]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 3739.

Agency Contact: Jim Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8799
Fax: 703 308-8369
Email: jones.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3028. REGULATION OF PLANT-PRODUCED PESTICIDES UNDER FIFRA AND FFDCA

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 et seq; 21 USC 346a et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.20; 40 CFR 180; 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will make clear that the substances that plants produce 
to protect themselves against pests and disease are pesticides under 
FIFRA. The Agency designates these substances along with the genetic 
material necessary to produce them, as plant-pesticides. The Agency 
will clarify that the focus of EPA's regulation will be on these 
substances rather than on the plants that produce the pesticidal 
substance. The Agency will define the categories of plant-pesticides 
that would be regulated and those that would be exempt under FIFRA and 
FFDCA. For those plant-pesticides that would be subject to Agency 
requirements, the Agency will outline the process by which these 
pesticides will be regulated and the information that would be needed 
in the Agency's review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2684.

Agency Contact: Janet Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7501W), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8290
Email: anderson.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________




3029. PESTICIDE FLAMMABILITY LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR TOTAL RELEASE 
FOGGERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136/FIFRA 2; 7 USC 137/FIFRA 3

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 156.10

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would require that pesticide total release foggers 
be labeled with additional flammability precautionary statements 
(including a graphic symbol) and more precise use directions. Total 
release foggers have been implicated in a number of fires and 
explosions because of their flammable propellants. The labeling of 
these products has been determined to be inadequate to mitigate this 
potential hazard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/94                    59 FR 18058
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3135.

Agency Contact: Jim Downing, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8641
Email: Downing, Jim

RIN: 2070-AC60
_______________________________________________________________________




3030. RESTRICTED USE CRITERIA FOR PESTICIDES IN GROUNDWATER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a /FIFRA 3

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the existing Restricted Use Classification 
(RUC) regulations to add criteria pertaining to pesticides' groundwater 
contamination potential. Restricted pesticides may only be used by 
trained and certified applicators. Once promulgated, criteria may serve 
as the basis for subsequent rule-making to classify selected 
pesticides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/91                    56 FR 22076
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2371.

Agency Contact: Christine Gillis, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5131
Email: GILLIS,CHRISTINE

RIN: 2070-AB60
_______________________________________________________________________




3031. PESTICIDES AND GROUNDWATER STATE MANAGEMENT PLAN REGULATION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136/FIFRA 3

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The regulation will designate certain individual pesticides 
to be subject to EPA approved State Management Plans (SMPs) as a 
condition of legal sale and use. This regulation would establish SMPs 
as a new regulatory requirement for those pesticides; absent an EPA-
approved state plan specifying risk-reduction measures, use of the 
chemical would be prohibited. The rule would also specify procedures 
and deadlines for development, approval and implementation of SMPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33259
Final Action                    10/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

[[Page 22315]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 3222.

Agency Contact: Arden Calvert, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7506C), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7099
Email: CALVERT,ARDEN

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________




3032. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RISK/BENEFIT INFORMATION (REVISION)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136d/FIFRA6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 153; 40 CFR 159

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 6(a)(2) of FIFRA requires pesticide registrants to 
report to EPA additional factual information regarding unreasonable 
adverse effects of their products. By statutory definition, 
unreasonable risk includes risk and benefit information. In 1992 EPA 
proposed to revise its 1979 enforcement policy on section 6(a)(2) by 
expanding upon the types of information which must be reported. This 
final rule includes modifications to the 1992 proposals made by EPA in 
response to comments received on the proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Interpretive and 
Policy Rule                     08/23/78                    43 FR 37611
Final Action Enforcement Policy 07/12/79                    44 FR 40716
Final Action Codified 
Interpretive Rule               09/20/85                    50 FR 38115
NPRM                            09/24/92                    57 FR 44290
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2338.

Agency Contact: James V. Roelofs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7506C), 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7102
Email: ROELOFS,JAMES V

RIN: 2070-AB50
_______________________________________________________________________




3033. SCOPE AND CLARIFICATION OF THE WPS EXCEPTIONS PROCESS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Scope and Clarification of the WPS Exceptions Process 
will involve an analysis of the existing scope of the WPS exceptions 
process, an opportunity for public comment on the analysis, and 
consideration of whether the scope should be expanded. In addition, 
guidance will be issued to clarify the types of information needed for 
each individual exception request in order for the Agency to be able to 
make a risk/benefit decision.

Timetable:

Worker Protection Standard Exceptions Process  Scope and Clarification 
Document 04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3733.

Agency Contact: Don Eckerman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7666
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: eckerman.don@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________




3034. PESTICIDE EXPORT POLICY

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136f/FIFRA 25; 7 USC 136o; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 168; 40 CFR 169

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering revisions to its pesticide export policy. 
EPA believes that certain modifications are necessary because (1) EPA's 
current policy has resulted in too many export notices on pesticides of 
little or no concern to other governments; (2) the increasing numbers 
of export notices undermines the effectiveness of the international 
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedures, an international information 
and exchange and chemical management program developed by the Food and 
Agriculture Organizations and the United National Environment Programme 
(UNEP); (3) the costs of implementing the existing program on the U.S. 
government, other governments, and industry, should be reduced.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3736.

Agency Contact: Kennan Garvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7106
Fax: 703 305-6244
Email: garvey.kennan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________




3035. TOLERANCES FOR PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  21 USC 346a

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 176

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, August 3, 1997.

Abstract: This regulation will set out policies and procedures under 
which EPA will establish food tolerances associated with the use of 
pesticides under emergency exemptions. Emergency exemptions are issued 
for temporary use of pesticides in States where emergency conditions 
exist. Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the 
Food Quality Protection Act, EPA must begin to establish time-limited 
tolerances for such pesticides if the use is likely to result in 
residues in food. EPA expects to describe the procedures to be used, 
and the criteria for establishing tolerances.

[[Page 22316]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  287 Agricultural Chemicals; 01 Agricultural 
Production-Crops

Additional Information: SAN No. 3890.

Agency Contact: Robert Forrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7505W), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8417
Fax: 703 308-8369
Email: Forrest.Robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3036. PESTICIDE TOLERANCES; PORTION OF FOOD COMMODITIES TO BE ANALYZED 
FOR PESTICIDE RESIDUES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 180

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/29/93                    58 FR 50888
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jean Frane
Phone: 703 305-5944

RIN: 2070-AC45
_______________________________________________________________________




3037. ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTION PROGRAM

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Notice                 07/03/89                    54 FR 27984
Final Notice                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Larry Turner
Phone: 703 305-5007
Email: turner.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC42
_______________________________________________________________________




3038. THE 10-ACRE LIMITATION FOR PESTICIDE SMALL-SCALE FIELD TESTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 172

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Jim Tompkins
Phone: 703 305-5697
Fax: 703 308-1825
Email: Tompkins.James@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC99
_______________________________________________________________________




3039. FACILITY IDENTIFICATION INITIATIVE

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will eliminate existing text in the CFR.

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          10/07/96                    61 FR 52588
Notice                          00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Mary Hanley
Phone: 202 260-1624
Email: hanley.mary@epamail.epa.gov
Sam Sasnett
Phone: 202-260-8020
Email: sasnett.sam@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD01
_______________________________________________________________________




3040. PESTICIDE LABELING CLAIMS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 156.10

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Melissa L. Chun
Phone: 703 308-8318

RIN: 2070-AC85
_______________________________________________________________________




3041. EXCEPTIONS TO PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Don Eckerman
Phone: 703 305-7666
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: eckerman.don@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC95
_______________________________________________________________________




3042. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL: STANDARDS FOR PESTICIDE 
CONTAINERS AND CONTAINMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 165; 40 CFR 156

[[Page 22317]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (Container Design & Residue 
Removal & Bulk Containment)     02/11/94                     59 FR 6712
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Nancy Fitz
Phone: 703 305-7385
Email: fitz.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB95
_______________________________________________________________________




3043. CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING REGULATIONS (REVISION)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 157

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rosalind L. Gross
Phone: 703 308-8354
Email: gross.rosalind@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB96
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3044. ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE REGISTRATION REFORM

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Duplicate of RIN 
2070-AD14                       03/05/97

RIN: 2070-AD12
_______________________________________________________________________




3045. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE DECISIONS UNDER THE DELANEY CLAUSE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 185; 40 CFR 186; 40 CFR 180

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/26/96                    61 FR 50684

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Jean M. Frane
Phone: 703-305-5944
Fax: 703-305-6244
Email: frane.jean@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC55
_______________________________________________________________________




3046. CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN PESTICIDES FOR RESTRICTED USE DUE TO 
GROUNDWATER CONCERNS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.170

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn No further action 
planned.                        03/15/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Chris Gillis
Phone: 703 305-5131

RIN: 2070-AC33
_______________________________________________________________________




3047. POLICY OR PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION TO THE AGENCY OF STORED 
PESTICIDES WITH CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED REGISTRATION

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transfer Development to RIN 
2020-AA29                       04/11/97

RIN: 2070-AC08
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3048. REPORTING THRESHOLD AMENDMENT; TOXIC CHEMICALS RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority:  PL 9909-499

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) currently requires 
reporting from facilities which manufacture or process at least 25,000 
pounds of a listed chemical, or otherwise use 10,000 lbs of a listed 
chemical. These thresholds were initially established under the 
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) section 
313(f)(1). Section 313(f)(2) of EPCRA gives the Administrator the power 
to establish a threshold amount for a toxic chemical different from the 
amount established by paragraph (1) and that such altered thresholds 
may be based on classes of chemicals. EPA is considering lowering the 
thresholds for those chemicals which it determines to be highly toxic 
at very low dose levels and/or have physical, chemical, or biological 
properties that make the chemicals persist for extended periods in the 
environment, and/or bioaccumulate through the food chain. Persistent 
bioaccumulative toxic chemicals are of particular concern in ecosystems 
such as the Great Lakes Basin due to the long retention time of the 
individual lakes and the cycling of the chemicals from one component of 
the ecosystem to another. EPA is currently conducting analysis to 
determine which chemicals present the specific problems described 
above, and to determine what the altered threshold value(s) should be.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

[[Page 22318]]

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3880.

Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7408), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1024
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: hazen.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3049. REVISED ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2646/TSCA 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 28, 1992.

Abstract: The Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act 
(ASHARA) amended TSCA to require that EPA revise its asbestos model 
accreditation plan to extend training and accreditation requirements to 
include persons performing certain asbestos-related work in public and 
commercial buildings, to increase the minimum number of training hours 
required for accreditation purposes and to effect other changes 
necessary to implement the amendments. This action will increase 
regulatory costs for the owners and managers of public and commercial 
building, but will also reduce asbestos exposures in these buildings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final Rule              02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
ANPRM                           04/00/97
Notice                          04/00/97
NPRM                            02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: Cantor.Doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3050. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 710

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the current Toxic Substances Control 
Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR) to require chemical 
manufacturers to report to EPA data on exposures and the industrial and 
consumer end uses of chemicals they produce. Currently, EPA requires 
chemical manufacturers to report the names of the chemicals they 
produce, as well as the locations of manufacturing facilities and the 
quantities produced. About 2,400 facilities reported data on about 
8,300 unique chemicals during the last reporting cycle under the IUR. 
Data obtained would be used by EPA and others to: better understand the 
potential for chemical exposures and then screen the chemicals now in 
commerce and identify those of highest concern; establish priorities 
and goals for their chemical assessment, risk management and prevention 
programs and monitor their progress; encourage pollution prevention by 
identifying potentially safer substitute chemicals for uses of 
potential concern; and enhance the effectiveness of chemical risk 
communication efforts. EPA has held meetings with representatives of 
the chemical industry, environmental groups, environmental justice 
leaders, labor groups, State governments and other Federal agencies to 
insure public involvement in the TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments 
Project.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis; RIA

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301.

Agency Contact: Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-260-1730
Email: penberthy.ward@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3051. DELETION OF ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL; TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  40 USC 11013/EPCRA 313

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372.65

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) itself does not meet the toxicity 
criteria for listing on the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). It is the 
strong acid process itself which is associated with an increased cancer 
incidence. The proposed action would remove IPA from the list of 
chemicals for which reporting is required under the Emergency Planning 
and Community Right-to-Know Act

[[Page 22319]]

(EPCRA) section 313. Because IPA is not manufactured by the strong-acid 
process and thus there are no releases of IPA reportable under section 
313, deletion of IPA from the list would eliminate erroneous IPA 
reports.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97
Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3388.

Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 401 M Street SW. 
(7408), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1024
Email: hazen.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC77
_______________________________________________________________________




3052. DATA EXPANSION AMENDMENTS; TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013/EPCRA 313; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 11048; 
42 USC 11076

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The original Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) required 
reporting from manufacturing facilities on the releases and transfers 
of toxic chemicals and wastes including waste treatment and disposal 
methods. This requirement was imposed under the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313(g). Information on 
waste management practices, including recycling, energy recovery, and 
source reduction activities, were added to TRI pursuant to the 1990 
passage of the Pollution Prevention Act. EPA is currently considering 
whether additional data elements related to a mass balance/materials 
accounting program should be considered for incorporation into the TRI 
database. The additional data elements included for consideration 
include: quantity brought on site; quantity produced on site; quantity 
consumed on site; quantities manufactured, processed or otherwise used; 
quantity contained in or as product; quantity stored on site as waste, 
and beginning and ending raw materials inventory. The issue of 
collecting mass balance/materials accounting information has been 
debated for over a decade. Congress, in enacting EPCRA, directed the 
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to study this issue further. NAS 
recommended that the issue of adding materials accounting data merited 
further analysis.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/01/96                    61 FR 51322
NPRM                            12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3877.

Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7408), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-260-1024
Fax: 202-401-8142
Email: hazen.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD08
_______________________________________________________________________




3053. RESPONSES TO PETITIONS RECEIVED TO ADD TO OR DELETE CHEMICALS FROM 
THE LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS SUBJECT TO TOXIC RELEASE REPORTING UNDER 
EPCRA SECTION 313

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013/SARA (EPCRA) 313

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These actions grant or deny petitions received to add or 
delete chemicals from the list of toxic chemicals under Section 313 of 
the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, EPCRA. The 
actions cover individual chemicals or groups of chemicals for which 
petitions have been received.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Response                        04/00/97
Response                        05/00/97
Response                        06/00/97
Response                        11/00/97
Response                        00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425.

Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7408), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1024
Email: hazen.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC00
_______________________________________________________________________




3054. MANDATORY POLLUTION PREVENTION REPORTING FOR TOXIC RELEASE 
INVENTORY (TRI)

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013/Pollution Prevention Act of 1990

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed regulation would implement the Source Reduction 
and Recycling Report provision of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. 
Under this current data collection facilities that file EPA Form R must 
include information on the amounts of the chemical recycled,combusted 
for energy recovery,treated,and released both on-site and off-site for 
the reporting year, the prior year and the following two years. 
Facilities must also indicate changes in production from year to year 
and what source reduction activities were implemented.

[[Page 22320]]

This proposed regulation would also redesign form R to make it easier 
and more logical to complete.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/25/91                    56 FR 48475
Supplementary NPRM              09/00/97
Finalization of Form R          04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2847.

Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7408), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1024
Email: Hazen.Susan@epamail,epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC24
_______________________________________________________________________




3055. LEAD HAZARD STANDARDS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2683

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, April 28, 1994.

Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
requires EPA to promulgate regulations which identify lead-based paint 
hazards, lead-contaminated soil, and lead-contaminated dust. EPA is to 
identify the paint conditions and lead levels in dust and soil that 
would result in adverse human health effects. On July 14, 1994, EPA 
issued guidance on this topic to provide information while a proposal 
is being developed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3243.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: Cantor.Doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3056. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES RULES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550, sec 402; PL 102-550, sec 404; Title IV of 
TSCA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, April 28, 1994.

Abstract: The Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
mandates EPA to promulgate regulations governing lead-based paint 
activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such activities are 
properly trained, that training programs are accredited, and that 
contractors engaged in such activities are certified. In addition, EPA 
must promulgate a Model State program which may be adopted by any State 
which seeks to administer and enforce a State Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM(1)                         09/02/94                    59 FR 45872
Final Action (1)                08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
NPRM(2)                         12/00/97
Final Action (2)                12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3244.

Agency Contact: Brion Cook, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1878
Email: cook.brion@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3057. AMENDMENTS TO THE ASBESTOS WORKER PROTECTION RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605/TSCA 4; 15 USC 2607/TSCA 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend the Asbestos Abatement Projects, 
Worker Protection Rule (WPR), by incorporating certain revisions to the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asbestos workplace 
standards issued since EPA's WPR was promulgated in 1987. The proposal 
would generally extend the coverage provided under the OSHA Asbestos 
Standard for Construction to State and local government employees who 
are not covered by OSHA or EPA-approved State plans. It would also 
extend coverage provided under OSHA's Asbestos Standard for general 
industry for brake and clutch repair to such employees, and would 
clarify that they include prisoners and students employed by the State 
and/or local government. EPA also proposes to delegate authority to 
grant or deny State exclusions under the WPR to EPA Regional 
Administrators and to add compliance and enforcement requirements for 
State exclusions. In addition, EPA is proposing to amend the Asbestos-
Containing Materials in Schools Rule by relocating certain worker 
protection provisions in the WPR. EPA plans to further update this rule 
to make it consistent with the most recent OSHA rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (1)                        11/01/94                    59 FR 54746
NPRM (2)                        02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2249.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777

[[Page 22321]]

Email: cantor.doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC66
_______________________________________________________________________




3058. TSCA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF LEAD-BASED PAINT DEBRIS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2601 to 2671; 42 USC 6901 to 6992

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Currently, waste derived from lead-based paint (LBP) 
abatements is managed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. Other Federal agencies (Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health and Human 
Services) and several States and advocacy groups have expressed concern 
that the costs associated with the disposal of large volume 
architectural components (e.g., doors and windows) may interfere with 
abatement activities. EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances and the Office of Solid Waste have initiated a joint 
rulemaking to address the disposal of these architectural components. 
This rulemaking would develop disposal standards for these components 
under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title IV, (the definition 
of abatement under TSCA Title IV, section 401(1)(B), includes 
disposal). The TSCA regulations would establish appropriate disposal 
standards for LBP architectural components and identify recycling and 
incineration activities that would be controlled or prohibited.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3508.

Agency Contact: Clarence Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1878
Email: lewis.clarence@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




3059. TSCA BIOTECHNOLOGY FOLLOW-UP RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 720

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As a follow-up to the final Biotechnology rule under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA plans to address the following 
possible revisions: 1) Intergeneric Scope of Oversight: OPPT currently 
defines new microorganisms which are subject to reporting under TSCA 
section 5 as those resulting from the deliberate combination of genetic 
material originally isolated from microorganisms classified in 
different taxonomic genera. Such microorganisms are referred to as 
intergeneric microorganisms. EPA recognizes that a regulatory approach 
based on taxonomy may have some limitations, and indicated in its 1994 
proposed biotechnology regulations that it may reconsider its 
interpretation of --new-- microorganism in a later rulemaking. The 
majority of commenters on the proposed rule expressed some level of 
support for the intergeneric scope of oversight, albeit while 
encouraging EPA to make some modifications. 2) Low Risk Alternative: In 
the 1994 proposed biotechnology rule, EPA solicited comment on an 
alternative approach to oversight of research and development 
activities conducted in the environment. Under this alternative, a 
researcher could certify that a microorganism intended to be used in an 
environmental field trial met certain low risk criteria. This 
alternative contained requirements for documentation and recordkeeping 
by a Technically Qualified Individual and certification by an 
authorized official. OPPT now plans to provide an opportunity to 
comment on new information which OPPT believes may support such an 
exemption. 3) Inventory Delisting Rule: In 1978, when EPA compiled its 
initial TSCA Inventory, 192 microorganisms were reported and are 
currently listed on the Inventory. EPA believes that most, if not all, 
of the 192 microorganisms would not be considered new under the new 
rule, since the listing appear to describe microorganisms which are not 
intergeneric. (Abstract Continues - see additional information)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97
Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  147 Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining; 282 
Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic 
and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass; 285 Paints, Varnishes, 
Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products; 289 Miscellaneous Chemical 
Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 3894.

Agency Contact: David Giamporcaro, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-260-6362
Email: giamporcaro.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD13
_______________________________________________________________________




3060.  OECD SIDS HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME CHEMICAL SCREENING TEST 
RULE

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A multi-chemical test rule requires the testing of many 
chemicals for certain effects. This type of rule is a more efficient 
alternative to rules that require testing only one chemical. EPA is 
proposing screening-level testing on a group of chemicals as part of an 
international program that is also an essential part of EPA's own 
chemical assessment activities.

[[Page 22322]]

Since 1990 member countries of the Organization for Economic 
Cooperation and Development (OECD) have aimed to collect a standard 
minimum set of data for chemicals having the highest worldwide 
production. The basic level of testing and other information devised by 
the OECD is called the Screening Information Data Set, or SIDS. OECD 
and EPA use the data to screen these high-production-volume (HPV) 
chemicals for their potential risks to man and the environment.
The SIDS program benefits EPA because it directs resources toward the 
chemicals of greatest potential risk; improves environmental protection 
and human health as existing chemicals are investigated more 
effectively; reduces overall costs of testing as a result of increased 
international cooperation; and provides greater flexibility for EPA and 
the private sector because of the voluntary aspect of the program.
EPA earlier relied on the voluntary efforts of US industry to meet its 
commitments to the SIDS program. More recently, fewer US parties have 
come forward to sponsor SIDS chemicals. EPA has decided to use test 
rules where necessary to acquire the limited toxicity and environmental 
fate data needed to meet its OECD SIDS obligations. Therefore, for a 
given round of chemical selection for SIDS, EPA will identify a set of 
chemicals for US sponsorship. For chemicals having no industry sponsor 
to perform testing and other voluntary SIDS activities, EPA will obtain 
testing by rule and use its own resources to carry out related 
information-gathering and review activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  28 Chemicals and Allied Products; 29 Petroleum 
Refining and Related Industries

Additional Information: SAN No. 3990.

Agency Contact: Ralph Northrop, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-5023
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: northrop.ralph@epamail.epa.gov
Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, SE., Washington, DC
Phone: 202-260-1830
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3061. PROPOSED DECISIONS ON TEST RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline:  NPRM, Statutory, June 15, 1998.
NPRM must be published within one year of ITC designation.
Other, Statutory, NPRM must be published within one year of 
ITCdesignation.

Abstract: EPA is proposing to require testing, or will obtain testing 
through negotiated enforceable consent agreements (ECAs) or publish a 
notice which provides the reasons for not doing so. These chemicals 
have been designated for priority testing consideration by the ITC, 
recommended for testing consideration (for which the 12-month statutory 
requirement does not apply), or they have been identified for testing 
consideration by other EPA program offices and through EPA review 
processes.

Timetable:

IRIS II Chemicals (ITC List 28)  NPRM 06/00/97

OSHA Chemicals with Insuf. Skin Absorption Data (ITC List 32)  NPRM or 
ECA 06/00/97

OSHA Chemicals with No Skin Absorption Data (ITC List 31)  NPRM or ECA 
06/00/97

OSHA Chemicals with No Skin Absorption Data (ITC List 35)  NPRM or ECA 
06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3494.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________




3062. ATSDR SUBSTANCES TEST RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 4; 42 USC 9604(i)/CERCLA 104(i)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 795 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is using its authority under TSCA section 4 to require 
health effects testing on 11 chemical substances to fulfill data needs 
identified by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
(ATSDR), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) and EPA pursuant to 
CERCLA section 104(i). ATSDR is charged with developing Toxicological 
Profiles for hazardous substances most commonly found at Superfund NPL 
sites and which pose a significant potential threat to health. This 
involves identifying data gaps and needs, and developing a testing 
program to meet identified needs. ATSDR's data needs were reviewed by 
NTP and EPA to avoid duplicative testing. Other Federal agencies were 
given an opportunity to indicate their interest in testing specific 
endpoints for chemicals on the list.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563.

Agency Contact: Robert W. Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1096
Email: Jones.Robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3063. MULTICHEMICAL ENDPOINT(S) TEST RULE; DEVELOPMENTAL AND 
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799.5050

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A multi-chemical endpoint test rule will require the testing 
of many chemicals for a specific effect or endpoint, e.g., 
developmental toxicity. This type of rule is an alternative to

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single chemical rules which require testing of one chemical for many 
effects. The multi-chemical endpoint rule approach will obtain a 
significant amount of testing while conserving Agency resources. The 
multi-chemical rule for developmental and reproductive toxicity testing 
will require testing of seven chemicals for developmental and/or 
reproductive effects. This rule may be amended in the future to require 
the same testing for other chemicals. Also, future multi-chemical rules 
will require testing of additional endpoints and chemicals. The testing 
requirements for each chemical in a multi-chemical rule will be listed 
in a single table by chemical under section 799.5050. This table will 
be amended with each publication of a new multi-chemical rule.

Timetable:

Multi-Chemical Rule for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity  NPRM 
03/04/91 (56 FR 9092)  Reproposal 06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: Kover.Frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




3064. MULTICHEMICAL ENDPOINT TEST RULE; CHEMICAL FATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL 
EFFECTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799.5055

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Multi-chemical endpoint test rules require the testing of 
many chemicals for a specific effect or endpoint, e.g., chemical fate 
and environmental effects (formerly identified in this Agenda as 
persistent bioaccumulators ) . They are an alternative to single 
chemical rules which require testing of one chemical for many effects. 
A multi-chemical endpoint rule for chemical fate and environmental 
effects will include chemicals that EPA expects will persist and 
bioaccumulate in the environment. In the past, chemicals such as 
dioxins, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and the polychlorinated 
biphenyls that persist (do not degrade), bioaccumulate (may enter the 
human food chain), and may be toxic have created widespread 
environmental concerns. EPA is evaluating chemicals on the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) inventory for these characteristics and 
will identify chemicals for chemical fate and environmental effects 
testing for additional evaluation of their potential risks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn No further action is 
planned.                        02/25/97
NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC36
_______________________________________________________________________




3065. TEST RULE FOR CERTAIN METALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603; 15 USC 2611; 15 USC 2625

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Through this action, EPA expects to obtain data that it 
believes is necessary to more fully evaluate the risks of certain 
metals. The Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 
identified the need for data in toxicological profiles for the metals 
including berylium, chromium, manganese, mercury, nickel, and selenium. 
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability 
Act (CERCLA), as amended by SARA (42 USC 9604(I)), requires ATSDR: (1) 
jointly with the EPA, to develop and prioritize a list of hazardous 
substances found at National Priority List (NPL) sites; (2) prepare 
toxicological profiles for these substances; and (3) assure the 
initiation of a research program to address identified data needs 
associated with the substances.
The metals listed here, including cadmium, are also hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112. EPA would, 
therefore, also use the data from this action to implement several 
provisions of section 112 of the CAA, including determining risks 
remaining after the application of technology based on the standards 
under section 112(d) of the CAA, estimating of the risks associated 
with accidental releases, and the determining whether or not substances 
should be removed from the CAA section (b)(1) list of HAPs (delisting).
Additional users of the data from this action include EPA's Office of 
Water, Hazardous Waste Program under the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), the Integrated 
Risk Information System (IRIS), Office of Pesticide Programs, the 
National Toxicology Program, the National Institute of Occupational 
Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Mine Safety and Health Administration 
(MSHA), and State and local environmental authorities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882.

Agency Contact: Robert W. Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8150
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: jones.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3066. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON EXISTING CHEMICALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604/TSCA 5; 15 USC 2607/TSCA 8

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has established a program to monitor the commercial

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development of existing chemicals of concern and/or to gather 
information to support planned or ongoing risk assessments on such 
chemicals. As these chemicals are identified, EPA will initiate 
rulemakings under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections 5 
and/or 8 to require reporting of appropriate needed information by the 
manufacturers, importers and/or processors of these chemicals. 
Individual proposed or final rules will be published on at least the 
chemicals listed below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Amendment to Benzidine-
based Chemical Substances SNUR  04/00/97
Final Amendment to Benzidine-
based Chemical Sunstances SNUR  12/00/97
Benzidene-based Chemical Substances  NPRM 08/30/95 (60 FR 45119)  Final 
Action 10/07/96 (61 FR 52287)

Chloranil  NPRM 05/12/93 (58 FR 27980)  Final Action 02/00/98

Heavy Metal-Based Pigments in Aerosol Spray Paints  NPRM 10/00/97

Methylcyclopentane  NPRM 04/00/97  Final 06/00/97

2 & 4 Pentanedione  NPRM 09/27/89 (54 FR 39548)  Final Action 12/00/97

2-Ethoxyethanol & 2-Methoxyethanol & 2-Methoxyethanol Acetate  NPRM 09/
00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov
Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances
Phone: 202 260-1730
Email: PENBERTHY.WARD@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3067. NEGOTIATED CONSENT ORDER AND TEST RULE PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the testing consent order and test 
rule development process to increase efficiency. The consent order 
process was adopted by the Agency in June 1986. Based on experience to 
date, the Agency needs to make changes in the process to reduce the 
resources required for consent order negotiation. This rule would 
propose appropriate procedural changes. Obsolete provisions will be 
eliminated for test rule development activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/17/85                    50 FR 20652
Interim Final Rule              06/30/86                    51 FR 23706
Interim Final Rule (Technical 
Modification)                   09/01/89                    54 FR 36311
NPRM                            12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2245.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: KOVER.FRANK@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2070-AB30
_______________________________________________________________________




3068. AMENDMENTS TO THE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605/TSCA 4; 15 USC 2607/TSCA 6; 15 USC 2647/
TSCA 7

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend the Asbestos-Containing Materials 
in Schools Rule in order to provide clarifications regarding several 
definitions, air clearance monitoring techniques, and response actions. 
For the first time, this rulemaking will be chaired by an EPA Regional 
office.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3047.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: cantor.doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________




3069. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES ON NATIONAL PROGRAM CHEMICALS; ASBESTOS, 
LEAD, AND REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604/TSCA 5; 15 USC 2607/TSCA 8

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has instituted a program to monitor the commercial 
development of existing chemicals of concern and/or to gather 
information to support risk assessments on such chemicals. As these 
chemicals are identified, EPA will initiate rulemakings under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections 5 and/or 8 to require reporting 
by the manufacturers, importers and/or processors of these chemicals. 
Proposed rules may be published on at least the chemicals listed on the 
timetable below.

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Timetable:

Asbestos  NPRM 12/00/98

Lead  ANPRM 09/28/94 (59 FR 49484)  NPRM 12/00/97

Refractory Ceramic Fiber  NPRM 03/21/94 (59 FR 13294)  Final Action 12/
00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: Cantor.Doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC37
_______________________________________________________________________




3070.  AMENDMENTS TO TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA 
MODEL REPORTING RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(d)/TSCA 8(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 716

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Health and Safety Data 
Reporting burden will be evaluated and amendments proposed to achieve a 
more appropriate balance between reporting burden and Federal 
information needs. Specifically, the need for data in assessing risk 
from exposure to chemicals falling under TSCA purview. Aspects 
addressed by the NPRM will include: definitions of health and safety 
studies; scope of data elements to be reported; reporting period 
length; types of studies not subject to reporting; and electronic 
submissions of data. Resulting amendments are expected to significantly 
reduce current reporting burdens and streamline health and safety data 
reporting requirements for all respondents (including small businesses) 
and contribute to enhancing access to reported information data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3834.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, SE., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 260-1096

RIN: 2070-AD17
_______________________________________________________________________




3071. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION: 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550, sec 402(c)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 1996.

Abstract: Under TSCA title IV, section 402(c)(2) EPA is currently 
conducting a study to determine whether the activities of individuals 
engaged in renovation and remodeling activities result in lead exposure 
levels that may affect the health of workers, building occupants or the 
environment is at risk, the Agency must proceed to develop regulations 
under Section 402(c)(3). These regulations would require that 
individuals engaged in renovation and remodeling activities acquire 
training and obtain certification. These training and certification 
requirements would be similar to those that the Agency is developing 
for individuals performing lead-based paint abatement under Section 
402(a) of TSCA, Title IV.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis; RIA

Additional Information: SAN No. 3557.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: cantor.doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3072. LEAD FEE RULE FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES TRAINING AND 
CERTIFICATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550; TSCA 404; Title IV of TSCA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is mandated by section 402(a) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the purpose of implementing a fee 
schedule for lead-based paint activities that were addressed in the 
TSCA section 402 rule, 40 CFR Part 745 Lead; Requirements for Lead-
Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities, 
which published on August 28, 1996. The fee schedule will establish a 
framework for states to process applications for training providers of 
lead-Based paint training courses and for certification of workers 
engaged in lead-based paint activities in the five disciplines 
delineated in the section 402 rule.
The fee rule in concert with the section 402 rule is intended to ensure 
that individuals conducting lead-based paint inspections, risk 
assessments and abatement in target housing and child-occupied 
facilities are properly trained and certified, and that training 
programs providing instruction in such activities are accredited. This 
rule is also intended to ensure that these activities are conducted 
according to reliable, effective and safe work practice standards and 
to provide the availability of a trained and qualified workforce to 
identify and address lead-based paint hazards. By promoting the 
establishment of this workforce the Agency will help to ensure that 
individuals and firms conducting lead-based paint activities in target 
housing and child-occupied facilities will do so in a way that 
safeguards the

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environment and protects the health of building occupants, especially 
children aged six years and younger.
Regarding the anticipated impact on small business, section 402(a) does 
not require or mandate the abatement of lead-based paint, nor require 
that any particular enterprise participate in the lead-based paint 
field. However, if firms choose to participate, compliance costs 
consist of two components that may impact small businesses: (1) 
accreditation and training costs for workers and supervisors, as well 
as certification fees that this rule will establish, and (2) 
incremental costs of work practice standards for abatement procedures. 
(Abstract continued - see additional information)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3881.

Agency Contact: Betty Weiner, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-2924
Fax: 202 260-1580
Email: weiner.betty@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3073. FACILITY COVERAGE AMENDMENT; TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013/EPCRA 313; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 11048; 
42 USC 11076

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The original Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) required 
reporting from facilities in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 
codes 20-39. These SIC codes cover manufacturing facilities only. This 
requirement was imposed under the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313(b)(1)(A). The Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) is considering expanding this original list. 
EPCRA section 313(b)(1)(B) and (b)(2) provide the Administrator with 
the authority to add or delete SIC codes and the discretion to add 
particular facilities based on a broad set of factors. EPA is currently 
conducting analysis to determine which SIC codes (or portions thereof) 
should be considered for coverage in TRI. Facilities in a broad set of 
industries are under consideration, including but not limited to, 
electric utilities, waste management facilities, mining, oil and gas 
production, materials recovery and recycling, and some warehousing 
activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/27/96                    61 FR 33588
Final Rule                      04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products; 516 Chemicals and 
Allied Products; 517 Petroleum and Petroleum Products; 495 Sanitary 
Services

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3034.

Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7408), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1024
TDD: 800 553-7672
Email: hazen.susan@epamail.epa.gov
Tim Crawford, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 401 M Street, SW., M.C. 7408, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-260-1715
Email: crawford.tim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC71
_______________________________________________________________________




3074. LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS AT RENOVATION OF TARGET 
HOUSING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550, sec 406

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745; 24 CFR 35

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 28, 1994.

Abstract: Section 406 of the Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard 
Reduction Act of 1992 requires EPA to develop two products: (1) a lead 
hazard information pamphlet, to be developed in consultation with HUD 
and CDC; and (2) an EPA regulation requiring renovators to provide the 
information pamphlet to clients before beginning work.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/02/94                    59 FR 11108
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3242.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: cantor.doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC65

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_______________________________________________________________________




3075. CFR REGULATORY REVIEW RELATED INITIATIVES

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  40 USC 11013 EPCRA 313

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 150 to 189; 40 CFR 372; 40 CFR 700 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On March 4, 1995, the President directed all Federal agencies 
and departments to conduct a comprehensive review of the regulations 
they administer, and by June 1, 1995, to identify those rules that are 
obsolete or unduly burdensome. The Office of Prevention Pesticides, and 
Toxic Substances (OPPTS) has reviewed regulations under its purview, 
that is, those issued under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and 
the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). As a 
result of that review, OPPTS identified a number of regulations that 
can be eliminated from the CFR; in addition, OPPTS also identified a 
significant number of potential burden-reduction and streamlining 
opportunities through modifications to regulations and is further 
evaluating other regulations to determine if they can be simplified or 
streamlined. The Agency plans to involve the public as much as possible 
by soliciting comments and conducting stakeholder meetings and 
consultations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Pesticide Programs 
Line-by-Line Review             06/19/95                    60 FR 32094
Direct Final Toxic Programs 
Line-by-Line Review             06/19/95                    60 FR 31917
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3755.
A number of program activities and regulations are being evaluated for 
the regulatory reform initiative. As these activities are developed, 
they will be included in the Regulatory Agenda when appropriate. 
Current regulatory reform initiatives are identified in the Regulatory 
Agenda individually.

Agency Contact: Angela Hofmann, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 401 M Street, S.W. 
(Mailcode 7101), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2922
Fax: 202-260-0951
Email: hofmann.angela@epamail.epa.gov
Pat Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances
Phone: 202-260-2893
Fax: 202-260-0951
Email: johnson.patriciaa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




3076. SELECTED RULEMAKINGS FOR REDUCING RISKS FROM LEAD PAINT, DUST, AND 
SOIL

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2683; PL 102-550

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, April 28, 1994.

Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
requires EPA to promulgate regulations that establish standards for 
determining hazards associated with lead-based paint, lead-contaminated 
soil, and lead-contaminated dust. EPA is to (a)identify the paint 
conditions and lead levels in dust and soil that would result in 
adverse human health effects (on July 14, 1994, EPA issued guidance on 
section 403 to provide preliminary information while a proposal is 
being developed); (b) promulgate regulations (section 402) governing 
lead-based paint activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such 
activities are properly trained, that training programs are accredited, 
and that contractors engaged in such activities are certified (in 
addition, EPA must promulgate a Model State program (section 404) which 
may be adopted by any State which seeks to administer and enforce a 
State Program); (c) promulgate regulations (section 406) requiring 
renovators to provide a lead hazard information brochure (developed 
separately by EPA) to clients before beginning work; (d) promulgate, 
with HUD, regulations (Section 1018) that require the following before 
the sale or lease of pre-1978 housing: disclosure of lead-based paint 
hazards, provisions of a lead-paint information brochure to the 
prospective buyer or renter, and for buyers, and the opportunity to 
conduct a lead risk assessment or inspection, and (e) promulgate 
regulations (Section 402(c)(3)) addressing lead risks from renovation 
and remodeling activities or state why no regulation is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/02/94                    59 FR 11108
NPRM (1)                        09/02/94                    59 FR 45872
NPRM                            11/02/94                    59 FR 54984
Final Action                    03/06/96                     61 FR 9064
Final Action (1)                08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
Final Action                    06/00/97
NPRM                            11/00/97
NPRM (2)                        12/00/97
NPRM                            03/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/98
Final Action (2)                12/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3243.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: cantor.doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3077. FINAL DECISIONS ON TEST RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is requiring testing via rules, or will obtain testing 
through enforceable consent agreements (ECAs) or publish a notice which 
provides the reasons for not doing so for chemicals listed herein. 
These chemicals have

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been designated for priority testing consideration by the ITC or 
recommended for testing consideration (for which the 12-month statutory 
requirement does not apply). The list also includes chemicals or 
categories of chemicals which have been identified for testing 
consideration by other EPA offices and through EPA review processes.

Timetable:

Alkyl (C 12-C 14) Glycidyl Ethers  (ECA) 03/22/96 (61 FR 11740)

Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 2)  ANPRM 12/29/83 (48 FR 57452)  NPRM 01/17/
92 (57 FR 2138)  Final Action (ECA) 09/00/97

Brominated Flame Retardants  NPRM 06/25/91 (56 FR 29140)  Final Action 
(ECA) 06/00/97

DiBasic Esters (CPSC)  Final Action (ECA) 08/00/97

Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (ITC List 22)  NPRM 05/17/89 (54 FR 
21240)  Final Action 06/00/97

IRIS I Chemicals (ITC List 27)  Final Action 06/00/97

Mesityl Oxide  Withdrawal of Test Rule 06/27/96 (61 FR 33375)

Silicon-Based Glycidyl Ethers  Final Action (ECA) 04/00/97

TAME (OAR Request)  Final Action (ECA) 03/21/95 (60 FR 14910)

White Phosphorus (ITC List 34) - Withdrawal of Test Rule  Final Action 
(ECA) 07/30/96 (61 FR 39832)

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________




3078. HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS TEST RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 4; 42 USC 7412/CAA 112; 42 USC 7403/
CAA 103

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 789 to 795

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing health effects testing under TSCA section 4 
in support of programs and activities required under section 112 of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA), governing Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Section 
112 of the CAA directs EPA to determine the risk to health and the 
environment remaining after application of a technology-based standard 
to major and area sources. Section 112 also sets forth a mechanism for 
revising and modifying the statutory list of 189 HAPs under section 
112(b), and requirements for an accidental release control program. 
These data will also be important for the right-to-know program given 
the large release of these chemicals to the atmosphere. In order to 
implement these and other programs and requirements under section 112, 
EPA must identify the health and environment effects of potential 
concern from exposure to HAPs, ascertain the minimum data needed to 
adequately characterize those health and environmental effects, and 
assess the risks posed by HAPs. In addition, under section 103(d), EPA 
is required to conduct a research program on the short- and long-term 
effects of air pollutants on human health, ascertain the minimum data 
needed to adequately characterize those health and environmental 
effects, and assess the risks posed by HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Final Action                    01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3504.

Agency Contact: Richard Leukroth, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0321
Email: leukroty.richard@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3079. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON NON-5(E) NEW CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604/TSCA 5; 15 USC 2607/TSCA 8

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has instituted a program to regulate the commercial 
development of new chemicals that have completed premanufacture notice 
(PMN) review, where activities described in the PMN did not present an 
unreasonable risk but uncontrolled manufacture, import, processing, 
distribution, use, or disposal outside the activities described in the 
PMN may present an unreasonable risk. EPA will issue Significant New 
Use Rules (SNURs) requiring 90-day notification to EPA from any 
manufacturer, importer, or processor who would engage in activities 
that are designated as significant new uses. Under the Expedited 
Follow-up Rule (EFUR) which became effective on October 12, 1989, EPA 
will identify such new chemicals and publish them in a batch SNUR 3-4 
times per year. Chemicals that were subject to a proposed SNUR before 
the effective date of the EFUR or do not qualify under the EFUR, may be 
regulated individually by notice and comment rulemaking and are listed 
below.

Timetable:

Alkyl & Sulfonic Acid & Ammonium Salt (84-1056)  NPRM 06/11/86 (51 FR 
21199)  Final Action 07/00/97

Aluminum Cross-linked Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose  NPRM 06/11/93 (58 
FR 32628)  Final Action 07/00/97

Diphenyl-2&4&6-Trimethylbenzol Phosphine Oxide (87-586)  NPRM 02/02/88 
(53 FR 2857)  Final Action 07/00/97

1-Decanimine-N-Decyl-N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566)  NPRM 12/08/87 (52 FR 
46496)  Final Action 07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1976.

Agency Contact: James Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Email: alwood.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3080. CHEMICAL-SPECIFIC SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES (SNURS) TO EXTEND 
PROVISIONS OF SECTION 5(E) ORDERS

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604/TSCA 5

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 721

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Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: When the Agency determines that uncontrolled manufacture, 
import, processing, distribution, use or disposal of a premanufacture 
notification notice (PMN) substance may present an unreasonable risk, 
it may issue a section 5(e) consent order to limit these activities. 
However, such orders apply only to the PMN submitter. Once the new 
substance is entered on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
chemical inventory, others can manufacture, import or process the 
substance without controls. Therefore, EPA extends the controls to 
apply to others by designating manufacture, import or processing of the 
substances for uses without the specified controls as significant new 
uses. Under the Expedited Follow-Up Rule, which became effective on 
October 10, 1989 (54 FR 31314), EPA routinely publishes batch SNURs 
containing routine section 5(e) and non-5(e) SNURs. However, certain 
activities, such as modifications, withdrawals, revocations, and SNURs 
upon which comments are received in the direct final publication 
process, are subject to notice and comment rulemaking and are listed 
below.

Timetable:

Aromatic Amino Ether (P90-1840)  NPRM 06/06/94 (59 FR 29255)  Final 
Action 06/00/97

Batch SNUR: 84-660/-704 & 84-105/-106/-107 & 85-433  NPRM 05/27/93 (58 
FR 30744)  Final Action 06/00/97

Polyalkylene Polyamine  NPRM 12/19/94 (59 FR 65248)  Final Action 04/
00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3495.

Agency Contact: James Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Email: ALWOOD.JAMES@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




3081. RULEMAKING CONCERNING CERTAIN MICROBIAL PRODUCTS (BIOTECHNOLOGY) 
UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604/TSCA 5

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 700; 40 CFR 720; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is promulgating a regulation under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA) for the oversight of certain microbial products of 
biotechnology. The rule would be issued under the authority of Section 
5 of TSCA, which generally requires that new chemical substances must 
be reviewed by EPA before they are introduced into commerce. The rule 
will contain mechanisms for exemption as well as actual exemptions, 
guidance on how the TSCA Inventory will be used, and EPA's approach to 
Research and Development with biotechnology microorganisms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/01/94                    59 FR 45526
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2326.

Agency Contact: David Giamporcaro, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6362
Email: Giamporcaro.David@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB61
_______________________________________________________________________




3082. REGULATORY INVESTIGATION UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT 
(TSCA) TO REDUCE LEAD (PB) CONSUMPTION AND USE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604/TSCA 5; 15 USC 2605/TSCA 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 721; 40 CFR 750; 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action initiates a regulatory investigation under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 6 to determine if uses of 
lead (Pb) present an unreasonable risk to human health and the 
environment. The investigation will involve examination of the 
potential sources of human or other exposure to lead throughout the 
life cycle. Based on information gathered EPA may propose TSCA section 
6(a) rules to control existing or new uses of Pb which pose an 
unreasonable risk to human health or the environment, and to explore 
the desirability and feasibility of discouraging overall consumption of 
Pb in general. Currently, EPA has ongoing regulatory investigation on 
one specific use of lead: fishing sinkers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/13/91                    56 FR 22096
Fishing Sinkers  NPRM 03/09/94 (59 FR 11122)  Final Action 12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3252.

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Email: Cantor.Doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________




3083. USE OF ACRYLAMIDE FOR GROUTING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605/TSCA 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 764

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 22330]]

Abstract: On October 2, 1991, EPA proposed a regulation of acrylamide 
and NMA grouts based on the unreasonable risk associated with their 
usage. EPA's rule would prohibit the manufacture, distribution in 
commerce, and use of acrylamide grout. In February 1996, EPA reopened 
the record for 30 days to take additional comments, specifically to 
seek data on the durability of acrylamide and NMA grouts. The Agency is 
currently reviewing responses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/02/91                    56 FR 49863
Final Action                    08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2779.

Agency Contact: Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1730
Email: Penberthy.Ward@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC17
_______________________________________________________________________




3084. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) TRANSFORMER RECLASSIFICATION RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605/TSCA 6(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would relax the regulatory requirements for 
reclassifying PCB transformers to a lower regulatory status by 
modifying the current reclassification requirements of 50 degree 
centigrade temperature and 90-day testing. Results of a preliminary 
analysis indicate that many transformers never reach the required 
temperature, but still reduce PCB concentrations and that safety risks 
to employees and to the general public occur in mandating the continued 
adherence to the current regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/18/93                    58 FR 60970
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3021.

Agency Contact: Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC39
_______________________________________________________________________




3085. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) DISPOSAL AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605(e)/TSCA 6(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will make over 50 modifications, additions, 
and deletions to the existing PCB management program under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA). A notice of proposed rulemaking was 
published on December 6, 1994 and covered the manufacture (including 
import) processing, distribution in commerce, export use, disposal, and 
marking of PCBs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/10/91                    56 FR 26738
NPRM                            12/06/94                    59 FR 62788
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2878.

Agency Contact: Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7404), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________




3086. SECTION 8(A) PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION RULES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607a/TSCA 8(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 712

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules add chemicals to the list of chemicals and 
designated mixtures subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (40 
CFR part 712). These chemicals have been identified by the Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, other EPA offices, and other Federal 
agencies, as well as recommended for testing consideration by the 
Interagency Testing Committee. Manufacturers and importers are required 
to submit exposure-related data (EPA Form No. 7710-35) on the 
chemicals. These data will be used to monitor the levels of production, 
import and/or processing of these substances and the avenues of human 
and environmental exposure to these substances. These data will also 
support risk assessment and test rule decisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 37th ITS List      02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final Action 38th ITC List      10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final Action 39th ITC List      04/00/97
Final Action 40th ITC List      07/00/97
Final Action 41st ITC List      02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2178.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460

[[Page 22331]]

Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________




3087. SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA REPORTING RULES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(d)/TSCA 8(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 716

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules require manufacturers, importers and processors 
to submit unpublished health and safety data on chemicals added to the 
requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act Section 8(d) Health 
and Safety Data Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 716). These chemicals have 
been identified by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, other 
EPA offices, and other Federal agencies, as well as recommended for 
testing consideration by the Interagency Testing Committee.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 35th ITC List      07/05/95                    60 FR 34879
Final Action 37th ITC List      02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final Action 38th ITC List      04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1139.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130

RIN: 2070-AB11
_______________________________________________________________________




3088. TSCA SECTION 8(E); NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION AND SOLICITATION OF 
PUBLIC COMMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(e)/TSCA 8(e)

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The TSCA section 8(e) Notice of Clarification and 
Solicitation of Public Comment would amend certain aspects of the 1978 
TSCA section 8(e) Statement of Interpretation and Enforcement Policy 
(1978 Policy Statement). The 1978 Policy Statement describes the types 
of information that EPA considers reportable under section 8(e), the 
substantial risk reporting provision of TSCA, and describes the 
procedures for reporting such information to EPA. This clarification 
effort derives from a review of the existing section 8(e) guidance done 
in the context of questions raised by companies considering 
participating in the Section 8(e) Compliance Audit Program (CAP). As a 
result of this review, EPA determined that parts of the 1978 Policy 
Statement concerning the reportability of information on widespread and 
previously unsuspected distribution in environmental media and 
emergency incidents of environmental contamination needed some 
refinement. The subject Federal Register action solicited comment on 
refined reporting guidance concerning widespread and previously 
unsuspected distribution in environmental media and provides additional 
circumstances where information is not reportable because it is 
considered known to the Administrator. Finally, the notice solicited 
comments on changes to the section 8(e) reporting deadline, and 
reaffirmed the standards for claims of confidentiality for information 
contained in a notice of substantial risk under section 8(e).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/93                    58 FR 37735
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3118.

Agency Contact: Richard Hefter, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7402), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3470
Email: hefter.richard@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC80
_______________________________________________________________________




3089. NOTICE OF TSCA SECTION 4 REIMBURSEMENT PERIOD AND TSCA SECTION 
12(B) EXPORT NOTIFICATION PERIOD SUNSET DATES FOR TSCA SECTION 4 
SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603/TSCA 2; 15 USC 2611/TSCA 12

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 790; 40 CFR 791; 40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is developing a list of substances that are or have been 
subject to TSCA section 4 testing actions which required testing under 
rules or Enforceable Consent Orders. EPA will identify sunset, or 
termination dates that will identify:
(1) The end of section 4 reporting requirements (40 CFR 790)
(2) The end of the reimbursement period under which persons subject to 
test rules are subject to an obligation to reimburse test sponsors (40 
CFR 791)
(3) The end of the period during which export notification requirements 
under TSCA section 12(b) are triggered.
Additionally, the notice will solicit comment on the method used by EPA 
to calculate the sunset dates for multi-chemical test rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3559.

Agency Contact: Frank D. Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, (7405), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: cantor.doreen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC84

[[Page 22332]]

_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3090. CHEMICAL LIST EXPANSION; EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-
TO-KNOW ACT SECTION 313

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/94                     59 FR 1788
Final Rule                      11/30/94                    59 FR 61432
Final Action Deferred Chemicals 05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen
Phone: 202 260-1024
Email: Hazen.Susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC47
_______________________________________________________________________




3091. DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDANCE AS MANDATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 12873, 
SECTION 503 ON ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PRODUCTS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  None

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/29/95                    60 FR 50722
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.

Agency Contact: Eun-Sook Goidel
Phone: 202 260-3296
Email: goidel.eun-sook@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC78
_______________________________________________________________________




3092. REGULATORY INVESTIGATION OF FORMALDEHYDE

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 765

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/23/84                    49 FR 21870
NPRM                            00/00/00
Termination for Apparel Workers  Section 9(d) Notice 03/19/84 (49 FR 
21870)

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frank Kover
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB14
_______________________________________________________________________




3093. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS): EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROHIBITIONS 
AGAINST MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION IN COMMERCE; NEW 
APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Timetable:

Group II  NPRM (2) 08/00/97

Group 1  NPRM (1) 12/06/94 (59 FR 62875)  Final Action (1) 12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tony Baney
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________




3094. PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR TERMINATION OF POLYCHLORINATED 
BIPHENYLS (PCBS) DISPOSAL PERMITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/02/90                    55 FR 46470
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tony Baney
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: Baney.Tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB81
_______________________________________________________________________




3095. REGULATORY INVESTIGATION OF DIOXIN IN PULP AND PAPER MILL SLUDGE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 744

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/10/91                    56 FR 21802
Response letter to EDF & NWF    12/14/92
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ward Penberthy
Phone: 202 260-1730
Email: Penberthy.Ward@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC05
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3096. EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further action is 
planned.                        02/24/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor
Phone: 202 260-1777

RIN: 2070-AC88
_______________________________________________________________________




3097. GENERIC SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR) FOR ACRYLATE COMPOUNDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 721

[[Page 22333]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       01/09/97                     62 FR 1305

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Alwood
Phone: 202 260-1857
Email: ALWOOD.JAMES@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2070-AB56
_______________________________________________________________________




3098. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS - PCBS - DISPOSAL AMENDMENTS

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Duplicate of RIN 
2070-AD04                       03/07/97

RIN: 2070-AC01
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3099. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS REGULATION--REVISION

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313/CWA 303(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Water quality standards set by States and Indian Tribes 
establish the water quality goals for surface waters of the U.S. and 
the means by which attainment of these goals will be measured and 
assured. They are the foundation for protecting water quality and 
related public health and welfare and the ecological health of the 
nation's waters. Water quality standards regulations govern the 
development, review and revision of water quality standards under 
section 303 of the Clean Water Act by States and Indian Tribes and the 
review and approval of those standards by EPA. The ANPRM is a 
comprehensive review of the water quality standards regulation designed 
to determine what changes to the regulation should be made to reflect 
the experience gained in the program by EPA, States, Tribes, and 
interested parties. All major components of the Water Quality Standards 
Program will be reviewed for potential regulatory and implementation 
improvements to provide increased flexibility where appropriate and 
further strengthen the Standards Program through use of scientific 
advances as a key element of watershed-based water quality protection 
and management. Issues to be addressed include: establishing and 
revising waterbody use designations, development and implementation of 
water quality criteria including biological and sediment quality 
criteria, antidegradation policies and procedures, general policies 
such as mixing zone, variance and compliance schedule policies, and 
EPA's policy of independent application of criteria methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/00/97
NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Action                    06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3662.

Agency Contact: Rob Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4305), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9536

RIN: 2040-AC56
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3100.  AMENDMENT TO THE PESTICIDE CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING 
EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES; PRETREATMENT STANDARDS; NEW AND 
EXISITING SOURCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 455

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has entered into a Settlement Agreement with American 
Cyanamid; the sole manufacturer of pendamethalin. Based on additional 
data, EPA has agreed to revise the numerical limitation for new and 
existing facilities manufacturing pendamethalin. EPA will revise the 
limit to a slightly less stringent limit (i.e. from 1.17 x 10(-2)lb/
1000lbs to 1.30 x 10(-2)lbs/1000lbs).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Direct Final                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  287 Agricultural Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3995.

Agency Contact: Shari Zuskin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4303) SE., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7130
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: zuskin.shari@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD01
_______________________________________________________________________




3101.  REVISIONS TO NPDES REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE REPORTING 
AND COLLECTION SYSTEM DISCHARGES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251

[[Page 22334]]

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.41

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: USEPA is proposing revisions to the NPDES regulations. The 
proposed revisions will clarify how standard noncompliance reporting 
requirements and prohibition/defense provisions in NPDES permits apply 
to discharges from sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection systems 
owned and operated by municipal entities. These proposed revisions 
respond to recommendations made by a FACA Subcommittee (under the Urban 
Wet Weather Federal Advisory Committee) that was convened by USEPA to 
provide recommendations for improving NPDES program implementation 
efforts which address sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and sanitary 
sewer operation, management, and maintenance. The proposed revisions 
address combined sewers as well as separate sanitary sewers in order to 
avoid confusion among the regulatory community. Failures in sewer 
collection systems can result in discharges of wastewater containing 
raw sewage to surface waters. Pathogens and other pollutants in these 
discharges can create significant health and environmental risks. The 
SSO FACA Subcommittee identified inconsistent application of several 
key NPDES provisions to SSOs as a major implementation problem. There 
is substantial agreement among the SSO FACA Subcommittee that USEPA 
modify the NPDES regulations to clarify how noncompliance reporting and 
prohibition/defense provisions apply to dischargers to waters of the 
U.S. from a sanitary sewer collection system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3999.

Agency Contact: Sharie Centilla, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, SE., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6052
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: centilla.sharie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________




3102. ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS 
FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313/CWA 303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Several municipal entities and one industry in California 
sued the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in 
State court over whether the SWRCB's water quality control plans for 
inland surface waters and enclosed bays and estuaries were adopted in 
compliance with authorizing State law. The court issued its final 
decision in March 1994; the Court agreed with the plaintiffs and found 
that the plans could not remain in effect. The SWRCB was ordered to 
rescind its plans which contain the State's numeric criteria for 
priority toxic pollutants. In the absence of State criteria, the Clean 
Water Act requires the Administrator to promulgate water quality 
criteria for priority toxic pollutants where EPA has issued section 
304(a) criteria guidance when the discharge of such pollutants could 
reasonably be expected to interfere with the State's designated uses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3504.

Agency Contact: Diane Frankel, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region IX, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 744-2004

RIN: 2040-AC44
_______________________________________________________________________




3103. STREAMLINING THE STATE SEWAGE SLUDGE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251/CWA 101

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 501

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The requirements for States seeking authorization of their 
sewage sludge programs are set out at 40 CFR parts 123 (for National 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) programs) and 501 (for 
non-NPDES programs). These requirements were modeled on the NPDES 
requirements for authorization of wastewater effluent discharge 
programs. Many States manage sewage sludge through their solid waste 
programs, which are often structured differently from NPDES programs. 
As a result, States may not always be able to meet all the requirements 
of parts 123 or 501. The Agency wants States with well-run sewage 
sludge management programs to be eligible for authorization without 
having to make unnecessary administrative changes to their programs. 
Proposed changes would streamline the existing regulations to ease the 
authorization process for States and ensure that decisions are made 
based on true environmental and public health considerations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/11/97                    62 FR 11270
NPRM Comment Period End         05/12/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3788.

Agency Contact: Wendy Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9534

RIN: 2040-AC87
_______________________________________________________________________




3104. AMENDMENTS TO ROUND I FINAL SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL RULE - 
PHASE TWO

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251/CWA 101; 33 USC 1345/CWA 405

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or 
Disposal

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Regulation in two phases (i.e., Phase One and Phase Two). Phase Two 
will address issues presented by judicial remand of specific 
requirements in the final rule (part 503) and requests for 
reconsideration and will modify certain technical requirements. The 
proposed changes will impact Federal, State, local and tribal 
governments as well as small businesses. EPA expects that these changes 
will increase flexibility and thus reduce the regulatory burden.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3497.

Agency Contact: Robert M. Southworth, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4304), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7157

RIN: 2040-AC53
_______________________________________________________________________




3105. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 
1316/CWA 306; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307; 33 USC 1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 1994.
Final, Judicial, August 15, 1999.

Abstract: Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) facilities receive 
hazardous and non-hazardous waste from off-site for treatment or 
recovery (excluding solvent recovery). EPA is developing effluent 
limitations based on Best Available Technology (BAT), Best Practicable 
Control Technology (BPT), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), 
Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources (PSES), and Pretreatment 
Standards for New Sources (PSNS). This rule was formerly titled Waste 
Treatment, Phase I.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/27/95                     60 FR 5464
Reproposal                      01/00/98
Final Action                    08/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2805.

Agency Contact: Jan Matuszko, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9126
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: matuszko.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB78
_______________________________________________________________________




3106. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRIES 
CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307; 33 USC 
1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 1361/CWA 501; 33 USC 1316/CWA 306

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 441

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 1997.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 1999.

Abstract: EPA is developing effluent limitation guidelines for 
Industrial Laundries, which supply laundered and dry-cleaned work 
uniforms, wiping towels, safety equipment (such as gloves and flame-
resistant clothing), dust covers and cloths, and similar items to 
industrial and commercial users.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97
Final Action                    06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3209.

Agency Contact: Susan Burris, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5379
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: burris.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB97
_______________________________________________________________________




3107. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 
CLEANING CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307; 33 USC 
1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 1361/CWA 501; 33 USC 1316/CWA 306

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 442

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, January 31, 1998.
Final, Judicial, February 28, 2000.

Abstract: EPA will propose effluent limitation guidelines for 
transportation equipment cleaning facilities, which clean the interiors 
of tank trucks, rail tank cars, intermodal tank containers, 
intermediate bulk containers, ocean/sea tankers, and tank barges.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3204.

Agency Contact: Gina Matthews, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6036
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: matthews.gina@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB98
_______________________________________________________________________




3108. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR LANDFILLS AND INCINERATORS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 
1316/CWA 306; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307; 33 USC 1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 30, 1997.
Final, Judicial, November 30, 1999.

Abstract: EPA is developing effluent guidelines and standards for: a) 
industrial incinerators and thermal destruction units; and b) all 
landfills with leachate collection systems. This rule was formerly 
titled Waste Treatment, Phase II.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3489.

Agency Contact: Samantha Hopkins, (Incinerators), Environmental 
Protection Agency, Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7149
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: hopkins.samantha@epamail.epa.gov
John Tinger, (Landfills), Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tinger.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC23
_______________________________________________________________________




3109. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE--ROUND III

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1312/CWA 302; 33 USC 
1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 1316/CWA 306; 33 USC 1318/CWA 308; 33 USC 1342/CWA 
402; 33 USC 1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 21, 1995, President Clinton issued a directive 
requesting that Federal agencies review their regulatory programs to 
eliminate any obsolete, ineffective, or unduly burdensome regulations. 
In response to that directive, EPA plans to issue several rulemaking 
packages to revise NPDES requirements in parts 122, 123, and 124 to 
eliminate redundant regulations, provide clarification, and remove or 
streamline unnecessary procedures. Revisions under consideration in 
this rule include adding additional permit modifications that can be 
considered minor modifications at 122.63, and changes to requirements 
concerning EPA's review of State permits. Other revisions may be 
considered as work on this rule progresses. This rulemaking is expected 
to affect entities which implement the NPDES program or are regulated 
by it. This includes small businesses and State and local governments. 
Most of these effects are expected to be deregulatory or streamlining 
in nature.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97
Final Action                    03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3786.

Agency Contact: Thomas Charlton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6960
Fax: 202 260-1460

RIN: 2040-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3110. STREAMLINING 301(H) WAIVER RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing an amendment to the regulations contained in 
40 CFR Part 125, Subpart G. These regulations implement Section 301(h) 
of the Clean Water Act, 33 USC Section 1311(h). Section 301(h) provides 
publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) discharging to marine waters an 
opportunity to obtain a modification of secondary treatment 
requirements if they demonstrate to EPA that they comply with a number 
of criteria aimed at protecting the marine environment. This proposal 
is designed to streamline the renewal process for POTWs with 301(h) 
modified permits. The action would eliminate unnecessary paperwork. It 
specifies that a completed application would not be required for 
renewals in cases where EPA already has the required information. 
Additional information would only be required as necessary to determine 
ongoing compliance with the 301(h) criteria. This regulation should 
reduce paperwork submissions from municipalities, which should save 
time and resources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3804.

Agency Contact: Deborah Lebow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4504F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6419
Fax: 202 260-9960

RIN: 2040-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________




3111. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF TRACE 
METALS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h)/CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a)/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 122.21; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.44; 
40 CFR 123.25; 40 CFR 403.7; 40 CFR 403.12

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR Part 136 to approve new EPA methods for the determination of trace 
metals at EPA's water quality criteria levels. These methods are 
necessary for the implementation of water quality-based permits under 
the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the CWA. 
Water quality-based permits are necessary when technology-based 
controls do not allow a particular water body to meet the state's 
designated water quality standard. Since the methods currently approved 
under 40 CFR Part 136 were designed to meet technology-based permitting 
needs, and since these technology- based levels are as much as 280 
times higher than water quality-based criteria for metals, approval of 
new EPA test procedures is necessary.
This action will not have a significant economic impact on state, 
local, or tribal governments or small businesses. This regulation would 
approve a test

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procedure to be used in measuring trace metals under the National 
Pollution Discharge Elimination System unless the Regional 
Administrator approves an alternative procedure.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3702.

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC75
_______________________________________________________________________




3112. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
CYANIDE UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h)/CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a)/CWA 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 122.21; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.44; 
40 CFR 123.25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR Part 136 to approve new procedures for the analysis of cyanide 
under the Clean Water Act.
Total cyanide is a toxic (priority) pollutant as defined in the Clean 
Water Act and listed at 40 CFR 423, Appendix A. The term total cyanide 
refers to all forms of cyanide, including those forms that are readily 
bioavailable such as free and weakly bound cyanide and those forms that 
are less bioavailable because the cyanide is strongly bound to a metal 
ion. Method 335.1, Cyanides Amenable to Chlorination (CATC), is 
currently approved for the measurement of free and weakly complexed 
forms of cyanides. Methods 335.2 and 335.3 are currently approved for 
measurement of total cyanides.
Subsequent to approval of Methods 335.1 and 335.3 under 40 CFR Part 
136, new data suggests that these methods may not accurately reflect 
actual cyanide concentrations found in wastewaters. Additionally, the 
approved analytical methods call for hour-long distillation, 
chlorination requiring an hour, and two separate aliquots of a given 
sample distilled and analyzed independently to determine the CATC 
levels. In order to improve the accuracy and reduce the costs of 
cyanide measurements, EPA plans to develop and propose new test 
procedures for the determination of cyanides.
This action will not have a significant economic impact on state, local 
or tribal governments or small businesses. This regulation approves a 
test procedure to be used in measuring cyanide under the National 
Pollution Discharge Elimination System unless the Regional 
Administrator approves an alternative test procedure.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3701.

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3113. REFORMATTING OF EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN 40 CFR PARTS 
405 THROUGH 471

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251/CWA 303; 33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 
1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 1316/CWA 306; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 405 to 471 as amended

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would re-format the existing Effluent 
Limitation Guidelines and Standards found in 40 CFR Parts 405 through 
471 without making any changes to the requirements therein. The purpose 
of this action is to streamline the CFR and establish a format that is 
easier for Federal, State, and local regulators and the regulated 
community to read and understand. This action does not require State, 
local, or tribal governments or the regulated community to do anything 
beyond what is currently required. This rule, will, therefore, not 
impose any economic burden.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3767.

Agency Contact: Jan Goodwin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7152
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: goodwin.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC79
_______________________________________________________________________




3114. STREAMLINING THE GENERAL PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING AND 
NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307; 33 USC 
402(b)(8)/CWA 402(b)(8); 33 USC 1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 403

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Pretreatment Program was established in 1972. 
The Office of Water is exploring ways to reduce federally mandated 
activities under the program that don't result in benefits to the 
environment and to improve program efficiencies. For example, this rule 
will consider appropriate exclusions or variable requirements for 
numerous smaller facilities that contribute insignificant amounts of 
pollutants.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3663.

Agency Contact: Jeff Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5586

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




3115. INCREASED METHOD FLEXIBILITY FOR TEST PROCEDURES APPROVED FOR 
CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE MONITORING UNDER 40 CFR PART 136

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq; 33 USC 1314(h)/CWA 304; 33 USC 
1361(a)/76 Stat 816; PL 92-500; 91 Stat 1567; PL 95-217; 100 Stat 7; PL 
100-4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 122.21; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.44; 
40 CFR 123.25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would highlight the flexibility 
already contained in the 600 and 1600 series methods that are currently 
approved for Clean Water Act compliance monitoring under 40 CFR Part 
136, Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of 
Pollutants. These methods typically contain a statement that, ``In 
recognition of advances that are occurring in analytical technology, 
and to allow the analyst to overcome sample matrix interferences, the 
analyst is permitted certain options to improve separations or lower 
the costs of measurements. These options include alternate extraction, 
concentration, cleanup procedures, and changes in columns and detectors 
. . ..'' The methods further require the analyst to demonstrate that 
the method modifications will not adversely affect the quality of data 
by generating quality control results that meet the specifications 
contained in the method. Despite this stated flexibility, OW has found 
that many permitting authorities are not aware of this flexibility when 
issuing or enforcing NPDES and pretreatment permits. Therefore, this 
regulatory action will highlight the existing method flexibility and 
clarify OW's position regarding its application. This action will also 
propose to extend this flexibility to all methods currently approved 
under 40 CFR Part 136. The purpose of extending this flexibility to all 
methods is to (1) increase consistency between methods, (2) provide for 
increased recognition of advances in analytical technology, and (3) 
reduce costs associated with analytical measurements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3714.

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5251
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3116. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR ARMED FORCES VESSELS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Water Act section 312(n) as amended

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 140

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, February 10, 1998.

Abstract: The 1996 Defense Authorization Act authorizes EPA and the 
Navy, in consultation with other Federal agencies and affected States, 
to develop Uniform National Discharge Standards (UNDS) for discharges 
from armed forces vessels. These regulations will enable the Navy to 
design vessels to one protective uniform standard, instead of 
attempting to conform to diverse State standards. Promulgation of 
uniform standards may result in innovative waste management 
technologies that can be transferred to the private sector. The first 
phase of the legislation requires promulgation of joint regulations 
that signify which discharges require regulation, which entail the use 
of marine pollution control devices, as well as those which will not 
require regulation. Marine pollution control devices may be a piece of 
equipment designed to control a particular waste stream, or a 
management practice that would reduce the impacts of a discharge. The 
Navy and EPA will determine the nature and environmental effects of 
vessel discharges, as well as the practicability of installing marine 
pollution control devises for those discharges that require regulation. 
This regulation only applies to vessels of the armed forces, and 
therefore will have no impact on small businesses. State governments 
will be involved in the rulemaking process as this rule may impact 
State standards, if any exist, by taking precedence over those 
standards for vessels of the armed forces. The uniform national 
standards proposed by this action will regulate those liquid vessel 
discharges that would have adverse impacts on the marine environment. 
If there is new information that suggests the standard should be 
changed, a State may petition for review any standard promulgated under 
this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3925.

Agency Contact: Deborah Lebow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504-F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6419

RIN: 2040-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________




3117. REVISION OF NPDES INDUSTRIAL PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND 
FORM 2C--WASTEWATER DISCHARGE INFORMATION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1342/CWA 402

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CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.21(g)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: All existing manufacturing, commercial, mining, and 
silvicultural operations requiring a National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES) permit must submit an application in order 
to obtain a permit. The existing industrial application form has not 
been revised since 1984 and needs to be updated to reflect statutory 
and regulatory changes in the NPDES program, advances in analytical 
methods and an increased emphasis on toxic control. The purpose of this 
action is to revise and consolidate existing application forms and 
requirements for industries, and to streamline the permit application 
process for these facilities. The Agency seeks to establish a unified 
process that minimizes the need for additional information from 
applicants while providing permit writers the necessary information, 
including toxics data, to ensure that permits adequately address 
concerns of permittees and environmental protection. The Agency will 
seek to allow the use of existing data to the extent possible and to 
avoid unnecessary reporting. The Agency is also considering how to 
utilize electronic data submission. Although these forms will increase 
the burden on permittees not already required to provide these data, 
many other permittees are already required to submit the data. The 
Agency is reviewing ways to minimize the need for information from 
small dischargers, including tribal facilities. EPA will also seek to 
minimize and reduce the burden on States through improvements to the 
application forms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3234.

Agency Contact: Ruby Cooper Ford, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6051

RIN: 2040-AC26
_______________________________________________________________________




3118. COMPREHENSIVE NPDES STORMWATER PHASE II REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1342/CWA 402; 33 USC 
1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, September 1, 1997.
Final, Judicial, March 1, 1999.

Abstract: EPA will be proposing changes to the stormwater regulations 
for the remaining unregulated dischargers that require regulation. Also 
known as Phase II dischargers, these sources potentially could include 
all stormwater discharges from commercial, retail, and institutional 
facilities and from municipal separate storm sewer systems serving 
populations of less than 100,000. Data collected under sections 305(b) 
and 402(p)(5) of the CWA indicate that benefits will be derived from 
addressing these discharges under the Phase II program. Urban 
stormwater runoff is a real cause of water quality use impairment. EPA 
has invited stakeholders to participate in the development of 
comprehensive Phase II rules under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA). This FACA group will assist in the development of the rule. 
Currently all Phase II dischargers are required to have stormwater 
permits by 2001. EPA is planning to limit the universe of designated 
Phase II sources and is planning to recommend an approach that would 
promote the use of general permits for most Phase II sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97
Final Action                    03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3785.

Agency Contact: George Utting, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9530
Fax: 202 260-1460

RIN: 2040-AC82
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3119. AMENDMENTS TO ROUND I FINAL SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL RULE--
PHASE ONE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251/CWA 101; 33 USC 1345/CWA 405

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or 
Disposal Regulation in two phases (i.e., Phase One and Phase Two). 
Phase I will respond to minor comments received on the Final Sewage 
Sludge Use or Disposal Round I Rule (Part 503), correct some 
publication errors, and include some technical amendments. This action 
will modify the existing regulation to make the requirements for sewage 
sludge incinerators self-implementing and provide the regulated 
community flexibility in meeting other Part 503 requirements. The 
changes should not have any adverse impact on State,local, or tribal 
government or small businesses because no additional requirements are 
being imposed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/25/95                    60 FR 54771
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3497.

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Agency Contact: Robert M. Southworth, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4304), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7157

RIN: 2040-AC29
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3120. STREAMLINED PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE FOR APPROVING TEST PROCEDURES 
UNDER 40 CFR PART 136

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq; 33 USC 1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a)/76 
Stat 816; PL 92-500; 91 Stat. 1567; PL 95-217; 100 Stat 7; PL 100-4.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 122.21; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.44; 
40 CFR 123.25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose the use of new, 
streamlined procedures and guidance for submitting methods to be 
approved for use in Clean Water Act compliance monitoring under 40 CFR 
Part 136, Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of 
Pollutants. The new procedures would include guidance concerning the 
format, content, QA/QC, and data validation requirements for methods 
submitted for consideration. This regulatory action would also describe 
increased program guidance in the form of a clearinghouse, technical 
bulletins, and/or guidance documents geared towards clarifying 
technical and policy issues associated with the use of test methods 
approved for use in the program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/97                    62 FR 14975
Final Action                    03/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3713.

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov Environmental Protection 
Agency, Water
Phone: 202-260-7117

RIN: 2040-AC93
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3121. SELENIUM CRITERION MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION FOR WATER QUALITY 
GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1268/CWA 118

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 132

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes to establish a new acute aquatic 
life criterion for selenium in the final Water Quality Guidance for the 
Great Lakes System (the Guidance) that was published on March 23, 1995 
(60 FR 15366). The proposed new criterion takes into account data 
showing that selenium's two most prevalent oxidation states, selenite 
and selenate, present differing potentials for aquatic toxicity, as 
well as new data indicating that all forms of selenium are additive. 
The new approach produces a different selenium acute criterion (also 
called the Criterion Maximum Concentration, or CMC) depending upon the 
relative proportions of selenite, selenate, and other forms of selenium 
that are present.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/16/96                    61 FR 66007
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3921.

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4301), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0312

RIN: 2040-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




3122. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 
1316/CWA 306; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307; 33 USC 1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430; 40 CFR 431

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 1993.

Abstract: EPA is revising existing Best Practicable Technology (BPT), 
Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology (BCT), Best Available 
Technology (BAT), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), Pretreatment 
Standards for Existing Sources (PSES), and Pretreatment Standards for 
New sources (PSNS). The Agency is developing these revised effluent 
limitations in conjunction with development of maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) standards, which limit air emissions under 
the Clean Air Act. (See separate Regulatory Plan entry, Integrated 
NESHAP and Effluent Guidelines: Pulp and Paper, RIN: 2060-AD03.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/93                    58 FR 66078
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2712.

Agency Contact: Donald Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7189
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: anderson.donaldf@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB53
_______________________________________________________________________




3123. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE--ROUND II

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 
1312/CWA 302; 33 USC 1316/CWA 306; 33 USC 1318/CWA 308; 33 USC 1342/CWA 
402; 33 USC 1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 21, 1995, President Clinton issued a directive 
requesting that Federal agencies review their regulatory programs to 
eliminate any obsolete, ineffective, or unduly burdensome regulations. 
In response to

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that directive, the Office of Wastewater Management plans to issue a 
comprehensive rulemaking package revising certain NPDES requirements in 
parts 122, 123 and 124 to eliminate redundant regulations, provide 
clarification, and remove or streamline unnecessary procedures which do 
not provide any environmental benefits. Some of these revisions 
include: 1) consolidating regulatory definitions; 2) removal of Part 
124 Subpart F non-adversary panel hearings; 3) possible removal of 
storm water group application requirements; 4) streamlining permit 
termination procedures; and 5) removing Part 124 evidentiary hearing 
procedures.
This rulemaking is expected to affect entities who operate the NPDES 
program or who are regulated by it. This includes small businesses and 
State and local governments. Most of these effects are expected to be 
deregulatory or streamlining in nature.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/11/96                    61 FR 65267
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3762.

Agency Contact: Thomas Charlton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6960
Fax: 202 260-1460

RIN: 2040-AC70
_______________________________________________________________________




3124. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR 
PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313/CWA 303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is revising its rule promulgated on December 22, 1992, 
(National Toxics Rule or NTR) that established water quality criteria 
for 14 States that had failed to fully comply with section 303(2)(B) of 
the Clean Water Act. The NTR promulgated total recoverable metals 
criteria for 11 of these 14 States. In October 1993, the Office of 
Water issued a policy memorandum recommending a shift to the use of 
dissolved metals criteria because they more accurately reflect the 
bioavailable fraction of waterborne metals for aquatic life. This 
revision will convert the total recoverable metals criteria to 
dissolved metals criteria and bring the 11 States into alignment with 
the current policy on the use of dissolved metals.
This action is de-regulatory in nature, but is not expected to impact 
the health of aquatic life in the water column. EPA expects this rule 
to result in less stringent permit limits and therefore a potential 
cost savings in wastewater treatment for dischargers of metals in the 
11 covered States. In May 1995, EPA promulgated an interim final rule 
revising the metals criteria. This action will make the interim final 
rule final.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/04/95                    60 FR 22229
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3661.

Agency Contact: Jackie Romney, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9687

RIN: 2040-AC55
_______________________________________________________________________




3125. STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING APPROVED 
PUBLICLY-OWNED TREATMENT WORKS PRETREATMENT PROGRAMS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 1317/CWA 307; 33 USC 
1342(b)(8)/CWA 402(b)(8); 33 USC 1361/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 403.18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the current regulations, many changes to approved 
publicly owned treatment works (POTW) pretreatment programs are not 
effective until formally approved by EPA or the State. The formal 
approval procedures require two public notices of program changes. The 
entire approved POTW pretreatment program is also made a part of the 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit of the 
POTW that administers the pretreatment program. This means that the 
POTW's NPDES permit is modified when the pretreatment program is 
revised. There are State and EPA backlogs of pretreatment program 
changes for approval. The double notice procedure is expensive and 
normally elicits little public comment.
Under the new regulations, the POTW's NPDES permit would include only 
certain significant elements of the approved POTW pretreatment program. 
EPA or the State would need to approve changes to the POTW pretreatment 
program only where the program is made less restrictive or when EPA or 
the State requests approval. In many cases, only a single public notice 
of a change to the POTW pretreatment program would be required.
The new regulations should reduce the administrative burden and cost 
associated with approving and maintaining approved pretreatment 
programs without affecting environmental protection. Impacts on State, 
local and tribal governments and small businesses are expected to be 
positive. The rule is deregulatory.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/96                    61 FR 39804
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3625.

Agency Contact: Jeff Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5586

RIN: 2040-AC57

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3126. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING OIL AND GREASE TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE 
ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1316(h)/CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a)/CWA 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 122.21; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.44; 
40 CFR 123.25; 40 CFR 403.7; 40 CFR 403.12

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will amend the Guidelines establishing Test 
Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under section 304(h) of the 
Clean Water Act to replace existing gravimetric test procedures for the 
conventional pollutants, Oil and Grease (40 CFR 401.16) with EPA Method 
1664 consistent with the Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) phaseout requirements 
of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Method 1664 uses normal hexane 
(n-hexane) as the extraction solvent in place of 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2, 
2-tribluoroethane (CFC-113; Freon-113), which is used in current 40 CFR 
136 approved methods for the determination of oil and grease. Presently 
approved methods are EPA Method 413.1 in Methods for Chemical Analysis 
of Water and Wastes (EPA-600/4-79-020) and Method 5520B in Standard 
Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition. This 
proposal would withdraw approval of Methods 413.1 and 5520B in order to 
avoid unacceptable inconsistency between results produced by these 
methods and the proposed Method 1664.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/96                     61 FR 1730
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3617.

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3127. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
2,3,7,8-SUBSTITUTED DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS AND DIBENZO FURANS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h)/CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a)/CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 122.21; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 
CFR 122.44; 40 CFR 123.25; 40 CFR 403.7; 40 CFR 403.12

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR part 136 to approve EPA Method 1613 for the determination of 
2,3,7,8-substituted dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzo furans (CDDs/CDFs). 
Method 1613 is necessary to extend minimum levels of quantitation of 
CDDs/CDFs into the low part-per-quadrillion (PPQ) range to support the 
development of effluent limitations guidelines and for compliance 
monitoring under the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES) program and pretreatment program. This 
regulation approves a test procedure to be used in measuring 2,3,7,8 
substituted dibenzo-p-dioxins and di-benzo furans under the National 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System unless the Regional 
Administrator approves an alternate test procedure.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/07/91                     56 FR 5090
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3679.

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamil.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3128. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h)/CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a)/CWA 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR 136 to approve new procedures for the analysis of miscellaneous 
metals, anions, and volatile organics under the Clean Water Act (CWA). 
These methods are used for implementing water quality based permits 
under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of 
the CWA. This action will not have a significant economic impact on 
state, local, or tribal governments, or small businesses. This 
regulation would approve test procedures to be used in measuring this 
group of compounds under the NPDES unless the Regional Administrator 
approves an alternative procedure.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/18/95                    60 FR 53988
Final Action                    08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3155.

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC95
_______________________________________________________________________




3129. CLARIFICATION OF THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STATES WANTING 
TO DESIGNATE DRINKING WATER INTAKE ZONES, THEREBY PROHIBITING THE 
DISCHARGE OF VESSEL SEWAGE WITHIN THOSE ZONES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

[[Page 22343]]

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1322/CWA 312

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 140

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 312 of the Clean Water Act entitled Marine Sanitation 
Devices was established in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 
1972 to regulate discharges of vessel sewage. EPA is developing a 
technical amendment to clarify the regulations implementing section 
312. This proposed regulatory amendment to 40 CFR Part 140.4(b) would 
clarify the information required in a State application requesting EPA 
to designate State-specified surface water as a drinking water intake 
zone, thereby making it unlawful for vessels to discharge sewage within 
that zone. This amendment would provide guidance to EPA Regions and 
States on the specific information necessary for the designation of a 
drinking water intake zone.
This amendment will have no impact on small businesses and would only 
affect those State's choosing to request designation of no discharge 
zones. The amendment will not impact local and tribal governments. (The 
Clean Water Act section 518 does not include Tribes under Treatment as 
States in regards to section 312 of the Clean Water Act). State and 
local governments and public water supply systems should benefit from 
improved water quality near their drinking water intakes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/16/96                    61 FR 54013
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3666.

Agency Contact: Deb Lebow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4504F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6419

RIN: 2040-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3130. NPDES WASTEWATER PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS AND REGULATORY REVISIONS 
FOR MUNICIPAL DISCHARGES AND SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1342/CWA 402; 33 USC 1311/CWA 301; 33 USC 
1314/CWA 304; 33 USC 1318/CWA 308; 33 USC 1345/CWA 405; 33 USC 1361/CWA 
501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.21(j)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise and consolidate 
existing application forms and requirements for Publicly Owned 
Treatment Works (POTWs) and other Treatment Works Treating Domestic 
Sewage (TWTDS), and to streamline the application process for these 
facilities. The Agency seeks to establish a unified process that 
minimizes the need for additional information from applicants while 
providing permit writers the necessary information, including toxics 
data, to ensure that permits adequately address concerns of permittees 
and environmental protection. The Agency seeks to allow the use of 
existing data and to avoid unnecessary reporting. The Agency is also 
considering how to utilize electronic data submission. Although these 
forms will increase the burden on permittees not already required to 
provide these data, many permittees are already required to submit 
these data. The Agency is minimizing the need for information from 
small entities, including tribal facilities. The burden on States would 
be minimized because of improvements to the application forms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/95                    60 FR 62545
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2501.

Agency Contact: Robin Danesi, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4203), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2991

RIN: 2040-AB39
_______________________________________________________________________




3131. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 2601/Shore Protection Act of 1988; PL 100-6-88 
4103(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 237

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement the Shore Protection Act (SPA) and 
is designed to prevent the deposit of municipal and commercial waste 
into U.S. Coastal Waters. This rule establishes minimum waste handling 
practices for vessels and waste handling facilities involved in the 
transport of municipal or commercial wastes in the coastal waters of 
the U.S. The rule may require certain vessels and waste handling 
facilities to develop an operation and maintenance manual that 
identifies procedures to prevent, report, and clean up deposits of 
waste into coastal waters. State and local governments and businesses 
involved with the vessel transportation and shore side handling of 
these wastes would be affected by this rule.
Currently no Tribes are known to be involved in waste handling of this 
type, therefore none would be affected by this rule. In regards to 
small businesses, EPA has provided guidance on development of operation 
and maintenance manuals and encourages the use and documentation of 
existing industry practices that meet or exceed the EPA proposed 
minimum waste handling standards. All indications are that this 
regulation as proposed would have a minimal economic impact. This 
regulation will result in reduction of municipal and commercial wastes 
deposited in coastal waters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/30/94                    59 FR 44798
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820.

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Agency Contact: Deb Lebow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4504F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6419

RIN: 2040-AB85
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3132. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING WHOLE EFFLUENT TOXICITY WEST COAST TEST 
PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: William Telliard
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC54
_______________________________________________________________________




3133. STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE (ROUND II)

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Robert M. Southworth
Phone: 202 260-7157

RIN: 2040-AC25
_______________________________________________________________________




3134. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL 
MANUFACTURING CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 439

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (NSPS)                     10/27/83                    48 FR 49832
NPRM                            05/02/95                    60 FR 21592
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Frank Hund
Phone: 202 260-7182
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: hund.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3135. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES I AND 2

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 438

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (phase 1)                  05/30/95                    60 FR 28210
NPRM (consolidated Phase 1 and 
2)                              10/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/02

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Steven Geil
Phone: 202 260-9817
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: geil.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3136. CRITERIA AND STANDARDS REFLECTING BEST TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE (BTA) 
FOR COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 125; 40 CFR 401

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Deborah Nagle
Phone: 202 260-2656

RIN: 2040-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________




3137. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 420

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: George M. Jett
Phone: 202 260-7151
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: Jett.George@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2040-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________




3138. STREAMLINING REVISIONS TO THE WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND 
MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 130

[[Page 22345]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Mimi Dannel
Phone: 202 260-1897

RIN: 2040-AC65
_______________________________________________________________________




3139. AMENDMENT TO EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR ORE MINING AND 
DRESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 440

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/96                     61 FR 5364
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ronald G. Kirby
Phone: 202 260-7168
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: kirby.ron@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC74
_______________________________________________________________________




3140. CLEAN WATER ACT SECTION 404 PROGRAM DEFINITION OF THE WATERS OF 
THE UNITED STATES--ISOLATED WATERS AND ARTIFICIAL WATERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 232

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Hazel Groman
Phone: 202 260-8798

RIN: 2040-AB74
_______________________________________________________________________




3141. COMPARISON OF DREDGED MATERIAL TO REFERENCE SEDIMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 230

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/04/95                      60 FR 419
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: John Goodin
Phone: 202 260-9910

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________




3142. REVISIONS TO OCEAN DUMPING REGULATIONS FOR DREDGED MATERIAL

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 225; 40 CFR 227; 40 CFR 228

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: John Heisler
Phone: 202 260-8448

RIN: 2040-AB62
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3143. STREAMLINING NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM 
REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING GENERAL PRETREATMENT REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Economically Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 403

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Split Into Several 
Separate Actions                03/11/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Traci Brown
Phone: 202 260-8487

RIN: 2040-AC69
_______________________________________________________________________




3144. REVISIONS TO THE PCB CRITERIA FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND WILDLIFE FOR 
THE WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 132

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/12/97                    62 FR 11723

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 202 260-0312

RIN: 2040-AC94
_______________________________________________________________________




3145. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE COASTAL SUBCATEGORY OF 
THE OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 435

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/16/96                    61 FR 66085

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

[[Page 22346]]

Agency Contact: Charles White
Phone: 202 260-5411
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: white.chuck@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB72
_______________________________________________________________________




3146. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASE II

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 438

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2040-AB79       03/11/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Mark Ingle
Phone: 202-260-7191
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: ingle.mark@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC30
_______________________________________________________________________




3147. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR PENNSYLVANIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/09/96                    61 FR 64816

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Evelyn S. MacKnight
Phone: 215 566-5717
Fax: 215 566-2301

RIN: 2040-AC78
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3148. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RADIATION SITE CLEANUP REGULATION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 2201/AEA 161; 42 USC 2021/AEA 274; 
Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970; 42 USC 2011-2296

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 196

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended, and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970, the Agency is proposing 
regulations to set standards limiting the amount of radiation that 
members of the public may receive from a contaminated site released 
from federal control.
EPA estimates that about 5000 sites may be contaminated with 
radioactive materials in the United States. Included are sites on EPA's 
National Priorities List, and other sites under the authority of 
various Federal agencies, predominately DOE and DoD, sites licensed by 
the NRC and NRC Agreement States, and sites licensed by States. Based 
on data provided by DOE, DoD, and NRC, many of those sites are non-
Federal NPL sites or sites licensed by either the NRC or NRC Agreement 
States. There are also sites that are under the control of either DOE, 
DoD, or other Federal agencies. Contamination extends to all 
environmental media and includes all types of radioactive materials. It 
also includes mixed waste, which contains both radioactive and 
hazardous components. To date, progress in cleaning up these sites has 
been slow, largely due to the absence of a uniform, national radiation 
site cleanup standard.
Under current programs, cleanup standards for radioactive materials are 
determined on a site-by-site basis. A risk assessment is conducted to 
analyze the extent of the potential threat that the radioactive 
materials at the site pose to human health. However, direction is still 
needed on the level of human health and environmental protection to be 
achieved at these sites. To address this problem, the Agency has 
developed standards that will establish cleanup levels for these sites.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/21/93                    58 FR 54474
NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2073.

Agency Contact: John M. Karhnak, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6603J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9237

RIN: 2060-AB31

[[Page 22347]]

_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3149. FEDERAL RADIATION PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR EXPOSURE OF THE GENERAL 
PUBLIC

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 2021(h)/AEA 274(h)/Reorganization Plan No. 3 
of 1970

CFR Citation:  Not applicable

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will update and replace existing Presidential 
guidance for all Federal agencies in the formulation of radiation 
standards for protection of the public from ionizing radiation that was 
issued in 1960.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/18/86                    51 FR 22264
NPRM                            12/23/94                    59 FR 66414
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3321.

Agency Contact: Allan Richardson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6602J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 254-3826
Fax: 202-233-9213

RIN: 2060-AE61
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3150. PROTECTIVE ACTION GUIDANCE FOR DRINKING WATER

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  41 CFR 351

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Availability          00/00/00
Submission to FRPCC for 
endorsement                     00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Blue
Phone: 202 233-9488

RIN: 2060-AF39
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3151. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 193

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action on this rule.    02/26/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Tara Chhay Cameron
Phone: 202 233-9310

RIN: 2060-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3152.  DRINKING WATER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-3c

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141 subpart A; 40 CFR 141 subpart N; 40 CFR 142 
subpart B

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, August 6, 1998.

Abstract: The SDWA amendments of 1996 require EPA to promulgate 
regulations requiring all community water systems to prepare Consumer 
Confidence Reports regarding the quality of the drinking water they 
provide. The regulations must specify the form and content of these 
reports. The reports must be prepared annually and mailed to customers 
except that the Governor of a State can exempt systems serving fewer 
than 10,000 customers from the mailing requirements. The reports must 
contain (1) information on the source of the drinking water, (2) brief 
and plainly worded definitions of certain key terms such as MCL and 
MCLG, (3) information on all detected contaminants and health 
information for contaminants which exceed an MCL, (4) information on 
compliance with primary drinking water regulations, (5) information on 
unregulated contaminants if detected. The reports must refer to an EPA 
hotline for additional health information. No sampling or monitoring is 
required by these regulations. The reports are a compilation of 
information obtained to comply with other requirements under the SDWA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final                           08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  494 Water Supply

Additional Information: SAN No. 3947.

Agency Contact: Francoise M. Brasier, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water
Phone: 202 260-5668
Fax: 202 260-0732

[[Page 22348]]

Email: brasier.francoise@epamail.gov

RIN: 2040-AC99
_______________________________________________________________________




3153. ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR REGULATED DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f/SDWA 1401; 42 USC 300g-1/SDWA 1412; 42 
USC 300j-9/SDWA 1450

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In promulgating National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, 
EPA includes analytical methods for determination of regulated drinking 
water contaminants. EPA approved methods include EPA methods, Standard 
Methods (methods evaluated and recommended for use by the America 
Public Health Association (APHA)), American Society for Testing and 
Materials (ASTM) Methods, United States Geological Survey (USGS) 
Methods and others. Periodically, the Agency updates and revises 
methods to incorporate newer technologies. Standard setting 
organizations such as APHA, ASTM, and USGS also routinely revise and 
update methods.
In this regulatory effort, EPA proposes to approve new methods or newer 
versions of existing methods and at the same time withdraw approval of 
older outdated methods. The new additional methods to be proposed for 
approval will include immunoassays. Immunoassays detect target 
compounds using an antibody which binds only to that substance. These 
assays are increasingly applied to environmental analysis because of 
their selectivity, accuracy, speed, low limit of detection and economy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3726.

Agency Contact: Dr. Jitendra Saxena, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, (4603), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9579

RIN: 2040-AC77
_______________________________________________________________________




3154. STREAMLINING DRINKING WATER MONITORING REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300j-4 /SDWA 1445

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The current drinking water monitoring requirements vary by 
contaminant (e.g., inorganic vs. organic), the source of the supply 
(i.e., surface water vs. ground water) and by system size. After an 
initial series of samples, the sampling frequency increases or 
decreases based on the results of the initial series. Because there are 
numerous permutations to the possible frequencies at any one sampling 
point, the requirements are difficult to understand. And because the 
requirements presume all systems are contaminated, many systems have 
conducted expensive monitoring without finding any contamination.
EPA intends to simplify and improve the cost effectiveness of the 
current requirements for chemical contaminants by reducing the number 
of variables upon which the sampling frequencies turn, by providing 
greater latitude for state discretion in customizing the sampling 
frequencies to local circumstances (i.e., vulnerability to 
contamination) and by consolidating subsections wherever possible.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3761.

Agency Contact: Mike Muse, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4604), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3874
Fax: 202 260-4656

RIN: 2040-AC73
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3155. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS FOR LEAD AND COPPER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-1 /SDWA 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will promulgate revisions to the National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper published June 7, 1991. 
The basic lead and copper regulations will remain intact, however, EPA 
will promulgate minor revisions to refine specific requirements and 
improve implementation of the rule. Some of these revisions are 
deregulatory in nature, in that they will lessen monitoring 
requirements for public water systems which have consistently shown 
very low levels of lead and copper at the tap. EPA also plans to 
promulgate changes that will provide many community water systems more 
flexibility in the delivery of lead public education requirements, and 
allow States to invalidate inappropriate samples. Other revisions would 
promote consistent national implementation by clarifying the monitoring 
requirements that apply in different circumstances. Finally, EPA plans 
to respond to a remand in American Water Works Association v. EPA, 40 
F.3D 1266 (DC Circuit 1994), on portions of the Lead and Copper 
regulation by promulgating a revised definition of control as it 
applies to lead service line replacement and to address the current 
exemption of transient non-community water systems from coverage under 
the rule.

[[Page 22349]]

Nationally, EPA estimates the changes will not affect the cost or 
benefits of the Lead and Copper Rule significantly. State governments 
should experience a minor decrease in costs as a result of these 
revisions. Many local and tribal governments and small businesses that 
operate public water systems should also experience a decrease in 
annual costs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/12/96                    61 FR 16348
Final Action                    03/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3440.

Agency Contact: Judy Lebowich, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4607), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7595

RIN: 2040-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




3156. REFORMATTING OF DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-1 /SDWA 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule reformats the current drinking water regulations to 
make them easier to understand and follow. This rule is not intended to 
change any of the regulatory requirements. The rule affects state, 
local and tribal governments in that it makes the rules easier to 
implement and thus facilitates their jobs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3563.

Agency Contact: Carl Kessler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4603), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3995

RIN: 2040-AC41
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3157.  REVISIONS TO STATE PRIMACY REQUIREMENTS TO IMPLEMENT 
FEDERAL DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-2

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 142.10; 40 CFR 142.11; 40 CFR 142.12; 40 CFR 
142.13

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, February 6, 1997.
Final, Statutory, May 6, 1997.

Abstract: The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act changed 
the requirements for States to assume primary responsibility for 
implementation and enforcement of the national primary drinking water 
regulations. This action will update the Federal regulations to conform 
to the amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/98
Final                           08/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3996.

Agency Contact: Mike Muse, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, SE., 
Washington, DC
Phone: 202 260-3874
Fax: 202 260-3464

RIN: 2040-AD00
_______________________________________________________________________




3158. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM                            07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Notice                          02/00/99
Reproposal                      08/00/99
Final                           08/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Sylvia Malm
Phone: 202 260-3762

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3159. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUNDWATER 
DISINFECTION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/02

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Bruce Macler
Phone: 415 744-1884
Erin K. Flanagan
Phone: 202-260-5545

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3160. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

[[Page 22350]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Irene Dooley
Phone: 202 260-9531

RIN: 2040-AB75
_______________________________________________________________________




3161. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE I DISINFECTANT/ 
DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/29/94                    59 FR 38668
Final Action                    11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Tom Grubbs
Phone: 202 260-7270

RIN: 2040-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________




3162. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: SULFATE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/94                    59 FR 65578
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jim Taft
Phone: 202 260-5519

RIN: 2040-AC07
_______________________________________________________________________




3163. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER STANDARDS FOR ALDICARB

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: James Taft
Phone: 202 260-5519

RIN: 2040-AC13
_______________________________________________________________________




3164. UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PROGRAM STREAMLINING RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 144; 40 CFR 146

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Denny Cruz
Phone: 202 260-7776
Fax: 202 260-0732

RIN: 2040-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3165. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: INTERIM ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/29/94                    59 FR 38832
Final Action                    11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Corr
Phone: 202 260-8907

RIN: 2040-AC91
_______________________________________________________________________




3166.  NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADIUM, 
URANIUM, ALPHA, BETA AND PHOTON EMITTERS

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300/SDWA 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, December 2000, Uranium.
Other, Judicial, December 2000, Final or statement of rationalefor not 
taking final action: Radi.

Abstract: EPA has proposed maximum contaminant level goals (MCLGs) and 
primary drinking water standards for radionuclides in drinking water. 
These radionuclides include radium, uranium, radon, total alpha, and 
beta particle and photon emitters. All of these contaminants were 
required to be regulated in the 1986 SDWA amendments. Radionuclides 
pose a cancer risk. Also, uranium poses a risk for kidney toxicity. 
Currently, EPA estimates that, at proposed levels, the regulation would 
avoid 126 cancer cases per year, and reduce exposure of 900,000 persons 
to the risk of kidney toxicity. The number of systems affected at 
proposed levels would be 29,000 at a cost of $660 million per year. All 
states with primacy would be responsible for overseeing the 
implementation of the rule including monitoring, recordkeeping, 
reporting, public notification, and treatment requirements. Local and 
tribal governments which own water systems are responsible for 
implementing the requirements.
In January 1995 EPA announced that it was initiating a reassessment of 
the drinking water program, including the current regulatory agenda, to 
ensure that resources available for protecting drinking water 
accomplish the greatest risk reduction. The purpose of the effort is to 
clarify and change program priorities and realign resource allocations.

[[Page 22351]]


By December 15, 1995, EPA and the litigants will agree on the time 
needed to negotiate a revised schedule for this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM                            07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Final Action                    12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3992.

Agency Contact: Dave Huber, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
(4607), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9566

RIN: 2040-AC98
_______________________________________________________________________




3167. MANAGEMENT OF CLASS V INJECTION WELLS UNDER PART C OF THE SAFE 
DRINKING WATER ACT

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 144; 40 CFR 145; 40 CFR 146

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/28/95                    60 FR 44652
Reproposal                      06/00/98
Final Action                    07/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Lee Whitehurst
Phone: 202 260-5532

RIN: 2040-AB83
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3168. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: PHASE VI-B--ORGANIC 
AND INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further action is 
planned.                        03/07/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David Huber
Phone: 202 260-9566

RIN: 2040-AC22
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3169. STREAMLINING REVISIONS TO THE NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER 
REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Split into three 
separate entries                03/11/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: George Hoessel
Phone: 202 260-7097

RIN: 2040-AC66
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3170. ANALYTIC METHODS FOR MEASURING RADIONUCLIDES IN THE DRINKING WATER 
PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/05/97                    62 FR 10168

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Dr. Jitendra Saxena
Phone: 202 260-9579

RIN: 2040-AC88
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3171. REVIEW OF TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC LEVEL FOR SILVER UNDER THE 
RESOURCE CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 
6922; 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action initiates a technical review of the possible 
risks associated with management of silver-bearing wastes, which is 
being conducted in response to petitions submitted to the Agency to 
delete the toxicity characteristic level for silver. EPA will address 
all potential pathways for risks from silver-bearing wastes, including 
possible ecological effects.
Silver is on the toxicity characteristic list because it was a 
regulated drinking water contaminant. In January 1991, the Agency 
deleted the primary drinking

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water maximum contaminant level (MCL) for silver because the Agency 
concluded that silver causes no adverse human health effects. The 
petitioners, users of silver materials and silver waste generators, 
petitioned the Agency to delete silver from the TC list on the basis of 
the Agency's conclusions regarding silver toxicity to humans in 
deleting the MCL.
The Agency believes that before a decision can be made to delete or 
modify the toxicity characteristic level for silver, a more complete 
assessment of risks posed by management of silver-bearing wastes must 
be conducted, including a review of possible ecological risks.
Pending the outcome of this review, the Agency may revise or delete the 
TC level for silver, if warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Rule                        06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3886.

Agency Contact: Anna Tschursin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8807
Fax: 703-308-0522

RIN: 2050-AE37
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3172. REVISIONS TO THE OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION REGULATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1321/CWA 311(j)(l)(C)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 112

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Following a major inland oil spill with substantial 
environmental impacts (i.e., Ashland Oil in Floreffe, PA, in January 
1988), and interagency task force recommended steps to improve EPA's 
oil spill prevention program (40 CFR part 112). This program requires 
oil storage facilities to prevent and contain discharges that could 
reach waters of the United States. On October 22, 1991, the Agency 
proposed revisions to implement some of the task force recommendations. 
This action supplements the 1991 proposed revisions, and proposes to 
reduce burdens associated with the rule by reducing the recordkeeping 
provisions or exempting some facilities from some or all recordkeeping 
requirements. In proposing these burden reductions, EPA will consider 
available data on how factors, such as facility type, size, throughput, 
and location, may affect the threat of discharging oil to waters of the 
United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/22/91                    56 FR 54612
Supplemental NPRM               07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634.

Agency Contact: Hugo Fleischman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5203G), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8769

RIN: 2050-AC62
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3173. NEW AND REVISED TESTING METHODS APPROVED FOR RCRA SUBTITLE C, 
HAZARDOUS WASTE TESTING MANUAL, SW-846, THIRD EDITION, UPDATE IV

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912/RCRA 2002; 42 USC 6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 
6924/RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6925/RCRA 3005; 42 USC 6926/RCRA 3006

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise certain testing methods and add other 
new testing methods that are approved or required under Subtitle C of 
RCRA. These new and revised methods will be added to EPA's solid waste 
testing guidance (Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/
Chemical Methods, EPA publication SW-846). These revisions are 
necessary to provide improved and more complete analytical methods for 
RCRA-relating testing. This action will assist States and Tribal 
governments in implementing the RCRA program. There will be no impacts 
on local governments or small businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3547.

Agency Contact: Kim Kirkland, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5307W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0490

RIN: 2050-AE25
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3174. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF 
HAZARDOUS WASTE; RECYCLED USED OIL MANAGEMENT STANDARDS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9601(37); 42 USC 9614(c); 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 
6912(a); 42 USC 6921 to 6927; 42 USC 6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a September 15, 1994, order from the United 
States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the 
Agency is

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reviewing the validity of the used oil mixture rule, 40 CFR 279.10(b). 
EPA has concluded that further analysis is necessary to determine 
whether mixtures of used oil destined for recycling and characteristic 
hazardous wastes differ significantly from other mixtures containing 
characteristic wastes in terms of potential threat to human health and 
the environment.
The used oil mixture rule provides that a mixture of hazardous waste 
and used oil destined for recycling, if the mixture is hazardous solely 
because it exhibits a hazardous waste characteristic, is regulated 
under the used oil management standards. Under the used oil mixture 
rule, such a decharacterized mixture, therefore, is not subject to the 
hazardous waste regulations, including those relating to land disposal 
restrictions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3668.

Agency Contact: Rita Cestaric, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8850

RIN: 2050-AE28
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3175. PAINT MANUFACTURING WASTES LISTING: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT 
SYSTEM: IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 
6922; 42 USC 6926; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 9602; 42 USC 9603; 42 USC 9604; 
33 USC 1321; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 1997.
Final, Judicial, September 30, 1998.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential risks posed by wastes 
from the production of paints, and determines whether these wastes 
should be listed as hazardous under RCRA to control these risks. Any 
new wastes listed as hazardous will also be added to the CERCLA list of 
hazardous substances. This action will be implemented by EPA and States 
authorized under RCRA. Impacts on local governments are not expected, 
and small business impacts are undetermined.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3805.

Agency Contact: Dr. Cate Jenkins, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0453
Fax: 703 308-0514

RIN: 2050-AE32
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3176.  REMOVAL OF REQUIREMENT TO USE SW-846 METHODS (TEST 
METHODS FOR EVALUATING SOLID WASTE: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL METHODS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will eliminate existing text in the CFR.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921 to 6927; 42 
USC 6930; 42 USC 6934 to 6939; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260.22(d)(1)(I); 40 CFR 261.35(b)(2)(iii)(A); 40 
CFR 264.1034(d)(1)(iii); 40 CFR 265.1034(d)(1)(iii); 40 CFR 
264.1063(d)(2); 40 CFR 265.1063(d)(2); 40 CFR 266.106(a); 40 CFR 
266.112(b)(1) and (2)(I); 40 CFR 270.19(c)(1)(iii) and (iv); 40 CFR 
270.62(b)(2)(I)(C) and (D); 40 CFR 270.22(a)(2)(ii)(B); 40 CFR 
270.66(c)(2)(I) and (ii)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA Office of Solid Waste (OSW) has been actively working 
to break down the barriers that the environmental monitoring community 
faces when trying to use new monitoring techniques. As a first step, 
OSW has speeded up the process of getting new methods reviewed by EPA 
and published in SW-846 by chopping 15 months off the proposal to 
promulgation cycle. This was accomplished by eliminating several 
unnecessary internal review steps, and by streamlining the internal 
approval process for each new method.
However, there are currently 14 citations in Title 40 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) where the use of SW-846 methods is required. 
As a second step for speeding up the approval process, OSW plans to 
remove the requirements to use SW-846 methods for other than method 
defined parameters (i.e., where the method defines the regulations, 
such as the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure) from 40 CFR. 
This will likely lead to an even more streamlined approval process 
since SW-846 will then be able to be handled strictly as guidance and 
not need the regulatory process for approval.
This additional streamlining will permit new, more cost-effective 
methods to attain public and regulatory authority acceptance in much 
less time, allowing required monitoring to be done cheaper, faster and, 
in some cases, more accurately.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3989.

Agency Contact: Barry Lesnik, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0476
Fax: 703 308-0509
Email: lesnik.barry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
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3177. MODIFICATIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE AND REGULATIONS OF 
HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING: GENERAL

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

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Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905/RCRA 1004; 42 USC 6921 to 6928/RCRA 3001 
to 3008

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Recycling of hazardous waste is governed by the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. The 
portion of these regulations known as the Definition of Solid Waste 
(DSW) specifies whether hazardous materials that are recycled are 
regulated under RCRA or not. Other parts of the regulations set forth 
requirements for managing recycled hazardous waste. This regulatory 
action will revise the hazardous waste recycling regulations to address 
several issues. First, the recycling regulations have been criticized 
for being overly complex, difficult to understand, and for posing a 
barrier to safe hazardous waste recycling. Second, since the recycling 
regulations were promulgated in 1985, a number of court cases have 
clarified the scope of the Agency's authority under RCRA to regulate 
recycled materials. This regulatory action will revise both the 
Definition of Solid Waste and the requirements for managing recycled 
hazardous waste in an effort to simplify the recycling regulations, 
remove disincentives to safe recycling, and address the court cases.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2872.

Agency Contact: Charlotte Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-7025

RIN: 2050-AD18
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3178. CHLORINATED ALIPHATICS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 9602/CERCLA 102

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, April 11, 1997.
Final, Judicial, July 31, 1997.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential risks posed by wastes 
from the production of chlorinated aliphatics, and determines whether 
these wastes should be listed as hazardous wastes under RCRA to control 
these risks. Any wastes newly listed as hazardous also will be added to 
the CERCLA list of hazardous substances. This action will be 
implemented by EPA and States authorized under RCRA. Impacts on local 
governments are not expected, and small business impacts are 
undetermined. The dates for the proposed and final rule are the subject 
of further settlement negotiations with the plaintiffs in EDF v. 
Browner, Civil Action No. 89-0598 (D.D.C.).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3151.

Agency Contact: Wanda Levine, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0438

RIN: 2050-AD85
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3179. CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT UNITS (SWMUS) AT 
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6924/RCRA 3004(u), 3004(v)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Past and present waste management practices at Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facilities have resulted in 
releases of hazardous constituents from some waste management units. 
These releases may cause contamination of soils, groundwater, surface 
water, and air. This regulation provides a framework for investigating 
and remediating releases at RCRA facilities as necessary to protect 
human health and the environment.
The Agency plans to issue the corrective action regulations in several 
phases. Phase I was issued in February 1993 (e.g., regulations 
concerning Corrective Action Management Units (CAMU)). An advance 
notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was published on May 1, 1996. The 
following phase (Phase II) will include assessing comments on the 
ANPRM, and striking the appropriate balance between finalizing certain 
provisions of the July 27, 1990 proposal, issuing a proposal that 
includes a reproposal of some provisions from the July 1990 notice and 
proposing new provisions. The last phase (Phase III) will involve 
finalizing any newly proposed provisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/90                    55 FR 30798
Final Rule (Phase I)            02/16/93                     58 FR 8658
ANPRM                           05/01/96                    61 FR 19432
NPRM                            12/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2390.

Agency Contact: Hugh Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5303W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8633

RIN: 2050-AB80
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3180. REVISIONS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINE FOR PROCUREMENT OF 
PRODUCTS CONTAINING RECOVERED MATERIALS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912(a)/RCRA 6002(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 247

Legal Deadline: None

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Abstract: RCRA section 6002 requires EPA to issue guidelines which 
designate items that are or can be made with recovered materials and to 
recommend practices for government procurement of these materials. Once 
designated, procuring agencies are required to purchase these items 
with the highest percentage of recovered materials practicable. On May 
1, 1995, under RCRA and Executive Order 12873, ``Federal Acquisition, 
Recycling, and Waste Prevention,'' EPA designated 19 items in a 
Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) (60 FR 21370). EPA also 
issued purchasing recommendations in a related Recovered Materials 
Advisory Notice (RMAN) (60 FR 21386). The Order requires EPA to update 
the CPG and issue RMANs annually. On November 7, 1996, EPA proposed the 
first update to the CPG (CPG2), in which 13 additional items would be 
designated, and additional recommendations would be discussed in a 
RMAN. The new actions would: (1) finalize the designations proposed on 
11/7/96 and, (2) propose the second update to the CPG (CPG3), including 
recommendations in RMANs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (CPG2)                     11/07/96                    61 FR 57748
NPRM (CPG3)                     10/00/97
Final Action (CPG2)             11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3545.

Agency Contact: Terry Grist, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7257

RIN: 2050-AE23
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3181. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT KILN DUST (CKD)

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6903(5)(b)/RCRA 1004(5)(B); 42 USC 6912(a)/
RCRA 2002(a); 42 USC 6921(a) and (b)(3)/RCRA 3001(a) and (b)(3); 42 USC 
6924(x)/RCRA 3004(x)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CKD is a high volume material by-product of the cement 
manufacturing process. While it contains potentially hazardous 
constituents such as lead, cadmium and chromium, it has been exempted 
since November 1980 from hazardous waste regulation under RCRA Subtitle 
C by the Bevill Amendment, which modified Section 3001 of RCRA to 
exempt certain special wastes until further studies could be completed 
and any applicable regulations were promulgated. In December 1993, EPA 
submitted a Report to Congress with its findings on the nature and 
management practices associated with CKD. This was followed in January 
1995 by an EPA regulatory determination published in the Federal 
Register (60 FR 7366, 2/7/95), which concluded that additional control 
of CKD is warranted. In the regulatory determination EPA committed to 
develop additional tailored regulations under RCRA Subtitle C and, if 
necessary, the Clean Air Act. As part of its regulatory development 
effort, the Office of Solid Waste within EPA's Office of Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response has initiated further studies and has held 
informal discussions with stakeholders interested in regulations under 
RCRA Subtitle C for the management of CKD. The proposed regulations 
will be tailored to protect human health and the environment while 
imposing minimal burden on the regulated community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3856.

Agency Contact: Bill Schoenborn, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5306W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8483

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3182. MERCURY-CONTAINING AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MANAGEMENT ACT; 
CODIFICATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 104-142

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this rule is to codify into the Code of 
Federal Regulations certain provisions of the Mercury-Containing and 
Rechargeable Battery Management Act that impact the May 11, 1995 
Universal Waste Rule ( 60 FR 25492). The Act was signed by the 
President on May 13, 1996 and became immediately effective nationwide 
on the date of signature. Specifically, one provision of the law 
requires the collection, storage, and transportation of the following 
types of batteries be managed according to standards established in the 
Universal Waste rule: used rechargeable batteries, lead-acid batteries 
not covered by 40 CFR Part 266, rechargeable alkaline batteries, 
certain mercury-containing batteries banned from domestic sale, and 
used consumer products containing rechargeable batteries that are not 
easily removable. The law prohibits State imposed requirements that are 
not identical to those found in the final Federal universal waste rule, 
but allows States to adopt and enforce identical standards for labeling 
and to implement and enforce collection, storage, and transport 
requirements identical to those included in the universal waste rule.
The costs of this action should be minimal to the regulated industry 
since the community regulated by the law --

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battery manufacturers, industries that use batteries in their consumer 
products, and the retail industry -- all support the law. In addition, 
the regulated community has rechargeable battery recycling programs 
already in place and such recycling programs are in compliance with the 
labeling and management provisions of the law. Second, most States have 
state rechargeable battery recycling statutes in place but their 
recycling programs vary to some degree with respect to labeling and 
management requirements. Therefore, modifications to State statutes for 
rechargeable battery recycling will be necessary, but not costly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3888.

Agency Contact: Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8750
Fax: 703-308-0522

RIN: 2050-AE39
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3183. FLEXIBILITY IN MANAGEMENT CRITERIA FOR SMALL MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE 
LANDFILLS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6949a/RCRA 4010

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, March 26, 1998.

Abstract: On March 26, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Land 
Disposal Program Flexibility Act of 1996 (LDPFA), H.R. 2036. Among 
other things, the LDPFA established a ground-water monitoring exemption 
for small municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) located in dry or 
remote areas. EPA has revised the municipal solid waste disposal 
facility criteria (40 CFR Part 258) to establish a ground-water 
monitoring exemption for these facilities (the codification rule). The 
LDPFA also requires EPA to revise the Part 258 municipal solid waste 
disposal facility criteria to provide additional flexibility to small 
MSWLFs with respect to daily cover, the frequency of landfill gas 
monitoring, the use of an infiltration barrier in the final landfill 
cover, and the means for demonstrating financial assurance. These 
revisions must take into account climatic and hydrogeologic conditions 
and be protective of human health and the environment. EPA has begun 
work on a separate rulemaking to provide this flexibility while still 
ensuring protection of human health and the environment.
In 1991, the Agency promulgated final municipal solid waste disposal 
facility criteria (40 CFR Part 258), which established national minimum 
standards for municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs). The Part 258 
criteria provided an exemption from ground-water monitoring for small 
MSWLF units located in dry or remote areas. In providing this 
exemption, EPA sought to balance the protection of human health and the 
environment with the practicable capability of these small community 
landfill owners and operators. This ground-water monitoring exemption 
was vacated in 1993 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of 
Columbia Circuit.
On August 10, 1995, the Agency proposed a new rule on alternative 
ground-water monitoring options for small MSWLFs located in dry or 
remote areas. The proposed rule would have provided small MSWLFs with 
flexibility in meeting the Part 258 ground-water monitoring 
requirements. (cont)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/10/95                    60 FR 40799
Final Action on Delay of 
Compliance Date                 10/06/95                    60 FR 52337
Final Action to Codify 
Legislation                     09/25/96                    61 FR 50410
Direct Final Flexibility for 
Small MSWLFs                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3546.
ABSTRACT CONT: As a result of the enactment of the LDPFA and the re-
establishment of the part 258 groundwater monitoring exemption for 
small MSWLFs located in dry or remote areas, many small landfills no 
longer need this flexibility because they are not subject to the 
groundwater monitoring requirements. Therefore, the Agency has 
withdrawn the proposed rule on alternative groundwater monitoring 
options, in the codification rule.

Agency Contact: Allen Geswein, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7261

RIN: 2050-AE24
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTES: HAZARDOUS WASTE 
IDENTIFICATION RULE (HWIR); WASTE

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905/1006; 42 USC 6912(a)/RCRA 2002(a); 42 USC 
6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 6922/RCRA 3002; 42 USC 6926/RCRA 3006

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
268

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, April 17, 1997.

Abstract: Under the current Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA) mixture and derived from rules, some low-risk wastes are 
currently regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) 
hazardous waste regulations. To address this problem, this deregulatory 
action will make modifications to the mixture and derived from rules, 
and establish new criteria that would exempt certain low-risk wastes 
from the hazardous waste regulations. In developing the proposal, EPA 
has considered the views of all members of a Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) committee. Because this action is deregulatory, it is not 
expected to have adverse impacts on small business. The cost savings 
for small quantity generators is less certain and depends on the degree 
to which they aggregate their wastes and work

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cooperatively with each other to cost-effectively gain exemption. This 
action will be implemented by EPA and authorized States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/92                    57 FR 21450
NPRM Withdrawn                  10/30/92                    57 FR 49280
NPRM Reproposal                 12/21/95                    60 FR 66344
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3328.

Agency Contact: William A. Collins, Jr., Environmental Protection 
Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703-308-8748

RIN: 2050-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________




3185. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: POST-CLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6926/RCRA 3006; 42 USC 6912(a)/RCRA 2002(a); 
42 USC 6924/RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6925/RCRA 3005

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the current RCRA regulations, a facility that needs 
post-closure care must obtain a permit. In many cases, the post-closure 
permit is an appropriate mechanism for the regulatory agency to use to 
address the environmental needs at the facility. In other cases, 
however, a permit may not be appropriate. And, in some cases, the 
facility's post-closure care needs may have already been addressed 
through other legal mechanisms, such as enforcement actions or 
Superfund actions. In these cases, subsequent issuance of a post-
closure permit would not provide any environmental benefit, although, 
under the current regulations, it is still required. This rule would 
remove the requirements to issue a permit to address post-closure care 
in all cases. A permit would remain an option, but EPA Regions and 
authorized States would be able to use other mechanisms as well, 
depending on the circumstances at the facility. States authorized to 
implement the RCRA program are currently required to adopt authority to 
compel corrective action at permitted facilities. They are not required 
to have similar authority at interim status facilities, though many 
States do. As a result, the corrective action program is implemented by 
the State, at some facilities, and by the EPA Regions at other. This 
rule would require States to adopt, as part of their authorized RCRA 
programs, authority to address corrective action at interim status 
facilities. This would result in a more consistent implementation of 
the corrective action program in the States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/08/94                    59 FR 55778
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3042.

Agency Contact: Barbara Foster, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5303W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7057

RIN: 2050-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3186. LISTING DETERMINATION FOR HAZARDOUS WASTES--ORGANOBROMINES 
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6922/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 9602/CERCLA 102; 33 USC 
1361/CERCLA 311

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, April 15, 1997, EPA is seeking an extension tothe 
legal deadline.

Abstract: This action proposes to list as a hazardous waste under RCRA 
one additional waste stream generated during the production of 
organobromine compound chemicals used as fire retardants. These wastes 
would then have to be managed in accordance with the RCRA hazardous 
waste requirements. The date for final action is the subject of further 
settlement negotiations with plaintiffs in EDF v. Browner, Civil Action 
No. 89-0598 (D.D.C.).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/11/94                    59 FR 24530
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3065.

Agency Contact: Anthony Carrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0458

RIN: 2050-AD79
_______________________________________________________________________




3187. SPENT SOLVENTS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 9602/CERCLA 102

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, July 31, 1996.
Final, Judicial, May 31, 1997, EPA is seeking an extension tothe 
deadline for the final.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential human health and 
environmental risks posed by certain used solvents and wastes from 
their use, and determines whether or not these wastes should be listed 
as hazardous wastes under RCRA. If listed under RCRA these wastes would 
also be added to the CERCLA list of hazardous substances. The spent 
solvents studied are cumene, phenol, isophorone, acetonitrile, fufural, 
epichlorohydrin, methyl chloride, ethylene dibromide, benzyl chloride, 
p-dichlorobenzene, 2-methoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol 
acetate, and cyclohexanol. The legal deadline for the final rule is the 
subject of further settlement negotiations with plaintiffs in EDF v. 
Browner, Civil Action No. 89-0598 (D.D.C.). On August 14, 1996, the 
Agency proposed not to list any of the spent solvents studied.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/96                    61 FR 42318
Final Action                    05/00/97

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Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3134.

Agency Contact: Ron Josephson, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0442

RIN: 2050-AD84
_______________________________________________________________________




3188. NEW AND REVISED TESTING METHODS APPROVED FOR RCRA SUBTITLE C, IN 
TEST METHODS FOR EVALUATING SOLID WASTE, PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL METHODS (SW-
846), THIRD EDITION, UPDATE III

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912/RCRA 2002; 42 USC 6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 
6924/RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6925/RCRA 3005; 42 USC 6926/RCRA 3006

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise certain testing methods, delete some 
obsolete methods, and add other new testing methods that are approved 
or required under Subtitle C of RCRA. These new and revised methods 
will be added to EPA's solid waste testing guidance (Test Methods for 
Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods, EPA publication SW-
846). The revision to the manual is necessary to provide improved and 
more complete analytical methods for RCRA-relating testing. This action 
will assist States and Tribal governments in implementing the RCRA 
program. Impacts on small businesses and local governments are not 
expected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/25/95                    60 FR 37974
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3427.

Agency Contact: Kim Kirkland, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5307W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0490

RIN: 2050-AE14
_______________________________________________________________________




3189. RCRA SUBTITLE D CORPORATE FINANCIAL TEST AND GUARANTEE

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6907/RCRA 1008; 42 USC 6944/RCRA 4004; 42 USC 
6949a/RCRA 4010

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 9, 1991 the Agency promulgated revised criteria 
for municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) which included financial 
assurance requirements to ensure that adequate funds are readily 
available to cover the costs of closure, post-closure care, and 
corrective action associated with MSWLFs without incurring government 
response costs. The proposal would add a corporate financial test to 
the financial assurance mechanisms currently available to owners and 
operators of RCRA Subtitle D MSWLFs. EPA estimates that the rule would 
save owners and operators of MSWLFs approximately $45 million annually 
by allowing the use of a financial test rather than more expensive 
mechanisms such as surety bonds or letters of credit. The rule would 
have no impacts on local governments and could be implemented by state 
or tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/12/94                    59 FR 51523
Final Action                    08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3179.

Agency Contact: Dale Ruhter, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5303W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8192

RIN: 2050-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________




3190. LISTING DETERMINATION OF WASTES GENERATED DURING THE MANUFACTURE 
OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 9602/CERCLA 102

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, April 11, 1997, For two waste streams.
Final, Judicial, April 11, 1997.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential human health and 
environmental risks posed by wastes from the manufacture of dyes and 
pigments, and determines whether these wastes should be listed as 
hazardous wastes under RCRA to control any unacceptable risks. If 
listed under RCRA, these wastes would also be added to to the CERCLA 
list of hazardous substances. As part of this effort, EPA is also 
considering opportunities for pollution prevention and recycling. This 
action will be implemented by EPA and States authorized under RCRA. 
Impacts on local governments are not expected, and small business 
impacts are undetermined at this time. Two waste streams are subject to 
later deadlines for proposed and final action. The date for the 
proposed rule and final rule are based on current settlement 
discussions with plaintiffs in EDF v. Browner, Civil Action No. 89-0598 
(D.D.C.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/22/94                    59 FR 66072
Additional NPRM                 04/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066.

Agency Contact: Wanda Levine, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0438

RIN: 2050-AD80

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3191. IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE: PETROLEUM REFINING 
PROCESS WASTES

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 9602/CERCLA 102

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, April 30, 1998.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential human health and 
environmental risks posed by 14 waste streams from petroleum refining 
processes, and determines whether these wastes should be listed as 
hazardous wastes under RCRA. If listed under RCRA, these wastes would 
also be added to the CERCLA list of hazardous substances. As part of 
this action, the Agency is considering opportunities for source 
reduction, recycling, reclamation or reuse in other manufacturing 
processes. This action will be implemented by EPA and authorized States 
under RCRA. Impacts on small business are expected but are not 
significant.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/20/95                    60 FR 57747
Interim Notice of Data 
Availability                    04/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3064.

Agency Contact: Maximo (Max) Diaz, Jr., Environmental Protection 
Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response, (5304W), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-0439

RIN: 2050-AD88
_______________________________________________________________________




3192. REVISED STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTION FACILITIES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6924/RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6925/RCRA 3005; Clean 
Air Act Amendments sections 112 and 114

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 
264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, December 1996.
Final, Judicial, December 1999.

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) strategy for 
hazardous waste minimization and combustion and a judicial settlement 
agreement commit EPA to upgrade its standards for burning hazardous 
waste in incinerators, boilers, and industrial furnaces. These 
standards would be applicable during the construction and operation of 
these combustion facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Industrial Furnaces and 
Incinerators                    04/19/96                    61 FR 17358
Final Action (comparable fuels 
exclusion                       09/00/97
Final Rule                      03/00/98
Final Rule permitting           03/00/98
NPRM state authorization)       09/00/98
NPRM Boilers                    09/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99
Final Rule Boilers              12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3333.
EPA has signed a settlement agreement to promulgate revised rules for 
industrial furnaces and incinerators by December 1996 and boilers by 
December 1999. EPA discussions with the litigants are under way to 
extend the first date.

Agency Contact: Larry Denyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8770

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3193. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS--PHASE IV: PAPERWORK REDUCTION; 
TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR WOOD PRESERVING, MINERAL PROCESSING AND 
CHARACTERISTIC METAL WASTES; RELATED MINERAL PROCESSING ISSUES

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905/RCRA 1006; 42 USC 6912(a)/RCRA 2002(a); 
42 USC 6921/RCRA 3001; 42 USC 6924/RCRA 3004

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, April 15, 1997, Mineral Processing andCharacteristic 
Metal Wastes.
Final, Judicial, April 15, 1997, Wood Preserving Wastes.
Other, Judicial, April 15, 1998, Final - Mineral Processing 
andCharacteristic Metal Wastes.

Abstract: The Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 require the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promulgate regulations 
establishing treatment standards that must be met before hazardous 
waste may be disposed of on land. The proposed rulemaking establishes 
treatment standards for characteristic mineral processing wastes, wood 
preserving wastes, and TC metal wastes. It also proposes changes to the 
definition of solid waste for mineral processing secondary materials 
which are recycled within the mineral processing industry sector.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/24/91                    56 FR 55160
NPRM                            08/22/95                    60 FR 43654
NPRM Supplemental Proposal      01/25/96                     61 FR 2338
NPRM Supplemental (Mineral 
Processing and Characteristic 
Metal Wastes)                   04/00/97
Final Action (Wood Preserving 
Wastes)                         04/00/97
Final Action (Mineral Processing 
and Characteristic Metal Wastes)04/00/98

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3366.

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462

RIN: 2050-AE05
_______________________________________________________________________




3194. RCRA SUBTITLE C FINANCIAL TEST CRITERIA (REVISION)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905/RCRA 1006; 42 USC 6912(a)/RCRA 2002(a); 
42 USC 6924/RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6925/RCRA 3005

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 280; 40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed revised financial responsibility test would be 
better than the current test at predicting which firms will enter 
bankruptcy and not be able to cover their financial obligations for 
liability and closure costs of hazardous waste treatment, storage and 
disposal facilities. A bankrupt firm may be unable to afford the proper 
closure of a facility which would require the government to incur 
response costs at the facility. The rule would also qualify owners and 
operators of RCRA Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities which 
must currently use more expensive ways, such as surety bonds or letters 
of credit, of demonstrating financial assurance, to use the less 
expensive corporate financial responsibility test for more of their 
obligations. The combined savings from screening out riskier firms and 
making the test more available to viable firms would be approximately 
$19 million annually in public and private costs. These regulatory 
amendments would have no effect on local or tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/94                    59 FR 51523
Final Action                    03/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2647.

Agency Contact: Dale Ruhter, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5303W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8192

RIN: 2050-AC71
_______________________________________________________________________




3195. RCRA SUBTITLE D SOLID WASTE FACILITIES; STATE PERMIT PROGRAM--
DETERMINATION OF ADEQUACY

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6945/RCRA 4005; 42 USC 6912/RCRA 2002

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 239

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action known as the State Implementation Rule or SIR, 
will delegate to States the authority to control the human health and 
environmental risks associated with municipal solid waste (MSW) 
landfill management, particularly groundwater contamination. The SIR 
will do so by establishing criteria and procedures for EPA to use to 
determine whether State MSW landfill permit programs are adequate to 
ensure compliance with the Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria. 
While the Disposal Facility Criteria automatically apply to all MSW 
landfills, States with permit programs deemed adequate under the SIR 
can provide some flexibility on design standards and other requirements 
to landfill owners and operators who meet the Criteria's performance 
standards. In providing this flexibility, the SIR offers an opportunity 
to reduce the regulatory burden on State and local governments and on 
landfill owners and operators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/26/96                     61 FR 2584
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2751.

Agency Contact: Karen Rudek, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5306W), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-1682

RIN: 2050-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3196. FACILITY RESPONSE PLANNING FOR DELEGATED OFFSHORE FACILITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 112

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Bobbie Lively-Diebold
Phone: 703 356-8774

RIN: 2050-AE18
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND USE OF SLAG RESIDUES DERIVED FROM 
HIGH TEMPERATURE METALS RECOVERY (HTMR) TREATMENT OF KO61, KO62 AND F006 
WASTES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/29/94                    59 FR 67256
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Narendra K. Chaudhari
Phone: 703 308-0454

RIN: 2050-AE15
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TOXICITY 
CHARACTERISTIC RULE TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS, CONTAMINATED MEDIA, 
AND DEBRIS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/93                     58 FR 8504
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Heffelfinger
Phone: 703 603-7157

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3199. REGULATORY DETERMINATION ON REMAINING WASTES FROM THE COMBUSTION 
OF FOSSIL FUELS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Data Availability     02/12/93                     58 FR 8273
Regulatory Determination (Phase 
I Four Fossil Fuel Wastes)      08/09/93                    58 FR 42466
Regulatory Determination (Phase 
II Remaining Wastes)            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Dennis Ruddy
Phone: 703 308-8430

RIN: 2050-AD91
_______________________________________________________________________




3200. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; MODIFICATION OF THE HAZARDOUS 
WASTE PROGRAM; MERCURY-CONTAINING LAMPS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/94                    59 FR 38288
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Rita Cestaric
Phone: 703-308-0769

RIN: 2050-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________




3201. REQUIREMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS CONTAMINATED MEDIA 
COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE FOR 
CONTAMINATED MEDIA OR HWIR-MEDIA

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 
269; 40 CFR 271

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/92                    57 FR 21450
Withdrawal of NPRM              10/30/92                    57 FR 49280
Second NPRM                     04/29/96                    61 FR 18780
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Carolyn Loomis Hoskinson
Phone: 703 308-8626

RIN: 2050-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3202. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 
264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ann Codrington
Phone: 703-308-8825

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS CONTAINING HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - 
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 280

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Mark Barolo
Phone: 703 603-7141

RIN: 2050-AC15

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_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3204.  LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PHASE III; EMERGENCY EXTENSION 
OF THE K088 CAPACITY VARIANCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) program of the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), EPA extended the current 
national capacity variance for spent potliners from primary aluminum 
production (Hazardous Waste Number K088) for six months. Thus, K088 
wastes do not have to be treated to meet LDR treatment standards until 
July 8, 1997, six months from the previous treatment standard effective 
date of January 8, 1997. EPA extended the national capacity variance 
due to unanticipated performance problems by the treatment technology 
which provides most of the available treatment capacity for these 
wastes. As a result, the Agency does not believe that sufficient 
treatment capacity which minimizes short and long-term threats to human 
health and the environment posed by land disposal of the potliners is 
presently available. The length of the extension of the national 
capacity variance is based on EPA's best current estimate of the time 
it will take to modify, evaluate, and correct the current deficiencies 
in treatment performance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/14/97                     62 FR 1992

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3988.

Agency Contact: John Austin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0436

RIN: 2050-AE40
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. MILITARY MUNITIONS RULE: HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND 
MANAGEMENT; EXPLOSIVES EMERGENCIES; REDEFINITION OF ON-SITE

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 
264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/12/97                     62 FR 6622

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Ken Shuster
Phone: 703 308-8759

RIN: 2050-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. RCRA SUBTITLE C INDIAN PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further 
regulatory action is planned.   03/04/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jackie Tenusak
Phone: 202 260-9433

RIN: 2050-AD07
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. FINANCIAL TEST FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THAT OWN/OPERATE MUNICIPAL 
SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 258

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/27/96                    61 FR 60328

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: George Garland
Phone: 703 308-7272

RIN: 2050-AD04
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3208.  CONSOLIDATED EMISSION REPORTING RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)

CFR Citation:  12 CFR sec 120.2(d)(4); 40 CFR 51.321 to 323

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Three sections of the Clean air Act and its amendments 
require state agencies to report emission estimates to EPA. Some of 
these sections contain obsolete wording, inconsistent instructions, and 
duplicate reporting requirements. This Rule will consolidate the 
requirements into one area, eliminate obsolete wording, eliminate 
duplicate reporting requirements, and provide options for collecting 
and reporting data. There will be no impact on small businesses. State 
agencies will continue to report the same, or reduced, amounts of data 
to EPA. The rule will provide for flexibility in collecting and 
reporting data. There will be no affect on local agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/00/97
NPRM                            12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3986.

[[Page 22363]]

Agency Contact: Steven Bromberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-14, Research Triangle Park,NC 27711
Phone: 919 514-1000
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: Bromberg.steve@epamaile.epa.gov.

RIN: 2060-AH25
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. REVISION OF INITIAL LIST OF CATEGORIES OF SOURCES AND SCHEDULE FOR 
STANDARDS UNDER SECTION 112(C) AND (E) OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT AMENDMENTS 
OF 1990

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to publish 
a list of major and area source categories which emit one or more of 
the 189 hazardous air pollutants identified in Section 112. The list of 
source categories was finalized in July 1992, and contained 174 
categories. Section 112 further requires the Agency to prioritize the 
listed categories such that standards are promulgated for 40 source 
categories within 2 years of enactment, 25% of all initially listed 
categories within 4 years, 50% within 7 years, and 100% within 10 
years. The schedule for the promulgation of emissions standards was 
published in December 1993.
This action revises the initial list of source categories and the 
corresponding schedule for emission standards. This is in accordance 
with the statute, which requires the Agency to periodically amend the 
list in response to public comment or new information, and no less 
often than every eight years. As a result of several additions and 
deletions of source categories, the list now contains 175 categories. 
Categories may be added at any time contingent upon showing that the 
category is a category of major sources or that a category of area 
sources poses a threat of adverse effect and warrants regulation under 
Section 112. Actions to add or remove area source categories are 
handled through separate Federal Register notices in order to provide 
the opportunity for public comment on them. Actions included within 
this action are: 1) adding categories of major sources, where major 
sources have been identified; 2) deleting categories of major sources 
which, upon further study, have been found to not contain major 
sources; 3) moving categories to different, more appropriate industry 
groups for purposes of clarity; 4) modifying titles and definitions of 
listed source categories to clarify applicability; and 5) reporting 
other relevant source category actions that were published 
independently of this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Revision              06/04/96                    61 FR 28197
Correction Notice               07/18/96                    61 FR 37542
ANPRM Listing Research and 
Development Facilities          04/00/97
Notice of Revision              08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3791.

Agency Contact: David J. Svendsqaard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380

RIN: 2060-AG42
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY: PERMIT 
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR NON-FEDERAL CLASS I AREAS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7670 to 7479; Clean Air Act 160-169

CFR Citation:  40 CFR sec 51.166; 40 CFR Sec 52.21

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, July 16, 1996.

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act's prevention of significant 
deterioration (PSD) program, a State or Tribe may redesignate their 
lands as class I areas to provide enhanced protection for their air 
quality resources. This rule will clarify the PSD permit review 
procedures for new and modified major stationary sources near these 
non-Federal class I areas. EPA seeks to develop clarifying PSD permit 
application procedures that are effective, efficient, and equitable.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/97
NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3919.

Agency Contact: David LaRoche, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6102), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7652
Fax: 202 260-8509
Email: dlaroche@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH01

[[Page 22364]]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3211.  STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN CALLS FOR CERTAIN STATES IN THE 
OZONE TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT GROUP FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING REGIONAL 
TRANSPORT OF OZONE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)(D); 42 USC 7410(k)(5)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52 a

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, See additional information.

Abstract: Ozone and ozone precursors are transported across the north 
eastern United States. The Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) was 
formed in 1995 to document the amount and extent of this transport and 
to develop control recommendations. The OTAG is a collaborative process 
conducted by the affected States. The OTAG also includes 
representatives from EPA and interested members of the public, 
including environmental groups and industry, to evaluate the ozone 
transport problem and the development of solutions. Controls are 
intended to reduce the ozone and ozone precursors ``blowing into'' the 
nonattainment areas and allow the impacted States to design local 
control programs that they can consider in their strategies. The 
mandate for reductions is ``underpinned'' by the EPA action taken to 
declare existing SIPs inadequate and to require the OTAG reductions to 
be implemented in all necessary States with both attainment and 
nonattainment areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Intent                01/10/97                     62 FR 1422
NPRM                            04/00/97
Final                           09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3945.
Active litigation on ozone nonatttainment plans for serious and severe 
nonattainment areas. Sect. 126 petitions involved as are dates 
contained in Mary Nichols' Memorandum entitled 'Ozone Attainment 
Demonstrations' 3/2/95.

Agency Contact: Kimber Scavo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3354
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: scavo.kimber@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH10
_______________________________________________________________________




3212.  REVIEW OF DEFINITON OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - 
EXCLUSION OF CHLOROBROMOMETHANE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 - 7641q

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.100 (s)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has received a petition to add chlorobromomethane to the 
list of compounds considered negligibly reactive in the definition of 
VOC in 40 CFR 51.100 (s). This would remove this compound from 
regulation as a VOC. Since available data supports classification as 
``negligibly reactive'', EPA plans to propose the action. This action 
will be deregulatory since this compound would no longer be required to 
be controlled as a VOC. There should be no impact on small businesses 
or State/local/tribal governments since no new requirement will be 
imposed on them.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
FINAL                           10/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3944.

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245

RIN: 2060-AH39
_______________________________________________________________________




3213. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION 
RULEMAKING

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  PL 102-579

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, October 31, 1997.

Abstract: EPA regulates the release of radioactivity from the 
management, storage and disposal of radioactive waste to protect public 
health and the environment from radiation contamination. The waste 
isolation pilot plant (WIPP), which is under development by the 
Department of Energy (DOE), is a potential geologic disposal facility 
for transuranic radioactive waste generated as by-products from nuclear 
weapons production. If the WIPP opens, waste will be stored 
approximately 2,100 feet underground in excavated, natural salt 
formations near Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Before DOE can dispose of waste at the WIPP, it must demonstrate that 
the WIPP complies with EPA's radioactive waste disposal standards at 
subparts B and C of 40 CFR 191. DOE must submit an application to EPA 
showing how the WIPP facility will meet the standards. The compliance 
criteria at 40 CFR 194, which are specific to the WIPP, will be used by 
EPA to implement the radioactive waste disposal standards. The purpose 
of this rulemaking is to certify, through the use of the compliance 
criteria, whether the WIPP complies with the disposal 
standards...before waste disposal can begin.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/15/96                    61 FR 58499
NPRM                            05/00/97
Final                           11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3873.

Agency Contact: Mary Kruger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6602J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9025
Fax: 202 233-9626

RIN: 2060-AG85

[[Page 22365]]

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3214. LOCOMOTIVE EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 92

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.
NPRM, Judicial, January 31, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 require EPA to 
promulgate emission standards for railroad locomotives. It is likely 
that railroad locomotives are significant contributors of pollution in 
some areas of the country for some pollutants. This rulemaking may 
allow for uniform control of locomotive emissions on the national 
level.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2961.

Agency Contact: Charles Maulis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7826

RIN: 2060-AD33
_______________________________________________________________________




3215. PERFORMANCE WARRANTY AND INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action establishes a new short test procedure for use in 
I/M programs required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Vehicles 
that are tested and failed using this procedure and that meet 
eligibility requirements established by the act would be eligible for 
free warranty repair from the manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3263.

Agency Contact: Eugene J. Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7820

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3216. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE RECALL REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7511 (A)(2)(b) and (A)(2)(b)(2)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action specifies requirements for enhanced I/M programs 
to establish a program to ensure compliance with recall notices. This 
is pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3262.

Agency Contact: Eugene J. Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313-741-7820

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. METHOD 301: FIELD VALIDATION OF POLLUTION MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR 
VARIOUS MEDIAS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq, as amended PL 101-549; 42 USC 
7410 et seq, as amended by PL 101-549

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: After promulgation of Method 301, questions were raised about 
the statistical calculations and clarifying the procedure for 
determining the quality of the data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3407.

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1062

RIN: 2060-AF00
_______________________________________________________________________




3218. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES - FCC UNITS, REFORMERS AND SULFUR 
PLANTS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401, et seq, as amended by PL 101-549, 104 
Stat. 2399

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 requires 
EPA to develop national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAPs). EPA promulgated NESHAP rules for petroleum refineries on 
August 18, 1995 (RIN 2060-AD94). This action covers three process vents 
not covered under RIN 2060-AD94. These are the catalyst regeneration 
vents from fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCU) and catalytic 
reformers and the tail gas vents from sulfur recovery plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  291 Petroleum Refining

Additional Information: SAN No. 3549.

[[Page 22366]]

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0884

RIN: 2060-AF28
_______________________________________________________________________




3219. NESHAP: FERROALLOY PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857, et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended November 1990, requires the EPA 
to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. The standards are to be technology-based and 
are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to 
be achievable by the Administrator of EPA. The EPA has determined that 
some plants in the ferroalloy production industry may be major sources 
for one or more hazardous air pollutants. As a consequence, production 
facilities are among the HAP-emitting source categories selected for 
regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3082.

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Industrial Studies Branch (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, 
NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1512

RIN: 2060-AF29
_______________________________________________________________________




3220. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  PL 95-95; PL 101-549

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, January 31, 1998.

Abstract: EPA has established a process designed to provide for 
significant stakeholder involvement in the development of integrated 
implementation strategies for possible new or revised ozone and 
particulate matter national ambient air quality standards, and 
development of a regional haze reduction program. This process involves 
a new subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, 
established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The new 
subcommittee, the Subcommittee for Ozone, Particulate Matter and 
Regional Haze Implementation Programs, was established in September 
1995 to address integrated strategies for implementation of potential 
new ozone and PM NAAQS, and a regional haze program. Since all three 
pollutants are products of interrelated chemical conversions in the 
atmosphere, new approaches will be needed to identify and characterize 
affected areas and to assign planning, management and control 
responsibilities.
The subcommittee is expected to examine key aspects of the 
implementation programs for ozone and PM to provide for more flexible 
and cost-effective implementation strategies, as well as to provide new 
approaches that could integrate broad regional and national control 
strategies with more localized efforts. In addition the subcommittee 
will consider new and innovative approaches to implementation, 
including market-based incentives. The focus of the subcommittee will 
be on assisting EPA in developing implementation control strategies, 
preparing supporting analyses, and identifying and resolving 
impediments to the adoption of the resulting programs. EPA will 
consider the subcommittee's recommendations in the development of an 
integration strategy for ozone and particulate matter, and a regional 
haze program.
Phase I of the implementation strategy addresses the air quality 
management framework (designations, monitoring, planning approach, and 
regional haze program). The focus of Phase II will be on emission 
reduction strategies, attainment dates, sanctions, etc.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/13/96                    61 FR 65764
Notice of Proposed Policy       12/13/96                    61 FR 65752
NPRM                            06/00/97
NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Action                    06/00/98
Final Action                    06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3553.

Agency Contact: Denise Gerth, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-15), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5550

RIN: 2060-AF34
_______________________________________________________________________




3221. RADIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 2011 to 2296; 5 USC app 1; 15 USC 2601 to 2671

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proper management (i.e., storage, treatment and disposal) 
of radioactive wastes depends on a number of factors. These include the 
type and quantity of waste, the availability of storage, treatment and 
disposal facilities, and the cost of management of these wastes. 
Another rulemaking, EPA's radiation site cleanup rule, will be 
concerned with the cleanup standards for sites contaminated with 
radioactivity. As contaminated sites are cleaned up, a tremendous 
quantity of radiation contaminated waste, including mixed waste, will 
be generated. The Agency intends that the comprehensive radiation waste 
management rule will promote consistent, protective, and cost-effective 
management of such wastes at Federal facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 22367]]

Sectors Affected:  Multiple

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3516.

Agency Contact: Al Colli, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6603J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9445

RIN: 2060-AF41
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO CONTROL EMISSIONS FROM TWO POWER 
STATIONS LOCATED ON NAVAJO NATION LANDS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1740

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA proposes to federalize standards from the Arizona and New 
Mexico State Implementation Plans (SIPS) applicable to the Navajo 
generating station and the Four Corners Plant, respectively. Where 
necessary, EPA's proposed emission standards modify the standards 
extracted from the States' regulatory programs to ensure comprehensive 
emission control and Federal consistency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3569.

Agency Contact: Kenneth Bigos (A-5), Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, Region 9 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
94105
Phone: 415 744-1240

RIN: 2060-AF42
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: REVISIONS TO APPLICABILITY, EXEMPTIONS, 
ALLOCATIONS, AND SMALL DIESEL REFINERIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory revision would streamline several portions of 
the Acid Rain Program rules and make minor revisions to the small 
diesel allowance program. Based on experience implementing the Acid 
Rain Program, EPA would make the process for exempting new units and 
retired units easier. EPA would also allow units to be deleted from the 
tables of affected units if those units could be demonstrated to be 
unaffected or if the units will not be constructed. The eligibility 
provision and allowance calculation equation for small diesel 
refineries will be corrected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services; 29 Petroleum Refining and 
Related Industries

Additional Information: SAN No. 3572.

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9074

RIN: 2060-AF45
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ENGINES; 
EMISSION STANDARDS AND TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  CAA 231

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 87

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to establish CO and NOx standards for 
aircraft gas turbine engines with equal to or greater than 26.7 
kilonewtons rated thrust. These standards, which most of the affected 
engines are already achieving, will be added to current federal 
aircraft engine standards for HC emission so as to align federal 
standards with the standards established by the international 
community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3576.

Agency Contact: Bryan Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7832

RIN: 2060-AF50
_______________________________________________________________________




3225. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 
content ofa surface coating by reference method 24 involves 
determination of its water content, and calculation of its VOC content 
as the difference of the two measurements (volatile content minus water 
content). Method 24 is inherently less precise for water-based coatings 
than it is for solvent-based coatings and the imprecision increases as 
water content increases. This action will amend Method 24 by adding a 
direct measurement procedure for measuring VOC content of water-based 
coatings. This amendment will improve the precision of method 24 for 
water-based coatings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3649.

Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (MD-19), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1064

RIN: 2060-AF72
_______________________________________________________________________




3226. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FIP) TO CONTROL EMISSIONS FROM 
SOURCES LOCATED ON THE FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act title I

CFR Citation:  None

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Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose federal rulemaking for sources located on 
fee lands to implement the intent of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Title I 
program to bring about attainment of the PM-10 NAAQS both on and off 
the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3637.

Agency Contact: Steve Body (AT-082), Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, Region 10 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 553-0782

RIN: 2060-AF84
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. AMENDMENT OF ENHANCED INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE STANDARD

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51, subpart S

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is a technical amendment to the enhanced 
inspection/ maintenance (I/M) performance standard included in the 
November 5, 1992 I/M rule (40 CFR part 51, subpart S). The amendment is 
in response to a court ruling and will have no net effect on existing 
requirements for state and local I/M programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3598.

Agency Contact: Eugene J. Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4456

RIN: 2060-AG07
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY (FTIR) EXTRACTIVE TEST 
METHOD - SELF-VALIDATING PROCEDURE AND CEM PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 app A; 40 CFR 60 app F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A generic test procedure that any industry can follow using 
FTIR analysis will be developed. This procedure would be self-
validating. Generic procedures for using an FTIR as a continuous 
emission monitor would include several alternatives for sampling which 
would differ depending on the source.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3599.

Agency Contact: Rima Dishakjian, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0443

RIN: 2060-AG08
_______________________________________________________________________




3229. AMENDMENTS TO PART 60, PART 61, AND PART 63

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7410-12; 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7416

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 61; 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the emission test methods and 
performance specifications in Appendices A and B of Part 60, Appendix B 
of Part 61, and Appendix A of Part 63 by revising the method format to 
conform with Environmental Monitoring Management Council (EMMC) 
guidelines. Conformance to the guidelines will promote consistency 
among inter-program methods. In addition, minor technical and printing 
errors in the methods will be corrected. Similar errors in various 
subparts of Part 60 will also be corrected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3743.

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. AMBIENT AIR QUALITY SURVEILLANCE, RECENSION OF NAMS AMBIENT AIR 
QUALITY MONITORING REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7409; 42 USC 7601(a); 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 
7613; 42 USC 7619

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50; 40 CFR 53; 40 CFR 58

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Because of the success in the reduction of ambient lead 
levels due to the elimination of lead in gasoline and the shift towards 
focusing on point sources, the EPA is revising the Part 58 Air 
Monitoring Regulations for Lead which would allow lead national ambient 
monitoring stations (NAMS) monitors to be discontinued. At the same 
time monitoring around point sources will be encouraged, for sources 
with emissions greater than 5 tons/year. This action is at the direct 
request of numerous State and local agencies whose NAMS lead monitors 
are recording values at the minimum detectable (MDL) of the 
methodology. Since small point sources are so variable in their 
emissions/impacts, that to prevent over-estimating ambient lead levels, 
complete sampling coverage is recommended. Complete sampling is defined 
as continuous or daily sampling. To provide complete everyday sampling 
at lead point sources at the same relative cost as the current 
procedure (one sample every 6 days followed by individual filter 
analysis), the regulation will be modified to allow: 1) use 2 or 3 
high-

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volume samplers at each location; 2) sample for 48 instead of 24 hours; 
3) use a convenient continuous sampling schedule, i.e., noon-to-noon or 
9a.m.-9a.m., etc.; (4) follow the AREAL approved procedure for 
composting up to 8 filters in a single analysis; and (5) report monthly 
averages which will be averaged together to produce the quarterly 
concentration to compare with the standard. This rule serves as both a 
regulation and as a guideline for State and local agencies in 
establishing and maintaining their ambient air monitoring networks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3650.

Agency Contact: Neil Berg, Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Monitoring and Quality Assurance Group, Research 
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5520
Fax: 919 541-1903

RIN: 2060-AG23
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR RULE FOR THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL 
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 61; 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Over the past 25 years, EPA has issued a series of national 
air regulations, many of which affect the same facility. Some 
facilities are now subject to five or six national rules, sometimes 
affecting the same emission points. Each rule has emission control 
requirements as well as monitoring, record keeping and reporting 
requirements.
These requirements may be duplicative, overlaping, difficult to 
understand or inconsistent. It is often difficult for plant managers to 
determine compliance strategies to satisfy all requirements and for 
State and local permitting agencies to determine the applicability of 
different requirements for permitting purposes. Resources are often 
wasted by both industry and states and localities in sorting out and 
complying with the panoply of multiple requirements. Moreover, as the 
Agency continues to issue new air toxics rules, as mandated by the CAA, 
the problem is compounded.
All existing Federal air rules applicable to an industry sector will be 
reviewed to determine whether there provisions can be consolidated into 
a single new rule. Affected industries, state agencies, and other 
stakeholders will be consulted to identify duplicative and conflicting 
provisions and to provide assistance in drafting the single rule. The 
chemical industry and state representatives have agreed to work on a 
pilot project with EPA's air programs to explore this approach. If the 
approach is successful with the chemical industry, it will be expanded 
to air rules for other industry sectors. EPA will then consider 
extending this program to water and waste requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3748.

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. TRANSITIONAL LOCK-IN PROCEDURES FOR PHASE II REFORMULATED GASOLINE 
(RFG) PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80.2; 40 CFR 80.70; 40 CFR 80.72

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will provide proposed procedures for states to 
opt-out of the Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) Program before 
implementation of Phase II RFG. States will be required to announce by 
July 1997 whether their voluntary opt-in area(s) will remain in the RFG 
program. If a state decides to keep an opt-in area in the program, the 
area will be required to remain in the program for a specified period 
of time (i.e., lock-in to the program) to enable refiners to recover a 
portion of the capital investments associated with complying with Phase 
II gasoline requirements. This action provides the states the 
flexibility to opt-out of the program before implementation of Phase II 
while providing incentives to industry to supply Phase II RFG which 
provides environmental and health benefits (e.g., Phase II RFG reduces 
NOx, a precursor to ozone).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3845.

Agency Contact: Mark Coryell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6406J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9014
Fax: 202 233-9557

RIN: 2060-AG43
_______________________________________________________________________




3233. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING RULE REVISIONS 
FOR TECHNICAL ISSUES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 75 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 11, 1993, EPA promulgated the final core acid rain 
rules, including the CEM regulation at 40 CFR Part 75. Since the rule 
was promulgated, the 263 Phase I and 783 Phase II utility units have 
already complied with this regulation by installing and completing 
certification

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testing by the January 1, 1995 statutory deadline. During 
implementation of the January 11, 1993 rule and of the technical 
revisions published May 17, 1995, EPA and industry found a small number 
of additional issues requiring policy guidance and rule changes. These 
issues include: using monitoring equipment capable of reading both 
controlled and uncontrolled emissions (dual range monitors); 
clarification of span language; a variation of the existing Appendix D 
method for determining SO2 emissions; an alternative method of 
determining flow (Appendix I); and greater flexibility in scheduling 
quality assurance testing.
These technical revisions will provide greater flexibility to the 
regulated community and will clarify parts of the rule. This action 
raises no major issues, but rather simplifies implementation by 
providing industry with more options and flexibility. This action is 
necessary because of the experience and additional information both EPA 
and industry has gained from 1993 to the present. Industry views this 
action as positive because it provides industry with more 
implementation flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3808.

Agency Contact: Jennifer Macedonia, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9123
Fax: 202 233-9595
Email: chandra.monika@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG46
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. PROTECTION OF STRAT. OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF PETITION CRITERIA/
INCORPORATION OF 1995 PROTOCOL DECISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would reconsider a certain reporting requirement 
in the petition process to import previously used ozone-depleting 
substances in response to a legal stay. In addition, technical changes 
that reflect international decisions made in Vienna, Austria in 1995 by 
countries that are signatories of the Montreal Protocol.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Stay                  01/31/96                     61 FR 3316
Proposed Extension              01/31/96                     61 FR 3361
NPRM                            06/00/97
Direct Final                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3810.

Agency Contact: Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9185
Fax: 202 233-9577
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG48
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR SCRAP METAL

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 2011 et seq

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Presently, radioactive materials, particularly metals, are 
being released from nuclear facilities for recycling under standards 
that are not based on protection of human health. The proposed rule 
will establish protective risk-based standards for recycling; provide 
economic benefits through recovering the value of recycled metals; and 
reduce the need for disposal.
Due to their ready recyclability, scrap metals may be released for 
recycling if the residual radioactive contamination is below certain 
levels. These release levels are currently specified in guidance 
developed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and federal agencies. 
However, current release criteria are not based on protection of human 
health. The current standards are based on measurement technologies and 
historical practices. Moreover, the release criteria were not intended 
to apply to recycling of materials.
The Agency is developing standards for scrap recycling which would be 
protective of public health. The rule would be based on the risks from 
recycling metals with residual radioactive contaminants. Scrap metals 
from site cleanups and ongoing operations of federal facilities and 
licensees of the NRC would be covered by the rule. EPA expects that 
these materials will be produced in sufficient quantities to warrant a 
standard, and while it is anticipated that much of this metal will not 
contain radioactivity, none should be recycled without a risk-based 
standard. Material that cannot be released for recycling would continue 
to be processed for LLW disposal.
Radiation protection standards for scrap metals would fill a regulatory 
vacuum. But most importantly, they would insure that the public is 
adequately protected from exposure to residual radioactivity in 
recycled metals. In addition, risk-based release standards would: (1) 
promote recovery of scrap metal, (2) reduce the disposal of materials 
that may not warrant disposal as low-level radioactive waste, and 
(cont.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services; 963 Regulation and 
Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities; 
331 Steel Works, Blast Furnaces, and Rolling and Finishing Mills; 963 
Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and 
Other Utilities

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3812.

Agency Contact: John Karhnak, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6603J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9761
Fax: 202 233-9650
Email: karhnak.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG51

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3236. REVISION OF PSI (PART 58 APPENDIX G)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7403, 7410, 7511a

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 58

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Revision of appendix G to part 58 (Pollutant Standards Index 
or PSI) is needed to reflect changes in the PM and Ozone standards set 
by the standards review process. The main focus is the revision of the 
PSI function for both PM and Ozone.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3832.

Agency Contact: Terence Fitz-Simons, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-14), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0889
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: ftz@tethys.rtpnc.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG62
_______________________________________________________________________




3237. GUIDANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EPA'S RADIATION PROTECTION 
STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND STORAGE OF TRANSURANIC RADIOACTIVE 
WASTE AT THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 20211 to 2296; PL 102-579

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 191

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The guidance will describe how EPA's existing standards for 
environmental radiation protection will be applied to the Department of 
Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a proposed facility for 
the disposal of transuranic radioactive waste, a highly radioactive 
waste generated during the construction of nuclear weapons. The WIPP 
must comply with EPA's radiation protection standards for the 
management and storage of transuranic radioactive wastes. By publishing 
this guidance, EPA will apply these generally applicable standards to 
the specific case of the WIPP so as to consider that facility's 
technical and operational characteristics. In part, EPA will use the 
guidance within the framework established by the WIPP Land Withdrawal 
Act of 1992. The Act requires EPA to determine on a biennial basis 
whether the WIPP complies with subpart A of 40 CFR Part 191, the 
standards for management and storage. In addition, EPA may conduct this 
determination at any other time as necessary.
The guidance will apply to the 25 to 30 year period during which 
packaged waste arrives at the above-ground portion of the WIPP, is 
unloaded and further handled, and ultimately lowered down a mechanical 
hoist and emplaced in the mined-out repository. During this period, the 
annual doses from radiation received by members of the public must not 
exceed the limits specified by EPA's radiation protection standards for 
management and storage. Such doses could occur, for example, through 
the airborne transmission of radioactive dust which is subsequently 
inhaled by a member of the public. In the event that the WIPP fails to 
be in compliance with the dose standards at any time after the 
emplacement of waste has begun, the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act authorizes 
EPA to request a remedial plan from the Department of Energy (DOE). If 
EPA determines that remedial plan is inadequate, or if DOE defaults on 
the plan's submission, the the Act requires that DOE retrieve the waste 
that has already been emplaced for disposal to the extent practicable.
This action will have no impact on small businesses or governmental 
entities other than the Federal Government.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Publication of Guidance         04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3814.

Agency Contact: Betsy Forinash, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6602J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9233
Fax: 202 233-9626
Email: Forinash.Betsy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG74
_______________________________________________________________________




3238. 1998 REVISION OF ACID RAIN ALLOWANCE ALLOCATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, June 1, 1998.

Abstract: Title IV of the Clean Air Act directs the EPA to establish an 
acid rain program to reduce adverse effects of acidic deposition. The 
centerpiece of this control program is allocation of allowances, or 
authorizations to emit SO2, that are distributed by the Administrator 
in limited quantities to utility units and must be held by all affected 
units to cover their SO2 emissions. In 1993, EPA finalized the 
allowance allocations and provided, in the regulation, the methodology 
for revising the allocations in 1998 based on several statutory 
provisions. This rulemaking will implement that methodology, eliminate 
unaffected units, and eliminate unnecessary sections of regulation. 
This rulemaking will affect only utility units affected by the acid 
rain program requirements and does not affect small businesses or 
government entities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3898.

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6204J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9074
Fax: 202 233-9584

RIN: 2060-AG86
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. ADDITION OF METHOD 207 TO APPENDIX M OF 40 CFR PART 51 - METHOD 
FOR MEASURING ISOCYANATES IN STATIONARY SOURCE EMISSIONS,

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

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CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 listed certain 
isocyanate compounds as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The Agency 
does not have any published test methods that would measure air 
emissions of these isocyanate compounds from stationary sources. This 
action would add a validated test method to measure isocyanate 
emissions to Appendix M of Part 51. Test methods in Part 51 can be 
adopted by any State for use in any regulation that requires the 
measurement of any of the isocyanate compounds on the HAP list. This 
action would not impose any new regulatory requirements that do not 
already exist. It should benefit State governments by providing them 
with a validated test procedure for measuring the emissions of 
isocyanate compounds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    03/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3900.

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: McAlister.Gary@EPAmail.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3240. STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLANS; MILESTONE COMPLIANCE DEMONSTRATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401-7671q

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, February 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires serious and above nonattainment 
areas for ozone to achieve 15 percent reductions in volatile organic 
compound (VOC) emissions by 1996. This rule will describe the form and 
manner in which States shall submit demonstrations that have achieved 
the required percent VOC emissions reductions (milestone) by the end of 
each designated time period. Since the rule would only evaluate 
compliance with approved rules and control strategy demonstrations, the 
rule does not of itself impact small businesses. In fact, if approved 
15 percent reductions in VOC are not evaluated, projected reductions 
might not actually occur, and air pollution could exceed earlier 
estimates in the approved 15 percent plans.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/98
Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3279.

Agency Contact: Ted Creekmore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5699
Fax: 919 541-0824

RIN: 2060-AG89
_______________________________________________________________________




3241. FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661a(d)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 71.4

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, November 15, 1997, See additional information.

Abstract: Recognizing its trust responsibilities to Indian Tribes, EPA 
plans to exercise its regulatory authority to issue permits to sources 
of air pollution in Indian country where sources are not regulated by 
Indian Tribes. The Federal operating permits program for stationary air 
sources should extend to all of Indian country, but the regulation that 
created the program inadvertently created a regulatory gap. A change in 
regulations is needed to assure that each major source in Indian 
country is subject to either a State, Tribal, or Federal permit 
program.
The regulatory change would create a level playing field for industry. 
Also, the regulatory change would assure that EPA can regulate sources 
that create air pollution problems in Indian country or that are 
located in Indian country and generate air pollution problems for other 
areas.
There are no anticipated impacts on small businesses or State or local 
governments. The regulatory change would eliminate a burden on Tribal 
governments. They would not need to demonstrate their jurisdiction over 
an area in order for EPA to administer a permit program for the area.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3868.

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________




3242. REVISED PERMIT REVISION PROCEDURES FOR THE FEDERAL OPERATING 
PERMITS PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661a(d)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 71.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed regulatory change would streamline permit 
revisions procedures for stationary air sources that are subject to the 
Federal operating permits program. Revised procedures for changes at a 
source that are less environmentally significant would provide industry 
with a more timely response from the permitting agency, enabling 
industry to more quickly make the changes in their operations that 
triggered the need for a revision to the permit.
The Agency does not anticipate any significant impact on small 
businesses and State/local/Tribal governments.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  All

Additional Information: SAN No. 3901.

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5348
Fax: 919-541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




3243. REVISION TO THE LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE EMISSION COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this NPRM is to propose changes to the 
emissions compliance procedures for light duty vehicles. These proposed 
changes will streamline the current process beginning with model year 
2000. These proposed changes will improve in-use emissions with a 
potential decrease in the net burden on auto manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3913.

Agency Contact: Christi Poirier, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7808
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: Poirier.Christi

RIN: 2060-AH05
_______________________________________________________________________




3244. EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR 1978 AND LATER NEW MOTORCYCLES--PROPOSED 
CHANGES TO THE DEFINITION OF WEIGHT LIMITATIONS FOR MOTORCYCLES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will propose changes to the present regulatory 
definition of a motorcycle to allow two- or three-wheeled vehicles 
weighing up to 1749 pounds to be considered motorcycles. The proposed 
changes could reduce administrative burden on the motor cycle industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3912.

Agency Contact: Frank Lamitola, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4479
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: Lamitola.Frank

RIN: 2060-AH06
_______________________________________________________________________




3245.  ADDITION OF METHOD 14A TO 40 CFR PART 60, APPENDIX A

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 12 USC 1701 et seq

CFR Citation:  12 CFR 120.2 (d)(4); 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed action would add an additional emission test 
method which primary aluminum owners could use to assure compliance 
with the emission limits prescribed in the proposed primary aluminum 
Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) regulation. Application of 
this method is anticipated to reduce the cost of assuring compliance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3987.

Agency Contact: Terry Harrison, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5233
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: harrison.terry@epamail.epa.gov.

RIN: 2060-AH24
_______________________________________________________________________




3246.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: CONTROL OF METHYL 
BROMIDE EMISSIONS THROUGH USE OF TARPS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7671g

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory.
Final, Statutory.
NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 1997.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 1998.

Abstract: This action would require the use of tarps to control ozone-
depleting emissions of methyl bromide where it is used on agricultural 
fields as a soil fumigant. Reduced emissions of methyl bromide would 
help prevent human health impacts such as skin cancer caused by 
increased ultraviolet radiation penetrating a weakened stratospheric 
ozone layer.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3982.

Agency Contact: Carol Weisner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9193
Fax: 202 233-9665
Email: weisneer.carol@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH26
_______________________________________________________________________




3247.  REVIEW OF DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - 
EXCLUSION OF METHYL ACETATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7641

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.100(2)

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Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has received a petition to add methyl acetate to the list 
of compounds considered negligibly reactive in the definition of VOC in 
40 CFR 51.100(s). This would remove this compound from regulation as a 
VOC. Since available data supports classification as ``negligibly 
reactive'', EPA plans to propose the action. This action will be 
deregulatory since this compound would no longer be required to be 
controlled as a VOC. There should be no impact on small businesses or 
State/local/tribal governments since no new requirement will be imposed 
on them.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals; 285 Paints, 
Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 3943.

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245

RIN: 2060-AH27
_______________________________________________________________________




3248.  REVISIONS TO SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY 
REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9 and 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Since publication of the final rule for service information 
availability in August of 1995, the Agency has gained experience and 
information that make it necessary to revise some of the requirements 
set forth by this regulation. This action will mainly impact automobile 
manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket industry, with minimal 
impact on small entities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97
Final                           02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  551 Motor Vehicle Dealers (New and Used); 753 
Automotive Repair Shops

Additional Information: SAN No. 3978.

Agency Contact: Cheryl Adelman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, VPCD/VRAG, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4434
Fax: 313 741-7869

RIN: 2060-AH28
_______________________________________________________________________




3249.  REVISIONS FOR OPTING INTO THE ACID RAIN PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7601 and 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 74.4

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, September 9, 1997, Settlement Agreement.
Final, Judicial, April 9, 1998, Settlement Agreement.

Abstract: In fulfilling the settlement of litigation, the Acid Rain 
Program is proposing to allow nonutility combustion or process sources 
located with affected utility units a limited exception to the general 
requirement that there be only one designated representative for all 
affected units at a source. We are also proposing language to clarify 
that a thermal energy plan may become effective quarterly rather than 
only on January 1. These revisions are intended to promote 
participation in the opt-in program and clarify the existing 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97
Final                           04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3981.

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation
Phone: 202 233-9074
Fax: 202 233-9584
Email: barylski.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH36
_______________________________________________________________________




3250.  REVIEW OF NEW SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.165; 40 CFR 51.166; 40 CFR 52.10; 40 CFR 52.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Consistent with its trust responsibility to Indian Tribes, 
EPA proposes to develop a permit program that would extend to Indian 
country some of the same protections that States afford their citizens 
through minor new source review and non-attainment major new source 
review programs. The proposed rule would require that stationary air 
sources located in Indian country obtain a permit prior to construction 
or undergoing modification, in certain cases. Permits would be required 
of minor sources that exceed a specified emissions threshold if they 
propose to construct or make a modification that will increase 
emissions from the source. Major sources in non-attainment areas would 
be required to obtain pre-construction permits. The proposed rule would 
allow existing stationary sources to accept federally enforceable 
limits in order to be considered as minor sources for the applicability 
of source requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/98
Final                           03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975.

Agency Contact: Mike Sewell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0873
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AH37

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3251.  BAN THE SALE OF HALON BLENDS AND THE INTENTIONAL RELEASE 
OF HALONS DURING TESTING AND TRAINING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, July 30, 1997.

Abstract: This rule is in response to a lawsuit filed by the Sierra 
Club. EPA and the Sierra Club have reached contains provisions for the 
agency to propose rules banning the sale of halon blend and relative to 
the release of halons during testing and training as well as the 
disposal of halon containing equipment at the end of its useful life. 
These rules must be promulgated by June 30, 1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3984.

Agency Contact: Mavis Sanders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9737

RIN: 2060-AH44
_______________________________________________________________________




3252.  REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE PERMIT CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR 
STATE OPERATING PERMITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  41 USC 7661 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70.6

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule will revise the permit content requirements 
for state operating permits programs to clarify EPA's existing 
regulations and policy that require all applicable requirements to be 
included in Title V operating permits. This action will also require a 
few approved State programs that are inconsistent with this policy, and 
that EPA did not identify as such during program approval actions, to 
be revised. This action is necessary to prevent future Court decisions 
that would overrule EPA permit program approval decisions, for State 
programs that contain similar permit content deficiencies, on the 
grounds that EPA policy is unclear and applied in an inconsistent 
manner. In addition, this action will take comment on allowing an 
exemption from permit content requirements for insignificant activities 
that are subject to certain applicable requirements that are found only 
in State Implementation Plans and will finalize such provisions if it 
is convinced by comments that such a policy is appropriate. The benefit 
of the proposed action is that it will clarify existing permit content 
requirements and prevent future Court decisions that would overrule EPA 
permits program approval decisions on the grounds that EPA applies its 
policies inconsistently. There is no anticipated impact on small 
businesses as this rulemaking only clarifies existing requirements and 
takes comment on exemptions that may further streamline permits. Impact 
on State or local governments is limited to a small number of State 
programs where certain applicable requirements are exempt from permit 
content requirements in conflict with existing EPA requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final                           02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3977.

Agency Contact: Jeff Herring, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3195

RIN: 2060-AH46
_______________________________________________________________________




3253. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, 
NEVADA

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Energy Policy Act, section 801

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 197

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, August 1, 1996.

Abstract: This rulemaking is in response to section 801 of the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992 which directs the Administrator to promulgate public 
health and safety standards for protection of the public from releases 
from radioactive materials stored or disposed of in the repository at 
the Yucca Mountain site. The only regulated entity is the U.S. 
Department of Energy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3568.

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6602J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9198
Fax: 202 233-9626
Email: CLARK.RAY@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2060-AG14
_______________________________________________________________________




3254.  AMBIENT AIR QUALITY SURVEILLANCE: CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATE 
REVISED OZONE NAAQS & IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7403; 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7511a; 42 USC 7619

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 58

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will revise the ambient air monitoring 
regulation contained in 40 CFR 58 to accommodate the currently proposed 
revision to the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). 
The proposed 8-hour ozone NAAQS was published in the Federal Register 
on December 13, 1996, and comments are currently being received on this 
new standard. If this proposed 8-hour ozone NAAQS is promulgated, it 
will be necessary to review and revise the existing ozone monitoring 
network requirements established for the existing 1-hour ozone NAAQS. 
These revisions will include different ozone monitoring seasons 
necessitated by the new ozone NAAQS, adjustments to the ozone precursor 
monitoring program, new ozone monitoring requirements based on 
Metropolitan Statistical Areas rather than urbanized areas, and other 
monitoring program adjustments as appropriate for a revised ozone 
NAAQS.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  951 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Additional Information: SAN No. 3974.

Agency Contact: Lee Ann Byrd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5367
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: byrd.lee@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH30
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. NEXT REVISION OF APPENDIX W TO 40 CFR PART 51

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Section 110(a)(2) of the 1990 Clean Air Act 
amendments; Section 165(e) of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments; 
Section 172(a) and (c) of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments; Section 
301(a)(1) of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments; Section 320 of the 1990 
Clean Air Act amendments

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.112; 40 CFR 51.160; 40 CFR 51.166; 40 CFR 
52.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes revisions to the regulatory requirements 
for air quality models. Such models are used to predict ambient 
concentrations of pollutants for programs ranging from Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration (PSD) to State Implementation Plans (SIPs) 
for controlling air pollution sources. Appendix W to 40 CFR Part 
51fulfills a Clean Air Act mandate for EPA to specify models for air 
management purposes. This proposed rulemaking enhances the Guideline 
with new and/or improved techniques.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97
Final Action                    05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3470.

Agency Contact: Tom Coulter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Air Quality Modeling Group (MD-14), Research Triangle Park, 
NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0832

RIN: 2060-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3256. INTEGRATED NESHAP AND EFFLUENT GUIDELINES: PULP AND PAPER

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412; 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7601; Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990 section 112, 114, and 301; 33 USC 1311, 1314, 1316, 
1317, 1318, and 1361; Clean Water Act section 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 
and 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 direct the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set National Emission 
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing 
sources under section 112 and to base these standards on maximum 
achievable control technology (MACT). The Clean Water Act (CWA) directs 
EPA to develop effluent guidelines for certain categories and classes 
of point sources. These guidelines are used for setting discharge 
limits for specific facilities that discharge to surface waters or 
municipal sewage treatment systems. For the pulp and paper industry, 
EPA is developing an integrated regulation that includes both effluent 
guidelines and air emission standards to control the release of 
pollutants to both the water and the air. The regulations are being 
developed jointly to provide greater protection to human health and the 
environment, to promote the concept of pollution prevention, and to 
enable the industry to more effectively plan compliance via a 
multimedia approach.
This Regulatory Plan entry also includes RIN 2040-AB53, Effluent 
Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Category, 
reported in full in Part III of this issue of the Federal Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM NESHAP Phase III - 
Nonchemical and Other Mills     03/08/96                     61 FR 9383
NPRM NESHAP Phase II - 
Combustion Sources              06/00/97
Final NESHAP Phases I and III 
and Effluent Guidelines Phase I 06/00/97
Final NESHAP Phase II - 
Combustion Sources              06/00/98
Final Action All NESHAP Phases  06/00/98
Final Effluent Guidelines Phase 
III - Dissolving Grade          00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3105.

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427
Donald F. Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Office of Water, Mail Code 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-260-7189

RIN: 2060-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. NESHAP: MINERAL WOOL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 4 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, requires the EPA to 
(1) publish an initial list of all categories of major and area sources 
of the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed in Section 112(b) of the 
CAA, (2) promulgate a schedule establishing a date for the promulgation 
of emissions standards for each of the listed categories of HAPs 
emission sources, and (3) develop emission standards for each source of 
HAPs. These standards are to be technology-based and are to require the 
maximum degree of

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emission reduction determined to be achievable by the Administrator. 
The Agency has determined that the mineral wool production industry may 
reasonably be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs listed in 
Section 112(b) of the CAA. As a consequence, a regulatory development 
program is being pursued for the mineral wool production industry to 
promulgate emission standards within 7 years of enactment of the Clean 
Air Act Amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3461.

Agency Contact: Mary K. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025

RIN: 2060-AE08
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) known to be emitted from oil 
and gas production, storage, and transmission facilities include 
benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene isomers (collectively 
referred to as BTEX), along with 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and n-hexane. 
Potential HAP emission sources are glycol dehydrator reboilers (stand-
alone and co-located); condensate storage vessels; and equipment leaks 
at natural gas processing plants and off-shore production platforms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3229.

Agency Contact: Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421

RIN: 2060-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. NESHAP FOR FORMALDEHYDE-BASED RESINS (POLYMERS AND RESINS GROUP 
III)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the amended Clean Air Act requires development 
of emission standards for all major sources, and selected area sources, 
emitting any of the 189 hazardous air pollutants identified in Section 
112(b) of the Act. Amino, acetal, and phenelic resins productions have 
been listed as categories of major sources based on documented 
emissions of phenol and/or formaldehyde. The purpose of the 
Formaldehyde-based Resin (Polymers and Resins Group III) project is to 
initiate the regulatory process for sources engaged in the production 
of amino, acetal, and phenolic resins, and to ultimately develop a 
NESHAP based on candidate Maximum Achievable Control Technology. This 
standard is a 7-year standard, required to be promulgated by November 
1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, 
Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass

Additional Information: SAN No. 3228.

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0298

RIN: 2060-AE36
_______________________________________________________________________




3260. NESHAP: STEEL PICKLING, HC1 PROCESS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, sec 112 as amended, November 1990

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997, See Additional Information.

Abstract: Hydrochloric acid (HC1) and chlorine are among the pollutants 
listed as hazardous air pollutants in Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, 
as amended in November of 1990. Steel pickling processes that use HC1 
solution and HC1 regeneration processes have been identified by the EPA 
as potentially significant sources of HC1 and chlorine air emissions 
and, as such, a source category for which national emission standards 
may be warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3345.

Agency Contact: James H. Maysilles, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3265

RIN: 2060-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. NESHAP: PRIMARY COPPER SMELTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, sec 112 as amended November 1990

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997, See Additional Information.

Abstract: The primary copper smelting industry is known to emit a 
number of the hazardous air pollutants listed in Section 112 of the 
Clean Air Act, as amended November 1990. Most smelters have extensive 
control systems for oxides of sulfur and HAPs. However, fugitive 
emissions may cause several smelters to exceed major source levels.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3340.

Agency Contact: Eugene P. Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0881

RIN: 2060-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________




3262. AMENDMENTS TO PARTS 51, 52, 63, 70 AND 71 REGARDING THE PROVISIONS 
FOR DETERMINING POTENTIAL TO EMIT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 
This action proposes to amend regulations already established to 
implement the new Federal air toxics program under section 112, 
including the General Provisions, the Federal operating permit program 
under title V, and the major source preconstruction programs under 
Parts C and D of Title I.
The proposed rule will address issues related to the determination of a 
stationary source's potential to emit in response to two court 
decisions.
This action resulted from splitting of RINs 2060-AC98 and 2060-2918.
This action is also being split into two several actions. The new rule 
entitled, ``Provisions for Limiting the Potential to Emit Under the 
Clean Air Act for Low-Emitting Source Categories (SAN 3952).'' This 
rule is being split out in order to propose one part of the proposal 
sooner than the other. This new action is intended to provide 
streamline ways for source owners in low-emitting source categories to 
limit their potential to emit under the Clean Air Act. The action will 
provide a consistent method that could be used by sources within 
several key source categories, that would serve as a complement to 
efforts already underway at the State and local level.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM for Low-Emitting Source 
Categoires (SAN 3952)           08/00/97
NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98
Final for Low-Emitting Source 
Categories (SAN 3952)           00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3479.

Agency Contact: Tim Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4718

RIN: 2060-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. NESHAP: WOOL FIBERGLASS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 4 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended in 1990, requires the EPA 
to (1) publish an initial list of all categories of major and area 
sources of the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed in Section 112(b) 
of the CAA, (2) promulgate a schedule establishing a date for the 
promulgation of emissions standards for each of the listed categories 
of HAPs emission sources, and (3) develop emission standards for each 
source of HAPs. These standards are to be technology-based and are to 
require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to be 
achievable by the Administrator. The Agency has determined that the 
wool fiberglass manufacturing industry may reasonably be anticipated to 
emit several of the 189 HAPs listed in Section 112(b) of the CAA. As a 
consequence, a regulatory development program is being pursued for the 
wool fiberglass manufacturing industry to promulgate emission standards 
within 7 years of enactment of the CAA amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final                           11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  327 Concrete, Gypsum, and Plaster Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 3123.

Agency Contact: William J. Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435

RIN: 2060-AE75
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Act requires EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of the hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) listed in Section 112(b) of the Act, to promulgate a schedule 
establishing a date for the promulgation of emission standards for each 
of the listed categories of HAP emission sources, and develop emission 
standards for each source of HAPs such that the schedule is met. The 
standards are to be technology based and are to require the maximum 
degree of emission reduction determined to be achievable by the 
Administrator. The Agency has determined that the secondary aluminum 
industry may reasonably be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs 
listed in Section 112(b) of the Act. As a consequence, the source 
category is included on the initial list of HAP emitting categories and 
is on the list of categories scheduled for standards promulgation 
within seven years of enactment of the Act. The purpose of this action 
is to pursue a regulatory development program such that emission 
standards may be proposed and promulgated according to the mandated 
schedule.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final                           08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  334 Secondary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous 
Metals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3078.

Agency Contact: Juan E. Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084

RIN: 2060-AE77
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. NESHAP: PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 requires 
the EPA to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. The standards are to be technology-based and 
are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to 
be achievable by the Administrator of EPA. The EPA has determined that 
most plants in the Portland cement manufacturing industry are major 
sources of hazardous air pollutants.A regulation (emission standards) 
is being developed for the Portland cement manufacturing industry, to 
be promulgated by the statutory deadline of November 15, 1997. Cement 
kilns which burn RCRA hazardous waste are subject to a separate rule 
that have been proposed by the EPA Office of Solid Waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  324 Cement, Hydraulic

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3079.

Agency Contact: Joseph P. Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446

RIN: 2060-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. NESHAP: POLYETHER POLYOLS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the CAA requires development of emission 
standards for all major sources emitting any of the 189 hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) identified in Section 112(b) of the CAA. Polyether 
Polyol Production has been listed as a category of major sources based 
on documented emissions of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide. This 
action will explore alternatives for controlling the release of HAPs 
from the following process areas located at polyether polyol 
manufacturing facilities: process vents (e.g. reactors), storage, 
equipment leaks and other fugitive sources, and wastewater operations. 
There are no anticipated impacts on small businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3408.

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




3267. NESHAP: PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act as Amended in 1990, section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 subpart GGG

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: This regulation would control emissions of hazardous air 
pollutants from production of pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals 
production was included on the initial list of categories of sources 
that was published by EPA in July 1992. Emissions from process vents, 
equipment leaks, storage tanks, and wastewater systems will be 
addressed by this regulation for both new and existing facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  283 Drugs

Additional Information: SAN No. 3451.

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5402

RIN: 2060-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________




3268. NESHAP: PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRODUCTION (PRODUCTION OF 
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS)

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 section 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The following ten source categories (which are all pesticide 
active ingredients) are listed under the Production of Agricultural 
Chemicals (PAC) industry group: 1) 2,4-D Salts and Esters Production; 
2) 4-Chloro-2-Methylphenoxyacetic Acid Production; 3) 4, 6-Dinitro-o-
Cresol Production; 4)

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Captafol Production; 5) Captan Production; 6) Chloroneb Production; 7) 
Chlorothalonil Production; 8) Dacthal (tm) Production; 9) Sodium 
Pentachlorophenate Production; 10) Tordon (tm) Acid Production.
The EPA will propose to develop standards for all pesticide active 
ingredient producers including the 10 categories listed above. Any 
other pesticide active ingredient production plant which produces or 
uses any of the 189 listed hazardous air pollutants will also be 
included. A variety of HAPs are emitted including, toluene, 
formaldehyde, methanol, chlorinated compounds, etc.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3450.

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420

RIN: 2060-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3269. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act as amended, section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended November 
1990, requires the EPA to regulate categories of major sources of 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed in Section 112(b). A preliminary 
determination made by the EPA indicates sources that manufacture 
chlorine may reasonably be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAP's 
listed (including chlorine, carbon tetrachloride and mercury) in 
quantities sufficient to designate them as a major source. As a 
consequence, chlorine production is among the HAP-emitting source 
categories selected for regulation and is in the group of categories 
for which final rules are scheduled to be promulgated by November 15, 
1997 (58 FR 63941, December 3, 1993).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97
Final                           09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3449.

Agency Contact: Iliam D. Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5308

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. NESHAP: PRIMARY LEAD SMELTERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Primary lead smelters are a major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. Potential emissions include compounds of 
lead, and other metallic HAPs as well as organic HAPs. Emission 
standards would establish maximum achievable control technology 
requirements for affected process units and fugitive dust sources. This 
industry is comprised of two companies which operate three smelters in 
two states.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  333 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous 
Metals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3467.

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364

RIN: 2060-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. NESHAP: MANUFACTURERS OF ACRYLIC/MODACRYLIC FIBERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: This NESHAP will control hazardous air pollutant emissions 
from facilities that manufacture acrylic or modacrylic fibers. 
Principal pollutants identified are vinyl acetate and acrylonitrile. 
The majority of emissions occur during the polymerization reaction. 
There are only two major sources in the United States that will be 
affected by this regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, 
Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass

Additional Information: SAN No. 3378.

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5439

RIN: 2060-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________




3272. NESHAP: POLYCARBONATES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401/CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: This NESHAP will control hazardous air pollutant (HAP) 
emissions from the production of polycarbonate resins. This source 
category is being included in the General MACT Standard. The schedule 
below reflects the schedule of that rulemaking.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3465.

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416

RIN: 2060-AF09
_______________________________________________________________________




3273. PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW) NESHAP

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, sec 112(e)(5) and 112(n)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.

Abstract: This rule will specify maximum achievable control technology 
for publicly owned treatment works (POTW)- also known as sewage/
wastewater treatment plants, or water reclamation facilities. Hazardous 
air pollutant emissions from the headworks, primary and secondary 
treatment, solids handling, and other operations will be considered in 
developing the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3377.

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0884

RIN: 2060-AF26
_______________________________________________________________________




3274. AMENDMENTS TO SUBPART A AND B FOR 40 CFR 63

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-549; Clean Air Act section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.1; 40 CFR 63.51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The General Provisions (subpart A) were promulgated on March 
16, 1994 (59 FR 12408). The General Provisions create the technical and 
administrative framework and establish general procedures and criteria 
for implementing MACT standards. On May 16, 1994, six litigants filed 
petitions for EPA to review certain provisions of the General 
Provisions. Subpart B, the procedures for implementing Section 112(j), 
were promulgated on May 26, 1994. In June, 1994 litigants filed 
petitions for EPA to review the promulgated procedures. As a result of 
the litigation, it is anticipated that a number of technical and 
administrative amendments to Subpart A and B will be proposed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  Multiple

Additional Information: SAN No. 3551.

Agency Contact: James Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0164

RIN: 2060-AF31
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. REVISIONS TO THE REGULATION FOR APPROVAL OF STATE PROGRAMS AND 
DELEGATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act section112(l)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Guidance in the form of rulemaking is being developed in 
accordance with the requirements of section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990 for the approval of State air toxic programs and the 
delegation of federal authorities to the States for the implementation 
and enforcement of section 112 emission standards and other 
requirements. This regulatory document will provide more flexibility to 
States in the following areas: minimum requirements for EPA approval of 
State air toxics regulations that are equivalent to or more stringent 
than the federal standards; and minimum requirements for EPA approval 
of State air toxics programs that are equivalent to or more stringent 
than the federal program. Specific issues that will be addressed 
include: alternative work practice standards; alternative monitoring, 
recordkeeping and reporting; alternative test method approval process; 
equivalency by Part 70 permits; and mechanisms and requirements for 
approval of State air toxics programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  Multiple

Additional Information: SAN No. 3829.

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-12), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________




3276. GENERIC MACT FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES WITH FEW SOURCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Several of the source categories that are subject to MACT 
(maximum available control technology) standards contain only a few 
sources (e.g. less than 5). For such source categories, EPA plans to 
develop the underlying information through its MACT Partnership Program 
and then allow the affected sources and states to develop the detailed 
MACT requirements in a Title V operating

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permit. To do this, EPA needs to develop a generic MACT standard for 
these source categories. This reinvention to the MACT standards 
development process will allow for proper participation by all 
stakeholders. Given the relatively few affected sources caught by the 
generic standard, the overall cost and environmental effects of this 
action are expected to be small, nationally.
The MACT program addresses hazardous air pollutants. This action will 
only affect major sources of these HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, 
Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass; 
286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3901.

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG91
_______________________________________________________________________




3277. NESHAP: HYDROGEN FLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Other, Statutory, November 15, 2000, 10 year source category BIN.

Abstract: This rule will establish maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) for hydrogen fluoride (HF) production facilities. The 
rule will affect two HF production facilities, both of which are 
currently well-controlled. This action will result in little or no 
additional emission reduction, but will establish a federal MACT level 
for these plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3654.

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5262
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG94
_______________________________________________________________________




3278. NESHAP: SECONDARY LEAD SMELTER AMENDMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7402/CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Final standards under section 112(d) for hazardous air 
pollutantsemissions from new and existing lead smelters (40 CFR 63, 
SubpartX) were promulgated on June 23, 1995. The Agency has been 
petitioned for reconsideration, and has agreed to revise portionsof the 
rule to address the comments contained in the petitions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3193.

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364

RIN: 2060-AH07
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7402/CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Final standards under section 112(d) for chromium emissions 
from hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing 
tanks (40 CFR 63, Subpart N) were promulgated on January 25, 1995. 
Since promulgation, the Agency has determined that a class of chromium 
electroplating operations were inadvertently excluded from regulation. 
Specifically, the final standards do not apply to sources engaged in 
continuous chromium electroplating of steel sheet used to make cans and 
other containers. It is the Agency's intent to regulate all facilities 
engaged in chromium electroplating. Therefore, the Agency plans to 
amend the chromium electroplating rule to extend its applicability to 
continuous chromium electroplating operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2841.

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




3280.  SPECIFIC POLLUTANTS: LIST OF CATEGORIES EMITTING 7 
SPECIFIED HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(c)(6)/CAA 112(c)(6)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, April 30, 1997.
Final, Judicial, December 20, 1997.

Abstract: Under CAA section 112(c)(6), special studies are required to 
identify, for potential standards development, sources and national 
emissions of seven specific air toxics. These seven are alkylated lead 
compounds, polycyclic organic matter (POM), hexachlorobenzene, mercury, 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofurans

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(2,3,7,8-TCDF), and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD). 
EPA is required to identify the sources accounting for 90% of the 
emissions of these pollutants and assure that those sources are subject 
to standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Announcement of Availability    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3960.

Agency Contact: Laurel Driver, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Reseach Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2859
Fax: 919 541-7690

RIN: 2060-AH20
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) AND EMISSION GUIDELINES 
FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL WASTE INCINERATORS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act section 129

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1994.
Other, Judicial, December 20, 1994, ANPRM.
NPRM, Judicial, March 15, 1997.

Abstract: Section 129 of the Clean Air Act Amendments requires the 
Agency to finalize New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission 
Guidelines (EG) for Industrial and Commercial Waste Incinerators 
(ICWIs). The Agency has received extensions on the court order to 
propose standards. Negotiations are currently on going with the 
litigants to grant a further extension to the Agency and combine ICWI 
with the other standards being developed under the Industrial 
Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Comment Period End        12/28/94                    59 FR 66850
NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3613.

Agency Contact: George Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1549

RIN: 2060-AF91
_______________________________________________________________________




3282.  TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT: CLARIFICATION 
OF TRADING PROVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671; Clean Air Act section 176(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51 and 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The transportation conformity rule, promulgated in November 
1993, ensures that transportation and air quality planning are 
consistent with Clean Air Act air quality standards. The Open Market 
Trading Guidance provides guidance to states for establishing a method 
to quantify emissions reductions (called ``discrete emissions 
reductions'' or DERs) that can be traded among parties and how such 
trading should occur. This action will amend the transportation 
conformity rule to clarify how emissions trading could be reconciled in 
the conformity process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3917.

Agency Contact: Laura Voss, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7858
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: voss.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3283.  TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY PILOT APPROVAL; COMFORMITY SIP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7671g

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51 and 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would approve the conformity procedures developed 
by an area that has been selected to participate in the transportation 
conformity pilot program. Because EPA may select up to six areas to 
participate in the pilot program there may be six separate approval 
actions. These approval actions will be in the form of conformity SIP 
approvals.
The purpose and anticipated impact of the pilot program itself were 
discussed in the rulemaking that established the pilot program (see 
``Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for 
Participation in the Conformity Pilot Program'').

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3914.

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7842
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: Patulski-Meg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH32
_______________________________________________________________________




3284. REDUCTION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) EMISSIONS FROM 
COATINGS USED IN THE AEROSPACE, WOOD FURNITURE, AND SHIPBUILDING 
INDUSTRIES UNDER CLEAN AIR ACT SECTION 183(E)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, March 1997.

Abstract: This action would result in the reduction of volatile organic 
compound (VOC) emissions from the coatings used by the Aerospace, Wood

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Furniture and Shipbuilding industries. The Agency will study the 
various VOC pollutants contained in these coatings and will evaluate 
pollution prevention and control techniques which can reduce these 
emissions; Control Techniques Guidelines can be issued in lieu of 
regulations if they are significantly as effective in reducing VOC 
emissions from the use of these coatings in ozone nonattainment areas. 
This rulemaking will be conducted in accordance with statutory 
requirements for VOC emission reduction under Section 183(e) of the 
Clean Air Act. The development of these VOC rules will use data 
recently gathered for the development of National Emission Standards 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for these industries. This will 
maximize resources and avoid duplication of data gathering efforts. 
There are small businesses in these industries, but at this time it is 
not known how many will be affected by these rules or guidelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  37 Transportation Equipment; 45 Transportation by 
Air; 243 Millwork, Veneer, Plywood, and Structural Wood Members; 25 
Furniture and Fixtures

Additional Information: SAN No. 3838.

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG59
_______________________________________________________________________




3285. AMENDMENT CONCERNING THE LOCATION OF SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AUDITS 
OF FOREIGN MANUFACTURED VEHICLES AND ENGINES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7525/CAA 206(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86 subpart G (Revision); 40 CFR 86 subpart K 
(Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would consider an amendment to the existing 
regulations to include ports of entry as a location for EPA selection 
of foreign produced vehicles and engines for SEA emissions testing at 
laboratories in the U.S. While the regulations do not specify EPA 
authority to conduct such port selections, the increased flexibility 
provided by port selections warrants amending the regulations. 
Presently, EPA must travel overseas to conduct SEA audits of foreign 
manufactured vehicles and engines, even though most manufacturers now 
have access to laboratory facilities in the U.S. The benefits include a 
reduction in Agency cost since fewer overseas trips would be necessary. 
Also, EPA would be able to conduct more audits of foreign manufactured 
vehicles and engines.
Separate from the provisions proposed in this NPRM for amendments to 
allow port selection for SEAs, EPA is also proposing to make two other 
amendments to 40 CFR Part 86. The first would amend current Selective 
Enforcement Auditing regulations to change the minimum annual limit of 
Selective Enforcement Audits per manufacturer to two (2) per year. 
Currently, the minimum annual limit is one audit per manufacturer. 
Under the proposed amendments EPA would be able to perform a second 
audit on those manufacturers that might otherwise be limited to one 
audit.
The second additional proposed amendment to Part 86 would delete from 
Subparts A and E references to the Agency representation in certain 
types of administrative hearings. The two provisions state that the 
Office of General Counsel will represent the Agency in administrative 
procedures governing hearings on certification for light-duty vehicles, 
light-duty trucks, heavy-duty engines and motorcycles. The Agency is 
proposing to delete these two provisions in order to be consistent with 
other hearing procedures in Part 86.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3139.

Agency Contact: Richard Gezelle, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6403-J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9267

RIN: 2060-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




3286.  REVIEW OF FEDERAL TEST PROCEDURES FOR EMISSIONS FROM 
MOTOR VEHICLES; TEST PROCEDURE ADJUSTMENTS TO FUEL ECONOMY AND EMISSION 
TEST RESULTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-549

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 600

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action considers potential adjustments to fuel economy 
and emission test results to compensate for test procedure changes 
previously adopted; it applies to light duty vehicles and light duty 
trucks. This aspect of the previous rulemaking (SAN-3323, RIN: 2060-
AE27) was deferred.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3979.

Agency Contact: R. W. Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road (mail code VPCD), Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4412

RIN: 2060-AH38
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. SPECIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR DEFINITION FOR DIESEL FUELS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545/CAAA 211(f)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a definition of the term substantially 
similar, as used in section 211(f)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 
with respect to diesel fuel and fuel additives. The prohibitions of 
section 211(f)(1)(A) apply to fuels and fuel additives which are not 
substantially similar to fuels or

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additives used to certify vehicles to emissions standards. This 
definition will enable manufacturers to determine whether their diesel 
fuels and additives are covered by, or excluded from, the section 
211(f)(1)(B) prohibitions. This definition will also reduce potential 
burdens on manufacturers and EPA for processing waivers for fuels and 
additives under 211(f)(4).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/30/91                    56 FR 24362
NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3091.

Agency Contact: David Korotney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NVFEL, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 313-668-4507

RIN: 2060-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________




3288. MODIFICATIONS TO STANDARDS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL 
GASOLINE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545/CAA 211

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under authority of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, EPA 
promulgated regulations to require a cleaner burning reformulated 
gasoline (RFG) in nine mandated areas of the country with the worst 
ozone air pollution problems. These areas are designated as covered 
areas, (e.g., areas in which non-RFG (conventional gasoline) is 
prohibited from being sold or dispensed to the ultimate consumers of 
the gasoline. Other ozone nonattainment areas may opt-in to the RFG 
program upon petition by the Governor of the state in which the area is 
located.
Since the RFG program became effective in January 1995, many 
enforcement related issues have been raised concerning the 
implementation of the program. Some of these issues have required the 
exercise of enforcement discretion through the use of informal question 
and answer guidance documents. This action will codify those guidances 
which are appropriate for incorporation into the RFG regulations. This 
action will also streamline the regulations, where appropriate, and 
include certain typographical and other minor corrections.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3844.

Agency Contact: Karen Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6406J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9006
Fax: 202 233-9557

RIN: 2060-AG76
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. AMENDMENT CONCERNING APPLICABILITY OF ON HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY 
CERTIFIED ENGINES FOR USE IN NONROAD HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521 to 7525; 42 USC 7541 to 7543; 42 USC 7547

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would consider an amendment to the existing 
regulations to allow the use of on-highway heavy-duty certified engines 
in nonroad heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. This will eliminate 
hardships caused by the imposition of nonroad heavy-duty rules of 
specialty vehicles and equipment that have historically elected to use 
cleaner on-highway heavy-duty engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis:  RIA

Additional Information: SAN No. 3842.

Agency Contact: John Guy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6403J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9276
Fax: 202 233-9596

RIN: 2060-AG78
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (25 
HORSEPOWER) (PHASE 2)

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547/CAA 213

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 90

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1992.
NPRM, Judicial, May 31, 1997.
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1997.

Abstract: This action will establish the second phase of emissions 
standards for new nonroad spark-ignition engines at or below 19 
kilowatts (25 horsepower), as required by section 213(a)(3) of the 
Clean Air Act as Amended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had 
been developing the second phase of small-engine regulations through a 
negotiated rulemaking, with representation by engine manufacturers, 
equipment manufacturers, emissions control manufacturers, equipment 
dealers, environment and public health interests, and State air 
programs. The negotiations came to an end on February 16, 1996 with no 
consensus reached. EPA will now develop the rulemaking through other 
means.
The affected engines are used in lawn, garden, and utility equipment, 
such as lawnmowers, string trimmers, chain saws, and small pumps and 
generators. The first phase was established July 3, 1995 (60 FR 34582), 
effective for the 1997 model year, and was very similar to the tier 1 
small-engine regulations developed by California for the same

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engines. Regulated pollutants are hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and 
oxides of nitrogen.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/27/97                    62 FR 14740
NPRM Hand-held engines          09/00/97
NPRM Non-hand-held engines      09/00/97
Final Hand-held engines         00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3361.

Agency Contact: Betsy McCabe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4344

RIN: 2060-AE29
_______________________________________________________________________




3291.  TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS FOR NON-ROAD COMPRESSION IGNITION 
ENGINES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521; 42 USC 7522; 42 USC 7573; 42 USC 7524; 
42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7542; 42 USC 7543; 42 USC 7547; 42 USC 7549; 42 USC 
7550; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the existing regulation. These 
amendments are needed to correct problems discovered during the first 
year of implementation. Also the rule will be harmonized with 
California and European Rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3915.

Agency Contact: Greg Orehowsky, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9292
Fax: 202 233-9596

RIN: 2060-AH33
_______________________________________________________________________




3292.  AMENDMENT TO URBAN BUS RETROFIT/REBUILD PROGRAM 
REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521; 42 USC 7522; 42 USC 7524; 42 USC 7525; 
42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7542; 42 USC 7546; 42 USC 7554; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 85 subpart O

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action addresses a shortcoming in one of the two 
compliance options of the urban bus retrofit/rebuild program. The 
action provides assurance that the two options remain equivalent in 
terms of particulate matter reduction and cost as intended by the 
original regulation. Also, it will assure that affected urban buses 
utilize the ``best retrofit technology...reasonably achievable'' as 
Congress required in the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3916.

Agency Contact: Tom Stricker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 401 M St., S.W. 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9322
Fax: 202 233-9596

RIN: 2060-AH45
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. NSPS: NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL FIRED STEAM 
GENERATING UNITS--REVISION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sec 407(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60.40

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, January 1, 1993.
Final, Statutory, January 1, 1994.
NPRM, Judicial, July 1, 1997.
Final, Judicial, September 3, 1998, Deadlines may be revised.

Abstract: The current NSPS for electric utility and nonutility steam 
generating units were promulgated in 1979 and 1986, respectively. A 
major feature of the NSPS is NOx control through the use of low NOx 
burners or overfired air. Section 407 of the Clean Air Act requires the 
EPA to revise existing NSPS for NOx emissions from fossil-fuel fired 
steam generating units, including both electric utility and nonutility 
units. These revised standards are to reflect improvements in methods 
for the reduction of NOx emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services; 20 Food and Kindred Products; 
20 Food and Kindred Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3352.

Agency Contact: James A. Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-0072

RIN: 2060-AE56
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. AMENDMENT TO THE REFRIGERANT RECYCLING RULE TO INCLUDE ALL 
REFRIGERANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-54, section 608 of the Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990; 42 USC 7401 et seq Section 608 CAA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82, subpart F

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995, See Additional Information.

Abstract: This action would facilitate fulfillment of the statutory 
mandate to apply the venting prohibition to substitute refrigerants. 
The action would provide regulations covering recovery/recycling 
equipment, recovery/recycling practices, and applicable certifications 
that would be required to accomplish compliance with the no-venting 
prohibition. Requirements would parallel those of the current section 
608 regulations, expanding applicability, where appropriate, to all 
refrigerants.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  All

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3560.

Agency Contact: Debbie Ottinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6205J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9149
Fax: 202 233-9577

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608 
SALES RESTRICTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; Clean Air Act section 608

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82 subpart F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule will include the reconsideration of the sales 
restriction as it relates to split systems. The Agency was petitioned 
to reconsider the part of the sales restriction that included the sale 
of pre-charged split systems. It restricted such sales to certified 
technicians. Since then, EPA stayed that portion of the sales 
restriction in response to the petition. This rule will include the 
determination of the Agency related to the reconsideration. It 
addresses environmental problems of ozone depletion resulting from 
emissions of CFCs, HCFCs, and other ozone-depleting substances. Through 
restricting sales of certain pre-charged items to persons certified as 
technicians, emissions to the atmosphere are decreased. The impact on 
small businesses and governments would be negligible, since persons can 
become certified if the EPA determination is a full restriction. Most 
businesses and governments will have at least one certified technician 
on board. Also, this amendment will include corrections and 
clarifications concerning leak repair requirements. This action has no 
impact on small business and state, local, tribal and governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
Final Action                    01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  358 Refrigeration and Service Industry Machinery; 52 
Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, and Mobile Home Dealers; 
52 Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, and Mobile Home Dealers

Additional Information: SAN No. 3673.

Agency Contact: Mavis Sanders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6205J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9737
Fax: 202 233-9665

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3296.  STREAMLINED EVAPORATIVE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will streamline the test procedure used to 
establish compliance with evaporative emission requirements for light 
duty vehicles and trucks. The current test procedure requires both two- 
and three-day emission tests, as well as running lost testing. The 
revision will delete the three day requirement and add flexibility for 
running loss compliance. This will enable manufacturers to save 
significant resources without any loss in environmental benefits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3910.

Agency Contact: Lynn Sohacki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7851

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3297.  SERVICING OF MOTOR VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONERS: STANDARDS 
FOR EQUIPMENT THAT RECOVERS AND RECYCLES REFRIGERANTS OTHER THAN CFC-12 
AND HCF-134A

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USCA 7671

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82 subpart B (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule serves to amend the regulations initially 
promulgated on July 14, 1992 under Section 609 of the CAA. By promoting 
the recycling and reclamation of ozone-depleting refrigerants from 
motor vehicle air conditioners, this rule will serve to inhibit venting 
of there refrigerants into the atmosphere, which is prohibited under 
the Act.
This rule fulfills the statutory mandate set forth in Section 609 
requiring the Administrator to promulgate regulations for the proper 
recycling in motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs) of any refrigerants 
that substitute for CFC-12 Specifically, Section 609 requires EPA to 
establish standards for refrigerant recycling equipment and for the 
proper use of such equipment. This rule will provide flexibility for 
service technicians to meet Section 609 requirements, because in 
addition to using equipment that recovers and recycles CFC-12 and HFC-
134a refrigerants, technicians will now be permitted to use equipment 
that recovers and recycles other substitute refrigerants listed as 
acceptable under EPA's SNAP program.
This rule will affect, although not adversely affect, small entities 
such as independent repair shops, server station, truck fleet shops, 
collision repair shops, new car and truck dealers, car and truck rental 
shops, and radiator repair shops. Specifically it will allow them to 
use equipment to recycle other substitute refrigerants listed as 
acceptable under the SNAP program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97
Final                           05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  75 Automotive Repair, Services, and Parking; 55

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Automotive Dealers and Gasoline Service Stations

Additional Information: SAN No. 3983.

Agency Contact: Christine Dibble, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9147
Email: dibble.christine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH29
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. SUPPLEMENTAL RULE TO REQUIRE CERTAIN PRODUCTS MADE WITH HCFCS TO 
BEAR WARNING LABEL

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq, section 611

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82 subpart F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Friends of the Earth submitted and withdrew a petition to 
expand EPA's labeling requirements to include products containing or 
manufactured with HCFCs. EPA anticipates that for Friends of the Earth 
will submit a revised petition later this year. We are bound by statute 
to respond by 180 days. If EPA grants the petition, the proposed 
rulemaking will be the response.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3640.

Agency Contact: Mavis Sanders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6205J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9737
Fax: 202 233-9665

RIN: 2060-AF93
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. UPDATE OF THE ACCEPTABILITY LIST UNDER THE SIGNIFICANT NEW 
ALTERNATIVES POLICY (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414, 7601, 7671 / Clean Air Act section 612

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9 and 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 612 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to identify 
alternatives to Class I and II ozone depleting substances and to 
publish lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes. Producers of 
substitutes must notify EPA at least 90 days before alternatives are 
introduced into interstate commerce. Unlike acceptable alternatives 
(see Notices), substitutes which are deemed by EPA to be unacceptable 
or acceptable subject to use restrictions must go through notice and 
comment rulemaking. Substitute lists are updated intermittently 
depending on the volume of notifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/16/92                     57 FR 1984
NPRM                            05/12/93                    58 FR 28094
Final Rule                      03/18/94                    59 FR 13044
Notice - 1                      08/26/94                    59 FR 44240
NPRM - 1                        09/26/94                    59 FR 49108
Notice - 2                      01/13/95                     60 FR 3318
Final Rule - 1                  06/13/95                    60 FR 31092
Notice - 3                      07/28/95                    60 FR 38729
NPRM - 2                        10/02/95                    60 FR 51383
Notice - 4                      02/08/96                     61 FR 4736
Final Rule - 2                  05/22/96                    61 FR 25585
NPRM - 3                        05/22/96                    61 FR 25604
Notice - 5                      09/05/96                    61 FR 47012
Final Rule - 3                  10/16/96                    61 FR 54030
Notice - 6                      04/00/97
NPRM - 4                        04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3525.

Agency Contact: Carol Weisner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6205J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9193

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3300. COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE MONITORING PROGRAM (PREVIOUSLY ENHANCED 
MONITORING PROGRAM)

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sections 114(a)(3), 
503(b),; 504(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 64; 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 1992.
NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 1993.
Final, Judicial, July 7, 1997.

Abstract: This action is required by the 1990 Clean Air Act (the Act) 
Amendments to assure better compliance with existing rules. This rule 
will require major stationary sources who must obtain permits under 
title V of the Act to conduct monitoring that provides reasonable 
assurance of ongoing compliance of the significant emission units with 
applicable requirements. Affected sources will use the monitoring data 
in conjunction with other compliance-related data to certify compliance 
with emission standards and other permit conditions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/22/93                    58 FR 54648
Supplemental Proposal           12/28/94                    59 FR 66844
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2942.

Agency Contact: Peter R. Westlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058

RIN: 2060-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




3301. NAAQS: PARTICULATE MATTER (REVIEW)

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7408 to 7409

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50.6

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 29, 1996.

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Final, Judicial, July 19, 1997.

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing and 
updating the air quality criteria for particulate matter to incorporate 
new scientific and technical information that has become available 
since the last review. Based on the revised criteria, EPA will 
determine whether revisions to the standards are appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/13/96                    61 FR 65638
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  10 Metal Mining; 12 Coal Mining; 14 Mining and 
Quarrying of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels; 33 Primary Metal 
Industries

Additional Information: SAN No. 3448.

Agency Contact: John Haines, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5533

RIN: 2060-AE66
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. NSPS: SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY - 
WASTEWATER

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, August 31, 1994.

Abstract: This rule will develop a new source performance standard to 
control air emissions of volatile organic compounds from wastewater 
treatment operations at the synthetic chemical manufacturing industry.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
Supplemental NPRM               10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Final Action                    11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  28 Chemicals and Allied Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 3380.

Agency Contact: Mary Tom Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516

RIN: 2060-AE94
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3303. ADDITION OF METHODS 204, 204A - 204F FOR MEASUREMENT OF VOC 
EMISSIONS FROM STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act of 1990 required States to adopt 
enforceable volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations. These 
enforceable regulations needed to include capture efficiency (CE) test 
methods. This action provides States and other interested parties with 
several example procedures which can be used to determine CE. The 
Agency is adding these methods to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51. Over a 
12 month period, OAQPS management had discussions with the Can 
Manufacturers Institute (CMI) concerning the Agency's policies 
regarding capture efficiency. EPA and the CMI reached concurrence on 
policies and a technical approach for measuring capture efficiency. The 
policy issues were considered in a separate guidance document which 
addressed appropraite Agency requirements and the degree of flexibility 
prescribed for permitting authorities. This action will promulgate one 
method which States and sources can use to measure VOC that is 
consistent with the approaches agreed to by CMI.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/02/95                    60 FR 39297
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3506.

Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1064

RIN: 2060-AF02
_______________________________________________________________________




3304. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: REVISIONS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL 
REGULATIONS UNDER TITLE IV OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 78.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Revisions to clarify whether administrative appeals are 
prerequisite for judicial review of final actions by the administrator 
under the Acid Rain Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68340
Final Action                    11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3570.

Agency Contact: Dwight C. Alpern, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9151

RIN: 2060-AF43
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: DELETION OF CERTAIN UNITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651, et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73.10

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Acid Rain Program requires affected utility units to hold 
allowances sufficient to cover emissions of SO2, have an Acid Rain 
Permit under part 72, and meet appropriate monitoring requirements 
under part 75. Many affected units are listed in 40 CFR 73.10 tables 2 
and 3. In the process of implementing the Acid Rain Program, EPA has 
learned that several units listed in the tables should not be affected 
by the Acid Rain Program requirements. This action would delete 
specific named units from the tables.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68340
Interim Final Rule              11/00/97

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Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3573.

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9074

RIN: 2060-AF46
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: REVISIONS TO THE PERMITS REGULATIONS UNDER 
TITLE IV OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7601, 7651g

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 72

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would make technical corrections in order to 
improve issuance of Phase I acid rain permits and facilitate approval 
of State or local permitting authorities' Phase II acid rain permitting 
programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68340
Final Action                    11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3574.

Agency Contact: Dwight C. Alpern, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9151

RIN: 2060-AF47
_______________________________________________________________________




3307. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71; 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to litigation on the part 70 regulations, to 
several problems identified through implementation of part 70, and to 
comments provided in response to notices of proposed rulemaking, parts 
51, 70, and 71 are being revised. The changes include the following: 
streamlined procedures for revising stationary-source operating permits 
issued by State and local permitting authorities or the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) under title V of the Clean Air Act; changes to 
the certification of compliance that is required to be submitted as 
part of the permit documentation; clarification of the title I and 
title V permitting requirements for research and development 
facilities; and changes in public participation requirements for minor 
new source review actions under title I of the Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/29/94                    59 FR 44460
NPRM Supplemental Proposal for 
Part 71                         04/27/95                    60 FR 20804
NPRM Supplemental Proposal for 
Part 70                         08/31/95                    60 FR 45530
FINAL                           08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3412.

Agency Contact: Ray Vogel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-12), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3308. METHODS FOR MEASUREMENT OF VISIBLE EMISSIONS - ADDITION OF METHODS 
203A, 203B, AND 203C TO APPENDIX M OF PART 51

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401(b)(1); 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7470 to 7479; 
42 USC 7501 to 7508; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking adds Test Methods 203A, 203B, and 203C to 40 
CFR part 51, appendix M (entitled Example Test Methods for State 
Implementation Plans). These methods describe procedures for estimating 
the opacity of visible emissions. States have requested that EPA 
promulgate these methods so that they can use them in State 
Implementation Plans in enforcing visible emissions regulations from 
Stationary Sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/22/93                    51 FR 61639
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2915.

Agency Contact: Roy Huntley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1060

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. REVISION OF EPA'S RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 96-295,sec304; EO 12777

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Radiological 
Emergency Response Plan (RERP) establishes a framework for timely, 
coordinated EPA action to protect public health and safety and the 
environment in response to a peacetime radiological incident. The 
original EPA RERP was approved in 1986. This new revision updates 
authorities, responsibilities, capabilities, and procedures for 
implementing effective radiological emergency response actions by EPA 
Offices. The RERP presents the EPA organizational structure and concept 
of operations for responding to radiological incidents as a participant 
in a Federal multi-agency response using the Federal Radiological 
Emergency Response Plan (FRERP) and the Federal Response Plan (FRP), 
and independently using the National Oil and Hazardous Substances 
Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This revision incorporates recent 
changes to the FRERP and NCP, and many other policy updates. In short, 
this revision

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ensures that EPA maintains a comprehensive strategy to provide 
organized, effective assistance to State and local governments in the 
event of a radiological emergency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Revise Radiological Emergency 
Response Plan                   08/00/97
Notice of Availability          09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3638.

Agency Contact: Craig Conklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9222

RIN: 2060-AF85
_______________________________________________________________________




3310. SALES VOLUME LIMIT PROVISIONS FOR SMALL-VOLUME MANUFACTURE 
CERTIFICATION FOR CLEAN FUEL AND CONVENTIONAL VEHICLE CONVERSIONS AND 
RELATED PROVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA section 202,203,247, 301(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 85; 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will temporarily raise the 10,000 vehicle sales 
volume limit for vehicle converters seeking certification under the 
small volume manufacturers provisions. In addition this action will 
adopt provisions to provide flexibility in assigned deterioration 
factors for alternative fuel vehicles. fuel vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/03/96                      61 FR 140
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3643.

Agency Contact: Cliff Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, National Fuel & Emissions Vehicle Laboratory, 2565 Plymouth 
Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310

RIN: 2060-AF87
_______________________________________________________________________




3311. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENTS: FLEXIBILITY AND 
STREAMLINING

Priority:  Economically Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521(a)/CAA 176(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 recognized that 
transportation planning and air quality planning must be coordinated 
towards achieving the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 
The transportation conformity rule was promulgated in November of 1993, 
in response to CAAA concerns. Conformity ensures that transportation 
planning does not (a) produce new air quality violations, (b) worsen 
existing violations, and (c) delay timely attainment of the NAAQS. This 
rulemaking is the third in a series of amendments to the original 
transportation conformity rule. This rulemaking will streamline the 
original rule to simplify the conformity process in response to 
conformity stakeholder concerns. Flexibility will be added for rural 
nonattainment areas. Difficulties associated with the build/no-build 
test and adding transportation projects to plans will be resolved, and 
non-Federal projects will have additional flexibility through these 
amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/96                    61 FR 36112
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3740.

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Phone: 313 668-4441

RIN: 2060-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. AMENDMENT TO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (PS-1)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, section 407

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to clarify and update requirements for 
source owners and operators who must install and use continuous stack 
or duct opacity monitoring equipment. This action also proposes 
amendments regarding design and performance validation requirements for 
continuous opacity monitoring system (COMS) equipment in appendix B, 
PS-1. These amendments to subpart A and PS-1 will not change the 
affected facilities' applicable emission standards or requirement to 
monitor. The amendments will: (1) clarify owner and operator and 
monitor vender obligations, (2) reaffirm and update COMS design and 
performance requirements, and (3) provide EPA and affected facilities 
with equipment assurances for carrying out effective monitoring. The 
specifications shall apply to all COMS's installed or replaced after 
the date of promulgation. Following promulgation, a source owner, 
operator, or manufacturer will be subject to these performance 
specifications if installing a new COMS, relocating a COMS, replacing a 
COMS, recertifying a COMS that has undergone substantial refurbishing, 
or has been specifically required to recertify the COMS with these 
revisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/24/94                    59 FR 60585
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3744.

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AG22

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3313. REGULATION REVIEW/BURDEN REDUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, section 407

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On March 16, 1995, President Clinton issued a report 
entitled, Reinventing Environmental Regulation, that identified 25 
initiatives to improve the current regulatory system. This action is 
part of the regulatory review process to reduce unnecessary 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Existing rules are being 
reviewed for excess and/or duplicative requirements. The Agency will 
publish a list of those regulations that will be revised or amended to 
reduce unnecessary recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/11/96                    61 FR 47840
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3750.

Agency Contact: Dave Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG30
_______________________________________________________________________




3314. RADIONUCLIDE DOSE METHODOLOGY UPDATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The primary purpose of this rule is to propose more accurate 
controls of radioactivity in drinking water through a technical 
correction in dose methodology for beta and photon emitters only.
EPA has decided to use the Federal Guidance Report (FGR)-11 (1988) as 
the method for dose conversion for beta and photon emitters. Use of 
this method will provide consistency with other federal agencies. The 
newly revised concentrations in drinking water using the FGR-11 method 
will replace the values published earlier in the National Bureau of 
Standards (NBS) Handbook 69, as amended in August 1963. The current 
beta and photon emitters MCL, as calculated in NBS 69 (1963), is 4 
millirem/year total body or organ dose equivalent dose methodology. EPA 
is proposing a 4 mrem/year effective dose equivalent (EDE) dose 
methodology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  494 Water Supply

Additional Information: SAN No. 3811.

Agency Contact: Paul Bubbosh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6603J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9383
Fax: 202 233-9650
Email: karhnak.jogn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG49
_______________________________________________________________________




3315. REVISION TO DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC) - 
EXCLUSION OF 16 COMPOUNDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is deregulatory in nature as it removes compounds 
from control as volatile organic compounds for purposes of preparing 
State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to attain the national ambient air 
quality standards for ozone under Title 1 of the Clean Air Act. These 
compounds are being deregulated because of scientific evidence of their 
low photochemical reactivity. States will no longer include control 
provisions for these compounds in their SIPs. Small businesses will not 
be affected, except that they may more freely use these compounds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/17/97                    62 FR 12583
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  367 Electronic Components and Accessories; 372 
Aircraft and Parts

Additional Information: SAN No. 3838.

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-15), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG70
_______________________________________________________________________




3316. TIER II (PHASE II) STUDY TO ASSESS FURTHER REDUCTIONS IN LOV AND 
LDT TAILPIPE EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

Legal Authority:  PL 91-190; sec 203(i) of the Clean Air Act Amendments 
of 1990

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, June 1, 1997, Report to Congress.

Abstract: EPA is mandated by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 to 
study whether or not further reductions in emissions from light-duty 
vehicles and light-duty trucks should be required through lowering 
tailpipe emissions standards. EPA is required to submit a report to 
Congress not later than June 1, 1997. The report will consider whether 
there is a need for further reductions in emissions, whether the 
technology is available to meet the more stringent standards, and 
whether further reductions in emissions will be needed and cost 
effective taking into consideration alternative means of attaining or 
maintaining national ambient air quality standards.

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Timetable:

Report to Congress  Final 06/01/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3911.

Agency Contact: John German, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4214
Fax: 313 741-7869

RIN: 2060-AH04
_______________________________________________________________________




3317.  ADDITION OF OPACITY METHOD TO APPENDIX M OF 40 CFR PART 
51 (METHOD 203)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes to add a method, Method 203, for the 
measurement of opacity from stationary sources, to appendix M (Example 
Test Methods for State Implementation Plans) in 40 CFR Part 51. This 
action provides States with an instrumental test method which can be 
used in basis, compliance with stationary source opacity emission 
limitations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/92                    57 FR 46114
Final                           05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958.

Agency Contact: Solomon O. Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AH23
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3318. INDIAN TRIBES: AIR QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7405/CAA 105

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline:  Final, Statutory, April 15, 1992.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act of 1990 requires EPA to promulgate 
regulations identifying those provisions of the CAA for which it is 
appropriate to treat tribes in the same manner as States. For the 
provisions specified, a Tribe may develop and implement one or more of 
its own air quality programs. In addition to specifying the CAA 
provisions for which it is appropriate to treat Tribes in the same 
manner as States, the rule also establishes the requirements that 
Indian Tribes must meet if they choose to seek such treatment, and 
provides for awards of Federal financial assistance to the Tribes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/25/94                    59 FR 43956
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3087.

Agency Contact: David R. LaRoche, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, SE., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7652

RIN: 2060-AF79
_______________________________________________________________________




3319. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION)

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7409/CAA 109

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50.4; 40 CFR 50.5; 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 1, 1994, (review only).
Final, Judicial, April 22, 1996, (review only).

Abstract: On November 15, 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) proposed not to revise the existing 24-hour and annual primary 
standards. The EPA sought public comment on the need to adopt 
additional regulatory measures to address the health risk to asthmatic 
individuals posed by short-term peak sulfur dioxide exposure.
On March 7, 1995, EPA proposed implementation strategies for reducing 
short-term high concentrations of sulfur dioxide emissions in the 
ambient air.
On May 22, 1996, EPA published its final decision not to revise the 
primary sulfur dioxide NAAQS. The notice stated that EPA would shortly 
propose a new implementation strategy to assist States in addressing 
short-term peaks of sulfur dioxide. The new implementation strategy - 
the Intervention Level Program - was proposed on January 2, 1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM : NAAQS Review             11/15/94                    59 FR 58958
NPRM : NAAQS Implementation 
(Part 51)                       03/07/95                    60 FR 12492
Final Action : NAAQS Review     05/22/96                    61 FR 25566
NPRM Revised : NAAQS 
Implementation (Part 51)        01/02/97                      62 FR 210
Final : NAAQS Implementation 
(Part 51)                       01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1002.

Agency Contact: Susan Stone (Review), Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1146
Eric Crump (Implementation), Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-4719

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3320. NAAQS: OZONE (REVIEW)

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7408 section 108 Clean Air Act; 42 USC 7409 
Section 109 Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50.9

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, December 31, 1980, Review at 5-year 
intervalsthereafter.

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing and 
updating the air quality criteria for ozone to incorporate new 
scientific and technical information. Based on the revised criteria, 
the EPA will determine whether revisions to the standards are 
appropriate.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/13/96                    61 FR 65716
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3353.

Agency Contact: John Haines, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5533

RIN: 2060-AE57
_______________________________________________________________________




3321. MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS (MWI)

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act of 1990, section 129

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1992.
NPRM, Judicial, February 1, 1995.
Final, Judicial, July 25, 1997.

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing new 
source performance standards (NSPS) for new MWIs and emission 
guidelines (EG) for existing MWIs under sections 111 and 129 of the 
Clean Air Act. The NSPS are to reflect the maximum degree of reduction 
in emissions that is achievable for new units. The EG may be less 
stringent than the standards for new units. States must submit plans 
for implementing and enforcing the guidelines. Section 129 requires 
that emission limits be established for particulate matter, sulfur 
dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, lead, 
cadmium, mercury, dioxins, and dibenzofurans. .
EPA is working intensively with MWI owners and operators, as well as 
with other stakeholders, to assure that this rule is based on the best 
understanding of the industry, and that it affords the flexibility to 
achieve the necessary emission reductions in the most sensible, cost-
effective ways, including the transfer of wastes to larger, more 
efficient regional facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/27/95                    60 FR 10654
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2719.

Agency Contact: Rick Copland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919-541-5450

RIN: 2060-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________




3322. REVISION TO NSPS: NONMETALLIC MINERALS PROCESSING

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7411

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 111(b)(1)(B) requires EPA to at least every 8 years, 
review and, if appropriate, revise NSPS. Comments and suggested 
revisions were received from the National Stone Association (NSA) on 
this NSPS. The main concerns of NSA are some emission testing 
requirements and notification requirements. This revision will address 
NSA's concerns as well as other comments on this NSPS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/27/96                    61 FR 33415
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  144 Sand and Gravel; 142 Crushed and Broken Stone, 
Including Riprap; 145 Clay, Ceramic, and Refractory Minerals; 149 
Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels

Additional Information: SAN No. 3753.

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AG33
_______________________________________________________________________




3323.  NSPS REVISIONS FOR PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER INDUSTRY: 
GRANULAR TRIPLE SUPERPHOSPHATE STORAGE FACILITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7411

CFR Citation:  40 CFR part 60 subpart X

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1975, the Agency promulgated new source performance 
standards (NSPS) to limit emissions of total fluoride compounds from 
several affected facilities in the phosphate fertilizers industry. 
Among the affected facilities covered by the NSPS were triple 
superphosphate plants and granular triple superphosphate (GTSP) storage 
facilities. The NSPS for GTSP fertilizer storage facilities in Subpart 
X were promulgated for the purpose of limiting total fluoride emissions 
resulting from the continuation of the chemical reactions through which 
GTSP is manufactured. After an initial curing period, the GTSP 
fertilizers cease to emit appreciable quantities of fluorides. As now 
written, the NSPS cover all GTSP storage facilities and there is no 
provision to exempt facilities storing only cured fertilizers. This 
action will clarify the coverage of the NSPS to limit its applicability 
to those facilities which store fresh GTSP. The revised NSPS will 
include a work practice through which manufacturers will not ship fresh 
GTSP. This feature will limit the testing and recordkeeping 
requirements of Subpart X to only those facilities associated with 
manufacture of GTSP and, thereby, remove any recordkeeping burden 
currently imposed upon downstream distributors and users of this 
product.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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Sectors Affected:  287 Agricultural Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3965.

Agency Contact: David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AH16
_______________________________________________________________________




3324. NESHAP: PHOSPHORIC ACID MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, Clean Air Act Amendments of1990.

Abstract: The CAAA required EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of the hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) listed in Section 112(b) of the CAAA and, to establish dates for 
the promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed 
categories of HAP emission sources and develop emission standards for 
each source of HAPs such that the schedule is met. The standards are to 
be technology-based and are to require the maximum degree of emission 
reduction determined to be achievable by the Administrator. The Agency 
has determined that the phosphoric acid manufacturing industry may 
reasonably be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs listed in 
Section 112(b) of the CAAA. As a consequence, the source category is 
included on the initial list of HAP- emitting categories scheduled for 
standards promulgation within 10 years of enactment of the CAAA. The 
purpose of this action is to pursue a regulatory development program 
such that emission standards may be proposed and promulgated according 
to the mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/21/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3303.

Agency Contact: David F. Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515

RIN: 2060-AE40
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. NESHAP: PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, Clean Air Act Amendments of1990.

Abstract: EPA is required to publish an initial list of all categories 
of major and area sources of the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed 
in Section 112(b) of the CAAA and, to establish dates for the 
promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed categories of 
HAP emission sources and develop emission standards for each source of 
HAPs such that the schedule is met. The standards are to be technology-
based and are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction 
determined to be achievable by the Administrator. The Agency has 
determined that the phosphate fertilizer production industry may 
reasonable be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs listed in 
Section 112(b) of the CAAA. As a consequence, the source category is 
included on the initial list of HAP-emitting categories scheduled for 
standards promulgation within 10 years of enactment of the CAAA. The 
purpose of this action is to pursue a regulatory development program 
such that emission standards may be proposed and promulgated according 
to the mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/21/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    02/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3304.

Agency Contact: David F. Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515

RIN: 2060-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3326. NESHAP: PRIMARY ALUMINUM PLANTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 requires 
the EPA to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. The standards are to be technology-based and 
are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to 
be achievable by the Administrator of EPA. The EPA has determined that 
plants in the Primary Aluminum industry may be major sources for one or 
more hazardous air pollutants. As a consequence, a regulatory 
development program is being conducted such that emission standards 
will be proposed and promulgated by November 15, 1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/26/96                    61 FR 50585
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  333 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous 
Metals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3072.

Agency Contact: Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837

RIN: 2060-AE76
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the amended Clean Air Act (CAA) requires 
development of emission standards for all major sources, and selected 
area sources, emitting any of the 189

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hazardous air pollutants (HAP) identified in Section 112(b) of the CAA. 
Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production has been listed as a category of 
major sources based on documented emissions of methylene chloride and 
2,4-toluene diisocyanate. This action will explore alternatives for 
controlling the release of HAP from the following emission sources 
located at slabstock, rebond, and molded polyurethane foam production 
facilities: process vents, storage, equipment leaks and other fugitive 
sources, and transfer operations. This action, however, will not cover 
emissions from foam fabrication (i.e., gluing and flame lamination). In 
June 1996 the Agency added a separate source category to address HAP 
from fabrication operations.
Ultimately, a NESHAP for foam production will be developed based on 
candidate Maximum Achievable Control Technology. This is a 7-year 
standard, required to be promulgated by November 1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68406
Correction Notice               02/03/97                    62 FR 05074
Final Action                    10/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  308 Miscellaneous Plastics Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3338.

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF TETRAHYDROBENZALDEHYDE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act section 112(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to develop a MACT standard for 
the production of Tetrahydrobenzaldehyde. (Referred to in the initial 
Source Category List as Butadiene Dimmers). The emissions sources that 
will be controlled are process vents (e.g. reactors); storage; 
equipment leaks and other fugitive sources; transfer operations; and 
wastewater operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3469.

Agency Contact: John M. Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296

RIN: 2060-AE99
_______________________________________________________________________




3329. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARD FOR RADON EMISSIONS FROM PHOSPHOGYPSUM 
STACKS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401/CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has granted a petition for reconsideration for the 
portion of the rule which regulates phosphogypsum for research and 
development uses. This regulatory proceeding would result in a proposed 
rule which may increase the limit and reduce the certification 
requirements for that use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Notice of Reconsideration  05/08/96                    61 FR 20775
Final                           08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2547.

Agency Contact: Julie Rosenberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6602J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9154

RIN: 2060-AF04
_______________________________________________________________________




3330. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO AEROSPACE NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NESHAP for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities 
was promulgated in August of 1995. Afterwards, we discovered a few 
problems with the rule and still need to publish the CTG for this 
industry. This action would correct these problems and announce the 
CTG.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/29/96                    61 FR 55842
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  372 Aircraft and Parts

Additional Information: SAN No. 3836.

Agency Contact: Barbara Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0164
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG65
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS NESHAP: TECHNICAL 
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 subpart JJ

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend and make technical corrections and 
clarifications to the final Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations 
NESHAP, which was promulgated on December 7, 1996 (60 FR 62930). This 
action will address litigation issues brought up after promulgation of 
the standards, as well as, the resolution of these issues. In addition, 
this action

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will clarify aspects for the final rule such as applicability, emission 
limits, and will make editorial corrections to the final rule as was 
published in the Federal Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2965.

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG95
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. STANDARDS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE, INDIVIDUAL 
BASELINE FUEL ADJUSTMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414/CAA 114; 42 USC 7545(c)/CAA 211(c); 42 
USC 7601/CAA 301

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would establish criteria by which a refiner could 
receive an adjustment to its baseline under certain circumstances. 
Baseline adjustments reduce the cost of compliance (primarily with the 
anti-dumping requirements of the reformulated gasoline program) for 
those refiners which would otherwise be extremely burdened.
Baseline adjustments under certain circumstances were provided for in 
the December 1993 final Reformulated Gasoline and Anti- Dumping rule. 
However, baseline adjustments are only allowed under certain narrowly 
defined circumstances; broad adjustments are beyond EPA's discretion. 
The circumstances for which baseline adjustments would be allowed under 
this rule are as follows: 1) production of JP-4 in 1990; 2) use of an 
extremely low-sulfur crude in 1990; 3) having extremely low baseline 
values for sulfur and solefins. Refiners must meet specific criteria in 
order to qualify for one or more of these adjustments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/04/95                    60 FR 40009
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3604.

Agency Contact: Christine M. Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4287
Fax: 313 741-7869

RIN: 2060-AG80
_______________________________________________________________________




3333.  FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES; ELIMINATION OF OXYGENATED 
PROGRAM REFORMULATED GASOLINE CATEGORY FROM THE REFORMULATED GASOLINE 
REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Amendments of 1990 sec 114, 211 and 301(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend the RFG regulations to eliminate 
separate treatment for a category of gasoline used in averaging. EPA 
does not believe the category is necessary any more. This proposed 
action would increase flexibility and reduce compliance costs. No 
negative environmental impact is expected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/17/97                    62 FR 12586
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3948.

Agency Contact: Anne-Marie Cooney Pastorkovich, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9013
Fax: 202 233-9557
Email: pastorkovich.Anne-marie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH43
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT AND SOLICITATION FOR 
PARTICIPATION IN THE TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY PILOT PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671/CAA 176

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Transportation Conformity rule promulgated in November 
1993 ensures that transportation and air quality planning are 
consistent with Clean Air Act air quality standards. This action is 
part of an Agency effort to streamline the existing conformity 
regulation and offer flexibility in the conformity process. This action 
would amend the conformity regulation to allow EPA to create and 
implement a conformity pilot program.
The rule amendment would allow EPA to exempt up to six areas from 
certain requirements of the conformity rule. The main objective of the 
pilot program is to offer State and local air and transportation 
agencies the flexibility to identify the conformity procedures that 
work best for their area. This action will enable EPA to test out 
innovative methods of streamlining the conformity regulation's 
requirements while ensuring that Clean Air Act objectives are met. In 
addition to the rule amendment, this action also includes the pilot 
program's proposed eligibility and application requirements, selection 
criteria, and implementation procedures.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/96                    61 FR 35994
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3610.

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7842
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: patulski.meg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG79
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
AUTOMOBILE REFINISH COATINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sec 183(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, March 1997.

Abstract: Section 183(e) requires EPA to study the emissions of 
volatile organic compounds (VOC) from consumer and commercial products, 
list those categories of products that account for at least 80 percent 
of the total VOC emissions from consumer and commercial products in 
areas classified as nonattainment for ozone, divide the list into four 
groups, and regulate one group every 2 years using best available 
controls (BAC). Based on the criteria described in the consumer and 
commercial product study (March 1995), and category listing (March 
1995), EPA has determined that VOC emissions from automobile refinish 
coatings should be regulated by March 1997. Automobile refinish 
coatings can be generally classified as primers and topcoats, each 
consisting of several different types. the proposed rule divides 
automobile refinish coatings into 6 categories, and contains VOC 
content limits for each category. Automobile refinish coatings are used 
by body shops and by do-it-yourselfers. However, the proposed rule does 
not directly affect these small businesses. Rather, the rule would 
apply to coating manufacturers and importers, and would limit the VOC 
content of coatings that are produced for sale in the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/30/96                    61 FR 19005
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3281.

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416

RIN: 2060-AE35
_______________________________________________________________________




3336. VOC REGULATION FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; Clean Air Act section 183

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, March 15, 1997.

Abstract: This regulation will control volatile organic compound (VOC) 
emissions from architectural coatings. These coatings are applied to 
stationary structures and their appurtenances, to portable buildings, 
to pavements, or to curbs. Traditional VOC limitations, market-based 
approaches, and phased-in approaches are all being considered. The EPA 
is working with coating manufacturers and other stakeholders to ensure 
that this rule is based on the best possible understanding of the 
industry and that it affords the flexibility to achieve the necessary 
emission reductions in the most sensible, cost-effective ways.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/25/96                    61 FR 32729
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3351.

Agency Contact: Ellen Ducey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5408
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: ducey.ellen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE55
_______________________________________________________________________




3337. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, March 1997.

Abstract: This regulation will reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) 
emissions from 24 types of consumer products which are currently 
regulated by California and several other States. The EPA is working 
with consumer product manufacturers and other stakeholders to ensure 
that this rule is based on the best possible understanding of the 
industry and that it affords the flexibility to achieve the necessary 
emission reductions in the most sensible, cost-effective ways.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/02/96                    61 FR 14531
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  284 Soaps, Detergents, and Cleaning Preparations, 
Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations; 287 Agricultural 
Chemicals; 289 Miscellaneous Chemical Products; 287 Agricultural 
Chemicals

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3658.

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: moore.bruce@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF62

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3338. OPEN-MARKET TRADING GUIDANCE

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, sections 182 and 187

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a final 
policy for open-market trading of ozone smog precursors (volatile 
organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen) that will provide more 
flexibility than ever before for companies to trade emission credits 
without prior State or Federal approval. Once a rule is in the State 
implementation plan (SIP), companies could engage in emissions trades 
without prior regulatory approval as long as accountability is ensured 
in accordance with the guidance. The intended benefits of an active 
market in emissions trading are compliance with the ozone standard at 
far less cost and an increased incentive to develop innovative 
emission-reduction technologies. standard at far less cost and an 
increased incentive to develop innovative emission-reduction 
technologies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/03/95                    60 FR 39668
Notice - Inclusion of Proposed 
Model Rule                      08/25/95                    60 FR 44290
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3660.

Agency Contact: Nancy Mayer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-15), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5390
Fax: 919 541-0839

RIN: 2060-AF60
_______________________________________________________________________




3339. REVISED CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) STANDARD FOR CLASS I AND II 
NONHANDHELD NEW NONROAD PHASE I SMALL SPARK-IGNITED ENGINES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521CAA 201

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This direct final rule revises the existing new nonroad Phase 
I small spark-ignited (SI) engine regulations. Briggs and Stratton 
Corporation submitted a petition to the Administrator on March 4, 1996, 
asking the Agency to reconsider the existing regulation and to either 
allow the use of oxygenated certification fuels with the current CO 
standard or revise the existing carbon monoxide (CO) emission standard 
for class I and II nonhandheld engines. Briggs and Stratton argues that 
the majority of nonhandheld engines sold in the United States can not 
meet the current CO standard when tested on the monoxygenated 
certification test fuel specified in the regulations. EPA has finalized 
the CO standard on the basis of data provided to the Agency by Briggs 
and Stratton. The Agency had assumed that the data was collected using 
Indolene (a monoxygenated, nonreformulated gasoline) as the test fuel. 
In fact, Briggs and Stratton had used California's Phase II 
Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) in the testing, but had not informed EPA of 
this before the rule was finalized. The use of an oxygenated fuel has 
an effect on the emissions from these engines, particularly CO, and 
Briggs and Stratton had used California's Phase II Reformulated 
Gasoline (RFG) in the testing, but had not informed EPA of this before 
the rule was finalized. The use of an oxygenated fuel has an effect on 
the emissions from these engines, particularly CO, and Briggs and 
Stratton has suggested that the CO standard that the Agency finalized 
was thus more stringent than is feasible based on their data.
EPA staff are analyzing new data provided by Briggs and Stratton 
concerning the amount of the CO emission offset between Indolene and 
RFG for nonhandheld engines. Based on data analysis and documentation 
provided by Briggs and Stratton in support of their petition, EPA 
intends to determine the amount of the emission offset and consider 
raising the Phase I CO emission standard for nonhandheld engines 
accordingly. In their petition to EPA, Briggs and Stratton assert that 
raising the CO standard should result in reduced emissions of 
hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen, which are the primary pollutants 
of concern under the Phase I small SI rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/03/96                    61 FR 34778
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3300.

Agency Contact: Laurel Horne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7803
Fax: 313 741-7816

RIN: 2060-AG81
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. NATIONAL 49-STATE LOW-EMISSION VEHICLES PROGRAM

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act secs 202 and 301(a)

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking is a voluntary emissions standards program 
applicable to manufacturers of light-duty vehicles and trucks beginning 
in model year 1997. This program would apply only to those 
manufacturers that chose to opt into the program. This program is 
designed to be an alternative national program that provides emissions 
reductions equivalent to the Northeast Ozone Transport Commission's 
(OTC's) low-emission vehicle (LEV) program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/10/95                    60 FR 52734
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

[[Page 22400]]

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3646.

Agency Contact: Mike Shields, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6401), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7757
Fax: 202 260-6011

RIN: 2060-AF75
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY 
ENGINES AND NONROAD DIESEL ENGINES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act secs 202(a), 211(c), 213(a), 301(a)

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The primary focus of this action will be reducing emissions 
of nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) and 
particulate matter (PM) from diesel and gasoline fueled engines used in 
highway trucks and buses and in nonroad equipment and vehicles. 
Nitrogen oxides are a significant contributor to urban ozone pollution 
(smog), acid rain, and particulate pollution. Particulates, including 
those emitted directly and secondary particulates formed in the 
atmosphere, have been associated with increased death and illness rates 
as well as impaired visibility. Non-Methane hydrocarbons also 
contribute to ozone pollution. Highway and nonroad engines and vehicles 
are very significant contributors to these air-quality problems. This 
initiative has been marked by an unprecedented degree of cooperation 
between EPA, the State of California, and the engine manufacturing 
industry, as well as the involvement of States, regional air-management 
organizations, and public interest and environmental organizations. The 
result has been a plan for very stringent new emission standards that 
have the support of the industry. EPA has proposed new standards for 
highway truck and bus engines, and discussions are progressing toward 
similar standards for nonroad diesel engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           08/30/95                    60 FR 45580
NPRM Highway                    06/27/96                    61 FR 33421
ANPRM Nonroad                   01/02/97                      62 FR 200
Final Action Highway            04/00/97
NPRM Nonroad                    08/00/97
Final Action Nonroad            08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3645 and 3878

Agency Contact: Tad Wysor, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 2565 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4332

RIN: 2060-AF76
_______________________________________________________________________




3342. REVISION TO THE COVERED AREAS PROVISION FOR REFORMULATED GASOLINE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545/CAA 211

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, EPA 
promulgated regulations to require a cleaner burning reformulated 
gasoline (RFG) in nine mandated areas of the country with the worst 
ozone air pollution problems. These areas are designated as covered 
areas, (e.g., areas in which non-RFG (conventional gasoline) is 
prohibited from being sold or dispensed to the ultimate consumers of 
the gasoline.
The RFG regulations also include a provision which allows a State, upon 
petition by the Governor, to have other areas designated as 
nonattainment for ozone included as covered areas under the Federal RFG 
program (the opt-in provision).
This action will expand the opt-in provision to include areas that that 
formerly were in nonattainment for ozone as well as areas presently in 
nonattainment for ozone. This action will give States the flexibility 
to use the RFG program in their maintenance plans and as contingency 
measures for those areas that have been redesignated to attainment 
status, but are in need of ozone controls to maintain that status.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3843.

Agency Contact: Marylin Bennett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6406J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9006
Fax: 202 233-9557

RIN: 2060-AG77
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF AIR REGULATIONS DELEGATION REMAND

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  CAA 328

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 55

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA promulgated the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air 
Regulations on September 4, 1992. The regulations allowed States to 
request delegation of the authority to implement and enforce the 
regulations for sources located within 25 miles of the State's seaward 
boundary, but prohibited such delegation of the authority for sources 
locating beyond that limit. Since section 328(a)(3) of the Clean Air 
Act requires EPA to allow delegation for both types of sources, EPA 
requested and received a remand on this issue. The notice revises the 
OCS Air Regulations to allow delegation of the implementation and 
enforcement authority to State and local air pollution control agencies 
for sources locating beyond 25 mile of the States' seaward boundaries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/96                    61 FR 25173
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

[[Page 22401]]

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3789.

Agency Contact: David H. Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5350

RIN: 2060-AG39
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF AIR REGULATIONS OFFSET REMAND

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  CAA 328

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 55

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA promulgated the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air 
Regulations on September 4, 1992. As a result of a challenge, the court 
vacated the special offset provision which EPA had included in the OCS 
regulations and remanded that issue to EPA for reconsideration. The 
interim final rule revised the OCS regulations to require that new or 
modified OCS sources meet the same offset requirements as imposed in 
the corresponding onshore area. The final action is to respond to 
public comment on the interim final rule. As a result some OCS sources 
may be required to obtain additional offset credits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/20/96                    61 FR 25149
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3790.

Agency Contact: David H. Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5350

RIN: 2060-AG40
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. FINAL RULE FOR SERVICING OF MOTOR VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; Title VI, Section 609

CFR Citation:  42 CFR 82, subpart B

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule fulfills the statutory mandate set forth in section 
609 requiring the Administrator to establish standards for proper 
recycling in motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACS) of any refrigerants 
that substitute for CFC-12. Specifically, Section 609 provides that 
beginning on November 15, 1995, the term ``refrigerant'' shall be 
expanded to include any substitute for a class I or class II substance 
used in an MVAC system. With respect to any motor vehicle refrigerant, 
Section 609 requires EPA to promulgate regulations for refrigerants in 
addition to equipment that recovers and recycles class I and class II 
(i.e., CFC and HCFC refrigerants). In addition this rule will provide 
flexibility by explicitly permitting certain types of MVAC servicing 
that are not now clearly addressed in the regulations and that some 
technicians currently believe to be prohibited.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/06/96                     61 FR 9014
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  75 Automotive Repair, Services, and Parking

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3555.

Agency Contact: Christine Dibble, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (6205J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9147
Fax: 202 233-9577

RIN: 2060-AF35
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUPPLEMENTAL RULE REGARDING A 
RECYCLING STANDARD UNDER SECTION 608

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq, section 608

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82, subpart F

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, May 15, 1995, See Additional Information.

Abstract: The current rule sunsets the requirement that a reclamation 
standard be met, as of May 1, 1995. Several members of the regulated 
community have approached EPA requesting that the requirement not be 
sunsetted or that it be replaced with a somewhat less stringent 
standard. This amendment will incorporate a level of continued required 
reclamation and/or recycling standard that the majority of the affected 
industry agrees is beneficial in order to encourage compliance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/29/96                     61 FR 7858
Final Action                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3556.

Agency Contact: Cindy Newberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (6205J), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9729
Fax: 202 233-9665

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES (TSDF) 
AND HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS; ORGANIC AIR EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
TANKS, SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS, AND CONTAINERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  RCRA 3002 and RCRA 3004

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These standards were promulgated on December 6, 1994 and were 
effective on December 6, 1996. The final standards control organic air 
emissions from hazardous waste TSDF and generator sites. These 
emissions have been shown to contribute greatly to ground-level ozone 
formation and to cancer incidence among exposed populations.
Following promulgation, the EPA identified certain provisions for which 
the intended emission reductions can be achieved with less burdensome 
standards. The EPA has amended the final rule to include several 
revised

[[Page 22402]]

provisions, including the following: certain fixed-roof tanks may be 
equipped with pressure relief devices that vent to the atmosphere; 
containers may be vented during loading and emptying operations; a 
facility may comply with the final rule using an implementation 
schedule in several different circumstances; and the frequency of 
monitoring for certain equipment shall be semi-annual rather than 
annual. A technical correction notice is planned that will clarify the 
intent and effect of a few amendment provisions which were not clear in 
the 11/25/96 amendment notice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/95                    60 FR 41870
Technical Amendments            02/09/96                     61 FR 4903
Final Action                    11/25/96                    61 FR 59931
Technical Correction Notice     04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3792.

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OAQPS (MD-13), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363

RIN: 2060-AG44
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3348.  NESHAP FOR LEATHER TANNING AND FINISHING OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, The Clean Air Act requirespr 
omulgation by 11/15/00.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to develop air 
emission standards for facilities that emit any of the 188 hazardous 
air pollutants. This action will develop a MACT standard for sources 
involved in leather tanning and finishing operations. Facilities 
involved in these operations release over 7 million pounds of hazardous 
air pollutants per year. Regulation of these facilities will result in 
a reduction of the emissions of hazardous air pollutants, several of 
which are highly toxic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  311 Leather Tanning and Finishing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3964.

Agency Contact: William Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3076

RIN: 2060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________




3349. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) REFORM

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.160 to 51.166; 40 CFR 52.21; 40 CFR 52.24

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/23/96                    61 FR 38249
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Dennis Crumpler
Phone: 919 541-0871

RIN: 2060-AE11
_______________________________________________________________________




3350. SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Dickinson
Phone: 202 233-9256
Fax: 202 233-9596
Email: Dickinson.David@EPA.Gov.Com

RIN: 2060-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: ELIMINATION OF DIRECT SALE PROGRAM AND IPP 
WRITTEN GUARANTEE; AND ANPRM TO MODIFY ALLOWANCE AUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/06/96                    61 FR 28996
Direct Final and Proposal       06/06/96                    61 FR 28761
NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Eugene Casey
Phone: 202 233-9194

RIN: 2060-AG41
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. NSPS FOR SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATORS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

[[Page 22403]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Eugene P. Crumpler
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AG50
_______________________________________________________________________




3353. NESHAP FOR PLYWOOD AND PARTICLE BOARD MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Penny E. Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. AMENDMENT TO THE USER FEES FOR RADON PROFICIENCY PROGRAMS RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 195 and 700 (revision)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: James W. Long
Phone: 202 233-9433
Fax: 202 233-9652
Email: long.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG64
_______________________________________________________________________




3355.  STORAGE TANK RULE REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60 (Revision); 40 CFR 61 (Revision); 40 CFR 63 
(Revision); 40 CFR 264 (Revision); 40 CFR 265 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise storage tank air 
regulations in several parts of Title 40 of the CFR. Such revisions 
include rule corrections, the addition of test methods, and the 
elimination of some recordkeeping requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals; 422 Public 
Warehousing and Storage; 291 Petroleum Refining

Additional Information: SAN No. 3966.

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416

RIN: 2060-AH15
_______________________________________________________________________




3356. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE NESHAP/NSPS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Amanda Agnew
Phone: 919 541-5268

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




3357. COMBUSTION TURBINE NESHAP/NSPS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  44 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Sims Roy
Phone: 919 541-5263
Fax: 919-541-5450

RIN: 2060-AG67
_______________________________________________________________________




3358. NESHAP--IRON FOUNDRIES AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: James H. Maysilles
Phone: 919 541-3265

RIN: 2060-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. NESHAP--CYANIDE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Philip B. Mulrine
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AE45

[[Page 22404]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3360. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL

Priority:  Economically Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Madeleine Strum
Phone: 919 541-2383
Fax: 919-541-5689
Email: strum.madeleine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3362. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSES

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald
Phone: 919 541-5402

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3363. NESHAP: BAKER'S YEAST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Action                    06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne
Phone: 919 541-5439

RIN: 2060-AF30
_______________________________________________________________________




3364. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARD FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR PAINT 
STRIPPER USERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/15/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Vickie Boothe
Phone: 919 541-0164
Fax: 919 541-0072

RIN: 2060-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3365. NESHAP FOR BOAT MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Madeleine Strum
Phone: 919 541-2383
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: Strum.Madeleine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




3366. NESHAP FOR TIRE MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________




3367. NESHAP FOR AEROSOL CAN FILLING FACILITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Conran Chin
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AG32
_______________________________________________________________________




3368. PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY CLEANERS MACT STANDARD

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

[[Page 22405]]

Agency Contact: Fred Dimmick
Phone: 919 541-5625
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________




3369. NESHAP FOR ETHYLENE PROCESSES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Warren R. Johnson, Jr.
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG53
_______________________________________________________________________




3370. LARGE APPLIANCE COATINGS INTEGRATED REGULATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin
Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________




3371. ASPHALT ROOFING AND PROCESSING NESHAP

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Interim Final Rule              00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Juan E. Santiago
Phone: 919 541-1084

RIN: 2060-AG66
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. NESHAP CHROMIUM REFRACTORIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata
Phone: 919 541-5167

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________




3373. NESHAP FOR INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/00
NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: James Eddinger
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-0072

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3374. NESHAP: LIME MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood
Phone: 919 541-5446

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________




3375.  INDUSTRIAL COMBUSTION COORDINATED RULEMAKING - ICCR 
PROJECT

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  CAA 111, 112, and 129

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The EPA is developing combustion related regulations for 5 
source categories. The source categories are: combustion turbines, 
internal combustion engines, industrial/ commercial/ institutional 
boilers, process heaters, and solid waste incinerators burning non-
hazardous waste. These projects are listed separately elsewhere in the 
agenda. These regulations are being developed under sections 111, 112, 
and 129 of the CAA. Sections 111 and 129 require maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) floors and MACT levels to be determined. MACT 
standards apply to both new and existing facilities. Section 111 
requires the development of new source performance standards (NSPS). 
These regulations apply to new, modified and reconstructed sources and 
do not apply to existing sources.
These source categories are wide spread and one or more of these source 
categories are located at virtually every manufacturing and chemical 
plant in the US. Section 112 standards apply to a list of 189 hazardous 
air pollutants; section 129 standards apply to 9 pollutants (dioxin and 
furans mercury, cadmium, lead, particulate matter and opacity, sulfur 
dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, and carbon monoxide) 
which are a combination of HAP's and criteria pollutants; and section 
111 applies to criteria pollutants. There is likely to be some 
regulatory interaction between these source categories since many are 
collocated at the same plant site. Therefore EPA considered the option 
of a coordinated rulemaking where all of the regulation development 
proceeded along the same time line. EPA also wanted early and 
continuing

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stakeholder resources. A coordinated participate rulemaking offers 
benefits to all stakeholders including: the opportunity for 
stakeholders to shape regulatory development, more cost effective 
regulations, avoidance of duplicative or conflicting regulations, 
simpler regulations, compliance flexibility, EPA and stakeholder 
resource savings in rule development, and an improved scientific basis 
for regulations.
EPA convened an exploratory group of interested stakeholders who's 
purpose was to decide whether this coordinated rulemaking had merit. 
The group decided that the idea had merit and recommended that the ICCR 
project be conducted using a formal Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) process. An ICCR FAA has been established and meetings are to 
begin in early October 1996.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3872.

Agency Contact: Fred Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5251
Fax: 919-541-5450
Email: Porter.Fred@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV

RIN: 2060-AG84
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: http://www.epa.gov/zapata.susan

RIN: 2060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




3377. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne
Phone: 919-541-5439
Fax: 919-541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. NESHAP: METAL CAN (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gail Lacy
Phone: 919 541-5261
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: lacy.gail@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




3379. NESHAP: METAL COIL (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Gail Lacy
Phone: 919 541-5261
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: lacy.gail@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. NESHAP: FABRIC PRINTING, COATING AND DYEING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919-541-0283
Fax: 919-541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. AUTOMOBILE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURING INTEGRATED RULE 
DEVELOPMENT

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Dave Salman
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. OFFSET LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING NATIONAL VOC RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Dave Salman
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH00

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3383. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Iliam D. Rosario
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________




3384.  NESHAP FOR MISCELLANEOUS CELLULOSE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for facilities manufacturing cellulose food 
casing, producing rayon, and producing cellophane. MACT Standards are 
under development to reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAP) from all industries to protect the public health and environment. 
Emissions of HAP from this industry have been associated with, but are 
not limited to, product washing operations, material storage tanks, and 
film drying. The scope of the rule has not yet been determined. This 
project is now scheduled to start in the spring of 1997. The initial 
stage of this project is to gather preliminary information on the 
industry to establish a presumptive MACT by 1998, to be followed by 
development of a regulatory package to promulgate MACT Standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, 
Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass; 
267 Converted Paper and Paperboard Products, Except Containers and 
Boxes

Additional Information: SAN No. 3970.

Agency Contact: Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________




3385.  NESHAP FOR SITE REMEDIATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; PL 101-549; 104 Stat. 2399

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: This rule will specify maximum achievable control technology 
for site remediation. Hazardous air pollutant emissions from spills of 
organic liquids, the excavation, transportation, and treatment of 
contaminated soils and groundwater, and other operations will be 
considered in developing the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3968.

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3386.  NESHAP FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for municipal solid waste landfills.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3969.

Agency Contact: Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3387.  NESHAP: SPANDEX PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants by establishing maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) for facilities producing spandex. MACT standards are 
under development to reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAP) from all industries to protect the public health and environment. 
Emissions of HAP from this industry have been associated with, but are 
not limited to, fiber washing operations, material storage tanks, 
fugitive emissions, and polymer drying. In a previous review of the 
spandex industry, only five U.S. facilities were identified. The scope 
of the rule has not been determined. This project is now scheduled to 
start in the spring of 1997. The initial stage of this project is to 
gather information on the industry to establish MACT by 1998. That work 
will be followed by the development of a regulatory package to propose 
and promulgate a MACT standard. Spandex may be a candidate for 
inclusion in the Generic MACT for source categories with five or fewer 
sources. The Generic MACT is currently being developed by OAQPS/ESD.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3967.

Agency Contact: Mary Tom Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triange Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________




3388.  NESHAP FOR CELLULOSE PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to develop air 
emission standards for facilities that emit any of the 188 hazardous 
air pollutants. This action will develop MACT standards for facilities 
involved in the production of cellulose ether, carboxymethycellulose, 
and methyl cellulose. Facilities involved in the production of these 
products release approximately 750 tons of hazardous air pollutants per 
year. Regulation of these facilities will result in a reduction of the 
release of hazardous air pollutants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, 
Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass

Additional Information: SAN No. 3963.

Agency Contact: William Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3076

RIN: 2060-AH18
_______________________________________________________________________




3389.  NESHAP FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF CARBON BLACK

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The purpose of this regulatory action is to develop a Maximum 
Achievable Control Technology Standard for the manufacture of carbon 
black. This standard will meet the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 
requirement to regulate sources of hazardous air pollutants. the 1990 
Clean Air Act Amendments are emitted by the carbon black process. These 
are carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen cyanide.
Carbon black is a product used primarily in the manufacture of 
automobile tires. There are approximately 24 carbon black facilities 
located in the nation. Of these it is currently estimated there are 19 
major sources that will be subject to this regulation. This rule is not 
expected to have impacts on small business.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  289 Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 3962.

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________




3390.  NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR URBAN AREA SOURCES OF TOXIC AIR 
EMISSIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(k)/CAA 112(k); 42 USC 7412(c)(3)/ CAA 
112(c)(3)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.
NPRM, Judicial, April 30, 1998.
Final, Judicial, December 30, 1998.

Abstract: Congress directed EPA, in the 1990 Amendments to the Clean 
Air Act to study the nature and magnitude of air toxic emissions, 
exposures and risks in U.S. cities. This was in response to growing 
evidence that an ``urban soup'' existed that was causing cancer and 
other effects, and which may not adequately be addressed by the MACT 
program on major sources. The 1990 Amendments call for EPA to appraise 
the sources and pollutants which contribute most to the ``urban soup'' 
phenomenon, and to publish a national strategy by 1995 that summarizes 
these findings and identifies actions to mitigate the problem. This 
strategy will contain (1) general and specific recommendations for 
additional research, (2) an accounting of actions and measures 
undertaken by the EPA and state and local agencies that reduce 
emissions of the hazardous substances of particular concern, and (3) a 
call for additional measures needed to complete sufficient mitigation 
of the problem. This action is not considered deregulatory. This action 
has no direct impacts on small businesses; however, as the strategy is 
subsequently implemented through later actions and specific rules, some 
small businesses may be regulated as a consequence of carrying out the 
regulatory recommendations in the strategy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Announcement of Availability    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3959.

Agency Contact: Laurel Driver, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2859
Fax: 919 541-7690

RIN: 2060-AH21
_______________________________________________________________________




3391.  NESHAP: VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

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CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action develops National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for vegetable oil production 
facilities as authorized under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act 
(Act). The action is based on the determination that vegetable oil 
production plants emit organic hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed 
in Section 112(b) of the Act. On July 16, 1992, EPA listed vegetable 
oil production as a source for which NESHAP are to be promulgated. On 
December 3, 1993, EPA published a schedule for promulgating NESHAP for 
vegetable oil production plants by November 15, 2000. NESHAP developed 
under Section 112(d) apply to both new and existing facilities. NESHAP 
for existing facilities are to be based on the average emission 
limitation achieved by the best performing 12 percent of existing 
sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  207 Fats and Oils

Additional Information: SAN No. 3903.

Agency Contact: James F. Durham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH22
_______________________________________________________________________




3392.  ROCKET ENGINE TEST FIRING/ENGINE TEST FACILITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: As required by section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act, the 
Environmental Protection Agency has developed a list of categories of 
sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP's). The HAP's are listed in 
Section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act. The Rocket Engine Test Firing 
source category and the Engine Test Facilities source category are 
included on EPA's list of sources of HAP's. The Rocket Engine Test 
Firing source category includes facilities engaged in test firing of 
rocket engines using solid or liquid propellants. The Engine Test 
Facilities source category includes any facility engaged in the testing 
of stationary or mobile engines, including turbines and reciprocating 
engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3972.

Agency Contact: Richard Copland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919 541-5450

RIN: 2060-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________




3393.  NESHAP FOR ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants by establishing maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) for facilities distributing organic liquids. MACT 
standards are under development to reduce the release of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) from all industries to protect the public health and 
environment. The EPA has not determined the scope of this project. 
However it should include, but is not limited to, those activities 
associated with the storage and distribution of organic liquids other 
than gasoline, at sites that serve as distribution points from which 
organic liquids may be obtained for further use and processing. The EPA 
has tentatively scheduled this project to begin in June 1997. The 
initial stage of this project is to gather preliminary information on 
the industry to establish presumptive MACT in 1998. That work will be 
followed by development of a regulatory package to propose and 
promulgate MACT standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3971.

Agency Contact: Stephen A. Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3394.  NESHAP FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION 
OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  41 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires development of emission 
standards for sources emitting any of the hazardous air pollutants HAP 
listed in section 112(b) of the CAA. Flexible Polyurethane Foam 
Fabrication Operations is listed as a category of major sources based 
on documented emissions of the following HAP: methylene chloride, 
trichlorethane, hydrogen cyanide, and hydrogen chloride. This source 
category covers emissions from various polyurethane foam bonding 
operations, including foam gluing and flame lamination. This action 
will explore alternative for reducing HAP emissions from the following 
emission sources located at foam fabrication plants: process vents, raw 
material storage and transfer operations, and equipment leaks. 
Ultimately, a NESHAP for this source category will be developed based 
on Maximum Achievable Control Technology. The NESHAP is required by 
statute to be promulgated by November 2000.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/98
Final                           09/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  306 Fabricated Rubber Products, Not Elsewhere 
Classified; 308 Miscellaneous Plastics Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3973.

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




3395.  NESHAP FOR GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV 
POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND RESINS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.480 to 506 (Revision); 40 CFR 63.1310 to 1335 
(Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: During the development of the National Emission Standard for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for elastomers (Group I Polymers and 
resins) and thermoplastics (Group IV polymers and resins) (RINs 2060-
AD56 and 2060-AE37), many of the provisions contained in the Hazardous 
Organic NESHAP (HON) were referenced directly by these polymers and 
resins regulations due to similarities in processes, emission 
characteristics, and control technologies. On August 26, 1996 the EPA 
proposed changes to the HON to remove ambiguity, to clearly convey EPA 
intent, and to make the rule easier to understand and implement in 
response to industry petitions. It is necessary to make parallel 
changes to the polymers and resins NESHAP otherwise inconsistencies 
will exist for NESHAP regulating similar source categories. The ANPR, 
which was published in the Federal Register on 11/25/96 (61 FR 59849), 
will be followed by proposal and promulgation of the changes. There are 
no impacts anticipated for small businesses or State/local/tribal 
governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/25/96                    61 FR 59849
NPRM                            00/00/00
Final                           00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, 
Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass

Additional Information: SAN No. 3939.

Agency Contact: Robert E. Rosentsteel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3396. NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR OTHER 
SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/28/94                    59 FR 66850
NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: George Smith
Phone: 919 541-1549
Fax: 919 541-0072

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3397. METAL FURNITURE COATINGS INTEGRATED REGULATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Dr. Mohamed Serageldin
Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3398. FLATWOOD PANELING (SURFACE COATING) INTEGRATED RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  None

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919-541-0283
Fax: 919-541-5689

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3399. SURFACE COATING OF MISCELLANEOUS METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS--
INTEGRATED

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: moore.bruce@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG56

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_______________________________________________________________________




3400. PLASTIC PARTS COATING INTEGRATED RULE FOR VOLATILE ORGANIC 
COMPOUNDS (VOC) AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (HAPS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59; 40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Ellen Ducey
Phone: 919 541-5408
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: ducey.ellen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3401. INTEGRATED RULE FOR PAPER, AND OTHER WEB COATING AND COATINGS: 
MACT FOR NESHAP; AND BAC FOR NATIONAL VOC RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown
Phone: 919 541-5303
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3402. REVISIONS TO THE NEW SOURCE REVIEW REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.160 to 51.166; 40 CFR 52.24; 40 CFR 52.10

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Action Merged With 
RIN 2060-AE11                   03/10/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Mike Sewell
Phone: 919 541-0873

RIN: 2060-AD13
_______________________________________________________________________




3403. ACID RAIN OPT-IN REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 74

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action.                 02/27/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Robert Miller
Phone: 202 233-9077

RIN: 2060-AD43
_______________________________________________________________________




3404. CONSOLIDATED EMISSION REPORTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further action 
planned.                        03/10/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: David Misenheimer
Phone: 919 541-5473

RIN: 2060-AE32
_______________________________________________________________________




3405. NESHAPS PERTAINING TO FACILITIES OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR 
POWER REACTORS LICENSED BY THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC) OR BY 
NRC AGREEMENT STATES

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 61 subpart I

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/30/96                    61 FR 68971

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Gale Bonanno
Phone: 292 233-9219

RIN: 2060-AE39
_______________________________________________________________________




3406. NESHAP FOR PERCHLOROETHYLENE DRY CLEANING FACILITIES: AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 subpart M

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/19/96                    61 FR 49263

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Smith
Phone: 919 541-1549

RIN: 2060-AF90
_______________________________________________________________________




3407. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF BAN ON FIRE 
EXTINGUISHERS CONTAINING HCFCS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82 subpart C

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/04/96                    61 FR 47012

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cindy Newberg
Phone: 202 233-9729

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Fax: 202 233-9577

RIN: 2060-AG19
_______________________________________________________________________




3408. REVISION TO DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - EXCLUSION 
OF HFC 4310ME AND HCFC 225CA AND CB

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  49 CFR 51.100(s)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/08/96                    61 FR 52848

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824

RIN: 2060-AG24
_______________________________________________________________________




3409. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: SO2 ALLOWANCE AUCTION AND ELECTRONIC ALLOWANCE 
TRANSFER

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Doesn't 
Plan Any Further Action.        03/06/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Critchfield
Phone: 202 233-9087
Fax: 202 233-9585

RIN: 2060-AG75
_______________________________________________________________________




3410. NAAQS: NITROGEN DIOXIDE (REVIEW)

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50.11

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/08/96                    61 FR 52852

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: John Haines
Phone: 919 541-5533

RIN: 2060-AC06
_______________________________________________________________________




3411. NSPS FOR SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2) - REVISION

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Does Not 
Plan Any Further Action.        03/05/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jim Eddinger
Phone: 919 541-5426

RIN: 2060-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________




3412. GUIDANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 112(G)--MODIFICATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/27/96                    61 FR 68384

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Gerri Pomerantz
Phone: 919 541-2317

RIN: 2060-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3413. NESHAP: NYLON 6 PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action.                 03/10/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416

RIN: 2060-AF27
_______________________________________________________________________




3414. REGULATIONS GOVERNING AWARDS UNDER SECTION 113(F) OF THE CLEAN AIR 
ACT

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transfer Development to RIN 
2020-AA32                       04/11/97

RIN: 2060-AD81
_______________________________________________________________________




3415. FIELD CITATION PROGRAM

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transfer Development to RIN 
2020-AA33                       04/11/97

RIN: 2060-AD82
_______________________________________________________________________




3416. REGIONAL HAZE PROTECTION RULE

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.300 to 51.306

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency 
incorporated this rule into RIN 
2060-AF34.                      03/06/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Bruce Polkowsky
Phone: 919 541-5532

RIN: 2060-AF32
_______________________________________________________________________




3417. CONTROL TECHNOLOGY GUIDELINES (CTG)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not applicable

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Information also 
appears in 2060-AG59.           03/05/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674

RIN: 2060-AD05

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_______________________________________________________________________




3418. REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL TEST PROCEDURE FOR EMISSIONS FROM MOTOR 
VEHICLES AND MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/22/96                    61 FR 54852

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John German
Phone: 313 668-4214

RIN: 2060-AE27
_______________________________________________________________________




3419. FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES WAIVER APPLICATION CRITERIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency No Longer 
Plans To Develop This Action.   02/27/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joseph Sopata
Phone: 202 233-9034

RIN: 2060-AE68
_______________________________________________________________________




3420. REGULATIONS GOVERNING PRIOR NOTICE OF CITIZEN SUITS BROUGHT UNDER 
SECTION 304 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transfer Development to RIN 
2020-AA31                       04/11/97

RIN: 2060-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________




3421. ACID RAIN NITROGEN OXIDES CONTROL REGULATION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 76

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/19/96                    61 FR 67112

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Larry Kertcher
Phone: 202 233-9180

RIN: 2060-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________




3422. ACID RAIN PHASE II NITROGEN OXIDES REDUCTION PROGRAM

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 76 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/19/96                    61 FR 67112

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Tsirigotis
Phone: 202 233-9133
Fax: 202 233-9595

RIN: 2060-AF48
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Superfund (CERCLA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3423. STREAMLINING THE PREAUTHORIZATION MIXED FUNDING FOR APPLICATION 
AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CLAIMS AGAINST SUPERFUND

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Current regulations at 40 CFR part 307 provide for the 
preauthorization of claims against the Superfund in instances where the 
Agency makes a determination that mixed funding is appropriate. This 
process has been labeled by many stakeholders as overly burdensome. The 
Agency has reviewed the current process in order to identify areas in 
which burdens may be lessened and requirements may be streamlined. As a 
result, the Agency proposes to amend the current regulation to: 
streamline the application process by eliminating duplicative 
information requirements; minimize the requirements related to 
management, oversight, and reporting of the cleanup, by removing the 
requirement to be guided by the Federal Acquisition Requirements, and 
replacing the requirement of maximum free and open competition with a 
bright-line standard; allow claimants to provide independent 
certification of claims and supporting documentation; streamline the 
actual payment process by taking advantage of the electronic funds 
transfer process; ensure that cost recovery concerns are addressed by 
requiring claimants, within a settlement document, to reimburse the 
Fund for costs not recovered (only in the event cost recovery is 
initiated), due to claimants' failure to provide adequate documentary 
support or upon a determination that response costs expended (and 
claimed) were not reasonable or not incurred consistent with the NCP; 
and ensure proper accounting by requiring offsets for funds owed to the 
Agency by claimants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3885.

Agency Contact: Seth Bruckner, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5204G), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-8766
Fax: 703-603-9100
Email: Bruckner.Seth@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE38

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_______________________________________________________________________




3424.  MODIFICATION OF THE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE (EHS) 
LIST

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355 app A and B

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has received a petition to remove Phosmet from the 
extremely hazardous substance (EHS) list under the Emergency Planning 
and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This rulemaking will address 
the petitioner's claims.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3994.

Agency Contact: John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, SE., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE42
_______________________________________________________________________




3425. GRANTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RULE REFORM - 40 CFR PART 35 
SUBPART M

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9617(e)/CERCLA 117

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed revisions to the Technical Assistance Grants 
(TAG) Rule contain three main components that will simplify the 
application and administrative processes. The first component to the 
TAG Rule would eliminate the requirement that budget periods may not 
exceed 3 years. Budget periods would be negotiated with TAG applicants 
so that they have flexibility to synchronize the period of time during 
which the recipient anticipates having a technical advisor involved 
with the schedule of work at a site. A second component would eliminate 
the 20 percent ceiling for administrative costs of a grant so that 
recipients do not need to differentiate between programmatic and 
administrative cost. This will reduce information collection burden. A 
third component to the TAG Rule is the elimination of the distinction 
between sole and multiple applicants, since both must meet identical 
criteria. The requirement that the applicant demonstrate that there is 
an actual or potential health threat posed to group members by the site 
would also be deleted since EPA believes that there is a potential 
health threat at all Superfund sites. EPA also believes that all 
Superfund sites pose potential economic and recreational threats to 
adjacent communities, and that there is no need for the applicant to 
provide evidence of those threats. Furthermore, EPA may already have 
sufficient information from various sources concerning the potential 
health, economic, and recreational threats posed by Superfund sites.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3806.

Agency Contact: Lois Gartner, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8889

RIN: 2050-AE33
_______________________________________________________________________




3426. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARBAMATES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  PL 96-510, sec 102(a); PL 99-499

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has listed carbamate waste streams as hazardous wastes 
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA listed 
wastes, by statute, automatically become hazardous substances under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) and are assigned a one pound statutory reportable quantity 
(RQ) unless EPA adjusts them. These substances also become subject to 
reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right 
to Know Act (EPCRA) with a one pound threshold. EPA, in this action, 
will propose RQ adjustments for the carbamates. Most RQ adjustments are 
expected to be greater than one pound. Raising the RQs for these 
substances would decrease the burden on 1) the regulated community for 
complying with the reporting requirements under CERCLA and EPCRA; 2) 
Federal, State, and local authorities for program implementation; and 
3) Federal, State, or local authorities, if they release hazardous 
substances at the RQ level or greater.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423.

Agency Contact: Frank Avvisato, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5202G), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8949

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________




3427. NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST FOR UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES: 
PROPOSED AND FINAL RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9605/CERCLA 105

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 300.425

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise the sites included on the 
National

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Priorities List (NPL) of uncontrolled waste sites in the National 
Contingency Plan (NCP). CERCLA requires that the Agency revise the NPL 
at least annually. Periodic revisions will allow EPA to include sites 
on the NPL with known or threatened hazardous substance releases and to 
delete sites that have been cleaned up.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Proposal 17                08/23/94                    59 FR 43314
Final Action Final 13           12/16/94                    59 FR 65206
NPRM Proposal 18                02/13/95                     60 FR 8212
Final Action Final 14           04/25/95                    60 FR 20330
Final Action (Southern 
Shipbuilding)                   05/26/95                    60 FR 27896
Final 15                        09/29/95                    60 FR 50435
NPRM Proposal 19                10/02/95                    60 FR 51390
NPRM Proposal 20                06/17/96                    61 FR 30575
Final 16                        06/17/96                    61 FR 30510
NPRM Proposal 21                12/23/96                    61 FR 67678
Final 17                        12/23/96                    61 FR 67656
NPRM Proposal 22                04/00/97
Final 18                        04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3439.

Agency Contact: Terry Keidan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5204G), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8852

RIN: 2050-AD75
_______________________________________________________________________




3428. AMENDMENTS TO THE EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW 
ACT, SECTIONS 302 THROUGH 312

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  PL 99-499

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355; 40 CFR 370

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposal is intended to modify the regulations 
addressing the chemical inventory reporting forms under Section 312 of 
the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, as well as 
other regulatory modifications under the law.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3215.

Agency Contact: John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5101), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Superfund (CERCLA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3429.  MODIFICATION OF THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY FOR 
ISOPHORONE DIISOCYANATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355 app A and B

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 12, 1994 (59 FR 51816), EPA proposed to modify the 
listing of several chemicals on the extremely hazardous substances 
(EHS) list under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know 
Act. One petitioner requested the removal of isophorone diisocyanate 
(IPDI). EPA rejected the petitioner's request. However, in the review 
of the petition, EPA noticed that there was an error in the setting of 
the threshold planning quantity (TPQ) for IPDI, and proposed to correct 
the error in the October 12, 1994 notice of proposed rulemaking. The 
other modifications to the EHS list were made final on May 7, 1996; 
however, the TPQ for IPDI was not included in that final rule. This 
rule will finalize the TPQ for IPDI.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final                           12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3993.

Agency Contact: John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, SE., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3430. LIST OF REGULATED SUBSTANCES AND THRESHOLDS FOR ACCIDENTAL RELEASE 
PREVENTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(r); 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing 
several modifications to provisions of the rule listing regulated 
substances and threshold quantities under section 112(r) of the Clean 
Air act as Amended. EPA is proposing to delete the category of 
explosives listed by DOT as Division 1.1 from the list of regulated 
substances. Flammable substances in gasoline used as fuel and in 
naturally occurring hydrocarbon mixtures prior to initial processing 
are proposed for exemption under the threshold quantity determinations. 
Modifications to the definition of stationary source are proposed to 
clarify the exemption of transportation and storage incident to 
transportation and to clarify that naturally occurring hydrocarbon 
reservoirs are not stationary sources or parts of stationary sources. 
EPA proposes to clarify that 40 CFR part 68 does not apply to 
facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf. EPA believes these 
changes will better focus

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on the high hazard/high risk substances and operations covered under 
the Risk Management Program rule for accidental release prevention. 
These changes will reduce the number of stationary sources subject to 
the requirements of the risk management program rule and decrease the 
burden on the regulated community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/96                    61 FR 16598
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3787.

Agency Contact: Vanessa Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, (5101), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7913
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE35
_______________________________________________________________________




3431. REVISION OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENT REGULATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9600

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Local governments play an important role in protecting human 
health and the environment. Local governments are usually the first 
government representatives on the scene of an environmental emergency 
response action. They play a critical role in carrying out temporary 
emergency measures to prevent or mitigate releases or threatened 
releases of hazardous substances. Conducting such measures has placed a 
significant financial burden on local governments. EPA is charged with 
alleviating that burden by reimbursing governments for certain 
emergency response activities. The rules for reimbursement were 
originally set forth by the Agency in January of 1993. This rulemaking 
will revise those rules by: 1) eliminating several requirements that 
may broaden the number of eligible local governments and Indian Tribes; 
2) streamlining the application process; and 3) reducing the burden on 
eligible local governments and Indian Tribes. There are a number of 
requirements that may change with this rulemaking; for example, EPA 
intends to eliminate the requirement that the local government contact 
the Agency within 24 hours. EPA will reduce the reporting burden on 
applicants by requesting that they certify in many cases rather than 
provide detailed documentation of compliance with the program 
requirements. The anticipated impact of this action is to provide a 
greater number of local governments and Indian Tribes with easier 
access to Federal funding, thereby improving their ability to protect 
human health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3884.

Agency Contact: Lisa Boynton, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5204G), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9052
Fax: 703 603-9012

RIN: 2050-AE36
_______________________________________________________________________




3432. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN RADIONUCLIDE 
RELEASES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9602 to 9604; 42 USC 9615; 33 USC 1321; 33 USC 
1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302.6(c); 40 CFR 355.40(a)(2)(vi)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule affects the requirement in Superfund and the 
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act that facilities 
immediately report to State, local and federal authorities the release 
of a hazardous substances in an amount that equals or exceeds a 
reportable quantity. In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
set reportable quantities for radionuclides (a category of hazardous 
substances) by regulation. In that same rule, EPA also established four 
exemptions to the general reporting requirement, to exclude from it 
certain releases of naturally occurring radionuclides for which the 
government does not need reports. These exemptions are for releases 
from: (1) large land holdings; (2) disturbances of land for purposes 
other than mining; (3) the dumping of coal and coal ash at utility and 
industrial facilities with coal-fired boilers; and (4) coal and ash 
piles at those facilities.
Later, a court ruled that the Agency had promulgated the four 
exemptions without giving the public adequate notice and opportunity to 
comment. The Agency subsequently provided the opportunity for public 
notice and comment on these exemptions. Based on those comments, the 
Agency sought further comments on the possibility of broadening the 
exemptions. Depending upon the Agency's analysis of comments received, 
it could in a final rule reaffirm and/or modify the exemptions. 
Modification of the exemptions would further reduce the burden on 
facilities which must report, and on the State and local authorities 
which must receive and evaluate reports to determine whether reported 
releases pose a threat to human health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/30/92                    57 FR 56726
Supplemental Notice             08/04/95                    60 FR 40042
Final Action                    05/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  49 Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services; 16 Heavy 
Construction Other Than Building Construction-Contractors; 01 
Agricultural Production-Crops; 10 Metal Mining

Additional Information: SAN No. 3054.

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, (5204G), Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 22417]]

Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AD46
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Superfund (CERCLA)



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3433. REPORTING EXEMPTIONS FOR FEDERALLY-PERMITTED RELEASES OF HAZARDOUS 
SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 117; 40 CFR 302; 40 CFR 355

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/19/88                    53 FR 27268
Supplemental Notice             07/11/89                    54 FR 29306
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________




3434. DELETION OF SACCHARIN FROM THE LIST OF HAZARDOUS WASTES UNDER RCRA 
AND THE LIST OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES UNDER CERCLA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will eliminate existing text in the CFR.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261.33(f); 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 302.4

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Wanda L. Levine
Phone: 703 308-0458

RIN: 2050-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________




3435. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENT FOR RADON-222

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AE20
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



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3436. GUIDELINES FOR NEUROTOXICITY RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Not applicable

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These proposed Guidelines for Neurotoxicity Risk Assessment 
(hereafter Guidelines) are intended to guide Agency evaluation of 
suspect neurotoxicants in line with the policies and procedures 
established in the statutes administered by the EPA. These Guidelines 
set forth principles and procedures to guide EPA scientists in the 
conduct of Agency risk assessments and to inform Agency decision makers 
and the public about these procedures. In particular, the Guidelines 
emphasize that risk assessments will be conducted on a case-by-case 
basis, giving full consideration to all relevant scientific 
information. This case-by-case approach means that Agency experts study 
scientific information on each chemical under review and use the most 
scientifically appropriate interpretation to assess risk. The 
Guidelines also stress that this information will be fully presented in 
Agency risk assessment documents, and that Agency scientists will 
identify the strengths and weaknesses of each assessment by describing 
uncertainties, assumptions, and limitations, as well as the scientific 
basis and rationale for each assessment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Guidelines             10/04/96                    61 FR 52032
Final Guidelines                08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3624.

Agency Contact: William P. Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Research and Development, (8103), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6743

RIN: 2080-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




3437. INCORPORATION OF CLASS DEVIATION INTO EPAAR

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1506; 48 CFR 1537; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has approved a number of class deviations (e.g. 
changes to reporting requirements and monthly progress reports) to the 
EPAAR since its promulgation in April 1994. This proposed rule would 
incorporate most of the class deviations to the EPAAR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.

[[Page 22418]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 3580.

Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3802F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6028

RIN: 2030-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3438. EPA MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1544; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule will amend EPA's Acquisition Regulation 
(EPAAR) to establish a Mentor-Protege Program. Participating prime 
contractors serving as Mentors will provide technical and managerial 
support to Protege small disadvantaged business subcontractors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/97
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3629.

Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3802F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6028

RIN: 2030-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




3439. INCREMENTALLY FUNDING FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under       
    PL 104-4.

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486 (c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1532

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule will add subpart 1532.7, Contract Funding, 
to the Environmental Protection Agency's Acquisition Regulation 
(EPAAR). It also will revise Part 1552 of the EPAAR to include a clause 
for incrementally funding fixed price contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3876.

Agency Contact: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 260 260-9948
Fax: 202 260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




3440. REVISION OF EPA ACQUISITION REGULATIONS FOR QUALITY SYSTEMS FOR 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1546.2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is updating the quality assurance requirements in its 
Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR). The Agency relies on environmental 
measurement data in many of its activities, including regulatory 
development, the application of regulations (e.g., permitting, 
enforcement actions), and research programs. The Agency must be ensured 
that the data are of appropriate type and quality to support the 
proposed use (that data meet the needs for rule-making, enforcement 
action, etc.) The extramural community has been using the existing 
EPAAR QA requirements since 1984 and recognizes the need to update 
these requirements to reflect the current understanding of quality 
systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. The agency has not yet determined whether there 
is a paperwork burden associated with this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3874.

Agency Contact: Linda Avellar, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, (3802F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-260-6800
Fax: 202-260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________




3441.  UPDATE PROCEDURES FOR MAKING PROFIT/FEE DETERMINATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority:  Sec 205(c) 63 Stat. 390; as amended; 40 USC

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1558

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise elements of EPA's structured approach 
for contracting officer profit/fee determinations. Such determinations 
apply to certain EPA contracting actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3879.

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, (3802F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6482
Fax: 202 260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA53

[[Page 22419]]

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3442. AGENCY IMPLEMENTATION OF FEDERAL ACQUISITION STREAMLINING ACT 
(FASA) CHANGES TO TRUTH IN NEGOTIATIONS ACT (TINA)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 390/EPAAR 205

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1523

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), P.L. 103-
355, changed the nature of contract pricing information that 
contractors must submit in their proposals. Specifically, the term cost 
or pricing information is being introduced and differentiated from the 
current requirements for cost or pricing data. This action will amend 
EPA's acquisition rules and provide guidance for contractors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/97
Final Action                    10/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3816.

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, (3802F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6482
Fax: 202 260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA47
_______________________________________________________________________




3443. VALUE ENGINEERING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)/EPAAR 205(c); 63 Stat.390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1548; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, February 10, 1997.
Final, Statutory, March 10, 1997.

Abstract: This rulemaking will add coverage in the EPA Acquisition 
Regulation on policy for using value engineering technique in Agency 
contracts, as required by the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/97
Final Action                    07/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3854.

Agency Contact: Paul Schaffer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, (3802F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9032
Fax: 202 260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________




3444. AMENDMENTS TO PART 22 CONSOLIDATED PROCEDURAL RULES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136l; 15 USC 2615(a); 15 USC 2647; 33 USC 
1319(g); 33 USC 1415(a); 33 USC 1418; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 7413(d)(1); 
42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7607(a); 42 USC 9609; 42 USC 11045; 42 USC 300g-
3(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is proposing amendments to the Consolidated Rules 
of Practice under 40 CFR part 22 which are the procedural rules used in 
administrative hearings and practice. These amendments will include 
technical corrections as well as substantive amendments. The proposed 
substantive amendments pertain to the handling and use of Confidential 
Business Information, burdens of proof, motion practice, cross appeals, 
and more.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2662.

Agency Contact: Helene Ambrosino, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, (2201A), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-2626

RIN: 2020-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3445. IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGES TO 40 CFR PART 32 AS A RESULT OF THE 
FEDERAL ACQUISITION STREAMLINING ACT (FASA)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  EO 12549; EO 12689; FASA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Periodically OMB amends the Government-wide Common Rule for 
suspension and debarment of contractors and assistance participants who 
threaten the integrity of Federal programs because of criminal 
misconduct or poor performance. All agencies must issue changes to 
their individual codified versions to conform to the Common Rule. 
Recently, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Coordinating 
Committee prepared recommendations for comprehensive changes to the 
Common Rule to conform to changes made in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) as a result of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
Act (FASA). In addition, several other proposals to improve or change 
the rule were recommended by various agencies. In December, 1996, OMB 
declined to implement the changes at this time due to differences with 
some agencies about some changes unrelated to those occasioned by FASA.
Among other things, FASA replaced the small purchase threshold 
($25,000) with the simplified acquisition amount ($100,000). That 
change unintentionally exposed certain EPA programs to participation by 
contractors who may have been debarred for serious misconduct already. 
OMB has agreed to permit agencies to amend the coverage section of 
their individual agency rules to reduce or eliminate exposure to 
suspended or debarred persons.
EPA intends to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend 40 CFR 
32.110 to reduce EPA exposure to such consequences.

[[Page 22420]]



Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    09/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3817.

Agency Contact: Robert F. Meunier, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, (3901F), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8030
Fax: 202 260-9575

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




3446. CONSOLIDATION OF GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE STANDARDS (GLPS) 
REGULATIONS CURRENTLY UNDER TSCA AND FIFRA INTO ONE RULE

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 et seq; 15 USC 2601 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 160; 40 CFR 792

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 29, 1983, EPA published Good Laboratory Practice 
Standards (GLPS) regulations intended to help ensure data integrity for 
studies required to support marketing and research permits under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These rules were last amended on 
August 17, 1989. GLPS data integrity measures can be applied to a wide 
variety of scientific studies. Although the TSCA and FIFRA GLPS contain 
identical provisions they were published as separate rules to account 
for statutory and program differences between TSCA and FIFRA, such as 
differences in records retention requirements. EPA believes it will be 
able to address the differences between TSCA and FIFRA, such as 
differences in records retention requirements. EPA believes it will be 
able to address the differences of those programs without duplicating 
the entire GLP standard in two places.
This action is intended to consolidate EPA's GLPS into one rule. 
Program-specific requirements will be addressed in either separate 
sections of the consolidated rule, or in separate rules as is 
determined appropriate. This action is not intended to change the 
requirements, applicability, or enforceability of GLPS with respect to 
any statute.
EPA has received comments from stakeholders regarding the 
understandability of many aspects of the GLPS, and over the years has 
issued numerous clarifications. EPA believes that some clarifications, 
if included directly in the rule, would make the rule easier to 
understand and enhance compliance. Therefore, EPA intends to include 
such clarifications where appropriate in this rulemaking. Finally, in 
the interest of maintaining consistency between EPA's and Food and Drug 
Administration's regulations, EPA will determine any modifications that 
have occurred to the FDA GLP rule and consider incorporation of such 
changes into the EPA rule. This action will serve to reduce the total 
regulatory text in the Code of Federal Regulations by an estimated ten 
pages, by consolidating 23 pages of text to approximately 13. In the 
process it will provide a generic GLP rule that may be used by other 
programs in the Agency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/97
Final Action                    01/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3807.

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, (2225A), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162
Fax: 202 564-0028

RIN: 2020-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



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3447. PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  Not applicable

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment are intended to 
guide Agency evaluations of ecological risks in line with the policies 
and procedures established in the statutes administered by EPA. These 
Guidelines set forth principles and procedures to guide EPA scientists 
in the conduct of Agency risk assessments and to inform Agency decision 
makers and the public about these procedures. In particular, the 
Guidelines expand on the general ecological risk assessment process 
described in the Agency report Framework for Ecological Risk 
Assessment, (EPA/630/R-92/001) and covers a broad range of ecological 
concerns. The Guideline stresses the need for sound initial planning of 
the ecological risk assessment as well as appropriate characterization 
of the risks, including identification of the major assumptions, 
uncertainties, and limitations of the assessment.
These guidelines will have minimal to no impact on small businesses or 
state, local and tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Guidelines             09/09/96                    61 FR 47552
Final Guidelines                08/00/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3670.

Agency Contact: William P. Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Research and Development,

[[Page 22421]]

Risk Assessment Forum (8101), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6743

RIN: 2080-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3448. FIELD CITATION PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7413(d)/CAAA 113(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments gives EPA the authority to issue 
on-the-spot field citations for minor violations of the Clean Air Act, 
with penalties of up to $5,000 per day of violation. Section 113(d) of 
the Act requires the field citation program to be implemented through 
regulations which provide the informal hearing procedures. These 
hearing procedures are not required to be as rigorous as those imposed 
by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), but nevertheless must 
provide due process. Agency guidance providing appropriate penalties 
for specific minor violations will be prepared for EPA employees and 
made available to the regulated community. Training on the issuance of 
field citations will also be developed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/94                    59 FR 22776
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2937.

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, OECA (2242-A), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8661

RIN: 2020-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________




3449. PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 552; 7 USC 136 et seq; 33 USC 1251 et seq; 42 
USC 300f et seq; 42 USC 6901 et seq; 42 USC 7401 et seq; 42 USC 9601 et 
seq; 42 USC 11001 et seq; 15 USC 2601 et seq; 42 USC 4912; 33 USC 1414; 
21 USC 346; 15 USC 2005

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 2; 40 CFR 57; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 145; 
40 CFR 233; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 281; 40 CFR 350; 
40 CFR 403; 40 CFR 85; 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, provide 
procedures for handling and disclosing information claimed as CBI. 
Although these regulations have succeeded in protecting business 
information, changes in Agency workload, practice, and statutory 
authority have outstripped the ability of these regulations to cut down 
on unnecessary procedures, expedite activities involving confidential 
business information, and simplify the regulations. In addition, EPA 
would consolidate confidentiality provisions from other parts of 40 
CFR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60446
Final Action                    06/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3240.

Agency Contact: Donald A. Sadowsky, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of General 
Counsel (2379), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5469

RIN: 2020-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________




3450. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 165

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action develops procedures for mandatory and voluntary 
recall actions under section 19(b) of FIFRA and would establish 
criteria for acceptable storage and disposal plans which registrants 
may submit to this Agency to become eligible for reimbursement of 
storage costs. This action establishes procedures for indemnification 
of owners of suspended and cancelled pesticides for disposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/05/93                    58 FR 26856
Final Action                    12/00/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3432.

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, (2225-A), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________




3451.  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF NONGOVERNMENTAL 
ACTIVITIES IN ANTARCTICA

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  16 USC 2401 et seq; PL 104-227

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 2, 1998, Final Rule.

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to develop regulations for: (1) 
the environmental impact assessment of nongovernmental activities, 
including tourism, for which the United States is required to give 
advance notice under paragraph 5 of Article VII of the Antarctic 
Treaty; and (2) coordination of the review of information regarding 
environmental impact assessment received from other Parties under the 
Protocol on Environmental Protection. The Office of Federal Activities 
(OECA/OFA) will use the decision-making process of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to analyze the environmental setting; 
the types of nongovernmental activities, including tourism, to be 
addressed by the regulations; their potential for impact; and the 
alternatives available under rulemaking for environmental impact 
assessments for nongovernmental activities. An interim final rule to be 
immediately effective will extend through the 1999 austral winter and 
will be replaced by a final rule. These rules are being developed in 
coordination with other federal agencies with specific interests in and 
expertise with Antarctica including the Department of State, National 
Science

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Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast 
Guard, Marine Mammal Commission, Department of Justice, and the Council 
on Environmental Quality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/00/97
Final                           07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3933.

Agency Contact: Joe Montgomery, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7157
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: montgomery.joseph@epamail.epa.gov
Katherine Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance
Phone: 202 564-7144
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: biggs.katherine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3452. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  None

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reproposed Guidelines           04/23/96                    61 FR 17960
Implementation Policy           06/25/96                    61 FR 32799
Final Guidelines                12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William P. Wood
Phone: 202 260-6743

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




3453. REGULATIONS GOVERNING AWARDS UNDER SECTION 113(F) OF THE CLEAN AIR 
ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 65

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/94                    59 FR 22795
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest
Phone: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________




3454. REGULATIONS GOVERNING PRIOR NOTICE OF CITIZEN SUITS BROUGHT UNDER 
SECTION 304 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 54

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/10/93                     58 FR 7870
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Rhonda Maddox
Phone: 202 564-7026

RIN: 2020-AA30
_______________________________________________________________________




3455. POLICY OR PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION TO THE AGENCY OF STORED 
PESTICIDES WITH CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED REGISTRATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 168

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/91                    56 FR 13042
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: David Stangel
Phone: 202 569-4162

RIN: 2020-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________




3456. FIFRA BOOKS AND RECORDS OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION 
(REVISION)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 169

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Steve Howie
Phone: 703 308-8383
Email: Howie,Steve

RIN: 2020-AA28
_______________________________________________________________________




3457.  SAFE DRINKING WATER PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM PROGRAM: 
CITIZEN COLLECTION ACTION; NOTICE OF COMPLAINT SEEKING REVIEW OF PENALTY 
ORDER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  SDWA Sec 1447; SDWA Sec 1449

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 135

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The 1996 SDWA modified section 1449 by authorizing how and 
when persons may sue federal agencies to collect outstanding penalties 
assessed by EPA. In addition, Section 1447 was modified to authorize 
interested persons to obtain review of administrative penalty orders by 
filing complaints with a U.S. District Court within the thirty day 
period beginning on the date the penalty order becomes final. The 
proposed rule will govern the manner in which both amendments are 
implemented.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3936.

Agency Contact: David Drelich, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2243-A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2949

RIN: 2020-AA35
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3458. FINAL GUIDELINES FOR REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Guidelines for Males and 
Females                         10/31/96                    61 FR 56274

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William P. Wood
Phone: 202 260-6743

RIN: 2080-AA05
_______________________________________________________________________




3459.  CREDIBLE EVIDENCE REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  41 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, February 13, 1997.

Abstract: This final rule eliminates ambiguity as to the type of 
information that can be used to determine whether a facility is in 
compliance with the Clean Air Act (CAA). The ``credible evidence'' rule 
clarifies EPA's existing authority under the CAA by allowing any 
``credible'' data, such as continuous emissions monitoring data, 
parametric data, engineering analyses, witness testimony or other 
information, to be used as evidence to determine whether a facility is 
violating emission standards. The rule does not alter current emission 
standards, create any new monitoring or reporting requirements, or 
change the compliance obligations for industry. Previously, the Agency 
usually used reference test methods--specific procedures for measuring 
emissions from facility stacks -- to determine compliance. The rule 
makes it explicit that regulated sources, EPA, states and citizens all 
can use non-reference test data to certify compliance or allege non-
compliance with CAA permits, provided that the information is 
comparable with information generated by those reference tests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      02/24/97                     62 FR 8314

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3934.

Agency Contact: Gregory Jaffe, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2242A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2260
Jonathan Fleuchaus, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Phone: 202 564-5083

RIN: 2020-AA27
_______________________________________________________________________




3460. COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY 
ACT (CERCLA) COST RECOVERY

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 308

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Intend to use admin. 
reforms to accomplish this 
action                          03/10/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Chad Littleton
Phone: 703 603-9068

RIN: 2020-AA25
_______________________________________________________________________




3461. RULES OF PRACTICE FOR ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS NOT GOVERNED BY THE 
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 22

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged Into RIN 
2020-AA13                       03/10/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Robert Kinney
Phone: 202 564-3712

RIN: 2020-AA23
_______________________________________________________________________




3462. NOTICE TO CLARIFY EXISTING CONFLICT OF INTEREST COVERAGE REGARDING 
POLICY/RESPONSE ACTION CONTRACTOR EXCLUSIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/05/97                     62 FR 5347

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.

Agency Contact: Louise Senzel
Phone: 202 260-6204
Fax: 202 260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA52
_______________________________________________________________________




3463. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO THE EPAAR FROM THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION 
STREAMLINING ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1523

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              11/06/96                    61 FR 57336

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski
Phone: 202 260-6482
Fax: 202 260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA46
_______________________________________________________________________




3464. FIFRA BOOKS AND RECORDS OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION 
(REVISION)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transfer Development to RIN 
2020-AA28                       04/11/97

RIN: 2070-AC07
_______________________________________________________________________




3465. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transfer Development to RIN 
2020-AA30                       04/11/97

RIN: 2070-AC81
_______________________________________________________________________




3466. AMEND SUBPART H SUPPLEMENTAL RULES TO ENSURE 40 CFR PART 22 RULE 
CONFORMS TO THE NEW FEDERAL FACILITY COMPLIANCE ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 22.37(g)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/18/96                    61 FR 11090

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sally Dalzell
Phone: 202 260-9808

RIN: 2020-AA22
_______________________________________________________________________




3467. ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING PROCEDURES FOR CLASS II PENALTIES UNDER 
CERCLA AND EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 22

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged Into RIN 
2020-AA13                       03/10/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Sandra Connors
Phone: 202 564-4200

RIN: 2050-AC39
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