[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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Environmental Protection Agency





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                                  


  



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

40 CFR Ch. I

FRL-6876-4

October 2000 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:

 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 
costly, and more effective.

TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST:  If you would like to receive 
copies of future Agendas, please contact Janice Ndunguru (1806A), 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; or by e-mail at 
ndunguru.janice@epa.gov; or by phone at (202) 564-6572. There is no 
charge for the Agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  We welcome your comments and 
suggestions on how we can improve the Agenda. 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, questions, 
or suggestions about the Agenda or about EPA's rulemaking process, 
please direct them to: Philip Schwartz (1806A), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
phone: (202) 564-6564; e-mail: schwartz.philip@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:   

Table of Contents

     The Rulemaking Process

     EPA's Regulatory Philosophy and Priorities

     What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

     How Is the Agenda Organized?

     What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

     What Tools Are Available To Help Quickly Identify Rules That 
Are of Interest to You?

     What Particular Attention Do We Give to the Impacts of Rules 
on Small Entities?

     How Can You Access Federal Register Documents via the Internet 
and via E-mail?

The Rulemaking Process

     Congress has created a number of requirements that agencies 
must meet when they issue regulations. 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 these and other 
Executive orders at http://www.pub.whitehouse.gov/search/
executive-orders.html.

     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 can also 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 persuasive information and data that support your position, 
and you should also 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

     We will only issue such regulations as are required by law, 
are necessary to interpret the law, or are made necessary by 
compelling public need, such as failures of private markets to 
protect or improve the health and safety of the public, the 
environment, or the wellbeing of the American people. In deciding 
whether and how to regulate, we assess costs and benefits of 
available regulatory alternatives, including the alternative of not 
regulating. Costs and benefits are understood to include both 
quantifiable measures (to the fullest extent that these can be 
usefully estimated) and qualitative measures of costs and benefits 
that are difficult to quantify, but nevertheless essential to 
consider. Further, in choosing among alternative regulatory 
approaches, we will select those approaches that maximize net 
benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety, and other advantages; distributive impacts; and 
equity), unless a statute requires another regulatory approach.

     Much of the success over the last 30 years in cleaning up the 
Nation's water, air, and land is attributable to the system of 
Federal and State regulation that has directed and coordinated 
private investment in pollution control and prevention. While 
regulation will remain at the core of American environmental policy 
in the foreseeable future, we have learned that we cannot consider 
ourselves merely a regulatory agency if we are to be what the 
public expects and requires, the principal administrator for 
environmental protection in our society. Instead, in the twenty-
first century EPA must increasingly act as an innovator, educator, 
and leader in administering a broad set of new tools -- including 
new methods to design and administer regulations -- that engage all 
segments of our society in responsive behaviors that protect the 
environment while promoting appropriate economic

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growth. EPA has vigorously responded to the President and Vice 
President's call for a government that works better and costs less. 
We are emphasizing:

 Cheaper, cleaner, and smarter regulations

 Enhancing our partnerships with States, tribes and industry to 
place decisionmaking responsibility where it will best balance the twin 
goals of national consistency and local responsiveness, and

 Expanding the power of individuals to recognize and respond to 
environmental challenges in their own communities

     To learn more about what we are accomplishing in these areas 
please refer to the ``Statement of Regulatory and Deregulatory 
Priorities'' contained in EPA's 2000 Regulatory Plan in part II of 
today's Federal Register.

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?

     We have organized the Agenda:

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

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

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

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

    1. General

    2. The Clean Air Act (CAA)

    3. The Atomic Energy Act (AEA)

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

    5. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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

    7. 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)

    11. The Clean Water Act (CWA)

    12. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

    13. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

    In each of these 13 sections, there are up to 5 headings 
covering the following stages of rulemaking:

    1. Prerulemakings - Prerulemaking actions are intended to 
determine whether EPA should initiate rulemaking. Prerulemakings 
may include anything that influences or leads to rulemaking, such 
as advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs), significant 
studies or analyses of the possible need for regulatory action, 
announcement of reviews of existing regulations required under 
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 2001.

    5. Completed Actions - This section contains actions that have 
been promulgated and published in the Federal Register since 
publication of the April 2000 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.

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

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communities. OMB reviews all economically significant rules under 
Executive Order 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 Executive Order 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. 801; Public 
Law 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.''

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

    Small Entities Affected: Indicates whether we expect the rule 
to have any effect on small entities.

     Government Levels Affected: Indicates whether we expect the 
rule to have any effect on levels of government and, if so, whether 
the governments are State, local, tribal, or Federal.

    Federalism Implications: Indicates whether the action is 
expected to have substantial direct effects on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.

    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 one year by State, local, and tribal 
governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector. If we 
expect to exceed this $100 million threshold, we note it in this 
section.

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

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

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

    RIN: The Regulatory Identifier Number is used by OMB to 
identify and track rulemakings.

What Tools Are Available To Help Quickly Identify Rules That Are of 
Interest to You?

     The Regulatory Information Service Center (RISC), The 
Government Printing Office (GPO), and the EPA have created a number 
of finding aids to help identify actions that are of interest to 
you.

    For Rules That Directly Effect a Particular Industry: See 
Appendix F ``Environmental Protection Agency Subject Index to the 
Unified Agenda.'' If you have access to the Internet, use GPO's 
search engine at http://www.access.gpo.gov/su----docs/aces/
aaces002.html and select ``Unified Agenda (2000).'' If you include 
``Environmental Protection Agency'' among the search terms, your 
results will be more limited to EPA actions. You can also use your 
browser ``Find'' function (which is located under ``Edit'') on 
RISC's online version of the Agenda's table of contents at http://
ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/October2000/tables/table-19.html. In Netscape 
this function is called ``Find in Page'' and Internet Explorer it 
is called ``Find on Page.'' The RISC site just searches the EPA 
Agenda, so it is generally faster than the GPO site.

    For Rules With Economic Impacts Over $100 Million: Rules with 
an annual cost of $100 million or more are classified as 
economically significant. All of the economically significant rules 
that we expect to issue through September 2001 are included in The 
Regulatory Plan (along with certain other high priority rules that 
will cost less than $100 million per year). In the Table of 
Contents of this Agenda, all of The Regulatory Plan rules are 
highlighted in bold. The Regulatory Plan is published in part II of 
the same issue of the Federal Register in which we publish the 
Agenda. For each of the actions that we have included in The 
Regulatory Plan, we have included information on the risks, the 
alternatives

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under consideration, and the costs and benefits. We have four other 
economically significant rules (2060-AI99, 2060-AI44, 2060-AG99, 
2060-AG69) included in the Long-Term Actions sections of the Clean 
Air Act rules and one (2040-AB79) in the Long-Term section of the 
Clean Water Act rules which are not in The Regulatory Plan because 
we expect to issue them after September of 2001.

    For Rules With Impacts on Small Businesses, Small Governments, 
and Small Organizations: Go to Appendix B following this Agenda for 
the lists of the rules that we expect will have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of these small entities. These lists 
are also available on the Internet. The small businesses list is at 
http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/October2000/entities/sm----index-2.html. 
The small governments list is at http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/
October2000/entities/sm----index-3.html. And the small organizations 
list is at http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/October2000/entities/
sm----index-4.html.

     For rules that we expect will have some impact on some small 
entities but less than a significant impact on a substantial number 
of them, see Appendix C to this Agenda, ``Index to Entries That May 
Affect Small Entities When a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Is Not 
Required.'' This list is available on the Internet at http://
ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/October2000/entities/smgov-5.html.

    For Rules With Impacts on State, Local, or Tribal Governments, 
or Other Federal Agencies: See Appendix D to this Agenda, ``Index 
to Entries That May Affect Government Levels.'' This list is 
available on the Internet at http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/
October2000/entities/smgov-8.html.

What Particular Attention Do We Give to the Impacts of Rules on Small 
Entities?

    For each of our rulemakings we consider whether there will be 
any adverse impact on any small entity. We attempt to fit the 
regulatory requirements, to the extent feasible, to the scale of 
the businesses orgainzations, and govermental jurisdictions subject 
to the regulation.

    For 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.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Considerations: For Rules Expected To Have a 
Significant Impact on a Substantial Number of Small Entities

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

1. Convene a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel prior to 
proposing any rule with the potential to impose a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities (RFA section 609). 
SBREFA also established the EPA's Small Business Advocacy Chair who 
chairs each SBAR Panel. A SBAR Panel has four members: The Chair, the 
Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration, the 
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
within the Office of Management and Budget, and a senior manager from 
the EPA program office responsible for the subject rule. In the case of 
rules requiring a SBAR Panel, the Agency's small entity outreach prior 
to the convening of a Panel culminates in the development of a summary 
document that contains information on the potential impact of a 
proposed rule on small entities, and particularly on the issues 
referenced in RFA section 609. This summary then serves as the basis 
for convening the Panel. The Panel then conducts its review, carries 
out its own small entity outreach, and prepares a final report based on 
the comments from the small entity representatives and the Panel's 
deliberations. The Panel's final report is provided to the EPA 
Administrator and is made a part of the rulemaking record. Rules listed 
in the second 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 second 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 (1806A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; fax: (202) 564-6564, e-mail: 
schwartz.philip@epa.gov.

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How Can You Access Federal Register Documents via the Internet and E-
mail?

     Like many organizations in the public and private sector, EPA 
is harnessing the power of the Internet to meet the needs of those 
we serve. The EPA Web site offers more than 100,000 files online.

    If you want to get automatic e-mails about areas of particular 
interest as they appear in the Federal Register (FR), we maintain 
12 collections including: air; water; wastes and emergency 
response; pesticides; toxic substances; right-to-know and toxic 
release inventory; environmental impacts; endangered species; 
meetings; the Science Advisory Board; daily full-text notices with 
page numbers; and general information. For more information and to 
subscribe via our FR Web site, visit: http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/
subscribe.htm. If you have e-mail without full Internet access, 
please send an e-mail to envsubset@epa.gov to request instructions 
for subscribing to the EPA Federal Register listservers.

     Several Web sites allow access to the full text of Federal 
Register documents.

 The Government Printing Office site has a number of databases 
online including the Unified Agenda and the Federal Register going back 
to 1994. This site is the official source for the electronic Federal 
Register. It provides public access via telnet, Internet, and dial-up 
connection and is located at http://www.access.gpo.gov/su----docs/aces/
aaces002.html.

 EPA's site (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/) has environmental 
rules issued by EPA and other Federal agencies dating back to October 
1994 and lets you search by date, page citation or keyword. It includes 
links to the Regulatory Information Service Center and Government 
Printing Office sites.

 The Regulatory Information Service Center of the General 
Services Administration maintains a site to help users who want to find 
information about Federal, State, and local regulations at http://
www.reginfo.gov/. This site includes all agencies' regulatory agendas 
and regulatory plans going back to October 1995.

     In the ``Additional Information'' section of many of the 
entries in this Agenda we include the Internet address for 
documents that we have already published as part of the rulemaking.

    The October 2000 EPA Agenda follows.

Dated:  September 15, 2000.

 Richard T. Farrell,

Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation.

                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3462         SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in         2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements.............................................
3463         SAN No. 4191 Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort........................     2030-AA64
3464         SAN No. 4226 Incorporating Informal Clauses (EP) Into the EPAAR....................     2030-AA66
3465         SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest...     2030-AA67
3466         SAN No. 3876 Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts...........................     2030-AA50
3467         SAN No. 3817 Implementation of Changes to 40 CFR Part 32...........................     2030-AA48
3468         SAN No. 4021 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Educational Programs              2020-AA36
            Receiving Federal Assistance........................................................
3469         SAN No. 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations..............     2020-AA42
3470         SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations....................     2025-AA02
3471         SAN No. 4180 Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information       2025-AA04
            Act.................................................................................
3472         SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule (Reg Plan     2025-AA07
            Seq No. 130)........................................................................
3473         SAN No. 4351 Warrants for On-Scene Coordinators....................................     2030-AA68
3474         SAN No. 4397 Contractor Diversity Clause...........................................     2030-AA70
3475         SAN No. 4473 Regulatory Incentives for the National Environmental Achievement Track     2090-AA13
            Program (Reg Plan Seq No. 109)......................................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3476         SAN No. 3736 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance            2030-AA55
            Partnership (State) Grant Regulation (Reg Plan Seq No. 131).........................
3477         SAN No. 4128 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance            2030-AA56
            Partnership (Tribal) Grant Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 132)..............................
3478         SAN No. 4187 EPAAR Coverage on Local Hiring and Training...........................     2030-AA62
3479         SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR..........................     2030-AA37
3480         SAN No. 3629 EPA Mentor-Protege Program............................................     2030-AA40
3481         SAN No. 3874 Deletion of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for            2030-AA51
            Environmental Programs..............................................................

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3482         SAN No. 3807 Consolidation of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) Regulations     2020-AA26
            Currently Under TSCA and FIFRA Into One Rule........................................
3483         SAN No. 3933 Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in           2020-AA34
            Antarctica..........................................................................
3484         SAN No. 4185 Electronic Funds Transfer.............................................     2030-AA57
3485         SAN No. 4396 Business Ownership Representation.....................................     2030-AA69
3486         SAN No. 4400 Administrative Corrections to EPAAR 1515, Contracting By Negotiation..     2030-AA73
3487         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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3488         SAN No. 4427 Report on PM2.5 Federal Reference Method Field Study..................     2080-AA09
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3489         SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations....................     2020-AA21
3490         SAN No. 4180 Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information       2020-AA40
            Act.................................................................................
3491         SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule..........     2020-AA41
3492         SAN No. 4398 Display of EPA Office of Inspector General Hotline Poster.............     2030-AA71
3493         SAN No. 4399 Ratification and Debarment/Suspension Procedures, EPAAR 1509.4........     2030-AA72
3494         SAN No. 4401 Revision to Award Fee Clauses, 1552.216-70 and 1552.216-75............     2030-AA74
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3495         SAN No. 3259 New Source Review (NSR) Improvement (Reg Plan Seq No. 111)............     2060-AE11
3496         SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures.......     2060-AE20
3497         SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements............................     2060-AE22
3498         SAN No. 3407 Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for          2060-AF00
            Various Media; Revisions............................................................
3499         SAN No. 3412 Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70) (Reg Plan Seq No. 112).........     2060-AF70
3500         SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings)........................     2060-AF72
3501         SAN No. 3741 Service Information Availability......................................     2060-AG13
3502         SAN No. 3820 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products (Reg Plan Seq No. 113)....     2060-AG52
3503         SAN No. 3970 NESHAP: Cellulose Production Manufacturing............................     2060-AH11
3504         SAN No. 3969 NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills...............................     2060-AH13
3505         SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading         2060-AH31
            Provisions..........................................................................
3506         SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures...............................     2060-AH34
3507         SAN No. 3975 Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country.......     2060-AH37
3508         SAN No. 4046 Federal Major New Source Review (NSR) Program for Nonattainment Areas.     2060-AH53
3509         SAN No. 4022 NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks............     2060-AH55
3510         SAN No. 4045 Rulemaking To Modify the List of Source Categories From Which Fugitive     2060-AH58
            Emissions Are Considered in Major Source Determinations.............................
3511         SAN No. 4120 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allowance System for Controlling        2060-AH67
            HCFC Production, Import & Export....................................................
3512         SAN No. 4111 NESHAP: Fumed Silica Production.......................................     2060-AH72
3513         SAN No. 4104 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Industry.........................     2060-AH75
3514         SAN No. 4107 NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes...................     2060-AH78
3515         SAN No. 4113 NESHAP: Clay Minerals Processing......................................     2060-AH79

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3516         SAN No. 4114 NESHAP: Polyvinyl Chloride and CoPolymers Production..................     2060-AH82
3517         SAN No. 4098 NESHAP: Uranium Hexafluoride Production...............................     2060-AH83
3518         SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for      2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources........................
3519         SAN No. 4003 Technical Change To Dose Methodology for 40 CFR 191, Subpart A........     2060-AH90
3520         SAN No. 4333 Decision on a Petition From the Territory of American Samoa To Be          2060-AI60
            Exempted From the Gasoline Anti-Dumping Regulations.................................
3521         SAN No. 4464 Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From New York and Connecticut          2060-AJ36
            Regarding Sources in Michigan.......................................................
3522         SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand) (Reg Plan Seq No. 110).....     2060-AA61
3523         SAN No. 3656 NESHAP: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (Reg Plan Seq No.         2060-AG63
            114)................................................................................
3524         SAN No. 3657 NESHAP: Combustion Turbine (Reg Plan Seq No. 115).....................     2060-AG67
3525         SAN No. 3343 NESHAP: Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries............................     2060-AE43
3526         SAN No. 3346 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel.....................................     2060-AE48
3527         SAN No. 3326 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production......................     2060-AE79
3528         SAN No. 3452 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants:                  2060-AE82
            Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing and Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing
3529         SAN No. 3449 NESHAP: Chlorine Production...........................................     2060-AE85
3530         SAN No. 3551 Amendments to General Provisions Subparts A and B for 40 CFR 63.......     2060-AF31
3531         SAN No. 3746 NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations....................................     2060-AG26
3532         SAN No. 3749 NESHAP: Tire Manufacturing............................................     2060-AG29
3533         SAN No. 3754 Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners Maximum Achievable Control Technology       2060-AG34
            (MACT) Standard.....................................................................
3534         SAN No. 3823 NESHAP: Large Appliance (Surface Coating).............................     2060-AG54
3535         SAN No. 3825 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating)......     2060-AG56
3536         SAN No. 3655 NESHAP: Asphalt Roofing and Processing................................     2060-AG66
3537         SAN No. 3652 NESHAP: Refractories Manufacturing....................................     2060-AG68
3538         SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process       2060-AG69
            Heaters (Reg Plan Seq No. 116)......................................................
3539         SAN No. 3651 NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing............................................     2060-AG72
3540         SAN No. 3902 NESHAP: Semiconductor Production......................................     2060-AG93
3541         SAN No. 3906 NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry..........................     2060-AG96
3542         SAN No. 3909 NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing...........................     2060-AG98
3543         SAN No. 3907 NESHAP: Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing (Surface             2060-AG99
            Coating)............................................................................
3544         SAN No. 3924 NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining....................................     2060-AH03
3545         SAN No. 2841 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment.............................     2060-AH08
3546         SAN No. 3968 NESHAP: Site Remediation..............................................     2060-AH12
3547         SAN No. 3964 NESHAP: Leather Finishing Operations..................................     2060-AH17
3548         SAN No. 3972 NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing.....................................     2060-AH35
3549         SAN No. 3971 NESHAP: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)...................     2060-AH41
3550         SAN No. 3479 Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for     2060-AI01
            Determining Potential To Emit.......................................................
3551         SAN No. 4455 NESHAP: Amino/Phenolic Resins Amendment...............................     2060-AJ32
3552         SAN No. 3824 Metal Furniture (Surface Coating) NESHAP..............................     2060-AG55
3553         SAN No. 3826 Plastic Parts (Surface Coating) NESHAP................................     2060-AG57
3554         SAN No. 3904 NESHAP: Wood Building Products (Surface Coating)......................     2060-AH02
3555         SAN No. 3139 Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of Foreign Manufactured           2060-AD90
            Vehicles and Engines; Amendment.....................................................
3556         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................
3557         SAN No. 3673 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608          2060-AG20
            Sales Restriction...................................................................
3558         SAN No. 3827 Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP....................................     2060-AG58
3559         SAN No. 4385 Amendments to Vehicle Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements          2060-AJ03
            Implementing the Onboard Diagnostic Check; Proposed Amendment to the Final Rule.....
3560         SAN No. 4105 NESHAP: Generic MACT for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cynaide and Spandex..     2060-AH68
3561         SAN No. 4115 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment.............................     2060-AH69
3562         SAN No. 4110 NESHAP: Alumina Processing............................................     2060-AH70
3563         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...........................

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3564         SAN No. 4251 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Compression-Ignition        2060-AI36
            and Spark-Ignition Recreational Marine Engines......................................
3565         SAN No. 4253 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Quarantine        2060-AI42
            and Preshipment Methyl Bromide and Trade Ban With Non-Parties to the Montreal
            Protocol............................................................................
3566         SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide.....     2060-AI43
3567         SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate       2060-AI44
            Matter (Reg Plan Seq No. 117).......................................................
3568         SAN No. 4340 Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court     2060-AI56
            Decision (Reg Plan Seq No. 118).....................................................
3569         SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed            2060-AI62
            Amendments..........................................................................
3570         SAN No. 4316 NESHAP for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Operations-             2060-AI64
            Monitoring Amendments...............................................................
3571         SAN No. 4310 NESHAP for the Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments...........     2060-AI66
3572         SAN No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick, Structural Clay Products, and Clay Ceramics                 2060-AI67
            Manufacturing.......................................................................
3573         SAN No. 4343 NESHAP: Clay Ceramics Manufacturing...................................     2060-AI68
3574         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.....................
3575         SAN No. 4144 NESHAP: Engine Test Facilities........................................     2060-AI74
3576         SAN No. 4346 NESHAP: Lightweight Aggregate Manufacturing...........................     2060-AI75
3577         SAN No. 4304 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone - Corrections Notice..     2060-AI95
3578         SAN No. 4306 Development of Reference Method for the Determination of Source            2060-AI96
            Emissions of Filterable Fine Particulate Matter as PM2.5............................
3579         SAN No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;        2060-AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule.........................................................
3580         SAN No. 4393 Control of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE).........................     2060-AJ00
3581         SAN No. 4380 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Industry.........................     2060-AJ02
3582         SAN No. 4417 Removal of Aluminum Die Casting and Aluminum Foundries From the            2060-AJ11
            Secondary Aluminum NESHAP and Applicability Stay for These Industries...............
3583         SAN No. 4390 New Source Review (NSR) Improvement: Utility Sector Offramp Program...     2060-AJ14
3584         SAN No. 4433 Rulemaking for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport:            2060-AJ16
            Response to March 3, 2000 Decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the
            District of Columbia Circuit........................................................
3585         SAN No. 4460 NESHAP for Friction Products Manufacturing Industry...................     2060-AJ18
3586         SAN No. 4449 NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations..........     2060-AJ19
3587         SAN No. 4466 Rulemakings for the Purpose of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport         2060-AJ20
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 119)..............................................................
3588         SAN No. 4415 Petitions to Delist Source Categories From the Source Category List,       2060-AJ23
            Developed Pursuant to Section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act...........................
3589         SAN No. 4416 Revision to the Source Category Listing for Section 112(d)(2)              2060-AJ24
            Rulemaking Pursuant to Section 112(c)(6) Requirements...............................
3590         SAN No. 4421 Revising Regulations on Ambient Air Quality Monitoring................     2060-AJ25
3591         SAN No. 4426 Clarification to Existing Part 63 NESHAP Delegations' Provisions......     2060-AJ26
3592         SAN No. 4428 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Phaseout of Chlorobromomethane          2060-AJ27
            (Halon 1011) Production and Consumption.............................................
3593         SAN No. 4441 Federal Plan for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration        2060-AJ28
            Units...............................................................................
3594         SAN No. 4448 Revisions to Part 97 Federal NOx Budget Trading Program Allowance          2060-AJ30
            Allocation Method and Part 75 Output and Emissions Monitoring Provisions............
3595         SAN No. 4450 Guidelines for Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART)..............     2060-AJ31
3596         SAN No. 4456 Stratospheric Ozone Protection: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances     2060-AJ33
            for Calendar Year 2001..............................................................
3597         SAN No. 4457 NESHAP: Pesticides Active Ingredients--Amendments.....................     2060-AJ34
3598         SAN No. 4468 National Air Toxics Program: Integrated Strategy, Report to Congress..     2060-AJ38
3599         SAN No. 4471 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Georgia-Pacific Corporation's      2060-AJ39
            Facility in Big Island, Virginia....................................................
3600         SAN No. 4336 Amendments to NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations..........     2060-AJ40
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                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3601         SAN No. 3569 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating          2009-AA01
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant...................................................
3602         SAN No. 3380 NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry - Wastewater      2060-AE94
            (FINAL) and Amend. to Appendix C of Part 63 and Appendix J of Part 60...............
3603         SAN No. 3549 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries; Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic          2060-AF28
            Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery Units...........................................
3604         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. 133)..
3605         SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods          2060-AF83
            203A, 203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.......................................
3606         SAN No. 3568 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain,           2060-AG14
            Nevada (Reg Plan Seq No. 134).......................................................
3607         SAN No. 3743 Amendments for Testing and Monitoring Provisions to Part 60, Part 61,      2060-AG21
            and Part 63.........................................................................
3608         SAN No. 3748 Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical           2060-AG28
            Manufacturing Industry (Reg Plan Seq No. 135).......................................
3609         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................................
3610         SAN No. 3958 Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method         2060-AH23
            203)................................................................................
3611         SAN No. 3986 Consolidated Emissions Reporting Rule.................................     2060-AH25
3612         SAN No. 4030 Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines           2060-AH52
            Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards.............................
3613         SAN No. 4123 NESHAP: Pulp and Paper Production; Amendments to the Promulgated Rule.     2060-AH74
3614         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.....................................................................
3615         SAN No. 4096 Phase I Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) To Reduce the Regional         2060-AH87
            Transport of Ozone in the Eastern United States.....................................
3616         SAN No. 4082 NESHAP: Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production..........................     2060-AH89
3617         SAN No. 4077 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration on the 610              2060-AH99
            Nonessential Products Ban...........................................................
3618         SAN No. 4254 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to           2060-AI45
            Exclude Tertiary Butyl Acetate......................................................
3619         SAN No. 3470 Requirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of State             2060-AF01
            Implementation Plans (Guideline on Air Quality Models)..............................
3620         SAN No. 3304 NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production..............................     2060-AE44
3621         SAN No. 3340 NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting.......................................     2060-AE46
3622         SAN No. 3550 NESHAP: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast............................     2060-AF30
3623         SAN No. 3747 NESHAP: Boat Manufacturing............................................     2060-AG27
3624         SAN No. 3829 Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and             2060-AG60
            Delegation of Federal Authorities 112(l)............................................
3625         SAN No. 3905 NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry.........................     2060-AG97
3626         SAN No. 3903 NESHAP: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production...............     2060-AH22
3627         SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins-      2060-AH47
            Amendments..........................................................................
3628         SAN No. 3613 New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for               2060-AF91
            Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units............................
3629         SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations......     2060-AI03
3630         SAN No. 3556 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a           2060-AF36
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608................................................
3631         SAN No. 3560 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling Rule              2060-AF37
            Amendment To Include Substitute Refrigerants........................................
3632         SAN No. 4271 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Incorporation of Clean Air Act          2060-AI41
            Amendments for Reductions in Class I, Group VI Controlled Substances................
3633         SAN No. 4315 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating          2009-AA00
            Station; Navajo Nation..............................................................
3634         SAN No. 4240 NESHAP: Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfite       2060-AI34
            and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills.............................................
3635         SAN No. 4243 Standards and Guidelines for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units...     2060-AI51
3636         SAN No. 4284 Revision of Schedule for Standards Under Section 112 of the Clean Air      2060-AI52
            Act.................................................................................
3637         SAN No. 4285 Control of Emissions of Hazardous Pollutants From Motor Vehicles and       2060-AI55
            Motor Vehicle Fuels.................................................................
3638         SAN No. 4286 National Emission Standards for Benzene Emissions From Coke Byproduct      2060-AI65
            Recovery Plants (Part 61, Subpart L)................................................
3639         SAN No. 4355 Heavy-Duty Engine Emission Standards and Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control        2060-AI69
            Requirements (Reg Plan Seq No. 136).................................................

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3640         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.....
3641         SAN No. 4354 NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production; Proposed Amendments...............     2060-AI78
3642         SAN No. 4273 Amend Subpart Hand I, 40 CFR Part 61, for Emissions of Radionuclides       2060-AI90
            Other Than Radon From DOE Facilities................................................
3643         SAN No. 4299 Revision to Method 24 for Electrical Insulating Varnishes.............     2060-AI94
3644         SAN No. 4358 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Reformulated Gasoline              2060-AI98
            Adjustment..........................................................................
3645         SAN No. 4387 Amendments to State and Federal Operating Permits Programs, Part 70        2060-AJ04
            and Part 71, Compliance Certification Requirements..................................
3646         SAN No. 4410 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone Allocation of Essential-Use              2060-AJ15
            Allowances for Calendar Year 2000: Laboratory Essential Use Exemptions..............
3647         SAN No. 4458 Amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air            2060-AJ17
            Pollutants (NESHAP) for Pharmaceuticals Production..................................
3648         SAN No. 4414 Revision of Standards of Performance for Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From     2060-AJ22
            New Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units........................................
3649         SAN No. 4442 NESHAP for Source Categories: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and            2060-AJ29
            Phosphate Fertilizers Production -- Amendments......................................
3650         SAN No. 4465 Stay of the 8-Hour Portion of Findings of Significant Contribution and     2060-AJ37
            Rulemaking for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport......................
3651         SAN No. 4478 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid       2060-AJ41
            Waste Landfills: Amendment..........................................................
3652         SAN No. 4479 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Facilities -- Amendment.................     2060-AJ42
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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)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3653         SAN No. 3922 Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits       2060-AG92
            Program.............................................................................
3654         SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions.............................     2060-AH93
3655         SAN No. 4247 Revisions to Air Pollution Emergency Episode Requirements (Subpart H,      2060-AI47
            40 CFR Part 51).....................................................................
3656         SAN No. 3638 Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan................     2060-AI49
3657         SAN No. 3899 NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing...............................     2060-AG87
3658         SAN No. 3962 NESHAP: Manufacture of Carbon Black...................................     2060-AH19
3659         SAN No. 3973 NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations.............     2060-AH42
3660         SAN No. 4162 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production................................     2060-AI13
3661         SAN No. 4218 NESHAP: Process Heaters...............................................     2060-AI35
3662         SAN No. 2937 Field Citation Program................................................     2020-AA32
3663         SAN No. 3751 NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for         2060-AG31
            Other Solid Waste Incinerators......................................................
3664         SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit             2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas.........................
3665         SAN No. 4245 Consumer and Commercial Products: Flexible Package Printing Materials:     2060-AI31
            Determination on Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulation................
3666         SAN No. 3525 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List          2060-AG12
            Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program........................
3667         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)..................
3668         SAN No. 4276 Revision to NOx SIP Call Emission Budgets for Connecticut,                 2060-AI80
            Massachusetts and Rhode Island......................................................
3669         SAN No. 4383 Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From       2060-AI99
            the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey........................
3670         SAN No. 4391 Rescinding the Finding That the Pre-Existing PM10 Standards Are No         2060-AJ05
            Longer Applicable in Northern Ada County/Boise, Idaho...............................
3671         SAN No. 4413 NESHAP: Aluminum Die Casting and Aluminum Foundries...................     2060-AJ09
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3672         SAN No. 3637 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources        2012-AA00
            Located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.........................................
3673         SAN No. 3569 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating          2060-AF42
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant...................................................
3674         SAN No. 3637 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources        2060-AF84
            Located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.........................................
3675         SAN No. 3744 Amendment to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources;          2060-AG22
            Monitoring Requirements (PS-1)......................................................
3676         SAN No. 3819 NSPS: Sewage Sludge Incinerators......................................     2060-AG50
3677         SAN No. 4102 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing..................................     2060-AH73
3678         SAN No. 4116 NESHAP: Ammonium Sulphate Production (Caprolactam Byproduct)..........     2060-AH77
3679         SAN No. 4112 NESHAP: Hydrogen Chloride Production..................................     2060-AH80
3680         SAN No. 4165 Optional Certification Streamlining Procedures for LDVs, LDTs, and         2060-AI15
            HDEs................................................................................
3681         SAN No. 4295 Additional Flexibility Amendments to Inspection Maintenance Program        2060-AI61
            Requirements; Amendments to the Final Rule..........................................
3682         SAN No. 4453 NESHAP: Off-Site Waste Recovery Operations; Additional Technical           2060-AJ21
            Amendments..........................................................................
3683         SAN No. 3078 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry...................................     2060-AE77
3684         SAN No. 3908 Offset Lithographic Printing National VOC Rule........................     2060-AH00
3685         SAN No. 4352 Transportation Conformity Amendment: Deletion of Grace Period.........     2060-AI76
3686         SAN No. 3361 Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts (25                2060-AE29
            Horsepower) (Phase 2)...............................................................
3687         SAN No. 4159 Redefinition of Glycol Ethers Listed as HAPs Under the Clean Air Act,      2060-AI08
            and Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA...............................................
3688         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....
3689         SAN No. 4219 Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators--Federal Plan (Federal      2060-AI25
            Plan for existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators)...................
3690         SAN No. 4222 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation             2060-AI37
            Operations..........................................................................
3691         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....................................................
3692         SAN No. 3626 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendment to Transshipment              2060-AI46
            Provision in Final Rule Accelerating the Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances.....
3693         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).............................................................
3694         SAN No. 4318 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone Allocation of Essential-Use              2060-AI73
            Allowances for CY 2000: Allocations for Metered-Dose Inhalers & the Space Shuttle &
            Titan Rockets.......................................................................
3695         SAN No. 4315 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating          2060-AI79
            Station; Navajo Nation..............................................................
3696         SAN No. 4275 Amendment to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants:     2060-AI91
            Halogenated Solvent Cleaning........................................................
3697         SAN No. 4339 Amendments to the NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning................     2060-AJ01
3698         SAN No. 4402 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Transmission        2060-AJ08
            and Storage; Amendments.............................................................
3699         SAN No. 4384 Direct Final Amendments to the Polyether Polyols NESHAP...............     2060-AJ10
3700         SAN No. 4388 Extending Operating Permits Program Interim Approval Expiration Dates.     2060-AJ12
3701         SAN No. 4379 Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment...................................     2060-AJ13
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3702         SAN No. 3602 Protective Action Guidance for Drinking Water.........................     2060-AF39
3703         SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-      2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste....................................................
3704         SAN No. 4403 Revision of the 40 CFR Part 194 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Compliance     2060-AJ07
            Criteria............................................................................
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                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3705         SAN No. 2687 Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration (Revision)...............     2070-AC12
3706         SAN No. 4143 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (Reg Plan Seq No. 121)..........     2070-AD26
3707         SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for Registration Review Program................     2070-AD29
3708         SAN No. 4173 Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Registrations; Product Chemistry       2070-AD30
            Requirements........................................................................
3709         SAN No. 4347 Registration of Granular Fertilizer-Pesticide Combination Products....     2070-AD40
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                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3710         SAN No. 3890 Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions.........................     2070-AD15
3711         SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees.................................     2070-AD23
3712         SAN No. 2684 Plant-Incorporated Protectants; FIFRA Rule and FFDCA Tolerance Actions     2070-AC02
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 137)..............................................................
3713         SAN No. 3432 Pesticide Management and Disposal.....................................     2020-AA33
3714         SAN No. 3222 Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan (Reg Plan Seq No. 138)......     2070-AC46
3715         SAN No. 3731 WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard; Glove Amendment............     2070-AC93
3716         SAN No. 3892 Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; and        2070-AD14
            Other Pesticide Regulatory Changes..................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3717         SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program..............................     2070-AD24
3718         SAN No. 2720 Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored              2020-AA29
            Pesticides With Cancelled or Suspended Registration.................................
3719         SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal: Standards for Pesticide Containers      2070-AB95
            and Containment.....................................................................
3720         SAN No. 4216 Regulatory Review of Pesticide Emergency Exemption Regulations........     2070-AD36
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                               TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3721         SAN No. 4176 Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative - High Production Volume (HPV)           2070-AD25
            Chemicals (Reg Plan Seq No. 108)....................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3722         SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; ATSDR Substances...........................................     2070-AB79
3723         SAN No. 2865 Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Testing Program..............     2070-AC27
3724         SAN No. 3990 Multi-Chemical Test Rule; High Production Volume Chemicals............     2070-AD16
3725         SAN No. 4174 TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement for Certain Oxygenated        2070-AD28
            Fuel Additives......................................................................
3726         SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals.................................     2070-AA58
3727         SAN No. 4475 Certain Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonyl (Pfos) Containing Chemical Substances;     2070-AD43
            Significant New Use Rule............................................................

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3728         SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation     2070-AC83
            and Remodeling Section 402(c)(3) (Reg Plan Seq No. 120).............................
3729         SAN No. 4172 Lead; Notification Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Abatement             2070-AD31
            Activities and Training.............................................................
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                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3730         SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments (Reg Plan Seq No. 139)..........     2070-AC61
3731         SAN No. 3243 Lead; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead Pursuant to TSCA          2070-AC63
            Section 403 (Reg Plan Seq No. 140)..................................................
3732         SAN No. 3508 Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris Section           2070-AC72
            402(a)..............................................................................
3733         SAN No. 3493 Test Rules; Generic Entry for Final Decisions.........................     2070-AB94
3734         SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)............................     2070-AC76
3735         SAN No. 4425 Test Rule; OSHA Chemicals Dermal Testing..............................     2070-AD42
3736         SAN No. 1976 Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances...................     2070-AA59
3737         SAN No. 3495 Chemical-Specific Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) To Extend              2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders...................................................
3738         SAN No. 2779 Acrylamide; Prohibition on Manufacture, Importation, Distribution and      2070-AC17
            Use of Acrylamide for Grouting......................................................
3739         SAN No. 3021 Reclassification of PCB and PCB Contaminated Electrical Equipment          2070-AC39
            Final Rule..........................................................................
3740         SAN No. 2249 Asbestos Worker Protection Rule Amendments............................     2070-AC66
3741         SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules............     2070-AB08
3742         SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules..............     2070-AB11
3743         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...............
3744         SAN No. 3118 TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification.....................     2070-AC80
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3745         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)
3746         SAN No. 3882 Test Rule for Certain Metals..........................................     2070-AD10
3747         SAN No. 2150 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Exemptions From the Prohibitions          2070-AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.....................
3748         SAN No. 3252 Lead; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act      2070-AC21
            (TSCA) To Reduce Lead (Pb) Consumption and Use......................................
3749         SAN No. 3528 Refractory Ceramic Fibers; Significant New Use Rules on National           2070-AC37
            Program Chemicals...................................................................
3750         SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions...........................     2070-AC51
3751         SAN No. 4179 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyl; Use Authorizations....................     2070-AD27
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3752         SAN No. 3494 Test Rules; Generic Entry for Proposed Decisions......................     2070-AB07
3753         SAN No. 2245 Test Rules; Negotiated Consent Order and Test Rule Procedures.........     2070-AB30
3754         SAN No. 3894 TSCA Biotechnology Follow-Up Rules....................................     2070-AD13
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3755         SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal       2025-AA06
            Extraction Activities Exemption.....................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3756         SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify            2025-AA00
            Chemical Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory....................................
3757         SAN No. 4259 TRI; Lowering of EPCRA Section 313 Reporting Thresholds for Lead and       2025-AA05
            Lead Compounds (Reg Plan Seq No. 146)...............................................
3758         SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and         2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule...................................................................
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                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3759         SAN No. 3007 TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals...........     2025-AA01
3760         SAN No. 4015 TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List.....................     2025-AA03
3761         SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements................     2025-AA09
3762         SAN No. 4392 TRI: APA Petition-EPCRA 313 Definition of ``Overburden'' as It Relates     2025-AA08
            to the Mining Industry..............................................................
3763         SAN No. 3994 Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet From the             2050-AE42
            Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) List..........................................
3764         SAN No. 3993 Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone                 2050-AE43
            Diisocyanate........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3765         SAN No. 3007 TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals...........     2070-AC47
3766         SAN No. 3877 TRI; Data Expansion Amendments; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;          2070-AD08
            Community Right-to-Know.............................................................
3767         SAN No. 4015 TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List.....................     2070-AD18
3768         SAN No. 4023 TRI; Addition of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production to the Toxic       2070-AD19
            Release Inventory...................................................................
3769         SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify            2070-AC00
            Chemical Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory....................................
3770         SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements................     2070-AC24
3771         SAN No. 4259 TRI; Lowering of EPCRA Section 313 Reporting Thresholds for Lead and       2070-AD38
            Lead Compounds......................................................................
3772         SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal       2070-AD39
            Extraction Activities Exemption.....................................................
3773         SAN No. 4392 TRI: APA Petition-EPCRA 313 Definition of ``Overburden'' As It Relates     2070-AD41
            to the Mining Industry..............................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


          CHEMICAL SAFETY INFORMATION, SITE SECURITY AND FUELS REGULATORY RELIEF ACT--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3774         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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3775         SAN No. 4345 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements; Risk Management Programs       2050-AE80
            Under the Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(7); Distribution of Off-Site Consequences
            Analysis Information................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3776         SAN No. 3805 Paint Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System:     2050-AE32
            Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.......................................
3777         SAN No. 3989 Removal of Requirement To Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods for             2050-AE41
            Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/Chemical Methods)..................................
3778         SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities         2050-AE44
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 123)..............................................................
3779         SAN No. 4083 Listing of Hazardous Waste; Inorganic Chemical Wastes; Land Disposal       2050-AE49
            Restrictions for Newly Listed Wastes; CERCLA Hazardous Substances Reportable
            Quantities..........................................................................
3780         SAN No. 4084 Office of Solid Waste Burden Reduction Project........................     2050-AE50
3781         SAN No. 4090 RCRA Appendix VIII Streamlining.......................................     2050-AE55
3782         SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products       2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials......................................................
3783         SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation (Reg Plan Seq No. 122)............     2050-AE21
3784         SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Shop      2050-AE51
            Towels and Wipes....................................................................
3785         SAN No. 4092 Glass-to-Glass Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to           2050-AE52
            Hazardous Waste Regulations.........................................................
3786         SAN No. 4093 Reinventing the Land Disposal Restrictions Program....................     2050-AE53
3787         SAN No. 4208 Proposed Regulatory Amendments on Recycling of Hazardous Wastes in         2050-AE69
            Fertilizers.........................................................................
3788         SAN No. 4411 Regulation of Gasification Devices Processing Hazardous Waste at           2050-AE78
            Petroleum Refineries................................................................
3789         SAN No. 4418 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste        2050-AE79
            Combustors-Phase I Clarification and Proposed Changes...............................
3790         SAN No. 4470 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by        2050-AE81
            Electric Power Producers (Reg Plan Seq No. 124).....................................
3791         SAN No. 4439 Project XL -- Ortho-McNeil Pilot Project Allowing On-Site Treatment of     2090-AA14
            Low-Level Mixed Wastes Without a RCRA Permit........................................
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                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3792         SAN No. 4017 Storage, Treatment, Transportation, and Disposal of Mixed Waste (Reg       2050-AE45
            Plan Seq No. 142)...................................................................
3793         SAN No. 4088 Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs.....................................     2050-AE47
3794         SAN No. 3151 Listing Determination for Wastewaters and Wastewater Treatment Sludges     2050-AD85
            From Chlorinated Aliphatics Productions; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly
            Identified Waste....................................................................
3795         SAN No. 3328 Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Identification and Listing     2050-AE07
            of Hazardous Wastes (Reg Plan Seq No. 141)..........................................
3796         SAN No. 4233 Land Disposal Restrictions; Treatment Standards for Spent Potliners        2050-AE65
            From Primary Aluminum Reduction (K088) and Regulatory Classification of K088
            Vitrification Units.................................................................
3797         SAN No. 4263 Temporary Suspension of Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specific Lead-    2050-AE68
            Based Paint Debris..................................................................
3798         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
3799         SAN No. 4438 Project XL -- IBM VT Pilot Project Providing a Site-Specific Exemption     2090-AA11
            of a Metallization Process From the F006 Listing Description........................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3800         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.........
3801         SAN No. 3668 Hazardous Waste Identification; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards     2050-AE28
3802         SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)..................................     2050-AE34
3803         SAN No. 3888 Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act;                2050-AE39
            Codification of Waste Management Provisions.........................................
3804         SAN No. 3189 Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity                   2050-AD69
            Characteristic Rule to Petroleum Contaminated Media and Debris From Underground
            Storage Tanks.......................................................................
3805         SAN No. 3066 Listing Determination of Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of        2050-AD80
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments............................
3806         SAN No. 2390 Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at              2050-AB80
            Hazardous Waste Management Facilities...............................................
3807         SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision)....................     2050-AC71
3808         SAN No. 3333 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste        2050-AE01
            Combustors-Phase II Covering Boilers and Certain Industrial Furnaces................
3809         SAN No. 4094 Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for Mercury Listed and     2050-AE54
            Characteristic Wastes...............................................................
3810         SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation....     2050-AE67
3811         SAN No. 4419 Amendments to the Corrective Action Management Unit Rule..............     2050-AE77
3812         SAN No. 4430 RCRA Controls for Wastewater Treatment Units..........................     2050-AE82
3813         SAN No. 4469 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes - Non-Power         2050-AE83
            Producers and Minefilling...........................................................
3814         SAN No. 4437 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for the US Filter Recovery             2090-AA15
            Services, Roseville, Minnesota and Approved Generators and Transporters of USFRS XL
            Waste...............................................................................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3815         SAN No. 3201 Regulatory Determination on Remaining Wastes From the Combustion of        2050-AD91
            Fossil Fuels........................................................................
3816         SAN No. 4350 Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Completion of a Section      2050-AE75
            610 Review).........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3817         SAN No. 2634 Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation: Revisions........................     2050-AC62
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3818         SAN No. 4217 Facility Response Plan Regulation for Certain Non-Transportation-          2050-AE64
            Related Facilities That Handle, Store, or Transport Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats..
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3819         SAN No. 3423 Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates........................     2050-AE12

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3820         SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:           2050-AD75
            Proposed and Final Rules............................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3821         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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3822         SAN No. 2394 Reporting Exemptions for Federally Permitted Releases of Hazardous         2050-AB82
            Substances..........................................................................
3823         SAN No. 3885 Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and        2050-AE38
            Implementation of Claims Against Superfund..........................................
3824         SAN No. 4177 Revise 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund      2050-AE62
            State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions......................................
3825         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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3826         SAN No. 4364 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics      2040-AD45
            and Synthetic Fibers Category (Section 610 Review)..................................
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                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3827         SAN No. 2806 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery     2040-AB79
            Category, Phases 1 and 2 (Reg Plan Seq No. 125).....................................
3828         SAN No. 3833 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing     2040-AC90
            Point Source Category (Revisions)...................................................
3829         SAN No. 4153 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Feedlots Point Source Category,      2040-AD19
            and NPDES Regulation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (Reg Plan Seq No.
            126)................................................................................
3830         SAN No. 3662 Water Quality Standards Regulation -- Revision........................     2040-AC56
3831         SAN No. 4344 Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters.....................     2040-AD46
3832         SAN No. 4047 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Under      2040-AD08
            the Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts........................................
3833         SAN No. 4214 Test Procedures for the Analysis of E. Coli and Enterococci Under the      2040-AD34
            Clean Water Act.....................................................................
3834         SAN No. 4474 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact From Cooling Water Intake          2040-AD62
            Structures at Existing Facilities Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (Reg
            Plan Seq No. 129)...................................................................
3835         SAN No. 3786 NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round III..................................     2040-AC84
3836         SAN No. 3999 Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Municipal Sanitary Sewer               2040-AD02
            Collection Systems..................................................................
3837         SAN No. 4332 Recognition Awards Under the Clean Water Act..........................     2040-AD44
3838         SAN No. 4446 Ocean Discharge Criteria Revisions....................................     2040-AD60
3839         SAN No. 2804 Clean Water Act Definition of Waters of the United States.............     2040-AB74
3840         SAN No. 4440 Site-Specific Rule Under XL To Grant Waiver From BMP Regulations Under     2090-AA12
            CWA Cluster Rules...................................................................

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3841         SAN No. 4476 Pretreatment Program Reinvention Pilot Projects Under Project XL......     2090-AA16
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                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3842         SAN No. 2805 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment      2040-AB78
            Industry............................................................................
3843         SAN No. 4086 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids      2040-AD14
            in the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category (Revisions).....................
3844         SAN No. 4195 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase I..........................     2040-AD25
3845         SAN No. 4235 Amend the Final Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System To       2040-AD32
            Prohibit Mixing Zones for Bioaccumulative Chemicals of Concern......................
3846         SAN No. 4422 Promulgation of Provisions in the Final Water Quality Guidance for the     2040-AD66
            Great Lakes System for Waters Within the Great Lakes Basin..........................
3847         SAN No. 3155 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and      2040-AC95
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase One..............................
3848         SAN No. 4409 Test Procedures: Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Methods       2040-AD59
            Update..............................................................................
3849         SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New     2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution................................................................
3850         SAN No. 3288 Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment..................     2040-AC14
3851         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)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3852         SAN No. 3767 Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 401      2040-AC79
            through 471.........................................................................
3853         SAN No. 4050 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard      2040-AD10
            Category, Phase II..................................................................
3854         SAN No. 4192 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Bleached Papergrade Kraft        2040-AD23
            Subcategory of the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Category; Certification in Lieu of
            Monitoring for Chloroform...........................................................
3855         SAN No. 4168 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Coal Mining Point Source         2040-AD24
            Category (Revisions)................................................................
3856         SAN No. 4280 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development     2040-AD42
            Industry............................................................................
3857         SAN No. 4370 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Dissolving Kraft and             2040-AD49
            Dissolving Sulfite Subcategories of the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Point Source
            Category (Phase III)................................................................
3858         SAN No. 4406 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Aquatic Animal Production        2040-AD55
            Industry............................................................................
3859         SAN No. 4407 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Meat Products Point Source       2040-AD56
            Category (Revisions)................................................................
3860         SAN No. 4408 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Industrial Container and         2040-AD57
            Drum Cleaning Point Source Category.................................................
3861         SAN No. 4264 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase II.........................     2040-AD35
3862         SAN No. 3702 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water     2040-AC75
            Act.................................................................................
3863         SAN No. 3714 Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean        2040-AC92
            Water Act Compliance Monitoring.....................................................
3864         SAN No. 3713 Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures and Guidance        2040-AC93
            for Clean Water Act Test Procedures.................................................
3865         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..............
3866         SAN No. 4089 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and      2040-AD12
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase Two..............................
3867         SAN No. 4377 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act      2040-AD52
            (Method 245.7)......................................................................
3868         SAN No. 4378 Revisions to Method Detection and Quantification for Use Under the         2040-AD53
            Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.........................................
3869         SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces -     2040-AD39
            Phase II............................................................................
3870         SAN No. 3444 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact From Cooling Water Intake          2040-AC34
            Structures at New Facilities Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act............

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3871         SAN No. 3234 Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form      2040-AC26
            2C--Wastewater Discharge Information................................................
3872         SAN No. 4375 Revision to Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition of ``Fill Material''     2040-AD51
3873         SAN No. 3488 Round 2 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge............     2040-AC25
3874         SAN No. 4207 Round I Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule -- Phase Two Amendments....     2040-AC53
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3875         SAN No. 3204 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment         2040-AB98
            Cleaning Category...................................................................
3876         SAN No. 4167 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Feedlots Point       2040-AD21
            Source Category, Dairy and Beef Cattle Subcategories................................
3877         SAN No. 4368 2000 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan.................................     2040-AD47
3878         SAN No. 3504 Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants for        2040-AC44
            the State of California.............................................................
3879         SAN No. 3661 Water Quality Standards: Establishment of Numeric Criteria for             2040-AC55
            Priority Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance.......................................
3880         SAN No. 3921 Selenium Criterion Maximum Concentration for Water Quality Guidance        2040-AC97
            for the Great Lakes System..........................................................
3881         SAN No. 4234 EPA Review and Approval of State and Tribal Water Quality Standards...     2040-AD33
3882         SAN No. 3618 Whole Effluent Toxicity West Coast Test Procedures for the Analysis of     2040-AC54
            Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act................................................
3883         SAN No. 3762 NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round II...................................     2040-AC70
3884         SAN No. 4051 Establishment of Electronic Reporting for NPDES Permittees............     2040-AD11
3885         SAN No. 4145 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Regulations and Supporting         2040-AD22
            NPDES Revisions.....................................................................
3886         SAN No. 4294 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) - NPDES and WQS Regulations Revisions.     2040-AD36
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                                  SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3887         SAN No. 4212 Use of Screening Procedures for Compliance Monitoring of Drinking          2040-AD31
            Water Contaminants..................................................................
3888         SAN No. 4447 Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on        2040-AD61
            the Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List.......................................
3889         SAN No. 4424 6-Year Review of Existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.     2040-AD67
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3890         SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb.................     2040-AC13
3891         SAN No. 4341 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long-Term 2 Enhanced          2040-AD37
            Surface Water Treatment Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 127).................................
3892         SAN No. 4342 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfectants/        2040-AD38
            Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 128).................................
3893         SAN No. 4369 Regulated Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Reporting.............     2040-AD48
3894         SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Methyl Tertiary Butyl       2040-AD54
            Ether (MTBE)........................................................................
3895         SAN No. 4451 Underground Injection Control Class V Phase 2 Revisions...............     2040-AD63
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3896         SAN No. 4373 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule - List 2......................     2040-AD58
3897         SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon (Reg Plan Seq No.       2040-AA94
            143)................................................................................
3898         SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule (Reg        2040-AA97
            Plan Seq No. 144)...................................................................
3899         SAN No. 2807 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic and                   2040-AB75
            Clarifications to Compliance and New Source Contaminant Monitoring (Reg Plan Seq No.
            145)................................................................................
3900         SAN No. 3176 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate..................     2040-AC07
3901         SAN No. 3563 Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations............................     2040-AC41
3902         SAN No. 3992 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha,       2040-AC98
            Beta and Photon Emitters............................................................
3903         SAN No. 4147 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long-Term 1 Enhanced          2040-AD18
            Surface Water Treatment Rule........................................................
3904         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)...............
3905         SAN No. 4146 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Filter Backwash Recycling     2040-AD65
            Rule................................................................................
3906         SAN No. 4236 Update of State Underground Injection Control Programs................     2040-AD40
3907         SAN No. 4152 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Regulations.......................     2040-AD20
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3908         SAN No. 4436 Removal of the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for Chloroform From the      2040-AD64
            National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.........................................
3909         SAN No. 4009 Public Water System Public Notification Regulation....................     2040-AD06
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                                  SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3910         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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3462. 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.

[[Page 74498]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056

Agency Contact: Rebecca Neer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 1230, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 280-4841

Mark Gordon, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and 
Compliance Assurance, 1230, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8886
Fax: 202 401-1080

RIN: 2020-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




3463. 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                            01/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/01

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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4369
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




3464. 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                            10/02/00                    65 FR 58921
Final Action                    12/00/00

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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: schaffer.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________




3465. 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                            03/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/01

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. 4319

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

Agency Contact: Bruce M. Bakaysa, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4373
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: bakaysa.bruce@epa.gov

Cal McWhirter, Environmental Protection Agency, Administration and 
Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4379
Fax: 202 565-2552

[[Page 74499]]

Email: mcwhirter.cal@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA67
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3466. 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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/01

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. 3876

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

RIN: 2030-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




3467. IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGES TO 40 CFR PART 32

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: EO 12549; EO 12689 and FASA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Periodically OMB amends the Governmentwide common rule for 
suspension and debarment of contractors and assistance participants who 
threaten the integrity of Federal programs because of criminal 
misconduct or poor performance. All agencies must issue changes to 
their individual codified versions to conform to the Common Rule. 
Recently, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Coordinating 
Committee prepared recommendations for comprehensive changes to the 
Common Rule to conform to changes made in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) as a result of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
Act (FASA). In addition, several other proposals to improve or change 
the rule were recommended by various agencies. In December 1996, OMB 
declined to implement the changes at that time due to differences with 
some agencies about some changes unrelated to those occasioned by FASA.
Among other things, FASA replaced the small purchase threshold 
($25,000) with the simplified acquisition amount ($100,000). That 
change unintentionally exposed certain EPA programs to participation by 
contractors who may have been debarred for serious misconduct already. 
OMB has agreed to permit agencies to amend the coverage section of 
their individual agency rules to reduce or eliminate exposure to 
suspended or debarred persons.
EPA intends to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend 40 CFR 
32.110 to reduce EPA exposure to such consequences.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    03/00/01

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. 3817

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

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




3468. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 
RECEIVING FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 42.101 to 42.112; 28 CFR 42.501 to 42.540; 28 CFR 
42.700 to 42.736

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Justice proposes to make amendments to its 
regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
(Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 (Section 
504), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Discrimination Act). 
Together, these statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, 
color, national origin, disability, and age in programs or activities 
that receive Federal financial assistance. In 1988, the Civil Rights 
Restoration Act (CRRA) added definitions of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' to Title VI and added a definition of ``program or 
activity'' to Section 504 and the Age Discrimination Act. The added 
definitions were designed to clarify the broad scope of coverage of 
recipients' programs or activities under these statutes. The 
promulgation of this proposed regulation explicitly incorporates the 
CRRA's definition of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' into the 
Department's Title VI, Section 504, and Age Discrimination Act 
regulations. The Department's proposed regulation will be published as 
part of a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking involving up to 24 
Federal agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
NPRM Comment Period End         01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4021

Agency Contact: Ann Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 1201, Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 74500]]

Phone: 202 260-4581

RIN: 2020-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________




3469. 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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4292

Agency Contact: Marguerite Duffy, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-7148

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

RIN: 2020-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




3470.  PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2005; 15 USC 2601 et seq; 21 USC 346; 33 USC 
1251 et seq; 33 USC 1414; 42 USC 11001 et seq; 42 USC 300(f) et seq; 42 
USC 4912; 42 USC 6901 et seq; 42 USC 7401 et seq; 42 USC 9601 et seq; 5 
USC 552; 7 USC 136 et seq

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: NPRM, Statutory, August 31, 2000, Proposed rule to 
eliminate the special treatment of CBI substantiations.

Abstract: EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, provide 
procedures for handling and disclosing information claimed as 
confidential business information (CBI). Although the current 
regulations have succeeded in protecting CBI, changes in Agency 
workload, practice, and statutory authority have made it difficult to 
handle CBI activities as expeditiously as desired. EPA is examining its 
CBI regulations to determine what changes are needed to make the 
regulations as efficient and effective as possible. Provision 40 CFR 
2.205(c), which automatically protects CBI substantiations claimed as 
confidential, is being examined individually and as part of the CBI 
regulations as a whole.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM/CBI Regs Proposal to revise 
EPA's CBI regulations           11/23/94                    59 FR 60446
ANPRM/CBI Regs Adv. notice of 
proposal to revise CBI regs--40 
CFR Part 2, Subp B              11/00/00
Final/CBI Substant. Final rule 
to eliminate special treatment 
of substantiations              01/00/01
NPRM/CBI Regs Proposal to revise 
CBI regs--40 CFR Part 2, Subpart 
B                                To Be                       Determined
Final Rule/CBI Regs Final rule 
revising CBI regs--40 CFR Part 
2, Subpart B                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3240
Fomerly listed as RIN 2020-AA21.

Agency Contact: Rebecca Moser, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2822, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6780
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email: moser.rebecca@epa.gov

Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2822, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9329
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email: margolis.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA02
_______________________________________________________________________




3471.  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 proposes revisions to EPA's regulations under 
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA regulations have been 
streamlined and written in plain English wherever possible. These 
revisions reflect the principles established by President Clinton and 
Attorney General Reno in their FOIA Policy Memoranda of October 4, 
1993. They also reflect developments in the case law and include 
updated cost figures for calculating and charging fees. In addition, 
the proposed revisions include 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                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4180
Fomerly listed as RIN 2020-AA40.

Agency Contact: Jeralene Green, Environmental Protection Agency,

[[Page 74501]]

Office of Environmental Information, 2822, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1050
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email: green.jeralene@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________




3472.  CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING 
RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 130 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2025-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3473. WARRANTS FOR ON-SCENE COORDINATORS

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 include a clause concerning the 
issuance of warrants for on-scene coordinators. The intent is to allow 
program officials with remedial type requirements to receive on-scene 
coordinator warrants so that they can issue letter contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________




3474. CONTRACTOR DIVERSITY CLAUSE

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: The EPAAR will be revised to include a diversity clause for 
EPA contractors. The clause will require EPA contractors to submit a 
plan that explains its approach to promoting diversity in the 
performance of EPA contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/01
Final Action                    07/00/01

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 a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4397

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

RIN: 2030-AA70
_______________________________________________________________________




3475.  REGULATORY INCENTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
ACHIEVEMENT TRACK PROGRAM

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

RIN: 2090-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3476. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (STATE) GRANT REGULATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 131 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2030-AA55
_______________________________________________________________________




3477. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (TRIBAL) GRANT RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 132 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2030-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________




3478. 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                    05/00/01

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

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paperwork burden associated with this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4187
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
GENERAL/1998/December/Day-09/g32683.htm.

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

RIN: 2030-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________




3479. 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                            03/16/00                    65 FR 14405
Final Action                    12/00/00

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. 3580

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

RIN: 2030-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3480. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              10/02/00                    65 FR 58921
Final Action                    12/00/00

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. 3629

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

RIN: 2030-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




3481. 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 
Regulation (FAR) contains coverage on this subject.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/00/00

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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: avellar.linda@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________




3482. 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: 15 USC 2601 et seq; 7 USC 136 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

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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                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3807

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

RIN: 2020-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________




3483. 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, See additional 
information.

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
Extend Interim Rule Effective 
Date                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18352
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3933
Legal Description: The Interim Final Rule, effective 7/14/98, through 
the year 2000-2001 austral summer,
Interim Final Rule-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
IMPACT/1997/April/Day-30/i11075.htm Extend Effectve Date- http://
www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
IMPACT/1998/April/Day-15/i10007.htm.

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

RIN: 2020-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________




3484. 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

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than 15 days prior to submission of the first request for payment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/00

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 Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4379
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: mcwhirter.calvin@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________




3485. BUSINESS OWNERSHIP REPRESENTATION

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: A new EPAAR clause will be developed to report the ownership 
category of offerors. This clause would be similar to the FAR clause at 
52.219-1 (ALT II). The information obtained will be used to provide 
outreach initiatives for future awards to those ownership categories 
that lack EPA awards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/23/00                    65 FR 39115
Final Action                    11/00/00

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. 4396

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

RIN: 2030-AA69
_______________________________________________________________________




3486. ADMINISTRATIVE CORRECTIONS TO EPAAR 1515, CONTRACTING BY 
NEGOTIATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Administrative corrections will be made to EPAAR 1515 for 
clarification purposes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/00

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. 4400

Agency Contact: Leigh Pomponio, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4364
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: pomponio.leigh@epamial.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA73
_______________________________________________________________________




3487. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not applicable

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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 
decisionmakers 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 decisionmaking. On the other 
hand, innovation is necessary so the Agency will base its decisions on 
current scientific thinking. In balancing these and other science 
policies, the Agency relies on input from the general scientific 
community through established scientific peer review processes. The 
guidelines incorporate basic principles and science policies based on 
evaluation of the currently available information. The revisions place 
increased emphasis on the role of carcinogenic mechanisms in risk 
assessment and clearer explication of underlying assumptions in risk 
assessment.
These guidelines will have minimal to no impact on small businesses or 
State, local, and tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reproposed Guidelines           04/23/96                    61 FR 17960
Implementation Policy           06/25/96                    61 FR 32799
Final Guidelines                10/00/00

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

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3488.  REPORT ON PM2.5 FEDERAL REFERENCE METHOD FIELD STUDY

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Sec. 6102(e) of the Trans. Equity Act for the 21st 
Century

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 6102(e) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century states:
The Administrator shall conduct a field study of the ability of the 
PM2.5 Federal Reference Method to differentiate those particles that 
are larger than 2.5 micrograms (sic) in diameter. This study shall be 
completed and provided to the Committee on Commerce of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of 
the United States Senate no later than 2 years from the date of 
enactment of this Act.
In response to this requirement, a report as titled above has been 
prepared by the Research Triangle Institute, under Contract Number 68-
D5-0040, for the National Exposure Research Laboratory.
While the concern about the ability of the Federal Reference Method to 
function as asserted is understandable, extensive data from multiple 
laboratory and field tests establish that the Federal Reference Method 
effectively differentiates between particles larger and smaller than 
2.5 micrometers in diameter. This report addresses the concerns of 
section 6102(e) by discussing the design of the Federal Reference 
Method, the bimodal nature of ambient aerosols, and results of 
laboratory and field tests of the behavior of the Final Rulemaking. The 
report is organized into four main sections: (1) background, (2) 
laboratory evaluations, (3) field evaluations, and (4) conclusions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress               To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4427
Legal Deadline Information: Section 6102(e) of the Transportation 
Equity Act for the 21st Century states that the Report shall be 
submitted to Congress no later than 2 years from the date of enactment 
of the Act.

Agency Contact: Frank McElroy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Research and Development, MD-46, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-2622
Fax: 919 541-7953
Email: mcelroy.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2080-AA09
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3489. PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA02    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Alan Margolis
Phone: 202 564-5438
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email: margolis.alan@epa.gov

Rebecca Moser
Phone: 202 260-6780
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email: moser.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________




3490. REWRITING OF EPA REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE FREEDOM OF 
INFORMATION ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 2

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA04    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Jeralene Green
Phone: 202 260-1050
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email: green.jeralene@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




3491. CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA07    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer
Phone: 202 260-8791
Fax: 202 401-0182
Email: huffer.evi@epa.gov

David Schwarz
Phone: 202 260-2710
Fax: 202 401-0182
Email: schwarz.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________




3492. DISPLAY OF EPA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL HOTLINE POSTER

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1503; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/04/00                    65 FR 25899
Final Action                    09/21/00                    65 FR 57103

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski

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Phone: 202 564-4369
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA71
_______________________________________________________________________




3493. RATIFICATION AND DEBARMENT/SUSPENSION PROCEDURES, EPAAR 1509.4

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/14/00                    65 FR 37299

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski
Phone: 202 564-4369
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA72
_______________________________________________________________________




3494. REVISION TO AWARD FEE CLAUSES, 1552.216-70 AND 1552.216-75

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/18/00                    65 FR 31498

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jean Rellins
Phone: 202 564-4434
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: rellins.jean@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA74
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3495. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) IMPROVEMENT

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 111 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AE11
_______________________________________________________________________




3496. PERFORMANCE WARRANTY AND INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7541

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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local, Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3263

Agency Contact: 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-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3497. 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                            08/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3262

Agency Contact: 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-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3498. METHOD 301: FIELD VALIDATION OF POLLUTION MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR 
VARIOUS MEDIA; REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: After promulgation of Method 301, questions were raised about 
the statistical calculations and the procedure for determining the 
quality of the data. This rule will clarify those rule provisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3407

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF00


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3499. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 112 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3500. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3649

Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1064
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sorrell.candace@epa.gov

Bill Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AF72
_______________________________________________________________________




3501. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3741

Agency Contact: Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




3502. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 113 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3503. NESHAP: CELLULOSE PRODUCTION MANUFACTURING

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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________




3504. 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

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3969

Sectors Affected: 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3505. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT: CLARIFICATION OF TRADING 
PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The transportation conformity rule, promulgated in November 
1993, ensures that transportation and air quality planning are 
consistent with Clean Air Act air quality standards. The Open Market 
Trading Guidance provides guidance to States for establishing a method 
to quantify emissions reductions (called discrete emissions reductions 
or DERs) that can be traded among parties and how such trading should 
occur. This action will amend the transportation conformity rule to 
clarify how emissions trading could be reconciled in the conformity 
process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3917

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

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3506. 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                            09/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3910

Agency Contact: David Goodi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4480

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3507. 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,

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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                            08/00/01
Final Action                    07/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975

Agency Contact: 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

Michele Dubow, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3803
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: dubow.michele@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________




3508. FEDERAL MAJOR NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) PROGRAM FOR NONATTAINMENT 
AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

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                            07/00/01
Final Action                    07/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4046

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH53
_______________________________________________________________________




3509. NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND BATTERY STACKS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4022

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

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




3510. 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,

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EPA identified one such specific source category as those stationary 
source categories being regulated, as of August 7, 1980, under section 
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 section 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4045

Agency Contact: Joanna Swanson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5282
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: swanson.joanna@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH58
_______________________________________________________________________




3511. 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 82.5(h); 40 CFR 82.6(h); 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 percent of the 
cap imposed by the Montreal Protocol in 1992. The HCFC consumption 
figures for 1999 indicate that the United States is within 95 percent 
of the cap. Since the United States is in danger of violating this cap 
if high HCFC consumption rates continue into 2000, the system for 
allocating allowances must be in place as soon as possible in order to 
control HCFC consumption for all four quarters of 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/04/99                    64 FR 16373
NPRM                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4120
Additional Deadline: Montreal Protocol. The Protocol requires 
compliance with formulary caps of all parties' consumption and 
production of HCFCs.
The ANPRM is available on the Internet at:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/
1999/April/Day-05/a8258.htm.

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

Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2156
Email: au.vera@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




3512. NESHAP: FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

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

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3513. 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

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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: Bob Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




3514. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4107

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

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3515. NESHAP: CLAY MINERALS PROCESSING

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. 
EPA plans to propose four separate standards for the clay products 
manufacturing industry (see 64 FR 63028, 11/18/99). This action will 
propose and promulgate standards for the clay minerals processing 
portion of the industry.

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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4113

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




3516. 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

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4114

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________




3517. 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: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4098

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

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

Bill Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH83
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3518. 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                            01/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4119

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH84
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3519. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR 191, SUBPART A

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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: The purpose of this action is to make a technical change to 
the dose methodology used in subpart A of 40 CFR 191, entitled 
``Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Management and 
Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Waste and Transuranic Waste. 
The current methodology is outdated. The dose methodology used in the 
rule published on September 19, 1985, was based on the target organ 
approach recommended by the International

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Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) in Report No. 2. Since 
that time science has progressed and a new methodology based on an 
effective dose equivalent approach is currently being recommended by 
the ICRP in Report No. 26. This action would update the 40 CFR 191, 
subpart A dose limits published in 1985 from the target organ to the 
state-of-the-art effective dose equivalent system. There would be no 
change in the level of protection, just the scientific methodology for 
determining compliance with the levels of protection established in 
1985.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4003

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9198
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: clark.ray@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH90
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3520. 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                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4333

Agency Contact: Lori Stewart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9028
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: shields.mike@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI60
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3521.  RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS FROM NEW YORK AND 
CONNECTICUT REGARDING SOURCES IN MICHIGAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is proposing to revise the section 126 rule in light 
of the March 3, 2000 Court decision (Michigan v. EPA, No. 98-1497) on 
the NOx SIP Call. The court vacated, and remanded to EPA for further 
consideration, the inclusion of Georgia and Missouri in the NOx SIP 
Call in light of the Ozone Transport Assessment Group conclusions that 
emissions from coarse grid portions of States did not merit controls. 
The reasoning of the Court regarding the significance of NOx emissions 
from sources in Georgia and Missouri calls into question the inclusion 
of the coarse grid portion of Michigan in the NOx SIP Call. In a 
separate proposal on the NOx SIP Call, EPA is proposing to withdraw the 
NOx SIP Call requirements for the Michigan coarse grid area. The 
section 126 rule is based on many of the same analyses and information 
used for the NOx SIP call and covers part of Michigan. Thus, in light 
of the court ruling, EPA is proposing to withdraw its section 126 
findings and control requirements under the 1-hour ozone standard with 
respect to sources located in the small part of the coarse grid portion 
of Michigan that is currently covered by the section 126 rule. The EPA 
has not identified any existing section 126 sources that would be 
affected by the proposal, however this proposal would eliminate 
findings and control requirements for new sources locating in the 
coarse grid. This proposal does not create any new requirements, thus 
there are no associated costs. The proposal does not raise any novel 
legal or policy issues. It is consistent with the Court ruling on the 
NOx SIP Call and EPA's new proposed action on the NOx SIP Call.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4464
Split from RIN 2060-AH88.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

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

RIN: 2060-AJ36
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3522. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (RESPONSE TO REMAND)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 110 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AA61


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3523. NESHAP: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 114 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




3524. NESHAP: COMBUSTION TURBINE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 115 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG67
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3525. 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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3526. 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 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                            10/00/00
Final Rule                      10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3346

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________




3527. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

Priority: Other Significant

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 reenforcements. 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 VOCs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3326

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE79


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3528. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING AND MISCELLANEOUS COATING 
MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3452

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3529. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The chlorine production source category includes facilities 
engaged in the production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide (caustic) by 
one of the following electrolytic processes: diaphragm cell, membrane 
cell, and mercury cell. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3449

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3530. AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL PROVISIONS SUBPARTS A AND B FOR 40 CFR 63

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1-15; 40 CFR 63.50-56

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                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3551

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

Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF31
_______________________________________________________________________




3531. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPING OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3532. 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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3749

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________




3533. 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 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3754

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG34


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3534. NESHAP: LARGE APPLIANCE (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 regulation will apply to surface coating of large 
appliance products and parts. 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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________




3535. 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, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3825

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Bruce Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




3536. 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                            05/00/01
Interim Final                   05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3655

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG66


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3537. 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 
products 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 and will be affected by this rulemaking. The EPA 
has determined that the refractory products manufacturing industry 
emits HAPs including chromium compounds, ethylene glycol, phenol, 
methanol, hydrochloric acid, formaldehyde, polycyclic organic matter 
(POM) and hydrogen fluoride; eight of the 189 HAPs listed in section 
112 of the Act. 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: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3652

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

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________




3538. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 116 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3539. NESHAP: LIME MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3651

Sectors Affected: 32741 Lime Manufacturing

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

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________




3540. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3902

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




3541. 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.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3906

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Paul A. Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




3542. 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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3909

Sectors Affected: 3133 Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating 
Mills

Agency Contact: Vinson Hellwig, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2317
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: hellwig.vinson@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




3543. NESHAP: AUTOMOBILE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURING (SURFACE 
COATING)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________




3544. 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                            03/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3924

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


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

RIN: 2060-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________




3545. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 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                            12/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2841

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




3546. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
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                            03/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3968

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3547. NESHAP: LEATHER FINISHING OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to develop air 
emission standards for facilities that emit any of the 189 hazardous 
air pollutants. This action will develop a MACT standard for sources 
involved in leather 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                            10/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3964

Sectors Affected: 31611 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________




3548. NESHAP: ROCKET ENGINE TEST FIRING

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 (HAPs). The HAPs 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 HAPs. The Rocket Engine Test 
Firing source category includes facilities engaged in test firing of 
rocket engines using solid or liquid propellants. The Engine Test

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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: 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. 3972

Agency Contact: Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

Rick Copland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: copland.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________




3549. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUIDS DISTRIBUTION (NON-GASOLINE)

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3971

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

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3550. 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3479

Agency Contact: Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________




3551.  NESHAP: AMINO/PHENOLIC RESINS AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 20, 2000, EPA promulgated the NESHAP for 
Manufacturing of Amino/Phenolic Resins (65 FR 3275). Subsequently, a 
petition on the rule was filed by the Amino and Phenolic Wood Adhesives 
Association (APWAA). APWAA objects to the inclusion of certain 
equipment provisions, claiming that they are not cost effective. 
Additionally, the litigant objects to the method in which the floor for 
certain process vents was calculated. This amendment will address these 
issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4455
Split from RIN 2060-AE36.

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396

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Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ32
_______________________________________________________________________




3552. METAL FURNITURE (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3553. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3826

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

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3554. 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                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

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 a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3904

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

Luis Lluberas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2659
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: lluberas.luis@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3555. 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

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SEA audits of foreign manufactured vehicles and engines, even though 
most manufacturers now have access to laboratory facilities in the U.S. 
The benefits include a reduction in Agency cost since fewer overseas 
trips would be necessary. Also, EPA would be able to conduct more 
audits of foreign manufactured vehicles and engines.
Separate from the provisions proposed in this NPRM for amendments to 
allow port selection for SEAs, EPA is also proposing to make two other 
amendments to 40 CFR part 86. The first would amend current Selective 
Enforcement Auditing regulations to change the minimum annual limit of 
Selective Enforcement Audits per manufacturer to two (2) per year. 
Currently, the minimum annual limit is one audit per manufacturer. 
Under the proposed amendments EPA would be able to perform a second 
audit on those manufacturers that might otherwise be limited to one 
audit.
The second additional proposed amendment to part 86 would delete from 
subparts A and E references to the Agency representation in certain 
types of administrative hearings. The two provisions state that the 
Office of General Counsel will represent the Agency in administrative 
procedures governing hearings on certification for light-duty vehicles, 
light-duty trucks, heavy-duty engines and motorcycles. The Agency is 
proposing to delete these two provisions in order to be consistent with 
other hearing procedures in part 86.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3139

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

RIN: 2060-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




3556. 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 600; 40 CFR 86

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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3979

Agency Contact: R. W. Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, AAVRAG, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 743 214-4412

RIN: 2060-AH38
_______________________________________________________________________




3557. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3673

Agency Contact: Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2156
Email: au.vera@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3558. PAPER AND OTHER WEB COATING NESHAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

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

Abstract: This action would result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) emitted by the paper and other web coating 
industries. The Agency will study the various HAP and VOC pollutants 
emitted by the industry and will evaluate pollution prevention and 
control techniques which can reduce these emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3827

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

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________




3559. AMENDMENTS TO VEHICLE INSPECTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 
IMPLEMENTING THE ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC CHECK; PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 
FINAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes substantive and minor revisions to the 
Motor Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) requirements to provide 
additional flexibility to state I/M programs by allowing such programs 
to replace traditional I/M tests on model year 1996 and newer vehicles 
with a check of the onboard diagnostic (OBD) system. Additionally, the 
proposed amendments would: Revise and simplify the failure criteria for 
the OBD check; address State Implementation Plan (SIP) credit modeling 
for the OBD check; and allow for limited exemptions from some OBD check 
failure and/or rejection criteria for certain model years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Amendments to Vehicle I/M 
Program Requirements for OBD 
Checks                          10/00/00
Final Rule - Amendments to 
Vehicle I/M Program Requirements 
for OBD Checks                  01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4385

Agency Contact: Ed Gardetto, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation
Phone: 734 214-4322
Fax: 734 214-4906
Email: gardetto.edward@epa.gov

David Sosnowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4823
Fax: 734 214-4906
Email: sosnowski.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ03
_______________________________________________________________________




3560. NESHAP: GENERIC MACT FOR CARBON BLACK, ETHYLENE, CYNAIDE AND 
SPANDEX

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Several of the source categories that are subject to MACT 
(maximum achievable control technology) standards contain only a few 
sources (e.g., less than five). For such categories, EPA plans to 
develop a generic MACT standard for these source categories. Given the 
relatively few affected sources caught by the generic standard, the 
overall cost and environmental effects of this action are expected to 
be small, nationally.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4105

Sectors Affected: 325182 Carbon Black Manufacturing; 325188 All Other 
Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

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

John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




3561. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

[[Page 74525]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3562. 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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4110

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




3563. 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)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 29, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001.

Abstract: Emissions from large spark-ignition engines are currently 
unregulated. EPA and California Air Resources Board (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                            09/00/01
Final Finding                   09/00/01
Final Action                    09/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4154

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI11
_______________________________________________________________________




3564. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW COMPRESSION-
IGNITION AND SPARK-IGNITION RECREATIONAL MARINE ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7547(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 17, 2000.
Final, Judicial, November 16, 2001.

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking 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                            11/00/00
Final Action                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4251

Agency Contact: Jean Marie Revelt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4822
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov


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Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI36
_______________________________________________________________________




3565. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING 
QUARANTINE AND PRESHIPMENT METHYL BROMIDE AND TRADE BAN WITH NON-PARTIES 
TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4253
(OLD TITLE)Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting 
Quarantine and Preshipment Methyl Bromide Used in the United States and 
Baseline Adjustments

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

RIN: 2060-AI42
_______________________________________________________________________




3566. 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 that revisions were not 
appropriate at that time.

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: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4266

Agency Contact: Harvey Richmond, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5271
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: richmond.harvey@epa.gov

David McKee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3567. REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
PARTICULATE MATTER

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 117 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




3568. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENTS: RESPONSE TO MARCH 2, 1999, 
COURT DECISION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 118 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




3569. 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                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4309

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Bruce Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3570. 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.

[[Page 74527]]

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 emission limits (because of safety issues) and 
the compliance testing and monitoring requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4316

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI64
_______________________________________________________________________




3571. 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: 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                            02/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4310

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




3572. NESHAP: BRICK, STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS, AND CLAY CERAMICS 
MANUFACTURING

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 industry primarily 
includes facilities that manufacture brick, clay, pipe, roof tile, 
extruded floor and wall tile, and extruded dimensional clay products 
from clay, shale, or a combination of the two. Ceramics are defined as 
a class of inorganic, nonmetallic solids that are subject to high 
temperature in manufacture and/or use. The primary raw material used in 
traditional ceramics is clay. Traditional ceramics include ceramic 
tile, dinnerware, sanitaryware, pottery, and porcelain. The manufacture 
of brick, structural clay products, and clay ceramics involves raw 
material processing (mining, crushing, grinding, and screening), 
mixing, forming, cutting or shaping, drying, and firing.

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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4325
Split from RIN 2060-AH79.

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

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

Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI67
_______________________________________________________________________




3573. NESHAP: CLAY CERAMICS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Ceramics are defined as a class of inorganic, nonmetallic 
solids that are subject to high temperature in manufacture and/or use. 
The clay ceramics manufacturing source category includes facilities 
that manufacture traditional ceramics. Traditional ceramics include 
ceramic tile, dinnerware, sanitaryware, pottery, and porcelain. The 
primary raw material used in the manufacture of traditional ceramics is 
clay. the manufacture of clay ceramics involves raw material processing 
(crushing, grinding, and screening), mixing, forming, shaping, drying, 
glazing, and firing.

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. 4343

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

[[Page 74528]]

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

Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________




3574. 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: NPRM, Statutory, February 28, 2000.

Abstract: The Agency has received 4 petitions to remove certain 
pollutants (i.e., methanol, methyl ethyl ketone, 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 grants 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. Depending on the 4 individual 
determinations, the Agency will issue separate notices for each.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    07/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4313

Agency Contact: Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5368
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

Chuck French, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0467
Email: french.chuck@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




3575. 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 (HAPs). The HAPs 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 HAPs. 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: 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. 4144
Split from RIN 2060-AH35

Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI74
_______________________________________________________________________




3576. NESHAP: LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: EPA is required under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act to 
develop maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards for 
various industrial source categories. The lightweight aggregate 
manufacturing industry is currently part of the clay products MACT 
source category. However, EPA is developing a separate MACT standard 
for lightweight aggregate in anticipation that the current clay 
products source category will be broken down into 4 separate source 
categories, including lightweight aggregate. The lightweight aggregate 
source category will be proposed at the time the MACT standard is 
proposed. Lightweight aggregate kilns that burn hazardous waste are 
subject to the hazardous waste combustor MACT standard.

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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4346
Split from RIN 2060-AH79

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

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Gene Crumper, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crumpler.gene@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI75
_______________________________________________________________________




3577. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3578. 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                            11/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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: Tom Logan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2580
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: logan.tom@epa.gov

Ronald E. Myers, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5407
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: myers.ron@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI96
_______________________________________________________________________




3579. 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

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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 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                            11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3580. CONTROL OF METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering taking action to control the use of Methyl 
Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE), which is an organic compound that is 
primarily used as a fuel additive in gasoline. MTBE has been used to 
meet the oxygen requirement established by the Federal Reformulated 
Gasoline Program (RFG) established by the 1990 amendments to the Clean 
Air Act (CAA). Over 85 percent of reformulated gasoline contains MTBE. 
EPA is concerned that the widespread use of MTBE may have resulted in 
the contamination of groundwater and drinking water supplies, 
threatening their future use. While current detections levels are 
generally believed to be below levels that may cause public health 
concerns, low level MTBE contamination may render water unpotable due 
to offensive taste and odor. In November 1998, EPA established a Blue 
Ribbon Panel to investigate air quality benefits and water quality 
concerns associated with oxygenates, including MTBE, in gasoline, and 
to provide independent advice and recommendations on ways to maintain 
air quality while protecting water quality. In September 1999, the 
panel recommended that the use of MTBE be substantially reduced. EPA is 
now evaluating the Blue Ribbon Panel's recommendations, and has 
conducted a preliminary review of authorities available to address 
risks associated with MTBE. EPA intends to issue an Advance Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking to inform the public of this preliminary inquiry, 
and to solicit public comment on possible regulatory action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/24/00                    65 FR 16094
NPRM                            11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4393

Agency Contact: Bob Perlis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 2333A
Phone: 202 564-5636
Email: perlis.robert@epa.gov

Karen Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9674
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: smith.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ00
_______________________________________________________________________




3581. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112

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                            03/00/01
Final Rule                      03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4380
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

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prohibition of effluent discharge to Great Lakes waters, and both air 
and water monitoring requirements. Other existing Federal regulations 
may be affected under RCRA and TSCA.

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




3582. REMOVAL OF ALUMINUM DIE CASTING AND ALUMINUM FOUNDRIES FROM THE 
SECONDARY ALUMINUM NESHAP AND APPLICABILITY STAY FOR THESE INDUSTRIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the final Secondary Aluminum Production NESHAP, the EPA 
based its MACT standard for aluminum die casting and aluminum 
foundries, as well as its assessment of the economic impacts on small 
businesses in these industries, on information on representative 
facility practices available to EPA. However, affected facilities in 
these industries expressed concern that the information and assumptions 
upon which EPA has relied may be incomplete or may not adequately 
represent the processes and emissions at such facilities. Accordingly, 
in this action, EPA will issue a proposed rule to remove the aluminum 
die casting and aluminum foundry industries from the present secondary 
aluminum standard and to stay the applicability of the present standard 
to these industries while EPA reevaluates the MACT requirements 
applicable to such facilities. The EPA will also initiate a formal 
process to collect further information from the facilities in these 
industries on the activities in which they engage and the potential of 
these activities to contribute to HAP emissions. After evaluating this 
information, EPA will make a new determination concerning MACT 
requirements for both major facilities and area sources in these 
industries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4417

Sectors Affected: 331521 Aluminum Die-Castings; 331524 Aluminum 
Foundries

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

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AJ11
_______________________________________________________________________




3583. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) IMPROVEMENT: UTILITY SECTOR OFFRAMP 
PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The New Source Review (NSR) Program is the principal means by 
which EPA assures that new pollution sources install reasonably 
effective air pollution controls before they are allowed to begin 
operation. EPA is currently involved in a comprehensive rulemaking 
(``NSR Reform,'' SAN 3259), intended to streamline the NSR program and 
reduce its administrative burden. This new rulemaking is an outgrowth 
of that reform effort, and will provide industries with the flexibility 
to focus more on existing pollution sources, with the goal of achieving 
as good or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources. The New Source Review Improvement Utility 
Sector Offramp Program is a proposed rulemaking that is an outgrowth of 
this action and will provide industries with the flexibility to focus 
more on existing pollution sources, with the goal of achieving as good 
or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources. The New Source Review Improvement Utility 
Sector Offramp Program is a proposed rulemaking that is an outgrowth of 
this action and will provide industries with the flexibility to focus 
more on existing pollution sources, with the goal of achieving as good 
or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources. The New Source Review Improvement Utility 
Sector Offramp Program is a proposed rulemaking that is an outgrowth of 
this action and will provide industries with the flexibility to focus 
more on existing pollution sources, with the goal of achieving as good 
or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources. The New Source Review Improvement Utility 
Sector Offramp Program is a proposed rulemaking that is an outgrowth of 
this action and will provide industries with the flexibility to focus 
more on existing pollution sources, with the goal of achieving as good 
or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources. The New Source Review Improvement Utility 
Sector Offramp Program is a proposed rulemaking that is an outgrowth of 
this action and will provide industries with the flexibility to focus 
more on existing pollution sources, with the goal of achieving as good 
or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources. The New Source Review Improvement Utility 
Sector Offramp Program is a proposed rulemaking that is an outgrowth of 
this action and will provide industries with the flexibility to focus 
more on existing pollution sources, with the goal of achieving as good 
or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Rule                      04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4390
See also SAN 3259

Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ14
_______________________________________________________________________




3584.  RULEMAKING FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING INTERSTATE OZONE 
TRANSPORT: RESPONSE TO MARCH 3, 2000 DECISION OF THE UNITED STATES COURT 
OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 27, 1998 (63 FR 57355), EPA issued a rule to 
reduce smog in the eastern half of the country. The rule required 22 
States and the District of Columbia to reduce emissions of nitrogen 
oxides (NOx), which reacts with other chemicals in the atmosphere to 
form smog. EPA required these reductions because pollution from each of 
these States was transported by the wind and significantly contributed 
to unhealthy air quality in downwind States. In response to litigation 
from several parties on the NOx SIP call, the United States Court of 
Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a decision on March 3, 
2000, making it clear that EPA and States can and should move forward 
to implement this regional strategy. The ruling remanded certain 
relatively minor portions of the original rule back to the EPA. This 
rulemaking covers the portion of the rule associated with the remanded 
issues: certain cogeneration units, internal combustion engines, the 
partial State requirements for Georgia and Missouri and the exclusion 
of Wisconsin. In this rulemaking, EPA will consider the partial State 
issue for Alabama and Michigan as well.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4433

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

Kimber Scavo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3354
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: scavo.kimber@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ16
_______________________________________________________________________




3585.  NESHAP FOR FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will propose National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for friction products manufacturing 
in order to comply with the Clean Air Act of 1990 (CAA). The friction 
products source category includes any facility that manufactures 
friction products such as automobile brakes, brake pads, disk pads, and 
clutch pads. Hazardous air pollutants (HAP) are emitted from solvents 
and resins used in the manufacturing of the friction material. It is 
expected that the rule will result in an 80 percent reduction in HAP 
emissions from this industry.

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: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4460

Sectors Affected: 3363 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 3364 
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing; 3369 Other Transportation 
Equipment Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ18
_______________________________________________________________________




3586.  NESHAP FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION 
OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires development of emission 
standards for major sources emitting any of the hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) listed in section 112(b) of the CAA. Flexible 
Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations was listed as a category of 
major sources based on previous emission information of methylene 
chloride HAP. This source category covers emissions from various 
polyurethane foam bonding operations, including foam gluing and flame 
lamination. Subsequent information reveals that the use of methylene 
chloride has been substantially reduced due to OSHA regulations. 
Therefore, no major sources of HAP are anticipated in this source 
category. This action will explore whether there are any major sources 
in this source category and develop a MACT standard if it still

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proves to be necessary. If no major sources are confirmed, then the 
action will be to explore possible ways of delisting this source 
category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4449

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

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

Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________




3587.  RULEMAKINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING INTERSTATE OZONE 
TRANSPORT

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 119 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AJ20
_______________________________________________________________________




3588.  PETITIONS TO DELIST SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM THE SOURCE 
CATEGORY LIST, DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO SECTION 112(C) OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, April 21, 2000.

Abstract: The EPA has received 1 petition to remove a SC (2-Piece Can 
Manufacturing) from the SC List developed pursuant to section 112(c) of 
the Clean Air Act (CAA). The most current SC List was published on 
November 18, 1999 (64 FR 63025). Section 112(c)(9), which provides the 
legislative authority and guidelines for such actions, states that the 
Administrator may delete a SC from the list under section 112(c), on 
petition of any person or on the Administrator's own motion, whenever 
the Administrator determines that no source in the category emits 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) in quantities which may cause a 
lifetime risk of cancer greater than one in 1 million to the individual 
in the population who is most exposed and that emissions from no source 
in the category exceed a level which is adequate to protect public 
health with an ample margin of safety and that no adverse environmental 
effect will result. As of January 31, 2000, one petition to delist a SC 
has been received. It contains information on HAP emissions, exposures, 
health effects, human risks, and potential ecological concerns as well 
as the petitioner's explanation why the 2-Piece Can Manufacturing 
should be removed from the SC List. The EPA will conduct a 
comprehensive review of the petition received then decide whether to 
grant or deny the petition. Section 112(c)(9) requires that within 12 
months of receipt of a petition, the Administrator shall either grant 
or deny the petition by publishing a written explanation of the reasons 
for the Administrator's decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Denial May Instead Be 
Published                       01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4415

Agency Contact: Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5368
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

Chuck French, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0467
Email: french.chuck@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ23
_______________________________________________________________________




3589.  REVISION TO THE SOURCE CATEGORY LISTING FOR SECTION 
112(D)(2) RULEMAKING PURSUANT TO SECTION 112(C)(6) REQUIREMENTS.

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action revises information regarding the list of source 
categories for regulation under 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (Act). This 
action is being taken pursuant to 112(c)(6) of the Act regarding the 
identification of sources for which additional standards under section 
112(d)(2) or (d)(4) can be developed. The Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) is proposing a change to the Source Category Listing for 
Section 112(d)(2) Rulemaking Pursuant to Section 112(c)(6) Requirements 
published in the Federal Register April 10, 1998, which identified 
source categories considered for additional regulation under 112(d)(2) 
or (d)(4). The publication of the list on April 10, 1998, also stated 
that these source categories would be further evaluated as to emissions 
and controls in identifying any additional regulatory requirements. 
This revision to Table 1 is based on the additional emission analysis 
associated only with the Rubber Tire Manufacturing (listed as Tire 
Production) and the potential emissions of Hexochlorobenzene (HCB). 
This action revises Table 1 of Federal Register publication Vol. 63, 
No. 69, 17848 for the Tire Production source category by deleting 
emissions of HCB associated with the source category. There are no 
costs or HAP emission impacts associated with this corrective action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4416

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

Anthony P. Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ24
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3590.  REVISING REGULATIONS ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 58 (Revision); 40 CFR 53 (Revision); 40 CFR 50 
(Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Air pollution control authorities use air quality data to 
determine compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
and in subsequent work to develop air pollution mitigation strategies. 
The data come primarily from ambient air monitoring stations run by 
State and local agencies, although Federal, tribal, and industrial 
organizations also run stations. The design of the monitoring networks 
is regulated under 40 CFR 58. This rule was originally written in 1979 
and several revisions have been made in the intervening years. Air 
pollution control authorities have improved their parts of the network 
in response to changes in air quality, advances in the understanding of 
the movements and health effects of air pollutants, and developments in 
air pollution measurement technology. EPA has also cooperated with air 
pollution control authorities to improve the networks, but we have not 
revised the applicable regulations comprehensively. The proposed 
revisions would remove real or perceived constraints on redeploying air 
monitoring stations; more accurately reflect the roles of EPA and other 
control authorities in designing, reviewing, and modifying networks; 
bring provisions related to quality assurance up to date; and recognize 
technological changes. The current regulations require states to 
develop plans to deploy air monitoring networks, but they do not 
emphasize administering the networks. States generally develop new 
plans only when new monitoring is needed, such as for a new NAAQS. The 
regulations should be revised to reflect the roles of EPA and the State 
and local agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/01
Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4421

Sectors Affected: 334519 Other Measuring and Controlling Device 
Manufacturing; 92411 Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management

Agency Contact: Mike Papp, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14
Phone: 919 541-2408
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: papp.michael@epa.gov

Lee Ann Byrd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
14, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5367
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: byrd.lee@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ25
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3591.  CLARIFICATION TO EXISTING PART 63 NESHAP DELEGATIONS' 
PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 40 CFR part 63 contains OAR's air-toxics emissions 
regulations, often referred to as ``MACT'' rules or ``NESHAPS.'' We are 
revising some part 63 standards to reflect changes in delegation 
provisions. We are also revising some sections in the part 63 
regulations to clarify what are standards and what are compliance 
assurance measures. The benefits of the changes will include clarifying 
what authorities in each standard can be delegated to State and local 
air pollution control agencies and meshing the standards with revisions 
previously made to other part 63 regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4426

Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: driscoll.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ26
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3592.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PHASEOUT OF 
CHLOROBROMOMETHANE (HALON 1011) PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 2001, See additional 
information.

Abstract: Section 602 of the Clean Air Act (Act) requires the EPA 
Administrator to list substances which the Administrator finds to cause 
or contribute to harmful effects on stratospheric ozone, and Sections 
604 and 605 require the Administrator to promulgate regulations phasing 
out the production and limiting the use of such substances. The 
proposed regulation will list and phase out the production of 
chlorobromomethane (CBM), an ozone depleting substance (ODS). In late 
1999, the Montreal Protocol was amended to add CBM to the list of 
substances controlled by this international agreement, to which the 
United States is a signatory. Section 614 of the Act requires that U.S. 
stratospheric protection regulations be

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harmonized with (or more stringent than) the provisions of the Montreal 
Protocol. Entities that will be affected by this regulation include 
producers of CBM; a segment of the explosion protection industry 
(manufacturers and distributors of CBM explosion protection systems); 
and end-users of such systems. Preliminary estimates suggest that 
domestic production of CBM is limited; some import of CBM occurs, and 
would be prohibited by this action. Preliminary evaluation suggests 
that very limited use of CBM for other purposes (e.g., as a solvent) 
occurs. CBM has also been used as a feedstock in the manufacture of a 
biocide; today's action will not affect this use. Because the Act 
allows for certain exceptions to ODS phaseouts for explosion protection 
applications when suitable alternatives can not be found, and since 
today's action only affects the use, and not the production (i.e., does 
not affect use of existing inventories or stockpiles of CBM), and since 
a two-year lead time has been provided since the decision to phase out 
CBM and the phaseout date, it is believed that the phaseout of CBM will 
have limited economic and small business impacts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4428
Statutory Legal Description: The Montreal Protocol as amended (1999) 
requires CBM to be phased out beginning 1/1/02. Therefore the U.S. must 
issue a final rule by 12/31/01.

Sectors Affected: 115114 Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton 
Ginning); 3112 Grain and Oilseed Milling; 322 Paper Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 3333 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery 
Manufacturing

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

RIN: 2060-AJ27
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3593.  FEDERAL PLAN FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE 
INCINERATION UNITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act sections 111; 
1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act sections 129; 1990 Amendments to 
the Clean Air Act sections 301(a)(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2002, Section 129 (b)(3) 
of the CAA.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 directed the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set emission guidelines for 
existing incinerators combusting commercial or industrial waste under 
sections 111 and 129. In 1997, EPA entered into a settlement agreement 
with the Sierra Club in which EPA agreed to propose regulations for 
Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) by November 
1999 and finalize regulations for CISWI by November 2000. Proposed 
regulations were published on November 30, 1999 (see 64 FR 67092). In 
accordance with section 129, any State with affected sources must 
submit a State plan by November 30, 2001 describing how the State will 
implement the emission guidelines for existing CISWI. Section 129 
requires the Administrator to develop and implement a Federal plan for 
existing CISWI units located in any State which has not submitted an 
approvable plan within 2 years of promulgation of the emissions 
guidelines. In this CISWI 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 CISWI 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 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                            01/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4441

Sectors Affected: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: painter.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ28
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3594.  REVISIONS TO PART 97 FEDERAL NOX BUDGET TRADING PROGRAM 
ALLOWANCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND PART 75 OUTPUT AND EMISSIONS MONITORING 
PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7651 et seq; 42 USC 7401; 42 USC 
7403; 42 USC 7426

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 75 (Revision); 40 CFR 97 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking package will propose two types of 
modifications to the Code of Federal Regulations: revisions to parts 72 
and 75 related to the existing Acid Rain Program; and, revisions to 
part 75 and part 97 that are associated with the implementation of the 
Federal NOx Budget Trading Program.
 The proposed revisions to parts 72 and 75 pertaining to the Acid Rain 
Program will improve the program's efficiency and effectiveness. These 
revisions include technical corrections and clarifications to the 
monitoring procedures that will improve quality of the SO2 and NOx 
emissions data. Some reporting requirements will be modified to broaden 
and improve electronic reporting provisions in order to reduce industry 
burden and facilitate better data management within the Agency.

[[Page 74536]]

 In support of the Federal NOx Budget Trading Program, EPA will propose 
revisions to parts 72, 75, and 97. Parts 72 and 75 will be modified to 
introduce procedural requirements for the monitoring and reporting of 
output (i.e., electricity, steam, or heated water) for electric 
generating units. The proposed revisions to part 97 will satisfy a 
commitment the Agency made in the January 18, 2000, final section 126 
rule to use output for updating NOx allowance allocations. Our analysis 
predicts that updating allocations based on output will reduce air 
pollution nationwide and will result in more efficient electricity 
generation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4448

Sectors Affected: 221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Sam Waltzer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9175
Fax: 202 565-2140
Email: waltzer.sam@epa.gov

Margaret Sheppard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6204J
Phone: 202 564-9163
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: sheppard.margaret

RIN: 2060-AJ30
_______________________________________________________________________




3595.  GUIDELINES FOR BEST AVAILABLE RETROFIT TECHNOLOGY (BART)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7421; 42 USC 7470-
7479; 42 USC 7491; 42 USC 7492; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7602

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.308(e)(1); 40 CFR 51 Appendix Y (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To meet the Clean Air Act's requirements, final regional haze 
regulations were published in the Federal Register on July 1, 1999 (64 
FR 35714). These regulations include, in section 51.308(e), a 
requirement for best available retrofit technology (BART) for certain 
types of existing stationary sources of air pollutants. In the preamble 
to regional haze rule, we committed to issuing further guidelines to 
clarify the BART requirements. The purpose of this rulemaking is to 
provide those BART guidelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4450

Agency Contact: Rich Damberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Mail Drop 15
Phone: 919 541-5592
Fax: 919 541-7690
Email: damberg.rich@epa.gov

Tim Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Mail 
Drop 15, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-4718
Fax: 919 541-7690
Email: smith.tim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ31
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3596.  STRATOSPHERIC OZONE PROTECTION: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL 
USE ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule implements exemptions in the Clean Air Act to the 
ban on import and production of class I ozone depleting substances 
(ODS) as consistent with the Montreal Protocol. The rule allocates 
specific amounts of class I ODSs for uses considered to be 
``essential'' by both the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. The 
chemicals allocated to companies in this rulemaking are 
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) for use in the manufacture of metered dose 
inhalers (MDIs) used to treat asthma, and methyl chloroform for use in 
the solid rocket motors of the Space Shuttle and Titan Rockets. The 
amount of chemical for these essential uses has already been approved 
at the international level by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. The 
pharmaceutical industry relies on EPA to publish this annual rule by 
the end of each year. This enables companies to replenish their supply 
of CFCs and continue to produce lifesaving asthma medications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4456

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

RIN: 2060-AJ33
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3597.  NESHAP: PESTICIDES ACTIVE INGREDIENTS--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On June 23, 1999, EPA promulgated the NESHAP for Pesticide 
Active Ingredient Production (Production of Agricultural Chemicals). 
Subsequently, a petition was filed on this rule, and EPA received the 
list of issues filed with the court. There are four separate, but 
related petitions. Major issues include applicability determination for 
creosote producers, control requirements for ``left-over'' vents, 
averaging period, and wastewater applicability cutoffs. This amendment 
will address these issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4457

[[Page 74537]]

Split from RIN 2060-AE84.

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

Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ34
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3598.  NATIONAL AIR TOXICS PROGRAM: INTEGRATED STRATEGY, REPORT 
TO CONGRESS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is a congressionally required report to Congress 
outlining EPA's approach to addressing risks to the public from toxic 
substances emitted into the air.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4468
Split from RIN 2060-AH21.

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

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ38
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3599.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR GEORGIA-PACIFIC 
CORPORATION'S FACILITY IN BIG ISLAND, VIRGINIA

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 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Project XL program, the EPA is supporting a project 
for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation facility located in Big Island, 
Virginia. The EPA is promulgating this rule, applicable only to the 
Georgia-Pacific Big Island facility, to help implement the project. 
Under the XL project, Georgia-Pacific will install and operate the 
first commercial scale black liquor gasification system in the United 
States. This system will provide superior air emissions reductions and 
energy benefits compared to use of conventional recovery technology for 
black liquor in the pulp and paper industry. However, since this will 
be the first commercial scale demonstration of this technology, there 
is some risk that the technology will take longer than planned to work 
properly or may not ever work properly. If either of these scenarios 
happens, Georgia-Pacific requires relief from otherwise applicable air 
emission standards to allow time for the new technology to achieve 
expected performance or, in the event of failure, to allow time for 
Georgia-Pacific to build conventional recovery technology that will 
meet applicable standards. Without this relief, Georgia-Pacific would 
not undertake commercialization of this promising technology. 
Therefore, this rule provides relief (in the form of limited duration 
compliance extensions) from otherwise applicable hazardous air 
pollutant emission standards, as needed during the conduct of the XL 
project. The specific standard amended by this rule is: ``Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants From Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at 
Kraft, Soda, Sulfate, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Proposed Amendments to 40 
CFR 63.861, 63.863, 63.866, & 
63.867                          12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4471

Sectors Affected: 32211 Pulp Mills; 32211 Pulp Mills

Agency Contact: David Beck, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-10
Phone: 919 541-5421
Fax: 919 541-2464
Email: beck.david@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ39
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3600.  AMENDMENTS TO NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY 
OPERATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412, Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule (formerly titled Solid Waste Treatment, Storage, 
and Disposal Facilities) will specify maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) for facilities that treat, store, dispose of, 
recycle, recover and/or refine waste and recoverable materials received 
from off-site. These facilities include commercial waste treatment 
facilities, used oil refining, solvent recovery plants, and waste 
transfer stations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/13/94                    59 FR 51913
Final Action                    07/01/96                    61 FR 34140
NPRM Amendment                  07/20/99                    64 FR 38993
Direct Final Rule               07/20/99                    64 FR 38950
NPRM                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

[[Page 74538]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4336

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

RIN: 2060-AJ40
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3601.  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                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3569
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
AIR/1999/September/Day-08/a23277.htm.
Formerly listed as RIN 2060-AF42

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

Colleen McKaughan, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office San 
Francisco
Phone: 520 498-0118

RIN: 2009-AA01
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3602. NSPS: SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY - 
WASTEWATER (FINAL) AND AMEND. TO APPENDIX C OF PART 63 AND APPENDIX J OF 
PART 60

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
First Supplemental NPRM         10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Second Supplemental NPRM - 
Appendix J to Part 60           12/09/98                    63 FR 67988
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3380
Supp NPRM-2nd- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
AIR/1998/December/Day-09/a28472a.htm

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE94
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3603. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES; CATALYTIC CRACKING UNITS, CATALYTIC 
REFORMING UNITS AND SULFUR RECOVERY UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

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: 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                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3549
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
AIR/1998/September/Day-11/a23508.htm

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

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

[[Page 74539]]

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF28
_______________________________________________________________________




3604. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 133 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AF34
_______________________________________________________________________




3605. METHODS FOR MEASUREMENT OF VISIBLE EMISSIONS--ADDITION OF METHODS 
203A, 203B, AND 203C TO APPENDIX M OF PART 51

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401(b)(1); 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7470 to 7479; 
42 USC 7501 to 7508; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking adds Test Methods 203A, 203B, and 203C to 40 
CFR part 51, appendix M (entitled Example Test Methods for State 
Implementation Plans). These methods describe procedures for estimating 
the opacity of visible emissions. States have requested that EPA 
promulgate these methods so that they can use them in State 
Implementation Plans in enforcing visible emissions regulations from 
Stationary Sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/22/93                    58 FR 61639
Final Action                    06/00/01

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3606. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, 
NEVADA

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 134 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG14
_______________________________________________________________________




3607. 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                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3743

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

Bill Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




3608. CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR RULE FOR THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL 
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 135 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________




3609. 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                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3900

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3610. 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                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: ricks.solomon@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3611. CONSOLIDATED EMISSIONS REPORTING RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 110(a)(2)(F)

CFR Citation: 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 report point, area, and mobile source emissions 
Statewide. State agencies will also report fine particulate matter and 
it's precursors. The rule will provide for flexibility in collecting 
and reporting data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/23/00                    65 FR 33268
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3986

Agency Contact: William B. Kuykendal, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5372
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: kuykendal.bill@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH25
_______________________________________________________________________




3612. 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 marketplace. 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                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4030

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310
Fax: 734 214-4310
Email: tyree.clifford@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3613. NESHAP: 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

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Final Action Interpretations and 
technical amendment             04/12/99                    64 FR 17555
NPRM Proposed rule amendments 
and notice of public hearing    01/25/00                     65 FR 3907
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4123
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2000/January/Day-25/
a1058.htm

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




3614. 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                            01/20/00                     65 FR 3169
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4103

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________




3615. PHASE I 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 State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would promulgate Federal Implementation Plans 
(FIPs) which require nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions decreases in 19 
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. On June 22, 2000, the court lifted the 
stay and gave States 128 days from that date to submit SIPs. The new 
SIP submittal date is October 30, 2000. These FIPs will apply to all 
elements of the NOx SIP call that were not remanded to EPA by the court 
in May 1999 (Phase I SIPs). The portions of the SIP call that were 
remanded to EPA will be covered under Phase 2 SIPs and separate FIP 
actions will be prepared for those.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/21/98                    63 FR 56393
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4096
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1998/October/Day-21/
a26431.htm

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation; 325311 
Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing; 32731 Cement Manufacturing; 
331111 Iron and Steel Mills

Agency Contact: Jan King, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epa.gov


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

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3616. 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 
pursue a regulatory development program such that emission standards 
may be promulgated for this industry. Emission standards for this 
industry were proposed on May 26, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/26/00                    65 FR 34278
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4082

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




3617. 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 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                    10/00/00

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9729
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: newberg.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




3618. REVISION TO THE DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) TO 
EXCLUDE TERTIARY BUTYL ACETATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401-7671q

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                            09/30/99                    64 FR 52731
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4254

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Agency Contact: Geoffrey Wilcox, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 7306A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5601
Fax: 202 564-5603
Email: wilcox.geoffrey@epa.gov

William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




3619. 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                            04/21/00                    65 FR 21505
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3470

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

RIN: 2060-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3620. 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                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3304

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3621. 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
NPRM                            06/26/00                    65 FR 39326
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3340
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
AIR/1998/April/Day-20/a10142.htm

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________




3622. 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

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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 final rule 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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3550

Sectors Affected: 311999 All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF30
_______________________________________________________________________




3623. NESHAP: BOAT 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 action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants emitted by the boat manufacturing industry. This rule will 
affect the manufacture of fiberglass and aluminum boats. 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                            07/14/00                    65 FR 43841
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3747

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




3624. 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                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3829

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: driscoll.tom@epa.gov

Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-5509

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Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________




3625. 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                            07/18/00                    65 FR 44615
Final Action                    07/00/01

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 a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3905

Agency Contact: Rhea Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2940
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: jones.rhea@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________




3626. NESHAP: SOLVENT EXTRACTION FOR VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, 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                            05/26/00                    65 FR 34252
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

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: 311222 Soybean Processing; 311223 Other Oilseed 
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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: durham.jim@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-AH22
_______________________________________________________________________




3627. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND 
RESINS-AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: During the development of the National Emission Standard for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for elastomers (Group I polymers and 
resins) and thermoplastics (Group IV polymers and resins) (RINs 2060-
AD56 and 2060-AE37), many of the provisions contained in the Hazardous 
Organic NESHAP (HON) were referenced directly by these polymers and 
resins regulations due to similarities in processes, emission 
characteristics, and control technologies. On January 17, 1997, the EPA 
promulgated changes to the HON to remove ambiguity, to clearly convey 
EPA intent, and to make the rule easier to understand and implement in 
response to industry petitions. It is necessary to make parallel 
changes to the polymers and resins NESHAP; otherwise inconsistencies 
will exist for NESHAPs regulating similar source categories. An ANPRM 
was published in the Federal Register on 11/25/96 (61 FR 59849), to 
explain the nature of changes planned. Subsequently, six litigants have 
petitioned for review of the elastomers and thermoplastics regulations. 
Four companies have petitioned EPA to reconsider specific provisions in 
the thermoplastics regulation. Revisions will be proposed to parallel 
HON changes and to resolve petitioners' issues. There are no impacts 
anticipated for small businesses or State/local/tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Petitions for Judicial 
Review-Prop. Amend.             03/09/99                    64 FR 11559
NPRM - Petition for Recons. - 
Equip. Leaks                    06/08/99                    64 FR 30453

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NPRM - Petition for Recons. - 
Equip. Leaks                    06/08/99                    64 FR 60456
Direct Final Action - Petition 
for Reconsid.-Equip Leaks       06/08/99                    64 FR 30406
Final Action - Petitions for 
Judicial Rev-Amendments         06/19/00                    65 FR 38030
Direct Final Rule - Petition for 
Recons. - Cooling Towers        10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3939

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3628. NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATION UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CAA sec 129

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/30/99                    64 FR 67092
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3613

Agency Contact: Fred Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epa.gov

Rick Copland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: copland.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF91
_______________________________________________________________________




3629. 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 United States 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 United States, (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                    12/00/00

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3630. 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                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

[[Page 74547]]

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

Agency Contact: Michael Forlini, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9475
Fax: 202 564-9665
Email: forlini.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3631. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: REFRIGERANT RECYCLING RULE 
AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

Priority: Other Significant

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

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                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3560
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1998/June/Day-11/a15003.htm

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

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3632. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: INCORPORATION OF CLEAN AIR ACT 
AMENDMENTS FOR REDUCTIONS IN CLASS I, GROUP VI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671c

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4271
(OLD TITLE) Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Additional Steps To 
Conform U.S. Methyl Bromide Program to Obligations Under the Montreal 
Protocol and Recent Changes to the CAA

Agency Contact: Amber Moreen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9295
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: morren.amber@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI41
_______________________________________________________________________




3633.  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
Notice                          01/26/00                     65 FR 4244
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4315
Formerly listed as RIN 2060-AI79

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

Colleen McKaughan, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office San 
Francisco
Phone: 520 498-0118

RIN: 2009-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3634. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, December 15, 2000, Court Deadline.

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

[[Page 74548]]

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18753
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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: Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

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

RIN: 2060-AI34
_______________________________________________________________________




3635. 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                            08/30/99                    64 FR 47233
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4243

Agency Contact: Walt Stevenson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5264
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: stevenson.walt@epa.gov

Rick Copland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: copland.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI51
_______________________________________________________________________




3636. REVISION OF SCHEDULE FOR STANDARDS UNDER SECTION 112 OF THE CLEAN 
AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 percent of all initially 
listed categories within 4 years, 50 percent within 7 years, and 100 
percent within 10 years. The schedule for the promulgation of emissions 
standards was published in December 1993. This action revises the list 
of source categories and the corresponding schedule for emission 
standards. This is in accordance with the statute, which requires the 
Agency to periodically amend the list in response to public comment or 
new information, and no less often than every eight years. The list and 
the schedule were last updated on November 18, 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          11/18/99                    64 FR 63025
Notice                          10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4284

Agency Contact: Linda Metcalf, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2865
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: metcalf.linda@epa.gov

Yvonne W. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2798
Fax: 919 541-0072

[[Page 74549]]

Email: johnson.yvonnew@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI52
_______________________________________________________________________




3637. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF HAZARDOUS POLLUTANTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES 
AND MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, July 14, 2000, Civil Action No. 95-1747 
Sierra Club v. Carol M. Browner.
Final, Judicial, December 20, 2000, Civil Action No. 95-1745 Sierra 
Club v. Carol M. Browner.

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                            08/04/00                    65 FR 48057
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4285
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2000/August/Day-04/
a18640.htm

Agency Contact: Jean Marie Revelt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4822
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI55
_______________________________________________________________________




3638. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM COKE 
BYPRODUCT 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. We plan to remove this source 
category from the list pursuant to our discretion under 112(c)(4) 
previously regulated categories.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4286

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI65
_______________________________________________________________________




3639. HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE EMISSION STANDARDS AND DIESEL FUEL SULFUR 
CONTROL REQUIREMENTS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 136 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI69
_______________________________________________________________________




3640. 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

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 Amendment                  01/24/00                     65 FR 3642
Final Action Amendment          10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4353

Sectors Affected: 336411 Aircraft Manufacturing

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

Jaime Pagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI77
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3641. NESHAP: PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION; PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

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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                            04/10/00                    65 FR 19151
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4354

Sectors Affected: 325411 Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing; 325412 
Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI78
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3642. AMEND SUBPART HAND I, 40 CFR PART 61, FOR EMISSIONS OF 
RADIONUCLIDES OTHER THAN RADON FROM DOE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Subparts H and I of 40 CFR Part 61 establish limits, under 
the Clean Air Act, for radionuclide emissions (other than radon) from 
Department of Energy (DOE) and other non-DOE federal facilities. These 
Subparts require emission sampling, monitoring, and calculations to 
identify compliance with the standard. The current air sampling 
methodology required by the standards is embodied in ANSI-N13.1-1969, a 
consensus guidance document that is incorporated by reference in EPA's 
standards. That guidance was updated in 1999, and contains new 
technical recommendations (that differ from the 1969 version) for 
obtaining representative air samples. In this rule, EPA is updating 
Subparts H and I to incorporate the new sampling guidance, ANSI-N13.1-
1999, and require its use for new facilities and for those undergoing 
significant changes to ventilation systems. Existing facilities will be 
allowed to continue sampling in accordance with the current 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/09/00                    65 FR 29934
Final Action                    07/00/01

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, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9385
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: anderson.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI90
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3643. 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               08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4299

Agency Contact: Candace B. Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1064
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sorrell.candace@epa.gov

Bill Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AI94
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3644. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/00                    65 FR 42920
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4358

Agency Contact: Lori Stewart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9028
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: shields.mike@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI98
_______________________________________________________________________




3645. AMENDMENTS TO STATE AND FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS, PART 
70 AND PART 71, COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414a; 42 USC 7661 to 7661f

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71 (Revisions)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Action is in response to the October 29, 1999, United States 
Circuit Court of Appeals decision to remand to EPA part of the October 
22, 1997, Compliance Assurance Monitoring rulemaking that included 
revisions to parts 70 and 71 compliance certification requirements. The 
Court ruled that the compliance certification must address whether the 
affected facility has been in continuous or intermittent compliance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - 40 CFR 70 and 71 
(Revisions)                     10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4387

Agency Contact: Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, EN-341W, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5635
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

Peter Westlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ04
_______________________________________________________________________




3646. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL-USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000: LABORATORY ESSENTIAL USE EXEMPTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This 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
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4410
Split from RIN 2060-AI73.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ15
_______________________________________________________________________




3647.  AMENDMENTS TO THE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (NESHAP) FOR PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is to be taken to amend the existing NESHAP for 
Pharmaceuticals Production, promulgated on September 21, 1998 (63 FR 
50280). The amendment will address application of MACT controls during 
periods of planned routine maintenance. This need for this amendment 
became known during post-promulgation discussions with the regulated 
industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4458

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ17


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3648.  REVISION OF STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NITROGEN OXIDE 
EMISSIONS FROM NEW FOSSIL-FUEL FIRED STEAM GENERATING UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CAAA sec 407(c)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On September 16, 1998, EPA promulgated revised Standards of 
Performance for Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from New Fossil-Fuel Fired 
Steam Generating Units (63 FR 49442). Subsequently, five petitions were 
received asking for review of several issues. These issues included the 
claim that EPA failed to adequately analyze the impacts of existing 
boilers; that NOx limits are not technically or economically feasible; 
and that the ``fuel neutral'' approach is not actually fuel neutral. In 
September 1999, the Court vacated the revised Standards as applied to 
existing modified boilers, citing that the regulation was deficient in 
explanation of the Agency's approach to these issues. On December 21, 
1999, the Court denied the petitions regarding the remaining issues. 
This rulemaking addresses the aforementioned issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4414
Split from RIN 2060-AE56.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Bob Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

James Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ22
_______________________________________________________________________




3649.  NESHAP FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES: PHOSPHORIC ACID 
MANUFACTURING AND PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS PRODUCTION -- AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 101-549 sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subparts AA to BB

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rules are being amended to resolve specific issues and 
questions raised after promulgation. The changes do not change the 
projections for environmental benefits, compliance costs, burden on 
industry, or the number of affected facilities. There are no impacts on 
small businesses, State/local/ or tribal governments. These amendments 
do not raise any cross-media issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4442

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

Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ29
_______________________________________________________________________




3650.  STAY OF THE 8-HOUR PORTION OF FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANT 
CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING INTERSTATE OZONE 
TRANSPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends a portion of the final NOx SIP call by 
staying our finding in the NOx SIP Call related to the 8-hour ozone 
standards. The final NOx SIP call required that the SIPs be submitted 
by September 30, 1999 and the controls be implemented by May 1, 2003. 
On May 25, 1999, the D.C. Circuit granted a stay of the SIP submittal 
date of September 30, 1999. On June 22, 2000, the D.C. Circuit lifted 
the stay and gave States 128 days from that date to submit a SIP. The 
new submittal date is October 30, 2000. In May 1999, a panel of the 
D.C. Circuit Court remanded the revised 8-hour ozone standards, and in 
November 1999, the full court denied a rehearing. On March 3, 2000, the 
court issued a decision, largely upholding the NOx SIP call rule with 
respect to the 1-hour ozone NAAQS. Therefore, we are indefinitely 
staying the 8-hour portion of the SIP call because EPA believes it 
should not continue implementation efforts under section 110 with 
respect to the 8-hour standard that could be construed as inconsistent 
with the court's ruling while these issues are being considered by the 
Supreme Court. The findings under the 8-hour standards were completely 
separate from its 1-hour findings and were an independent basis for the 
rule. Therefore, all of the requirements of the SIP call remain in 
effect for the 1-hour standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4465
Split from RIN 2060-AH10

Agency Contact: Kimber Scavo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3354
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: scavo.kimber@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ37


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3651.  STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES: 
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS: AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.751; 40 CFR 60.752(b)(2)(iii)(C)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise the existing regulation entitled 
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid 
Waste Landfills, subpart WWW of 40 CFR Part 60, promulgated on March 
12, 1996. The revision is being undertaken in response to requests to 
clarify our intent regarding what constitutes an adequate landfill gas 
treatment system. This action also clarifies our intent to exempt from 
control landfill gas that is treated/upgraded to pipeline quality 
natural gas. Furthermore, it clarifies who is responsible for control 
of untreated landfill gas that is sold and the condition under which 
this gas is exempt from control. Today's action is necessary to clarify 
our intent regarding the issues discussed above. It will improve 
implementation and compliance with this regulation. There are no 
internal issues involved with the proposal and direct final amendment, 
and we anticipate no significant adverse reaction related to this 
action from industry, regulators, or environmentalists.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - NSPS: Municipal 
Solid Waste Landfills           12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4478

Sectors Affected: 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ41
_______________________________________________________________________




3652.  NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES -- AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.425(e)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will add a DOT test method as an alternative for 
measuring emissions from railcars. This method came to our attention 
subsequent to promulgation of the original rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4479

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ42
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3653. 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.
The Agency does not anticipate any significant impact on small 
businesses and State/local/tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3922

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5348
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: voorhees.scott@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG92


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3654. 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 to 7671

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070

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

RIN: 2060-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________




3655. 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 Appendix L; 40 CFR 51.150 to 51.153

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 40 CFR part 51.150-51.153 require States to have contingency 
plans to prevent air pollution levels from reaching the significant 
harm level (SHL) for CO, O3, SO2, NOx, and PM. Appendix L provides 
example guidance to the States on appropriate courses of action to take 
at each episode stage (i.e., alert, warning, and emergency) to ensure 
the SHL is not reached. These requirements were developed in the 1970s, 
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
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4247

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




3656. REVISION OF EPA'S RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

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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: Next Action Undetermined

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, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9222

RIN: 2060-AI49
_______________________________________________________________________




3657. NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112; PL 91-190 sec 203

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3899

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




3658. 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 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: Next Action Undetermined

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________




3659. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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,

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raw material storage and transfer operations, and equipment leaks. By 
mid-1999, these facilities had to be in compliance with the revised, 
lower OSHA permissible exposure limits for methylene chloride, which is 
the predominant HAP. Most, if not all facilities have responded by 
replacing methylene chloride with a non-HAP. Most, if not all of these 
facilities may no longer be major sources of HAP emissions. If there 
are still major sources in the source category, a NESHAP for this 
source category will be developed based on Maximum Achievable Control 
Technology.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3973

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

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

Maria Noell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5607
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: noell.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




3660. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 2, 1998, we proposed NESHAP for oil and gas 
production (major sources), oil and gas production (area sources), and 
natural gas transmission and storage in one package. On June 17, 1999, 
we promulgated NESHAP for oil and gas production (major sources) and 
natural gas transmission and storage. In this action, we will publish a 
supplemental proposal for the oil and gas production glycol dehydrators 
(area sources) and subsequently promulgate the proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM               06/00/03
Final Action                    06/00/04

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, Research Triangle Park, 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, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI13
_______________________________________________________________________




3661. NESHAP: PROCESS HEATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4218

Agency Contact: James Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI35
_______________________________________________________________________




3662. 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

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2937

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2242A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA32


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3663. NSPS: NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
OTHER SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS

Priority: Other Significant

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                            11/00/05
Final Action                    11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3751

Agency Contact: Fred Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epa.gov

Rick Copland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: copland.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3664. 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                            10/00/02
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3919

Agency Contact: David LaRoche, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6101A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7416
Fax: 202 501-1153
Email: laroche.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________




3665. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Determination/CTG         04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4245

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Linda Herring, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5358
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: herring.linda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI31
_______________________________________________________________________




3666. 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 82; 40 CFR 9

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 612 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to identify 
alternatives to Class I and II ozone

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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
ANPRM 9                         02/18/99                     64 FR 8043
NPRM 6                          02/18/99                     64 FR 8038
Final Rule 5                    04/28/99                    64 FR 22981
Notice 10                       06/08/99                    64 FR 30410
Notice 11                       12/06/99                    64 FR 68039
Notice 12                       04/11/00                    65 FR 19327
Final Rule 6                    04/26/00                    65 FR 24387
Notice 13                       06/19/00                    65 FR 37900
NPRM 10                         07/11/00                    65 FR 42653


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3525
(Generic SAN)

Agency Contact: Anhar Karimjee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2683
Fax: 202 565-2095

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________




3667. IDENTIFICATION OF ADDITIONAL OZONE AREAS ATTAINING THE 1-HOUR 
STANDARD AND TO WHICH THE 1-HOUR STANDARD IS NO LONGER APPLICABLE (7 
AREAS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4274

Agency Contact: Barry Gilbert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5238
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gilbert.barry@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI57
_______________________________________________________________________




3668. 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, 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 would carry out that obligation. This redistribution 
would not lead to an increase in the overall budget for the three 
States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               09/15/99                    64 FR 49987
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 11/01/99                    64 FR 58792
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4276
Direct Final Action- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1999/
September/Day-15/a23914.htm
Withdrawal-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1999/November/Day-01/
a28519.htm

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI80


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3669. INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT: RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS 
FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, AND NEW JERSEY

Priority: Economically Significant

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 97

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 14, 1999, for New Jersey.
Final, Statutory, January 1, 2000, for Maryland.
Final, Statutory, February 10, 2000, for Delaware.
Final, Statutory, March 7, 2000, for the District of Columbia.

Abstract: In April through July 1999, 3 Northeastern States (New 
Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware) and the District of Columbia submitted 
individual petitions to EPA in accordance with section 126 of the Clean 
Air Act (CAA). Each petition specifically requests that EPA make a 
finding that nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from certain stationary 
sources in other States significantly contribute to ozone nonattainment 
and maintenance problems with respect to the 1-hour and 8-hour ozone 
standards in the petitioning State. If EPA makes such a finding of 
significant contribution, EPA is authorized to establish Federal 
emissions limits for the sources. The petitions rely on the analyses 
from EPA's NOx SIP call. The sources targeted by the petitions are 
large electricity generating units and large non-electricity generating 
units, as defined in EPA's NOx SIP call. The CAA requires EPA to take 
final action on the petitions within 60 days of receipt, but may extend 
the deadline for up to 6 additional months to allow for public process. 
The EPA took rulemaking action on similar petitions from 8 other 
Northeastern States that were submitted in 1997.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4383
There is a different statutory deadline associated with each petition 
based on the date of receipt by EPA: New Jersey - 12/14/99, Maryland - 
01/01/00, Delaware - 02/10/00, District of Columbia - 03/07/00

Agency Contact: David Cole, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




3670. RESCINDING THE FINDING THAT THE PRE-EXISTING PM10 STANDARDS ARE NO 
LONGER APPLICABLE IN NORTHERN ADA COUNTY/BOISE, IDAHO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.6(d); 40 CFR 52.676; 40 CFR 81.313

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA had previously taken action to revoke the PM-10 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Boise/Ada County 
area in anticipation that a revised PM-10 NAAQS would soon be in place. 
However, the DC Circuit court subsequently vacated the revised PM-10 
NAAQS, the effectiveness of which served as the underlying basis for 
EPA's decision to revoke the pre-existing PM-10 NAAQS. Therefore, in 
order to protect public health in the Boise/Ada County area, EPA is 
proposing to reinstate the pre-existing PM-10 NAAQS. Without this 
action there would be no Federal PM-10 NAAQS applicable to this area.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/00                    65 FR 39321
Notice Extension of Comment 
Period                          07/26/00                    65 FR 45953
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4391

Agency Contact: Mike Prosper, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation
Phone: 202 564-5589
Email: prosper.michael@epa.gov

Gary Blais, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-3223
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: blais.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ05
_______________________________________________________________________




3671. NESHAP: ALUMINUM DIE CASTING AND ALUMINUM FOUNDRIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CAA Section 112

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The completed Secondary Aluminum Production NESHAP included 
some aluminum die casting facilities and aluminum foundries under its 
applicability. EPA has based its MACT standard for aluminum die casting 
and aluminum foundries, as well as its assessment of the economic 
impacts on small businesses in these industries, on information on 
representative facility practices provided to EPA by these industries 
to date. However, affected facilities in these industries have 
expressed concern that the information and assumptions upon which EPA 
has relied may be incomplete or may not adequately represent the 
processes and emissions at such facilities. Therefore, EPA will 
initiate a formal process to collect further information from the 
facilities in these industries on the activities in which they engage 
and the potential of these activities to contribute to HAP emissions. 
After evaluating this information, EPA will make a new determination 
concerning MACT requirements for both major facilities and area sources 
in these industries. EPA expects to adopt any alternative MACT standard 
applicable to these industries, and to take final action to remove the 
aluminum die casting and aluminum foundry

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industries from the current standard, within two years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4413

Sectors Affected: 331521 Aluminum Die-Castings; 331524 Aluminum 
Foundries

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ09
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3672.  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: 40 CFR 49

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
NPRM                            01/24/00                     65 FR 3680
NPRM                            01/27/00                     65 FR 4465
Final Action                    08/23/00                    65 FR 51411

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3637
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
AIR/1999/February/Day-12/a2993.htm
Formerly listed as RIN 2060-AF84

Agency Contact: Steve Body, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional 
Office Seattle, Region10, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 553-0782

RIN: 2012-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3673. SOURCE SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO GENERATING 
STATION; FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2009-AA01    08/03/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Douglas McDaniel
Phone: 415 744-1246

Colleen McKaughan
Phone: 520 498-0118

RIN: 2060-AF42
_______________________________________________________________________




3674. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FIP) TO CONTROL EMISSIONS FROM 
SOURCES LOCATED ON THE FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2012-AA00    08/03/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Steve Body
Phone: 206 553-0782

RIN: 2060-AF84
_______________________________________________________________________




3675. AMENDMENT TO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (PS-1)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/10/00                    65 FR 48914

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: ricks.solomon@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG22
_______________________________________________________________________




3676. NSPS: SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATORS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       08/15/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Gene Crumpler
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crumpler.gene@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG50


_______________________________________________________________________



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3677. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2060-AJ02, SAN 
4380                            09/20/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Conrad Chin
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: chin.conrad@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH73
_______________________________________________________________________




3678. NESHAP: AMMONIUM SULPHATE PRODUCTION (CAPROLACTAM BYPRODUCT)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2060-AE82, SAN 
3452                            09/20/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH77
_______________________________________________________________________




3679. NESHAP: HYDROGEN CHLORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2060-AH75, SAN 
4104                            09/20/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood
Phone: 919 541-5446

Kenneth Durkee
Phone: 919 541-5425

RIN: 2060-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________




3680. OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION STREAMLINING PROCEDURES FOR LDVS, LDTS, AND 
HDES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/07/00                    65 FR 11898

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree
Phone: 313 668-4310
Fax: 734 214-4310
Email: tyree.clifford@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI15
_______________________________________________________________________




3681. ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY AMENDMENTS TO INSPECTION MAINTENANCE 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS; AMENDMENTS TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/24/00                    65 FR 45526

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Sosnowski
Phone: 734 214-4823
Fax: 734 214-4906
Email: sosnowski.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI61
_______________________________________________________________________




3682.  NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE RECOVERY OPERATIONS; ADDITIONAL 
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 technical correction notice will correct typographical 
errors in the final rule. There will also be a change made to the final 
rule in sections 63.69(d)(3)(ii), (e)(3)(ii), (f)(3)(iii), and 
(g)(3)(ii) to remove the +/-1 percent accuracy requirement and replace 
it with reference to part 60 appendix B performance specification 8 or 
9.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/20/99                    64 FR 38950

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4453
Split from RIN 2060-AH96.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ21
_______________________________________________________________________




3683. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/23/00                    65 FR 15689

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago

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Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AE77
_______________________________________________________________________




3684. OFFSET LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING NATIONAL VOC RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Work                    08/15/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________




3685. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENT: DELETION OF GRACE PERIOD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93.102(d)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/10/00                    65 FR 18911

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant
Phone: 734 214-4441
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: sargeant.kathryn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI76
_______________________________________________________________________




3686. NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (25 
HORSEPOWER) (PHASE 2)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Hand-held engines  04/25/00                    65 FR 24267

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Phil Carlson
Phone: 734 241-4270

RIN: 2060-AE29
_______________________________________________________________________




3687. REDEFINITION OF GLYCOL ETHERS LISTED AS HAPS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR 
ACT, AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES UNDER CERCLA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/02/00                    65 FR 47342

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dave Guinnup
Phone: 919 541-5368
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

Dr. Roy L. Smith
Phone: 919 541-5362
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: smith.roy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI08
_______________________________________________________________________




3688. 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: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/06/00                    65 FR 59895

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Christopher Lieske
Phone: 313 668-4584
Fax: 313 741-7816
Email: lieske.christopher@epamail.epa.gov

Glenn W. Passavant
Phone: 734 214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI12
_______________________________________________________________________




3689. HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS WASTE INCINERATORS--FEDERAL PLAN 
(FEDERAL PLAN FOR EXISTING HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS WASTE 
INCINERATORS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.27

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/15/00                    65 FR 49868

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Painter
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: painter.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI25
_______________________________________________________________________




3690. NESHAP: ETHYLENE OXIDE COMMERCIAL STERILIZATION AND FUMIGATION 
OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule - Extended 
Suspension of Rule              12/03/99                    64 FR 67789

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

David Markwordt
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI37


_______________________________________________________________________



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3691. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.250 to 82.270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  09/05/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lisa Chang
Phone: 202 564-9742
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: chang.lisa@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI40
_______________________________________________________________________




3692. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: AMENDMENT TO TRANSSHIPMENT 
PROVISION IN FINAL RULE ACCELERATING THE PHASEOUT OF OZONE-DEPLETING 
SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  08/21/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach
Phone: 202 564-9117
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: stendebach.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI46
_______________________________________________________________________




3693. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Technical 
Amendment                       03/02/00                    65 FR 11222

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Greg Stella
Phone: 919 541-3649
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: stella.greg@epa.gov

Jan King
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI71
_______________________________________________________________________




3694. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL-USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CY 2000: ALLOCATIONS FOR METERED-DOSE INHALERS & THE 
SPACE SHUTTLE & TITAN ROCKETS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/30/00                    65 FR 40524

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Erin Birgfeld
Phone: 202 564-9079
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: birgfeld.erin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI73
_______________________________________________________________________




3695. SOURCE SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO GENERATING 
STATION; NAVAJO NATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 123

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2009-AA00    08/03/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Colleen McKaughan
Phone: 520 498-0118

Douglas McDaniel
Phone: 415 744-1246

RIN: 2060-AI79
_______________________________________________________________________




3696. AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.468(j)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/13/99                    64 FR 37683

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: carraway.candace@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI91
_______________________________________________________________________




3697. AMENDMENTS TO THE NESHAP: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/03/99                    64 FR 67793

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ01
_______________________________________________________________________




3698. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND NATURAL GAS 
TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  08/15/00

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

Martha Smith
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ08
_______________________________________________________________________




3699. DIRECT FINAL AMENDMENTS TO THE POLYETHER POLYOLS NESHAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1420 to 1439 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/08/00                    65 FR 26491

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

Bob Rosensteel
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ10
_______________________________________________________________________




3700. EXTENDING OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM INTERIM APPROVAL EXPIRATION 
DATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/22/00                    65 FR 32035

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Roger Powell
Phone: 919 541-5331
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: powell.roger@eap.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ12
_______________________________________________________________________




3701. ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  08/15/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ13
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3702. PROTECTIVE ACTION GUIDANCE FOR DRINKING WATER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: EO 12241; 42 USC 2021(h) AEA of 1954 sec 274(h); 
Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970; PL 96-295 sec 304

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. The PAG will be incorporated into the 
Revision of the PAG Manual. The draft guidance will be submitted to the 
PAG Subcommittee of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating 
Committee (FRPCC) for review and comment. Members of the PAG 
subcommittee include representatives from DOE, DOD, FEMA, NRC, HHS, 
USDA, DOT, and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors 
(CRCPD). When a consensus among the representatives is reached, the 
guidance is recommended to the full FRPCC for endorsement. After that 
endorsement is obtained a notice of the availability of a revised EPA 
400-R-92-001, Manual of Protective Action Guides and Protective Actions 
for Nuclear Incidents will be published in the Federal Register. This 
action is temporarily delayed until the FDA's revised PAGs for Food can 
be evaluated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Availability          09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3602

Agency Contact: Charles Blue, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9488

RIN: 2060-AF39
_______________________________________________________________________




3703. 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 voluntary action will allow low-activity mixed 
radioactive wastes to be disposed in facilities that meet the design 
requirements for RCRA-C disposal cells. The wastes intended to be 
disposed of in these cells are 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

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while protecting public health and safety. The rule does not mandate a 
disposal method, but rather permits 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                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4054

Agency Contact: Dan Schultheisz, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9300
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH63
_______________________________________________________________________




3704. REVISION OF THE 40 CFR PART 194 WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT 
COMPLIANCE CRITERIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 102-579; PL 104-201; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant 
Land Withdrawal Act of 1992; 106 Stat. 4777 as amended by the 1996 LWA 
Amendments

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 194.8(b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would change some of the language in Section 
194.8(b) of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Compliance Criteria 
without deleting any of the requirements for the Department of Energy's 
(DOE) compliance. Section 194.8(b) explains the process by which EPA 
inspects and approves waste characterization processes at DOE 
transuranic waste sites that send waste to the WIPP. The 194.8(b) 
process involves a public comment period. Most of the language in 
Section 194.8(b) will be left intact. The most significant change would 
eliminate a statement that EPA will follow the 194.8(b) notice-and-
comment process each time a previously approved site seeks to send a 
different ``waste stream'' to the WIPP. Other changes would correct 
certain terminology and clarify the important elements of our 
inspections. This rule would eliminate the ambiguity of the current 
language and replace it with: (1) a site can ship waste once EPA has 
approved it using a notice-and-comment process; (2) EPA will perform 
follow-up inspections under a separate authority that does not call for 
public comment; and (3) EPA can disallow shipment if an initial or 
follow-up inspection reveals significant compliance issues. The main 
purpose of this revision is to eliminate EPA's obligation to approve 
DOE sites on a waste stream by waste stream basis. Our understanding of 
DOE's operations has improved considerably since 194.8(b) went final in 
May 1998. We now recognize that approving sites by waste stream, using 
a comment period, is unnecessarily time-consuming for EPA staff, 
confusing for DOE, and generates almost no public comment. In addition, 
repetitive inspections at sites are expensive and provide little 
additional regulatory confidence. This rule will save money and will 
greatly improve the effectiveness of our interactions with DOE.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4403

Agency Contact: Scott Monroe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9712
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: monroe.scott@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ07
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3705. 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. EPA intends to accomplish this 
revision through a series of proposals, covering different data 
disciplines and product types.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1 - Environmental Fate, 
Ecological Effects and Efficacy 
Portions                        04/00/01
NPRM 2 - Toxicology, Exposure 
and Residue Chemistry Portions  04/00/01

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
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

Melissa Chun, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-4027
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: chun.melissa@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12


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3706. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 121 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD26
_______________________________________________________________________




3707. 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                           04/26/00                    65 FR 24586
NPRM                            04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4170

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
Manufacturing

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3708. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL REGISTRATIONS; PRODUCT 
CHEMISTRY REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 antimicrobial data requirements 
to reflect current practice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4173

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3709. REGISTRATION OF GRANULAR FERTILIZER-PESTICIDE COMBINATION PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.43

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This propose rule would allow the registration of multiple 
products consisting of granular pesticide-fertilizer combinations under 
a single registration. The result of this regulatory change would 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4347

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
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD40
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3710. 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

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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                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3890
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1999/June/Day-03/p14070.htm

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 112 Animal Production; 9241 
Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Agency Contact: Joe Hogue, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9072
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: hogue.joseph@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-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________




3711. 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 rule will adjust the fee structure and fee 
amounts for tolerance actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/09/99                    64 FR 31039
Supplemental NPRM Processing 
Fees for Inert Ingredients      07/24/00                    65 FR 45569
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4027
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1999/June/Day-09/p14477.htm
Supplemental NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2000/July/Day-
24/p18646.htm

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
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3712. PLANT-INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS; FIFRA RULE AND FFDCA TOLERANCE 
ACTIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 137 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________




3713. 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                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3432

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

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________




3714. GROUNDWATER AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 138 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC46


_______________________________________________________________________



[[Page 74568]]

3715. 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: This final rule would create greater flexibility in 
requirements of the 1992 Worker Protection Standard related to the use 
of gloves by workers and applicators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/09/97                    62 FR 47544
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3731
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1997/September/Day-09/
p23833.htm

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery and 
Floriculture Production; 1131 Timber Tract Operations; 115 Support 
Activities for Agriculture and Forestry

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3716. 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: Final, Statutory, September 15, 2000, The Final Rule is 
due 240 days after close of comment period.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/99                    64 FR 50671
Final Action - Labeling and 
Other Regulatory Portions       12/00/00
Final Action - Antimicrobial 
Procedural Portion Only         01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32531 Fertilizer Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural 
Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 
Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing; 42269 Other Chemical and 
Allied Products Wholesalers; 42291 Farm Supplies 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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3717. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 3, 2002, 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 section 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. Since such actions are issued on a 
chemical-by-chemical basis, this regulatory plan entry does not list 
the individual actions that are likely to occur under this program. For 
status information about the individual chemicals, go to http://
www.epa.gov/pesticides.

[[Page 74569]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4175
LEGAL DEADLINE CONT: EPA is required to complete reassessments on a 
phased schedule of: 33 percent by August 3; 1999; 66 percent by August 
3; 2002; and 100 percent 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
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3718. 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: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2720

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

RIN: 2020-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________




3719. 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 156; 40 CFR 165

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 24, 1991.

Abstract: FIFRA section 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
Supplemental NPRM Extension of 
Comment Period                  12/21/99                    64 FR 71368
Supplemental NPRM Extension of 
Comment Period                  02/24/00                     65 FR 9234
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2659
Supplemental NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1999/October/
Day-21/p27397.htm

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 11511 Support Activities for Crop Production

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3720. REGULATORY REVIEW OF PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTION REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 7 USC 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

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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 multiyear 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4216

Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Agency Contact: Robert Forrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9376

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-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3721. CHEMICAL RIGHT-TO-KNOW INITIATIVE - HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) 
CHEMICALS

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

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3722. 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 
certain chemicals 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                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3723. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S CHEMICAL EVALUATION TESTING PROGRAM

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

[[Page 74571]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has held public meetings to involve stakeholders in the 
design and development of a voluntary program to evaluate commercial 
chemicals to which children may have a high likelihood of exposure. The 
purpose of the voluntary testing program is to obtain toxicity and 
exposure 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 for the a voluntary testing 
program may also be considered in the development of a test rule. If an 
adequate voluntary children's chemical evaluation program fails to 
emerge from the stakeholder involvement process, EPA may 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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice - Initiation of 
Stakeholder Process - Notice of 
Public Meetings                 08/26/99                    64 FR 46673
Notice - Soliciation of 
Participation for Voluntary 
Testing Program                 10/00/00
NPRM                            09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8155
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov

Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3749
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: penberthy.ward@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




3724. 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 a 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 certain 
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 over 2000 of these HPV 
chemicals. The first rule will propose testing for unsponsored HPV 
chemicals with substantial worker exposure. Future rules will encompass 
the remaining chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3725. 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: EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR/EPA) in the 
administration of section 211 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), has requested 
that OPPT use its TSCA section 4 testing authority to obtain health 
effects data on a number of Oxygenated Fuel Additives (OFAs). These 
data are needed by EPA and others to increase understanding of the 
toxicity of these substances individually and in comparison to each 
other as well as to other OFAs such as methy t-butyl ether (MTBE).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice - Solicit Interested 
Parties                         01/00/01
Notice - ECA                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4174

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: George Semeniuk, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2134
Fax: 202 401-3672

[[Page 74572]]

Email: semeniuk.george@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________




3726. 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; 40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 710

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  12/00/00
NPRM Amendment to Benzidine-
based Chemical Substances SNUR  12/00/00
Final Action Amendment to 
Benzidine-based Chemical 
Substances SNUR                 06/00/01
NPRM 2 ,4-Pentanedione SNUR 
(Reproposal)                    12/00/00
Final Action Final Chloranil 
SNUR                            06/00/01
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
No Longer in Production SNUR    10/00/01
NPRM Heavy Metal-Based Pigments 
in Aerosol Spray Paints SNUR    12/00/00
NPRM o-Tolidine & o-Dianisidine-
based Dyes (Benzidine Congener 
Dyes)                           12/00/00
NPRM Methylcyclopentane SNUR    05/00/01
NPRM p-Aminophenol & 
Bromochloro- methane 8(a) 
Chemical Specific Rule          05/00/01
NPRM 2-Ethoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol Acetate          05/00/01
NPRM Certain Perfluoroalkyl 
Sulfonyl - Containing Chemical 
Substances                      10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: 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

Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3945
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3727.  CERTAIN PERFLUOROALKYL SULFONYL (PFOS) CONTAINING 
CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES; SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 TSCA 5

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under 
section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) covering certain 
perfluoroalkyl sulfonyl-containing chemical substances. This SNUR would 
require companies who wanted to manfacture or import these chemicals 
for the significant new uses described in the proposed rule to submit a 
Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) to the Agency at least 90 days prior 
to beginning those activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM PFOS SNUR                  10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4475

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Karen Lannon, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-2797
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: lannon.karen@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-AD43


_______________________________________________________________________



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3728. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING SECTION 402(C)(3)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 120 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3729. LEAD; NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT ABATEMENT 
ACTIVITIES AND TRAINING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2682 TSCA 402; 15 USC 2687 TSCA 407; PL 102-550

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is issuing this rule under the authority of Section 407 
of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to establish notification 
procedures for lead abatement professionals (certified under 40 CFR 
745.226) conducting lead-based paint activities, and training programs 
(accredited under 40 CFR 225) providing lead-based paint activities 
courses. Specifically, this rule seeks to establish procedures to 
notify the Agency prior to commencement of lead-based paint abatement 
activities as required by 40 CFR 745.227(e)(4). In addition, this rule 
seeks to establish provisions which would require training programs 
accredited under 40 CFR 745.225 to notify the Agency under the 
following conditions: (1) prior to providing lead-based paint 
activities, training , and (2) following completion of lead-based paint 
activities courses. These notification requirements are necessary to 
provide EPA compliance monitoring and enforcement personnel with 
information necessary to track compliance activity and to prioritize 
inspections. This rule supports 40 CFR part 745, subpart L to ensure 
that lead abatement professionals who inspect, assess and remove lead-
based paint, dust or soil are well qualified, trained, and certified to 
conduct these activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4172

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: 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

Lin Moos, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1866
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: moos.lin@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3730. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE AMENDMENTS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 139 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3731. LEAD; IDENTIFICATION OF DANGEROUS LEVELS OF LEAD PURSUANT TO TSCA 
SECTION 403

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 140 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3732. 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
Extension of Comment Period     02/12/99                     64 FR 7158
Extension of Comment Period     02/12/99                     64 FR 7159
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

[[Page 74574]]

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.,
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TRI/1998/December/Day-18/
tri33326.htm

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: 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

Lin Moos, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1866
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: moos.lin@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




3733. 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 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is requiring testing via rules, or will obtain testing 
through enforceable consent agreements (ECAs) or publish a notice which 
provides the reasons for not doing so for chemicals listed herein. 
These chemicals have been designated for priority testing consideration 
by the ITC or recommended for testing consideration (for which the 12-
month statutory requirement does not apply). The list also includes 
chemicals or categories of chemicals which have been identified for 
testing consideration by other Federal or other EPA offices through EPA 
review processes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 
2)                              12/29/83                    48 FR 57452
NPRM Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 
2)                              01/17/92                     57 FR 2138
NPRM Brominated Flame Retardants06/25/91                    56 FR 29140
Final Action-ECA DiBasic Esters 
(CPSC)                          08/05/99                    64 FR 42692
Final Action-ECA 1,1,2-
Trichloroethane (TCE)           06/15/00                    65 FR 37550
Final Action ITC Chemicals (ITC 
List 28)                        12/00/00
Final Action-ECA Aryl Phosphates 
(ITC List 2)                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________




3734. 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                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3487
Supplemental NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/1997/December/
Day-24/t33451.htm
Supplemental NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1998/April/Day-
21/a10494.htm

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 74575]]

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3735. TEST RULE; OSHA CHEMICALS DERMAL TESTING

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 manufacturers (which is defined 
by statute to include importers) and processors of 47 chemical 
substances of interest to the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA) to conduct testing for in vitro dermal absorption 
rate testing. These chemicals, and others, were designated for in vitro 
dermal absorption rate testing in the 31st, 32nd, and 35th Reports of 
the TSCA section 4(e) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) to the EPA. 
Each of the chemical substances included in this proposed rule is 
produced in an amount equal to or greater than one million pounds per 
year. In addition, each of the chemicals in this proposed rule was 
identified in the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) has 
having a total potential worker exposure of greater than 1,000 workers. 
OSHA has indicated that it needs quantitative measures of dermal 
absorption rate in order to evaluate the potential hazard of these 
chemicals to workers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - OSHA Chemicals Dermal 
Testing (ITC List 31, 32 & 35)  06/09/99                    64 FR 31074
Final Action - OSHA Chemical 
Dermal Testing                  04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4425
Please note that this entry was previously identified under RIN 2070-
AB07. TSCA requires EPA to publich the NPRM within one year of ITC 
designation.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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

Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3736. 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)  12/00/00
Final Action 1-Decanimine-N-
Decyl-N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566) 12/00/00
Final Action Aluminum Cross-
linked Sodium Carboxymethyl- 
cellulose                       12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1976

Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3737. 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

[[Page 74576]]

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
Final Action Batch SNUR: 84-660/
-704 & 84-105/-106/-107 & 85-43311/00/00
NPRM Aromatic Amino Ether (P90-
1840)                           06/06/94                    59 FR 29255
Final Action Aromatic Amino 
Ether (P90-1840)                12/00/00
NPRM Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    12/19/94                    59 FR 65289
Final Action Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    12/00/00
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
(91-1299/95-1667 91-1298 91-129706/26/97                    62 FR 34421
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297                    12/00/00
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances                      12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3495

Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3738. ACRYLAMIDE; PROHIBITION ON MANUFACTURE, IMPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION 
AND 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 relative durability of acrylamide and NMA grouts. The 
Agency has reviewed the comments and expects to promulgate the final 
rule in the fall of 2001.

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                    09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Local, Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2779

Sectors Affected: 23491 Water, Sewer, and Pipeline Construction; 23491 
Water, Sewer, and Pipeline Construction; 32519 Other Basic Organic 
Chemical Manufacturing; 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 42269 Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers; 
22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

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

Charles 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

RIN: 2070-AC17
_______________________________________________________________________




3739. RECLASSIFICATION OF PCB AND PCB CONTAMINATED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 
FINAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 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 and other electrical equipment to a 
lower

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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                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3021

Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 2211 Electric Power 
Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 
Telecommunications; 6113 Colleges, Universities and Professional 
Schools; 622 Hospitals; 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

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7873
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC39
_______________________________________________________________________




3740. ASBESTOS WORKER PROTECTION RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 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. 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) Reproposal             04/27/00                    65 FR 24806
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2249
Also please see entry for 2070-AC62

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: 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

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-AC66
_______________________________________________________________________




3741. 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                      01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final Action 39th ITC List      01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final Action 41st ITC List      07/05/00                    65 FR 41371
Final Action 42nd ITC List      07/24/00                    65 FR 45535
Final Action 47th ITC List      01/00/01

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2178

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3742. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA REPORTING RULES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

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                      01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final Action 47th ITC List      01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1139

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3743. 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                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3559

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3744. TSCA SECTION 8(E) POLICY; NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The TSCA section 8(e) Notice of Clarification and 
Solicitation of Public Comment would amend certain aspects of the 1978 
TSCA section 8(e) Statement of Interpretation and Enforcement Policy 
(1978 Policy Statement). The 1978 Policy Statement describes the types 
of information that EPA considers reportable under section 8(e), the 
substantial risk reporting provision of TSCA, and describes the 
procedures for reporting such information to EPA. This clarification 
effort derives from a review of the existing section 8(e) guidance done 
in the context of questions raised by companies considering 
participating in the section 8(e) Compliance Audit Program (CAP). As a 
result of this review, EPA determined that parts of the 1978 Policy 
Statement concerning

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the reportability of information on widespread and previously 
unsuspected distribution in environmental media and emergency incidents 
of environmental contamination needed some refinement. The subject 
Federal Register action solicited comment on refined reporting guidance 
concerning widespread and previously unsuspected distribution in 
environmental media and provides additional circumstances where 
information is not reportable because it is considered known to the 
Administrator. Finally, the notice solicited comments on changes to the 
section 8(e) reporting deadline and reaffirmed the standards for claims 
of confidentiality for information contained in a notice of substantial 
risk under section 8(e).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/93                    58 FR 37735
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3118

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

Terry 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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3745. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES RULES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE--BUILDING AND STRUCTURES 
SECTION 402(A)

Priority: Other Significant

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA Title IV; PL 102-550 sec 402; PL 102-
550 sec 404

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 (see 40 CFR 745). 
Regulations for LBP activities in public and commercial buildings and 
bridges and other structures are still under development.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (Buildings & Structures)   02/28/02
Final Action (Buildings & 
Structures)                     02/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4376

Sectors Affected: 23411 Highway and Street Construction; 611519 Other 
Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: cantor.doreen@epa.gov

Lin Moos, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1866
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: moos.lin@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3746. 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 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

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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 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                            05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3747. 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            02/00/02
NPRM (2) Group II               09/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2150

Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 2211 Electric Power 
Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 
Telecommunications; 6113 Colleges, Universities and Professional 
Schools; 622 Hospitals; 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3748. 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.

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: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: cantor.doreen@epa.gov

Lin Moos, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1866
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: moos.lin@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21


_______________________________________________________________________



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3749. 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                   03/00/02

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3750. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN 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: 15 USC 2646 TSCA sec 206

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 763

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

Abstract: The Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act 
(ASHARA) amended TSCA to require that EPA revise its asbestos model 
accreditation plan (MAP) to extend training and accreditation 
requirements to include persons performing certain asbestos-related 
work in public or commercial buildings, to increase the minimum number 
of training hours required for accreditation purposes and to effect 
other changes necessary to implement the amendments. The upcoming 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) will improve harmony of the 
existing interim final MAP with the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration's regulations to the extent consistent with applicable 
EPA statutes, and provide clarifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Model Plan                      05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final                   02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

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

Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3751. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL; USE AUTHORIZATIONS

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: 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
NPRM - Notice of Data 
Availability, Reopening of 
Comment Period                  12/10/99                    64 FR 69358
NPRM - Extension of Comment 
Period                          04/06/00                    65 FR 18018
Final Action - 2 Use 
Authorizations                  01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

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Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4179

Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution; 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 
Telecommunications; 6113 Colleges, Universities and Professional 
Schools; 921 Executive, Legislative, Public Finance and General 
Government; 622 Hospitals

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)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3752. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY FOR PROPOSED DECISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 700 to 799

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Currently Planned               08/30/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Keith Cronin
Phone: 202 260-8157
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: cronin.keith@epa.gov

Frank Kover
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________




3753. TEST RULES; NEGOTIATED CONSENT ORDER AND TEST RULE PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Currently Planned               08/30/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David R. Williams
Phone: 202 260-3468
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

Frank Kover
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB30
_______________________________________________________________________




3754. TSCA BIOTECHNOLOGY FOLLOW-UP RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720; 40 CFR 725 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Currently Planned               08/30/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Flora Chow
Phone: 202 260-3725
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

Jim Alwood
Phone: 202 260-1857
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD13
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3755.  TRI; REVISIONS TO THE OTHERWISE USE ACTIVITY EXEMPTIONS 
AND THE COAL EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES EXEMPTION

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) requires reporting from 
facilities which manufacture or process at least 25,000 pounds of a 
listed chemical, or otherwise use 10,000 pounds of a listed chemical. 
In determining amounts of listed chemicals that are manufactured, 
processed or otherwise used, facilities may be entitled to consider 
specific exemptions from reporting. EPA is presently reviewing a group 
of these exemptions. The categories of exemptions presently being 
reconsidered by EPA are the structural component exemption, the routine 
janitorial and facility grounds maintenance exemption, the personal use 
exemption, the motor vehicle maintenance exemption, and the intake 
water/air exemption. Also known as the otherwise use exemptions because 
they are limited to otherwise use activities, these exemptions are 
expressly provided for at 40 CFR 372.38(c). EPA is also considering 
changes to the coal mining extraction activities exemption provided for 
at 40 CFR 372.38(g).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4265
Fomerly listed as RIN 2070-AD39.
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: Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Lawrence A. Reisman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2301
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: reisman.larry@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3756.  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: None

Abstract: These actions grant or deny petitions received to add or 
delete or modify chemicals on the list of toxic chemicals under section 
313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) 
that are subject to reporting under the Toxic Chemical Release 
Reporting Rule. The actions cover individual chemicals or groups of 
chemicals for which petitions have been received.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice - DBNPA (Request to 
Delete)                         10/27/95                    60 FR 54949
Notice of Denial Phosphoric Acid 
(Request to Delete)             01/23/98                     63 FR 3566
NPRM Chromite Ore from Transvaal 
Reg. of S.A.                    02/23/99                     64 FR 8775
NPRM Phosphoric Acid (Delete)   12/07/99                    64 FR 68311
Final Rule Phosphoric Acid 
(Delete)                        06/27/00                    65 FR 39552
Response Diisononyl phthalate 
(DINP) (Request to Add)         10/00/00
Final Action - Chromite Ore From 
Transvaal                       10/00/00
Final Response DBNPA (Request to 
Delete)                         11/00/00
Response Alloys - Chrominum & 
Nickel & Copper Alloys (Req. to 
Modify)                         12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425
Fomerly listed as RIN 2070-AC00.
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: Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3757.  TRI; LOWERING OF EPCRA SECTION 313 REPORTING THRESHOLDS 
FOR LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 146 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2025-AA05
_______________________________________________________________________




3758. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: AMENDMENTS AND 
STREAMLINING RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

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,

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marinas, etc.) and guidance on approaches to State flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/98                    63 FR 31268
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3215

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

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

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3759.  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                       12/00/01
Final Action - Deferred 
Chemicals                       12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3007
Fomerly listed as RIN 2070-AC47.
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: Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




3760.  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                            09/00/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4015
Fomerly listed as RIN 2070-AD18.

[[Page 74585]]

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: Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________




3761.  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               04/00/01
Response Combustion for Energy 
Recovery (Request to Modify)    03/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2847
Fomerly listed as RIN 2070-AC24.
Affected Sectors Include: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 
plus the following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 
except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except 
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); 
Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and 
Allied Products-Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and 
Plants (SIC code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

Agency Contact: Sara Hisel McCoy, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7937
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

Maria Doa, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA09
_______________________________________________________________________




3762.  TRI: APA PETITION-EPCRA 313 DEFINITION OF ``OVERBURDEN'' 
AS IT RELATES TO THE MINING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The regulatory definition for EPCRA section 313 defines 
``overburden'' to mean any unconsolidated material that overlies a 
deposit of useful material or ores. It does not include any portion of 
ore or waste rock. ``Overburden'' generally lacks any recoverable 
materials and contains only trace amounts of EPCRA section 313 
chemicals. Under section 313, all activities related to ``overburden'' 
are exempt from threshold determinations and release and other waste 
management calculations because ``overburden'' contains TRI chemicals 
in negligible amounts and reporting is unlikely to provide the public 
with valuable information. On December 22, 1998, the National Mining 
Association (NMA) petitioned EPA, pursuant to the Administrative 
Procedures Act (APA) to change the current EPCRA 313 definition of 
``overburden'' to include both consolidated material and unconsolidated 
material. By making such a change, consolidated material that overlies 
an ore deposit would be eligible for the ``overburden'' exemption 
(i.e., ``overburden'' generally lacks any recoverable minerals and 
contains only trace amounts of EPCRA section 313 chemicals). NMA 
asserts that EPA's definition of ``overburden'' is inconsistent with 
that of industry. NMA considers ``overburden'' to be all material, both 
consolidated and unconsolidated, that overlies an ore deposit of useful 
material and must be removed to allow access to ore deposit.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4392

[[Page 74586]]

Fomerly listed as RIN 2070-AD41.

Agency Contact: Peter South, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5997
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: south.peter@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




3763. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3764. MODIFICATION OF THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY FOR ISOPHORONE 
DIISOCYANATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 12, 1994 (59 FR 51816), EPA proposed to modify the 
listing of several chemicals on the extremely hazardous substances 
(EHS) list under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know 
Act. One petitioner requested the removal of isophorone diisocyanate 
(IPDI). EPA rejected the petitioner's request. However, in the review 
of the petition, EPA noticed that there was an error in the setting of 
the threshold planning quantity (TPQ) for IPDI, and proposed to correct 
the error in the October 12, 1994 notice of proposed rulemaking. The 
other modifications to the EHS list were made final on May 7, 1996; 
however, the TPQ for IPDI was not included in that final rule. This 
rule will finalize the TPQ for IPDI.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3765. TRI; CHEMICAL EXPANSION; FINALIZATION OF DEFERRED CHEMICALS

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA01    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Daniel R. Bushman
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC47
_______________________________________________________________________




3766. TRI; DATA EXPANSION AMENDMENTS; TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  08/11/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Sara Hisel-McCoy
Phone: 202 260-7937
Fax: 202 401-8142

[[Page 74587]]

Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD08
_______________________________________________________________________




3767. TRI; REVIEW OF CHEMICALS ON THE ORIGINAL TRI LIST

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA03    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________




3768. TRI; ADDITION OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO THE 
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  08/11/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Tim Crawford
Phone: 202 260-1715
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: crawford.tim@epa.gov

Maria J. Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD19
_______________________________________________________________________




3769. 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.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA00    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC00
_______________________________________________________________________




3770. TRI; POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA09    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Sara Hisel McCoy
Phone: 202 260-7937
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC24
_______________________________________________________________________




3771. TRI; LOWERING OF EPCRA SECTION 313 REPORTING THRESHOLDS FOR LEAD 
AND LEAD COMPOUNDS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA05    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________




3772. 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.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA06    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Lawrence A. Reisman
Phone: 202 260-2301
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: reisman.larry@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD39


_______________________________________________________________________



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3773. TRI: APA PETITION-EPCRA 313 DEFINITION OF ``OVERBURDEN'' AS IT 
RELATES TO THE MINING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2025-AA08    08/22/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Maria Doa
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Peter South
Phone: 202 260-5997
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: south.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD41
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief 
Act



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3774. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/13/00                    65 FR 13243

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: James Belke
Phone: 202 260-7314
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: belke.james@epa.gov

Breeda Reilly
Phone: 202 260-0716
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: reilly.breeda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE74
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3775. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT SECTION 112(R)(7); DISTRIBUTION OF OFF-
SITE CONSEQUENCES ANALYSIS INFORMATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/27/00                    65 FR 34833
Final Rule                      08/04/00                    65 FR 48108

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

John Ferris
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: ferris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE80
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3776. 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.

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321; 33 USC 1361; 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

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

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, January 26, 2001.
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: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3805

Agency Contact: David J. 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


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Katrin Kral, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-6120
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: kral.katrin@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE32
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3777. 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: EPA 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, EPA 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, EPA 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                            02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3989

Agency Contact: Barry Lesnik, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0476
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: lesnik.barry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
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3778. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

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

RIN: 2050-AE44
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3779. LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE; INORGANIC CHEMICAL WASTES; LAND 
DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWLY LISTED WASTES; CERCLA HAZARDOUS 
SUBSTANCES REPORTABLE QUANTITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6901 to 6992(k)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, August 30, 2000.
Final, Judicial, October 31, 2001.

Abstract: EPA, under an Environmental Defense Fund consent decree, 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 a 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 
is proposing which of the above wastes, if any, should be listed as a 
hazardous waste under 40 CFR part 261. Land Disposal Restrictions will 
be added for newly listed wastes. Newly listed wastes will be given 
CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities 
assigned.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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

Sue Burnell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 703 308-8653
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: burnell.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE49
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3780. OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE BURDEN REDUCTION PROJECT

Priority: Other Significant

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

Legal Authority: 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; PL 104-13

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 00

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to reduce the burden imposed by the RCRA reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements to help meet the Federal Governmentwide 
goal established by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The information 
collection burden for the regulations EPA implements under RCRA in 1995 
(the PRA baseline) was 12.6 million hours. To meet EPA's PRA 2001 goal 
(a 40% reduction), EPA needs to eliminate five million hours to reach a 
figure 7.5 million hours.
In June 1999, EPA published a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) in the 
Federal Register (64 FR 32859) to seek comment on a number of burden 
reduction ideas. After reviewing the comments received on the NODA, EPA 
is drafting a proposed rulemaking to implement many of these ideas. The 
proposals are designed to eliminate duplicative and non-essential 
paperwork.
The main ideas being considered for the proposed rulemaking are: (1) 
allowing electronic reporting for all RCRA-required notices and 
reports; (2) allowing all RCRA-required records to be kept 
electronically; (3) eliminating or modifying one-third of the 334 RCRA-
required notices and reports that are sent by the regulated community 
to states and EPA; (4) eliminating the RCRA emergency response training 
requirements that overlap with the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration requirements, eliminating the need for facilities to 
record personnel descriptions, and reducing to three years the 
retention time for personnel records; (5) changing the owner/operator 
inspection frequency of hazardous waste tanks to weekly, thus making 
the inspection frequency consistent with containers and containment 
buildings; (6) providing states and EPA with the opportunity to 
lengthen owner/operator self-inspection frequencies on a case-by case-
basis (through the permitting process); (7) eliminating the Land 
Disposal Restrictions generator waste determinations, recycler 
notifications and certifications, hazardous debris notifications and 
characteristic waste determinations, and streamlining the 
characteristic waste notification procedures; and (8) modifying the 
groundwater monitoring requirements for hazardous waste facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          06/18/99                    64 FR 32859
NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4084
Applicable SIC codes: Chemicals and Allied Products (28), Primary Metal 
Industries (33), Fabricated Metals (34), Industrial Machinery and 
Equipment (35), Electrical Equipment (36), Transportation Equipment 
(37), Other Manufacturing, Transportation and Utilities (40-49), 
Wholesale Trade (50-51), Services (70-89) and Other SIC Groups

Sectors Affected: 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 324 
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 334 Computer 
and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 562 Waste Management and 
Remediation Services

Agency Contact: Robert Burchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8450
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: burchard.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE50
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3781. 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                            05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4090

Agency Contact: Dr. Monica A. Barron, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0483
Fax: 703 308-0509
Email: barron.monica@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE55
_______________________________________________________________________




3782. 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.

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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 54 items under three Comprehensive Procurement 
Guidelines (CPG1, CPG2 and 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) propose to 
designate new items in CPG4 and (2) issue final item designations in 
CPG4.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice - Paper Products 
Recovered Materials Advisory 
Notice                          06/08/98                    63 FR 31214
Notice - Recovered Materials 
Advisory Notice I Update        06/08/98                    63 FR 31217
NPRM (CPG3 and RMAN 3)          08/26/98                    63 FR 45558
Notice Notice of Availability of 
Final Document                  01/19/00                     65 FR 3082
Final Action (CPG3 and RMAN 3)  01/19/00                     65 FR 3069
NPRM (CPG4 and RMAN 4)          10/00/00
Final Action (CPG4 and RMAN 4)  10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3545
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
WASTE/1998/August/Day-26/f22793.htm

Sectors Affected: 92111 Executive Offices; 92119 All Other General 
Government

Agency Contact: Terry Grist, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7257
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: grist.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE23
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3783. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 122 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3784. MODIFICATIONS TO RCRA RULES ASSOCIATED WITH SOLVENT-CONTAMINATED 
SHOP TOWELS AND WIPES

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

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                            03/00/01

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 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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3785. GLASS-TO-GLASS RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS): CHANGES TO 
HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

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 ultimately 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

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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                            02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092

Sectors Affected: 334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: goode.marilyn@epa.gov

Javier Garcia, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-2628
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: garcia.javiera@.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE52
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3786. 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 to ensure the program is cost-
effective and flexible while also protecting human health and the 
environment. In a recently published Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (ANPRM), we describe our initial thinking on potential 
changes to the LDR program and ask for public comments and data. We 
intend to publish a proposed rule based on the comments we receive in 
response to the ANPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/19/00                    65 FR 37932
NPRM                            04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4093

Sectors Affected: 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 
325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3787. 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: NPRM, Judicial, November 15, 2000, Settlement 
agreement.

Abstract: This rulemaking is intended to revise the current RCRA 
regulations that apply to recycling of hazardous wastes in the 
manufacture of zinc fertilizers. Specifically, it is intended to 
establish a more consistent application of these recycling requirements 
to zinc fertilizer products, to establish a set of standards for 
contaminants in RCRA-regulated zinc fertilizers that are more 
appropriate to fertilizers and are protective of human health and the 
environment, and to specify more appropriate, protective conditions for 
management of zinc-bearing hazardous secondary materials prior to 
recycling. These regulatory revisions are expected to directly affect 
companies that manufacture zinc fertilizers from hazardous secondary 
materials, and is likely to benefit such manufacturers that are small 
businesses by removing certain regulatory disincentives to legitimate 
recycling activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4208

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32531 Fertilizer Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel 
Mills; 331419 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metal (except 
Copper and Aluminum); 331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying 
of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 562112 Hazardous 
Waste Collection

Agency Contact: Dave Fagan, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5301W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0603
Fax: 703 308-0513
Email: fagan.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE69
_______________________________________________________________________




3788. REGULATION OF GASIFICATION DEVICES PROCESSING HAZARDOUS WASTE AT 
PETROLEUM REFINERIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6921(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6923; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 USC 6926; 42 USC 6927; 42 USC 
6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6935; 42 USC 6937; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 6939; 
...

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is making available for public comment data and 
information submitted on gasification in response to a notice of data 
availability published in the Federal Register on July 15, 1998 (63 FR 
38139). The July 1998 notice sought comment on information submitted in 
response to a previous notice published on November 20, 1995, and a 
separate but related final rulemaking on June 19, 1998. The November 
1995 notice proposed to broaden existing RCRA exclusions for the 
recycling of oil bearing residuals in petroleum refineries (60 FR 
57747). The June 1998 final rulemaking provided an exemption from the 
definition of solid waste for synthesis fuels produced from hazardous 
waste (63 FR 33791).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/20/95                    60 FR 57747
Interim Notice of Data 
Availability                    04/08/97                    62 FR 16747
Notice of Data Availability and 
Request for Comment             07/15/98                    63 FR 38139
Final Action                    08/06/98                    63 FR 42110
Final Action Technical 
Amendments                      10/09/98                    63 FR 54356
NPRM                            01/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4411
Split from RIN 2050-AD88.

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

Lawrence Gonzalez, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8468
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: gonzalez.lawrence@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3789. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS-PHASE I CLARIFICATION AND PROPOSED CHANGES

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: None

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), 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. Consequently, the 
Agency established in the Phase I rule new emissions standards for 
cement kilns, lightweight aggregate kilns, and incinerators under CAA 
authority on September 30, 1999 (64 FR 52828). Following promulgation, 
issues were raised by the regulated community through informal comments 
and through litigation. In response, this proposed rule will propose 
changes and clarify the final Phase I rule.

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 - Phase I Clarifications 
and Proposed Changes            03/00/01
Final Action - Phase 1 
Clarifications and Changes Final 
Rule                            10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4418
Split from RIN 2050-AE01. The Agency will develop a Technical 
Implementation Guidance on Phase I; estimated completion date 1/2001.

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3790.  STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES 
GENERATED BY ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCERS

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

RIN: 2050-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




3791.  PROJECT XL -- ORTHO-MCNEIL PILOT PROJECT ALLOWING ON-SITE 
TREATMENT OF LOW-LEVEL MIXED WASTES WITHOUT A RCRA PERMIT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6924(y); 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This site-specific rulemaking would allow Ortho-McNeil 
Pharmaceutical to treat small volumes of low-level mixed wastes onsite 
using a bench-scale catalytic oxidizing treatment unit. This treatment 
effectively destroys the organic

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component of the wastestream, yielding a residual that is only a low-
level radioactive waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4439

Agency Contact: Mitch Kidwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2515
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: kidwell.mitch@epa.gov

Nancy Birnbaum, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1802
Phone: 202 260-2601
Fax: 202 401-6637
Email: birnbaum.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3792. STORAGE, TREATMENT, TRANSPORTATION, AND DISPOSAL OF MIXED WASTE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 142 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________




3793. RECYCLED USED OIL CONTAINING PCBS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The direct final rule, published May 6, 1998, eliminates 
errors and clarifies ambiguities in the used oil management standards. 
Specifically, the rule clarifies (1) when used oil contaminated with 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is regulated under the used oil 
management standards and when it is not, (2) that the requirements 
applicable to releases of used oil apply in States that are not 
authorized for the RCRA base program, (3) that mixtures of 
conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) wastes and used 
oil are subject to the used oil management standards irrespective of 
how that mixture is to be recycled, and (4) that the initial marketer 
of used oil that meets the used oil fuel specification need only keep a 
record of a shipment of used oil to the facility to which the initial 
marketer delivers the used oil. This rule also amends three incorrect 
references to the pre-1992 used oil specifications in the provisions 
which address hazardous waste fuel produced from, or oil reclaimed 
from, oil-bearing hazardous wastes from petroleum refining operations.
EPA received relevant adverse comments on three of the amendments 
included in the May 6, 1998 direct final rule: the amendments to 40 CFR 
261.5(j) (mixtures of conditionally exempt small quantity generator 
waste and used oil), 40 CFR 279.10(i) (applicability of the used oil 
management standards to used oil contaminated with polychlorinated 
biphenyls (PCBs)), and 40 CFR 279.74(b) (recordkeeping requirements for 
marketers of used oil that meets the used oil fuel specification). On 
July 14, 1998, the Agency removed these three amendments and reinstated 
the regulatory text that existed prior to the May 6, 1998 direct final 
rule. EPA will promulgate a final rule addressing the comments received 
and finalizing the three amendments, as appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/98                    63 FR 25006
Direct Final Rule               05/06/98                    63 FR 24963
Removal of 3 Amendments         07/14/98                    63 FR 37780
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4088

Agency Contact: Mike Svizzero, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0046
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: svizzero.michael@epa.gov

Tom Rinehart, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-4309
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: rinehart.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE47
_______________________________________________________________________




3794. LISTING DETERMINATION FOR WASTEWATERS AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT 
SLUDGES FROM CHLORINATED ALIPHATICS PRODUCTIONS; LAND DISPOSAL 
RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWLY IDENTIFIED WASTE

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 268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: 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. Land Disposal Restrictions will be 
added for any wastes newly listed as hazardous; and 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/25/99                    64 FR 46475
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3151
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
WATER/1999/August/Day-25/w20753.htm

Sectors Affected: 32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3795. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE (HWIR): IDENTIFICATION AND 
LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTES

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 141 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________




3796. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR SPENT 
POTLINERS FROM PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION (K088) AND REGULATORY 
CLASSIFICATION OF K088 VITRIFICATION UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

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. Unless 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 July, 12, 2000, EPA proposed a three-part 
regulatory strategy for K088 treatment. The three basic components are: 
(1) revised treatment standards for cyanide in K088 non-wastewaters 
that encourage the production of useable products; (2) identification 
and regulation of K088 vitrification units as RCRA Subpart X 
miscellaneous treatment units subject to appropriate air controls; and 
(3) deregulation of certain outputs from K088 vitrification. A final 
rule is expected within a year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/00                    65 FR 42937
Final Action                    07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4233

Sectors Affected: 3334 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning and 
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Elaine Eby, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8449
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: eby.elaine@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3797. TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF 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 Suspension12/18/98                    63 FR 70233
Final Action - RCRA Temporary 
Suspension                      08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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

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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; 48423 
Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3798. 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 proposed 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 proposed 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. A final rule addressing this issue is imminent.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/16/00                     65 FR 7809
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4360

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3799.  PROJECT XL -- IBM VT PILOT PROJECT PROVIDING A SITE-
SPECIFIC EXEMPTION OF A METALLIZATION PROCESS FROM THE F006 LISTING 
DESCRIPTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6905; 6912(a); 6921; 6922; 6924(y) and 6938

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The IBM VT facility has adopted an innovative copper 
metallization process that meets the narrative description of the 
electroplating operations that result in a wastewater treatment sludge 
that is a listed hazardous waste (F006). Because this process uses a 
plating bath that does not contain the toxic metals for which the 
sludge was listed and is operated to minimize the amount of plating 
solution that ends up in the wastewaters, the Agency is providing a 
temporary site-specific exemption from the listing description for the 
copper metallization process such that the resulting sludge will not be 
a listed hazardous waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/16/00                    65 FR 37739
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4438

Agency Contact: Mitch Kidwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2515
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: kidwell.mitch@epa.gov

Nancy Birnbaum, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1802
Phone: 202 260-2601
Fax: 202 401-6637
Email: birnbaum.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3800. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: SLAG RESIDUES DERIVED FROM 
HIGH-TEMPERATURE METALS RECOVERY (HTMR) TREATMENT OF KO61, KO62 AND 
F0006 WASTES

Priority: Other Significant

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

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3428

Sectors Affected: 56292 Materials Recovery Facilities

Agency Contact: Narendra Chaudhari, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0454
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: chaudhari.narendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE15
_______________________________________________________________________




3801. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION; RECYCLED USED OIL MANAGEMENT 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Federalism:  Undetermined

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: 703 308-8638
Email: svizzero.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE28
_______________________________________________________________________




3802. 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: Cement kiln dust (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. This amendment 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. A 
proposed rule was issued (64 FR 45632, 8/20/99) which included a 
comprehensive set of standards for the management of CKD. The comment 
period for this proposal ended on February 16, 2000. EPA is currently 
processing and addressing comments received.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/20/99                    64 FR 45631
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3856
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
WASTE/1999/August/Day-20/f20546.htm

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jana Englander, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8711
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: englander.jana@epa.gov

Steve Souders, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8431

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Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: souders.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3803. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Direct Final Rule                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3888

Agency Contact: Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: groce.bryan@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE39
_______________________________________________________________________




3804. FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TOXICITY 
CHARACTERISTIC RULE TO PETROLEUM CONTAMINATED MEDIA AND DEBRIS FROM 
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

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                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3189

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, 5401G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9900
Fax: 202 260-9163
Email: ng.sammy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3805. LISTING DETERMINATION OF WASTES GENERATED DURING THE MANUFACTURE 
OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6921 RCRA sec 3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund 
(CERCLA) sec 102

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

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 30, 1999, Dyes II (deferred 
wastes) NPRM: met deadline--See additional information.

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 there may be some small business impacts. EPA 
proposed listing decisions for most wastes in 1994 (Dyes-I), and 
deferred decisions on several others. Two deferred waste streams 
(filter aids and triarylmethane 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 rules proposed in 1994 and 
1999 were incomplete because they did not contain information claimed 
to be confidential by industry. Therefore, a NODA for each proposal 
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. See Judicial 
Deadlines                        To Be                       Determined

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Notice - Dyes II Notice of Data 
Availability. See Judicial 
Deadlines                        To Be                       Determined
Final Action - Dyes I. See 
Judicial Deadline                To Be                       Determined
Final Action - Dyes II (Deferred 
Wastes). See Judicial Deadline   To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066
Court deadline information: Dyes I and II final rules due 13 months 
after NODAs are signed.
Dyes I & II NODAs due by 67 days after the injunction is lifted from 
MaGruder case.

Sectors Affected: 325132 Organic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: slotnick.sue@epa.gov

Narendra Chaudhari, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0454
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: chaudhari.narendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD80
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3806. CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT UNITS (SWMUS) AT 
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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 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 
published 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, which provided further guidance on implementation of 
the corrective action program and requested comment on the future 
direction of the program, including resolution of the 1990 proposal. In 
October 1999, the Agency announced its decision to withdraw most 
provisions of the July 1990 proposal.

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 - Partial Withdrawal of 
Proposed Rulemaking.            10/07/99                    64 FR 54604
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2390

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3807. 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 of Data Availability     05/00/01
Final Action                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2647

Sectors Affected: 323110 Commercial Lithographic Printing; 323114 Quick

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Printing; 325131 Inorganic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing; 325188 All 
Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 325998 All Other 
Miscellaneous Chemical Product Manufacturing; 331311 Alumina Refining; 
325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and 
Coating Manufacturing; 32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing; 32512 
Industrial Gas Manufacturing; 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing; 325199 All Other 
Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 325998 All Other Miscellaneous 
Chemical Product Manufacturing; 311942 Spice and Extract Manufacturing; 
32411 Petroleum Refineries; 332813 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, 
Anodizing and Coloring; 33271 Machine Shops; 332991 Ball and Roller 
Bearing Manufacturing; 333319 Other Commercial and Service Industry 
Machinery Manufacturing; 333999 All Other General Purpose Machinery 
Manufacturing; 336399 All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 334 
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 336 Transportation 
Equipment Manufacturing; 48422 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) 
Trucking, Local; 56211 Waste Collection; 22111 Electric Power 
Generation; 22112 Electric Power Transmission, Control and 
Distribution; 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 56292 Materials 
Recovery Facilities

Agency Contact: Dale Ruhter, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8192
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: ruhter.dale@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AC71
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3808. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS-PHASE II COVERING BOILERS AND CERTAIN INDUSTRIAL 
FURNACES

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, Settlement agreement 
for boilers and other industrial furnaces.

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), 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 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. The 
Agency is in the process of developing a proposal to address boilers 
and possibly other industrial furnaces, which combust hazardous wastes.

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 (Phase II)  11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3333
For information on the Phase I portion of this effort, see SAN 4418, 
RIN 2050-AE79.

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3809. 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: 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.
EPA addressed these issues in an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(ANPRM) which solicited data and comments on treatment data that the 
Agency has gathered on the treatment of mercury wastes. The data and 
information gathered by this ANPRM process provide the bases of the 
proposed revised treatment standards for some forms of mercury 
hazardous wastes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/28/99                    64 FR 28949
NPRM                            10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4094

Sectors Affected: 325181 Alkalies and Chlorine Manufacturing; 3353 
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing; 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine 
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing

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


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Mary Cunningham, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8453
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: cunningham.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE54
_______________________________________________________________________




3810. 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: On April 6, 2000, EPA requested comment and information on 
two issues related to the Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills 
(65 FR 18014). First, we requested data and information on the 
performance of alternative liner designs compared to the performance of 
composite liners when leachate is recirculated. Second, we requested 
data and information on the design and performance of bioreactor 
landfills.
EPA is reviewing all responses to this request for information, as well 
as additional information in our own data base, and is considering 
issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking revising the Criteria for 
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) to allow alternative 
liner designs for leachate recirculation and encourage bioreactor 
landfills.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          04/06/00                    65 FR 18014
NPRM                            12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4230

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3811. AMENDMENTS TO THE CORRECTIVE ACTION MANAGEMENT UNIT RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6901 et.seq.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, August 7, 2000, Settlement agreement 
calls for proposal to be signed by 08/07/2000.
Final, Judicial, October 8, 2001, Settlement agreement calls for final 
to be signed by 10/8/2001.

Abstract: EPA has proposed amendments to the existing RCRA Corrective 
Action Management Unit (CAMU Regulation (at 40 CFR 264.552). CAMUs are 
used for managing remediation wastes onsite during the course of 
implementing corrective action or cleanup at a facility. CAMUs can 
promote cleanups by allowing a broader range of cleanup activities than 
are allowed under the other hazardous waste management regulations. 
Upon finalization, the amendments will add more detail to the treatment 
and technical standards for management of cleanup wastes in CAMUs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/00                    65 FR 51079
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4419

Agency Contact: William Schoenborn, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8483
Fax: 703 308-8617
Email: william.schoenborn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE77
_______________________________________________________________________




3812.  RCRA CONTROLS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 USC 6926; 42 
USC 6974

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is evaluating health risks posed by wastewater treatment 
units and is considering control requirements and/or emission standards 
for those units that are currently exempt from such requirements. Any 
standards eventually imposed by this action would be intended to 
mitigate human health risks, particularly direct inhalation risks, 
posed by these units. The wastewater treatment units of concern are 
tanks in which hazardous wastes are treated and subsequently released 
to surface waters or sewage treatment facilities regulated under the 
Clean Water Act (CWA). Although wastewater discharges from these tanks 
are regulated under the CWA, the tanks themselves are not and are also 
``temporarily exempt'' from hazardous waste regulations under the RCRA. 
Wastewater treatment units have been exempt from RCRA regulations for 
many years, although the Agency has stated its concerns about these 
units and its intention to reconsider, at some point, the temporary 
exemption.
Recent studies undertaken by EPA's Office of Solid Waste have 
identified air emissions from waste management units as an area that is 
not well addressed by RCRA hazardous waste regulations. In particular, 
study findings show wastewater treatment units to be the waste 
management unit of most concern for direct inhalation risks. Not only 
can these units pose the greatest inhalation risks when compared to 
other waste management units, but these units are specifically exempted 
from all existing RCRA air emission controls. Air emission controls 
imposed by the Clean Air Act (CAA) address air emissions from some 
wastewater treatment units, but these requirements depend on industry 
sector, quantity of emissions, and technologies available. This action 
constitutes the Agency's evaluation of the longstanding temporary 
wastewater treatment unit exemption and an

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attempt to reduce unacceptable inhalation risks, where CAA and RCRA 
regulations are absent, from the treatment of hazardous wastes in 
wastewater treatment units.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4430

Agency Contact: Marie Boucher, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8754
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: boucher.marie@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3813.  STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES - 
NON-POWER PRODUCERS AND MINEFILLING

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 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of proposed and final 
regulations for the management of coal combustion wastes that are 
generated by non-electric utility coal burners and managed in landfills 
and surface impoundments, and for the practice of minefilling of coal 
combustion wastes. Any such regulations will be developed under the 
authority of Subtitle D (non-hazardous waste) of the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
On April 25, 2000, EPA issued a regulatory determination for fossil 
fuel combustion wastes (65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000) to announce its 
decision about whether certain wastes from the combustion of fossil 
fuels (including coal, oil and natural gas) should remain exempt from 
Subtitle C (management as hazardous waste) of RCRA for the wastes that 
were addressed. The Agency decided to retain the exemption from 
hazardous waste management for all of the fossil fuel combustion 
wastes. However, the Agency also determined and announced that 
regulations under RCRA Subtitle D (management as non-hazardous wastes) 
are appropriate for management of certain coal combustion wastes that 
are disposed in landfills and surface impoundments EPA also announced 
that the Agency would consult with the U.S. department of the Interior 
on appropriate measures under the Surface Mining Control and 
Reclamation Act (SMCRA) or RCRA or some combination of both to address 
the disposal of coal combustion wastes when used for minefill in 
surface and underground mines.
The utility industry has made significant improvements in waste 
management practices over recent years, and most State regulatory 
programs are similarly improving. Nevertheless, public comments and 
other analyses have convinced the Agency that coal combustion wastes 
could pose risks to human health and the environment if they are not 
properly managed. There is sufficient evidence that adequate controls 
may not be in place. For example, while most States can now require 
newer waste management units to include liners and groundwater 
monitoring, less than about 50 percent of existing non-utility 
landfills are lined. (These statistics exclude municipal solid waste 
landfills which are not the subject of this action.) EPA acknowledges 
that some waste management units may not warrant liners and/or 
groundwater monitoring, depending on site-specific characteristics. The 
Agency believes the general lack of these measures justifies the 
development of national regulations.
The Agency also decided that national regulations under RCRA subtitle D 
and/or SMCRA are appropriate for the practice of minefilling coal 
combustion wastes. EPA found that when these wastes are minefilled, 
they could present a danger to human health and the environment under 
certain circumstances, and there are few states that currently operate 
comprehensive programs that specifically address the unique 
circumstances of minefilling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/03
Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4469
Any Federal, State, local or tribal governments that own/operate coal-
burning facilities (excluding facilities that primarily generate 
electric power for sale) or coal mines that accept coal combustion 
wastes may be subject to this rule.

Sectors Affected: 311 Food Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 337 
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 2121 Coal Mining; 322 
Paper Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 62 Health 
Care and Social Assistance; 22112 Electric Power Transmission, Control 
and Distribution

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-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________




3814.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR THE US FILTER 
RECOVERY SERVICES, ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA AND APPROVED GENERATORS AND 
TRANSPORTERS OF USFRS XL WASTE.

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; 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6923; 42 
USC 6926; 42 USC 6930; 42 USC 6937; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 6974

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260 to 265; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 273; 40 
CFR 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing this rule to implement a project under the 
Project XL program that would provide regulatory flexibility under the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended for the US 
Filter Recovery Services (USFRS) facility located at 2430 Rose Place, 
Roseville, Minnesota, 55113 and approved Minnesota generators and 
transporters of wastes from the use of USFRS's waste water treatment 
ion exchange resins. The principal objective of this USFRS XL Project 
is to pilot a flexible, performance-based system for managing waste 
waters from electroplaters, metal finishers and similar industries who 
by virtue of their using USFRS water treatment ion exchange resins 
generate electroplating sludges which are regulated hazardous wastes. 
To achieve this, today's proposed rule would provide regulatory 
flexibility to allow approved generators and transporters of USFRS's 
water treatment ion exchange resin wastes to replace existing 
requirements for hazardous waste generators and transporters with a 
comprehensive program designed and implemented by USFRS to properly 
store and transport the USFRS water treatment ion exchange resins. The 
overall terms of this XL project are contained in the draft Final 
Project Agreement (FPA).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/17/00                    65 FR 50283
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4437

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

Agency Contact: Robert Egan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
the Administrator, DRP-8J, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312 886-6212
Fax: 312 353-4788
Email: robert egan@epa.gov

Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6632
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: panetta.sandra@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA15
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3815. REGULATORY DETERMINATION ON REMAINING WASTES FROM THE COMBUSTION 
OF FOSSIL FUELS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Regulatory 
Determination Wastes From 
Combustion of Fossil Fuels      05/22/00                    65 FR 32214

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dennis Ruddy
Phone: 703 308-8430
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: ruddy.dennis@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD91
_______________________________________________________________________




3816. CRITERIA FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS (COMPLETION OF A 
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 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 MSWLFs. Small MSWLFs are defined as units that dispose of less 
than twenty (20) tons of municipal solid waste daily.
The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires federal agencies to 
assess a proposed regulation's impact on small businesses, small 
organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions. The Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis performed for this rule showed a significant 
economic impact on small governments, including small Tribes even with 
the special exemption for small MSWLFs, which reduced the impact to the 
extent that less than two percent of local governments exceeded the 
significant economic impact threshold (56 FR 50989).
Section 610 of the RFA also requires these agencies to conduct periodic 
reviews of codified regulations that have significant economic impacts 
on small entities. This review, commonly called a ``610 Review,'' must 
be conducted by a rule's tenth anniversary. The Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) provides public notice of 610 Reviews in its 
Regulatory Agenda, which is published twice a year in the Federal 
Register.
On November 22, 1999, EPA published a Federal Register Notice (64 FR 
65124) of our intent to review and solicit comments on the impact of 
the MSWLF Criteria on small entities pursuant to Section 610 of the 
RFA. EPA solicited comment on the following factors, especially as they 
impact a small entity: (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

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other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule.
In response to this Notice, EPA received six comments specifically 
addressing issues regarding small entities and the MSWLF Criteria. As a 
result of this review, we conclude that this rule should be continued 
without change and do not plan to rescind or amend this rule with 
respect to small entities.
Sections 1003(a) and 4004 of RCRA require EPA to promulgate criteria 
for sanitary landfills, thus this rule continues to be needed. EPA 
believes that Part 258 provides, within the limitations of statutory 
authority, considerable flexibility for small

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/09/91                    56 FR 50978
Begin Review                    11/22/99                    64 FR 65124
Comment Period End              04/24/00                    65 FR 23547
End Review - Decision To Leave 
Rule Unchanged at This Time     08/28/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4350

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3817. 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                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3818. FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN REGULATION FOR CERTAIN NON-TRANSPORTATION-
RELATED FACILITIES THAT HANDLE, STORE, OR TRANSPORT VEGETABLE OILS AND 
ANIMAL FATS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 112 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/30/00                    65 FR 40775

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barbara Davis
Phone: 703 603-8823
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: davis.barbara@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE64

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3819. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARBAMATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 9602(a)

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                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423

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

Frank Avvisato, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8949
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: avvisato.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________




3820. 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 31                         02/04/00                     65 FR 5468
Final Action 26                 02/04/00                     65 FR 5435
NPRM 32                         05/11/00                    65 FR 30489
Final Action 28                 05/11/00                    65 FR 30482
NPRM 33                         07/27/00                    65 FR 46131
Final Action                    07/27/00                    65 FR 46096
NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3439

Agency Contact: Terry Keidan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8852
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: keidan.terry@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3821. 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 funding periods 
may not exceed 3 years. Funding periods would be negotiated

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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 costs. The 
distinction between sole and multiple applicants is eliminated 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                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3806
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-GENERAL/1999/August/Day-24/
g20871.htm

Agency Contact: Suzanne Wells, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8863
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: wells.suzanne@epa.gov

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



_______________________________________________________________________




3822. 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
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________




3823. STREAMLINING THE PREAUTHORIZATION MIXED FUNDING FOR APPLICATION 
AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CLAIMS AGAINST SUPERFUND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Current regulations at 40 CFR part 307 provide for the 
preauthorization of claims against the Superfund in instances where the 
Agency makes a determination that mixed funding is appropriate. This 
process has been labeled by many stakeholders as overly burdensome. The 
Agency has reviewed the current process in order to identify areas in 
which burdens may be lessened and requirements may be streamlined. As a 
result, the Agency is considering a proposal to amend the current 
regulation to: streamline the application process by eliminating 
duplicative information requirements; minimize the requirements related 
to management, oversight, and reporting of the cleanup, by removing the 
requirement to be guided by the Federal Acquisition Requirements, and 
replacing the requirement of maximum free and open competition with a 
bright-line standard; allow claimants to provide independent 
certification of claims and supporting documentation; streamline the 
actual payment process by taking advantage of the electronic funds 
transfer process; ensure that cost recovery concerns are addressed by 
requiring claimants, within a settlement document, to reimburse the 
Fund for costs not recovered (only in the event cost recovery is 
initiated), due to claimants' failure to provide adequate documentary 
support or upon a determination that response costs expended (and 
claimed) were not reasonable or not incurred consistent with the 
National Contingency Plan and ensure proper accounting by requiring 
offsets for funds owed to the Agency by claimants.

[[Page 74607]]

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: Phyllis Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5201G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8971
Fax: 703 603-9146
Email: anderson.phyllis@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE38
_______________________________________________________________________




3824. REVISE 40 CFR PART 35 SUBPART O: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND 
SUPERFUND STATE CONTRACTS FOR SUPERFUND RESPONSE ACTIONS

Priority: Other Significant

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 territories of the United States. 
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 
and Voluntary Cleanup Program State infrastructure development, as well 
as Brownfields pilots, and Brownfields assessments. 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 Superfund program have occurred over the past 
almost ten years and these need to be reflected in subpart O. The six 
categories of CAs presently used in subpart O need 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 2000, and have generated at least 
60 approved deviation requests from subpart O and 40 CFR part 31. 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 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements).
EPA expects to 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 policy advances in State/tribal/EPA interaction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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. 4177

Agency Contact: Stephen Caldwell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8833
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: caldwell.stephen@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2050-AE62
_______________________________________________________________________




3825. 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

[[Page 74608]]

Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE63
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3826. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE ORGANIC CHEMICALS, 
PLASTICS AND SYNTHETIC FIBERS CATEGORY (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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.
EPA is reviewing 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 has already solicited 
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 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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/05/87                    52 FR 42522
Begin Review                    11/22/99                    64 FR 65140
End Review                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4364

Agency Contact: Frank Hund, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7182
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: hund.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3827. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES 1 AND 2

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

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3828. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE IRON AND STEEL 
MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1362 CWA sec 502

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 420

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, April 30, 2002.

Abstract: EPA will propose amendments to the effluent limitations 
guidelines 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.

[[Page 74609]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00
Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3833

Sectors Affected: 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 3312 Steel Product 
Manufacturing from Purchased Steel; 3328 Coating, Engraving, Heat 
Treating and Allied Activities; 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

Kevin Tingley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9843
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tingley.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________




3829. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR FEEDLOTS POINT SOURCE 
CATEGORY, AND NPDES REGULATION FOR CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING 
OPERATIONS

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

RIN: 2040-AD19
_______________________________________________________________________




3830. 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 United 
States 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 mixing zone policies and procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/07/98                    63 FR 36741
NPRM                            03/00/01
Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3662

Agency Contact: Jennifer Wigal, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5177
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: wigal.jennifer@epa.gov

Susan Gilbertson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1188
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: gilbertson.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC56
_______________________________________________________________________




3831. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR INDIAN COUNTRY WATERS

Priority: Other Significant

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 certain waters in Indian country 
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, cultural and 
traditional, and other uses; 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 establishing 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

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

Joanne Dea, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0180
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: dea.joanne@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD46


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3832. 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 1361 CWA 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4047

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 206-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD08
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3833. 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                            03/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4214

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 206-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD34
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3834.  MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING 
WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF 
THE CLEAN WATER ACT

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

RIN: 2040-AD62
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3835. 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.

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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

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3786

Agency Contact: Thomas Charlton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6960
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: charlton.tom@epa.gov

Howard Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2051
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: rubin.howarde@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC84
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3836. REVISIONS TO NPDES REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL SANITARY SEWER 
COLLECTION SYSTEMS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

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 122.38; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.42

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under a Presidential directive dated May 29, 1999, EPA is to 
develop a national regulation to prevent 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 would 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 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                            11/00/00
Final Action                    09/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 3999
Note: This rule was formerly known as ``Revisions to NPDES Requirements 
for Compliance Reporting and Collection System Discharges.''

Agency Contact: Sharie Centilla, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6052
Fax: 202 260-1040
Email: centilla.sharie@epa.gov

Ross Brennan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 4203, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6928
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: brennan.ross@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
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3837. RECOGNITION AWARDS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 501(e); 33 USC 1361 (a) and (e)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 105 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing a 
framework for the annual Clean Water Act (CWA) Recognition Awards known 
as the National Wastewater Management Excellence Awards Program. 
Section 501(e) of the CWA authorized 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 would establish 
regulations under which the recognition may be applied for and granted. 
The existing awards program recognizes innovative and outstanding 
achievements, processes, methods or devices in: Operations and 
Maintenance (O&M) of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW); Beneficial 
Biosolids Use (Biosolids); POTW Pretreatment Programs; Municipal and 
Industrial Storm Water (SW) Management; and Combined Sewer Overflows 
(CSO) Controls. These wastewater management programs can generally be 
characterized as waste treatment and/or pollution abatement programs. 
EPA may later establish, discontinue, combine or otherwise rename 
categories by guidance published in the Federal Register. Though the 
Agency has conducted an awards program for many years, the rulemaking 
action clearly acknowledges the basis for the program. EPA is 
formalizing the CWA Recognition 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 day, the 
formalized program would become effective without further notice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Companion of Direct Final 
Rule                            11/00/00
Direct Final Rule               11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4332
Note: This rule was formerly known as National Wastewater Management 
Excellence Awards Program.

Sectors Affected: 2213 Water, Sewage and Other Systems; 5622 Waste 
Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Maria Campbell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4204, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5815

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Fax: 202 260-0116
Email: campbell.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD44
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3838.  OCEAN DISCHARGE CRITERIA REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1343 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 125.121(a); 40 CFR 125.121(e); 40 CFR 125.122; 40 
CFR 125.123; 40 CFR 125.124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to modify the current CWA Section 403 
regulations to address how permits for ocean discharges issued under 
Section 403 should apply scientific criteria published by the EPA under 
Section 304(a) of the Act. Currently, the regulations state that 
authorities should ``consider'' water quality criteria in issuing ocean 
permits. Under the revised regulations, it would be assumed that the 
criteria would be applied unless the permit authority specifically 
demonstrates that they should not be applied. This ``rebuttable 
presumption'' approach would apply to permits issued by EPA for 
discharges to Federal waters and to EPA or State issued permits for 
discharges to State waters. Section 403 identifies specific criteria 
that must be considered when any permit to discharge pollutants into 
the ocean is issued. These ``ocean discharge criteria'' apply in 
addition to the general National Pollution Discharge Elimination System 
(NPDES) permit requirements of Section 402 and are intended to give 
added protection to ocean waters. EPA regulations implementing Section 
403 require consideration of any ``special aquatic sites'' including 
marine sanctuaries, national parks, national seashores, and coral 
reefs. This regulation would identify and publish methods to be used 
for the assessment and designation of ``special aquatic sites.'' 
Permits issued under Section 403 are based on regulations promulgated 
in 1980. In order to provide the best possible protection of ocean 
waters, and specifically address the protection of special sites, the 
regulations need to be updated and strengthened.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4446

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 221111 
Hydroelectric Power Generation; 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power 
Generation; 42271 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals; 325412 
Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; 311711 Seafood Canning

Agency Contact: David Redford, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504-F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1952

RIN: 2040-AD60
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3839. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501; 33 USC 1362 CWA sec 502

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 328.3(a); 40 CFR 110.1; 40 CFR 112.2; 40 CFR 
116.3; 40 CFR 117.1; 40 CFR 122.2; 40 CFR 230.3(s); 40 CFR 232.2; 40 
CFR 257.3-1(d); 40 CFR Part 300, Appendix E; 40 CFR 401.11(I)

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. The proposal would clarify the basis for asserting 
Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over isolated intrastate waters and 
wetlands. The existing regulations contain language asserting 
jurisdiction over isolated intrastate waters, but that regulatory 
provision has been the subject of litigation. Revision of the 
regulatory language is necessary to address the court's decision, 
improve regulatory clarity, and provide more specificity regarding CWA 
jurisdiction over intrastate isolated waters and wetlands. The 
rulemaking would apply to entities (e.g., industrial, commercial, 
governmental) that discharge pollutants, including dredged or fill 
material, to isolated intrastate surface waters or wetlands. 
Significant impacts on small entities or State/local/tribal governments 
are not anticipated, as the proposed regulatory revisions would be 
consistent with current Agency practice and policy in carrying out CWA 
mandates.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2804

Agency Contact: Donna Downing, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8795
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: downing.donna@epa.gov

John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4502F
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB74
_______________________________________________________________________




3840.  SITE-SPECIFIC RULE UNDER XL TO GRANT WAIVER FROM BMP 
REGULATIONS UNDER CWA CLUSTER RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 33 
USC 1318; 33 USC 1342; 33 USC 1361; 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is a site-specific rule that will grant the 
International Paper Androscoggin mill a waiver from certain 
requirements under the Clean Water Act Pulp and Paper cluster rules. 
Specifically, in exchange for an exemption from Best Management 
Practices under the cluster rules, IP will implement a set of effluent 
improvement projects tailored to the

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Androscoggin mill and will accept new, more stringent limits in the 
Androscoggin mill's water permit.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4440

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

Agency Contact: Nina Bonnelycke, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3344
Fax: 202 401-6637
Email: bonnelycke.nina@epa.gov

Chris Rascher, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator
Phone: 617 918-1834

RIN: 2090-AA12
_______________________________________________________________________




3841.  PRETREATMENT PROGRAM REINVENTION PILOT PROJECTS UNDER 
PROJECT XL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing changes to the National Pretreatment Program 
regulations to allow Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) that have 
completed the Project eXcellence and Leadership (Project XL) selection 
process, including Final Project Agreement (FPA) development, to modify 
their approved local Pretreatment Programs. These POTWs would be 
allowed to modify their programs following the procedures in 40 CFR 
403.18, and implement the new local programs as described in their 
FPAs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Pretreatment Program 
Reinvention Projects Under 
Project XL                      10/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4476

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

Agency Contact: Brian Frazer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0101
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: frazer.brian@epa.gov

Chad Carbone, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4296
Fax: 202 260-1812
Email: carbone.chad@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA16
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3842. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361 CWA 501; 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, August 31, 2000.

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                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2805
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/1999/January/Day-13/
w130.htm.

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
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: matuszko.jan@epa.gov

Tim Connor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3164
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: connor.timothy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB78
_______________________________________________________________________




3843. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING 
FLUIDS IN THE OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

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

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Legal Deadline: 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: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4086

Sectors Affected: 21111 Oil and Gas Extraction

Agency Contact: Carey Johnston, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7186
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: johnston.carey@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3844. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA--PHASE I

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313 CWA 303

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 3, 1998, EPA is required to 
promulgate the rule 90 days after proposal.

Abstract: Under the CWA, States have primary authority in developing 
water quality standards for waters within their jurisdiction. EPA 
maintains oversight authority in that States must submit their water 
quality standards to EPA for review and approval or disapproval. If a 
State's water quality standards are not consistent with the 
requirements of the CWA and its supporting regulations, and are 
subsequently disapproved by EPA, the State must revise the disapproved 
water quality standards. If the State does not revise the disapproved 
water quality standards, the CWA authorizes the EPA Administrator to 
promulgate Federal water quality standards to supersede those 
disapproved provisions in the water quality standards.
On March 5, 1998, EPA proposed water quality standards applicable to 
nine stream segments to replace those provisions in Alabama's water 
quality standards that were disapproved in 1986 and in 1991. 
Specifically, EPA proposed use designations consistent with those 
specified in section 101(a) of the CWA to replace the State's assigned 
Agricultural and Industrial Water Supply use. The effect of the 
proposed standards is to replace the State-adopted water quality 
criteria, which protect only for fish survival, with water quality 
criteria based on protection of propagation of fish, aquatic life, and 
wildlife.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/05/98                    63 FR 10799
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4195

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region IV, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267

Jim Keating, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3845
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: keating.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3845. AMEND THE FINAL WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM 
TO PROHIBIT MIXING ZONES 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 promulgating an amendment to 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, if promulgated as proposed, 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                            10/04/99                    64 FR 53632
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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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
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3846.  PROMULGATION OF PROVISIONS IN THE FINAL WATER QUALITY 
GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM FOR WATERS WITHIN THE GREAT LAKES 
BASIN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 118; 33 USC 1268

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 132

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, March 23, 1997, See additional 
information.
Final, Judicial, July 31, 2000.

Abstract: EPA published the final Water Quality Guidance for the Great 
Lakes System (40 CFR Part 132) on March 23, 1995. The Clean Water Act 
(CWA) requires the Great Lakes States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, 
Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to adopt within 
two years of publication of the final Guidance (i.e., March 23, 1997) 
minimum water quality standards, antidegradation policies and 
implementation procedures that are consistent with the Guidance, and to 
submit them to EPA for review and approval. If a Great Lakes State 
fails to adopt provisions consistent with the final Guidance, EPA was 
required to publish a final rule by March 23, 1997, identifying the 
provisions of the final Guidance that will apply to waters and 
discharges within that jurisdiction.
All eight of the Great Lakes States have made complete submissions to 
EPA for review. EPA has completed its final review of submissions and 
identified provisions within their submissions that were determined to 
be inconsistent with the CWA and the final Guidance. EPA issued a 
letter to each of the States identifying the elements of the State's 
submission that would be disapproved and the provisions within the 
Guidance that EPA would promulgate if the State did not correct the 
inconsistencies identified within 90 days. Subsequently, EPA published 
a notice in the Federal Register making its letter available for public 
comment.
The Great Lakes States responded to EPA's letter correcting many of the 
provisions EPA had identified as inconsistent with the final Guidance. 
As required by section 118(c)(2) of the CWA, EPA is promulgating a 
limited number of provisions contained in the final Guidance that will 
apply to discharges to waters within the Great Lakes System for the 
States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin for 
those disapproved provisions of States' submissions that were not 
corrected as a result of EPA's letter. In addition, in the preamble to 
the regulations EPA will identify for the public those elements found 
in submissions made by the States that EPA has approved as being 
consistent with the final Guidance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Michigan, Ohio, 
Indiana, and Illinois           08/04/00                    65 FR 47864
Final Action - New York         10/06/00                    65 FR 59732
Final Action - Wisconsin        11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4422
Legal deadline continuation: EPA is required to publish a final rule in 
the Federal Register by March 23, 1997, for any Great Lake State that 
fails to adopt provisions consistent with the final Water Quality 
Guidance for the Great Lakes System (Guidance), which is codified at 40 
CFR Part 132. On November 15, 1999, the Lake Michigan Federation and 
the National Wildlife Federation filed a compliant with the United 
States District Court for the District of Columbia to compel EPA to 
promulgate immediately provisions pursuant to the final Guidance for 
each Great Lakes State unless, in the interim, EPA approves a State 
submission as fully consistent with the Guidance. EPA is in the process 
of offering a consent decree schedule to the litigants that anticipates 
a publication date for this final action in September 2000.

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-AD66
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3847. 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                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3155

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

RIN: 2040-AC95


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3848. TEST PROCEDURES: CLEAN WATER ACT AND SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT 
METHODS UPDATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq; 33 USC 1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a); PL 
92-500 76 Stat. 816; PL 95-217 91 Stat. 1567; PL 100-4 100 Stat. 7; 42 
USC 300 g-1; 42 USC 300f(1)(A); 42 USC 300f(1)(D); 42 USC 300j-4; 42 
USC 300j-9(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 136; 40 CFR part 141; 40 CFR part 143

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the ``Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants'' under 40 
CFR Part 136, National Primary Drinking Water Regulations under 40 CFR 
Part 141, and National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations under 40 
CFR Part 143 to approve updated versions of analytical test procedures 
(methods) from voluntary consensus standards bodies and other 
organizations. These methods are used to comply with monitoring 
requirements in the wastewater and drinking water programs, as 
authorized under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Safe Drinking Water 
Act (SDWA). This regulation would approve updated versions of methods 
for determination of chemical, radiological, and microbiological 
pollutants in wastewater and drinking water. The updates are to methods 
from voluntary consensus standards bodies (the American Society for 
Testing and Materials and Standard Methods) and from the U.S. 
Geological Survey and the Department of Energy. Previously approved 
versions of the methods being updated remain approved. Because the 
changes should be noncontroversial, the amendments are being done 
through a direct final rule. A companion proposed rule will be 
published in case there are substantive adverse comments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4409

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 206-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________




3849. 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 final rule will be promulgated as a program streamlining 
activity. The rule will revise certain provisions in the General 
Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Part 403) that address restrictions on 
and oversight of industrial discharges into Publicly Owned Treatment 
Works (POTWs). The final rule will include exclusions or variable 
requirements for smaller facilities that contribute insignificant 
amounts of pollutants, clarify requirements for implementing 
Pretreatment Standards, and provide more flexible reporting, inspection 
and sampling requirements. The revisions should provide greater 
flexibility, reduce burden, and achieve improved environmental results 
at less cost for regulatory authorities and the regulated community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/22/99                    64 FR 39564
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3663
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/1999/July/Day-22/
w17773.htm

Agency Contact: Jeff Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5586
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: smith.jeff@epa.gov

Patrick Bradley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6963
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: bradley.patrick@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




3850. 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 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/04/95                      60 FR 419
Final Action                    02/00/01

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, 
4502-F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9910
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________




3851. FURTHER REVISIONS TO CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF DISCHARGE OF 
DREDGED MATERIAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 323.2(d); 40 CFR 232.2

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 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                            08/16/00                    65 FR 50108
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4261

Agency Contact: John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F
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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3852. 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

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               11/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3853. 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.

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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: Federal, State, Local

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4050

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

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

RIN: 2040-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3854. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE BLEACHED PAPERGRADE 
KRAFT SUBCATEGORY OF THE PULP, PAPER, AND PAPERBOARD CATEGORY; 
CERTIFICATION IN LIEU OF MONITORING FOR CHLOROFORM

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: This action is a follow-on to the already-promulgated Pulp 
and Paper Cluster Rules covering the Bleached Papergrade Kraft 
Subcategory (Subpart B). EPA is considering allowing Subpart B mills to 
certify process changes (specifically, elimination of elemental 
chlorine and hypochlorite) and operating conditions in lieu of minimum 
monitoring to demonstrate compliance with the effluent limitations for 
chloroform.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18796
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4192
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-
WATER/1998/April/Day-15/w9615.htm.

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

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

RIN: 2040-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________




3855. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE COAL MINING POINT SOURCE 
CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

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, March 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001.

Abstract: Coal mining discharges are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR part 434. This new regulatory action will revise 
the existing regulations to address two new subcategories: Coal 
Remining and Western Alkaline Coal Mining. The existing regulations do 
not cover remining operations, which, when appropriately planned and 
regulated, will improve effluent quality from abandoned mine lands 
while reclaiming them and prevent disturbance of unexploited lands. 
Advances in treatment technologies and Best Management Practices 
pertinent to coal mines in the arid West show promise of being more 
protective of water quality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/11/00                    65 FR 19440
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4168

Sectors Affected: 21211 Coal Mining

Agency Contact: John Tinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tinger.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD24
_______________________________________________________________________




3856. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS 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 1317 CWA 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA 402; 
33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March 31, 2002.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 2004.

Abstract: The effluent guidelines will apply to construction activities 
associated with new development, as well as to those associated with 
redevelopment 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/02
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4280

Sectors Affected: 23 Construction

Agency Contact: Eric Strassler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7185
Email: strassler.eric@epa.gov

Jesse Pritts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7181
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: pritts.jesse@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3857. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE DISSOLVING KRAFT AND 
DISSOLVING SULFITE SUBCATEGORIES OF THE PULP, PAPER, AND PAPERBOARD 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (PHASE III)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 33 
USC 1318; 33 USC 1342; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430.10 to 430.18; 40 CFR 430.40 to 430.48

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On December 17, 1993, EPA proposed revised effluent 
limitations, guidelines and standards and best management practices 
regulations for the Dissolving Kraft and Dissolving Sulfite 
Subcategories of the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Point Source Category 
(40 CFR Part 430). This action, which OW refers to as Phase III of the 
Cluster Rules, will respond to comments and reflect new data. There are 
five domestic mills in these two subcategories. The final rule is 
anticipated to set limits for absorbable organic halides (AOX), 
chemical oxygen demand (COD), chloroform, dioxin, furan, and 12 
specific chlorinated phenolics.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/93                    58 FR 66078
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4370

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

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

Mark Perez, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-2275
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: perez.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD49
_______________________________________________________________________




3858. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE AQUATIC ANIMAL 
PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: CWA Section 301; CWA Section 304; CWA Section 306; CWA 
Section 307; CWA Section 308; CWA Section 318; CWA Section 402; CWA 
Section 501

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 30, 2002.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2004.

Abstract: EPA is focusing new efforts to help reduce nutrient loadings 
from commercial agricultural and industrial operations nationwide. 
Currently, there are no Federal technology-based standards for aquatic 
animal production facilities, which are part of the aquaculture 
industry. This action is a new effort to develop pollutant controls in 
the form of nationally applicable discharge standards for commercial 
and public aquaculture operations.
In assessments of surface water quality, states most frequently cite 
siltation, nutrients, and pathogens as the major cause of water quality 
impairment. With the growth of the aquaculture industry, and the 
inconsistent State regulatory oversight, EPA will examine available 
technologies for the control of pollutants, primarily nutrients. This 
action was formerly titled ``Aquaculture.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/02
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4406

Sectors Affected: 112511 Finfish Farming and Fish Hatcheries; 112512 
Shellfish Farming

Agency Contact: Marta E. Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0817
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jordan.marta@epa.gov

Michael Clipper, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1278

RIN: 2040-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3859. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE MEAT PRODUCTS POINT 
SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 33 
USC 1318; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 432 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 2001.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2003.

Abstract: The Agency is revising effluent limitations guidelines and 
standards for the Meat Products Point Source Category. The current 
regulations, at 40 CFR 432, are more than 20 years old and are limited 
to a few conventional pollutants. Recent concerns about nutrient 
discharges from these facilities might be resolved by additional 
effluent limitations. In particular, the current regulations do not 
address ammonia nitrogen for red meat slaughterhouses/packinghouses 
(Subparts A-D). Nutrients are a significant remaining water quality 
problem for impaired streams.
Revisions to the current regulations will also include effluent 
limitations for poultry processing, which is not

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currently covered by any effluent guideline.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4407

Sectors Affected: 311611 Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering; 311612 
Meat Processed from Carcasses; 311613 Rendering and Meat By-product 
Processing; 311615 Poultry Processing

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-AD56
_______________________________________________________________________




3860. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL CONTAINER AND 
DRUM CLEANING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY.

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1311 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Industrial facilities that clean out 55 gallon drums and 
other industrial sized containers are not currently subject to 
nationally applicable wastewater treatment standards. Many types of 
toxic and hazardous materials, including pesticides, solvents, and 
petrochemical products are transported in bulk via drums and 
containers. Most of these containers have a residue, or heel, present 
in the containers before they are cleaned. The accumulation of residue 
from large numbers of drums and containers may result in the discharge 
of pollutants to the Nation's waterways.
This regulation will cover those facilities that clean out drums and 
industrial sized containers as a business, and will generally not cover 
industrial facilities that clean out their own drums and containers 
used on site.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/02
Final Rule                      01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4408

Sectors Affected: 562998 All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management 
Services

Agency Contact: John Tinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tinger.john@epa.gov

James Covington, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-5132
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: covington.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




3861. 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 water bodies in Alabama subject to 
outstanding EPA disapprovals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4264

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region IV, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267

Jim Keating, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3845
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: keating.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________




3862. 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 ensure that a particular water body 
would 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

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higher than water quality-based criteria for metals, approval of new 
EPA test procedures is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/02
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3863. 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               12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3864. 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                    09/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3713
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/1997/March/Day-28/
w7221.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3865. 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

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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 ensure that 
a particular water body would meet the State's designated water quality 
standard. At present there is no EPA analytical method for 
determination of these PCBs at the levels of concern. Therefore, 
approval of a new EPA test procedure is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4049

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 206-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3866. 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 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 unless the 
Regional Administrator approves an alternative procedure. This 
rulemaking would 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                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4089

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

RIN: 2040-AD12
_______________________________________________________________________




3867. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT (METHOD 245.7)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3(IB)

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 a new analytical test 
procedure (method) for the determination of mercury in the wastewater 
program as authorized under the Clean Water Act (CWA). This new test 
procedure is capable of measuring mercury at low parts-per-trillion 
(ppt; ng/L) concentrations and would be an alternative to the recently 
promulgated Method 1631, which also determines mercury at low ppt 
concentrations.
Method 245.7 uses similar technology to Method 1631 (cold vapor atomic 
fluorescence spectrometry), but it does not require the use of a gold 
trap. Laboratories claim that Method 245.7 is a less burdensome and 
more cost-effective method than Method 1631.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4377

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 206-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD52
_______________________________________________________________________




3868. REVISIONS TO METHOD DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION FOR USE UNDER THE 
CLEAN WATER ACT AND SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq; 33 USC 1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a); 42 
USC 300f

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136(b)

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 revisions to the 
detection and quantification procedures currently used by EPA for those 
analytes regulated in the wastewater program as authorized under the 
Clean Water Act (CWA) and in the drinking water program under the Safe 
Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The current method detection limit (MDL) 
procedure is set

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forth at 40 CFR part 136, Appendix B. EPA's Office of Water has not 
promulgated a procedure for quantification but it uses the minimum 
level of quantitation (ML) in its wastewater program and the practical 
quantitation level (PQL) in its drinking water program. The ML is 
defined in analytical methods and is generally set at 3.18 times the 
MDL. The PQL is generally set at five to ten times the MDL. The Office 
of Water has been working to revise and refine these concepts in 
response to the need to regulate pollutants at low levels (often levels 
that are lower than measurement capabilities will allow) and to address 
other potential approaches to detection and quantification, including 
concepts being introduced by outside organizations such as voluntary 
consensus standards bodies (VCSBs). The rulemaking would also address 
criticisms to the current MDL and quantification approaches which have 
been raised by outside organizations. Additionally, EPA will consider 
whether other approaches from VCSBs are acceptable for EPA's regulatory 
needs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4378

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 206-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3869. 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 10, 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 vessels will be required to meet these 
standards, and will not be subject to discharge standards established 
by States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/02
Final Action                    04/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3870. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT NEW FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Other Significant

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 9, 122, 123, 124 and 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, July 20, 2000, See additional 
information.

Abstract: This rulemaking applies to the intake of water by new 
facilities that use cooling water intake structures. Section 316(b) of 
the Clean Water Act 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 for minimizing adverse environmental impact. A primary 
purpose of this action is to minimize the impingement and entrainment 
of fish and other aquatic organisms by cooling water intake structures. 
Impingement refers to trapping fish and other aquatic life against 
cooling water intake screens. Entrainment occurs when aquatic 
organisms, eggs and larvae are drawn into the cooling system through 
the heat exchanger, and then pumped back out, often with significant 
injury or mortality to the entrained organisms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/10/00                    65 FR 49059
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3444
Continued Deadline information: Deadline for final action is subject of 
settlement discussions.

Sectors Affected: 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

Agency Contact: Deborah Nagle, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2656
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: nagle.deborah@epa.gov

J. T. Morgan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6015
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: morgan.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________




3871. 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 1311 CWA 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA 304; 33 USC 1342 
CWA 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.21(e)

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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3234

Agency Contact: King Boynton, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
WH-553, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7013
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: boynton.king@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC26
_______________________________________________________________________




3872. REVISION TO CLEAN WATER ACT REGULATORY DEFINITION OF ``FILL 
MATERIAL''

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 323.2(e); 40 CFR 232.2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act requires a permit from the 
US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for discharges of dredged or fill 
material to navigable waters of the US. The Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) and Corps' regulations implementing section 404 currently 
contain differing definitions of the term ``fill material.'' In 
particular, the Corps regulations define fill material as being used 
``for the primary purpose of '' replacing an aquatic area with dry land 
or changing the bottom elevation of a water body. In contrast, EPA's 
definition of fill material looks to whether the effect is to replace 
waters of the US with dry land or change the bottom elevation of water 
bodies, and does not contain a ``primary purpose'' test as found in the 
Corps regulations. In order to clarify what constitutes ``fill 
material'' for purposes of section 404 and provide improved regulatory 
certainty, the Corps and EPA are conducting notice and comment 
rulemaking to achieve greater consistency between the two agencies' 
definitions of ``fill material.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/20/00                    65 FR 21292
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4375
This rulemaking is primarily a Corps of Engineers action and they have 
lead responsibility.

Agency Contact: Brenda Mallory, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0044
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: mallory.brenda@epa.gov

John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4502F

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Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD51
_______________________________________________________________________




3873. ROUND 2 STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1345 CWA sec 405; 33 USC 1361(a) CWA sec 501(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revisions)

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 1999.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2001.

Abstract: Section 405 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to 
promulgate 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 establishes a 
schedule for EPA to identify and regulate toxic pollutants in sewage 
sludge in two rounds: first with respect to those toxic pollutants for 
which information is available and subsequently, with respect to those 
toxic pollutants in sewage sludge not regulated in the first round 
which may adversely affect public health and the environment. The 
regulations must specify management practices, including numeric 
limits, for each such pollutant, for each use or disposal practice. EPA 
published the first round of sewage sludge regulations, pursuant to a 
court ordered schedule, in February 1993 (58 FR 9247) and proposed 
round two regulations in December 1999. EPA's round two proposal 
identified dioxins, dibenzofurans and coplanar polychlorinated 
biphenyls as the additional toxic pollutants in sewage sludge to be 
regulated for sewage sludge that is to be applied to the land. The 
consent decree requires EPA to take final action on proposed round two 
regulations by December 15, 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/23/99                    64 FR 72045
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3874. ROUND I SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL RULE -- PHASE TWO 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: 33 USC 1345 CWA sec 405; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501(a)

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                            12/00/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3875. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 
CLEANING CATEGORY

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 442

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/14/00                    65 FR 49665

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Agency Contact: John Tinger
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tinger.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB98
_______________________________________________________________________




3876. EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE FEEDLOTS 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, DAIRY AND BEEF CATTLE SUBCATEGORIES

Priority: Economically Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 412

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2040-AD19       10/20/00

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Ron Jordan
Phone: 202 260-7115
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jordan.ronald@epa.gov

Paul Shriner
Phone: 202 260-3163
Email: shriner.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________




3877. 2000 EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PROGRAM PLAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Plan                   06/16/00                    65 FR 37783
Final Plan                      08/31/00                    65 FR 53008

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jim Lund
Phone: 202 260-7811
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: lund.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD47
_______________________________________________________________________




3878. ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS 
FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/18/00                    65 FR 31681

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: William Morrow
Phone: 202 260-3657
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

Matt Mitchell
Phone: 415 744-2007
Fax: 415 744-1873
Email: mitchell.matthew@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC44
_______________________________________________________________________




3879. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS: ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR 
PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Planned                         10/19/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts
Phone: 202 260-2787
Email: roberts.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC55
_______________________________________________________________________




3880. SELENIUM CRITERION MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION FOR WATER QUALITY 
GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 132

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/02/00                    65 FR 35283

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 202 260-0312
Fax: 202 260-5394
Email: morris.markl@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




3881. EPA REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF STATE AND TRIBAL WATER QUALITY 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131.21(c)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/27/00                    65 FR 24641

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: William Morrow
Phone: 202 260-3657
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

Cathy Winer
Phone: 202 260-7719
Fax: 202 260-7702
Email: winer.cathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD33
_______________________________________________________________________




3882. WHOLE EFFLUENT TOXICITY WEST COAST TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE 
ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  08/31/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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

RIN: 2040-AC54
_______________________________________________________________________




3883. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE -- ROUND II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/15/00                    65 FR 30886

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Howard Rubin
Phone: 202 260-2051
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: rubin.howardE@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC70
_______________________________________________________________________




3884. ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTRONIC REPORTING FOR NPDES PERMITTEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.63; 40 CFR 122.74; 40 CFR 122.76(a-i); 40 CFR

[[Page 74627]]

122.76(k); 40 CFR 122.77-123.25; 40 CFR 403.12(q); 40 CFR 503.18; 40 
CFR 503.28; 40 CFR 503.48

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Planned                         10/20/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Brian Frazer
Phone: 202 260-0101
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: frazer.brian@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________




3885. TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REGULATIONS AND SUPPORTING 
NPDES REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9, 122, 123, 124 and 130

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/13/00                    65 FR 43586

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Tim Icke
Phone: 202 260-2640
Fax: 202 260-7024

James Pendergast
Phone: 202 260-3212
Fax: 202 260-7024

RIN: 2040-AD22
_______________________________________________________________________




3886. TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) - NPDES AND WQS REGULATIONS 
REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9, 122, 123, 124 and 130

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2040-AD22       10/20/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Tim Icke
Phone: 202 260-2640
Fax: 202 260-7024

Kim Kramer
Phone: 202 260-3212
Fax: 202 260-9544

RIN: 2040-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3887. 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 reference methods for use in 
compliance monitoring or the monitoring of unregulated contaminants. In 
this advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA announces its 
intention 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 rulemaking. The final action 
would only add new analytical methods and/or analytical approaches and 
would not withdraw or modify previously approved methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/00/00
NPRM                            10/00/01
Final Action                    10/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4212

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Dr. Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, U.S. EPA Facilities, Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569-7961
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

Dr. Jitendra Saxena, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4603, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9579
Email: saxena.jitendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD31


_______________________________________________________________________



[[Page 74628]]

3888.  DRINKING WATER: REGULATORY DETERMINATIONS REGARDING 
CONTAMINANTS ON THE DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 6, 2001, Final Regulatory 
Determination.

Abstract: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) 
requires EPA to publish a list of non-regulated contaminants every five 
years, which may warrant regulation due to their health effects and 
their potential for occurrence in public water systems (PWSs). The 
first list, called the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL), was published 
in the Federal Register on March 2, 1998 (63 FR 10274). When 
establishing the 1998 CCL, EPA divided the contaminants among three 
main categories: 1) contaminants which are priorities for additional 
research; 2) contaminants which need additional occurrence data; and 3) 
contaminants which are priorities for consideration for rulemaking. 
These contaminants are collectively referred to as the Regulatory 
Determination Priority contaminants.
In addition to publishing the drinking water CCL, the SDWA also 
requires the Agency to select five or more contaminants from the CCL 
and determine, by August 2001, whether to regulate these contaminants 
with a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR). The 
Regulatory Determination Priority category is the list of contaminants 
from which the Agency will determine whether or not regulations are 
necessary. There are currently 12 contaminants on the 1998 CCL that 
have been characterized as having sufficient scientific information to 
make regulatory determinations by August 2001: Acanthamoeba; Aldrin; 
Boron; 1,3-dichloropropene; Dieldrin; Hexachlorobutadiene; Manganese; 
Metolachlor; Metribuzin; Napthalene; Sodium; and Sulfate.
In order make a decision whether or not to develop a NPDWR for a 
contaminant, the SDWA requires three statutory tests be met: (1) the 
contaminant may have an adverse effect on the health of persons; (2) 
the contaminant is known to occur or there is a substantial likelihood 
that the contaminant will occur in public water systems with a 
frequency and at levels of public health concern; and (3) in the sole 
judgment of the Administrator, regulation of the contaminant presents a 
meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction for persons served by 
public water systems.
Using these three statutory tests to make regulatory decisions, there 
are three possible outcomes: (1) regulate the contaminant with a NPDWR; 
(2) develop guidance (e.g., Health or Consumer Advisory); or (3) 
determine no regulatory action is necessary.
Once a regulatory decision is made, the contaminant is removed from the 
CCL.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/00/01
Notice of Final Regulatory 
Determinations                  09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4447
SDWA requires a final determination of whether or not NPDWR(s) are 
necessary for no less than 5 contaminants on the CCL.

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Karen Wirth, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0720
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: wirth.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD61
_______________________________________________________________________




3889.  6-YEAR REVIEW OF EXISTING NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 6, 2000, Complete review for 
contaminants with NPDWRs promulgated prior to August 1996.

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires EPA to review and 
revise, if appropriate, all National Primary Drinking Water Regulations 
(NPDWRs) no less frequently than once every six years. According to 
SDWA, any revisions of drinking water regulations must maintain, or 
increase, the level of public health protection provided; however, EPA 
may identify regulatory changes that will streamline or reduce existing 
requirements without lessening the level of public health protection. 
As a part of this action, EPA will do two things: (1) develop an 
overall protocol for conducting each six year review; and (2) review 
the chemical contaminants (with the exception of arsenic which is being 
revised and atrazine and copper which are being reviewed on accelerated 
schedules). No new requirements will be imposed by this action. The 
purpose of the review is to determine whether new data, technology, or 
other factors exist that justify revisions to existing NPDWRs. The 
outcome of each review will be a Federal Register notice making 
available the results of the Agency's review and a rulemaking schedule 
for the regulations the Agency intends to revise. EPA may decide that 
any of the following need to be revised: maximum contaminant level 
goals, maximum contaminant levels, analytical methods, monitoring, 
treatment, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. EPA plans 
extensive stakeholder outreach and consultation in the development of 
the protocol and throughout the review process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4424

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Judy Lebowich, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7595
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: lebowich.judy@epa.gov

Marc Parrotta, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607
Phone: 202 260-3035
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: parrotta.marc@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD67

[[Page 74629]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3890. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 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 0.003, 
0.004, and 0.002 ug/l respectively. In response to an administrative 
petition from the manufacturer 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 is appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/01
Final Rule                      08/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3238

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Evelyn Washington, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3029
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: washington.evelyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC13
_______________________________________________________________________




3891. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LONG-TERM 2 ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

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

RIN: 2040-AD37
_______________________________________________________________________




3892. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE 2 
DISINFECTANTS/DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS RULE

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

RIN: 2040-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________




3893. REGULATED DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT OCCURRENCE REPORTING

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 300g-1 to 42 USC 300g-6; 42 USC 
300j-4; 42 USC 300j-9; 42 USC 300j-11

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 142.15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Water will revise the National Primary Drinking 
Water Regulations to require public water systems and States to report 
regulated drinking water contaminant occurrence level data to EPA. At 
present, States only report violation data for the purpose of 
compliance tracking, as concentrations that exceed the Maximum 
Contaminant Level. The data will be compared to health effects levels 
and used to compare occurrence frequency with monitoring requirements. 
The results of these analysis may be used to modify existing 
regulations during the statutory required 6 year regulatory review 
cycle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/01
Final Action                    11/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4369

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Charles Job, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7084
Email: job.charles@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD48
_______________________________________________________________________




3894. NATIONAL SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: METHYL TERTIARY 
BUTYL ETHER (MTBE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 143 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is an automobile fuel 
additive, introduced in the late 1970s during lead phase-out as an 
octane enhancer. It has been used in increasing quantity in the 1990s 
to meet the requirements of the federal Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) and 
Oxyfuels programs required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. 
However, MTBE has been detected in groundwater and drinking water in a 
number of States due to leaking underground storage tanks and leaking 
pipelines. Although most of these detections are at levels well below 
health concern, MTBE's distinctive turpentine-like taste and odor can 
be detected at low levels. This provides a challenge to water 
suppliers, because contaminated drinking water can be unacceptable to 
the public. In this action, EPA is proposing a secondary standard for 
MTBE, which will provide control levels for taste and odor 
acceptability and protect the public welfare.
EPA is developing a secondary standard because we currently do not have 
enough information to meet SDWA's requirements for promulgating a 
primary health-based standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4404

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Rachel Sakata, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2527
Fax: 202 260-3762

[[Page 74630]]

Email: sakata.rachel@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________




3895.  UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL CLASS V PHASE 2 REVISIONS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(h); SDWA sec 1421 to 1425

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 144 to 147

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, April 30, 2001.
Final, Judicial, May 31, 2002.

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires EPA to protect 
current and future underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) from 
the endangerment posed by Class V underground injection control (UIC) 
wells. Class V UIC wells are typically shallow waste disposal systems 
that are diverse in purpose, design, geographic distribution, the 
nature of the fluids injected, and endangerment potential. In 
accordance with the judicial deadlines in a consent agreement, EPA 
finalized specific regulations addressing two types of high-risk UIC 
Class V injection wells (motor vehicle waste disposal wells and large-
capacity cesspools) in December 1999. That regulatory action is 
informally referred to as the UIC Class V Phase 1 Rule. Also, in 
accordance with the consent agreement, EPA must evaluate all other 
Class V well types and determine if additional specific requirements 
are necessary to protect USDWs and if so, finalize the appropriate 
requirements. The upcoming regulatory action is referred to as the UIC 
Class V Phase 2 Rulemaking. The UIC Class V Phase 2 Rulemaking will 
address approximately 20 types of Class V injection wells. Examples of 
wells to be addressed in the UIC Class V Phase 2 rulemaking include, 
storm water drainage wells, large capacity septic systems, agricultural 
drainage wells, and industrial waste disposal wells. EPA is currently 
determining the risks these wells pose to USDWs and reviewing options 
to address these risks. Options under consideration range broadly, and 
include both traditional and nontraditional management approaches. The 
Agency has already published two proposed rulemakings relating to Class 
V injection wells--one in August 1995 and another in December 1998. 
Depending on the final approach selected to address the risks posed by 
the Class V Phase 2 wells, it may be possible to advance an option 
presented in one of those proposals and finalize a UIC Class V Phase 2 
Rule without publishing a third proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Rule                      06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4451

Agency Contact: Lee Whitehurst, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5532
Fax: 202 260-0732
Email: whitehurst.lee@epa.gov

Howard Beard, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4606
Phone: 202 260-8796
Fax: 202 260-0732
Email: beard.howard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD63
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3896. UNREGULATED CONTAMINANT MONITORING RULE - LIST 2

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 300g-1 to 300g-6; 42 USC 300j-4; 
42 USC 300j-9; 42 USC 300j-11

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Water will revise the National Primary Drinking 
Water Regulations for Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring to require 
monitoring for List 2 contaminants for which analytical methods and 
sampling locations must be specified. Promulgation of these methods and 
sampling locations will allow the unregulated contaminants on List 2 of 
the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (1999) List to be 
monitored beginning January 2001, along with monitoring for List 1 
contaminants. Monitoring will be conducted at approximately 300 
randomly selected public water systems, quarterly for one year 
beginning in 2001. Contaminants on List 2 include: 1,2-
diphenylhydrazine; 2-methyl-phenol; 2,4-dichlorophenol; 2,4-
dinitrophenol; 2,4,6-trichlorophenol; Alachlor ESA; Diazinon; 
Disulfoton; Diuron; Fonofos; Linuron; Polonium-210; Prometon; Terbufos; 
RDX; and Aeromonas (a microbiological contaminant). Methods are 
currently being developed for these contaminants. If a method is not 
ready at the time this rule is promulgated, the contaminant may be 
monitored at a later date when its method is available.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/13/00                    65 FR 55362
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4373

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Charles Job, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7084
Email: job.charles@epa.gov

Rachel Sakata, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2527
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: sakata.rachel@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD58


_______________________________________________________________________



[[Page 74631]]

3897. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 143 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3898. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND WATER RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 144 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3899. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC AND 
CLARIFICATIONS TO COMPLIANCE AND NEW SOURCE CONTAMINANT MONITORING

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 145 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AB75
_______________________________________________________________________




3900. 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 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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3176

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: James Taft, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5519
Email: taft.james@epa.gov

Irene Dooley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9531
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: dooley.irene@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC07
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3901. 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 assists 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               09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3563

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Evelyn Washington, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3029
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: washington.evelyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC41
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3902. 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 21, 2000, for Uranium.
Other, Judicial, November 21, 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 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 agreement, EPA will

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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:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM                            07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
NODA                            04/21/00                    65 FR 21576
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3992
``Judicial Other'' Deadline Description: Final or rationale for not 
taking final action on Radium, Alpha, Beta and Photon emitters.

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: William Labiosa, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4835
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: labiosa.william@epa.gov

David Huber, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9566
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: huber.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC98
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3903. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LONG-TERM 1 ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: SDWA 1412(b)(2)(C)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9 (Revision); 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142 (Revision)

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

Abstract: The purposes of the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) are to improve control of microbial 
pathogens, specifically the protozoan Cryptosporidium, in drinking 
water; and address risk trade-offs with disinfection byproducts. The 
LT1ESWTR builds upon the framework established for systems serving a 
population of 10,000 or more in the Interim Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule (IESWTR). The LT1ESWTR applies to public water systems 
that use surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of 
surface water and serve fewer than 10,000 persons and includes the 
following provisions: (1) 2-log removal of Cryptosporidium; (2) 
compliance with specific combined filter fluent turbidity requirements; 
(3) continuous turbidity monitoring for individual filters with follow-
up activities based on monitoring results; (4) development of a 
disinfection profile unless applicability monitoring at a particular 
plant demonstrated TTHM and HAA5 levels less than 0.064 mg/L and 0.048 
mg/L respectively; (5) development of a Giardia inactivation 
disinfection benchmark and consultation with the State before making a 
significant change in disinfection practices; (6) mandatory covers for 
all newly constructed finished water reservoirs; and (7) unfiltered 
system compliance with updated watershed control requirements that add 
Cryptosporidium as a pathogen of concern.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/10/00                    65 FR 19095
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4147

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Jeffrey Robichaud, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2568
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: robichaud.jeffrey@epa.gov

Patricia Hall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5750
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: hall.patricia@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD18
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3904. 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 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/14/00                    65 FR 20304
Direct Final Rule               04/14/00                    65 FR 20314
Direct Final Rule Withdrawal    06/13/00                    65 FR 37052
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4281

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Jennifer Melch, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7035
Fax: 202 401-2345
Email: melch.jennifer@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD43


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3905.  NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: FILTER 
BACKWASH RECYCLING RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g-1(b)(14); SDWA 1412(b)(14)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.76; 40 CFR 142.16

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 31, 2000.

Abstract: In 1990, EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB), an independent 
panel of experts established by Congress, cited drinking water 
contamination as one of the most important environmental risks and 
indicated that disease-causing microbial contaminants (i.e., bacteria, 
protozoa, and viruses) are probably the greatest remaining health risk 
management challenge for drinking water suppliers. The 1996 Amendments 
to the Safe Drinking Water Act reaffirmed this conclusion by requiring 
EPA to promulgate a number of regulations to address public health 
concerns associated with drinking water. One such requirement (Section 
1412(b)(14) was that EPA promulgates regulations to ``govern'' the 
recycle of filter backwash within the treatment process of public 
utilities.
In developing the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR), EPA analyzed a 
variety of issues. The FBRR contains three major components: (1) 
recycle streams must be returned to a location such that all processes 
of a system's conventional or direct filtration are employed; (2) 
direct filtration systems which recycle must report practices to the 
State; and (3) conventional filtration systems which recycle must 
report practices to the State.
The FBRR was proposed along with the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) in a single NPRM and was published in the 
Federal Register on April 10, 2000. Each will be finalized in separate 
rulemakings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/10/00                    65 FR 19045
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4146

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Jeffrey Robichaud, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2568
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: robichaud.jeffrey@epa.gov

Philip Berger, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7006
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: berger.philip@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD65
_______________________________________________________________________




3906. 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 this is to provide one place where all 
the UIC programs nationwide are presented. A secondary reason, more 
importantly, is to allow EPA to adopt by reference the States' legal 
authorities. By this adoption, EPA can intervene directly in a State 
using the State program authorities. Current citations to State 
regulations in 40 CFR part 147 are out of date for many States. 
Therefore, this update is necessary. EPA Regional Offices will be 
submitting State revision packages as they are completed. Part 147 will 
then be updated in several stages. This is the first stage. This effort 
should have no impact on the regulated community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

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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3907. DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300j-12 SDWA 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 SDWA amendments 
authorize 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

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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                   08/07/00                    65 FR 48285
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4152

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3908.  REMOVAL OF THE MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL GOAL FOR 
CHLOROFORM FROM THE NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, May 30, 2000.

Abstract: In December 1998, EPA promulgated National Primary Drinking 
Water Regulations (NPDWRs) for disinfectants and disinfection 
byproducts (D/DBPs) that included a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal 
(MCLG) of zero for chloroform, a disinfectant byproduct. The MCGL was 
challenged by the Chlorine Chemistry Council and Chemical Manufacturers 
Association. In Chlorine Chemistry Council and Chemical Manufacturers 
Associaion v. EPA, (No. 981627) filed on March 31, 2000, the Court 
issued an order vacating the zero MCLG. This rule removes the MCLG for 
chloroform from the NPDWRs to ensure that the regulations conform to 
the Court's order. No other provision of the D/DBP regulations is 
affected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/30/00                    65 FR 34404

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4436
Split from RIN 2040-AB82.

Agency Contact: Manjali Gupta Vlcan, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1079

RIN: 2040-AD64
_______________________________________________________________________




3909. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM PUBLIC NOTIFICATION REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.32; 40 CFR 142.14; 40 CFR 142.15; 40 CFR 
142.16; 40 CFR 143.5; 40 CFR 141.201; 40 CFR 141.202; 40 CFR 141.203; 
40 CFR 141.204; 40 CFR 141.205; 40 CFR 141.206; 40 CFR 141.207; 40 CFR 
141.208; 40 CFR 141.209; 40 CFR 141.210; ...

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/04/00                    65 FR 25981

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Carl Reeverts
Phone: 202 260-7273
Fax: 202 260-4656
Email: reeverts.carl@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Shore Protection Act (SPA)



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3910. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 2601 Shore Protection Act of 1988; PL 100-688 
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

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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                    02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820

Agency Contact: James Woodley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1998
Fax: 202 260-9920
Email: woodley.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB85
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