[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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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-5980-5 ]

Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the EPA 
Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions twice each year as part 
of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. 
We do this to let the public know about:

 Regulations currently under development,

 Reviews of existing regulations, and

 Rulemakings completed or terminated since the last Agenda.

ADDRESSES TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST: If you would like to 
receive copies of future Agendas, please send a note with your mailing 
address to one of the following:

 By Mail to USEPA/NCEPI at P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, Ohio 
45242,

 By Fax to (513) 489-8695, or

 By E-mail to ncepi.mail@epamail.epa.gov.

There is no charge for single copies of the Agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We welcome your comments and 
suggestions. If you have general comments or questions about the Agenda 
or EPA's rulemaking process, please direct them to: Philip Schwartz 
(2136), EPA, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460; phone (202) 260-
5493, fax (202) 260-5478, e-mail Schwartz.Philip@epamail.epa.gov. If 
you have questions or comments about a particular rule, please 
communicate directly with the agency contact listed for that rule. EPA 
has created an internet site for environmental regulations that we 
update daily. It is located at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/rules.html 
and is part of EPA's large internet site which we invite you to visit 
at http://www.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Rulemaking Process

    Congress has established a number of requirements that agencies 
must meet when they issue regulations. These requirements are 
designed to support the development of quality regulations and 
protect the rights of people affected by agencies' rules. These 
requirements are contained in the Administrative Procedure Act, the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended by the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, and the National Technology 
Transfer and Advancement Act. Materials on most of these laws are 
available on the internet at

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/.

    We encourage you to participate in the rulemaking process to 
make your views known and help us develop rules that:

 Protect human health,

 Preserve and enhance the environment, and

 Meet environmental goals without unnecessary burden.

You can do this by commenting on proposed rules that we publish in the 
Federal Register and post on our internet site. We will consider your 
comments and address them before issuing a final rule. To be most 
effective, comments should contain information and data which support 
your position, and you should explain why we should incorporate your 
suggestion in the final rule.

    EPA actively encourages public participation in our rulemaking 
process. If you are interested in a particular rulemaking listed in 
the Agenda, contact the individual listed in the Agenda entry. 
Areas in which we are initiating regulatory action are listed in 
the Proposed Rules sections of this Agenda. Areas under 
consideration for regulatory action are listed in the Prerule 
sections.

    In addition to rules, we also have included in this Agenda some 
of our more important guidance documents. While these documents do 
not have the force and effect of law because they are not legally 
binding on EPA or outside parties, they will guide our thinking in 
major policy areas, and we also invite you to participate in 
developing these documents.

EPA's Regulatory Philosophy and Priorities

    For 3 years, EPA has pursued an unprecedented agenda for 
consistently delivering cleaner, cheaper, smarter results from 
environmental and public health programs. EPA developed this agenda 
in response to Vice President Gore's challenge to all Federal 
agencies to reinvent Government so that it works better and costs 
less for the American people. At EPA, it involves streamlining and 
innovating within proven programs and testing more holistic 
approaches with the potential to better address unresolved problems 
that threaten public health and the natural environment. In these 
ways, EPA is bringing about progressive improvements in several key 
areas, including:

 Greater Public Access to Information--Because Americans have a 
right to know about environmental risks in their communities and 
because an informed, knowledgeable public can play a meaningful role in 
solving tough problems, EPA is working to provide information in ways 
that are more understandable, accessible, and timely.

 More Flexibility To Obtain Better Results--In an effort to 
obtain better results, EPA is providing businesses and communities with 
more flexibility in how they fulfill their public health and 
environmental protection responsibilities. By conditioning this offer 
on a record of proven performance and public accountability, EPA 
ensures that strong protection will be maintained and creates an 
incentive for facilities to improve performance.

 Stronger Partnerships--Because many of today's problems cannot 
be addressed through regulatory action alone, EPA is reaching out to 
diverse stakeholders to bring all available expertise and resources to 
bear on the job of protecting public health and the environment.

 More Compliance Assistance--While the Agency's record of 
enforcing against environmental law-breakers is stronger than ever 
before, EPA is offering more assistance to help well-intentioned 
communities and businesses achieve and maintain compliance with 
environmental laws.

 Less Paperwork and Red Tape--To ensure that environmental 
managers in the public and private sectors can focus on the areas of 
greatest risk, EPA is simplifying and reducing paperwork and regulatory 
requirements that do not contribute to public health or environmental 
protection.

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    EPA also follows each of the regulatory principles laid out by 
President Clinton in ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (Executive 
Order 12866) including:

 Considering alternatives to direct regulation;

 Basing regulations on the best reasonably available 
scientific, technical, economic, and other information on the need for 
and the expected consequences of the intended regulation;

 Consistent with obtaining the objectives of the law, tailoring 
regulations to impose the least burden on society, including, in 
particular, the least burden on small businesses, communities, and 
nonprofit organizations; and

 Writing clear regulations with the goal of minimizing the 
potential for uncertainty and litigation.

How the Agenda Is Organized

    We have organized the Agenda:

 First, by the law that would authorize a particular 
regulation;

 Second, by the current stage of development (proposal, final, 
etc.); and

 Third, by the section number of the statute which requires or 
authorizes the rule.

    The following 13 sections deal with 12 laws that EPA 
administers and a thirteenth broader section called ``General'' 
that includes cross-cutting actions, such as general acquisition 
rules and rules authorized by multiple statutes:

1. General

2. The Clean Air Act (CAA)

3. The Atomic Energy Act (AEA)

4. The Federal Fungicide, Insecticide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

5. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

6. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

7. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

8. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

9. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act [Superfund] (CERCLA)

10. The Clean Water Act (CWA)

11. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

12. The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA)

13. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

    In each of these 13 sections there are up to five headings 
covering the following stages of rulemaking:

1. Prerulemakings--Prerulemaking actions are intended to determine 
whether EPA should initiate rulemaking. Prerulemakings may include 
anything that influences or leads to rulemaking, such as advance 
notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs), 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. We only include actions in this section 
if we expect to make a decision about whether to develop a rule within 
the next year. If we expect that it will take more than a year to reach 
this decision, the action is listed in the ``Long-Term'' section 
described below.

2. Proposed Rules--This section includes EPA rulemaking actions that 
are within a year of proposal (publication of Notices of Proposed 
Rulemakings, NPRMs).

3. Final Rules--This section includes rules that are within a year of 
final promulgation.

4. Long-Term Actions--This section includes prerulemakings, proposed, 
and final rules with expected publication dates beyond the next 12 
months.

5. Completed Actions--This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since the October 
1997 Agenda was published. It also includes actions that we are no 
longer considering. 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.

    You should note that the listings do not include certain 
specialized categories of actions (e.g., EPA approvals of State 
plans and other actions that do not apply nationally) or routine 
actions (e.g., pesticide tolerances and minor amendments to 
existing rules). There is no legal significance to the omission of 
an item from the Agenda.

Agenda Entries

    Agenda entries include the following types of information, 
where applicable:

Sequence Number: This indicates where the entry appears in the Unified 
Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

Title: The notation ``Section 610 Review'' follows the title if we are 
reviewing the rule as part of our periodic review of existing rules 
under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 610). 
Titles for new entries (those that haven't appeared in previous 
Agendas) are preceded by a bullet ().

Priority: Entries are placed into one of five categories described 
below. Also, if we believe that a rule may be ``major'' as defined in 
section 804 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
(SBREFA) (5 U.S.C. 804; Pub.L. 104-121) because it is likely to result 
in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or meets 
other criteria specified in this law, we indicate this under the 
``Priority'' heading.

  Economically Significant: As defined in Executive Order 12866, a 
rulemaking action that will have an annual effect on the economy of 
$100 million or more or will adversely affect in a material way the 
economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the 
environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal 
governments or communities.

  Other Significant: A rulemaking that is not economically significant 
but is considered significant by the agency. This category includes 
rules that are an EPA priority and rules that EPA anticipates will be 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under E.O. 12866 
because they are likely to:

 create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an 
action taken or planned by another agency;
 materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, 
user fees, or loan programs or the rights or obligations of recipients; 
or
 raise novel legal or policy issues.

  Substantive, Nonsignificant: A rulemaking that has substantive 
impacts but is neither Significant, nor Routine and Frequent, nor 
Informational/Administrative/Other.

  Routine and Frequent: A rulemaking that is a specific case of a 
multiple recurring application of a regulatory program in the Code of 
Federal Regulations and that does not alter the body of the regulation.

  Informational/Administrative/Other: A rulemaking that is primarily

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informational or pertains to agency matters not central to 
accomplishing the agency's regulatory mandate but that the agency 
places in the Agenda to inform the public of the activity.

Legal Authority: The section(s) of the United States Code (U.S.C.), 
Public Law (P.L.), Executive Order (E.O.), or common name of the law 
that authorize(s) the regulatory action.

CFR Citation: The section(s) of the Code of Federal Regulations that 
will be affected by the action.

Legal Deadline: An indication of whether the rule is subject to a 
statutory or judicial deadline, the date of that deadline, and whether 
the deadline pertains to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, a Final 
Action, or some other action.

Abstract: A brief description of the problem the regulation will 
address; the need for a Federal solution; to the extent available, the 
alternatives that the agency is considering to address the problem; and 
the potential advantages and disadvantages of the action.

Timetable: The dates and citations that documents for this action were 
published in the Federal Register and, where possible, a projected date 
for the next step. Projected publication dates frequently change during 
the course of a rule development. The projections in the Agenda are our 
best estimates as of the date we submit the Agenda for publication. If 
a date appears in this section as 00/00/00, the date of the action is 
currently undetermined. ``Undetermined'' indicates we are very 
uncertain about the date of completion of the action we will take next. 
Dates in 2000 or later are printed in the same form as other dates, 
using the last two digits of the year.

Small Entities Affected: Indicates whether the rule is expected to have 
at least minimal effects on any ``small entities'' and, if so, whether 
the small entities are businesses, governmental jurisdictions, or 
organizations. Small business is generally defined according to the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and elaborated on by 
the Small Business Administration. Generally firms employing fewer than 
500 people are considered small businesses. Small governments are those 
jurisdictions with a population of less than 50,000, and small 
nonprofit organizations are those that are not dominant in their field.

Government Levels Affected: Indicates whether the rule is expected to 
affect levels of government and, if so, whether the governments are 
State, local, tribal, or Federal.

Analyses: The kinds of analyses we do for each rule varies with the 
nature and significance of the rule. Certain laws require specific 
types of analyses. For example, the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires 
a special kind of analysis if a rule is likely to have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. In this section of 
the Agenda, we note if we will be preparing a Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis or a regulatory impact analysis.

Unfunded Mandates: Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 
requires an assessment of anticipated costs and benefits if a rule 
includes a mandate that may result in expenditures of more than $100 
million in any 1 year by State, local, and tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector. If the section 202 threshold is 
expected to be exceeded, we note that in this section.

Reinventing Government: If an action is part of the President's 
Reinventing Government Initiative, we indicate it here.

Agency Contact: The name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, if 
available, of a person who is knowledgeable about the regulation.

SAN Number: A code number that EPA uses to identify and track 
rulemakings.

RIN Number: A code number that OMB uses to identify and track 
rulemakings.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Considerations

    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 we believe 
will, if promulgated, impose at least minimal requirements on any 
small entities by indicating in the ``Small Entities Affected'' 
section the category of small entities that may be subject to the 
rule requirements. The Agenda also indicates in the ``Analysis'' 
section whether we expect to prepare a full Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis for a particular rule because current information 
indicates that the rule will likely have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. (See 
``Environmental Protection Agency: Index to Entries That May Affect 
Small Entities'' at the end of this document. You should note that 
EPA's practice with regard to inclusion in this index differs from 
that of most other executive branch agencies in that we include 
rules that have any adverse impact at all, not simply those with 
significant and substantial impacts.) 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 adverse impact on small entities.

    Section 610 of the RFA requires that an agency review within 10 
years of promulgation those regulations that have or will have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. These reviews are undertaken to determine whether the 
rule should continue unchanged, be amended, or be withdrawn. Rules 
subject to section 610 review for 1998 are listed in the 
``Prerule'' sections of this Agenda, and we designate them by 
placing ``Section 610 Review'' after the title of the action. We 
may add additional rules subject to section 610 review in the fall 
1998 Agenda. Also, in the fall 1998 Agenda we will publish the 
results of previous section 610 reviews.

Dated: March 13, 1998.

Robert Wolcott,

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

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                                          General--Proposed Rule Stage                                          
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
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  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3148        SAN No. 4021   Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Educational Programs Receiving              
            Federal Assistance....................................................................    2020-AA36 
3149        SAN No. 4056   Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in                   
            Procurement under Assistance Agreements...............................................    2020-AA39 
3150        SAN No. 3736   Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance                      
            Partnership (State) Grant Regulation..................................................    2030-AA55 
3151        SAN No. 4128   Revision to 40 CFR Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance                         
            Partnership (Tribal) Grant Rule.......................................................    2030-AA56 
3152        SAN No. 3580   Incorporation of Class Deviation Into EPAAR............................    2030-AA37 
3153        SAN No. 3629   EPA Mentor-Protege Program.............................................    2030-AA40 
3154        SAN No. 3876   Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts............................    2030-AA50 
3155        SAN No. 3874   Revision of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for                      
            Environmental Programs................................................................    2030-AA51 
3156        SAN No. 3854   Value Engineering......................................................    2030-AA49 
3157        SAN No. 2662   Amendments to Part 22 Consolidated Procedural Rules....................    2020-AA13 
3158        SAN No. 3817   Implementation of Changes to 40 CFR Part 32 as a Result of the Federal               
            Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA)...................................................    2030-AA48 
3159        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                                           
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3160        SAN No. 3671   Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment..............................    2080-AA06 
3161        SAN No. 3624   Guidelines for Neurotoxicity Risk Assessment...........................    2080-AA08 
3162        SAN No. 3240   Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.....................    2020-AA21 
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                                           General--Long-Term Actions                                           
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3163        SAN No. 3933   Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in                     
            Antarctica............................................................................    2020-AA34 
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                                           General--Completed Actions                                           
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
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  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3164        SAN No. 4037   Common Rulemaking on Administrative Requirements for Grantees to                     
            Reflect Single Audit Act Amendments...................................................    2030-AA54 
3165        SAN No. 3670   Proposed Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment.....................    2080-AA07 
3166        SAN No. 2940   Regulations Governing Prior Notice of Citizen Suits Brought Under                    
            Section 304 of the Clean Air Act......................................................    2020-AA30 
3167        SAN No. 3879   Update Procedures for Making Profit/Fee Determinations.................    2030-AA53 
3168        SAN No. 3816   EPA's Implementation of Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA)                  
            Changes to Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)...........................................    2030-AA47 
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                                       Clean Air Act (CAA)--Prerule Stage                                       
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3169        SAN No. 3986   Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule...................................    2060-AH25 
3170        SAN No. 4078   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from New Marine Diesel Engines at              
            or above 37 Kilowatts.................................................................    2060-AH50 
3171        SAN No. 4120   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Development of an HCFC Allowance                  
            Distribution System...................................................................    2060-AH67 

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3172        SAN No. 4095   Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126                   
            Petitions from Eight Northeastern States For Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone                  
            Transport.............................................................................    2060-AH88 
3173        SAN No. 4082   Wet-formed Fiberglass Mat Production NESHAP............................    2060-AH89 
3174        SAN No. 4136   Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; New Residential                 
            Wood Heaters (Section 610 Review).....................................................    2060-AI05 
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                                    Clean Air Act (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage                                    
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3175        SAN No. 4042   Clean Fuel Fleet Program; Rule Amendment...............................    2060-AH56 
3176        SAN No. 4110   Alumina Processing NESHAP..............................................    2060-AH70 
3177        SAN No. 3978   Revisions to Service Information Availability Requirements.............    2060-AH28 
3178        SAN No. 3916   Urban Bus Retrofit/Rebuild Program Regulations Amendment...............    2060-AH45 
3179        SAN No. 4038   Federal Implementation Plan for a Fifteen Percent Reduction in Volatile              
            Organic Compounds in the District of Columbia.........................................    2060-AH51 
3180        SAN No. 3263   Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures........    2060-AE20 
3181        SAN No. 3262   Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements.............................    2060-AE22 
3182        SAN No. 3380   NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry - Wastewater..    2060-AE94 
3183        SAN No. 3407   Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for                    
            Various Media.........................................................................    2060-AF00 
3184        SAN No. 3549   NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries - FCC Units, Reformers and Sulfur Plants..    2060-AF28 
3185        SAN No. 3082   NESHAP: Ferroalloy Production..........................................    2060-AF29 
3186        SAN No. 3553   Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient                 
            Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations...........................    2060-AF34 
3187        SAN No. 3516   Radiation Waste Management Regulations.................................    2060-AF41 
3188        SAN No. 3569   Federal Implementation Plan To Control Emissions From Two Power                      
            Stations Located on Navajo Nation Lands...............................................    2060-AF42 
3189        SAN No. 3649   Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings).........................    2060-AF72 
3190        SAN No. 3637   Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources                  
            Located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation...........................................    2060-AF84 
3191        SAN No. 3638   Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan.................    2060-AF85 
3192        SAN No. 3598   Amendment of Enhanced Inspection/Maintenance Performance Standard......    2060-AG07 
3193        SAN No. 3568   Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada    2060-AG14 
3194        SAN No. 3744   Amendment to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources;                    
            Monitoring Requirements (PS-1)........................................................    2060-AG22 
3195        SAN No. 3748   Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical                     
            Manufacturing Industry................................................................    2060-AG28 
3196        SAN No. 3808   Acid Rain Program: Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Rule Revisions.    2060-AG46 
3197        SAN No. 3810   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Petition Criteria              
            and Incorporation of Montreal Protocol Decisions......................................    2060-AG48 
3198        SAN No. 3812   Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Scrap Metal from                    
            Nuclear Facilities....................................................................    2060-AG51 
3199        SAN No. 3922   Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits                 
            Program...............................................................................    2060-AG92 
3200        SAN No. 3913   Revision to the Light-Duty Vehicle Emission Compliance Procedure.......    2060-AH05 
3201        SAN No. 3945   Finding of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Certain States                
            in the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) Region for Purposes of Reducing                      
            Regional Transport of Ozone...........................................................    2060-AH10 
3202        SAN No. 3915   Technical Amendments for Non-Road Compression Ignition Engines.........    2060-AH33 
3203        SAN No. 3910   Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures................................    2060-AH34 
3204        SAN No. 3975   Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country........    2060-AH37 
3205        SAN No. 3977   Revisions to Clarify the Permit Content Requirements for State                       
            Operating Permits.....................................................................    2060-AH46 
3206        SAN No. 4046   Revisions to New Source Review (NSR) Regulations to Implement the New                
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone and Particulate Matter.......    2060-AH53 
3207        SAN No. 4035   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Interpretation of Methyl Bromide                  
            Labeling Requirements.................................................................    2060-AH54 
3208        SAN No. 4045   Rulemaking to Modify the List of Source Categories from which Fugitive               
            Emissions are Considered in Major Source Determinations...............................    2060-AH58 
3209        SAN No. 4032   Transportation Conformity for Transitional Ozone Areas.................    2060-AH59 
3210        SAN No. 4052   Revisions to the Permits and Sulfur Dioxide Allowance System                         
            Regulations under Title IV of the Clean Air Act.......................................    2060-AH60 

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3211        SAN No. 4067   Acid Rain Program: Determination on Section 75.7 (EPA Study of Bias                  
            Test) and Section 75.8 (Relative Accuracy and Availability Analysis)..................    2060-AH64 
3212        SAN No. 4126   Amendments to the Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations NESHAP.......    2060-AH66 
3213        SAN No. 4106   Final Rule to Amend the National Emission Standards for Magnetic Tape                
            Manufacturing Operations..............................................................    2060-AH71 
3214        SAN No. 4103   NESHAP: Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants from the Synthetic Organic                  
            Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) and and Other Processes Subject to the                      
            Negotiated Regulation for Equipment...................................................    2060-AH81 
3215        SAN No. 4119   Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for                
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources..........................    2060-AH84 
3216        SAN No. 4096   Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone               
            in the Eastern United States; Proposed Rules..........................................    2060-AH87 
3217        SAN No. 4003   Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR 191, Subpart A.........    2060-AH90 
3218        SAN No. 4076   Supplemental Rulemaking for Certain States in the Ozone Transport                    
            Assessment Group Region for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone..........    2060-AH91 
3219        SAN No. 4073   Revisions to the Pollutant Standard Index and Significant Harm Level                 
            Programs for Ozone and Particulate Matter.............................................    2060-AH92 
3220        SAN No. 4070   General Conformity Regulations; Revisions..............................    2060-AH93 
3221        SAN No. 4127   Alternative Flare Specifications for Hydrogen Fueled Flares............    2060-AH94 
3222        SAN No. 4108   NESHAP: Off-site Waste and Recovery Operations; Final Rule--for                      
            Settlement Agreement; and NESHAP for Off-site Waste and Recovery Operations for                     
            Technical Amendments..................................................................    2060-AH96 
3223        SAN No. 4130   Proposed Revision of Test Method 1, 2 and 2F for Measuring Volumetric                
            Flow in Stacks........................................................................    2060-AH97 
3224        SAN No. 3893   Review of Operating Permits Issued by Indian Tribes....................    2060-AH98 
3225        SAN No. 4077   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration on the Section 610                
            Nonessential Products Ban.............................................................    2060-AH99 
3226        SAN No. 3951   New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts, Minor                   
            Amendments to the Phase I Emission Standards..........................................    2060-AI02 
3227        SAN No. 4129   Notice of Temporary Stay, Notice of Proposed Compliance Extension;                   
            Equivalency Determination for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air                         
            Pollutants: Halogenated Solvent.......................................................    2060-AI04 
3228        SAN No. 3470   Next Revision of Appendix W to 40 CFR Part 51..........................    2060-AF01 
3229        SAN No. 3105 (Air), SAN No. 2712 (Water), SAN No. 4050 (Water   Integrated NESHAP and               
            Effluent Guidelines: Pulp and Paper...................................................    2060-AD03 
3230        SAN No. 3228   NESHAP for the Manufacturing of Amino and Phenolic Resins (Polymers and              
            Resins Group III).....................................................................    2060-AE36 
3231        SAN No. 3340   NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting........................................    2060-AE46 
3232        SAN No. 3078   NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry....................................    2060-AE77 
3233        SAN No. 3079   NESHAP: Portland Cement Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE78 
3234        SAN No. 3467   NESHAP: Primary Lead Smelters..........................................    2060-AE97 
3235        SAN No. 3378   NESHAP: Acrylic/Modacrylic Fibers Manufacturing........................    2060-AF06 
3236        SAN No. 3465   NESHAP: Polycarbonates Production......................................    2060-AF09 
3237        SAN No. 3377   NESHAP: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)..........................    2060-AF26 
3238        SAN No. 3550   NESHAP: Baker's Yeast Manufacturing Industry...........................    2060-AF30 
3239        SAN No. 3551   Amendments to General Provisions Subpart A and B for 40 CFR 63.........    2060-AF31 
3240        SAN No. 3791   Revision of List of Categories of Sources and Schedule for Standards                 
            Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act................................................    2060-AG42 
3241        SAN No. 3821   NESHAP: Ethylene Processes.............................................    2060-AG53 
3242        SAN No. 3829   Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and                       
            Delegation of Federal Authorities 112(l)..............................................    2060-AG60 
3243        SAN No. 3655   NESHAP: Asphalt Roofing and Processing.................................    2060-AG66 
3244        SAN No. 3901   Generic MACT for Source Categories (Acrylic Modacrylic Fibers,                       
            Polycarbonates Hydrogen Fluoride and Acetal Resins)...................................    2060-AG91 
3245        SAN No. 3654   NESHAP: Hydrogen Fluoride Production...................................    2060-AG94 
3246        SAN No. 2965   NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations; Technical Corrections               
            and Clarifications....................................................................    2060-AG95 
3247        SAN No. 3908   Offset Lithographic Printing National VOC Rule.........................    2060-AH00 
3248        SAN No. 2841   NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060-AH08 
3249        SAN No. 3959   National Strategy for Urban Area Sources of Toxic Air Emissions........    2060-AH21 
3250        SAN No. 3973   NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations..............    2060-AH42 
3251        SAN No. 3939   NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins                 
            and Group IV Polymers and Resins......................................................    2060-AH47 
3252        SAN No. 3479   Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for               
            Determining Potential To Emit.........................................................    2060-AI01 

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3253        SAN No. 3919   Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit                       
            Application Review Procedures for non-Federal Class I Areas...........................    2060-AH01 
3254        SAN No. 3645   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Highway Heavy-Duty Engines                
            and Diesel Engines....................................................................    2060-AF76 
3255        SAN No. 3139   Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of Foreign Manufactured                     
            Vehicles and Engines; Amendment.......................................................    2060-AD90 
3256        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 
3257        SAN No. 3091   Specification of Substantially Similar Definition for Diesel Fuels.....    2060-AD77 
3258        SAN No. 3560   Refrigerant Recycling Rule Amendment To Include All Refrigerants.......    2060-AF37 
3259        SAN No. 3673   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales              
            Restriction...........................................................................    2060-AG20 
3260        SAN No. 3983   Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners: Standards for Equipment                 
            that Recovers and Recycles Refrigerants other than CFC-12 and HFC-134a................    2060-AH29 
3261        SAN No. 3640   Supplemental Rule To Require Certain Products Made With HCFCs To Bear                
            Warning Label.........................................................................    2060-AF93 
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                                      Clean Air Act (CAA)--Final Rule Stage                                     
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3262        SAN No. 4115   Chromium Electroplating NESHAP Amendment...............................    2060-AH69 
3263        SAN No. 3898   1998 Revision of Acid Rain Allowance Allocations.......................    2060-AG86 
3264        SAN No. 2961   Locomotive Emission Standards..........................................    2060-AD33 
3265        SAN No. 3259   New Source Review (NSR) Reform.........................................    2060-AE11 
3266        SAN No. 3573   Acid Rain Program: Deletion of Certain Units...........................    2060-AF46 
3267        SAN No. 2915   Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions - Addition of Methods                   
            203A, 203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.........................................    2060-AF83 
3268        SAN No. 3643   Sales Volume Limit Provisions for Small-Volume Manufacture                           
            Certification for Clean Fuel and Conventional Vehicle Conversions and Related                       
            Provisions............................................................................    2060-AF87 
3269        SAN No. 3743   Amendments to Part 60, Part 61, and Part 63 and Addition of Method 14A               
            to Part 60............................................................................    2060-AG21 
3270        SAN No. 3750   Regulation Review/Burden Reduction.....................................    2060-AG30 
3271        SAN No. 3835   Amendment to the User Fees for Radon Proficiency Programs Rule.........    2060-AG64 
3272        SAN No. 3873   Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Compliance Certification Rulemaking.    2060-AG85 
3273        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 
3274        SAN No. 3868   Federal Operating Permits Program in Indian Country....................    2060-AG90 
3275        SAN No. 3911   Tier II (Phase II) Study to Assess Further Reductions in Light-Duty                  
            Vehicles (LDV) and Light-Duty Trucks (LDT) Tailpipe Emission Standards................    2060-AH04 
3276        SAN No. 3912   Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles-- Proposed                   
            Changes to the Definition of Weight Limitations for Motorcycles.......................    2060-AH06 
3277        SAN No. 3958   Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method 203)    2060-AH23 
3278        SAN No. 3982   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Control of Methyl Bromide Emissions               
            Through Use of Tarps..................................................................    2060-AH26 
3279        SAN No. 3943   Revision of Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of                  
            Methyl Acetate........................................................................    2060-AH27 
3280        SAN No. 3981   Revisions for Opting Into the Acid Rain Program........................    2060-AH36 
3281        SAN No. 3984   Ban the Sale of Halon Blends and the Intentional Release of Halons                   
            During Testing and Training...........................................................    2060-AH44 
3282        SAN No. 4030   Expanded Engine Family Definitions for Alternative Fueled Vehicles and               
            Engines Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) Exhaust Emission Standards, Fee Exemption,               
            and Related Provisions................................................................    2060-AH52 
3283        SAN No. 4033   Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program Requirement - On-Board Diagnostic               
            Checks; Amendment to the Final Rule...................................................    2060-AH62 
3284        SAN No. 4123   National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source                  
            Category: Pulp and Paper Production; Amendments to the Promulgated Rule...............    2060-AH74 
3285        SAN No. 4125   Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment....................................    2060-AH95 
3286        SAN No. 3168   NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries - Amendments to Final Rule................    2060-AI00 
3287        SAN No. 1002.   NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Review and Implementation).....................    2060-AA61 
3288        SAN No. 3461   NESHAP: Mineral Wool Production Industry...............................    2060-AE08 
3289        SAN No. 3303   NESHAP: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE40 
3290        SAN No. 3345   NESHAP: Steel Pickling, HC1 Process....................................    2060-AE41 
3291        SAN No. 3304   NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production...............................    2060-AE44 
3292        SAN No. 3123   NESHAP: Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Industry.........................    2060-AE75 

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3293        SAN No. 3408   NESHAP: Polyether Polyols Production...................................    2060-AE81 
3294        SAN No. 3451   NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production.....................................    2060-AE83 
3295        SAN No. 3450   NESHAP: Pesticide Active Ingredient Production (Production of                        
            Agricultural Chemicals)...............................................................    2060-AE84 
3296        SAN No. 3338   NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production..........................    2060-AE86 
3297        SAN No. 3469   NESHAP: Manufacture of Tetrahydrobenzaldehyde..........................    2060-AE99 
3298        SAN No. 2547   NESHAP: Radon Emissions From Phosphogypsum Stacks......................    2060-AF04 
3299        SAN No. 3836   Technical Amendments to Aerospace NESHAP...............................    2060-AG65 
3300        SAN No. 3960   Specific Pollutants: List of Categories Emitting 7 Specified Hazardous               
            Air Pollutants........................................................................    2060-AH20 
3301        SAN No. 2937   Field Citation Program.................................................    2020-AA32 
3302        SAN No. 3604   Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline, Individual                     
            Baseline Fuel Adjustments.............................................................    2060-AG80 
3303        SAN No. 3610   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for                        
            Participation in the Pilot Program....................................................    2060-AG79 
3304        SAN No. 3281   National VOC Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings.......    2060-AE35 
3305        SAN No. 3351   VOC Regulation for Architectural Coatings..............................    2060-AE55 
3306        SAN No. 3658   National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products..................    2060-AF62 
3307        SAN No. 3828   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 
3308        SAN No. 3660   Open-Market Trading Guidance...........................................    2060-AF60 
3309        SAN No. 3300   Revised Carbon Monoxide (CO) Standard for Class I and II Nonhandheld                 
            New Nonroad Phase I Small Spark-Ignited Engines.......................................    2060-AG81 
3310        SAN No. 2665   Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.......    2060-AI03 
3311        SAN No. 3843   Revision to the Covered Areas Provision for Reformulated Gasoline......    2060-AG77 
3312        SAN No. 3842   Applicability of On-Highway Heavy-Duty Certified Engines for Use in                  
            Nonroad Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Equipment; Amendment..................................    2060-AG78 
3313        SAN No. 3361   Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts (25 Horsepower)              
            (Phase 2).............................................................................    2060-AE29 
3314        SAN No. 3352   NSPS: Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating               
            Units--Revision.......................................................................    2060-AE56 
3315        SAN No. 3556   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a                     
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608..................................................    2060-AF36 
3316        SAN No. 3525   Update of the Acceptability List Under the Significant New Alternatives              
            Policy (SNAP) Program.................................................................    2060-AG12 
3317        SAN No. 3792   Technical Amendments to Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage and Disposal               
            Facilities 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                                     
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3318        SAN No. 4105   Carbon Black Production NESHAP.........................................    2060-AH68 
3319        SAN No. 3229   NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production.................................    2060-AE34 
3320        SAN No. 3343   NESHAP: Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries.............................    2060-AE43 
3321        SAN No. 3341   NESHAP: Cyanide Chemical Manufacturing.................................    2060-AE45 
3322        SAN No. 3346   NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel......................................    2060-AE48 
3323        SAN No. 3837   NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process                 
            Heaters...............................................................................    2060-AG69 
3324        SAN No. 3962   NESHAP: Manufacture of Carbon Black....................................    2060-AH19 
3325        SAN No. 3412   Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70).................................    2060-AF70 
3326        SAN No. 3741   Service Information Availability.......................................    2060-AG13 
3327        SAN No. 3819   NSPS: Sewage Sludge Incinerators.......................................    2060-AG50 
3328        SAN No. 3820   NESHAP: Plywood and Particle Board Manufacturing.......................    2060-AG52 
3329        SAN No. 3970   NESHAP: Miscellaneous Cellulose Production.............................    2060-AH11 
3330        SAN No. 3969   NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills................................    2060-AH13 
3331        SAN No. 3966   Storage Tank Rule Revisions............................................    2060-AH15 
3332        SAN No. 3917   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading                   
            Provisions............................................................................    2060-AH31 
3333        SAN No. 4022   NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, & Battery Stacks...............    2060-AH55 
3334        SAN No. 4111   Fumed Silica Production NESHAP.........................................    2060-AH72 
3335        SAN No. 4102   Maximum Achievable Control Technology NESHAP for Taconite Iron Ore                   
            Processing............................................................................    2060-AH73 
3336        SAN No. 4104   National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the                     
            Hydrochloric Acid Production..........................................................    2060-AH75 
3337        SAN No. 4116   NESHAP: Ammonium Sulphate Production (Caprolactam By-Product)..........    2060-AH77 
3338        SAN No. 4107   NESHAP: Asphalt / Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes..................    2060-AH78 
3339        SAN No. 4113   NESHAP: Clay Products Manufacturing....................................    2060-AH79 

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3340        SAN No. 4112   NESHAP: Hydrogen Chloride Production...................................    2060-AH80 
3341        SAN No. 4114   NESHAP: Polyvinyl Chloride Production..................................    2060-AH82 
3342        SAN No. 4098   NESHAP: Uranium Hexafluoride Production................................    2060-AH83 
3343        SAN No. 3656   NESHAP/NSPS: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine..................    2060-AG63 
3344        SAN No. 3657   NESHAP/NSPS: Combustion Turbine........................................    2060-AG67 
3345        SAN No. 3326   NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production.......................    2060-AE79 
3346        SAN No. 3452   NESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Production and Processes........    2060-AE82 
3347        SAN No. 3449   NESHAP: Chlorine Production............................................    2060-AE85 
3348        SAN No. 3746   NESHAP: Paint Stripper Users...........................................    2060-AG26 
3349        SAN No. 3747   NESHAP: Boat Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG27 
3350        SAN No. 3749   NESHAP: Tire Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG29 
3351        SAN No. 3754   Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners Maximum Achievable Control Technology                 
            (MACT) Standard.......................................................................    2060-AG34 
3352        SAN No. 3823   Large Appliance (Surface Coating) NESHAP/VOC Reductions................    2060-AG54 
3353        SAN No. 3652   NESHAP: Refractories Manufacturing.....................................    2060-AG68 
3354        SAN No. 3651   NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG72 
3355        SAN No. 3872   Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking - ICCR Project............    2060-AG84 
3356        SAN No. 3899   NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing................................    2060-AG87 
3357        SAN No. 3902   NESHAP: Semiconductor Production.......................................    2060-AG93 
3358        SAN No. 3906   NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry...........................    2060-AG96 
3359        SAN No. 3905   NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry..........................    2060-AG97 
3360        SAN No. 3909   NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing............................    2060-AG98 
3361        SAN No. 3907   Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing (Surface Coating) NESHAP/              
            VOC Reductions........................................................................    2060-AG99 
3362        SAN No. 3924   NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining.....................................    2060-AH03 
3363        SAN No. 3968   NESHAP: Site Remediation...............................................    2060-AH12 
3364        SAN No. 3967   NESHAP: Spandex Production.............................................    2060-AH14 
3365        SAN No. 3964   NESHAP: Leather Tanning and Finishing Operations.......................    2060-AH17 
3366        SAN No. 3903   NESHAP: Vegetable Oil Production.......................................    2060-AH22 
3367        SAN No. 3972   NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing/Engine Test Facilities...............    2060-AH35 
3368        SAN No. 3971   NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution....................................    2060-AH41 
3369        SAN No. 2939   Regulations Governing Awards Under Section 113(f) of the Clean Air Act.    2020-AA31 
3370        SAN No. 3613   NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for                   
            Industrial and Commercial Waste Incinerators..........................................    2060-AF91 
3371        SAN No. 3751   NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for                   
            Other Solid Waste Incinerators........................................................    2060-AG31 
3372        SAN No. 3824   Metal Furniture (Surface Coatings) NESHAP/VOC Reductions...............    2060-AG55 
3373        SAN No. 3825   Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating) NESHAP/VOC                  
            Reductions............................................................................    2060-AG56 
3374        SAN No. 3826   Plastic Parts (Surface Coating) NESHAP/VOC Reductions..................    2060-AG57 
3375        SAN No. 3827   Paper and other Web Coating Reductions NESHAP/VOC Rule.................    2060-AG58 
3376        SAN No. 3904   Flatwood Paneling (Surface Coating) NESHAP/VOC Reductions..............    2060-AH02 
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                                     Clean Air Act (CAA)--Completed Actions                                     
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3377        SAN No. 3914   Transportation Conformity Pilot Approval; Conformity SIP...............    2060-AH32 
3378        SAN No. 3963   NESHAP: Cellulose Production Categories................................    2060-AH18 
3379        SAN No. 2942   Compliance Assurance Monitoring Rule (Previously Enhanced Monitoring                 
            Rule).................................................................................    2060-AD18 
3380        SAN No. 3570   Acid Rain Program: Revisions to the Administrative Appeal Regulations                
            Under Title IV of the Clean Air Act...................................................    2060-AF43 
3381        SAN No. 3572   Acid Rain Program: Revisions to Applicability, Exemptions, Allocations,              
            and Small Diesel Refineries...........................................................    2060-AF45 
3382        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 
3383        SAN No. 3576   Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emission                
            Standards and Test Procedures.........................................................    2060-AF50 
3384        SAN No. 3650.   Ambient Air Quality Surveillance, Recension of NAMS Ambient Air                     
            Quality Monitoring Requirements for Lead..............................................    2060-AG23 

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3385        SAN No. 3845   Transitional Lock-In Procedures for Phase II Reformulated Gasoline                   
            (RFG) Program.........................................................................    2060-AG43 
3386        SAN No. 3811   Radionuclide Dose Methodology Update...................................    2060-AG49 
3387        SAN No. 3832   Revision of PSI (Part 58 Appendix G)...................................    2060-AG62 
3388        SAN No. 3838   Revision of Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of 16               
            Compounds.............................................................................    2060-AG70 
3389        SAN No. 3944   Revision of Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of                  
            Chlorobromomethane....................................................................    2060-AH39 
3390        SAN No. 4010   Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Proposed Minor Revisions to                  
            Selected Recordkeeping and Enforcement Provisions Under the Regulation of Deposit                   
            Control Gasoline Additives............................................................    2060-AH57 
3391        SAN No. 4034   Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements; Minor Amendments to the                 
            Final Rule............................................................................    2060-AH61 
3392        SAN No. 3974   Ambient Air Quality Surveillance: Changes to Accommodate Revised Ozone               
            NAAQS & Implementation Strategies.....................................................    2060-AH30 
3393        SAN No. 3072   NESHAP: Primary Aluminum Plants........................................    2060-AE76 
3394        SAN No. 3752   NESHAP: Aerosol Can Filling Facilities.................................    2060-AG32 
3395        SAN No. 3193   NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelter Amendment...............................    2060-AH07 
3396        SAN No. 3948   Fuels and Fuel Additives; Elimination of Oxygenated Program                          
            Reformulated Gasoline Category from the Reformulated Gasoline Regulations.............    2060-AH43 
3397        SAN No. 3646   Voluntary Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles (National 49 State Low-                  
            Emission Vehicles Program)............................................................    2060-AF75 
3398        SAN No. 3844   Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline: Modifications....    2060-AG76 
3399        SAN No. 3789   Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Delegation Remand..............    2060-AG39 
3400        SAN No. 3790   Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Offset Remand..................    2060-AG40 
3401        SAN No. 3555   MVAC Rule Amendment to Include All Refrigerants........................    2060-AF35 
3402        SAN No. 3087   Indian Tribes: Air Quality Planning and Management.....................    2060-AF79 
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                                  Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage                                  
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3403        SAN No. 4054   Disposal of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes............................    2060-AH63 
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                                   Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Long-Term Actions                                   
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3404        SAN No. 3602   Protective Action Guidance for Drinking Water..........................    2060-AF39 
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                                   Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Completed Actions                                   
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3405        SAN No. 3321   Federal Radiation Protection Guidance for Exposure of the General                    
            Public................................................................................    2060-AE61 
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                Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage                
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3406        SAN No. 3890   Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions..........................    2070-AD15 
3407        SAN No. 3735   The 10-Acre Limitation for Pesticide Small-Scale Field Testing.........    2070-AC99 
3408        SAN No. 3892   Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; Other Pesticide Regulatory Changes...    2070-AD14 
3409        SAN No. 4026   Exemption of Certain Pesticide Substances from FIFRA Requirements......    2070-AD21 
3410        SAN No. 4027   Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees..................................    2070-AD23 
3411        SAN No. 2687   Pesticide Registration Data Requirements (Revision) and Antimicrobial                
            Registration Data Requirements (Revision).............................................    2070-AC12 

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3412        SAN No. 2659   Pesticide Management and Disposal: Standards for Pesticide Containers                
            and Containment.......................................................................    2070-AB95 
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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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3413        SAN No. 3135   Pesticide Flammability Labeling Requirements for Total Release Foggers.    2070-AC60 
3414        SAN No. 3731   WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard; Glove Amendment.............    2070-AC93 
3415        SAN No. 4025   Exemption of Certain Inert Ingredients from the Definition of Pesticide              
            Chemical Residue under FFDCA..........................................................    2070-AD20 
3416        SAN No. 2684   Regulation of Plant-Produced Pesticides Under FIFRA and FFDCA..........    2070-AC02 
3417        SAN No. 2371   Restricted Use Criteria for Pesticides in Groundwater..................    2070-AB60 
3418        SAN No. 3222   Pesticides and Ground Water State Management Plan Regulation...........    2070-AC46 
3419        SAN No. 3432   Pesticide Management and Disposal......................................    2020-AA33 
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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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3420        SAN No. 2444   Pesticide Tolerances; Portion of Food Commodities To Be Analyzed for                 
            Pesticide Residues....................................................................    2070-AC45 
3421        SAN No. 3636   Pesticide Labeling Claims..............................................    2070-AC85 
3422        SAN No. 2725   FIFRA Books and Records of Pesticide Production and Distribution                     
            (Revision)............................................................................    2020-AA28 
3423        SAN No. 1640   WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standards; Pesticide Hazard                         
            Communication.........................................................................    2070-AC34 
3424        SAN No. 2720   Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored                        
            Pesticides With Cancelled or Suspended Registration...................................    2020-AA29 
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                 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Completed Actions                 
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3425        SAN No. 3113.   Endangered Species Protection Program.................................    2070-AC42 
3426        SAN No. 3932   Pesticides; Self-Certification.........................................    2070-AD00 
3427        SAN No. 3737   WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard Exceptions Generic...........    2070-AC95 
3428        SAN No. 3733   WPS; Pesticides Worker Protection Standards; Scope and Clarification of              
            the Exceptions Process................................................................    2070-AC96 
3429        SAN No. 2639   Child-Resistant Packaging Regulations (Revision).......................    2070-AB96 
3430        SAN No. 3738   Pesticide Export Policy................................................    2070-AD02 
3431        SAN No. 3630   Facility Identification Initiative.....................................    2070-AD01 
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                            Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3432        SAN No. 3244   Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules; Training, Accreditation, and                      
            Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule..........................................    2070-AC64 
3433        SAN No. 3882   Test Rule for Certain Metals...........................................    2070-AD10 
3434        SAN No. 3148   Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions............................    2070-AC51 
3435        SAN No. 3047   Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule; Amendments..............    2070-AC62 
3436        SAN No. 2249   Asbestos Worker Protection Rule; Amendments............................    2070-AC66 
3437        SAN No. 3834   TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Model Reporting Rule                        
            Amendments............................................................................    2070-AD17 
3438        SAN No. 3881   Fees for Accreditation and Certification of Lead-Based Paint                         
            Activities; Procedure for Modification of Commencement of Lead-Based Paint Abatement                
            Activities............................................................................    2070-AD11 

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3439        SAN No. 3301   TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments..................................    2070-AC61 
3440        SAN No. 3243   Lead Hazard Standards..................................................    2070-AC63 
3441        SAN No. 3508   Lead; TSCA Requirements for the Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris....    2070-AC72 
3442        SAN No. 3243   Lead; Selected Rulemakings for Abating Lead Hazards....................    2070-AD06 
3443        SAN No. 3990   OECD SIDS High Production Volume Chemical Screening Test Rule..........    2070-AD16 
3444        SAN No. 3494   Proposed Decisions on Test Rules.......................................    2070-AB07 
3445        SAN No. 2245   Negotiated Consent Order and Test Rule Procedures......................    2070-AB30 
3446        SAN No. 2563   ATSDR Substances Test Rule.............................................    2070-AB79 
3447        SAN No. 2865   Multichemical Endpoint(s) Test Rule; Developmental and Reproductive                  
            Toxicity..............................................................................    2070-AC27 
3448        SAN No. 1923   Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals..................................    2070-AA58 
3449        SAN No. 3894   TSCA Biotechnology Follow-up Rules.....................................    2070-AD13 
3450        SAN No. 3557   Lead-Based Paint Activities, Training, and Certification: Renovation                 
            and Remodeling........................................................................    2070-AC83 
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                              Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage                             
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3451        SAN No. 3493   Final Decisions on Test Rules..........................................    2070-AB94 
3452        SAN No. 3487   Hazardous Air Pollutants Test Rule.....................................    2070-AC76 
3453        SAN No. 3021   PCBs - Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Transformer Reclassification                 
            Rule..................................................................................    2070-AC39 
3454        SAN No. 2878   PCB - Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Disposal Amendments.............    2070-AD04 
3455        SAN No. 2779   Use of Acrylamide for Grouting.........................................    2070-AC17 
3456        SAN No. 3242   Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Requirements at Renovation of Target                     
            Housing...............................................................................    2070-AC65 
3457        SAN No. 1976   Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances....................    2070-AA59 
3458        SAN No. 3495   Chemical-Specific Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) To Extend                        
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................    2070-AB27 
3459        SAN No. 2178   TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules.............    2070-AB08 
3460        SAN No. 1139   TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules...............    2070-AB11 
3461        SAN No. 3118   TSCA Section 8(e); Notice of Clarification and Solicitation of Public                
            Comment...............................................................................    2070-AC80 
3462        SAN No. 3559   Notice of TSCA Section 4 Reimbursement Period and TSCA Section 12(b)                 
            Export Notification Period Sunset Dates for TSCA Section 4 Substances.................    2070-AC84 
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                             Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions                             
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3463        SAN No. 2146   Regulatory Investigation of Formaldehyde...............................    2070-AB14 
3464        SAN No. 2844   Regulatory Investigation of Dioxin in Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge.......    2070-AC05 
3465        SAN No. 3528   Significant New Use Rules on National Program Chemicals; Refractory                  
            Ceramic Fibers........................................................................    2070-AC37 
3466        SAN No. 3480   Development of Guidance as Mandated by Executive Order 12873, Section                
            503 on Environmentally Preferable Products............................................    2070-AC78 
3467        SAN No. 2150   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Exemptions From the Prohibitions                    
            against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in commerce.......................    2070-AB20 
3468        SAN No. 3252   Lead; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act                
            (TSCA) To Reduce Lead (Pb) Consumption and Use........................................    2070-AC21 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Completed Actions                             
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3469        SAN No. 2560   PCBs; Procedures and Criteria for Termination of Polychlorinated                     
            Biphenyls (PCBs) Disposal Permits.....................................................    2070-AB81 
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                    Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Prerule Stage                   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3470        SAN No. 3880   TRI; Reporting Threshold Amendment; Toxic Chemicals Release Reporting;               
            Community Right-to-Know...............................................................    2070-AD09 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage                
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3471        SAN No. 3215   Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act: Amendments to                    
            Sections 302 Through 312..............................................................    2050-AE17 
3472        SAN No. 4029   Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs                 
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7): Amendment.................................    2050-AE46 
3473        SAN No. 3007   TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals............    2070-AC47 
3474        SAN No. 3877   TRI; Data Expansion Amendments; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;                    
            Community Right-to-Know...............................................................    2070-AD08 
3475        SAN No. 4023   TRI; Addition of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production to the Toxic                 
            Release Inventory.....................................................................    2070-AD19 
3476        SAN No. 2425   TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete Chemicals From                 
            the Toxic Release Inventory...........................................................    2070-AC00 
3477        SAN No. 2847   TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements.................    2070-AC24 
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                  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions                 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3478        SAN No. 3994   Modification of the Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) List...........    2050-AE42 
3479        SAN No. 3993   Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone Diisocyanate    2050-AE43 
3480        SAN No. 4015   TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List......................    2070-AD18 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Completed Actions                 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3481        SAN No. 3787   List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release                   
            Prevention--Modifications.............................................................    2050-AE35 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                          Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Prerule Stage                          
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3482        SAN No. 4084   RCRA Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Reduction; ANPRM...............    2050-AE50 
3483        SAN No. 4093   Reinventing the Land Disposal Restrictions Program.....................    2050-AE53 
3484        SAN No. 4094   Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for Mercury Listed and               
            Characteristic Wastes; ANPRM..........................................................    2050-AE54 
3485        SAN No. 4090   RCRA Appendix VIII Streamlining; ANPRM.................................    2050-AE55 
3486        SAN No. 4134   Final Rule on Land Disposal Restrictions for First Third Scheduled                   
            Wastes (Section 610 Review)...........................................................    2050-AE56 
3487        SAN No. 4139   Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and                
            Operators of Underground Storage Tanks (Section 610 Review)...........................    2050-AE57 
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                       Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage                       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3488        SAN No. 4091   Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Shop                
            Towels and Wipers.....................................................................    2050-AE51 
3489        SAN No. 4092   Glass-to-Glass Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to                     
            Hazardous Waste Regulations...........................................................    2050-AE52 
3490        SAN No. 3989   Removal of Requirement to Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods for                       
            Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/Chemical Methods)....................................    2050-AE41 
3491        SAN No. 4028   Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities.....    2050-AE44 
3492        SAN No. 2872   Modifications to the Definition of Solid Waste and Regulations of                    
            Hazardous Waste Recycling: General....................................................    2050-AD18 
3493        SAN No. 3147   Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation....................................    2050-AE21 
3494        SAN No. 3545   Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products                 
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................    2050-AE23 
3495        SAN No. 3856   Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)...................................    2050-AE34 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                         Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage                        
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3496        SAN No. 3888   Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act;                          
            Codification of Waste Management Provisions...........................................    2050-AE39 
3497        SAN No. 4088   Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs......................................    2050-AE47 
3498        SAN No. 3042   Hazardous Waste Management System: Post-Closure Requirements...........    2050-AD55 
3499        SAN No. 3065   Listing Determination for Hazardous Wastes--Organobromines Chemical                  
            Industry..............................................................................    2050-AD79 
3500        SAN No. 3134   Spent Solvents Listing Determination...................................    2050-AD84 
3501        SAN No. 3066   Listing Determination of Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of                  
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments..............................    2050-AD80 
3502        SAN No. 3064   Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste: Petroleum Refining                    
            Process Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; and CERCLA                  
            Hazardous Substance Designation.......................................................    2050-AD88 
3503        SAN No. 3237   Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste               
            Program; Mercury-Containing Lamps.....................................................    2050-AD93 
3504        SAN No. 3333   Revised Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities............    2050-AE01 
3505        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 
3506        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 
3507        SAN No. 2390   Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at Hazardous              
            Waste Management Facilities...........................................................    2050-AB80 
3508        SAN No. 2647   RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).....................    2050-AC71 
3509        SAN No. 2751   RCRA Subtitle D Solid Waste Facilities; State Permit Program--                       
            Determination of Adequacy (State Implementation Rule).................................    2050-AD03 
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                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions                        
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3510        SAN No. 4017   Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Regulation Related to Low Level                 
            Mixed Waste; Proposed Modifications...................................................    2050-AE45 
3511        SAN No. 4083   Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Inorganic Chemical                    
            Industry Wastes; and CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities.    2050-AE49 
3512        SAN No. 3050   Deletion of Saccharin From the List of Hazardous Wastes Under RCRA and               
            the List of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA.........................................    2050-AD45 
3513        SAN No. 3428   Hazardous Waste Management System: Slag Residues Derived from High                   
            Temperature Metals Recovery (HTMR) Treatment of KO61, KO62 and F0006 Wastes...........    2050-AE15 
3514        SAN No. 3668   Hazardous Waste Identification; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards.    2050-AE28 
3515        SAN No. 3805   Paint Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System:               
            Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.........................................    2050-AE32 

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3516        SAN No. 3886   Review of Toxicity Characteristic Level for Silver Under the Resource                
            Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)......................................................    2050-AE37 
3517        SAN No. 3151   Chlorinated Aliphatics Listing Determination...........................    2050-AD85 
3518        SAN No. 3328   Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Identification and Listing               
            of Hazardous Wastes...................................................................    2050-AE07 
3519        SAN No. 3189   Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic              
            Rule to Underground Storage Tanks, Contaminated Media, and Debris.....................    2050-AD69 
3520        SAN No. 3201   Regulatory Determination on Remaining Wastes From the Combustion of                  
            Fossil Fuels..........................................................................    2050-AD91 
3521        SAN No. 3433   Underground Storage Tanks Containing Hazardous Substances - Financial                
            Responsibility Requirements...........................................................    2050-AC15 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Completed Actions                        
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3522        SAN No. 3179   Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Corporate Owners and Operators of                 
            MSWLFs................................................................................    2050-AD77 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    Oil Pollution Act (OPA)--Final Rule Stage                                   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3523        SAN No. 2634   Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation: Revisions.........................    2050-AC62 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Oil Pollution Act (OPA)--Long-Term Actions                                   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3524        SAN No. 3425   Facility Response Planning for Delegated Offshore Facilities...........    2050-AE18 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


            Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Proposed Rule Stage           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3525        SAN No. 3885   Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and                  
            Implementation of Claims Against Superfund............................................    2050-AE38 
3526        SAN No. 3423   Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates.........................    2050-AE12 
3527        SAN No. 3439   National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:                     
            Proposed and Final Rules..............................................................    2050-AD75 
3528        SAN No. 3806   Grants for Technical Assistance Rule Reform - 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart M.    2050-AE33 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Final Rule Stage             
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3529        SAN No. 4075   Revocation of Caprolactam's Designation as a Hazardous Substance under               
            CERCLA................................................................................    2050-AE48 
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             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Long-Term Actions            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3530        SAN No. 2394   Reporting Exemptions for Federally-Permitted Releases of Hazardous                   
            Substances............................................................................    2050-AB82 
3531        SAN No. 3424   Reportable Quantity Adjustment for Radon-222...........................    2050-AE20 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Completed Actions            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3532        SAN No. 3884   Revision of the Local Government Reimbursement Regulation..............    2050-AE36 
3533        SAN No. 3054   Administrative Reporting Exemptions for Certain Radionuclide Releases..    2050-AD46 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      Clean Water Act (CWA)--Prerule Stage                                      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3534        SAN No. 4133   Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Ore Mining and                 
            Dressing Point Source Category, Gold Placer Mine Subcategory (Section 610 Review).....    2040-AD13 
3535        SAN No. 3662   Water Quality Standards Regulation--Revision...........................    2040-AC56 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Clean Water Act (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage                                   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3536        SAN No. 3804   Streamlining 301(h) Waiver Renewal Requirements........................    2040-AC89 
3537        SAN No. 3925   Uniform National Discharge Standards for Armed Forces Vessels - Phase I    2040-AC96 
3538        SAN No. 4086   Revisions to Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Oil               
            and Gas Extraction Point Source Category..............................................    2040-AD14 
3539        SAN No. 4124   1998 Effluent Guidelines Plan..........................................    2040-AD16 
3540        SAN No. 2805   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment                
            Industry..............................................................................    2040-AB78 
3541        SAN No. 3204   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment                   
            Cleaning Category.....................................................................    2040-AB98 
3542        SAN No. 3767   Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 405                
            through 471...........................................................................    2040-AC79 
3543        SAN No. 3833   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Iron and Steel Manufacturing                   
            Point Source Category.................................................................    2040-AC90 
3544        SAN No. 4039   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard                
            Category; Amendment...................................................................    2040-AD05 
3545        SAN No. 3702   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace                    
            Metals Under the Clean Water Act......................................................    2040-AC75 
3546        SAN No. 3701   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cyanide                  
            Under the Clean Water Act.............................................................    2040-AC76 
3547        SAN No. 4048   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act..    2040-AD07 
3548        SAN No. 4049   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Co-Planar and Mono-Ortho-                        
            Substituted Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Under the Clean Water Act................    2040-AD09 
3549        SAN No. 3234   Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form                
            2C--Wastewater Discharge Information..................................................    2040-AC26 
3550        SAN No. 3663   Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New               
            Sources of Pollution..................................................................    2040-AC58 
3551        SAN No. 3786   NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round III.....................................    2040-AC84 
3552        SAN No. 3999   Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Compliance Reporting and Collection              
            System Discharges.....................................................................    2040-AD02 
3553        SAN No. 3497   Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule - Phase               
            Two...................................................................................    2040-AC53 
3554        SAN No. 4047   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Under                
            the Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts..........................................    2040-AD08 
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                                     Clean Water Act (CWA)--Final Rule Stage                                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3555        SAN No. 3661   Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority              
            Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance..................................................    2040-AC55 
3556        SAN No. 4089   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of                          
            Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase                
            Two...................................................................................    2040-AD12 
3557        SAN No. 1427   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing               
            Category..............................................................................    2040-AA13 
3558        SAN No. 3995   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pesticide Chemicals                        
            Manufacturing Amendment; Pretreatment Standards; New and Existing Sources.............    2040-AD01 
3559        SAN No. 3762   NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round II......................................    2040-AC70 
3560        SAN No. 3504   Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants for the              
            State of California...................................................................    2040-AC44 
3561        SAN No. 3617   Guidelines Establishing Oil and Grease Test Procedures for the Analysis              
            of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...............................................    2040-AC63 
3562        SAN No. 3155   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of                          
            Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase                
            One...................................................................................    2040-AC95 
3563        SAN No. 2501   NPDES Wastewater Permit Application Forms and Regulatory Revisions for               
            Municipal Discharges and Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal................................    2040-AB39 
3564        SAN No. 3785   Comprehensive NPDES Stormwater Phase II Regulations....................    2040-AC82 
3565        SAN No. 4051   Establishment of Electronic Reporting for NPDES Permittees.............    2040-AD11 
3566        SAN No. 3497   Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule--Phase                
            One...................................................................................    2040-AC29 
3567        SAN No. 3788   Streamlining the State Sewage Sludge Management Regulations............    2040-AC87 
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                                    Clean Water Act (CWA)--Long-Term Actions                                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3568        SAN No. 3700   Streamlining Revisions to the Water Quality Planning and Management                  
            Regulations...........................................................................    2040-AC65 
3569        SAN No. 2804   Clean Water Act Definition of the Waters of the United States--                      
            Isolated Waters and Artificial Wetlands...............................................    2040-AB74 
3570        SAN No. 3288   Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment...................    2040-AC14 
3571        SAN No. 3921   Selenium Criterion Maximum Concentration for Water Quality Guidance for              
            the Great Lakes System................................................................    2040-AC97 
3572        SAN No. 2806   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery               
            Category, Phases I and 2..............................................................    2040-AB79 
3573        SAN No. 3209   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Industrial Laundries Point                 
            Source Category.......................................................................    2040-AB97 
3574        SAN No. 3489   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Landfills........................    2040-AC23 
3575        SAN No. 4041   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Industrial Waste Combustors......    2040-AD03 
3576        SAN No. 4050   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard                
            Category, Phase II....................................................................    2040-AD10 
3577        SAN No. 3618   Guidelines Establishing Whole Effluent Toxicity West Coast Test                      
            Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...................    2040-AC54 
3578        SAN No. 3714   Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean                  
            Water Act Compliance Monitoring Under 40 CFR Part 136.................................    2040-AC92 
3579        SAN No. 3713   Streamlined Procedures and Guidance for Approving Test Procedures Under              
            40 CFR Part 136.......................................................................    2040-AC93 
3580        SAN No. 3444   Best Technology Available (BTA) for Cooling Water Intake Structures                  
            Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act...........................................    2040-AC34 
3581        SAN No. 3488   Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge (Round II)..........    2040-AC25 
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                                    Clean Water Act (CWA)--Completed Actions                                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3582        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 
3583        SAN No. 3722   Withdrawal of Amendment to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Ore                 
            Mining and Dressing Point Source Category, New Source Performance Standards...........    2040-AC74 
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                               Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage                              
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3584        SAN No. 4040   Revision of Existing Variances and Exemptions Regulation to Comply with              
            Requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act...........................................    2020-AA37 
3585        SAN No. 4131   Drinking Water Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program..............    2040-AD15 
3586        SAN No. 4044   National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical                
            Methods for Certain Pesticides and Microbial Contaminants.............................    2040-AD04 
3587        SAN No. 2281   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.....................    2040-AA94 
3588        SAN No. 2340   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Groundwater Disinfection..    2040-AA97 
3589        SAN No. 4009   Public Water System Public Notification Regulation.....................    2040-AD06 
3590        SAN No. 2778   Management of Class V Injection Wells Under Part C of the Safe Drinking              
            Water Act.............................................................................    2040-AB83 
3591        SAN No. 3761   Streamlining Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements....................    2040-AC73 
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                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage                                
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3592        SAN No. 3726   National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytic                  
            Methods for Organic, Inorganic and Microbiological Contaminants and Pesticides........    2040-AC77 
3593        SAN No. 2772   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage I Disinfectant/                   
            Disinfection By-Products Rule.........................................................    2040-AB82 
3594        SAN No. 3440   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper........    2040-AC27 
3595        SAN No. 3563   Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations.............................    2040-AC41 
3596        SAN No. 2304   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Interim Enhanced Surface                
            Water Treatment Rule..................................................................    2040-AC91 
3597        SAN No. 3947   Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report Regulations..................    2040-AC99 
3598        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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                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions                               
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3599        SAN No. 3996   Revisions to State Primacy Requirements to Implement Federal Drinking                
            Water Regulations.....................................................................    2040-AD00 
3600        SAN No. 2807   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic...................    2040-AB75 
3601        SAN No. 3176   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate...................    2040-AC07 
3602        SAN No. 3238   National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Aldicarb.................    2040-AC13 
3603        SAN No. 3992   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha,                 
            Beta and Photon Emitters..............................................................    2040-AC98 
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                     Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA)--Long-Term Actions                    
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3604        SAN No. 2737   Revisions to Ocean Dumping Regulations for Dredged Material............    2040-AB62 
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                                  Shore Protection Act (SPA)--Final Rule Stage                                  
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                                                                                                     Regulation 
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier 
  Number                                                                                               Number   
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3605        SAN No. 2820   Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations......................    2040-AB85 
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



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3148. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 
RECEIVING FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Title IX of the Education Amendments to the Civil 
Rights Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The President Plans to invigorate enforcement of title IX of 
the Education Amendments to the 1972 Civil Rights Act in federally 
assisted educational programs, and to issue an Executive Order that 
will expand prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, 
color, and national origin in federally conducted education programs. 
This is part of a common rule being developed by the Department of 
Justice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4021

Agency Contact: Ann Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 1201, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4581

RIN: 2020-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________




3149.  UTILIZATION OF SMALL, MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS 
ENTERPRISES IN PROCUREMENT UNDER ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-507; PL 102-389; PL 101-549 sec 1001; 42 USC 
9605(f); PL 100-590; EO 12432; EO 12138; EO 11625

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The regulation will codify revisions to the Agency's program 
for the utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises 
in procurements under assistance agreements (i.e., grants and 
cooperative agreements awarded by EPA as well as grants and cooperative 
agreements awarded by other agencies under interagency agreements with 
EPA). The revisions are necessary to ensure consistency with the 
Supreme Court's decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 115 
S.Ct. 2097 (1995), and were identified as part of the Administration's 
recent review of affirmative action programs. They include: 1) placing 
greater emphasis on requiring assistance agreement recipients to submit 
documentation supporting proposed ``fair share'' procurement objectives 
for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women's Business 
Enterprises (WBEs) based on the availability of qualified MBEs and WBEs 
in the relevant geographic market; 2) authorizing or requiring 
recipients and their prime contractors to take reasonable race/gender-
conscious measures (e.g. bidding credits) in the event that race/
gender-neutral efforts prove inadequate to meet ``fair share'' 
objectives; and 3) administering statutory MBE/WBE objectives as a 
national goal, allowing smaller or larger ``fair share'' objectives for 
particular grants or cooperative agreements based on the availability 
standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  15 Building Construction-General Contractors and 
Operative Builders; 70 Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, and Other Lodging 
Places; 50 Wholesale Trade-Durable Goods; 35 Industrial and Commercial 
Machinery and Computer Equipment

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056

Agency Contact: Mark Gordon, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2377, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8886
Fax: 202 260-8393
  
Rebecca Neer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 1230C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5023

RIN: 2020-AA39
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3150.  REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF 
PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP (STATE) GRANT 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:  PL 104-134; PL105-65

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: States have had a difficult time focusing resources on their 
most critical environmental priorities because they cannot co-mingle 
funds from the categorical grants used to implement environmental 
protection programs and they must perform activities (e.g., maintain 
accounts, provide varying matching cost shares for each program) which 
increase administrative costs. Due to the increase in the complexity of 
environmental problems and the decline in resources nationwide, EPA and 
States must collaborate to identify efficient and effective approaches 
to managing environmental issues. EPA established Performance 
Partnership Grants (PPGs), which are singular grants made to a State 
from grant funds allocated for more than one existing categorical grant 
program. The primary purpose of PPGs is to provide flexibility to 
States to allocate resources to their top priorities and to achieve 
administrative savings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/98
Interim Final Rule              12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3736

Agency Contact: Scott McMoran, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Administration and Resource Management, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5372

RIN: 2030-AA55
_______________________________________________________________________




3151.  REVISION TO 40 CFR SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF 
PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP (TRIBAL) GRANT 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.

Legal Authority:  PL 104-134; PL105-65

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Tribes have had a difficult time focusing resources on their 
most critical environmental priorities because they cannot co-mingle 
funds from the categorical grants used to implement environmental 
protection programs and they must perform activities (e.g., maintain 
accounts, provide varying matching cost shares for each program) which 
increase administrative costs. Due to the increase in the complexity of 
environmental problems and the decline in resources nationwide, EPA and 
Tribes must collaborate to identify efficient and effective approaches 
to managing environmental issues. EPA established Performance 
Partnership Grants (PPGs), which are singular grants made to a Tribe 
from grant funds allocated for more than one existing categorical grant 
program. The primary purpose of PPGs is to provide flexibility to 
Tribes to allocate resources to their top priorities and to achieve 
administrative savings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/98
Interim Final                   12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4128

Agency Contact: Scott McMoran, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5372

RIN: 2030-AA56
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3152. INCORPORATION OF CLASS DEVIATION INTO EPAAR

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3580

Agency Contact: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA37
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3153. 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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    08/00/98

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: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA40
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3154. INCREMENTALLY FUNDING FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    06/00/98

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. 3876

Agency Contact: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 260 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA50

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3155. 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 rulemaking, 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                            09/00/98
Final Action                    01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA51
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3156. VALUE ENGINEERING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c); EPAAR sec 205(c), 63 Stat 390 as 
amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1548; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

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                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      07/00/98

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, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2552

RIN: 2030-AA49
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3157. 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                            04/00/98

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
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3158. 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 and 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

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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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3817
This is an assistance-related statutory requirement. There is no 
paperwork burden associated with this action.

Agency Contact: Robert Meunier, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3901R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5399
Fax: 202 565-2469

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




3159. 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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    01/00/99

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
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3160. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  Not Applicable

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency will use these guidelines to evaluate suspect 
carcinogens in line with the policies and procedures established in the 
statutes administered by the EPA. These guidelines revise and replace 
EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment published at 51 FR 33992, 
September 24, 1986. These guidelines provide EPA staff and decision-
makers with the directions and perspectives necessary to develop and 
use risk assessments. The guidelines also provide the general public 
with basic information about the Agency's approaches to risk 
assessment.
To develop guidelines the Agency must find a balance between 
consistency and innovation. Consistent risk assessments provide 
consistent bases to support regulatory decision-making. On other hand, 
innovation is necessary so the Agency will base its decisions on 
current scientific thinking. In balancing these and other science 
policies, the Agency relies on input from the general scientific 
community through established scientific peer review processes. The 
guidelines incorporate basic principles and science policies based on 
evaluation of the currently available information. The revisions place 
increased emphasis on the role of carcinogenic mechanisms in risk

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assessment and clearer explication of underlying assumptions in risk 
assessment.
These Guidelines will have minimal to no impact on small businesses or 
state, local, and tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reproposed Guidelines           04/23/96                    61 FR 17960
Implementation Policy           06/25/96                    61 FR 32799
Final Guidelines                02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3671

Agency Contact: William Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Research and Development, 8103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6743

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




3161. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Guidelines                 10/04/96                    61 FR 52032
Final Guidelines                04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3624

Agency Contact: William Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Research and Development, 8103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6743

RIN: 2080-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




3162. 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 Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3240

Agency Contact: Donald Sadowsky, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2379, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-5469

RIN: 2020-AA21
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3163. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES IN 
ANTARCTICA

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 8

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/30/97                    62 FR 25538
Final Rule                      10/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joseph Montgomery
Phone: 202 564-7157
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: montgomery.joseph@epamail.epa.gov
Katherine Biggs
Phone: 202 564-7144
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: biggs.katherine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA34

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



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3164. COMMON RULEMAKING ON ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTEES TO 
REFLECT SINGLE AUDIT ACT AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 30.26; 40 CFR 31.26

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Interim Final 
Rule                            08/29/97

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Peggy Anthony
Phone: 202 564-5364

RIN: 2030-AA54
_______________________________________________________________________




3165. PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - The Guidelines 
Were Published in February, 
1998.                           02/17/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Wood
Phone: 202 260-6743

RIN: 2080-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3166. REGULATIONS GOVERNING PRIOR NOTICE OF CITIZEN SUITS BROUGHT UNDER 
SECTION 304 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 54

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/17/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rhonda Maddox
Phone: 202 564-7026
Jerry MacLaughlin
Phone: 202 564-6947

RIN: 2020-AA30
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3167. UPDATE PROCEDURES FOR MAKING PROFIT/FEE DETERMINATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1558

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/12/97

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.

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski
Phone: 202 564-4369
Fax: 202 565-2552

RIN: 2030-AA53
_______________________________________________________________________




3168. EPA'S IMPLEMENTATION OF FEDERAL ACQUISITION STREAMLINING ACT 
(FASA) CHANGES TO TRUTH IN NEGOTIATIONS ACT (TINA)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1523

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action                  02/13/98

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: 202 564-4369
Fax: 202 260-1203

RIN: 2030-AA47
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3169. CONSOLIDATED EMISSION REPORTING RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)

CFR Citation:  12 CFR 120.2(d)(4); 40 CFR 51.321 to 51.323

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                           04/00/98
NPRM                            12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3986

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH25
_______________________________________________________________________




3170.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MARINE 
DIESEL ENGINES AT OR ABOVE 37 KILOWATTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 25, 1998, Consent Decree.

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Final, Judicial, November 26, 1999, Consent Decree.

Abstract: The ANPRM notifies and invites comments from the public on 
EPA's plans to propose stringent standards for control of emissions of 
oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter from diesel 
marine engines at or above 37 kilowatts. The ANPRM contains a broad 
outline of EPA's plans for defining a national emission control program 
for these engines, including engine categories to be covered, emission 
standard levels being considered, and potential compliance programs. 
Results of a Nonroad Engine and Vehicle Emission Study conducted by EPA 
indicated the need for regulation of categories or classes of new 
nonroad engines and vehicles that are significant contributors to ozone 
or CO in NAAQS nonattainment areas. Such a finding led to control of 
emissions from various nonroad sources. This action outlines a strategy 
to control emissions from one nonroad source: diesel marine engines. If 
the emission control program discussed in the ANPRM is implemented, EPA 
would expect to see NOx and PM reductions comparable to their land-
based counterparts on a per engine basis, for marine engines which are 
derivatives of land-based engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/98
NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Rule                      11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  351 Engines and Turbines; 362 Electrical Industrial 
Apparatus

Additional Information: SAN No. 4078

Agency Contact: Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7805
Fax: 313 741-7816
  
Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4264

RIN: 2060-AH50
_______________________________________________________________________




3171.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: DEVELOPMENT OF AN HCFC 
ALLOWANCE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82.8

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will begin with development of an ANPRM which 
will outline a variety of options under which the Stratospheric 
Protection Division could develop and implement an allowance 
distribution system for HCFCs, and request comment on which options 
would be most appropriate. SPD currently oversees an allowance 
allocation system for the class I ozone-depleting substances. A class 
II allowance distribution system had not been required, because of the 
early estimates that the U.S. would not reach its HCFC production and 
consumption cap imposed by the Montreal Protocol in the near future. As 
people phase out of class I substances, the demand for HCFCs has 
increased, as has the production and importation to meet that demand. 
As a consequence, EPA is exploring potential options for an allowance 
distribution system that would ensure that the U.S. does not violate 
its HCFC cap under the Montreal Protocol.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/98
NPRM                            01/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4120
Additional Deadline: Montreal Protocol. The Protocol requires 
compliance with a formulary cap of all Parties' consumption of HCFCs.

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: stendebach.sue@epamail.epa.gov
  
Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




3172.  FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING ON 
SECTION 126 PETITIONS FROM EIGHT NORTHEASTERN STATES FOR PURPOSES OF 
REDUCING INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7426

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, April 30, 1998, See additional information.

Abstract: In August 1997, eight northeastern States (Connecticut, 
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, 
Pennsylvania, and Vermont) submitted individual petitions to EPA under 
section 126 of the Clean Air Act. Each petition requests that EPA make 
a finding that certain major stationary sources in upwind States 
contribute significantly to ozone nonattainment problems in the 
petitioning State. The petitions target sources in the eastern half of 
the United States. If EPA grants the requested findings, EPA must 
establish Federal emission control requirements for the affected 
sources. Sources would have to comply with the emissions limits within 
three years from the finding. These sources may also subjected to 
State-adopted emission limitations and control schedules in response to 
a separate EPA rulemaking action on regional ozone transport that EPA 
proposed in October 1997. In this related action, EPA made a proposed 
finding that emissions from 22 eastern States and the District of 
Columbia significantly contribute to nonattainment problems in downwind 
States. EPA proposed that these States and DC must revise their State 
implementation plans to include provisions that will reduce State-wide 
nitrogen oxide emissions (an ozone precursor) to a specified level. 
Because this ozone transport rulemaking overlaps considerably with the 
section 126 petition process, EPA believes it is important to 
coordinate the two actions as much as possible. On December 17, 1997, 
EPA signed a memorandum of agreement with the eight petitioning States 
concerning the schedule for EPA action on the petitions. The agreement 
provides EPA

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with additional time beyond the statutory deadline for analyzing the 
technical merits of the petitions and carrying out the rulemaking 
process. The agreement is designed to ensure that EPA will take timely 
action on the petitions while recognizing that EPA is simultaneously 
examining ozone transport through a State-based process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/98
NPRM                            09/00/98
Final Action                    04/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4095
Legal Deadline continued: Memorandum of Agreement: The section 126 
petitions request EPA to establish emission limitations and compliance 
schedules for groups of stationary sources that may also be subject to 
emissions limitations in State implementation plans submitted in 
response to an ozone transport rulemaking that EPA proposed in October 
1997. The Clean Air Act establishes deadlines for taking final action 
on section 126 petitions. However EPA has negotiated and signed a 
memorandum of agreement with the petitioning States on a schedule for 
taking action on the petitions which goes beyond the statutory 
timeframe. The memorandum of agreement is designed to ensure that EPA 
will take timely action on the petitions while recognizing that EPA is 
simultaneously examining regional ozone transport in a separate 
rulemaking. The memorandum of agreement requires EPA to meet the 
following schedule:
ANPRM: publish in Federal Register by April 30, 1998.
NPRM: publish in Federal Register by September 30, 1998.
Final action by April 30, 1999.
The petitioning States have sued EPA for missing the statutory deadline 
for action and they intend to submit to the court a consent decree that 
incorporates the terms of the memorandum of agreement.

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH88
_______________________________________________________________________




3173.  WET-FORMED FIBERGLASS MAT PRODUCTION NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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, 2000.

Abstract: The CAA required the EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 
listed in section 112(b) of the CAA and to establish and meet dates for 
promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed categories of 
HAP emissions sources. The wet-formed fiberglass mat production 
industry is not included in the initial list of categories for 
standards development but information available to the Administrator 
suggests that the industry is a major source of HAP emissions and, as 
such, emission standards shall be developed for this industry. The 
standards are to be technology-based and are to require the maximum 
degree of reduction determined to be achievable by the Administrator. 
The EPA has determined that the wet-formed fiberglass mat production 
industry may be reasonably expected to emit one of the pollutants 
listed in section 112(b) of the CAA. The purpose of this action is to 
include the industry in the source category list and to pursue a 
regulatory development program such that emission standards may be 
proposed and promulgated for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/00/98
NPRM                            07/00/98
Final Rule                      07/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4082

Agency Contact: Juan E. Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




3174.  STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; NEW 
RESIDENTIAL WOOD HEATERS (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 610; Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 26, 1988, EPA promulgated standards of 
performance limiting emissions of particulate matter (PM) from new 
residential wood heaters. Wood heaters were determined to cause, or 
contribute significantly to, air pollution which may reasonably be 
anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. EPA performed a 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for this rule and determined that it 
would have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
EPA is initiating a review of this rule under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comment on, the following factors: (1) the continued need for the rule; 
(2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule; 
(3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule.
This rule is also being separately reviewed as part of a process to 
reduce unnecessary recordkeeping and reporting requirements. (See RIN 
2060-AG30)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Complete Review                 03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4136

Agency Contact: Richard Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-5262

RIN: 2060-AI05
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3175. CLEAN FUEL FLEET PROGRAM; RULE AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7586

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 mandated the 
implementation of a fuel-neutral Clean Fuel Fleet Program (CFFP) 
beginning in Model Year 98 (MY98) for those nonattainment areas 
designated as serious, severe, or extreme or with a design value above 
16.0 ppm for carbon monoxide. The Act, however, specifically prohibits 
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring vehicle 
manufacturers to produce clean fuel fleet vehicles (CFV). We believe 
that Congress' governing vision in establishing the CFF provisions was 
to encourage the alternative fuel market and provide States an 
incentive to promote the use of CFV's in centrally-fueled fleets. While 
EPA believes these congressional goals are both worthwhile and 
attainable, we realize that there may be a shortage of CFV's to meet 
the current needs of some fleets in the covered areas and that MY98 may 
not be an achievable start date for all areas. This action will extend 
the program implementation deadline from the current MY98 until MY99.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Direct Final                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  351 Engines and Turbines

Additional Information: SAN No. 4042

Agency Contact: Sally Newstead, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4474
Fax: 313 668-4497
Email: newstead.sally@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH56
_______________________________________________________________________




3176.  ALUMINA PROCESSING NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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, 2000.

Abstract: The CAA required the EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 
listed in section 112 (b) of the CAA and to establish and meet dates 
for promulgation of emissions standards for each of the listed 
categories of HAP emissions sources. The standards are to be technology 
based and are to require the maximum degree of reduction determined to 
be achievable by the Administrator. The EPA has determined that the 
alumina processing industry may be reasonably expected to emit one of 
the pollutants listed in section 112 (b) of the CAA. 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 CAA Amendments of 1990. The purpose of this action is 
to pursue a regulatory development program such that emissions 
standards may be proposed and promulgated according to the mandated 
schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  281 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4110

Agency Contact: Juan E. Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. REVISIONS TO SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 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                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3178. URBAN BUS RETROFIT/REBUILD PROGRAM REGULATIONS AMENDMENT

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 (O)

[[Page 22629]]

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                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3916

Agency Contact: Tom Stricker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9322
Fax: 202 233-9596

RIN: 2060-AH45
_______________________________________________________________________




3179. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR A FIFTEEN PERCENT REDUCTION IN 
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, January 18, 1996, See Additional Information.
Other, Statutory, May 31, 1998, Consent decree requires signature of 
NPRM by 5/31/98.
Other, Judicial, December 31, 1998, Consent decree requires signature 
of final by 12/31/98.

Abstract: EPA will propose Federal rulemaking for sources within the 
District of Columbia to correct any shortfall in volatile organic 
compound (VOC) control measures needed to achieve a 15 percent 
reduction in VOC emissions. Title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires 
moderate and worse ozone nonattainment areas to have an implementation 
plan to achieve a 15 percent reduction in VOC emissions. Clean Air Act 
specifies that Federal implementation plans are to be promulgated 2 
years after EPA makes a finding that a State failed to submit a 
required element. On January 18, 1994, EPA made a finding that the 
District of Columbia failed to submit the required plan to achieve a 15 
percent reduction of volatile organic compounds. VOC reduction measures 
may affect mobile sources, stationary sources, and area sources within 
the District of Columbia.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 4038
EPA did not promulgate the required Federal implementation plan by the 
statutory deadline. On June 18, 1996, suit was filed to require EPA to 
promulgate the required Federal implementation plan. A consent decree 
was entered with the Court on December 21, 1996, that requires 
signature of the NPRM by May 30, 1998, and signature of the final 
rulemaking by December 31, 1998.

Agency Contact: Sally Brooks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 3AT00, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215 566-2056

RIN: 2060-AH51
_______________________________________________________________________




3180. PERFORMANCE WARRANTY AND INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            05/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3263

Agency Contact: Eugene Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7820

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3181. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE RECALL REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7511(A)(2)(b); 42 USC 7511(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                            05/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3262

Agency Contact: Eugene Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7820

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3182. 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

[[Page 22630]]

air emissions of volatile organic compounds from wastewater treatment 
operations at the synthetic chemical manufacturing industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
Supplemental NPRM (first)       10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Supplemental NPRM (second)      04/00/98
Final Action                    04/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  28 Chemicals and Allied Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 3380

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3183. METHOD 301: FIELD VALIDATION OF POLLUTION MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR 
VARIOUS MEDIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq as amended by 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                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES - FCC UNITS, REFORMERS AND SULFUR 
PLANTS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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                            05/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  291 Petroleum Refining

Additional Information: SAN No. 3549

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0884

RIN: 2060-AF28
_______________________________________________________________________




3185. NESHAP: FERROALLOY PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 
two plants in the ferroalloy production industry are 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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3082

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1512

RIN: 2060-AF29
_______________________________________________________________________




3186. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 95-95; PL 101-549

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA recently issued new, updated air quality standards for 
ozone (62 FR 38856) and particulate matter (PM) (62 FR 38652). Pursuant 
to President Clinton's implementation strategy as outlined in a 
memorandum to EPA Administrator Carol Browner, EPA is developing 
guidance and rules for sensibly and cost-effectively meeting the new 
standards. To help develop the guidance and rules, EPA, between 
September 1995 and December 1997, sought significant stakeholder 
involvement through a committee established under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Consistent with the schedule outlined in a memorandum 
from President Clinton dated July 16, 1997, EPA will publish guidance 
and rules by the end of 1998 designed to give States, local 
governments, and

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business the flexibility they'll need to meet protective public health 
standards in a reasonable, cost-effective manner.
For ozone, the implementation plan will emphasize a regional, State-
sponsored approach that addresses the long-distance transport of ozone. 
On October 10, 1997, EPA issued a proposal (sometimes referred to as 
the ``OTAG SIP Call'') to require broad regional emissions reductions 
of nitrogen oxides (NOx) gases which contribute to the formation of 
ozone (62 FR 60318, November 7, 1997). EPA will work with the affected 
States to develop a regional NOx emissions cap-and-trade program 
modeled after the program used to achieve sulfur dioxide reductions in 
the acid rain program.
In order to help areas covered by EPA's regional plan avoid burdensome 
measures associated with non-compliance, EPA will create a new 
``transitional'' classification. Areas that attain the 1-hour standard 
but not the new 8-hour standard as of the time EPA promulgates 
designations for the 8-hour standard could obtain this new 
classification if they participate in a regional strategy and/or opt to 
submit early plans addressing the new 8-hour standard. Because many 
areas will need little or no additional new local emission reductions 
to reach attainment, beyond the reductions that will be achieved 
through the regional control strategy, and will come into attainment 
earlier than otherwise required, EPA will exercise its discretion under 
the law to eliminate unnecessary local planning requirements for such 
areas. EPA will revise its rules for new source review (NSR) and 
conformity so that States will be able to comply with only minor 
revisions to their existing programs in areas classified as 
transitional.
In a notice published on January 16, 1998, EPA identified areas that 
have air quality meeting the 1-hour air ozone standard and revoked that 
standard for those areas (63 FR 2726, January 16, 1998).
For PM10, EPA revised the set of standards that had existed since 1987. 
Given that health effects from coarse particles are still of concern, 
the overall goal during this transition period is to ensure that PM10 
control measures remain in place to maintain the progress that has been 
achieved toward attainment of the PM10 NAAQS (progress which also 
provides benefits for PM2.5) and protection of public health. To ensure 
that this goal is met, the pre-existing PM10 NAAQS will continue to 
apply until certain critical actions by EPA and by States and local 
agencies have been taken to sustain the progress already made. For 
areas not attaining the existing PM10 NAAQS when the revised standards 
go into effect, those existing standards remain in effect until EPA has 
completed a section 172(e) rulemaking to prevent backsliding. EPA will 
propose this rulemaking in the spring of 1998. For areas attaining the 
pre-existing PM10 NAAQS, EPA will retain that standard until the State 
submits and EPA approves the section 110 SIP which States are required 
to submit within 3 years of a NAAQS revision. Once those areas have an 
approved SIP, EPA will take action so that the pre-existing PM10 
standard no longer applies. In addition, EPA will take action within 3 
years to designate areas for the revised PM10 standards.
EPA's approach to addressing regional haze was proposed concurrently 
with the promulgation of the final ozone and PM NAAQS. The public 
comment period on this proposal closed on December 5, 1997. EPA plans 
to promulgate the regional haze rulemaking in the spring of 1998.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/13/96                    61 FR 65764
Notice Proposed Policy          12/13/96                    61 FR 65752
NPRM Regional Haze              07/31/97                    62 FR 41138
Notice Review Schedule for PM2.5 
Standard                        10/23/97                    62 FR 55201
NPRM NOx Regional Strategy SIP 
Call                            11/07/97                    62 FR 60318
Notice Areas meeting 1-hour 
ozone standard                  01/16/98                     63 FR 2726
NPRM Conformity for Transitional 
Areas                           04/00/98
NPRM NSR for Transitional Areas 04/00/98
NPRM 172e Antibacksliding for 
PM10                            04/00/98
Final Rule Regional Haze        04/00/98
Initial Guidance Implementation 
Planning                        06/00/98
Final Rule NOx Regional Strategy 
SIP Call                        09/00/98
Final Rule 172e Antibacksliding 
for PM10                        09/00/98
Final Guidance Implementation 
Planning                        12/00/98
Final Rule Conformity for 
Transitional Areas              12/00/98
Final Rule NSR for Transitional 
Areas                           12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3553
SAN No. 3552 for Regional Haze

Agency Contact: Denise Gerth, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5550

RIN: 2060-AF34
_______________________________________________________________________




3187. RADIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

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

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    10/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3516

Agency Contact: Albert Colli, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9300

RIN: 2060-AF41
_______________________________________________________________________




3188. 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                            09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3569

Agency Contact: Kenneth Bigos, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Region IX, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 744-1240

RIN: 2060-AF42
_______________________________________________________________________




3189. 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 of a 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                            11/00/98
Final Rule                      10/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3190. 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:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose Federal rulemaking for sources located on 
the Reservation 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                            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3637

Agency Contact: Steve Body, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Region 10, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 553-0782

RIN: 2060-AF84
_______________________________________________________________________




3191. REVISION OF EPA'S RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 96-295 sec 304; EO 12777

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

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 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 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                   04/00/98
Notice of Availability          09/00/98

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

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Phone: 202 564-9222

RIN: 2060-AF85
_______________________________________________________________________




3192. AMENDMENT OF ENHANCED INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE STANDARD

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

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51(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                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3598

Agency Contact: Eugene Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4456

RIN: 2060-AG07
_______________________________________________________________________




3193. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, 
NEVADA

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Energy Policy Act sec 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                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      09/00/98

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: 202 564-9198
Fax: 202 565-9500
Email: clark.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG14
_______________________________________________________________________




3194. AMENDMENT TO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (PS-1)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 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
NPRM Supplemental NPRM          05/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3195. CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR RULE FOR THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL 
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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 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, recordkeeping, and reporting 
requirements.
These requirements may be duplicative, overlapping, 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.
All existing Federal air rules applicable to an industry sector will be 
reviewed to determine whether their provisions

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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 may be expanded to air rules for other 
industry sectors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98

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, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________




3196. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING (CEM) RULE 
REVISIONS

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 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 begun to comply with this regulation by installing and 
completing certification testing by the January 1, 1995, statutory 
deadline.
As a result of on-going internal and external assessment of the Acid 
Rain Program monitoring and reporting requirements, EPA, State 
environmental agencies, and affected utilities have identified areas of 
the part 75 CEM regulations which would benefit from revision or 
clarification. Many of the suggested revisions will add increased 
flexibility to the utility industry in implementing and complying with 
the requirements of part 75. Other revisions will clarify existing 
provisions in an effort to make the regulation more understandable. 
Still other revisions will provide increased quality assurance of the 
Acid Rain Program CEM data. These issues include allowing reduced 
monitoring and reporting requirements for low emitting units, more 
effective and economical quality assurance requirements, greater 
flexibility for fuel sampling and fuel flowmeter testing procedures 
under appendix D, clarification of span/range equipment specifications, 
greater flexibility for monitoring controlled emissions, and greater 
flexibility for using backup monitors during malfunction of the primary 
monitor. This action is necessary because of the experience and 
additional information both EPA and industry have 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                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      01/00/99

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: 202 564-9123
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: macedonia.jennifer@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG46
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF PETITION 
CRITERIA AND INCORPORATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL DECISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action reconsiders 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, 
in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1996 and in Montreal, Canada in 1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Stay                  01/31/96                     61 FR 3316
Proposed Extension              01/31/96                     61 FR 3361
NPRM                            04/00/98
Direct Final                    10/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR SCRAP METAL FROM 
NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 2011 et seq

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering developing standards that apply to the 
recycling of scrap metal that is salvaged from nuclear facilities which 
use radioactive materials. One of EPA's goals in setting recycling 
standards would be to ensure that scrap metal from a nuclear facility 
can be recycled and used safely regardless of how the metal is handled, 
processed, or is ultimately used in recycled products. The Agency 
recognizes that, under the existing Federal regulatory framework, scrap 
metal is currently being recycled after being salvaged from nuclear 
facilities such as those within the Department of Energy's nuclear 
weapons complex. These regulations would replace the existing multi-
agency regulatory framework with one health-based set of protective 
standards; establish a more definite health basis for regulation of 
metals recycling; and

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correct the regulatory gaps in the existing framework.
The regulated entities affected by these regulations would be 
facilities licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to use 
radioactive materials and Federal facilities that use radioactive 
materials, such as those of the Department of Energy and the Department 
of Defense, in particular at facilities undergoing environmental clean-
up and restoration. These regulations would affect these facilities 
only with respect to the transfer of scrap metal within their control 
to possession of 1) parties not licensed by the NRC or an Agreement 
State and 2) Federal facilities not authorized to use or possess 
radioactive materials. These regulations would not restrict the 
subsequent use of scrap metal once this transfer has occurred. The 
Agency wishes to emphasize that the need to demonstrate compliance with 
these regulations would rest entirely on the NRC-licensed facility or 
Federal facility and not on the persons receiving scrap metal for the 
purposes of recycling it.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/98
Final Rule                      07/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

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

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3812

Agency Contact: John Karhnak, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6603J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9280
Fax: 202 565-2042
Email: karhnak.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG51
_______________________________________________________________________




3199. REVISED PERMIT REVISION PROCEDURES FOR THE FEDERAL OPERATING 
PERMITS 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 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    07/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3922

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3200. REVISION TO THE LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE EMISSION COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

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                            05/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3913

Agency Contact: Christi Poirier, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7808
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: poirier.christi@epamail.epa.gov.

RIN: 2060-AH05
_______________________________________________________________________




3201. FINDING OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR CERTAIN 
STATES IN THE OZONE TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT GROUP (OTAG) REGION FOR 
PURPOSES OF REDUCING REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF OZONE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)(D); 42 USC 7410(k)(5)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Ozone and ozone precursors are transported across the 
northeastern 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 was a collaborative 
process conducted by the affected States. This action builds on the 
work of the OTAG. 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. This action proposed to find that 22 States and DC 
in the OTAG Region significantly contribute to nonattainment of the 
ozone NAAQS or interferes with maintenance of the NAAQS. EPA proposed 
appropriate levels of NOx emissions that each of the affected States 
will be required to achieve.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Intent                01/10/97                     62 FR 1422
NPRM                            10/10/97                    62 FR 60318
NPRM Supplemental               04/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/98

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Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3945
Litigation on ozone nonattainment 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3202. 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 need 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                            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3915

Agency Contact: Gregory Orehowsky, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9292
Fax: 202 233-9596

RIN: 2060-AH33
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. STREAMLINED EVAPORATIVE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521(m)

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 diurnal emission tests; as well as running lost testing. 
The revisions will delete the three day requirement and add 
flexibilities for running loss compliance. This will enable 
manufacturers to save significant resources without any loss in 
environmental benefits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3204. REVIEW OF MINOR 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. 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 other source 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975

Agency Contact: Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. 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 permit 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. 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. 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

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are exempt from permit content requirements in conflict with existing 
EPA requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. REVISIONS TO NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE 
NEW NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) FOR OZONE AND 
PARTICULATE MATTER

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.160 to 165; 40 CFR 52.24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires that construction permit programs 
for new or modified major stationary sources of air pollution be 
established for areas not attaining the NAAQS. Regulations setting 
forth requirements for State and Federal permitting programs are found 
at 40 CFR 51.160-165 and 52.21, respectively.
The proposed regulations implement preconstruction permit requirements 
for new or modified major stationary sources locating in areas that do 
not meet the new NAAQS for ozone or particulate. Likewise, States with 
these nonattaining areas must revise their State plans and submit the 
changes to EPA for approval. The rules are intended to implement the 
major NSR provisions in a flexible, common sense, cost-effective, and 
non-burdensome manner. The EPA will continue to work with other Federal 
agencies, State and local governments, small businesses, industry, and 
environmental and public health groups to develop the requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 4046

Agency Contact: David Solomon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5375

RIN: 2060-AH53
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: INTERPRETATION OF METHYL 
BROMIDE LABELING REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act section 602; Clean Air Act section 604; 
Clean Air Act section 611

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, May 11, 1998

Abstract: This action would clarify EPA's interpretation, made by 
regulation promulgated in 1993, regarding the application of the ozone-
depleting substances labeling rule, also promulgated in 1993, to 
foodstuffs ``manufactured with'' methyl bromide, as defined in 40 CFR 
82.104(o). The interpretation would clarify that products manufactured 
with methyl bromide will be subject to labeling requirements on the 
same basis as all other products, except that raw food commodities 
grown for the fresh food market will continue to be categorically 
exempt from any labeling requirement.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Clarification         05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4035
It is the Office of Air and Radiation's interpretation that this 
clarification will not result in practical changes to the existing 
application of the labeling rule to foodstuffs manufactured with methyl 
bromide since existing exclusions from the definition of ``manufactured 
with'' under the labeling rule apply to most post-harvest uses of 
methyl bromide on foodstuffs.

Agency Contact: Carol Weisner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9193
Fax: 202 564-2096
Email: weisner.carol@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH54
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. RULEMAKING TO MODIFY THE LIST OF SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM WHICH 
FUGITIVE EMISSIONS ARE CONSIDERED IN MAJOR SOURCE DETERMINATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  section 302(j) of the Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will expand the list of source categories for 
which fugitive emissions are to be considered in major source 
determinations under the New Source Review (Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review) and title V 
programs. As provided by 302(j) of the Act, EPA adopted rules on August 
7, 1980 that require, for specific source categories, the inclusion of 
fugitive emissions when determining if a stationary source is a major 
source.
In the preamble to the 1980 rulemaking, the EPA limited the scope of 
the last category to categories which were being regulated under 
sections 111 or 112 as of the effective date of the rulemaking, i.e., 
August 7, 1980. EPA indicated that at the time of any future rulemaking 
proposing to regulate additional categories of sources under sections 
111 or 112, the EPA would conduct a parallel rulemaking under section 
302(j) to state that fugitive emissions from sources within these 
source categories needed to be considered in determining whether the 
sources were major stationary sources. EPA did not conduct these 
parallel rulemakings as intended and is now

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conducting a rulemaking pursuant to section 302(j) to address the 
source categories which became subject to section 111 and 112 standards 
after August 7, 1980.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/99
Final Action                    02/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 4045

Agency Contact: Steve Hitte, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AH58
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY FOR TRANSITIONAL OZONE AREAS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671(q)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As promised by the White House directive on implementing the 
revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), this rule will 
establish a less burdensome conformity process for ozone areas that 
qualify for the new transitional classification.
Transportation conformity is the Clean Air Act requirement for 
federally funded or approved transportation plans, programs, and 
projects to conform to the purpose of the SIP (i.e., not cause or 
contribute to any new violations; worsen existing violations; or delay 
timely attainment).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4032

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, RSPD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4441
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: sargeant.kathryn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH59
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. REVISIONS TO THE PERMITS AND SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM 
REGULATIONS UNDER TITLE IV OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would amend certain provisions in the Permits 
and Sulfur Dioxide Allowance Rules under title IV of the Clean Air Act 
to improve the operation of the Allowance Tracking System and the 
allowance market. The revisions are proposed in light of the Agency's 
experience in implementing the acid rain rules (first promulgated in 
1993) and would result in a small extension of the allowance transfer 
deadline, allowing a limited number of allowances to be held for a unit 
outside the unit's account, and the deletion of one of the signature 
requirements on allowance transfer requests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4052

Agency Contact: Donna Deneen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9089
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: deneen.donna@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH60
_______________________________________________________________________




3211.  ACID RAIN PROGRAM: DETERMINATION ON SECTION 75.7 (EPA 
STUDY OF BIAS TEST) AND SECTION 75.8 (RELATIVE ACCURACY AND AVAILABILITY 
ANALYSIS)

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 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 Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) regulation at 
40 CFR part 75. Since the rule was promulgated, the 263 Phase I and 783 
Phase II utility units have already begun to comply with this 
regulation by installing and completing certification testing by the 
January 1, 1995, statutory deadline.
As part of the original acid rain rulemaking and subsequent settlements 
with industry and environment groups, the Agency agreed to undertake 
field studies and analyze performance data to determine if current 
``bias test'' requirements should be tightened (environmental group 
request). The regulatory requirements that were originally at issue 
have been shown to be workable and effective and are now generally 
accepted as integral parts of the acid rain regulations. In particular, 
through the field tests and analysis of 3 years worth of performance 
test data, the Agency is in a position to allay industry's concern that 
the ``bias test'' is arbitrary and environmentalists' concern that the 
``relative accuracy test'' and ``availability trigger condition'' are 
insufficiently stringent.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Notice of Proposed 
Determinations                  04/00/98
NPRM                            12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4067

Agency Contact: Elliot Lieberman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9136
Fax: 202 564-2141
Email: lieberman.elliot@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH64
_______________________________________________________________________




3212.  AMENDMENTS TO THE WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS 
NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, June 18, 1998, Proposed amendments based on settlement 
agreements.
Final, Judicial, December 18, 1998, Final amendments based on 
settlement agreements.

Abstract: This action will amend the final Wood Furniture Manufacturing 
Operations NESHAP which was promulgated on December 7, 1995 
(60FR62930). This action will address litigation issues, as well as 
propose resolution to these issues as agreed with the litigants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  243 Millwork, Veneer, Plywood, and Structural Wood 
Members; 251 Household Furniture; 253 Public Building and Related 
Furniture

Additional Information: SAN No. 4126

Agency Contact: Paul Almodsvar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689

RIN: 2060-AH66
_______________________________________________________________________




3213.  FINAL RULE TO AMEND THE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
MAGNETIC TAPE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.703(c)(4); 40 CFR 63.705

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is amending the promulgated emission standards for 
Magnetic Tape Manufacturing to include an additional compliance option 
for facilities that choose to control their coatings operation to a 
hazardous air pollutant (``HAP'') reduction efficiency greater than 95% 
by weight. In the currently promulgated standard, compliance options 
are provided whereby a facility operator may choose to control HAP 
emissions from all coating operations by an overall HAP control 
efficiency of at least 97%, 98% or 98%, in lieu of controlling 10, 15, 
or 20 HAP solvent storage tanks, respectively. This amendment would 
provide a further option that a facility operator controlling the 
coating operations by one of those higher control efficiencies could 
identify other equipment at the facility that has equivalent annual 
emissions to 10, 15, or 20 HAP solvent storage tanks, and operate that 
other equipment uncontrolled, in lieu of operating the solvent storage 
tanks uncontrolled.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4106

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Mail Drop 13, RTP, NC 27713
Phone: 919 541-2363
  
Gail Lacy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Mail 
Drop 13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5261

RIN: 2060-AH71
_______________________________________________________________________




3214.  NESHAP: ORGANIC HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM THE 
SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY (SOCMI) AND AND OTHER 
PROCESSES SUBJECT TO THE NEGOTIATED REGULATION FOR EQUIPMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.100 to 63.152

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The actions will amend the HON that was first promulgated on 
April 22, 1994, to clarify applicability of process vent requirements. 
The changes to the rule will clarify the EPA's intent regarding the 
meaning of the term process vent and address the way these provisions 
are to be implemented through the permit rule. The need for this action 
became apparent recently when it was learned that industry was 
interpreting the definition more narrowly than we intended, and thus, 
not identifying all process vents subject to the HON. These amendments 
will clarify the rule to ensure consistent interpretations of the term 
``process vent'' while preserving the intended applicability of the 
requirements. These clarifications will not increase or lower or 
otherwise affect emissions or environmental protection. Additionally, 
the actions may clarify additional sections of the HON and correct any 
typographical errors noted. These actions may contain guidance as well 
as amended rule language.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4103

Agency Contact: Jan Meyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5254
Fax: 919 541-5689

RIN: 2060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________




3215.  PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST 
PROCEDURES FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY 
SOURCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Not yet determined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Performance Specification 16 is being proposed to provide 
performance criteria for predictive

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emission monitoring systems. Predictive systems represent a new 
technology that uses process information or parameters to predict 
pollutant emissions instead of directly measuring them. The Agency is 
allowing their use in recently-promulgated rules and they are being 
considered by a number of regulated facilities. The specification lists 
the requirements for acceptable systems that are met by passing tests 
that compare the monitoring system with standardized methods and audit 
gases to determine system accuracy and stability. Performance 
Specification 16 will primarily apply to facilities whose emissions can 
be predicted from process parameters such as combustion processes 
(including gas turbines and internal combustion engines).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  344 Fabricated Structural Metal Products; 351 
Engines and Turbines

Additional Information: SAN No. 4119

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
  
William H. Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Mail Drop 19
Phone: 919 541-5374

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3216.  FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS TO REDUCE THE REGIONAL 
TRANSPORT OF OZONE IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES; PROPOSED RULES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 1, 1999, See additional information.

Abstract: This action proposes to require emissions decreases in 22 
States and the District of Columbia. The intended effect is to reduce 
the transport of ozone (smog) pollution and one of its main precursors-
-emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx)--across State boundaries in the 
eastern half of the United States. The emission sources affected by 
this action are in the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) Region.
On November 7, 1997, EPA proposed to find that the transport of ozone 
from certain States in the OTAG region (the 37 eastern most States and 
the District of Columbia) contribute significantly to nonattainment of 
the ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), or interfere 
with maintenance of the NAAQS, in downwind States. Further, EPA 
proposed the appropriate levels of NOx emissions that each of the 
affected States will be required to achieve. That proposal allows 
States 12 months to develop, adopt, and submit revisions to their State 
implementation plans (SIPs) in response to the final rulemaking.
The Administrator is required to promulgate a Federal implementation 
plan (FIP) within 2 years of: (1) finding that a State has failed to 
make a required submittal or (2) finding that a submittal is not 
complete or (3) disapproving a SIP submittal. Although the Clean Air 
Act allows EPA up to 2 years after the finding to promulgate a FIP, EPA 
intends to expedite the FIP promulgation to help assure that the 
downwind States realize the air quality benefits of regional NOx 
reductions as soon as practicable. Therefore, EPA is proposing FIPs at 
the same time as final action is taken on the November 7, 1997, 
proposal. Furthermore, EPA intends to make a finding and promulgate a 
FIP immediately after the SIP submittal due date for each upwind State 
that fails to submit a SIP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4096
Legal Deadline continued: The Administrator is required under the Clean 
Air Act to promulgate a Federal implementation plan within 2 years of: 
(1) finding that a State has failed to make a required submittal or (2) 
finding that a submittal is not complete or (3) disapproving a State 
submittal. The earliest such a finding or disapproval might be made is 
expected to be 10-1-99.

Agency Contact: Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3292
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3217.  TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR 191, 
SUBPART A

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  Atomic Energy Act of 1954; Reorganization Plan No. 3 
of 1970; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 191(A)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is a technical change to the dose methodology for 
subpart A, Environmental Standards for Management and Storage, of 40 
CFR 191, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the 
Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and 
Transuranic Radioactive Wastes. The current methodology is outdated. 
The new method, which would be employed as a result of this action, is 
consistent with recent radiation protection standards as well as 
Federal Guidance reports issued by EPA. No significant impacts from 
this action are anticipated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4003

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9198
Fax: 202 233-9629

RIN: 2060-AH90

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3218.  SUPPLEMENTAL RULEMAKING FOR CERTAIN STATES IN THE OZONE 
TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT GROUP REGION FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING REGIONAL 
TRANSPORT OF OZONE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)(D); 42 USC 7410(k)(5)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51(G); 40 CFR 52 (A)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 10, 1997, the Administrator signed a proposed rule 
making a finding of significant contribution and assigning Statewide 
NOx emission budgets to 22 States and the District of Columbia for 
purposes of reducing regional transport of ozone. The Agency has 
several follow-up items resulting from discussions with OMB and 
management within EPA that need to be proposed as part of the effort to 
reduce transport. This supplemental proposal will include the rule 
language for the NOx emission budgets, a model cap-and-trade rule, air 
quality analyses of the proposed emission budgets, emissions reporting 
requirements, a discussion of the interaction with the title IV NOx 
rule, and alternative approaches to the proposed emission budgets.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM               04/00/98
Final Rule                      09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services; 371 Motor Vehicles and Motor 
Vehicle Equipment

Additional Information: SAN No. 4076

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-AH91
_______________________________________________________________________




3219.  REVISIONS TO THE POLLUTANT STANDARD INDEX AND SIGNIFICANT 
HARM LEVEL PROGRAMS FOR OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will update the Pollutant Standards Index 
(PSI) and the Significant Harm Level (SHL) Programs to reflect 
revisions to the NAAQS for ozone and particulate matter. The PSI and 
SHL programs are codified in section 58.50 and appendix G to part 58, 
and sections 51.150 to 51.153 and appendix L to part 51, of the CFR, 
respectively. Also included in this regulatory package is the deletion 
of the last sentence in section 51.115(e) of the CFR.
Section 58.50 and appendix G to part 58 require that States report to 
the public an air quality index, the Pollutant Standards Index, which 
translates ambient concentrations of five of the criteria pollutants to 
a uniform, numerical index, ranging from 0 to 500. The scale of the PSI 
is based on human health effects information. Revisions will be made to 
the ambient concentrations which specify the breakpoints between the 
PSI categories (i.e., the good, moderate, unhealthful, very 
unhealthful, and hazardous categories) and associated example health 
advisories.
Sections 51.150-51.153 of the CFR require that States have contingency 
plans to prevent air pollution emergency episodes from reaching the 
significant harm level. Appendix L provides example guidance to the 
States on appropriate courses of action that should be taken at each 
stage of the episode (i.e., alert, warning and emergency) to ensure the 
SHL is not reached.
Section 51.115(e) reads: In developing an ozone control strategy for a 
particular area, background ozone concentrations and ozone transported 
into an area must be considered. States may assume that the ozone 
standard will be attained in the upwind areas. Because of the increase 
in knowledge about transport and because of action taken in the NOx 
State Implementation Plan (SIP) call, the second sentence of this 
section is now inconsistent with the current requirements for SIP 
development and needs to be removed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4073

Agency Contact: Susan Stone, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1146
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: stone.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH92
_______________________________________________________________________




3220.  GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATIONS; REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.850 to 860; 40 CFR 93.150 to 160

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 176(c)of the Clean Air Act prohibits Federal entities 
from taking actions which do not conform to the State implementation 
plan (SIP) for the attainment and maintenance of the national ambient 
air quality standards (NAAQS). In November 1993, EPA promulgated two 
sets of regulations to implement section 176(c). First, on November 24, 
EPA promulgated the Transportation Conformity Regulations to establish 
the criteria and procedures for determining that transportation plans, 
programs, and projects which are funded under title 23 U.S.C. or the 
Federal Transit Act conform with the SIP. Then, on November 30, EPA 
promulgated regulations, know as the General Conformity Regulations, to 
ensure that other Federal actions also conformed to the SIPs. Since 
1993, EPA has amended the transportation conformity rule three times in 
response to stakeholders' requests. The EPA is working on a separate 
revision to address transportation conformity in ``transitional'' areas 
which will be final by December 1998. The EPA has not reviewed or 
revised the General Conformity Regulations since their 1993 
promulgation. Several Federal agencies have identified concerns over

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the implementation of the General Conformity Regulations, including the 
requirements for areas designated nonattainment for the newly 
promulgated NAAQS. In conjunction with the Federal Caucus of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Subcommittee on the Implementation of 
the New Ozone and Particulate Matter Standards, EPA will review the 
implementation of the General Conformity Regulations. The EPA will then 
propose and promulgate any appropriate revision to those regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070

Agency Contact: David H. Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5350
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: stonefield.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________




3221.  ALTERNATIVE FLARE SPECIFICATIONS FOR HYDROGEN FUELED 
FLARES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60.18 (Revision); 40 CFR 63.11 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Flares are commonly used control devices in the petrochemical 
production industry in the United States. These control devices have 
characteristics that allow them to operate efficiently to reduce 
emissions in situations where other devices would not be effective or 
would be extremely costly; for example, where the waste gas flowrate 
may vary significantly. However, it is not practical to test flares at 
the site of application since the flares are often elevated and the 
flame extends high above discharge point making it unsafe and not 
technically feasible to perform conventional emission testing. 
Accordingly, EPA has promulgated regulations specifying equipment 
operating conditions for flares used as control devices to insure 
efficient destruction of pollutants. These specifications were 
developed by testing flares firing organic waste streams using 
specialized instrumentation. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 
(DuPont) has requested that EPA approve alternative specifications for 
flares combusting waste gases that derive a significant amount of their 
heat content from hydrogen. DuPont believes that such streams can be 
efficiently combusted at lower heat contents and higher exit velocities 
than the current EPA specifications allow. If this is the case, then 
DuPont will be able to save several million dollars in operating costs 
as well as significant capital investment in larger flares. There would 
also be a benefit to the environment associated with secondary air 
pollution avoided. However, the EPA does not believe that an 
alternative for hydrogen fueled flares can be approved without specific 
test data to support the alternative specifications. DuPont has 
contracted with a testing firm to perform such testing. If the testing 
program provides results that allow codification of alternative 
specifications for hydrogen fueled flares, there may be other companies 
that can use these flare specifications and the resulting benefits 
could be many times the estimate above.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4127

Agency Contact: Robert E. Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608

RIN: 2060-AH94
_______________________________________________________________________




3222.  NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS; FINAL 
RULE--FOR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT; AND NESHAP FOR OFF-SITE WASTE AND 
RECOVERY OPERATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

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 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The actions will amend the Off-site Waste and Recovery 
Operations rule that was promulgated on July 1, 1996, based on the 
settlement agreement with the Chemical Manufacturers Association, the 
Hazardous Waste Management Association, and the Environmental 
Technology Council. The changes to the rule will clarify the EPA's 
intent and do not increase or lower or otherwise affect emissions or 
environmental protection. Additionally, the actions will clarify 
sections of the promulgated off-site waste and recovery operations 
regulation and correct any typographical errors noted. These actions 
will contain guidance and amended rule language.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Proposed Settlement      04/00/98
Notice Promulgated Settlement   06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  355 Special Industry Machinery, Except Metalworking 
Machinery; 291 Petroleum Refining; 283 Drugs

Additional Information: SAN No. 4108

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-AH96

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3223.  PROPOSED REVISION OF TEST METHOD 1, 2 AND 2F FOR 
MEASURING VOLUMETRIC FLOW IN STACKS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7411; 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7416; 
42 USC 7429; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 60 (app A) ``Test Method 1 and 2''; 40 
CFR 75

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA Test Methods are Agency-approved procedures used by test 
teams to accurately determine emissions from sources; e.g., power 
plants. The proposed revisions to Test Methods 1, 2, and 2F will 
improve the accuracy of the determination of volumetric flow 
measurements in utility stacks. These revisions will affect electric 
utilities and other sources covered by EPA's Acid Rain Program and 
possibly by other air quality control regulations; e.g., New Source 
Performance Standards, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, and 
State emission limits. Currently, the Test Methods do not allow yaw or 
pitch angles or wall effects to be considered in calculating volumetric 
flow. In the Acid Rain Program and in other programs requiring 
reporting of mass emission rates, e.g., lbs SO2/hour, not allowing 
these parameters in the calculation of volumetric flow may cause 
overreporting of pollutant emissions in some situations. The Test 
Method revisions are also expected to help reduce such overreporting as 
well as the disparity between stack-measured power plant heat rate and 
combustion-calculated heat rate. Heat rate is important to power plants 
because it affects, e.g., electric rates, and limitations on plant 
operations in State permits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4130

Agency Contact: John Schakenbach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9158
  
Elliot Lieberman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9136

RIN: 2060-AH97
_______________________________________________________________________




3224.  REVIEW OF OPERATING PERMITS ISSUED BY INDIAN TRIBES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The current regulation that sets forth minimum standards for 
State operating permits programs does not require that citizens be 
allowed to appeal permit decisions made by Tribal permitting 
authorities. The proposed rule would require that Tribes allow for 
judicial review or that they develop alternative options for citizen 
recourse. The benefit of the proposed action is that citizens would be 
able to hold those responsible for issuing permits accountable for 
their actions. There is no anticipated impact on small businesses. 
Tribal governments that develop operating permits programs will need to 
provide citizens an opportunity to challenge permitting actions in 
order to obtain EPA approval of their permits programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Rule                      03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3893

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-AH98
_______________________________________________________________________




3225.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION ON THE 
SECTION 610 NONESSENTIAL PRODUCTS BAN

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7671 to 7671(q)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(C)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would propose to extend the current class I and 
class II bans on the sale and distribution of nonessential uses of 
ozone-depleting substances where sufficient substitutes are already 
readily available. As part of the initial 1993 rulemaking, EPA banned 
the use of ozone-depleting substances in aerosols, pressurized 
dispensers, and foams where substitutes were available. Since that 
rulemaking was issued, the phaseout of production and consumption of 
class I substances has become effective and the Significant New 
Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program under section 612 has been 
promulgated. The phaseout of newly manufactured class I substances and 
the identification of new acceptable substitutes for both class I and 
class II applications provide compelling reasons to reconsider the 
initial decisions regarding both product-specific exemptions and the 
decision to limit the ban's effect on major sectors that traditionally 
used ozone-depleting substances. Most domestic manufacturers have 
already incorporated the non-ozone-depleting substances in their 
products. The continued availability and use of ozone-depleting 
substances in parts and products manufactured abroad, which are sold or 
incorporated into larger products that are then sold into interstate 
commerce in the United States, negatively affects the competitiveness 
of domestic manufacturers who use substitute substances in their 
production. Therefore, it is appropriate to reconsider the 
applicability of the class I ban to both specific products and product 
categories. Amending these requirements would limit the potential use 
of ozone-depleting substances in applications where substitutes are 
available and thus, further protect the stratospheric ozone layer.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4077

Agency Contact: Cindy Newberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9729
Fax: 202 564-2096

RIN: 2060-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




3226.  NEW NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 
KILOWATTS, MINOR AMENDMENTS TO THE PHASE I EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This direct final rule revises the existing new nonroad Phase 
1 small spark-ignited (SI) engine regulations. Although no adverse 
comments are anticipated, EPA will simultaneously propose this action.
Subsequent to the July 3, 1995, Federal Register publication of the 
Phase 1 small spark-ignited (SI) engine final rule, several 
typographical errors and incorrect figure references have been 
identified. In addition, corrections need to be made to a handful of 
minor test procedure issues. Representatives of the small SI engine 
industry have been requesting that EPA make these corrections to the 
final Phase 1 small SI engine rulemaking in order that they may certify 
their 1997 model year engines without making unnecessary alternative 
test procedure demonstrations. In addition, finalization of this Phase 
1 amendment package will decrease the complexity of the development of 
court-ordered Phase 2 regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  351 Engines and Turbines

Additional Information: SAN No. 3951

Agency Contact: Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4264

RIN: 2060-AI02
_______________________________________________________________________




3227.  NOTICE OF TEMPORARY STAY, NOTICE OF PROPOSED COMPLIANCE 
EXTENSION; EQUIVALENCY DETERMINATION FOR NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: HALOGENATED SOLVENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Halogenated solvent cleaning emissions include: 1,1,1 
trichloroethane, perchloroethylene, methylene chloride, 
trichloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride, and chloroform. This rule was 
promulgated on December 2, 1994 and codified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart 
T. This action will announce a temporary 3-month stay for good cause 
and a proposed compliance extension for continuous web cleaning 
machines. This action will also amend the final halogenated solvent 
cleaning NESHAP to include equivalency determinations for different 
control equipment for batch vapor cleaners to those required by the 
rule. These equivalency determinations have been requested by a 
halogenated solvent cleaning machine manufacturer.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/29/93                    58 FR 62566
Final Rule                      12/02/94                    59 FR 61801
Correction Notice               12/30/94                    59 FR 67750
Correction Notice               06/05/95                    60 FR 29484
NPRM                            04/00/98
Notice Temporary Stay           04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  34 Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and 
Transportation Equipment; 39 Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries

Additional Information: SAN No. 4129

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI04
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. NEXT REVISION OF APPENDIX W TO 40 CFR PART 51

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 110(a)(2); Clean 
Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 165(e); Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 
sec 172(a); Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 172(c); Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990 sec 301(a)(1); Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 
320

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 51 
fulfills a Clean Air Act mandate for EPA to specify models for air 
management purposes. This proposed rulemaking enhances appendix W with 
new and/or improved techniques.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0832

RIN: 2060-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3229. INTEGRATED NESHAP AND EFFLUENT GUIDELINES: PULP AND PAPER

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAA Amendments of 1990 sec 112; 42 USC 
7414 CAA Amendments of 1990 sec 114; 42 USC 7601 CAA Amendments of 1990 
sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306-

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308; 33 USC 1317; 33 USC 1318; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 301; CWA sec 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. On November 14, 1997, the EPA 
Administrator signed an integrated regulation for the pulp and paper 
industry that includes both effluent guidelines and air emission 
standards to control the release of pollutants to both the water and 
the air. The regulations were 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.
Next Steps will be to issue final effluent guidelines for Phase II and 
Phase III mills and NESHAP for the bleaching area at mills subject to 
Phase III effluent guidelines. Phase II will address the effluent from 
mills not covered in the Final Phase I effluent guidelines (except 
dissolving grade mills) plus will set limits for reserved parameters 
for chemical oxygen demand (COD) and chloroform at Phase I mills. Phase 
III will set final effluent limits for dissolving grade mills.

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              04/00/98
Final Rule NESHAP Phases I and 
III and Effluent Guidelines 
Phase I                         04/00/98
Final Rule NESHAP Phase II - 
Combustion Sources              03/00/99
Final Rule Effluent Guidelines 
Phase II                        02/00/00
Final Rule All NESHAP Phases    00/00/00
Final Rule Effluent Guidelines 
Phase III - Dissolving Grade    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3105 (Air), SAN No. 2712 (Water), SAN 
No. 4050 (Water Phase II),
ADDITIONAL AGENCY CONTACT: Jeff Telander (NESHAP Phase II - Combustion 
Sources)
ADDITIONAL AGENCY CONTACT: Elaine Manning (NESHAP Phase III - 
Nonchemical and other Pulp and Paper Mills)
See also RIN 2040-AB53

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
  
Donald F. Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Office of Water (4303), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7189

RIN: 2060-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. NESHAP FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF AMINO AND PHENOLIC RESINS 
(POLYMERS AND RESINS GROUP III)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 188 hazardous air pollutants identified in section 
112(b) of the Act. Amino, 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 NESHAP for the 
Manufacturing of Amino and Phenolic Resins (Polymers and Resins Group 
III) project is to initiate the regulatory process for sources engaged 
in the production of amino, 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                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      05/00/99

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: 919 541-0296

RIN: 2060-AE36
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. NESHAP: PRIMARY COPPER SMELTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3340

Agency Contact: Eugene Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0881

RIN: 2060-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. 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 7 years of enactment of the Act. The purpose of this action is 
to pursue a regulatory development program that would help to ensure 
that emission standards may be proposed and promulgated according to 
the mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/98
Final Action                    04/00/99

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 Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084

RIN: 2060-AE77
_______________________________________________________________________




3233. 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 source 
category are major sources of hazardous air pollutants. A regulation 
(emission standards) is being developed for the Portland cement 
manufacturing industry. Cement kilns which burn RCRA hazardous waste 
are subject to a separate rule that has been proposed by the EPA Office 
of Solid Waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  324 Cement, Hydraulic

Additional Information: SAN No. 3079

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446

RIN: 2060-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. NESHAP: PRIMARY LEAD SMELTERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. NESHAP: ACRYLIC/MODACRYLIC FIBERS MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112 (d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: This NESHAP will control hazardous air pollutant emissions 
from existing and new facilities that manufacture or produce as an 
interim process acrylic or modacrylic fibers.

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Principal pollutants identified are vinyl acetate and acrylonitrile. 
The majority of emissions occur during the polymerization reaction and 
spinning process. There are only three major sources in the United 
States that will be affected by this regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3236. NESHAP: POLYCARBONATES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3237. NESHAP: PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112(e)(5); Clean 
Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3238. NESHAP: BAKER'S YEAST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112 (d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Act requires major sources of hazardous 
air pollutants to achieve a maximum degree of emission reduction based 
on the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). This regulatory 
action will establish this level of control for both new and existing 
sources in the baker's yeast manufacturing industry. This industry is 
currently comprised of 11 sources of 5 different manufacturers located 
in 8 different states. The only known HAP emission from this source is 
acetaldehyde. It is produced as a by-product during the fermentation 
process. It is likely that regulatory options will be based on improved 
process control to reduce formation of this by-product.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  209 Miscellaneous Food Preparations and Kindred 
Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3550

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363

RIN: 2060-AF30
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL PROVISIONS SUBPART A AND B FOR 40 CFR 63

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-549; 42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3551
Court schedule being developed.

Agency Contact: James Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2452

RIN: 2060-AF31
_______________________________________________________________________




3240. REVISION OF LIST OF CATEGORIES OF SOURCES AND SCHEDULE FOR 
STANDARDS UNDER SECTION 112 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 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 hazardous air pollutants listed in section 112. An initial 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 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. The list and schedule were last updated on June 4, 
1996.

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          05/12/97                    62 FR 25877
Notice of Revision              04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3791

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-AG42
_______________________________________________________________________




3241. NESHAP: ETHYLENE PROCESSES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 20, 2000.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act requires development of 
emission standards for all major sources emitting any of the 188 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) identified in section 112(b) of the 
CAA. Ethylene Processes is listed as a category of major sources based 
on process knowledge emissions of benzene and butadiene. This action 
will explore alternatives controlling the release of HAPs from the 
following process areas located at ethylene process facilities: process 
streams, storage, equipment leaks and other fugitive sources, and 
wastewater operations. There are no anticipated impacts on small 
businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Rule                      11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3821

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson,Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG53
_______________________________________________________________________




3242. REVISIONS TO THE REGULATION FOR APPROVAL OF STATE PROGRAMS AND 
DELEGATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES 112(L)

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 sec 112(l)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(E)

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 some 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 permits; and mechanisms and requirements for approval of 
State air toxics programs. Additionally, the Partial Approval and 
Delegable Authorities rulemakings will be added to this rulemaking. The 
Partial Approval language will provide flexibility to States by 
allowing States to accept delegation of parts of standards. This will 
allow them to implement and enforce these provisions on a smaller 
scale. The ``delegable authorities'' rulemaking will clarify what 
authorities EPA has delegated to States when the part 63, subpart A, 
General provisions have been

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delegated. Due to a lack of clear guidance, the EPA Regions have not 
been consistent in the delegation of general provisions to States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3829

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________




3243. NESHAP: ASPHALT ROOFING AND PROCESSING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The CAA required EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 
listed in section 112 (b) of the CAA and to establish and meet dates 
for promulgation of emissions standards for each of the listed 
categories of HAP emissions sources. The standards are to be 
technology-based and are to require the maximum degree of reduction 
determined to be achievable by the Administrator. The EPA has 
determined that the asphalt roofing and processing industry (including 
the production of wet-formed fiberglass mat) may be reasonably 
anticipated to emit one of the pollutants listed in section 112 (b) of 
the CAA. As a consequence, the source category is included on the 
initial list of HAP-emitting categories scheduled for standards 
promulgation within ten years of enactment of the CAA Amendments of 
1990. 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                            10/00/98
Interim Final                   10/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3655

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084

RIN: 2060-AG66
_______________________________________________________________________




3244. GENERIC MACT FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (ACRYLIC MODACRYLIC FIBERS, 
POLYCARBONATES HYDROGEN FLUORIDE AND ACETAL RESINS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 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. 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                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      05/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  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
_______________________________________________________________________




3245. NESHAP: HYDROGEN FLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 one HF production facility, which is currently well-
controlled. This action will result in little or no additional emission 
reduction but will establish a Federal MACT level for this plant.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3246. NESHAP: WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS; TECHNICAL 
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(JJ)

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, April 1998.

[[Page 22650]]

Abstract: This action amends and makes technical corrections and 
clarifications to the final Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations 
NESHAP, which was promulgated on December 7, 1996 (60 FR 62930). This 
action clarifies aspects for the final rule such as applicability, 
emission limits, and makes editorial corrections to the final rule as 
was published in the Federal Register.
This action revised the definition of wood furniture in the NESHAP to 
exclude foam seat cushions not made at wood furniture manufacturing 
facilities. The revisions clarify the applicability of the final rule 
to eliminate potential overlapping requirements with other NESHAPs 
(direct final/proposal).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Technical Corrections Final Rule06/03/97                    62 FR 30257
NPRM                            06/09/97                    62 FR 31405
Direct Final                    06/09/97                    62 FR 31361
NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3247. OFFSET LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING NATIONAL VOC RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of volatile organic 
compound (VOC) emissions from offset lithographic printing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3908

Agency Contact: Dave Salman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________




3248. 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                            08/00/98
Final Rule                      02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3249. NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR URBAN AREA SOURCES OF TOXIC AIR EMISSIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(k) Clean Air Act sec 112(k); 42 USC 
7412(c)(3) Clean Air Act sec 112(c)(3)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.
NPRM, Judicial, April 30, 1998.
Final, Judicial, December 18, 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                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3959

Agency Contact: Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497

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Fax: 919 541-7690

RIN: 2060-AH21
_______________________________________________________________________




3250. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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 alternatives 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/99
Final Rule                      02/00/00

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3251. NESHAP: 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 January 17, 1997 the EPA 
promulgated 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 NESHAPs regulating similar source categories. An ANPR, 
was published in the Federal Register on 11/25/96 (61 FR 59849), to 
explain the nature of changes planned.
Subsequently, six litigants have petitioned for review of the 
elastomers and thermoplastics regulations. Four companies have 
petitioned EPA to reconsider specific provisions in the thermoplastics 
regulation. Revisions will be proposed to parallel HON changes and to 
resolve petitioners issues. 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                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      04/00/99

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 Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3252.  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 three court 
decisions.
This action resulted from splitting of RINs 2060-AC98 and 2060-2918.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3479

Agency Contact: Karen Blanchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5503

RIN: 2060-AI01

[[Page 22652]]

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3253. 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 secs 160 to 169

CFR Citation:  40 CFR sec 51.166; 40 CFR sec 52.21

Legal Deadline: None

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                           05/16/97                    62 FR 27158
NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Rule                      10/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3254. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY 
ENGINES AND DIESEL ENGINES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 202(a); Clean Air Act sec 211(c); 
Clean Air Act sec 213(a); Clean Air Act sec 301(a)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, August 29, 1997.

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:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           08/30/95                    60 FR 45580
NPRM Highway                    06/27/96                    61 FR 33421
ANPRM Nonroad                   01/02/97                      62 FR 200
NPRM                            09/24/97                    62 FR 50152
NPRM Nonroad                    09/24/97                    62 FR 50152
Final Highway                   10/21/97                    62 FR 54694
NPRM Highway Heavy Duty Diesel  12/00/98
Final Rule Highway Heavy Duty 
Diesel                          12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3645
The rule on Nonroad Diesel Engines will be published separately under 
RIN 2060-AF76.

Agency Contact: Tad Wysor, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4332

RIN: 2060-AF76
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. LOCATION OF SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AUDITS OF FOREIGN MANUFACTURED 
VEHICLES AND ENGINES; AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7525 Clean Air Act sec 206(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86G (Revision); 40 CFR 86K (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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3139

Agency Contact: Richard Gezelle, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9267

RIN: 2060-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




3256. 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                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3979

Agency Contact: R. W. Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, VPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4412

RIN: 2060-AH38
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. SPECIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR DEFINITION FOR DIESEL FUELS

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545 Clean Air Act sec 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 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                            06/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3091

Agency Contact: David Korotney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4507

RIN: 2060-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. REFRIGERANT RECYCLING RULE AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE ALL REFRIGERANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-54; 42 USC 7671(g) Clean Air Act sec 608; 42 
USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3560

Agency Contact: Deborah Ottinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9149
Fax: 202 565-2093

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608 
SALES RESTRICTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq Clean Air Act sec 608

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(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 chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, 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

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business and State, local, and tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/98
Final Action                    01/00/99

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 3673
This action is combined with RIN 2060-AG47, SAN 3809.

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
Fax: 202 564-9665

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3260. SERVICING OF MOTOR VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONERS: STANDARDS FOR 
EQUIPMENT THAT RECOVERS AND RECYCLES REFRIGERANTS OTHER THAN CFC-12 AND 
HFC-134A

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7671

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(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 these 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, service 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 refrigerants other than CFC-12 and HFC-134a 
listed as acceptable under EPA's SNAP program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/98
Final Action                    01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  75 Automotive Repair, Services, and Parking; 55 
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: 202 564-9147
Email: dibble.christine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH29
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. SUPPLEMENTAL RULE TO REQUIRE CERTAIN PRODUCTS MADE WITH HCFCS TO 
BEAR WARNING LABEL

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq Clean Air Act sec 611

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(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 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                            12/00/98
Final Action                    06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3640

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9117
Fax: 202 233-9665

RIN: 2060-AF93
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3262.  CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING NESHAP AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Since the promulgation of the chromium electroplating NESHAP 
we have been informed of several sources that are experiencing 
difficulty in complying with the concentration limit for new sources 
even though they have installed and operate composite mesh pad scrubber 
technology similar or identical to that used as the basis for the MACT 
emission limit. These sources operate new state-of-the-art plating 
tanks not encountered during rule development which feature enclosing 
hoods that completely cover the surface of the plating tank. This 
covered tank design allows for effective capture and ventilation at 
substantially lower exhaust air flow rates than otherwise encountered 
with more conventional exterior hooding.

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Although these sources exceed the new source standard concentration 
limit of 0.015 mg/dscm, actual mass rate emissions are more than 50 
percent lower than would otherwise be achieved with more conventional 
hooding and higher ventilation rates. The chromium electroplating 
standard will be amended to include this alternative type of control 
system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  347 Coating, Engraving, and Allied Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. 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                            01/07/98
Final Rule                      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: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 565-2139

RIN: 2060-AG86
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. LOCOMOTIVE EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 92

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.
NPRM, Judicial, January 31, 1997.
Final, Judicial, December 17, 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                            02/11/97                     62 FR 6366
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2961

Agency Contact: Charles Moulis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7826

RIN: 2060-AD33
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. 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.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 title I

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.160 to 51.166; 40 CFR 52.21; 40 CFR 52.24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise the Clean Air Act new 
source review (NSR) regulations, which govern the preconstruction air 
quality review and permitting programs that are implemented by States 
and the Federal Government for new and modified major stationary 
sources of air pollution. This rulemaking will deregulate, that is, 
exclude from major NSR program requirements those activities of sources 
that, with respect to air pollution, have little environmental impact. 
The rulemaking will encourage pollution control and pollution 
prevention projects at existing sources. Control technology 
requirements will be clarified with respect to when and how they apply 
to sources that are covered. The action seeks to more clearly define 
the appropriate roles and requirements of sources, permitting 
authorities and Federal land managers and EPA in the protection of air-
quality-related values in Federal Class I areas (i.e., certain national 
parks and wilderness areas) under the new source review regulations. 
State, local, and tribal permitting agencies will be given more 
flexibility to implement program requirements in a manner that meet 
their specific air quality management needs. Consequently, the 
rulemaking decreases the number of activities that are subject to NSR 
requirements and also expedites the permitting process for those 
sources that are subject to NSR. This action is designed to reduce the 
regulatory burden over all industries without respect to commercial 
size or capacity; therefore, it should have no detrimental impact on 
small businesses. Finally, this action also addresses several pending 
petitions for judicial review and administrative action pertaining to 
new source review applicability requirements and control

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technology review requirements. Regulations that will be affected are 
State implementation plan requirements for review of new sources and 
modifications to existing sources (40 CFR 51.160-166), the Federal 
prevention of significant deterioration program (40 CFR 52.21), and 
Federal restriction on new source construction (40 CFR 52.24) to be 
proposed in another rulemaking action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/23/96                    61 FR 38249
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3259

Agency Contact: Dennis Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0871

RIN: 2060-AE11
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: DELETION OF CERTAIN UNITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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
Final Rule                      04/00/98

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: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 565-2139
Email: barylski.kathy @epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF46
_______________________________________________________________________




3267. 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                    58 FR 61639
Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2915

Agency Contact: Frederick Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2707

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3268. SALES VOLUME LIMIT PROVISIONS FOR SMALL-VOLUME MANUFACTURE 
CERTIFICATION FOR CLEAN FUEL AND CONVENTIONAL VEHICLE CONVERSIONS AND 
RELATED PROVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 202; Clean Air Act sec 203; Clean 
Air Act sec 247; Clean Air Act sec 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/03/96                      61 FR 140
Final Action                    05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3643

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310

RIN: 2060-AF87
_______________________________________________________________________




3269. AMENDMENTS TO PART 60, PART 61, AND PART 63 AND ADDITION OF METHOD 
14A TO PART 60

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7410 to 7412; 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. Performance specification 
15 is also being proposed in this rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/27/97                    62 FR 45369
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. 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 sec 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                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3750

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-AG30
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. AMENDMENT TO THE USER FEES FOR RADON PROFICIENCY PROGRAMS RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2661 to 2665

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 195; 40 CFR 700 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The User Fees for Radon Proficiency Programs Final Rule 
established fees in 1994 that EPA will collect annually to support its 
voluntary Radon Proficiency Programs. The rule requires individuals and 
organizations applying to or participating in the Radon Proficiency 
Program (RPP) to pay annual fees. The final rule states that EPA shall 
adjust the fees over the next year to a level that will ultimately be 
sufficient to recover the full annual costs of the program. Through 
this technical amendment, EPA will revise its fee schedule to collect a 
larger percentage of its annual (FY 97) operating costs. The annual 
fees will also reflect changes in the proficiency programs, 
participation, inflation, etc. In the calculation of the annual fees, 
the Agency will take into consideration the impact of the fourth year 
of fee collection on the radon industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  152 General Building Contractors-Residential 
Buildings; 171 Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning; 382 Laboratory 
Apparatus and Analytical, Optical, Measuring, and Controlling 
Instruments; 873 Research, Development, and Testing Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3835

Agency Contact: James Long, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6604J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9433
Fax: 202 565-2038
Email: long.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG64
_______________________________________________________________________




3272. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION 
RULEMAKING

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

Legal Authority:  PL 102-579 as amended by PL 104-201

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 194

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, May 16, 1998, Land Withdrawal Act.

Abstract: The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Land Withdrawal Act 
(Act), amended October 30, 1992, gave the EPA the authority to certify 
WIPP's compliance with standards developed by EPA for disposal of 
radioactive waste. This Act supplements EPA's authority, under the 
Atomic Energy Act and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970, to establish 
environmental standards that protect the public and the environment 
from radioactive materials. The Act prescribed the framework for EPA's 
regulatory oversight of the WIPP disposal system.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is developing the WIPP as a potential 
deep geologic repository for the disposal of defense transuranic (TRU) 
radioactive waste. Most TRU waste proposed for disposal at the WIPP 
consists of items that have become contaminated as a result of 
activities associated with the production of nuclear weapons, e.g., 
rags, equipment, tools, protective gear, and organic or inorganic 
sludges. The WIPP is located in southeastern New Mexico, near Carlsbad, 
approximately 2,100 feet underground in excavated, natural salt 
formation. Some of the waste that would be disposed of at the WIPP is 
currently stored at Federal facilities across the United States. Most 
of the waste proposed for disposal at the WIPP will be generated in the 
future as nuclear weapons are disassembled and sites are cleaned up.
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 submitted its compliance 
certification application (CCA) to EPA on October 29, 1996, 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

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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. Upon 
receipt of the CCA in October 1996, EPA began reviewing the CCA for 
both completeness and technical adequacy. On November 15, 1996, the 
Agency published in the Federal Register, 61 FR 58499, an Advance 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) announcing that the CCA had been 
received and announcing the Agency's intent to conduct a rulemaking to 
certify whether the WIPP facility will comply with the disposal 
regulations. The notice also announced a public comment period and 
EPA's intent to hold public hearings in New Mexico. In its preliminary 
review, EPA identified additional information necessary for the CCA to 
constitute a complete application. EPA requested additional information 
in a letter transmitted to DOE on December 19, 1996. DOE submitted the 
requested information in letters to EPA in January and February of 
1997. On May 16, 1997, the Administrator informed the Secretary of DOE 
that the CCA was complete. The completeness determination was announced 
in the Federal Register on May 22, 1997, 62 FR 27996. EPA is required 
under the WIPP LWA S8(d)(1)(B) to certify compliance within 1 year 
after receipt of the Department of Energy's compliance certification 
application. On October 30, 1997, EPA issued a proposed rulemaking (62 
FR 58792) to certify that the WIPP will comply with the radioactive 
waste disposal regulations set forth at 40 CFR part 191. In developing 
its proposed rulemaking, EPA conducted an exhaustive scientific review 
of over 100,000 pages of documentation, held public hearings and 
meetings in New Mexico, and performed independent audits and tests. 
Upon publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register, EPA 
opened a 120-day public comment period. In an effort to obtain 
preliminary comments on the proposed decision, EPA held meetings with 
major stakeholders and held public hearings in three cities in New 
Mexico. EPA will consider all comments received during the comment 
period in making its final decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/15/96                    61 FR 58499
NPRM                            10/30/97                    62 FR 58792
Final Rule                      05/00/98

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: 202 564-9310

RIN: 2060-AG85
_______________________________________________________________________




3273. ADDITION OF METHOD 207 TO APPENDIX M OF 40 CFR PART 51 - METHOD 
FOR MEASURING ISOCYANATES IN STATIONARY SOURCE EMISSIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

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                            12/07/97                    62 FR 64532
Final Rule                      12/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3274. 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:
NPRM, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

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                            03/21/97                    62 FR 13748
Final Action                    05/00/98

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

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Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. TIER II (PHASE II) STUDY TO ASSESS FURTHER REDUCTIONS IN LIGHT-
DUTY VEHICLES (LDV) AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS (LDT) TAILPIPE EMISSION 
STANDARDS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  PL 91-190; Clean Air Act sec 203(i)

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3911

Agency Contact: Karl Simon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Mail Code 6401, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3623
Fax: 202 260-6011

RIN: 2060-AH04
_______________________________________________________________________




3276. 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:  Not yet determined

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 motorcycle industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/02/97                    62 FR 30291
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3912

Agency Contact: Frank Lamitola, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4479
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: lamitola.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH06
_______________________________________________________________________




3277. 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 determining, on a continuous basis, compliance with stationary 
source opacity emission limitations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/92                    57 FR 46114
Final Rule                      10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958

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-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3278. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: CONTROL OF METHYL BROMIDE 
EMISSIONS THROUGH USE OF TARPS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7671(g) Clean Air Act section 608

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, January 30, 1998.

Abstract: This action is a determination not to require the use of gas 
impermeable tarps to control ozone-depleting emissions of methyl 
bromide where it is used on agricultural fields as a soil fumigant. 
This determination is based on review of available data and field 
studies on the use of tarps, particularly gas impermeable tarps, to 
reduce emissions of methyl bromide prior to its January 1, 2001, 
phaseout.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Determination      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3982
OMB determined this action to be ``not significant'' under E.O. 12866.

Agency Contact: Carol Weisner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9193
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: weisner.carol@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH26
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. REVISION 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(s)

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

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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                            08/28/97                    62 FR 44928
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

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
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH27
_______________________________________________________________________




3280. REVISIONS FOR OPTING INTO THE ACID RAIN PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 74.4

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, September 9, 1997, Settlement Agreement.
Final, Judicial, April 8, 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                            09/25/97                    62 FR 50456
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3981

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 564-2139
Email: barylski.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH36
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. 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, June 30, 1997.

Abstract: This rule is in response to a lawsuit filed by the Sierra 
Club. Pursuant to that lawsuit, EPA and the Sierra Club signed a 
consent decree containing a number of provisions requiring Agency 
action. This rule specifically responds to several provisions in that 
consent decree; namely, the requirement that the Agency issue proposed 
rules regarding (a) a ban of the sale of all halon blends, (b) the 
intentional release of halons during repair and testing of equipment 
containing halons, (c) training concerning the use of such equipment, 
(d) disposal of halons, and (e) removal or disposal of equipment 
containing halons at the end of the life of such equipment. The Agency 
issued a proposed rule addressing these issues, in accordance with the 
consent decree, on July 7, 1997 (62 FR 36428). This rule represents the 
Agency's final action, as required by the consent decree, concerning 
the proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/07/97                    62 FR 36428
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3984

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9117

RIN: 2060-AH44
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. EXPANDED ENGINE FAMILY DEFINITIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELED VEHICLES 
AND ENGINES MEETING LOW-EMISSION VEHICLE (LEV) EXHAUST EMISSION 
STANDARDS, FEE EXEMPTION, AND RELATED PROVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2001; 15 USC 2002; 15 USC 2003; 15 USC 2005; 
15 USC 2006; 15 USC 213; 42 USC 7521; 42 USC 7522; 42 USC 7524; 42 USC 
7525; 42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7542; 42 USC 7549; 42 USC 7550; 42 USC 7552

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will ease the burden of certification for both 
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket conversion 
entities. This action will, for vehicles and engines meeting LEV 
emission standards, broaden the definition of the term ``dedicated fuel 
system,'' broaden the criteria for engine families, and provide an 
exemption from certification fees. This action is not a deregulatory 
action. This action will provide another means for small business to 
remain active entities in supplying alternatively fueled vehicles to 
the market place. The above three changes are intended to reduce the 
cost of complying with the requirements of certification, and small 
business will benefit from these changes. This action will enhance the 
ability for the regulated industry to provide alternatively fueled 
vehicles to the consumer in support the Executive Order 13031.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4030

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310

[[Page 22661]]

Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: tyree.clifford@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3283. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) PROGRAM REQUIREMENT -   ON-BOARD 
DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7511(a); 42 USC 7521; 42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) checks 
as a regular part of enhanced I/M programs. The OBD system is a series 
of sensors and monitors throughout the emissions control (and other) 
systems of 1996 and newer cars and trucks. It alerts the driver if 
there are any failures which increase emissions beyond acceptable 
levels. Any reoccurring failures will continually light the malfunction 
indicator light and compel the owner to take the vehicle in for 
diagnosis and applicable service. However, there is insufficient data 
on the effectiveness of this new technology. The Agency must determine 
how effective OBD is at reducing emissions so that an appropriate level 
of credit can be accorded towards meeting the performance standard. 
This action will extend the implementation deadline for OBD test 
requirements from the current date of January 1, 1998 by 2 to 4 years 
so that the necessary data can be collected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/22/97                    62 FR 66841
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4033
OBD is envisioned to eventually replace tailpipe testing all together. 
As the implementation of tailpipe and evaporative testing continue to 
be challenged by political forces and some technical problems, an 
accurate assessment of OBD's effectiveness is essential to the future 
of I/M. Delaying the implementation of OBD testing will not have an 
adverse impact on emissions reductions, not only because OBD-equipped 
vehicles are the newest and by far the cleanest but also because OBD 
equipped vehicles would still be subject to I/M tailpipe testing in 
applicable areas.

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7928
Fax: 313 668-4497
Email: polovick.buddy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH62
_______________________________________________________________________




3284.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS 
FOR SOURCE CATEGORY: PULP AND PAPER PRODUCTION; AMENDMENTS TO THE 
PROMULGATED RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.440 to 63.459 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to clarify sections of the 
promulgated pulp and paper industry maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) standards where commenters have indicated that the 
wording is confusing. This action will also correct any typographical 
errors noted. This action will contain guidance and amended rule 
language.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4123

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0246
  
Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




3285.  ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Not yet determined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NSPS currently requires monitoring of the furnace 
pressure by installing a pressure sensor in the furnace or in the duct 
connected to the furnace. Maintaining an operating pressure sensor 
under these conditions of extreme temperatures is difficult. The NSPS 
will be amended to allow daily observations of visible emissions from 
the shop in conjunction with monitoring of primary and secondary 
emission control system parameters, in lieu of monitoring internal 
furnace pressure. This amendment was recommended by the iron and steel 
common sense initiative.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4125

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AH95
_______________________________________________________________________




3286.  NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES - AMENDMENTS TO FINAL 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:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.640; 40 CFR 63.641; 40 CFR 63.644; 40 CFR 
63.645; 40 CFR 63.648; 40 CFR 63.654

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action corrects errors in the emissions average 
provisions. It also removes the deadline date for submitting an 
emissions averaging plan in order to permit refiners the opportunity to 
average emissions whenever opportunities are identified.

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The action exempts two process vents in refinery hydrogen plants from 
the emission control requirements in the miscellaneous process vent 
(MPV) provisions of the rule. The emission controls that provided the 
basis for the MVP provisions are not applicable to the two vents. The 
Agency was not aware of this situation at the time the rule was 
promulgated. Controls that are applicable have not been identified and 
evaluated.
Opportunities for eliminating redundancy and reducing the burden in the 
monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting provisions continued to be 
identified. Such amendments will be included in this action if they do 
not alter the applicability, stringency, schedule, and enforcement 
aspects of the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  291 Petroleum Refining

Additional Information: SAN No. 3168

Agency Contact: James F. Durham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: durham.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI00
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION)

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7409; Clean Air Act sec 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. Final 
action on the Intervention level program is anticipated for December 
1998.

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 NAAQS Review              05/22/96                    61 FR 25566
NPRM Revised NAAQS 
Implementation (Part 51)        01/02/97                      62 FR 210
Final Rule NAAQS Implementation 
(Part 51)                       12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3288. NESHAP: MINERAL WOOL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 emission reduction determined to be achievable by the 
Administrator. The Agency has determined that the mineral wool 
production industry emits several of the 188 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/97                    62 FR 25370
Final Action                    05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3461

Agency Contact: Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025

RIN: 2060-AE08
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. 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, 1997, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

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 so that the schedule is met. The standards

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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 emits several of the 189 HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the 
CAAA. The purpose of this action is to pursue a regulatory development 
program that would help to ensure that emission standards may be 
proposed and promulgated according to the mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3303

Agency Contact: David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515

RIN: 2060-AE40
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. NESHAP: STEEL PICKLING, HC1 PROCESS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

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                            09/18/97                    62 FR 49052
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3345

Agency Contact: James Maysilles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3265

RIN: 2060-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




3291. 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, 1997, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

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 so 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 emits 
several of the 189 HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the CAAA. The 
purpose of this action is to pursue a regulatory development program 
that would help to ensure that emission standards may be proposed and 
promulgated according to the mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3304

Agency Contact: David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515

RIN: 2060-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. 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                            03/31/97                    62 FR 15228
Final Action                    04/00/98

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 Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435

RIN: 2060-AE75
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. NESHAP: POLYETHER POLYOLS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

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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 hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) identified in section 112(b) of the CAA. Polyether 
Polyol Production is listed as a category of major sources based on 
documented emissions of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide. This action 
will regulate 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/04/97                    62 FR 46804
Correction Notice               10/20/97                    62 FR 54410
Final Action                    11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. NESHAP: PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(G)

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                            04/02/97                    62 FR 15754
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. NESHAP: PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRODUCTION (PRODUCTION OF 
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS)

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

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 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) Captafol Production; 5) Captan Production; 6) 
Chloroneb Production; 7) Chlorothalonil Production; 8) Dacthal (tm) 
Production; 9) Sodium Pentachlorophenate Production; 10) Tordon (tm) 
Acid Production.
On November 10, 1997, the EPA proposed 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 188 listed hazardous air pollutants were also 
included. A variety of HAPs are emitted including, toluene, 
formaldehyde, methanol, chlorinated compounds, etc.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/10/97                    62 FR 60566
Final Rule                      03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3450

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420

RIN: 2060-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3296. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM 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, 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 hazardous air pollutants (HAP) 
identified in section 112(b) of the CAA. Flexible Polyurethane Foam 
Production is listed as a category of major sources based on documented 
emissions of methylene chloride and 2,4-toluene diisocyanate. This 
action will regulate 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68406
Correction Notice               02/03/97                    62 FR 05074
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, 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

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Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________




3297. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF TETRAHYDROBENZALDEHYDE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(F)(G)(H)

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/97                    62 FR 44614
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 3469

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296

RIN: 2060-AE99
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. NESHAP: RADON EMISSIONS FROM PHOSPHOGYPSUM STACKS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 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 final 
rule which may increase the limit and reduce the certification 
requirements for that use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/96                    61 FR 20775
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2547

Agency Contact: Pat Tilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9762

RIN: 2060-AF04
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO AEROSPACE NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 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. An additional set of amendments will be proposed at the same time 
which will address issues with General Aviation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/29/96                    61 FR 55842
Final Action                    04/00/98

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, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0164
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG65
_______________________________________________________________________




3300. SPECIFIC POLLUTANTS: LIST OF CATEGORIES EMITTING 7 SPECIFIED 
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(c)(6) Clean Air Act sec 112(c)(6)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, June 11, 1997, Notice of Availability.
Final, Judicial, March 4, 1998.

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 
(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                    06/11/97                    62 FR 33625
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3960

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-AH20
_______________________________________________________________________




3301. FIELD CITATION PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7413(d) Clean Air Act sec 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

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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 Procedures 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 Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2937

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2242A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8661

RIN: 2020-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. 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 Clean Air Act sec 114; 42 USC 7545(c) 
Clean Air Act sec 211(c); 42 USC 7601 Clean Air Act sec 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 Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3604

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4287
Fax: 313 741-7869

RIN: 2060-AG80
_______________________________________________________________________




3303. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT AND SOLICITATION FOR 
PARTICIPATION IN THE 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 Clean Air Act sec 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/96                    61 FR 35994
Final Action                    04/00/98

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, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7842
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: patulski.meg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG79
_______________________________________________________________________




3304. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR AUTOMOBILE REFINISH COATINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

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

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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. 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
Supplemental NPRM               12/30/97                    62 FR 67784
Final Rule                      07/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. VOC REGULATION FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 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 Rule                      04/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. 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                    06/00/98

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3307. 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: None

Abstract: This action would result in the reduction of volatile organic 
compound (VOC) emissions from the coatings used by the Aerospace, Wood 
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 substantially 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                            08/22/97                    62 FR 44672
Final Action                    12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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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. 3828

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG59
_______________________________________________________________________




3308. OPEN-MARKET TRADING GUIDANCE

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 182; Clean Air Act sec 187

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue guidance 
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 the State implementation plan (SIP) is 
approved, 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.

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                    05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3660

Agency Contact: Nancy Mayer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5390
Fax: 919 541-0839

RIN: 2060-AF60
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. 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 7521 Clean Air Act sec 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 cannot 
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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/03/96                    61 FR 34778
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3300
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.

Agency Contact: Laurel Horne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 741-7803
Fax: 313 741-7816

RIN: 2060-AG81
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3310.  IMPORTATION OF NONCONFORMING VEHICLES; AMENDMENTS TO 
REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7522; Clean Air Act sec 203; 42 USC 7525; 
Clean Air Act sec 206; 42 USC 7541; Clean Air Act sec 207; 42 USC 7542; 
Clean Air Act sec 208; 42 USC 7601; Clean Air Act sec 301; 42 USC 7522; 
Clean Air Act sec 203; 42 USC 7550; Clean Air Act sec 216; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the regulations in 40 CFR part 85, 
subpart P to allow entry into the U.S. of vehicles which are originally 
sold in Canada and which are identical to their U.S. counterparts, 
without obtaining a certificate of conformity from EPA. This action is 
in response to a petition for review of import rules. The final rule 
also will address certain other issues in part 85, subpart P and 
subpart R, including: 1) formalizing a longstanding EPA policy 
regarding the importation of owned vehicles that are proven to be 
identical to a vehicle certified for sale in the U.S., 2) establishing 
new emission standards applicable to imported nonconforming vehicles, 
3) clarifying the regulatory language that

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concerns exclusions and exemptions from meeting Federal emission 
requirements, and 4) providing several minor clarifications to the 
existing regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/24/94                    59 FR 13912
Supplemental NPRM               02/12/96                     61 FR 5840
Final Rule                      11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2665

Agency Contact: Len Lazarus, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6405J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9281

RIN: 2060-AI03
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3311. REVISION TO THE COVERED AREAS PROVISION FOR REFORMULATED GASOLINE

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545 Clean Air Act sec 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 
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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/26/97                    62 FR 25074
Final Rule                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3843

Agency Contact: Karen Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9674

RIN: 2060-AG77
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. APPLICABILITY OF ON-HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY CERTIFIED ENGINES FOR USE 
IN NONROAD HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT; AMENDMENT

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 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 on 
specialty vehicles and equipment that have historically elected to use 
cleaner on-highway heavy-duty engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/12/96                    61 FR 58102
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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
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3313. 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 Clean Air Act sec 213

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

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 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          01/27/98                     63 FR 3950
NPRM Non-hand-held engines      01/27/98                     63 FR 3950
Final Rule Hand-held engines    12/00/98
Final Rule Non-hand-held engines12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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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
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3314. NSPS: NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL FIRED STEAM 
GENERATING UNITS--REVISION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 407(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60.40

Legal Deadline:
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                            07/09/97                    62 FR 36948
Final Action                    09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  491 Electric Services; 20 Food and Kindred Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3352

Agency Contact: James Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450

RIN: 2060-AE56
_______________________________________________________________________




3315. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUPPLEMENTAL RULE REGARDING A 
RECYCLING STANDARD UNDER SECTION 608

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq Clean Air Act sec 608

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend the recordkeeping aspects of the 
technician certification program, clarify aspects of a sales 
restriction, and adopt an updated version of ARI standard 740. The rule 
will also clarify the distinction between major and minor repairs and 
amend several definition including small appliances. The rule also 
address the transfers of unreclaimed refrigerant between majority owned 
and majority controlled subsidiaries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1                          02/29/96                     61 FR 7858
NPRM                            11/01/96                    61 FR 56493
Final Action                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3556
Additional SANs 3895, 3896
This rule will be a reproposal. This rule will address a potential 
adoption of a more flexible method for cleaning refrigerants 
transferred between appliances with different ownership with a 
potential adoption of a 3rd party certification program for labs.

Agency Contact: Michael Forlini, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9475
Fax: 202 233-9665

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3316. UPDATE OF THE ACCEPTABILITY LIST UNDER THE SIGNIFICANT NEW 
ALTERNATIVES POLICY (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7671k Clean Air Act 
sec 612

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 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                      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
NPRM - 3                        05/22/96                    61 FR 25604
Final Rule                      05/22/96                    61 FR 25585
Notice - 5                      09/05/96                    61 FR 47012
Final Rule                      10/16/96                    61 FR 54030
Notice - 6                      03/10/97                    62 FR 10700
NPRM - 4                        05/21/97                    62 FR 27874
Notice 7                        06/03/97                    62 FR 30275
Final Rule                      07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3525
(Generic SAN)

Agency Contact: Carol Weisner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9193
Fax: 202 565-2096

RIN: 2060-AG12

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3317. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT STORAGE AND 
DISPOSAL FACILITIES AND HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS: ORGANIC AIR EMISSION 
STANDARDS FOR TANKS, SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS AND CONTAINERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3002; Resource 
Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004

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

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 amended the final rule on 11/25/96 to include 
several revised 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 semiannual 
rather than annual. An additional amendment was promulgated 12/8/97 to 
clarify the intent and effect of a few amendment provisions which were 
not clear in the 11/25/96 amendment notice. An additional amendment may 
be published in spring 1998 that may provide facilities to vent 
emissions from tank enclosures to non-combustion devices, as explained 
in the 12/8/97 preamble.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/95                    60 FR 41870
Technical Amendments            02/09/96                     61 FR 4903
Final                           11/25/96                    61 FR 59931
Technical Amendments            12/08/97                    62 FR 64636
Technical Amendment             05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3792

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 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)



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3318.  CARBON BLACK PRODUCTION NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to develop a Maximum Achievable 
Control Technology (MACT) Standard for the production of carbon black. 
The Clean Air Amendments of 1990 require this action to be promulgated 
by November 15, 2000. The production of carbon black results in the 
release to the air of three hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) identified 
by the Act: carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen cyanide. 
Health effects of these chemicals include acute effects such as nausea, 
headache, increased rate of respiration, eye and skin irritation and 
other effects. Chronic effects can include cardiovascular and 
respiratory effects. Additionally carbon disulfide has been observed to 
cause reproductive effects such as congenital malformations, 
embryotoxicity, and functional and behavioral disturbances in animal 
studies. Carbon black is widely used as a reinforcing agent for rubber. 
It is also used as a colorant for printing ink, painting, paper and 
plastics. By far the largest use of carbon black is in the manufacture 
of automotive tires. There are 24 carbon black facilities in the 
nation. Carbon black is manufactured by burning hydrocarbons in a 
limited supply of air. This produces a black smoke containing extremely 
small carbon black particles which can be separated from the combustion 
gases to form a fluffy powder of intense blackness.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  289 Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 4105

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-0296
Email: schaefer.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




3319. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/02/98                     63 FR 6288
Final Action                    05/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd
Phone: 919 541-5397
Email: shedd.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3320. NESHAP: IRON FOUNDRIES AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: James Maysilles
Phone: 919 541-3265

RIN: 2060-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3321. NESHAP: CYANIDE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________




3322. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL

Priority:  Economically Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________




3323. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: James Eddinger
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3324. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF CARBON BLACK

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: John Schaefer
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 51

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 Action                    04/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ray Vogel
Phone: 919 541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3326. SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      04/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Dickinson
Phone: 202 233-9256
Fax: 202 233-9596
Email: dickinson.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. NSPS: SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATORS

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/14/97                     62 FR 1868
NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Eugene Crumpler
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AG50
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND PARTICLE BOARD MANUFACTURING

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: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

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Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3329. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS CELLULOSE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: William Schrock
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________




3330. NESHAP: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Michele Laur
Phone: 919 541-2421

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. STORAGE TANK RULE REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60 (Revision); 40 CFR 61 (Revision); 40 CFR 63 
(Revision); 40 CFR 264 (Revision); 40 CFR 265 (Revision)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416

RIN: 2060-AH15
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT: CLARIFICATION OF TRADING 
PROVISIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Laura Voss
Phone: 313 741-7858
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: voss.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, & BATTERY STACKS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Rule                      05/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Alfred Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




3334.  FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; EO 12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The CAA required EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) 
listed in section 112(b) of the CAA and to establish and meet dates for 
promulgation of emissions standards for each of the listed categories 
of HAP emissions sources. The standards are to be technology-based and 
are to require the maximum degree of reduction determined to be 
achievable by the Administrator. The EPA has determined that the fumed 
silica production industry may be reasonably anticipated to emit one or 
more of the pollutants listed in section 112 (b) of the CAA. As a 
consequence, the source category is included on the initial list of 
HAP-emitting categories scheduled for standards promulgation within ten 
years of enactment of the CAA Amendments of 1990. The purpose of this 
action is to pursue a regulatory development program such that 
emissions standards may be proposed and promulgated according to the 
mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  281 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 4111

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3335.  MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY NESHAP FOR TACONITE 
IRON ORE PROCESSING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112; PL 91-190, sec 203

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: More than two-thirds of the iron ore produced in the United 
States consists of taconite, a low-grade iron ore largely from deposits 
in Minnesota and Michigan. Processing of taconite consists of crushing 
and grinding the ore to liberate iron-bearing particles, concentrating 
the ore by separating the particles from the waste material (gangue), 
and pelletizing the iron ore concentrate. The taconite iron ore 
processing category includes any facility engaged in separating and

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concentrating iron ore from taconite, including but not limited to the 
following: liberation of the iron ore by wet or dry crushing and 
grinding, concentration of the iron ore by magnetic separation or 
flotation, pelletization by wet tumbling with a balling drum or balling 
disc, and induration using a vertical shaft furnace, straight grate, 
circular grate, or grate/kiln.
The taconite iron ore processing source category is comprised of nine 
facilities operating in the United States. Seven facilities are located 
in Minnesota and two are located in Michigan. The expected sources of 
HAP emissions for this source category include: fossil fuel combustion 
sources, and possibly the handling and transfer of mined ore containing 
naturally occurring inorganic compounds. Anticipated HAP emissions 
released from these sources primarily include: formaldehyde, manganese, 
nickel, arsenic, and chromium. The HAP emissions from this source 
category are estimated to be approximately 180 tons/yr. The HAP 
emissions from individual facilities are estimated to range from 1.6 
tons/yr to 41.6 tons/yr.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/01
Final Rule                      12/00/02

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  101 Iron Ores

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. 4102
There are nine taconite processing facilities in the US; seven are 
located in Minnesota and two are located in Michigan. The MACT standard 
for this industry group will be shared between EPA and the state of 
Minnesota. State regulations currently in place include both air 
emissions limitations and prohibition of effluent discharge to Great 
Lakes waters, and both air and water monitoring requirements. Other 
existing Federal regulations may be affected under RCRA and TSCA.

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: zapata.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH73
_______________________________________________________________________




3336.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS 
FOR THE HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12291

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, Clean Air Act.

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 (HAPs). 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 the EPA. The EPA 
has determined that some hydrochloric acid plants may be major sources 
for one or more HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation (emission 
standards) is being developed for the hydrochloric acid production 
industry, to be promulgated by November 15, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00

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; 
286 Industrial Organic Chemicals; 281 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4104

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epamail.epa.gov
Ken Durkee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5425
Email: durkee.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




3337.  NESHAP: AMMONIUM SULPHATE PRODUCTION (CAPROLACTAM BY-
PRODUCT)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This project is to develop national emissions standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by establishing emissions limitations 
for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) which can be emitted by the three 
known sources in this category. The emissions limitations are to be 
based upon the application of the maximum achievable control technology 
(MACT). The purpose of the NESHAP is to reduce emissions of HAP to 
protect public health and the environment. The project is scheduled to 
begin in the fall of 1997. The initial stage of this project is to 
gather information on the industry processes, emissions of HAP and 
available emissions control technologies. That work will be followed by 
the development, proposal and promulgation of NESHAP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Rule                      12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  287 Agricultural Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4116

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-AH77
_______________________________________________________________________




3338.  NESHAP: ASPHALT / COAL TAR APPLICATION ON METAL PIPES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended in 1990, requires the EPA 
to (1) publish an initial list of all

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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 emission 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 application of asphalt or coal tar to metal 
pipes 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 asphalt/coal tar 
application on metal pipes industry to promulgate emission standards 
within 10 years of enactment of the CAA amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/99
Final Rule                      01/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  347 Coating, Engraving, and Allied Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4107

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3339.  NESHAP: CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

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 emission 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 
clay products 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 
clay products manufacturing industry to promulgate emission standards 
within 10 years of enactment of the CAA amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/99
Final Rule                      01/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325 Structural Clay Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 4113

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




3340.  NESHAP: HYDROGEN CHLORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

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 (HAPs). 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 the EPA. The EPA 
has determined that some plants may be major sources for one or more 
HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation (emission standards) is being 
developed for the hydrogen chloride industry, to be promulagated by 
November 15, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Rule                      11/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  286 Industrial Organic Chemicals; 281 Industrial 
Inorganic Chemicals; 282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, 
Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass

Additional Information: SAN No. 4112

Agency Contact: Kenneth Durkee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5425
Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446

RIN: 2060-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________




3341.  NESHAP: POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 requires 
EPA to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). 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 the EPA. The EPA 
has determined that some plants may be major sources for one or more 
HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation (emission standards) is being 
developed for the polyvinyl chloride industry, to be promulgated by 
November 15, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99
Final Rule                      06/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4114

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________




3342.  NESHAP: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 7, 2000.

Abstract: This project will develop national emissions standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by establishing emissions limitations 
for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) which can be emitted by the two 
known sources in this category. The emissions limitations are to be 
based upon the application of the maximum achievable control technology 
(MACT). The purpose of the NESHAP is to reduce emissions of HAP to 
protect public health and the environment. The project will begin in 
the spring of 1999. Initially, information on the industry processes 
and emissions of HAP will be analyzed to identify available emissions 
control technologies. That work will be followed by the development, 
proposal and promulgation of NESHAP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Rule                      12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  333 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous 
Metals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4098

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-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. NESHAP/NSPS: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Amanda Agnew
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. NESHAP/NSPS: COMBUSTION TURBINE

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

CFR Citation:  44 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

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: None

Agency Contact: Madeleine Strum
Phone: 919 541-2383
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: strum.madeleine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSES

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald
Phone: 919 541-5402

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario
Phone: 919 541-5308

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3348. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPER USERS

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
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Steve Fruh
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG26

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_______________________________________________________________________




3349. NESHAP: BOAT MANUFACTURING

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3350. NESHAP: TIRE MANUFACTURING

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY CLEANERS MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL 
TECHNOLOGY (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

Agency Contact: James Szykman
Phone: 919 541-2452
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. LARGE APPLIANCE (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3353. NESHAP: REFRACTORIES MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata
Phone: 919 541-5167

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3355. INDUSTRIAL COMBUSTION COORDINATED RULEMAKING - ICCR PROJECT

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Fred Porter
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG84
_______________________________________________________________________




3356. NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: zapata.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




3357. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: David Beck
Phone: 919 541-5421
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG93

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_______________________________________________________________________




3358. NESHAP: METAL CAN (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. NESHAP: METAL COIL (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3360. NESHAP: FABRIC PRINTING, COATING AND DYEING

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: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. AUTOMOBILE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURING (SURFACE COATING) 
NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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: Governmental Jurisdictions

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3362. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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 Rosario
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________




3363. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3364. NESHAP: SPANDEX PRODUCTION

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, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________




3365. NESHAP: LEATHER TANNING AND FINISHING OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: William Schrock
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3076

RIN: 2060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________




3366. NESHAP: VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: James Durham
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246

RIN: 2060-AH22
_______________________________________________________________________




3367. NESHAP: ROCKET ENGINE TEST FIRING/ENGINE TEST FACILITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

[[Page 22679]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: George F. Smith
Phone: 919 541-1549
Fax: 919 541-5450

RIN: 2060-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________




3368. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: shedd.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3369. REGULATIONS GOVERNING AWARDS UNDER SECTION 113(F) OF THE CLEAN AIR 
ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 65

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/94                    59 FR 22795
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest
Phone: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________




3370. NSPS: NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL WASTE INCINERATORS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Comment Period End        12/28/94                    59 FR 66850
NPRM                            11/00/99
FINAL Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard Crume
Phone: 919 541-5294
Fax: 919 541-5450

RIN: 2060-AF91
_______________________________________________________________________




3371. NSPS: NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
OTHER SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/28/94                    59 FR 66850
NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Richard Crume
Phone: 919 541-5294
Fax: 919 541-5450

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. METAL FURNITURE (SURFACE COATINGS) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      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-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3373. MISCELLANEOUS METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP/
VOC REDUCTIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3374. PLASTIC PARTS (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59; 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

Agency Contact: Ellen Ducey
Phone: 919 541-5408
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: ducey.ellen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3375. PAPER AND OTHER WEB COATING REDUCTIONS NESHAP/VOC RULE

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

[[Page 22680]]

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. FLATWOOD PANELING (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3377. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY PILOT APPROVAL; CONFORMITY SIP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action                  02/12/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski
Phone: 313 741-7842
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: patulski.meg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH32
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. NESHAP: CELLULOSE PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/17/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: William Schrock
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3076

RIN: 2060-AH18
_______________________________________________________________________




3379. COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE MONITORING RULE (PREVIOUSLY ENHANCED 
MONITORING RULE)

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 64; 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/22/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Westlin
Phone: 919 541-1058

RIN: 2060-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: REVISIONS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL 
REGULATIONS UNDER TITLE IV OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 78.1

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/24/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Dwight Alpern
Phone: 202 564-9151
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: alpern.dwight@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF43
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: REVISIONS TO APPLICABILITY, EXEMPTIONS, 
ALLOCATIONS, AND SMALL DIESEL REFINERIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 73

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2060-AF43       02/25/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski
Phone: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 565-2139
Email: barylski.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF45
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: REVISIONS TO THE PERMITS REGULATIONS UNDER 
TITLE IV OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 72

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/24/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Dwight Alpern
Phone: 202 564-9151
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: alpern.dwight@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF47
_______________________________________________________________________




3383. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ENGINES; 
EMISSION STANDARDS AND TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 87

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Direct Final Rule05/08/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bryan Manning
Phone: 313 741-7832

RIN: 2060-AF50

[[Page 22681]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3384. AMBIENT AIR QUALITY SURVEILLANCE, RECENSION OF NAMS AMBIENT AIR 
QUALITY MONITORING REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50; 40 CFR 53; 40 CFR 58

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged into 2060-
AF71                            02/26/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Neil Berg, Jr.
Phone: 919 541-5520
Fax: 919 541-1903

RIN: 2060-AG23
_______________________________________________________________________




3385. TRANSITIONAL LOCK-IN PROCEDURES FOR PHASE II REFORMULATED GASOLINE 
(RFG) PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80.2; 40 CFR 80.70; 40 CFR 80.72

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/20/97                    62 FR 54551

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Christine Hawk
Phone: 202 233-9672
Fax: 202 233-9557

RIN: 2060-AG43
_______________________________________________________________________




3386. RADIONUCLIDE DOSE METHODOLOGY UPDATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action on this 
rulemaking                      02/19/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: John Karhnak
Phone: 202 233-9761
Fax: 202 233-9650
Email: karhnak.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG49
_______________________________________________________________________




3387. REVISION OF PSI (PART 58 APPENDIX G)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 58

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency plans no 
further action                  02/19/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Terence Fitz-Simons
Phone: 919 541-0889
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: ftz@tethys.rtpnc.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG62
_______________________________________________________________________




3388. REVISION OF DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - EXCLUSION 
OF 16 COMPOUNDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.100 (s)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/25/97                    62 FR 44900

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG70
_______________________________________________________________________




3389. REVISION OF DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - EXCLUSION 
OF CHLOROBROMOMETHANE

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 51.100(s)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency plans no 
further action                  02/17/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Robert Stallings
Phone: 919 541-7649

RIN: 2060-AH39
_______________________________________________________________________




3390. REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES: PROPOSED MINOR REVISIONS 
TO SELECTED RECORDKEEPING AND ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS UNDER THE 
REGULATION OF DEPOSIT CONTROL GASOLINE ADDITIVES

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 80.170(f)(7)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Direct Final 
Rule, Amdts. to Detergent 
Certification Prog.             11/06/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff Herzog
Phone: 313 668-4227
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: herzog.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH57
_______________________________________________________________________




3391. INSPECTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS; MINOR AMENDMENTS TO 
THE FINAL RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/09/98                     63 FR 1362

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tracey Bradish
Phone: 313 668-4239
Fax: 313 668-4497
Email: bradish.tracey@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH61

[[Page 22682]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3392. AMBIENT AIR QUALITY SURVEILLANCE: CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATE REVISED 
OZONE NAAQS & IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 58

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action on this 
rulemaking                      02/18/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Lee Ann Byrd
Phone: 919 541-5367
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: byrd.lee@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH30
_______________________________________________________________________




3393. NESHAP: PRIMARY ALUMINUM PLANTS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/07/97                    62 FR 52383

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Steve Fruh
Phone: 919 541-2837

RIN: 2060-AE76
_______________________________________________________________________




3394. NESHAP: AEROSOL CAN FILLING FACILITIES

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 on this 
rulemaking                      02/18/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600

RIN: 2060-AG32
_______________________________________________________________________




3395. NESHAP: SECONDARY LEAD SMELTER AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 ( X)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Direct Final Rule06/13/97

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: cavender.kevin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH07
_______________________________________________________________________




3396. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/06/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Anne-Marie Pastorkovich
Phone: 202 260-9013
Fax: 202 233-9557
Email: pastorkovich.anne-marie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH43
_______________________________________________________________________




3397. VOLUNTARY STANDARDS FOR LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES (NATIONAL 49 STATE 
LOW-EMISSION VEHICLES PROGRAM)

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/06/97                    62 FR 31192

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Mike Shields
Phone: 202 260-7757
Fax: 202 260-6011

RIN: 2060-AF75
_______________________________________________________________________




3398. STANDARDS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE: 
MODIFICATIONS

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 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/31/97                    62 FR 68196

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Karen Smith
Phone: 202 233-9006
Fax: 202 233-9557

RIN: 2060-AG76
_______________________________________________________________________




3399. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF AIR REGULATIONS DELEGATION REMAND

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 55

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/02/97                    62 FR 46406

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: David Stonefield
Phone: 919 541-5350

RIN: 2060-AG39
_______________________________________________________________________




3400. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF AIR REGULATIONS OFFSET REMAND

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 55

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/02/97                    62 FR 46406

Small Entities Affected: None

[[Page 22683]]

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David Stonefield
Phone: 919 541-5350

RIN: 2060-AG40
_______________________________________________________________________




3401. MVAC RULE AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE ALL REFRIGERANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  42 CFR 82 (B)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/30/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Christine Dibble
Phone: 202 564-9147
Fax: 202 565-2096

RIN: 2060-AF35
_______________________________________________________________________




3402. INDIAN TRIBES: AIR QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 49

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/12/98                     63 FR 7254

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: David LaRoche
Phone: 202 260-7652

RIN: 2060-AF79
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3403. DISPOSAL OF LOW-ACTIVITY RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Atomic Energy Act of 1954; Reorganization Plan No. 3 
of 1970; Waste Policy Act of 1982

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 193

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is directed to the disposal of low-activity 
radioactive wastes in disposal facilities that meet the design 
requirements for RCRA-C disposal cells. The wastes to be disposed of in 
these cells are intended to be mixed wastes, consisting of a chemically 
hazardous component and low levels of radioactivity, and other wastes 
with low-activity radionuclide contents. These wastes are anticipated 
to arise in the commercial sector and as a product of operations and 
clean-up activities in the DOE facilities complex. The rule is intended 
to increase disposal options for these wastes and offer a streamline 
regulatory process which melds hazardous chemical protection and 
radioactivity protection requirements while protecting public health 
and safety. The rule is ``permissive'' in the sense that the disposal 
method proposed is not a mandated disposal method, but rather an 
alternative to existing disposal methods. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission is anticipated to be the implementing Agency for the 
application of this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4054

Agency Contact: Kenneth Czyscinski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9227
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: czyscinski.kenneth@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH63
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3404. PROTECTIVE ACTION GUIDANCE FOR DRINKING WATER

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  41 CFR 351

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Availability          04/00/00
Notice of Submission to FRPCC 
for Endorsement                 04/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Blue
Phone: 202 564-9488

RIN: 2060-AF39

[[Page 22684]]

_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3405. FEDERAL RADIATION PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR EXPOSURE OF THE GENERAL 
PUBLIC

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action on This 
Rulemaking                      02/18/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Allan Richardson
Phone: 202 254-3826
Fax: 202 233-9213

RIN: 2060-AE61
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3406. 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 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98

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, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9376
Fax: 703 308-5433
Email: forrest.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________




3407. 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.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136c

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 172

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose a modification to its pesticide experimental 
use permit (EUP) regulations that will permit field testing of new 
pesticides or existing pesticides for new uses on a greater number of 
acres without an experimental use permit. Currently such testing is 
limited to 10 acres cumulative total per pesticide under a presumption 
that this limited testing poses no adverse effects, and therefore does 
not warrant the Agency's oversight under the EUP program. This action 
would reduce burdens on pesticide producers who currently must obtain 
an experimental use permit for greater than 10 acres testing. Little 
impact would be expected on small businesses, because they rarely 
engage in pesticide field testing of new chemicals or new uses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3735

Agency Contact: Jim Tompkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5697
Fax: 703 308-1825
Email: tompkins.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC99
_______________________________________________________________________




3408. ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE PRODUCTS; OTHER PESTICIDE REGULATORY 
CHANGES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a(h); 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152; 40 CFR 156

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

Abstract: This regulation will specify anitmicrobial 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,and expansion of the 
current notification procedures. This regulation will also implement 
some general provisions of FIFRA pertaining to all pesticides, 
including labeling requirements and notification procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98
Final Rule                      04/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Email: frane.jean@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




3409. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN PESTICIDE SUBSTANCES FROM FIFRA REQUIREMENTS

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:  FIFRA 25(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.25(g)(1)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would exempt from regulation under section 
25(b)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA) certain substances when used, sold or distributed as pesticide 
active ingredients. EPA believes regulation of these substances is not 
necessary to prevent unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, 
and these substances are not of a character necessary to be subject to 
FIFRA in order to carry out its purposes. Substances exempted are 
pesticides and would continue to be distributed and sold as pesticides 
after promulgation of a final rule. If exemptions are established, 
false claims and advertising would still be subject to jurisdiction of 
the Federal Trade Commission or could result in civil liabilities for 
the manufacturer and distributor. This proposal, and any subsequent 
final rule, would not establish or alter exemptions or tolerances for 
the listed substance under provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and 
Cosmetic Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  287 Agricultural Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4026

Agency Contact: Sheryl Reilly, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8265
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: reilly.sheryl@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________




3410. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  12 USC 346a

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 180.33

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1996, the Food Quality Protection Act amended the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require EPA to charge tolerance fees 
that, in the aggregate, will cover all costs associated with processing 
tolerance actions, including filing a tolerance petition, and 
establishing, modifying, leaving in effect, or revoking a tolerance or 
tolerance exemption. Since a 1983 cost analysis, factors such as 
expanded data requirements, changes in risk assessment methods, 
improvements in data base management and tracking systems, and the 
increasing complexity of scientific review of petitions have resulted 
in costs substantially exceeding the fees currently charged. 
Accordingly, the regulatory effort is to outline how and to what extent 
the fee structure and fee amounts will be adjusted so that EPA can 
comply with the law by collecting, in the aggregate, an amount 
equivalent to the costs of processing tolerance actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  287 Agricultural Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4027

Agency Contact: Carol Peterson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-6598
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: peterson.carol@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________




3411. PESTICIDE REGISTRATION DATA REQUIREMENTS (REVISION) AND 
ANTIMICROBIAL REGISTRATION DATA REQUIREMENTS (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:  7 USC 136a

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 158; 40 CFR 158 subpart W

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These amendments which will be issued in two separated 
documents will update the existing data requirements for evaluating the 
registrability of antimicrobial products and pesticide products other 
than antimicrobial products. The revisions will clarify all data 
requirements to reflect current practice. Procedural and explanatory 
sections of the current regulations will be amended to make them 
consistent with the revised data requirements and new use indexing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 40 CFR 158                 07/00/98
NPRM 40 CFR 158 Subpart W       07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  28 Chemicals and Allied Products

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2687

Agency Contact: Paul Parsons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9073
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: parsons.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________




3412. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL: STANDARDS FOR PESTICIDE 
CONTAINERS AND CONTAINMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136q FIFRA sec 19; 7 USC 136a FIFRA sec 3; 7 
USC 136w FIFRA sec 25

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CFR Citation:  40 CFR 165; 40 CFR 156

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, December 24, 1991.

Abstract: The 1988 amendments to FIFRA section 19 significantly 
expanded and strengthened EPA's authority to regulate the management of 
pesticides and their containers, including storage, transportation and 
disposal. As proposed, this rule would establish standards for removal 
of pesticides from containers and for rinsing containers; facilitate 
the safe use, refill, reuse, and disposal of pesticide containers by 
establishing standards for container design, labeling and refilling; 
and establish requirements for containment of stationary bulk 
containers and for containment of pesticide dispensing areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (Container Design & Residue 
Removal & Bulk Containment)     02/11/94                     59 FR 6712
Supplemental NPRM               04/00/98
Final Rule                      03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2659

Agency Contact: Nancy Fitz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7385
Email: fitz.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB95
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3413. PESTICIDE FLAMMABILITY LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR TOTAL RELEASE 
FOGGERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 FIFRA sec 2; 7 USC 136 FIFRA sec 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 Rule                      04/00/98

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, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9071
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: downing.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC60
_______________________________________________________________________




3414. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD; GLOVE AMENDMENT

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 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, 
and provide Reg Agenda entries when actions are planned.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Glove Requirements         09/09/97                    62 FR 47544
Final Rule Glove Requirements   05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3731

Agency Contact: John R. MacDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7370
Fax: 703 308-2962

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3415. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN INERT INGREDIENTS FROM THE DEFINITION OF 
PESTICIDE CHEMICAL RESIDUE UNDER FFDCA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  21 USC 321(q)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, February 20, 1998, Congressional attention - relates 
to safer pesticide registration.

Abstract: This proposed rule would amend EPA regulations by adding a 
provision that would exempt from the definition of pesticide chemical 
residue certain inert ingredients that may be present in or on food as 
a result of the use of those ingredients in pesticidal food packaging. 
The

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exemption would apply to inert ingredients that are intended primarily 
to affect the quality, function, or appearance of the food packaging 
itself and not primarily to serve a pesticidal purpose. The effect of 
this rule is to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sole 
jurisdiction over the residues of such substances in or on food.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  287 Agricultural Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4025

Agency Contact: Robert Torla, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8098
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: torla.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD20
_______________________________________________________________________




3416. 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 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 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, ``plant-pesticides.'' This rulemaking will exempt categories of 
plant-pesticides from FIFRA and FFDCA regulations. For those plant-
pesticides that would be subject to Agency requirements, the Agency 
will outline a streamlined 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
Supplemental NPRM               05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Final Rule                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2684

Agency Contact: Janet Andersen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8712
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________




3417. RESTRICTED USE CRITERIA FOR PESTICIDES IN GROUNDWATER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a FIFRA sec 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 rulemaking to classify selected pesticides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/91                    56 FR 22076
Final Rule                      08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2371

Agency Contact: Joe Hogue, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9072
Email: hogue.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB60
_______________________________________________________________________




3418. PESTICIDES AND GROUND WATER STATE MANAGEMENT PLAN REGULATION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act sec 3

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation would establish Pesticide Management Plans 
(PMPs) as a new regulatory requirement for certain pesticides. Absent 
an EPA-approved Plan specifying risk-reduction measures, use of the 
chemical would be prohibited. The rule would also specify procedures 
and deadlines for development, approval and modification of plans.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33259
Final Rule                      08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3222
Effective Date will be 3 years after promulgation.

Agency Contact: Arthur-Jean B. Williams, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5239
Email: williams.arty@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________




3419. 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

[[Page 22688]]

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 Rule                      08/00/98

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, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3420. 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 Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jean Frane
Phone: 703 305-5944

RIN: 2070-AC45
_______________________________________________________________________




3421. 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 Chun
Phone: 703 305-4027
Email: chun.melissa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC85
_______________________________________________________________________




3422. 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 Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Steve Howie
Phone: 703 308-8383
Email: howie.steven@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA28
_______________________________________________________________________




3423. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARDS; PESTICIDE HAZARD 
COMMUNICATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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 170

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/21/92                    57 FR 38167
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jeanne Heying
Phone: 703 308-3240
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: heying.jeanne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________




3424. POLICY OR PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION TO THE AGENCY OF STORED 
PESTICIDES WITH CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED REGISTRATION

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 168

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/91                    56 FR 13042
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: David Stangel
Phone: 202 569-4162

RIN: 2020-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3425. ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTION PROGRAM

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action                  02/26/98

[[Page 22689]]

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Arthur Jean B. Williams
Phone: 703 305-5239
Email: williams.arty@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC42
_______________________________________________________________________




3426. PESTICIDES; SELF-CERTIFICATION

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 152

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Notice of 
Availability PR-Notice 98-1     01/23/98                     63 FR 3565

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Dr. Sami Malak
Phone: 703 305-9365
Email: malak.sami@epamail.epa.gov
Jean M. Frane
Phone: 703 305-5944

RIN: 2070-AD00
_______________________________________________________________________




3427. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD EXCEPTIONS GENERIC

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further action 
planned                         02/19/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

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

RIN: 2070-AC95
_______________________________________________________________________




3428. WPS; PESTICIDES WORKER PROTECTION STANDARDS; SCOPE AND 
CLARIFICATION OF THE EXCEPTIONS PROCESS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further action 
planned                         02/19/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Donald Eckerman
Phone: 703 305-5062
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: eckerman.don@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________




3429. CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING REGULATIONS (REVISION)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 157

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further action 
planned                         02/19/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rosalind Gross
Phone: 703 308-7468
Email: gross.rosalind@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB96
_______________________________________________________________________




3430. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 168; 40 CFR 169

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/19/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kennan Garvey
Phone: 703 305-7106
Fax: 703 305-6244
Email: garvey.kennan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________




3431. FACILITY IDENTIFICATION INITIATIVE

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:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Nonregulatory 
Approach Adopted                02/01/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3432. 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; 15 USC 260 
TSCA title IV

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 (Residential)            09/02/94                    59 FR 45872
Final 1 (Residential)           08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
NPRM 2 (Buildings & Structures) 02/00/99
Final 2 (Buildings & Structures)04/00/00

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: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3433. TEST RULE FOR CERTAIN METALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611; 15 USC 2625; 42 USC 
9604(i) CERCLA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 795 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a test rule under section 4(a) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring manufacturers and processors of 
certain metals (beryllium, chromium, manganese, mercury, nickel, and 
selenium) to fulfill data needs identified by the Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology 
Program (NTP), and EPA pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(I).
Under CERCLA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
(ATSDR) is to establish a list of priority hazardous substances found 
at superfund sites, develop toxicological profiles for the hazardous 
substances, identify priority data needs, and establish a research 
program obtaining the necessary data. This action is a component of 
ATSDR's research program.
Data from this action would provide specific information about the 
substances for the public and scientific community. The information 
would be used in conducting comprehensive public health assessments of 
populations living near hazardous waste sites. Scientific data improves 
the quality of risk assessments used by EPA, other Federal agencies, 
and State and local governments. The risk assessments affect standards, 
guidelines, listing/delisting, and other decisions affecting public 
health and the environment.
The metals listed here, including cadmium, are also hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112. Data from 
this action would also be used to implement several provisions of 
section 112 of the CAA, including determining risks remaining after the 
application of technology based on standards under section 112(d) of 
the CAA, estimating the risks associated with accidental releases, and 
determining whether or not substances should be removed from the CAA 
section (b)(1) list of HAPs (delisting).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882

Agency Contact: Robert 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3434. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN REVISIONS

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

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. The upcoming Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (NPRM) will improve harmony with the Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration's regulations and provide clarifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final                   02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
NPRM                            12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148

Agency Contact: Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and

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Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3435. ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS RULE; AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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; 15 USC 2607; 15 USC 2647

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend the Asbestos-Containing Materials 
in Schools Rule in order to improve harmony with the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration's regulations and to provide 
clarifications regarding several definitions, air clearance monitoring 
techniques, and response actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3047

Agency Contact: 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-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________




3436. ASBESTOS WORKER PROTECTION RULE; AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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 2604 TSCA sec 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)                        12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2249

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-AC66
_______________________________________________________________________




3437. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA MODEL REPORTING RULE 
AMENDMENTS

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)

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                            04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3834

Agency Contact: Keith Cronin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8157
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: cronin.keith@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD17

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3438. FEES FOR ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION OF LEAD-BASED PAINT 
ACTIVITIES; PROCEDURE FOR MODIFICATION OF COMMENCEMENT OF LEAD-BASED 
PAINT ABATEMENT ACTIVITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550; 15 USC 260 TSCA 4

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 (LBP) activities in 
target housing and child-occupied facilities will do so in a way that 
safeguards the 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                            05/00/98

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
EPA is also proposing a procedure for notification to the Agency of the 
commencement of LBP activities in residential dwellings or child-
occupied facilities or as a result of Federal, State, or local order. 
In section 745.227(e)(4) of the final rule for LBP Activities, EPA 
stated that the procedure for this notification would be developed 
prior to August 31, 1998.

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3439. 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 3,000 facilities reported data on about 
9,000 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                            07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301

Agency Contact: Susan Krueger, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7406, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1713
Email: krueger.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3440. LEAD HAZARD STANDARDS

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2683 TSCA 403

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

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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                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3243

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3441. LEAD; TSCA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF LEAD-BASED PAINT 
DEBRIS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3508

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




3442. LEAD; SELECTED RULEMAKINGS FOR ABATING LEAD HAZARDS

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2683; PL 102-550

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, April 15, 1994, (Sections 402(a) - 403 - 404).
Other, Statutory, October 28, 1994, See additional information.

Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
requires EPA to promulgate a number of regulations intended to address 
lead poisoning in the U.S. EPA is to promulgate regulations to (a) 
identify the paint conditions and lead levels in dust and soil that 
would result in adverse human health effects (section 403) (on July 14, 
1994, EPA issued guidance to provide preliminary information while a 
proposal is being developed); (b) promulgate regulations (section 
402(a)) 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 Section 406(b)             03/02/94                    59 FR 11108
NPRM Sections 402(a) and 404 
(Residential)                   09/02/94                    59 FR 45872
NPRM section 1018               11/02/94                    59 FR 54984
Final Rule Section 1018         03/06/96                     61 FR 9064
Final Rule Sections 402(a) and 
404 (Residential)               08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
NPRM Section 402(a) (Debris)    06/00/98
Final Rule Section 406(b)       06/00/98
NPRM Section 403                08/00/98
NPRM Sections 402(a)(3)/404(h)  08/00/98
NPRM Section 402(a) (Buildings & 
Structures)                     02/00/99
NPRM Section 402(c) (Remodeling 
& Renovation)                   05/00/99
Final Rule Section 402(a) 
(Debris)                        12/00/99
Final Rule Section 403          12/00/99
Final Rule Sections 402(a)(3)/
404(h)                          02/00/00
Final Rule Section 402(a) 
(Buildings & Structures)        04/00/00
Final Rule Section 402(c) 
(Remodeling & Renovation)       06/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3243
Lead Hazard Standards (section 403)(RIN 2070-AC63). SAN 3244 -

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Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules: Training, Accreditation and 
Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule (sections 402 and 404) 
(RIN: 2070-AC64). SAN 3242 - Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Requirements 
at Renovation of Target Housing (section 406)(RIN: 2070-AC65). SAN 3499 
- Lead-Based Paint Hazard Information Requirements at the Transfer of 
Target Housing: Joint with HUD (section 1018)(RIN: 2070-AC75) Lead-
Based Paint Activities, Training, and Certification: Renovation and 
Remodeling (Section 402(c)(3))(RIN: 2070-AC83).
Legal Deadlines: Final: Statutory; April 28, 1994 (sections 403; 402; 
404), Final: Statutory; October 28, 1994 (sections 406(b); 1018), 
Final: Statutory; October 28, 1996 (section 402(c)), Final: Statutory; 
August 30, 1998 (sections 404(h), 402(a)(3)). Additional Legal deadline 
information: Fin. Stat. (sec. 1018; 406(b)); Fin. Stat.; 10/28/96 (sec. 
402(c)); Fin. Stat.; 08/30/98 (sec. 404(h); 402(a)(3))

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3443. 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.
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                            08/00/98

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: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1830
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: kover.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3444. PROPOSED DECISIONS ON TEST RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA sec 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM IRIS II Chemicals
  (ITC List 28)                 06/00/98
NPRM OSHA Chemicals with Insuf. 
Skin Absorption Data (ITC List 
32)                             06/00/98
NPRM OSHA Chemicals with No Skin 
Absorption Data (ITC List 31)   06/00/98
NPRM OSHA Chemicals with No Skin 
Absorption Data (ITC List 35)   06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3494
NPRM must be published within one year of ITC designation.

Agency Contact: Keith Cronin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8157
Email: cronin.keith@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________




3445. 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 sec 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790

[[Page 22695]]

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                   05/17/85                    50 FR 20652
Interim Final                   06/30/86                    51 FR 23706
Interim Final (Technical 
Modification)                   09/01/89                    54 FR 36311
NPRM                            09/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3446. ATSDR SUBSTANCES TEST RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 9604(i) CERCLA 104(i); 15 
USC 2611

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 795 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a test rule under section 4(a) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring manufacturers and processors of 
eight chemicals (benzene, chloroethane, methylene chloride, 
perchloroethylene, hydrogen cyanide, sodium cyanide, toluene, and 
trichloroethylene) to fulfill data needs identified by the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology 
Program (NTP), and EPA pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(i).
Under CERCLA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
(ATSDR) is to establish a list of priority hazardous substances found 
at superfund sites, develop toxicological profiles for the hazardous 
substances, identify priority data needs, and establish a research 
program obtaining the necessary data. This action is a component of 
ATSDR's research program.
Data from this action would provide specific information about the 
substances for the public and scientific community. The information 
would be used in conducting comprehensive public health assessments of 
populations living near hazardous waste sites. Scientific data improves 
the quality of risk assessments used by EPA, other Federal agencies, 
and State and local governments. The risk assessments affect standards, 
guidelines, listing/delisting, and other decisions affecting public 
health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563

Agency Contact: Robert 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-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3447. 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 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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/04/91                     56 FR 9092
Reproposal                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865

Agency Contact: Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8155
Email: roman.catherine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC27
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3448. 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 
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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 2,4-Pentanedione SNUR      09/27/89                    54 FR 39548
NPRM Chloranil                  05/12/93                    58 FR 27980
NPRM Benzidene-Based Chemical 
Substances                      08/30/95                    60 FR 45119
Final Rule Benzidene-Based 
Chemical Substances             10/07/96                    61 FR 52287
Final Rule Final Chloranil SNUR 04/00/98
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
No Longer in Production SNUR    06/00/98
NPRM Methylcyclopentane SNUR    06/00/98
NPRM P-Aminophenol & Bromo- 
chloromethane 8(a) Chemical 
Specific Rule                   06/00/98
NPRM Amendment to Benzidine-
Based Chemical Substances SNUR  09/00/98
NPRM Heavy Metal-Based Pigments 
in Aerosol Spray Paints SNUR    09/00/98
NPRM 2,4-Pentanedione SNUR 
(Reproposal)                    09/00/98
NPRM O-Tolidine & O-Dianisidine-
Based Dyes (Benzidine Congener 
Dyes)                           12/00/98
Final Rule Amendment to 
Benzidine-Based Chemical 
Substances SNUR                 12/00/98
NPRM                            02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1864
Email: leczynski.barbara@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3449. TSCA BIOTECHNOLOGY FOLLOW-UP RULES

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 2604; TSCA 5(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 720; 40 CFR 725 (Revision)

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 indicated in its 1994 proposed 
biotechnology regulations that it may reconsider its interpretation of 
``new'' microorganism in a later rulemaking, based on the more current 
state of scientific knowledge about the manner in which genetic 
material is exchanged among microorganisms in the environment. 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 appears to describe microorganisms which are 
not intergeneric. In the 1994 proposed rule, EPA provided an 
opportunity for manufacturers and importers of any of the 192 
microorganisms to inform EPA whether any of the microorganisms were 
intergeneric. EPA received no information during the public comment 
period concerning any of the 192 microorganisms. Accordingly, as stated 
in the proposed rule, EPA will publish a rule removing the 192 
microorganisms from the TSCA Inventory, on the grounds that the 
microorganisms are not new and are consequently considered to be 
implicitly included on the Inventory without the need for an explicit 
listing. 4) Recent information indicates that transgenic plans are 
being developed to address whether EPA should exercise jurisdiction 
under TSCA over such plants prior to their commercial use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (1) Intergeneric Scope of 
Oversight                       12/00/98
NPRM (3) Inventory Delisting 
Rule                            12/00/98
Policy Statement (4) TSCA Plants 
Policy                          12/00/98
Final (1) Intergeneric Scope of 
Oversight                       12/00/99
NPRM (2) Low Risk Alternative   12/00/99
Final (2) Low Risk Alternative  12/00/00

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

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3450. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION: 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING

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

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 1996.

Abstract: Under section 402(c)(2) of TSCA title IV, EPA is currently 
conducting a study of the extent to which persons engaged in renovation 
and remodeling activities in target housing are exposed to lead in the 
conduct of such activities or disturb lead and create a lead-based 
paint hazard. EPA must use the results of this study and consult with 
interested parties to determine which categories of renovation and 
remodeling activities require training and certification. EPA must then 
revise the training and certification regulations originally developed 
for individuals performing lead-based paint abatement under section 
402(c)(a) of TSCA title IV to apply them to the renovation and 
remodeling categories. If EPA determines that any category does not 
require certification, EPA must publish an explanation of the basis for 
that determination.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99
Final Rule                      06/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3557

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3451. FINAL DECISIONS ON TEST RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 260 TSCA   sec 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 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 Federal or other EPA offices through EPA 
review processes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 
2)                              12/29/83                    48 FR 57452
NPRM Hexamethylene Diisocyanate 
(ITC List 22)                   05/17/89                    54 FR 21240
NPRM Brominated Flame Retardants06/25/91                    56 FR 29140
NPRM Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 
2)                              01/17/92                     57 FR 2138
Final Hexamethylene Diisocyanate 
(ITC List 22)                   09/30/97                    62 FR 51107
Final (ECA) Aryl Phosphates (ITC 
List 2)                         04/00/98
Final (ECA) DiBasic Esters 
(CPSC)                          04/00/98
Final Rule IRIS II Chemicals 
(ITC List 28)                   09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3452. 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.

[[Page 22698]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Supplemental NPRM               12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Final Rule                      09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3487

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

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3453. PCBS - 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

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 Rule                      12/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3454. PCB - 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 sec 6(e);

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will make over 90 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 Rule                      05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3455. USE OF ACRYLAMIDE FOR GROUTING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605; TSCA sec 8

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 764

Legal Deadline: None

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 
has reviewed the comments and expects to promulgate the final rule in 
Spring 1998.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/02/91                    56 FR 49863
Final Rule                      05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2779

Agency Contact: Edward Brooks, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3754
Email: brooks.edward@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC17
_______________________________________________________________________




3456. 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                    06/00/98

[[Page 22699]]

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3242

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC65
_______________________________________________________________________




3457. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON NON-5(E) NEW CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604 Toxic Substances Control Act sec 5

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA regulates 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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Alkyl & Sulfonic Acid & 
Ammonium Salt (84-1056)         06/11/86                    51 FR 21199
NPRM 1-Decanimine-N-Decyl-N-
Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566)         12/08/87                    52 FR 46496
NPRM Diphenyl-2&4&6-
Trimethylbenzol Phosphine Oxide 
(87-586)                        02/02/88                     53 FR 2857
NPRM Aluminum Cross-linked 
Sodium Carboxy- methylcellulose 06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
(95-1584, 96-1674/75, and 97-
267)                            08/13/97                    62 FR 43297
Final Rule Alkyl & Sulfonic Acid 
& Ammonium Salt (84-1056)       04/00/98
Final Rule Aluminum Cross-linked 
Sodium Carboxy- methylcellulose 04/00/98
Final Rule Certain Chemical 
Substances (95-1584, 96-1674/75, 
and 97-267)                     04/00/98
Final Rule Diphenyl-2&4&6-
Trimethylbenzol Phosphine Oxide 
(87-586)                        04/00/98
Final Rule 1-Decanimine-N-Decyl-
N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566)       04/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3458. 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 sec 5

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 721

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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Batch SNUR: 84-660/-704 & 
84-105/-106/-107 & 85-433       05/27/93                    58 FR 30744
NPRM Aromatic Amino Ether (P90-
1840)                           06/06/94                    59 FR 29255
NPRM Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    12/19/94                    59 FR 65289
NPRM Polyalkylene Polyamine (89-
963)                            12/19/94                    59 FR 65248
NPRM Organotin Lithium Compound 
(93-1119)                       06/07/95                    60 FR 30050
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
(91-1299/95-1667, 91-1298, 91-
1297/                           06/26/97                    62 FR 34421
Final Polyalkylene Polyamine 
(89-963)                        12/09/97                    62 FR 64738
Final Rule Organotin Lithium 
Compound (93-1119)              04/00/98
Final Rule Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    06/00/98
Final Rule Aromatic Amino Ether 
(P90-1840)                      06/00/98
Final Rule Batch SNUR: 84-660/-
704 & 84-105/-106/-107 & 85-433 06/00/98

[[Page 22700]]

Final Rule Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667, 91-
1298, 91-1297/                  06/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3459. TSCA SECTION 8(A) PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION RULES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(a) TSCA sec 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 Rule 37th ITC List        02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final Rule 38th ITC List        10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final Rule 38th ITC List - Stay 12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final Rule 38th ITC List - Stay/
Technical Amendments            01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final Rule 38th ITC List - 
Revocation                      04/00/98
Final Rule 39th ITC List        04/00/98
Final Rule 41st ITC List        04/00/98
Final Rule 42nd ITC List        09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2178

Agency Contact: David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________




3460. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA REPORTING RULES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(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 35th ITC List             07/05/95                    60 FR 34879
Final 37th ITC List             02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final 38th ITC List             10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final 38th ITC List - Stay      12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final 38th ITC List - Stay/
Technical Amendment             01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final Rule 38th ITC List - 
Revocation                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1139

Agency Contact: David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB11
_______________________________________________________________________




3461. 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)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

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

[[Page 22701]]

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 Rule                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3118

Agency Contact: Richard Hefter, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7403, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3470
Email: hefter.richard@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC80
_______________________________________________________________________




3462. 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 sec 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA sec 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3559

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-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3463. REGULATORY INVESTIGATION OF FORMALDEHYDE

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 765

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Section 9(d) Notice Termination 
for Apparel Workers             03/19/84                    49 FR 21870
ANPRM                           05/23/84                    49 FR 21870
Peer Review Notice Indoor Air 
Exposure Pilot Study            08/08/96                    61 FR 41411
NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George Semeniuk
Phone: 202 260-2134
Email: semeniuk.george@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB14
_______________________________________________________________________




3464. 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 Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski
Phone: 202 260-1864
Email: leczynski.barbara@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC05
_______________________________________________________________________




3465. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES ON NATIONAL PROGRAM CHEMICALS; 
REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Refractory Ceramic Fiber   03/21/94                    59 FR 13294
Final Rule Refractory Ceramic 
Fiber                           09/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

RIN: 2070-AC37
_______________________________________________________________________




3466. 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 Rule                      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

[[Page 22702]]

Email:
goidel.eun-sook@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC78
_______________________________________________________________________




3467. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROHIBITIONS 
AGAINST MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION IN COMMERCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (1) Group I                12/06/94                    59 FR 62875
Final Rule Group I              06/00/99
NPRM (2) Group II               06/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3468. LEAD; REGULATORY INVESTIGATION UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL 
ACT (TSCA) TO REDUCE LEAD (PB) CONSUMPTION AND USE

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/13/91                    56 FR 22096
NPRM Proposed Ban of Fishing 
Sinkers                         03/09/94                    59 FR 11122
Final Rule Fishing Sinkers      12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3469. PCBS; PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR TERMINATION OF POLYCHLORINATED 
BIPHENYLS (PCBS) DISPOSAL PERMITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further action 
planned.                        02/20/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3470. TRI; 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 99-499

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                           04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products; 10 Metal Mining; 12 
Coal Mining; 491 Electric Services

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3880
OTHER SECTORS AFFECTED: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 
plus the following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 
except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except 
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); 
Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and 
Allied Products-Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and 
Plants (SIC code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

Agency Contact: Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592

[[Page 22703]]

Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3471. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: AMENDMENTS TO 
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 (EPCRA), as well 
as other regulations under the law. EPA is also rewriting the 
regulations under sections 302, 303, 304, and 311/312 of EPCRA using a 
plain English format to make them easier to understand and use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98

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, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________




3472. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7): AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(r); 42 USC 7601(a)(1)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act section 112(r) required EPA to publish 
regulations focusing on the prevention of chemical accidents, building 
on the chemical safety work begun under the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). On June 20, 1996, EPA published 
the final rule for Risk Management Programs. An estimated 66,000 
facilities are subject to this regulation based on the quantity of 
regulated substances they have on-site. These facilities will be 
required to implement a Risk Management Program and submit a summary of 
the program (the risk management plan, or RMP) to a central location 
specified by EPA. The RMP data will assist State and local government 
entities responsible for chemical emergency preparedness and 
prevention. It will also be useful to environmental and community 
organizations and the public in understanding the chemical risks in 
their communities. EPA will use the RMP data to set priorities, target 
resources, and measure the success of the Risk Management Program in 
accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). In 
addition, EPA hopes the availability of this information will stimulate 
a dialogue between industry and the public to improve accident 
prevention and emergency response practices at the local level.
EPA is planning to propose the following modifications to the RMP final 
rule: (1) clarify how Confidential Business Information (CBI) should be 
submitted to EPA; (2) add 3 required and 4 optional data elements to 
the previous requirements; and (3) replace Standard Industrial 
Classification (SIC) codes with the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  261 Pulp Mills; 281 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals; 
282 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, Synthetic Rubber, 
Cellulosic and Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass

Additional Information: SAN No. 4029

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: jacob.sicey@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________




3473. TRI; CHEMICAL EXPANSION; FINALIZATION OF DEFERRED CHEMICALS

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 30, 1994, EPA added 286 chemicals and chemical 
categories to EPCRA section 313 list, including 39 chemicals as part of 
two delineated categories. Each chemical and chemical category was 
found to meet the statutory criteria described in EPCRA section 
313(d)(2)(A)-(C). At this time, EPA deferred final action on 40 
chemicals and one chemical category until a later date. These were 
deferred because the comments received on them raised difficult 
technical or policy issues which required additional time to address. 
EPA chose not to delay final action on the 286 chemical and chemical 
categories because of the additional time needed to address the issues 
surrounding the smaller group of 40 chemicals and one chemical 
category; rather, EPA believed it to be in the spirit of community 
right-to-know to proceed with the final rulemaking of the additional 
chemicals and chemical categories.

[[Page 22704]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/94                     59 FR 1788
Final Rule Listing of 286 
Chemicals and Chemical 
Categories                      11/30/94                    59 FR 61432
Supplemental NPRM Deferred 
Chemicals                       03/00/99
Final Rule Deferred Chemicals   12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products; 10 Metal Mining; 12 
Coal Mining; 491 Electric Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 3007
Includes SIC codes: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 plus 
the following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 
except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except 
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); 
Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and 
Allied Products-Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and 
Plants (SIC code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

Agency Contact: Maria J. Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Email: doa.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC47
_______________________________________________________________________




3474. TRI; DATA EXPANSION AMENDMENTS; TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013 EPCRA sec 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 other waste 
management activities 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; 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                            12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products; 10 Metal Mining; 12 
Coal Mining; 493 Combination Electric and Gas, and Other Utility 
Services

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3877
OTHER SECTORS AFFECTED: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 
plus the following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 
except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except 
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); 
Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and 
Allied Products-Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and 
Plants (SIC code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

Agency Contact: Susan 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3475. TRI; ADDITION OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO THE 
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013 EPCRA 313; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 1108; 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 specified under the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313(b)(1)(A). 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. The Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) has recently expanded this original list of covered industries. 
EPA is beginning analyses to determine whether facilities which perform 
exploration and production of oil and gas should also be added to the 
list of facilities covered under EPCRA section 313. Facilities recently 
added include certain electric generating facilities, waste management 
facilities, metal and coal mining, hazardous waste treatment 
facilities, solvent recyclers, and wholesale distributors of chemicals 
and petroleum products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  13 Oil and Gas Extraction

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

[[Page 22705]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 4023
Program is implemented at the Federal level. States are designated as 
co-recipients of the information, but are not required to manage the 
information in any particular manner.

Agency Contact: Tim Crawford, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1715
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: crawford.tim@epamail.epa.gov
  
Maria J. Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD19
_______________________________________________________________________




3476. TRI; RESPONSES TO PETITIONS RECEIVED TO ADD OR DELETE CHEMICALS 
FROM THE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

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 EPCRA sec 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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice DBNPA (Delete)           10/27/95                    60 FR 54949
NPRM Dioxin and Dioxin-Like 
Compounds (i.e. Certain Furans 
and PCBs)                       05/07/97                    62 FR 24887
Notice of Denial Phosphoric Acid 
(Delete)                        01/23/98                     63 FR 3566
Response Methyl Ethyl Ketone 
(MEK) (Delete)                  04/00/98
Response Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 
(MIBK) (Delete)                 05/00/98
Response Chromite Ore           07/00/98
Response Acetonitrile           08/00/98
Response Alloys--Chrominum, 
Nickel, and Copper Alloys 
(Modify)                        09/00/98
Final Response Dioxin and 
Dioxin-like Compounds           10/00/98
Final Response DBNPA (Delete)   11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products; 10 Metal Mining; 12 
Coal Mining; 491 Electric Services

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425
Other deadline: Within 180 days of receipt the Agency must either 
initiate rulemaking or explain why not in the Federal Register. 
Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 plus the following 
industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 except SIC codes 
1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except SIC code 1241); 
Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); Commercial Hazardous 
Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and Allied Products-
Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and Plants (SIC 
code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3882
Email: bushman.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC00
_______________________________________________________________________




3477. TRI; POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 6607(b) of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) 
(Pub. L. 101-508) requires the addition of several data elements to the 
Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements as 
promulgated under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (Pub. L. 99-499). Section 313 of 
EPCRA requires owners or operators of certain facilities that 
manufacture, process, or otherwise use listed toxic chemicals to 
annually report their releases of these chemicals to each environmental 
medium. The PPA mandates that section 313 covered facilities also 
report on source reduction and recycling activities relating to the 
toxic chemicals beginning with the 1991 reporting year. Since 1991 
covered facilities have been providing this information to EPA in 
section 8A, Source Reduction and Recycling Activities, of EPA Form R. 
On September 25, 1991 (56 FR 48475), EPA proposed regulations which 
would provide definitions and instructions for reporting the PPA data 
elements on the EPA Form R. In this action, EPA will both amend certain 
aspects of the September 25, 1991, proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/25/91                    56 FR 48475
Supplemental NPRM               09/00/98
Final Rule Finalization of Form 
R                               12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  20 Food and Kindred Products; 10 Metal Mining; 12 
Coal Mining; 491 Electric Services

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2847
Affected Sectors Include: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 
plus the following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10

[[Page 22706]]

except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except 
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); 
Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and 
Allied Products-Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and 
Plants (SIC code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

Agency Contact: Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC24
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3478. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355 app A; 40 CFR 355 app B

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: John Ferris
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE42
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3479. MODIFICATION OF THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY FOR ISOPHORONE 
DIISOCYANATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Ferris
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE43
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3480. TRI; REVIEW OF CHEMICALS ON THE ORIGINAL TRI LIST

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 372

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Rule                      12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD18
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)



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3481. LIST OF REGULATED SUBSTANCES AND THRESHOLDS FOR ACCIDENTAL RELEASE 
PREVENTION--MODIFICATIONS

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 68

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/06/98                      63 FR 640

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Vanessa Rodriguez
Phone: 202 260-7913
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE35

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3482.  RCRA REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN REDUCTION; ANPRM

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 104-13; 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921 
to 6927; 42 USC 6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6935; 42 USC 6937 to 6939; 42 
USC 6944; 42 USC 6949a; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To comply with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, EPA must reduce the information collection burden 
associated with the reporting and recordkeeping requirements imposed on 
the regulated community by the Agency's regulatory programs.
Information Collection Requests (ICRs) approved by OMB provide a 
measure of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements associated with 
a particular regulation. The Office of Solid Waste (OSW) is conducting 
a comprehensive review of all RCRA ICRs and is developing options for 
reducing the regulatory burden associated with all ICRs. There are two 
broad categories of options: (1) recalculate the regulatory burden 
associated with a particular ICR to more accurately reflect the time 
necessary to comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and 
(2) streamline or eliminate regulatory reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements. After considering public comment, the Agency will then 
proceed to a proposed and final rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4084

Agency Contact: Laurie Solomon, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8443
  
Robert Burchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8450

RIN: 2050-AE50
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3483.  REINVENTING THE LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS 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 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) program was established 
to minimize threats posed by the land disposal of untreated hazardous 
wastes. The program has been in place for a number of years and now 
regulates all but the most recently listed hazardous wastes. The Agency 
is now examining the LDR program, exploring past accomplishments, 
future possibilities, and current issues. The goals of the examination 
are to make the LDR program cheaper, smarter, cleaner, and more 
flexible. The Agency will develop an Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (ANPRM) to present initial thinking and the results of some 
activities taken as part of the ongoing LDR Reinvention Project so that 
the public will have an opportunity to comment. A proposed and final 
rule will follow.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  28 Chemicals and Allied Products; 33 Primary Metal 
Industries; 109 Miscellaneous Metal Ores; 29 Petroleum Refining and 
Related Industries

Additional Information: SAN No. 4093

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8771

RIN: 2050-AE53
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3484.  LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; POTENTIAL REVISIONS FOR 
MERCURY LISTED AND CHARACTERISTIC WASTES; ANPRM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) will 
solicit data and comments on treatment data that the Agency has 
gathered on the treatment of mercury wastes. Some forms of mercury 
wastes are now required to be treated by either incineration or 
retorting. Both of these forms of treatment have the potential to emit 
mercury via air emissions. Also, some information suggests that certain 
waste types which are required to be retorted are not amenable to that 
form of treatment. There also is a shrinking demand for mercury, which 
brings up concerns about requiring recovery of mercury wastes. The data 
and information gathered by this ANPRM process is intended to be used 
to propose revised treatment standards for some forms of mercury 
hazardous wastes in a future rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  281 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals; 285 Paints, 
Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products

Additional Information: SAN No. 4094

Agency Contact: Mary Cunningham, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8453
Fax: 703 308-8466

RIN: 2050-AE54

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3485.  RCRA APPENDIX VIII STREAMLINING; ANPRM

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; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 
6922; 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will propose to modify the list of chemicals 
found in Appendix VIII of 40 CFR part 261 by: (1) adding new chemicals 
which have been found to be toxic to humans and/or wildlife when they 
are managed in commerce, stockpiled, or discarded, and (2) deleting 
those chemicals for which the potential for exposure no longer exists, 
or for which analytical methods do not exist.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4090

Agency Contact: Dr. Monica A. Barron, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0483
Fax: 703 308-0509
Email: barron.monica@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE55
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3486.  FINAL RULE ON LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS FOR FIRST THIRD 
SCHEDULED WASTES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 610

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 
271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The First Third rule was promulgated under the authority of 
section 3004 of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 to the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (8/17/88, 53 FR 31138). The rule 
established treatment standards for a subgroup of hazardous wastes; 
these standards must be met before the wastes are disposed on land, as 
mandated by the Amendments. EPA performed a regulatory flexibility 
analysis for this rule and found there was a significant impact on 6 
small facilities in one industry, which was not considered a 
substantial number. The Agency did not have data on other potentially 
affected industries, and recognized that other small businesses may 
also be significantly affected.
This new entry in the regulatory agenda announces review of the final 
rule as required by section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. EPA 
solicits comment on the following factors: (1) the continued need for 
the rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning 
the rule; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the 
rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other Federal, State, or 
local government rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has 
been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, 
or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule.
It is the Agency's view that there is a continued need for the rule; 
however the Agency welcomes suggestions for reducing any unnecessary 
burden on small entities resulting from the First Third rule. The First 
Third rule is one of several rules that together formed a major RCRA 
program, called the Land Disposal Restrictions program. In 1991, EPA 
reviewed the entire program, including public involvement, and 
identified substantial measures that could reduce the paperwork burden 
and simplify the regulations. In 1996 and 1997, EPA enacted those 
measures. Since then, EPA established more treatment standards, as 
required by RCRA, and is planning another reevaluation of the Land 
Disposal Restrictions program, with wide public involvement, to further 
improve and if possible, further reduce burden.
As for the First Third rule in particular, EPA has received comment on 
a small number of issues since promulgation and, as a result, has made 
regulatory changes and is considering others. Other issues from the 
First Third may arise during the reinvention project (see RIN 2050-AE53 
for more information).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    04/00/98
End Comment Period              07/00/98
Complete Review                 08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4134

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462

RIN: 2050-AE56
_______________________________________________________________________




3487.  TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND CORRECTIVE ACTION REQUIREMENTS 
FOR OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 610

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 280

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In September 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
promulgated regulations establishing technical standards and corrective 
action requirements applicable to underground storage tanks (USTs) 
(September 23, 1988, 53 FR 37082). The UST regulations were issued 
under the authority of sections 2002, 9001 through 9007, and 9009 of 
the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1970, as amended by the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended (42 USC 6912, 6991, 
6991(a) through (f), 6991(h)). They became effective December 22, 1988, 
and are applicable to underground storage tanks containing petroleum or 
substances defined as hazardous under the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. EPA performed a 
regulatory flexibility analysis for this rule and determined that it 
would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
This new entry in the regulatory agenda announces that EPA will review 
the UST regulations pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 USC 610). EPA solicits comments on the continued 
need for the rule; the

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complexity of the rule; the extent to which it overlaps, duplicates, or 
conflicts with other Federal, State, or local government rules; and the 
degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other relevant 
factors have changed since the rule was promulgated. EPA also will 
welcome comments on any other aspect of the rule.
EPA continues to view this regulation as a vital component of State-EPA 
efforts to ensure effective detection, remediation, and prevention of 
UST releases in order to protect human health and the environment. EPA 
intends to continue to require compliance with the regulation. Until 
and unless the Agency modifies the rule, owners and operators of 
underground storage tanks will be expected to comply with all parts of 
the rule. The Agency performed a similar review 3 years ago and 
concluded at that time that there was neither a need for nor any 
significant stakeholder support for changes to the UST regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    04/00/98
End Comment Period              07/00/98
End Review                      09/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4139

Agency Contact: Irwin L. Auerbach, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mail Code 5401G, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 603-7139

RIN: 2050-AE57
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3488.  MODIFICATIONS TO RCRA RULES ASSOCIATED WITH SOLVENT-
CONTAMINATED SHOP TOWELS AND WIPERS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 273

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would modify RCRA rules that impact the 
management of solvent-contaminated shop towels and wipers. Solvent 
contaminated shop towels and wipers are used throughout industry for 
equipment cleaning and other related facility operations. Many times 
the ``spent'' shop towels and wipers are a hazardous waste because the 
solvent used is either a characteristic or listed solvent. An 
examination of industry use and management practices reveals that many 
facilities may use only small amounts of solvent on their disposable 
wipers, and use small numbers of wipers daily -- suggesting that these 
materials, particularly if listed solvents are being used, pose little 
or no risk to human health and the environment if disposed in municipal 
landfills. Similarly, situations exist where both disposable wipers and 
reusable shop towels are not being managed according to prescribed 
federal and States rules and policies. Problems with this issue have 
persisted since the late 1980's.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  27 Printing, Publishing, and Allied Industries; 55 
Automotive Dealers and Gasoline Service Stations; 75 Automotive Repair, 
Services, and Parking; 25 Furniture and Fixtures

Additional Information: SAN No. 4091

Agency Contact: Jim O'Leary, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8827
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: oleary.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE51
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3489.  GLASS-TO-GLASS RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS): 
CHANGES TO HAZARDOUS WASTE 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:  Not yet determined

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise the existing federal hazardous waste 
regulations to remove regulatory barriers to ``glass-to-glass'' 
recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs). A CRT is the main component of a 
television or computer monitor. A CRT is made largely of specialized 
glasses, some of which contain lead to protect the user from X-rays 
inside the CRT. Due to the lead, when they are disposed of or reclaimed 
some CRTs are hazardous wastes under the Federal Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. Glass-to-glass recycling involves 
the return of used CRT glass to manufacturing of new CRTs.
This action is planned in response to an anticipated recommendation on 
CRT recycling from the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) to the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CSI is a consensus-based process 
for developing ``cleaner, cheaper, smarter'' environmental improvements 
that includes representatives of: industry; environmental groups; 
community groups; environmental justice groups; labor; and, federal, 
state, local, and tribal governments. The recommendation is being 
developed by the Workgroup on Overcoming Barriers Pollution Prevention, 
Product Stewardship, and Recycling of the Computers and Electronics CSI 
Subcommittee (Barriers Workgroup). The Barriers Workgroup has designed 
a process for developing a recommendation on CRT recycling that 
includes information gathering, analysis, and discussion to reach 
consensus. The Workgroup started

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evaluating CRT recycling in general, and then agreed to limit the first 
phase of the project to glass-to-glass recycling. Other recycling 
processes will be evaluated in subsequent phases.
Because the CSI is currently working toward a consensus recommendation 
the specifics of the approach are not known at this time. However, it 
is expected that the recommendation will involve minimizing RCRA 
requirements for glass-to-glass recycling while retaining appropriate 
controls to ensure protection of human health and the environment. Note 
that the schedule for this rule depends on when the CSI recommendation 
is completed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  367 Electronic Components and Accessories

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092

Agency Contact: Charlotte Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7025
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mooney.charlotte@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE52
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3490. 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; 42 USC 9601(37); 42 USC 
9614(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 258; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 279

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 32 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 more cheaply, faster 
and, in some cases, more accurately.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98

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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3491. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

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; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 
42 USC 6927; 42 USC 6939; 42 USC 6974

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency, in 1994, convened a special task force to look at 
permitting activities throughout its different programs and to make 
specific recommendations to improve these permitting programs. This 
task force, known as the Permits Improvement Team (PIT), worked with 
stakeholders from the Agency, State permitting agencies, industry, and 
the environmental community. The PIT stakeholders mentioned, among 
other things, that permitting activities should be commensurate with 
the complexity of the activity. The stakeholders felt that current 
Agency permitting programs were not flexible enough to allow 
streamlined procedures for routine permitting activities.
Currently, facilities that store, treat, or dispose of hazardous waste 
obtain site-specific permits prescribing conditions for each ``unit'' 
(e.g., tank, container area, etc.) in which hazardous waste is managed. 
Experience gained by the Agency and States over the past 15 years has 
shown that not all waste management activities are at the same level of 
complexity. Some activities, such as thermal treatment or land disposal 
of hazardous waste are more complex than storage of hazardous waste. 
The Agency feels that thermal treatment and land disposal activities 
continue to warrant individual permits, prescribing unit-specific 
conditions. However, the Agency feels that some accommodation can be 
made for hazardous waste management practices in standardized units 
such as tanks, container storage areas, and containment buildings. 
These types of units are relatively simple and straightforward when 
compared to site-specific issues that arise at landfills and operating 
issues that are common at thermal treatment units. The PIT tentatively 
recommended, among other things, that regulations be developed to allow 
``general permits'' for on-site storage and treatment of hazardous 
waste in tanks, containers, and containment buildings.

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This rulemaking will allow a type of general permit, called a 
``standardized permit'', for facilities that generate waste and 
routinely manage the waste on-site in tanks, containers, and 
containment buildings. Under the standardized permit, facility owners 
and operators would certify compliance with generic design and 
operating conditions set on a national basis. The permitting agency 
would review the certifications submitted by the facility owners or 
operators. The permitting agency would also be able to impose 
additional site-specific terms and conditions for corrective action or 
other purposes, as called for by RCRA. Ensuring compliance with the 
standardized permit's terms and conditions would occur during 
inspection of the facility after the permit has been issued.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  281 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals; 282 Plastics 
Materials and Synthetic Resins, Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic and Other 
Manmade Fibers, Except Glass; 285 Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, 
and Allied Products; 286 Industrial Organic Chemicals

Additional Information: SAN No. 4028

Agency Contact: Vernon Myers, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8660
Fax: 703 308-8609

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3492. 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.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
1004

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 
subject to RCRA regulatory jurisdiction 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 respond partially to concerns that they are overly 
complex, difficult to understand, and that they pose a barrier to safe 
hazardous waste recycling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2872

Agency Contact: Chip Vitarelli, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8286

RIN: 2050-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




3493. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST 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:  42 USC 6922 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3002(a)(5); 42 USC 6923 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3003(a)(3); 42 USC 6924 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3004(a)(2); 42 USC 6974 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 7004(a)

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (Form 8700-22) is a 
multi-copy form used to identify the quantity, composition, origin, 
routing, and destination of hazardous waste during its transportation. 
The manifest system's reliance on paper results in significant 
paperwork and cost burden to waste handlers and states who collect 
manifest information. The Agency intends to pursue an optional approach 
to redesign the manifest system so that it utilizes automated 
technologies to increase access to manifest related information, and to 
facilitate the manifest process, including the form's preparation, 
transmission, and recordkeeping, thereby lessening the total burden on 
waste handlers and states.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3147

Agency Contact: Ann Codrington, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8825
  
Rich Lashier, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8796

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3494. REVISIONS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINE FOR PROCUREMENT OF 
PRODUCTS CONTAINING RECOVERED MATERIALS

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 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
6002(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 247

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RCRA section 6002 requires EPA to issue guidelines which 
designate items that are or can be made with recovered materials and to

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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. 
Government procurement of EPA-designated items containing recovered 
materials fosters markets for those materials and, thereby, closes the 
recycling loop. 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 
13, 1997, EPA issued the first update to the CPG (CPG2), in which 12 
additional items were designated; additional recommendations are 
discussed in RMAN II. The new actions would: (1) propose the second 
update to the CPG (CPG3), including recommendations in RMANs, and (2) 
propose the third update to the CPG (CPG4).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (CPG2)                     11/07/96                    61 FR 57748
Final (CPG2)                    11/13/97                    62 FR 60962
NPRM (CPG3)                     04/00/98
Final Rule (CPG3)               11/00/98
NPRM (CPG4)                     12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, 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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3495. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT KILN DUST (CKD)

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) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
2002(a); 42 USC 6921(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3001(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 259; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 266

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 
limiting burden on the regulated community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3856

Agency Contact: William 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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3496. MERCURY-CONTAINING AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MANAGEMENT ACT; 
CODIFICATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 14303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 273

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 (42 USC 14301-36) 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 and to implement and enforce collection, storage, 
and transport requirements identical to those included in the universal 
waste rule if the standards are approved by the EPA Administrator.
The costs of this action should be minimal to the regulated industry 
since

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the community regulated by the law -- 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 Rule               08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

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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3497.  RECYCLED USED OIL CONTAINING PCBS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 261; 40 CFR 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This direct final rule eliminates errors and clarifies 
ambiguities in the used oil management standards. Specifically, the 
rule clarifies (1) when used oil contaminated with polychlorinated 
biphenyls (PCBs) is regulated under the used oil management standards 
and when it is not, (2) that the requirements applicable to releases of 
used oil apply in States that are not authorized for the RCRA base 
program, (3) that mixtures of conditionally exempt small quantity 
generator (CESQG) wastes and used oil are subject to the used oil 
management standards irrespective of how that mixture is to be 
recycled, and (4) that the initial marketer of used oil that meets the 
used oil fuel specification need only keep a record of a shipment of 
used oil to the facility to which the initial marketer delivers the 
used oil. The rule also amends three incorrect references to the pre-
1992 used oil specifications in the provisions which address hazardous 
waste fuel produced from, or oil reclaimed from, oil bearing hazardous 
wastes from petroleum refining operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4088

Agency Contact: Tom Rinehart, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-4309

RIN: 2050-AE47
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3498. 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 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3006; 42 USC 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 2002(a); 42 
USC 6924 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004; 42 USC 6925 
Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/08/94                    59 FR 55778
Final Rule                      06/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3499. LISTING DETERMINATION FOR HAZARDOUS WASTES--ORGANOBROMINES 
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6922 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 102; 33 USC 1361; 42 USC 9620 
Superfund (CERCLA) sec 311

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

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, April 15, 1998.

Abstract: This action proposes to list as a hazardous waste under RCRA 
one waste stream generated during the production of 2,4,6-
tribromophenol, an organobromine chemical used as a fire retardant. 
This waste would then have to be managed in accordance with the RCRA 
hazardous waste requirements. This action also proposes not to list as 
hazardous ten waste streams from the production of bromochloromethane, 
ethyl bromide, tetrabromobisphenol A, 2,4,6-tribromophenol wastewaters, 
octabromodiphenyl oxide, and decabromodiphenyl oxide.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/11/94                    59 FR 24530
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3500. SPENT SOLVENTS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 102

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

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, October 31, 1998.

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 currently under this listing determination are: cumene, 
phenol, isophorone, acetonitrile, fufural, epichlorohydrin, methyl 
chloride, ethylene dibromide, benzyl chloride, p-dichlorobenzene, 2-
methoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol acetate, and 
cyclohexanol. On August 14, 1996, the Agency proposed not to list these 
spent solvents.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/96                    61 FR 42318
Final Rule                      10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3501. LISTING DETERMINATION OF WASTES GENERATED DURING THE MANUFACTURE 
OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 102

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

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, June 15, 1998, Notice of Data Availability.
Final, Judicial, February 15, 1999.

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 potentially unacceptable 
risks. If listed under RCRA, these wastes would also be added to 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 at this time. 
Three waste streams (filter aids, triarylmethane, and anthraquinone) 
are subject to later deadlines for proposed and final action. The date 
for the final rule is based on recent 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
Notice (Notice of Data 
Availability)                   06/00/98
Final Rule                      02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066

Agency Contact: Kathy Fredriksen, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8285

RIN: 2050-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________




3502. IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE: PETROLEUM REFINING 
PROCESS WASTES; LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWLY IDENTIFIED WASTES; 
AND CERCLA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE DESIGNATION

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 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 102

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

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, June 29, 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                    04/08/97                    62 FR 16747
Final Rule                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3064

Agency Contact: Maximo Diaz,Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0439

RIN: 2050-AD88

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3503. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; MODIFICATION OF THE HAZARDOUS 
WASTE PROGRAM; MERCURY-CONTAINING LAMPS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6923; 42 USC 6930; 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 273

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering two deregulatory options for the 
management of spent mercury-containing lamps based on data which 
indicate that these lamps may be safely managed outside of the RCRA 
hazardous waste system or using a reduced regulatory structure under 
RCRA. The options were proposed in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on 
July 27, 1994 (59 FR 38288). Either option selected would have positive 
impacts on small businesses and state, local and tribal governments 
interested in collecting and managing lamps.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/94                    59 FR 38288
Final Rule                      07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3237

Agency Contact: Rita Cestaric, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0769

RIN: 2050-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________




3504. REVISED STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTION FACILITIES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6924 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3004; 42 USC 6925 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3005; Clean 
Air Act sec 112; Clean Air Act sec 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, April 1998, Settlement agreement: See additional 
information.

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Cement Kilns, Lightweight 
Aggregate Kilns, Incinerators   04/19/96                    61 FR 17358
Final Rule MACT ``Fasttrack'' 
Rulemaking                      05/00/98
Final Rule Cement Kilns, LWAKs, 
Incinerators                    12/00/98
NPRM Boilers, Other Industrial 
Furnaces                        12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3333
Legal Deadlines: Settlement agreement: Industrial furnaces and 
incinerators 4/98, Boilers 12/99.

Agency Contact: Larry Denyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8770

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3505. 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 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
1006; 42 USC 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 2002(a); 42 
USC 6921 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3001; 42 USC 6924 
Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 
271

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, April 15, 1998, Mineral Processing and Characteristic 
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. This rulemaking establishes treatment 
standards for characteristic mineral processing wastes and TC metal 
wastes, and is expected to revise the standards for contaminated soils. 
It also addresses changes to the definition of solid waste for mineral 
processing secondary materials which are recycled within the mineral 
processing industry sector. In addition, the rule provides a 
conditional exclusion for some wastewaters generated at wood preserving 
plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/95                    60 FR 43654
Supplemental NPRM               01/25/96                     61 FR 2338
Final (Wood Preserving Wastes)  05/12/97                    62 FR 25998
Supplemental NPRM (Mineral 
Processing and Characteristic 
Metal Wastes)                   05/12/97                    62 FR 26041
Final Rule (Mineral Processing 
and Characteristic Metal Wastes)04/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3506. REQUIREMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS CONTAMINATED MEDIA 
(COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE FOR 
CONTAMINATED MEDIA OR HWIR-MEDIA)

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

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duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
2002(a); 42 USC 6921 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3001; 42 
USC 6924 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004; 42 USC 6925 
Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3005; 42 USC 6926 Resource 
Conservation Recovery Act sec 3006; 42 USC 6927 Resource Conservation 
Recovery Act sec 3007; 42 USC 6974 Resource Conservation Recovery Act 
sec 7004

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 
271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency's goal for the HWIR-media proposal was to provide 
significant relief from administrative and substantive obstacles for 
the management of remediation wastes, so that states and EPA could base 
waste management decisions on actual site conditions and waste 
characteristics, according to their professional judgement instead of 
strict national requirements that are not uniformly appropriate at all 
cleanup sites. The Agency wanted to reduce the overlap between RCRA and 
the Clean Water Act (CWA) or Marine Protection, Research and 
Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) for dredging operations, and EPA was 
considering withdrawing the regulations for Corrective Action 
Management Units (CAMUs). Finally, an additional goal was to streamline 
state authorization.
The Agency has decided on the general framework for finalization of the 
HWIR-media rule. The Agency plans to promulgate only targeted elements 
of the proposal rather than go forward with a more comprehensive 
approach. EPA plans to complement the targeted elements by leaving the 
CAMU regulations in place, rather than withdrawing these regulations as 
proposed. Targeted elements EPA plans to focus on are: streamlined 
permitting for cleanup sites that would eliminate the requirements for 
facility-wide corrective action at cleanup-only sites; options for 
remediation piles that resolve issues raised in the public comments; 
and a RCRA exclusion for dredged materials managed under CWA or MPRSA 
permits. At this time, EPA is not planning to finalize the portions of 
the proposal which would have distinguished between lower- and higher-
risk contaminated media and would have given regulatory agencies the 
flexibility to exempt lower-risk contaminated media from RCRA 
requirements. The Agency is planning to finalize the alternative land 
disposal restriction treatment standards for hazardous contaminated 
soil as part of the Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/92                    57 FR 21450
NPRM Withdrawn                  10/30/92                    57 FR 49280
NPRM                            04/29/96                    61 FR 18780
Final Rule                      06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2982

Agency Contact: Carolyn Hoskinson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8626

RIN: 2050-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3507. 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 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3004(u); Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 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) treatment, storage or disposal 
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. A proposal for corrective action at RCRA facilities was issued 
in July 1990. In February 1993, regulations concerning Corrective 
Action Management Units (CAMU) and Temporary Units were issued. An 
advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was published on May 1, 
1996. The final phase will include assessing comments on the ANPRM, and 
striking the appropriate balance between finalizing certain provisions 
of the July 1990 proposal and issuing guidance for the corrective 
action program.

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
Final Rule                      03/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3508. RCRA SUBTITLE C FINANCIAL TEST CRITERIA (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:  42 USC 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
2002(a); 42 USC 6924 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004; 42 
USC 6925 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3005; 42 USC 6926 
Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3006

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 280; 40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The revised financial responsibility test is intended to 
improve the current test in predicting which firms will enter 
bankruptcy and

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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                            07/01/91                    56 FR 30201
NPRM                            10/12/94                    59 FR 51523
Final Rule                      10/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3509. RCRA SUBTITLE D SOLID WASTE FACILITIES; STATE PERMIT PROGRAM--
DETERMINATION OF ADEQUACY (STATE IMPLEMENTATION 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.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6945 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
4005; 42 USC 6912 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 2002

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 239

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish criteria and procedures for EPA to 
use to determine whether State municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill 
permit programs and State permit programs relating to non-municipal, 
non-hazardous waste disposal units that receive conditionally exempt 
small quantity generator (CESQG) waste are adequate to ensure 
compliance with the federal revised criteria in 40 CFR parts 258 and 
257, subpart B, respectively. While the federal revised criteria apply 
to all MSW landfills and non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal 
units receiving CESQG waste, States with permit programs deemed 
adequate under this rule can provide some flexibility on certain 
requirements to owners and operators who meet the revised criteria's 
performance standards. In providing this flexibility, this action 
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 Rule                      05/00/98

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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3510. HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL REGULATION RELATED TO LOW 
LEVEL MIXED WASTE; PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS

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 261.4; 40 CFR 262.34

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/99
Final Rule                      04/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Rajani Joglekar
Phone: 703 308-8806
Fax: 703 308-7903
Email: joglekar.rajani@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________




3511.  IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE; INORGANIC 
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WASTES; AND CERCLA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE DESIGNATION AND 
REPORTABLE QUANTITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6901 to 6992(k)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, June 30, 2000.
Final, Judicial, August 21, 2001.

Abstract: EPA, under an Environmental Defense Fund settlement 
agreement, will amend, if necessary, the regulations for hazardous 
waste management under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA) to reduce hazards to human health and the environment from 
inorganic chemical industry wastes. The wastes to be studied include: 
sodium dichromate production wastes, wastes from the dry process for 
manufacturing phosphoric acid, phosphorus trichloride production 
wastes, phosphorus pentasulfide production wastes, wastes from the 
production of sodium phosphate from wet process phosphoric acid, sodium 
chlorate production wastes, antimony oxide production wastes, cadmium 
pigments production wastes, barium carbonate production wastes, 
potassium dichromate production wastes, phenyl

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mercuric acetate production wastes, boric acid production wastes, 
inorganic hydrogen cyanide production wastes, and titanium dioxide 
production wastes (except for chloride process waste solids). This 
study is proposed under the authority of sections 3001(e)(2) of RCRA 
which directs EPA to make a hazardous waste listing determination for 
inorganic chemical wastes. After an extensive study of the waste 
streams of the above chemical industry processes, including 
characterization of the wastes generated and a risk assessment 
evaluating plausible mismanagement scenarios, EPA will propose which of 
the above wastes, if any, should be listed as a hazardous waste under 
40 CFR part 261.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/00
Final Rule                      08/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  229 Miscellaneous Textile Goods; 281 Industrial 
Inorganic Chemicals; 287 Agricultural Chemicals; 311 Leather Tanning 
and Finishing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4083

Agency Contact: Anthony Carrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0458
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: carrell.anthony@epamail.epa.gov
Eric T. Levy, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-3540

RIN: 2050-AE49
_______________________________________________________________________




3512. 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 Levine
Phone: 703 308-0438

RIN: 2050-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________




3513. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: SLAG RESIDUES DERIVED FROM HIGH 
TEMPERATURE METALS RECOVERY (HTMR) TREATMENT OF KO61, KO62 AND F0006 
WASTES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/29/94                    59 FR 67256
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Narendra Chaudhari
Phone: 703 308-0454

RIN: 2050-AE15
_______________________________________________________________________




3514. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION; RECYCLED USED OIL MANAGEMENT 
STANDARDS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 279

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Tom Rinehart
Phone: 703 308-4309

RIN: 2050-AE28
_______________________________________________________________________




3515. 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.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Cate Jenkins
Phone: 703 308-0453
Fax: 703 308-0514

RIN: 2050-AE32
_______________________________________________________________________




3516. REVIEW OF TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC LEVEL FOR SILVER UNDER THE 
RESOURCE CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tamara Irvin
Phone: 703 308-8807
Fax: 703 308-0522

RIN: 2050-AE37
_______________________________________________________________________




3517. CHLORINATED ALIPHATICS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Wanda Levine
Phone: 703 308-0438

RIN: 2050-AD85
_______________________________________________________________________




3518. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE (HWIR): IDENTIFICATION AND 
LISTING OF HAZARDOUS 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.

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

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
NPRM Reproposal                 10/00/99
Final Rule                      04/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Tracy Atagi
Phone: 703 308-8672

RIN: 2050-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________




3519. 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 Rule                      12/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: John Heffelfinger
Phone: 703 603-7157

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3520. REGULATORY DETERMINATION ON REMAINING WASTES FROM THE COMBUSTION 
OF FOSSIL FUELS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of 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)            04/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Dennis Ruddy
Phone: 703 308-8430

RIN: 2050-AD91
_______________________________________________________________________




3521. 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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3522. FINANCIAL ASSURANCE MECHANISMS FOR CORPORATE OWNERS AND OPERATORS 
OF MSWLFS

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 258

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/10/98                    63 FR 17706
Final Action Effective          04/10/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dale Ruhter
Phone: 703 308-8192

RIN: 2050-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3523. OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION REGULATION: REVISIONS

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 Clean Water Act sec 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), an 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 and on 
February 17, 1993, the Agency proposed further clarifications and 
technical changes to the spill prevention regulations. This action 
supplements the 1991 and 1993 proposed revisions, and proposes to 
reduce burdens associated with the rule by reducing the recordkeeping 
provisions or exempting some facilities from some recordkeeping 
requirements.

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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
NPRM                            02/17/93                     58 FR 8824
Supplemental NPRM               12/02/97                    62 FR 63812
Final Rule                      03/00/99

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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3524. FACILITY RESPONSE PLANNING FOR DELEGATED OFFSHORE FACILITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 112

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Dana Stalcup
Phone: 703 603-8735

RIN: 2050-AE18
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3525. 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                            12/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3526. 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

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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                            05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3527. NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST FOR UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES: 
PROPOSED AND FINAL RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9605 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 105

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 300.425

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to revise the sites included on the 
National 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 17                         08/23/94                    59 FR 43314
Final 13                        12/16/94                    59 FR 65206
NPRM 18                         02/13/95                     60 FR 8212
Final 14                        04/25/95                    60 FR 20330
Final (Southern Shipbuilding)   05/26/95                    60 FR 27896
Final 15                        09/29/95                    60 FR 50435
NPRM 19                         10/02/95                    60 FR 51390
NPRM 20                         06/17/96                    61 FR 30575
Final 16                        06/17/96                    61 FR 30510
NPRM 21                         12/23/96                    61 FR 67678
Final 17                        12/23/96                    61 FR 67656
NPRM 22                         04/01/97                    62 FR 15594
Final 18                        04/01/97                    62 FR 15572
NPRM 23                         09/25/97                    62 FR 50450
Final 19                        09/25/97                    62 FR 50442
NPRM 24                         03/06/98                    63 FR 11340
Final Rule 20                   03/06/98                    63 FR 11332
NPRM 25                         05/00/98
Final 21                        05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3528. 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) Superfund (CERCLA) sec 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. 
This proposed rule also includes two new provisions that allow for 
communities to receive cash advances of up to $5,000 and that permit 
communities to use up to $1,000 for site-related training.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

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

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_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3529.  REVOCATION OF CAPROLACTAM'S DESIGNATION AS A HAZARDOUS 
SUBSTANCE UNDER CERCLA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9602 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this rulemaking is to give notice that 
caprolactam is no longer a designated CERCLA hazardous substance. When 
the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112 listed caprolactam as a hazardous 
air pollutant, caprolactam became designated as a CERCLA hazardous 
substance under section 101(14) and 40 CFR 302.4(a). In response to a 
petition filed by Allied Signal, Inc., BASF Corporation, and DSM 
Chemicals North America, the Agency made a determination pursuant to 
CAA section 112(b)(3)(C) that there are adequate data on the health and 
environmental effects of caprolactam to determine that emissions, 
ambient concentrations, bioaccumulation, or deposition of the compound 
may not be reasonably anticipated to cause adverse human health or 
environmental effects. Caprolactam is no longer listed as a CAA section 
112 hazardous air pollutant and also does not appear in any regulations 
designating as hazardous substances referred to in section 101(14) of 
CERCLA (exclusive of section 101(14)(B)). In this regulation, the 
Agency is revoking caprolactam's designation as a hazardous substance 
under CERCLA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4075

Agency Contact: Lynn M. Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3530. 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 Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________




3531. 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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3532. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 310

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/18/98                     63 FR 8284

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Lisa Boynton
Phone: 703 603-9052
Fax: 703 603-9012

RIN: 2050-AE36
_______________________________________________________________________




3533. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302.6(c); 40 CFR 355.40(a)(2)(vi)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/19/98                    63 FR 13460

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Zeller
Phone: 703 603-8744

RIN: 2050-AD46

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3534.  EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE ORE 
MINING AND DRESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, GOLD PLACER MINE SUBCATEGORY 
(SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 610

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On May 24, 1988, EPA issued final effluent limitations for 
the Gold Placer Mine Subcategory (40 CFR part 440) under the authority 
of sections 301; 304(b), (c), and (e); 306; 307; and 501 of the Clean 
Water Act. In the 1988 promulgation notice, EPA noted that the effluent 
limitations were economically achievable for facilities of all sizes. 
Due to the large number of small entities covered by the final rule and 
EPA's concern about the economic impact on the small facilities, the 
final rule included a request for comments concerning the impact on 
small mines. After evaluating all of the comments and data submitted 
during this comment period, the Agency reaffirmed the conclusions 
regarding economic achievability. In January 1989, EPA published a 
notice of the Agency's response to the comments and the Agency's 
conclusion not to modify the final rule.
This new action is a review of the final rule as required by section 
610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The purpose of the review is to 
determine whether the Placer Mine effluent guidelines should be 
continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to 
minimize economic impacts on small entities while still complying with 
the provisions of the Clean Water Act. In reviewing this final rule to 
minimize any significant economic impacts, EPA will consider, and 
solicits comment on, the following factors: (1) the continued need for 
the rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning 
the rule; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the 
rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other Federal, State, or 
local government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, 
economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected 
by the rule.
EPA continues to view the effluent limitations for the Gold Placer Mine 
Subcategory as a necessary component of the comprehensive program to 
restore and maintain the quality of our Nation's waters. EPA intends to 
continue to require compliance with the regulation. Until and unless 
the Agency modifies the rule, the discharges described in 40 CFR 
440.140 remain subject to the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review                      03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  104 Gold and Silver Ores

Additional Information: SAN No. 4133

Agency Contact: Ron Kirby, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7168
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: kirby.ronald@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD13
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3535. 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 Clean Water Act sec 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 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, mixing zone policies and procedures, and EPA's 
policy of independent application of criteria and assessment methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/98
NPRM                            03/00/99
Final Rule                      03/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3662

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

RIN: 2040-AC56

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Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3536. STREAMLINING 301(H) WAIVER RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1361(a) CWA sec 
501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 125 subpart G

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 
would specify 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                            08/00/98
Final Rule                      02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3804

Agency Contact: John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1952
Fax: 202 260-9920

RIN: 2040-AC89
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3537. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR ARMED FORCES VESSELS - 
PHASE I

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Water Act sec 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                            04/00/98
Final Action                    01/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3925

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Beuring, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8484

RIN: 2040-AC96
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3538.  REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND 
STANDARDS FOR THE OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 
33 USC 1318; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 435

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 1998.
Final, Judicial, December 2000.

Abstract: This regulatory action will establish effluent limitations 
for the use of synthetic-based drilling fluids (SBF). Oil and Gas 
Extraction is covered by existing effluent guidelines at 40 CFR part 
435. However, the SBFs are a new technology not addressed in the 
guidelines, and applying the existing regulations which were developed 
for water-based and oil-based drilling fluids is not appropriate. The 
use of SBFs presents an opportunity for environmental gain. On a 
drilling performance basis, SBFs replace oil-based drilling fluids, but 
unlike oil-based drilling fluids, SBFs are free of aromatic hydrocarbon 
priority pollutants, exhibit greatly reduced toxicity, biodegrade 
relatively rapidly, and do not bioaccumulate. Compared to water-based 
drilling fluids, SBFs have reduced aquatic toxicity and lower discharge 
volumes resulting in lower toxic metals discharge. To realize the 
potential environmental gain, new guidelines specific to the SBFs are 
necessary to minimize the wastesteam volume and control potential 
contaminants, toxicity, biodegradation, and bioaccumulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  13 Oil and Gas Extraction

Additional Information: SAN No. 4086

[[Page 22725]]

Agency Contact: Joseph M. Daly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7186
Email: daly.joseph@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD14
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3539.  1998 EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PLAN

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(m) Clean Water Act

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, August 28, 1998, Final Plan.

Abstract: The Effluent Guidelines Plan is published biennially as 
required by the Clean Water Act and a consent decree (NRDC et al v. 
Browner). The Plan discusses the status of ongoing rulemakings, 
development of additional rules and preliminary studies. The Plan sets 
forth EPA's rationale for the selection of particular industries as 
candidates for new or revised effluent guidelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4124

Agency Contact: Eric Strassler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7150
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: strassler.eric@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3540. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 
1317 Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline:
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                      08/00/98
Final Rule                      08/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

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
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3541. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 
CLEANING CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1317 
Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1314 Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 
1361 Clean Water Act sec 501; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 442

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, May 15, 1998.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2000.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 3204

Agency Contact: John Tinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tinger.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB98
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3542. REFORMATTING OF EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN 40 CFR PARTS 
405 THROUGH 471

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:  33 USC 1251 Clean Water Act sec 101; 33 USC 1311 
Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 
1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 1317 Clean Water Act sec 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                            07/00/98
Final Rule                      07/00/99

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Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3767

Agency Contact: Hugh Wise, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7177
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: wise.hugh@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC79
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3543. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 
1317 Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1362 Clean Water Act sec 502

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 420

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1998.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2000.

Abstract: EPA will propose amendments to the effluent limitations 
guidelines for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source Category 
to reflect significant industry changes related to consolidation and 
modernization within the U.S. steelmaking industry as well as advances 
in manufacturing technologies, in process pollution prevention, water 
conservation practices, and end-of-pipe wastewater treatment. EPA is 
negotiating an extension to the judicial deadline for this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3833

Agency Contact: George Jett, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7151
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jett.george@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________




3544. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY; AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301 ; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306 ; 33 USC 
1317 Clean Water Act sec 307 ; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposal requires those mills that choose to enroll in 
the Voluntary Advanced Technology Incentives Program to submit a plan 
(called a ``Milestone Plan'') specifying research, construction, and 
other activities leading to achievement of the advanced technology 
effluent limits, with accompanying dates for achieving these 
milestones. This proposed rule also provides for a certification in 
lieu of monitoring for one pollutant, chloroform, for mills using 
certain processes, which are specified in this proposal. Basically, 
this proposal applies to elemental chlorine-free mills, allowing them 
to submit a certification based on process changes and operational 
controls to demonstrate compliance with the chloroform limitation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Action                    10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4039

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-AD05
_______________________________________________________________________




3545. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF TRACE 
METALS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

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. Because the methods currently 
approved under 40 CFR part 136 were designed to meet technology-based 
permitting needs, and because 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 would not have a significant economic impact on state, 
local, or tribal governments or small businesses. This regulation would 
approve a test procedure to be used in measuring trace metals under the 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System unless the Regional 
Administrator approves an alternative procedure.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Rule                      10/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

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3546. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
CYANIDE UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 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 Part 136 to approve new procedures for the analysis of cyanide 
under the Clean Water Act.
``Cyanides'' is a toxic pollutant as defined in the Clean Water Act 
section 307 and ``total cyanide'' is a priority pollutant 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 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System unless the Regional 
Administrator approves an alternative test procedure.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      10/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3547. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq Clean Water Act sec 304 (h); 33 
USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 501 (a); 33 USC 1361(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 Part 136 to approve Method 1631 for the determination of mercury at 
EPA's recommended water quality criteria levels. This method is 
necessary for the implementation of water quality-based permits under 
the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the 
Clean Water Act. 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. Because the methods 
currently approved under 40 CFR part 136 were designed to meet 
technology-based permitting needs, and because 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      02/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4048

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
  
Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD07
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3548. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CO-PLANAR AND MONO-ORTHO-
SUBSTITUTED POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq Clean Water Act sec 304 (h); 33 
USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 501 (a); 33 USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 503

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 EPA Method 1668 for the 
congener-specific determination of co-planar and mono-ortho-substituted 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). This method is necessary for the 
implementation of water quality-based permits under the National 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Clean Water Act. 
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. At present there is no EPA 
analytical method for determination of these PCBs, therefore, approval 
of a new EPA test procedure is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Rule                      11/00/99

[[Page 22728]]

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4049

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
  
Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3549. REVISION OF NPDES INDUSTRIAL PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND 
FORM 2C--WASTEWATER DISCHARGE INFORMATION

Priority:  Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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 Clean Water Act sec 402

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                            09/00/98
Final Rule                      09/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3234

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

RIN: 2040-AC26
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3550. 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 Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1317 
Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 402(b)(8) Clean Water Act sec 
402(b)(8); 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3663

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

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




3551. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE--ROUND III

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 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1312 
Clean Water Act sec 302; 33 USC 1314 Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 
1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 1318 Clean Water Act sec 308; 33 
USC 1342 Clean Water Act sec 402; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 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

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modifications at 122.63, and changes to requirements concerning EPAs 
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, Tribal and local governments. Most of these 
effects are expected to be deregulatory or streamlining in nature. This 
rulemaking is in the very early stages.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/98
Final Rule                      09/00/99

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
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3552. REVISIONS TO NPDES REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE REPORTING AND 
COLLECTION SYSTEM DISCHARGES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1318 Clean 
Water Act sec 308; 33 USC 1342 Clean Water Act sec 402; 33 USC 1361 
Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.41

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing revisions to the NPDES regulations. The 
proposed revisions would 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 
would 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 EPA 
should 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                            08/00/98
Final Rule                      08/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3999

Agency Contact: Sharie Centilla, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6052
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: centilla.sharie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________




3553. 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 Clean Water Act sec 101; 33 USC 1345 
Clean Water Act sec 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 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                            09/00/98
Final Rule                      09/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3497

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

RIN: 2040-AC53
_______________________________________________________________________




3554. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM AND GIARDIA 
UNDER THE SAFE DRINKING WATER AND CLEAN WATER ACTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq Clean Water Act sec 304 (h); 33 
USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 501 (a); 33 USC 1361 SDWA1401; 42 USC 
300f SDWA sec 1412; 42 USC 300g-1 SDWA sec 1413; 42 USC 300g-2 SDWA sec 
1414; 42 USC 300g-3 SDWA sec 1415; 42 USC 300g-4 SDWA sec 1416; 42 USC 
300g-5 SDWA sec 1445; 42 USC 300j-4 SDWA sec 1450; 42 USC 300j-9

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 122.21; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.44; 
40 CFR 123.25; 40 CFR 141

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 and the analytical methods under 40 
CFR part 141 to approve EPA Method 1622 for the detection of 
Cryptosporidium and Giardia in ambient waters and finished drinking 
water by filtration of a 10-L sample in laboratory, separation of 
target organisms from other debris using

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immunomagnetic separation, and detection of the organisms using 
immunofluorescence assay and differential interference contrast 
microscopy and confirmation examination of the organisms using vital 
dye stains. This method would be used by public water systems to 
collect occurrence and treatment data to characterize Cryptosporidium 
and Giardia in drinking water articulated in the National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulation: Monitoring Requirements for Public Drinking 
Water Supplies, as published in the Federal Register on May 14, 1996 
(60FR24354), commonly referred to as the ICR Rule. EPA expects that 
Method 1622 would increase recovery and would provide better precision 
than the method included in the ICR Rule, thus providing for more 
reliable data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/98
Final Rule                      07/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4047

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
  
Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD08
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3555. 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 Clean Water Act sec 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 May 1995, EPA amended the 
materials criteria to reflect EPA's new policy to use dissolved metals 
criteria because they more accurately reflect the bioavailable fraction 
of waterborne metals for aquatic life.
The interim final rule was deregulatory in nature, but is not expected 
to impact the health of aquatic life in the water column. EPA expects 
the rule to result in less stringent permit limits and therefore a 
potential cost savings in wastewater treatment for dischargers of 
metals in the covered States. This action makes the interim final rule 
final and is also deregulatory in nature.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/04/95                    60 FR 22229
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3661

Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2787

RIN: 2040-AC55
_______________________________________________________________________




3556.  GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS 
OF MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE TWO

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will 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 will 
approve test procedures to be used in measuring this group of compounds 
under the NPDES unless the Regional Administrator approves an 
alternative procedure. This rulemaking will constitute the second of 
two segments of rulemaking initially proposed as one action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/18/95                    60 FR 53988
Final Rule                      03/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4089

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-AD12

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3557. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL 
MANUFACTURING CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 
1317 Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 439

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, April 30, 1998.

Abstract: EPA is developing revised effluent limitation guidelines and 
standards for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, including 
limitations on toxic and non-conventional volatile organic pollutants. 
EPA intends to promulgate this rule concurrently with air emission 
standards. See separate entry for ``NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals 
Production'' (RIN 2060-AE83).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (NSPS)                     10/27/83                    48 FR 49832
NPRM                            05/02/95                    60 FR 21592
Final Rule                      07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1427

Agency Contact: Frank Hund, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7182
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: hund.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3558. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PESTICIDE CHEMICALS 
MANUFACTURING AMENDMENT; PRETREATMENT STANDARDS; NEW AND EXISTING 
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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    04/00/98

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7130
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: zuskin.shari@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD01
_______________________________________________________________________




3559. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE--ROUND II

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 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1312 Clean Water Act sec 302; 33 USC 
1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 1318 Clean Water Act sec 308; 33 
USC 1342 Clean Water Act sec 402; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 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 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 65268
Final Rule                      04/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3560. 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

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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                            08/05/97                    62 FR 42160
Final Action                    06/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3561. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING OIL AND GREASE TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE 
ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

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
Notice of Data Availability     10/02/97                    62 FR 51621
Final Rule                      05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3562. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE ONE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will 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 will 
approve test procedures to be used in measuring this group of compounds 
under the NPDES unless the Regional Administrator approves an 
alternative procedure. EPA plans to segment the rulemaking into two 
phases to accommodate different amounts of data for the long list of 
compounds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/18/95                    60 FR 53988
Final Rule                      07/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3563. 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 Clean Water Act sec 402; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1318 Clean Water Act sec 308; 33 USC 
1345 Clean Water Act sec 405; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.21(j); 40 CFR 122.21(q)

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

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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 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 Rule                      07/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3564. COMPREHENSIVE NPDES STORMWATER PHASE II REGULATIONS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1318 
Clean Water Act sec 308; 33 USC 1342 Clean Water Act sec 402; 33 USC 
1361 Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 25, 1997.
Final, Judicial, March 1, 1999.

Abstract: EPA proposed changes to the stormwater regulations for the 
remaining unregulated dischargers that require regulation. Also known 
as Phase II dischargers, these sources potentially could have included 
all stormwater discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems 
serving populations of less than 100,000 and construction activities 
resulting in the land disturbance of less than 5 acres. 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 subcommittee is assisting in the 
development of the rule. Currently, all Phase II dischargers are 
required to have stormwater permits by 2001. EPA proposed to limit the 
universe of designated Phase II sources and proposed an approach that 
would promote the use of general permits for most Phase II sources. The 
proposed changes would also provide regulatory relief by waiving Phase 
I facilities that have no exposure to stormwater from otherwise 
applicable permit requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/09/98                     63 FR 1535
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3565. ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTRONIC REPORTING FOR NPDES PERMITTEES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CWA 301; CWA 304(i); CWA 308; CWA 402; CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.22; 40 CFR 122.41(k); 40 CFR 122.41(j); 40 
CFR 122.41(l); 40 CFR 122.63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would identify requirements for NPDES permittees 
that elect to submit NPDES Discharge Monitoring Reports Electronically, 
including requirements for the use of personal identification numbers 
(PINs) or other mechanisms such as electronic signatures, 
recordkeeping, Terms and Conditions Agreements, and certifications. The 
rule will make incorporation of electronic reporting requirements into 
an NPDES permit a minor permit modification. This rule will enable 
implementation of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for NPDES Discharge 
Monitoring Reports (DMRs). The Agency has developed and piloted an EDI 
process for DMRs based on its September 4, 1996 interim final policy 
for accepting filing of environmental reports via EDI. This action will 
not require the use of electronic reporting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    05/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4051

Agency Contact: Robin Danesi, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2991
Fax: 202 260-1460

RIN: 2040-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________




3566. 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 Clean Water Act sec 101; 33 USC 1345 
Clean Water Act sec 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/25/95                    60 FR 54771
Final Rule                      04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3497

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

RIN: 2040-AC29
_______________________________________________________________________




3567. STREAMLINING THE STATE SEWAGE SLUDGE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1345(f) Clean Water Act sec 405(f)

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
Final Rule                      06/00/98

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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3568. STREAMLINING REVISIONS TO THE WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND 
MANAGEMENT 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 130

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Rule                      12/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Amy Josin
Phone: 202 260-7058

RIN: 2040-AC65
_______________________________________________________________________




3569. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF THE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES--
ISOLATED WATERS AND ARTIFICIAL WETLANDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 232

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: John Goodin
Phone: 202 260-9910

RIN: 2040-AB74
_______________________________________________________________________




3570. 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 Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: John Goodin
Phone: 202 260-9910

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________




3571. SELENIUM CRITERION MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION FOR WATER QUALITY 
GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 132

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/14/96                    61 FR 58444
NPRM                            12/16/96                    61 FR 66007
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 202 260-0312

RIN: 2040-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




3572. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES I AND 2

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 438

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (phase 1)                  05/30/95                    60 FR 28210

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NPRM (consolidated Phase 1 and 
2)                              10/00/00
Final Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3573. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRIES 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 441

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/97                    62 FR 66182
Final Rule                      06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Marta Jordan
Phone: 202 260-0817
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jordan.marta@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB97
_______________________________________________________________________




3574. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR LANDFILLS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 445

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6426
Final Rule                      11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Mike Ebner
Phone: 202 260-5397
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: ebner.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC23
_______________________________________________________________________




3575. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL WASTE COMBUSTORS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 444

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6392
Final Rule                      11/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Samantha Hopkins
Phone: 202 260-7149
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: hopkins.samantha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3576. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY, PHASE II

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/93                    58 FR 66078
Final Rule                      02/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: J. Troy Swackhammer
Phone: 202 260-7128
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: swackhammer.j-troy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3577. 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                            00/00/00
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

RIN: 2040-AC54
_______________________________________________________________________




3578. INCREASED METHOD FLEXIBILITY FOR TEST PROCEDURES APPROVED FOR 
CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE MONITORING UNDER 40 CFR PART 136

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3579. STREAMLINED PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE FOR APPROVING TEST PROCEDURES 
UNDER 40 CFR PART 136

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/97                    62 FR 61497
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

RIN: 2040-AC93

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3580. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 125; 40 CFR 401

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Deborah Nagle
Phone: 202 260-2656

RIN: 2040-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________




3581. STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE (ROUND II)

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Rule                      12/00/01

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Robert Southworth
Phone: 202 260-7157

RIN: 2040-AC25
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3582. 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

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 140

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/08/98                     63 FR 1318

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: James Woodley
Phone: 202 260-1998

RIN: 2040-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3583. WITHDRAWAL OF AMENDMENT TO EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR 
ORE MINING AND DRESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE 
STANDARDS

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 440

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/16/98                     63 FR 2646

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

RIN: 2040-AC74
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3584. REVISION OF EXISTING VARIANCES AND EXEMPTIONS REGULATION TO COMPLY 
WITH REQUIREMENTS OF THE SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  12 USC 1701 et seq; PL 104-182

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, August 6, 1998, see additional information.

Abstract: This action will revise the existing regulations in 
accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996, 
regarding the issuance and availability of variances and exemptions 
under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Mirroring the statutory language, a 
section specifically addressing variances for small public water 
systems will be added and minor codification changes will be made 
elsewhere in the existing rule. We anticipate that the revisions will 
be viewed as having beneficial impacts on small systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4040
Legal Deadline continued: The statute requires promulgation of 
regulations not later than two years after the date of enactment; 
therefore, our target date is August 6, 1998.

Agency Contact: Andrew J. Hudock, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2243A, Washington, DC 
20460

[[Page 22737]]

Phone: 202 564-6032
Fax: 202 564-0024

RIN: 2020-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3585.  DRINKING WATER UNREGULATED CONTAMINANT MONITORING PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  43 USC 300(f) et seq; PL 104-182

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141.35(a) to (d); 40 CFR 141.40(a) to (n)

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, August 6, 1999, see additional information.

Abstract: The ``Unregulated Contaminant Regulation'' is required by the 
Safe Drinking Water Act as amended in 1996. Under these amendments EPA 
is required to publish a list of not more than 30 unregulated 
contaminants which public water supply systems are to monitor to 
determine, on a national basis, the location, concentration and related 
information regarding the occurrence of these contaminants and their 
potential for migrating to sources of public drinking water. The 
Amendments further require EPA to issue regulations which establish 
criteria for listing contaminants and for carrying out the Unregulated 
Contaminant Monitoring Program.
The results of the unregulated contaminant monitoring data are to be 
used by the Agency in determining which contaminants pose the greatest 
risks to human health and, if necessary, in setting priorities for 
their regulation. Conversely, contaminants that potentially pose risk 
to human health but are not found in drinking water supplies may be 
removed from consideration for regulation under the Safe Drinking Water 
Act.
The requirement to monitor for unregulated contaminants was first 
established by the 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. 
Under the 1986 Amendments, the Agency required by regulation as many as 
48 contaminants to be monitored. In addition, only public water systems 
serving 500 persons were exempt from monitoring provided that they made 
their facilities available for the states to monitor. Furthermore, 
repeat monitoring was required every 5 years.
The 1996 Amendments, considerably reduce the burden upon public water 
systems in that they limit the number of contaminants that can be on 
the monitoring list to 30 or less, require that only a representative 
sample of systems serving 10,000 persons be required to monitor, 
authorize the States to develop representative monitoring plans to 
assess the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in public water 
systems that serve 10,000 persons or fewer, and that EPA will pay the 
reasonable cost for sample analysis for these public water systems if 
funds are appropriated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  494 Water Supply

Additional Information: SAN No. 4131
Legal Description: Statutory deadline for list of 30 or less 
unregulated contaminants to be issued.

Agency Contact: Charles Job, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7084
Fax: 202 260-3762
  
Yvette Selby, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4050
Fax: 202 260-3762

RIN: 2040-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________




3586. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR CERTAIN PESTICIDES AND MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1401; 42 USC 
300g-1 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

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 for total coliforms, E. coli, and acid 
herbicides. At the same time, the Agency will withdraw approval of 
selected outdated methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4044
This regulation was split from RIN 2040-AC77, SAN 3726.

Agency Contact: Jeanne Campbell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4603, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7770

RIN: 2040-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________




3587. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, February 6, 1999, Publish radon health risk reduction 
and cost analysis.
NPRM, Statutory, August 6, 1999.
Final, Statutory, August 6, 2000.

Abstract: Radon in drinking water increases risk to public health, both 
from inhalation of radon discharged through normal household water use,

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such as showering, and from ingestion of water. In 1991, EPA estimated 
that radon in public drinking water supplies causes about 192 avoidable 
cancer cases each year. EPA does not currently regulate radon in 
drinking water. On July 18, 1991, EPA proposed a maximum contaminant 
level (MCL) for radon in drinking water at 300 pCi/L, to address radon 
in public water supplies (systems serving over 25 individuals or with 
greater than 15 service connections). EPA withdrew the proposed radon 
regulation on August 6, 1997 ( 62 FR 42221) This rule will impact small 
entities, including small public water supplies and municipalities. 
Tribal governments will be affected if they provide water through 
systems meeting the definition of public water supply. States with 
primacy will implement the final regulation, and will be asked to 
assist EPA in developing guidelines for multi-media mitigation 
programs.
The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act add new radon 
requirements. Congress directed EPA to: (1) Withdraw the 1991 proposed 
rule; (2) Work with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a 
risk assessment for radon in drinking water, and an assessment of the 
health risk reduction benefits associated with various mitigation 
methods of reducing radon in indoor air; (3) Publish a radon health 
risk reduction and cost analysis for possible radon MCLs for public 
comment, by February 1999; (4) Propose MCLG and National Primary 
Drinking Water Standard for radon by August, 1999; and (5) Publish MCLG 
and Final MCL for radon, by August, 2000.
Pursuant to 1412 (b)(13), EPA promulgates an MCL more stringent than 
necessary to reduce the contribution to radon in indoor air from 
drinking water to a concentration that is equivalent to the national 
average concentration of radon in outdoor air, the Agency must 
establish an alternative MCL. The level of the alternative MCL is 
linked to average outdoor radon levels. If an alternative MCL is 
established, EPA must publish guidelines for States to develop 
multimedia radon mitigation programs. If EPA approves a State 
multimedia mitigation program, public water supply systems within the 
State may comply with the alternative MCL. EPA shall evaluate 
multimedia radon mitigation programs every 5 years.

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 Rule                      08/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2281

Agency Contact: Sylvia Malm, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0417

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3588. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUNDWATER 
DISINFECTION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, May 2002.

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act as amended in 1996 directs EPA to 
promulgate regulations requiring disinfection ``as necessary'' for 
ground water systems. The intention is to reduce microbial 
contamination risk from public water systems relying on groundwater. To 
determine if treatment is necessary, the rule will establish a 
framework to identify public water supplies vulnerable to microbial 
contamination and to develop and implement risk control strategies 
including but not limited to disinfection. Development and 
implementation of the rule will involve local, tribal, state and 
federal governments. The structure of the draft rule is a series of 
barriers to microbial contamination. The proposed barriers are source 
water protection and vulnerability assessment; assessment and 
maintenance of the well, treatment facility and distribution system; 
disinfection where necessary and monitoring.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2340

Agency Contact: Tracy Bone, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2954
  
Erin K. Flanagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5545

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3589. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM PUBLIC NOTIFICATION 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 300f et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141.32; 40 CFR 142.16

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action revises an existing regulation to incorporate the 
new public notification provisions in section 1414 (c) of the Safe 
Drinking Water Act. The basic requirement for public water systems with 
violations of drinking water standards to give public notification is 
not changed by the 1996 SDWA amendments. A Public Water System is 
required under section 1414(c) of the SDWA to provide notification to 
its customers whenever: (1) a violation of certain drinking water 
regulations occurs (including MCL, treatment technique, and monitoring/
reporting requirements); (2) a variance or exemption (V&E) to those 
regulations is in place or the conditions of the V&E are violated; or 
(3) results from unregulated contaminant

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monitoring required under Section 1445 of the SDWA are received. The 
Administrator is required under this statute to prescribe by regulation 
the manner, frequency, form, and content for giving notice. The 
existing regulation is in 40 CFR section 141.32. States are required to 
adopt this rule to retain primacy under 40CFR section 142.10.
The 1996 amendments significantly revise the public notification 
requirements. The amendments: (1) alter the timing of the notification 
for certain violations; (2) establish a specific requirement for EPA 
consultation with the States in issuing revised regulations; (3) allow 
the State to prescribe alternative notification requirements by rule 
with respect to the form and content of the notice; and (4) add a new 
requirement for the State to prepare an annual report on violations and 
for EPA to prepare a follow on report summarizing States' reports and 
public notices submitted by public water systems serving Indian Tribes. 
One other new requirement -- for public water systems to prepare an 
annual consumer confidence report -- is being implemented under a 
separate regulatory action.
The benefits of the revised public notification regulations will be to 
streamline the existing requirements, provide quicker and more 
effective notification of violations that have a ``serious adverse 
effect,'' and better inform the customers of public water systems of 
the quality of their drinking water and the risk to their health.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4009

Agency Contact: Carl Reeverts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7273
Fax: 202 260-4656
Email: reeverts.carl@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3590. MANAGEMENT OF CLASS V INJECTION WELLS UNDER PART C OF THE SAFE 
DRINKING WATER ACT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300h Safe Drinking Water Act 1421 to 1425

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

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, June 18, 1998.
Final, Judicial, July 31, 1999.

Abstract: In the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1987, Congress 
required that EPA protect current and future underground sources of 
drinking water (USDWs) from endangerment. The 1987 Report to Congress: 
Class V Injection Wells determined that certain types of high risk 
Class V wells may be contaminating, or have the potential to 
contaminate, USDWs. Through this regulatory action, EPA intends to 
propose additional requirements addressing the environmental and health 
threats posed by the highest risk Class V wells. Class V wells likely 
to be impacted by this regulation include industrial and commercial 
disposal wells and large capacity cesspools.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2778

Agency Contact: Lee Whitehurst, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
9602, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5532

RIN: 2040-AB83
_______________________________________________________________________




3591. 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 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 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

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/03/97                    62 FR 36099
NPRM                            06/00/98
Final Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3761
(Combining with SAN 3565 and RIN 2040-AC52)

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

RIN: 2040-AC73

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3592. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
ANALYTIC METHODS FOR ORGANIC, INORGANIC AND MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS 
AND PESTICIDES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f; Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1401; 42 USC 
300g(1); Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

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 newer versions of 
existing methods for organic, inorganic and microbiological 
contaminants. At the same time, the Agency will withdraw approval of 
selected outdated methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3726

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

RIN: 2040-AC77
_______________________________________________________________________




3593. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE I DISINFECTANT/
DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, November 1998.

Abstract: The 1996 SDWA amendments require EPA to promulgate an Interim 
Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and a Stage 1 
Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rule by November 1998. EPA 
proposed both rules in 1994 as a result of formal regulatory 
negotiations. The regulations, along with a long-term ESWTR and Stage 2 
DBP Rule that will be promulgated later, are intended to expand 
existing public health protections and address concerns about risk 
trade-offs between pathogens and disinfection byproducts.
EPA is working under an expedited schedule to meet the November 1998 
deadline for the final IESWTR and Stage 1 Rule. The Agency issued a 
Notice of Data Availability (NODA) for public comment in the fall of 
1997 as part of this schedule. The NODA detailed the recommendations 
made by the M/DBP Advisory Committee (established under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA)) on a number of key elements in the rule. 
The Agency plans to issue another NODA in March 1998 that details EPA's 
analysis of new health effects research and possible regulatory 
applications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/29/94                    59 FR 38668
Notice of Data Availability     11/03/97                    62 FR 59387
Final Rule                      11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Analysis: Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Additional Information: SAN No. 2772

Agency Contact: Thomas Grubbs, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7270

RIN: 2040-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________




3594. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS FOR LEAD AND COPPER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-1 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 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. Nationally, EPA estimates the changes will not affect the 
cost or benefits of the Lead and Copper Rule significantly. State 
governments may experience a minor increase in costs as a result of 
these revisions. Many local and tribal governments and small businesses 
that operate public water systems should experience a small decrease in 
annual costs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/12/96                    61 FR 16348
Final Rule                      09/00/98

[[Page 22741]]

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3595. 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 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 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                    04/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3596. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: INTERIM ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 1998.

Abstract: The 1996 SDWA amendments require EPA to promulgate an Interim 
Enhanced Surface WaterTreatment Rule (IESWTR) and a Stage 1 
Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rule by November 1998. EPA 
proposed both rules in 1994 as a result of formal regulatory 
negotiations. The regulations, along with a long-term ESWTR and Stage 2 
DBP Rule that will be promulgated later, are intended to expand 
existing public health protections and address concerns about risk 
trade-offs between pathogens and disinfection byproducts.
EPA is working under an expedited schedule to meet the November 1998 
deadline for the final IESWTR and Stage 1 Rule. The Agency issued a 
Notice of Data Availability (NODA) for public comment in the fall of 
1997 as part of this schedule. The M/DBP Advisory Committee 
(established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)) met from 
March through July 1997 to discuss, evaluate and provide advice on 
data, analysis and approaches related to the two rules. On July 15, 
1997, the Committee formally reached consensus and signed an agreement 
that includes recommendations, also included in the 11/97 NODA, to EPA 
on a number of key rule elements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/29/94                    59 FR 38832
Notice of Data Availability     11/03/97                    62 FR 59485
Final Rule                      11/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2304

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Corr, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8907

RIN: 2040-AC91
_______________________________________________________________________




3597. DRINKING WATER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300(g)(3c); 42 USC 300(g)2; 42 USC 300(j)9; 42 
USC 300(j)11

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142.10

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                            02/13/98                     63 FR 7606
Final Rule                      08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3947

Agency Contact: Francoise Brasier, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5668
Fax: 202 260-0732
Email: brasier.francoise@epamail.gov

RIN: 2040-AC99

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3598. SAFE DRINKING WATER PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM PROGRAM: CITIZEN 
COLLECTION ACTION; NOTICE OF COMPLAINT SEEKING REVIEW OF PENALTY ORDER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1447; Safe Drinking Water 
Act 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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/98

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, 2243A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2949

RIN: 2020-AA35
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3599. REVISIONS TO STATE PRIMACY REQUIREMENTS TO IMPLEMENT FEDERAL 
DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 142.10; 40 CFR 142.11; 40 CFR 142.12; 40 CFR 
141.2; 40 CFR 142.2

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final                           06/00/99

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jennifer Melch
Phone: 202 260-7035
Fax: 202 260-0732

RIN: 2040-AD00
_______________________________________________________________________




3600. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Plan Arsenic Study              12/24/96                    61 FR 67800
NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Rule                      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
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: dooley.irene@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB75
_______________________________________________________________________




3601. 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 Rule                      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-AC07
_______________________________________________________________________




3602. 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 Rule                      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
_______________________________________________________________________




3603. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADIUM, URANIUM, 
ALPHA, BETA AND PHOTON EMITTERS

Priority:  Other Significant

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
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David Huber
Phone: 202 260-9566

RIN: 2040-AC98

[[Page 22743]]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3604. REVISIONS TO OCEAN DUMPING REGULATIONS FOR DREDGED MATERIAL

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
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 Rule                      00/00/00

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: David Redford
Phone: 202 260-9179

RIN: 2040-AB62
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Shore Protection Act (SPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3605. 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 Rule                      08/00/98

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820

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

RIN: 2040-AB85
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