[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                                  


  



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Ch. I

FRL-6436-9

October 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 Janice Gray at (202) 260-5479; 
fax: (202) 260-5478; or E-mail at gray.janice@epa.gov 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.

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?

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), 13045 (Children's Health Protection), 13084 
(Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments), and 
13132(Federalism). 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 

    EPA's efforts to develop a system that works better and costs 
less are focused on five areas: Greater public access to 
information, more regulatory flexibility to obtain better results; 
stronger partnerships with States, Tribes, and industries, more 
compliance assistance, and less paperwork and red tape. To learn 
more about what we are accomplishing in these areas please refer to 
the ``Statement of Regulatory Priorities'' contained in EPA's 
regulatory plan in part 2 of this issue of the Federal Register.

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

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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 
from 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 this 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 Regulatory Identifier Number assigned by the 
Regulatory Information Service Center

    The following 14 sections deal with 13 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. Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory 
Relief Act

8. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

9. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

10. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act Superfund (CERCLA)

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11. The Clean Water Act (CWA)

12. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

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

14. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

    In each of these 14 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 September 2000.

5. Completed Actions--This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since publication of 
the April 1999 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 Regulatory Flexibility Act section 610 reviews in this 
section of the Agenda.

Actions Listed in the Regulatory Plan

    The Plan includes information about the most significant 
actions that we will publish between October 1, 1999, and September 
30, 2000, and about a few rules that we expect to publish after 
this time period. The Plan is published in part 2 of today's 
Federal Register. Plan entries include all of the Agenda data 
fields described above, plus up to five other types of information: 
Statement of Need, Summary of the Legal Basis, Alternatives, 
Anticipated Costs and Benefits, and a discussion of Risks.

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 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

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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 Information Service Center assigns the Regulatory 
Identifier Number (RIN) to identify and track rulemakings.

    The October 1999 EPA Agenda follows.

Dated:  September 3, 1999

 Richard T. Farrell,

Associate Administrator, Office of Policy and Reinvention.

                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3297         SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in         2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements.............................................
3298         SAN No. 4180 Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information       2020-AA40
            Act.................................................................................
3299         SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule..........     2020-AA41
3300         SAN No. 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations..............     2020-AA42
3301         SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR..........................     2030-AA37
3302         SAN No. 3629 EPA Mentor-Protege Program............................................     2030-AA40
3303         SAN No. 3817 Implementation of Changes to 40 CFR Part 32...........................     2030-AA48
3304         SAN No. 3876 Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts...........................     2030-AA50
3305         SAN No. 4226 Incorporating Informal Clauses (EP) Into the EPAAR....................     2030-AA66
3306         SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest...     2030-AA67
3307         SAN No. 4351 Use of Letter Contracts - Notice to Proceed...........................     2030-AA68
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                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3308         SAN No. 3807 Consolidation of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) Regulations     2020-AA26
            Currently Under TSCA and FIFRA Into One Rule........................................
3309         SAN No. 3874 Deletion of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for            2030-AA51
            Environmental Programs..............................................................
3310         SAN No. 3736 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance            2030-AA55
            Partnership (State) Grant Regulation (Reg Plan Seq No. 123).........................
3311         SAN No. 4128 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance            2030-AA56
            Partnership (Tribal) Grant Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 124)..............................
3312         SAN No. 4185 Electronic Funds Transfer.............................................     2030-AA57
3313         SAN No. 4187 EPAAR Coverage on Local Hiring and Training...........................     2030-AA62
3314         SAN No. 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment.............................     2080-AA06
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                           GENERAL--Long Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3315         SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations....................     2020-AA21
3316         SAN No. 3933 Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in           2020-AA34
            Antarctica..........................................................................
3317         SAN No. 4191 Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort........................     2030-AA64
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3318         SAN No. 2662 Amendments to Part 22 Consolidated Procedural Rules...................     2020-AA13
3319         SAN No. 4183 Agency Protest Solicitation Notification..............................     2030-AA58
3320         SAN No. 4184 Contracting by Negotiation............................................     2030-AA59
3321         SAN No. 4186 EPAAR Coverage on Contractor Performance Evaluations..................     2030-AA61
3322         SAN No. 4188 Service Contracting--Avoiding Improper Personal Services Relationships     2030-AA63
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                                       CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3323         SAN No. 4328 List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release         2050-AE70
            Prevention; Petition to Delist Vinyl Acetate........................................
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3324         SAN No. 2841 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment.............................     2060-AH08
3325         SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand) (Reg Plan Seq No. 103).....     2060-AA61
3326         SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures.......     2060-AE20
3327         SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements............................     2060-AE22
3328         SAN No. 3343 NESHAP: Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries............................     2060-AE43
3329         SAN No. 3341 NESHAP: Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing...............................     2060-AE45
3330         SAN No. 3346 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel.....................................     2060-AE48
3331         SAN No. 3326 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production......................     2060-AE79
3332         SAN No. 3452 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Production and Processes.......     2060-AE82
3333         SAN No. 3449 NESHAP: Chlorine Production...........................................     2060-AE85
3334         SAN No. 3407 Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for          2060-AF00
            Various Media; Revisions............................................................
3335         SAN No. 3470 Requirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of State             2060-AF01
            Implementation Plans (Guideline on Air Quality Models)..............................
3336         SAN No. 3551 Amendments to General Provisions Subparts A and B for 40 CFR 63.......     2060-AF31
3337         SAN No. 3412 Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70) (Reg Plan Seq No. 104).........     2060-AF70
3338         SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings)........................     2060-AF72
3339         SAN No. 3613 New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for               2060-AF91
            Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units............................
3340         SAN No. 3568 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain,           2060-AG14
            Nevada (Reg Plan Seq No. 105).......................................................
3341         SAN No. 3673 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608          2060-AG20
            Sales Restriction...................................................................
3342         SAN No. 3747 NESHAP: Boat Manufacturing............................................     2060-AG27
3343         SAN No. 3749 NESHAP: Tire Manufacturing............................................     2060-AG29
3344         SAN No. 3820 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products...........................     2060-AG52
3345         SAN No. 3821 NESHAP: Ethylene Processes............................................     2060-AG53
3346         SAN No. 3823 NESHAP: Large Appliance (Surface Coating).............................     2060-AG54
3347         SAN No. 3824 Metal Furniture (Surface Coatings) NESHAP.............................     2060-AG55
3348         SAN No. 3827 Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP....................................     2060-AG58
3349         SAN No. 3656 NESHAP/NSPS: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine.................     2060-AG63
3350         SAN No. 3655 NESHAP: Asphalt Roofing and Processing................................     2060-AG66
3351         SAN No. 3657 NESHAP: Combustion Turbine............................................     2060-AG67
3352         SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers (Reg Plan Seq     2060-AG69
            No. 106)............................................................................
3353         SAN No. 3906 NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry..........................     2060-AG96
3354         SAN No. 3905 NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry.........................     2060-AG97
3355         SAN No. 3924 NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining....................................     2060-AH03
3356         SAN No. 3970 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Cellulose Production............................     2060-AH11
3357         SAN No. 3969 NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills...............................     2060-AH13
3358         SAN No. 3964 NESHAP: Leather Tanning and Finishing Operations......................     2060-AH17

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3359         SAN No. 3962 NESHAP: Manufacture of Carbon Black...................................     2060-AH19
3360         SAN No. 3903 NESHAP: Vegetable Oil Production......................................     2060-AH22
3361         SAN No. 3986 Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule..................................     2060-AH25
3362         SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading         2060-AH31
            Provisions..........................................................................
3363         SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures...............................     2060-AH34
3364         SAN No. 3975 Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country.......     2060-AH37
3365         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................
3366         SAN No. 3971 NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution...................................     2060-AH41
3367         SAN No. 4046 Federal Major New Source Review (NSR) Program for Nonattainment Areas.     2060-AH53
3368         SAN No. 4022 NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks............     2060-AH55
3369         SAN No. 4120 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allowance System for Controlling        2060-AH67
            HCFC Production, Import & Export....................................................
3370         SAN No. 4105 NESHAP: Carbon Black Production.......................................     2060-AH68
3371         SAN No. 4123 NESHAP: for Source Category: Pulp and Paper Production; Amendments to      2060-AH74
            the Promulgated Rule................................................................
3372         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.....................................................................
3373         SAN No. 4114 NESHAP: Polyvinyl Chloride and CoPolymers Production..................     2060-AH82
3374         SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for      2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources........................
3375         SAN No. 4082 NESHAP: Wet-formed Fiberglass Mat Production..........................     2060-AH89
3376         SAN No. 4003 Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR 191, Subpart A........     2060-AH90
3377         SAN No. 3479 Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for     2060-AI01
            Determining Potential To Emit.......................................................
3378         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...........................
3379         SAN No. 4043 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From 2004 and Later Model Year       2060-AI12
            Heavy-Duty Highway Engines and Vehicles; Revision of Light-Duty Truck Definition....
3380         SAN No. 4245 Consumer and Commercial Products: Flexible Package Printing Materials:     2060-AI31
            Determination on Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulation................
3381         SAN No. 4251 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from New Compression-Ignition        2060-AI36
            and Spark-Ignition Recreational Marine Engines......................................
3382         SAN No. 4252 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Manufacture of Halon Blends,            2060-AI40
            Intentional Release of Halon, Technical Training and Disposal of Halon and Halon-
            Containing Equipment - Amendment....................................................
3383         SAN No. 4271 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Additional Steps to conform US          2060-AI41
            Methyl Bromide Program to Obligations under the Montreal Protocol and Recent Changes
            to the CAA..........................................................................
3384         SAN No. 4253 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Quarantine        2060-AI42
            and Preshipment Methyl Bromide Used in the United States and Baseline Adjustments...
3385         SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide.....     2060-AI43
3386         SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate       2060-AI44
            Matter (Reg Plan Seq No. 107).......................................................
3387         SAN No. 4254 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to           2060-AI45
            Exclude Tertiary Butyl Acetate......................................................
3388         SAN No. 4243 Standards and Guidelines for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units...     2060-AI51
3389         SAN No. 4284 Revision of Schedule for Standards Under section 112 of the Clean Air      2060-AI52
            Act.................................................................................
3390         SAN No. 4285 Control of Emissions of Hazardous Pollutants from Motor Vehicles and       2060-AI55
            Motor Vehicle Fuels.................................................................
3391         SAN No. 4340 Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court     2060-AI56
            Decision (Reg Plan Seq No. 108).....................................................
3392         SAN No. 4272 Area Source Title V Operating Permit Deferrals........................     2060-AI58
3393         SAN No. 4333 Decision on a Petition from the Territory of American Samoa to be          2060-AI60
            Exempted from the Gasoline Anti-dumping Regulations.................................
3394         SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed            2060-AI62
            Amendments..........................................................................
3395         SAN No. 4287 National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standard for Architectural     2060-AI63
            Coatings; Proposed Amendments.......................................................
3396         SAN No. 4310 NESHAP for the Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments...........     2060-AI66
3397         SAN No. 4355 Heavy-Duty Engine Emission Standards and Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control        2060-AI69
            Requirements (Reg Plan Seq No. 109).................................................
3398         SAN No. 4356 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of Reformulated          2060-AI70
            Gasoline Program to the Kansas City, KS Former Ozone Nonattainment Area.............

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3399         SAN No. 4313 Petitions to Delist Hazardous Air Pollutants (e.g., MEK, EGBE,             2060-AI72
            Methanol, and MIBK) from Section 112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act.....................
3400         SAN No. 4318 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of 2000 Essential-Use        2060-AI73
            Allowances..........................................................................
3401         SAN No. 4352 Transportation Conformity Amendment: Deletion of Grace Period.........     2060-AI76
3402         SAN No. 4353 Amendments to the Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities NESHAP     2060-AI77
            for the Hap and Voc Content Limits for Primer Operations and Stay of Compliance.....
3403         SAN No. 4354 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source        2060-AI78
            Categories - Pharmaceuticals Production; Proposed Amendments........................
3404         SAN No. 4273 Proposed Rule to Amend Subpart H, 40 CFR Part 61 for Emissions of          2060-AI81
            Radionuclides Other Than Radon from DOE Facilities..................................
3405         SAN No. 4304 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone - Corrections Notice..     2060-AI86
3406         SAN No. 4306 Development of Reference Method for the Determination of Source            2060-AI87
            Emissions of Filterable Fine Particulate Matter as PM2.5............................
3407         SAN No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;        2060-AI88
            Amendment to the Final Rule.........................................................
3408         SAN No. 4358 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Reformulated Gasoline              2060-AI89
            Adjustment..........................................................................
3409         SAN No. 4273 Proposed Rule to Amend Subpart H, 40 CFR Part 61 for Emissions of          2060-AI90
            Radionuclides Other Than Radon from DOE Facilities..................................
3410         SAN No. 4304 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone - Corrections Notice..     2060-AI95
3411         SAN No. 4306 Development of Reference Method for the Determination of Source            2060-AI96
            Emissions of Filterable Fine Particulate Matter as PM2.5............................
3412         SAN No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;        2060-AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule.........................................................
3413         SAN No. 4358 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Reformulated Gasoline              2060-AI98
            Adjustment..........................................................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3414         SAN No. 4291 List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release         2050-AE72
            Prevention; Proposed Amendment; Flammable Hydrocarbon Fuel Exemption................
3415         SAN No. 3259 New Source Review (NSR) Reform (Reg Plan Seq No. 125).................     2060-AE11
3416         SAN No. 3361 Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts (25                2060-AE29
            Horsepower) (Phase 2) (Reg Plan Seq No. 126)........................................
3417         SAN No. 3228 NESHAP: Manufacturing of Amino and Phenolic Resins (Polymers and           2060-AE36
            Resins Group III)...................................................................
3418         SAN No. 3304 NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production..............................     2060-AE44
3419         SAN No. 3340 NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting.......................................     2060-AE46
3420         SAN No. 3078 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry...................................     2060-AE77
3421         SAN No. 3380 NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry - Wastewater      2060-AE94
            (FINAL) & Amend. to Appendix C of Part 63 & Appendix J of Part 61...................
3422         SAN No. 3377 NESHAP: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW).........................     2060-AF26
3423         SAN No. 3549 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries--FCC Units, Reformers and Sulfur Plants..     2060-AF28
3424         SAN No. 3553 Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient       2060-AF34
            Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations (Reg Plan Seq No. 127)..
3425         SAN No. 3556 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a           2060-AF36
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608................................................
3426         SAN No. 3560 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling Rule              2060-AF37
            Amendment To Include Substitute Refrigerants........................................
3427         SAN No. 3569 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating          2060-AF42
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant...................................................
3428         SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods          2060-AF83
            203A, 203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.......................................
3429         SAN No. 3637 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources        2060-AF84
            Located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.........................................
3430         SAN No. 3525 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List          2060-AG12
            Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program........................

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3431         SAN No. 3741 Service Information Availability......................................     2060-AG13
3432         SAN No. 3743 Amendments for Testing and Monitoring Provisions to Part 60, Part 61,      2060-AG21
            and Part 63.........................................................................
3433         SAN No. 3744 Amendment to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources;          2060-AG22
            Monitoring Requirements (PS-1)......................................................
3434         SAN No. 3748 Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical           2060-AG28
            Manufacturing Industry (Reg Plan Seq No. 128).......................................
3435         SAN No. 3819 NSPS: Sewage Sludge Incinerators......................................     2060-AG50
3436         SAN No. 3829 Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and             2060-AG60
            Delegation of Federal Authorities 112(l)............................................
3437         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................................
3438         SAN No. 3958 Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method         2060-AH23
            203)................................................................................
3439         SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins       2060-AH47
            and Group IV Polymers and Resins....................................................
3440         SAN No. 4030 Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines           2060-AH52
            Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards.............................
3441         SAN No. 4115 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment.............................     2060-AH69
3442         SAN No. 4095 Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126         2060-AH88
            Petitions for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport.......................
3443         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..........................................................................
3444         SAN No. 4077 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration on the 610              2060-AH99
            Nonessential Products Ban...........................................................
3445         SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations......     2060-AI03
3446         SAN No. 4159 Redefinition of Glycol Ethers Listed as HAPs Under the Clean Air Act,      2060-AI08
            and Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA...............................................
3447         SAN No. 4162 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and NESHAP: Natural Gas             2060-AI13
            Transmission and Storage, Amendments................................................
3448         SAN No. 4165 Optional Certification Streamlining Procedures for LDVs, LDTs, and         2060-AI15
            HDEs................................................................................
3449         SAN No. 4078 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Marine Diesel Engines       2060-AI17
            At or Above 37 Kilowatts............................................................
3450         SAN No. 4211 Tier II Light-Duty Vehicle and Light-Duty Truck Emission Standards and     2060-AI23
            Gasoline Sulfur Standards (Reg Plan Seq No. 129)....................................
3451         SAN No. 4219 Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators--Federal Plan (Federal      2060-AI25
            Plan for existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators)...................
3452         SAN No. 4244 Amendment to Regulations Governing Equivalent Emission Limitations by      2060-AI28
            Permit..............................................................................
3453         SAN No. 4222 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation             2060-AI37
            Operations..........................................................................
3454         SAN No. 3638 Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan................     2060-AI49
3455         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.......................................................................
3456         SAN No. 4289 Process Wastewater Provisions of the Generic MACT.....................     2060-AI53
3457         SAN No. 4335 Revisions to Promulgation of Federal Implementation Plan for Arizona -     2060-AI54
            Maricopa Nonattainment Area PM-10 Test Methods......................................
3458         SAN No. 4295 Additional Flexibility Amendments to Inspection Maintenance Program        2060-AI61
            Requirements; Amendments to the Final Rule..........................................
3459         SAN No. 4316 NESHAP for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Operations-             2060-AI64
            Monitoring Amendments...............................................................
3460         SAN No. 4286 National Emission Standards for Benzene Emissions from Coke By-Product     2060-AI65
            Recovery Plants (Part 61, subpart L)................................................
3461         SAN No. 4282 Technical Amendment to the Finding of Significant Contribution and         2060-AI71
            Rulemaking for Certain States for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone
            (The ``NOx SIP Call'' rule).........................................................
3462         SAN No. 4315 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating          2060-AI79
            Station; Navajo Nation..............................................................
3463         SAN No. 4276 Revision to NOx SIP Call Emission Budgets for Connecticut,                 2060-AI80
            Massachusetts and Rhode Island......................................................
3464         SAN No. 4299 Revision to Method 24 for Electrical Insulating Varnishes.............     2060-AI85
3465         SAN No. 4275 Amendment to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants:     2060-AI91
            Halogenated Solvent Cleaning........................................................
3466         SAN No. 4299 Revision to Method 24 for Electrical Insulating Varnishes.............     2060-AI94
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Long Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3467         SAN No. 2937 Field Citation Program................................................     2020-AA32
3468         SAN No. 3139 Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of Foreign Manufactured           2060-AD90
            Vehicles and Engines; Amendment.....................................................
3469         SAN No. 3550 NESHAP: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast............................     2060-AF30
3470         SAN No. 3746 NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations....................................     2060-AG26
3471         SAN No. 3751 NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for         2060-AG31
            Other Solid Waste Incinerators......................................................
3472         SAN No. 3754 Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners Maximum Achievable Control Technology       2060-AG34
            (MACT) Standard.....................................................................
3473         SAN No. 3825 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating)......     2060-AG56
3474         SAN No. 3826 Plastic Parts (Surface Coating) NESHAP................................     2060-AG57
3475         SAN No. 3652 NESHAP: Refractories Manufacturing....................................     2060-AG68
3476         SAN No. 3651 NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing............................................     2060-AG72
3477         SAN No. 3899 NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing...............................     2060-AG87
3478         SAN No. 3922 Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits       2060-AG92
            Program.............................................................................
3479         SAN No. 3902 NESHAP: Semiconductor Production......................................     2060-AG93
3480         SAN No. 3909 NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing...........................     2060-AG98
3481         SAN No. 3907 NESHAP: Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing (Surface             2060-AG99
            Coating)............................................................................
3482         SAN No. 3908 Offset Lithographic Printing National VOC Rule........................     2060-AH00
3483         SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit             2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas.........................
3484         SAN No. 3904 NESHAP: Wood Building Products (Surface Coating)......................     2060-AH02
3485         SAN No. 3968 NESHAP: Site Remediation..............................................     2060-AH12
3486         SAN No. 3967 NESHAP: Spandex Production............................................     2060-AH14
3487         SAN No. 3972 NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing.....................................     2060-AH35
3488         SAN No. 3973 NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations.............     2060-AH42
3489         SAN No. 4045 Rulemaking To Modify the List of Source Categories From Which Fugitive     2060-AH58
            Emissions Are Considered in Major Source Determinations.............................
3490         SAN No. 4110 NESHAP: Alumina Processing............................................     2060-AH70
3491         SAN No. 4111 NESHAP: Fumed Silica Production.......................................     2060-AH72
3492         SAN No. 4102 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing..................................     2060-AH73
3493         SAN No. 4104 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Industry.........................     2060-AH75
3494         SAN No. 4116 NESHAP: Ammonium Sulphate Production (Caprolactam By-Product).........     2060-AH77
3495         SAN No. 4107 NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes...................     2060-AH78
3496         SAN No. 4113 NESHAP: Clay Products Minerals........................................     2060-AH79
3497         SAN No. 4112 NESHAP: Hydrogen Chloride Production..................................     2060-AH80
3498         SAN No. 4098 NESHAP: Uranium Hexafluoride Production...............................     2060-AH83
3499         SAN No. 4096 Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) To Reduce the Regional Transport       2060-AH87
            of Ozone in the Eastern United States...............................................
3500         SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions.............................     2060-AH93
3501         SAN No. 4240 NESHAP: Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfite       2060-AI34
            and Stand Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills.............................................
3502         SAN No. 4218 NESHAP: Process Heaters...............................................     2060-AI35
3503         SAN No. 3626 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendment to Transshipment              2060-AI46
            Provision in Final Rule Accelerating the Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances.....
3504         SAN No. 4247 Revisions to Air Pollution Emergency Episode Requirements (Subpart H,      2060-AI47
            40 CFR Part 51).....................................................................
3505         SAN No. 4274 Identification of Additional Ozone Areas Attaining the 1-Hour Standard     2060-AI57
            and to Which the 1-Hour Standard is No Longer Applicable (7 areas)..................
3506         SAN No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products............................     2060-AI67
3507         SAN No. 4343 NESHAP: Ceramics......................................................     2060-AI68
3508         SAN No. 4144 NESHAP: Engine Test Facilities........................................     2060-AI74
3509         SAN No. 4346 NESHAP: Lightweight Aggregate.........................................     2060-AI75
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3510         SAN No. 4279 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs       2050-AE71
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7); Amendments to the Worst-Case Release
            Scenario Analysis for Regulated.....................................................
3511         SAN No. 3105 Integrated NESHAP and Effluent Guidelines: Pulp and Paper.............     2060-AD03
3512         SAN No. 3461 NESHAP: Mineral Wool Production Industry..............................     2060-AE08
3513         SAN No. 3229 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Transmission        2060-AE34
            and Storage.........................................................................
3514         SAN No. 3303 NESHAP: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing.................................     2060-AE40
3515         SAN No. 3345 NESHAP: Steel Pickling, HC1 Process...................................     2060-AE41
3516         SAN No. 3123 NESHAP: Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Industry........................     2060-AE75
3517         SAN No. 3079 NESHAP: Portland Cement Manufacturing.................................     2060-AE78
3518         SAN No. 3408 NESHAP: Polyether Polyols Production..................................     2060-AE81
3519         SAN No. 3450 NESHAP: Pesticide Active Ingredient Production (Production of              2060-AE84
            Agricultural Chemicals).............................................................
3520         SAN No. 3467 NESHAP: Primary Lead Smelters.........................................     2060-AE97
3521         SAN No. 3378 NESHAP: Acrylic/Modacrylic Fibers Manufacturing.......................     2060-AF06
3522         SAN No. 3465 NESHAP: Polycarbonates Production.....................................     2060-AF09
3523         SAN No. 3082 NESHAP: Ferroalloy Production.........................................     2060-AF29
3524         SAN No. 3640 Supplemental Rule To Require Certain Products Made With HCFCs To Bear      2060-AF93
            Warning Label.......................................................................
3525         SAN No. 3808 Acid Rain Program: Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Rule Revisions     2060-AG46
3526         SAN No. 3828 Consumer & Commercial Products: Wood Furniture, Aerospace,                 2060-AG59
            Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Coatings: Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of
            Regulations.........................................................................
3527         SAN No. 3610 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for              2060-AG79
            Participation in the Pilot Program..................................................
3528         SAN No. 3868 Federal Operating Permits Program in Indian Country...................     2060-AG90
3529         SAN No. 3901 Generic MACT for Source Categories (Acrylic Modacrylic Fibers,             2060-AG91
            Polycarbonates, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Acetal Resins)...............................
3530         SAN No. 3654 NESHAP: Hydrogen Fluoride Production..................................     2060-AG94
3531         SAN No. 3913 Revision to the Light-Duty Vehicle Emission Compliance Procedure (CAP      2060-AH05
            2000)...............................................................................
3532         SAN No. 3966 Storage Tank Rule Revisions...........................................     2060-AH15
3533         SAN No. 3959 National Air Toxics Program: The Integrated Urban Strategy; Notice....     2060-AH21
3534         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............................................................
3535         SAN No. 4106 Final Rule To Amend the National Emission Standards for Magnetic Tape      2060-AH71
            Manufacturing Operations............................................................
3536         SAN No. 4073 Air Quality Index Reporting...........................................     2060-AH92
3537         SAN No. 4125 Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment...................................     2060-AH95
3538         SAN No. 4130 Acid Rain Program: Proposed Revision of Test Method 1, 2, and 2F for       2060-AH97
            Measuring Volumetric Flow in Stacks.................................................
3539         SAN No. 4148 Conformity Pilot......................................................     2060-AI14
3540         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..
3541         SAN No. 4242 Acid Rain Program Permits Regulations and SO2 Allowance System:            2060-AI27
            Compliance Determination............................................................
3542         SAN No. 4267 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Modification of Compliance          2060-AI29
            Baseline............................................................................
3543         SAN No. 4246 Consumer and Commercial Products: Revised Schedule for Regulation.....     2060-AI30
3544         SAN No. 4268 Control of Diesel Fuel Quality........................................     2060-AI32
3545         SAN No. 3961 No Backsliding Rule for PM-10 Nonattainment Areas.....................     2060-AI39
3546         SAN No. 4256 Revisions to Reference Method for the Determination of Fine                2060-AI48
            Particulate Matter as PM2.5 in the Atmosphere.......................................
3547         SAN No. 4277 Direct Final Amendment to Extent the 112j Permit Application Deadline      2060-AI59
            for 7-year MACT Standards to 12/15/99...............................................
3548         SAN No. 4275 Amendment to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants:     2060-AI82
            Halogenated Solvent Cleaning........................................................
3549         SAN No. 4275 Amendment to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants:     2060-AI83
            Halogenated Solvent Cleaning........................................................
3550         SAN No. 4296 Coke Oven NESHAP Amendment............................................     2060-AI84
3551         SAN No. 4296 Coke Oven NESHAP Amendment............................................     2060-AI93
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                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3552         SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-      2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste....................................................
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                                   ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Long Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3553         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                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3554         SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for Registration Review Program................     2070-AD29
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                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3555         SAN No. 2687 Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration (Revision)...............     2070-AC12
3556         SAN No. 4143 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.................................     2070-AD26
3557         SAN No. 4173 Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Registrations.....................     2070-AD30
3558         SAN No. 4216 Regulatory Review of Pesticide Emergency Exemption Regulations........     2070-AD36
3559         SAN No. 4260 Status of Pesticide-Treated Seeds under FIFRA.........................     2070-AD37
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                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3560         SAN No. 3432 Pesticide Management and Disposal.....................................     2020-AA33
3561         SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal: Standards for Pesticide Containers      2070-AB95
            and Containment.....................................................................
3562         SAN No. 2684 Exemptions for Plant Pesticides Regulated Under FIFRA and FFDCA.......     2070-AC02
3563         SAN No. 3222 Ground Water and Pesticide Management Plan (Reg Plan Seq No. 130).....     2070-AC46
3564         SAN No. 3731 WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard; Glove Amendment............     2070-AC93
3565         SAN No. 3890 Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions.........................     2070-AD15
3566         SAN No. 4347 Registration of Granular Fertilizer-Pesticide Combination Products....     2070-AD40
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3567         SAN No. 2720 Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored              2020-AA29
            Pesticides With Cancelled or Suspended Registration.................................
3568         SAN No. 3892 Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; and        2070-AD14
            Other Pesticide Regulatory Changes..................................................
3569         SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees.................................     2070-AD23
3570         SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program..............................     2070-AD24
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3571         SAN No. 4026 Exemption of Certain Pesticide Substances From FIFRA Requirements.....     2070-AD21
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                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3572         SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals.................................     2070-AA58
3573         SAN No. 3494 Test Rules; Generic Entry for Proposed Decisions......................     2070-AB07
3574         SAN No. 2245 Test Rules; Negotiated Consent Order and Test Rule Procedures.........     2070-AB30
3575         SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; ATSDR Substances...........................................     2070-AB79
3576         SAN No. 2865 Children's Health Test Initiative.....................................     2070-AC27
3577         SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions...........................     2070-AC51
3578         SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments (Reg Plan Seq No. 110)..........     2070-AC61
3579         SAN No. 4376 Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules; Training, Accreditation, and            2070-AC64
            Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule--Building and Structures Section 402(a)
3580         SAN No. 2249 Asbestos Worker Protection Rule Amendments............................     2070-AC66
3581         SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation     2070-AC83
            and Remodeling Section 402(c)(3)....................................................
3582         SAN No. 3243 Lead; Overview of Rulemakings Under TSCA Section 402, Lead-Based Paint     2070-AD06
            Activities for the Regulatory Plan (Reg Plan Seq No. 111)...........................
3583         SAN No. 3882 Test Rule for Certain Metals..........................................     2070-AD10
3584         SAN No. 3894 TSCA Biotechnology Follow-Up Rules....................................     2070-AD13
3585         SAN No. 3990 Multi-Chemical Test Rule; High Production Volume Chemicals............     2070-AD16
3586         SAN No. 4176 Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative (Reg Plan Seq No. 112)..............     2070-AD25
3587         SAN No. 4174 TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement for Certain Oxygenated        2070-AD28
            Fuel Additives......................................................................
3588         SAN No. 4172 Lead-Based Paint; Notification of Commencement of Abatement Activities     2070-AD31
            (Section 402(a))....................................................................
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                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3589         SAN No. 1976 Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances...................     2070-AA59
3590         SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules............     2070-AB08
3591         SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules..............     2070-AB11
3592         SAN No. 2150 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Exemptions From the Prohibitions          2070-AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.....................
3593         SAN No. 3495 Chemical-Specific Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) To Extend              2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders...................................................
3594         SAN No. 3493 Test Rules; Generic Entry for Final Decisions.........................     2070-AB94
3595         SAN No. 2779 Acrylamide; Ban on Use of Acrylamide for Grouting.....................     2070-AC17
3596         SAN No. 3528 Refractory Ceramic Fibers; Significant New Use Rules on National           2070-AC37
            Program Chemicals...................................................................
3597         SAN No. 3021 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Transformer Reclassification        2070-AC39
            Rule................................................................................
3598         SAN No. 3243 Lead; TSCA Section 403; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead         2070-AC63
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 131)..............................................................
3599         SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)............................     2070-AC76
3600         SAN No. 3118 TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification.....................     2070-AC80
3601         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...............
3602         SAN No. 4179 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyl; Use Authorizations....................     2070-AD27
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3603         SAN No. 3252 Lead; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act      2070-AC21
            (TSCA) To Reduce Lead (Pb) Consumption and Use......................................
3604         SAN No. 3508 Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris Section           2070-AC72
            402(a)..............................................................................
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3605         SAN No. 3047 Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule Amendments..............     2070-AC62
3606         SAN No. 3480 Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for Federal Agencies     2070-AC78
3607         SAN No. 3881 Lead-Based Paint; Fees for Accreditation and Certification Activities      2070-AD11
            Section 402(a)(3)...................................................................
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                    EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3608         SAN No. 4023 TRI; Addition of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production to the Toxic       2070-AD19
            Release Inventory (Reg Plan Seq No. 102)............................................
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3609         SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify            2070-AC00
            Chemical Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory....................................
3610         SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements................     2070-AC24
3611         SAN No. 3007 TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals...........     2070-AC47
3612         SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal       2070-AD39
            Extraction Activities Exemption.....................................................
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                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3613         SAN No. 3880 TRI; Reporting Threshold Amendment for Certain Persistent and              2070-AD09
            Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals (PBTs) (Reg Plan Seq No. 132).......................
3614         SAN No. 4259 TRI; Lowering of EPCRA Section 313 Reporting Thresholds for Lead and       2070-AD38
            Lead Compounds (Reg Plan Seq No. 133)...............................................
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                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3615         SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and         2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule...................................................................
3616         SAN No. 3994 Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet from the             2050-AE42
            Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) List..........................................
3617         SAN No. 3993 Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone                 2050-AE43
            Diisocyanate........................................................................

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3618         SAN No. 3877 TRI; Data Expansion Amendments; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;          2070-AD08
            Community Right-to-Know.............................................................
3619         SAN No. 4015 TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List.....................     2070-AD18
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          CHEMICAL SAFETY INFORMATION, SITE SECURITY AND FUELS REGULATORY RELIEF ACT--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3620         SAN No. 4302 Amendments to the List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for          2050-AE74
            Accidental Release Prevention; Flammable Substances Used as Fuel or Held for Sale as
            Fuel at Retail Facilities...........................................................
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                          RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3621         SAN No. 3201 Regulatory Determination on Remaining Wastes From the Combustion of        2050-AD91
            Fossil Fuels........................................................................
3622         SAN No. 4093 Reinventing the Land Disposal Restrictions Program....................     2050-AE53
3623         SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation....     2050-AE67
3624         SAN No. 4350 Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Section 610 Review).....     2050-AE75
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                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3625         SAN No. 3328 Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Identification and Listing     2050-AE07
            of Hazardous Wastes (Reg Plan Seq No. 113)..........................................
3626         SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation (Reg Plan Seq No. 114)............     2050-AE21
3627         SAN No. 3989 Removal of Requirement To Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods for             2050-AE41
            Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/Chemical Methods)..................................
3628         SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities         2050-AE44
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 115)..............................................................
3629         SAN No. 4017 Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Regulation Related to Low Level       2050-AE45
            Mixed Waste; Proposed Modifications (Reg Plan Seq No. 116)..........................
3630         SAN No. 4083 Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Inorganic Chemical          2050-AE49
            Industry Wastes; and CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable
            Quantities..........................................................................
3631         SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Shop      2050-AE51
            Towels and Wipers...................................................................
3632         SAN No. 4092 Glass-to-Glass Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to           2050-AE52
            Hazardous Waste Regulations.........................................................
3633         SAN No. 4094 Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for Mercury Listed and     2050-AE54
            Characteristic Wastes...............................................................
3634         SAN No. 4090 RCRA Appendix VIII Streamlining.......................................     2050-AE55
3635         SAN No. 4233 Land Disposal Restrictions; Treatment Standards for Spent Potliners        2050-AE65
            from Primary Aluminum Reduction (K088)..............................................
3636         SAN No. 4229 Revisions to Guidelines for the Storage and Collection of Residential,     2050-AE66
            Commercial, and Institutional Solid Waste...........................................
3637         SAN No. 4360 Alternative Land Disposal Restrictions Treatment Standards for             2050-AE76
            Contaminated Soils, Deferral of PCB's as an Underlying Hazardous Constituent in Soil
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                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3638         SAN No. 2390 Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at              2050-AB80
            Hazardous Waste Management Facilities...............................................
3639         SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision)....................     2050-AC71
3640         SAN No. 3066 Listing Determination of Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of        2050-AD80
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments............................
3641         SAN No. 3151 Chlorinated Aliphatics Listing Determination..........................     2050-AD85
3642         SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products       2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials......................................................
3643         SAN No. 3886 Review of Toxicity Characteristic Level for Silver Under the Resource      2050-AE37
            Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)....................................................
3644         SAN No. 4088 Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs.....................................     2050-AE47
3645         SAN No. 4178 180-Day Accumulation Time Under RCRA for Generators of F006 Waste          2050-AE60
            Water Treatment Sludges from the Metal Finishing Industry...........................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3646         SAN No. 3189 Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity                   2050-AD69
            Characteristic Rule to Petroleum Contaminated Media and Debris from Underground
            StorageTanks........................................................................
3647         SAN No. 3333 Revised Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities...........     2050-AE01
3648         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.........
3649         SAN No. 3668 Hazardous Waste Identification; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards     2050-AE28
3650         SAN No. 3805 Paint Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System:     2050-AE32
            Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.......................................
3651         SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)..................................     2050-AE34
3652         SAN No. 3888 Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act;                2050-AE39
            Codification of Waste Management Provisions.........................................
3653         SAN No. 4084 RCRA Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Reduction.....................     2050-AE50
3654         SAN No. 4263 Suspension of Temporary Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specific Lead-    2050-AE68
            Based Paint Debris..................................................................
3655         SAN No. 4208 Proposed Regulatory Amendments on Recycling of Hazardous Wastes in         2050-AE69
            Fertilizers.........................................................................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3656         SAN No. 3237 Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste     2050-AD93
            Program; Hazardous Waste Lamps......................................................
3657         SAN No. 4300 Adequacy of State Permit Programs Under RCRA Subtitle D...............     2050-AE73
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                                    OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3658         SAN No. 2634 Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation: Revisions........................     2050-AC62
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            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3659         SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:           2050-AD75
            Proposed and Final Rules............................................................
3660         SAN No. 3423 Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates........................     2050-AE12
3661         SAN No. 4177 Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for Superfund         2050-AE62
            Response Actions; Revision of 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O..............................
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3662         SAN No. 3806 Grants for Technical Assistance Rule Reform--40 CFR Part 35 Subpart M.     2050-AE33
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3663         SAN No. 2394 Reporting Exemptions for Federally Permitted Releases of Hazardous         2050-AB82
            Substances..........................................................................
3664         SAN No. 3885 Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and        2050-AE38
            Implementation of Claims Against Superfund..........................................
3665         SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances under CERCLA          2050-AE63
            Section 102(a)......................................................................
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                                      CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3666         SAN No. 4364 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Organic              2040-AD45
            Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibers Category (Section 610 Review)..............
3667         SAN No. 4344 Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters.....................     2040-AD46
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                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3668         SAN No. 2804 Clean Water Act Definition of the Waters of the United States.........     2040-AB74
3669         SAN No. 3488 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge (Round II).........     2040-AC25
3670         SAN No. 3444 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact from Cooling Water Intake          2040-AC34
            Structures Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act..............................
3671         SAN No. 4207 Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule --Phase     2040-AC53
            Two.................................................................................
3672         SAN No. 3662 Water Quality Standards Regulation -- Revision........................     2040-AC56
3673         SAN No. 3999 Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Municipal Sanitary Sewer               2040-AD02
            Collection Systems..................................................................
3674         SAN No. 4047 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Under      2040-AD08
            the Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts........................................
3675         SAN No. 4051 Establishment of Electronic Reporting for NPDES Permittees............     2040-AD11
3676         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 (Reg Plan Seq No. 121)....................................
3677         SAN No. 4167 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Feedlots Point       2040-AD21
            Source Category, Dairy and Beef Cattle Subcategories (Reg Plan Seq No. 122).........
3678         SAN No. 4168 Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Coal Mining         2040-AD24
            Point Source Category...............................................................
3679         SAN No. 4235 Amend the Final Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System to       2040-AD32
            Prohibit Mixing Zone for Bioaccumulative Chemicals of Concern.......................
3680         SAN No. 4214 Test Procedures for the Analysis of E. Coli and Enterococci Under the      2040-AD34
            Clean Water Act.....................................................................

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3681         SAN No. 4261 Further Revisions to Clean Water Act Definition of Discharge of            2040-AD41
            Dredged Material....................................................................
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                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3682         SAN No. 2805 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment      2040-AB78
            Industry............................................................................
3683         SAN No. 3204 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment         2040-AB98
            Cleaning Category...................................................................
3684         SAN No. 3288 Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment..................     2040-AC14
3685         SAN No. 3489 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Landfills.......................     2040-AC23
3686         SAN No. 3504 Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants for        2040-AC44
            the State of California.............................................................
3687         SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New     2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution................................................................
3688         SAN No. 3762 NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round II...................................     2040-AC70
3689         SAN No. 3701 Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cyanide        2040-AC76
            Under the Clean Water Act...........................................................
3690         SAN No. 3767 Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 401      2040-AC79
            through 471.........................................................................
3691         SAN No. 3785 NPDES Comprehensive Storm Water Phase II Regulations (Reg Plan Seq No.     2040-AC82
            134)................................................................................
3692         SAN No. 3714 Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean        2040-AC92
            Water Act Compliance Monitoring.....................................................
3693         SAN No. 3713 Performance Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures and Guidance        2040-AC93
            for Clean Water Act Test Procedures.................................................
3694         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.................................................................................
3695         SAN No. 4041 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Industrial Waste Combustors.....     2040-AD03
3696         SAN No. 4145 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Regulations Revisions (Reg         2040-AD22
            Plan Seq No. 136)...................................................................
3697         SAN No. 4192 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard      2040-AD23
            Category; Monitoring Amendment......................................................
3698         SAN No. 4195 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase I..........................     2040-AD25
3699         SAN No. 4193 Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for             2040-AD27
            Priority Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance -- Revision of Polychlorinated
            Biphenyls (PCBs) Criteria...........................................................
3700         SAN No. 4234 EPA Review and Approval of State and Tribal Water Quality Standards...     2040-AD33
3701         SAN No. 4294 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) - NPDES and WQS Regulations Revisions      2040-AD36
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 137)..............................................................
3702         SAN No. 4332 Recognition Awards Under the Clean Water Act..........................     2040-AD44
3703         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..
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3704         SAN No. 2806 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery     2040-AB79
            Category, Phases 1 and 2............................................................
3705         SAN No. 3234 Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form      2040-AC26
            2C--Wastewater Discharge Information................................................
3706         SAN No. 3618 Guidelines Establishing Whole Effluent Toxicity West Coast Test            2040-AC54
            Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act.................
3707         SAN No. 3661 Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for             2040-AC55
            Priority Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance.......................................
3708         SAN No. 3702 Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace          2040-AC75
            Metals Under the Clean Water Act....................................................
3709         SAN No. 3786 NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round III..................................     2040-AC84
3710         SAN No. 3833 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Iron and Steel Manufacturing         2040-AC90
            Point Source Category...............................................................

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3711         SAN No. 3921 Selenium Criterion Maximum Concentration for Water Quality Guidance        2040-AC97
            for the Great Lakes System..........................................................
3712         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..............
3713         SAN No. 4050 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard      2040-AD10
            Category, Phase II..................................................................
3714         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.................................................................................
3715         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.................
3716         SAN No. 4264 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase II.........................     2040-AD35
3717         SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces -     2040-AD39
            Phase II............................................................................
3718         SAN No. 4280 Effluent Guidelines for the Construction and Development Industry.....     2040-AD42
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3719         SAN No. 2501 NPDES Wastewater Permit Application Forms and Regulatory Revisions for     2040-AB39
            Municipal Discharges and Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal..............................
3720         SAN No. 3209 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Industrial Laundries Point       2040-AB97
            Source Category.....................................................................
3721         SAN No. 3497 Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule--Phase      2040-AC29
            One.................................................................................
3722         SAN No. 3617 Guidelines Establishing Oil and Grease Test Procedures for the             2040-AC63
            Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act....................................
3723         SAN No. 3804 Streamlining 301(h) Waiver Renewal Requirements.......................     2040-AC89
3724         SAN No. 3925 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Armed Forces Vessels--Phase I     2040-AC96
3725         SAN No. 4039 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard      2040-AD05
            Category; Incentives Amendment......................................................
3726         SAN No. 4048 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act.     2040-AD07
3727         SAN No. 4133 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Ore Mining and Dressing          2040-AD13
            Point Source Category, Gold Placer Mine Subcategory (Completion of a Section 610
            Review).............................................................................
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3728         SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon (Reg Plan Seq No.       2040-AA94
            117)................................................................................
3729         SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule (Reg        2040-AA97
            Plan Seq No. 118)...................................................................
3730         SAN No. 2807 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic (Reg Plan Seq No.     2040-AB75
            119)................................................................................
3731         SAN No. 4147 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment/Filter Backwash Rule (Reg     2040-AD18
            Plan Seq No. 120)...................................................................
3732         SAN No. 4212 Use of Screening Procedures for Compliance Monitoring of Drinking          2040-AD31
            Water Contaminants..................................................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3733         SAN No. 2778 Revisions to the Underground Injection Control Regulations for Class V     2040-AB83
            Injection Wells.....................................................................
3734         SAN No. 3440 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper..........     2040-AC27
3735         SAN No. 3563 Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations............................     2040-AC41
3736         SAN No. 3992 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha,       2040-AC98
            Beta and Photon Emitters............................................................
3737         SAN No. 4044 National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical      2040-AD04
            Methods for Chemical and Microbiological Contaminants and Revisions to Laboratory
            Certification Requirements..........................................................
3738         SAN No. 4009 Public Water System Public Notification Regulation (Reg Plan Seq No.       2040-AD06
            135)................................................................................

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3739         SAN No. 4152 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Regulations.......................     2040-AD20
3740         SAN No. 4236 Update of State Underground Injection Control Programs................     2040-AD40
3741         SAN No. 4281 Revision to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR)     2040-AD43
            and the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR)...............
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Long Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3742         SAN No. 3176 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate..................     2040-AC07
3743         SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Aldicarb................     2040-AC13
3744         SAN No. 3761 Streamlining Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements...................     2040-AC73
3745         SAN No. 4341 Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule.....................     2040-AD37
3746         SAN No. 4342 Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule....................     2040-AD38
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3747         SAN No. 4131 Drinking Water Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program.............     2040-AD15
3748         SAN No. 4146 Filter Backwash Recycling Regulation..................................     2040-AD17
3749         SAN No. 4257 National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytic        2040-AD29
            Methods for Organic, Inorganic and Microbiological Contaminants and Pesticides......
3750         SAN No. 4221 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical Methods for        2040-AD30
            Microbial, Lead and Magnesium.......................................................
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                     MARINE PROTECTION RESEARCH AND SANCTUARY ACT (MPRSA)--Long Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3751         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                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3752         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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3297. 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                            09/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056

Agency Contact: Mark Gordon, Environmental Protection Agency, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 1230, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8886

Rebecca Neer, Environmental Protection Agency, General Counsel and 
Enforcement Counsel, 1230, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 280-4841

RIN: 2020-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. 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. 418

Agency Contact: John Heinz, Environmental Protection Agency, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2377, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5460
Fax: 202 260-0020
Email: heinz.john@epa.gov

Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, General Counsel and 
Enforcement Counsel, 2377, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5459

RIN: 2020-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. 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 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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                            09/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 427

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer, Environmental Protection Agency, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2137, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0004
Email: huffer.evi@epa.gov

David Schwarz, Environmental Protection Agency, General Counsel and 
Enforcement Counsel, 2137, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2710
Email: schwarz.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________




3300.  PROPOSED REVISION TO EPA'S IMPLEMENTING NEPA REGULATIONS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 6

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed revision is necessary to clarify and update 
EPA's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulation. The revision 
would clarify Agency responsibilities for: Congressionally funded 
special appropriation projects and EPA funded grant programs. The 
revision would clarify public involvement procedures and organization 
responsibilities. The proposal would revise the list of actions which 
are categorically excluded from analyses. The revision is also needed 
to incorporate a number of Executive Orders and other cross-cutting 
requirements into the NEPA process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4292

Agency Contact: Joseph Montgomery, Environmental Protection Agency, 
General Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2252A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7157
Fax: 202 564-0070
Email: montgomery.joseph@epa.gov

Marguerite Duffy, Environmental Protection Agency, General Counsel and 
Enforcement Counsel, 2252A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7148

RIN: 2020-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




3301. 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                            04/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/00

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. 358

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

RIN: 2030-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. 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                            01/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 362

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

RIN: 2030-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




3303. 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 Government-wide Common Rule for 
suspension and debarment of contractors and assistance participants who 
threaten the integrity of Federal programs because of criminal 
misconduct or poor performance. All agencies must issue changes to 
their individual codified versions to conform to the Common Rule. 
Recently, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Coordinating 
Committee prepared recommendations for comprehensive changes to the 
Common Rule to conform to changes made in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) as a result of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
Act (FASA). In addition, several other proposals to improve or change 
the rule were recommended by various agencies. In December 1996, OMB 
declined to implement the changes at 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)

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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                            01/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/00

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

RIN: 2030-AA48
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3304. 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                            03/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/00

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. 3876

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

RIN: 2030-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. 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                            12/00/99
Final Rule                      02/00/00

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 Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4366
Email: schaffer.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________




3306.  REVISIONS TO ACQUISITION REGULATION CONCERNING CONFLICT 
OF INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this rule is to revise the Agency's conflict 
of interest (COI) acquisition regulations. The specific revisions 
involve more stringent requirements for submission of relevant 
information from Agency contractors and potential contractors regarding 
their relationships with parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, 
and sister companies. Current Agency regulations do not require the 
submission of this level of information. Receipt and evaluation of this 
information is critical in order for the Agency to decide whether or 
not COI situations exist and how they are to be handled. This revised 
rule will also codify several COI clauses that have been developed 
since the issuance of the previous rule in 1994.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 431

Sectors Affected: 5413 Architectural, Engineering and Related Services; 
5416 Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services; 54162 
Environmental Consulting Services; 5417 Scientific Research and 
Development Services; 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services

Agency Contact: Bruce M. Bakaysa, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 65032]]

Phone: 202 564-4373
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: bakaysa.bruce@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2030-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________




3307.  USE OF LETTER CONTRACTS - NOTICE TO PROCEED

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the EPA 
Acquisition Regulations (EPAAR) to provide for the use, in certain 
response action situations, of a letter contract known as a Notice to 
Proceed (NTP) and to identify the limited circumstances under which 
such a contractual instrument may be used.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/00

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. 4351

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

RIN: 2030-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



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3308. CONSOLIDATION OF GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE STANDARDS (GLPS) 
REGULATIONS CURRENTLY UNDER TSCA AND FIFRA INTO ONE RULE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136 et seq; 15 USC 2601 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 160; 40 CFR 792

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 29, 1983, EPA published Good Laboratory Practice 
Standards (GLPS) regulations intended to help ensure data integrity for 
studies required to support marketing and research permits under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These rules were last amended on 
August 17, 1989. GLPS data integrity measures can be applied to a wide 
variety of scientific studies. Although the TSCA and FIFRA GLPS contain 
identical provisions, they were published as separate rules to account 
for statutory and program differences between TSCA and FIFRA, such as 
differences in records retention requirements. EPA believes it will be 
able to address the differences between TSCA and FIFRA, such as 
differences in records retention requirements. EPA believes it will be 
able to address the differences of those programs without duplicating 
the entire GLP standard in two places.

This action is intended to consolidate EPA's GLPS into one rule. 
Program-specific requirements will be addressed in either separate 
sections of the consolidated rule, or in separate rules as is 
determined appropriate. This action is not intended to change the 
requirements, applicability, or enforceability of GLPS with respect to 
any statute.

EPA has received comments from stakeholders regarding the 
understandability of many aspects of the GLPS, and over the years has 
issued numerous clarifications. EPA believes that some clarifications, 
if included directly in the rule, would make the rule easier to 
understand and enhance compliance. Therefore, EPA intends to include 
such clarifications where appropriate in this rulemaking. Finally, in 
the interest of maintaining consistency between EPA's and Food and Drug 
Administration's regulations, EPA will determine any modifications that 
have occurred to the FDA GLP rule and consider incorporation of such 
changes into the EPA rule. This action will serve to reduce the total 
regulatory text in the Code of Federal Regulations by an estimated 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                            01/22/99                     64 FR 3456
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, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162
Fax: 202 564-0028

RIN: 2020-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. DELETION 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 deleting the quality assurance requirements in its 
Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) because the Federal Acquisition

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Regulation (FAR) contains coverage on this subject.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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. 3874

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

RIN: 2030-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________




3310. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (STATE) GRANT REGULATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 123 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2030-AA55
_______________________________________________________________________




3311. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (TRIBAL) GRANT RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 124 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2030-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

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 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               01/00/00

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: Calvin McWhirter, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4379
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: mcwhirter.calvin@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________




3313. 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                    01/00/00

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 Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________




3314. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not applicable

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency will use these guidelines to evaluate suspect 
carcinogens in line with the policies and procedures established in the 
statutes administered by the EPA. These guidelines revise and replace 
EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment published at 51 FR 33992, 
September 24, 1986. These guidelines provide EPA staff and decision-
makers with the directions and perspectives necessary to develop and 
use risk assessments. The guidelines also provide the general public 
with basic information about the Agency's approaches to risk 
assessment.

To develop guidelines the Agency must find a balance between 
consistency and innovation. Consistent risk assessments provide 
consistent bases to support regulatory decision-making. On the other 
hand, innovation is necessary so the Agency will base its decisions on

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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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



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3315. 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 300(f) et seq; 42 USC 6901 et seq; 42 USC 7401 et seq; 42 USC 9601 
et seq; 42 USC 11001 et seq; 15 USC 2601 et seq; 42 USC 4912; 33 USC 
1414; 21 USC 346; 15 USC 2005

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 2; 40 CFR 57; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 145; 
40 CFR 233; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 281; 40 CFR 350; 
40 CFR 403; 40 CFR 85; 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, provide 
procedures for handling and disclosing information claimed as CBI. 
Although these regulations have succeeded in protecting business 
information, changes in Agency workload, practice, and statutory 
authority have outstripped the ability of these regulations to cut down 
on unnecessary procedures, expedite activities involving confidential 
business information, and simplify the regulations. In addition, EPA 
would consolidate confidentiality provisions from other parts of 40 
CFR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 324

Agency Contact: Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2379, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5459

RIN: 2020-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________




3316. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES IN 
ANTARCTICA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 2401 et seq, as amended; 16 USC 2403(a); 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

Legal Description: The Interim Final Rule, effective 7/14/98, through 
the year 2000-2001 austral summer.

Agency Contact: Joseph Montgomery, Environmental Protection Agency, 
General Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2252A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7157
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: montgomery.joseph@epa.gov


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Katherine Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, General Counsel and 
Enforcement Counsel, 2252A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7144
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: biggs.katherine@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________




3317. 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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

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 Resource Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4369
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3318. AMENDMENTS TO PART 22 CONSOLIDATED PROCEDURAL RULES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 22

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/25/98                     63 FR 9465
Final Action                    07/23/99                    64 FR 40176

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Scott Garrison
Phone: 202 260-0569

RIN: 2020-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3319. AGENCY PROTEST SOLICITATION NOTIFICATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1533; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/08/99                    64 FR 17109

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Avellar
Phone: 202 564-4356
Email: avellar.linda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3320. CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

Priority: Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/31/99                    64 FR 47409

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Louise Senzel
Phone: 202 564-4367
Email: senzel.louise@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3321. EPAAR COVERAGE ON CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1509; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/26/99                    64 FR 20201
Tech Amend                      07/29/99                    64 FR 41042

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frances Smith
Phone: 202 564-4368
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3322. SERVICE CONTRACTING--AVOIDING IMPROPER PERSONAL SERVICES 
RELATIONSHIPS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1537; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/20/99                     64 FR 3060
Final Action                    06/08/99                    64 FR 30443

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jean Rellins
Phone: 202 564-4434
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: rellins.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA63

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3323.  LIST OF REGULATED SUBSTANCES AND THRESHOLDS FOR 
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION; PETITION TO DELIST VINYL ACETATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(r)(3-4) CAA 112 (r)(3-4); 42 USC 
7412(b)(3) CAA 112 (b)(3)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 68

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, November 15, 1999, See additional 
information.

Abstract: The Agency received a petition dated May 15, 1998 requesting 
deletion of vinyl acetate from the CAA 112(r) List of Regulated 
Substances for Accidental Release Prevention. The Agency is re-
evaluating whether the chemical meets the statutory criteria for 
listing under CAA 112(r)(4). If the Agency decides that the chemical 
should be deleted, it will propose to delete the chemical by 
rulemaking. If the Agency decides that the chemical should stay on the 
list, it will publish a notice in the Federal Register denying the 
petition and explaining the basis of the denial. Any owner or operator 
of a stationary source that has greater than threshold quantity of a 
listed substance, must submit a Risk Management Plan to EPA by June 21, 
1999 and update the plan every five years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4328

Legal Deadline Cont: Section 68.120 states that ``within 18 months of 
receipt of a petition; the Administrator shall publish in the Federal 
Register a notice either denying the petition or granting the petition 
and proposing a listing.'' Therefore, the Agency must publish a notice 
by November 15, 1999.

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2250

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE70
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3324. 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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2841

Agency Contact: Philip B. Mulrine, Environmental Engineer, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research 
Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

Alfred E. Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (RESPONSE TO REMAND)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 103 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3326. PERFORMANCE WARRANTY AND INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action establishes a new short test procedure for use in 
I/M programs required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Vehicles 
that are tested and failed using this procedure and that meet 
eligibility requirements established by the act would be eligible for 
free warranty repair from the manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/00

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

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and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4456

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. NESHAP: IRON FOUNDRIES AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

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, See Additional 
Information.

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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3343

EPA is required to promulgate standards for all of the source 
categories listed in accordance with section 112(e) by November 15, 
2000.

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Jim Maysilles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-3265
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: maysilles.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3329. 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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3341

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________




3330. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL

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 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 188 HAP listed (including compounds of 
chromium, lead, manganese, toluene, and polycyclic organic matter) in 
quantities

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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                            05/00/00
Final Rule                      05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3346

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Project is to develop a NESHAP for the source category which 
involves the manufacture of composite products involving thermoset 
resins and re-enforcements. Some of the specific products in the source 
category are tubs/showers, auto/truck parts, appliances, furniture, 
piping, construction materials, sporting goods using such materials, 
and intermediate compounds such as bulk molding compound and sheet 
molding compounds. The most common HAP in the resins used is styrene, 
which is present in polyester and vinylester resins as a monomer. 
Styrene is listed as a candidate urban area source HAP. So is methylene 
chloride, which is sometimes used for cleaning, and xylenes, which may 
appear in some mold release formulas. All HAP, except for methylene 
chloride, are also VOC's.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3326

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

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. 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: NPRM, 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, including 
mixing operations), equipment leaks, storage tanks, wastewater, solvent 
recovery, and heat exchange systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3452

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

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

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, 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 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 344

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Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Iliam Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. 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                            06/00/00
Final Action                    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
Phone: 919 541-1062
Email: mcalister.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF00
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. REQUIREMENTS FOR PREPARATION, ADOPTION, AND SUBMITTAL OF STATE 
IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (GUIDELINE ON AIR QUALITY MODELS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410 CAAA sec 110(a)(2); CAAA sec 165(e); CAAA 
sec 172(a); CAAA sec 172(c); 42 USC 7601 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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 347

Agency Contact: Tom Coulter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14
Phone: 919 541-0832

RIN: 2060-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3336. AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL PROVISIONS SUBPARTS A AND B FOR 40 CFR 63

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 101-549; 42 USC 7412 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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3551

Agency Contact: James Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2452
Email: szykman.jim@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AF31
_______________________________________________________________________




3337. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 104 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3338. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 
content of a surface coating by reference Method 24 involves 
determination of its water content and calculation of its VOC content 
as the difference of the two measurements (volatile content minus water 
content). Method 24 is inherently less precise for water-based coatings 
than it is for solvent-based coatings and the imprecision increases as 
water content increases. This action will amend Method 24 by adding a 
direct measurement procedure for measuring

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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. 364

Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-1064
Email: sorrell.candace@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF72
_______________________________________________________________________




3339. NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATION UNITS

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: NPRM, Judicial, November 15, 1999.

Abstract: Section 129 of the Clean Air Act Amendments requires the 
Agency to finalize New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission 
Guidelines (EG) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators 
(CISWIs). 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: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3613

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

Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF91
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, 
NEVADA

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 105 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG14
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608 
SALES RESTRICTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671(g) 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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3673

Agency Contact: Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2093

RIN: 2060-AG20
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3342. 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                            01/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3747

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

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416

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Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. NESHAP: TIRE MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This is a 10-year MACT covering the HAP emissions from the 
manufacturing of Rubber tires. The emission sources associated with the 
rubber compound mixing (banbury); extruding; calendaring; building; 
curing and finishing are covered in this MACT. Forty one facilities 
have been initially identified. This includes approximately 35 
facilities of at least 10 tpy and 26 facilities of at least 25 tpy. 
Emissions are primarily associated with rubber processing and the use 
of HAP bearing solvent and cements. Several facilities have eliminated 
through substitution much of the HAP bearing solvent and cements. 
However, evaluation of the MACT and separation of the rubber processing 
emissions from HAP bearing solvents and cement will reduce the number 
of affected facilities to about 30. In addition, the tire cord coating 
operations will also be included. Typically these facilities are 
separate non-colocated operations. The major pollutant associated with 
tire cord is formaldehyde. There are approximately 12 affected major 
facilities

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 374

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

Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS

Priority: Other Significant. 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 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 
was formerly Plywood and Particleboard MACT.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 382

Sectors Affected: 32121 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

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

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. NESHAP: ETHYLENE PROCESSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 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 Action                    11/00/00

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3821

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

Warren Johnson, Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG53
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. NESHAP: LARGE APPLIANCE (SURFACE COATING)

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 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3823

Sectors Affected: 335222 Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer 
Manufacturing; 335221 Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing; 335224 
Household Laundry Equipment Manufacturing; 335212 Household Vacuum 
Cleaner Manufacturing; 333298 All Other Industrial Machinery 
Manufacturing; 335228 Other Major Household Appliance Manufacturing; 
336391 Motor Vehicle Air-Conditioning Manufacturing; 333415 Air-
Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and 
Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 333319 Other 
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. 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 15, 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3824

Sectors Affected: 337124 Metal Household Furniture Manufacturing; 33636 
Motor Vehicle Fabric Accessories and Seat Manufacturing; 337215 
Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and Locker Manufacturing; 337127 
Institutional Furniture Manufacturing; 332116 Metal Stamping; 332612 
Wire Spring Manufacturing; 337215 Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and 
Locker Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3348. 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 59; 40 CFR 63

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3827

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

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

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(A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________




3349. NESHAP/NSPS: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

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

CFR Citation: 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. 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3656

Agency Contact: Sims Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5263
Email: roy.sims@epa.gov

Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




3350. 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                            05/00/00
Interim Final                   05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3655

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG66
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. NESHAP: COMBUSTION TURBINE

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 44 CFR 63

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. The EPA will gather information on HAP emissions from 
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. The number of small

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entities that would be affected is not known at this time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/02

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 Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5263
Email: roy.sims@epa.gov

Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG67
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 106 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3353. 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3906

Agency Contact: George F. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-1549
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: smith.george@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919-541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. NESHAP: METAL COIL (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants 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                            03/00/00
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3905

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Rhea Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-2940
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: jones.rhea@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________




3355. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

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
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH03


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3356. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS CELLULOSE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, 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 ether, methyl cellulose ether, cellulose food 
casing, cellulosic sponges, 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3970

Project combined with SAN 3963

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

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________




3357. 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                            04/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 396

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

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

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3358. NESHAP: LEATHER TANNING AND FINISHING OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to develop air 
emission standards for facilities that emit any of the 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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3964

Sectors Affected: 31611 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF CARBON BLACK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 YY

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

Abstract: The purpose of this regulatory action is to develop a

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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 22 carbon black facilities 
located in the nation. Of these it is currently estimated there are 20 
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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3962

Sectors Affected: 325182 Carbon Black Manufacturing

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________




3360. NESHAP: VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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

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 Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3903

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

Agency Contact: James Durham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: durham.jim@epa.gov

K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH22
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. 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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/00

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

RIN: 2060-AH25
_______________________________________________________________________




3362. 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

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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                            05/00/00

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
Email: voss.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3363. 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-loss 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 decrease in 
environmental benefits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 391

Agency Contact: Lynn Sohacki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4851

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3364. 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 (NSR) 
provisions, the EPA is proposing Federal regulations governing 
preconstruction permitting of minor and major 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 NSR permitting programs would be effective 
throughout Indian country and would be implemented by EPA if eligible 
Indian Tribes do not elect, or do not receive authorization, to manage 
such programs. The proposed Federal minor NSR 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. The proposed 
Federal major NSR rule would require sources in nonattainment areas in 
Indian country to obtain a permit prior to construction if they are: 
(1) new major sources, or (2) existing major sources undergoing major 
modification. These rules would not impose any mandates on Tribal 
governments to implement NSR permitting programs. 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                            08/00/00
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
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3365. 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. 397

Agency Contact: R. W. Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, VPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Phone: 743 214-4412

RIN: 2060-AH38
_______________________________________________________________________




3366. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3971

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3367. FEDERAL MAJOR NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) PROGRAM FOR NONATTAINMENT 
AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52.10; 40 CFR 52.24; 40 CFR 51.165; 40 CFR 124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (Act) (title I, part D) requires that 
construction permit programs for new or modified major stationary 
sources of air pollution be established for areas not attaining the 
NAAQS. This action will add Federal rules at 40 CFR 52.10 for 
permitting the construction of new or modified major stationary sources 
in certain nonattainment areas where State, local, or tribal rules in 
whole or in part are not in place that meet the statutory permitting 
requirements. These rules will basically incorporate the requirements 
for State nonattainment NSR permit programs, codified at 40 CFR 
51.165(a), with supplemental provisions added to make explicit the 
permit requirements of section 173 of the Act and certain long-standing 
policies regarding nonattainment NSR permitting. This action will also 
change 40 CFR 52.24 to specify that the requirements of 40 CFR 52.10 
govern any permits issued in certain nonattainment areas where 
acceptable nonattainment NSR rules are not in place. Changes to 40 CFR 
part 124 will specify that the permit processing, public participation, 
and permit appeal requirements that otherwise apply to Federal PSD 
permitting will also apply, in most cases, to Federal nonattainment NSR 
permitting under 40 CFR 52.10.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/00
Final Action                    07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4046

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH53
_______________________________________________________________________




3368. NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND BATTERY STACKS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, 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                            05/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4022

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

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

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH55


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3369. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR 
CONTROLLING HCFC PRODUCTION, IMPORT & EXPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.8

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Stratospheric Protection Division currently oversees an 
allowance allocation system for the class I ozone-depleting substances. 
An allowance allocation system for class II ozone-depleting substances 
or hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) had not been established prior to 
1998 because consumption figures had hovered around 80% of the cap 
imposed by the Montreal Protocol in 1992. The HCFC consumption figures 
for 1998 indicate that the US is within 92% of the cap. Since the US is 
in danger of violating this cap if high HCFC consumption rates continue 
into 1999, the system for allocating allowances must be in place as 
soon as possible in order to control HCFC consumption for all four 
quarters of 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/04/99                    64 FR 16373
Interim Final Rule              11/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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. 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: Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: au.vera@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




3370. NESHAP: CARBON BLACK PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, 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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4105

Sectors Affected: 325182 Carbon Black Manufacturing

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-5396

RIN: 2060-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




3371. NESHAP: 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 or changes are needed. 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
Direct Final Rule Amendment     12/28/98                    63 FR 71385
NPRM Amendment                  12/28/98                    63 FR 71408
Final Action Interpretations and 
technical amendment             04/12/99                    64 FR 17555
NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4123

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Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: shedd.steve@epa.gov

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. 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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    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: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Jan Meyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5254
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: meyer.jan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________




3373. NESHAP: POLYVINYL CHLORIDE AND COPOLYMERS PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1857

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, 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 Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4114

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

Warren Johnson,Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________




3374. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411 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                            04/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 411

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

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Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-1063

William H. Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5374

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3375. NESHAP: WET-FORMED FIBERGLASS MAT PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    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
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR 191, SUBPART A

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2021 Atomic Energy Act of 1954; Reorganization 
Plan No. 3 of 1970; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 190(B); 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                            02/00/00
Final Action                    02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4003

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9198
Fax: 202 565-2065

RIN: 2060-AH90
_______________________________________________________________________




3377. 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                            05/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 347

Agency Contact: Carol Holmes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OECA (2242A), Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8709

Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-12
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. 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 7671(q)

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline: 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 Action                    09/00/01

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. 4154

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

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

Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, EPCD, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4805
Email: stout.alan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI11
_______________________________________________________________________




3379. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM 2004 AND LATER MODEL 
YEAR HEAVY-DUTY HIGHWAY ENGINES AND VEHICLES; REVISION OF LIGHT-DUTY 
TRUCK DEFINITION

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                            11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4043

Agency Contact: Christopher Lieske, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4584
Email: lieske.christopher@epamail.epa.gov

Glenn W. Passavant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI12
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. 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: None

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 effective 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      04/00/00
Final Action Final 
Determination/CTG               03/00/01

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, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI31
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. 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: Final, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
NPRM, Judicial, November 23, 1999.

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

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4251

Agency Contact: Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734 214-4288
Email: pugliese.holly@epa.gov

Jean Marie Revelt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4822
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI36
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: MANUFACTURE OF HALON BLENDS, 
INTENTIONAL RELEASE OF HALON, TECHNICAL TRAINING AND DISPOSAL OF HALON 
AND HALON-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT - AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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, 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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4252

Agency Contact: Lisa Chang, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9742
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: chang.lisa@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI40
_______________________________________________________________________




3383. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ADDITIONAL STEPS TO CONFORM US 
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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    07/00/00

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, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI41
_______________________________________________________________________




3384. 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 to 7671(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.1 to 82.13

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Montreal Protocol exempts quarantine and preshipment from 
the methyl bromide production and import baseline; therefore, a 
regulation must be promulgated to allow for the exemption in EPA's 
current allowance system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4253

Agency Contact: Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: land.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI42
_______________________________________________________________________




3385. 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
Phone: 919 541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.david@epa.gov

Harvey Richmond, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-15
Phone: 919 541-5271
Fax: 919 541-0237

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3386. REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
PARTICULATE MATTER

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 107 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




3387. 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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/00

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 Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov

Diane McConkey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
7426GG, Washington, DC 20460
Email: McConkey.Diane@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




3388. STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTION 
UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7509 CAA sec 129

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/01

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
Phone: 919 541-5264
Email: stevenson.walt@epa.gov

Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI51
_______________________________________________________________________




3389.  REVISION OF SCHEDULE FOR STANDARDS UNDER SECTION 112 OF 
THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to publish 
a list of major and area source categories which emit one or more of 
the hazardous air pollutants listed in section 112. An initial list of 
source categories was finalized in July 1992, and contained 174 
categories. Section 112 further requires the Agency to prioritize the 
listed categories such that standards are promulgated for 40 source 
categories within 2 years of enactment, 25% of all initially listed 
categories within 4 years, 50% within 7 years, and 100% within 10 
years. The schedule for the promulgation of emissions standards was 
published in December 1993.

This action revises the list of source categories and the corresponding 
schedule for emission standards. This is in accordance with the 
statute, which requires the Agency to periodically amend the list in 
response to public comment or new information, and no less often than 
every eight years. The list was last updated on February 12, 1998 and 
the schedule was last updated on May 17, 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 65055]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 4284

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

Maria Noell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5607
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: noell.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI52
_______________________________________________________________________




3390.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF HAZARDOUS POLLUTANTS FROM MOTOR 
VEHICLES AND MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 101-549 sec 202(l)(2)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, April 28, 1999. Final, Judicial, 
december 22, 2000.

Abstract: This action will: (1) describe the hazardous air pollutants 
emitted from motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels; (2) discuss the 
Agency's existing and planned emission control programs to reduce 
emissions of these pollutants; and (3) explore the need for additional 
controls. Any additional control programs will be undertaken and tiered 
separately from this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4285

Agency Contact: Jean Marie Revelt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4822
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI55
_______________________________________________________________________




3391.  TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENTS: RESPONSE TO MARCH 
2, 1999, COURT DECISION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 108 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




3392.  AREA SOURCE TITLE V OPERATING PERMIT DEFERRALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.320; 40 CFR 63.340; 40 CFR 63.360; 40 CFR 
63.468; 40 CFR 63.541

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These amendments to the National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP; Part 63) for ethylene oxide 
sterilizers (subpart O), dry cleaning facilities (subpart M), 
halogenated solvent cleaning (subpart T), chromium plating (subpart N), 
and secondary lead smelting (subpart X) would continue the existing 
deferral for area sources affected by these subparts from the need to 
obtain Parts 70 or 71 operating permits. The deferrals would extend for 
5 years, until December 9, 2005. Without these amendments, area sources 
would become subject to Part 70 or 71 permitting. This amendment is an 
administrative action and would have no impact on the enforcement and 
implementation of the NESHAP themselves. There are no compliance costs 
associated with this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
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. 4272

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI58
_______________________________________________________________________




3393.  DECISION ON A PETITION FROM THE TERRITORY OF AMERICAN 
SAMOA TO BE EXEMPTED FROM THE GASOLINE ANTI-DUMPING REGULATIONS.

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7625-1(a)(1) CAAA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.90 to 80.130

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will decide whether to grant American Samoa's petition to 
be exempted from meeting the regulations at 40 CFR 80 that require all 
conventional gasoline sold in the U.S. to not be more polluting than it 
was in 1990--called the ``gasoline anti-dumping regulations.'' These 
regulations were promulgated to prevent gasoline refiners and 
distributors from ``dumping'' pollutants into conventional gasoline 
that are prohibited in the manufacture of reformulated gasoline. 
American Samoa (and other U.S. territories) are allowed under Clean Air 
Act (CAA) section 325(a) to petition the Administrator for exemption 
from certain CAA requirements if such compliance is not feasible or is 
unreasonable due to unique geographical, meteorological, or economic 
factors of such territory, or other local factors deemed significant.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4333

Agency Contact: Marilyn W. McCall, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9029
Fax: 202 564-2085
Email: mccall.mwinstead@epa.gov

Lori Stewart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9035

RIN: 2060-AI60


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3394.  NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS; 
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amendments to the consumer products rule are being proposed 
to clarify and correct the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 43

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore, Environmental Engineer, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 
27711
Phone: 919 541-5460
Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3395.  NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION STANDARD FOR 
ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS; PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amendments to the architectural coatings rule are being 
proposed to clarify and correct the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4287

Agency Contact: Linda Herring, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5358
Email: herring.linda@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI63
_______________________________________________________________________




3396.  NESHAP FOR THE PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY; 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March 1, 1995.
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1994.

Abstract: The amendments will clarify the rule and ensure it reflects 
the EPA's intent.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 431

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

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




3397.  HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE EMISSION STANDARDS AND DIESEL FUEL 
SULFUR CONTROL REQUIREMENTS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 109 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI69
_______________________________________________________________________




3398.  REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES: EXTENSION OF 
REFORMULATED GASOLINE PROGRAM TO THE KANSAS CITY, KS FORMER OZONE 
NONATTAINMENT AREA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the 
reformulated gasoline (RFG) regulations to include the Kansas City, KS 
former ozone nonattainment area in the federal RFG program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4356

Agency Contact: Karen Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9674
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: smith.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI70
_______________________________________________________________________




3399.  PETITIONS TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (E.G., MEK, 
EGBE, METHANOL, AND MIBK) FROM SECTION 112(B)(1) OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112(b)(3)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has received 4 petitions to remove certain 
pollutants (i.e., methanol, methyl ethyl ketone,

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ethylene glycol butyl ether, and methyl isobutyl ketone) from the list 
of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under Section 112(b) of the Clean 
Air Act. The Agency must review the petitions and either grant or deny 
the petition within 18 months of the date the complete petition was 
received. If the Agency grants a petition, a notice of proposed 
rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register, allowing the 
opportunity for public comment. If the Agency denies a petition, a 
notice of denial will be published in the Federal Register providing an 
explanation for such denial. If the Agency accepts a petition and 
ultimately removes the pollutant from the HAP list then sources 
emitting such pollutants would not be required to meet MACT emissions 
standards for the pollutant. If on the other hand, the Agency denies 
the petition, then MACT standards would be issued as currently planned 
under Section 112(c) and 112(d) of the Clean Air Act for sources 
emitting such pollutants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4313

Agency Contact: Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5274
Email: martin.karen@epa.gov

Chuck French, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-0467
Email: french.chuck@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




3400.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF 2000 
ESSENTIAL-USE ALLOWANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 1, 2000, Allocations for the 
year 2000 must be published in the Federal Register by this date.

Abstract: This proposed rule will set essential-use allowances for 2000 
under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 
(Protocol). Essential-use allowances permit a person to obtain 
controlled ozone-depleting substances, such as chloroflourocarbons 
(CFCs), 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/02/99                    64 FR 59141
Comment Period End              12/02/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4318

Sectors Affected: 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; 927 
Space Research and Technology

Agency Contact: Erin Birgfeld, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9079
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: birgfeld.erin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI73
_______________________________________________________________________




3401.  TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENT: DELETION OF GRACE 
PERIOD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401-7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93.102(d)

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, December 31, 1999.

Abstract: This action would delete a provision of the transportation 
conformity rule that was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals. In 
1995, EPA amended the conformity rule so that new nonattainment areas 
would have a one-year grace period before transportation conformity 
began applying. In 1997, the court overturned this grace period. This 
action would formally delete the provision from the transportation 
conformity rule in compliance with the court ruling. In addition, this 
action will discuss some issues that we raised in a Petition for 
Reconsideration of the original transportation conformity rule 
(finalized November 24, 1993). This action would not change the 
conformity rule in response to these issues. EPA is required by court 
settlement to finalize this action by December 31, 1999. EPA entered 
into settlement in 1998 in response to litigation by the Environmental 
Defense Fund. This action will have no practical impact for areas that 
are subject to conformity, because the provision that will be deleted 
was overturned--and therefore has not been implemented--since 1997. 
Transportation conformity is a Clean Air Act requirement for 
transportation plans, programs, and projects to conform to state air 
quality plans. Conformity to a state air quality plan means that 
transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, 
worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the national 
ambient air quality standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
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. 4352

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, RSPD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4441
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: sargeant.kathryn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI76
_______________________________________________________________________




3402.  AMENDMENTS TO THE AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING AND REWORK 
FACILITIES NESHAP FOR THE HAP AND VOC CONTENT LIMITS FOR PRIMER 
OPERATIONS AND STAY OF COMPLIANCE.

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.745(c)(1)-(2)

Legal Deadline: None

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Abstract: This rule was promulgated on September 1, 1995 with an 
initial compliance date of September 1, 1998. EPA granted compliance 
extensions; however these extensions will expire September 1, 1999. 
This proposal would stay the compliance date of the substantive and 
associated compliance assurance requirements for the organic HAP 
content and VOC content levels for primer applications operations. This 
proposed stay would remain in effect until the date we amend the rule, 
at which point we would publish new compliance dates for these 
requirements. Based on recent information submitted to the us by one of 
the commercial aircraft manufacturers, expressing significant technical 
concerns about the ability to achieve the primer coating content 
standard for commercial exterior primers, we are proposing amendments 
to the Aerospace National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) that will change the organic HAP and VOC level 
content standard related to the use of commercial exterior primers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Stay of Compliance         11/00/99
Final Rule Stay of Compliance   11/00/99
NPRM Amendment                  11/00/99
Final Rule Amendment            02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4353

Sectors Affected: 336411 Aircraft Manufacturing

Agency Contact: James Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2452
Email: szykman.jim@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI77
_______________________________________________________________________




3403.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS 
FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES - PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION; PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule was promulgated on September 21, 1998. On 
November 20, 1998, a petition to review the final rule was filed by the 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association with the Court of 
Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This action proposes 
amendments to the rule per the settlement agreement. The amendments 
include several clarifications, changes to key definitions, changes to 
the alternative standard requirements, and changes in the 
administrative requirements. There are no anticipated incremental 
impacts due to these amendments, in fact, the impacts of the rule have 
been reduced due to the streamlining of the monitoring, reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4354

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, 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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3047
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI78
_______________________________________________________________________




3404.  PROPOSED RULE TO AMEND SUBPART H, 40 CFR PART 61 FOR 
EMISSIONS OF RADIONUCLIDES OTHER THAN RADON FROM DOE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-95; 42 USC 7412 CAAA 112(g) or (q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61.93(a); 40 CFR 61.93(b)(2)(ii)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Abstract: Section 112(g) of the Clean Air Act Amendments 
requires reviewing existing standards and revising if appropriate to 
comply with emission standards under CAAA. This is mandatory for 
Subpart H and must be reviewed by the year 2000. Therefore, at this 
time, Subpart H has been reviewed and determined that two necessary 
changes need to be made because of advancements in science and 
technology. The changes are as follows in the 40 CFR 61, Sections 
61.93(a) and 61.93(b)(2)(ii): Section 61.93(a) to state: ``To determine 
compliance with the standard radionuclide emissions shall be determined 
and effective dose equivalent values to members of the public 
calculated using EPA approved sampling procedures, computer models or 
other procedures for which EPA has granted prior approval.'' This new 
statement would eliminate actually stating the names of any computer 
models, as how Subpart H is written now. Section 61.93(b)(2)(ii) to 
state: ``The effluent stream shall be directly monitored continuously 
with an in-line detector or representative samples of the effluent 
stream shall be withdrawn continuously from the sampling site following 
the guidance presented in ANSIN13.1-1999 ''Guide to Sampling Airborne 
Radioactive Materials in Nuclear Facilities`` (including the guidance 
presented in appendix A of ANSIN13.1; incorporated by reference Section 
61.18) [Note: some Grandfather language will appear as well]. 
Currently, Subpart H cites ANSIN13.1-1969 as the sampling guide to use. 
This document is 30 years old and scientifically outdated. ANSIN13.1-
1999 has been approved and would be most appropriate to replace 
ANSIN13.1-1969 in Subpart H at this time.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4273

Agency Contact: Robin Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6602J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9385
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: anderson.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI81
_______________________________________________________________________




3405.  NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARD FOR OZONE - 
CORRECTIONS NOTICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.9 (a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action corrects the Code of Federal Regulations to 
include an alternative pollutant-monitoring method that was 
inadvertently left out when the National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
for Ozone were revised in 1979. This amendment will assure that States 
have the flexibility in choice of monitoring methods that was 
originally intended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4304

Agency Contact: Brenda Millar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14
Phone: 919 541-4036
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: millar.brenda@epa.gov

Nash Gerald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-14
Phone: 919 541-5652
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: gerald.nash@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI86
_______________________________________________________________________




3406.  DEVELOPMENT OF REFERENCE METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF 
SOURCE EMISSIONS OF FILTERABLE FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AS PM2.5

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 App M

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under this action, EPA is initiating the publication of a 
reference test method that can be used to quantify that portion of 
particulate matter emissions that are solid at stack conditions and are 
equal to or less than 2.5 uM in aerodynamic diameter. This test method 
is to be used in conjunction with existing and future reference methods 
which are designed to quantify condensable particulate and particulate 
precursors. Condensable particulate is that portion of particulate 
matter emissions that are gaseous at stack conditions but which quickly 
condense to a solid form when released to the atmosphere. Particulate 
precursors are gaseous compounds which become solids as a result of 
chemical reactions in the atmosphere. This test method supports the 
amended National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate 
matter which was promulgated on July 18, 1997. The NAAQS was revised by 
adding new standards for particulate of 2.5 uM aerodynamic diameter. An 
important foundation element of State efforts to attain the NAAQS will 
be the development of reliable inventories of baseline particulate and 
particulate precursor emissions. The emission inventories developed 
should be based upon credible source tests of individual facilities or 
emission factors developed from credible source tests. At the present 
time there is no reference test method available for quantifying the 
filterable particulate matter of 2.5 uM aerodynamic diameter from 
emission sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4306

Sectors Affected: 21231 Stone Mining and Quarrying; 221112 Fossil Fuel 
Electric Power Generation; 3212 Veneer, Plywood and Engineered Wood 
Product Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 3251 Basic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 3311 Iron 
and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing; 3313 Alumina and Aluminum 
Production and Processing; 3314 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) 
Production and Processing; 3315 Foundries

Agency Contact: Ronald E. Myers, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5407
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: myers.ron@epa.gov

Tom Logan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-2580
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: logan.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI87
_______________________________________________________________________




3407.  INSPECTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL 
FACILITIES; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq; 23 USC 101

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (revision); 40 CFR 93 (new)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had oversight 
and policy development authority for Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) 
programs since the passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1970. The 1977 
amendments to the CAA mandated I/M for certain areas with long-term air 
quality problems and the 1990 amendments set forth standards for 
implementation of I/M programs. EPA used the statutory requirements of 
the Act, including I/M requirements for Federal facilities, to 
promulgate regulations which states would use in the development of 
their I/M State Implementation Plans (SIPs). Those rule requirements 
effectively gave states certain authorities over the

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Federal government. The Department of Justice has now ruled that 
Federal sovereign immunity was not fully waived under the CAA for those 
requirements and EPA should amend its rule to remove the requirement 
that states include those elements in their SIPs. EPA is proposing to: 
1) Amend the Federal facilities I/M requirements by removing that 
section. 2) Correct existing I/M SIP approval actions which include 
these elements. 3) Establish new Federal facilities I/M program 
requirements which Federal Facilities in I/M program areas must meet in 
order to comply with the Act. 4) Designate for each state which section 
of the Act Federal agencies must comply with based on how that state 
promulgated its I/M regulations. These changes will have minimal to no 
impact on the states as no new requirements are being created. The 
states are under no obligation, legal or otherwise, to modify existing 
SIPs meeting the previously applicable requirements as a result of this 
action, nor will emissions reduction credit be affected. However, the 
changes will clarify for affected Federal facilities what they must do 
to meet the CAA requirements by establishing new regulations per those 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4348

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation
Phone: 734 214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov

Sara Schneeberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Phone: 202 564-5592

RIN: 2060-AI88
_______________________________________________________________________




3408.  REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES: REFORMULATED 
GASOLINE ADJUSTMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.45

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed regulation would allow CO reductions (associated 
with oxygen in the gasoline above 2.0 wt %) to be used to offset 
increases in VOC emissions. The change would allow gasoline that has 
ethanol as an oxygenate to have a slightly higher Reid Vapor Pressure 
(RVP), which would alleviate some cost burdens for complying with Phase 
II of the RFG program. The change would therefore address the concern 
of the ethanol industry that such gasoline would otherwise be ``locked 
out'' of the market.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4358

Agency Contact: Barry Garelick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9028
Fax: 202 565-2075
Email: garelick.barry@epa.gov

Lori Stewart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Phone: 202 564-9028
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: stewart.lori@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI89
_______________________________________________________________________




3409.  PROPOSED RULE TO AMEND SUBPART H, 40 CFR PART 61 FOR 
EMISSIONS OF RADIONUCLIDES OTHER THAN RADON FROM DOE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-95; 42 USC 7412 CAAA 112(g) or (q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61.93(a); 40 CFR 61.93(b)(2)(ii)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Abstract: Section 112(g) of the Clean Air Act Amendments 
requires reviewing existing standards and revising if appropriate to 
comply with emission standards under CAAA. This is mandatory for 
Subpart H and must be reviewed by the year 2000. Therefore, at this 
time, Subpart H has been reviewed and determined that two necessary 
changes need to be made because of advancements in science and 
technology. The changes are as follows in the 40 CFR 61, Sections 
61.93(a) and 61.93(b)(2)(ii): Section 61.93(a) to state: ``To determine 
compliance with the standard radionuclide emissions shall be determined 
and effective dose equivalent values to members of the public 
calculated using EPA approved sampling procedures, computer models or 
other procedures for which EPA has granted prior approval.'' This new 
statement would eliminate actually stating the names of any computer 
models, as how Subpart H is written now. Section 61.93(b)(2)(ii) to 
state: ``The effluent stream shall be directly monitored continuously 
with an in-line detector or representative samples of the effluent 
stream shall be withdrawn continuously from the sampling site following 
the guidance presented in ANSIN13.1-1999 ''Guide to Sampling Airborne 
Radioactive Materials in Nuclear Facilities`` (including the guidance 
presented in appendix A of ANSIN13.1; incorporated by reference Section 
61.18) [Note: some Grandfather language will appear as well]. 
Currently, Subpart H cites ANSIN13.1-1969 as the sampling guide to use. 
This document is 30 years old and scientifically outdated. ANSIN13.1-
1999 has been approved and would be most appropriate to replace 
ANSIN13.1-1969 in Subpart H at this time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4273

Agency Contact: Robin Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6602J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9385
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: anderson.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI90


_______________________________________________________________________



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3410.  NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARD FOR OZONE - 
CORRECTIONS NOTICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.9 (a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action corrects the Code of Federal Regulations to 
include an alternative pollutant-monitoring method that was 
inadvertently left out when the National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
for Ozone were revised in 1979. This amendment will assure that States 
have the flexibility in choice of monitoring methods that was 
originally intended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4304

Agency Contact: Brenda Millar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14
Phone: 919 541-4036
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: millar.brenda@epa.gov

Nash Gerald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-14
Phone: 919 541-5652
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: gerald.nash@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI95
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3411.  DEVELOPMENT OF REFERENCE METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF 
SOURCE EMISSIONS OF FILTERABLE FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AS PM2.5

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 App M

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under this action, EPA is initiating the publication of a 
reference test method that can be used to quantify that portion of 
particulate matter emissions that are solid at stack conditions and are 
equal to or less than 2.5 uM in aerodynamic diameter. This test method 
is to be used in conjunction with existing and future reference methods 
which are designed to quantify condensable particulate and particulate 
precursors. Condensable particulate is that portion of particulate 
matter emissions that are gaseous at stack conditions but which quickly 
condense to a solid form when released to the atmosphere. Particulate 
precursors are gaseous compounds which become solids as a result of 
chemical reactions in the atmosphere. This test method supports the 
amended National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate 
matter which was promulgated on July 18, 1997. The NAAQS was revised by 
adding new standards for particulate of 2.5 uM aerodynamic diameter. An 
important foundation element of State efforts to attain the NAAQS will 
be the development of reliable inventories of baseline particulate and 
particulate precursor emissions. The emission inventories developed 
should be based upon credible source tests of individual facilities or 
emission factors developed from credible source tests. At the present 
time there is no reference test method available for quantifying the 
filterable particulate matter of 2.5 uM aerodynamic diameter from 
emission sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4306

Sectors Affected: 21231 Stone Mining and Quarrying; 221112 Fossil Fuel 
Electric Power Generation; 3212 Veneer, Plywood and Engineered Wood 
Product Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 3251 Basic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 3311 Iron 
and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing; 3313 Alumina and Aluminum 
Production and Processing; 3314 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) 
Production and Processing; 3315 Foundries

Agency Contact: Ronald E. Myers, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5407
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: myers.ron@epa.gov

Tom Logan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-2580
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: logan.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI96
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3412.  INSPECTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL 
FACILITIES; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Other, Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq; 23 USC 101

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (revision); 40 CFR 93 (new)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had oversight 
and policy development authority for Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) 
programs since the passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1970. The 1977 
amendments to the CAA mandated I/M for certain areas with long-term air 
quality problems and the 1990 amendments set forth standards for 
implementation of I/M programs. EPA used the statutory requirements of 
the Act, including I/M requirements for Federal facilities, to 
promulgate regulations which states would use in the development of 
their I/M State Implementation Plans (SIPs). Those rule requirements 
effectively gave states certain authorities over the Federal 
government. The Department of Justice has now ruled that Federal 
sovereign immunity was not fully waived under the CAA for those 
requirements and EPA should amend its rule to remove the requirement 
that states include those elements in their SIPs. EPA is proposing to: 
1) Amend the Federal facilities I/M requirements by removing that 
section. 2) Correct existing I/M SIP approval actions which include 
these elements. 3) Establish new Federal facilities I/M program 
requirements which Federal Facilities in I/M program areas must meet in 
order to comply with the Act. 4) Designate for each state which section 
of the Act Federal agencies must comply with based on how that state 
promulgated its I/M regulations. These changes will have minimal to no 
impact on the states as no new

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requirements are being created. The states are under no obligation, 
legal or otherwise, to modify existing SIPs meeting the previously 
applicable requirements as a result of this action, nor will emissions 
reduction credit be affected. However, the changes will clarify for 
affected Federal facilities what they must do to meet the CAA 
requirements by establishing new regulations per those requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4348

Agency Contact: Sara Schneeberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation
Phone: 202 564-5592

Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI97
_______________________________________________________________________




3413.  REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES: REFORMULATED 
GASOLINE ADJUSTMENT

Priority: Other, Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.45

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed regulation would allow CO reductions (associated 
with oxygen in the gasoline above 2.0 wt %) to be used to offset 
increases in VOC emissions. The change would allow gasoline that has 
ethanol as an oxygenate to have a slightly higher Reid Vapor Pressure 
(RVP), which would alleviate some cost burdens for complying with Phase 
II of the RFG program. The change would therefore address the concern 
of the ethanol industry that such gasoline would otherwise be ``locked 
out'' of the market.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4358

Agency Contact: Barry Garelick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9028
Fax: 202 565-2075
Email: garelick.barry@epa.gov

Lori Stewart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J
Phone: 202 564-9028
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: stewart.lori@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI98
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3414.  LIST OF REGULATED SUBSTANCES AND THRESHOLDS FOR 
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION; PROPOSED AMENDMENT; FLAMMABLE HYDROCARBON 
FUEL EXEMPTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA proposed to modify the list of regulated substances and 
threshold quantities rule promulgated under section 112(r) of the Clean 
Air Act. EPA proposed 67,000 pounds or less of a listed flammable 
hydrocarbon fuel (propane, butane, ethane, propylene, methane) be 
exempt from threshold quantity determination when handled in a process 
that is not manufacturing the fuel or connected to, or co-located with 
another covered process at the facility. This rule change is meant to 
provide relief to fuel users such as farms, hospitals, restaurants, 
hotels, etc. EPA also issued an interim stay of the effective date of 
the Risk Management Program rule as it applies to flammable hydrocarbon 
fuels, including propane, butane, ethane, propylene, and methane in 
quantities no greater than 67,000 pounds in a process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule Administrative Stay 
of Effectiveness                05/28/99                    64 FR 29167
NPRM                            05/28/99                    64 FR 29171
Final Action See additional 
information.                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4291

EPA will be doing a rule that will impact this rulemaking effort. See 
RIN 2050-AE74, SAN 4302.

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 523 Securities, Commodity 
Contracts and Other Intermediation and Related Activities; 722 
Foodservices and Drinking Places; 112 Animal Production

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: ferris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE72
_______________________________________________________________________




3415. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) REFORM

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 125 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AE11


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3416. NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (25 
HORSEPOWER) (PHASE 2)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 126 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AE29
_______________________________________________________________________




3417. NESHAP: MANUFACTURING OF AMINO AND PHENOLIC RESINS (POLYMERS AND 
RESINS GROUP III)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 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 listed 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: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3228

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE36
_______________________________________________________________________




3418. 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                    12/00/99

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
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3419. 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. 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                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 334

Agency Contact: Eugene Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crumpler.eugene@epa.gov

Al Verveart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________




3420. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air 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 publish a 
schedule establishing a date

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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 188 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 promulgated. Emission standards for this category were 
proposed on February 11, 1999.

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

Sectors Affected: 331314 Secondary Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE77
_______________________________________________________________________




3421. NSPS: SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY - 
WASTEWATER (FINAL) & AMEND. TO APPENDIX C OF PART 63 & APPENDIX J OF 
PART 61

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CAAA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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
Supp NPRM-1st                   10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Supp NPRM-2nd Appendix J to Part 
60                              12/09/98                    63 FR 67988
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 338

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

Mary Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3422. NESHAP: PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(e)(5) CAAA sec 112(e)(5); 42 USC 
7412(n)(3) CAAA sec 112(n)(3)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, October 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                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3377

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF26
_______________________________________________________________________




3423. 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, November 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                    05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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Additional Information: SAN No. 354

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395

Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF28
_______________________________________________________________________




3424. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 127 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AF34
_______________________________________________________________________




3425. 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                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9475
Fax: 202 564-9665

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3426. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: REFRIGERANT RECYCLING RULE 
AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671(g) CAA sec 608; 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

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                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 356

Agency Contact: Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9870
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: banks.julius@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3427. SOURCE SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO GENERATING 
STATION; FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT

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 Four Corners 
Plant, respectively. Where necessary, EPA's proposed emission standards 
modify the standards extracted from the States' regulatory programs to 
ensure comprehensive emission control and Federal consistency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/08/99                    64 FR 48731
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 356

Agency Contact: Douglas McDaniel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Region09, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
Phone: 415 744-1246

Colleen McKaughan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Phone: 520 498-0118

RIN: 2060-AF42
_______________________________________________________________________




3428. 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

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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                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2915

Agency Contact: Peter Westlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-2707
Fax: 919 541-1058
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3429. 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: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3637

Agency Contact: Steve Body, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Region10, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 553-0782

RIN: 2060-AF84
_______________________________________________________________________




3430. 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 7671(k) 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/16/92                     57 FR 1984
NPRM                            05/12/93                    58 FR 28094
Final Rule                      03/18/94                    59 FR 13044
Notice 1                        08/26/94                    59 FR 44240
NPRM 1                          09/26/94                    59 FR 49108
Notice 2                        01/13/95                     60 FR 3318
Final Rule 1                    06/13/95                    60 FR 31092
Notice 3                        07/28/95                    60 FR 38729
NPRM 2                          10/02/95                    60 FR 51383
Notice 4                        02/08/96                     61 FR 4736
NPRM 3                          05/22/96                    61 FR 25604
Final Rule 2                    05/22/96                    61 FR 25585
Notice 5                        09/05/96                    61 FR 47012
Final Rule 3                    10/16/96                    61 FR 54030
Notice 6                        03/10/97                    62 FR 10700
NPRM 4                          05/21/97                    62 FR 27874
Notice 7                        06/03/97                    62 FR 30275
NPRM 5                          02/03/98                     63 FR 5491
Notice 8                        02/24/98                     63 FR 9151
Notice 9                        05/22/98                    63 FR 28251
Interim Final Rule 7            01/26/99                     64 FR 3861
Interim Final Rule 8            01/26/99                     64 FR 3865
NPRM 6                          02/18/99                     64 FR 8038
ANPRM 9                         02/18/99                     64 FR 8043
Final Rule 5                    04/28/99                    64 FR 22981
Notice 10                       06/08/99                    64 FR 30410
Final Rule 6                    11/00/99
Notice 11                       11/00/99
NPRM 9                          03/00/00
Final Rule 9                    01/00/01

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, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2303
Fax: 202 565-2096

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________




3431. 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                    11/00/99

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG13


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3432. AMENDMENTS FOR TESTING AND MONITORING PROVISIONS TO PART 60, PART 
61, AND PART 63

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                    11/00/99

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
Phone: 919 541-1063
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: curtis.foston@epa.gov

Bill Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
19, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5374

RIN: 2060-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




3433. AMENDMENT TO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (PS-1)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA sec 111

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, re-certifying a COMS that has undergone substantial refurbishing, 
or has been specifically required to re-certify 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                    12/00/99

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
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: ricks.solomon@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG22
_______________________________________________________________________




3434. CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR RULE FOR THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL 
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 128 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________




3435. 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 7401-7626

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Agency has decided to delist this source category because 
investigation has revealed that there are no major sources in this 
category. Instead, potential emissions standards, specifically TCDD, 
TCDF and co-planar PCB emissions, will be addressed under the authority 
of Section 405(d) of the Clean Water Act. A delisting notice will be 
published in the first quarter of 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/14/97                     62 FR 1868
Delisting Notice                03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 381

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Eugene Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crumpler.eugene@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG50


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3436. 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: 42 USC 7412 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/99                     64 FR 1880
Final Action                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 382

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: Driscoll.Tom@epa.gov

Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
12
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: Kaufman.Kathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________




3437. 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. 3

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3438. 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                    04/00/00

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
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: ricks.solomon@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3439. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND 
RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND RESINS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.480 to 63.506 (Revision); 40 CFR 63.1310 to 
63.1335 (Revision)

[[Page 65069]]

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                            03/09/99                    64 FR 11559
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. 393

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3440. 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                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 403

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

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3441. 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               12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

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

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13

[[Page 65070]]

Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3442. 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.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 75; 40 CFR 97

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 126 of the CAA allows States to petition EPA for a 
finding that emissions from stationary sources in other States 
significantly contribute to nonattainment problems in the petitioning 
State. If EPA approves a petition, EPA would establish Federal 
requirements for the sources. In April 1999, EPA finalized action on 8 
petitions submitted by Northeastern States for purposes of mitigating 
interstate transport of NOx, one of the main precursors of ground-level 
ozone. EPA determined that portions of the petitions were approvable 
under the 1-hour and/or 8-hour ozone standards. EPA deferred granting 
the approvable parts of the petitions as long as States and EPA stayed 
on schedule to meet the requirements of the NOx SIP call, a rulemaking 
that also addresses NOx transport. EPA committed to promulgating a NOx 
trading program for sources that would be affected by section 126 
findings. The April rule established certain general parameters of the 
trading program and also included a default remedy if EPA failed to 
promulgate the trading program prior to the approval of any petitions. 
Subsequently, two court rulings have affected the section 126 
rulemaking. In one ruling, the court remanded the 8-hour standard. In a 
separate action, the court granted a motion to stay the NOx SIP call 
SIP submission deadline. In response, EPA proposed to amend two aspects 
of the April 30 final rule--to decouple the approval of the petitions 
from the NOx SIP call deadlines and to stay the 8-hour portion of the 
rule. EPA intends to issue a final rule by the end of the year which 
will grant the approvable portions of the petitions with respect to the 
1-hour standard, promulgate a NOx cap-and-trade program as the control 
remedy, and indefinitely stay the 8-hour portion of the rule.

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 56292
Supplemental NPRM               03/03/99                    64 FR 10342
Final Action                    05/25/99                    64 FR 28250
Interim Fin. Stay               06/24/99                    64 FR 33956
NPRM Amendments                 06/24/99                    64 FR 33962
Final Action Amendments         12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4095

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

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

RIN: 2060-AH88
_______________________________________________________________________




3443. 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.

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. The comment period 
ended 7/19/99. We received comments on the direct final and are 
considering whether or not to withdraw the direct final action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/20/99                    64 FR 38950
Final Action                    02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4108

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries; 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; 562112 
Hazardous Waste Collection

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH96
_______________________________________________________________________




3444. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION ON THE 610 
NONESSENTIAL PRODUCTS BAN

Priority: Other Significant

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/14/99                    64 FR 21772
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4077

Agency Contact: Cindy Newberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9729
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: newberg.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




3445. 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                    12/00/99

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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3446. 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; 42 USC 9603; 42 USC 
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                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

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.

Sectors Affected: 325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Roy L. Smith, Dr., Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5362

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Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: smith.roy@epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5274
Email: martin.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI08
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3447. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND NESHAP: NATURAL GAS 
TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE, AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) known to be emitted from oil 
and gas production, storage, and transmission facilities include 
benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene isomers (collectively 
referred to as BTEX), along with 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and n-hexane. 
Potential HAP emission sources are glycol dehydrator reboilers (stand-
alone and co-located); condensate storage vessels; and equipment leaks 
at natural gas processing plants. Amendments to promulgated rule 64 FR 
32609.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Amendment Defer Area 
Source                          06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4162

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-3078
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI13
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3448. 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                    11/00/99

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, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310
Email: tyree.clifford@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI15
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3449. 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.
Final, Judicial, November 26, 1999.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4078

This was previously listed as RIN 2060-AH65.

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

Agency Contact: Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4264

Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, EPCD, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4805
Email: stout.alan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI17
_______________________________________________________________________




3450. TIER II LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK EMISSION STANDARDS 
AND GASOLINE SULFUR STANDARDS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 129 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI23


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3451. HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS WASTE INCINERATORS--FEDERAL PLAN 
(FEDERAL PLAN FOR EXISTING HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS WASTE 
INCINERATORS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411 CAA sec 111; 42 USC 7509 CAA sec 129; 42 
USC 7601 CAA sec 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                            07/06/99                    64 FR 36425
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 421

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-3310
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI25
_______________________________________________________________________




3452. AMENDMENT TO REGULATIONS GOVERNING EQUIVALENT EMISSION LIMITATIONS 
BY PERMIT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action delayed 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, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov

Jim Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5674

RIN: 2060-AI28
_______________________________________________________________________




3453. NESHAP: ETHYLENE OXIDE COMMERCIAL STERILIZATION AND FUMIGATION 
OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action suspended 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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI37


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3454. REVISION OF EPA'S RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                      11/00/99

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, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9222

RIN: 2060-AI49
_______________________________________________________________________




3455. 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 7401-7642

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62.14350 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On 3-12-96, 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 agencies were required 
to develop and submit a Plan for implementing the emission guidelines 
by 12-12-96. Indian tribes may, but are not required, to submit a 
Tribal Plan. In the event, however, 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                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4066

Agency Contact: Mary Ann Warner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-1192
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: warner.maryann@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI50
_______________________________________________________________________




3456.  PROCESS WASTEWATER PROVISIONS OF THE GENERIC MACT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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

Abstract: The Generic MACT wastewater provisions were reproposed and 
published on June 29, 1999 in response to public comment on the Generic 
MACT proposed rule. The Acrylic/Modacrylic, Polycarbonates, and Acetal 
Resins source categories are addressed by these wastewater provisions. 
The promulgation package is under a court-ordered deadline of November 
15, 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/29/99                    64 FR 34950
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 428

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI53
_______________________________________________________________________




3457.  REVISIONS TO PROMULGATION OF FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 
FOR ARIZONA - MARICOPA NONATTAINMENT AREA PM-10 TEST METHODS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(c) Clean Air Act sec 110(c)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52.123; 40 CFR 52.124; 40 CFR 52.127; 40 CFR 
52.128

[[Page 65075]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated a Federal implementation plan (FIP) to 
address the moderate area PM-10 requirements for the Phoenix PM-10 
nonattainment area. Specifically, for both the annual and 24-hour PM-10 
standards, EPA is promulgating a demonstration that reasonably 
available control measures (RACM) will be implemented as soon as 
possible, a demonstration that it is impracticable for the area to 
attain the standards by the statutory attainment deadline, and a 
demonstration that reasonable further progress (RFP) is being met.

As part of the FIP, EPA is promulgating a fugitive dust rule to control 
PM-10 emissions from vacant lots, unpaved parking lots, and unpaved 
roads, and is also promulgating an enforceable commitment to ensure 
that RACM for agricultural sources will be proposed by September 1999, 
finalized by April 2000, and implemented by June 2000.

In addition, EPA made its disapproval of the Arizona moderate area 
plan's RACM, RFP, and impracticability demonstrations final, because 
those demonstrations do not adequately address the Act's moderate area 
PM-10 requirements.

EPA recently established a new standard for PM-2.5 and also revised the 
PM-10 standards; however, this action does not address those standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4335

Agency Contact: Karen Irwin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Air-4, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 744-1903

RIN: 2060-AI54
_______________________________________________________________________




3458.  ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY AMENDMENTS TO INSPECTION 
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS; AMENDMENTS TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq; 23 USC 101

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 51

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 13, 1999, Must be published by 
8/13/99 to avoid application of 2:1 offset sanctions in Louisiana.

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had oversight 
and policy development responsibility for Inspection and Maintenance 
programs since the passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1970. The 1977 
amendments to the CAA mandated I/M for certain areas with long-term air 
quality problems and the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act set forth 
standards for implementation of the I/M programs. EPA is proposing 
several minor substantive amendments and revisions to the I/M 
requirements published on November 5, 1992 (40 CFR part 51, subpart S. 
EPA believes these amendments and revisions are necessary to bring 
existing rule up-to-date with current technological developments, 
policy decisions and statutory requirements, also providing states 
additional flexibility to tailor their Inspection and Maintenance 
programs to meet future needs. Among these future needs are: The need 
to accommodate an aging fleet that is rapidly turning over to newer, 
cleaner, and more durable vehicle technologies; the desire to maximize 
program efficiency and customer convenience by capitalizing on newer 
vehicle testing options such as on-board diagnostic (OBD) system 
testing; and the need to assess the role of I/M programs in areas that 
will attain the one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) 
and begin to look at how to attain, or maintain, the new, eight-hour 
NAAQS. These amendments are authorized by the CAA provisions that EPA's 
guidance for such programs be ``from time to time revised'' and are 
also in response to the 1995 National Highway System Designation Act's 
I/M provisions. It is important to note that this action will not 
increase the existing burden on states; the proposed changes represent 
an opportunity for states to take advantage of additional options and 
flexibilities. Furthermore, states are under no obligation, legal or 
otherwise, to modify existing plans meeting the previously applicable 
requirements as a result of this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/06/99                    64 FR 55195
Final Action                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4295

Agency Contact: David Sosnowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, RSPD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4823
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: Sosnowski.David@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI61
_______________________________________________________________________




3459.  NESHAP FOR ETHYLENE OXIDE COMMERCIAL STERILIZATION 
OPERATIONS-MONITORING AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed amendments will correct technical problems 
associated with both the compliance testing and monitoring 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4316

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-0837
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI64
_______________________________________________________________________




3460.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM 
COKE BY-PRODUCT RECOVERY PLANTS (PART 61, SUBPART L)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Coke by-product plants are designed to separate and recover 
coal tar derivatives (by-products) that evolve from coal during the 
coking process of a coke oven battery. The predominant pollutant 
emitted from coke by-product recovery plans is benzene. Other HAPs 
emitted include naphthalene, phenol, toluene, and xylene.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4286

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

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI65
_______________________________________________________________________




3461.  TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO THE FINDING OF SIGNIFICANT 
CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR CERTAIN STATES FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING 
REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF OZONE (THE ``NOX SIP CALL'' RULE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend the final NOx SIP call rule promulgated 
on October 27, 1998. That rule set NOx emission budgets for a number of 
eastern and midwestern states in order to reduce overall NOx emissions 
that contribute to smog in the eastern half of the country. This 
amendment is a technical adjustment to some of the emission budgets 
promulgated in that rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Tech. Amend.              11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4282

Federal, State and local governments are affected by the final NOx SIP 
call. However, this technical amendment will not affect those 
governments in and of itself.

 Legal Deadline: Statutory Other -- EPA is under active litigation for 
the SIP call. In addition, the SIPs submittal due date of 9/30/99 was 
stayed until further order by the court. The States still need the 
revised budgets for planning & public hearing purposes.

Agency Contact: Kimber Scavo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 15
Phone: 919 541-3354
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: scavo.kimber@epa.gov

Greg Stella, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 14
Phone: 919 541-3649
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: stella.greg@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI71
_______________________________________________________________________




3462.  SOURCE SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO 
GENERATING STATION; NAVAJO NATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 123

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. Where necessary, EPA's proposed emission standards 
modify the standards extracted from the States' regulatory programs to 
ensure comprehensive emission control and Federal consistency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/08/99                    64 FR 48725
Final Action                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4315

Agency Contact: Douglas McDaniel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Region 9, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
Phone: 415 744-1246

Colleen McKaughan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Phone: 520 498-0118

RIN: 2060-AI79
_______________________________________________________________________




3463.  REVISION TO NOX SIP CALL EMISSION BUDGETS FOR 
CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 27, 1998, EPA published a final rule (the ``OTAG 
SIP Call'') making a finding of significant contribution and assigning 
statewide NOx emission budgets to 22 States and the District of 
Columbia for purposes of reducing regional transport of ozone and its 
precursor, NOx. Subsequent to the promulgation of the SIP call, EPA and 
the States of Connecticut,

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Massachusetts and Rhode Island signed a memorandum of understanding 
that obligated EPA to propose to redistribute the budgets assigned to 
the three States in a different way. This action carries out that 
obligation. This redistribution will not lead to an increase in the 
overall budget for the three States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Direct Final Rule  11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4276

Agency Contact: Kathryn Petrillo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9093
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: petrillo.kathryn@epa.gov

Kevin Culligan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6204J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9172
Email: culligan.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI80
_______________________________________________________________________




3464.  REVISION TO METHOD 24 FOR ELECTRICAL INSULATING VARNISHES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise Method 24 to allow 
the use of American Society for Testing and Materials' Method D6053-96 
to measure the volatile organic content of electrical insulating 
varnishes. Method 24 as currently written is not applicable to these 
types of coatings. This action will ensure consistency in testing these 
coatings for determining compliance with current regulations. We do not 
anticipate any impact on small business or State/local/Tribal 
governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 42

Agency Contact: Candace B. Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-1064
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: Sorrell.candace@epa.gov

Bill Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AI85
_______________________________________________________________________




3465.  AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS 
AIR POLLUTANTS: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.468(j)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment to the halogenated solvent cleaning NESHAP 
would permanently exempt batch cold solvent cleaning machines that use 
halogenated solvent from the Part 71 Federal operating permit program 
and would defer Part 71 operating permit requirements until December 9, 
1999 for all other non-major halogenated solvent cleaning machines. 
States are already authorized to exempt/defer such sources from their 
Part 70 operating permit requirements. Without this amendment, non-
major halogenated cleaning machines would have to obtain a Part 71 
Federal operating permit in areas that do not have Part 70 programs in 
place. For example, EPA believes that numerous sources located in 
Indian country would need to submit permit applications by March 2000 
and obtain title V permits, absent this rulemaking. This amendment is 
an administrative action and would have no impact on the enforcement 
and implementation of the NESHAP itself. There are no compliance costs 
associated with this action. This action relieves sources of regulatory 
requirements under the title V program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/13/99                    64 FR 37683
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 10/18/99                    64 FR 56173
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4275

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: carraway.candace@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI91
_______________________________________________________________________




3466.  REVISION TO METHOD 24 FOR ELECTRICAL INSULATING VARNISHES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise Method 24 to allow 
the use of American Society for Testing and Materials' Method D6053-96 
to measure the volatile organic content of electrical insulating 
varnishes. Method 24 as currently written is not applicable to these 
types of coatings. This action will ensure consistency in testing these 
coatings for determining compliance with current regulations. We do not 
anticipate any impact on small business or State/local/Tribal 
governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4299

N/A

Agency Contact: Candace B. Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-1064

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Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: Sorrell.candace@epa.gov

Bill Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AI94
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3467. 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

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, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2242A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________




3468. 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. 313

Agency Contact: Richard Gezelle, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9267

RIN: 2060-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




3469. NESHAP: MANUFACTURING OF NUTRITIONAL YEAST

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/10/98                    63 FR 55812
Final Action                    12/00/00

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 355

Sectors Affected: 311999 All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF30
_______________________________________________________________________




3470. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPING OPERATIONS

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 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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 Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3471. 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: None

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                            11/00/00
Final Action                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

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. 3751

Agency Contact: Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3472. PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY CLEANERS MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL 
TECHNOLOGY (MACT) STANDARD

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 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

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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                            03/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3754

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

Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________




3473. 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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3825

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Bruce Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




3474. 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 15, 2000.

Abstract: This action would address the 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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

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. 3826

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5580
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: teal.kim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3475. NESHAP: REFRACTORIES MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

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 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

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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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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 Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5167
Email: zapata.susan@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________




3476. NESHAP: LIME MANUFACTURING

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3651

Sectors Affected: 32741 Lime Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________




3477. NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

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

Legal Authority: PL 91-190 sec 203; 42 USC 7412 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) standard for existing sources and new sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 38

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




3478. 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 7661(a)(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.


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The Agency does not anticipate any significant impact on small 
businesses and State/local/tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/01
Final Action                    04/00/02

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
Phone: 919 541-5348
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: voorhees.scott@epa.gov

Steve Hitte, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-12, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




3479. 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 3 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. EPA is 
evaluating whether there will continue to be major sources in this 
category before proceeding with rule development.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3902

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

Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




3480. 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                            04/00/01
Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Vinson Hellwig, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-2317
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: hellwig.vinson@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




3481. NESHAP: AUTOMOBILE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURING (SURFACE 
COATING)

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3907

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Dave Salman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________




3482. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3908

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Daniel Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________




3483. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY: PERMIT 
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR NON-FEDERAL CLASS I AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7670 to 7479 CAA sec 160-169

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. 391

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3484. 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                            04/00/01
Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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. 3904

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

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3485. 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                            01/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

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 Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Email: smith.martha@epa.gov

JoLynn Collins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5671
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: collins.jolynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3486. 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

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emissions, and polymer drying. Only five U.S. spandex facilities have 
been identified.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3967

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

K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________




3487. NESHAP: ROCKET ENGINE TEST FIRING

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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3972

Agency Contact: George F. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1549
Email: smith.george@epa.gov

Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________




3488. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA 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                            03/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3973

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

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

Maria Noell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5607
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: noell.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




3489. RULEMAKING TO MODIFY THE LIST OF SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM WHICH 
FUGITIVE EMISSIONS ARE CONSIDERED IN MAJOR SOURCE DETERMINATIONS

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

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 modify 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

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categories being regulated, as of August 7, 1980, under sections 111 or 
112 of the Clean Air Act. Moreover, 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: Joanna Swanson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-5282
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: swanson.joanna@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH58
_______________________________________________________________________




3490. NESHAP: ALUMINA PROCESSING

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: None

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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 411

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




3491. NESHAP: FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: EO 12866; 42 USC 7412 CAAA Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Fumed silica is produced at four facilities is three states. 
There is no NSPS for the source category. Based on preliminary results 
of a screening study, the source category emits chlorine, HCl, and 
chlorinated organics.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4111

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3492. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 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                            11/00/00
Final Action                    11/00/01

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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.

Sectors Affected: 21221 Iron Ore Mining

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: chin.conrad@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH73
_______________________________________________________________________




3493. NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4104

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing; 
325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 325181 Alkalies 
and Chlorine Manufacturing; 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




3494. NESHAP: AMMONIUM SULPHATE PRODUCTION (CAPROLACTAM BY-PRODUCT)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4116

Sectors Affected: 325311 Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH77
_______________________________________________________________________




3495. 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) 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4107

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

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3496. NESHAP: CLAY PRODUCTS MINERALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4113

Sectors Affected: 327124 Clay Refractory Manufacturing; 327123 Other 
Structural Clay Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




3497. NESHAP: HYDROGEN CHLORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1857

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4112

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

Agency Contact: Kenneth Durkee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5425

Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5446

RIN: 2060-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________




3498. 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 
2000. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4098

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

Agency Contact: Ken Durkee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5425
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: durkee.ken@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________




3499. 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 Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) 
which 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 (NOx SIP Call) 
which allowed 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 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. On May 25, 1999, the 12 month NOx SIP 
Call deadline was indefinitely stayed by the Court of Appeals for the 
District of Columbia Circuit. EPA is currently considering the 
implications of this court decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/21/98                    63 FR 56393
Final Action (On hold pending 
court action)                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4096

Sectors Affected: 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 32731 Cement 
Manufacturing; 325311 Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing

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

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3500. GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATIONS; 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 7401-7671

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                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 407

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

RIN: 2060-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________




3501. 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 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1361 
CWA sec 501

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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 standards for chemical recovery combustion sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule MACT for Combustion 
Sources                         12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

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: Donald F. Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7189
Email: anderson.donaldf@epamail.epa.gov

Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI34
_______________________________________________________________________




3502. NESHAP: PROCESS HEATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. 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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov

Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI35
_______________________________________________________________________




3503. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: AMENDMENT TO TRANSSHIPMENT 
PROVISION IN FINAL RULE ACCELERATING THE PHASEOUT OF OZONE-DEPLETING 
SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Title VI

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
Supplemental NPRM               06/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/03

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3504. 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

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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 requirements. The result will be 
a sensible, credible program replacing an outdated program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

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 Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5699
Email: creekmore.ted@epa.gov

John Silvasi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
15, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5666
Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




3505.  IDENTIFICATION OF ADDITIONAL OZONE AREAS ATTAINING THE 1-
HOUR STANDARD AND TO WHICH THE 1-HOUR STANDARD IS NO LONGER APPLICABLE 
(7 AREAS)

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA proposes to identify several additional ozone areas where 
the 1-hour standard is no longer applicable. This proposed action is 
based upon analysis of quality-assured, ambient air quality monitoring 
data showing no violations of the 1-hour ozone standard. Determinations 
for this notice were based upon the most recent data available, i.e., 
1996-1998. The EPA has previously taken final action regarding the 
applicability of the 1-hour standard for other areas on June 5, 1998 
and July 22, 1998.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/09/99                    64 FR 30937
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4274

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5246
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epa.gov

Barry Gilbert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5238
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gilbert.barry@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI57
_______________________________________________________________________




3506.  NESHAP: BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The brick and structural clay products manufacturing source 
category primarily includes facilities that manufacture structural 
brick from clay, shale, or a combination of the two. Other structural 
clay products that are included in the source category include clay 
pipe, adobe brick, chimney pipe, flue liners, drain titles, roofing 
tiles, and sewer tiles. The manufacture of brick and structural clay 
products involves mining, grinding, screening and blending of the raw 
materials followed by forming, cutting or shaping, drying, firing, 
cooling, storage, and shipping of the final product.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4325

Split from RIN 2060-AH79.

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

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, (A OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI67
_______________________________________________________________________




3507.  NESHAP: CERAMICS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Ceramics are defined as a class of inorganic, nonmetallic 
solids that are subject to high temperature in manufacture and/or use. 
The most common ceramics are composed of oxides, carbides, and 
nitrides. Sillicides, borides, phosphides, tellurides, and selenides 
also comprise ceramics. Ceramic processing generally involves high 
temperatures, and the resulting materials are heat resistent or 
refractory. The general classifications of traditional ceramics are 
pottery, whiteware, earthenware, stoneware, chinaware, porcelain, and 
technical ceramics. The hazardous air pollutants

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emitted from ceramics production include hydrogen fluoride, 
hydrochloric acid, beryllium compounds, and other metallic HAP 
compounds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4343

Split from RIN 2060-AH79

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

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5167
Email: zapata.susan@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________




3508.  NESHAP: ENGINE TEST FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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 Engine Test Facilities source 
category are included on EPA's list of sources of HAP's. The Engine 
Test Facilities source category includes any facility engaged in the 
testing of stationary or mobile engines, including turbines and 
reciprocating engines. Aircraft engine testing consists of facilities 
which perform testing on uninstalled aircraft engines. Non-aerospace 
engine test facilities consists of facilities which perform testing on 
uninstalled engines such as automotive engines, stationary turbines, IC 
engines, and diesel engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

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. 4144

Split from RIN 2060-AH35

Agency Contact: Amanda Aldridge, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: aldridge.amanda@epa.gov

Fred Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI74
_______________________________________________________________________




3509.  NESHAP: LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This standard is being developed separately, but lightweight 
aggregate is part of the clay products source category. Lightweight 
aggregate kilns that burn hazardous waste would be subject to the 
hazardous waste combustion MACT.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4346

Split from RIN 2060-AH7

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

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Joe Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI75

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3510.  ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK 
MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7); 
AMENDMENTS TO THE WORST-CASE RELEASE SCENARIO ANALYSIS FOR REGULATED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As a result of a settlement agreement between EPA and the 
American Petroleum Institute/Chlorine Institute, EPA is taking a final 
action to modify 40 CFR Section 68.25. This action will revise the 
requirements for stationary sources to conduct worst-case release 
scenario analysis for flammable substances that are normally gases at 
ambient temperature but are handled as liquids due to refrigeration. 
This regulatory change represents a technical amendment to make the 
treatment of refrigerated flammables consistent with that of 
refrigerated toxics. EPA is also clarifying its interpretation of Clean 
Air Act sections 112(l) and 112(r)(11), which discuss state delegation 
and state authorities, as they relate to Department of Transportation 
requirements under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. The 
Agency will publish a parallel proposed rule with these changes in the 
same Federal Register as this direct final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/26/99                    64 FR 26702
Final Action Direct Final Rule  05/26/99                    64 FR 28695

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4279

No adverse comments were received on proposed rule. Direct final rule 
in effect.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 32511 Petrochemical 
Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: ferris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE71
_______________________________________________________________________




3511. INTEGRATED NESHAP AND EFFLUENT GUIDELINES: PULP AND PAPER

Priority: Economically Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 430

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - NESHAP Phases I & 
III and Effluent Guidelines 
Phase I                         04/15/98                    63 FR 18504

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Donald F. Anderson
Phone: 202 260-7189

RIN: 2060-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3512. NESHAP: MINERAL WOOL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/01/99                    64 FR 29490

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
Mary Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE08
_______________________________________________________________________




3513. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND NATURAL GAS 
TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6288
Final Action                    06/17/99                    64 FR 32609

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt
Phone: 919 541-5395
Greg Nizich
Phone: 919 541-3078
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3514. NESHAP: PHOSPHORIC ACID MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/10/99                    64 FR 31358

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
Ken Durkee
Phone: 919 541-5425
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: durkee.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE40
_______________________________________________________________________




3515. NESHAP: STEEL PICKLING, HC1 PROCESS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/18/97                    62 FR 49052
Final Action                    06/22/99                    64 FR 33200

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert

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Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
Jim Maysilles
Phone: 919 541-3265
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: maysilles.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




3516. NESHAP: WOOL FIBERGLASS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/14/99                    64 FR 31695

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
Mary Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE75
_______________________________________________________________________




3517. NESHAP: PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 Subpart LLL

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/14/99                    64 FR 31898

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
Joseph Wood
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3518. NESHAP: POLYETHER POLYOLS PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/01/99                    64 FR 29419

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Robert Rosensteel
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov
Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




3519. NESHAP: PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRODUCTION (PRODUCTION OF 
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/10/97                    62 FR 60565
Final Rule                      06/23/99                    64 FR 33449

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker
Phone: 919 541-5420
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov
Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3520. NESHAP: PRIMARY LEAD SMELTERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/17/98                    63 FR 19200
Final Action                    06/04/99                    64 FR 30193

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender
Phone: 919 541-2364
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3521. NESHAP: ACRYLIC/MODACRYLIC FIBERS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/30/99                    64 FR 34853

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov
Tony Wayne
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________




3522. NESHAP: POLYCARBONATES PRODUCTION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/30/99                    64 FR 34853

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov
Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF09
_______________________________________________________________________




3523. NESHAP: FERROALLOY PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/04/98                    63 FR 41508
Final Action                    05/20/99                    64 FR 27450

[[Page 65094]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin
Phone: 919 541-1512
Email: chin.conrad@epa.gov
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF29
_______________________________________________________________________




3524. SUPPLEMENTAL RULE TO REQUIRE CERTAIN PRODUCTS MADE WITH HCFCS TO 
BEAR WARNING LABEL

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn Agency plans no 
further action.                 08/18/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach
Phone: 202 564-9117
TDD Phone: 202 565-2906
Fax: 202 233-9665
Email: stendebach.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF93
_______________________________________________________________________




3525. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING (CEM) RULE 
REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 75 (Revision); 40 CFR 72 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/21/98                    63 FR 28032
Final Action                    05/26/99                    64 FR 28564

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Monika Chandra
Phone: 202 564-9781
Email: chandra.monika@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG46
_______________________________________________________________________




3526. CONSUMER & COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS: WOOD FURNITURE, AEROSPACE, 
SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR COATINGS: CONTROL TECHNIQUES GUIDELINES IN 
LIEU OF REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/97                    62 FR 44672
Final Action                    07/13/99                    64 FR 37773

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown
Phone: 919 541-5305
Email: brown.dan@epa.gov
Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG59
_______________________________________________________________________




3527. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT AND SOLICITATION FOR 
PARTICIPATION IN THE PILOT PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/96                    61 FR 35994
Final Action                    03/18/99                    64 FR 13476

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski
Phone: 734 214-4842
Email: patulski.meg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG79
_______________________________________________________________________




3528. FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 71.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/21/97                    62 FR 13748
Final Action                    02/19/99                     64 FR 8247

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________




3529. GENERIC MACT FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (ACRYLIC MODACRYLIC FIBERS, 
POLYCARBONATES, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, AND ACETAL RESINS)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/30/99                    64 FR 34853

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: David Markwordt
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG91
_______________________________________________________________________




3530. NESHAP: HYDROGEN FLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/14/98                     63 FR 5177
Final Action                    06/30/99                    64 FR 34853

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer
Phone: 919 541-5262
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG94
_______________________________________________________________________




3531. REVISION TO THE LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE EMISSION COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE 
(CAP 2000)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

[[Page 65095]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/23/98                    63 FR 39653
Final Action                    05/04/99                     64 FR 2390

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Hormes
Phone: 734 214-4502
Email: hormes.linda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH05
_______________________________________________________________________




3532. STORAGE TANK RULE REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn The Agency plans no 
further action.                 09/21/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH15
_______________________________________________________________________




3533. NATIONAL AIR TOXICS PROGRAM: THE INTEGRATED URBAN STRATEGY; NOTICE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Strategy                  07/19/99                    64 FR 38705

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Laura McKelvey
Phone: 919 541-5497
Email: mckelvey.laura@epa.gov
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH21
_______________________________________________________________________




3534. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(B) (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn The Agency plans no 
further action.                 09/01/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Christine Dibble
Phone: 202 564-9147
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: dibble.christine@.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH29
_______________________________________________________________________




3535. FINAL RULE TO AMEND THE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR MAGNETIC 
TAPE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/09/99                    64 FR 17460

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michele Aston
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: aston.michele@epa.gov
Gail Lacy
Phone: 919 541-5261
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: lacy.gail@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH71
_______________________________________________________________________




3536. AIR QUALITY INDEX REPORTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 58.50; 40 CFR part 58 Appendix G

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/09/98                    63 FR 67818
Final Action                    08/04/99                    64 FR 42530

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Terence Fitz-Simons
Phone: 919 541-0889
Email: fitz-simons.terence@epa.gov
Susan Stone
Phone: 919 541-1146
Email: stone.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH92
_______________________________________________________________________




3537. ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               03/02/99                    64 FR 10105

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender
Phone: 919 541-2364
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH95
_______________________________________________________________________




3538. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: PROPOSED REVISION OF TEST METHOD 1, 2, AND 2F 
FOR MEASURING VOLUMETRIC FLOW IN STACKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/14/99                    64 FR 26484

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: John Schakenbach
Phone: 202 564-9158
Elliot Lieberman

[[Page 65096]]

Phone: 202 564-9136

RIN: 2060-AH97
_______________________________________________________________________




3539. CONFORMITY PILOT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/96                    61 FR 35994
Final Rule                      03/18/99                    64 FR 13476

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski
Phone: 734 214-4842
Email: patulski.meg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI14
_______________________________________________________________________




3540. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: INCORPORATION OF MONTREAL 
PROTOCOL ADJUSTMENT FOR A 1999 INTERIM REDUCTION IN CLASS I, GROUP VI 
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/25/99                     64 FR 9290
Final Action                    06/01/99                    64 FR 29240

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Land
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI24
_______________________________________________________________________




3541. ACID RAIN PROGRAM PERMITS REGULATIONS AND SO2 ALLOWANCE SYSTEM: 
COMPLIANCE DETERMINATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 73

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/03/98                    63 FR 41357
Final Rule                      05/13/99                    64 FR 25834

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Donna Deneen
Phone: 202 564-9089
Email: deneen.donna@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI27
_______________________________________________________________________




3542. REGULATION OF FUEL AND FUEL ADDITIVES: MODIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE 
BASELINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/09/99                    64 FR 30904
NPRM                            06/09/99                    64 FR 30930

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrice Simms
Phone: 202 260-1298
Email: simms.patrice@epa.gov
Christine Brunner
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI29
_______________________________________________________________________




3543. CONSUMER AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS: REVISED SCHEDULE FOR REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/18/99                    64 FR 13422

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jan Meyer
Phone: 919 541-5254
Email: meyer.jan@epa.gov
Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI30
_______________________________________________________________________




3544. CONTROL OF DIESEL FUEL QUALITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/16/99                    64 FR 32209

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Don Kopinski
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4781
Email: kopinski.don@epa.gov
Paul Machiele
Phone: 734 214-4264
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: machiel.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI32
_______________________________________________________________________




3545. NO BACKSLIDING RULE FOR PM-10 NONATTAINMENT AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn Pursuant to court 
decision to vacate this rule.   08/30/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Robin Dunkins
Phone: 919 541-5335
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI39
_______________________________________________________________________




3546. REVISIONS TO REFERENCE METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF FINE 
PARTICULATE MATTER AS PM2.5 IN THE ATMOSPHERE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 42 CFR 50 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/22/99                    64 FR 19740

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Tim Hanley
Phone: 919 541-4417
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: hanley.tim@epa.gov
Mike Papp
Phone: 919 541-2408
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: papp.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI48


_______________________________________________________________________



[[Page 65097]]

3547.  DIRECT FINAL AMENDMENT TO EXTENT THE 112J PERMIT 
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 7-YEAR MACT STANDARDS TO 12/15/99

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 63.51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In cases where EPA misses a statutory deadline for 
promulgating Federal air-toxic emission standards, Section 112j of the 
Clean Air Act requires sources to apply case-by-case emissions 
standards via a permitting process. These permits must be applied for 
18 months after EPA misses its statutory deadline. In this case, EPA 
has missed the deadline for a number of standards due in 1997, and the 
112j permit applications are due in May of 1999. EPA expects to 
promulgate the late standards by this November, and therefore wants to 
avoid making sources take this extra permitting step. Therefore, in 
this action, EPA is extending the permit deadline until after the 
November date by which we expect to promulgate the Federal standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/16/99                    64 FR 18862
Direct Final Rule Withdrawal    05/14/99                    64 FR 26311
Final Action                    05/14/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4277

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

Jim Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, (A 
OPE), SA-6, Washington, DC 20522-0602
Phone: 919 541-5674

RIN: 2060-AI59
_______________________________________________________________________




3548.  AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS 
AIR POLLUTANTS: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.468(j)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment to the halogenated solvent cleaning NESHAP 
would permanently exempt batch cold solvent cleaning machines that use 
halogenated solvent from the Part 71 Federal operating permit program 
and would defer Part 71 operating permit requirements until December 9, 
1999 for all other non-major halogenated solvent cleaning machines. 
States are already authorized to exempt/defer such sources from their 
Part 70 operating permit requirements. Without this amendment, non-
major halogenated cleaning machines would have to obtain a Part 71 
Federal operating permit in areas that do not have Part 70 programs in 
place. For example, EPA believes that numerous sources located in 
Indian country would need to submit permit applications by March 2000 
and obtain title V permits, absent this rulemaking. This amendment is 
an administrative action and would have no impact on the enforcement 
and implementation of the NESHAP itself. There are no compliance costs 
associated with this action. This action relieves sources of regulatory 
requirements under the title V program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/13/99                    64 FR 37683

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4275

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: carraway.candace@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI82
_______________________________________________________________________




3549.  AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS 
AIR POLLUTANTS: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.468(j)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment to the halogenated solvent cleaning NESHAP 
would permanently exempt batch cold solvent cleaning machines that use 
halogenated solvent from the Part 71 Federal operating permit program 
and would defer Part 71 operating permit requirements until December 9, 
1999 for all other non-major halogenated solvent cleaning machines. 
States are already authorized to exempt/defer such sources from their 
Part 70 operating permit requirements. Without this amendment, non-
major halogenated cleaning machines would have to obtain a Part 71 
Federal operating permit in areas that do not have Part 70 programs in 
place. For example, EPA believes that numerous sources located in 
Indian country would need to submit permit applications by March 2000 
and obtain title V permits, absent this rulemaking. This amendment is 
an administrative action and would have no impact on the enforcement 
and implementation of the NESHAP itself. There are no compliance costs 
associated with this action. This action relieves sources of regulatory 
requirements under the title V program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/13/99                    64 FR 37683

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4275

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: carraway.candace@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI83


_______________________________________________________________________



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3550.  COKE OVEN NESHAP AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.303 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: It is necessary to amend the existing coke oven rule that 
controls emissions from charging operations and topside and door leaks 
at coke plants to cover a new nonrecovery coke oven (Thyssen Still 
Otto) design. For new nonrecovery facilities that charge from the side, 
the existing coke oven rule states ``for charging operations, the owner 
or operator shall install, operate, and maintain an emission control 
system for the capture and collection of emissons from the charging 
operation.'' However, Thyssen Still Otto nonrecovery ovens are top-
charged and are operated continuously under negative pressure, 
including during charging. Installing an emission control system, such 
as a baghouse for charging would not improve on the inherent and highly 
efficient emission control achieved absent add-on controls of these 
nonrecovery ovens. This amendment will add an alternative visible 
emission standard instead of the equipment standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn The Agency plans no 
further action.                 09/10/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4296

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI84
_______________________________________________________________________




3551.  COKE OVEN NESHAP AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.303 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: It is necessary to amend the existing coke oven rule that 
controls emissions from charging operations and topside and door leaks 
at coke plants to cover a new nonrecovery coke oven (Thyssen Still 
Otto) design. For new nonrecovery facilities that charge from the side, 
the existing coke oven rule states ``for charging operations, the owner 
or operator shall install, operate, and maintain an emission control 
system for the capture and collection of emissons from the charging 
operation.'' However, Thyssen Still Otto nonrecovery ovens are top-
charged and are operated continuously under negative pressure, 
including during charging. Installing an emission control system, such 
as a baghouse for charging would not improve on the inherent and highly 
efficient emission control achieved absent add-on controls of these 
nonrecovery ovens. This amendment will add an alternative visible 
emission standard instead of the equipment standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn The Agency plans no 
further action.                 09/10/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4296

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI93
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3552. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF 
LOW-ACTIVITY MIXED RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2021 Atomic Energy Act of 1954; Reorganization 
Plan No. 3 of 1970; Nuclear 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                            11/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4054

[[Page 65099]]

Agency Contact: Mary Kruger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9310
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: kruger.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH63
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3553. 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 Notice of Submission to 
FRPCC for Endorsement           04/00/01
Notice Notice of Availability   05/00/01

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, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9488

RIN: 2060-AF39
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3554. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a)(g); 7 USC 136(w)

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                           11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 417

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and 
Cleaning Compound Manufacturing; 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

Vivian Prunier, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9341
Fax: 703 308-5884
Email: prunier.vivian@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD29

[[Page 65100]]

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3555. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDE REGISTRATION (REVISION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a) to 136(y)

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                            05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2687

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3556. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a) FFDCA; 7 USC 136 FIFRA; 15 USC 2603 
TSCA; 42 USC 300(a)(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.
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 used to determine the order in which those chemicals 
will be tested, and certain issues related to implementing the Program. 
The major actions in 2000 and 2001 will be the standardization and 
validation of assays in the screening battery and the completion of the 
priority setting system.

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
NPRM Proposed Procedural Rule   06/00/00
Notice Final Screening Program  12/00/01

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, 7101, 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, 7101, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3048
Fax: 202 260-8850
Email: maciorowski.anthony@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD26
_______________________________________________________________________




3557. 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                            03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4173

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and 
Cleaning Compound Manufacturing; 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing

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-AD30
_______________________________________________________________________




3558. REGULATORY REVIEW OF PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTION REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing

[[Page 65101]]

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

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(p)

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

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4216

Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

Robert A. Forrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9376

RIN: 2070-AD36
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3559. STATUS OF PESTICIDE-TREATED SEEDS UNDER FIFRA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(w) FIFRA sec. 25(a) and 25(b)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering whether a revision to its regulation on 
treated articles to specifically address seeds treated with pesticides 
is needed. 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. 
Harmonization will facilitate the import and export of treated seeds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 426

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 11511 Support Activities for 
Crop Production

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3560. 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                    11/00/99

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, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________




3561. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL: STANDARDS FOR PESTICIDE 
CONTAINERS AND CONTAINMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(q) FIFRA sec 19; 7 USC 136(a) FIFRA sec 3; 7 
USC 136(w) FIFRA sec 25

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 165; 40 CFR 156

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 24, 1991.

[[Page 65102]]

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               10/21/99                    64 FR 56918
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 265

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3562. EXEMPTIONS FOR PLANT PESTICIDES REGULATED 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 346(a) 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 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
Supplemental NPRM Request for 
Comment on Alternate Name       04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Final Action                    01/00/00

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

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________




3563. GROUND WATER AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 130 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________




3564. 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 136(w)

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                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3731

Sectors Affected: 1111 Oilseed and Grain Farming; 1112 Vegetable and 
Melon Farming; 1113 Fruit and Tree Nut Farming; 1114 Greenhouse, 
Nursery and Floriculture Production; 1131 Timber Tract Operations; 
115112 Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating

[[Page 65103]]

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

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
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3565. TOLERANCES FOR PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)

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                            06/03/99                    64 FR 29823
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 38

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 112 Animal Production; 92614 
Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3566.  REGISTRATION OF GRANULAR FERTILIZER-PESTICIDE COMBINATION 
PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.43

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule will allow the registration of multiple 
products consisting of granular pesticide-fertilizer combinations under 
a single registration. The result of this regulatory change will be to 
streamline the registration process for such products, reduce paperwork 
burdens and costs for producers of pesticide-fertilizer combination 
products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Direct final rule  12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4347

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Dan Kenny, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7546
Email: kenny.dan@epa.gov

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-AD40
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3567. 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 Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 272

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, General 
Counsel and Enforcement Counsel, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 569-4162

RIN: 2020-AA29


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[[Page 65104]]

3568. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE PRODUCTS; 
AND OTHER PESTICIDE REGULATORY CHANGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a)(h); 7 USC 136(w)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152; 40 CFR 156

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892

Legal Description: The Final Rule is due 240 days after close of 
comment period.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32531 Fertilizer Manufacturing; 32519 
Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 42291 Farm Supplies 
Wholesalers; 42269 Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers

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-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




3569. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)

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                            06/09/99                    64 FR 31039
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4027

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3570. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

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

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)(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 (FQPA). FQPA 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

________________________________________________________________________

Pesticide specific actions 
ongoing                          To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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. The Agency will continue to access pesticide 
tolerances throughout year.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Joseph Nevola, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 
20460

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Phone: 703 308-8037
Email: nevola.joseph@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD24
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3571. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN PESTICIDE SUBSTANCES FROM FIFRA REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.25(g)(1)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn No further action 
planned at this time.           08/25/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Sheryl Reilly
Phone: 703 308-8265
Email: reilly.sheryl@epa.gov
Jean Frane
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3572. 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 Flame Retardant Chemicals  12/00/99
NPRM Amendment to Benzidine-
based Chemical Substances SNUR  03/00/00
NPRM 2 & 4-Pentanedione SNUR 
(Reproposal)                    05/00/00
Final Action Final Chloranil 
SNUR                            10/00/00
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
No Longer in Production SNUR    10/00/00
NPRM Heavy Metal-Based Pigments 
in Aerosol Spray Paints SNUR    10/00/00
NPRM Methylcyclopentane SNUR    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1864
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

Mary Dominiak, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7768
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: dominiak.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3573. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM ITC II 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. 3494

NPRM must be published within one year of ITC designation.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

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-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________




3574. 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 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790; 40 CFR 791; 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 Rule              05/17/85                    50 FR 20652
Interim Final Rule              06/30/86                    51 FR 23706
Interim Final Rule (Technical 
Modification)                   09/01/89                    54 FR 36311
NPRM                            06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2245

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

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-AB30
_______________________________________________________________________




3575. TEST RULE; ATSDR SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 9604(i) CERCLA 104(i); 15 
USC 2611 TSCA 12

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 
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, ATSDR is to establish a list of priority hazardous 
substances found at superfund sites, develop toxicological profiles for 
the hazardous substances, identify priority data needs, and establish a 
research program obtaining the necessary data. This action is a 
component of ATSDR's research program.

Data from this action would provide specific information about the 
substances for the public and scientific community. The information 
would be used in conducting comprehensive public health assessments of 
populations living near hazardous waste sites. Scientific data improves 
the quality of risk assessments used by EPA, other Federal agencies, 
and State and local governments. The risk assessments affect standards, 
guidelines, listing/delisting, and other decisions affecting public 
health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

Robert Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8150
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: jones.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB79


_______________________________________________________________________



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3576. CHILDREN'S HEALTH TEST INITIATIVE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12; 15 USC 2625 
TSCA 26

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will hold public meetings to involve stakeholders in the 
design and development of a voluntary program to test commercial 
chemicals to which children may have a high likelihood of exposure. The 
purpose of the voluntary testing program is to obtain toxicity data 
needed to assess the risk of childhood exposure to commercial 
chemicals. The information which is developed in the course of the 
stakeholder involvement process towards developing a voluntary testing 
program may also be considered in the development of a test rule. If an 
adequate voluntary children's health testing program fails to emerge 
from the stakeholder involvement process, EPA will proceed with 
development of a test rule under section 4 of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of any future Children's Health 
initiatives or 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                            09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

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

RIN: 2070-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




3577. 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 Fin                     02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
NPRM                            09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148

See related entry 2070-AC62.

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

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

Tony baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3036
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony @epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3578. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE AMENDMENTS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 110 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3579. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES RULES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE--BUILDING AND STRUCTURES 
SECTION 402(A)

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

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

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

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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
Int Final Rule Minor Amendment 
to Grant Provisions             08/04/98                    63 FR 41430
NPRM 2 (Buildings & Structures) 09/00/00
Final Action 2 (Buildings & 
Structures)                     10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4376 (formerly tracked under SAN 3244)

See discussion of related rules in Reg. Plan entry (RIN 2070-AD06).

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools; 23411 
Highway and Street Construction

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

Todd Holderman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6917
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: holderman.todd@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3580. 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 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)                        09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 224

Sectors Affected: 92111 Executive Offices; 92311 Administration of 
Education Programs; 92312 Administration of Public Health Programs; 
92411 Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management

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

Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3936
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC66
_______________________________________________________________________




3581. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING SECTION 402(C)(3)

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: PL 102-550 Sec 402(c)(3); 15 USC 2603 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                            09/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3557

Sectors Affected: 23321 Single Family Housing Construction; 23322 
Multifamily Housing Construction; 23521 Painting and Wall Covering 
Contractors; 23551 Carpentry

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Contractors; 23599 All Other Special Trade Contractors; 54138 Testing 
Laboratories; 53111 Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings; 
531311 Residential Property Managers

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-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3582. LEAD; OVERVIEW OF RULEMAKINGS UNDER TSCA SECTION 402, LEAD-BASED 
PAINT ACTIVITIES FOR THE REGULATORY PLAN

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 111 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3583. 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 fill 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, 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                            01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

Robert Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8150
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: jones.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3584. 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

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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

________________________________________________________________________

PolicyStatement 2 TSCA Plants 
Oversight Policy                06/00/00
NPRM (1) Intergeneric Scope of 
Oversight                       12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3894

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Flora Chow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3725
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: giamporcaro.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD13
_______________________________________________________________________




3585. MULTI-CHEMICAL TEST RULE; HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME CHEMICALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603; 15 USC 2611-12; 15 USC 2625-26

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. 
Industry has volunteered to conduct needed testing on about 1,100 of 
these HPV chemicals. The first rule will propose testing for 400 HPV 
chemicals. Future rules will encompass the remaining chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3990

See also the Regulatory Plan entry entitled Chemical Right-to-Know 
Initiative (RIN 2070-AD25; SAN 4176).

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3586. CHEMICAL RIGHT-TO-KNOW INITIATIVE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 112 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3587. 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) 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) recently completed a search and evaluation of extant 
literature on acute and chronic toxicity of oxygenates for aquatic 
organisms and 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 on 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 an

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adequate 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, 
would be a cooperative effort between EPA and Industry to conduct a 
testing program, to develop the needed data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Solicit Interested 
Parties                         12/00/99
Notice ECA                      03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4174

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

George Semeniuk, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2134
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: semeniuk.george@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________




3588. LEAD-BASED PAINT; NOTIFICATION OF COMMENCEMENT OF ABATEMENT 
ACTIVITIES (SECTION 402(A))

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: PL 102-550; 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 402 of TSCA directs EPA to establish regulations 
containing standards for performing lead-based paint activities. One of 
the standards 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                            12/00/99
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3589. 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. In a PMN 
review, the Agency assesses whether or not a chemical's manufacture, 
import, process, distribution, use, or disposal outside the activities 
described in the PMN may present an unreasonable risk. EPA will issue 
Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) requiring 90-day notification to EPA 
from any manufacturer, importer, or processor who would engage in 
activities that are designated as significant new uses. Under the 
Expedited Follow-up Rule (EFUR) which became effective on October 12, 
1989, EPA will identify such new chemicals and publish them in a batch 
SNUR 3-4 times per year. Chemicals that were subject to a proposed SNUR 
before the effective date of the EFUR or do not qualify under the EFUR, 
may be regulated individually by notice and comment rulemaking and are 
listed below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Alkyl & Sulfonic Acid & 
Ammonium Salt (84-1056)         06/11/86                    51 FR 21199
NPRM 1-Decanimine-N-Decyl-N-
Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566)         12/08/87                    52 FR 46496
NPRM Aluminum Cross-linked 
Sodium Carboxymethyl- cellulose 06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
Final Action Alkyl & Sulfonic 
Acid & Ammonium Salt (84-1056)  12/00/99

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Final Action 1-Decanimine-N-
Decyl-N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566) 12/00/99
Final Action Aluminum Cross-
linked Sodium Carboxymethyl- 
cellulose                       12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1976

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing

Agency Contact: James Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

Flora Chow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3725
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3590. TSCA SECTION 8(A) PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION RULES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 712

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final 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                      12/00/99
Final Action 39th ITC List      12/00/99
Final Action 41st ITC List      12/00/99
Final Action 42nd ITC List      12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2178

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3948
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

John R. Harris, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8154
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: harris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________




3591. 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                      12/00/99
Final Action 43rd ITC List      12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 113

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3948
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

John Harris, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8154
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: harris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB11


_______________________________________________________________________



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3592. 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) 
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
Final Action Group I            02/00/00
NPRM (2) Group II               09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 215

Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 
Telecommunications; 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution; 622 Hospitals; 6113 Colleges, Universities and 
Professional Schools; 921 Executive, Legislative, Public Finance and 
General Government

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

Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________




3593. 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 Certain Chemical Substances 
(91-1299/95-1667 91-1298 91-129706/26/97                    62 FR 34421
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Final Action Aromatic Amino 
Ether (P90-1840)                12/00/99
Final Action Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    12/00/99
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances                      12/00/99
Final Action Batch SNUR: 84-660/
-704 & 84-105/-106/-107 & 85-43302/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3495

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing

Agency Contact: James Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

Flora Chow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3725
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




3594. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY FOR FINAL DECISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790-799

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

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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)                          08/05/99                    64 FR 42692
Final Action-ECA Aryl Phosphates 
(ITC List 2)                    12/00/99
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

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

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-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________




3595. ACRYLAMIDE; BAN ON 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 Winter of 1999/2000.

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                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 277

Agency Contact: John Bowser, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1771
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: bowser.john@epa.gov

Charlie Auer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3759
Fax: 202 260-8168
Email: auer.charles@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC17
_______________________________________________________________________




3596. 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                           09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3528

Sectors Affected: 327999 All Other Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Mineral 
Product Manufacturing

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


_______________________________________________________________________



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3597. 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

Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 
Telecommunications; 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution; 622 Hospitals; 6113 Colleges, Universities and 
Professional Schools; 921 Executive, Legislative, Public Finance and 
General Government

Agency Contact: Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3598. LEAD; TSCA SECTION 403; IDENTIFICATION OF DANGEROUS LEVELS OF LEAD

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 131 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3599. 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                    01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3487

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

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

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3600. 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

[[Page 65116]]

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/93                    58 FR 37735
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3118

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Richard Hefter, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7403, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3470
Fax: 202 260-1216
Email: hefter.richard@epa.gov

Tery O'Bryan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7403, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3483
Fax: 202 260-1216
Email: obryan.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC80
_______________________________________________________________________




3601. 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 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is developing a list of substances that are or have been 
subject to TSCA section 4 testing actions which required testing under 
rules or Enforceable Consent Orders. EPA will identify sunset, or 
termination dates that will identify: (1) the end of section 4 
reporting requirements (40 CFR 790); (2) the end of the reimbursement 
period under which persons subject to test rules are subject to an 
obligation to reimburse test sponsors (40 CFR 791); 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                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 355

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

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-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3602. 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
Notice: Use Authorizations - 
Data Availability               11/00/99
Final Action 2 Use 
Authorizations                  01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 417

[[Page 65117]]

Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 
Telecommunications; 622 Hospitals; 6113 Colleges, Universities and 
Professional Schools; 921 Executive, Legislative, Public Finance and 
General Government

Agency Contact: Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

Peggy Reynolds, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3965
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: reynolds.peggy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD27
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3603. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3604. LEAD; MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF LEAD-BASED PAINT DEBRIS SECTION 
402(A)

Priority: Other Significant

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 TSCA Proposal              12/18/98                    63 FR 70189
Comment Extension of Comment 
Period                          02/12/99                     64 FR 7158
Comment Extension of Comment 
Period                          02/12/99                     64 FR 7159
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

[[Page 65118]]

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.

Sectors Affected: 233 Building, Developing and General Contracting; 
23321 Single Family Housing Construction; 23332 Commercial and 
Institutional Building Construction; 23521 Painting and Wall Covering 
Contractors; 23542 Drywall, Plastering, Acoustical and Insulation 
Contractors; 23511 Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors; 
23594 Wrecking and Demolition Contractors; 23592 Glass and Glazing 
Contractors; 54138 Testing Laboratories; 562111 Solid Waste Collection

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

Dave Topping, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7737
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: topping.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3605. ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 763

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn-No Further Action 
Planned                         08/16/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh
Phone: 202 260-1537
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________




3606. GUIDANCE ON ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING FOR FEDERAL 
AGENCIES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/29/95                    60 FR 50722
Final Action                    08/20/99                    64 FR 45811

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Eun-Sook Goidel
Phone: 202 260-3296
Fax: 202 260-0178
Email: goidel.eun-sook@epa.gov
Julie Shannon
Phone: 202 260-2736
Fax: 202 260-0178
Email: shannon.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC78
_______________________________________________________________________




3607. LEAD-BASED PAINT; FEES FOR ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION 
ACTIVITIES SECTION 402(A)(3)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               09/02/98                    63 FR 46668
NPRM                            09/02/98                    63 FR 46734
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn     10/16/98                    63 FR 55547
Final Action                    06/09/99                    64 FR 31092

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: clark.ellie@epa.gov
Mike Wilson
Phone: 202 260-4664
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3608. TRI; ADDITION OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO THE 
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 102 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD19

[[Page 65119]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3609. TRI; RESPONSES TO PETITIONS RECEIVED TO ADD OR DELETE OR MODIFY 
CHEMICAL LISTINGS ON THE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

Priority: Routine and Frequent. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11013 EPCRA 313

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: See Additional Information.

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
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
NPRM Chromite Ore (Request to 
Delete)                         02/23/99                     64 FR 8774
NPRM Chromite Ore from Transvaal 
Reg. of S.A.                    02/23/99                     64 FR 8775
Notice of Denial Acetonitrile 
(Request to Delete)             03/05/99                    64 FR 10597
Final Response DBNPA (Request to 
Delete)                         11/00/99
Final Action Chromite ore from 
Transvaal                       12/00/99

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 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-AC00
_______________________________________________________________________




3610. 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 8, 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               12/00/99
Response Combustion for Energy 
Recovery (Request to Modify)    03/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/01

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: 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

Sara Hisel McCoy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 65120]]

Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC24
_______________________________________________________________________




3611. 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 EPCRA 313; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 11048; 42 
USC 11076

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                       12/00/00
Final Action Deferred Chemicals 12/00/01

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).

Sectors Affected: 42269 Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3612. 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:  This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

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                            04/00/00
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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 401-8142
Fax: 202 260-9592
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD39

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



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3613. TRI; REPORTING THRESHOLD AMENDMENT FOR CERTAIN PERSISTENT AND 
BIOACCUMULATIVE TOXIC CHEMICALS (PBTS)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 132 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3614. TRI; LOWERING OF EPCRA SECTION 313 REPORTING THRESHOLDS FOR LEAD 
AND LEAD COMPOUNDS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 133 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3615. 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: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: ferris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________




3616. 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.

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: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: ferris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE42
_______________________________________________________________________




3617. 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

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Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3993

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2250
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: franklin.kathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3618. 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 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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: 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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3619. 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                            12/00/00
Final Rule                      12/00/01

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 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

[[Page 65123]]

Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief 
Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3620.  AMENDMENTS TO THE LIST OF REGULATED SUBSTANCES AND 
THRESHOLDS FOR ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION; FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES USED 
AS FUEL OR HELD FOR SALE AS FUEL AT RETAIL FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-40

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On August 5, 1999 the President signed the Chemical Safety 
Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (Public Law 
106-40). This Act, among other things, prohibits EPA from regulating 
flammable substances under Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112(r) when 
those substances are used as fuel or held for retail sale as fuel. This 
rulemaking will conform the existing rules implementing CAA Section 
112(r) to the portions of Public Law 106-40 related to flammable fuels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4302

Agency Contact: James Belke, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7314
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: belke.james@epa.gov

Breeda Reilly, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0716
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: reilly.breeda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE74
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3621. 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, March 10, 2000, 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 March 10, 2000. 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)            03/10/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: ruddy.dennis@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD91
_______________________________________________________________________




3622. 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

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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                           01/00/00
NPRM                            01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4093

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Josh Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7877
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: lewis.josh@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE53
_______________________________________________________________________




3623. 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

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/00/00
NPRM                            02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 423

Sectors Affected: 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services

Agency Contact: 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

Dwight Hlustick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE67
_______________________________________________________________________




3624.  CRITERIA FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency promulgated the Solid Waste Disposal Facility 
Criteria; Final Rule on October 9, 1991 (56 FR 50978). These Criteria 
established new national minimum standards for municipal solid waste 
landfills (MSWLFs). The rule provides considerable flexibility for all 
MSWLFs and contains a special exemption from the criteria's design and 
groundwater monitoring requirements for owners and operators of certain 
small MSWLF units. Small MSWLFs are defined as units that dispose of 
less than twenty (20) tons of municipal solid waste daily.

The small landfill exemption in Part 258 was originally invalidated by 
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 
Circuit. However, in enacting the Land Disposal Program Flexibility Act 
of 1996 (LDPFA), Congress gave the statutory mandate for the exemption. 
The LDPFA reinstated the exemption from groundwater monitoring for 
qualifying small MSWLFs and EPA codified this requirement on September 
25, 1996 (61 FR 50410). The LDPFA also directed the Agency to provide 
additional flexibility to small MSWLFs in the form of the minimum 
frequency of daily cover, the minimum frequency of monitoring for 
methane in landfill gas, and the infiltration barriers in the final 
cover. These requirements were codified on July 29, 1997 (62 FR 40708).

EPA delayed the effective date for compliance with the Financial 
Assurance requirements of the MSWLF rules until April 10, 1998 by a 
series of regulatory actions. The delayed effective date allowed EPA to 
codify the provisions from the LDPFA and to finalize new options for 
Financial Assurance tailored for local governments (61 FR 60328, 
November 27, 1996) and for Corporate Owners and Operators (63 FR 17706, 
April 10, 1998).

This new entry in the regulatory agenda announces that EPA will review 
the Part 258 regulations pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 USC 610). EPA solicits comments on the following 
factors; (1) the continued need for the rule, (2) the nature of 
complaints or comments received concerning the rule from the public 
since promulgation; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to 
which the rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other Federal 
rules, and, to the extent feasible, with State and local governmental 
rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has been evaluated or 
the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors 
have changed in the area affected by the rule.

It is the Agency's view that there is a continued need for the rule; 
however, the Agency welcomes suggestions for reducing any unnecessary 
burden on small entities resulting from these rules. As detailed above, 
the Agency has made continuing efforts to minimize the burden on the 
owners and operators of small MSWLFs. This review is a major component 
in further improvements and, if possible, further reductions in burden. 
EPA will also welcome comments on any other aspect of the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    11/00/99

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End Comment Time                02/00/00
End Review                      10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4350

ADDRESSES: Commenters must send an original and two copies of their 
comments referencing docket number F-1999-MLFN-FFFFF to : RCRA Docket 
Information Center, Office of Solid Waste (5305G), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Headquarters (EPA,HQ), 401 M Street, SW, Washington, 
DC 20460. Hand deliveries of comments should be made to the Arlington, 
VA, address listed below. Comments may also be submitted electronically 
to: rcra-docket@epa.gov. Comments in electronic format should also be 
identified by the docket number F-1999-MLFN-FFFFF. All electronic 
comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special 
characters and any form of encryption.

Commenters should not submit electronically any confidential business 
information (CBI). An original and two copies of CBI must be submitted 
under separate cover to: RCRA CBI Document Control Officer, Office of 
Solid Waste (5305W), U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460.

Public comments will be available for viewing in the RCRA Information 
Center (RIC), located at Crystal Gateway I, First Floor, 1235 Jefferson 
Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. The RIC is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. To review docket 
materials, it is recommended that the public make an appointment by 
calling 703-603-9230. The public may copy a maximum of 100 pages from 
any regulatory docket at no charge. Additional copies cost $0.15/page. 
For information on accessing paper and/or electronic copies of the 
document, see the Supplementary Information section.

For Further Information Contact: For general information, contact the 
RCRA Hotline at 800 424-9346 or TDD 800 553-7672 (hearing impaired). In 
the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, call 703 412-9810 or TDD 703 
412-3323.

For information on specific aspects of this notice, contact Dwight 
Hlustick, Office of Solid Waste (5306W), U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460, 703-308-8647, 
[hlustick.dwight@epa.gov]

Supplementary Information: The fact sheet is available in electronic 
format on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/
landfill.htm>

Agency Contact: Dwight Hlustick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE75
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3625. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE (HWIR): IDENTIFICATION AND 
LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTES

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 113 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________




3626. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 114 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3627. 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; 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                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 398

Agency Contact: Barry Lesnik, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0476

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Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: lesnik.barry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




3628. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 115 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3629. HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL REGULATION RELATED TO LOW 
LEVEL MIXED WASTE; PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 116 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________




3630. 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, August 30, 2000.
Final, Judicial, October 31, 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 covered under this 
listing document 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 
action 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                            08/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4083

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; 
313 Textile Mills; 325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Gwen DiPietro, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8285
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: dipietro.gwen@epa.gov

Max Diaz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0439
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: diaz.max@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE49
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3631. 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 wipes. Solvent-
contaminated shop towels and wipes are used throughout industry for 
equipment cleaning and other related facility operations. The spent 
shop towels and wipes can be hazardous wastes when 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 wipes, and use small 
numbers of wipes daily -- suggesting that these materials may sometimes 
pose little or no risk to human health and the environment if disposed 
in municipal landfills. Similarly, situations exist where both 
disposable wipes 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                            07/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4091

Sectors Affected: 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 441 Motor Vehicle and 
Parts Dealers; 811

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Repair and Maintenance; 812 Personal and Laundry Services

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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3632. 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                            04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092

Sectors Affected: 334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

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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3633. 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: The data and information gathered by the Advance Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) process are being used to provide the bases 
of the proposed revised treatment standards for some forms of mercury 
hazardous wastes in this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The 
ANPRM solicited 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. Information on mercury treatment alternatives, 
especially stabilization, has been requested. There also is a shrinking 
demand for mercury, which brings up concerns about requiring recovery 
of mercury wastes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/28/99                    64 FR 28949
NPRM                            05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4094

Sectors Affected: 3353 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing; 325181 
Alkalies and Chlorine Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating 
Manufacturing; 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mary Cunningham, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8453
Fax: 703 308-8466
Email: cunningham.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE54
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3634. 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 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6938

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will propose to modify the list of chemicals 
found in Appendix VIII of 40 CFR part 261 by: (1) 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/00

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4

Agency Contact: Monica A. Barron, Dr., 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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3635. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR SPENT 
POTLINERS FROM PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION (K088)

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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: K088 wastes contain, among other hazardous constituents of 
concern, significant amounts of cyanide and fluoride. Unless the 
fluoride is immobilized or recovery and the cyanide is destroyed there 
is significant potential to contaminate surface water and groundwater. 
Treatment standards based on the best demonstrated available technology 
(vitrification) are necessary to substantially diminish the toxicity of 
the waste and the likelihood of the constituents migrating.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4233

Sectors Affected: 3334 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning and 
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Nick Vizzone, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8460
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: vizzone.nick@epa.gov

John Austin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0436
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: austin.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE65
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3636. 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                            12/00/99
Direct Final Rule               12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 422

Sectors Affected: 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services

Agency Contact: Dwight Hlustick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3637.  ALTERNATIVE LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS TREATMENT 
STANDARDS FOR CONTAMINATED SOILS, DEFERRAL OF PCB'S AS AN UNDERLYING 
HAZARDOUS CONSTITUENT IN SOIL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 (G)(4)(M)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to temporarily defer applicability of a 
portion of the rule applying Land Disposal Restrictions under the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to underlying hazardous 
constituents in soils contaminated with certain hazardous constituent. 
Specifically, EPA is proposing to temporarily defer the requirement 
that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) be considered an underlying 
hazardous constituent when present in soils which either exhibit the 
Toxicity Characteristic for metals, or contain a hazardous waste that 
is listed due to metal content.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 436

Agency Contact: Ernie Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8608
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: brown.ernie@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE76
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3638. CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT UNITS (SWMUS) AT 
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 3004(u); 42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 
3004(v)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Past and present waste management practices at Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) treatment, storage or disposal 
facilities have resulted in releases of hazardous constituents from 
some waste management units. These releases may cause contamination of 
soils, groundwater, surface water, and air. This regulation provides a 
framework for investigating and remediating releases at RCRA facilities 
as necessary to protect human health and the environment.

The Agency has issued the corrective action regulations in several 
phases. A proposal for corrective action at RCRA facilities was issued 
in July 1990. In February 1993, regulations concerning Corrective 
Action Management Units (CAMU) and Temporary Units were issued. An 
advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was published on May 1, 
1996. The final phase would have included assessing comments on the 
ANPRM, and striking the appropriate balance between finalizing certain 
provisions of the July 1990 proposal and issuing guidance for the 
corrective action program. However, the Agency plans no further action 
on this effort.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/90                    55 FR 30798
Final Rule (Phase I)            02/16/93                     58 FR 8658
ANPRM                           05/01/96                    61 FR 19432
Notice Published Partial 
Withdrawal of Proposed 
Rulemaking                      10/07/99                    64 FR 54604
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 23

Agency Contact: Barbara Foster, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7057
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: foster.barbara@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AB80
_______________________________________________________________________




3639. 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                    02/00/00
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: ruhter.dale@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AC71


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3640. LISTING DETERMINATION OF WASTES GENERATED DURING THE MANUFACTURE 
OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

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

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, June 30, 1999, Dyes II (deferred 
wastes): met deadline.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2000, Dyes I 5/1/00; Dyes II 6/30/00.
Other, Judicial, December 12, 1999, Dyes I Notice of Data Avaliability.

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 Dyes 
II NPRM was published on July 23, 1999. 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)  07/23/99                    64 FR 40192
Notice Dyes I (Notice of Data 
Availability)                   12/00/99
Final Action Dyes I             05/00/00
Final Action Dyes II (deferred 
wastes)                         06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: slotnick.sue@epa.gov

Narendra Chaudhari, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0454

RIN: 2050-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________




3641. 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                            08/25/99                    64 FR 46475
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3151

Agency Contact: Ross Elliott, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8748
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: elliott.ross@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD85
_______________________________________________________________________




3642. 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 prepare 
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.

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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 and RMAN 3)          08/26/98                    63 FR 45558
Final Action (CPG3 and RMAN 3)  11/00/99
NPRM (CPG4 and RMAN 4)          03/00/00
Final Action (CPG4 and RMAN 4)  12/00/00

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
Fax: 703 308-7257
Email: grist.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE23
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3643. REVIEW OF TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC LEVEL FOR SILVER UNDER THE 
RESOURCE CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action 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 Complete            06/30/99
Final Action Under Final Study  04/00/00

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: 703 308-0511
Email: young.jan@epa.gov

Ingrid Rosencrantz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 605-0709
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: rosencrantz.ingrid@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE37
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3644. RECYCLED USED OIL CONTAINING PCBS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601; 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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/06/98                    63 FR 24963
NPRM                            05/06/98                    63 FR 25006
Removal (removal of 3 
amendments)                     07/14/98                    63 FR 37780
Final Action                    01/00/00

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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
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: rinehart.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE47
_______________________________________________________________________




3645. 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 preparing to to take final action on its proposal 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. This action 
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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3646. FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TOXICITY 
CHARACTERISTIC RULE TO PETROLEUM CONTAMINATED MEDIA AND DEBRIS FROM 
UNDERGROUND STORAGETANKS

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/93                     58 FR 8504
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 318

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, 5401G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9900
Fax: 202 260-9163
Email: ng.sammy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3647. REVISED STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTION FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

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: NPRM, Judicial, January 31, 2001.

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990, EPA is 
required to establish National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAPs) for most hazardous waste combustors (HWCs) (i.e., 
incinerators, cement kilns, boilers, and some types of smelting 
furnaces). In addition, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (RCRA), EPA is required to establish standards for all HWCs as 
necessary to ensure protection of human health and the environment. EPA 
is concerned that its current RCRA standards for HWCs may not be

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adequately protective given that the standards do not take into account 
indirect pathways of exposure and that there have been advances both in 
risk assessment and control technologies since promulgation of the 
current standards.

Consequently, the Agency established new emissions standards for HWCs 
for cement kilns, LWAKs and incenerators under joint CAA and RCRA 
authority. This will avoid duplicative Agency effort and piecemeal 
regulation of the hazardous waste combustion industry. The Agency is in 
the process of developing a proposal to address boilers and other 
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 (Final-
Phase I)                        09/30/99                    64 FR 52828
NPRM Boilers & Other Industrial 
Furnaces                        01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3333

Agency Contact: David Hockey, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8846
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: hockey.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3648. 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 needs to reevaluate the proposed rule due to significant 
issues raised by public commenters. There is currently no deadline for 
final action on the proposed rule.

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
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: chaudhari.narendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE15
_______________________________________________________________________




3649. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION; RECYCLED USED OIL MANAGEMENT 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601; 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: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3668

Agency Contact: Mike Svizzero, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0046
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: svizzero.mike@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE28
_______________________________________________________________________




3650. 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.

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

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

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

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, January 28, 2001.
NPRM, Statutory, February 8, 1986.
Final, Judicial, March 30, 2002.

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. Specific wastes to be addressed are water/caustic 
cleaning wastes, solvent cleaning wastes, emission control dusts/
sludges, wastewater treatment sludges, and off-spec product.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3805

Agency Contact: David Carver, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8603
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: carver.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE32
_______________________________________________________________________




3651. 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 regulations will be 
tailored to protect human health and the environment while limiting 
burden on the regulated community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/20/99                    64 FR 45631
Final Action                    02/00/01

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
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: schoenborn.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3652. 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 (40 CFR Part 273). 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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/00/00
NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3888

Agency Contact: Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: groce.bryan@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE39
_______________________________________________________________________




3653. RCRA REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN REDUCTION

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 6949(a); 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: See Additional Information.

Abstract: To meet the goals of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Office of Solid Waste (OSW) plans to reduce its Subtitle C reporting 
and recordkeeping burden on the regulated community, states, and the 
public. On June 18, 1999, OSW published for review and comment a Notice 
of Data Availability (NODA) with our burden reduction ideas, and their 
associated burden reduction estimates. After reviewing the comments OSW 
receives on the NODA, OSW will publish a proposed rule to implement as 
many of these ideas as warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          06/18/99                    64 FR 32859
NPRM                            11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4084

Legal Deadline information: The Paperwork Reduction Act requires 
reduction of record keeping and reporting burden by 2001.

Sectors Affected: 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated 
Metal Product Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 324 
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber 
Products Manufacturing

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: solomon.laurie@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: burchard.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE50
_______________________________________________________________________




3654. SUSPENSION OF TEMPORARY TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC RULE FOR SPECIFIC 
LEAD-BASED PAINT DEBRIS

Priority: Other 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 that exhibits the characteristics of toxicity 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 of such debris (e.g., 
doors, windows and demolition debris) 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 this debris. (See also RIN 2070-AC72 .) The 
final rule being prepared by OPPTS would develop disposal and 
management standards for this debris 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 debris 
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 LBP 
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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4263

Sectors Affected: 23321 Single Family Housing Construction; 23332 
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; 23542 Drywall, 
Plastering, Acoustical and Insulation 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 Solid Waste Collection; 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; 56221 Waste 
Treatment and Disposal; 54138 Testing Laboratories; 23551 Carpentry 
Contractors; 48412 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance; 56292 
Materials Recovery Facilities; 23322 Multifamily Housing Construction;

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23521 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3655. 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                            11/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4208

Sectors Affected: 331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of 
Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 32531 Fertilizer 
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

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

Charlotte Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7025
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mooney.charlotte@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE69
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3656. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; MODIFICATION OF THE HAZARDOUS 
WASTE PROGRAM; HAZARDOUS WASTE LAMPS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 273

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/94                    59 FR 38288
Final Action                    07/06/99                    64 FR 36451

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode
Phone: 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: goode.marilyn@epa.gov
Marybeth Sheridan
Phone: 703 308-4941
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: sheridan.marybeth@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________




3657.  ADEQUACY OF STATE PERMIT PROGRAMS UNDER RCRA SUBTITLE D

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 6945 RCRA sec 4005; 42 USC 6912 RCRA sec 2002

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 239

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes criteria and procedures for EPA to use 
to determine whether State municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill permit 
programs and State permit programs relating to non-municipal, non-
hazardous waste disposal units that receive conditionally exempt small 
quantity generator (CESQG) waste are adequate to ensure compliance with 
the Federal revised criteria in 40 CFR parts 258 and 257, subpart B, 
respectively. While the Federal revised criteria apply to all MSW 
landfills and non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal units 
receiving CESQG waste, States with permit programs deemed adequate 
under this rule can provide some flexibility on certain requirements to 
owners and operators who meet the revised criteria's performance 
standards. In providing this flexibility, this action offers an 
opportunity to reduce the regulatory burden on State and local 
governments and on landfill owners and operators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/26/96                     61 FR 2584
Final Action                    10/23/98                    63 FR 57025
Direct Final Rule               06/08/99                    64 FR 30434
NPRM                            06/08/99                    64 FR 30465

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 43

Agency Contact: Karen Rudek, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-1682
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: rudek.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE73
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3658. 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)

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                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634

Agency Contact: Hugo Fleischman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8769
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: fleischman.hugo@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AC62
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



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3659. 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
NPRM (Midnight Mine)            02/16/99                     64 FR 7564
NPRM 28                         04/23/99                    64 FR 19968
NPRM (Almeda)                   05/10/99                    64 FR 24990
Final Action 24                 05/10/99                    64 FR 24949
NPRM 29                         07/22/99                    64 FR 39886
Final Action 25                 07/22/99                    64 FR 39878
NPRM 30                         10/22/99                    64 FR 56992
Final Action                    10/22/99                    64 FR 56966
NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/00
NPRM                            04/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/00
Final Action                    07/00/00
NPRM                            07/00/00
NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 343

Agency Contact: Yolanda Singer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8835
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: singer.yolanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD75
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3660. 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.

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Legal Authority: 42 USC 9602(a); 42 USC 11004

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302; 40 CFR 355

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                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423

Agency Contact: Frank Avvisato, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5202G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8949
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: avvisato.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________




3661. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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. 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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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



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3662. 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 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 proposed 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. The proposed rule also 
included a new provision that if finalized would allow communities to 
receive cash advances of up to $5,000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/24/99                    64 FR 46233
Final Action                    06/00/00

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
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: gartner.lois@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE33
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3663. REPORTING EXEMPTIONS FOR FEDERALLY PERMITTED RELEASES OF HAZARDOUS 
SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321; 33 USC 1361; 42 USC 9602; 42 USC 11004

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, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________




3664. 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

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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                             To Be                       Determined

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3665. 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 does not 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 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                           11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4201

Agency Contact: Lynn 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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3666.  EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE 
ORGANIC CHEMICALS, PLASTICS AND SYNTHETIC FIBERS CATEGORY (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 414

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In November 1987, EPA established effluent limitations 
guidelines and standards for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and 
Synthetic Fibers (OCPSF) industrial category (52 FR 42522, November 5, 
1987), under the authority of sections 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 402, 
and 501 of the Clean Water Act. In 1993, EPA issued amendments to the 
final rule (58 FR 36872, July 9, 1993) to respond to the U.S. Fifth 
Circuit Court of Appeals' remand decisions on the OCPSF regulation. The 
1993 amendments resulted in little change to the number or extent of 
small business impacts. The 1987 final rule incorporated special 
provisions (i.e., less stringent regulations) to minimize the economic 
impact for a subset of small plants, and the 1993 amendments maintained 
those provisions. EPA conducted a regulatory flexibility analysis for 
the final rule and concluded (for the 1987 rulemaking and again for the 
1993 amendments) that the effluent limitations are economically 
achievable for the industry as a whole, although some small businesses 
would experience a significant economic impact. The analysis estimated 
impacts in terms of plant and product line closures and profit and 
sales impacts. As reported in the 1993 amendments, EPA projected the 
following small business impacts: for direct dischargers, EPA projected 
significant impacts for 77 percent of the small plants; for indirect 
dischargers, EPA projected significant impacts for 63 percent of the 
small plants.

Today's new action is a notice that EPA will review the 1987 OCPSF 
regulation pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
USC 610). The purpose of this review is to determine whether the OCPSF 
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 
solicits comment on the continued need for the rule; the complexity of 
the rule; the extent to which it overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts 
with other Federal, State, or local government rules; and the degree to 
which technology, economic conditions, or other relevant factors have 
changed since the rule was promulgated.

EPA continues to view the effluent limitations for the OCPSF category 
as a necessary component of the comprehensive program to restore and 
maintain the quality of our Nation's

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waters. EPA intends to continue to require compliance with the 
regulation. Until and unless the Agency modifies the rule, the 
discharges described in 40 CFR 414.11 remain subject to the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    11/00/99
End Comment Period              01/00/00
End Review                      10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4364

Agency Contact: Elwood Forsht, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7190
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: forsht.elwood@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________




3667.  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR INDIAN COUNTRY WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering whether to promulgate a national rule 
containing core federal water quality standards (WQS) to support 
tailored, site-specific decisions for all Indian country waters that do 
not have EPA-approved Tribal standards. EPA is contemplating this rule 
as a first step towards ensuring that the core Clean Water Act (CWA) 
framework for protecting water quality is in place for all such waters. 
The core federal water quality standards would establish: use 
designations consistent with CWA section 101(a) goals and other 
provisions of the CWA; narrative water quality criteria for protecting 
the designated uses; and an antidegradation policy designed to protect 
water quality. Such standards would provide a basis for EPA (in 
consultation with a Tribe) to affect pollution discharges occurring 
upstream from Tribal waters; provide a legally enforceable basis for 
including water quality based limitations or conditions in permits or 
certifications for discharges within Indian country; and provide the 
basis for EPA to establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Indian 
country waters. A federal promulgation would not prevent Tribes from 
developing their own standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/00/99
NPRM                            07/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4344

Agency Contact: Fred Leutner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1542
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: leutner.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD46
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3668. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF THE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501; 33 USC 1362 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 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                            02/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2804

Agency Contact: John Goodin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9910
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4502F, 
Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 202 260-9180
Email: lishman.john2@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB74
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3669. STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE (ROUND II)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361(a) CWA sec 501(a); 33 USC 1345 CWA sec 405

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revisions)

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 1999.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2001, Pollutant list for Round II.

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, 
dibenzofurans 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: Businesses, 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
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3670. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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 New Facilities             10/00/00
Final Action New Facilities     05/00/02
NPRM Existing Facilities        05/00/02
Final Action Existing Facilities04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3444

The Concent Decree required that EPA propose regulations implementing 
section 316(b) by July 2, 1999, and take final action with respect to 
these regulations by August 13, 2001. However, EPA has moved for an 
order modifying the Concent Decree to extend these deadlines. The 
modification would provide that the Administrator sign proposed 
regulations addressing newly constructed facilities that plan to 
utilize cooling water intake structures by October 5, 2000, and take 
final action with respect to those regulations by May 16, 2002. Also on 
May 16, 2002, EPA would sign proposed regulations addressing existing 
facilities that utilize cooling water intake structures, and take final 
action with respect to those regulations by April 1, 2004. At this 
writing, the Court has not acted on EPA's motion.

Sectors Affected: 211112 Natural Gas Liquid Extraction; 221111 
Hydroelectric Power Generation; 322121 Paper (except Newsprint) Mills; 
32213 Paperboard Mills; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325311 Nitrogenous 
Fertilizer Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 331221 Cold-Rolled Steel 
Shape Manufacturing; 331222 Steel Wire Drawing; 33121 Iron and Steel 
Pipes and Tubes Manufacturing from Purchased Steel; 331315 Aluminum 
Sheet, Plate and Foil Manufacturing; 331521 Aluminum Die-Castings; 
331524 Aluminum Foundries; 331525 Copper Foundries; 337214 Nonwood 
Office Furniture Manufacturing

Agency Contact: J. T. Morgan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6015
Email: morgan.james@epa.gov

Deborah Nagle, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2656

RIN: 2040-AC34


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3671. 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 CWA sec 501(a); 33 USC 1345 CWA sec 405

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or 
Disposal Regulation in two phases. Phase Two will address issues 
presented by judicial remand of specific requirements in the final 
Round 1 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                            07/00/00
Final Action                    07/00/01

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
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3672. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS REGULATION -- REVISION

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 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                            09/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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
Email: gilbertson.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC56
_______________________________________________________________________




3673. REVISIONS TO NPDES REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL SANITARY SEWER 
COLLECTION SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. 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 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 
501(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.42

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under a Presidential directive dated May 29, 1999, EPA is to 
develop within one year, a strong national regulation to prevent the 
40,000 (plus) annual sanitary sewer overflows from contaminating our 
Nation's beaches and jeopardizing the health of our Nation's families. 
In response, EPA is developing a notice of proposed rulemaking that 
will propose a broad-based reevaluation framework for sanitary sewer 
collection systems under the NPDES program. The Agency is proposing 
standard permit conditions for inclusion in permits for publicly owned 
treatment works (POTWs) and municipal sanitary sewer collection 
systems. The standard requirements would address reporting requirements 
for SSOs, recordkeeping and capacity assurance, management, operation 
and maintenance requirements for municipal sanitary sewer collection 
systems; public notice requirements for SSOs; and a prohibition on 
SSOs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3999

Note: This rule was formerly known as ``Revisions to NPDES Requirements 
for Complaince Reporting and Collection System Discharges.''

Agency Contact: Sharie Centilla, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 202 260-6052
Email: centilla.sharie@epa.gov

Kevin Weiss, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4201, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9524
Email: weiss.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________




3674. 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 1314(h)CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361CWA 501(a); 42 
USC 300(f) SDWA 1412; 42 USC 300(g)(1) SDWA 1413; 42 USC 300(g)(2) SDWA 
1414; 42 USC 300(g)(3) SDWA 1415; 42 USC 300(g)(4) SDWA 1416; 42 USC 
300(g)(5) SDWA 1445; 42 USC 300(j)(4) SDWA 1450; 42 USC 300(j)(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                            03/00/00
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. 4047

Agency Contact: Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

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-AD08
_______________________________________________________________________




3675. ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTRONIC REPORTING FOR NPDES PERMITTEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA 304(i); 33 USC 
1318 CWA 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.22; 40 CFR 122.41(k); 40 CFR 122.41(j); 40 CFR 
122.41(i); 40 CFR 122.63; 40 CFR 403.12g

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. The rule will not 
require electronic reporting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4051

Agency Contact: Brian Frazer, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0101
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: frazer.brian@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________




3676. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE FEEDLOTS POINT SOURCE 
CATEGORY, SWINE AND POULTRY SUBCATEGORIES, AND NPDES REGULATION FOR 
CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 121 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD19
_______________________________________________________________________




3677. EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE FEEDLOTS 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, DAIRY AND BEEF CATTLE SUBCATEGORIES

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 122 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________




3678. 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

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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                            03/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4168

EPA has submitted an unopposed motion to the Court requesting an 
extension of the 12/31/99 deadline for the proposal to 3/00/00.

Sectors Affected: 21211 Coal Mining

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3679. AMEND THE FINAL WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM 
TO PROHIBIT MIXING ZONE FOR BIOACCUMULATIVE CHEMICALS OF CONCERN

Priority: Other Significant

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 publication date of the final rule. New discharges of 
BCCs would be subject to the mixing zone prohibition 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), and was remanded to the Agency for 
further consideration. This action reflects EPA's reconsideration of 
the factual record in response to that remand.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3680. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00
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. 4214

Agency Contact: Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

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-AD34
_______________________________________________________________________




3681.  FURTHER REVISIONS TO CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF 
DISCHARGE OF DREDGED MATERIAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 232.2; 33 CFR 232.2(d)(1)(iii)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action involves joint rulemaking by EPA and the 
Department of the Army to clarify the regulatory definition of 
``discharge of dredged material'' under the Clean Water Act Section 
404. This action is being taken in follow-up to a final rule that was 
promulgated in May 1999 to comply with a court decision. The May 1999 
rule clarified that incidental fallback is not regulated under the 
definition of

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``discharge of dredged material.'' Further clarification of the 
definition of ``discharge of dredged material'' is now being undertaken 
in order to help ensure that the waters of the U.S., including 
wetlands, continue to receive the protection they need and to help 
reduce ambiguity for the regulated community and ensure consistent 
application of the regulatory definition.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4261

Affected Sectors; Question  20: The proposed rulemaking 
addresses discharge of dredged material into waters of the United 
States in general, and thus is not industry-specific.

Agency Contact: John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502-F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: Lishman.John@epa.gov

 John Goodin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4502-F, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9910
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: Goodin.John@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD41
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3682. 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 14, 1999.

Abstract: Centralized Waste Treatment facilities receive hazardous and 
non-hazardous waste from off-site for treatment or recovery operations 
(excluding solvent recovery). EPA is developing technology-based 
effluent limitations and pretreatment standards to control the 
discharge of pollutants from these facilities. This rule was formerly 
titled Waste Treatment, Phase I.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/27/95                     60 FR 5464
Notice of Data Availability     09/16/96                    61 FR 48805
NPRM Reproposal                 01/13/99                     64 FR 2279
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2805

Sectors Affected: 562219 Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and 
Disposal

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

RIN: 2040-AB78
_______________________________________________________________________




3683. 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 15, 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
Notice of Data Availability     07/20/99                    64 FR 38863
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

Sectors Affected: 562998 All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management 
Services

Agency Contact: John Tinger, (Landfills), Environmental Protection 
Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4992
Email: tinger.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB98
_______________________________________________________________________




3684. 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

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

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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                    02/00/00

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
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________




3685. 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: 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. 348

Sectors Affected: 562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal; 562212 
Solid Waste Landfill

Agency Contact: Mike Ebner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5397
Email: ebner.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC23
_______________________________________________________________________




3686. 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.

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                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3504

Agency Contact: Matt Mitchell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region IX, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 744-2007
Email: mitchell.matthew@epa.gov

William Morrow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3657
Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC44
_______________________________________________________________________




3687. 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

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facilities that contribute insignificant amounts of pollutants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/22/99                    64 FR 39564
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3663

Agency Contact: Patrick Bradley, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6963
Email: bradley.patrick@epamail.epa.gov

Jeff Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5586
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: smith.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




3688. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE -- ROUND II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA 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; 40 CFR 
22; 40 CFR 117; 40 CFR 125; 40 CFR 144; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271

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 Action                    11/00/99

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
Email: rubin.howard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC70
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3689. 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 a new procedure for the analysis of cyanide 
under the Clean Water Act. Cyanide 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 Method 335.1 calls 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 a new test procedure for the determination 
of cyanides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/07/98                    63 FR 36809
Final Action                    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. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3690. 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 1361 CWA sec 502; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402

[[Page 65149]]

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               02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3691. NPDES COMPREHENSIVE STORM WATER PHASE II REGULATIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 134 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AC82
_______________________________________________________________________




3692. 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 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               06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3693. 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, quality 
assurance/quality control, 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                    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. 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


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3694. 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 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 
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 would 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                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3695. 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: Final, Judicial, November 30, 1999.

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 combusters that only burn off-site wastes 
from facilities within the same corporate structure (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
Notice of availability          05/17/99                    64 FR 26714
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)

Sectors Affected: 562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Samantha Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7149
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: lewis.samantha@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________




3696. TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REGULATIONS REVISIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 136 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD22
_______________________________________________________________________




3697. 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 1342 CWA sec 402; 
33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency proposed to amend the Pulp and Paper 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                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4192

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

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


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[[Page 65151]]

3698. 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.

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                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4195

Agency Contact: William Morrow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3657
Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, Atlanta, GA 
30303
Phone: 404 562-9267

RIN: 2040-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3699. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR 
PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE -- REVISION OF 
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) CRITERIA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, September 27, 1999.

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 
had 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                    11/09/99                    64 FR 61181

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
Email: roberts.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD27
_______________________________________________________________________




3700. 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 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 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                            07/09/99                    64 FR 37072
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 65152]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4234

Legal Deadline: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3701.  TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) - NPDES AND WQS 
REGULATIONS REVISIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 137 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________




3702.  RECOGNITION AWARDS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 501(e)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is formalizing the 
eligibility requirements, nominations process, application provisions 
and selection criteria for the annual Clean Water Act (CWA) Awards 
known as the National Wastewater Management Excellence Awards Program. 
Section 501(e) of the CWA authorizes the Administrator, on behalf of 
the U.S. Government to recognize outstanding technological achievements 
or innovative processes, methods or devices in waste treatment and 
pollution abatement programs. The rule establishes regulations under 
which the recognition may be applied for and granted. Though the Agency 
has been making presentations for several years, this action would 
minimize the number of inquiries concerning the awards program's 
winners and their qualifications. The program currently includes awards 
for Operations and Maintenance, Beneficial Use of Biosolids, Storm 
Water Management, Pretreatment, and Combined Sewer Overflow Controls. 
Awards for other programs may be added later. EPA is formalizing the 
CWA awards program using a direct final rulemaking because the Agency 
does not expect adverse comments. Unless the Agency receives comments 
requiring a response during the public comment period associated with 
an identical companion proposed rule published elsewhere in the Federal 
Register on the same date, the formalized eligibility requirements, 
nominations process, application provisions and selection criteria will 
become effective without further notice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM companion of Direct Final 
Rule                            05/00/00
Direct Final Rule               05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4332

Note: This rule was formerly known as ``National Wastewater Management 
Excellence Awards Program.''

Agency Contact: Maria Campbell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4204, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5815

RIN: 2040-AD44
_______________________________________________________________________




3703. FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN REGULATION FOR CERTAIN NON-TRANSPORTATION-
RELATED FACILITIES THAT HANDLE, STORE, OR TRANSPORT VEGETABLE OILS AND 
ANIMAL FATS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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: None

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 CFR 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/08/99                    64 FR 17227
NPRM                            04/08/99
Final Action                    02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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. 4217

Sectors Affected: 311222 Soybean Processing; 311223 Other Oilseed 
Processing; 311225 Fats and Oils Refining and Blending; 311613 
Rendering and Meat By-product Processing; 311711 Seafood Canning; 
311712 Fresh and Frozen Seafood Processing

Agency Contact: Barbara Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8823
Fax: 703 603-9126
Email: davis.barbara@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE64

[[Page 65153]]

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3704. 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 1317 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1317 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 additional industrial groups such as: bus and 
truck, household equipment, instruments, motor vehicles, office 
machines, precious metals and jewelry, railroads, job shops, 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 Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2806

Sectors Affected: 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 339 Miscellaneous 
Manufacturing

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

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3705. 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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: All existing manufacturing, commercial, mining, and 
silvicultural operations requiring a National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES) permit must submit an application in order 
to obtain a permit. The existing industrial application form has not 
been revised since 1984 and needs to be updated to reflect statutory 
and related regulatory changes in the NPDES and water quality standards 
program. The purpose of this action would be 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
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3234

Agency Contact: Jeff Lape, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6057
Email: lape.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC26
_______________________________________________________________________




3706. 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                            01/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3707. 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(c)(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
Email: roberts.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC55
_______________________________________________________________________




3708. 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 
Clean Water Act. Water quality-based permits are necessary when 
technology-based controls do not allow a particular water body to meet 
the State's designated water quality standard. Because the methods 
currently approved under 40 CFR part 136 were designed to 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                            08/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/02

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3709. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE -- ROUND III

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA 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.

[[Page 65155]]

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

RIN: 2040-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3710. 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 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1362 CWA sec 502; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 420

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April 30, 2002.
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.

Abstract: EPA will propose amendments to the effluent limitations 
guidelines and standards regulations 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 Action                    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

Sectors Affected: 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 331221 Cold-Rolled Steel 
Shape Manufacturing; 331222 Steel Wire Drawing; 33121 Iron and Steel 
Pipes and Tubes Manufacturing from Purchased Steel; 324199 All Other 
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3711. 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. 
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
Final Action                    06/00/01

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
Fax: 202 260-5394
Email: morris.markl@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




3712. 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 1251 et seq CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1314(h) CWA 
501(a); 33 USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

[[Page 65156]]

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 404

Agency Contact: Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

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-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3713. 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 1318 CWA 402; 
33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will consider revising the technology-based effluent 
limitations guidelines and standards 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 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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 405

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

Agency Contact: J. Troy Swackhammer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7128
Email: swackhammer.j-troy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3714. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE TWO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(h) 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                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 408

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3715. 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 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

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Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4086

Sectors Affected: 21111 Oil and Gas Extraction

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-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




3716. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4264

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

Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, Region IV, 
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267

RIN: 2040-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________




3717.  UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR VESSELS OF THE 
ARMED FORCES - PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1322; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 31, 2001.

Abstract: This action is phase II of implementing regulations on 
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces. 
In 1996 the Clean Water Act was amended to create section 312(n), 
``Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed 
Forces.'' Section 312(n) directs EPA and DOD to work together to 
provide Armed Forces vessels with a nationally uniform set of discharge 
standards, which preempt State discharge standards for these vessels. 
The purpose of the statute is to allow DOD to plan, design and build 
environmentally sound vessels, to encourage innovative pollution 
control technology, and to improve operational flexibility. EPA and DOD 
jointly promulgated Phase I of these regulations, 40 CFR part 1700, on 
May 10, 1999 (64 FR 25126). The Phase I rulemaking concluded that 25 
discharges from Armed Forces vessels would require control devices. 
Some of these discharges have the potential to introduce oil or other 
organics into receiving waters (such as bilge water); some have the 
potential to introduce copper or other metals (such as fire main); and 
some have the potential to introduce nonindigenous invasive aquatic 
species (such as ballast water). Phase II will establish performance 
standards for control devices for these 25 discharges. Once DOD 
implements rules for achieving the standards set in phase II, covered 
discharges from Armed Forces will be required to meet these standards, 
and will not be subject to discharge standards established by States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4357

Agency Contact: Gregory Stapleton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0141
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: stapleton.gregory@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD39
_______________________________________________________________________




3718.  EFFLUENT GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT 
INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. 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 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 2000.
Final, Statutory, December 31, 2002.

Abstract: The effluent guidelines will apply to construction activities 
associated with new development, as well as to those associated with 
re-development activities. The regulations will address storm water 
runoff from construction sites during the active phase of construction, 
as well as post-construction runoff. Construction activity is a major 
source of sediment and other pollutants discharged to the nation's 
waters. Industries potentially affected by this rulemaking include land 
developers, home builders, builders of commercial and industrial 
property, and other private and public sector construction site owners 
and operators. EPA will develop design criteria for erosion and 
sediment controls and storm water best management practices (BMPs). 
These requirements will be implemented in NPDES storm water permits 
issued to construction site owners and operators.

[[Page 65158]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 428

Sectors Affected: 23 Construction

Agency Contact: Eric Strassler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7150
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: strassler.eric@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3719. NPDES WASTEWATER PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS AND REGULATORY REVISIONS 
FOR MUNICIPAL DISCHARGES AND SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL

Priority: Other Significant

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)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/95                    60 FR 62545
Final Action                    08/04/99                    64 FR 42433

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Robin Danesi
Phone: 202 260-2991
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: danesi.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB39
_______________________________________________________________________




3720. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRIES 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 441

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of withdrawal of NPRM    08/18/99                    64 FR 45072

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marta Jordan
Phone: 202 260-0817
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jordan.marta@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB97
_______________________________________________________________________




3721. AMENDMENTS TO ROUND I FINAL SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL RULE--
PHASE ONE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/25/95                    60 FR 54771
Final Action                    08/04/99                    64 FR 42551

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin
Phone: 202 260-7589
Fax: 202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC29
_______________________________________________________________________




3722. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING OIL AND GREASE TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE 
ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/96                     61 FR 1730
Notice of Data Availability     10/02/97                    62 FR 51621
Final Action                    05/14/99                    64 FR 26315

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

RIN: 2040-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3723. STREAMLINING 301(H) WAIVER RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 125(g)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

No further action planned on 
this rule.                      11/10/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David Redford
Phone: 202 260-9179

RIN: 2040-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________




3724. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR ARMED FORCES VESSELS--
PHASE I

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700 ``(New)''

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/25/98                    63 FR 45298
Final Action                    05/10/99                    64 FR 25126

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Ronald Jordan
Phone: 202 260-7115

RIN: 2040-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________




3725. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY; INCENTIVES AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18795
Final Action                    07/07/99                    64 FR 36580

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Mark Perez
Phone: 202 260-2275
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: perez.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD05
_______________________________________________________________________




3726. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/26/98                    63 FR 28868
Final Action                    06/08/99                    64 FR 30417

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Maria Gomez-Taylor
Phone: 202 260-1639
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov
William A. Telliard
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD07
_______________________________________________________________________




3727. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE ORE MINING AND DRESSING 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, GOLD PLACER MINE SUBCATEGORY (COMPLETION OF A 
SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1361; 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 of the Ore Mining and Dressing Point Source 
Category. In the April 27, 1998 issue of the Regulatory Agenda, EPA 
announced the review of the Placer Mine effluent guidelines under 
Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and solicited public 
comment on whether additional changes to that rule would further reduce 
impacts on small entities while still accomplishing the objectives of 
the statute authorizing the rule. We did not receive any comments. In 
addition to soliciting public comment, EPA also reviewed the rule and 
related factors 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 completed its 
review and concludes that the effluent limitations for the Gold Placer 
Mine Subcategory are a necessary component of the comprehensive program 
to restore and maintain the quality of our Nation's waters and should 
be continued in effect without change. With this notice, EPA concludes 
its section 610 review of this rule.

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/24/88                    53 FR 18764
End Review Rule to remain 
unchanged.                      09/03/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4133

Sectors Affected: 212221 Gold Ore Mining

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3728. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 117 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3729. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND WATER RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 118 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3730. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 119 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AB75
_______________________________________________________________________




3731. LONG TERM 1 ENHANCED SURFACE WATER TREATMENT/FILTER BACKWASH RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 120 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




3732. USE OF SCREENING PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE MONITORING OF DRINKING 
WATER CONTAMINANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) SDWA 1401; 42 USC 300(g)(1) SDWA 1412; 
42 USC 300(j)(4) SDWA 1445

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (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

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reference methods for use in compliance monitoring 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 would 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 would 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 would only add new 
analytical methods and/or analytical approaches and would not withdraw 
or modify previously approved methods.

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, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4212

Agency Contact: 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

Dr. Jitendra Saxena, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9579
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: saxena.jitendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3733. REVISIONS TO THE UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL REGULATIONS FOR 
CLASS V INJECTION WELLS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(h) SDWA 1421 to 1425

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

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, July 18, 1998.
Final, Judicial, November 29, 1999.

Abstract: This rule is formerly known as Management of Class V 
Injection Wells under Part C of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA). The 
EPA proposed changes to the Class V Underground Injection Control (UIC) 
regulations that would add new requirements for 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. 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 may be impacted by the 
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
NPRM 2 Reproposal               07/29/98                    63 FR 40585
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2778

Sectors Affected: 4411 Automobile Dealers; 4412 Other Motor Vehicle 
Dealers; 447 Gasoline Stations; 484 Truck Transportation; 485 Transit 
and Ground Passenger Transportation; 532 Rental and Leasing Services; 
8111 Automotive Repair and Maintenance; 7212 RV (Recreational Vehicle) 
Parks and Recreational Camps

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3734. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LEAD AND COPPER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) 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

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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, 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                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 344

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

RIN: 2040-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




3735. 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 300(f) 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               03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3563

Agency Contact: Evelyn Washington, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3029

RIN: 2040-AC41
_______________________________________________________________________




3736. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADIUM, URANIUM, 
ALPHA, BETA AND PHOTON EMITTERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) SDWA sec 1412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, November 18, 2000, for 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                            11/00/99
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 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3737. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS AND 
REVISIONS TO LABORATORY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) SDWA 1401; 42 USC 300(g)(1) SDWA 1412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this rule, EPA approves the use of updated versions of 25 
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 54 Standard Methods 
for Examination of Water and Wastewater (Standard Methods) and 13 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analytical methods for compliance 
determinations of chemical contaminants in drinking water. EPA is also 
approving use of a new medium and two new methods for simultaneous 
determination of total coliforms and E. coli., a new method for 
determination of lead, six new methods for determination of magnesium, 
and two new methods for determination of acid herbicides. In addition, 
the Agency is making several technical corrections or clarifications to 
the regulations,

[[Page 65162]]

amending the regulation to change the composition of Performance 
Evaluation (PE) samples, requiring a successful PE sample analysis each 
year for chemical analyses, and requiring method specific laboratory 
certification criteria for reporting compliance data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/31/98                    63 FR 41133
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations, Governmental 
Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4044

Two previous listed rules in the Regulatory Agenda have been merged 
into this rule. These rules are the National Primary and Secondary 
Drinking Water Regulations: Analytic Methods for Organic, Inorganic and 
Microbiological Contaminants and Pesticides; SAN 4257; RIN: 2040-AD29 
and the National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: 
Analytical Methods for Microbes, Lead and Magnesium; SAN 4221; RIN: 
2040-AD30. These are listed as completed`` elsewhere in the Agenda.

Agency Contact: Dr. Jitendra Saxena, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4603, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9579
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-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________




3738. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM PUBLIC NOTIFICATION REGULATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 135 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________




3739. DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300j-12 SWDA 1452 (g)(3)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 
established a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program 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. The SWDA amendments 
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                   03/00/00
Final Action                    07/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

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

RIN: 2040-AD20
_______________________________________________________________________




3740.  UPDATE OF STATE UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PROGRAMS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300h-1 SDWA Section 1422; 42 USC 300h-4 SDWA 
Section 1425

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 147 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA provides a place in its regulations where all the State 
UIC programs are summarized. Included in this summarization are all the 
authorities and regulations used by the States to implement the UIC 
program, as well as all other documents that are relevant to the 
program. The primary reason for the codification of this descriptive 
information is to clarify which State requirements in a primacy State 
EPA can enforce directly. This effort is an update of the existing Part 
147 and should have no impact on the regulated community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4236

Agency Contact: Mario Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2363
Fax: 202 260-0732
Email: salazar.mario@epa.gov

Bruce Kobelski, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4606, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7275
Fax: 260 202-4656

RIN: 2040-AD40


_______________________________________________________________________



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3741.  REVISION TO THE INTERIM ENHANCED SURFACE WATER TREATMENT 
RULE (IESWTR) AND THE STAGE 1 DISINFECTANTS AND DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS 
RULE (DBPR).

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 40 USC 300(f)-300(j) SWDA 1412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will make minor revisions to the IESWTR and the 
DBPR which were published December 16, 1998. The primary purpose of 
this Direct Final Rule is to revise the compliance date of both rules. 
A key outcome of this change will be to shift the monitoring periods to 
coincide with standard quarters, which will facilitate the 
implementation of both rules. This action will also extend the use of 
new analytical methods for Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM), that are 
included in these rules, for compliance with existing drinking water 
regulations. The revisions also include a few minor changes to the 
regulatory language which will clarify interpretation of the regulatory 
requirements. EPA intends to publish technical corrections to these two 
rules concurrent with this direct final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4281

Agency Contact: Heather L. Shank-Givens, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0063
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: givens.heather@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD43
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3742. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: SULFATE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) 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 the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1986. The 
contaminant was deferred from the Phase V regulation in order to allow 
the EPA 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. EPA proposed but never 
finalized several options for compliance which would be an alternative 
to central treatment and less costly. The 1996 amendments to the SDWA 
call for a definitive study to resolve remaining health risk questions. 
Thereafter, EPA is to make a determination whether or not to regulate 
sulfate. EPA and the Centers for Disease Control have conducted the 
health risk study for sulfate. The results of the study will serve as 
the basis for the Agency's determination on whether to regulate 
sulfate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/94                    59 FR 65578
Notice Sulfate Study            02/11/99                     64 FR 7028
Final Action Decision to 
regulate or not                 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: Irene Dooley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9531
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: dooley.irene@epa.gov

James Taft, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4603, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5519
Email: taft.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC07
_______________________________________________________________________




3743. 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 300(f) 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

[[Page 65164]]

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3238

Agency Contact: Corry Westbrook, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4603, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3228

RIN: 2040-AC13
_______________________________________________________________________




3744. STREAMLINING DRINKING WATER MONITORING REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f)(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 that 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

Agency Contact: Ed Thomas, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0910

RIN: 2040-AC73
_______________________________________________________________________




3745.  LONG TERM 2 ENHANCED SURFACE WATER TREATMENT 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: 40 USC 300g-1(b)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 141 to 142

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, February 28, 2001.
Final, Statutory, May 31, 2002.

Abstract: The Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule 
LT2ESWTR) will control risk from microbial pathogens in drinking water. 
It is being developed simultaneously with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and 
Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) which will address risk caused by 
the use of disinfectants in drinking water. This rule could affect all 
public water systems that use surface water as a source. Promulgating 
the LT2ESWTR and the Stage 2 DBPR as a paired rulemaking is necessary 
to ensure that adequate protection from microbial risk is maintained 
while EPA manages risk from disinfection byproducts. EPA is required to 
promulgate the Stage 2 DBPR by May, 2002, under the 1996 Safe Drinking 
Water Act amendments. In developing the LT2ESWTR, EPA will analyze a 
significant body of new survey data on microbial pathogens in source 
and finished waters, as well as data on parameters which could serve as 
indicators of microbial risk. This survey data, which was collected 
under the Information Collection Rule (ICR), Supplemental Surveys to 
the ICR, and additional research projects, will provide a substantially 
more comprehensive and complete picture of the occurrence of waterborne 
pathogens than was available previously. EPA will also use significant 
new data on the efficiency of treatment processes for the removal and 
inactivation of microorganisms, as well as new information on the 
toxicity of certain pathogens, to determine effective regulatory 
requirements for controlling microbial risk. On March 30, 1999 EPA 
established a committee of stakeholders under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) to assist in the development of these rules. The 
FACA committee is scheduled to make recommendations on rule options to 
EPA in April, 2000.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4341

Agency Contact: Dan Schmelling, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1439
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: schmelling.dan@epa.gov

Thomas Grubbs, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7270
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: grubbs.thomas@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD37


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3746.  STAGE 2 DISINFECTANTS/DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS 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: 40 USC 300g-1(b)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 141 to 142

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, February 28, 2001.
Final, Statutory, May 22, 2002.

Abstract: The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments require EPA to 
promulgate a Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 
2 DBPR) by May, 2002. EPA plans to propose this rule in February, 2001. 
The Regulation, along with a Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) that will be promulgated simultaneously, is 
intended to expand existing public health protections and address 
concerns about risk trade-offs between pathogens and disinfection 
byproducts. This rule could affect all public water systems that add a 
disinfectant to the drinking water during any part of the treatment 
process although the impacts may be limited to community water systems 
(CWSs) and non-transient non-community water systems (NTNCWSs). 
Promulgating the LT2ESWTR and the Stage 2 DBPR as a paired rulemaking 
is necessary to ensure that adequate protection from microbial risk is 
maintained while EPA manages risk from disinfection byproducts. EPA is 
required to promulgate the Stage 2 DBPR by May, 2002, under the 1996 
Safe Drinking Water Act amendments. In developing the Stage 2 DBPR, EPA 
will analyze a significant body of new survey data on source water 
quality parameters and disinfection byproduct formation and occurrence. 
This survey data, which was collected under the Information Collection 
Rule (ICR), Supplemental Surveys to the ICR, and additional research 
projects, will provide a substantially more comprehensive and complete 
picture of the occurrence of DBPs than was available previously. EPA 
will also use new information on the health effects of exposure to DBPs 
to determine effective regulatory requirements for controlling risk. On 
March 30, 1999 EPA established a committee of stakeholders under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to assist in the development of 
these rules. The FACA committee is scheduled to make recommendations on 
rule options to EPA in April, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4342

Agency Contact: Jennifer McLain, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0431
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: mclain.jennifer@epa.gov

Thomas Grubbs, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7270
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: grubbs.thomas@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD38
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3747. DRINKING WATER UNREGULATED CONTAMINANT MONITORING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.35(a) to (d); 40 CFR 141.40(a) to (n)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/30/99                    64 FR 23397
Final Action                    09/17/99                    64 FR 50555

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Charles Job
Phone: 202 260-7084
Fax: 202 260-3762
Yvette Selby
Phone: 202 260-4050

RIN: 2040-AD15
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3748. FILTER BACKWASH RECYCLING REGULATION

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

                                     

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Steve Potts
Phone: 202 260-5015
Fax: 202 410-6135
Email: potts.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD17
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3749. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
ANALYTIC METHODS FOR ORGANIC, INORGANIC AND MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS 
AND PESTICIDES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               09/03/98                    63 FR 47097
NPRM                            09/03/98                    63 FR 47115
Direct Final Withdrawn          12/31/98                    63 FR 72200

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jitendra Saxena
Phone: 202 260-9579
Email: saxena-jitendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD29


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3750. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ANALYTICAL METHODS 
FOR MICROBIAL, LEAD AND MAGNESIUM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.21; 40 CFR 141.23

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/99                     64 FR 2538

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Paul S. Berger
Phone: 202 260-3039
Email: berger.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD30
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA)



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3751. 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 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                            12/00/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, 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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Shore Protection Act (SPA)



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3752. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 237

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement the Shore Protection Act (SPA) and 
is designed to prevent the deposit of municipal and commercial waste 
into U.S. Coastal Waters. This rule establishes minimum waste handling 
practices for vessels and waste handling facilities involved in the 
transport of municipal or commercial wastes in the coastal waters of 
the U.S. The rule may require certain vessels and waste handling 
facilities to develop an operation and maintenance manual that 
identifies procedures to prevent, report, and clean up deposits of 
waste into coastal waters. 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                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 282

Agency Contact: James Woodley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1998

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Email: woodley.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB85
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