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



Environmental Protection Agency



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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                                  




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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Ch. I

[FRL-6238-9 ]

April 1999 Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the 
Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions to update the 
public about our:

 Regulations currently under development,

 Reviews of existing regulations, and

 Rulemakings completed or canceled since the last Agenda.

EPA believes that, if the people affected by rules take part in 
developing them, we will produce rules that are clearer, less 
burdensome, and more effective.

TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST: If you would like to receive 
copies of future Agendas, please call 1-800/490-9198. There is no 
charge for the Agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We welcome your comments and 
suggestions. If you have questions or comments about a particular rule, 
please get in touch with the agency contact listed for that rule. If 
you have general comments or questions about the EPA's rulemaking 
process, please direct them to: Philip Schwartz (2136), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460; phone: (202) 
260-5493, fax: (202) 260-5478, e-mail: Schwartz.Philip@epa.gov.

    You can also get daily, updated information on current EPA 
rulemakings from our Internet site on environmental regulations. 
This site includes the text of proposed and final environmental 
rules issued by the EPA and by other agencies. It also includes an 
electronic version of this Agenda. The site is at http://
www.epa.gov/epahome/rules.html and is part of EPA's large 
agencywide Internet site that we invite you to visit at http://
www.epa.gov.

    We expect that the EPA web site will be an increasingly 
important means of communication between EPA and the public. We 
inaugurated this site about 4 years ago, and it has more than 
100,000 documents and files currently available on-line.

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Table of Contents

Supplementary Information:

The Rulemaking Process
EPA's Regulatory Philosophy and Priorities
Impacts on Small Entities
What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?
How Is the Agenda Organized?
What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Rulemaking Process

    Congress has created a number of requirements that agencies 
must meet when they issue regulations. These requirements are 
designed to support the creation 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, the National Technology Transfer 
and Advancement Act, and the Congressional Review Act. You can find 
information on many of these statutes at http://
www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/.

    President Clinton has also ordered that we meet a number of 
requirements when we issue regulations. Of particular significance 
for EPA rulemakings are Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory Planning 
and Review), 12875 (Enhancing the Intergovernmental Partnership), 
13045 (Children's Health Protection), and 13084 (Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments). You can find 
information on Executive orders at http://library.whitehouse.gov/.

    We encourage you to take part in the rulemaking process to make 
your views known and help us craft rules that:

 Protect human health,

 Preserve and enhance the environment, and

 Meet environmental goals without being unnecessarily 
burdensome.

In addition to contacting the expert responsible for developing a 
particular rule, you also can comment on proposed rules that we publish 
in the Federal Register. Once we have proposed a rule, 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. You can be particularly helpful and 
persuasive if you provide examples to illustrate your concerns and 
offer specific alternatives.

    The Agenda also includes some of our more important guidance 
documents. While these documents are not legally binding on EPA or 
outside parties, they will guide our thinking in major policy 
areas. We invite you to take part in developing these documents.

EPA's Regulatory Philosophy and Priorities

    Since EPA's creation, the Nation made great headway in cleaning 
up the air, water, and land. But as the next century approaches, we 
are finding that many of the remaining problems are more complex 
than those of the past, and they require more sophisticated 
remedies. Because of this, EPA has reexamined its current public 
health and environmental strategies to better meet the challenges 
of today and the future. And because this effort comes at the same 
time the President and Vice President are calling for a Government 
that works better and costs less, EPA has had an unprecedented 
opportunity to develop tough, new protections that not only solve 
today's difficult problems but do so in cheaper and smarter ways.

    EPA's efforts to develop a system that works better and costs 
less are focused on five areas:

1. Greater public access to information,

2. More regulatory flexibility to obtain better results,

3. Stronger partnerships with States and industries,

4. More compliance assistance, and

5. Less paperwork and red tape.

We are pursuing these through every possible means, internally and 
externally, and we can already see results.

    Internally, EPA has streamlined its management, restructured 
programs, and given EPA employees broader responsibilities. For 
example, enforcers are emphasizing compliance assistance, 
permitters are paying more attention to pollution prevention and 
market mechanisms, and rule writers are

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developing public health and environmental protections that include 
alternatives proposed by regulated entities. These are innovative 
alternatives that are less costly but which still meet 
environmental and public health protection goals.

    Externally, EPA brings together stakeholders from businesses, 
State and local governments, tribal governments, and labor and 
public interest groups. The goal is to assure that all interested 
parties can take part in the design of innovative, less costly 
approaches to environmental and public health protection. This 
stakeholder involvement fosters more creative solutions, promotes 
local stewardship, and helps establish and strengthen partnerships 
between the public and private sectors--all without sacrificing 
environmental or public health protection. As compliance with 
today's environmental laws comes to be regarded as a ``floor to 
maintain'' rather than a ``ceiling to be reached,'' EPA is offering 
incentives that encourage facilities to go beyond the minimum 
requirements and continuously improve environmental performance.

    As EPA develops this innovative regulatory system, we will 
increase our focus on protecting the health of children, taking 
into account their unique characteristics and vulnerabilities. 
Under President Clinton's Executive order, EPA will evaluate 
children's environmental health for economically significant 
regulations. Further, as a matter of policy, EPA will also assess 
potential risks to children for regulations that are not 
economically significant. Following an inclusive public process, 
EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee has 
recommended to the Administrator five existing regulations for 
reevaluation to ensure that they sufficiently protect children's 
health.

Impacts on Small Entities
Regulatory Flexibility Act Considerations

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) as amended by the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) requires that 
we pay particular attention to the impact of regulations on small 
entities (i.e., small businesses, small governmental jurisdictions, 
and small nonprofit organizations). The RFA/SBREFA applies to rules 
we are now developing and requires us to:

1. Convene a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel prior to 
proposing any rule with the potential to impose a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities (RFA section 609). 
SBREFA also established the EPA's Small Business Advocacy Chair who 
chairs each SBAR Panel. A SBAR Panel has four members: The Chair, the 
Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration, the 
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
within the Office of Management and Budget, and a senior manager from 
the EPA program office responsible for the subject rule. In the case of 
rules requiring a SBAR Panel, the Agency's small entity outreach prior 
to the convening of a Panel culminates in the development of a summary 
document that contains information on the potential impact of a 
proposed rule on small entities, and particularly on the issues 
referenced in RFA section 609. This summary then serves as the basis 
for convening the Panel. The Panel then conducts its review, carries 
out its own small entity outreach, and prepares a final report based on 
the comments from the small entity representatives and the Panel's 
deliberations. The Panel's final report is provided to the EPA 
Administrator and is made a part of the rulemaking record. Rules listed 
in the first appendix at the end of the Agenda may require Small 
Business Advocacy Review Panels.

2. At the proposed and final rule stages of rule development, the 
Agency must prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis for any rule 
subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements (RFA sections 603 
and 604), unless the Administrator certifies that the rule will not 
have a ``significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities'' (RFA section 605). A regulatory flexibility analysis must, 
among other items specified in the RFA, identify the extent to which 
small entities will be subject to the rule's requirements and describe 
any significant alternatives to the rule that accomplish the objectives 
of applicable statutes and which minimize any significant economic 
impacts on small entities. We have listed in the first index at the end 
of the Agenda all rules under development that may require a regulatory 
flexibility analysis.

3. RFA section 610 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. We undertake 
these reviews to decide whether we should continue the rule unchanged, 
amend it, or withdraw it. We announce our forthcoming 610 reviews in 
the ``Prerule'' section of the Agenda. We encourage small entities to 
provide comments on the need to change these rules. We will consider 
all of your comments as we decide whether to continue, amend, or 
withdraw these rules. We particularly encourage comments by small 
entities about how rules could be made clearer, more effective, or 
remove conflicting or overlapping requirements with other Federal or 
State regulations. Please direct your comments to the contact person 
listed in the Agenda entry. If you have general questions about our 610 
review program or suggestions for other rules we should review under 
section 610, please contact Philip Schwartz (2136), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460; fax: (202) 
260-5478, e-mail: schwartz.philip@epa.gov.

Rules under Development Expected To Have Some Impact on Small Entities, 
but Not a Significant Impact on a Substantial Number

    In the ``Small Entities Affected'' section, we indicate whether 
we expect an action will have an impact on small businesses, 
governments, or nonprofit organizations, but one which is less than 
a significant impact on a substantial number. In the second index 
at the end of the Agenda, we list all actions that we believe will 
not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities but which will have some impact on small entities.

What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

    EPA includes regulations and certain major policy documents in 
the Agenda. We do not generally include minor amendments or the 
following categories of actions in the Agenda:

 Under the Clean Air Act: Revisions to State Implementation 
Plans; Equivalent Methods for Ambient Air Quality Monitoring; Deletions 
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the New Source Performance Standards source categories list; 
Delegations of Authority to States; Area Designations for Air Quality 
Planning Purposes.

 Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: 
Actions regarding pesticide tolerances and food additive regulations; 
decision documents defining and establishing registration standards; 
decision documents and termination decisions for the Special Review 
Registration process; and data call-in requests made under section 
3(c)(2)(B).

 Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: 
Authorization of State solid waste management plans; hazardous waste 
delisting petitions.

 Under the Clean Water Act: State Water Quality Standards; 
Deletions from the section 307(a) list of toxic pollutants; Suspensions 
of toxic testing requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES); Delegations of NPDES authority to States.

 Under the Safe Drinking Water Act: Actions on State 
underground injection control programs.

    The Office of Management and Budget has exempted most of these 
actions from the Executive Order 12866 review procedures. There is 
no legal significance to the omission of an item from the Agenda.

How Is the Agenda Organized?

    In accordance with E.O. 12866, we publish the EPA Agenda of 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions in April and October of each 
year as part of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions.

    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 rules authorized by 
multiple statutes and general acquisition rules:

1. General

2. The Clean Air Act (CAA)

3. The Atomic Energy Act (AEA)

4. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, 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 5 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, announcement of 
reviews of existing regulations required by section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, requests for public comment on the need for 
regulatory action, or important preregulatory policy proposals.

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 rulemakings for which the 
next scheduled regulatory action is after March 2000.

5. Completed Actions--This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since publication of 
the October 1998 Agenda. 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. EPA also announces the 
results of our Regultory Flexibility Act section 610 reviews in this 
section of the Agenda.

What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

    Agenda entries include the following information, where 
applicable:

Sequence Number: This indicates where the entry appears in the Agenda.

Title: Titles for new entries (those that haven't appeared in previous 
Agendas) are preceded by a bullet (````). 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).

Priority: Entries are placed into one of five categories described 
below.

  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. OMB reviews all economically significant 
rules under E.O. 12866.

  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 
informational or pertains to agency

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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.

Also, if we believe that a rule may be ``major'' as defined in the 
congressional review provisions 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 with the statement ``Major 
under 5 U.S.C. 801.''

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

CFR Citation: The sections 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. For some entries, the timetable indicates that the date of 
the next action is ``to be determined.'' Dates in 2000 or later are 
printed in the same form as other dates, using the last two digits of 
the year.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Indicates whether EPA has 
prepared or anticipates that it will be preparing a regulatory 
flexibility analysis under section 603 or 604 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act. Generally, such an analysis is required for proposed 
or final rules that EPA believes may have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities.

Small Entities Affected: Indicates which small entities (businesses, 
governmental jurisdictions, or organizations), if any, may be affected 
by the rule.

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.

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 we expect to exceed the section 
202 threshold, we note that in this section.

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

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: The Regulatory Identifier Number is a code number that OMB uses to 
identify and track rulemakings.

    The April 1999 EPA Agenda follows.

Dated: March 10, 1999.

Robert Wolcott,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy.

                                          General--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3166        SAN No. 4056   Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in         2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements...............................................
3167        SAN No. 4180   Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information       2020-AA40
            Act...................................................................................
3168        SAN No. 4270   Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule...........    2020-AA41
3169        SAN No. 3736   Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance            2030-AA55
            Partnership (State) Grant Regulation..................................................
3170        SAN No. 4128   Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance            2030-AA56
            Partnership (Tribal) Grant Rule.......................................................
3171        SAN No. 4191   Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort.........................    2030-AA64
3172        SAN No. 4226   Incorporating Informal Clauses (EP) Into the EPAAR.....................    2030-AA66
3173        SAN No. 3580   Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR...........................    2030-AA37
3174        SAN No. 3629   EPA Mentor-Protege Program.............................................    2030-AA40
3175        SAN No. 3876   Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts............................    2030-AA50
3176        SAN No. 3874   Revision of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for            2030-AA51
            Environmental Programs................................................................
3177        SAN No. 3817   Implementation of Changes to 40 CFR Part 32............................    2030-AA48
3178        SAN No. 3807   Consolidation of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) Regulations     2020-AA26
            Currently Under TSCA and FIFRA Into One Rule..........................................
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                                            General--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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3179        SAN No. 4185   Electronic Funds Transfer..............................................    2030-AA57
3180        SAN No. 4183   Agency Protest Solicitation Notification...............................    2030-AA58
3181        SAN No. 4184   Contracting by Negotiation.............................................    2030-AA59
3182        SAN No. 4186   EPAAR Coverage on Contractor Performance Evaluations...................    2030-AA61
3183        SAN No. 4187   EPAAR Coverage on Local Hiring and Training............................    2030-AA62
3184        SAN No. 4188   Service Contracting--Avoiding Improper Personal Services Relationships.    2030-AA63
3185        SAN No. 3671   Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment..............................    2080-AA06
3186        SAN No. 2662   Amendments to Part 22 Consolidated Procedural Rules....................    2020-AA13
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                                           General--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3187        SAN No. 3240   Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.....................    2020-AA21
3188        SAN No. 3933   Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in           2020-AA34
            Antarctica............................................................................
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                                           General--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3189        SAN No. 4215   Acquisition Regulation: Types of Contracts.............................    2030-AA65
3190        SAN No. 2939   Regulations Governing Awards Under Section 113(f) of the Clean Air Act.    2020-AA31
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                                       Clean Air Act (CAA)--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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3191        SAN No. 4268   Control of Highway Diesel Fuel Quality: Advance Notice of Proposed         2060-AI32
            Rulemaking............................................................................
3192        SAN No. 3553   Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient       2060-AF34
            Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations...........................
3193        SAN No. 4120   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allowance System for Controlling        2060-AH67
            HCFC Production, Import & Export......................................................
3194        SAN No. 3525   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List Under    2060-AG12
            the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program................................
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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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3195        SAN No. 4105   NESHAP: Carbon Black Production........................................    2060-AH68
3196        SAN No. 4110   Alumina Processing NESHAP..............................................    2060-AH70
3197        SAN No. 4043   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From 2004 and Later Model Year       2060-AI12
            Highway Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines.....................................................
3198        SAN No. 4148   Conformity Pilot.......................................................    2060-AI14
3199        SAN No. 4219   Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators--Federal Plan (Federal      2060-AI25
            Plan for Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators).....................
3200        SAN No. 4246   Consumer and Commercial Products: Revised Schedule for Regulation......    2060-AI30
3201        SAN No. 4251   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Compression-Ignition and    2060-AI36
            Spark-Ignition Recreational Marine Engines............................................
3202        SAN No. 3961   No Backsliding Rule for PM-10 Nonattainment Areas......................    2060-AI39

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3203        SAN No. 4252   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendment to Halon Use, Halon           2060-AI40
            Technician Training, and Halon and Halon-Containing Equipment Disposal Rule...........
3204        SAN No. 4253   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Quarantine and    2060-AI42
            Preshipment Methyl Bromide Used in the United States and Baseline Adjustments.........
3205        SAN No. 4254   Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to           2060-AI45
            Exclude Tertiary Butyl Acetate........................................................
3206        SAN No. 4247   Revisions to Air Pollution Emergency Episode Requirements (Subpart H,      2060-AI47
            40 CFR Part 51).......................................................................
3207        SAN No. 3263   Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures........    2060-AE20
3208        SAN No. 3262   Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements.............................    2060-AE22
3209        SAN No. 3407   Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for          2060-AF00
            Various Media; Revisions..............................................................
3210        SAN No. 3082   NESHAP: Ferroalloy Production..........................................    2060-AF29
3211        SAN No. 3569   Federal Implementation Plan To Control Emissions From Two Power            2060-AF42
            Stations Located on Navajo Nation Lands...............................................
3212        SAN No. 3568   Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada    2060-AG14
3213        SAN No. 3819   NSPS: Sewage Sludge Incinerators.......................................    2060-AG50
3214        SAN No. 3820   NESHAP: Plywood and Particleboard Manufacturing........................    2060-AG52
3215        SAN No. 3970   NESHAP: Miscellaneous Cellulose Production.............................    2060-AH11
3216        SAN No. 3969   NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills................................    2060-AH13
3217        SAN No. 3966   Storage Tank Rule Revisions............................................    2060-AH15
3218        SAN No. 3986   Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule...................................    2060-AH25
3219        SAN No. 3917   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading         2060-AH31
            Provisions............................................................................
3220        SAN No. 3910   Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures................................    2060-AH34
3221        SAN No. 4046   Revisions to New Source Review (NSR) Regulations to Implement the New      2060-AH53
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone..............................
3222        SAN No. 4022   NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks.............    2060-AH55
3223        SAN No. 4106   Final Rule To Amend the National Emission Standards for Magnetic Tape      2060-AH71
            Manufacturing Operations..............................................................
3224        SAN No. 4111   NESHAP: Fumed Silica Production........................................    2060-AH72
3225        SAN No. 4102   NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing...................................    2060-AH73
3226        SAN No. 4104   National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the           2060-AH75
            Hydrochloric Acid Production Industry.................................................
3227        SAN No. 4107   NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes....................    2060-AH78
3228        SAN No. 4113   NESHAP: Clay Products Manufacturing....................................    2060-AH79
3229        SAN No. 4103   NESHAP: Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Synthetic Organic        2060-AH81
            Chemical Industry (SOCMI) & Other Processes Subject to the Negotiated Regulation for
            Equipment Leaks.......................................................................
3230        SAN No. 4114   NESHAP: Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production...................    2060-AH82
3231        SAN No. 4098   NESHAP: Uranium Hexafluoride Production................................    2060-AH83
3232        SAN No. 4119   Performance Specification 16--Specifications and Test Procedures for       2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources..........................
3233        SAN No. 4082   NESHAP: Wet-formed Fiberglass Mat Production...........................    2060-AH89
3234        SAN No. 4003   Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR 191, Subpart A.........    2060-AH90
3235        SAN No. 4070   General Conformity Regulations; Revisions..............................    2060-AH93
3236        SAN No. 4077   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration on the 610              2060-AH99
            Nonessential Products Ban.............................................................
3237        SAN No. 4211   Tier II Light-Duty Vehicle and Light-Duty Truck Emission Standards and     2060-AI23
            Gasoline Sulfur Standards.............................................................
3238        SAN No. 1002   NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Review and Implementation)......................    2060-AA61
3239        SAN No. 3470   Revision of Appendix W to 40 CFR Part 51...............................    2060-AF01
3240        SAN No. 3656   NESHAP/NSPS: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine..................    2060-AG63
3241        SAN No. 4243   Standards and Guidelines for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units....    2060-AI51
3242        SAN No. 3657   NESHAP/NSPS: Combustion Turbine........................................    2060-AG67
3243        SAN No. 3461   NESHAP: Mineral Wool Production Industry...............................    2060-AE08
3244        SAN No. 3343   NESHAP: Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries.............................    2060-AE43
3245        SAN No. 3341   NESHAP: Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing................................    2060-AE45
3246        SAN No. 3346   NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel......................................    2060-AE48
3247        SAN No. 3123   NESHAP: Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Industry.........................    2060-AE75
3248        SAN No. 3326   NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production.......................    2060-AE79
3249        SAN No. 3452   NESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Production and Processes........    2060-AE82
3250        SAN No. 3449   NESHAP: Chlorine Production............................................    2060-AE85
3251        SAN No. 3467   NESHAP: Primary Lead Smelters..........................................    2060-AE97
3252        SAN No. 3550   NESHAP: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast.............................    2060-AF30

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3253        SAN No. 3551   Amendments to General Provisions Subparts A and B for 40 CFR 63........    2060-AF31
3254        SAN No. 3746   NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations.....................................    2060-AG26
3255        SAN No. 3747   NESHAP: Boat Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG27
3256        SAN No. 3749   NESHAP: Tire Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG29
3257        SAN No. 3754   Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners Maximum Achievable Control Technology       2060-AG34
            (MACT) Standard.......................................................................
3258        SAN No. 3821   NESHAP: Ethylene Processes.............................................    2060-AG53
3259        SAN No. 3823   Large Appliance (Surface Coating) NESHAP...............................    2060-AG54
3260        SAN No. 3655   NESHAP: Asphalt Roofing and Processing.................................    2060-AG66
3261        SAN No. 3837   NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers...............    2060-AG69
3262        SAN No. 3651   NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG72
3263        SAN No. 3899   NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing................................    2060-AG87
3264        SAN No. 3902   NESHAP: Semiconductor Production.......................................    2060-AG93
3265        SAN No. 3906   NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry...........................    2060-AG96
3266        SAN No. 3905   NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry..........................    2060-AG97
3267        SAN No. 3909   NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing............................    2060-AG98
3268        SAN No. 3907   Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing (Surface Coating) NESHAP.    2060-AG99
3269        SAN No. 3924   NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining.....................................    2060-AH03
3270        SAN No. 2841   NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060-AH08
3271        SAN No. 3968   NESHAP: Site Remediation...............................................    2060-AH12
3272        SAN No. 3967   NESHAP: Spandex Production.............................................    2060-AH14
3273        SAN No. 3964   NESHAP: Leather Tanning and Finishing Operations.......................    2060-AH17
3274        SAN No. 3962   NESHAP: Manufacture of Carbon Black....................................    2060-AH19
3275        SAN No. 3903   NESHAP: Vegetable Oil Production.......................................    2060-AH22
3276        SAN No. 3972   NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing/Engine Test Facilities...............    2060-AH35
3277        SAN No. 3973   NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations..............    2060-AH42
3278        SAN No. 3939   NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins;      2060-AH47
            Amendments............................................................................
3279        SAN No. 3479   Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for     2060-AI01
            Determining Potential To Emit.........................................................
3280        SAN No. 4218   NESHAP: Process Heaters................................................    2060-AI35
3281        SAN No. 3613   NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for         2060-AF91
            Industrial and Commercial Waste Incinerators..........................................
3282        SAN No. 3751   NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for         2060-AG31
            Other Solid Waste Incinerators........................................................
3283        SAN No. 4245   Consumer and Commercial Products: Flexible Package Printing Materials:     2060-AI31
            Determination on Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulation..................
3284        SAN No. 3979   Review of Federal Test Procedures for Emissions From Motor Vehicles;       2060-AH38
            Test Procedure Adjustments to Fuel Economy and Emission Test Results..................
3285        SAN No. 3673   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales    2060-AG20
            Restriction...........................................................................
3286        SAN No. 3983   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air          2060-AH29
            Conditioners: Standards for Equipment That Recovers and Recycles Refrigerants Other
            Than CFC-12 and HFC-134a..............................................................
3287        SAN No. 3640   Supplemental Rule To Require Certain Products Made With HCFCs To Bear      2060-AF93
            Warning Label.........................................................................
3288        SAN No. 4271   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Additional Steps to Conform U.S.        2060-AI41
            Methyl Bromide Program to Obligations Under the Montreal Protocol and Recent Changes
            to the CAA............................................................................
3289        SAN No. 3824   Metal Furniture (Surface Coatings) NESHAP..............................    2060-AG55
3290        SAN No. 3825   NESHAP Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating)........    2060-AG56
3291        SAN No. 3826   Plastic Parts (Surface Coating) NESHAP.................................    2060-AG57
3292        SAN No. 3827   Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP.....................................    2060-AG58
3293        SAN No. 3904   NESHAP: Wood Building Products (Surface Coating).......................    2060-AH02
3294        SAN No. 3908   Offset Lithographic Printing National VOC Rule.........................    2060-AH00
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                                      Clean Air Act (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3295        SAN No. 4115   NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060-AH69
3296        SAN No. 4159   Redefinition of Glycol Ethers Listed as HAPs Under the Clean Air Act,      2060-AI08
            and Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA.................................................

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3297        SAN No. 4242   Acid Rain Program Permits Regulations and SO2 Allowance System:            2060-AI27
            Compliance Determination..............................................................
3298        SAN No. 4267   Compliance Baseline Modification NPRM..................................    2060-AI29
3299        SAN No. 4222   NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation             2060-AI37
            Operations............................................................................
3300        SAN No. 3626   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendment to Transshipment Provision    2060-AI46
            in Final Rule Accelerating the Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances.................
3301        SAN No. 4256   Revisions to Reference Method for the Determination of Fine Particulate    2060-AI48
            Matter as PM2.5 in the Atmosphere.....................................................
3302        SAN No. 4066   Federal Plan Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills that         2060-AI50
            Commenced Construction Prior to 5/30/91 and Have Not Been Modified or Reconstructed
            Since 5/30/91.........................................................................
3303        SAN No. 3259   New Source Review (NSR) Reform.........................................    2060-AE11
3304        SAN No. 3549   NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries--FCC Units, Reformers and Sulfur Plants...    2060-AF28
3305        SAN No. 3412   Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70).................................    2060-AF70
3306        SAN No. 2915   Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods 203A,    2060-AF83
            203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51...............................................
3307        SAN No. 3741   Service Information Availability.......................................    2060-AG13
3308        SAN No. 3743   Amendments to Part 60, Part 61, and Part 63 and Addition of Method 14A     2060-AG21
            to Part 60............................................................................
3309        SAN No. 3744   Amendment to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources;          2060-AG22
            Monitoring Requirements (PS-1)........................................................
3310        SAN No. 3748   Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical           2060-AG28
            Manufacturing Industry................................................................
3311        SAN No. 3808   Acid Rain Program: Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Rule Revisions.    2060-AG46
3312        SAN No. 3900   Addition of Method 207 to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 Method for          2060-AG88
            Measuring Isocyanates in Stationary Source Emissions..................................
3313        SAN No. 3868   Federal Operating Permits Program in Indian Country....................    2060-AG90
3314        SAN No. 3913   Revision to the Light-Duty Vehicle Emission Compliance Procedure (CAP      2060-AH05
            2000).................................................................................
3315        SAN No. 3958   Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method 203)    2060-AH23
3316        SAN No. 4030   Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines           2060-AH52
            Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards...............................
3317        SAN No. 4123   National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source        2060-AH74
            Category: Pulp and Paper Production; Amendments to the Promulgated Rule...............
3318        SAN No. 4096   Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) To Reduce the Regional Transport of    2060-AH87
            Ozone in the Eastern United States....................................................
3319        SAN No. 4095   Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126         2060-AH88
            Petitions for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport.........................
3320        SAN No. 4073   Air Quality Index Reporting............................................    2060-AH92
3321        SAN No. 4125   Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment....................................    2060-AH95
3322        SAN No. 4130   Acid Rain Program: Proposed Revision of Test Method 1, 2, and 2F for       2060-AH97
            Measuring Volumetric Flow in Stacks...................................................
3323        SAN No. 4165   Optional Certification Streamlining Procedures for LDVs, LDTs, and HDEs    2060-AI15
3324        SAN No. 4078   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Marine Diesel Engines At    2060-AI17
            or Above 37 Kilowatts.................................................................
3325        SAN No. 4206   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Incorporation of Montreal Protocol      2060-AI24
            Adjustment for a 1999 Interim Reduction in Class I, Group VI Controlled Substances....
3326        SAN No. 3638   Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan.................    2060-AI49
3327        SAN No. 3105   Amendments--Integrated NESHAP and Effluent Guidelines: Pulp and Paper..    2060-AD03
3328        SAN No. 3229   NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Transmission and    2060-AE34
            Storage...............................................................................
3329        SAN No. 3228   NESHAP for the Manufacturing of Amino and Phenolic Resins (Polymers and    2060-AE36
            Resins Group III).....................................................................
3330        SAN No. 3303   NESHAP: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE40
3331        SAN No. 3345   NESHAP: Steel Pickling, HC1 Process....................................    2060-AE41
3332        SAN No. 3304   NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production...............................    2060-AE44
3333        SAN No. 3340   NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting........................................    2060-AE46
3334        SAN No. 3078   NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry....................................    2060-AE77
3335        SAN No. 3079   NESHAP: Portland Cement Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE78
3336        SAN No. 3408   NESHAP: Polyether Polyols Production...................................    2060-AE81
3337        SAN No. 3450   NESHAP: Pesticide Active Ingredient Production (Production of              2060-AE84
            Agricultural Chemicals)...............................................................
3338        SAN No. 3378   NESHAP: Acrylic/Modacrylic Fibers Manufacturing........................    2060-AF06
3339        SAN No. 3465   NESHAP: Polycarbonates Production......................................    2060-AF09
3340        SAN No. 3377   NESHAP: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)..........................    2060-AF26
3341        SAN No. 3829   Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and             2060-AG60
            Delegation of Federal Authorities 112(l)..............................................

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3342        SAN No. 3901   Generic MACT for Source Categories (Acrylic Modacrylic Fibers,             2060-AG91
            Polycarbonates, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Acetal Resins).................................
3343        SAN No. 3654   NESHAP: Hydrogen Fluoride Production...................................    2060-AG94
3344        SAN No. 3959   National Strategy for Urban Area Sources of Toxic Air Emissions........    2060-AH21
3345        SAN No. 4162   NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and NESHAP: Natural Gas             2060-AI13
            Transmission and Storage, Amendments to Proposed Rule.................................
3346        SAN No. 3610   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for              2060-AG79
            Participation in the Pilot Program....................................................
3347        SAN No. 3828   Reduction of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions From Coatings       2060-AG59
            Used in the Aerospace, Wood Furniture, and Shipbuilding Industries Under Clean Air Act
            Section 183(e)........................................................................
3348        SAN No. 2665   Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.......    2060-AI03
3349        SAN No. 3361   Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts (25 Horsepower)    2060-AE29
            (Phase 2).............................................................................
3350        SAN No. 3556   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a           2060-AF36
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608..................................................
3351        SAN No. 3560   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling Rule Amendment    2060-AF37
            To Include Substitute Refrigerants....................................................
3352        SAN No. 4108   NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations; Final Rule--Settlement     2060-AH96
            Agreement; and NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations; Technical Amendments
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                                     Clean Air Act (CAA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3353        SAN No. 4154   Control of Emissions From Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines Rated Over 19     2060-AI11
            kW and New Land-Based Recreational Spark-Ignition Engines.............................
3354        SAN No. 4244   Amendment to Regulations Governing Equivalent Emission Limitations by      2060-AI28
            Permit................................................................................
3355        SAN No. 4266   Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide......    2060-AI43
3356        SAN No. 4255   Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate       2060-AI44
            Matter................................................................................
3357        SAN No. 3380   NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry-- Wastewater..    2060-AE94
3358        SAN No. 3649   Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings).........................    2060-AF72
3359        SAN No. 3637   Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources        2060-AF84
            Located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation...........................................
3360        SAN No. 3922   Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits       2060-AG92
            Program...............................................................................
3361        SAN No. 3975   Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country........    2060-AH37
3362        SAN No. 4045   Rulemaking To Modify the List of Source Categories From Which Fugitive     2060-AH58
            Emissions Are Considered in Major Source Determinations...............................
3363        SAN No. 4112   NESHAP: Hydrogen Chloride Production...................................    2060-AH80
3364        SAN No. 3652   NESHAP: Refractories Manufacturing.....................................    2060-AG68
3365        SAN No. 3971   NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution....................................    2060-AH41
3366        SAN No. 4240   NESHAP: Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfite       2060-AI34
            and Stand Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills...............................................
3367        SAN No. 2937   Field Citation Program.................................................    2020-AA32
3368        SAN No. 3919   Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit             2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas...........................
3369        SAN No. 3139   Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of Foreign Manufactured           2060-AD90
            Vehicles and Engines; Amendment.......................................................
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                                     Clean Air Act (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3370        SAN No. 4213   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of 1999 Essential Use        2060-AI26
            Allowances............................................................................
3371        SAN No. 3516   Comprehensive Radiation Waste Management Regulation....................    2060-AF41
3372        SAN No. 3573   Acid Rain Program: Deletion of Certain Units...........................    2060-AF46
3373        SAN No. 3643   Sales Volume Limit Provisions for Small-Volume Manufacture                 2060-AF87
            Certification for Clean Fuel and Conventional Vehicle Conversions and Related
            Provisions............................................................................

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3374        SAN No. 3750   Amendments to Residential Wood Heaters.................................    2060-AG30
3375        SAN No. 3835   Amendment to the User Fees for Radon Proficiency Programs Rule.........    2060-AG64
3376        SAN No. 3898   1998 Revision of Acid Rain Allowance Allocations.......................    2060-AG86
3377        SAN No. 3945   Finding of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Certain States      2060-AH10
            in the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) Region for Purposes of Reducing
            Regional Transport of Ozone...........................................................
3378        SAN No. 3977   Revisions to Clarify the Permit Content Requirements for State             2060-AH46
            Operating Permits.....................................................................
3379        SAN No. 4052   Revisions to the Permits and Sulfur Dioxide Allowance System               2060-AH60
            Regulations Under Title IV of the Clean Air Act: Allowance Transfer...................
3380        SAN No. 4067   Acid Rain Program: Determination on Section 75.7 (EPA Study of Bias        2060-AH64
            Test) and Section 75.8 (Relative Accuracy and Availability Analysis)..................
3381        SAN No. 4126   NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations, Amendments............    2060-AH66
3382        SAN No. 4116   NESHAP: Ammonium Sulphate Production (Caprolactam By-Product)..........    2060-AH77
3383        SAN No. 4076   Supplemental Rulemaking for Certain States in the Ozone Transport          2060-AH91
            Assessment Group Region for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone..........
3384        SAN No. 3893   Review of Operating Permits Issued by Indian Tribes....................    2060-AH98
3385        SAN No. 3951   Control of Emissions From New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or         2060-AI02
            Below 19 Kilowatts, Minor Amendments to the Phase I Emission Standards................
3386        SAN No. 4129   Notice of Promulgated Compliance Extension: Halogenated Solvent........    2060-AI04
3387        SAN No. 4136   Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; New Residential       2060-AI05
            Wood Heaters (Completed Regulatory Flexibility Act Review)............................
3388        SAN No. 3740   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments: Flexibility and Streamlining    2060-AI16
3389        SAN No. 3338   NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production..........................    2060-AE86
3390        SAN No. 2547   NESHAP: Radon Emissions From Phosphogypsum Stacks......................    2060-AF04
3391        SAN No. 3836   NESHAP: Aerospace Technical Amendments.................................    2060-AG65
3392        SAN No. 3872   Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking--ICCR Project.............    2060-AG84
3393        SAN No. 3604   Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline, Individual           2060-AG80
            Baseline Fuel Adjustments.............................................................
3394        SAN No. 3281   National VOC Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings.......    2060-AE35
3395        SAN No. 3351   VOC Regulation for Architectural Coatings..............................    2060-AE55
3396        SAN No. 3658   National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products..................    2060-AF62
3397        SAN No. 3645   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Highway Heavy-Duty Engines      2060-AF76
            and Diesel Engines....................................................................
3398        SAN No. 3091   Specification of Substantially Similar Definition for Diesel Fuels.....    2060-AD77
3399        SAN No. 3843   Revision to the Covered Areas Provision for Reformulated Gasoline......    2060-AG77
3400        SAN No. 3842   Applicability of On-Highway Heavy-Duty Certified Engines for Use in        2060-AG78
            Nonroad Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Equipment; Amendment..................................
3401        SAN No. 3352   NSPS: Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating     2060-AE56
            Units--Revision.......................................................................
3402        SAN No. 3792   Technical Amendments to Hazardous Waste TSDF & Hazardous Waste             2060-AG44
            Generators: Organic Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundments &
            Containers............................................................................
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                                  Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3403        SAN No. 4054   Radiation Waste Management Regulation..................................    2060-AH63
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3404        SAN No. 3602   Protective Action Guidance for Drinking Water..........................    2060-AF39
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                   Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3405        SAN No. 4170   Pesticides; Procedures for Registration Review Program.................    2070-AD29
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3406        SAN No. 3892   Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; and        2070-AD14
            Other Pesticide Regulatory Changes....................................................
3407        SAN No. 4027   Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees..................................    2070-AD23
3408        SAN No. 4175   Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program...............................    2070-AD24
3409        SAN No. 4143   Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program..................................    2070-AD26
3410        SAN No. 4216   Regulatory Review of Pesticide Emergency Exemption Regulations.........    2070-AD36
3411        SAN No. 4260   Status of Pesticide-Treated Seeds under FIFRA..........................    2070-AD37
3412        SAN No. 3890   Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions..........................    2070-AD15
3413        SAN No. 2687   Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration (Revision)................    2070-AC12
3414        SAN No. 4173   Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Registrations......................    2070-AD30
3415        SAN No. 2659   Pesticide Management and Disposal: Standards for Pesticide Containers      2070-AB95
            and Containment.......................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3416        SAN No. 3731   WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard; Glove Amendment.............    2070-AC93
3417        SAN No. 2684   Plant Pesticide Regulations Under FIFRA and FFDCA......................    2070-AC02
3418        SAN No. 3222   Ground Water and Pesticide Management Plan.............................    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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3420        SAN No. 4026   Exemption of Certain Pesticide Substances From FIFRA Requirements......    2070-AD21
3421        SAN No. 2720   Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored              2020-AA29
            Pesticides With Cancelled or Suspended Registration...................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3422        SAN No. 3735   The 10-Acre Limitation for Pesticide Small-Scale Field Testing.........    2070-AC99
3423        SAN No. 1640   WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standards; Pesticide Hazard               2070-AC34
            Communication.........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                            Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3424        SAN No. 4176   Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative......................................    2070-AD25
3425        SAN No. 4174   TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement for Certain Oxygenated        2070-AD28
            Fuel Additives........................................................................
3426        SAN No. 4015   TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List......................    2070-AD18

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3427        SAN No. 3301   TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments..................................    2070-AC61
3428        SAN No. 3244   Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules; Training, Accreditation, and            2070-AC64
            Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule--Building and Structures.................
3429        SAN No. 3243   Lead; Over of Rulemakings Under TSCA Section 402, Lead-Based Paint         2070-AD06
            Activities for the Regulatory Plan....................................................
3430        SAN No. 3990   Multi-Chemical Test Rule; High Production Volume Chemicals.............    2070-AD16
3431        SAN No. 3494   Test Rules; Generic Entry for Proposed Decisions.......................    2070-AB07
3432        SAN No. 2245   Test Rules; Negotiated Consent Order and Test Rule Procedures..........    2070-AB30
3433        SAN No. 2563   Test Rule; ATSDR Substances............................................    2070-AB79
3434        SAN No. 2865   Children's Health Test Rule............................................    2070-AC27
3435        SAN No. 3882   Test Rule for Certain Metals...........................................    2070-AD10
3436        SAN No. 1923   Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals..................................    2070-AA58
3437        SAN No. 3894   TSCA Biotechnology Follow-Up Rules.....................................    2070-AD13
3438        SAN No. 3148   Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions............................    2070-AC51
3439        SAN No. 3047   Asbestos; Amendments to the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools       2070-AC62
            Rule..................................................................................
3440        SAN No. 2249   Asbestos Worker Protection Rule Amendments.............................    2070-AC66
3441        SAN No. 4179   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyl; Use Authorizations.....................    2070-AD27
3442        SAN No. 3557   Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation     2070-AC83
            and Remodeling........................................................................
3443        SAN No. 4172   Lead-Based Paint; Notification of Commencement of Abatement Activities.    2070-AD31
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3444        SAN No. 3508   Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris...............    2070-AC72
3445        SAN No. 3480   Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for Federal Agencies.    2070-AC78
3446        SAN No. 3493   Test Rules; Generic Entry for Final Decisions..........................    2070-AB94
3447        SAN No. 3487   Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).............................    2070-AC76
3448        SAN No. 1976   Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances....................    2070-AA59
3449        SAN No. 3495   Chemical-Specific Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) To Extend              2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................
3450        SAN No. 2150   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Exemptions From the Prohibitions          2070-AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.......................
3451        SAN No. 3528   Refractory Ceramic Fibers; Significant New Use Rules on National           2070-AC37
            Program Chemicals.....................................................................
3452        SAN No. 3021   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Transformer Reclassification        2070-AC39
            Rule..................................................................................
3453        SAN No. 2178   TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules.............    2070-AB08
3454        SAN No. 1139   TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules...............    2070-AB11
3455        SAN No. 2779   Use of Acrylamide for Grouting.........................................    2070-AC17
3456        SAN No. 3118   TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification......................    2070-AC80
3457        SAN No. 3559   Notice of TSCA Section 4 Reimbursement Period and TSCA Section 12(b)       2070-AC84
            Export Notification Period Sunset Dates for TSCA Section 4 Substances.................
3458        SAN No. 3881   Lead-Based Paint; Fees for Accreditation and Certification Activities..    2070-AD11
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3459        SAN No. 3243   Lead; TSCA Section 403; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead.....    2070-AC63
3460        SAN No. 3252   Lead; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act      2070-AC21
            (TSCA) To Reduce Lead (Pb) Consumption and Use........................................
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                    Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3461        SAN No. 4023   TRI; Addition of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production to the Toxic       2070-AD19
            Release Inventory.....................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3462        SAN No. 2425   TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify            2070-AC00
            Chemical Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory......................................
3463        SAN No. 2847   TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements.................    2070-AC24
3464        SAN No. 4259   TRI; Lowering of EPCRA Section 313 Reporting Thresholds for Lead and       2070-AD38
            Lead Compounds........................................................................
3465        SAN No. 4265   TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal       2070-AD39
            Extraction Activities Exemption.......................................................
3466        SAN No. 3007   TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals............    2070-AC47
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3467        SAN No. 3880   TRI; Reporting Threshold Amendment for Certain Persistent and              2070-AD09
            Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals (PBTs)................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3468        SAN No. 3215   Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and         2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule.....................................................................
3469        SAN No. 3994   Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet from the             2050-AE42
            Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) List............................................
3470        SAN No. 3993   Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone Diisocyanate    2050-AE43
3471        SAN No. 3877   TRI; Data Expansion Amendments; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;          2070-AD08
            Community Right-to-Know...............................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3472        SAN No. 4163   Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Programs; Amendments to     2050-AE58
            Hazardous Chemical Reporting Thresholds for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel at Retail Gas
            Stations..............................................................................
3473        SAN No. 4029   Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs       2050-AE46
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7): Amendment.................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                          Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3474        SAN No. 4017   Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Regulation Related to Low Level       2050-AE45
            Mixed Waste; Proposed Modifications...................................................
3475        SAN No. 4093   Reinventing the Land Disposal Restrictions Program.....................    2050-AE53
3476        SAN No. 4094   Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for Mercury Listed and     2050-AE54
            Characteristic Wastes.................................................................

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3477        SAN No. 3886   Review of Toxicity Characteristic Level for Silver Under the Resource      2050-AE37
            Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)......................................................
3478        SAN No. 4084   RCRA Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Reduction; Notice of Data          2050-AE50
            Availability..........................................................................
3479        SAN No. 4090   RCRA Appendix VIII Streamlining........................................    2050-AE55
3480        SAN No. 3201   Regulatory Determination on Remaining Wastes From the Combustion of        2050-AD91
            Fossil Fuels..........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                       Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3481        SAN No. 4091   Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Shop      2050-AE51
            Towels and Wipers.....................................................................
3482        SAN No. 4092   Glass-to-Glass Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to           2050-AE52
            Hazardous Waste Regulations...........................................................
3483        SAN No. 4233   Land Disposal Restrictions; Treatment Standards for Spent Potliners        2050-AE65
            from Primary Aluminum Reduction (K088)................................................
3484        SAN No. 4229   Revisions to Guidelines for the Storage and Collection of Residential,     2050-AE66
            Commercial, and Institutional Solid Waste.............................................
3485        SAN No. 4230   Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation.....    2050-AE67
3486        SAN No. 3805   Paint Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System:     2050-AE32
            Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.........................................
3487        SAN No. 3888   Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act;                2050-AE39
            Codification of Waste Management Provisions...........................................
3488        SAN No. 3989   Removal of Requirement To Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods for             2050-AE41
            Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/Chemical Methods)....................................
3489        SAN No. 4028   Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities.....    2050-AE44
3490        SAN No. 4208   Proposed Regulatory Amendments on Recycling of Hazardous Wastes in         2050-AE69
            Fertilizers...........................................................................
3491        SAN No. 3151   Chlorinated Aliphatics Listing Determination...........................    2050-AD85
3492        SAN No. 3328   Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Identification and Listing     2050-AE07
            of Hazardous Wastes...................................................................
3493        SAN No. 3066   Listing Determination of Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of        2050-AD80
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments..............................
3494        SAN No. 3147   Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation....................................    2050-AE21
3495        SAN No. 2647   RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).....................    2050-AC71
3496        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3497        SAN No. 4088   Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs......................................    2050-AE47
3498        SAN No. 4178   180-Day Accumulation Time Under RCRA for Generators of F006 Waste Water    2050-AE60
            Treatment Sludges from the Metal Finishing Industry...................................
3499        SAN No. 3189   Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic    2050-AD69
            Rule to Underground Storage Tanks, Contaminated Media, and Debris.....................
3500        SAN No. 3237   Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste     2050-AD93
            Program; Hazardous Waste Lamps........................................................
3501        SAN No. 3333   Revised Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities............    2050-AE01
3502        SAN No. 3545   Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products       2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................
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                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3503        SAN No. 4263   Suspension of Temporary Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specific Lead-    2050-AE68
            Based Paint Debris....................................................................
3504        SAN No. 3428   Hazardous Waste Management System: Slag Residues Derived From High         2050-AE15
            Temperature Metals Recovery (HTMR) Treatment of KO61, KO62 and F0006 Wastes...........
3505        SAN No. 3668   Hazardous Waste Identification; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards.    2050-AE28
3506        SAN No. 4083   Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Inorganic Chemical          2050-AE49
            Industry Wastes; and CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3507        SAN No. 4158   Interim Emergency Rule Revising Land Disposal Restriction Treatment        2050-AE59
            Standards for Aluminum Potliners--K088 Waste..........................................
3508        SAN No. 2872   Modifications to the Definition of Solid Waste and Regulations of          2050-AD18
            Hazardous Waste Recycling: General....................................................
3509        SAN No. 3042   Hazardous Waste Management System: Post-Closure Requirements...........    2050-AD55
3510        SAN No. 3134   Spent Solvents Listing Determination...................................    2050-AD84
3511        SAN No. 2982   Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (Commonly Referred     2050-AE22
            to as Hazardous Waste Identification Rule for Contaminated Media or HWIR-Media).......
3512        SAN No. 4228   Landfill Leachate and Petroleum Waste Listings.........................    2050-AE61
3513        SAN No. 2390   Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at Hazardous    2050-AB80
            Waste Management Facilities...........................................................
3514        SAN No. 2751   RCRA Subtitle D Solid Waste Facilities; State Permit Program--             2050-AD03
            Determination of Adequacy (State Implementation Rule).................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    Oil Pollution Act (OPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3515        SAN No. 2634   Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation: Revisions.........................    2050-AC62
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


               Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3516        SAN No. 4201   Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances under CERCLA          2050-AE63
            Section 102(a)........................................................................
3517        SAN No. 4217   Facility Response Plan Regulation for Certain Non-Transportation-          2050-AE64
            Related Facilities that Handle, Store, or Transport Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats....
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


            Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3518        SAN No. 3885   Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and        2050-AE38
            Implementation of Claims Against Superfund............................................
3519        SAN No. 3806   Grants for Technical Assistance Rule Reform--40 CFR Part 35 Subpart M..    2050-AE33
3520        SAN No. 3423   Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates.........................    2050-AE12
3521        SAN No. 3439   National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:           2050-AD75
            Proposed and Final Rules..............................................................
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             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3522        SAN No. 4177   Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for Superfund         2050-AE62
            Response Actions; Revision of 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O................................
3523        SAN No. 2394   Reporting Exemptions for Federally Permitted Releases of Hazardous         2050-AB82
            Substances............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3524        SAN No. 4075   Revocation of Caprolactam's Designation as a Hazardous Substance Under     2050-AE48
            CERCLA................................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      Clean Water Act (CWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3525        SAN No. 4133   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Ore Mining and Dressing Point    2040-AD13
            Source Category, Gold Placer Mine Subcategory (Section 610 Review)....................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Clean Water Act (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3526        SAN No. 4153   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Feedlots Point Source            2040-AD19
            Category, Swine and Poultry Subcategories, and NPDES Regulation for Concentrated
            Animal Feeding Operations.............................................................
3527        SAN No. 4145   Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Regulations Revisions..........    2040-AD22
3528        SAN No. 4168   Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Coal Mining         2040-AD24
            Point Source Category.................................................................
3529        SAN No. 3662   Water Quality Standards Regulation--Revision...........................    2040-AC56
3530        SAN No. 4235   Amendments to the Final Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes         2040-AD32
            System to Reinstate the Mixing Zone Elimination and Phase-Out Provision...............
3531        SAN No. 4234   EPA Review and Approval of State and Tribal Water Quality Standards....    2040-AD33
3532        SAN No. 4264   Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase II..........................    2040-AD35
3533        SAN No. 4047   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Under      2040-AD08
            the Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts..........................................
3534        SAN No. 4214   Test Procedures for the Analysis of E. Coli and Enterococci Under the      2040-AD34
            Clean Water Act.......................................................................
3535        SAN No. 3444   Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact from Cooling Water Intake          2040-AC34
            Structures Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act................................
3536        SAN No. 3663   Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New     2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution..................................................................
3537        SAN No. 3999   Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Compliance Reporting and Collection    2040-AD02
            System Discharges.....................................................................
3538        SAN No. 4051   Establishment of Electronic Reporting for NPDES Permittees.............    2040-AD11
3539        SAN No. 2804   Clean Water Act Definition of the Waters of the United States..........    2040-AB74
3540        SAN No. 3488   Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge (Round II)..........    2040-AC25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     Clean Water Act (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3541        SAN No. 2805   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment      2040-AB78
            Industry..............................................................................
3542        SAN No. 3209   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Industrial Laundries Point       2040-AB97
            Source Category.......................................................................
3543        SAN No. 3489   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Landfills........................    2040-AC23
3544        SAN No. 3767   Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 401      2040-AC79
            through 471...........................................................................
3545        SAN No. 4041   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Industrial Waste Combustors......    2040-AD03

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3546        SAN No. 4039   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard      2040-AD05
            Category; Incentives Amendment........................................................
3547        SAN No. 4192   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard      2040-AD23
            Category; Monitoring Amendment........................................................
3548        SAN No. 3504   Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants for the    2040-AC44
            State of California...................................................................
3549        SAN No. 4195   Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase I...........................    2040-AD25
3550        SAN No. 4193   Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority    2040-AD27
            Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance--Revision of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
            Criteria..............................................................................
3551        SAN No. 3617   Guidelines Establishing Oil and Grease Test Procedures for the Analysis    2040-AC63
            of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...............................................
3552        SAN No. 3701   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cyanide        2040-AC76
            Under the Clean Water Act.............................................................
3553        SAN No. 3713   Performance Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures and Guidance for    2040-AC93
            Clean Water Act Test Procedures.......................................................
3554        SAN No. 3155   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of                2040-AC95
            Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase
            One...................................................................................
3555        SAN No. 4048   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act..    2040-AD07
3556        SAN No. 3925   Uniform National Discharge Standards for Armed Forces Vessels--Phase I.    2040-AC96
3557        SAN No. 2501   NPDES Wastewater Permit Application Forms and Regulatory Revisions for     2040-AB39
            Municipal Discharges and Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal................................
3558        SAN No. 3762   NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round II......................................    2040-AC70
3559        SAN No. 3785   NPDES Comprehensive Storm Water Phase II Regulations...................    2040-AC82
3560        SAN No. 3288   Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment...................    2040-AC14
3561        SAN No. 3497   Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule--Phase      2040-AC29
            One...................................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    Clean Water Act (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3562        SAN No. 2806   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery     2040-AB79
            Category, Phases 1 and 2..............................................................
3563        SAN No. 3204   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment         2040-AB98
            Cleaning Category.....................................................................
3564        SAN No. 3833   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Iron and Steel Manufacturing         2040-AC90
            Point Source Category.................................................................
3565        SAN No. 4050   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard      2040-AD10
            Category, Phase II....................................................................
3566        SAN No. 4086   Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Synthetic-Based         2040-AD14
            Drilling Fluids in the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category...................
3567        SAN No. 4167   Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Feedlots Point       2040-AD21
            Source Category, Dairy and Beef Cattle Subcategories..................................
3568        SAN No. 3661   Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority    2040-AC55
            Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance..................................................
3569        SAN No. 3921   Selenium Criterion Maximum Concentration for Water Quality Guidance for    2040-AC97
            the Great Lakes System................................................................
3570        SAN No. 3618   Guidelines Establishing Whole Effluent Toxicity West Coast Test            2040-AC54
            Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...................
3571        SAN No. 3702   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace          2040-AC75
            Metals Under the Clean Water Act......................................................
3572        SAN No. 3714   Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean        2040-AC92
            Water Act Compliance Monitoring.......................................................
3573        SAN No. 4049   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Co-Planar and Mono-Ortho-              2040-AD09
            Substituted Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Under the Clean Water Act................
3574        SAN No. 4089   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of                2040-AD12
            Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase
            Two...................................................................................
3575        SAN No. 3234   Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form      2040-AC26
            2C--Wastewater Discharge Information..................................................
3576        SAN No. 3786   NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round III.....................................    2040-AC84
3577        SAN No. 4207   Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule --Phase     2040-AC53
            Two...................................................................................
3578        SAN No. 3804   Streamlining 301(h) Waiver Renewal Requirements........................    2040-AC89
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                               Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3579        SAN No. 4212   Use of Screening Procedures for Compliance Monitoring of Drinking Water    2040-AD31
            Contaminants..........................................................................
3580        SAN No. 2281   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.....................    2040-AA94
3581        SAN No. 2340   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule.........    2040-AA97
3582        SAN No. 2807   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic...................    2040-AB75
3583        SAN No. 4146   Filter Backwash Recycling Regulation...................................    2040-AD17
3584        SAN No. 4147   Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule......................    2040-AD18
3585        SAN No. 4009   Public Water System Public Notification Regulation.....................    2040-AD06
3586        SAN No. 4131   Drinking Water Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program..............    2040-AD15
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3587        SAN No. 4044   National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical      2040-AD04
            Methods for Certain Pesticides and Microbial Contaminants.............................
3588        SAN No. 4257   National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytic        2040-AD29
            Methods for Organic, Inorganic and Microbiological Contaminants and Pesticides........
3589        SAN No. 4221   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical Methods for        2040-AD30
            Microbial, Lead and Magnesium.........................................................
3590        SAN No. 3440   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper........    2040-AC27
3591        SAN No. 3563   Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations.............................    2040-AC41
3592        SAN No. 3992   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha,       2040-AC98
            Beta and Photon Emitters..............................................................
3593        SAN No. 2778   Revisions to the Underground Injection Control Regulations for Class V     2040-AB83
            Injection Wells.......................................................................
3594        SAN No. 4152   Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Regulations........................    2040-AD20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3595        SAN No. 3176   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate...................    2040-AC07
3596        SAN No. 3238   National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Aldicarb.................    2040-AC13
3597        SAN No. 3761   Streamlining Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements....................    2040-AC73
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                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3598        SAN No. 2772   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage I Disinfectant/         2040-AB82
            Disinfection By-Products Rule.........................................................
3599        SAN No. 2304   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Interim Enhanced Surface      2040-AC91
            Water Treatment Rule..................................................................
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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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3600        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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3601        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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3166. 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                            09/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056

Agency Contact: Mark Gordon, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 1230, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8886
Fax: 202 401-1080
  
Rebecca Neer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Small and 
Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 1230, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 280-4841

RIN: 2020-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




3167. REWRITING OF EPA REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE FREEDOM OF 
INFORMATION ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 552

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document sets forth proposed revisions to the Agency's 
regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA 
regulations have been streamlined and condensed, in accordance with the 
principles of the National Performance Review, with more user-friendly 
language wherever possible. These revisions also reflect the principles 
established by President Clinton and Attorney General Reno in their 
FOIA Policy Memoranda of October 4, 1993. Additionally, the regulations 
have been updated to reflect developments in the case law and to 
include updated cost figures to be used in calculating and charging 
fees. These proposed revisions also contain new provisions implementing 
the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996. These 
revisions will simplify and expedite responses to FOIA requests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4180

Agency Contact: John Heinz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2377, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5460
Fax: 202 260-0020
Email: heinz.john@epa.gov
  
Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 2377, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5459

RIN: 2020-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




3168.  CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING 
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

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duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  PL 105-277; PL 104-13

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping 
Rule will provide a uniform legal framework for paperless ER, including 
electronic signature/certification, across all EPA's environmental 
compliance programs. The rule will both remove current legal 
requirements for ``paper'' that create obstacles to ER and provide for 
enforceable mechanisms to assure the legal validity and authenticity of 
electronic documents and associated electronic signatures, whether 
transmitted as reports or maintained as records. This rule is important 
because the legal and electronic signature issues remain the chief 
obstacle to implementation of ER, and affect the overall enforceability 
of environmental programs both federally and under state delegation/
authorization. Also, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act of 1998 
requirements and the Administrator's Reinventing Environmental 
Information (REI) Action Plan goal of universal ER availability by 2003 
can only be met if this rulemaking has active participation by the AA-
ships and moves on a fast track.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4270

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2137, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0004
Fax: 202 260-9322
Email: huffer.evi@epa.gov
  
David Schwarz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 2137, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2710
Fax: 202 260-9322
Email: schwarz.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________




3169. 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; PL 105-65

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed regulation: (1) updates, clarifies, and 
streamlines requirements governing environmental program grants; (2) 
establishes requirements for the new Performance Partnership Grant 
(PPG) program; and (3) establishes requirements for grant programs that 
began after the original rule was published. (A regulation governing 
environmental program grants to Indian tribes and tribal consortia is 
published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3736

Agency Contact: Scott McMoran, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5376

RIN: 2030-AA55
_______________________________________________________________________




3170. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 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; PL 105-65

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed regulation will: (1) update, clarify, and 
streamline requirements governing environmental program grants; (2) 
establish requirements for the new Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) 
program; and (3) establish requirements for grant programs that were 
developed after the original rule was published. (EPA is also issuing a 
regulation governing environmental program grants to State and 
Interstate agencies.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4128

Agency Contact: Maureen Ross, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5356

RIN: 2030-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________




3171. REVISION TO EPAAR 1552.211-73, LEVEL OF EFFORT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 301 Sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort, to 
define more concisely the services being acquired, and to more 
accurately reflect the relationship between services provided and fee 
payments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/99

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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. 4191

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4369
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: wyborski.larry@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




3172.  INCORPORATING INFORMAL CLAUSES (EP) INTO THE EPAAR

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 301 Sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390, as amended

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is being promulgated to amend the EPAAR to 
incorporate Environmental Protection (EP) clauses into the EPAAR. There 
are a large number of EP clauses being used by contracting officers. 
This promulgation will capture those EP clauses that have not been 
submitted for public comment. Most of the EP clauses are used in 
contracts on a case-by-case basis. The contractor concurs with use of 
such clauses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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. 4226

Agency Contact: Paul Schaffer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: schaffer.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________




3173. INCORPORATION OF CLASS DEVIATIONS 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                            05/00/99
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3174. 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                            07/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




3175. INCREMENTALLY FUNDING FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1532

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule will add subpart 1532.7, Contract Funding, 
to the Environmental Protection Agency's Acquisition Regulation 
(EPAAR). It also will revise part 1552 of the EPAAR to include a clause 
for incrementally funding fixed price contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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

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paperwork burden associated with this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3876

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

RIN: 2030-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




3176. 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                            06/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGES TO 40 CFR PART 32

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 Governmentwide 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 that time due to differences with 
some agencies about some changes unrelated to those occasioned by FASA.
Among other things, FASA replaced the small purchase threshold 
($25,000) with the simplified acquisition amount ($100,000). That 
change unintentionally exposed certain EPA programs to participation by 
contractors who may have been debarred for serious misconduct already. 
OMB has agreed to permit agencies to amend the coverage section of 
their individual agency rules to reduce or eliminate exposure to 
suspended or debarred persons.
EPA intends to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend 40 CFR 
32.110 to reduce EPA exposure to such consequences.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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 Resources Management, 3901R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5399
Fax: 202 565-2469

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




3178. 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.

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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 10 
pages, by consolidating 23 pages of text to approximately 13. In the 
process it will provide a generic GLP rule that may be used by other 
programs in the Agency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3807

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162
Fax: 202 564-0028

RIN: 2020-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3179. ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 301 Sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1532.11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule complies with the revised Federal Acquisition 
Regulations (FAR) coverage regarding implementation of the Debt 
Collection Improvement Act. Because the revised FAR offers choices in 
implementation, each agency must communicate with its vendor community 
its choices. This rule will let our vendor community know that EPA will 
require the use of FAR Clause 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds 
Transfer (Non-CCR), as prescribed in FAR 32.1105(a)(2). Within the 
Clause, under (c) the payment office shall be inserted as the 
prescribed designated office. Further inserted shall be that the 
required EFT information shall be provided no later than 15 days prior 
to submission of the first request for payment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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. 4185

Agency Contact: Cal McWhirter, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4379
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: ames.sheila@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________




3180. AGENCY PROTEST SOLICITATION NOTIFICATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 301 Sec. 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1533; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish a solicitation notice regarding 
Agency protests in the EPA Acquisition Regulation. All solicitations 
currently contain a notice on how to protest an acquisition to the 
Agency. This notification is to be published in the EPAAR, since it 
affects parties outside the Agency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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. 4183

Agency Contact: Linda Avellar, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: avellar.linda@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3181. CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

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:  5 USC 301 sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

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CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1503; 48 CFR 1515; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is being promulgated to redesignate EPAAR subparts 
and sections for structural conformance with the FAR part 15 rewrite as 
published on September 30, 1997, and EPA implemented on December 19, 
1997. The EPAAR is in substantive compliance, but requires extensive 
redesignation for structural conformance to the FAR. Also, EPAAR 1515 
is of critical importance to the effective and efficient accomplishment 
of EPA acquisitions. The substance of EPAAR 1515 was published 
previously for public comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/28/98                    63 FR 71415
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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. 4184

Agency Contact: Louise Senzel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4367
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: senzel.louise@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3182. EPAAR COVERAGE ON CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

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:  5 USC 301 Sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1509; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish a solicitation provision and 
contract clause in the EPA Acquisition Regulation to be used when 
evaluating contractor performance. The rule provides a uniform method 
for determining and recording the effectiveness of contractors in 
meeting contractual obligations. It also provides a systematic approach 
for identifying and maintaining records of contractors' performance 
histories. This rule will satisfy the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
requirements pertaining to the establishment of a past performance 
evaluation system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/16/98                    63 FR 49530
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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. 4186

Agency Contact: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3183. EPAAR COVERAGE ON LOCAL HIRING AND TRAINING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 301 sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1526; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) 
to include part 1526, Other Socioeconomic Programs, and to revise part 
1552, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses. The purpose is to 
provide an incentive for prime contractors to utilize local hiring and 
provide training to local hires in specific geographical locations 
where contractual requirements will be performed. This incentive will 
support economic development in areas where EPA contracts are 
performed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/09/98                    63 FR 67845
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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. 4187

Agency Contact: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. SERVICE CONTRACTING--AVOIDING IMPROPER PERSONAL SERVICES 
RELATIONSHIPS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 301 sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1537; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is being promulgated to amend the EPAAR to 
highlight the proper relationship between the Government and its 
contractors in nonpersonal services contracts. The Agency recognizes 
that regardless of the express terms of its contracts, if a contract is 
administered improperly, an improper personal services relationship may 
be the result. Accordingly, the Agency will use this rule to state the 
manner in which nonpersonal services contracts must be administered to 
avoid creating an improper employer-employee relationship.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/20/99                     64 FR 3060
Final                           06/00/99

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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. 4188

Agency Contact: Louise Senzel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4367
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: senzel.louise@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________




3185. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  Not applicable

CFR Citation:  Not applicable

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 the 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 
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                11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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: 202 564-3358

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




3186. 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 has proposed (February 25, 1998) 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                            02/25/98                     63 FR 9465
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2662

Agency Contact: Scott Garrison, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2248A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0569

RIN: 2020-AA13
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



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3187. 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

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regulations to cut down on unnecessary procedures, expedite activities 
involving confidential business information, and simplify the 
regulations. In addition, EPA would consolidate confidentiality 
provisions from other parts of 40 CFR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60446
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3240

Agency Contact: Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2379, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5459

RIN: 2020-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________




3188. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES IN 
ANTARCTICA

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  16 USC 2401 et seq, as amended; 16 USC 2403a; PL 104-
227

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 8

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 2, 1998.

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to develop regulations for: (1) 
the environmental impact assessment of nongovernmental activities, 
including tourism, for which the United States is required to give 
advance notice under paragraph 5 of Article VII of the Antarctic Treaty 
and (2) coordination of the review of information regarding 
environmental impact assessment received by the United States from 
other parties under the Protocol on Environmental Protection. The 
Office of Federal Activities (OECA/OFA) will use the decisionmaking 
process of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to analyze the 
environmental setting; the types of nongovernmental activities, 
including tourism, to be addressed by the regulations; their potential 
for impact; and the alternatives available under rulemaking for 
environmental impact assessments for nongovernmental activities. An 
interim final rule, 40 CFR part 8, promulgated April 30, 1997, and on 
July 15, 1998 extended through the 2000-2001 austral summer, will be 
replaced by a final rule. The interim final rule was effective 
immediately so that the U.S. could ratify the Protocol and implement 
its obligations under the Protocol as soon as it entered into force. 
These rules are being developed in coordination with other Federal 
agencies with specific interests in and expertise with Antarctica 
including the Department of State, National Science Foundation, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, 
Marine Mammal Commission, Department of Justice, and the Council on 
Environmental Quality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/30/97                    62 FR 23538
Extension of Effective Date 
Interim Rule                    04/15/98                    63 FR 18323
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3933

Agency Contact: Joseph Montgomery, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-7157
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: montgomery.joseph@epa.gov
  
Katherine Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7144
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: biggs.katherine@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3189.  ACQUISITION REGULATION: TYPES OF CONTRACTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1516; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this 
proposed rule to amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) (48 CFR 
Chapter 15) to extend the fee limitations imposed at FAR 
15.404(c)(4)(i) to cost-plus-award fee and cost-plus incentive fee 
contracts. EPA has determined that its contracting officers shall not 
negotiate a price or maximum fee on cost- plus-award fee contracts or 
cost-plus incentive fee contracts that exceeds the following statutory 
limitations, imposed for cost-plus-fixed fee contracts by 41 USC 
254(b): (1) For experimental, developmental, or research work performed 
under a cost-plus-award fee or cost-plus incentive fee contract, the 
maximum fee shall not exceed 15 percent of the contract's estimated 
costs, excluding fee. (2) For architect-engineering services for public 
works or utilities, the contract price or the estimated cost and fee 
for production and delivery of designs, plans, drawings, and 
specifications shall not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the 
construction of the public work or utility, excluding fee. (3) For 
other cost-plus-award fee or cost-plus incentive fee contracts, the 
maximum fee shall not exceed 10 percent of the contract's estimated 
cost, excluding fee. Additionally, this rule provides revised 
references to parallel Federal Acquisition changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               01/26/99                     64 FR 3875

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

[[Page 21924]]

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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. 4215

Agency Contact: Louise Senzel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4367
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: senzel.louise@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA65
_______________________________________________________________________




3190. REGULATIONS GOVERNING AWARDS UNDER SECTION 113(F) OF THE CLEAN AIR 
ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 65

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action.                 02/26/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest
Phone: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3191.  CONTROL OF HIGHWAY DIESEL FUEL QUALITY: ADVANCE NOTICE OF 
PROPOSED RULEMAKING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545(c)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which will 
seek comment on a range of issues involved in possible future 
regulation of pollutants in diesel fuel.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4268

Agency Contact: Don Kopinski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OMS/EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4781
Email: kopinski.donald@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI32
_______________________________________________________________________




3192. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50; 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA 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 July 16, 
1997 memorandum to EPA Administrator Carol Browner, EPA is developing 
guidance and rules for sensibly and cost-effectively meeting the new 
standards. EPA is publishing guidance and rules in 1998 and 1999. For 
ozone, the implementation plan will emphasize a regional, State-
sponsored approach that addresses the long-distance transport of ozone. 
On October 27, 1998, EPA published a final rule (sometimes referred to 
as the NOx SIP Call) to require broad regional emissions reductions of 
NOx gases which contribute to the formation of ozone (63 FR 57356, 
October 27, 1998). In order to help areas covered by EPA's regional 
plan avoid burdensome measures associated with noncompliance, 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. (cont)

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
Supplemental NPRM NOx SIP Call 
Supplemental NPRM               05/11/98                    63 FR 25902
Final Rule Areas meeting 1-hour 
ozone standard                  06/05/98                    63 FR 31013
Final Rule Additional areas 
meeting 1-hour ozone standard   07/22/98                    63 FR 39432
Final Rule NOx Regional Strategy 
SIP Call                        10/27/98                    63 FR 57356
Draft Guidance Implementation 
Planning                        11/17/98                    63 FR 65593
ANPRM Extension of Attainment 
Dates for Downwind Transport 
Areas                           04/00/99
NPRM 172e Antibacksliding for 
PM10                            04/00/99
NPRM NSR for Transitional Areas 05/00/99

[[Page 21925]]

Final Guidance Implementation 
Planning                        05/00/99
Final Rule Regional Haze        05/00/99
Final Rule 172e Antibacksliding 
for PM10                        09/00/99
Final Rule Conformity for 
Transitional Areas              10/00/99
Final Rule NSR for Transitional 
Areas                           12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3553
ABSTRACT CONT: In a final rule promulgated on June 5, 1998, EPA 
identified areas that have air quality meeting the 1-hour ozone 
standard and revoked that standard for those areas (63 FR 31013, June 
5, 1998). A subsequent final rule for additional ozone areas attaining 
the 1-hour standard was promulgated on July 22, 1998 (63 FR 39432).
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. EPA plans to 
promulgate the regional haze rulemaking in the Spring of 1999.

Agency Contact: Denise Gerth, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5550
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gerth.denise@epa.gov
  
John Silvasi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5666
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF34
_______________________________________________________________________




3193. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR 
CONTROLLING HCFC PRODUCTION, IMPORT & EXPORT

Priority:  Other Significant

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                           04/05/99                    64 FR 16373
ANPRM Comment Period End        06/04/99
NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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.
The ANPRM is available on the Internet at:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1999/April/Day-05/a8258.htm

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: stendebach.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




3194. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: UPDATE OF THE SUBSTITUTES LIST 
UNDER THE SIGNIFICANT NEW ALTERNATIVES POLICY (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7671k CAA 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.

[[Page 21926]]

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                          08/26/94                    59 FR 44240
NPRM                            09/26/94                    59 FR 49108
Notice                          01/13/95                     60 FR 3318
Final Rule                      06/13/95                    60 FR 31092
Notice                          07/28/95                    60 FR 38729
NPRM                            10/02/95                    60 FR 51383
Notice                          02/08/96                     61 FR 4736
NPRM                            05/22/96                    61 FR 25604
Final Rule                      05/22/96                    61 FR 25585
Notice                          09/05/96                    61 FR 47012
Final Rule                      10/16/96                    61 FR 54030
Notice                          03/10/97                    62 FR 10700
NPRM                            05/21/97                    62 FR 27874
Notice                          06/03/97                    62 FR 30275
NPRM                            02/03/98                     63 FR 5491
Notice                          02/24/98                     63 FR 9151
Notice                          05/22/98                    63 FR 28251
Notice 10                       01/21/99                     64 FR 3296
Interim Final Rule              01/26/99                     64 FR 3861
Interim Final Rule              01/26/99                     64 FR 3865
NPRM                            02/18/99                     64 FR 8038
NPRM                            02/28/99                     64 FR 8038
ANPRM                           04/00/99
Final Rule                      04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3525
(Generic SAN)

Agency Contact: Kelly Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2303
Fax: 202 565-2096

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3195. NESHAP: CARBON BLACK PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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 21 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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325182 Carbon Black Manufacturing

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: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




3196. 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 for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

[[Page 21927]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 4110

Agency Contact: Juan 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@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM 2004 AND LATER MODEL 
YEAR HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL ENGINES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7601; 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will focus on the emission standards and related 
requirements for control of air pollution from 2004 and later model 
year highway heavy-duty engines. It will include an assessment of the 
feasibility of the requirements for these engines promulgated in 1997 
plus further consideration of a number of issues left open in the rule 
including potential diesel fuel changes, diesel particulate control, 
and other initiatives to control emissions in use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4043

Agency Contact: Glenn W. Passavant, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epa.gov
  
Christopher Lieske, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4584
Fax: 313 741-7816
Email: lieske.christopher@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI12
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. CONFORMITY PILOT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7671g

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would approve the conformity procedures developed 
by an area that has been selected to participate in the transportation 
conformity pilot program. Because EPA may select up to six areas to 
participate in the pilot program, there may be six separate approval 
actions. These approval actions will be in the form of conformity SIP 
approvals.
The purpose and anticipated impact of the pilot program itself were 
discussed in the rulemaking that established the pilot program. See 
Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for 
Participation in the Conformity Pilot Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4148

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4842
Fax: 734 214-4531
Email: patulski.meg@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI14
_______________________________________________________________________




3199.  HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS WASTE INCINERATORS--FEDERAL 
PLAN (FEDERAL PLAN FOR EXISTING HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS WASTE 
INCINERATORS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA sections 111, 129 and 301(a)(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60.27

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, September 30, 1999, CAA Section 129(b)(3).

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 directed the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set emission guidelines for 
existing incinerators combusting hospital waste, medical waste, and 
infectious waste under sections 111 and 129. On 9/15/97, the EPA 
promulgated emission guidelines for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste 
Incinerators (HMIWI) under the authority of section 111(d) and section 
129 of the Clean Air Act (see 62 FR 48348). This action is a follow-on 
activity to the 1997 HMIWI rulemaking which applies to existing HMIWI. 
In accordance with section 129, States with affected sources must 
submit a State Plan by 9/15/98 describing how the State will implement 
the emission guidelines for existing HMIWI. In this proposed HMIWI 
Federal Plan rulemaking, EPA becomes the implementing authority in 
those instances where the State or local agency has failed to submit a 
plan or a plan has not yet been approved. Therefore, consistent with 
section 129(b)(3) of the Act, EPA is proposing a plan that applies to 
HMIWI in any State, tribe or locale that has not submitted an 
approvable plan within the time allotted. This action makes no changes 
to the requirements in the 1997 rule, and is intended to fulfill EPA's 
duty under section 129(b)(3) to promulgate a Federal Plan as a gap-
filling measure until the State fulfills its statutory obligations. 
When the State submits an approvable State Plan, the Federal Plan will 
no longer apply to units in that State.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final                           09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  6214 Outpatient Care Centers; 6219 Other Ambulatory 
Health Care Services; 622 Hospitals; 6212 Offices of Dentists

Additional Information: SAN No. 4219

Agency Contact: Valerie Broadwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3310

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Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: broadwell.valerie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI25
_______________________________________________________________________




3200.  CONSUMER AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS: REVISED SCHEDULE FOR 
REGULATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7511b(e)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action revises the schedule for issuance of standards 
under section 183(e) of the Act for 4 product categories listed in the 
initial schedule for regulation. Regulation of 4 product categories 
will be delayed until 2003 from their present schedules for regulation 
in 1997 and 1999. The products with new schedules for regulation are: 
(1) Aerosol spray paints; (2) lithographic printing materials; (3) 
industrial cleaning solvents; and (4) flat wood paneling coatings. 
These changes to the regulatory schedule are necessary to improve 
workload management and to coordinate better with other regulatory 
activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  324199 All Other Petroleum and Coal Products 
Manufacturing; 3255 Paint, Coating, Adhesive, and Sealant Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4246
This action revises the schedule for regulation of consumer and 
commercial products under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act. This is 
a list maintenance activity and is being done to reduce the risk of 
litigation over failure to meet a statutory deadline.

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

RIN: 2060-AI30
_______________________________________________________________________




3201.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW 
COMPRESSION-IGNITION AND SPARK-IGNITION RECREATIONAL MARINE ENGINES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 23, 1999.
Final, Judicial, October 31, 2000.

Abstract: This NPRM will establish numerical emission limits for 
compression-ignition and spark-ignition engines used on marine 
recreational vessels. This action will complete EPA's emission control 
program for marine engines (commercial engines and spark-ignition 
outboard and personal watercraft engines are covered in separate 
rules).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  3366 Ship and Boat Building; 3336 Engine, Turbine, 
and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4251

Agency Contact: Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epa.gov
  
Jean Marie Revelt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4822
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI36
_______________________________________________________________________




3202.  NO BACKSLIDING RULE FOR PM-10 NONATTAINMENT AREAS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is intended to establish a rule (pursuant to 
section 172(e)) concerning no relaxation of PM-10 control measures in 
existing PM-10 nonattainment areas during the interim period before the 
implementation of the new NAAQS for Particulate Matter. The rule will 
help to maintain the current level of health protection by ensuring 
that the current controls for PM-10 continue to be enforced.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3961

Agency Contact: Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI39
_______________________________________________________________________




3203.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: AMENDMENT TO HALON 
USE, HALON TECHNICIAN TRAINING, AND HALON AND HALON-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT 
DISPOSAL RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7671-7671q

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82.250 to 82.270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated a final rule (63 FR 11084, March 5, 1998) 
concerning numerous aspects of the handling and processing of halons, a 
group of gaseous or easily vaporized hydrocarbons that are used in a 
wide range of fire and explosion protection applications. Halons are 
Class I ozone-depleting substances regulated under Title VI of the 
Clean Air Act (Act). Following publication of this rule, members of the 
regulated community and other stakeholders requested clarifications to 
two technical provisions of this rule, and other, editorial, 
clarifications. The two technical clarifications relate to (1) EPA's 
requirements regarding the efficiency of equipment used during halon 
recovery and recycling activities,

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and (2) EPA's requirements regarding technician training. SPD therefore 
will consider adding substantive or editorial clarifications, and/or 
additional preamble discussion, to address these issues. These changes 
are expected to be fully consistent with the original scope and intent 
of the March 5, 1998 regulation. By providing greater clarity and 
specificity to the requirements as requested by members of the 
regulated community and other stakeholders, EPA will better ensure 
achievement of the environmental objectives of this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  333319 Other Commercial and Service Industry 
Machinery Manufacturing; 5617 Services to Buildings and Dwellings

Additional Information: SAN No. 4252

Agency Contact: Lisa Chang, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9742
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: chang.lisa@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI40
_______________________________________________________________________




3204.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING 
QUARANTINE AND PRESHIPMENT METHYL BROMIDE USED IN THE UNITED STATES AND 
BASELINE ADJUSTMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7671-7671(q)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82.1 to 82.13

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a revision to the accelerated phaseout 
regulations that govern the production, import, export, transformation 
and destruction of substances that deplete the ozone layer under the 
authority of Title VI of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAA or 
the Act). The proposed amendment will reflect U.S. obligations under 
the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 
(Protocol). EPA recognizes the expressed intent of Congress in recent 
changes to the Clean Air Act that direct EPA to conform the U.S. 
phasedown schedule to the Protocol's schedule for developed nations. 
With this action, EPA is proposing a process that would exempt 
quantities of methyl bromide used in the U.S. for quarantine and 
preshipment from the phaseout schedule and propose adjustments to the 
existing methyl bromide baseline.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  115114 Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton 
Ginning); 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4253

Agency Contact: Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: land.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI42
_______________________________________________________________________




3205.  REVISION TO THE DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND 
(VOC) TO EXCLUDE TERTIARY BUTYL ACETATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Title I

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.100(s)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The definition of VOC is proposed to be revised to add 
tertiary butyl acetate to the list of negligibly reactive compounds. 
This is a deregulatory action that will remove tertiary butyl acetate 
from the necessity to be controlled as a VOC in SIPs for attaining the 
ozone standard. This is not expected to have a significant impact on 
small businesses or local governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4254

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.williaml@epa.gov
  
Jan Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 2344, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5095
Fax: 202 260-0586
Email: tierney.jan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




3206.  REVISIONS TO AIR POLLUTION EMERGENCY EPISODE REQUIREMENTS 
(SUBPART H, 40 CFR PART 51)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)(G); 42 USC 7603

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.150 to 51.153; 40 CFR 51 Appendix L

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 40 CFR part 51.150-51.153 require States to have contingency 
plans to prevent air pollution levels from reaching the significant 
harm level (SHL) for CO, O3, SO2, NOx, and PM. Appendix L provides 
example guidance to the States on appropriate courses of action to take 
at each episode stage (i.e., alert, warning, and emergency) to ensure 
the SHL is not reached. These requirements were developed in the 
1970's, based on the NAAQS from that era. Since that time, ambient air 
quality levels have decreased nationwide. Today, many areas/sources 
that no longer need episode plans must still develop them. This rule 
would update and simplify the criteria used to determine which areas 
would require episode plans. Areas with no more than one exceedance of 
the Alert level over the past 5 years would not need to develop 
emergency episode plans. Sources with the potential to cause 
exceedances of the SHL due to a process/control equipment malfunction 
would need to develop source contingency plans to prevent (and to 
respond to) such malfunctions. Appendix L would also be revised to 
reflect the revised program

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requirements. The result will be a sensible, credible program replacing 
an outdated, ignored program. While minor SIP revisions may be needed, 
these could be included with SIP overhauls resulting from the NAAQS 
revisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final Action                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4247

Agency Contact: Ted Creekmore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5699
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: creekmore.ted@epa.gov
  
John Silvasi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5666
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. 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                            08/00/99
Final Action                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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: 734 214-4456

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. 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                            06/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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: 734 214-4456

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. METHOD 301: FIELD VALIDATION OF POLLUTION MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR 
VARIOUS MEDIA; REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; PL 101-549; 42 USC 7410 et seq

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 the procedure for determining the 
quality of the data. This rule will clarify those rule provisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. NESHAP: FERROALLOY PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412/CAA 112; 44 USC 350 et seq (PRA); 5 USC 
605; EO 12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

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                            08/04/98                    63 FR 41508
Supplemental NPRM               04/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3082

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

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Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: chin.conrad@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AF29
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. 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                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3212. 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:
NPRM, 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                            04/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG14
_______________________________________________________________________




3213. 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.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7626

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This source category is subject to regulation by November 
2000 under the Clean Air Act. The Agency is currently considering which 
regulatory authorities may be most appropriate for this source 
category, including the Clean Air Act and section 405(d) of the Clean 
Water Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/14/97                     62 FR 1868
NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Sectors Affected:  22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

Additional Information: SAN No. 3819

Agency Contact: Eugene Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crumpler.eugene@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Traingle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AG50
_______________________________________________________________________




3214. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURING

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for facilities manufacturing wood panels and 
engineered wood products. MACT standards are under development to 
reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from all 
industries to protect the public health and environment. Emissions of 
HAP from this industry have been associated with, but are not limited 
to, the drying of wood and binders. The scope of the affected source 
category has not been determined; however, this rule is anticipated to 
apply to the manufacture of products involving wood and some kind of 
binder or bonding agent. This project may include, but is not limited 
to, facilities that manufacture waferboard, hardboard fiber board 
(MDF), oriented strandboard (OSB), medium density fiberboard, 
particleboard, strawboard, hardwood and softwood plywood, glue-
laminated lumber, laminated veneer lumber, and engineered wood 
products. The

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plywood and particleboard source category may also include lumber 
drying kilns at sawmills which are located on the same site as a 
facility that manufactures any of the wood products mentioned above. 
The project may also include some coatings operations. The name of the 
source category is being changed to better reflect how the industry 
refers to themselves. The new name for the source category will be 
plywood and composite wood products. This project commenced October 
1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32192 Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3820

Agency Contact: Mary Tom Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3215. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS CELLULOSE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for facilities manufacturing cellulose ether, 
carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl cellulose, cellulose food casing, 
producing rayon, and producing cellophane. MACT standards are under 
development to reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) 
from all industries to protect the public health and environment. 
Emissions of HAP from this industry have been associated with, but are 
not limited to, product washing operations, material storage tanks, and 
film drying. The scope of the rule has not been determined. This 
project started in the spring of 1997. Data gathering efforts will 
continue through 1998. That work will be followed by development of a 
regulatory package to propose and promulgate a MACT standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325221 Cellulosic Organic Fiber Manufacturing; 
326113 Unsupported Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3970
Project combined with SAN 3963

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________




3216. NESHAP: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for municipal solid waste landfills. MACT 
standards are under development to reduce the release of HAP from all 
industries to protect the public health and environment. The scope of 
the rule has not been determined. This project is now scheduled to 
start in fiscal year 1998. The initial stage of this project is to 
gather preliminary information on landfills to establish a presumptive 
MACT. That work will be followed by development of a regulatory package 
to propose and promulgate a MACT standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  92411 Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste 
Management; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

Additional Information: SAN No. 3969

Agency Contact: Michele Laur, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5256
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: laur.michele@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. STORAGE TANK RULE REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise storage tank air 
regulations in several parts of title 40 of the CFR. Such revisions 
include rule corrections, the addition of test methods, and the 
elimination of some recordkeeping requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries; 32511 Petrochemical 
Manufacturing; 325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing

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Additional Information: SAN No. 3966

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH15
_______________________________________________________________________




3218. 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 effect on local agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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: 919 541-1000
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: bromberg.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH25
_______________________________________________________________________




3219. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT: CLARIFICATION OF TRADING 
PROVISIONS

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671 CAA sec 176(c)

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. The Open Market 
Trading Guidance provides guidance to states for establishing a method 
to quantify emissions reductions (called discrete emissions reductions 
or DERs) that can be traded among parties and how such trading should 
occur. This action will amend the transportation conformity rule to 
clarify how emissions trading could be reconciled in the conformity 
process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3917

Agency Contact: Laura Voss, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4858
Fax: 734 214-4531
Email: voss.laura@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3220. 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                            09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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: 734 214-4851

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3221. REVISIONS TO NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE 
NEW NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) FOR OZONE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.160 to 51.166; 40 CFR 52.21; 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 51.160-166 and 52.21 and 52.24, respectively.
The proposed regulations implement preconstruction permit requirements 
for new and modified major stationary sources locating in areas that do 
not meet the new, 8-hour NAAQS for ozone, but do meet the 1-hour ozone 
standard. The rules are intended to implement the major NSR provisions 
in a flexible, common sense, cost-effective, and non-burdensome manner 
by allowing States with these nonattainment areas to make minimal 
changes to their existing major preconstructed permit programs in their

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State implementation plans. 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                            06/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4046

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
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH53
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND BATTERY STACKS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: There are currently 25 active domestic coke plants, 20 of 
which are furnace coke plants and 5 of which are foundry coke plants. 
Coke oven batteries used to produce metallurgical coke at these plants 
emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as coke oven emissions and 
polycyclic organic matter listed in section 112 of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA).
This action will establish a National Emission Standard for Hazardous 
Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for three specific operations associated with 
coke ovens, namely pushing, quenching, and battery stacks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  324199 All Other Petroleum and Coal Products 
Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel Mills

Additional Information: SAN No. 4022

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. 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 national emission 
standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) 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 99%, 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 choose to leave 
uncontrolled certain combinations of storage tanks and/or pieces of mix 
preparation equipment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/09/99                    64 FR 17465
Direct Final Rule               04/09/99                    64 FR 17459
NPRM Comment Period End         05/10/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4106
The NPRM is available on the Internet at:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1999/April/Day-09/a8780.htm
The direct final rule is available on the Internet at:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1999/April/Day-09/a8779.htm

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: aston.michele@epa.gov
  
Gail Lacy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Reserach Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5261
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: lacy.gail@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH71
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. NESHAP: FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA Section 112; 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

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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 for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4111

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3225. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  CAA 112; PL 91-190 sec 203

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

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

Abstract: 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 quantities of HAP 
released are expected to exceed major source levels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  21221 Iron Ore Mining

Additional Information: SAN No. 4102
There are nine taconite processing facilities in the U.S.; 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: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: chin.conrad@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH73
_______________________________________________________________________




3226. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR THE 
HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12291; EO12866

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) will be developed for the hydrochloric acid production 
industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing; 
325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 325181 Alkalies 
and Chlorine Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4104

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. 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 categories of major and area 
sources of the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)

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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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  332812 Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and 
Silverware), and Allied Services to Manufacturers

Additional Information: SAN No. 4107

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  327121 Brick and Structural Clay Tile Manufacturing; 
327124 Clay Refractory Manufacturing; 327122 Ceramic Wall and Floor 
Tile Manufacturing; 327123 Other Structural Clay Product Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4113

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




3229. NESHAP: ORGANIC HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM THE SYNTHETIC 
ORGANIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (SOCMI) & OTHER PROCESSES SUBJECT TO THE 
NEGOTIATED REGULATION FOR EQUIPMENT LEAKS

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                            09/00/99
Final Rule                      06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4103

Agency Contact: Jan Meyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5254
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: meyer.jan@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. NESHAP: POLYVINYL CHLORIDE AND COPOLYMERS 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                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4114

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson, Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. NESHAP: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 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                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  331419 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous 
Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)

Additional Information: SAN No. 4098

Agency Contact: Ken Durkee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5425
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: durkee.ken@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16--SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA section 111

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Performance Specification 16 is being proposed to provide 
performance criteria for predictive 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                            06/00/99
Final Rule                      06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  33241 Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing; 
333611 Turbine and Turbine Generator Set Unit Manufacturing; 336399 All 
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 333618 Other Engine Equipment 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4119

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

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3233. NESHAP: WET-FORMED FIBERGLASS MAT PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

[[Page 21938]]

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

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4082

Agency Contact: Juan 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@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. 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                            05/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4003

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9198
Fax: 202 565-2065

RIN: 2060-AH90
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATIONS; REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.850 to 51.860; 40 CFR 93.150 to 93.160

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, known 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 the implementation of the General Conformity Regulations, 
including the requirements for areas designated nonattainment for the 
newly promulgated NAAQS. In conjunction with an ad hoc work group of 
representatives from several Federal agencies, 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                            07/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5246
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH93


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3236. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION ON THE 610 
NONESSENTIAL PRODUCTS BAN

Priority:  Other Significant

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                            04/00/99
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4077

Agency Contact: Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 564-2096

RIN: 2060-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




3237. TIER II LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK EMISSION STANDARDS 
AND GASOLINE SULFUR STANDARDS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521, 42 USC 7545

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86 (Revision); 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, December 31, 1999, Determine need - tech. feasibility 
and cost effectiveness of more stringent standards.

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 submitted a report to Congress on 
July 31, 1998. The report provided evidence that there was a need for 
further reductions in emissions and that cost-effective technology is 
available to meet more stringent standards. This rulemaking will 
propose the next generation of emission standards for light-duty 
vehicles, light-duty trucks, and gasoline heavy-duty vehicles. The 
primary focus of this action will be reducing emissions of nitrogen 
oxides and non-methane hydrocarbons, pollutants which contribute to 
ozone pollution. Highway vehicles are significant contributors to ozone 
pollution, though tighter standards will also have additional air 
quality benefits. The light-duty vehicle and light-duty truck standards 
cannot go into effect before the 2004 model year, as per Clean Air Act 
requirements. The rulemaking will also propose limitations on the 
sulfur content of gasoline available nationwide. Sulfur in gasoline has 
a detrimental impact on catalyst performance and could be a limiting 
factor in the introduction of advanced technologies on motor vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries; 336111 Automobile 
Manufacturing; 33612 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing; 4227 Petroleum and 
Petroleum Products Wholesalers

Additional Information: SAN No. 4211

Agency Contact: Tad Wysor, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4332
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: wysor.tad@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI23
_______________________________________________________________________




3238. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION)

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7409; CAA sec 109

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50.4; 40 CFR 50.5

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 1, 1994.
Final, Judicial, April 22, 1996.

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

[[Page 21940]]

implementation strategy - the Intervention Level Program - was proposed 
on January 2, 1997. In July 1996, the American Lung Association and the 
Environmental Defense Fund petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 
D.C. Circuit for a judicial review of EPA's decision not to establish a 
new 5-minute NAAQS. On January 30, 1998, the court found that EPA did 
not adequately explain its decision and remanded the case so EPA could 
explain its rationale more fully. EPA published a schedule for 
responding to the remand in the May 5, 1998 Federal Register. The 
schedule calls for a final response to the remand by December 2000. Any 
final action on the intervention level program would occur no sooner 
than December 2000.

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 Rule NAAQS Review         05/22/96                    61 FR 25566
NPRM Revised NAAQS 
Implementation (Part 51)        01/02/97                      62 FR 210
Notice Schedule for Response to 
NAAQS Remand                    05/05/98                    63 FR 24782
NPRM Response to NAAQS Remand   09/00/99
Final Response to NAAQS Remand  12/00/00
Final Rule NAAQS Implementation 
(Part 51)                       01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1002

Agency Contact: Susan Stone (Review), Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1146
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: stone.susan@epa.gov
  
Eric Crump (Implementation), Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4719
Email: crump.eric@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. REVISION OF APPENDIX W TO 40 CFR PART 51

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAAA sec 110(a)(2); CAAA sec 165(e); CAAA sec 172(a); 
CAAA sec 172(c); CAAA sec 301(a)(1); CAAA 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 Guideline on Air 
Quality Models, published as appendix W to 40 CFR part 51. 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                            04/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3240. NESHAP/NSPS: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

Legal Authority:  PL 101-549; 42 USC 7411 CAA sec 111; 42 USC 7412 CAA 
sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The stationary reciprocating internal combustion engine 
source category is listed as a major source of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). A major source is 
one which emits more than 10 tons/yr of one HAP or more than 25 tons/yr 
of a combination of 189 HAPs. Internal combustion engines also emit 
NOx, SO2, CO, and PM. The EPA will gather information on HAP emissions 
from internal combustion engines and determine the appropriate maximum 
achievable control technology (MACT) to reduce HAP emissions, if any. 
The EPA will also gather information for NOx, SO2, CO, and PM and 
decide whether standards are required to reduce these emissions. The 
EPA will use information that has already been developed, if possible, 
by gathering information by working with State/local agencies, vendors, 
manufacturers of internal combustion engines, owners and operators of 
internal combustion engines, and environmentalists. Some small 
businesses that use internal combustion engines may be directly 
impacted as well as a few small government entities who produce their 
own power. The number of small entities that would be affected is not 
known at this time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3656

Agency Contact: Amanda Agnew, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: agnew.amanda@epa.gov
  
Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: bell.doug@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG63


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3241.  STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE 
COMBUSTION UNITS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 4111; CAA sec 129

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1992.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 direct the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) to set standards of performance and emission 
guidelines for new and existing municipal waste combustors under 
Sections 111 and 129; to base these standards and guidelines on maximum 
achievable control technology; and to include emission limits for 
particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of 
nitrogen, carbon monoxide, mercury, lead, cadmium, and dioxins and 
dibenzofurans. The standards for large municipal waste combustors were 
adopted in 1995. This rule would establish standards for small MWC 
units.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4243

Agency Contact: Walt Stevenson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5264
Email: stevenson.walt@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI51
_______________________________________________________________________




3242. NESHAP/NSPS: COMBUSTION TURBINE

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

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 111; CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  44 CFR 60

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

Abstract: The combustion turbine source category is listed as a major 
source of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under section 112 of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA). A major source is one which emits more than 10 
tons/yr of one HAP or more than 25 tons/yr of a combination of 189 
HAPs. Combustion turbines also emit NOx, SO2, CO, and PM. Combustion 
turbines are already regulated for NOx and SO2 emissions under section 
111 of the CAA. This project is part of the Industrial Combustion 
Coordinated Rulemaking (ICCR) Project. The EPA will gather information 
on HAP emissions from ICCR project sources including combustion 
turbines and determine the appropriate maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) to reduce HAP emissions, if any. The EPA will also 
gather information to revise the 1979 NSPS for NOx and SO2 and decide 
whether CO and PM standards are required for combustion turbines. The 
EPA information that has already been developed will be used if 
possible and additional information will be gathered by working with 
State/local agencies, vendors, manufacturers of combustion turbines, 
owners and operators of combustion turbines, and environmentalists. A 
limited number of sources may be tested to gather emission data to 
supplement the existing emissions data base. The number of small 
entities that would be affected is not known at this time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3657

Agency Contact: Sims Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5263
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: roy.sims@epa.gov
  
Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: bell.doug@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG67
_______________________________________________________________________




3243. 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 189 HAPs listed in section 
112(b) of the CAA. As a consequence, a regulatory development program 
is being pursued for the mineral wool production industry to promulgate 
emission standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/97                    62 FR 25370
Supp. Proposal                  04/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

[[Page 21942]]

Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE08
_______________________________________________________________________




3244. NESHAP: IRON FOUNDRIES AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Iron foundries and steel foundries have been identified by 
the EPA as potentially significant sources of air emissions of 
manganese compounds, lead compounds, and other substances that are 
among the pollutants listed as hazardous air pollutants in section 112 
of the Clean Air Act, as amended in November of 1990. As such, these 
industries may be source categories for which national emission 
standards may be warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  331511 Iron Foundries; 331512 Steel Investment 
Foundries; 331513 Steel Foundries, (except Investment)

Additional Information: SAN No. 3343

Agency Contact: Jim Maysilles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3265
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: maysilles.james@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3245. NESHAP: CYANIDE CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Cyanide compounds are among the pollutants listed as 
hazardous air pollutants in section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments 
of 1990. As a consequence, the EPA has determined that sources that 
manufacture cyanide compounds may reasonably be anticipated to emit 
cyanide compounds in quantities sufficient to qualify them as major 
sources. Three source categories that either produce hydrogen cyanide 
or use it in the production of other chemicals, specifically cyanuric 
chloride and sodium cyanide, are on the initial list of HAP emitting 
source categories selected for regulation. The results of an assessment 
of the three source categories conducted by the Agency indicated that 
cyanuric chloride is an unstable intermediate product and is 
incorrectly listed. Also every facility producing sodium cyanide also 
produces hydrogen cyanide. As result of this analysis, the cyanuric 
chloride source category was delisted and the sodium and hydrogen 
cyanide source categories will be compressed into one cyanide source 
category. In addition, this new cyanide category was switched from the 
list of categories scheduled to be regulated in 1997 to the list of 
categories scheduled for regulation in 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3341

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________




3246. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended November 1990, requires the EPA 
to regulate categories of major and area sources of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP). The EPA has determined that integrated iron and steel 
mills emit several of the 189 HAP listed (including compounds of 
chromium, lead, manganese, toluene, and polycyclic organic matter) in 
quantities sufficient to designate them as major sources. As a 
consequence, integrated iron and steel facilities are among the HAP-
emitting source categories selected for regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3346

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________




3247. 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

[[Page 21943]]

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/31/97                    62 FR 15228
Supp. Proposal                  04/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32742 Gypsum and Gypsum Product Manufacturing

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.william@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE75
_______________________________________________________________________




3248. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This regulation would control emissions of hazardous air 
pollutants from plants engaged in the manufacturing of homopolymers 
and/or copolymers which contain materials designed to enhance the 
chemical, physical, and/or thermal properties of the polymer. The 
source category includes, but is not limited to processing techniques 
such as hand layup and spray layup of gelcoats that incorporate 
styrene.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  32614 Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3326

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3249. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSES

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This regulation will cover organic chemical manufacturing 
processes not covered by the HON or other MACT standards. The 
regulation will control process vents (continuous and batch), equipment 
leaks, storage tanks and wastewater.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325992 Photographic Film, Paper, Plate and Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3452

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3250. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The chlorine production source category includes facilities 
engaged in the production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide (caustic) by 
one of the following electrolytic processes: diaphragm cell, membrane 
cell, and mercury cell. Hazardous air pollutants emitted include 
chlorine, hydrogen chloride, and mercury. None of the facilities are 
major sources on their own. However, several are co-located with major 
sources (e.g., pulp and paper plants, polymer plants, synthetic organic 
chemical plants, etc.). Emissions of chlorine and hydrogen chloride are 
very minor and the Agency is evaluating whether regulation of these 
HAPs is warranted. Relative to mercury, which is among five

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pollutants listed for regulation under section 112(c)(6) due to their 
persistent and bioaccumulative effects, the Agency intends to subject 
to regulation under section 112(d)(2) all mercury cell facilities 
regardless of major source status.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3449

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3251. NESHAP: PRIMARY LEAD SMELTERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997, Statutory Section 112 of the CAA.
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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                            04/17/98                    63 FR 19200
Supplemental NPRM               04/00/99
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  331419 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous 
Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3252. NESHAP: MANUFACTURING OF NUTRITIONAL YEAST

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112 (d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act requires major sources of 
hazardous air pollutants to achieve 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 nutritional yeast manufacturing industry. This industry is 
currently comprised of 10 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. The proposed regulatory options set maximum emission limits of 
acetaldehyde, which will be achievable by improved process control to 
reduce formation of this by-product. A supplemental proposal is being 
developed to provide notice and comment opportunity for updated 
industry information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/18/98                    63 FR 55812
Supplemental NPRM               10/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  311999 All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing

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
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: aston.michele@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF30
_______________________________________________________________________




3253. AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL PROVISIONS SUBPARTS A AND B FOR 40 CFR 63

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-549; 42 USC 7401 CAA 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3551

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Agency Contact: James Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2452
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: szykman.jim@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF31
_______________________________________________________________________




3254. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPING OPERATIONS

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

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires 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 Act and to establish and meet 
dates for promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed 
categories of HAP emission sources. 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 EPA has 
determined that paint stripping operations emit at least one of the 
HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the Act, specifically methylene 
chloride. As a result, the source category is included on the initial 
list of HAP-emitting categories scheduled for promulgation within 10 
years of enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The purpose 
of this action is to begin a regulatory development program such that 
any emission standards may be promulgated according to the mandated 
schedule. It is unknown now whether this action will impact small 
businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3746

Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov
  
Carolyn Wigington, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5376
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wigington.carolyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. NESHAP: BOAT MANUFACTURING

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants emitted by the boat manufacturing industry. The most 
abundant pollutant emitted by this industry is styrene, which is listed 
as a hazardous air pollutant in the 1990 Clean Air Act. The Agency will 
study the various hazardous air pollutants emitted by the industry and 
will evaluate pollution prevention and abatement techniques which can 
reduce emissions from these pollutants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  336611 Ship Building and Repairing; 336612 Boat 
Building

Additional Information: SAN No. 3747

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




3256. NESHAP: TIRE MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires 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 Act and to establish and meet 
dates for promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed 
categories of HAP emission sources. 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 EPA has 
determined that 43 major tire manufacturing operations emit at least 
one of the HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the Act, specifically 
benzene, hexane, and toluene. As a result, the source category is 
included on the list of HAP-emitting categories scheduled for 
promulgation within 10 years of enactment of the Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990. The purpose of this action is to continue a 
regulatory development program such that any emission standards may be 
promulgated according to the mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3749

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY CLEANERS MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL 
TECHNOLOGY (MACT) STANDARD

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires 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 Clean Air Act Amendments and to 
establish and meet dates for promulgation of emission standards for 
each of the listed categories of HAP emission sources. 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 EPA has determined that the petroleum solvent dry cleaning industry 
emits several HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the Act; these HAPs are: 
chlorobenzene, cumene, ethyl benzene, polycyclic organic matter, 
toluene, and xylene. As a result, the source category is included on 
the initial list of HAP-emitting categories scheduled for promulgation 
within 10 years of enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. 
The purpose of this action is to begin a regulatory development program 
such that any emission standards may be promulgated according to the 
mandated schedule. It is anticipated that this action will impact small 
business, but the extent of that impact has not yet been determined.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3754

Agency Contact: James Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2452
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: szykman.jim@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. NESHAP: ETHYLENE PROCESSES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
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                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing

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: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AG53
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. LARGE APPLIANCE (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: This regulation will apply to surface coating of large 
appliance products and parts for household, commercial, or recreational 
use. This regulation will reduce nationwide emissions of HAPs from 
surface coating of large appliances, a measure required by section 112 
of the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  335222 Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3823

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epa.gov

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Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________




3260. NESHAP: ASPHALT ROOFING AND PROCESSING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA 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 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                            10/00/99
Interim Final Rule              10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG66
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, requires EPA to 
develop emission standards for sources of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs). Industrial boilers and institutional/commercial boilers are 
among the potential source categories to be regulated under section 112 
of the CAA. Emissions of HAPs will be addressed by this rulemaking for 
both new and existing sources. EPA promulgated an NSPS for these source 
categories in 1987 and 1990. The standards for the NESHAP are to be 
technology-based and are to require the maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) as described in section 112 of the CAA. This standard 
is part of the Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3837

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
  
Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3262. NESHAP: LIME MANUFACTURING

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 CAA sec 112, 44 USC 350 et seq, 5 USC 605

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 lime manufacturing plants may be major sources 
for one or more HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation (emission 
standards) is being developed for the lime manufacturing industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32741 Lime Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3651

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG72


_______________________________________________________________________



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3263. NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

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

Legal Authority:  PL 91-190 sec 203; 42 USC 7401 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The friction products manufacturing source category includes 
any facility that manufactures or remanufactures friction products such 
as brakes, brake pads, disk pads, and clutch pads, including facilities 
that use non-asbestiform mineral fibers and asbestos replacement 
material. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are emitted from solvents 
contained in the adhesives used to bond the friction material to the 
automobile part. During 1998, the Agency collected current information 
from owners/operators regarding business size, quantities of 
pollutants, processes, air pollution control devices, and workplace 
practices in the industry. Some of the HAPs reported include phenol, 
toluene, methyl chloroform, chlorobenzene, o-cresol, formaldehyde, n-
hexane, hydrogen cyanide, methanol, methylene chloride, methylisobutyl 
carbon, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, chloroethylether, 
ethylbenzene, xylenes, and methylethylketone. Owners/operators reported 
that these particular HAPs are emitted during heated processes such as 
curing, bonding, and debonding processes. It is expected that 
substantial reductions in these emissions can be achieved at the floor 
levels of controls under section 112(b). Based on this information and 
any needed new information to be developed by EPA and the industry, the 
Agency plans to propose and promulgate a maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) or generally available control technology (GACT) 
standard for existing sources and new sources. The friction material 
industry is concentrated in, but not limited to, the automotive 
markets. Impacts on small businesses (including SBREFA analyses) and on 
State/local/tribal governments will be assessed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3899

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: zapata.susan@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This rule will establish a MACT (maximum available control 
technology) for semiconductor production facilities. There are 
currently 6 major sources that would be affected by the NESHAP. This 
action will result in little or no additional emission reduction but 
will establish a Federal MACT level for large facilities. It is 
anticipated that no major sources will be subject to the rule at time 
of promulgation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3902

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. NESHAP: METAL CAN (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants emitted by the metal can industry. The Agency will study 
what pollutants are emitted and evaluate the control techniques, 
including pollution prevention, that are used to reduce these 
emissions. The Agency will also determine what, if any, impact the rule 
would have on small businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3906

Agency Contact: George F. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: smith.george@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. NESHAP: METAL COIL (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants

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emitted by the metal coil surface coating industry. The Agency will 
study what pollutants are emitted and evaluate the control techniques, 
including pollution prevention, that are used to reduce these 
emissions. The Agency will also determine what, if any, impact the rule 
would have on small businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3905

Agency Contact: George F. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1549
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: smith.georgef@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________




3267. NESHAP: FABRIC PRINTING, COATING AND DYEING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) emitted from fabric printing, coating, and dyeing. The 
Agency will identify and study the types and sources of HAP emissions 
from these processes, and evaluate pollution prevention and other 
control techniques which can reduce these emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3909

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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




3268. AUTOMOBILE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURING (SURFACE COATING) 
NESHAP

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) emitted from the coatings used by the automobile and 
light-duty truck manufacturing industry. The Agency will study the HAP 
emitted by the industry and will evaluate pollution prevention and 
other control techniques which can reduce these emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3907

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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________




3269. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

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

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (Act), as amended November 
1990, requires the EPA to regulate categories of major and area sources 
of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed in section 112(b). The EPA 
has determined that sources that manufacture primary magnesium may 
reasonably be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs listed 
(including chlorine and hydrochloric acid) in quantities sufficient to 
designate them as a major source. As a consequence, primary magnesium 
refining is among the HAP emitting source categories selected for 
regulation and is in the group of categories for which final rules are 
scheduled to be promulgated by November 15, 2000 (58 FR 63941, December 
3, 1993).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3924

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH03


_______________________________________________________________________



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3270. 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                            04/00/99
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

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
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; PL 101-549 104 Stat. 2399

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This rule will specify maximum achievable control technology 
for site remediation. Hazardous air pollutant emissions from spills of 
organic liquids, the excavation, transportation, and treatment of 
contaminated soils and groundwater, and other operations will be 
considered in developing the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3968

Agency Contact: Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3272. NESHAP: SPANDEX PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants by establishing maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) for facilities producing spandex. MACT standards are 
under development to reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAP) from all industries to protect the public health and environment. 
Emissions of HAP from this industry have been associated with, but are 
not limited to, fiber washing operations, material storage tanks, 
fugitive emissions, and polymer drying. Only five U.S. spandex 
facilities have been identified. Currently, EPA is finalizing the 
Presumptive MACT (P-MACT). P-MACT is not an emission standard. P-MACT 
serves as a statement of current knowledge of MACT and a basis for a 
decision on how to develop the emission standard for the source 
category involved.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3967

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov
  
K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

RIN: 2060-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________




3273. NESHAP: LEATHER TANNING AND FINISHING OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, The Clean Air Act requires 
promulgation by 11/15/00.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to develop air 
emission standards for facilities that emit any of the 189 hazardous 
air pollutants. This action will develop a MACT standard for sources 
involved in leather tanning and finishing operations. Facilities 
involved in these operations release over 1.7 million pounds of 
hazardous air pollutants per year. Regulation of these facilities will 
result in a reduction of the emissions of hazardous air pollutants, 
several of which are highly toxic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  31611 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing

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Additional Information: SAN No. 3964

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________




3274. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF CARBON BLACK

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The purpose of this regulatory action is to develop a Maximum 
Achievable Control Technology Standard for the manufacture of carbon 
black. This standard will meet the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 
requirement to regulate sources of hazardous air pollutants. Three 
hazardous air pollutants identified in the 1990 Clean Air Act 
Amendments are emitted by the carbon black process. These are carbon 
disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen cyanide.
Carbon black is a product used primarily in the manufacture of 
automobile tires. There are approximately 24 carbon black facilities 
located in the nation. Of these it is currently estimated there are 19 
major sources that will be subject to this regulation. This rule is not 
expected to have impacts on small business.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  325182 Carbon Black Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3962

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. NESHAP: VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action develops National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for vegetable oil production 
facilities as authorized under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act 
(Act). The action is based on the determination that vegetable oil 
production plants emit organic hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed 
in section 112(b) of the Act. On July 16, 1992, EPA listed vegetable 
oil production as a source for which NESHAP are to be promulgated. On 
December 3, 1993, EPA published a schedule for promulgating NESHAP for 
vegetable oil production plants by November 15, 2000. NESHAP developed 
under section 112(d) apply to both new and existing facilities. NESHAP 
for existing facilities are to be based on the average emission 
limitation achieved by the best performing 12 percent of existing 
sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  311223 Other Oilseed Processing; 311222 Soybean 
Processing; 311225 Fats and Oils Refining and Blending

Additional Information: SAN No. 3903

Agency Contact: James Durham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246
  
K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

RIN: 2060-AH22
_______________________________________________________________________




3276. NESHAP: ROCKET ENGINE TEST FIRING/ENGINE TEST FACILITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: As required by section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act, the 
Environmental Protection Agency has developed a list of categories of 
sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP's). The HAP's are listed in 
section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act. The Rocket Engine Test Firing 
source category and the Engine Test Facilities source category are 
included on EPA's list of sources of HAP's. The Rocket Engine Test 
Firing source category includes facilities engaged in test firing of 
rocket engines using solid or liquid propellants. The Engine Test 
Facilities source category includes any facility engaged in the testing 
of stationary or mobile engines, including turbines and reciprocating 
engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3972

Agency Contact: George F. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1549
Fax: 919 541-5450
  
Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568

RIN: 2060-AH35


_______________________________________________________________________



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3277. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA, 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  326299 All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing; 
326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

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
Email: svendsgaard.david@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




3278. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND 
RESINS; AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.480 to 63.506 (Revision); 40 CFR 63.1310 to 
63.1335 (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 ANPRM 
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                            04/00/99
Final                           11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3939

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. 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-AC63.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3479

Agency Contact: Carol Holmes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OECA (2242A), Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 202 260-8709
  
Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
OAQPS/ITPID (MD-12), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________




3280.  NESHAP: PROCESS HEATERS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, requires EPA to 
develop emission standards for sources of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs). Process heaters is among the potential source categories to be 
regulated under section 112 of the CAA. Emissions of HAPs will be 
addressed by this rulemaking for both new and existing sources. The 
standards for the NESHAP are to be technology-based and are to require 
the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) as described in 
section 112 of the CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4218

Agency Contact: Bill Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov
  
Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568

RIN: 2060-AI35
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. 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.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 129

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1994.
NPRM, Judicial, November 15, 1999.
Final, Judicial, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: Section 129 of the Clean Air Act Amendments requires the 
Agency to finalize New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission 
Guidelines (EG) for Industrial and Commercial Waste Incinerators 
(ICWIs). Negotiations have been completed with the litigants to grant 
an extension to the Agency. The Agency has agreed to propose standards 
by November 1999, and promulgate standards by November 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3613

Agency Contact: Richard Crume, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5294
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: crume.richard@epa.gov
  
Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: bell.doug@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF91
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. NSPS: NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
OTHER SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7509 CAA sec 129

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

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

Abstract: Section 129 of the Clean Air Act of 1990 requires the Agency 
to promulgate New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission 
Guidelines (EG) for solid waste incinerators. Section 129 specifically 
required the Administrator to publish a schedule for regulating Other 
Solid Waste Incinerators (OSWI). A notice in the Federal Register was 
published on November 2, 1993 that announced that the Administrator 
would promulgate OSWI standards by November 15, 2000. The notice also 
listed what classes of incinerators would be covered by the OSWI 
standards. Because it is believed that these OSWI emit significant 
amounts of air pollution that cause public health and environmental 
problems, the Administrator intends to promulgate the NSPS and EG for 
OSWI in accordance with section 129. Standards will be set for the 
following pollutants: particulate matter, opacity, sulfur dioxide, 
hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, lead cadmium, 
mercury, and dioxins and dibenzofurans.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3751

Agency Contact: Richard Crume, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5294
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: crume.richard@epa.gov
  

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Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: bell.doug@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3283.  CONSUMER AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS: FLEXIBLE PACKAGE 
PRINTING MATERIALS: DETERMINATION ON CONTROL TECHNIQUES GUIDELINES IN 
LIEU OF REGULATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, March 23, 1999, Consumer and Commercial Products: 
Schedule for Regulation 60 FR 15264 03/23/95.

Abstract: In accordance with Section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act, EPA 
identified flexible package printing materials as a category of 
consumer and commercial products prioritized for regulation to reduce 
VOC emissions in ozone nonattainment areas. Section 183(e)(3)(C) gives 
EPA the authority to issue CTG in lieu of regulation if the 
Administrator determines that CTG are substantially as effect as 
regulation in reducing VOC emissions in ozone nonattainment areas. This 
action will put forward EPA's proposed determination under section 
183(e)(3)(C).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Propose Determination      04/00/99
Final Action Final 
Determination/CTG               03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4245

Agency Contact: Dan 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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI31
_______________________________________________________________________




3284. 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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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: 743 214-4412

RIN: 2060-AH38
_______________________________________________________________________




3285. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608 
SALES RESTRICTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7671g , CAA 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. This 
action has no impact on small business and State, local, and tribal 
governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Agency Contact: Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2093

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3286. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SERVICING OF MOTOR VEHICLE AIR 
CONDITIONERS: STANDARDS FOR EQUIPMENT THAT RECOVERS AND RECYCLES 
REFRIGERANTS OTHER THAN CFC-12 AND HFC-134A

Priority:  Other Significant

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

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July 14, 1992, under section 609 of the CAA. Specifically, 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, those small 
entities such as independent repair shops, service stations, truck 
fleet shops, collision repair shops, new car and truck dealers, car and 
truck rental shops, and radiator repair shops that choose to service 
vehicles that contain refrigerants other than CFC-12 or HFC-134a that 
are listed as acceptable under EPA's SNAP program. Specifically, it 
will allow them to use equipment to recycle these refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3983

Agency Contact: Christine Dibble, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9147
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: dibble.christine@.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH29
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. 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                            08/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3640

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
TDD: 202 565-2906
Fax: 202 233-9665
Email: stendebach.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF93
_______________________________________________________________________




3288.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ADDITIONAL STEPS TO 
CONFORM U.S. METHYL BROMIDE PROGRAM TO OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE MONTREAL 
PROTOCOL AND RECENT CHANGES TO THE CAA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will propose remaining phaseout steps for 
methyl bromide, adjust phaseout data, and establish additional 
exemptions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4271

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

RIN: 2060-AI41
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. METAL FURNITURE (SURFACE COATINGS) NESHAP

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: This regulation will apply to surface coating of metal 
furniture products and parts for household or commercial use. This 
regulation will reduce nationwide emissions of HAPs from surface 
coating of metal furniture products and parts, which is required under 
section 112 of the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  337124 Metal Household Furniture Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3824

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. NESHAP MISCELLANEOUS METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This regulation will control emissions of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) from operations that apply surface coatings to metal 
parts and products. Although this rule would cover a wide variety of 
coating operations, it would not apply to specific coating operations 
for which regulations have been developed (e.g., plastic parts coating, 
can coating, large appliance coating, etc.). This regulation is 
required under section 112 of the Clean Air Act of 1990.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3825

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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




3291. PLASTIC PARTS (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: This action would address both the and hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) emissions from the coating of plastic parts. Pollution 
prevention approaches will be considered. Specific sectors of the 
plastic parts industry to be included in this action have not yet been 
determined.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3826

Agency Contact: Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5580
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: teal.kim@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. PAPER AND OTHER WEB COATING NESHAP

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

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

Abstract: This action would result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) emitted by the paper and other web coating 
industries. The Agency will study the various HAP and VOC pollutants 
emitted by the industry and will evaluate pollution prevention and 
control techniques which can reduce these emissions. There are likely 
to be small businesses in the paper and other web coating industry, but 
at this time it is not known how many of these small businesses will be 
subject to these rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3827

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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. NESHAP: WOOD BUILDING PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) emitted by the wood building product surface coating 
industry. The Agency will study the various HAP emitted by the industry 
and evaluate pollution prevention and control techniques which can 
reduce these emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3904

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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. 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                            03/00/00
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3908

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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3295. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING 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. 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               06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  332813 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing 
and Coloring

Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3296. REDEFINITION OF GLYCOL ETHERS LISTED AS HAPS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR 
ACT, AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES UNDER CERCLA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; 42 USC 9602, 9603, and 9604; 33 
USC 1321; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 (Revision); 40 CFR 302 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed action will redefine the glycol ethers category 
of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) regulated under the Clean Air Act 
and hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Emergency Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act. The new definition will omit specific 
compounds of high molecular weight used as surfactants by the soap and 
detergent industry. These compounds have low volatility, so only minor 
amounts are emitted during manufacture and use of soaps and detergents. 
The compounds also have low toxicity, so the small amounts that are 
released are extremely unlikely to cause any harm to health or the 
environment. The proposal will reduce the burden of environmental 
regulations on soap and detergent manufacturers, and will have no 
adverse environmental impact.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/99                     64 FR 1780
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Sectors Affected:  325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing

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Additional Information: SAN No. 4159
Development, implementation, and enforcement of emission standards by 
Federal and State government for the soap and detergent industry will 
be somewhat simplified by the omission of compounds of high molecular 
weight and low volatility.

Agency Contact: Dr. Roy L. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5362
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: smith.roy@epa.gov
  
Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274

RIN: 2060-AI08
_______________________________________________________________________




3297.  ACID RAIN PROGRAM PERMITS REGULATIONS AND SO2 ALLOWANCE 
SYSTEM: COMPLIANCE DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  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 Allowances rules under Title IV of the 1990 Clean 
Air Act Amendments 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 and would 
result in allowing a limited number of allowances to be held for a unit 
outside the unit's account.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/03/98                    63 FR 41357
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4242

Agency Contact: Donna Deneen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9089
Fax: 202 565-2139
Email: deneen.donna@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI27
_______________________________________________________________________




3298.  COMPLIANCE BASELINE MODIFICATION NPRM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414 Sections 114; 42 USC 7545(c) Sections 
211(c); 42 USC 7545(k) Sections 211(k); 42 USC 7601; 301 CAA as amended

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80.101(f)(4)(ii)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to evaluate the compliance of 
conventional gasoline which a refiner sells in Puerto Rico in excess of 
that refiner's baseline volume of Puerto Rico gasoline using the same 
seasonal version of the Complex Model for both compliance and baseline 
determinations. The proposal would modify the reformulated gasoline 
program's anti-dumping compliance baseline calculation so as to replace 
the winter Complex Model with the more climatically appropriate summer 
Complex Model for all baseline and compliance calculations with respect 
to Puerto Rico gasoline. The proposed provision would apply to any 
refiner which has Puerto Rico gasoline in its baseline, has increased 
production of gasoline for sale in Puerto Rico above its baseline 
volume of Puerto Rico gasoline, and which petitions the Agency to apply 
the proposed modified compliance baseline to its Puerto Rico gasoline. 
EPA will require any refiner submitting such a petition to recalculate 
its individual baseline using the summer Complex Model for any Puerto 
Rico gasoline. We anticipate that today's action will affect only a 
single refiner. We have not yet fully evaluated the implications of a 
general shift toward a climate-sensitive use of the summer and winter 
Complex Models for other Puerto Rico refiners, or for similarly 
situated refiners in other regions. However, we are requesting comment 
from other refiners that produce gasoline for sale in areas not subject 
to EPA's volatility requirements. Based on the comments we receive, we 
may or may not proceed with similar future rulemaking action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4267

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov
  
Patrice Simms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
2344, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1298
Fax: 202 260-0586
Email: simms.patrice@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI29
_______________________________________________________________________




3299.  NESHAP: ETHYLENE OXIDE COMMERCIAL STERILIZATION AND 
FUMIGATION OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action suspends the National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization 
and Fumigation Operation (EO NESHAP) requirements for chamber exhaust 
and aeration room vents. The suspension allows affected sources subject 
to the EO NESHAP to defer compliance with the NESHAP requirements for 
chamber exhaust and aeration room vents for one year until December 6, 
1999. This suspension does not affect the requirement for sources 
subject to the EO NESHAP to comply with provisions for sterilizer vents 
by December 6, 1998. This action does not change the level of the 
standards or the intent of the NESHAP promulgated in 1994.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              12/04/98                    63 FR 66990
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4222

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Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI37
_______________________________________________________________________




3300.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: AMENDMENT TO 
TRANSSHIPMENT PROVISION IN FINAL RULE ACCELERATING THE PHASEOUT OF 
OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amends current rule to require those transshipping goods with 
ozone-depleting substances through the U.S. to notify EPA of the 
specifics of the transshipment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Reproposal                 05/10/95                    60 FR 25010
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3626

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

RIN: 2060-AI46
_______________________________________________________________________




3301.  REVISIONS TO REFERENCE METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF 
FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AS PM2.5 IN THE ATMOSPHERE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7409-7601(a)

CFR Citation:  42 CFR 50 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A new National Network of fine particulate monitors is being 
implemented over the next two years. In order to assure that data is of 
the highest quality and is comparable both within and between air 
monitoring agencies many specific design and performance requirements 
were detailed in 40 CFR part 50, appendix L. Other requirements were 
not detailed in 40 CFR part 50, appendix L, but referenced to documents 
such as section 2.12 of the Quality Assurance Handbook for Air 
Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume II, Ambient Air Specific Methods, 
EPA/600/R-94/038b. During the comment period and subsequent review of 
section 2:12 of the Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution 
Measurement Systems, Volume II, Ambient Air Specific Methods, EPA/600/
R-94/038b, a detailed examination of how fine particulate will be 
monitored was examined. During this examination, two items detailed in 
40 CFR part 50, appendix L were determined to need modification. For 
transport of exposed filters from the sample location to the 
conditioning environment, it was determined that there was no technical 
merit to requiring use of ``metal'' as the composition of protective 
container. For verification of sampler flow rate, it was determined 
that the +/- 2% acceptable tolerance was too tight and may result in 
unnecessary calibrations as a result of false positive flow rate 
verifications. An acceptable tolerance of +/- 4% was established for 
verification checks, while yearly calibrations would still require a 
tolerance of +/- 2%.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4256

Agency Contact: Tim Hanley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4417
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: hanley.tim@epa.gov
  
Mike Papp, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-14, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2408
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: papp.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI48
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3302.  FEDERAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE 
LANDFILLS THAT COMMENCED CONSTRUCTION PRIOR TO 5/30/91 AND HAVE NOT BEEN 
MODIFIED OR RECONSTRUCTED SINCE 5/30/91

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7411(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 62.13 (Revision); 40 CFR 62.14356 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On 2-12-96, the EPA promulgated emission guidelines for 
control of non-methane organic compound air emissions from existing 
municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, under the authority of section 
111(d) of the Clean Air Act (61 FR 9905). State or local regulatory 
agencies and Indian Tribes were required to develop and submit a Plan 
for implementing the emission guidelines by 12-12-96. In the event that 
a State, locality, or Indian Tribe should fail to submit an approvable 
Plan in accordance with the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to prescribe 
a Plan for these areas and enforce the provisions of such a Plan. The 
time lines for such action are specified in 40 CFR 60 subpart B. Under 
this action, EPA is initiating a Federal Plan that regulates existing 
MSW landfills in States, localities, and Indian Tribes that have not 
submitted an approvable plan within the time allotted. This action 
makes no changes to the requirements in the original rule, and is 
intended as a gap-filling measure until the State, locality, or Indian 
Tribe can receive the necessary administrative approvals. When the 
State, locality, or Indian Tribe submits an approvable Plan, the 
federal Plan will be amended to no longer apply to existing MSW 
landfills in these areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/16/98                    63 FR 69364
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4066

Agency Contact: Mary Ann Warner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1192
Fax: 919 541-2664

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Email: warner.maryann@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI50
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3303. 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:  CAA as amended, title I

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is to revise the CAA 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 NSR regulations. State, local, and tribal permitting 
agencies will be given more flexibility to implement program 
requirements in a manner that meets 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 NSR applicability requirements and 
control 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).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/23/96                    61 FR 38249
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, 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
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: crumpler.dennis@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE11
_______________________________________________________________________




3304. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES--FCC UNITS, REFORMERS AND SULFUR 
PLANTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; PL 101-549 104 Stat. 2399

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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                            09/11/98                    63 FR 48889
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries

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
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF28
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to litigation on the operating permits rule 
regulations, 40 CFR Part 70, to provide more effective implementation 
of part 70, and to address comments provided in response to notices of 
proposed rulemaking, parts 70 and 51 are being revised. In part, the 
changes streamline the procedures for revising stationary-source 
operating permits issued by State and local permitting authorities 
under title V of the Clean Air Act; revise the certification of 
compliance that is required to be submitted as part of the permit 
documentation; clarify the title V permitting requirements for research 
and development facilities; and modify public participation 
requirements for minor new source review actions at title V facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/29/94                    59 FR 44460
NPRM Supplemental Proposal for 
Part 70                         08/31/95                    60 FR 45530
NPRM Interim Approval Extension 07/27/98                    63 FR 40053
Direct Final Interim Approval 
Extension                       07/27/98                    63 FR 40054
Final Action                    02/00/00

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3412

Agency Contact: Ray Vogel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. 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                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: thompson.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3307. SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521(m)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will require manufacturers of automobiles to 
provide necessary information needed to make use of emission control 
diagnostic systems as well as that needed to make emission-related 
diagnosis and repairs by any person engaged in the repairing or 
servicing of motor vehicles or motor vehicle engines. This will allow 
independent service repair garages, individual owners, parts 
manufacturers, etc., to have access to emission control information to 
better service automobiles and ensure clean air compliance 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3741

Agency Contact: David Dickinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9296
Email: dickinson.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




3308. 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                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3743

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. AMENDMENT TO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (PS-1)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA 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 vendor 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

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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
Supplemental NPRM               09/23/98                    63 FR 50824
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3310. 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 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                            10/28/98                    63 FR 57748
Final                           09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________




3311. 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); 40 CFR 72 (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                            05/21/98                    63 FR 28032
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3808

Agency Contact: Monika Chandra, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9781
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: chandra.monika@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG46


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3312. 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                            12/08/97                    62 FR 64532
Final Action                    02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3313. FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661a(d)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 71.4

Legal Deadline:
Final, 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                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3868

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________




3314. REVISION TO THE LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE EMISSION COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE 
(CAP 2000)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAA

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                            07/23/98                    63 FR 39653
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3913

Agency Contact: Linda Hormes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4502

RIN: 2060-AH05
_______________________________________________________________________




3315. 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 Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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

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Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3316. EXPANDED DEFINITIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE-FUELED VEHICLES AND ENGINES 
MEETING LOW-EMISSION VEHICLE EXHAUST EMISSION STANDARDS

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 after-market 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 of the Executive Order 13031.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/98                    63 FR 38767
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4030

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, AAVP, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4310
Email: tyree.clifford@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3317. 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 Interpretations and 
Technical Amendment             09/16/98                    63 FR 49455
NPRM                            12/28/98                    63 FR 71408
Direct Final Rule Amendment     12/28/98                    63 FR 71385
Final Action Interpretations and 
Technical Amendment             04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4123

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov
  
Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: shedd.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




3318. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (FIPS) TO REDUCE THE REGIONAL 
TRANSPORT OF OZONE IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 97; 40 CFR 98

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to require Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 
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 -- NOx -- across State boundaries in the 
eastern half of the United States.
On October 27, 1998, EPA published a final rule (often referred to as 
the ``OTAG SIP Call'') finding that the transport of ozone from certain 
States in the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) region (the OTAG 
region is comprised of the 37 easternmost States and the District of 
Columbia) contributes significantly to nonattainment of the ozone 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in downwind States. 
Further, EPA determined the appropriate levels of NOx emissions that 
each of the affected States will be required to achieve. The final OTAG 
SIP Call rule allows States 12 months to develop, adopt, and submit 
revisions to their State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to address the 
transport problem.
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 promulgations to help assure that the 
downwind States realize the air quality benefits of regional NOx 
reductions as soon as practicable. Therefore, EPA proposed FIPs at the 
same time as final action was taken on the October 27, 1998 SIP Call 
final rule. Furthermore, EPA intends to make a finding and promulgate a 
FIP immediately after the

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SIP submittal due date for each upwind State that fails to submit a 
SIP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/21/98                    63 FR 56393
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4096

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3319. FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 
PETITIONS 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; 40 CFR 75; 40 CFR 97

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory.
Final, Judicial, April 30, 1999, Consent decree.

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 
promulgated on October 27, 1998 (63 FR 57356, summarized elsewhere in 
this Agenda as RIN 2060-AH10). In this related action, EPA made a 
finding that emissions from 22 eastern States and the District of 
Columbia significantly contribute to nonattainment problems in downwind 
States. EPA required that these States and DC must revise their State 
implementation plans to include provisions that will reduce Statewide 
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 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                           04/30/98                    63 FR 24058
NPRM                            09/30/98                    63 FR 52213
NPRM                            10/21/98                    63 FR 56291
Supplemental NPRM               03/03/99                    64 FR 10342
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Additional Information: SAN No. 4095

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

RIN: 2060-AH88
_______________________________________________________________________




3320. AIR QUALITY INDEX REPORTING

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) to reflect revisions to the NAAQS for ozone and particulate 
matter. The PSI program is codified in section 58.50 and appendix G to 
part 58. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/09/98                    63 FR 67818
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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@epa.gov
  
Terence Fitz-Simons, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14, RTP NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0889
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: fitz-simons.terence@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH92
_______________________________________________________________________




3321. ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Not Yet Determined

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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 Rule               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4125

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH95
_______________________________________________________________________




3322. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: 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 (Appendix A) ``Test Method 1 and 
2''; 40 CFR 75

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, December 31, 1998, Voluntary.

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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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: 202 564-9158
  
Elliot Lieberman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9136

RIN: 2060-AH97
_______________________________________________________________________




3323. OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION STREAMLINING PROCEDURES FOR LDVS, LDTS, AND 
HDES

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 after-market conversion 
entities that meet Clean-Fuel Vehicle requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/98                    63 FR 38767
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4165

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: tyree.clifford@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI15
_______________________________________________________________________




3324. 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.
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

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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                           05/22/98                    63 FR 68507
NPRM                            12/11/98                    63 FR 68507
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  336399 All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 
335312 Motor and Generator Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4078
This was previously listed as RIN 2060-AH65.

Agency Contact: Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4805
  
Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4264

RIN: 2060-AI17
_______________________________________________________________________




3325.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: INCORPORATION OF 
MONTREAL PROTOCOL ADJUSTMENT FOR A 1999 INTERIM REDUCTION IN CLASS I, 
GROUP VI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/25/99                     64 FR 9290
Final Action                    02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4206

Agency Contact: Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: land.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI24
_______________________________________________________________________




3326.  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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Plan                      06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3638
Was previously listed in the Regulatory Agenda as RIN 2060-AF85.

Agency Contact: Craig Conklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9222

RIN: 2060-AI49
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. AMENDMENTS--INTEGRATED NESHAP AND EFFLUENT GUIDELINES: PULP AND 
PAPER

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112; 42 USC 7414 CAAA sec 114; 
42 USC 7601 CAAA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 
306-308; 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: None

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 April 15, 1998, the EPA 
promulgated 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. At the 
same time, the EPA proposed MACT standards for the

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chemical recovery combustion sources. 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. 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.
This Regulatory Plan entry also includes RIN 2040-AB53, Effluent 
Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Category, 
reported in full in part III of this issue of the Federal Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM NESHAP Phase III - 
Nonchemical and Other Mills     03/08/96                     61 FR 9383
NPRM NESHAP Phase II - 
Combustion Sources              04/15/98                    63 FR 18754
Final NESHAP Phases I and III 
and Effluent Guidelines Phase I 04/15/98                    63 FR 18504
Final NESHAP Phase II - 
Combustion Sources              04/00/99
Final Effluent Guidelines Phase 
II                              02/00/00
Final All NESHAP Phases         08/00/00
Final Effluent Guidelines Phase 
III - Dissolving Grade          08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7189

RIN: 2060-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND NATURAL GAS 
TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) known to be emitted from oil 
and gas production, storage, and transmission facilities include 
benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene isomers (collectively 
referred to as BTEX), along with 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and n-hexane. 
Potential HAP emission sources are glycol dehydrator reboilers (stand-
alone and co-located); condensate storage vessels; and equipment leaks 
at natural gas processing plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6288
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3229

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3329. NESHAP FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF AMINO AND PHENOLIC RESINS 
(POLYMERS AND RESINS GROUP III)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA 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 phenolic 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/14/98                    63 FR 68831
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

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
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AE36


_______________________________________________________________________



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3330. NESHAP: PHOSPHORIC ACID MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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 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 ensure that emission standards may be proposed and 
promulgated for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3303

Agency Contact: Ken Durkee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5425
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: durkee.ken@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE40
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. NESHAP: STEEL PICKLING, HC1 PROCESS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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 Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3345

Agency Contact: Jim Maysilles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3265
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: maysilles.james@epa.gov
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Resarch Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. NESHAP: PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA 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 ensure that emission standards may be proposed and 
promulgated for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3304

Agency Contact: Ken Durkee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5425
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: durkee.ken@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. NESHAP: PRIMARY COPPER SMELTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

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.

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The industry is comprised of seven smelters located in four states. All 
have extensive control systems for oxides of sulfur and HAPs. However, 
fugitive emissions may cause several smelters to exceed major source 
levels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/20/98                    63 FR 19582
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crumpler.eugene@epa.gov
  
Al Verveart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Reseach Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Act requires EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of the hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) listed in section 112(b) of the Act, to promulgate a schedule 
establishing a date for the promulgation of emission standards for each 
of the listed categories of HAP emission sources, and develop emission 
standards for each source of HAPs such that the schedule is met. The 
standards are to be technology-based and are to require the maximum 
degree of emission reduction determined to be achievable by the 
Administrator. The Agency has determined that the secondary aluminum 
industry may reasonably be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs 
listed in section 112(b) of the Act. As a consequence, the source 
category is included on the initial list of HAP emitting categories and 
is on the list of categories scheduled for standards promulgation 
within seven years of enactment of the Act. The purpose of this action 
is to pursue a regulatory development program that would help to ensure 
that emission standards may be proposed and promulgated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/11/99                     64 FR 6946
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE77
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. NESHAP: PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866; EO 12291

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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                            03/24/98                    63 FR 14182
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  32731 Cement Manufacturing

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3336. NESHAP: POLYETHER POLYOLS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/04/97                    62 FR 46804
Correction Notice               10/20/97                    62 FR 54410
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
Email: svendsgaard.david@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




3337. NESHAP: PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRODUCTION (PRODUCTION OF 
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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 was also 
included. A variety of HAPs are emitted including, toluene, methyl 
chloride, methanol, chlorinated compounds, etc.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/10/97                    62 FR 60565
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

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
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov
  
Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3338. NESHAP: ACRYLIC/MODACRYLIC FIBERS MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA 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. 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. This rule is being developed as 
part of the Generic MACT rule (see RIN 2060-AG91) for more information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/14/98                    63 FR 55178
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

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
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________




3339. NESHAP: POLYCARBONATES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 CAA 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 developed as part of the General MACT Standard (RIN 
2060-AG91). See Generic MACT entry for more information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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
Fax: 919 541-3470

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Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF09
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. NESHAP: PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAAA sec 112(e)(5); CAAA sec 112(n)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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                            12/01/98                    63 FR 66084
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, 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
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epa.gov
  
Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

RIN: 2060-AF26
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. 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:  CAA 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 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                            01/12/99                     64 FR 1880
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

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
Email: driscoll.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________




3342. GENERIC MACT FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (ACRYLIC MODACRYLIC FIBERS, 
POLYCARBONATES, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, AND ACETAL RESINS)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, May 15, 1999.

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 five). For such source categories, EPA plans 
to develop the underlying information through its MACT Partnership 
Program. 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. The source categories included in this standard are: 
Acrylic/Modacrylic (RIN 2060-AF06), Polycarbonates (RIN 2060-AF09), 
Acetal Resins, and Hydrogen Fluoride (RIN 2060-AG94).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/14/98                    63 FR 55177
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3901

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG91
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. 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. The 
rule is being proposed as part of the Generic MACT rule (RIN 2060-
AG91).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

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@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG94
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR URBAN AREA SOURCES OF TOXIC AIR EMISSIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(k) CAA sec 112(k); 42 USC 7412(c)(3) CAA 
sec 112(c)(3)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.
NPRM, Judicial, August 31, 1998.
Final, Judicial, June 18, 1999.

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

________________________________________________________________________

Final                           06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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
Fax: 919 541-7690
Email: mckelvey.laura@epa.gov
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674

RIN: 2060-AH21
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND NESHAP: NATURAL GAS 
TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE, AMENDMENTS TO PROPOSED RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) known to be emitted from oil 
and gas production, storage, and transmission facilities include 
benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene isomers (collectively 
referred to as BTEX), along with 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and n-hexane. 
Potential HAP emission sources are glycol dehydrator reboilers (stand-
alone and co-located); condensate storage vessels; and equipment leaks 
at natural gas processing plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4162

Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Email: shedd.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI13
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT AND SOLICITATION FOR 
PARTICIPATION IN THE PILOT PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing

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Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671 CAA 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                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3610

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4842
Fax: 734 214-4531
Email: patulski.meg@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG79
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. REDUCTION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) EMISSIONS FROM 
COATINGS USED IN THE AEROSPACE, WOOD FURNITURE, AND SHIPBUILDING 
INDUSTRIES UNDER CLEAN AIR ACT SECTION 183(E)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, July 1, 1999.

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. Data recently gathered for the development of National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for these 
industries will be used to maximize resources and avoid duplication of 
data gathering efforts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/97                    62 FR 44672
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

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@epa.gov
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG59
_______________________________________________________________________




3348. IMPORTATION OF NONCONFORMING VEHICLES; AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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 long-standing 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 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 Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2665

Agency Contact: Len Lazarus, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6405J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9281

RIN: 2060-AI03


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3349. NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (25 
HORSEPOWER) (PHASE 2)

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547 CAA 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      06/30/98                     63 FR 3950
Final Action Hand-held engines  04/00/99
Final Action Non-hand-held 
engines                         03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3361

Agency Contact: Betsy McCabe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 241-4344

RIN: 2060-AE29
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3350. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUPPLEMENTAL RULE REGARDING A 
RECYCLING STANDARD UNDER SECTION 608

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq CAA 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 non-major repairs 
and amend several definitions including small appliances. The rule also 
addresses 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                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3556
Additional SANs 3895, 3896. This rule will address a potential adoption 
of a more flexible method for cleaning refrigerants for refrigerant 
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: 202 564-9475
Fax: 202 564-9665

RIN: 2060-AF36
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3351. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: REFRIGERANT RECYCLING RULE 
AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-54; 42 USC 7671(g) CAA 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 venting 
prohibition. Requirements would parallel those of the current section 
608 regulations, expanding applicability, where appropriate, to 
substitute refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/11/98                    63 FR 32044
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3560

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: stendebach.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF37
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3352. NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS; FINAL RULE--
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT; AND NESHAP FOR OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY 
OPERATIONS; 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.

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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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325412 Pharmaceutical 
Preparation Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4108

Agency Contact: Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH96
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3353. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES RATED 
OVER 19 KW AND NEW LAND-BASED RECREATIONAL SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, Proposed Finding.
NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001.

Abstract: Emissions from large spark-ignition engines are currently 
unregulated. EPA and CARB are cooperating in an effort to set emission 
standards for these engines to substantially reduce their contribution 
to the emission inventory.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Finding                02/08/99                     64 FR 6008
NPRM                            09/00/00
Final Rule                      09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  333924 Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer and 
Stacker Machinery Manufacturing; 42183 Industrial Machinery and 
Equipment Wholesalers; 335312 Motor and Generator Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4154

Agency Contact: Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4805
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: stout.alan@epa.gov
  
Don Kopinski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, EPCD, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: kopinski.donald@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI11
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3354.  AMENDMENT TO REGULATIONS GOVERNING EQUIVALENT EMISSION 
LIMITATIONS BY PERMIT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CAA Section 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action delays a permit requirement triggered by the 
Agency's failure to promulgate all of the 7 year MACT standards by the 
112(j) hammer date of May 15, 1999. The Agency was sued due to the fact 
that not all of the 7 year standards were promulgated by the statutory 
deadline of November 15, 1997. The settlement agreement requires that 
all remaining 7 year standards will be promulgated by December 2000. 
This action will delay the permit requirements triggered by the Section 
112(j) hammer until the remaining standards are promulgated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4244

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837

RIN: 2060-AI28
_______________________________________________________________________




3355.  REVIEW NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR CARBON 
MONOXIDE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Title I

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, May 31, 2001, Clean Air Act requires reviews every 
five years.

Abstract: Review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) 
for carbon monoxide (CO) every 5 years is mandated by the Clean Air 
Act. This review assesses the available scientific data about the 
health and environmental effects of CO and translates the science into 
terms that can be used in making recommendations about whether or how 
the standards should be changed. The last review of the CO NAAQS was 
completed in 1994 with a final decision

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that revisions were not appropriate at that time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4266

Agency Contact: David McKee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.david@epa.gov
  
Harvey Richmond, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5271
Fax: 919 541-0237

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3356.  REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
PARTICULATE MATTER

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7408; 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, July 1, 2002, Under the Clean Air Act--the next 
standards review is to be completed July 2002.

Abstract: On July 18, 1997, the EPA published a final rule revising the 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter 
(PM) (62 FR 38652). While retaining the PM10 standard levels, new 
standards were added for fine particles (PM2.5) to provide increased 
protection against both health and environmental effects of PM. On the 
same day, a Presidential Memorandum (62 FR 38421, July 16, 1997) was 
published that, among other things, directed EPA to complete the next 
review of the PM NAAQS by July 2002. The EPA's plans and schedule for 
the next periodic review of the PM NAAQS were published on October 23, 
1997 (62 FR 55201). As with other NAAQS reviews, a rigorous assessment 
of relevant scientific information will be presented in a Criteria 
Document (CD), and the preparation of this document is currently under 
way by the EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment. The 
EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards will also prepare a 
Staff Paper (SP) for the Administrator which will evaluate the policy 
implications of the key studies and scientific information contained in 
the CD and additional technical analyses and identify critical elements 
that EPA staff believe should be considered in reviewing the standards. 
The SP and CD will be reviewed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC) and the public; both will reflect the input received 
through these reviews. As the PM NAAQS review is completed, the 
Administrator's proposal to revise or reaffirm the PM NAAQS will be 
published with a request for public comment. Input received during the 
public comment period will be reflected in the Administrator's final 
decision which will be published in July 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/01
Final Action                    07/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  21 Mining

Additional Information: SAN No. 4255

Agency Contact: Mary A. Ross, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5170
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: ross.mary@epa.gov
  
Eric Ginsburg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: ginsburg.eric@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




3357. NSPS: SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY--
WASTEWATER

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAAA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, August 31, 1994.

Abstract: This rule will develop a new source performance standard to 
control air emissions of volatile organic compounds from wastewater 
treatment operations of 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)      12/09/98                    63 FR 67987
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

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
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov
  
Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3358. 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

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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                            06/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FIP) TO CONTROL EMISSIONS FROM 
SOURCES LOCATED ON THE FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAA, 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                            02/12/99                     64 FR 7307
Final Action                    07/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3360. 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 71.7

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.
The Agency does not anticipate any significant impact on small 
businesses and State/local/tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/00
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
Email: voorhees.scott@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG92
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3361. REVIEW OF MINOR NEW SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As required by the Clean Air Act's New Source Review 
provisions, the EPA is proposing Federal regulations governing 
preconstruction permitting of minor stationary sources of air pollution 
in Indian Country. Pursuant to the Tribal Air Rule, eligible Indian 
Tribes may receive EPA authorization to develop and implement such 
programs. The Federal minor New Source Review permitting program would 
be effective throughout Indian Country and would be implemented by the 
EPA if eligible Indian Tribes do not elect, or do not receive 
authorization, to manage such programs. The proposed rule would require 
sources in Indian Country, with certain exceptions, to obtain a permit 
prior to construction if they are: (1) new minor sources, (2) existing 
minor sources undergoing modification, or (3) existing major sources 
undergoing minor modification. The proposed rule also would allow new 
or existing stationary sources to accept enforceable limits on their 
production capacity or hours of operation in order to be considered 
minor sources and avoid being subject to other Clean Air Act 
requirements such as the title V operating permit program. This rule 
would not impose any mandates on Tribal governments to implement a 
minor New Source Review permitting program. Tribal governments may be 
affected, however, insofar as they own or operate sources that must 
obtain a permit from the EPA under the final Federal permitting program 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/00
Final Action                    07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975

Agency Contact: Michele Dubow, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3803
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: dubow.michele@epa.gov
  
Sara Terry, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-11, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7576
Fax: 919 541-7925
Email: terry.sara@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH37


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3362. RULEMAKING TO MODIFY THE LIST OF SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM WHICH 
FUGITIVE EMISSIONS ARE CONSIDERED IN MAJOR SOURCE DETERMINATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7602; CAA sec 302(j)

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will potentially 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 section 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 its 1980 rulemaking, EPA identified one such specific source 
category as those stationary-source categories being regulated, as of 
August 7, 1980, under Sections 111 or 112 of the Clean Air Act. 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 
determine whether 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 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                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3363. 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 promulgated by 
November 15, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Action                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 
325181 Alkalies and Chlorine Manufacturing; 325211 Plastics Material 
and Resin Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4112

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

RIN: 2060-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________




3364. NESHAP: REFRACTORIES MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  CAA sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires 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 Act and to establish and meet 
dates for promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed 
categories of HAP emission sources. 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 refractory 
manufacturing source category is included on the initial list of HAP-
emitting categories scheduled for promulgation within ten years of 
enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Testing conducted 
and information obtained to date indicate 22 major sources exist in 
this source category. The EPA has determined that the refractory 
manufacturing industry emits chromium, ethylene glycol, phenol, 
methanol, hydrochloric acid, formaldehyde, polycyclic organic matte 
(POM) and hydrogen fluoride; eight of the 189 HAPs listed in section 
112 of the Act. The Agency estimates approximately 146 facilities will 
be affected by this rulemaking. Impacts on small businesses and on 
State/local/tribal governments will be assessed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3652

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: zapata.susan@epa.gov
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG68


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3365. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants by establishing maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) for facilities distributing organic liquids. MACT 
standards are under development to reduce the release of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) from all industries to protect the public health and 
environment. The EPA has not determined the scope of this project. 
However, this project should include but is not limited to those 
activities associated with the storage and distribution of organic 
liquids other than gasoline at sites that serve as distribution points 
from which organic liquids may be obtained for further use and 
processing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3971

Agency Contact: Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3366.  NESHAP: CHEMICAL RECOVERY COMBUSTION SOURCES AT KRAFT, 
SODA, SULFITE AND STAND ALONE SEMICHEMICAL PULP MILLS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112; 42 USC 7414 CAAA sec 114; 
42 USC 7601 CAAA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 
306-308; 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: None

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 April 15, 1998, the EPA 
promulgated 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. At the 
same time, the EPA proposed MACT standards for the chemical recovery 
combustion sources. 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. 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.
This Regulatory Plan entry also includes RIN 2040-AB53, Effluent 
Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Category, 
reported in full in part III of this issue of the Federal Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/28/98                    63 FR 71408
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4240
(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: Steve Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Email: shedd.steve@epa.gov
  
Donald F. Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7189

RIN: 2060-AI34
_______________________________________________________________________




3367. FIELD CITATION PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7413(d) CAA sec 113(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments give EPA the authority to issue 
on-the-spot field citations for minor violations of the Clean Air Act, 
with penalties of up to $5,000 per day of violation. Section 113(d) of 
the Act requires the field citation program to be implemented through 
regulations which provide the informal hearing procedures. These 
hearing procedures are not required to be as rigorous as those imposed 
by the Administrative 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 Action                     To Be                       Determined

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________




3368. 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; CAA sec 160; CAA sec 161; CAA 
sec 162; CAA sec 163; CAA sec 164; CAA sec 165; CAA sec 166; CAA sec 
167; CAA sec 168; CAA sec 169

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.166; 40 CFR 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                            10/00/00
Final Rule                      10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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: laroche.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________




3369. LOCATION OF SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AUDITS OF FOREIGN MANUFACTURED 
VEHICLES AND ENGINES; AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7525 CAA 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3139

Agency Contact: Richard Gezelle, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9267

RIN: 2060-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3370.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF 1999 
ESSENTIAL USE ALLOWANCES

Priority:  Economically Significant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82.4(t)(2)

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, Pharmaceutical companies need allowances before 1/1/
98.
Final, Statutory, to manufacture MDIs.

Abstract: EPA is proposing the allocation of essential-use allowances 
for the 1999 control period. The United States nominated specific uses 
of controlled ozone-depleting substances (ODS) as essential for 1999 
under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 
(Protocol). The

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Parties to the Protocol subsequently authorized specific quantities of 
ODS for 1999 for the uses nominated by the United States. Essential use 
allowances permit a person to obtain controlled ozone-depleting 
substances as an exemption to the January 1, 1996 regulatory phaseout 
of production and import. Essential use allowances are allocated to a 
person for exempted production or importation of a specific quantity of 
a controlled substance solely for the designated essential purpose for 
the calendar year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/20/98                    63 FR 64437
Final Action                    01/07/99                     64 FR 1091

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  32541 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 
33641 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4213

Agency Contact: Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: land.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI26
_______________________________________________________________________




3371. COMPREHENSIVE RADIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATION

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

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/23/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Albert Colli
Phone: 202 564-9300

RIN: 2060-AF41
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: DELETION OF CERTAIN UNITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73.10

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged With RIN 
2060-AG86                       02/18/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

RIN: 2060-AF46
_______________________________________________________________________




3373. SALES VOLUME LIMIT PROVISIONS FOR SMALL-VOLUME MANUFACTURE 
CERTIFICATION FOR CLEAN FUEL AND CONVENTIONAL VEHICLE CONVERSIONS AND 
RELATED PROVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 85; 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    01/03/96                      61 FR 140

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree
Phone: 313 668-4310

RIN: 2060-AF87
_______________________________________________________________________




3374. AMENDMENTS TO RESIDENTIAL WOOD HEATERS

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:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/24/98                    63 FR 64963

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG30
_______________________________________________________________________




3375. AMENDMENT TO THE USER FEES FOR RADON PROFICIENCY PROGRAMS RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/22/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: James Long
Phone: 202 564-9433
Fax: 202 565-2038
Email: long.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG64
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. 1998 REVISION OF ACID RAIN ALLOWANCE ALLOCATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/28/98                    63 FR 51705

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski
Phone: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 565-2139

RIN: 2060-AG86


_______________________________________________________________________



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3377. 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

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/27/98                    63 FR 57355

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Kimber Scavo
Phone: 919 541-3354
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: scavo.kimber@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH10
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE PERMIT CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE 
OPERATING PERMITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70.6

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action.                 02/16/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Jeff Herring
Phone: 919 541-3195

RIN: 2060-AH46
_______________________________________________________________________




3379. REVISIONS TO THE PERMITS AND SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM 
REGULATIONS UNDER TITLE IV OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT: ALLOWANCE TRANSFER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 73

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/11/98                    63 FR 68400

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Donna Deneen
Phone: 202 564-9089
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: deneen.donna@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH60
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 75

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged With RIN 
2060-AG46                       02/18/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Elliot Lieberman
Phone: 202 564-9136
Fax: 202 564-2141
Email: lieberman.elliot@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH64
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. NESHAP: WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS, AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Final Amendments 12/28/98                    63 FR 71376

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epa.gov
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH66
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. NESHAP: AMMONIUM SULPHATE PRODUCTION (CAPROLACTAM BY-PRODUCT)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged Into RIN 2060-AE82       04/01/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH77
_______________________________________________________________________




3383. 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.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51(G); 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52(A); 40 CFR 76; 40 CFR 
96

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged Into RIN 
2060-AH10, SAN 3945             02/26/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Kimber Scavo
Phone: 919 541-3354

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Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: scavo.kimber@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH91
_______________________________________________________________________




3384. REVIEW OF OPERATING PERMITS ISSUED BY INDIAN TRIBES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/10/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AH98
_______________________________________________________________________




3385. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NEW NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR 
BELOW 19 KILOWATTS, MINOR AMENDMENTS TO THE PHASE I EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 90

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged With RIN 
2060-AE29, SAN 3361.            02/23/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Machiele
Phone: 734 214-4264

RIN: 2060-AI02
_______________________________________________________________________




3386. NOTICE OF PROMULGATED COMPLIANCE EXTENSION: HALOGENATED SOLVENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule - Compliance 
Extension for Continuous Web 
Cleaners                        12/11/98                    63 FR 68397

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epa.gov
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI04
_______________________________________________________________________




3387. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; NEW 
RESIDENTIAL WOOD HEATERS (COMPLETED REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 610

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60, Subpart AAA

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This announces the results of a completed Regulatory 
Flexibility Act section 610 review. On September 11, 1996, as part of a 
program to reduce regulatory burden, EPA issued a proposal to reduce 
the reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with a number of 
existing EPA rules. One of the rules being reviewed as part of this 
effort was a 1988 rule entitled ``Standards of Performance for New 
Stationary Sources: New Residential Wood Heaters.'' Moreover, since 
this 1988 wood heater rule had been determined to have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities, it was also given an 
additional, parallel review under Section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, which requires such rules to be reviewed within 10 
years after promulgation. This Agenda entry announces the results of 
that section 610 review, and also summarizes the status of the parallel 
review under the aforementioned burden-reduction project.
In the November 9, 1998 issue of the Regulatory Agenda (63 FR 62374, 
RIN 2060-AI05), EPA announced the section 610 review of the wood heater 
rule, and solicited public comment on whether additional changes to 
that rule could be identified which would further reduce impacts on 
small entities while still accomplishing the objectives of the 
authorizing statute. No public comments were received, and EPA has not 
found additional changes that would benefit small entities beyond those 
identified in the burden-reduction effort cited below. EPA has also 
determined that the wood heater rule continues to be necessary to 
reduce emissions of harmful particulate matter as required by the Clean 
Air Act. As outlined in the preamble to the 1988 final rule, the health 
effects associated with particulate matter include both mortality and 
morbidity resulting from respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, 
and carcinogenesis. Concern about the effects of particulate matter has 
only grown since 1988, particularly in light of EPA's recently-issued 
revised air-quality standards for particulate matter. Therefore, EPA 
intends to retain the wood heater rule, as modified by the final 
rulemakings cited below. With this notice, EPA hereby concludes its 
section 610 review of the wood heater rule.
Regarding the aforementioned 1996 burden-reduction effort, EPA's final 
decisions are being issued in two final rulemakings cited elsewhere in 
this Regulatory Agenda. The first of these is ``Standards of 
Performance for New Stationary Sources: Residential Wood Heaters, Final 
Rule, Amendments,'' published on 11/24/98 at 63 FR 64963, and listed 
elsewhere in this Agenda as SAN 3750, RIN 2060-AG30. The second 
rulemaking, ``Final Revisions to Existing Standards for Recordkeeping & 
Reporting Burden Reduction,'' was published on 2/12/99, 64 FR 7457 
(listed elsewhere in this Agenda as SAN 4225, RIN 2060-AI33).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review - Decision To Leave 
Rule Unchanged.                 02/17/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4136

Agency Contact: Tom Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, 6103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5585
Fax: 202 260-9766
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI05
_______________________________________________________________________




3388. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENTS: FLEXIBILITY AND 
STREAMLINING

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/15/97                    62 FR 43780

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant
Phone: 734 214-4441

RIN: 2060-AI16
_______________________________________________________________________




3389. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/07/98                    63 FR 53979

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: svendsgaard.david@epa.gov
Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________




3390. NESHAP: RADON EMISSIONS FROM PHOSPHOGYPSUM STACKS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 61

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/03/99                     64 FR 5573

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Martin Offutt
Phone: 202 564-9766

RIN: 2060-AF04
_______________________________________________________________________




3391. NESHAP: AEROSPACE TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Technical 
Correction                      09/01/98                    63 FR 46526

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barbara Driscoll
Phone: 919 541-0164
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG65
_______________________________________________________________________




3392. INDUSTRIAL COMBUSTION COORDINATED RULEMAKING--ICCR PROJECT

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - See RINs 2060-AG31, 
AG63, AG67, AG69, and SAN 4218  02/18/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

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

RIN: 2060-AG84
_______________________________________________________________________




3393. STANDARDS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE, INDIVIDUAL 
BASELINE FUEL ADJUSTMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/04/97                     62 FR 9872

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner
Phone: 734 214-4287

RIN: 2060-AG80
_______________________________________________________________________




3394. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR AUTOMOBILE REFINISH COATINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/11/98                    63 FR 48806

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov
Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AE35
_______________________________________________________________________




3395. VOC REGULATION FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/11/98                    63 FR 48848

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Linda Herring

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Phone: 919 541-5358
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: herring.linda@epa.gov
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: koman.trish@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE55
_______________________________________________________________________




3396. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/11/98                    63 FR 48819

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF62
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3397. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY 
ENGINES AND DIESEL ENGINES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 89

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Nonroad          10/23/98                    63 FR 56967

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tad Wysor
Phone: 734 214-4332

RIN: 2060-AF76
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3398. SPECIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR DEFINITION FOR DIESEL FUELS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Work on This Rule.      02/22/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Korotney
Phone: 734 214-4507

RIN: 2060-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________




3399. REVISION TO THE COVERED AREAS PROVISION FOR REFORMULATED GASOLINE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/29/98                    63 FR 52093

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Karen Smith
Phone: 202 564-9674

RIN: 2060-AG77
_______________________________________________________________________




3400. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 89

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/12/96                    61 FR 58102

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Guy
Phone: 202 564-9276

RIN: 2060-AG78
_______________________________________________________________________




3401. NSPS: NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL FIRED STEAM 
GENERATING UNITS--REVISION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60.40

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/16/98                    63 FR 49442

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Eddinger
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epa.gov
Doug Bell
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: bell.doug@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE56
_______________________________________________________________________




3402. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO HAZARDOUS WASTE TSDF & HAZARDOUS WASTE 
GENERATORS: ORGANIC AIR EMISSION STANDARDS FOR TANKS, SURFACE 
IMPOUNDMENTS & CONTAINERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 262

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Technical 
Amendment                       01/21/99                     64 FR 3382

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michele Aston
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: aston.michele@epa.gov
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG44

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3403. RADIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATION

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. These wastes are 
anticipated to arise in the commercial sector from various sources. The 
rule is intended to increase disposal options for these wastes and 
offer a streamlined 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                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4054

Agency Contact: Mary Kruger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9310
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: kruger.mary@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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 2021(h) AEA of 1954 sec 274(h); Reorganization 
Plan No. 3 of 1970; PL 96-295 sec 304; EO 12241

CFR Citation:  41 CFR 351

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will result in Federal protective action guidance 
(PAG) for State and local officials to use in the event of a nuclear 
accident to protect the general public from the adverse health effects 
associated with the ingestion of drinking water that is contaminated 
with radioactive material. As soon as the draft guidance is developed 
it will be submitted to the PAG Subcommittee of the Federal 
Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC) for review and 
comment. Members of the PAG subcommittee include representatives from 
DOE, DOD, FEMA, NRC, HHS, USDA, DOT, and the Conference of Radiation 
Control Program Directors (CRCPD). When a consensus among the 
representatives is reached, the guidance is recommended to the full 
FRPCC for endorsement. After that endorsement is obtained a notice of 
the availability of a revised EPA 400-R-92-001, Manual of Protective 
Action Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents will be 
published in the Federal Register. This action is temporarily delayed 
until the FDA's revised PAGs for Food can be evaluated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Availability          04/00/00
Notice of Submission to FRPCC 
for Endorsement                 04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3602

Agency Contact: Charles Blue, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9488

RIN: 2060-AF39
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3405. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a(g), 136w

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is establishing procedures to implement section 
3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 
which provides for periodic review of pesticide registrations. The goal 
of these regulations is to review a pesticide's registration every 15 
years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4170

Agency Contact: Vivian Prunier, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9341
Fax: 703 308-5884

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Email: prunier.vivian@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3406. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE PRODUCTS; 
AND 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, Final rule due 240 days after close of 
comment period.

Abstract: This regulation will specify antimicrobial registration 
reforms that will reduce to the extent possible the review time for 
antimicrobial pesticides. The regulation will clarify criteria for 
completeness of applications, and will specify or refer to a definition 
of the various classes of antimicrobial pesticide use patterns and the 
associated data and labeling requirements that would be consistent with 
the degree and type of risk presented by each class. EPA will evaluate 
the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of various registration process 
reforms, including registrant certification, 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                            04/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and 
Cleaning Compound Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892

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

RIN: 2070-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




3407. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  21 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 1983 (the last time a cost analysis was 
conducted), 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. This proposed rule will adjust the fee structure and 
fee amounts for tolerance actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________




3408. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

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

Legal Authority:  21 USC 346a(q)

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

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, August 3, 1999, See Additional Information.

Abstract: EPA will reassess pesticide tolerances and exemptions for raw 
and processed foods established prior to August 3, 1996, to determine 
whether they meet the reasonable certainty of no harm standard of the 
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). FFDCA sec. 408(q), as 
amended by the Food Quality Protection Act, requires that EPA conduct 
this reassessment on a phased 10-year schedule. Based on its 
reassessment, EPA will take a series of regulatory actions to modify or 
revoke tolerances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Modification or revocation 
of tolerances for 16 pesticides 04/00/99
Final Action Modification or 
revocation of tolerances for 30 
pesticides                      04/00/99
NPRM Modification or revocation 
of tolerances for 10 pesticides 07/00/99
Final Action Modification or 
revocation of tolerances for 10 
pesticides                      07/00/99

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Final Action Modification or 
revocation of tolerances for 10 
pesticides                      10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4175
LEGAL DEADLINE CONT: EPA is required to complete reassessments on a 
phased schedule of: 33% by August 3, 1999, 66% by August 3, 2002, and 
100% by August 3, 2006.

Agency Contact: Robert McNally, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8085
Fax: 703 308-8041
Email: mcnally.robert@epa.gov
  
Joseph Nevola, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8037
Email: nevola.joseph@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD24
_______________________________________________________________________




3409. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  21 USC 346A FFDCA; 7 USC 136 FIFRA; 15 USC 2603 TSCA; 
42 USC 300J-17 SDWA

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, August 3, 1998, EDSP must be developed.
Final, Statutory, August 3, 1999, Agency must implement EDSP.
Other, Statutory, August 3, 2000, Agency must report to Congress on 
EDSP.

Abstract: This final policy statement will set forth EPA's Endocrine 
Disruptor Screening Program. EPA published a proposed policy statement 
setting forth the Screening Program on December 28, 1998. In the final 
policy statement, EPA will describe the screens and tests that it will 
require as part of the Program. It also will describe the universe of 
chemicals that will be included in the program, the priority setting 
mechanism that it will use to determine the order in which those 
chemicals will be tested, and certain issues related to implementing 
the Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Outline of Screening 
Program                         08/11/98                    63 FR 42852
Notice Proposed Screening 
Program & Request for Comment   12/28/98                    63 FR 71542
Notice Final Screening Program  08/00/99
NPRM Proposed Procedural Rule   12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4143

Agency Contact: Gary Timm, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1859
Fax: 202 260-8850
Email: timm.gary@epa.gov
  
Anthony Maciorowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3048
Fax: 202 260-8850
Email: maciorowski.anthony@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD26
_______________________________________________________________________




3410.  REGULATORY REVIEW OF PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTION 
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:  7 USC 136p

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 166

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose revisions to its regulations on emergency 
exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and 
Rodenticide Act. Emergency exemptions allow temporary use of a 
pesticide not in accordance with registration requirements when 
emergency conditions exist. In the 1995 Presidential Reinvention 
Initiative, EPA identified a number of issues and options for change, 
which have been refined through informal discussions with States, user 
groups, and other stakeholders. EPA is considering revisions in four 
areas: 1) Options for increased authority for States to administer 
certain aspects of the exemption process, or increased use by EPA of 
multi-year exemptions, or some combination of these; 2) the use of 
emergency exemptions to address pesticide resistance; 3) the 
possibility of granting of exemptions based upon reduced risk 
considerations; and 4) definitions of emergency situation and 
significant economic loss, which affect whether an exemption may be 
granted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  9241 Administration of Environmental Quality 
Programs

Additional Information: SAN No. 4216

Agency Contact: Robert A. Forrest, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9376

RIN: 2070-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________




3411.  STATUS OF PESTICIDE-TREATED SEEDS UNDER FIFRA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  FIFRA sec. 25(a) and 25(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose a revision to its regulation on treated 
articles to specifically address seeds treated with

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pesticides. Currently, pesticide-treated seeds are considered treated 
articles that are exempt from FIFRA only if the treating pesticide is 
registered in the United States for use on the specific crop, and if 
the purpose of the treatment is to protect the seed itself. EPA and the 
Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency will work together under the 
auspices of the North American Free Trade Agreement to harmonize 
policies and practices pertaining to pesticide-treated seed. EPA 
expects to implement an agreed-upon policy by revising its current 
regulations to define the status of pesticide-treated seeds. 
Harmonization will facilitate the import and export of treated seeds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  111 Crop Production; 11511 Support Activities for 
Crop Production

Additional Information: SAN No. 4260

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

RIN: 2070-AD37
_______________________________________________________________________




3412. 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 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                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  92614 Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and 
Commodities; 9241 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Additional Information: SAN No. 3890

Agency Contact: Ellen Kramer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-6475
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: kramer.ellen@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________




3413. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDE REGISTRATION (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 to 136y

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will update the data requirements specifically necessary 
for the Agency to evaluate the registrability of pesticide 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                 11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________




3414. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL REGISTRATIONS

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, 136c, 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will update and revise its pesticide data requirements 
for antimicrobial products. The data requirements specify the data that 
are required for EPA to evaluate the registrability of a pesticide 
product. 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                            08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and 
Cleaning Compound Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4173

Agency Contact: Paul Parsons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460

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Phone: 703 308-9073
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: parsons.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD30
_______________________________________________________________________




3415. 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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 165; 40 CFR 156

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, December 24, 1991.

Abstract: FIFRA sec. 19 gives EPA 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               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 44422 Nursery and Garden Centers; 115112 Soil 
Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating

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
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: fitz.nancy@epa.gov
  
Jude Andreasen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9342
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: andreasen.jude@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB95
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3416. 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 Regulatory Agenda entries when actions are planned.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/09/97                    62 FR 47544
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  1111 Oilseed and Grain Farming; 1112 Vegetable and 
Melon Farming; 1113 Fruit and Tree Nut Farming; 1114 Greenhouse, 
Nursery and Floriculture Production

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
Email: macdonald.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3417. PLANT PESTICIDE REGULATIONS UNDER FIFRA AND FFDCA

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 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 are pesticides under FIFRA if humans intend to use them to 
destroy, prevent, repel or mitigate any pest. The Agency designates 
these substances, along with the genetic material necessary to produce 
them, plant-pesticides. This rulemaking will exempt several categories 
of plant-pesticides from FIFRA and FFDCA regulations; confirms that 
plants used as biological control agents are exempt from regulation 
under FIFRA; and establishes a new part in title 40 of the CFR, part 
174, which consolidates

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regulations specific for plant-pesticides in one part of the CFR. The 
proposed consolidation is expected to benefit the public by providing 
greater focus, enhanced clarity and ease of use. These actions will 
reduce burden on both the regulated community and EPA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM               07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supplemental NPRM               05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________




3418. GROUND WATER AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a FIFRA 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. Unless a 
State or tribal authority has 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 by States and tribal authorities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33259
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  9241 Administration of Environmental Quality 
Programs

Additional Information: SAN No. 3222

Agency Contact: Arthur-Jean B. Williams, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5239
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: williams.arty@epa.gov
  
Marcia Collins, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5239
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: collins.marcia@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 costs. This action establishes procedures for indemnification 
of owners of suspended and canceled pesticides for disposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/05/93                    58 FR 26856
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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. 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: EPA is considering exempting 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 or 
human health, 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

[[Page 21993]]

under provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________




3421. POLICY OR PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION TO THE AGENCY OF STORED 
PESTICIDES WITH CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED REGISTRATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 FIFRA sec 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 168

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This policy will clarify the requirements of section 6(g) of 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The 
policy will provide procedures for certain persons who possess canceled 
or suspended pesticides to notify the EPA and State and local officials 
of (1) such possessions; (2) the quantity possessed; and (3) the place 
the pesticide is stored.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/91                    56 FR 13042
Final                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2720

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 569-4162

RIN: 2020-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3422. THE 10-ACRE LIMITATION FOR PESTICIDE SMALL-SCALE FIELD TESTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 172

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action.                 02/03/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

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

RIN: 2070-AC99
_______________________________________________________________________




3423. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARDS; PESTICIDE HAZARD 
COMMUNICATION

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Activities 
Not Currently Planned.          02/03/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jeanne Heying
Phone: 703 308-3240
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: heying.jeanne@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3424. CHEMICAL RIGHT-TO-KNOW INITIATIVE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 4 TSCA; 15 USC 8 TSCA; 7 USC 136 FIFRA; 42 USC 
313 EPCRA

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, December 31, 1999, Final Actions must be completed by 
12/31/99.

Abstract: The Chemical RTK Initiative was announced by Vice President 
Gore on EPA's Earth Day 1998 in response to the finding that most 
commercial chemicals have very little, if any, toxicity information on 
which to make sound judgments about potential risks. There are three 
key components to this initiative, each of which is being rapidly 
implemented by EPA. These are: baseline toxicity testing for 2,800 
widely used commercial chemicals; additional health effects testing for 
chemicals to which children are substantially exposed; and the listing

[[Page 21994]]

and lowering thresholds for persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic 
chemicals reported to TRI. This Initiative will involve several 
separate activities, with any regulatory related actions included as 
separate entries in the Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Initiative Completion           12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4176
This Initiative includes the following Regulatory Agenda activities: 
TRI's Reporting Threshold Rule (SAN 3880; RIN 2070-AD09); Test Rule; 
Multi-Chemicals Test Rule for High Production Volume Chemicals (SAN 
3990; RIN 2070-AD16); Children's Health Test Rule (SAN 2865; RIN 2070-
AC27).

Agency Contact: Dave Sarokin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-6907
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: sarokin.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3425. TSCA SECTION 4 ENFORCEABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT FOR CERTAIN 
OXYGENATED FUEL ADDITIVES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) alcohol is commonly found 
at concentrations above the current EPA draft lifetime health advisory 
for drinking water at many point source-gasoline release sites. MTBE is 
significantly more persistent than benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene and 
xylenes (BTEX) in the subsurface. Releases of fuel oxygenates occur 
during manufacture, distribution, storage, and use, particularly from 
point sources such as underground storage tanks, pipelines and 
refueling facilities. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) estimates that 
MTBE releases in the United States exceeded 3.3 million pounds in 1994. 
EPA has not established water quality criteria for fuel oxygenates for 
protection of freshwater or marine aquatic life. The American Petroleum 
Institute (API) has recently completed a search and evaluation of 
extant literature on the acute and chronic toxicity of oxygenates for 
aquatic organisms and has provided the results to EPA. From the data 
gaps identified through that effort, testing to fill critical needs is 
expected to be conducted within a year of the API submission. Current 
actions should provide an appropriate basis for later determining 
whether additional effects testing or research is needed.
Most of the testing and research on the toxicity of oxygenates has been 
concerned with the effects of inhaled MTBE in laboratory and human 
volunteers. Virtually no information exists on the effects of ingested 
oxygenates on humans, with the notable exception of the extensive 
database on the health effects of ingested alcohol. The lack of a more 
substantial health effects database has made it difficult to develop a 
final drinking water Health Advisory or derive an oral Reference Dose 
(RfD) for MTBE and other oxygenates. Further subchronic and chronic 
data are necessary to develop a final Health Advisory. This action, 
which would reflect a cooperative effort between EPA and Industry to 
develop a testing program, would serve as a mechanism to develop the 
needed data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Solicit Interested 
Parties                         06/00/99
Notice ECA                      12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4174

Agency Contact: Charles M. Auer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3749
Fax: 202 260-8168
Email: auer.charles@epa.gov
  
J. Michael Davies, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, MD-52, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 919 541-4162

RIN: 2070-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________




3426. 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.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1101 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: When TRI was established by Congress in 1986, the statutory 
language placed 309 chemicals and 20 categories of chemicals on the TRI 
list; that is referred to as the original TRI list. The chemicals on 
the original list were taken from two existing lists of toxic 
substances: the Maryland Chemical Inventory Report List of Toxic or 
Hazardous Substances, and the New Jersey Environmental Hazardous 
Substances list. This action constitutes the first systematic review of 
toxicology and environmental data for all the chemicals on the original 
TRI list to determine whether data for those chemicals conform with the 
statutory criteria for listing of chemicals on TRI. Chemicals for which 
data do not meet the statutory criteria will be delisted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4015
AFFECTED SECTORS: 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

[[Page 21995]]

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
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
  
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




3427. 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 exposure-related information and 
the industrial and consumer end uses of chemicals they produce or 
import. 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; 
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 the programs' 
progress; encourage pollution prevention by identifying potentially 
safer substitute chemicals for uses of potential concern; and enhance 
the effectiveness of chemical risk communication efforts. Additionally, 
EPA will consider other amendments to the IUR. These include removing 
the inorganic chemicals exemption; providing the information to better 
assess and manage risks of inorganic chemicals; improving the linkages 
of IUR data to other data sources to enhance the data's usefulness; and 
altering the confidential business information (CBI) claim procedures 
to reduce the frequency of CBI claims, allowing the public greater 
access to relevant information on toxic chemicals. EPA has held 
meetings with representatives of the chemical industry, environmental 
groups, environmental justice leaders, labor groups, State governments 
and other Federal agencies to ensure public involvement in the TSCA 
Inventory Update Rule Amendments Project.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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
Fax: 202 260-1661
Email: krueger.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3428. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES RULES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE--BUILDING AND STRUCTURES

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550 sec 402; PL 102-550 sec 404; 15 USC 2603; 
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 promulgate regulations governing lead-based paint (LBP) 
activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such activities are 
properly trained, that LBP 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. EPA promulgated 
regulations for training and certification of training programs for LBP 
activities and child occupied facilities in 1996. Regulations for LBP 
activities in public and commercial buildings and bridges and other 
structures are still under development.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1 (Residential)            09/02/94                    59 FR 45872
Final Action 1 (Residential)    08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
Interim Final Rule Minor 
Amendment to Grant Provisions   08/04/98                    63 FR 41430
NPRM 2 (Buildings & Structures) 09/00/99
Final Action 2 (Buildings & 
Structures)                     09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3244
See discussion of related rules in Reg. Plan entry (RIN 2070-AD06)

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3429. LEAD; OVER OF RULEMAKINGS UNDER TSCA SECTION 402, LEAD-BASED PAINT 
ACTIVITIES FOR THE REGULATORY PLAN

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603; TSCA Title IV

[[Page 21996]]

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, April 28, 1994, (Sections 402(a) - 404).
Other, Statutory, October 28, 1996, Section 402(c)(3)).

Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
(Title X) amended TSCA by adding a new Title IV. TSCA section 402, 
Lead-Based Paint Activities Training and Certification directs EPA to 
promulgate a number of regulations intended to address the nation's 
need for a qualified and properly trained workforce to assist in the 
prevention, detection, and elimination of hazards associated with lead-
based paint. EPA is required to promulgate (a) 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 (section 
402(a); (b) a Model State program which may be adopted by any State 
which seeks to administer and enforce a State Program for the 
requirements established under TSCA section 402 (section 404); (c) a 
rule addressing lead risks from renovation and remodeling activities or 
state why no regulation is necessary (section 402(c)(3)); and (d) a 
rule establishing a fee schedule for the lead-based paint training, 
certification, and accreditation activities addressed in the rules 
developed under TSCA section 402 (section 402(a)(3)). Additionally, in 
response to other Federal agencies and several States and advocacy 
groups who were concerned that the high costs of disposing of lead-
based paint debris as a RCRA hazardous waste were discouraging 
residential lead abatements, EPA is using its authority under TSCA 
section 402(a) to address the disposal of lead-based paint debris that 
will result from the lead-based paint activities regulated under TSCA 
section 402. To minimize duplication of waste management requirements, 
EPA is developing a companion RCRA rule to suspend temporarily 
hazardous waste management regulations (i.e., Toxicity Characteristic 
Rule) applicable to lead-based paint debris which will be subject to 
the new TSCA standards. These rules are listed separately in the 
Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Sections 402(a) and 404 
(Residential)                   09/02/94                    59 FR 45872
Final Rule Sections 402(a) and 
404 (Residential)               08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
Interim Final Rule Section 
404(g)                          08/04/98                    63 FR 41430
NPRM Sections 402(a)(3)/404(h)  09/02/98                    63 FR 46734
Direct Final Rule Sections 
402(a)(3)/404(h)                09/02/98                    63 FR 46668
Withdraw Direct Final Rule 
Sections 402(a)(3)/404(h)       10/16/98                    63 FR 55547
NPRM Section 402(a) (Debris)    12/18/98                    63 FR 70190
NPRM Section 402(a) (Buildings & 
Structures)                     09/00/99
NPRM Section 402(c) (Remodeling 
& Renovation)                   09/00/99
Final Rule Sections 402(a)(3)/
404(h)                          09/00/99
Final Rule Section 402(a) 
(Debris)                        11/00/00
Final Rule Section 402(a) 
(Buildings & Structures)        09/00/01
Final Rule Section 402(c) 
(Remodeling & Renovation)       09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3243
Also covers SANs 3244, 3557, 3881, 4172, 3506.
Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules: Training, Accreditation and 
Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule (sections 402 and 404)(SAN 
3244; RIN 2070-AC64); Lead-Based Paint Activities, Training, and 
Certification: Renovation and Remodeling (section 402(c)(3))(SAN 3557; 
RIN 2070-AC83); Lead Fee Rule for Lead-Based Paint Activities Training 
and Certification (section 402(a)(3)) (SAN 3881; RIN 2070-AD11); Lead-
Based Paint: Notification of Commencement of Abatement Activities 
(section 404(h)) (SAN 4172; RIN 2070-AD31); Lead: TSCA Requirements for 
the Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris (section 402(a)) and Temporary 
Suspension of Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specified Lead-Based 
Paint Debris (RCRA sections 1006(b)(1) and 2002)(SAN 3508; RIN 2070-
AC72).

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov
  
Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4664
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3430. MULTI-CHEMICAL TEST RULE; HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME CHEMICALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is related to Vice President Gore's challenge to 
industry on the eve of Earth Day, April 21, 1998, to come forward 
quickly with needed test data on high production volume (HPV) 
chemicals. This challenge encompasses approximately 2,800 chemicals 
which are manufactured (including imported) in the aggregate at more 
than 1 million pounds on an annual basis. The data needed on these 
chemicals are: acute toxicity, repeat dose toxicity, developmental and 
reproductive toxicity; mutagenicity; ecotoxicity and environmental 
fate. This rule will require testing and recordkeeping requirements for 
those chemicals for which industry does not voluntarily agree to 
provide testing in a timely manner. The action is part of the Chemical 
Right-to-Know Initiative, which is described in the Regulatory Plan. 
The first rule will propose testing for 803 of these chemicals. Future 
rules will encompass the remaining 2,000 chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

[[Page 21997]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries

Additional Information: SAN No. 3990
See also the Regulatory Plan entry entitled ``Chemical Right-to-Know 
Initiative'' (RIN 2070-AD25; SAN 4176).

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@epa.gov
  
Keith Cronin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8157
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: cronin.keith@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3431. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY FOR PROPOSED DECISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603,TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611, TSCA 12.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 700 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to require testing via rule, 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 ITC II Chemicals (ITC List 
28)                             04/00/99
NPRM OSHA Chemicals with Insuf. 
Skin Absorption Data (ITC List 
32)                             04/00/99
NPRM OSHA Chemicals with No Skin 
Absorption Data (ITC List 31)   04/00/99
NPRM OSHA Chemicals with No Skin 
Absorption Data (ITC List 35)   04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3494
NPRM must be published within one year of ITC designation.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________




3432. TEST RULES; 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; 15 USC 2611, TSCA sec 12

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790; 40 CFR 799

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                            09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB30
_______________________________________________________________________




3433. TEST RULE; ATSDR SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603,TSCA 4; 42 USC 9604(i),CERCLA 104(i); 5 
USC 2611, TSCA 12.

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.

[[Page 21998]]


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                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3434. CHILDREN'S HEALTH TEST RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The multi-chemical test rule will propose the testing of 
chemicals to which the general population, including children, have 
potentially high exposure. The chemical selection criteria will include 
high production volume, indoor air pollutant present in consumer 
products, presence with high frequency in consumer products, TRI 
chemical with annual release to environment of more than 1 million 
pounds, pesticide inert, unregulated drinking water contaminant, and 
nominations from other government agencies. The test battery will 
include acute and subchronic toxicity, developmental neurotoxicity, 
neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, 2-generation reproductive toxicity, 
mutagenicity, oncogenicity, and pharmacokinetics. This Children's 
Health test rule will focus on chemicals with a high potential for 
exposure; future test rules may also consider chemicals with 
suggestive, but not fully characterized, evidence of toxicity. The 
purpose of this and future Children's Health test rules is to improve 
our understanding of the risks posed to children's health by chemicals 
to which they may be exposed in the home, school, and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov
  
Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672

RIN: 2070-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




3435. TEST RULE FOR CERTAIN METALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603,TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611, TSCA 12; 15 USC 
2625, TSCA 26; 42 USC 9604(i), CERCLA 104(i)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790 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                            09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882

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

[[Page 21999]]

Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3436. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON EXISTING CHEMICALS

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has 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.

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 Benzidine-based Chemical 
Substances                      08/30/95                    60 FR 45119
Final Action Benzidine-based 
Chemical Substances             10/07/96                    61 FR 52287
NPRM p-Aminophenol & 
Bromochloro- methane 8(a) 
Chemical Specific Rule          05/00/99
NPRM Methylcyclopentane SNUR    05/00/99
NPRM 2 & 4-Pentanedione SNUR 
(Reproposal)                    05/00/99
NPRM 2-Ethoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol Acetate          05/00/99
NPRM o-Tolidine & o-Dianisidine-
based Dyes (Benzidine Congener 
Dyes)                           06/00/99
NPRM Amendment to Benzidine-
based Chemical Substances SNUR  06/00/99
NPRM Flame Retardant Chemicals  09/00/99
NPRM Heavy Metal-Based Pigments 
in Aerosol Spray Paints SNUR    10/00/99
Final Action Amendment to 
Benzidine-based Chemical 
Substances SNUR                 12/00/99
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
No Longer in Production SNUR    10/00/00
Final Action Final Chloranil 
SNUR                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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
Fax: 202 260-8168
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3437. TSCA BIOTECHNOLOGY FOLLOW-UP RULES

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

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 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 two actions. 
(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) TSCA Oversight 
of Transgenic Plants: Certain transgenic plants which express products 
or which are used for purposes subject to EPA jurisdiction under TSCA 
may be used for commercial purposes in the United States without 
oversight by EPA. Such uses include: plants used as intermediates to 
produce industrial grade oils; and plants used for phytoremediation 
(cleanup of contaminated soils). Section 5 of TSCA requires that new 
chemical substances be reviewed by the Agency prior to their 
introduction into commerce. In its proposed rule, 59 FR 45526 
(September 1, 1994), EPA stated that it was reserving jurisdiction over 
certain transgenic plants and animals: Plants and animals could also be 
chemical substances under TSCA. EPA is reserving authority under TSCA 
to screen transgenic plants and animals in the future as needed, 59 FR 
45526, 45527 (September 1, 1994). This action will address whether EPA 
should exercise jurisdiction under TCSA over products produced by 
transgenic plants, and/or certain plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Policy Statement (2) TSCA Plants 
Oversight Policy                11/00/99
NPRM (1) Intergeneric Scope of 
Oversight                       06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

[[Page 22000]]

Sectors Affected:  212393 Other Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining; 
32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing

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
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: giamporcaro.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD13
_______________________________________________________________________




3438. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN REVISIONS

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

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2646 TSCA sec 206

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 (MAP) to extend training and accreditation 
requirements to include persons performing certain asbestos-related 
work in public or 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 of the 
existing interim final MAP with the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration's regulations to the extent consistent with applicable 
EPA statutes, and provide clarifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Model Plan                      05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final                   02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148
See entry 2070-AC62

Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3439. ASBESTOS; AMENDMENTS TO THE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS IN 
SCHOOLS RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6; 15 USC 2607 TSCA sec 8; 15 
USC 2647 TSCA sec 207; 15 USC 2646 TSCA sec 206; 15 USC 2643 TSCA sec 
203; 15 USC 2614 TSCA sec 15; 15 USC 2615 TSCA sec 16

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. As a part of this effort, the Agency 
is also developing proposals to amend the Asbestos Model Accreditation 
Plan (RIN 2070-AC51) and the Asbestos Worker Protection Rule (RIN 2070-
AC66). These activities are already included in the Regulatory Agenda 
as separate items, but were included in this entry to highlight this 
reinvention activity in the Regulatory Plan for FY 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3047
Please also see Regulatory Agenda entries for the Asbestos Model 
Accreditation Plan Revisions (SAN 3148; RIN 2070-AC51) and the Asbestos 
Worker Protection Rule Amendments (SAN 2249; RIN 2070-AC66).

Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1537
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________




3440. ASBESTOS WORKER PROTECTION RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6; 15 USC 2607 TSCA sec 15; 15 
USC 2614 TSCA sec 15; 15 USC 2615 TSCA sec 16

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 that 
were made to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 
asbestos workplace standards issued since EPA's WPR was promulgated in 
1987 to the extent that the OSHA revisions are consistent with 
applicable EPA statutes. 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. EPA also proposes to delegate authority to grant 
or deny State exclusions under the WPR to EPA

[[Page 22001]]

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 relating to schools, which are 
currently contained in that rule, to the WPR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (1)                        11/01/94                    59 FR 54746
NPRM (2)                        12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2249

Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1537
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC66
_______________________________________________________________________




3441. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL; USE AUTHORIZATIONS

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

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605(e); TSCA sec 6(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The notice of proposed rulemaking that was published on 
December 6, 1994, covered the manufacture (including import), 
processing, distribution in commerce, export use, disposal, and marking 
of PCBs. On June 29, 1998, EPA issued a final rule involving the 
disposal related provisions. Other provisions, e.g., certain use 
authorizations and import provisions, were to be addressed in separate 
actions. This rulemaking addresses a use authorization for certain non-
liquid PCB applications, which although currently in use have never 
been authorized under the PCB regulations at 40 CFR part 761.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/10/91                    56 FR 26738
NPRM                            12/06/94                    59 FR 62788
Final Action 1 PCB Disposal 
Provisions                      06/29/98                    63 FR 35384
Supplemental NPRM Use 
Authorizations - Data 
Availability                    04/00/99
Final Action 2 Use 
Authorizations                  05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4179

Agency Contact: Peggy Reynolds, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3965
Email: reynolds.peggy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD27
_______________________________________________________________________




3442. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550 Sec 402(c)(3); 15 USC2603 TSCA Title IV

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 31, 1996.

Abstract: Under section 402(c)(2) of TSCA Title IV, EPA conducted 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                            09/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  23321 Single Family Housing Construction; 23322 
Multifamily Housing Construction; 23521 Painting and Wall Covering 
Contractors; 23551 Carpentry Contractors

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
TDD: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov
  
Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4664
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3443. LEAD-BASED PAINT; NOTIFICATION OF COMMENCEMENT OF ABATEMENT 
ACTIVITIES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550; 15 USC 2603; TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

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

Abstract: Section 402 of TSCA directs EPA to establish regulations 
containing standards for performing lead-based paint activities. One of 
the standards

[[Page 22002]]

EPA developed, codified at 40 CFR section 745.227(e)(4), requires 
notification to EPA of the commencement of lead-based paint abatement 
activities in a residential dwelling or child-occupied facility or as a 
result of a Federal, State, or local order. This rule establishes 
requirements for the notification of commencement of lead-based paint 
abatement activities. These provisions include uniform procedures to 
notify the Agency of routine and emergency lead-based paint abatement 
activities. The rule will also prohibit lead-based paint abatement 
activities from starting on any date other than the one contained in 
the notification. This information is necessary to provide enforcement 
personnel with information for compliance activities and to prioritize 
inspections.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4172
This action has been split off from the action entitled ``Fees for 
Accreditation and Certification of Lead-Based Paint Activities'' (SAN 
3881; 2070-AD11).

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov
  
Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4664
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3444. LEAD; MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF LEAD-BASED PAINT DEBRIS

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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. To 
minimize duplication of waste management requirements, EPA is 
developing a companion RCRA rule to suspend temporarily hazardous waste 
management regulations applicable to lead-based paint debris which will 
be subject to the new TSCA standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Proposed Temporary 
Suspension of Toxicity 
Characteristic Rule             12/18/98                    63 FR 70233
NPRM TSCA Proposal              12/18/98                    63 FR 70189
Final Action                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3508
This SAN and RIN includes RCRA companion rule: Temporary Suspension of 
Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specified Lead-Based Paint Debris.

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




3445. GUIDANCE ON ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING FOR FEDERAL 
AGENCIES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  EO 13101

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As mandated by Executive Order 13101, OPPTS is developing 
final guidance to direct Federal agencies in their procurement of 
Environmentally Preferable Products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/29/95                    60 FR 50722
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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. 3480

Agency Contact: Eun-Sook Goidel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and

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Toxic Substances, 7409, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3296
Email: goidel.eun-sook@epa.gov
  
Julie Shannon, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7409, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2736
Email: shannon.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC78
_______________________________________________________________________




3446. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY FOR FINAL DECISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603, TSCA sec 4; 15 USC 2611, TSCA sec 12.

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 Brominated Flame Retardants06/25/91                    56 FR 29140
NPRM Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 
2)                              01/17/92                     57 FR 2138
Final Action (ECA) DiBasic 
Esters (CPSC)                   04/00/99
Final Action (ECA) Aryl 
Phosphates (ITC List 2)         07/00/99
Final Action ITC Chemicals (ITC 
List 28)                        12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

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
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________




3447. TEST RULE; HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (HAPS)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 7412 CAA 112; 42 USC 7403 
CAA 103; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790 to 799

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 technology-based emissions 
standards to major and area sources. Section 112 also sets forth a 
mechanism for revising and modifying the statutory list of 189 HAPs 
under section 112(b), and requirements for an accidental release 
control program. These data will also be important for the right-to-
know program given the large release of these chemicals to the 
atmosphere. In order to implement these and other programs and 
requirements under section 112, EPA must identify the health and 
environment effects of potential concern from exposure to HAPs, 
ascertain the minimum data needed to adequately characterize those 
health and environmental effects, and assess the risks posed by HAPs. 
In addition, under section 103(d), EPA is required to conduct a 
research program on the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants 
on human health, ascertain the minimum data needed to adequately 
characterize those health and environmental effects, and assess the 
risks posed by HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Supplemental NPRM               12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Supplemental NPRM               04/21/98                    63 FR 19694
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

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
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: leukroth.rich@epa.gov
  
David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3448. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON NON-5(E) NEW CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604 TSCA 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

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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 Action Certain Chemical 
Substances (95-1584 96-1674/75 
and 97-267)                     11/30/98                    63 FR 65705
Final Action Diphenyl-2&4&6-
Trimethylbenzol Phosphine Oxide 
(87-586)                        01/29/99                     64 FR 4605
Final Action Alkyl & Sulfonic 
Acid & Ammonium Salt (84-1056)  06/00/99
Final Action Aluminum Cross-
linked Sodium Carboxy- 
methylcellulose                 06/00/99
Final Action 1-Decanimine-N-
Decyl-N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566) 06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3449. 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 (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 Butanamide 2 2'-(3' 3-
dichloro)1 1'-biphenyl 4 4'-
diyl) bisazob                   06/26/97                    62 FR 34424
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
(91-1299/95-1667 91-1298 91-129706/26/97                    62 FR 34421
NPRM Substituted Phenol (89-1125 
L91-87 P92-41 92-511 94-1527 
etc.                            06/26/97                    62 FR 34427
Final Action Substituted Phenol 
(89-1125 L91-87 P92-41 92-511 
94-1527 etc.                    04/30/98                    63 FR 23678
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Final Action Butanamide 2 2'- 3' 
3-dichloro(1 1'-biphenyl)-4 4'-
diyl bisazob                    02/04/99                     64 FR 5740
Final Action Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    06/00/99
Final Action Aromatic Amino 
Ether (P90-1840)                06/00/99
Final Action Batch SNUR: 84-660/
-704 & 84-105/-106/-107 & 85-43306/00/99
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297                    06/00/99
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances                      12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




3450. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROHIBITIONS 
AGAINST MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION IN COMMERCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6(e)(3)(B)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 6(e)(3)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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provides that the Administrator may grant, by rule, exemptions from the 
prohibitions against manufacturing, processing and distribution in 
commerce of PCBs upon finding that 1) no unreasonable risk to health or 
the environment will occur, and 2) good faith efforts have been made by 
the petitioner to develop a substitute for PCB which does not pose an 
unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. In addition, 
the Interim Procedural Rules were amended to require certain 
petitioners to reapply for EPA approval to continue PCB activities 
previously approved by EPA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (1) Group I                12/06/94                    59 FR 62875
NPRM (2) Group II               09/00/99
Final Action Group I            09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2150

Agency Contact: Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3972
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: gimlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________




3451. REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS; SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES ON NATIONAL 
PROGRAM CHEMICALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has instituted a program to monitor the commercial 
development of existing chemicals of concern and/or to gather 
information to support risk assessments on such chemicals. As these 
chemicals are identified, EPA will initiate rulemakings under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections 5 and/or 6 to require reporting 
by the manufacturers, importers and/or processors of these chemicals. 
Proposed rules may be published on at least the chemicals listed on the 
timetable below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Refractory Ceramic Fiber   03/21/94                    59 FR 13294
Final Action Refractory Ceramic 
Fiber                           09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3528

Agency Contact: Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3972
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: gimlin.peter@epa.gov
  
Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC37
_______________________________________________________________________




3452. 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 TSCA sec 6(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would relax the regulatory requirements for 
reclassifying PCB transformers to a lower regulatory status by 
modifying the current reclassification requirements of 50 degree 
centigrade temperature and 90-day testing. Results of a preliminary 
analysis indicate that many transformers never reach the required 
temperature during operation, but retrofitting still successfully 
reduces PCB concentration. Safety risks to employees and to the general 
public occur in mandating the continued adherence to the current 
regulations. EPA may also address the reclassification of voltage 
regulators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/18/93                    58 FR 60970
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3021

Agency Contact: Tom Simons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: simons.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC39
_______________________________________________________________________




3453. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 37th ITC List      02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final Action 38th ITC List      10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final Action 38th ITC List - 
Stay                            12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final Action 38th ITC List - 
Stay/Technical Amendments       01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final Action 38th ITC List - 
Revocation                      04/00/99
Final Action 39th ITC List      04/00/99
Final Action 41st ITC List      04/00/99
Final Action 42nd ITC List      05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________




3454. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA REPORTING RULES

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:  15 USC 2607(d) TSCA sec 8(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 716

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final 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 Action 38th ITC List - 
Revocation                      04/00/99
Final Action 43rd ITC List      06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov
  
Keith Cronin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8157
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: cronin.keith@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB11
_______________________________________________________________________




3455. USE OF ACRYLAMIDE FOR GROUTING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6; 15 USC 2607 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 
the Spring of 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/02/91                    56 FR 49863
Notice Reopening Record for 
Comments on Durability of NMA   02/28/96                     61 FR 7454
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: brooks.edward@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC17
_______________________________________________________________________




3456. TSCA SECTION 8(E) POLICY; NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

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the reportability of information on widespread and previously 
unsuspected distribution in environmental media and emergency incidents 
of environmental contamination needed some refinement. The subject 
Federal Register action solicited comment on refined reporting guidance 
concerning widespread and previously unsuspected distribution in 
environmental media and provides additional circumstances where 
information is not reportable because it is considered known to the 
Administrator. Finally, the notice solicited comments on changes to the 
section 8(e) reporting deadline and reaffirmed the standards for claims 
of confidentiality for information contained in a notice of substantial 
risk under section 8(e).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/93                    58 FR 37735
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC80
_______________________________________________________________________




3457. 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); and (3) the end of 
the period during which export notification requirements under TSCA 
section 12(b) are triggered.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3458. LEAD-BASED PAINT; FEES FOR ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION 
ACTIVITIES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  PL 02-550; 15 USC 2682(a)(3) TSCA 402(a)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is mandated by section 402(a) of TSCA for the 
purpose of implementing a fee schedule for lead-based paint activities. 
(40 CFR part 745, Lead Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in 
Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities, published August 28, 
1996). The rule will recoup for the US Treasury, through assessment of 
fees, the cost of EPA's administrative and enforcement costs in 
implementing this program. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/02/98                    63 FR 46734
Direct Final Rule               09/02/98                    63 FR 46668
Withdrawn - Withdrawal of DFR 
and Effective Date              10/16/98                    63 FR 55547
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3881
This action is split from the action Notification of Commencement of 
Abatement Activities (SAN 4172; 2070-AD31)

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov
  
Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4664
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD11

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3459. LEAD; TSCA SECTION 403; IDENTIFICATION OF DANGEROUS LEVELS OF LEAD

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2683

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, May 26, 1998, Consent Decree.

Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
(Title X) amended TSCA by adding a new Title IV. TSCA section 403 
requires EPA to promulgate regulations that identify lead-based paint 
hazards, lead-contaminated dust and lead-contaminated soil for the 
purposes of TSCA Title IV as well as for the entire Title X. EPA 
developed an interim guidance document in July 1994, to provide public 
and private decision-makers with guidance on identifying and 
prioritizing lead-based paint hazards for control. This interim 
guidance, which was subsequently published in 1995 (60 FR 47248, 9/11/
95), will continue to serve as EPA's official policy until the final 
TSCA section 403 rule is promulgated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/03/98                    63 FR 30301
Notice Comment Period Extended 
to 10/01/98                     07/22/98                    63 FR 39262
Notice Comment Period Extended 
to 11/30/98                     10/01/98                    63 FR 52662
Notice Comment Period Extended 
to 12/31/98 & Announces Public 
Meeting                         11/05/98                    63 FR 59754
NPRM Correction                 12/18/98                    63 FR 70087
Notice Reopens Comment Period to 
03/01/99                        01/14/99                     64 FR 2460
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
TDD: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov
  
Jonathan Jacobson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3779
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: jacobson.jonathan@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3460. LEAD; REGULATORY INVESTIGATION UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL 
ACT (TSCA) TO REDUCE LEAD (PB) CONSUMPTION AND USE

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605; TSCA 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action initiates a regulatory investigation under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 6 to determine if uses of 
lead (Pb) present an unreasonable risk to human health and the 
environment. The investigation will involve examination of the 
potential sources of human or other exposure to lead throughout the 
life cycle. Based on information gathered EPA may propose TSCA section 
6(a) rules to control existing or new uses of Pb which pose an 
unreasonable risk to human health or the environment, and to explore 
the desirability and feasibility of discouraging overall consumption of 
Pb in general. Currently, EPA has ongoing regulatory investigation on 
one specific use of lead: fishing sinkers. EPA is exploring a 
combination of approaches to address human health and wildlife exposure 
to lead fishing sinkers including voluntary initiatives and education 
campaigns. EPA is developing materials to explain the dangers of lead 
through misuse and improper handling of lead sinkers. EPA is working 
with States to generally distribute such materials and to include 
information on lead hazards to human health and wildlife in State 
fishing guidelines booklets.

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 Action Fishing Sinkers    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3252

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov
  
Tova Spector, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3467
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: spector.tova@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


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



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3461. TRI; ADDITION OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO THE 
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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 facilities whose primary economic 
activity was classified as manufacturing. 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 began additional 
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

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

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@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD19
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3462. TRI; RESPONSES TO PETITIONS RECEIVED TO ADD OR DELETE OR MODIFY 
CHEMICAL LISTINGS ON THE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Major: 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 EPCRA sec 313

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These actions grant or deny petitions received to add or 
delete or modify chemicals on the list of toxic chemicals under section 
313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) 
that are subject to reporting under the Toxic Chemical Release 
Reporting Rule. The actions cover individual chemicals or groups of 
chemicals for which petitions have been received.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice DBNPA (Request to Delete)10/27/95                    60 FR 54949
Proposed Rule Dioxin & Dioxin-
like Compounds (Furans & PCBs) 
(Req. to Add)                   05/07/97                    62 FR 24887
Notice of Denial Phosphoric Acid 
(Request to Delete)             01/23/98                     63 FR 3566
Notice of Denial Methyl Ethyl 
Ketone (MEK) (Request to Delete)03/30/98                    63 FR 15195
Amendments to Proposed Rule 
Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds 
(Furans & PCBs) Req. to Add.)   01/05/99                      64 FR 688
NPRM Chromite Ore (Request to 
Delete)                         02/23/99                     64 FR 8774
Notice of Denial Methyl Isobutyl 
Ketone (MIBK) (Request to 
Delete)                         02/23/99                     64 FR 8769
Response Acetonitrile (Request 
to Delete)                      04/00/99
Final Response Dioxin & Dioxin-
like Compounds (Furans & 
PCBs)(Req. to Add)              09/00/99
Final Response DBNPA (Request to 
Delete)                         11/00/99
Response Di(2-ethylhexyl) 
Phthalate (DEHP) (Request to 
Delete)                         12/00/99
Response Alloys--Chromium & 
Nickel & and Copper Alloys (Req. 
to Modify)                      03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425
Statutory 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

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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
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
  
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@epa.mail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC00
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3463. TRI; POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

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

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013 Pollution Prevention Act

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 amend certain 
aspects of the September 25, 1991, proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/25/91                    56 FR 48475
Supplemental NPRM               09/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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 
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: Sara Hisel McCoy, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov
  
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC24
_______________________________________________________________________




3464.  TRI; LOWERING OF EPCRA SECTION 313 REPORTING THRESHOLDS 
FOR LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11001 et seq

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 pounds 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 certain persistent bioaccumulative toxic 
(PBT) chemicals and has issued a proposed rule that sets out the 
criteria EPA intends to use for determining if a chemical is persistent 
and bioaccumulative under EPCRA section 313. EPA is currently 
conducting analysis to determine if lead and lead compounds meet the 
proposed criteria for persistence and bioaccumulation and whether the 
EPCRA section 313 reporting thresholds should be lowered. EPA is also 
evaluating the environmental fate of lead.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4259
By Statute and Regulation, this rule will affect SIC codes 20-39, 10 
(except SIC codes 1011, 1081, 1094), 12 (except SIC code 1241), 4911, 
4931, 4939, 4953, 5169, 5171, and 7389.

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and

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Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
  
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________




3465.  TRI; REVISIONS TO THE OTHERWISE USE ACTIVITY EXEMPTIONS 
AND THE COAL EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES EXEMPTION

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11001 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) requires reporting from 
facilities which manufacture or process at least 25,000 pounds of a 
listed chemical, or otherwise use 10,000 pounds of a listed chemical. 
In determining amounts of listed chemicals that are manufactured, 
processed or otherwise used, facilities may be entitled to consider 
specific exemptions from reporting. EPA is presently reviewing a group 
of these exemptions. The categories of exemptions presently being 
reconsidered by EPA are the structural component exemption, the routine 
janitorial and facility grounds maintenance exemption, the personal use 
exemption, the motor vehicle maintenance exemption, and the intake 
water/air exemption. Also known as the ``otherwise use'' exemptions 
because they are limited to ``otherwise use'' activities, these 
exemptions are expressly provided for at 40 CFR 372.38(c). EPA is also 
considering changes to the coal mining extraction exemption provided 
for at 40 CFR 372.38(g).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4265
By Statute and Regulation, this rule will affect SIC codes 20-39, 10 
(except SIC codes 1011, 1081, 1094), 12 (except SIC code 1241), 4911, 
4931, 4939, 4953, 5169, 5171, and 7389.

Agency Contact: Lawrence A. Reisman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2301
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: reisman.larry@epa.gov
  
Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408
Phone: 202 401-8142
Fax: 202 260-9592
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD39
_______________________________________________________________________




3466. TRI; CHEMICAL EXPANSION; FINALIZATION OF DEFERRED CHEMICALS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 30, 1994, EPA added 286 chemicals and chemical 
categories to the 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 chemicals 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/94                     59 FR 1788
Final Finalizes Listing of 286 
Chemicals and Chemical 
Categories                      11/30/94                    59 FR 61432
Supplemental NPRM Deferred 
Chemicals                       12/00/99
Final Action Deferred Chemicals 12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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: Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
  
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC47

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3467. TRI; REPORTING THRESHOLD AMENDMENT FOR CERTAIN PERSISTENT AND 
BIOACCUMULATIVE TOXIC CHEMICALS (PBTS)

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/05/99                      64 FR 688
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3880
OTHER DEADLINE: Presidential Initiative with Final Rule in place and 
effective by 12/31/99. AFFECTED SECTORS: 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
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
  
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3468. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: AMENDMENTS AND 
STREAMLINING 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 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048; 42 USC 
11021; 42 USC 11022

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355; 40 CFR 370

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will address the remaining issues from the proposed 
rule of June 8, 1998. (Reporting thresholds for gasoline and diesel 
fuel at retail gas stations were included in a separate final rule; 64 
FR 7031, February 11, 1999.) This rule will include: reporting 
thresholds for rock salt, sand, gravel and other chemicals that pose 
minimal risk; plain language rewrite; and may consider reporting 
thresholds for facilities with some similarities to gas stations (motor 
pools, marinas, etc.) and guidance on approaches to State flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/98                    63 FR 31268
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3215

Agency Contact: Meg Victor, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1379
  
John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________




3469. RESPONSE TO A PETITION REQUESTING DELETION OF PHOSMET FROM THE 
EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (EHSS) LIST

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has received a petition to remove Phosmet from the 
extremely hazardous substance (EHS) list under the Emergency Planning 
and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This rulemaking will address 
the petitioner's claims.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3994

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2250
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE42
_______________________________________________________________________




3470. MODIFICATION OF THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY FOR ISOPHORONE 
DIISOCYANATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 12, 1994 (59 FR 51816), EPA proposed to modify the 
listing of several chemicals on the extremely hazardous substances 
(EHS) list under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know 
Act. One petitioner requested the removal of isophorone diisocyanate 
(IPDI). EPA rejected the petitioner's request. However, in the review 
of the petition, EPA noticed that there was an error in the setting of 
the threshold planning quantity (TPQ) for IPDI, and proposed to correct 
the error in the October 12, 1994 notice of proposed rulemaking. The 
other modifications to the EHS list were made final on May 7, 1996; 
however, the TPQ for IPDI was not included in that final rule. This 
rule will finalize the TPQ for IPDI.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325 Chemical Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3993

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2250
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE43
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3471. TRI; DATA EXPANSION AMENDMENTS; TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013 EPCRA; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 11048; 42 
USC 11076; 42 USC 13106

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. Because of competing priorities, this project is 
currently on hold. No activities are planned for 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3877
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: Sara Hisel-McCoy, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7937
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD08

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


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



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3472. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW PROGRAMS; 
AMENDMENTS TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL REPORTING THRESHOLDS FOR GASOLINE AND 
DIESEL FUEL AT RETAIL GAS STATIONS

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 370

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/11/99                     64 FR 7031

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Meg Victor
Phone: 202 260-1379
John Ferris
Phone: 202 260-4043

RIN: 2050-AE58
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3473. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7): AMENDMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 68

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/06/99                      64 FR 963

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
John Ferris
Phone: 202 260-4043

RIN: 2050-AE46
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3474. 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.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 
6922; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6926

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261.4; 40 CFR 262.34

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 1999.
Final, Judicial, April 30, 2001.

Abstract: EPA is considering a regulatory exemption from the RCRA 
hazardous waste disposal requirements for mixed low level waste (MLLW). 
EPA will determine whether the disposal of LLMW in facilities designed 
to address radiological hazards which are licensed by the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) will provide adequate protection of human 
health and the environment with respect to chemical hazards. If the 
Agency decides that such disposal is protective, EPA will propose that 
for the purposes of disposal these wastes meeting requirements under 
the land disposal restrictions program be conditionally exempted from 
the RCRA subtitle C disposal requirements. Commercial mixed waste 
generators, particularly nuclear power plants, contend that NRC 
regulations covering design, licensing and operation of low level 
radioactive waste disposal facilities offer human health and 
environmental protection similar to that required by EPA requirements 
governing chemical hazards under RCRA regulations. Furthermore, there 
is a serious shortage of disposal capacity for MLLW. The waste 
acceptance criteria of the only dually regulated facility (i.e., having 
both a RCRA permit and an NRC license) severely limits the activity 
levels of radionuclides they can dispose. This rulemaking provides 
alternatives to the disposal capacity concern. EPA is also considering 
alternatives to current EPA regulations applicable to mixed waste 
storage. NRC regulations also apply to storage of commercial mixed 
waste. Current RCRA regulation prohibits indefinite storage of waste 
containing hazardous constituents, despite the lack of treatment 
technology or disposal capacity for some mixed wastes. Through this 
rulemaking action, EPA seeks to explore regulatory alternatives that 
could provide flexibility for MLLW from hazardous waste storage 
requirements while waste is subject to NRC regulations and licensing 
conditions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/01/99                    64 FR 10063
ANPRM Comment Period End        04/15/99
NPRM                            10/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4017
DOE mixed waste could exit RCRA if disposed at commercial low level 
waste disposal facilities.

Agency Contact: Rajani Joglekar, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8806
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: joglekar.rajani@epa.gov
  
Nancy Hunt, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8762
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: hunt.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE45


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3475. 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, 
current issues, and future possibilities. 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                           09/00/99
NPRM                            09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Additional Information: SAN No. 4093

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462

RIN: 2050-AE53
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3476. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; POTENTIAL REVISIONS FOR MERCURY LISTED 
AND CHARACTERISTIC WASTES

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 are 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                           04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  3353 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing; 325181 
Alkalies and Chlorine Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating 
Manufacturing; 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

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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3477. REVIEW OF TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC LEVEL FOR SILVER UNDER THE 
RESOURCE CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is a technical review of the possible risks 
associated with management of silver-bearing wastes and economic 
impacts of this regulation, which is being conducted in response to 
petitions submitted to the Agency to re-assess the toxicity 
characteristic level for silver. EPA will address all potential 
pathways for risks from silver-bearing wastes, including possible 
ecological effects.
Silver is on the toxicity characteristic list because it was a 
regulated drinking water contaminant. In January 1991, the Agency 
deleted the primary drinking water maximum contaminant level (MCL) for 
silver based on consideration that the major effect is ``cosmetic'' and 
that silver is unlikely to occur in drinking water supplies. The 
petitioners, users of silver materials and silver waste generators, 
requested the Agency to re-evaluate the basis for silver's inclusion in 
the TC.
The Agency believes that before a decision can be made to delete or 
modify the toxicity characteristic level for silver, a more complete 
assessment of risks posed by management of silver-bearing wastes must 
be conducted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Initial Study Complete          06/30/97
Peer Review Complete            10/30/98
Final Study                     04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3886

Agency Contact: Jan Young, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-1568
Fax: 703 308-0522

RIN: 2050-AE37


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3478. RCRA REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN REDUCTION; NOTICE OF DATA 
AVAILABILITY

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:
Final, Statutory, The Paperwork Reduction Act requires reduction of 
record keeping and reporting burden by 2001.

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 the Office of 
Management and Budget provide a measure of the reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements associated with a particular regulation. The 
Office of Solid Waste (OSW) is conducting a review of RCRA ICRs and 
developing options for reducing the associated burden. OSW will solicit 
comment on these ideas and estimates of actual burden reduction hours 
in a Notice of Data Availability. Comments on this Notice will be 
considered when we start preparing a proposed burden reduction 
rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          04/00/99
NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 334 Computer 
and Electronic Product Manufacturing

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
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: lsolomon@epa.gov
  
Robert Burchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8450
Fax: 703 308-7905
Email: rburchard@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE50
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3479. RCRA APPENDIX VIII STREAMLINING

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 6921

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) rearranging the 
Appendix into groups of chemicals according to their frequency of 
expected occurrence in wastes; (2) clarifying ambiguous entries 
currently on the Appendix such as those marked ``not otherwise 
specified''; and (3) deleting those chemicals for which the risk from 
potential exposure is considered to be minimal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE55
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3480. REGULATORY DETERMINATION ON REMAINING WASTES FROM THE COMBUSTION 
OF FOSSIL FUELS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921(b)(3)(C) RCRA sec 3001(b)(3)(C)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, October 1, 1999, Regulatory Determination for Phase II 
Remaining Wastes.

Abstract: On December 1, 1992, the Agency determined that additional 
study of four large-volume wastes -- fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag 
and flue gas emission control wastes -- from the combustion of coal by 
electric utility power plants was not necessary. A Final Regulatory 
Determination on these wastes was signed on August 2, 1993 and 
published in the Federal Register on August 9, 1993. The Agency also 
determined that for the remaining fossil-fuel combustion wastes, 
additional data collection is necessary to make a Regulatory 
Determination on these wastes. A Final Regulatory Determination will be 
made by October 1, 1999. These remaining wastes include: (1) fly ash, 
bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas emission control wastes from the 
combustion of coal by electric utility power plants when such wastes 
are mixed with, co-disposed, co-treated, or otherwise co-managed with 
other wastes generated in conjunction with the combustion of coal or 
other fossil fuels, and (2) any other wastes subject to section 8002(n) 
of RCRA other than those subject to the August 1993 regulatory 
determination referenced above.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3201

Agency Contact: Dennis Ruddy, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8430

RIN: 2050-AD91
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3481. 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 268

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, may 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 1980s.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE51
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3482. GLASS-TO-GLASS RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS): CHANGES TO 
HAZARDOUS WASTE 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.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 
6923; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise the existing Federal hazardous waste 
regulations to remove unnecessary 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 a June 9, 1998 recommendation on 
CRT recycling from the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Council 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 involves 
minimizing RCRA requirements for glass-to-glass recycling while 
retaining appropriate controls to ensure protection of human health and 
the environment. The goal of the recommendation is to facilitate an 
increase in glass-to-glass recycling, thereby minimizing disposal of 
lead, increasing resource recovery, and enhancing protection of human 
health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092

Agency Contact: Javier Garcia, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-2628
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: garcia.javiera@.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE52
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3483.  LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR SPENT 
POTLINERS FROM PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION (K088)

Priority:  Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On September 21, 1998, the Agency promulgated interim 
treatment standards for spent potliners from primary aluminum reduction 
(EPA hazardous Waste K088). In this rule, the Agency committed to 
establishing final treatment standards within the next two years. The 
Agency needs to gather data, review treatment technologies and develop 
treatment standards for arsenic and fluoride based on this new 
analysis. In addition, the Agency must evaluate alternative treatment 
technologies for the thermal destruction of K088. In particular, the 
Agency will assess the effectiveness of vitrification on K088 waste. 
Vitrification treatment enables K088 to be treated while generating a 
``product'' from the vitrified K088. EPA, however, needs to determine 
whether control technologies are appropriate for the vitrification 
units.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/99
Final                           10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  3334 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning and 
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4233

Agency Contact: Elaine Eby, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8449
  
Katrin Krall, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-6120

RIN: 2050-AE65
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3484.  REVISIONS TO GUIDELINES FOR THE STORAGE AND COLLECTION OF 
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL SOLID WASTE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6944

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 243

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated Guidelines for the Storage and Collection of 
Residential, Commercial, and Institutional Solid Waste in 1976. These 
guidelines referenced safety standards that are now obsolete. The 
Agency was petitioned to incorporate current safety standards. Two 
sections are revised. The revisions amend the requirements for waste 
containers used for the storage of both solid waste and materials that 
have been separated for the purpose of recycling. The safety 
requirements for mobile equipment and stationary compactors are 
revised.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Direct Final Rule               04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  562 Waste Management and Remediation Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4229

Agency Contact: Allen Geswein, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7261
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: geswein.allen@epa.gov
  
Deborah Hanlon, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-5824
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hanlon.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE66
_______________________________________________________________________




3485.  REVISIONS TO SOLID WASTE LANDFILL CRITERIA--LEACHATE 
RECIRCULATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6944; 42 USC 6949

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is reviewing and evaluating the technology of 
leachate recirculation in municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs). If 
sufficient data is found to justify a change in the regulations, we 
will propose to revise the regulations to allow leachate recirculation 
in units constructed with alternative liner designs resulting in a 
significant cost savings to some facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  562 Waste Management and Remediation Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4230

Agency Contact: Allen Geswein, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7261
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: geswein.allen@.epa.gov
  
Deborah Hanlon, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-5824
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hanlon.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE67
_______________________________________________________________________




3486. 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.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 
6922; 42 USC 6926; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC

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9602; 42 USC 9603; 42 USC 9604; 33 USC 1321; 33 USC 1361

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

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, February 8, 1986.
NPRM, Judicial, February 29, 2000.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3805

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

RIN: 2050-AE32
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3487. 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 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 or the equivalent requirements of an 
approved state program, 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 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Direct Final Rule               07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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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3488. 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 accelerated its review process for new methods 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                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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: 703 308-0511
Email: lesnik.barry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
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3489. 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

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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 267; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 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                            09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 325211 Plastics 
Material and Resin Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating 
Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and 
Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing

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
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3490.  PROPOSED REGULATORY AMENDMENTS ON RECYCLING OF HAZARDOUS 
WASTES IN FERTILIZERS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1006 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking is intended to revise the current RCRA 
regulations that apply to recycling of hazardous wastes in the 
manufacture of fertilizers. Exemptions from RCRA standards are 
currently provided for some hazardous wastes used in this manner, while 
other hazardous wastes that may be more suitable as fertilizer 
ingredients are subject to stringent regulatory requirements that can 
discourage legitimate recycling practices. This rulemaking effort is 
intended to establish a more consistent regulatory framework for this 
practice, to remove current regulatory disincentives to legitimate 
recycling of hazardous wastes in fertilizer products, and to establish 
a set of standards for contaminant concentrations in hazardous waste-
derived fertilizers that are more appropriate to fertilizers and which 
are protective of human health and the environment.
These regulatory revisions will directly affect companies that 
manufacture zinc micronutrient fertilizers from hazardous wastes, and 
is likely to benefit such manufacturers that are small businesses by 
removing regulatory disincentives to recycling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of 
Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 325188 All Other Basic 
Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 331419 Primary Smelting and Refining 
of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 331111 Iron and Steel 
Mills; 562112 Hazardous Waste Collection; 32531 Fertilizer 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4208

Agency Contact: Dave Fagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5301W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0603
Fax: 703 308-0513
Email: fagan.david@epa.gov
  
Mitch Kidwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8644

RIN: 2050-AE69
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3491. CHLORINATED ALIPHATICS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 RCRA 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:
NPRM, Judicial, July 31, 1999.
Final, Judicial, September 30, 2000.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3151

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

RIN: 2050-AD85
_______________________________________________________________________




3492. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE (HWIR): IDENTIFICATION AND 
LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTES

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing

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Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

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

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

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, October 31, 1999, Reproposal.
Final, Judicial, April 30, 2001.

Abstract: Under the current Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA) Mixture and Derived From rules, some low-risk wastes are 
currently regulated by the EPA's hazardous waste regulations. To 
address this, EPA will make modifications to the Mixture and Derived 
From rules and establish new criteria that would provide the option to 
exempt certain lower risk wastes from the hazardous waste regulations. 
In developing the 1995 proposal, EPA considered the views of all 
members of a Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) committee. EPA will 
use the comments from the 1995 proposal to develop a reproposal by 
October 1999. Because this action is deregulatory, it is not expected 
to have adverse impacts on small business. This action will be 
implemented by EPA and authorized States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/92                    57 FR 21450
NPRM Withdrawn                  10/30/92                    57 FR 49280
NPRM Reproposal                 12/21/95                    60 FR 66344
NPRM Reproposal                 10/00/99
Final                           04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated 
Metal Product Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3328

Agency Contact: Adam Klinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-3267

RIN: 2050-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________




3493. LISTING DETERMINATION OF WASTES GENERATED DURING THE MANUFACTURE 
OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 RCRA 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:
NPRM, Judicial, March 31, 1999, Dyes II (deferred wastes). EPA is 
negotiating an extension.
Other, Judicial, May 1, 1999, Dyes I Notice of Data Availability.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 2000, Dyes I - 05/01/00--Dyes II - 03/31/00.

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 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. 
EPA proposed listing decisions for most wastes in 1994 (Dyes-I), and 
deferred decisions on several others. Two deferred waste streams 
(filter aids, triarylmethane, and sludges) are subject to separate 
deadlines for proposed and final action (Dyes II rulemaking). The rule 
proposed in 1994 was incomplete because it did not contain information 
confidential by industry. Therefore, a NODA will be necessary, when EPA 
is able to release an adequate record. The deadlines are 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 Dyes I                     12/22/94                    59 FR 66072
NPRM Dyes II (Deferred Wastes)  04/00/99
Notice Dyes I (Notice of Data 
Availability)                   05/00/99
Final Action Dyes II (Deferred 
Wastes)                         03/00/00
Final Action Dyes I             05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066

Agency Contact: Robert Kayser, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7304
  
Narendra Chaudhari, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0454

RIN: 2050-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________




3494. 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 RCRA sec 3002; 42 USC 6923 RCRA sec 3003; 
42 USC 6926 RCRA sec 3006

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                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3495. 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) RCRA sec 2002(a); 42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 
3004; 42 USC 6925 RCRA sec 3005; 42 USC 6926 RCRA 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 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
Notice Notice of Data 
Availability                    11/00/99
Final Action                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3496. 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) RCRA sec 2002(a); 42 USC 6921(a) RCRA 
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                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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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: The direct final rule, published May 6, 1998, 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. This 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.
EPA received relevant adverse comments on three of the amendments 
included in the May 6, 1998 direct final rule: the amendments to 40 CFR 
261.5(j) (mixtures of conditionally exempt small quantity generator 
waste and used oil), 40 CFR 279.10(i) (applicability of the used oil 
management standards to used oil contaminated with polychlorinated 
biphenyls (PCBs)), and 40 CFR 279.74(b) (recordkeeping requirements for 
marketers of used oil that meets the used oil fuel specification). On 
July 14, 1998, the Agency removed these three amendments and reinstated 
the regulatory text that existed prior to the May 6, 1998 direct final 
rule. EPA will promulgate a final rule addressing the comments received 
and finalizing the three amendments, as appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/98                    63 FR 25006
Direct Final Rule               05/06/98                    63 FR 24963
Removal of 3 Amendments         07/14/98                    63 FR 37780
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3498.  180-DAY ACCUMULATION TIME UNDER RCRA FOR GENERATORS OF 
F006 WASTE WATER TREATMENT SLUDGES FROM THE METAL FINISHING 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 6922

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 262

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to allow generators of F006 waste (sludges 
from the treatment of electroplating wastewaters) up to 180 days (or up 
to 270 days, if applicable) to accumulate F006 waste without a RCRA 
permit or interim status, provided that F006 waste generators: 1) 
recycle the F006 waste by metals recovery, 2) accumulate no more than 
16,000 kilograms of F006 waste at any one time, 3) have implemented 
pollution prevention practices that reduce the volume or toxicity of 
the F006 waste or that make it more amenable for metals recovery, and 
4) comply with the applicable management standards. EPA believes that 
the 180-day accumulation time would minimize economic barriers to 
recycling of F006 waste through metals recovery, thus providing 
generators of F006 waste with an incentive to choose metals recovery 
over treatment and land disposal as their waste management option for 
F006 waste. The proposed rule is part of the Agency's efforts under the 
Common Sense Initiative (CSI) for the Metal Finishing Industry to 
identify and to implement cleaner, cheaper, and smarter opportunities 
for environmental protection.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/01/99                     64 FR 4818
Final Action                    02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4178

Agency Contact: Chip Vitarelli, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8286
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: vitarelli.chip@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE60
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3499. FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TOXICITY 
CHARACTERISTIC RULE TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS, CONTAMINATED MEDIA, 
AND DEBRIS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 RCRA sec 3001

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the final hazardous waste Toxicity Characteristic (TC) 
rule published in June 1990, EPA decided to temporarily defer 
application of the TC rule to petroleum-contaminated media and debris, 
such as soils and groundwater, that result from underground storage 
tank (UST) corrective actions. This rule is part of the Agency's 
commitment to make a final determination regarding the UST temporary 
deferral. The temporary deferral was, in part, based on the Agency's 
concern that without such a deferral, UST cleanup procedures would be 
adversely affected, resulting in delays in remedial action and 
increases in remediation costs. Since this action is deregulatory, 
there are no adverse effects on small businesses, or on State, local, 
or tribal governments.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/93                     58 FR 8504
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3189

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, 5401G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9900

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3500. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; MODIFICATION OF THE HAZARDOUS 
WASTE PROGRAM; HAZARDOUS WASTE 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: This final rulemaking addresses the management of spent 
hazardous waste lamps. The rulemaking is based on data which indicate 
that these lamps may be safely managed outside of the full subtitle C 
requirements of the RCRA hazardous waste system, using a streamlined 
regulatory structure under RCRA. The rule 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 Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3237

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: goode.marilyn@epa.gov
  
Marybeth Sheridan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-4941
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: sheridan.marybeth@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________




3501. REVISED STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTION FACILITIES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 3004; 42 USC 6925 RCRA sec 3005; 
42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112; 42 USC 7414 CAA sec 114

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, February 28, 1999, Settlement agreement: industrial 
furnaces and incinerators.

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 Action MACT Fasttrack     06/19/98                    63 FR 33782
Final Action Cement Kilns & 
LWAKs & Incinerators            07/00/99
NPRM Boilers & Other Industrial 
Furnaces                        01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3333

Agency Contact: Larry Denyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8770
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: denyer.larry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3502. 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) RCRA sec 6002(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 247

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RCRA section 6002 and E.O. 13101 require EPA to issue 
guidelines in the Federal Register which designate items that are or 
can be made with recovered materials and to issue recommendations for 
government procurement of these items. 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 recovered materials and, thereby, closes the recycling loop. To 
date, EPA has designated 36 items under two Comprehensive Procurement 
Guidelines (CPG1 and CPG2) and proposed to designate 19 more items 
under CPG3. EPA has also issued a Recovered Materials Advisory Notice 
(RMAN) with each CPG which provides recommendations on buying the 
designated items. The E.O. requires EPA to update the CPG every two 
years. The new actions would (1) finalize the designation of items and 
recommendations proposed in CPG3; (2) propose to designate new items in 
CPG4; and (3) issue final item designations in CPG4.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice -- Paper Products 
Recovered Materials Advisory 
Notice                          06/08/98                    63 FR 31214
Notice -- Recovered Materials 
Advisory Notice I Update        06/08/98                    63 FR 31217
NPRM (CPG3)                     08/26/98                    63 FR 45558
Final Action (CPG3)             06/00/99

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NPRM (CPG4)                     07/00/99
Final Action (CPG4)             12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3503.  SUSPENSION OF TEMPORARY TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC RULE FOR 
SPECIFIC LEAD-BASED PAINT DEBRIS

Priority:  Economically Significant

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: 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 (OPPTS) and the Office of Solid Waste have proposed a joint 
rulemaking to address the disposal of these architectural components. 
(See also RIN 2070-AC72 .) The final rule being prepared by OPPTS would 
develop disposal and management 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 and 
management standards for LBP architectural components and identify 
recycling and incineration activities that would be controlled or 
prohibited. To minimize duplication of waste management requirements, 
EPA is developing a companion RCRA rule to suspend temporarily 
hazardous waste management regulations applicable to lead-based paint 
debris which will be subject to the new TSCA standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM RCRA Temporary Suspension  12/18/98                    63 FR 70233
Final Action RCRA Temporary 
Suspension                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  23321 Single Family Housing Construction; 23332 
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; 23322 Multifamily 
Housing Construction; 23521 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Additional Information: SAN No. 4263
Additional NAICS Codes affected: 23542 Drywall, Plastering, Acoustical, 
and Insulation Contractors; 23551 Carpentry Contractors; 23561 Roofing, 
Siding, and Sheet Metal Contractors; 23594 Wrecking and Demolition 
contractors; 23592 Glass and Glazing Contractors; 56291 Remediation 
Services; 23599 All other special trade contractors; 23511 plumbing, 
heating, and air conditioning contractors; 23531 electrical 
contractors; 23552 Floor Laying and Other Floor Contractors; 23311 Land 
Subdivision and Land Development; 562111 Hazardous Waste Treatment and 
Disposal; 562112 Hazardous Waste Collection; 562119 Other Waste 
Collection; 48411 General Freight Trucking Local; 48421 Used Household 
and Office Goods Moving; 48422 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) 
Trucking, Local; 48412 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance; 48423 
Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance; 56292 
Materials Recovery Facilities; 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal; and 
54138 Testing Laboratories.

Agency Contact: Rajani Joglekar, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8806
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: joglekar.rajani@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE68
_______________________________________________________________________




3504. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: SLAG RESIDUES DERIVED FROM HIGH 
TEMPERATURE METALS RECOVERY (HTMR) TREATMENT OF KO61, KO62 AND F0006 
WASTES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905 RCRA sec 2002; 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 6912(a) RCRA sec 2002(a); 
42 USC 6922 RCRA sec 3002; 42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 3004

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA assessed the potential risks to human health and the 
environment from the use of slag residues (slags) resulting from high 
temperature metals recovery (HTMR) treatment of specified hazardous 
wastes (i.e., electric arc furnace dust, steel finishing pickle liquor, 
and electroplating sludges). This assessment was used as a basis for 
the proposed rule to reclassify these slags as nonhazardous when they 
meet certain exclusion levels and are managed and used in a certain 
manner. EPA is presently reevaluating the proposed rule due to 
significant issues raised by public commenters. There is currently no 
deadline for final action on the proposed rule.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/29/94                    59 FR 67256
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3428

Agency Contact: Narendra Chaudhari, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0454

RIN: 2050-AE15
_______________________________________________________________________




3505. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION; RECYCLED USED OIL MANAGEMENT 
STANDARDS

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 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is reviewing whether the provision of the used oil 
management standards which governs mixtures of recycled used oil and 
characteristic hazardous waste, 40 CFR 279.10(b)(2) (the used oil 
mixture rule), is consistent with the United States Court of Appeals 
for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision in Chemical Waste 
Management, Inc. v. EPA. The decision, which concerned a challenge to 
portions of EPA's land disposal restrictions, held that EPA could not 
authorize certain wastes exhibiting the hazardous characteristics of 
ignitability, reactivity, or corrosivity to be diluted to eliminate the 
characteristic and then be land-disposed unless the hazardous 
constituents in the waste were adequately treated to minimize threats 
to human health and the environment.
The used oil mixture rule provides that a mixture of hazardous waste 
and used oil destined for recycling, if the mixture is hazardous solely 
because it exhibits a hazardous waste characteristic, is regulated 
under the used oil management standards. Under the used oil mixture 
rule, such a decharacterized mixture, therefore, is not subject to the 
hazardous waste regulations, including those relating to land disposal 
restrictions. Further analysis is necessary to determine whether 
mixtures of used oil destined for recycling and characteristic 
hazardous wastes differ significantly from other mixtures containing 
characteristic wastes in terms of potential threat to human health and 
the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3668

Agency Contact: Mike Suizzevo, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0046

RIN: 2050-AE28
_______________________________________________________________________




3506. IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE; INORGANIC CHEMICAL 
INDUSTRY WASTES; AND CERCLA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE DESIGNATION AND 
REPORTABLE QUANTITIES

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

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 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 Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  32518 Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 
325131 Inorganic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing; 325312 Phosphatic 
Fertilizer Manufacturing; 31611 Leather and Hide 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@epa.gov
  
Max Diaz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0439

RIN: 2050-AE49

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_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3507. INTERIM EMERGENCY RULE REVISING LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTION 
TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR ALUMINUM POTLINERS--K088 WASTE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/24/98                    63 FR 51253

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Elaine Eby
Phone: 703 308-8449

RIN: 2050-AE59
_______________________________________________________________________




3508. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Withdrawn                  02/17/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Charlotte Mooney
Phone: 703 308-7025

RIN: 2050-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




3509. 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.

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/22/98                    63 FR 56710

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barbara Foster
Phone: 703 308-7057

RIN: 2050-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3510. SPENT SOLVENTS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/19/98                    63 FR 64371

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ron Josephson
Phone: 703 308-0442

RIN: 2050-AD84
_______________________________________________________________________




3511. HAZARDOUS REMEDIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS (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 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
268; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action.                 12/01/98                    63 FR 66101

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Mike Fitzpatrick
Phone: 703 308-8411

RIN: 2050-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3512.  LANDFILL LEACHATE AND PETROLEUM WASTE LISTINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 RCRA sec 3001

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, February 5, 1999, Administrator Signature Deadline.

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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/11/99                     64 FR 6806

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4228

Agency Contact: Maximo Diaz, Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0439

RIN: 2050-AE61


_______________________________________________________________________



[[Page 22028]]

3513. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action.                 02/17/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Barbara Foster
Phone: 703 308-7057

RIN: 2050-AB80
_______________________________________________________________________




3514. 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.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 239

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/23/98                    63 FR 57025

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Karen Rudek
Phone: 703 308-1682

RIN: 2050-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3515. 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 CWA sec 311(j)(l)(C); 33 USC 2720

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. On December 2, 
1997, EPA supplemented the 1991 and 1993 proposed revisions with a 
proposal to reduce burdens associated with the oil spill prevention 
program by reducing the recordkeeping provisions or exempting some 
facilities from some recordkeeping requirements. This rule will take 
final action on the 1991, 1993, and 1997 proposals.

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 Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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)                     Prerule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3516.  CRITERIA FOR THE DESIGNATION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES 
UNDER CERCLA SECTION 102(A)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9602

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will address the development of evaluation 
criteria for the designation of substances as hazardous under CERCLA. 
It is necessary to develop evaluation criteria because the Agency has 
the authority under CERCLA 102(a) to designate substances as hazardous; 
however, the Agency has never designated substances as hazardous under 
the CERCLA authority nor does it have criteria to do so. To date the 
only substances designated as CERCLA hazardous substances are as a 
result of their appearance on other Acts' lists defined under CERCLA 
101(14). Using CERCLA designation criteria the Agency may establish 
CERCLA hazardous substances independently from other Acts, in the 
interest of public health and the environment.
The purpose of this action is to have well thought-out criteria for 
designating hazardous substances that may be applied to individual 
substances for evaluation and decision as to whether

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or not the substance should be appropriately designated a CERCLA 102(a) 
hazardous substance. The Agency already has the authority to designate 
substances as hazardous; in this action, criteria will be developed to 
implement that authority.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4201

Agency Contact: Lynn M. Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




3517.  FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN REGULATION FOR CERTAIN NON-
TRANSPORTATION-RELATED FACILITIES THAT HANDLE, STORE, OR TRANSPORT 
VEGETABLE OILS AND ANIMAL FATS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1321; 33 USC 1361; 33 USC 2720; EO 12777 
(October 18 1991); PL 105-276

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 112 (Revision)

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, September 30, 1999, EPA FY1999 Appropriation (P.L. 
105-276).

Abstract: This regulation would modify the existing regulations as they 
apply to facilities that handle, store, or transport vegetable oils and 
animal fats. The Facility Response Plan (FRP) rule applies only to 
high-risk facilities that transfer large volumes of oil over water or 
store 1 million gallons or more of oil and meet additional criteria. 
Because worst-case discharges from these facilities could cause 
substantial harm to the environment, facility owners and operators are 
required to prepare and implement response plans. The rule applies to a 
small number of vegetable oil/animal fat facilities (an estimated 50 to 
100, based on information provided by industry). The current rule 
already provides greater flexibility to vegetable oil/animal fat 
facilities in the development of these plans than what is required for 
petroleum facilities. The EPA FY1999 Appropriation (P.L. 105-276) 
directs the Agency to issue regulations amending 40 C.F.R. Part 112 
(Oil Pollution Prevention) to comply with the requirements of the 
Edible Oil Regulatory Reform Act (EORRA). EORRA requires agencies to 
differentiate between vegetable oils and animal fats and other classes 
of oils, based on properties and effects, in issuing regulations. The 
notice will also contain a request for public comment as to what, if 
any, changes EPA should make in the Spill Prevention, Control and 
Countermeasures (SPCC) requirements for the various classes of oil 
listed in EORRA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/99
NPRM                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  311222 Soybean Processing; 311223 Other Oilseed 
Processing; 311225 Fats and Oils Refining and Blending; 311613 
Rendering and Meat By-product Processing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4217

Agency Contact: Barbara Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8823
Fax: 703 603-9116

RIN: 2050-AE64
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3518. 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 is considering a proposal 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 
National Contingency Plan; and ensure proper accounting by requiring 
offsets for funds owed to the Agency by claimants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE38
_______________________________________________________________________




3519. 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 are intended to simplify the application and administrative 
processes. The new 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. In addition, the 
new rule 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. The Agency is also 
proposing to eliminate the distinction between sole and multiple 
applicants under the rule, 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 a new provision that allows communities to receive cash 
advances of up to $5,000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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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3520. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARBAMATES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority:  PL 96-510 Sec 102(a); PL 99-499

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has listed carbamate waste streams as hazardous wastes 
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA listed 
wastes, by statute, automatically become hazardous substances under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) and are assigned a one pound statutory reportable quantity 
(RQ) unless EPA adjusts them. These substances also become subject to 
reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) with a one pound threshold. EPA, in this 
action, will propose RQ adjustments for the carbamates. Most RQ 
adjustments are expected to be greater than one pound. Raising the RQs 
for these substances would decrease the burden on 1) the regulated 
community for complying with the reporting requirements under CERCLA 
and EPCRA; 2) Federal, State, and local authorities for program 
implementation; and 3) Federal, State, or local authorities, if they 
release hazardous substances at the RQ level or greater.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423

Agency Contact: Frank Avvisato, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5202G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8949

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________




3521. 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 will 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 24                         03/06/98                    63 FR 11340
Final Action 20                 03/06/98                    63 FR 11332
NPRM 25                         07/28/98                    63 FR 40247
Final Action 21                 07/28/98                    63 FR 40182
Final Action (Tex-Tin Corp)     09/18/98                    63 FR 49855
NPRM 26                         09/29/98                    63 FR 51882
Final Action 22                 09/29/98                    63 FR 51848
NPRM 27                         01/19/99                     64 FR 2950
Final Action 23                 01/19/99                     64 FR 2942

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NPRM (Midnight Mine)            02/16/99                     64 FR 7564
NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/99
NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    07/00/99
NPRM                            10/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

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
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3522.  COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND SUPERFUND STATE CONTRACTS FOR 
SUPERFUND RESPONSE ACTIONS; REVISION OF 40 CFR PART 35 SUBPART O

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 9601 to 9675

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35 Subpart O

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O is the Superfund Administrative 
Regulation that governs awarding of Superfund cooperative agreements 
(CAs) to States, Indian Tribes, and political subdivisions. Subpart O 
covers State-lead, site-specific cooperative agreements for non-time-
critical removal, preremedial, remedial, and enforcement actions, and 
site-specific management assistance for federal-lead projects. Also 
covered by Subpart O are non-site-specific Core Program Cooperative 
Agreements to build state infrastructure. The requirements for 
Superfund State Contracts, financial administration, property, 
procurement, reporting, recordkeeping, and closeout are provided in 
Subpart O.
Subpart O was promulgated 6/5/1990, and became effective on 7/5/1990. 
Many changes in the administration of the Superfund program have 
occurred over the past eight years which could be better reflected in 
Subpart O. The six categories of CAs presently used in Subpart O could 
provide greater flexibility to accommodate the new types of CAs that 
have developed. For example, the number of Block Funding Reform pilots, 
begun in 1997, to consolidate several of the cooperative agreements 
offered in Subpart O, has grown to about 16 for Fiscal Year 1998, and 
has generated at least 60 approved deviation requests from Subpart O 
and 40 CFR Part 31 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and 
Cooperative Agreements promulgated shortly after the promulgation of 
Subpart O). These pilot projects offer considerable administrative 
relief to States, Tribes, and EPA by reducing reporting requirements, 
broadening scope changes without amendment, increasing the ability to 
move monies within and among CAs, and relaxing application requirements 
regarding site-specific identification of cooperative agreement funds 
to certain activities, while maintaining site-specific drawdown 
requirements needed for cost recovery and Superfund accounting. Subpart 
O also needs to be conformed with Part 31. Differences between these 
two companion regulations were not institutionalized at the time of 
promulgation.
EPA plans to examine the feasibility of grant authority, 
institutionalize the combining of CA types, create more flexible 
reporting requirements, permit greater scope changes without amendment, 
provide more flexible money movement within and among CAs, and other 
advances in State/Tribal/EPA interaction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4177

Agency Contact: Kirby Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8506
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: biggs.kirby@epa.gov
  
Stephen Caldwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8808

RIN: 2050-AE62
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3523. REPORTING EXEMPTIONS FOR FEDERALLY PERMITTED RELEASES OF HAZARDOUS 
SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1321; 33 USC 1361; 42 USC 9602

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 117; 40 CFR 302; 40 CFR 355

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would clarify the definition of federally 
permitted release under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Federally permitted releases 
of hazardous substances are exempt from CERCLA reporting and liability, 
and from reporting under section 304 of the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/19/88                    53 FR 27268
Supplemental Notice             07/11/89                    54 FR 29306
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2394

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3524. REVOCATION OF CAPROLACTAM'S DESIGNATION AS A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE 
UNDER CERCLA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/15/98                    63 FR 69165

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn M. Beasley
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3525. EFFLUENT 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:  40 CFR 440

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1988, EPA issued final effluent guidelines for the Gold 
Placer Mine Subcategory. In the 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. EPA will consider 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 invites public comment on the rule. EPA 
continues to view the effluent guidelines 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. Unless and 
until the Agency modifies the rule, the discharges described in 40 CFR 
440.140 remain subject to the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Complete Review                 04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  212221 Gold Ore Mining

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD13

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3526. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE FEEDLOTS POINT SOURCE 
CATEGORY, SWINE AND POULTRY SUBCATEGORIES, AND NPDES REGULATION FOR 
CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 412; 40 CFR 122.23

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1999, Effluent Guideline.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001, Effluent Guideline.

Abstract: Feedlot operations are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR part 412 and concentrated animal feeding 
operations (CAFOs) are covered by regulations at 40 CFR part 122.23. 
This action will revise the existing regulations for two of the 
effluent guidelines subcategories to address swine and poultry 
operations and the NPDES regulation for concentrated animal feeding 
operations. The existing regulations, which require the largest 
confined animal feeding operations to achieve zero discharge of wastes 
to surface waters except for certain storm related discharges, have not 
been sufficient to resolve water quality impairment from feedlot 
operations. Swine and poultry operations have been identified as 
substantial contributors of nutrients in surface waters that have 
severe anoxia (low levels of dissolved oxygen) and problem algae 
blooms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  11221 Hog and Pig Farming; 11232 Broilers and Other 
Meat Type Chicken Production; 11231 Chicken Egg Production; 112112 
Cattle Feedlots

Additional Information: SAN No. 4153

Agency Contact: Jan Goodwin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7152
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: goodwin.janet@epa.gov
  
Gregory Beatty, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6929
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: beatty.gregory@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD19
_______________________________________________________________________




3527. TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REGULATIONS REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 130.7

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Water will be proposing changes to the existing 
regulations for implementing the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) 
program under the Clean Water Act. The TMDL program is a key component 
of watershed management. It requires States to identify water quality-
limited segments still in need of TMDLs for these waters. EPA is 
required to approve or disapprove State lists and TMDLs, and to 
establish lists of waters and TMDLs when it disapproves the State 
action. In 1996, EPA convened a Federal Advisory Committee to provide 
comprehensive recommendations for improving the TMDL program, with a 
particular emphasis on the following issues: listing waters needing 
TMDLs; criteria for EPA approval of TMDLs; State and Federal program 
oversight; and science and tools for TMDL development. On July 28, 1998 
the Committee submitted its recommendations to the EPA Administrator. 
EPA will carefully consider the Committee's recommendations and then 
propose changes to the existing TMDL program regulations. The ultimate 
purpose of these changes is to improve water quality by providing 
States with clear direction regarding listing of impaired waterbodies 
and the development of TMDLs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Rule                      05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4145

Agency Contact: Hazel Groman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7074
Fax: 202 260-7024

RIN: 2040-AD22
_______________________________________________________________________




3528. REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE COAL MINING 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 434

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1999.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001.

Abstract: Coal mining discharges are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR part 434. This new regulatory action will revise 
the existing regulations to address two new subcategories: Coal 
Remining and Western Alkaline Coal Mining. The existing regulations do 
not cover remining operations, which, when appropriately planned and 
regulated, will improve effluent quality from abandoned mine lands 
while reclaiming them and prevent disturbance of unexploited lands. 
Advances in treatment technologies and Best Management Practices 
pertinent to coal mines in the arid West show promise of being more 
protective of water quality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4168

Agency Contact: Joe Vitalis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7172
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: vitalis.joseph@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD24
_______________________________________________________________________




3529. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS REGULATION--REVISION

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313 CWA 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. The Federal water quality standards regulation at 40 
CFR Part 131 governs the development, review and revision of water 
quality standards under section 303(c) of the Clean Water Act by States 
and Indian Tribes, and the review and approval of water quality 
standards by EPA. Based upon the Federal, State, Tribal and local 
experience gained in the program over the last 20 years, EPA's proposed 
revisions to 40 CFR 131 are intended to strengthen the water quality 
standards regulation thus enhancing water quality management on a 
watershed basis, and focusing Federal, State and Tribal resources on 
the areas of greatest concern. Program areas identified for revision 
include: establishing and refining designated uses, developing and 
implementing water quality criteria, antidegradation policies and 
procedures and mixing zone policies and procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/07/98                    63 FR 36741
NPRM                            09/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3662

Agency Contact: Susan Gilbertson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1188
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: gilbertson.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC56
_______________________________________________________________________




3530.  AMENDMENTS TO THE FINAL WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR THE 
GREAT LAKES SYSTEM TO REINSTATE THE MIXING ZONE ELIMINATION AND PHASE-
OUT PROVISION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1268 CWA 118

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 132

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend the final Water Quality Guidance 
for the Great Lakes System (Guidance) to prohibit mixing zones for 
bioaccumulative chemicals of concern (BCCs) in the Great Lakes System, 
subject to a limited exception for existing discharges. For existing 
discharges, the regulation would prohibit mixing zones for BCCs after 
10 years from the effective date of the final rule. For new discharges 
of BCCs, the mixing zone prohibition would apply immediately upon 
commencing discharge. EPA had promulgated this mixing zone provision on 
March 23, 1995, as part of the Water Quality Guidance for the Great 
Lakes System required by section 118(c)(2) of the Clean Water Act. The 
provision was vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of 
Columbia Circuit in the case of American Iron & Steel Institute v. EPA, 
115 F.3d 979 (D.C. Cir. 1997), because the Court found that EPA failed 
to address that the provision was cost-justified, and remanded to the 
Agency for further consideration. This action reflects EPA's 
reconsideration of the factual record in response to that remand and 
proposes to amend the final Guidance to reinstate the mixing zone 
elimination and phase-out provision as it was promulgated on March 23, 
1995.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4235

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4301, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0312
Fax: 202 260-5394
Email: morris.markl@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD32
_______________________________________________________________________




3531.  EPA REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF STATE AND TRIBAL WATER QUALITY 
STANDARDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131.21(c)

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, July 1, 1999, See additional information.

Abstract: EPA's water quality standards (WQS) regulation at 40 CFR Part 
131.21 currently provides that State and Tribal WQS are in effect once 
adopted by the State or authorized Tribe and remain in effect, even if 
EPA disapproves them, until the State or Tribe revises them or EPA 
promulgates a federal rule to supersede the State or Tribal WQS. EPA's 
regulation is based on its longstanding interpretation of the CWA. In 
July, 1997, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of 
Washington held that the clear meaning of section 303(c)(3) of the CWA 
was that State water quality standards do not go into effect under the 
CWA until approved by EPA (Alaska Clean Water Alliance v. Clark; No. 
C96-1762R). Because EPA's existing regulation remains in effect, and 
the court has issued no injunction against applying it, EPA's interim 
policy is to continue to follow our regulation (except in Alaska) until 
the regulation is changed. EPA's proposed rule would: 1) Delete

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131.21(c) and replace it with new language which explains that 
standards do not become the applicable WQS for CWA purposes until 
approved by EPA, and that previously approved standards remain the CWA 
standards until EPA approves State or Tribal revisions or promulgates 
replacement WQS; and, 2) Provide that the new rule would only apply to 
WQS adopted after the effective date of the final rule. EPA's proposed 
rule will only address administrative aspects of the WQS approval 
process. This proposed rule will not speak to any of the substantive 
program issues currently being addressed in the WQS Advance Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (63 FR 36741). Likewise, this proposed rule will 
not overlap with any of the TMDL program issues being addressed in the 
TMDL rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4234
Legal Deadline: Draft Settlement Agreement: July 1, 1999 Proposal; 
April 1, 2000 Final.

Agency Contact: William Morrow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3657
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: morrow.william@epa.gov
  
Cathy Winer, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 2355, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7719
Fax: 202 260-7702
Email: winer.cathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD33
_______________________________________________________________________




3532.  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA--PHASE II

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313; CWA 303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the CWA, States have primary authority in developing 
water quality standards for waters within their jurisdiction. EPA 
maintains oversight authority in that States must submit their water 
quality standards to EPA for review and approval or disapproval. If a 
State's water quality standards are not consistent with the 
requirements of the CWA and its supporting regulations, and are 
subsequently disapproved by EPA, the State must revise the disapproved 
water quality standards. If the State does not revise the disapproved 
water quality standards, the CWA authorizes the EPA Administrator to 
promulgate Federal water quality standards to supersede those 
disapproved provisions in the water quality standards. EPA is 
developing a proposed federal rulemaking to determine the appropriate 
use designations for five waterbodies in Alabama subject to outstanding 
EPA disapprovals. EPA expects to propose federal water quality 
standards in the Federal Register in November, 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4264

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267
  
William Morrow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3657
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________




3533. 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 CWA 304 (h); 33 USC 1314(h) CWA 
304(h); 33 USC 1361 SDWA 1401; 42 USC 300f SDWA 1412; 42 USC 300g-1 
SDWA 1413; 42 USC 300g-2 SDWA 1414; 42 USC 300g-3 SDWA 1415; 42 USC 
300g-4 SDWA 1416; 42 USC 300g-5 SDWA 1445; 42 USC 300j-4 SDWA 1450; 42 
USC 300j-9

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 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 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. EPA expects that EPA Method 1622 would 
increase recovery and would provide better precision than the method 
included in an earlier EPA rulemaking, thus providing for more reliable 
data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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@epa.gov
  
Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185

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Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD08
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3534.  TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF E. COLI AND 
ENTEROCOCCI UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136.3

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 microbiological methods 
for monitoring ambient water. Ambient water contamination is determined 
by the presence of bacterial indicators. In 1986, EPA issued a revision 
to its bacteriological ambient water quality criteria recommendations 
to include new indicator bacteria, E.coli and enterococci. To support 
the ambient water quality criteria for bacteria, EPA is planning to 
promulgate several analytical methods for monitoring E.coli and 
enterococci in ambient water. This proposed regulation would approve 
test procedures to be available for use by testing laboratories. Test 
procedures in Part 136 must be used in implementing the NPDES program 
unless alternative test procedures are approved by the Regional 
Administrator.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4214

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov
  
Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD34
_______________________________________________________________________




3535. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 
USC 1326 CWA sec 316; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 125 (New); 40 CFR 401 (Revised)

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, July 2, 1999.
Final, Judicial, August 31, 2001.

Abstract: EPA is currently developing regulations for proposal under 
section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). This regulation will apply 
to the intake of water and not the discharge. Section 316(b) provides 
that any standard established pursuant to sections 301 or 306 of the 
Clean Water Act and applicable to a point source shall require that the 
location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake 
structures reflect the best technology available (BTA) for minimizing 
adverse environmental impact. A primary purpose of section 316(b) is to 
minimize the impingement and entrainment of fish and other aquatic 
organisms by cooling water intake structures. Impingement refers to the 
trapping of fish and other aquatic life in cooling water intake 
screens. Entrainment occurs when aquatic organisms, eggs and larvae are 
sucked into the cooling system, through the heat exchanger, and then 
pumped back out.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3444

Agency Contact: Deborah Nagle, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2656
  
J. T. Morgan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6015
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: morgan.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________




3536. STREAMLINING THE GENERAL PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING AND 
NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

Priority:  Other Significant

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 
USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 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                            05/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3663

Agency Contact: Jeff Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5586
Fax: 202 260-1460

[[Page 22037]]

Email: smith.jeff@epa.gov
  
Patrick Bradley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6963
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: bradley.patrick@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




3537. REVISIONS TO NPDES REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE REPORTING AND 
COLLECTION SYSTEM DISCHARGES

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 
USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.41

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has proposed to publish an interim policy statement 
entitled ``National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 
Permit Requirements for Municipal Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems.'' 
The interim policy would clarify how existing NPDES standard permit 
conditions apply to municipal sanitary sewer collection systems. The 
policy also would give NPDES permit writers guidance on how to clarify 
permit requirements during permit reissuance and provide additional 
permit provisions, such as study requirements and system specific 
operation, maintenance and remediation requirements, where appropriate.
EPA also proposes revisions to the NPDES regulations at 40 CFR 122.42 
and 125. The Agency is proposing three standard permit conditions for 
inclusion in permits for publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and 
municipal sanitary sewer collection systems. The three standard 
requirements address: reporting requirements for SSOs; operational, 
maintenance and remediation requirements for municipal sanitary sewer 
collection systems; and a prohibition on SSOs. In addition, the Agency 
is proposing to codify criteria for evaluating the peak flow capacity 
of sanitary sewer collection systems. These proposed revisions respond 
to recommendations made by members of a FACA Subcommittee (under 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 (SS0s) and sanitary 
sewer operation, management, and maintenance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, 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@epa.gov
  
Kevin Weiss, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4201, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9524
Fax: 202 260-1040
Email: weiss.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________




3538. 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: EPA is proposing changes to its NPDES regulations to allow 
reports and other information to be submitted electronically. When EPA 
promulgated the current NPDES regulations, the Agency did not 
anticipate the need or technologies for electronic reporting. 
Consequently, the current regulations do not specifically address use 
of electronic reporting technologies. The proposed rule would establish 
criteria for electronic reporting and a specific process and conditions 
for electronic reporting of discharge monitoring reports (DMR) to EPA 
that are intended to achieve reliable and secure electronic reporting 
in the NPDES program. The proposal addresses electronic signature, 
certification, and record keeping requirements that permittees would 
follow when submitting forms to EPA electronically.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
Email: danesi.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________




3539. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF THE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1361; 33 USC 1362; CWA sec 501; CWA sec 502

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 232

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action involves joint rulemaking by EPA and the 
Department of the Army to amend the regulatory definition of ``waters 
of the United States'' in two respects. First, the proposal would 
clarify the basis for asserting Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over 
isolated intra-state waters and wetlands. Second, the proposal would 
clarify what types of artificial waters excavated out of dry land are 
generally not considered to be subject to jurisdiction under the CWA. 
The existing regulations contain language asserting jurisdiction over 
isolated intra-state waters, but that regulatory provision has been the 
subject of litigation, and, within the confines of the Fourth Circuit, 
found to be invalid (US v. Wilson, 133 F.3d 251 (4th Cir., 1998)). 
Revision of the regulatory language is necessary to address that 
decision, improve

[[Page 22038]]

regulatory clarity, and provide more specificity regarding CWA 
jurisdiction over intra-state isolated waters and wetlands. With regard 
to artificial waters excavated out of dry land, preambles to past 
regulations have discussed what types of such waters would be 
considered to generally be non-jurisdictional for CWA purposes, and the 
proposed revision would amend the regulations in a manner consistent 
with those past statements of Agency policy. The rulemaking would apply 
to entities (e.g., industrial, commercial, governmental) that discharge 
pollutants, including dredged or fill material, to isolated intra-state 
surface waters or wetlands, or which have created artificial waters 
from dry land. Significant impacts on small entities or state/local/
tribal governments are not anticipated, as the proposed regulatory 
revisions would be consistent with current Agency practice and policy 
in carrying out CWA mandates.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final                           05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2804

Agency Contact: John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov
  
John Goodin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4502F, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9910
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB74
_______________________________________________________________________




3540. STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE (ROUND II)

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1361(a) CWA sec 501(a); 33 USC 1345 CWA sec 
405

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 1999.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2001, EPA must identify final pollutant 
list for Round II by 11/30/95.

Abstract: Section 405 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to 
develop and publish regulations providing guidelines for the use and 
disposal of sewage sludge. The rules, among other things, are to 
identify uses for sewage sludge, including disposal, and concentrations 
of pollutants which interfere with such use or disposal. The statute 
requires EPA to develop the regulations in two phases and periodically 
revise existing regulations. In November 1992, EPA promulgated 
regulations (58 FR 9247) for the first round of pollutants identified 
in sewage sludge. EPA is required by consent decree to propose and 
promulgate sewage sludge regulations for a second round of pollutants 
before the end of 2001. EPA currently is considering only dioxins, 
dibenzofuran and coplanar-PCBs for regulation in the second round 
regulations. These regulations will establish requirements for sewage 
sludge when the sewage sludge is applied to the land, placed on surface 
disposal sites, or fired in a sewage sludge incinerator. The regulation 
may impact Federal, State, and local governments. The impact on small 
entities, including small businesses, is undetermined at this time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3488

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7589
Fax: 202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC25
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3541. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA 304; 33 USC 1316 
CWA 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA 402; 
33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, October 1999.

Abstract: Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) facilities receive 
hazardous and non-hazardous waste from off-site for treatment or 
recovery operations (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 and Notice of Availability 
of New Information              01/27/95                     60 FR 5464
Reproposal                      01/13/99                     64 FR 2279
Final                           10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2805

[[Page 22039]]

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

RIN: 2040-AB78
_______________________________________________________________________




3542. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRIES 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 
USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 
33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 441

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 7, 1997.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 1999.

Abstract: EPA proposed pretreatment standards for industrial laundries 
(facilities that launder industrial textile items, such as shop and 
printer towels, mops, mats) in December 1997. Following public comment 
and analysis of new options, EPA will consider the need to establish 
final pretreatment standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/97                    62 FR 66182
Notice of Data Availability     12/23/98                    63 FR 71054
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3209

Agency Contact: Marta Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0817
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jordan.marta@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB97
_______________________________________________________________________




3543. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR LANDFILLS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 445

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

Abstract: EPA proposed effluent guidelines and standards for landfills 
regulated under Subtitle C or Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act (RCRA) which discharge directly to surface waters, and 
landfills regulated under Subtitle C of RCRA which discharge indirectly 
to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWS). The proposal did not apply 
to wastewater discharges of contaminated groundwater. The proposal also 
did not apply to discharges of wastewater associated with landfills 
operated in conjunction with other industrial or commercial operations 
which only receive waste from off-site facilities under the same 
corporate structure (intra-company facility) and/or receive waste 
generated on-site (captive facility) so long as the landfill wastewater 
is commingled for treatment with other process wastewaters. After 
reviewing public comments, EPA will revise the analysis and issue final 
standards. This rule was formerly titled Waste Treatment Industry, 
Phase II and Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Landfills and 
Incinerators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6425
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3489

Agency Contact: Mike Ebner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5397
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: ebner.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC23
_______________________________________________________________________




3544. REFORMATTING OF EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN 40 CFR PARTS 
401 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 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1362 CWA sec 502

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 405 to 471 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will recodify the existing Effluent 
Limitations and Standards in 40 CFR parts 401 through 471, without 
making any changes in the requirements therein. The purpose of this 
action is to enable the Federal, State, and local regulators and the 
regulated community to more easily read, understand and implement the 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC79
_______________________________________________________________________




3545. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL WASTE COMBUSTORS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 444

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

[[Page 22040]]

Abstract: EPA proposed effluent guidelines and standards for commercial 
industrial waste combustion facilities in February 1998. Hazardous 
waste incinerators, boilers, industrial furnaces, and non-hazardous 
waste incinerators are all examples of facilities included in the scope 
of the project. The proposal applied only to commercial industrial 
waste combustors and not to sewage sludge incinerators, medical waste 
incinerators, municipal waste combustors or other solid waste 
combustors. Furthermore, EPA did not include within the scope of the 
proposal industrial waste ownership (intra-company wastes) or 
industrial waste combustors that only burn wastes generated on-site. 
After reviewing public comments, EPA will issue final standards. This 
rule was formerly titled Waste Treatment Industry, Phase II: Landfills 
and Incinerators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6391
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4041
(Formerly part of SAN 3489, RIN 2040-AC23)

Agency Contact: Samantha Hopkins, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7149
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: hopkins.samantha@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3546. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY; INCENTIVES AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501; 
33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment would require those mills that choose to 
enroll in the Voluntary Advanced Technology Incentives Program (as 
established in the April 1998 final rule) 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18795
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4039

Agency Contact: Mark Perez, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2275
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: perez.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD05
_______________________________________________________________________




3547. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY; MONITORING AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501; 
33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency proposed to amend the Cluster Rules to provide for 
a certification in lieu of monitoring for one or more pollutants, 
including chloroform, for mills using certain processes. Basically, 
this amendment would apply to elemental chlorine-free mills, allowing 
them to submit a certification based on process changes and operational 
controls to demonstrate compliance with the existing limitations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18796
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4192

Agency Contact: Troy Swackhammer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7128
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: swackhammer.j-troy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________




3548. 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:
Final, Statutory, November 3, 1997, EPA is required to promulgate 90 
days after proposal.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/05/97                    62 FR 42160
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3504

[[Page 22041]]

Agency Contact: Matt Mitchell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region IX, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 744-2007
Fax: 415 744-1873
Email: mitchell.matthew@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC44
_______________________________________________________________________




3549. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA--PHASE I

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313; CWA 303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, June 3, 1998, EPA is required to promulgate the rule 
90 days after proposal.

Abstract: Under the CWA, States have primary authority in developing 
water quality standards for waters within their jurisdiction. EPA 
maintains oversight authority in that States must submit their water 
quality standards to EPA for review and approval or disapproval. If a 
State's water quality standards are not consistent with the 
requirements of the CWA and its supporting regulations, and are 
subsequently disapproved by EPA, the State must revise the disapproved 
water quality standards. If the State does not revise the disapproved 
water quality standards, the CWA authorizes the EPA Administrator to 
promulgate Federal water quality standards to supersede those 
disapproved provisions in the water quality standards.
On March 5, 1998, EPA proposed water quality standards applicable to 
nine stream segments to replace those provisions in Alabama's water 
quality standards that were disapproved in 1986 and in 1991. 
Specifically, EPA proposed use designations consistent with those 
specified in section 101(a) of the CWA to replace the State's assigned 
Agricultural and Industrial Water Supply use. The effect of the 
proposed standards is to replace the State-adopted water quality 
criteria, which protect only for fish survival, with water quality 
criteria based on protection of propagation of fish, aquatic life, and 
wildlife.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/05/98                    63 FR 10799
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4195

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267
  
William Morrow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3657
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3550. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR 
PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE--REVISION OF 
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) CRITERIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, September 30, 1999, Settlement Agreement for 
publication of final rule.

Abstract: EPA is revising the rule promulgated on December 22, 1992, 
(National Toxics Rule or NTR) that established water quality criteria 
for twelve States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, that 
has not adopted sufficient chemical-specific numeric criteria for toxic 
pollutants necessary to comply with the Clean Water Act. Among the 
criteria promulgated in the NTR were human health criteria for 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). EPA has proposed and taken comments 
on revisions to the human health criteria for PCBs in the NTR, based on 
the Agency's reassessment of the cancer potency of PCBs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/02/98                    63 FR 16182
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4193

Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2787

RIN: 2040-AD27
_______________________________________________________________________




3551. 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) CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 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-trifluoroethane (CFC-113; Freon-113), which is used in current 40 CFR 
part 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/96                     61 FR 1730
Notice of Data Availability     10/02/97                    62 FR 51621
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3617

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

RIN: 2040-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3552. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
CYANIDE UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

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 part 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. EPA Method 335.1, Cyanides Amenable to Chlorination (CATC), is 
currently approved for the measurement of free and weakly complexed 
forms of cyanides. EPA Methods 335.2 and 335.3 are currently approved 
for measurement of total cyanides. EPA Methods 335.1 and 335.3 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 cost of cyanide measurements, EPA proposed new 
test procedures for the determination of cyanides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/07/98                    63 FR 36809
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3553. PERFORMANCE BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (PBMS) PROCEDURES AND 
GUIDANCE FOR CLEAN WATER ACT TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/97                    62 FR 14975
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3713

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

RIN: 2040-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3554. 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) CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 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 part 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 regulation will approve test procedures to be used in measuring 
this group of compounds under the NPDES Program 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 Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC95


_______________________________________________________________________



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3555. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, May 31, 1999.

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR part 136 to approve EPA Method 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 primarily to 
support technology-based permitting needs, and because these 
technology-based levels are as much as two orders of magnitude higher 
than water quality-based criteria for metals, approval of new EPA test 
procedures is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/26/98                    63 FR 28868
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD07
_______________________________________________________________________




3556. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR ARMED FORCES VESSELS--
PHASE I

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1322(n); CWA sec 312(n)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 1700 (New)

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

Abstract: Section 312 of the CWA, as amended by the 1996 Defense 
Authorization Act, requires EPA and the Department of Defense, 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, and they preempt non-
uniform State water quality 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 specify 
which discharges require regulation (i.e., the use of marine pollution 
control devices), as well as 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 devices. This 
regulation applies only 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 preempting 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 submit a 
petition for review to EPA and DoD concerning any standard promulgated 
under this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/25/98                    63 FR 45298
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3925

Agency Contact: Ronald Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7115

RIN: 2040-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________




3557. 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 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 
USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1345 CWA sec 405; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.21(j); 40 CFR 122.21(q); 40 CFR 501.15(a); 40 
CFR 124.8(b); 40 CFR 123.25(a); 40 CFR 123.43(b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise and consolidate 
existing application forms and requirements for Publicly Owned 
Treatment Works (POTWs) and other Treatment Works Treating Domestic 
Sewage (TWTDS), and to streamline the application process for these 
facilities. The Agency seeks to establish a unified process that 
minimizes the need for additional information from applicants while 
providing permit writers the necessary information, including toxics 
data, to ensure that permits adequately address concerns of permittees 
and environmental protection. The Agency seeks to allow the use of 
existing data and to avoid unnecessary reporting. The Agency is also 
considering how to utilize electronic data submission.

[[Page 22044]]

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 Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: danesi.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB39
_______________________________________________________________________




3558. 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 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1312 CWA sec 302; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 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                           04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3762

Agency Contact: Howard Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2051
Fax: 202 260-1460

RIN: 2040-AC70
_______________________________________________________________________




3559. NPDES COMPREHENSIVE STORM WATER PHASE II REGULATIONS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 1, 1993.
NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 1997.
Final, Judicial, October 29, 1999.

Abstract: EPA proposed changes to the storm water regulations for the 
remaining unregulated dischargers that require regulation. Also known 
as Phase II dischargers, these sources potentially could have included 
all storm water 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 storm water runoff is a real cause of water quality use 
impairment. EPA invited stakeholders to participate in the development 
of comprehensive Phase II rules under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA). This FACA subcommittee has assisted in the development of 
the rule. Currently, all Phase II dischargers are required to have 
storm water 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 storm water from otherwise 
applicable permit requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/09/98                     63 FR 1535
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3560. COMPARISON OF DREDGED MATERIAL TO REFERENCE SEDIMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1344 CWA sec 404

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 230

Legal Deadline: None

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Abstract: This action would revise the testing provisions of the Clean 
Water Act section 404(b)(1) Guidelines to provide for comparisons 
between dredged material proposed for discharge and reference sediment. 
Reference sediment would be defined as sediment that reflects 
conditions at the disposal site had no dredged material disposal ever 
occurred there. Because the disposal site itself is currently used as 
the point of comparison, this action would make a technical improvement 
in assessing cumulative impacts and help make dredged material testing 
under section 404 more consistent with that conducted for ocean 
disposal, which currently employs a reference sediment approach. This 
action is not expected to have a significant impact on state, local, or 
tribal governments or small business, as the action will be limited to 
Corps projects and permit applications for which dredged material 
testing is necessary, and because the effect of the action will be 
limited to changing the location of an otherwise collected sample.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/04/95                      60 FR 419
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3288

Agency Contact: John Goodin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9910

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________




3561. 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 1361 CWA sec 501(a); 33 USC 1345 CWA 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 publication 
errors, and make technical amendments. This action will modify the 
existing regulation to make the requirements for sewage sludge 
incinerators self-implementing and provide the regulated community 
flexibility in meeting other Part 503 requirements. The changes should 
not have any adverse impact on State, local, or tribal government or 
small businesses because no additional requirements are being imposed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/25/95                    60 FR 54771
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3497

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7589
Fax: 202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC29
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3562. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES 1 AND 2

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 438

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2002.

Abstract: EPA is developing effluent limitations guidelines for 
facilities that generate wastewater while processing metal parts; metal 
products; and machinery, including manufacture, assembly, rebuilding, 
repair, and maintenance. A proposed rule in 1995 covered seven 
industrial groups: aircraft, aerospace, hardware, ordnance, stationary 
industrial equipment, mobile industrial equipment, and electronic 
equipment. EPA has consolidated this rulemaking with a second phase, 
and coverage will include an additional nine industrial groups: bus and 
truck, household equipment, instruments, motor vehicles, office 
machines, precious metals and jewelry, railroads, job shops and printed 
circuit boards, and ships and boats. The deadlines and timetable apply 
to the consolidated Phase 1 and 2 rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2806
Merged with RIN 2040-AC30, SAN 3496.

Agency Contact: Steven Geil, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9817
Fax: 202 260-7185

[[Page 22046]]

Email: geil.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3563. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 
CLEANING CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 442

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, May 15, 1998.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2000.

Abstract: EPA is developing 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                            06/25/98                    63 FR 34685
Final Action                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB98
_______________________________________________________________________




3564. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1362 CWA sec 502; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 420

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, April 30, 2002.

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final                           04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________




3565. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY, PHASE II

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA 304; 33 USC 1316 
CWA 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA 308; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will consider revising existing Best Practicable 
Technology (BPT), Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology (BCT), 
Best Available Technology (BAT), New Source Performance Standards 
(NSPS), and Pretreatment Standards for Existing and New Sources (PSES 
and PSNS) for 8 of the 12 subcategories for this industrial category: 
Unbleached Kraft; Semi-Chemical; Mechanical Pulp; Non-Wood Chemical 
Pulp; Secondary Fiber Deink; Secondary Fiber Non-Deink; Fine and 
Lightweight Papers from Purchased Pulp; and Tissue, Filter, Non-Woven, 
and Paperboard from Purchased Pulp. EPA proposed guidelines and 
standards for these eight ``Phase II'' subcategories as part of the 
Pulp and Paper Rules (also known as the Cluster Rules) in December 
1993. The Agency intends to develop these revised effluent limitations 
in close coordination with the Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/93                    58 FR 66078
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4050

Agency Contact: J. Troy Swackhammer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7128
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: swackhammer.j-troy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3566. REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED 
DRILLING FLUIDS IN THE OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 435

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1998.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2000.

Abstract: This regulatory action will establish effluent limitations 
for the use of synthetic-based drilling fluids (SBF). Although oil and 
gas extraction is covered by existing effluent guidelines, the SBFs are 
a new technology not addressed in the guidelines, and

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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 wastestream volume and control potential 
contaminants, toxicity, biodegradation, and bioaccumulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/03/99                     64 FR 5487
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4086

Agency Contact: Joseph M. Daly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7186
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: daly.joseph@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




3567. EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE FEEDLOTS 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, DAIRY AND BEEF CATTLE SUBCATEGORIES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 412

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2002.

Abstract: Feedlot operations are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR part 412. This new regulatory action will revise 
the existing regulations for two of the subcategories--dairy and beef 
cattle operations. The existing regulations, which require the largest 
confined animal feeding operations to achieve zero discharge of wastes 
to surface waters except for certain storm related discharges, have not 
been sufficient to resolve water quality impairment from feedlot 
operations. Beef and dairy cattle operations represent a large segment 
of the feedlot industry and have been identified as substantial 
contributors of nutrients in surface waters that have severe anoxia 
(low levels of dissolved oxygen) and affect drinking water sources in 
the western and central regions of the country.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4167

Agency Contact: Ron Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7115
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jordan.ronald@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________




3568. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR 
PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313 CWA 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                   05/04/95                    60 FR 22229
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3661

Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2787

RIN: 2040-AC55
_______________________________________________________________________




3569. SELENIUM CRITERION MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION FOR WATER QUALITY 
GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1268 CWA sec 118

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 132

Legal Deadline: None

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

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The new approach produces a different selenium acute criterion (also 
called the Criterion Maximum Concentration, or CMC) depending upon the 
relative proportions of selenite, selenate, and other forms of selenium 
that are present. This effort is on hold until a larger effort to amend 
the national water quality criteria guidance for selenium is complete. 
Once that effort is completed EPA will reevaluate the need for this 
action to amend the final Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes 
System and take appropriate action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/14/96                    61 FR 58444
NPRM                            12/16/96                    61 FR 66007
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3921

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

RIN: 2040-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




3570. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING WHOLE EFFLUENT TOXICITY WEST COAST TEST 
PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313 CWA 303; 33 USC 1314(h) CWA 304(h); 33 
USC 1314(a)(8) CWA 304(a)(8); 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend 40 CFR part 136, by adding test 
procedures to measure chronic whole effluent toxicity using species 
indigenous to West Coast marine waters for the analysis of pollutants 
under the Clean Water Act. State, local and tribal governments and 
small businesses on the West Coast are already using variations of 
these methods in NPDES permits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3618

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

RIN: 2040-AC54
_______________________________________________________________________




3571. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF TRACE 
METALS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 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 support primarily 
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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC75
_______________________________________________________________________




3572. INCREASED METHOD FLEXIBILITY FOR TEST PROCEDURES APPROVED FOR 
CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE MONITORING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would highlight the flexibility 
already contained in the 600 and 1600 series of EPA Methods that are 
currently approved for Clean Water Act compliance monitoring under 40 
CFR part 136, Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis 
of Pollutants. These methods typically contain a statement that, ``In 
recognition of advances that are occurring in analytical technology, 
and to allow the analyst to overcome sample matrix interferences, the 
analyst is permitted certain options to improve separations or lower 
the costs of measurements. These options include alternate extraction, 
concentration, cleanup procedures, and changes in columns and detectors 
.... The methods further require the analyst to demonstrate that the 
method modifications will not adversely affect the quality of data by 
generating quality control results that meet the specifications 
contained in the method.'' Despite this stated flexibility, the Agency 
has found that many NPDES and pretreatment permitting authorities are 
not aware of this

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flexibility when issuing or enforcing NPDES and pretreatment permits. 
Therefore, this regulatory action will highlight the existing method 
flexibility and clarify EPA's position regarding its application. This 
action will also extend this flexibility to other methods currently 
approved under 40 CFR part 136. The purpose of extending this 
flexibility to other methods is to (1) increase consistency between 
methods, (2) provide for increased recognition of advances in 
analytical technology, and (3) reduce costs associated with analytical 
measurements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3714

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

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3573. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CO-PLANAR AND MONO-ORTHO-
SUBSTITUTED POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 501(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 parts 136 and 503 to approve EPA Method 1668 for the congener-
specific determination of co-planar and mono-ortho-substituted 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in effluent ambient water and sludge. 
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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
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@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3574. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE TWO

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will amend the Guidelines Establishing 
Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 CFR Part 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 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 Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD12
_______________________________________________________________________




3575. REVISION OF NPDES INDUSTRIAL PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND 
FORM 2C--WASTEWATER DISCHARGE INFORMATION

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

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1342 CWA 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

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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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3234

Agency Contact: Jeff Lape, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6057

RIN: 2040-AC26
_______________________________________________________________________




3576. 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 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1312 CWA sec 302; 33 
USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 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 modifications at 122.63, and changes to requirements 
concerning EPA's review of State permits. Other revisions may be 
considered as work on this rule progresses. This rulemaking is expected 
to affect entities which implement the NPDES program or are regulated 
by it. This includes small businesses and State, 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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3577. 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 1361(a) CWA sec 501(a); 33 USC 1345 CWA 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 and small governmental 
jurisdictions. EPA expects that these changes will increase flexibility 
and thus reduce the regulatory burden.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4207

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7589
Fax: 202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC53
_______________________________________________________________________




3578. STREAMLINING 301(H) WAIVER RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1361(a) CWA sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 125(g)

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 22051]]

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 and continued predicted 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3804

Agency Contact: David Redford, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9179
Fax: 202 260-9920

RIN: 2040-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3579.  USE OF SCREENING PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE MONITORING OF 
DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1401; 42 USC 300g-1 SDWA sec 
1412; 42 USC 300j-4 SDWA sec 1445

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The 1996 SDWA Amendments require EPA to review new analytical 
methods that may be used for regulated contaminants screening or 
analysis, including screening methods. After this review, EPA may 
approve such methods that are deemed more accurate or cost-effective 
than established reference methods for use in compliance monitoring 
(SDWA, sec 1445(I)) or the monitoring of unregulated contaminants. In 
this regulatory effort, EPA proposes to integrate the use of screening 
methods in the overall scheme of drinking water compliance monitoring. 
Efforts will be made to keep the proposal consistent with the Office of 
Water plan for Performance Based Methods (PBMS). EPA will identify 
regulated contaminates, types of monitoring and specific areas within 
each monitoring framework which are amenable to the use of screening 
methods. A logical application of screening procedures will be in a 
tiered monitoring mode where ``Tier 1'' (screening phase) would 
identify the principal problem areas while ``Tier 2'' would use 
sampling and analysis to more carefully identify and quantify specific 
contaminants. EPA will identify specific screening methods which are 
available for use based on their performance characteristics, tolerance 
to sample interferences, validation for drinking water analysis and 
correlation of results with traditional instrumental methods. The use 
of screening methods is expected to make drinking water compliance 
monitoring cheaper and faster, and provide flexibility to the Public 
Water Systems in the choice of analytical methods. Laboratory 
acceptance limits and other method performance requirements that were 
specified under previous rules will not be changed in this rule making. 
This proposal will only add new analytical methods and/or analytical 
approaches and will not withdraw or modify previously approved methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4212

Agency Contact: Dr. Jitendra Saxena, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9579
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: saxena-jitendra@epa.gov
  
Dr. Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, U.S. EPA 
Facilities, Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569-7961
Fax: 513 569-7191
Email: reding.richard @epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________




3580. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA 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, 
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

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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 MCL Goal and National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for radon by August 1999; and (5) 
Publish MCL Goal and Final NPDWR for radon, by August 2000.
Pursuant to 1412 (b)(13) of SDWA, 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                          02/26/99                     64 FR 9560
Reproposal                      08/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2281

Agency Contact: Sylvia Malm, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0417

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3581. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND WATER RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, May 31, 2002, After August 6 1999 but before May 31 
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 develop a protective public health 
approach which assures a baseline of protection for all consumers of 
ground water and sets in place an increasingly targeted strategy to 
identify high risk or high priority systems that require greater 
scrutiny or further action. Development and implementation of the rule 
will involve local, tribal, State and Federal governments. The 
structure of the rule is a series of barriers to microbial 
contamination. The multiple-barrier approach relies upon four major 
components: 1) periodic onsite inspections of ground water systems 
requiring the evaluation of eight key areas and the identification of 
significant deficiencies; 2) source water monitoring for systems 
drawing from vulnerable aquifers without treatment or with other 
indications of risk; 3) a requirement for correction of significant 
deficiencies; and 4) a requirement for treatment where contamination or 
significant deficiencies are not or cannot be corrected, and 
alternative sources of drinking water are not available. EPA believes 
that the combination of these elements strikes an appropriate 
regulatory balance which tailors the intensity or burden of protective 
measures and follow-up action to the risk being addressed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2340

Agency Contact: Tracy Bone, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2954

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3582. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141(Revision); 40 CFR 142 (Revision)

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, February 2, 1997, Arsenic Study Plan.
NPRM, Statutory, January 1, 2000.
Final, Statutory, January 1, 2001.

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 require 
EPA to develop and carry out a study plan to reduce the uncertainty in 
assessing health risks of low levels of arsenic. Currently the National 
Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for arsenic is 50 ppb, or 50 
ug/L. However, the existing risk assessment projects the risk of skin 
cancer at 1 in ten-thousand for 2 ppb arsenic. Arsenic ingestion is 
also associated with internal cancer, but the risk of internal cancer 
has not been quantified. EPA is to propose a revised NPDWR for arsenic 
by January 1, 2000, and promulgate the NPDWR by January 1, 2001.
The SDWA directs EPA to establish a maximum contaminant level (MCL) as

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close to the maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) as feasible, 
considering treatment efficacy and costs. EPA must list affordable 
technologies or treatment techniques that achieve compliance with the 
MCL for three categories of small systems considering the quality of 
the source water. Furthermore, alternatives to central treatment, such 
as point-of-use and point-of-entry devices, can be considered for small 
systems that maintain control over operation and maintenance. At the 
time of proposal, EPA must seek comment on its analyses of costs of 
compliance and health risk reduction benefits likely to occur as the 
result of treatment to comply with the proposed MCL and any 
alternatives being considered.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Arsenic Study Plan              12/24/96                    61 FR 67800
NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2807

Agency Contact: Irene Dooley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9531
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: dooley.irene@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB75
_______________________________________________________________________




3583. FILTER BACKWASH RECYCLING REGULATION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, August 31, 2000.

Abstract: The regulation will control the recycle, or reintroduction, 
of filter backwash and other waste water streams into the influent 
(untreated source waters entering the treatment plant) of public 
utilities. The regulation is required by the 1996 amendments to the 
Safe Drinking Water Act. The regulation is necessary to protect against 
outbreaks of waterborne microbial disease that can occur during normal 
treatment plant operation, operational upsets, or times of poor source 
water quality. The regulation will provide another barrier to prevent 
occurrence of microbial pathogens in finished drinking water supplies.
Systems of all sizes will be covered by the regulation. Conventional, 
direct, and in-line filtration plants, as well as absorption 
clarification plants, will be addressed by the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4146

Agency Contact: William Hamele, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2584
Email: hamele.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD17
_______________________________________________________________________




3584. LONG TERM 1 ENHANCED SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) 
require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National 
Primary Drinking Water Regulations for contaminants that may have an 
adverse public health effect and that present a meaningful opportunity 
for health risk reduction. The Agency's goal in the Long Term 1 
Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) is to reduce the risk 
from microbial contaminants in public surface water systems that serve 
10,000 people or less. In order to accomplish this, the rule will focus 
on turbidity reduction through filtration performance improvement, and 
continued microbial protection through the disinfection benchmark (i.e. 
a measurement of current Giardia inactivation). In November 1998, EPA 
promulgated Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) , 
which focuses on these same public health goals and is applicable to 
public surface water systems serving greater than 10,000 people. Like 
the IESWTR, the LT1ESWTR will reflect the fundamental principle that 
new standards for control of disinfection byproducts (i.e. compliance 
with the Stage 1 DBP rule) must not result in significant increases in 
microbial risk. To develop the LT1ESWTR, EPA will use the template of 
the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) as a 
starting point. EPA will then evaluate if the principles for reduction 
in turbidity used to develop the IESWTR will be appropriate for the 
LT1ESWTR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4147

Agency Contact: Steve Potts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5015
Email: potts.steve@epa.gov
  
William Hamele, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-2584
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: hamele.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD18


_______________________________________________________________________



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3585. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM PUBLIC NOTIFICATION 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 300f et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141.32; 40 CFR 142.14; 40 CFR 142.15; 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 to those 
regulations is in place or the conditions of the variance or exemption 
are violated; or (3) results from unregulated contaminant 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 40 CFR section 142.10.
The 1996 amendments significantly revise the public notification 
requirements. The amendments: (1) require notice within 24 hours for 
violations posing a serious public health risk from short term exposure 
and give EPA discretion to set the timing of the notification for all 
other violations; (2) give EPA discretion to set the method of delivery 
of the notices as long as the public notice reaches all persons served; 
(3) establish a specific requirement for EPA consultation with the 
States in issuing revised regulations; (4) allow the primary States to 
prescribe alternative notification requirements by rule with respect to 
the form and content of the notice. 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                            04/00/99
Final                           12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3586. DRINKING WATER UNREGULATED CONTAMINANT MONITORING PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300(f) et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141.35(a) to (d); 40 CFR 141.40(a) to (n)

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, See additional information.
Final, Statutory, August 6, 1999.

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 must 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. EPA is to 
issue regulations which establish criteria for listing contaminants and 
for carrying out the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program. The 
monitoring results 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. The requirement to monitor for unregulated contaminants was 
first established by the 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water 
Act, requiring as many as 48 contaminants to be monitored. 
Additionally, only public water systems serving 500 persons or fewer 
were exempt from monitoring provided that they made their facilities 
available for the States to monitor. Repeat monitoring was required 
every 5 years. The 1996 Amendments reduce the burden upon public water 
systems in several ways. The Amendments limit the number of 
contaminants that can be on the unregulated contaminant monitoring list 
to 30 or fewer. Instead of requiring all systems to monitor for 
unregulated contaminants, the amendments require that only a 
representative sample of systems serving 10,000 or fewer persons 
monitor. The SDWA Amendments authorize States to develop representative 
sample monitoring plans. Finally, the SDWA Amendments authorize EPA to 
pay for the reasonable cost of testing for the small public water 
systems if funds are appropriated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Rule                      08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4131
Legal Deadline: Statutory deadline for list of 30 or fewer unregulated 
contaminants to be issued.

Agency Contact: Charles Job, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460

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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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3587. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR CERTAIN PESTICIDES AND MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1401; 42 USC 300g-1 SDWA 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 American 
Public Health Association (APHA)), American Society for Testing and 
Materials (ASTM) methods, United States Geological Survey (USGS) 
methods and others.
In this regulatory effort, EPA plans to approve the use of a new 
membrane filter medium for the simultaneous detection of total coliform 
and Escherichia coli (E. coli) and three revised chemical analytical 
methods for compliance determinations of acid herbicides and diquat in 
drinking water. EPA will withdraw approval of one EPA Method for acid 
herbicides due to a significant number of complaints concerning 
problems with the method. The cost of the new method which will replace 
it is about the same as the old method. The Agency is also amending and 
clarifying laboratory certification requirements to make the current 
storage and transit temperature-holding recommendation a requirement 
(i.e., all source water samples collected for the analysis of total 
coliforms or fecal coliforms under the Surface Water Treatment Rule 
(SWTR) and water samples collected for the analysis of heterotrophic 
bacteria in any distribution system be held at a temperature below 10 
degrees C during storage and transit).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/31/98                    63 FR 41133
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7770
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: campbell.jeanne@epa.gov
  
Dr. Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, U.S.EPA 
Facilities, Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569-7961
Fax: 513 569-7191
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________




3588.  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 SDWA sec 1401; 42 USC 300g(1) SDWA 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/03/98                    63 FR 47115
Direct Final Rule               09/03/98                    63 FR 47097
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn     12/31/98                    63 FR 72200
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4257

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

RIN: 2040-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________




3589.  NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ANALYTICAL 
METHODS FOR MICROBIAL, LEAD AND MAGNESIUM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1401; 42 USC 300g-1 SDWA sec 
1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141.21; 40 CFR 141.23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA is required to approve 
analytical methods to be used in

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compliance monitoring of drinking water. Periodically, the Agency 
amends the regulations to approve additional methods, or modifications 
to approved methods, or withdraws methods that become obsolete or 
amends other requirements (such as laboratory certification 
requirements) associated with approved methods.
This regulatory action would approve two new microbiological methods, 
one lead method, and six magnesium methods. Specifically, EPA is 
proposing to approve the E*Colite test and ColiBlue24 test that 
simultaneously determine the presence of total coliforms and E. coli in 
drinking water. These organisms must be monitored under the Total 
Coliform Rule (40 CFR 141.21). The Agency is also proposing to approve 
differential pulse aniodic stripping voltammetry for measuring the 
level of lead in drinking water under the Lead and Copper Rule. If 
approved, systems may either use one of these tests or any other 
approved test for total coliforms/E. coli or lead in drinking water. 
Finally, the Agency is proposing to approve six methods for measuring 
the level of magnesium in source and finished water. The magnesium 
methods would allow certain surface water systems that are unable to 
achieve the specified level of total organic carbon removal required by 
the Stage 1 Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBPR) to meet instead one of 
several alternative performance criteria allowed by the DBPR, including 
the removal of 10 mg/L magnesium hardness from source water.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/99                     64 FR 2538
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4221

Agency Contact: Paul S. Berger, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3039

RIN: 2040-AD30
_______________________________________________________________________




3590. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS FOR LEAD AND COPPER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-1 SDWA 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
NOA                             04/22/98                    63 FR 20038
NOA                             08/18/98                    63 FR 44214
Final Action                    06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3591. 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 300f SDWA 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 Rule               08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3563

Agency Contact: Carl Kessler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3995

RIN: 2040-AC41
_______________________________________________________________________




3592. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADIUM, URANIUM, 
ALPHA, BETA AND PHOTON EMITTERS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1412

[[Page 22057]]

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, November 18, 2000, Uranium.
Other, Judicial, November 30, 2000, See Additional Information.

Abstract: Standards for radium, alpha, and beta and photon emitters 
were promulgated in 1976. They were included in the list of 83 
contaminants for regulation (because they had MCLs but not MCLGs), 
along with uranium and radon, in the 1986 Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA) Amendments. Regulations for uranium, radium 226, radium 228, and 
gross alpha and beta particles were proposed on July 18, 1991. The 1991 
proposal was to raise the standard for radium 226/228 from combined 
level of 5 pCi/l to a separate standard of 20 pCi/l, and proposed 
uranium at 20 ug/l pursuant to court order. EPA will take final action 
on proposed uranium regulations by November, 2000, and final action on 
radium, alpha, beta, and photon emitters or state reasons for not 
taking final action by November, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM                            07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
NODA                            04/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3992
Judicial Deadline Description: Final or stated rationale for not taking 
final action on Radium, Alpha, Beta and Photon emitters.

Agency Contact: David Huber, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9566
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: huber.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC98
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3593. REVISIONS TO THE UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL REGULATIONS FOR 
CLASS V INJECTION WELLS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300h SDWA 1421 to 1425

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

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, July 18, 1998.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 1999, Unopposed motion for extension is 
pending.

Abstract: This rule is formerly known as Management of Class V 
Injection Wells under Part C of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The EPA 
proposed changes to the Class V Underground Injection Control (UIC) 
regulations that would add new requirements for three categories of 
Class V wells that pose a high risk when located in ground water-based 
source water protection areas being delineated by States under the 1996 
Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). EPA proposed these 
new requirements to address three categories of wells that it has 
identified as posing a high risk of ground water contamination based on 
available information. Class V wells that would be impacted by the 
proposed regulation include motor vehicle waste disposal wells, 
industrial waste disposal wells, and large-capacity cesspools in ground 
water-based source water protection areas. Targeting the requirements 
to those wells will achieve substantial protection of underground 
sources of drinking water.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/28/95                    60 FR 44652
Reproposal                      07/29/98                    63 FR 40585
Final                           11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2778

Agency Contact: Robyn Delehanty, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1993
Fax: 202 401-2345
Email: delehanty.robyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB83
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3594. DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300 et seq SDWA 1452 (g)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 (Pub. 
L. 104-182) authorize a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to 
assist public water systems in financing the costs of infrastructure 
needed to achieve or maintain compliance with SDWA requirements and to 
further the public health objectives of the Act. Section 1452(a)(1) 
authorizes the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) to award capitalization grants to States, which in turn 
provide low cost loans and other types of assistance to eligible 
systems. A State determines the portion of the funds from the 
capitalization grant to conduct set-aside activities and the remaining 
grant monies are deposited into the project Fund to finance 
infrastructure projects. Each State has considerable flexibility, with 
minimum Federal requirements imposed, to determine the design of its 
DWSRF program and to direct funding toward its most pressing compliance 
and public health needs. This regulation is intended to codify the 
DWSRF Final Guidelines published in February, 1997 which explain: what 
States must do to receive a DWSRF capitalization grant; what States may 
do with Federal capitalization grant funds; what States may do with 
funds the law intends for activities other than project construction 
(set-asides); and the roles of both the States and EPA in managing and 
administering the program. The DWSRF program helps to ensure that the 
Nation's drinking water supplies remain safe and affordable, that 
drinking water systems that receive funding are properly operated and 
maintained, and that permanent institutions exist in each State to 
provide financial support for drinking water needs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              11/00/99
Final Action                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4152

Agency Contact: Kimberley Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2794
Fax: 202 401-2345
Email: roy.kimberley@epa.gov
  
Jeff Robichaud, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2568
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: robichaud.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD20
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3595. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: SULFATE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, August 6, 2001, Decision whether or not to regulate.

Abstract: Sulfate is on the list of 83 contaminants required to be 
regulated under SDWA of 1986. The contaminant was deferred from the 
Phase V regulation in order to allow the Agency time to focus on 
implementation issues arising from the proposal concerning the risk of 
sulfate in drinking water to specific subpopulations. Sulfate can cause 
diarrhea in infants and in adults not acclimated to high sulfate-
containing water, such as travelers. Persons who are acclimated to high 
sulfate-containing water suffer no adverse effects from its 
consumption. Sulfate occurs naturally in soil and is also found in 
surface water as a result of acid rain. Sulfate is also used as a 
reagent in steel and copper industries and in the manufacture of copper 
sulfate, a fungicide/algicide. An estimated 2,000 systems--serving a 
population of 200,000 residents, 1 million travelers, and 30,000 
infants--are likely to be affected by this regulation. Most of the 
affected systems serve populations of less than 3,000 and are transient 
systems not in service year-round. Known treatment technologies include 
reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and electrodialysis. EPA proposed 
several options for compliance which would be an alternative to central 
treatment and less costly. The alternatives would include public 
education, public notification, and provision of alternative water to 
affected populations. The 1996 amendments to the SDWA call for a 
definitive study to resolve remaining health risk questions to be 
completed by February 1999. Thereafter, EPA is to make a determination 
by August 6, 2001, of whether or not to regulate sulfate. If EPA 
determines to regulate sulfate, the SDWA provides for a proposal within 
24 months of this decision and final promulgation 18 months thereafter. 
EPA and the Centers for Disease Control have conducted the health risk 
study for sulfate. The results of the study will serve as input for 
EPA's contaminant identification and selection protocol, which would be 
the basis for the Agency's determination on whether to regulate 
sulfate. In addition, the Agency will need to make a determination on 
the adequacy of existing occurrence data for sulfate and, if 
inadequate, consider approaches for filling data gaps (if a decision is 
made to develop a regulation).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/94                    59 FR 65578
Notice of Sulfate Study         02/11/99                     64 FR 7028
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3176

Agency Contact: James Taft, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4603, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5519
Email: taft.james@epa.gov
  
Irene Dooley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9531
Email: dooley.irene@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC07
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3596. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER STANDARDS FOR ALDICARB

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated MCLs for aldicarb, aldicarb sulfoxide, and 
aldicarb sulfone in the Phase II rulemaking in 1991 at levels of 7 ug/l 
each. In response to an administrative petition from the manufacture 
Rhone-Poulenc, the Agency issued an administrative stay of the 
effective date. EPA will reexamine risk assessment and occurrence data 
on aldicarb. EPA will then make a determination of what further action 
may be appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3238

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

RIN: 2040-AC13
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3597. STREAMLINING DRINKING WATER MONITORING REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing

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Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f-4 SDWA sec 1445

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141.2; 40 CFR 141.23; 40 CFR 142.14; 40 CFR 
142.16; 40 CFR 142.18

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

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. The 
Agency issued a Federal Register Notice on July 30, 1998 indicating 
that the monitoring requirements had been reviewed and that no changes 
were being made at the time. The Agency, however, is evaluating 
additional data to determine whether any changes may be necessary in 
the future and looking at other options to streamline the regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/03/97                    62 FR 36099
Notice of Review                07/30/98                    63 FR 40709
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
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: Ed Thomas, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0910
Fax: 202 401-2345

RIN: 2040-AC73
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3598. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE I DISINFECTANT/
DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/16/98                    63 FR 69389

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Thomas Grubbs
Phone: 202 260-7270

RIN: 2040-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________




3599. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: INTERIM ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/16/98                    63 FR 69477

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Corr
Phone: 202 260-8907

RIN: 2040-AC91
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3600. REVISIONS TO OCEAN DUMPING REGULATIONS FOR DREDGED MATERIAL

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

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1401 et seq MPRSA

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would revise the regulations applicable to 
the ocean dumping of dredged material. Issuance of these regulations 
would respond to the decision in National Wildlife Federation v. 
Costle, 629 F. 2d. 118 (DC

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Cir.1980) and incorporate program experience gained since the issuance 
of the current regulations in 1977. The revisions will make necessary 
technical changes and will improve the clarity of the regulations, with 
supporting technical guidance on disposal site selection, site 
management, and site monitoring. These revisions will clarify issues 
that have caused delays in the evaluation of permit applications. The 
regulations will improve environmental assessments of permit 
applications, and improve the protection of benthic communities in the 
vicinity of a dump site. The regulations will affect local governments 
if they are responsible for maintenance of navigable waters by dredging 
and request a permit for disposal of dredged material in the ocean.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2737

Agency Contact: David Redford, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9179

RIN: 2040-AB62
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Shore Protection Act (SPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3601. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 2601 Shore Protection Act of 1988; PL 100-688 
sec 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. Local governments and businesses involved 
with the vessel transportation and shore side handling of these wastes 
would be affected by this rule. Currently no tribes are known to be 
involved in waste handling of this type; therefore none would be 
affected by this rule. In regards to small businesses, EPA has provided 
guidance on development of operation and maintenance manuals and 
encourages the use and documentation of existing industry practices 
that meet or exceed the EPA proposed minimum waste handling standards. 
All indications are that this regulation as proposed would have a 
minimal economic impact. This regulation will result in reduction of 
municipal and commercial wastes deposited in coastal waters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/30/94                    59 FR 44798
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820

Agency Contact: James Woodley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1998
Fax: 202 260-9920
Email: woodley.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB85
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